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Comment 12 Oct 2014

If the voters are based on what has been done, there is no way to rank TCU behind us as they beat a highly ranked OU team and barely lost to the #5 ranked team on the road.  On the other hand, we did not beat any ranked teams but lost to a unranked and mediocre team at home.  For the same reason, many voters may even keep Arizona ahead of us. 

Voting is always debatable as it is largely dependent on the criteria that are used.  Some voters based on their votes on "what a team has done so far", while others weigh more on "how good a team is" or "where a team is going to be projected to be by the end of the season".  With the faulty preseason ranking, many voters have been heavily influenced by the bad preseason ranking (e.g. Clemson, South Carolina & several other over-rated SEC teams) that make little sense now, leading to non-sense in-season ranking.  Unless a firm set of criteria has been universally used, there is always controversy on the ranking.  

Comment 10 Oct 2014

The late CB usually weighs more than much earlier ones.  I am more optimistic about the fact that the most recent CB went to us than pessimistic about the fact that there is only one CB or only 5% of the CBs to us so far.

Comment 05 Oct 2014

Don't feel the need to start a new thread, but with the number of runs that Barrett is getting each game, I am not sure how long it would take for him to have a bad turn of fortune that forces him to miss a significant amount of time and slows down his progression.  I hope that if Barrett continues progressing as well as he has been doing in the last few weeks, and if he can survive the entire season without enduring any significant injuries, should Braxton return next season, our coaching staff is creative enough to develop a system that put both of them on the playing field.  If I were the coach, I would have a hard time to convince myself to put either of them on the bench if both are healthy.

Comment 05 Oct 2014

I won't say whether Barrett is a better quarterback than Braxton or not, but if Barrett continues to grow and plays as well as (or nearly as well as) he has been playing when he faces MSU, I would be more than happy to have Barrett as the quarterback for our team that already has numerous play makers.  On the other hand, if we only have a Purdue-caliber team, I may favor Braxton as our quarterback.

Comment 05 Oct 2014

It won't happen simply because if the winners are currently behind us and the losers are currently ahead us, the voters will just move the winners ahead of us and the losers behind us, particularly when it comes to SEC teams......

Comment 05 Oct 2014

Because the voters use outdated guidelines to give them bonus points for being in the SEC, for winning the BCS championship game almost five years ago, and for winning 3 championship games during the 4-year period that ended almost two years ago. 

Comment 05 Oct 2014

ALL of our defensive backs rarely turned their heads to look at the ball when they tried to defend deep balls.  This bad technique or habit often led to big plays from opponents and/or pass interference penalties.  Unless this issue has been taken care of, we won't have a championship-caliber defense.
 

Comment 05 Oct 2014

I think that you referred to the wrong subheading number (i.e. VI instead of IV).  Seriously though, I doubt that OSU will be ranked at #13.  One or more teams behind us (e.g. Arizona, TCU) will likely jump us.  More likely#14 or #15.

Comment 03 Oct 2014

Stay on the football field when we play defense so that you are in a position to tackle any Maryland players with the ball that pass behind our entire defense...

Comment 03 Oct 2014

Personally I believe that without an elite passing quarterback after Troy Smith largely explains our ongoing struggling (and Notre Dame's better success) in recruiting elite receivers and tight ends. 


I should also add that if Barrett continues the progress that he showed in the last few games, we would most likely have much better success in that recruiting area in the near future.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

How about you tell us everything here and we promise you that we will keep it completely confidential...Deal or no deal?

Comment 29 Sep 2014

I am not an insider and I have not read much about Clark' previous comments or social media trashtalks.  However, I guess that one thing he might have been unsure about us was whether JT is a good enough passer to maximize the use of receiving TEs, or whether our coaching staff is willing to allow him to do so.  If this were the case, after seeing what JT could do and what our coaching staff wanted him to do with our TEs, it is not hard to imagine that Clark would take a "third" look of us should he decides to bail out Michigan.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

I had the exact same concern when I was watching the game.  I do wish that 1) like many other elite recruits, his "I am the best" mentality makes him believe that no matter how well JT plays, he would still be good enough to beat JT; or 2) if he cannot beat JT, he would be willing to swallow his pride to play another position at OSU, a scenario that has been rumored not to be in his mind, at least for now. 

Comment 28 Sep 2014

One thing that I like Barrett the most is his ability to lead receivers in most of his passes so that the receivers can keep their forward momentum and gain more yards after the catch.  In the last few years, I have been so frustrated to see our receivers had to halt their momentum due to improperly thrown balls and got caught immediately or shortly after the catch due to the loss of momentum, missing many opportunities of gaining much more yardage after the catch or even scoring TDs.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

With the porous pass defense, I would not worry about the playoff scenario until we beat MSU.  Beating MSU seems to be a taunting task right now unless the pass defense improves quickly in the next few weeks.  I can still hope...

Comment 28 Sep 2014

If I understand it correctly, the difference for that play was significant in the sense that if he did not take the big loss, OSU would have set up another record (on the single game total yardage)

Comment 23 Sep 2014

Just curious what JT Barrett's current passing efficiency rating is.  Thanks!

Comment 15 Sep 2014

IF JT plays way above our expectations and wins us the BIG, and IF the coaching staff believe that JT gives us the best chance to win the BIG and the national championship next year, would it be possible or easy for the coaching staff to convince Braxton to forgo his last year of eligibility? 

Personally I don't believe the hypothetical scenario would happen as I think that a RS senior would most likely have significant advantage over a RS sophomore when it comes to experience and football knowledge.