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Comment 17 hours ago

Did a "big gun" replace the last Florida coach?  Who says one is available or how many big jobs are open?

You maybe assume too much.

Comment 17 hours ago

I will tell ya what would be sweet is if Baker is just setting up the Gators and will yank the rug out at the last second when it's too late to sign another top LB recruit.

I know, it's not likely, but a guy can dream, can't he?

Comment 17 hours ago

When asked what his favorite part of the visit was, Haskins said it was watching strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel's emphatic takedown of the fan who ran onto the field.

I love that even something like this could be helping us recruit.  Should we thank that fan?

Comment 17 hours ago

While I think up tempo offenses are exciting has hell to watch as a fan, I have always worried about shortening the amount of time the offense was on the field thus putting the defense out there instead.  This would seem to be the other side of the proverbial coin and a concern if what we are truly worried about is an inexperienced secondary.  This exact thing has happened to Oregon the last few times they lost to Stanford--after a few quick stops, their D was back on the field.  After a few of these, their D was just flat gassed.
 

Comment 19 hours ago

Ohio State fans aren't going to want to hear this, but is is just possible that CFB has changed in a way where, at least for a while, we might not see dominate defensive play like we are accustom to?  I think of all of the talent Saban recruited at Alabama and watched them get torched several times last year (A&M and Oklahoma come to mind immediately).  Did Nick and his staff suddenly become terrible coaches?  The same people who were complaining about getting dinked and dunked to death last year are now griping that we gave up too many big plays (didn't you think this was a possibility with one on one press coverage with offenses spread out all over the field running a larger number of plays and an young inexperienced secondary)?  I do think this group will get better (and the curve might be similiar to Narduzzi's at MSU), but the days of seeing Ohio State win 20-6 or posting a shutout against power conference opponents might be over. 

Comment 26 Sep 2014

Oregon's D is ranked # 87 in the country, that ain't even close to good enough to be in the top 4.  This Oregon team reminds me alot of OSU last year--unstoppable offense, but highly suspect D.  Couple that with having seen physical teams smash them in the face now for five years, and I am ready to sell on Oregon.  I also keep telling you that this year's MSU isn't last year's MSU--8 new starters on defense including their two excellent corner backs.  Not sure why everyone just keeps assuming MSU is still an elite team.
 

Comment 25 Sep 2014

It would be absolutely glorious if Missouri went on to win the SEC East (a lone bright moment in an otherwise tire fire of a year thus far).  I actually heard the Missouri v. Indiana game called, and the profound silences and stunned reaction of the announcers was priceless.  The only guy not stunned by this is SEC Get-in-the-hole guy (read Missouri isn't a real SEC team anyway).

Comment 25 Sep 2014

Oh, and since this will only be played out once, the numbers can never be proven right or wrong.  If we played it ten times, then maybe we would know if OSU might lose two or three losses times five or six times out of ten.  Silly.

Comment 25 Sep 2014

I would think a major variable in this is key injuries (while this is probably true at all levels of football, the fact that there is a practice limit of 20 hours means backups are often very inexperienced in college ball).  Since it is impossible to know who will get injured and how many injuries a team will suffer, those numbers are absolutely meaningless to me.

Comment 24 Sep 2014

You are forgetting about the coverage at the B1G Ten Network.  Any day now, this will be the go to source for college football fans.

Comment 24 Sep 2014

One of my favorites posts of all time (and not just because it references jack hammer sex with Mila Kunis).  I shove that in the face of ignorant SEC folk who refuse to acknowledge it.  Good stuff.

Comment 24 Sep 2014

I guess I would ask you, "what is the priority at Ohio State?"  Is it setting up a schedule that gives us the best chance to make the playoffs in good seasons or fundraising for in state schools?  We know how dangerous Ohio schools can be, but let's face it, we will never get as much credit for beating UC as we would a similarly talented team from a power 5 conference.  I hate to sound callous, but why do I care about the budgeting concerns of UC, or Ohio, or Bowling Green?  Are we trying to win championships or run a 501(c)(3) charity here?

As for the marquee games not working out, I would rather lose to a power team and get outed so to speak than have to listen to the palaver a whole season about 12-0 in the weak B1G not being good enough.  True, it didn't look like it would have cost us last year, but I can see a scenario where it might.  Finally, this is supposed to be entertainment.  And for me, there just isn't a whole lot of entertainment value in a 66-0 game.  I am not saying "don't play in state schools anymore," but I do think the CFB world is a changin', and I think that forces OSU to make some different decisions (and this might have already started as I think in '21 we play ND and Texas in the same season).

Comment 18 Sep 2014

Clemson is terrible and I don't expect a game.  That is possibly the flaw in your theory.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

It is sad to me that CFB has devolved into chest thumping over conference strength.  I got the argument under the BCS when so much of the formula was SOS (which was mostly comprised of IC play).  Once upon a time, winning a title and regional bragging rights (beating rivals) meant something.  Now, all everyone seems to care about is who wins the mythical title and which conference is the best (the latter will always be unsupported conjecture). 

Comment 18 Sep 2014

This is why I feel so bad for Braxton.  Truth is, he should switch to wide receiver, but for the fact that he hasn't been able to even stay healthy at QB where one might reasonably expect to take fewer big hits.  Now, if that shoulder keeps him from throwing consistently well, it's going to be challenging for him to have a good pro career, whether he leaves this year or comes back for one last season.  I would also have concerns that he has never demonstrated the ability to put touch on his passes.  That said, I wish him the best and can already say he will be one of my favorite Buckeyes ever.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

Indiana just lost on the road at a MAC school and travels to the home of the reigning SEC East champions for the return leg of this home-and-home series. This will not end well.

It's also not going to start well either.  As it turns out, you have to play some defense in football if you hope to keep it even clos.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

Things will probably be fine for the Gators this game. Probably.

I am assuming this is sarcasm.  They were a delay of game penalty away from losing to Kentucky.  ON the plus side, I watched much of that game and didn't see an offensive player block another offensive player.  Not even once.  Things, indeed, are looking up in Gainesville.

Comment 18 Sep 2014

Are comments posted on this site primarily for Michigan Men?

Comment 18 Sep 2014

From what I recall, UM attendance begins to fall off after you guys drop 2 or 3 games, something that typically occurs by week 5.  Everyone is optimistic early.  It might start early this year after Utah takes you guys out behind the woodshed.