I want total chaos around the country this weekend (except in Columbus). "Experts" are pretty high on UCLA now, but wonder how high they would be on them if it was between the following 2 loss teams: Alabama, Miss State, Oregon, UCLA, Texas, Mich State, Georgia.
Jason Whitlock is exhibit #1 as to why the so called "experts" should not be picking who plays in any playoff system. Last week both Whitlock and Wilbon sat there and said there was no way in hell the Raiders would beat the Chiefs. (Wilbon had to eat some crow the next show).
they are going to screen and QB run us to death. count on it.
We turn the ball over too much, noon kickoff, give up too many big plays, and the weather may slow down JT's passing game. Not to mention the past 2 weeks we have struggled putting teams away. We always look lethargic for noon kickoffs. 14> point win.
Don't forget, the mighty Alabama trailed in their game to an FCS opponent at home..................................................
at the very least they should be penalized. just like how the playoff committee seems to be dropping teams with a bye recently, anyone playing a fcs team this late in the season should be treated like they were on a bye. for instance, oregon should be above alabama this week in the rankings. not only did they play an fcs school, they didnt dominate them like they should have. it was 14-7 in the second quarter. if we are going to take a hit for not dominating indiana then they should be penalized for that performance against a fcs school.
Totally agree. If they go to an 8 team playoff with conference champions guaranteed a slot, why wouldnt we schedule a "murderer's row" of non-conference games?? think of a nonconference schedule of bama, oregon, oklahoma. both teams would have nothing to lose, the fans would love the level of competition, it would justify ticket prices, big time media exposure, significant boost to recruiting, and the benefits of playing against top tier competition in regards to team development. its a no lose situtation. even if you go winless in non conference, you could still get to the playoffs and even if you didnt win your conference, your strength of schedule could get you in as a wild card. hopefully the powers that be do not let their own stubborness stand in the way of this for too long. it will happen eventually.
I understand why Speir is saying this. If Power 5 teams stop paying for these games it will be like taking food of Speir's table. However, I totally agree with Krik here. No reason for any Power 5 team to play a FCS team. Any team that plays a FCS school should be ruled ineligible for the CFP. that would fix the problem. I also like how we are already hearing talk about going to 8 teams in the playoff. conference champions, the highest ranked team from the Other 5, and 2 wild cards is perfect. Lets every conference have representation, gets rid of the power of the media in choosing the teams who play, makes the conference schedule mean something, and puts a damper on the 'beauty contest".
One of the talk shows had a segment on dealing with Melvin Gordon. They pointed out that the most important thing a defense does in defending him is setting the edge. Bring a safety into the box and have them set the edge on one side while a LB sets the edge on the other side. Wisconsin is not a big throwing team so leaving a deep safety and having our corners matching up with their recievers would allow us to bring the safety in for run support. Make him run it into the center of the line. He gains the majority of his yards on the outside.
Flipping back and forth between the KSU-WVU game and the Duke-NC game. NC is beating Duke 28-7 (should be more but the NC QB had fumbled 3 times in the red zone). I hope Duke goes down, so FSU has to play against Georgia Techs triple option in the ACC championship game. We know how tough it is to prepare for and defend the triple option and Georgia Tech runs it better than Navy.
Dont see the upset happening here. WVU is turning the ball over too much.
Absolutely. If I had a kid that was good enough to play FBS football I would like Bill Snyder to be his coach if Urban wasnt.
When Snyder left the first time, KSU was still a really good football team. Prince ran that program into the ground in one year and they were a dumpster fire until Snyder came out of retirement. I dont know a coach who gets more out of his players than Bill Snyder. Whenever he retires for good, I think KSU will slip into the abyss. They do not pay that guy enough.
They are a bend do not break type of defense. They dont often give up the big play. Right now they are playing 2 deep safeties aganst WVU who likes to throw the ball deep and are giving up the short throws. They are stout against the run, so Baylor will need to be patient and take the underneath stuff which I don think they like to do. I agree with you that they are not a quick strike offense (unless they get it to Lockett), but they grind out long drives which will keep Petty on the sideline. They are making WVU look pathetic. The same WVU who beat Baylor and hung around with Alabama. Baylor should win since the game is at home, but KSU will hang with them and it will be tighther than most people think.
Funny thing is, even though I may may choose to click on a forum topic, if I dont care about it, if it is a duplicate, etc. I actually have the power to move on to another forum topic and/or my day. I dont need to post a complaint about it............must just be me..............
Dont take a chance geting Bosa hurt, but you could do it with Schutt or Carter. those guys are space eaters and would knock some defenders back with a running start.
Depth at Dline is going to bite us in the ass. Bosa, Washington, Bennett, and Miller were out there entirely too long this weekend. You could tell they were out of gas. Hopefully Urban rests them the entire week and wears out the backups. I think it may be too late to build any depth this year however. If they havent picked it up by now, it doesnt look good.
Everyone compaining about this thread must have a premium membership which allows your computer to automatically pull up every thread on this site. If not, why did you click on it???
you saw the title thread and yet you chose to click on it. now you are complaining? if you dont want to read the forum, dont click on it.........................................................
UM needs to go after Gene Chizik. He has national championship pedigree and after watching the Cincy-E Carolina game last night, I came away impressed with his football knowledge and insight..........................hahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!
our chances will become clearer after this weekend. we need to see where the committee puts the loser of alabam and miss state. if the loser remains above us, we are in trouble.
Surely there has to be a sign about Kiffins Krimson Korner there. I didnt see any last week.
Even if A&M beats them, Auburn will still be in the top 10. And A&M will be in the top 15 because it will make the loss for auburn look better and besides, they are in the
NFC West SEC.