But we allowed a guy to go 2-11-1 in the game that mattered most. I am guessing sustained success is in the eye of the beholder.
A little different level of sustained success over the years followed by quite possibly the worst scandal in the history of college athletics. The thought of Penn State getting back to the top so quickly was something I thought impossible just a year or two ago. Looks like they have a decent shot of staying in the conversation for awhile.
What Rich Rod (and Hoke to a lesser extent) did to um we all knew was short term. What Sandusky did to Penn State I thought had a chance to last for decades. Good for Penn State that I was wrong.
Sure we've dominated them in the last 15 but they were only irrelevant for about 4-5 of those years. The point I made is they have had sustained success for decades. Rich Rod and Hoke put a damper on that but I think that was the aberration.
Their offense scored 49 so I would say their bowl prep was about 50% better than ours.
I think we used a door a little farther back than theirs to get in the final 4.
I also think we beat them at home this year too, maybe handily, but anyone who thinks they are going away anytime soon I believe is a little off base.
Anyone here think we would have fared better if we played them again in Happy Valley at the end of the year? Anyone here think we looked better than them in the Fiesta compared to their performance in the Rose?
Their win against us might have been heavy in the 'bounces falling their way' category but they improved over the last month and bowl prep. Our buckeyes........not so much.
John Cooper, Earle, and Woody could probably fill you in.......
The four teams that navigate their ways through the bracket
Don't you mean the three teams and Connecticut.......
DJ, don't knock the allure of unlimited soup and breadsticks!
Love my Skyline brother!
Fortunately this is not your dad's Illinois anymore. There are very few programs underachieving at their level.
Brian L. Golsby
His life does not matter.
It's not about the ball
Keep drawing over 10,000 plus to wrestling and it might be off of the 'non-revenue' list.
I'm still waiting
they won more games in 2007 than they have in the last six seasons combined
This is hard to believe considering a few of those years they had a decided schematic advantage
Any chance Fickell could continue to recruit for us part time?
After watching him throw the ball I think we should add him to the 'open competition' at QB this spring and fall.
I have to make sure that three of the top six players in the state don't leave the state again
Tom Herman, you're officially dead to me.
So what happens if no one gets hurt or no one decides to do 'stupid shit' this spring and summer?
Don't think it will take that long
Thought the picture of Fitzgerald was pretty bad until I clicked the link for Spivak
I thought it was Len Dawson
I think we need a king right 64 y shallow sticker