I personally could not care less about the Heisman talk. Let's just beat Minnesota on Saturday.
This may be an unpopular opinion, but I still feel that the NCAA had to act in some way to punish Penn State. I also find it not at all surprising that there would be candid email-based discussions about how to proceed with the case. As such, I'm personally placing this in the "Why is This News?" category.
Looking the other way in a situation involving the sexual abuse of minors IN THE PENN STATE FOOTBALL LOCKER ROOM should not be acceptable to anyone. That it was done because the University elevated Football and their Hall-of-Fame coach's opinion above common decency and the law, to me, still rankles. Because of that, in my mind Penn State football got off too easily and the group of fans who continue to trumpet Joe Paterno's other qualities are completely missing the point.
What Penn State as a University did, and the way their fans, at least a vocal subset of their fans, continue to marginalize their coach and school's actions is disturbing. That PSU ultimately had a lesser punishment than U$C is awful and I personally am offended.
This has to be one of the most embarrassing performances since the 2006 National title game. 4 and 5 star players all over the field shredded. There is 0 excuse for it.
Sure, Maybe Braxton would've made this game different, but the rest is a bunch of crap. This team sucks right now and if Urban Meyer can't improve this team, he or his coordinators should be fired.
Face it, the Buckeyes were beaten in every phase tonight despite having bigger, stronger and faster players at every position. We'll see if they improve, but I see no need to sugar coat any of this. Ohio State sucked tonight, it's on Urban Meyer if they don't get better right now.
It is easy to forget how fast that those mid-90s teams were and how well the executed on both sides of the ball. They also played a very exciting brand of football. Those were some really, really good teams ... I will never understand how they lost all those games to Michigan.
Clearly offensive efficiency helps against a team like Oregon who can put up points in a hurry. But what's more, I don't see a lot of successful read-option in the NFL. Defenses seem more fundamentally sound and defenders seem more likely to beat the offensive lineman than in college football. The main thing that worries me about MSU is that they could be the most fundamentally sound football team we will face on defense. Luckily, I think Ohio State has the best offensive line MSU will face.
Ohio State was successful in defending Oregon's offense in the 2010 Rose Bowl (awesome game, was totally there). How hard is it for teams to consistently do that to a very good spread-run team like Ohio State or Oregon? Is there a nugget in there than Narduzzi can use to defend against Ohio State's offense?
Nice breakdown as usual. As a non-expert, it seems like the defensive coaching staff is suffering from some of the same philosophical issues as in 2012: namely settling on a consistent defensive scheme and linebacker issues. One would think that the coaching staff might have learned its lesson from last year on the former. Anyone have thoughts as to why a consistent defensive scheme cannot be settled upon by this staff?
31-3. That's right, no touchdown for you Douchlema.
A little late, but WTH, I've been busy. Condensation ....
45-7 ... Illinios has looked pretty bad, this is the silver bullets' coming out party.