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I_Run_The_Dave


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Comment 18 hours ago

Not having Braxton was not the only reason we lost. 

1.  Our offensive line failed to block effectively
2.  We did not effectively adjust to the defense being played against us.
3.  Our receivers could not catch easy passes.
4.  Our receivers were not on the same page as JT several times including 2 of the INTs.
5.  Our defense could not get off the field on 3rd down.
6.  Our place kicker could not make 2 easy field goals.

Ok, so fix 1-2 of the 6 issues above and we beat a bad team.  But there are 6 glaring issues that you cannot just give a pass to because it was early in the season.  Oregon did not come out of the gate this season with those issues.  They had a singular issue for a game they lost, an injury to the OL, and when you change 1 thing on an OL it affects the entire rhythm of the OL, it's not just plug and play like other position groups.  Please please please tell my why we deserve more of a pass for this than Oregon.  Should our young line that took a few games to get it together be placed above a veteran line that's played more consistently all season except for a game where they were missing a starter?

Today, we may be better than Oregon.  Our offense and defense are improving rapidly.  Like I said before, we are currently, and will be moreso at season's end, the most dangerous team in college football.  But the season is about body of work, and our first two games were bad.  Just because we've overcame more adversity doesn't mean we should receive special treatment.  The playoff is not the most improved team award, it is who has the best resume and showed it on the field for 12-13 games.

Comment 18 hours ago

I don't think he'll maintain the current pace, as he is facing 3 top 25 defenses (even if they are over ranked), all of which are away, in the next 4 weeks.  However there is no reason why he can't get 3-5 per game against Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan.  I'll say 37 passing TDs total, 7 rushing TDs total, and around 3100 passing yards and 600 rushing yards.

Comment 21 Oct 2014

The first and only time that this post mentioned the SEC was when you told him to take his SEC glasses off.

I actually think he's right.  Not because Ohio State isn't currently the most dangerous team in the country.  Ohio State is the most dangerous team in the country.  But that loss against VT hurts.  It hurts more than Oregon's loss, because if both teams win out, and you have to choose between Oregon and Ohio State, it's hard to choose Ohio State.  You have to account for the entire body of work of a season.  You can't subtract our first two games and just say we were the most dominant by the end.  If Oregon wins convincingly for the rest of the season, and you can point to a single injury as their only reason for their loss, then Oregon has a better resume.  You said yourself that our offense was inept against VT and it was systematic in nature, not just a single player.

With that being said, I still believe that Ohio State, should they win out, will deserve a spot in the playoffs.  Because I do not think there will be enough 1 loss conference champions (and Notre Dame) left standing to keep us out.  But if Oregon wins out, they'll be there, too.

Comment 21 Oct 2014

Microsoft got around that by rebranding IE.  So we have Windows Internet Explorer instead of Microsoft Internet Explorer.  Now, if they were to rebrand the playoff as "The ESPN SEC College Football Playoff" then it would be ok.  Also, nobody would watch it.

Comment 21 Oct 2014

Rutgers was a real offense.  Gary Nova was one of the most efficient QB's in the country until we played him (despite 5 INTs against PSU).  We made him look like a novice.  If that isn't telling enough, I'm not sure what is.

Comment 20 Oct 2014

You really shouldn't use all caps in your subject, it just seems juvenile.  Also, it feels like you are demanding people to do this, and yet you do not give an answer yourself.

I grade this forum topic a D- right along with people that say something really controversial, offer no insight or contribution to the topic of their own, and end with the word "Discuss".

Comment 20 Oct 2014

I don't know that MSU built the entirety of last years defense to stop Braxton...  if they did, they still wiped the floor with Stanford, so I'm inclined to think it wasn't just that.

Do you know who did build the entirety of their defense to stop Braxton?  Virginia Tech.  And then we didn't even have Braxton when we played them, so Bud Foster adjusted to attack an inexperienced QB in his second start.  It worked out well for him for 1 game, but we can see what happened to them since.  1 game season, indeed.

I do agree with you that this year's team is poised to embarrass MSU.  You absolutely do build an offense predicated on defeating the defending B1G champ and top defense nationally from last year.  What's great is that even if MSU returned their whole defense from last year, I still think we'd be able to defeat it this time around.  Having a better defense ourselves certainly helps, as well.  We'll see on 11/8.

Comment 20 Oct 2014

http://www.elevenwarriors.com/forum/college-sports/2014/10/42019/i-love-ya-lou-but-i-think-its-about-time-you-retire

Comment 20 Oct 2014

So what you are saying is that PSU fans are all doped up on X?  No wonder they are so stupid.  But as long as they're having fun...

Comment 20 Oct 2014

This new learning amazes me!  Tell me again how sheep's bladders can be employed to prevent earthquakes...

Comment 20 Oct 2014

He is eligible as a receiver, no other receiver is covering him up on the line.  As to why he is blocking, my guess is that we can run his way from that formation.  In addition, defenders on that side of the field might see him stay home to block, causing them to think run and come up in run support, giving the TE more options depending on how the LB plays the route.

Comment 20 Oct 2014

Since he never actually played, my assumption is that it would count as a red-shirt year.  However, I do not think he will be reinstated.  The question would be if he transfers, and doesn't play at all this year, would he have to sit out another year in addition to this year?  I have a suspicion that he would because it was disciplinary in nature.

Comment 20 Oct 2014

Last year we had a large number of sacks and TFL's, and yet our pass defense was atrocious.  Would you like last years defense back?

Comment 20 Oct 2014

JT's aggregate QB Rating is 182.1 at this point.  Not sure where they came up with 191, as even if you just averaged his rating per game, you'd end up with 188.1.  

Maybe 191 is Ohio Stat's total QBR with Cardale's passing stats included?

Comment 20 Oct 2014

It also worked pretty well for Bobby Boucher.

"Time for some high quality ach-too-oh!"

Comment 20 Oct 2014

Last season I remember arguing that the FPI was garbage on a regular basis, especially since 2 loss Stanford was still in the top 2 in FPI before bowl season, and was still top 5 after MSU smacked them around.

All of this season, they've been doing their playoff projections with FPI and it's been all over their front page.  Now that OSU is in the top 5, they switched to their "Power Rankings" this week.  I just don't understand how they can keep this up, it's pretty laughable at this point.

Comment 20 Oct 2014

I thought the Browns winning their previous game was all the jinx that was necessary.

Comment 20 Oct 2014

I'm not worried about whether or not we win.  I'm more worried about JT getting his 330 yards of total offense and 4+ total TDs.  And keeping the 50/500 streak alive, too.  And a Pick Six, because, Pick Six University.  If all of these do not happen I will be sad.