Michigan's been much more impressive so far. Indiana hasn't beaten anybody. That's why TTUN is ranked and Indy isn't. Indy is an injury depleted and likely, an emotionally spent team after last week. I expect a mediocre Penn St team to curb stomp them.
Agree. But we heard that the last 2 weeks........
Meyer is right.....last year's game that I saw in Maryland's seemed like a turning point, perhaps.
The offense was also led by JTB....who was absolutely surgical that day as a passer.
I may be an OSU homer....but even I know that TTUN's wins in recent weeks have been far more impressive and it's not even close.
The sky isn't falling; we are still undefeated and ranked # 1; and Michigan has been more impressive, even considering their loss to Utah. Simple as that.
LOL. Yeah.....I seem to remember similar comments aimed at......NIU, Western Michigan and Indiana. Let's let it play out first before "feeling sorry" for anyone.
Is the safety deph that thin that he can't be replaced?
No. He can't. Gotta hope it was just one of those days.
While it is an over-used phrase, I still see Marshall, fumble risk and all, more of a slot/ get-him-in-space receiver. He lacks the size and the WR chops to go up and grab long passes like Devin Smith did and others before him. To cast Marshall as a deep threat WR is miscasting him IMHO. Let's find other ways to use him -- fumble risk and all.
WHEN YOU SANK INTO YOUR CHAIR (THE MOMENT BUCKEYE FOOTBALL DISGRACED YOUR FAMILY)
No. It was when the score was 34-20 and the D could put the game away, only to allow IU's 2nd team quarterback to run nearly untoched for a TD with him laughing with his teammates afterwards on the sidelines. A QB that no OSU high school talent evaluator would ever think to look at. That play "out-disgraced" anything the Offense did.
I hate to burst your bubble, FLA, but your praise of this D is exaggerated. It doesn't take too much imagination to realize that against an elite Offense, they won't stand a chance. They have been gashed on and off again by teams this season that won't even get a whiff of a meaningful post season.
No offense....but you might want to take a breath before evaluating them. Has the Offense put them in bad spots - yes. On this we agree. But the final TD run by Diamont was nothing short of laughable for all the wrong reasons.
Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Pretty soon it catches up to you, ushman.
This team has not played well since the 2nd half of the VT game. They've just been lucky they have only had to play down to the level of their poor competition.
Lots of focus on the Offense for good reason. But not lost on me.....is that despite the "last stand" by the Defense, they allowed both quarterbacks to gash them yesterday. The angles Powell and Bell took all day were lousy. I had thought these guys came to play.....but the entire secondary, including Apple, looked lost and unfocused.
Against a really powerful, healthy top 5 offense, these guys would be gashed. We are in denial to think this is an elite Defense as of now.
Because so far this year, Cardale's decision-making has been shit.
I don't trust him either. Hard to blame Meyer. He has a QB in the game that makes lousy, irresponsible decisions. He has so-called skill players who lay the ball on the ground unless their names are Thomas or Elliott.
And he has a QB on the bench who went from being a Heisman caliber QB to a shell of his former self wondering w t f happened to his career.
So.....with that as reality........what would you do?
Here's a thought? Worried about the Offense? For good reason. How about the Defense? Count me worried.
Our DBs? They hang on to more receivers for dear life than a passenger holding on to a life boat. Please...don't make me laugh.
If you're worried about the D line....here's a bigger worry: The Secondary.....starting with a certain # 13. Schooled. Again.
Scarlet, I hate to break it to you....but they have a long way to go to be Big Ten champions...let alone National Champions.
Against Indiana.....and you're blaming the refs?
smh......you must be one of those folks wondering why Expedia doesn't have a sailing package down the river D'...nile.
It depends on what their (ND) record is. A one loss team and they are "in the conversation". If they run the table with their schedule and the injuries they've dealt with, they are in the playoff, no doubt about it.
Interesting call out on the length of (time in hours) college games these days. I went to the HI game and came away with the feeling that I could only attend one game per year. The "in-game" experience due to commercial time outs has become such a buzz kill for me that I will be happy to watch the games at home on High Def TV.
The most exciting part about being in the Shoe is the pre-game pagentry, "sight seeing", etc. Regrettably, with few exceptions, it is no longer the game itself. For those of you going to this year's night games vs. PSU and presumably, Sparty.....you'll disagree and I don't blame you as those will be crazy scenes. But I promise you,you will want to strangle the official in the red hat until he gives the Ref the signal to start play.
CJ may throw a couple balls out of the stadium on Saturday but I will damn sure be surprised if he throws a long pass short of his WR. I just have this feelin.....that Urbs told him sternly......to stop throwing jump balls unless he wants to become an NBA ref.
Me too. And when the clock has more than 30 seconds to go in the 4th quarter.
That said.....I don't know what more Curtis Samuels needs to do to prove he is the legit and sole back up to EZE.
And opposing Ds, which for now.....are selling out against the run since neither CJ nor JTB have given them reason to move their Safeties back to protect against the long ball.
As long as Jones is back-footing long passes and underthrowing them for a jump ball to our WR's you'll continue to see struggles vs. the run. When Jones starts to burn Defenses with the long ball like he did against Wisky and Bama last year, it'll open up holes for EZE as there won't be as many guys in the box. I am not an X and O guy like some of you who are coaches or grad assistants, but I can only go by what I have seen on TV and with my own eyes at the 'Shoe.
Yeah, Purdue is. But.....how quickly we forget, that in Tressel's decade, Purdue gave the Buckeyes all they could handle throughout his tenure. That's not a knock in Tress.....just a brief historical reminder.
I agree! As a proud BG alum and Buckeye for life.......my fellow chest thumping Buckeye fans ought to remember that many, if not most BG fans.....and most other MAC alumnae and fans.... are also Ohio State fans. Not all.....I don't need to be reminded that many native Toledoans are Michigan fans and there is a pleurality of lost souls in Ohio who are Buckeye haters and always will be.
That said....and especially when BG comes to the 'Shoe next fall, be aware that the BG fan wearing Orange that you are tempted to give a snarky comment to.....is a guy like me.....who will root his ass off for the Buckeyes the other 99% of his life.
Anyone pumping this UM team up doesn't have an ounce of football sense.
I'll give you another point of view: Anyone ignoring how well this UM team is playing right now, needs to get their head out of the sand.
They aren't, but they are sure headed in the right direction. And at least in my view......even with the loss to a good Utah team fairly noted, TTUN is playing the best football in the Big Ten at this moment.
I didn't have a problem with it, cuz I just don't take it that seriously. She is in show biz, after-all. The more we remember that, the less anyone on ESPN, including Mark May, get on our nerves. Like I said.....it's showbiz, folks.