Excited to see what Wilson can do with OSU talent compared to IU. Just looking at 247 composite team rankings, IU is 54 with 0 five stars, 2 four stars, and 68 3 stars. OSU is 4 with 2 five stars, 56 four stars, and 24 three stars. Plus the insane recruiting class coming in. Can't wait to see OSU average over 50 ppg.
The blowout could hurt national perception if it is part of a trend, like blowout lose to UF, then lose next year to LSU, then get blown out by USC. The LSU loss wasn't bad really, young overachieving team makes championship, but going along with the other 2 losses it created a bad national perception. Even so, OSU finished top 5 the next two years but was not getting any benefit of the doubt until 2 years ago winning the Natty.
Since OSU wore the 1916 unis this year, can they break the 1916 record next year on someone and score 129 points? That might help me recover from this weekend.
On basketball, guys work out more like pretty much every other sport (you can notice the difference when you watch ESPN classic) but in hoops the fundamentals are worse since top players don't stick around enough in college.
In football I can remember Sam Huff saying he didn't work out until he got to the NFL. If you go back to back to the 60's, maybe 70's, guys worked in the off season at normal jobs and didn't have the time to work out as much. I have the last 4 OSU NC bowl wins on BD and DVD, and watching the 1969 Rose Bowl and the 2003 Fiesta Bowl its amazing how much stronger the players looked. I would think some of the top HS programs now have better weight rooms than NFL teams in the 70's.
As a longtime MD fan as well as OSU, I have been real surprised the job Dabo had done for Clemson. I remember pre-FSU when MD and Clemson spent a lot of time fighting it out for the ACC title back, particularly back in the 80's. The only way I can see MD making the playoffs is if Under Armor bought the team tickets.
Was his statement wrong, yes. Stupid, no. Stupid is talking trash about the team you are going to play and giving them bulletin board material, like saying the OSU defense is basic.
As a Washington fan, thanks Zeke. We needed Detroit to lose.
I won't be in Phoenix for the game, but I go there almost every year for a conf at the convention center.
Here are my eight favorite places in Phoenix (food, beer, music), last 7 all walkable from Convention Center downtown, last 6 are in the art district which is a cool area.
Mother Bunch Brewing
Angels Trumpet Ale House
Well if they get hit with a one year bowl ban shouldn't hurt, but its not like Ash can take a lot of scholarship reductions. Always feels bad when new coach takes hit for violations under old coach.
Also sober. I can barely remember HS graduation, undergrad I was sober, grad I didn't go.
Someone mentioned in this thread about Collier maybe going to UC. I had wondered if he might try Texas since he would be most familiar with the offense, although they did start a Freshman this year.
Anyone know why he only got a year of probation? I was wondering if most people in OK would have gotten jail time for that (if its a first offense), or if it looks like he only got off lightly because of football. Besides her civil suit against him, does anyone know if she has any Title 9 grounds against OU for letting him play? Also, anyone think the NFL may suspend him when he comes out?
It was outta respect.
68 team was the first sports team I followed. Like the Boris avatar.
This gives me hope. At least I finished off car payments this fall.
I vaguely remember him making one more play after this highlight reel ends. Not a lot of yards, but it had a small impact on the game.
Whichever bowl MD is playing in, but I can't remember. Oh why do I even care?
I think I'll go with 120" screen, oyster poboy and many tall ones. Would love to see this live, but got first kid starting college next year. Wife gave me enough crap for payin 60 to go see the MD
Forgive my ignorance on the transfer rules. So if the kid sticks around for the playoffs, they couldn't transfer until summer or fall to their new school since the spring semesters start at most schools before the playoff final? With only one QB, it will be interesting to see if/how cautious they get running him. Without his running threat, I don't see him being very effective.
First round, he should leave. Also get a professional financial adviser (as should anyone making that much) and take a personal finance class.
At least Bama's defense won't be a huge surprise if Bucks play them, TTUN's defense is #2 to Bama's #1. Bama plays their best defense next game in FL at #7 at 11 games so OSU's D would be the best they have played statistically at #4.
Missed VA Tech loss while in Barcelona. Well, DVRed it and watched when I got back. Buzzkill from a great trip.
I wonder how OSU would be looking this year if this was still under BCS system and they won out but got left out of Big 10 championship. Although people complain about the Bama LSU rematch under the BCS, I still think the 2003 OK getting crushed in the Big 12 championship but still making the BCS title game.
Still a lot of football. But even if OSU wins out, and Wisc or PSU beats the other for the Big 10 championship, I could still see the whole conference getting screwed, if WV wins the Big 12, Clemson wins the ACC, and Washington wins Pac all with only one loss. Best I'll forget that and think happy thoughts (3 loss VA Tech wins ACC, 3 loss USC wins Pac, 2 loss OK wins Big 12, PSU loses to MSU so OSU wins Big 10, and 3 or 4 loss UF upsets BAMA). Chaos baby. OSU beats W MI and BAMA beats OK in semis, OSU over BAMA in final.
Looks like they are starting to look for Victor more. MD's defense with more holes than NE's