I thought when it happened it was bias. Oh, wait, we only say that when it's the SEC.
Well is it true or not?!?!
The biggest flaw with the sport is it is the only one I can think of that committing frequent penalties that you want called is considered a potentially winning strategy. Teams should retain possession of the ball after a foul or at least have the option of free throws or possession and a new shot clock.
OP correctly points out on two of the plays Elflein got beat while pulling and Vannett/Zeke got beat on another. But my take away from those two plays is that the coaches saw enough of Farris not being able to handle his guy and trying other things to get him help. So I still think those point to him not having the best day. He is great in run blocking but it was pretty clear he struggled in pass pro.
This was an impressive list in my opinion to actually make a lot of improvements to the game. I was amazed so many common sense items were put in place. Bravo.
Agreed. Doctors confirmed I tore my labrum in my left shoulder. I stopped really benching because of it. But OHP, though weaker than otherwise, feels just fine. I only come down to slightly below chin and that feels fine. Find a range of motion that doesn't hurt and work within that.
Excellent post and a lot of what I came to say. If your goal truly is to get stronger, then you need to lift heavy weights and eat a lot. As I mentioned in the thread on Harbaugh, there was a lot of truth to what he said in regards to getting sleep, drinking whole milk and water, and eating steak. That along with heavy lifting will build a lot of strength. "But I will get/gain fat!" Yes, yes you will. But you will also get a whole lot stronger. So if your goal is to get stronger, there you go.
As for programming, Yance suggested excellent starting points. 5/3/1 or a 5x5 are the place to start. Layne Norton's PHAT routine is a good overall routine. You need compound movements (if possible) and heavy weights.
If you're lucky, maybe someone from Westside, Elite FTS, or Lexen (truly three of the strongest gyms in the entire world and all in or near Columbus) reads 11W and will offer some help.
Nobody likes a rematch so....we'll have a rematch of Bama-ND and OSU-Clemson.
The man has some crazy takes, but like DJ said, he's not wrong.
As soon as I saw that I was hoping they would call that one. That would be so devastatingly stupid. But that's also something that truly has no affect on the play. But those coaches better be letting that kid know he almost lost them the game.
In regards to Clemson, I was at the UofL game and not impressed. Now I know every team can have off games and not look great (see us against NIU). Louisville is very mediocre this year with no quarterback and a bad offensive line and they really had a chance that game.
Louisville missed a FG early in the game because their kicker is bad. Then proceeded to get near field goal range near the end of the game with a chance to tie only to have a bunch of negative plays and take them too far out. Watson may not have been completely healthy yet but he didn't do very much that game. He threw two picks into coverage. His two touchdowns were blown assignments. One I remember was a streak to a TE that just was not marked at all. I think the second was similar. They had success running the ball but that was mostly early in the game when Louisville was playing a wide-9 front and were just getting gashed over and over up the middle. Louisville eventually made an adjustment to put a DT in the 1 technique and that stopped. Louisville is also poor at tackling.
So, I was not impressed at all, at least in that game. Maybe they have significantly improved since then, but they don't have Vic Beasley, Sammy Watkins, and Martavis Bryant any more.
At first I thought this was going to be (A) lose to TTUN but win CFP or (B) beat TTUN but lose in CFP championship. That would be a bit difficult. But a somewhat meaningless Rose Bowl win in today's world versus not losing to TTUN? Not even close.
This is correct
Herman needs to wait until Al Golden gets fired at Miami, Charlie Strong gets fired at Texas, Miami hires Strong, and then Texas hires Herman. That would be a much better fit for both Strong and Herman.
What would be interesting, and a bit of what GTH asked, is to see how accurate any of these models are. For example, what are the rate of upsets based on betting line, AP rank, Coaches' poll rank, and any of these models? Are there statistically fewer upsets?
As someone else basically responded to your same question in the poll discussion, a 15-0 repeat champ would include wins over MSU, TTUN, B1GW champ, and two other top 4 teams. That would earn an A. The sloppy play and close games against the competition we've faced so far earns a B in my opinion.
Someone needs to cue up Carlos Hyde trucking Stan Drayton to show how it's really done. Plus Urban's chuckle at the end is hilarious.
The point about their schedule is "yes they are 4-0 but they may not be that good." Whereas we're 4-0 and reigning undisputed national champs with loads of talent and the best coaching staff. Basically, not all 4-0 are the same.
Apparently QuadCityBuckeyes had been preparing for this thread for a long time so he could use all 100 of his T-Swift gifs.
I imagine missing Spencer is a big reason for the drop in blocking effectiveness.
Haha. Love the jab veiled in the Gene Smith comment
Ha. I came only to post that 3.5 is criminally underrated. Easily my favorite steak in town and sides are incredible.
Well I guess there's only one thing left for them to do...win the whole f'in thing.
100% spot on
But he was a question mark in that he looked awful in his playing time last year. But he has been the most impressive player to me so far this year.