Kudos to the staff for being pro active about a potential decommit and going after Williams. Walker has to do what's best for him and his future. We are not losing much if anything in the Williams for Walker swap in terms of talent wise. Both are elite HS RBs but now the staff can put this loss behind them and move forward with several of the WRs, DBs, and DL that we are recruiting.
I know I am going to get absolutely crushed by this, and my prediction may go down in smoke on Saturday with MSU and TA&M, but OSU will not make the playoff this year because as much as it pains me to say it, we are going to lose to TTUN on Nov 28. I just look back at how difficult it is to win in AA even when we have had vastly superior teams. Most recently in 2013. scUM's defense will keep them in every game and I honestly don't think we score more than 23 pts on the road. And I'm not worried about the big plays our D is giving up but our depth with all the injuries in the secondary and being 11th against the run. Combine them controlling the clock with their running game and their stellar defense, we go dont. I hope to god I am wrong but I'm just being honest. We saw just last year what an improbable run looks like if everyone can buy in and get hot. You guys can come right back at me if I'm wrong and I'll eat all the crow in the world. That being said,
4. TTUN (they go unbeaten thru the big ten and crush Iowa in the Big Ten champ game)
Baylor over TTUN
Bama over Utah
Bama over Baylor in the Natl Championship game
Im going to go throw up now!
scUM is the third best team in the Big Ten right now and I will come back and eat crow if I'm wrong but they will not go 0-2 against OSU and MSU at home. They are a 2-3 loss team at worst. Their defense will keep them in every game and they will continue their power run game to success. I've been saying it from the start of the season that our toughest game will be Nov 28 in AA and not vs Sparty at home just because of our history of close, competitive games in AA even when we are superiorly talented. This is not the same Rich Rod/Hoke team that we see start off well and falter late. Harbaugh has this team ready to take the Big Ten by storm and we need to be very careful about pushing this game aside like we will run through them. Like I said you guys can come back and thrash me if I'm wrong at the end of November but scUM will have only 1-2 losses when we play them Nov 28.
I will be more than happy to come back and eat crow if it doesn't happen but scUM will only have one or two losses when we play them Nov 28th. Their defense will keep them in every single game this year. Outside of Bama vs Wisc, that road game vs Utah might be the hardest OOC game any Big Ten team will face all year. Utah crushed Oregon and scUM held them to 17 pts on the road. Harbaugh has done an exceptional job thus far especially with the defense and I know many of us worry about that Sparty game the week before but the game in AA will go south in a hurry if we do not show marked improvement and we certainly have huge talent gap in our favor at the moment. We really have to stop saying "well BYU just didn't come to play" and such. scUM is a very good team with a top 10 defense and if they don't turn the ball over they can compete with any team in the country in AA and that includes us.
Is Torrance Gibson healthy enough to play this week? Will Jeff Greene get any PT? I would really like to see how our tall WRs play over the next few weeks so we can see who can really help us come BIg Ten season.
We have 3 QBs (2 QBs and 1 prev QB) before TTUN has a single player listed! I like!
I also like that there are players listed from Texas St, Navy, North Dakota St, Western Kentucky, Toledo, East Carolina, Duke, and Temple before the first Wolverine was listed. Ouch!
If you would be interested in a pre-owned car there is a dealership up in Maumee, Oh (suburb of Toledo) that may interest you. It is a smaller dealership but the prices on the vehicles are very reasonable. Here is the website and you can see if any of the cars/suvs would interest you.
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If you are not interested in a pre-owned car, then this website would not be for you.
Best of luck on your purchase!
Best win: 2003 Nation Championship with 2006 scUM a close 2nd
Worst loss: 1996 scUM with 2006 Florida a close 2nd
I have a better quote from Urban Meyer. "The chase is complete! It's done. It's over. They accepted their final mission, their final assignment, and their final directive, and they did it!" -Jan 12, 2015
And that tree looks like a full grown oak tree
He's the PBP guy for the Baltimore Orioles.
1. Brad Nessler
2. Al Michaels
3. Gary Thorne
4. Doc Emrick
5. Gus Johnson
If I were picking an athlete, it would be an individual sport like Tennis, Golf, Boxing. Your success and money will be based solely on your accomplishments and not by fault of lack of talent on team, coaching issues, GM, owners, ect. There are no excuses if you dominate a sport. There's no "well Russell Wilson is nothing without his defense" or "Lebron never won anything until he joined Bosh and Wade." I would love to be blessed with the talent to dominate an individual sport for a generation.
Golden State in 7; Steph Curry MVP
This will be the most talented and deepest team the Cavs have played thus far. Just feel without a healthy Kyrie and without Love completely combined with the home court for GS will give them the edge.
Unless Urban Meyer shows up at all the games. Then Cavs sweep!
Even though we have dominated the rivalry for the past 15 years playing up in AA is always difficult. The past 10 games in AA.
2013: 42-41. Game won on last play with Powell pick.
2009: 21-10. But it was a game where scUM was 5-7 and they had 4 tvs in our territory. Not domination by any means. In fact total yds were almost the same and Pryor threw for only 70 yds.
2007: 14-3. Beanie ran for over 220 yds in terrible rain/snow weather.
2005: 25-21. OSU needs 2 TD drives late in the 4th quarter to pull out the win. WE all remember the catch!
2001: 26-20. Tressel's first "game" Gets off to a 20-0 lead and hang on when Marquis Walker drops a late TD pass
My point being that even when we were a superior team, the games up north have been either losses or close wins. Even at home under Urban the games have come down to late points or def stops to win. Whatever the line is for this game, I will be taking the points cuz I believe it will come down to the wire yet again. I do think it will be the biggest reg season game of the year. Esp if we are 11-0 going into it.
He can bring three!
Another arrest for a Bama player?