it's been a real long time since I've looked forward to seeing a 3rd down - long situation for our offense, just so I can see our QB throw daggers.
...and now hearing that UM has lost their starting tailback.
...and my stomach almost turned inside out when I saw Lee go down. Fortunately it was just cramps. Also a little surprised that Urbz had a lot of the offensive starters in at garbage time. I guess he was letting Jones work with the 1st team.
I think Spielman tried to infer two points; 1. It's tipping off the defense that you want to run again, and 2. It's showboating or calling attention to yourself. I always thought Hyde was doing it to mock Robinson (which he probably was). I love it with Speils gets on the bucks for stuff like that.
Get back to the huddle and let the offensive coordinator call the play he wants.
great analysis. I'm sorry this is a little OT, but did anyone recognize Spielman calling out Elliott for doing that "feed me" gesture. Spielman basically said "get back to the huddle and stop with the feed me stuff".
Great job guys. Any news on Curtis Samuel?
Most annoying is when ESPN runs the "LeBron Mt Rushmore" thing on their bottom line crawl for three days straight.
yeah, I hear you guys. Agree that he lost out some PT to Hyde and Wilson. Just disappointing to see him go out like that.
What really happened with Jordan Hall? When Urban got here, he basically declared Hall as one of the only true athletes on the team. He had passing skills as a back and elusiveness. Aside from injury he seemed to become a no-show on this team.
3,2,1 until this makes the top story on ESPN.com as a black eye for OSU and B1G.
I think a lot of this goes back to that opening MSU drive when our defensive penalties allowed MSU off the hook so many times. Granted, it was only 3, but the 8 minutes off the clock and tone just seemed eerily familiar to other big games where our offense failed to deliver.
I know this is just words on paper, but I can't help but think that UM was extremely motivated given the two constant themes of the rivalry week:
1. UM's offense (and offensive line in particular) is HORRIBLE
2. UM has a knack for destroying OSU's undefeated seasons in the past.
Those guys at TTUN had to have heard that over and over and over last week.
- there's also been times where OSU has taken a knee to avoid running up the score. Heck, about half the head coaches in the BIG are from OSU...
- SEC folks don't watch BIG football. I've got people all over my workplace in Kentucky chanting the "OSU is terrible" mantra - yet they only get info from ESPN.
- All week the only two themes presented in the UM-OSU game were:
1. Michigan is awful
2. Michigan is famous for upsetting an undefeated OSU
(I think this is all the UM kids heard all week and it sure fired them up).
- There are some pretty awful teams in the SEC. Florida, UK (winless), Arkansas (winless?), Ole Miss, Miss State...
I love Brax, but worry about him trying to over-do it when the coach starts implying that he has to prove he's worthy of the award. Then again, the indoor environment should be absolutely perfect for him. He definitely doesn't appear to like cold weather. Go Bucks - beat Sparty.
Of course, the top story on MSN's sports page is "Meyer won't suspend Buckeyes for fighting"...
And coming up on ESPN, an interview with Auburn's coach.
Nevermind. I guess UM has a safety named Jarrod Wilson who was out with injury.
Has anyone heard that Wilson's hand may be in a cast? "mgoblog" posted something about seeing Wlson with his hand in a cast, but I wasn't sure if he was referring to a UM player. I'm hoping that isn't our Wilson.
Regarding Doran Grant, the TV broadcasters couldn't explain his absence from the second half, but to me it looked obvious that he took a pretty hard hit from Shazier on that last play before the half. Teams were walking off the field and Grant was still down on all fours.
ESPN is becoming very adept at having a reporter/commentator make a comment and then creating entire story lines about it. Best example is below, but just this week Mike and Mike and PTI have had entire segments about "what Trent Dilfer said last night" or "what Ray Lewis said after the MNF game". So if they chose a story to embelish or popularize, it's as easy as having a reporter say something over-the-top and then creating a lot of ancillary topics on their talk shows.
man...i did the exact same thing. Probably DVR'd it back about ten times. I told my wife it'd be on twitter in less than a minute, but I never saw it. This one needs more attention.
and by the way...thanks for finally posting a .gif of that whacky Kenny G face. I saw that during the game and almost spilled my drink.
Yeah, I can live without the falling sky....down here Coach Calipari would blame it on his young recruits.
I'm not sure what you mean, but my comment is somewhat "tongue in cheek". I love the undefeated bucks, love this team with all my heart and agree 1000% with Ramzy's well-written article. I live down in SEC country (Kentucky) and even though UK is the bottomest bottom-feeder in the SEC, I hear the narrative all day and night.
UK fans here actually root for their team to lose by "a lot" of points to other SEC teams, that way their SEC brethren are more likely to move up in the polls.
I think my OSU football watching enjoyment would actually be better if they had already lost one game. I can live without the constant media manipulation of the BCS process.