Jim Bob Cooter? Greatest name in sports, if you ask me.
Totally agree on elflein. In what world should a center need to pull to cover a defense end? I could understand a guard in certain situations but asking your center, who already has the big job of snapping the ball and coming off fast, to pull to play tackle basically, a position he probably isn't well suited for is questionable at best.
Yeah, didn't mean the whole thing to be an indictment of Barrett. Could be a combo but he's had guys open a lot this year and has missed. Badly. Even against scum.
But like the post below this, what penn state, wisc, scum, neb have done recently is in response to Ohio state. Hoke wasn't terrible in the beginning and had some decent teams in AA. But he couldn't beat an actually osu team, 2011 notwithstanding. They all needed someone who could recruit with Meyer and up the ante so to say.
I don't think "common opponents" need come into play when 2 teams play head to head. PSU would have a conf title in part because they beat the team they're now comparing them too. It would force the committee to make the distinction: better resume and stronger OOC scheduling OR conference title. Which is more important. Could easily see the latter.
Over the past 15 years Ohio State has lost 18 conference games - five coming during that 2011 blip alone. During that same period the Wolverines have lost 12 games to just Ohio State.
Wow. That's incredible.
Meyer and Meyer alone ramped up recruiting. And that includes recruiting harbaugh back to ichigan and opening the checkbook for him. All these teams saw Ohio state take off and when Ohio state said "come with us or get left behind", some of them decided to make necessary changes to come with them. But this started long before harbaugh ever arrived in AA.
I wouldn't mind seeing a couple of those sweeps to Samuel, where peppers is play side, thinking he's got him all lined up then a wide receiver cracking him as he tries to get outside leverage. Decleater!
This is how I see it: if Clem, wash, PSU win out, osu is left out. If any 1 of them loses again, osu is in. Osu would get in over wisc, or a 2 loss champion, whether it's Colorado or Oklahoma, which are the only possibilities of 2 loss champs now, except PSU which I already mentioned above.
My point would be: if the receiver isn't sitting still, and it's just a throw to a direct spot, Barrett isn't very good right now. He isn't completing hardly any passes where the receiver is on the move. Whether it's deep, short, or in between. You have to be able to hit the quick outs and crossing patterns like he missed to brown and even the screen to Samuel. The deep passes he misses usually aren't missed because they're "overthrown", but rather because they're not thrown on the correct line for where the receiver is running too. Idk why he can't figure it out but they better if they plan to make noise, assuming they make the playoff.
I have to actually disagree with Colin on a buckeye point. They didn't push penn state around. Giving up 6 sacks isn't winning the LOS. I agree with everything else though. :)
That's only because if they don't, where they may end up is a moot point. It won't matter if they lose another game.
I think Washington has to lose again for osu to have a chance. I think bama, Clemson, B1G champ are all in. If Washington loses again, which is very possible, it finally opens the door for a non champ.
For the first time since Rutgers, this team didn't play to competition, took it to Nebraska early and often, sent a message to TTUN and the rest of college football but that they're not about to go away quietly this year. Peaking in November is urban's specialty and it looks like this year may be more of the same.
USV Rams first playoff appearance in school history. D7R28. Their coach is an alum of my high school and I went to school with his brother for a couple years. A big rival of ours that we always beat while I was in school. :)
Congrats on 223 brother!
I get it's easier to dissect and change after a loss but I thought last week would force changes without a loss. I was wrong. This team has quite a few issues and if your line can't control scrimmage it does make it difficult but playcalling doesn't help out one single bit. If you can't win LOS based on talent, you HAVE to be unpredictable. Osu is not. At all.
Wisconsin had a great game plan. They came out swinging with haymakers, but if you're going to do that as the challenger, you better put the champ down on the mat and not them back up. They let the defense and JT Barrett back up 1 too many times.
Totally agree. But including his winning percentage helps nix that "argument" as it's 3rd best ever, which given the number of outstanding athletes and players today compared to decades ago, makes what he's been able to do, VERY impressive, IMO.
Michigan is a power I team, mostly dead set on running between the tackles. OSU's run game is much more complex and spreads the defense laterally much better. Just like bama was great against the run until zeke went for 200+ because of the run game strategy. Just completely different styles.