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ibuck


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OSU grad, born in Cincinnati, now living on west coast.

Favorites

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: John Havlicek (was lucky enough to meet him)
  • NFL TEAM: 49ers: Also met Joe Montana, R Lott, S. Young.
  • NBA TEAM: Muscleball? Nope.
  • MLB TEAM: Go Giants!
  • SOCCER TEAM: Offside rule, as enforced, is lame.

Recent Activity

Comment 20 Oct 2014

My dream: After SEC teams lay waste to each other like they do to the law and NCAA rule book, the SEC champ is judged the weakest of the big 5 champs; then Winston-less FSU loses. The Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12 and ACC champs (Duke?) are the teams invited to the inaugural playoff. Scores of sports media folks in the southeast have their AP poll vote revoked due to blatant homerism (SEC-ism).

This partially makes up for the 2 SEC teams in the mythical NCG in the BCS era.

Comment 20 Oct 2014

While Penn State is #1 in country vs run, they are #54 vs pass. Yet they haven't faced a top 50 offense. Here are their opponents so far, with total yards PSU yielded, followed by their total offense standings:

UCF 246yds #120;  Akron 277 yds #82;  Rutgers  294 yds  #63; UMass   266 yds #52;  NW    361 yds #106;  -ichigan   256 yds #110.

Despite all that, the Nits will be all revved up, playing at home, at night with 2 weeks to prepare for a ranked OSU team. And the fans will be lathered up with a "whiteout," which usually takes Nits' performance up a notch.

Meyer says OL needs to play better against Penn State's defensive front Saturday as PSU will be a stiffer test than Rutgers, Maryland, etc.

Comment 19 Oct 2014

Buckeyes rushing yardage (324) impressive. After Barrett's subtracted out, other backs ran for 217, with no ball carrier over 69 yards. RB by committee !  

Rutgers 196 rush yards are too much: Would like to see better run D, as well as pass D improvements.

BTW, nice graphic, Mitchellr15.

Comment 19 Oct 2014

http://www.collegefootballplayoff.com/about-the-rankings

The whole website has a pretty good overview of you haven't already seen it.

Sounds awfully convoluted. If I were FBS football czar, I would require the playoff committee to meet only once, where they would consider the 5 big conference champions, plus any independents of note, and possibly an undefeated smaller conference champ. I would have the committee rank these few teams, with the top 4 receiving playoff berths. the whole process would be transparent and all votes would be public.

Any ranking other teams for non-playoff bowls would be a separate process.

Comment 19 Oct 2014

Want to just go on records this early? Washington has wins over these powerful teams: Hawaii (2-5), E Washington (7-1 FCS), Illinois (3-4), Georgia State (1-6 Sun Belt Conf), and Cal (4-3). MSU led 28-17 at the half, then scored 28 unanswered points to win 56-17. 

Comment 19 Oct 2014

2 losses were to 2 of the top 6 teams in the country. 

This is the bs thing about polls.  The early polls are GUESSES by impressionable and highly partisan voters, and these teams may not finish in the top 10, or worse. No team should get any credit for beating a top team if that team is ranked much lower by the end of the season.