well...more like top 34 or so with the auto bids to small conference winners.
beating them is important because its one of the best rivalries in sport. Obviously it's important for other reasons, such as the ones you mentioned. But, its the biggest game on the schedule, every year
Of course we talk about them a lot...they're our rival. Most years, we judge our success based upon the result of that game. I'm just interested in the psychology of these kids, and whether or not this is actually a positive thing?
This is a big big big game for any remaining tourney hopes and Thad's hopes of getting to 20 wins. Need a nice road victory over a decent, but extremely beatable Wiscy team
Might take some time for the new OL to gel this year. But man are we deep. Keep getting these 5 man classes. I bet our 3rd stringers could start for a lot of power 5 teams
problem is, the kid was 2nd team all American... I'd say that's pretty good... regardless of recruiting ranking (he still was in the mid 300's I believe)
This seems to have happened a few times up there, see Green and even Shane Morris, who seemed to nose dive right after his commitment. Maybe its a character thing? Where the kid stops working after he has his spot......who knows?
completely agree. I think Urban was so wrapped up in winning, that he forgot you need good kids to do it. He was so obsessive about getting the best athletes, that he stopped worrying about fit and culture. Its evident he learned his lesson. Just about every guy we get seems like an excellent young man. Doesn't mean that a few wont turn out to be not so excellent (the odds are a few aren't going to be) but I like where we are for sure...with talent and character. Its always a red flag to me when you see a top recruit with no offer from OSU...makes you think. Either Ohio State feels they have zero chance (hard to believe) or there are red flags that Urban is avoiding
A little first half hangover from the debacle in Bloomington is somewhat understandable. The 2nd half was incredible
Yeesh that's a lot of talent out the door. However, that's a lot of talent backing those guys up. Really excited about the offense. I think were going to rely a lot on Mack at WR, but I'm excited about the running backs, and I'm excited to see the OL. I think we will score enough to allow the defense to come along. I think there might be an early loss on the schedule, maybe @OU or an early BIG game, but I think talent will take care of business.
I dont think its fair to single Beck out. Warinner on the field obviously didnt work. Based on our final two games against good teams, and how our offense looked similar to our expectations-after EW was moved up. I'd expect Urban to stay with that formula before doing anything crazy with Beck