Don't we play Oregon in a Home and Away after the TCU series is done? i fell like this was scheduled a while ago but it was something like 7-8 yrs down the road at the time.
For some reason the first name that popped into my head for the Oregon job was Brian Kelly. I have no idea why that is or why Oregon would even want Kelly, but it is a "big" name hire i suppose?
I would like to think that if Schiano gave a pledge to stay two years, Urban would be kind enough to let him take a big-time job like Oregon, LSU, Texas, etc. As much as it would suck to lose GS, having ANOTHER coach from the UFM coaching tree get a really nice gig is just going to add to the lure of coaching at OSU.
Thank you guys, that's exactly who i was thinking of. Damn he was a 2015 recruit?? where the hell have the years gone! haha
What was the name of the recruit we tried to get last year that ultimately went to USC (i think?) who played DE/LB and looked like an absolute freak of an athlete? For some reason i thought it was Werner, but the more i think about it the more i feel like this kid went to USC.
I really don't know how the folks who really follow recruiting can keep up with this stuff. There are just so many good players and keeping these names straight has to be so difficult.
On a side note, that would be a bummer if Connor did transfer, i was really happy for him that we worked his ass off to earn the OSU offer.
hahaha sure seems like it!
Are your tickets still available? i have two co-workers looking to go so i can bring this up to them and see if there is interest.
Normally i have a good idea of what will happen each week, but this year has been really weird. Heading into this year i thought we would be around 9-3, 10-2 but would miss out on the Big Ten Championship game. I thought OU and TTUN would beat us and that MSU, NEB and Wisky would all be nailbiters that could go either way. As the season progressed i started getting cautiously optimistic that we were going to run the table, and that was the Friday before the PSU debacle. There are times that this team looks like we could easily beat anyone, and there are times that we look really bad on offense.
The Game is a whole different beast altogether. Typically i'm always leery of what TTUN can do when they just decide to pound the ball play after play after play. I guess the struggles OSU has had against them in the 80's and 90's still resonates in me. To be honest i am not concerned about Speight playing. He'll make some good throws and gives them a shot at a few deep passes, but i would be much more concerned if he was a dual threat guy who could take off and run for a bunch. My biggest fear is the play action to their TE's opening us up. And i swear if Pepper's takes a punt to the house like Woodson i might kick a hole in my TV.
All of this leads me to a 31-28 score. There will be a point in time where we are down 10 and things will look bleak but we'll scrap our way back into it late. A 38 yd FG into the closed end with 2:14 left will decide it,and with that we will always remember the name TYLER FREAKING DURBIN!
It'll be interesting to see who they bring in if/when JK is let go. For me, they need to make the move now and start over. JK has down well in certain aspects, but overall i feel like this team has gotten worse over the past 3-4 years. the constant formation changes in game situations needs to stop. Do that crap during camp when you have 30 some odd players and can tinker away during intra-squad scrimmages. At times i think he overthinks things and tries too hard, but then he compounds the problem by making very odd substitutions. i'm not going to sit here and pretend i know more than him, but that's my take on it. If you held a gun to my head and i had to decide on a new coach, my pikc would be Gregg Berhalter of the Columbus Crew. i know that may sound odd considering the Crew's struggles this year, but he is young, played for the USMNT previously and knows what all that entails, and plays an attacking style of soccer. You can line Yedlin and Fabian Johnson on the outside defense and have them bomb up and down the sideline for crosses into Jozy, Bobby Wood or whoever is up top. You can still keep Pulisic on the wing in the M as well in his natural position. i think he would maintain a consistent style/approach to the game and that would make it a little easier for any new, incoming players to adapt to. when you go from a 4-3-2-1, to a 3-5-2 to a 4-4-2 and have these huge changes like JK requires, i think people spend more time trying not to F up than actually doing good. Either way, the USMNT has quite a bit of work to do if they want to qualify for Russia.
bummer, he picked Oklahoma St. Wrong OSU!!!
