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Comment 08 Dec 2014
Would have been nice to see the Heisman fellas throw JT a bone but I would love to think they did not because they know he will be up at that podium soon. Melvin is out, thanks to the Silver Bullets. Mariota is really good, but coming out of Oregon I think people expect big stats. Watch Amare a couple games and this guy is... unreal. I think he takes the hardware.
Comment 07 Dec 2014
I like to go to the losing teams' fan sites just to remind myself "That could be me, in my undies, crying on my keyboard...." I never troll or even sign up to comment. Just read. Well I went to mgoblog just to see if the 59-0 earthquake registered on their Richter scale. Go NJIT.
Comment 30 Nov 2014
I've said it before, Ash has brought the secondary along. Johnson has done a great job with the D line, especially when you figure he lost one of his weapons in Spence. I'm sorry, but Fickell has got to step up or step out. Flashes of brilliance from Perry and Lee, Grant at times too. But Kwon should be starting, and the LB play needs to be consistent. New LB coach and new DC are on my wishlist. Grant vs. Kwon? You can't teach the cerebral play of McMillan. Grant has had his time. Like 4 years of it. Fast forward to B1G champ game. Gordon is on one side of the line looking for a lane. Who do you want lurking on the other side of those lines?
Comment 29 Nov 2014
So. Power 5 conferences. 19 divided by 5.... OSU's defense is middle of the road at about 3rd or 4th ranked, on average. That's unacceptable. The talent is there. The coaching is meh. The d - line and secondary improved with Johnson and Ash, now put a stud coordinator/LB coach in there with that LB squad and you'll see a totally different clip of Silver Bullets.
Comment 29 Nov 2014
Is there room for one more to pile on this guy? JT kept it instead of handing it off. Football is football. It's violent. Sometimes people get hurt. That said, was I pulling my hair out at the play calling on offense in the middle of scUM's early rally. Run run run. But give credit to JT. He didn't force any throws all day, and I guess scUM had decent coverage for the most part. OP, please have one more beer and go to sleep.
Comment 29 Nov 2014
If the Bucks make it outta Indy with a win, they have earned a spot in the final four. TCU and Baylor? Please. Paper tigers, a product of the AP Poll. My final four if bammer drops the Auburn game but wins the SEC title game: Oregon, FSU, the Bucks and I think the Tide doesn't roll into the playoff so much as back in. Regardless of what happens in Indy, give the whole team props. It's a successful season. 11-1 regular season. Warts Included.
Comment 18 Nov 2014
Sucks we lost points over both the return fumble and the goal line fumble. Jalin is great, he has that electricity. He should be on the field. Not many guys have highlight reels like his in high school that translate directly to college. He's explosive. That said, I felt like a lot of the problem was his shirt. Since there is a cream they can apply to your skin to stave off the elements, after the first fumble I would have gone for that. The sleeves seemed too slippery.
Comment 15 Nov 2014
I want the LB from Minnesota that said he thinks they are just as good as OSU to repeat that while he watches JT "Watch me run for an 86 yard TD with a knee brace" Barrett. Go home gopher, you're not just drubk, you're out of your mind. Think about this game if Jalin is sleeveless, take away the 2 lost fumbles. Let them keep the pick and score. 38-10 if they rematch indoors for the B10 champ game.
Comment 15 Nov 2014
I want the LB from Minnesota that said he thinks they are just as good as OSU to repeat that while he watches JT "Watch me run for an 86 yard TD with a knee brace" Barrett. Go home gopher, you're not just drubk, you're out of your mind. Think about this game if Jalin is sleeveless, take away the 2 lost fumbles. Let them keep the pick and score. 38-10 if they rematch indoors for the B10 champ game.
Comment 14 Sep 2014

I agree with every reason you threw out there, and I want to add one of my own... Recruiting is crazy now, with the internet and social media, coaches are looking at kids in middle school. There are only so many scholarships at the big name programs, so a lot of that talent drops down to the smaller schools. Also, guys know they'll get at least 3 big games a year playing for a decent "mid-major" football program (one where they get paid to come visit and be a warm-up... hopefully... another in the league championship and probably another in one of the myriad bowl games).

And the fact you brought out about stale tactics from the B1G is true. The spread was a great equalizer and still is. It creates space, plain and simple. A few missed tackles and all of a sudden you're putting up points on the big guys. 

That said, though, it still comes down to recruiting. The B1G, for whatever reason (weather, perception, hotness of the local female wildlife) has trouble keeping up in recruiting. Honestly, if you're a big name talent and Sark comes to your door and says "Play in Hollywood!", you're taking that trip, at least for the experience. And who knows, maybe you connect with someone there, and that's it: you're sold.

As far as ways to fix the disparity? I dunno. I've always repeated the "everything is cyclical" drivel, but the B1G is on one heck of a down swoop.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

That was kind of the point of my initial post. Everyone else is looking at the conference and OSU's opponents to gauge the Bucks' strength, and yet you can't measure it this early. When this team gels... oh boy.

And next year? With Braxton? The o-line with a year of snaps under their belt? This defense? Are you kidding? The next 25 games are going to be *great*.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

I hope there are 2 SEC teams with one loss at the end of the year, and 4 undefeated teams from other leagues... say Oregon, Oklahoma, FSU and some mid-major school. Someone help me out. Can you imagine the outcry? Great television.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

Hopefully OSU continues to get better offensively. The talent is there, I think they're ready. There was a ton of emotion last week. A loss at home like that is never acceptable, but as young as the team is, and losing Braxton (and Millen said on the game today Philly and El Guapo accounted for over 35% of OSU's offensive yardage?) the way they did, it wasn't a shocker. It was just ugly.

Will Herman please just decide if its going to be Eze-E or "Full Service" Samuel at tailback, please? Millen is almost never right, but I liked what he said about OSU having a feature back. We have a nice stable, sure, but we need a headliner.

P.S. Did anyone else have beautiful Sweatervest flashbacks watching Cardale take snaps from the I and hand it off? I know I did.