I can hear the Domer retort now: "Yeah, it was a penalty, but so was the Bush Push. Why do we get called, but USC didn't"
Or one man's "pick" is another man's "rub."
JT does not give up the big sack like Braxton. Think back to how Braxton solidified Khalil Mack's first round status. That interception was repeated ad nauseum on draft day.
His Heisman candidacy will be decided in the next three primetime games. He'll have Rutgers-like numbers against PSU and Illinois; a similar performance against MSU would put him in the top three for sure.
One more. Greg Iles was cited his WWII mysteries. Read his Penn Cage series set in Natchez. He is twice the writer of John Grisham. Start with the "Quiet Game."
I'll only add books not already mentioned.
Killer Angels was recommended, so I'd read it first. Then read the Civil War trilogy by Newt Gingrich and William Forschten. Put any political animus aside. Newt was a history professor as is Forschten. Their alternative histories are very-well written and hinge on "what would have happened if one small factor was changed." They have also written about Pearl Harbor, the Battle of the Crater, and Valley Forge. Ralph Peters was cited for his Inside the Red Army, but he is also writing a Civil War trilogy starting with "Cain at Gettysburg." Brilliant. Ralph also wrote a series of Civl War mysteries under the pen name of Owen Parry. They were meticulously researched and written in the language of the time. For a nautical bent, try the series written by Robert Macomber. They start in the Civil War and he's now up to the advent of the Spanish-American War. He is another great researcher and visits every location. Each book is based on historical fact.
Carl Hiassen has written a series of books about south Florida that are hilarious satires. "Striptease" was the basis for the movie by the same name with Burt Reynolds and Demi Moore. They are funny to the point of if you read them in public, people will ask you if you are OK from laughing too hard. Your wife may enjoy them too. My favorites are "Skin Tight" and "Bad Monkey."
Lincoln & Child write the Agent Pendergast series which are horror/mysteries. Very well done.
If you love dogs, definitely read the David Rosenfelt Andy Carpenter series and Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie mysteries.
Kelly doesn't teach illegal plays as well as he follows OSHA rules.
I thought this should have been called as offensive interference. The ND receiver was blatant in not continuing past the defender.
I was there. Cold, rainy day. After they took the pic, IU was driving again. Nick Buonomicci intercepted a pass and lateraled to Ray Griffin for a 97 yard TD. The rout was on.
It would be interesting to ask Rutgers folks the same type of questions about Ohio State. Who is the only two-time Heisman winner? Uh....
No Thursday night games was the impetus for creation of BTN. ESPN wanted them, Delaney said no. The Presidents believe it is disruptive to education. The policy is Thursday nights only when school is not in session. With the move to semesters, That pretty much eliminates them.
Especially if Barrett has been sharing the "sleepytime" tea.
You can if you have bowl prep time. You don't need the full offense, just several plays. Think of what a knuckleball it was for OSU, then the effect on a surprised opponent.
There is historical precedent. Woody installed base wishbone plays before the 1970 Rose Bowl. It caught Stanford by surprise and was very effective. Unfortunately Jim Plunkett and his QB draw were more effective.
You won't see it in the regular season, but I'd love to surprise the bowl opponent with a Navy-like package with Marshall at QB, Smith at the fullback and Wilson/Samuels as the wings. Jalin was credited with helping OSU prepare for Navy.
If nothing else, it makes the opponent take time to prepare.
I'm fearful of false alarms as we enter flu/norovirus season. Not all fevers/vomiting are caused by ebola, but in the current environment, people will automatically assume ebola. I'll predict we will see at least one cruise ship/ebola scare.
Wind forecast isn't that bad - 15 MPH from the Northwest. It will lessen as the game progresses. It won't be the Illinois wind tunnel.
Correct. I mixed Mississippi and Miss. State.
Two factors that haven't been mentioned: 1. Public campaigning. A 12-1 Urban Meyer would have a lot to say from the podium in Indianapolis. It worked for him in 2007. 2. Rod Gilmore hit on something that may play to the committee: A willingness to play OOC Power 5 games. How they will look at a loss to VT opposed to an OOC schedule of Southern Miss, UAB, South Alabama, and Presbyterian remains to be seen.
Just think, two days ago in another thread, some were speculating FSU was B1G material. This alone makes it Hell, no.
Thank you for serving our nation. I add don't forget the illustrious history of other ships that bore the Missouri name. I urge everyone to visit the Missouri if in Honolulu.
Braxton's stuff was signed at the B1G media day. They changed the quantity allowed this year.
And former coach of Maurice Clarett. If only he had listened to his coach. Thom's got experience with top-flight players.
Keep in mind they do not have the benefit of a conference championship game. 12-1 with most recent win over a division champion and most probable top 10 team vs. 11-1. Same for Baylor. Also directive to committee from commissioners to reward conference champions.
Now that the Power Five have autonomy, we don't know what's happening behind the scenes. Perhaps there are scheduling discussions that would leave ND in the cold. Any teams added to the B1G would have to be accretive and the only two schools that fit that are Texas and ND. Imagine going to the networks for the new TV contract with those additions.
The $45M figure is total TV, not just BTN.