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I_Run_The_Dave


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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: JT Barrett is growing on me rapidly.
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  • NFL TEAM: Any team with former Buckeyes

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Comment 25 Nov 2014

I prefer my corn flakes fried in butter on a cheesy potato casserole.  Brady Hoke just likes them fried in butter.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

Brady Hoke is one, too.  They call it "being a Michigan Man" up there.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

The only way Georgia gets in is if Bert beats Missouri this weekend.  Which could happen, but I really really really want the SEC East champion to have lost to Indiana.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

My friend from college is a Wisconsin fan, and they hate him too.  They really weren't at all sad when he left for Arkansas, even though the timing and the manner in which he left was pretty screwed up.  Seeing him fail in the SEC is icing on the cake for them, almost on the level of joy we get watching Rich Rod win in Arizona after the repeated failure up north.

Also, #karma.  You can thank Jen Bielema for contributing to the hate, and then laughing at the irony of it when bert proceeded to lose all the remaining games on the schedule that year after that point.

Edit:  Let's also not forget Bert's former partner in crime, Bo Ryan.  They were the most punchable tandem of head coaches at a school at any point in the last decade.  Remember #DealWithIt?  Yeah, I do, and I remember the curb stomping we gave you after it.  14 consecutive 3-pointers.  

Comment 25 Nov 2014

I agree that VT and PSU are big big reasons why JT can't win it this season.  Throwing 2 picks against Indiana doesn't help, either.  I was more trying to point out a lot of the faulty logic in favor of Mariota winning the award, because if Gordon doesn't win it, it will be an injustice.  

That isn't to say that Mariota hasn't been impressive at Oregon.  Over a career, nobody has done more than Mariota, he's just been eclipsed by others in each of his seasons.  The Heisman trophy is an individual season award, though.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

I wouldn't call it unquestionably better...

Difference is about 200 yards of total offense and Barrett has 1 more TD and has played against better defenses and behind a rebuilt offensive line.  If you replace VT with an FCS foe on our schedule, to make it look more like Oregon's schedule, and they might be pretty close to the same.  The only difference is interceptions, which Mariota is hands down superior to JT.  I would chalk that up to JT's youth and hopefully isn't an issue in future years.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

On average, Oregon's opponents have given up 500 more yards through the air this season than OSU's opponents, and that's without factoring in S. Dakota which is likely to widen that gap.  So if Barrett is within 500 yards passing of Mariota, there's your difference.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

Also, here is a table with OSU's opponents against Oregon's opponents total defense rankings:

OSU Opp. Tot. Def. Rank Oregon Opp. Tot. Def. Rank
Penn St. 3 Stanford 6
Mich St. 8 Mich St. 8
Virginia Tech 22 UCLA 68
Minnesota 35 Utah 69
Navy 88 Washington 77
Maryland 90 Wyoming 91
Kent St 92 Arizona 97
Rutgers 94 Washington 101
Indiana 99 Colorado 112
Cincinnati 107 California 124
Illinois 115 S. Dakota N/A
Comment 25 Nov 2014

He had a wide open lane down the middle, but he ran to the outside and got smothered.  I'm sure Urban's been tentative since then, but this week (provided we are ever in a 4th down situation) might be a good time to use it.

Comment 25 Nov 2014

My thought process:

Journ-E.O. Speed-Styx
SEC Speed-Styx
Wait, is that why southern players are so fast?  They chase them with sticks!!

Saturday needs to hurry up.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Actually, the B1G CG would be # 13.  But lets all hope he gets it against _ichigan on Saturday.  493 yards of total offense in one week?  No worries.  You have to have your best showing against your rival, after all.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

I thought he had a veritable ar_y of stray cats defending his turf, not just Starcat.  I wouldn't want to be the one atte_pting to arrest hi_, that's for sure.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Indeed.  I have been sharing the 13 ga_e projections as they related to Heis_an conversations since it is awarded prior to bowl season.  The 15 ga_e projection is as follows:

259/400 passing for 3,625 yards, 45 TDs and 14 INTs.  213 rushing atte_pts for 1,158 yards and 12 TDs for 4,782 yards of total offense and 57 TDs.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

Let's not forget who _ichigan's QB is.  Our defense largely contained Tevin Cole_an and Indiana's offensive line, he just broke 2 long runs, which he is apt to do against anyone (and one of the_ was because of a _isco__unication on the D-Line).  _ichigan doesn't have Tevin Cole_an, nor do they have an Offensive Line of any sort of respectability.  I was worried about _ichigan's defense until Frank Clark got dis_issed, but not really any _ore.  We should win by 30 points.

Comment 24 Nov 2014

I'_ okay with the_ in the Power Rankings -- They are not intended to be a real ranking, but rather, how they are CURRENTLY playing.  When you _ake a ranked opponent your b*$%^, you deserve to be recognized for it, even if it is Bert.