Yep, that was one of the worst Buckeye squads in the modern era and we still almost beat them.
The Big XII championship game has been the great eliminator of Big XII title threats, and it no longer exists. The irony is its absence could end up doing the same.
Thanks, Officer. ;)
Not sure what's more annoying, multiple threads about the same topic or the thread police who obsessively point them out.
Get Corey Smith off the field. Loafed through the middle of his 9 route. He is done. JT threw it to where he was supposed to be if he RAN— Kirk Barton (@Kirk_Barton) November 15, 2014
I don't call players out normally, but if you are a dog effort-wise you can transfer. We need your spot for the next recruiting class.— Kirk Barton (@Kirk_Barton) November 15, 2014
The lack of effort there changed all the momentum of game. Minnesota was dead in the water. Laziness gave them life. Just a fact. Game on.— Kirk Barton (@Kirk_Barton) November 15, 2014
Thank goodness they shot well because I don't particularly think they played well. The inside defense in the zone left a lot to be desired at times. Their bigs (Taylor, 20 pts) had several wide open attempts inside (and missed a few thankfully). But we're young and learning a new defense, so I guess that is to be expected. If we play this kind of defense against Louisville, it will be a long night.
Also,18 turnovers.... no.
I was impressed with Williams (both of them) and Scott (14 assists) was fantastic.
Overall, It was an easy win over a bad opponent and will provide several teaching moments for Coach Matta.
Wow. This is insane. SMH
Speaking of uneven schedules, I was just perusing the basketball schedule for this season. We play the following teams only once:
Wisconsin (home & last game of the regular season)
It's probably an advantage to only play the tougher teams (UW, MSU, Neb, Minn) once, but as a fan, I think it sucks.
It is fascinating that for example TCU fans are pulling hard for Minnesota to at least play Ohio State close. Great for national interest.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) November 12, 2014
At the request of JT, JT still does not have a twitter. They're all fakes.— Stephen Collier (@S13Collier) November 10, 2014
Yep, he's definitely got to make that play. No doubt.
But, I keep remembering the feeling I had when the announcers said Eli was injured at the beginning of the game. I thought to myself, "Self, that's a huge loss." There is no way I would have thought that way at the beginning of the year. The talent distance between Apple and Conley is huge right now and with Reeves out, it could have been a long night.
Thankfully, he was able to play and the point was moot.
Actually, they have an NFL caliber TE to whom they have been throwing a lot lately. Don't sleep.
1) That Dantonio "guarantee" is a non-story. 2) Dantonio would turn it into a war crime if someone did it to him. 3) I still love Dantonio.— Tom Orr (@TomOrr4) November 7, 2014