The threats issued to schools supposedly is a direct threat to kidnap kids and to kill teachers when they are going to their cars at the end of the school day. It happening everywhere. It needs to end before a). its serious and kids start disappearing and b). one of these clowns get killed. The sad thing about option b it could just be some kid imitating something.
I think the situations actually mirror each other fairly well. Both teams were okay-to-good, not bare. Both teams were losing regularly to their rival(s). Both teams were middling in their conference for a few years.
As much as we like to make fun of him, Harbaugh is a good coach. Its ridiculous that some national sports media people automatically put him in the Top 5 coaches. I am not even commenting on the Lion King treatment MI fans give him. He is not there yet and may never be. Top 10-15 is where I put him. There is nothing wrong with that. He, just like all coaches, have the opportunity to improve. But for now he is a booger-eating ass clown.
If it wasn't for the first half of the Tulsa game I would be more confident. We saw the return of vanilla play calling, an inability to move the ball up the middle and an inability to stop the run up the middle. Three things that cannot happen against OK.
On the other hand, we shouldn't forget that this Tulsa team gave OK a heck of a ball game last year and that HOU is basically OSU's little brother and beat OK. On the other hand #2, I felt the same way about the 3 items mentioned above when we played MI last year and ND. Look how those turned out.
Torrance Gibson...........we think........maybe we'll get to see one day.
Didn't everyone think MI would stop our run game last year? How many yards did we get and how many points did we score. Just checking.
I would also like to add that just because he is awesome at wrestling doesn't mean he will be a huge success in the UFC. In the UFC its all about matchups - strikers, wrestlers, jiu jitsu. I am not sure how explosive Kyle is as an athlete. Cormier, as some one mentioned above, is not outright explosive but is sound in technique and he has placed himself at the top of the division. All that being said, I would place money on him being pretty dang good.
He could certainly start UFC-style training, especially in the off-season. However, this would open him up to injury. Ultimately, he cannot be a professional and an amateur at the same time.
No. Gurley is a good running back on a bad team. Ouch! The Rams offense was a middle school offense.
Hyde looked good and did a good jump creating space. Rams dline is one of the best.
It takes years to learn martial arts and years to become an effective striker. I am not sure Kyle can do that part time. I mean, he is awesome and could probably fair okay on wrestling alone, but he needs to get hundreds of rounds in before he is ready to rock. I could see him making the transition and doing pretty well.
I have 2 concerns for this game and both of them rest on how we play offensively. Both of them are on us to decide the game, not for OK to decide it for us. 1. Can our WRs get separation and make plays against top level competition? If not, feed the H-backs and Noah as well as short passes to TE. 2. Will our play calling turtle up or will it open up as a commenter above alluded to the MI and ND games to conclude last season. If we play like that we roll this weekend.