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Comment 18 Nov 2014

Kickoffs out of bounds are a feature, not a bug. The staff would rather kick the ball out of bounds 6.5% of the time and force lots and lots of poor returns than allow a guaranteed 25 yards every go. That's why the coaching staff instructs the kicker to kick it outside the hash and avoid touchbacks. They know that some out-of-bounds kicks result; that's the downside of the strategy that they still believe they come out ahead from.

Edited to add: a bit more discussion on the topic here. And statistically, we're 11th nationally in returns allowed, so it's evidently working.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

They're definitely having a fine season up there but I've got to think Kill has the OSU program's attention after his unbelievable manhandling of Iowa yesterday. I was worried that we might sleep on him before the game but the Gophers were so dominant that I'm sure the coaching staff and players won't overlook them.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

Yeah, and even then it was two inches from hitting the top of the bar and going in. He missed it, but for the most pressure he's ever been under it could have been way worse.

Comment 06 Nov 2014

I don't know about that. Maryland and Rutgers both have a pair of blowout losses to Wisconsin and OSU now and I think they're pretty well exposed as pretenders. Minnesota on the road this late in the year may be nearly as hard as Penn State on the road, and TTUN always gives us their best game. Indiana's garbage now that Sudfeld's down and TTUN is always garbage, but I'd still take their remaining schedule over ours.

Comment 04 Nov 2014


Because Michigan is as good as Auburn? Only one of those two is an elite team.

Comment 04 Nov 2014

Beautiful, my thoughts exactly. I'll be making wings and potato skins, having some friends over, and enjoying the game. That's all there is to it - I'm sure the coaches have a better handle on the importance of executing than we do. 

Comment 28 Oct 2014

This discussion got pretty meta, eh?

I guess it just seems to me that worrying about rankings and playoffs doesn't do anybody a whole lot of good. I've been enjoying the hell out of the college football season this year and there's a lot of it left to enjoy without worrying about what twelve people I've never met think about it. I suppose if you enjoy worrying about it I won't stop you but there's no reason to feel persecuted between now and the end of the year over a scenario that probably won't even happen, and it would suck if that unnecessarily damaged your enjoyment of the game.

Comment 24 Oct 2014

VT used it against us because we were consistently able to keep the chains moving on the ground but they suspected that if they stopped the run entirely they could hang with us by forcing us to be one dimensional and do nothing but pass. We were a run-first offense with an untested passing game.

That's entirely the opposite of Penn State. They're averaging like 2 ypc on the ground, not nearly enough to stay ahead of schedule, while their passing game is consistently the stronger part of their offense. We wouldn't want to sell out against the run and dare them to pass because they already can't run the ball. If anything we'll be daring them to run with less resources in the box and more in pass coverage. Make sense?