I agree that stats matter to an extent, but the game has evolved a ton since the early 2000's. That's why its so hard to say for certain. getting close to being a different generation or evolution in the game. The offenses have evolved, and the tackling has gotten slightly worse IMO. Say what you will about the 2002 team, but when they got hands on you, that was it.... you were getting tackled. The past few years with our defenses I've wanted to pull my hair our because of the lack of basic fundamental tackling, let alone scheme. 2014 defense impressed me later into the season, and I see them as a top 5 overall unit in 2015.
I remember the name Tavita Pritchard for some reason....
look at all the women with faces buried in cell phones.....sigh.... at least two of them get it.
I think if he really wants to secure an NFL paycheck in the long term, moving into a slot WR/HB role would be his best option. I'm not sure how well he catches a ball, but if I'm making a college comparison to Braxton I think of Antwan Randle El right away. A guy that is certainly athletic enough to play in the NFL, but it's up to him whether or not he wants that. I would think with Braxton's quickness and overall athleticism he would be an excellent slot receiver in the NFL and a matchup problem underneath. It's hard to tell what he will do. Many here think Terrelle Pryor would have been a phenom WR/TE in a league where tall fast TE's are having great success. TP never wanted to make the switch for his own reasons. Count me in the crowd who believes he is on an active NFL roster if committed to adapting to a position that catered to his talent. I hope whether he is a QB or not, Miller stays a Buckeye. I can only imagine the crazy jet sweep passes and other creative plays we could use with him and Cardale on the field together. Truly would be an unreal offense. Think Percy Harvin, but lose the ego and add the ability to throw the ball well enough to scare the piss out of defenses. Trick plays galore. He could still win a Heisman, maybe be the first to ever run, pass, and receive for 1,000 yards in a season. A true throwback!
love me some college football history. What I've always thought would be cool is if there were ever a way for ESPN or one of the major networks to collect full game footage from early seasons of tons of games and re-air entire seasons during the college football off season. It would take a huge investment, but it would be a great thing for people to see. Imagine how cool it would be to watch the top games from lets say the 1957 season. Each week play the top games in order they were played. I think it would be awesome, and I really think people would get into it.
2014 because they wore it during their title win.
Elipses Corter, University of Alabama
I went with 2002. I know people will compare stats, but the game was a little different then. All in all I believe tackling was better 10+ years ago. Old man speak I know. My reason is simple, The 2002 Miami Hurricanes were one of the deepest and most talented rosters in the history of college football. They were a dynasty in the height of their success when we upset them. IMO, hold the punches fellas, 2014 was somewhat of a down year in college football much like 2007 was. I don't think there were any clear cut dominant teams this season up until we got hot at the end, end even in the midst of that there was still looming uncertainty.
From 2000-2002 the Miami Hurricanes went 35-2, got left out of the title game in 2000 in favor of a FSU team that they beat. Many thought Miami would have beat Oklahoma. What Ohio State managed to do in 2002 was nothing short of a miracle. What we did with a 3rd string QB is also incredible, but the difference IMO is that Miami was a much more daunting task than Alabama and Oregon. I just don't think there was a clearly dominant team this season. If there was it was probably Oregon. It's just tough to call this early. As time goes on you look at things differently. I could change my point of view in a few years.
Willis McGahee, Frank Gore, Andre Johnson, Kellen Winslow, Vernon Carey, Brett Romberg, William Joseph, Vince Wilfork, D.J. Williams, Jonathan Vilma, Kelly Jennings, Antrell Rolle, Sean Taylor, and I could go on. One of the greatest collections of pro talent on a team together. Time will tell with Alabama and Oregon.
Hey, Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
I live for the day he does this crap during the game.
I'm not sold on Morris being their guy. I won't be shocked if Speight takes over the job.
and growing up in Manning camps.
Also Jonathan Newsome plays for Indy, transferred to Ball State from tOSU. I predicted the Colts and Packers would meet for it all. Hope it holds true. It would be sweet for Herron and Mewhort to get a ring. Especially Herron after getting his shot, and because screw Trent Richardson.
You cannot go into Seattle and settle for field goals from the 1 yard line. Dumb. I know points are at a premium, but you go for the kill, and if you fail, make them drive 99 yards. I have a feeling this will come back to bite McCarthy in the ass.
I know all about some Old Gregg and the Funk. I showed him the video last year and he hooked me up. Pretty funny skit.
I thought they cancelled the Finebaum show after consecutive non SEC National Champs.
The difference between Ohio State and Oregon is that we would never complain or whine about someone running up the score on us..... ever. As fans we would be pissed off at the team for letting it happen, not the opposition for doing it.
You don't take any chance even if it's a .0001% chance of losing. In theory they could have forced a fumble, scored on a fluke play. recovered an onsides kick, then found a way to score again and win the national title in what would be the most incredible finish to any football game ever. How would you feel as a coach if you took your foot off their neck and let that happen? No chance in hell our coach lets that .0001% live.
Exactly. They knew the run was coming. If they can't have a little pride and get a stop in short yardage then they deserve to be embarrassed.
About as necessary as Oregon's hideous white surrendering storm trooper outfits. What a bunch of clowns. Nothing better than a bunch of limp wrists getting owned by our offensive line for 4 quarters with 33 million watching. Sorry, but yes, they had a pair of timeouts. Football is a 60 minute game. You don't stop playing, and they would have done the same to us.... if they were not such a soft team.
Incredible. Brother in law getting a late Christmas present. He gave me a bottle of baileys in an old gym shoe with a card from Old Gregg. Glitter time!
Who the hell is Tlay Cravis?
Is that Bobby Carpenter in pursuit??
I'm guessing our guys don't bring ear plugs to sleep with. I work swing shift and have two loud little ones. When I have to sleep during the daylight hours I usually wear ear plugs if I know my wife will be home to wake me. Usually in team hotels they have assistant coaches go room to room to make sure guys are awake.
I like them for this game. Beat Bama wearing 02 hurricane killers, beat the ducks wearing the 68 uniforms.