I believe the spread is 21, so i will go with 31-10 good guys. I do think MSU will keep it close in the first half and they very well could be winning into the 3rd quarter, but in the end we will come out ahead when it matters the most. Ohio guys like LJ Scott are going to be amped up for this one and we simply cannot overlook the OL/DL of Sparty. i know they have some injuries, but if we can come out early and dominate both lines then we can put this one away early.
I just have this feeling that the game will be slow and ugly like that NW game a few weeks ago. Hopefully i am completely wrong about that!
Imagine what Samuels could do for teams like New England, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, etc. who usually have a back catching quite a few passes out of the backfield on 3rd down? that would be scary for opposing defensive coordinators.
I was just about to say the same thing. I work with a girl who went to MSU and she said they have been getting offers for tickets for dirt cheap. I'd wait it out and see what you can get closer to game time. I know it's nicer having that all taken care of early, but you should have no problem scoring tix for cheap
I saw it on twitter so wasn't sure how accurate it was, but thanks for the breakdown! +1 to offset that DV.
Hopefully the Browns can pull off the ultimate upset this weekend!
i read a stat that the Cavs and Indians have won 168 games since the Browns last one a game. How crazy is that?!?!
I really do hope we start getting better with the draft, it's so bizarre that we have been soooooo bad in that area. Obviously each coach that comes in values a certain type of player and that doesn't always transfer over to a new coaching staff, but we have some guys who are starting that might not be good enough to back-up players on other teams.
I know you never want to take an opponent for granted, but i would love it if we can just rest Weber and let Antonio Williams back up Samuel. In a perfect world we'd only let Samuel get 8-10 rushes, maybe 6-7 for JT and then let AW be the bell-cow for the rest of the game. I really just want us to jump on them early, rest the starters and get out of dodge healthy.
It's a bit ironic that they made the renovations to the stadium and removed seating due to poor attendance, and then we make the playoffs and WS. I really hope that they can keep the nucleus intact, and i believe most of the key players are signed for a few years. I would imagine Napoli will sign for big money somewhere, and someone like Coco Crisp might end up retiring. Guyer seemed to do pretty well after we was acquired, not sure if he is a FA or not though.
At the end of the day the guy in red looks like a total POS for hitting the Cubs fan, there is no denying that. When i first saw the video, i just assumed it was a drunken poor sport taking his frustrations out on a fan of the opposite team. What red guy and his friends said and did are completely inexcusable and immature, lets just make sure that is 100% clear and we are on the same page there. My point was that prior to all that the Cubs fan was starting with others, he wasn't exactly this innocent person that he almost gets made out to be by that video. There are 3 other complaints about him from other folks who said he was really drunk and tried to antagonize them into fighting and some not-so-nice things were said about a female who was standing near the area where the punch occurred. After that, the argument with Cubs fan and red guy started and continued to escalate for a few minutes prior to this unfortunate incident. Again, doesn't give the guy in red the right to cold-clock him like that and for his friends to act like he just won an MMA fight. Hopefully my first post didn't make it sound like i was trying to defend him, i just wanted everyone to know that there was a little more to the story aside from that video.
I agree. I understand during the regular season you'll see a large contingent of Tigers, Reds, Pirates and Blue Jay fans when they are in town, but to see that in the playoffs with TOR and CHI was really disheartening. I had friends who sold tickets, and while they certainly made quite a bit off those tix, i think it really stinks that they sold them to visiting fans nonetheless.
Friend of mine is a Cleveland Cop who is privy to much more info than we are. That clip contains the last portion of their interaction and doesn't tell the full story (of course). Still disappointing that the Cleveland fan hit him and nobody really tried to help this guy at all after he was out, but prior to this he (Cubs Fan) was doing his best to antagonize people. The Cubs fan also failed to file charges because he himself has a record for guess what....fighting. Still a bad look by both parties though and a bad ending to a very intense evening. Overall i felt that the fans behaved pretty well and most of the Cubs fans that i ran into were really cool. Many of them were in shock at what just occurred (in the game, not that punch) and were just really friendly.
Sounds good, I will definitely add it. Thanks for the recommendation!
Did you like this series? Heard someone at work mention it and thought about putting it on my list of series to watch during the winter.