Todd McShay rated Lattimore as a Top 10 player to watch during bowl season. He was the only Buckeye to make the list. It was discussing possible draft picks, talent, etc. He was 8th on the list. He gone!
I don't agree with Hubbard or Holmes leaving. Both made plays, were darn steady, but were not overly impressive this season. What I mean here is they didn't dominate games from their positions as you would expect NFL talent to do on a consistent basis.
IMO to say OSU would lose by double digits is not that far off. I would assume Bama would beat most of the Top 10 by 10 points in most circumstances. However, like 2014 this is why you play the games. Cardale was the great equalizer. Our passing game would need to make a 180 to keep Bama off the line.
I think Clemson, Washington, OSU, Colorado would all give Bama better games than MI or WI. MI and WI would play directly into Bama's strengths.
The fact that this team lost 2 of its last 3 seems lost on people. That, in any other year, should spell doom. If they were truly a top 4 team they wouldn't have lost when it mattered the most - November.
I am in the camp of preferring that MI not make the playoff. They were desperate to beat us and failed. Making the playoff gives them a glimmer of hope to yet another season where they failed to beat us or win a Big 10 championship.
I don't like the idea of playing a team twice, especially one that out played us for 3+ quarters. Double especially for one with such a good defense.
We have had all season to fix the offense. To adapt to Prince's struggles, to install simpler routes, to learn to run the routes assigned to them and for JT to get hot. Yes we keep winning, but these areas are far from fixed. I am not sure these can be fixed unless a fresh face walks through the door soon.
That 4th and 5 td by Michigan was IMO opinion the loudest. Great poise by Speight on that play. I thought it was over before the snap.
Maybe Harbaugh shouldn't have puckered up his play calling in the second half and played aggressive offensively. I think, minus OT, they had 60 yards of offense. That wasn't the officiating.
I listened. I would be embarrassed if that was Urban. He talked about nothing else besides the officiating.
I would like to see KJ get more involved. I am not sure Gibson was ever in a position to where we miss his production or we need to replace him. He hadn't and probably wouldn't have made much of impact this season. To me, this season was about getting Gibson some game reps to be a factor in 2017.
Smith for Michigan did nothing against us last season and has had an up and down season so far this year. His Indiana game was not an indicator of his typical game. He may be the best MI has to offer, but there is a reason Harbaugh plays all those other backs. He is an okay back, but nothing special.