So they're both going to Kentucky?!
I don’t recall wanting anyone in particular. I do know that there was a point where I did not want Meyer, mostly because I didn’t want a retread coach, and I didn’t think his offense would fit at OSU. I thought we’d see a lot of Tebow Left/Right calls, and I was wary of needing to depend too much on one player (to be fair, Florida’s offenses under Meyer were much better than I gave him credit for at the time).
When he was hired and I heard the things he said and read about his approach, I bought in like everyone else. I was very underwhelmed with the staff he put together here (I absolutely HATED the Withers hire based on what I saw from him at UNC, I’ve come around on Warriner, I love the Larry Johnson hire, and keeping Drayton was cool with me), but I was willing to give it a shot and see what Meyer could do.
I also didn’t want Dantonio because I thought he was 100% a Tressel clone who’d be worse than Tressel and stifle offensive creativity even more than what we had with Bollman.
I plan on parking up near the UMD Law School, either on the street or in the garage at the corner of Paca & Baltimore. I always do this for Orioles games. That garage is about $10 for O's games and it's a few blocks north of the stadiums. Definitely close enough to walk, but far enough that everyone and their mom won't be parking there.
Keep in mind that this is my experience for baseball games; I haven't been to a Ravens game in years so I have no idea if this is viable, but it's my Plan A for Saturday.
- Let's just get this out of the way. Michigan. I hate Michigan. Deep down inside, I honestly hate people affiliated with that university, even if I consider a few of them to be friends. Like, the fact that they attended/cheer for Michigan is absolutely revolting. However, I love "Hail to the Victors;" I'm totally with Chris on this one. I've even found myself whistling it on occasion before I realized what I was doing and had to repent. I love the winged helmets. My jaw dropped when I saw Michigan Stadium in person. It's fun to pick on them, but I really do get pissed off when they struggle, because The Game, its history, its atmosphere, its everything, means the world to me. I want Michigan to finish every season 11-1. And I also (along with others here, apparently) actively root for Michigan to beat Notre Dame. Because screw Notre Dame, seriously.
- I think I've posted this before, but I dislike Eddie George. I didn't start cheering for Ohio State until I went there in 2006, so to me, Eddie George will always be a Tennessee Titan and a rival of the Ravens.
- I worry a lot about Ohio State's future, athletically and academically.
- I've never actually heard anyone from Ohio State say "THE," only from others trying to make fun of it. I've created a rule in my head that it's either "Ohio State" or "The Ohio State University". "The Ohio State" and "Ohio State University" are incorrect, and any emphasis on "The" is pretentious.
- I wish Ohio State's football jerseys looked like Ohio State and not Wisconsin. More gray, please.
- I wish they still did The Hive.
- I think that the SEC pride thing was intentional and a fantastic marketing/business move, even if I do believe it's essentially another manifestation of the Lost Cause.
Maryland as well. Everywhere I've gone, people have asked me why Marylanders are obsessed with our state; I look at the 3'x5' flag draped on my apartment wall and tell them I don't know.
I can't remember exactly why they don't, but as far as I can recall, it's for some completely petty reason that a bunch of adults should be able to get over. Recently, I think UMD announced that they won't play G'Town in ANY sports (unless they're forced to) until they play in men's basketball. It's completely childish and stupid, given how prestigious both programs are and how much basketball talent the area produces.
I think I speak for all Maryland natives when I say G'Town and UMD better not continue to go out of their way to avoid each other (although I'm sure they will).
Not just in Columbus, but in every major conference. There's very little in the overall picture of that article that struck me as unique to the SEC (or even to college football, to be honest).
Aside from OSU, UNC is the team I follow the most. I never liked the Withers hire from the beginning because his defenses at Carolina were not nearly as productive as they should have been, given the talent they had there under Butch Davis. They did force a lot of turnovers as Kyle pointed out (in no small part because Withers had some freakishly athletic linebackers to work with at UNC -- Bruce Carter, Kevin Reddick, Zach Brown -- a luxury he did not have at OSU), but they were also prone to basically looking like our defense did last year.
I still would like to see our DBs turn their heads and look for the ball more (I'm still not sure whether this is a Coombs or Withers thing), but I am looking forward to seeing more aggressive DB play.
Is Auburn the only team that I can use to get my point across?
2012 Ohio State beat a UCF team that a year later won a BCS Bowl.
This isn't something that gets reflected on Ohio State's 2012 schedule, nor should it be; it's not really relevant. Should we start giving credit for everyone that beat the 2012 Auburn team?
They have been playing Temple almost every year since like the 70s. It's a rivalry, albeit one that's about as competitive as ND-Navy used to be up until the Weis era.
I got 7068 on my first try. Ended up with Tress and Urban (I assume they're 1024 and 512, respectively).
I beat 2048 a couple weeks ago and I thought my addiction was over. I hate y'all for making this.
For anyone that's actually interested and didn't just click this to make fun of Michigan (NTTAWWT, obviously), here's a good read on Nussmeier's schemes and how that will mesh with Michigan.
The Ravens. Born and raised in Maryland; half of my childhood was before the Ravens' existence, but we weren't allowed to cheer for the Redskins (thank God for that).
Football season at OSU was always fun, since my roommates were Browns, Bengals, and Steelers fans.
As a Maryland native and OSU alumnus, I think I just found a new favorite picture.
These are absolutely disgusting (I mean that literally), despite my love for the Block O + Buckeye leaves logo. The Michigan ones are ugly too.
Mike Leach, tongue-in-cheek, said that if player safety was actually the issue, then they'd be better off with bans on blitzing, hitting QBs, and bringing more defenders into the backfield than the offense had blockers for.
I love all the comments from the coaches pointing out how ridiculous the rule is; Leach is all over it. Rodriguez is spot on with all of his comments about how when to snap the ball is the offense's inherent advantage, just like how the defense's advantage is moving around as they please prior to the snap. One of my favorite comments was from Larry Fedora, who said something like "so I guess we don't care about player safety in the last two minutes."
And for me, this is just more proof that Jeopardy is a stupid, stupid show that should have been taken off TV by 1997.
Your opinion is wrong. Jeopardy! is an awesome show.
Now if you want to talk about how they should they should stop doing these stupid kids/teens/college episodes, then I can agree with you.
Neutral site games are also popular because they're easy to schedule. More often than not, they offer instant gratification. Imagine if we played Oregon next year without having to worry about return dates, or without hoping it doesn't fall through as something comes up down the line, or without worrying about whether they'll still be good in 10 years or whenever we're scheduled to play them.
I don't like it, but it's easy to see their appeal for fans and administrators.
(This is, of course, not referring to stupid things like the Wisconsin-LSU neutral-site "home-and-home" that will be played somewhere other than Camp Randall and Death Valley.)
One of my favorite quotes, from Stewart Mandel:
"College football should never, ever be more like the NFL. The NFL is boring, sterile, artificial, unimaginative and basically the antithesis of everything that makes college football special."
That Sherman interview is one of the most hilarious things I've seen. I'm definitely pulling for the Seahawks.
Here are the ranks for opponent-adjusted metrics (F/+, FEI, S&P+) of Ash's defenses going back to 2005. I am focusing mostly on pass defense. I currently have no opinion one way or another on Ash, and I present this here for your information, not to push any agenda.
|Year||School||Position||Def. F/+||DFEI||Def. S&P+||Pass Downs S&P+||Passing S&P+|
Just wanted to note that Oklahoma also has the opportunity to win all four BCS games, should they beat Alabama in the Sugar.