I try to avoid this site after losses. I know i get as upset and frustrated as anyone here. At one point Saturday my wife kept glancing at me waiting for an explosion.... it never really happened. I cursed playcalling... called QB Draw out loud a dozen or so times before the snap... I felt like there was no way we were going to win. I have a lot of thoughts about this team. I try my best to not bring it here when its negative. I do feel like what I said from week one stands true. This team lacks fire. I don't know why. I wonder sometimes if Meyer has delegated more responsibility as a part of his family plan and to reduce stress. I don't know. What I know is Mark Dantonio is an excellent coach who gets the most out of his kids. I feel like complacency ... "the grind" if you will has come full circle. It's hard to point out any single thing about why we aren't the saem team as last years... but you could tell that the mindset of the hunter was gone. We traditionally do better as the Hunter.... I'm going to bed. Not angry, but just disappointed that this was supposed to be the real year we dominated. I know one thing. This loss will either galvanize this team and we play hard these last 2 games for each other, or they hang their heads and look for excuses. I know there is a tough gritty HUNGRY team with a great coach waiting to send a message.... hope we show up.
Just when I began to think that maybe changing the uniforms would somehow change our fortunes... they make them worse. Eff these BG uniforms, Jimmy Haslam is a piece of shit. He's committing high treason. This is all an elaborate plan to ensure the Browns stay shitty while Pittsburgh gets to go back to what they were in the 80's.
Utah seems to be the only playoff hope for the Pac12. Stanford just can never seem to get by Oregon. UCLA decimated by injuries this season. Tough losing Myles Jack and Eddie Vanderdoes. Happy to see Baylor lose. Now Baylor upsets Okie State this week and the Big 12 is almost eliminated. Everything is lining up for Notre Dame to win out and sneak in, they need Clemson to win out.
how in the hell did Texas A&M v.s Western Carolina get on TV.... is this for real.
Gotta love musberger and Jesse calling a shitty SEC game in empty Arrowhead.
Iowa looks solid, hope they get the win.
Rooting for Oklahoma to beat Baylor, then lose next week to TCU, then for Baylor to beat Okie State next week as well.
I have to respectfully disagree there. It was unique 8 years ago when team started to do it. We were late to the party, and showed up an ugly mess when we got there.
I really hope IU beats Maryland and Purdue, they will be a pain in the ass bowl matchup. They deserve it. Gritty team. Maybe they get an SEC school.
I think Kiffin ends up at Miami. Maryland or Rutgers are dead end coaching gigs. Who the hell wants to deal with OSU, Michigan, PSU and MSU every year. Illinois is the best available B1G job.
It will never end. Without violating policy or stepping on toes, I'll just say that this won't ever stop. It's been going on for thousands of years. It sucks, and IMO until something severe is done to oppress the attacks it will continue... and the longer this continues to go unchecked the more likely we are to have incidents on our soil again.
As much as I would love to see the SEC get left out, I want their best so that they are proven overrated again. Revenge against Clemson would be nice, beating Alabama again would essentially prove the SEC bullshit is dead, and bring a whole lot of credibility back to the B1G. It would be fun to beat Notre Dame as well, but yeah.... I think this Alabama team is better than last years, and we may not be as good(hot) as we were last year. I think we can beat them.
Temple plays Temple?
It would be nuts if Florida upset Alabama in the SEC title game.
The problem with his philosophy is that it only proves successful against the rest of the Big12 teams that run the same crap. We see what happens when these teams face better defenses, in particular on the line of scrimmage. When you have a bunch of finesse offensive lineman that play in 2 point stances the entire game, they aren't built to handle power from the defensive line. Also running tempo might allow you to wear out a defense and to score quickly, but it also prevents your own defense from getting rested which is why you see all of these ridiculous score in that league. Watch a 4th quarter of any Big 12 game and laugh at how piss poor tackling and technique is on both sides of the ball. Football is about balance. Air Raids don't win titles. Defenses with elite talent that are rested from efficient and balanced offenses shortening the game is the proven formula. Tresselball might not have always been the most fun thing to watch, but it works. The Big12 puts no emphasis on their defenses and that's why its become a joke of a league.
right but he still leads all RB's. He has over 150 yards on Zeke, along with 2 more TD's... Also Fournette has played one less game. I still think Fournette can win if he rebounds. Henry along with Zeke are right on his tail. I do think Watson gets serious consideration as long as Clemson keeps winning.
Zeke hasn't had a bad game, and lets hope he doesn't. His worst was against N. Illinois (108 yards, 0TD) still a solid game. I think with J.T. back he will take off again. He can still win it, but to dismiss what other backs have done this season IMO is foolish. Royce Freeman isn't far behind. Also Dalvin Cook has only played 8 games and has 1,231 yds, 12 TD's, on only 148 carries which is insane. Of all the other RB's I previously mentioned the all have around or slightly over 200 carries, and at most 100 more yards rushing.
Terrible call. Forced out of bounds means just that. That DB had the right to run on his hip and play the ball. the DB didn't extend his arms or blatantly box out the WR and run him out. In fact the WR lured the DB out to the sideline so he could undercut the route and high point the ball underneath of him. Great way to play the deep ball and use a guys momentum against him, but he ran out of bounds on his own. Just a terrible way for an important game to end. MSU got robbed.
Do the Heisman voters count stats from games last season? It doesn't matter what he did last season. Right now there are 16 1,000 yard rushers in FBS. There are 9 more guys less than 50 yards away. I guess what I'm saying is that a 100 yard game is pretty common in college football today.
care to elaborate? Sorry for posting without my S&G glasses on. Zeke is a stud no doubt, but there are other players who have done more this season than Elliott. Baylor has a WR with 20 td's who is almost a lock to get an invite to NYC. I think that Boykin might have blew his chance with a poor outing today as well as Fournette. I also think that Houston QB Ward isn't getting enough attention.
Also keep in mind that Mark Ingram is the only RB to win the award the past 10 years. This is typically a QB award, but I do feel with Boykin having a bad game that this is going to be a RB (Henry, Fournette, McCaffrey, Elliott, Cook) or WR Coleman.
I also think that Deshaun Watson starts to make noise. Star QB on what looks like the best team right now.
over 40 other RB's this week in college football had 100+ rushing yard games....
Oh I think that's very possible, I just don't see McCaffrey slowing down, and Henry will have bigger numbers against better competition. Zeke still has a great shot, but I just don't see him winning it unless he literally repeats what he did to end the season last year.
you could even argue that his underthrow got Braxton hurt. If he leads Miller on that pass its an easy TD. Not trying to tear Cardale down, but he is no where near as accurate as he was last season, and without Devin to force secondaries to respect the deep ball, teams stack the box when Cardale is in the game... thus hurting Zeke's efficiency.
I think Henry or McCaffrey have a better shot of winning it over Zeke. Just my opinion.
Easy Plax, make sure that gun is unloaded before you start stomping around mad.