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Comment 21 hours ago

Are we sure this isn't another MSU team that loses a head scratcher (though I think Wisconsin is legit) but ends up playing UM and OSU insufferably tough by the end of the season?

Keep in mind that MSU has lost an early game something like 3 out of their last 4 10+ win seasons. Dantonio is great at making these kinds of things into a rallying cry.

Comment 21 hours ago

If Wisconsin finds a way to beat Michigan you could see a #2 vs #5 OSU-Wisconsin game at Camp Randall. That would be electric.

It's very possible that OSU will play 5 ranked teams this regular season:

Top 15 (at the time) Oklahoma, Top 10 UM, Top 10-15 Wisconsin, Top 20 Nebraska, Top 20 MSU. If you throw in a dream B1G, Playoff Round 1 and CFB CG, you would have 1 team playing 8 ranked opponents in the same season were that miracle to occur. Would that be the most ever? Interesting hypothetical.

Comment 24 Sep 2016

Speaking of Gary, has he played yet for UM? Not hearing a whole lot about him. I get that he's a freshman, but so is Bosa and he's already making an impact. I haven't watched a whole lot of UM this year though, maybe a UM fan can correct me on this.

Comment 24 Sep 2016

Pretty much why I stopped watching BTN a year or two ago. Outside of Howard Griffith I didn't even really get the feel much of BTN's crew was watching B1G games. That's not to mention the shows they do where they bring in national pundits to bash the B1G and play up the SEC the way most of ESPN does/did. If I wanted to watch that why would I be watching BTN?

I also think that the BTN has the most boring presentation and panelists of any of the conference networks (though I can't say I've watched the PAC or Longhorn networks), which doesn't help maintain my interest. Stopped watching completely last year, maybe they've gotten better since? Doesn't sound like it based on most of the comments in this thread haha.

Comment 24 Sep 2016

Except the Nebraska game wasn't early last year, it occurred in November.

Did it really? Shows you how regularly I watch MSU games haha. 

Comment 24 Sep 2016

This kind of reminds me of last year when MSU lost against Nebraska early, got written off/forgotten about for the most part, only to bounce back and make it to the playoffs. Seems like MSU ensures their underdog status for the rest of the season by losing an early one.
 

Comment 24 Sep 2016

That's just the type of game those teams always play IMO. Wisconsin against LSU looked slow, MSU against most teams looks slow; and yet they win it at the end most of the time. Very grind it out, old school B1G.

 

Comment 18 Sep 2016

Mike Riley seems like a really nice guy, but watching that game and hearing that this was something like their 36th straight sell out crowd (of ~100k), it struck me how much that fan base deserves a better coach than they have/have had for awhile.

Comment 18 Sep 2016

2 point try after 2 point try. I think they went something like 1 for 4? It's nice that they've given up pretending not to be a novelty team. They are a novelty team, were a novelty team, will always be a novelty team. They would fit in really well in Los Angeles/Hollywood given that they're almost all surface and no substance.

Comment 18 Sep 2016

Wow, this is a really sparse week. Maybe compounded by the fact that this past weekend was so fantastic (games to watch from noon-our Buckeyes 12:30 finish), but I can't really think of one on that list that I'll be able to sit through the entirety of outside of Wisconsin vs MSU.

Seems like a good weekend to go fishing.

Comment 18 Sep 2016

undefeatd Houston into the playoffs (along with our Buckeyes. of course

Though I like our Buckeyes against anyone, Houston and Louisville would be scary match-ups in the playoffs for anyone. Almost rather play a traditional power like Alabama or Clemson where you know what you're getting. 

Comment 17 Sep 2016

No doubt. With no Conley at CB I have a feeling Oklahoma scores at least a couple more times by picking on Ward/Arnette opposite Lattimore. The good thing is I think OSU is wearing down Oklahoma's defense.

My prediction is a 52-35 finish, OSU.

Comment 17 Sep 2016

Neville Gallimore is a stud. Was really disappointed when he chose OU over OSU; would've liked his added depth to OSU's DT position this year.

Comment 15 Sep 2016

It's one of those tough spots in the country, geographically, and there's only so much potential

I agree.

It was kind of funny to me when Jesse Palmer said during the telecast that Cincinnati joining the B12 would allow the rest of the B12 to recruit Ohio easier. It really shows how little he knows about Ohio recruiting or the Midwest in general. Ohio State is going to take who they want for the most part, but ND, Michigan, and Michigan State are all power programs who are there to take OSU's leftovers (and the occasional kid OSU wants). Not to mention power-5 programs like Kentucky who are right next store to get the 2-3 stars, or pretty solid MAC teams like Toledo, BGSU, or Ohio U who can contend for some of those lower level guys. Why would a 3* kid from Ohio want to go to most of the lower level B12 teams when they could arguably go to MSU or Kentucky and be at a school where their parents could drive to see them play every weekend? Just doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Comment 15 Sep 2016

Agreed. I feel like every year they are adding in more and more commercial breaks. The games are starting to lose any natural sense of flow. Really makes me appreciate soccer where you get 45 mins of continuous action.

The ones that really annoy me are when they come back from a commercial break and then when a team calls a timeout 30 or so seconds later they go right back to commercial breaks. Or this past week when they had essentially 1hr+ worth of commercial breaks due to the rain delay, and when they came back they took another commercial break within the first two mins. The stuff is brutal.

Comment 11 Sep 2016

Whoops, my bad! Not sure why I assumed that was in Norman.

I really think the spread will be dependent on how much Vegas gives a team for home field advantage, as I don't think anyone (even Oklahoma fans) believe OSU and OK are even otherwise. All of that said, I wouldn't be shocked if OSU lost (I'd be bummed but not shocked), given that they're still so young and the OL is a question mark to me after this past week.

Comment 11 Sep 2016

I'm speaking in ignorance here (as I'm not a gambler/nor follow Vegas lines), but I would be surprised if Oklahoma opens as favorites. Rarely do you see an AP #3 as underdogs to a #14. I think the country has a lot more confidence in Meyer (and OSU's youthful talent) than they do in Stoops, even with Oklahoma at home. Additionally, Oklahoma was just beaten by 10 at home a week ago by a Houston team that is lower-ranked nationally than OSU.

Comment 11 Sep 2016

I think college football is very fluid in general this year. I don't think there are really any no doubt teams this year; personally I think Alabama, FSU, Ohio State, and Michigan have looked elite thus far, but they all still have a lot of question marks (Alabama and FSU's Freshman QBs, Ohio State's youth in general, and Michigan's being Michigan which = a likely post-September/October collapse). Clemson could end up being the #1 team in the country, but they certainly don't look like it at the moment; playing with a very OSU 2015-esque malaise right now. And who knows how good anyone behind those teams really is at this point? I certainly don't. 
 

Comment 11 Sep 2016

I remember thinking he was a little small height-wise to be a good DT at the college level, and I even had the same thought about Derek Barnett (who was very interested in OSU before ending up at Tennessee [and as a DE]...20-some sacks later). Yet two more instances where I was an idiot.

I should say, I also really like what Michael Hill's been doing the last handful of games (including the end of last season) at DT. Good upperclassmen presence in the middle for an otherwise young defense.