After the mess the Big 12 has become and with no title game for them, I think if we beat MSU it vaults us over any one loss Big 12 team for consideration. This means that the only things we really need to have happen now are Notre Dame and/or Oregon to lose once more, and MAYBE all SEC non-champs to have two losses (This can happen if the home team wins all games among the SEC west top four in the second half of the season, LSU beats Ole Miss and Bama at home the next two weeks coming off their pasting of Tennessee, and the SEC west champ wins the championship game). I guess I panicked a bit too much after watching Virginia Tech's last horrible performance considering we only really need one or two more things to happen and win out to get in.
Thanks for your vote and abuse of the voting system Mr. Stoops!
I respect him and can see that he is an excellent coach. Unfortunately, this is also why I don't like him and he gets under my skin. The same goes for Saban (to an even worse degree). His latest response regarding fans not being impressed with the Arkansas game was a new level of douchiness. They had a right not to be impressed. You pull more talent than any team in the nation, you've already lost once, and you were playing a team that hasn't won a game since 2012 and you won by one point. But, that is almost exactly how I'm sure a lot our opponents feel about Meyer and other coaches at the top of their game.
My real answer- Since we seem to be on a Big 12 kick, I am going to say Gary Patterson as my choice. The Big 12 seems to have a lot of likeable coaches.
Brady Hoke....no explanation needed
I had been thinking about your second point. People are definitely going to be looking at our margin vs. Oregon's margin if/WHEN we beat Michigan State. But, does the win actually have to be equal to or greater than 19 to give us an argument? Like you said, we are playing at MSU, so I would think a win by slightly less (maybe 13 or 14) would look just as good if not better. That being said, a 20+ point win would/should put all debate to rest.
Let's be honest here.....the only reason he would continue to be this touchy about anything regarding Winston is if he is starting to question standing by him/the crap Winston has fed him. This is going to be good.
I haven't posted anything on here with this moniker and I don't plan to. But, I don't think the ones making these jokes are the only ones missing part of the big picture. The main things mentioned when someone says this is how the current team, staff, etc. has zero to do with it and how it is making light of child rape. But, there is only one problem....I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure people doing this aren't doing it to make light of child rape or cast blame on the current players and staff. They are doing it because of the Penn State fans who themselves made light of it first by continuing to honor and defend Joe Pa. when he obviously looked the other way, and to protest the fact that Penn State lost scholarships for less years than Ohio State for tattoos and got a complete joke of a punishment. In other words, I'm fairly certain this joke is against child rape, not for it. With all that being said, everyone has their own interpretations of things so like many other things it is best to let sleeping dogs lie. Also, humor doesn't mix real well with some things.
I was at the game and the bad passes absolutely had to do with the crappy weather conditions that started to worsen mid way through the third quarter. That being said, he is likely going to have to deal with more cold, rain/snow so I can see why that would be a valid concern. But, considering how sloppy the second half was, he still put up some incredible numbers overall. I would say the stats of most quarterbacks take a hit in poor conditions.
I like how you laid this out, and it makes it more fun when one of them loses. It is easier when it is all down like this, than when I am running all the scenarios through my head. I will return here to check and see what the updated list looks like after this weekend!
I think this definitely makes it rough on the selection committee trying to figure out which 1 loss Big 12 team is the best, but does that really make it easier for 1 loss teams from other conferences trying to get in? If anything, I'd say it makes it harder. I would think if you have three in one conference to look at, there is almost zero chance of them not taking one. The good news is that the Pac 12 may at least have a chance of not sending any. However, even if these two scenarios both work out, we may very well be fighting a 1 loss SEC non-champion, the FSU-Notre Dame loser, and have two 1-loss Big 12 teams upset at us.
I can definitely see it falling very close to how you say, but don't you think that we may need to worry just as much or more about maybe fighting two one loss Big 12 non-champs for that last spot (along with any one loss non-champ SEC team of course)? After all, Oregon seems to be the only true threat to finish with one loss in the Pac 12, whereas as many as three teams in the Big 12 may have the potential for one loss seasons as the OP touched on.
Agreed. As for Winston, if this guy has not yet missed more than ONE football game for rape allegations, stealing, vandalism, and shouting obscenities, then I'm not real confident in his entire season being destroyed with a suspension. I am just shocked that he did have to end up missing a game early on. And, all of this with Winston never getting punished and his coach firmly supporting him, just makes it more obvious that we need to be pulling for Notre Dame over a team that didn't lose a game and won it all last year. Basically, they already proved they can do it last year and they look like a lock this year even if they haven't been impressive (who has?). We need all "locks" for the playoff out of our way more than we need teams more likely to blow a game they shouldn't later on.
I am starting to agree with people saying that we need Notre Dame to win and not lose. Who else is FSU going to lose to? Notre Dame at least has @ASU and @USC remaining. We are going to need two losses out of one of the teams in this game.
Yes, I think we have to hope now that focus is less on our opponent and more on our improvement, when it happened, and Barrett taking over right before the season and only in his second game.
It sounds like a much better and more pleasant alternative to rashly posting forum topics on pure emotion.
I didn't really look first to see that there are a couple other forum topics up this same alley. But, I let my emotion take over after watching that ugly game and needed to get that off my chest.
The Bucks thank you for your support Jameis.
Agreed. It was a sad day when Bo went down (watched it happen live against my Bengals) and when Barry abruptly left with good years still ahead of him.
But, even if the SEC works itself out this way and they don't get two teams in, we still are probably going to be going up against Florida State and/or Notre Dame/1 loss Big 12 or Pac 12 non-champion team for the final spot. That's a whole lot of teams in our way. The team that loses the FSU/Notre Dame game may have a case over us and the winner may very well go undefeated. I realize you know all of this, but I'm just sharing my many concerns.
Dave Brandon does not approve.
Bo knows Jameis
Don't forget doing thousands in damage with a pellet gun and stealing pop at Burger King (which included police being called) and not just crab legs! He has sat a total of ONE football game after Ohio State lost their coach, got a bowl ban, and lost scholarships longer than Penn State for trading their own awards for tattoos. Because you know....child molestation and rape aren't quite as bad as tats.