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Comment 24 Nov 2015

If we lose, will this be a worse season than 1995? 1996?

Is our decade plus of dominance all over?

If OSU gets less than 150 yards on offense, what are the chances that Beck is gone next year?

If Zeke rushes for less than 50 yards and OSU loses and Urban gives him a mean look, will Mike Weber transfer?

Comment 23 Nov 2015

Big problem was that Michigan State slowed game down.  We did not have many possessions.  Only 45 total plays.  Added to the pressure.

We need to throw out Tresselball.  Go for it on Fourth down, run tempo, play more aggressive on defense (risking giving up big plays). 

Let's score some point and throw some punches.  If we lose, it will be because Michigan landed more punches.  Let's not have another game where we try and eke out a win.  

Let's play like Baylor or Houston.  Sure they lose sometimes but it is always fun.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I just about had myself convinced that I had a problem--thinking about Ohio State all the time, imagining what I would do if I were Urban this week, just wanting to stay in bed all day after the loss;  I was just about to buy a book about sports addiction.  I vowed that I would spend no time on Eleven Warriors this week;  and then I read this threat and realize that there at least a handful of people with just as big a problem as me.  You all are the best.  

More seriously, part I, we just have to appreciate last year.  It made absolutely no sense.  We were supposed to lose against Wisconsin--we had a third string QB.  And even if won, there was no way we were making the playoff.  And even then there was no way we were going to win the whole thing . . . 

More seriously, part II, we have beat Michigan 10 of last 11 years.  

More seriously, part III, there is always a hard fall once you reach the top:

Comment 22 Nov 2015

I think T.S. Eliot said it all best:


    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

    The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Ann Arbor to be born?

Comment 14 Nov 2015

Clutch game for Michigan.  Showed a lot of toughness and heart and poise.

But we learned their defense is not what everyone thought it was.  

All that matters is we beat them.  Would have been fun to see Indiana win but doesn't really matter.  

Comment 01 Nov 2015

Michigan is a good team but nothing more.  The problem for them is that they have one big-time player--Peppers.  Within a year or two, they will have 5-10 guys like him (just like OSU and other good teams do now).  

Watching this game, gives me a lot of confidence about the game.

Comment 24 Oct 2015

Looking at how Sudfield is playing against MSU, I wonder if we need Cardale against MSU.   Pro-style works against MSU.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

Pretty amazing that this game was arguably closer throughout than the Oregon victory. 

The national championship victory this year was really remarkable.   I still think I am dreaming.   I always dream up far fetched scenarios like beating Michigan 77-0 but they never happen.  This year my far fetched scenario was basically what ended up happening.  

Comment 18 Jan 2015

I cannot believe he is coming to OSU.  Why would he given OSU's riches at QB?  The QB spot is locked up for three more years.  He has to redshirt in order to get in line for two seasons as starter.  And that assumes he beats Burrow.  

We are also going to lose Weber.  Imagine a Columbus kid committing to OSU then switching to Michigan but then OSU gets a new high-profile coach.  He would of course switch back, so will Weber.

But here's why I am not worried--we just won the National Championship.  It takes a lot of talent and a lot of good fortune to win it.  We could get the top 20 recruits in the country ever year for the next four years and we might not win it.  We know that Ezekiel Elliott and Cardale Jones are 10 star players.  We have no idea about these kids we are just guessing.  Gibson could be as good as Carbrax Barrett or he could be Justin Zwick. 

Comment 04 Jan 2015

Disagree that this game means nothing if Bucks lose to Oregon.

Alabama was Darth Vader.  Alabama was the Big Ten's overlord.  OSU was an SEC punching bag (except for the Arkansas game).  Very few believed that OSU could compete with Alabama.  All that is now gone forever--no matter what happens against Oregon.  

Before the Alabama game, in my heart of hearts, I thought OSU was going to get killed.  But the victory over Alabama has me believing that all things are possible.

Comment 05 Dec 2014

My concern is that Cardale will be the JT of the Virginia Tech game.  It took JT a while to develop.  It takes any QB time to develop. Maybe Cardale would have been as good as JT if he started at the beginning of the season, but this will be his first game.  I think some mistakes are to be expected.  And as we saw in the Penn State game, a single pick-6 can be huge.

The only backup I can recall who jumped in and played well in his first real playing time was Kenny G in the Purdue game.  I guess you could also include Krenzel in the 2001 Michigan game after Bellisari was suspended.  

The only thing that gives me confidence is that Wisconsin has to be feeling confident and therefore will be less hungry.  Everyone has been building them up all week.  Just like everyone built up Michigan State.  It is just human nature to be impacted by that. 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

As several people pointed out, Braxton would have changed everything.  Virginia Tech would never have put that much pressure on because Braxton would just have run forward, leaving 7 defenders behind him.  Even JT was able to run for over 20 yards on that last drive.  This leads me to the why not Cardale question.  Would he have been worse than JT?  No way.  And he can just run up the middle for 4 yards.  Why can't he be Tebow?  Why did we anoint JT?  Shouldn't Cardale be given a chance?  

Comment 01 Jan 2014

Those headphones are a few hundred dollars.  This is not a car or something.  Can someone have a friend who is not a booster?  Would the result have been different if the present was a $300 winter jacket or some ties and dress shirts instead of headphones?    

Agreed with Brashbuck on the self-policing thing.   If OSU and the Big 10 had done nothing in response to this, it would have ended up as nothing.  

Also agreed on the inequities in reporting all of this.  Last night, ESPN could not get enough of Johnny Manziel. He was the savior of college football and the symbol for all that is good in the world.  I don't remember Terelle Pryor being treated the same way.  And I doubt Noah Spence will get favorable press for this.