Who is next man up for the creepiest looking coordinator? I always thought Mike Stoops had a weird face.
Absolutely. Virginia Tech has a good engineering program and Purdue has been coasting on that for 120 years, so at least Virginia Tech brings a non-train wreck football team into the mix.
I'd love to see Virginia Tech in the Big Ten, but I think Georgia Tech fits with the Big Ten's master plan: a good school in a large metro area. I have zero respect for Penn State (football, fans, university, take your pick).
Okay, sounds like it's in the same vein of intentionally taking a safety at the end just to avoid changing possession. But I think we agree though that the call on the field was wrong, don't we? Thanks for the information.
Okay full disclosure - remind me exactly what happened at the end of Oklahoma State/CMU... because I thought it was a penalty against Central Michigan while they were on defense on fourth down, meaning they were, at the end of the play, technically not the defensive team anymore and shouldn't have gotten the untimed down. I'll eat crow if I need to on that one because I just don't recall for sure. Either way it sounds like we agree on LSU/Auburn, and either way it's the job of the people who are paid to know and enforce these rules to know them forwards, backwards, sideways, and in any and every situation.
Thanks, yeah thankfully the right outcome happened because crap like that tarnishes the game.
If the clock is running inside one minute and a foul is committed causing the clock to stop, like an illegal shift, the opponent can elect to take a ten second runoff. How the heck do the people paid to run these games not know the rules? Like the Oklahoma State - Central Michigan disaster, these are things an official should INSTANTLY recognize and catch! Do they not give pop quizzes to these officials on unusual situations to make sure they KNOW THE DAMN RULES? It would have been an absolute sham if LSU had won that game.
What's the runoff rule? An offensive penalty under a minute or something?
Definitely, although I think at least one was intentional to get a better angle for the field goal. I'm definitely not one to ignore or brush off mistakes just because they got the win but I'm optimistic that a lot of these penalties will have a steep learning curve from experience.
He wasn't even drunk - but I'm in grad school at VT currently so I know Hokies are by and large a good bunch, yours truly included. That's the irony - somebody tells me to go F myself, and little does he know I might be his teacher one semester. Speaking of Fs...
Let's all take some time to be grateful we avoided this disarray, because once it gets settled into a program it is hard to weed out. Think about what USC was 10 years ago. Can you imagine going through a decade like that? Or 20 years, if you're Michigan? 25, if you're Nebraska?
We can say "who's got it better than us," and it's not a complete joke.
It's great to hear this. Always remember the reputation you create for our university. I remember in Blacksburg last year (a great place with great fans for the most part) there was this one random student who came up to me out of nowhere and was such an ass - is that really the reputation you want someone to have of your university? All it takes is one jerk to spoil someone's opinion of Ohio State, so always be welcoming.
Well it doesn't look like wings to me and Michigan is stupid.
This is one of those questions I've always been afraid to ask because it just seems stupid, but can someone explain how Michigan's helmet looks like a wing? Is that triangular side on the part the wing, or the striped part down the middle? I've seen wings on birds, bugs, bats, and airplanes... but I just don't get it here.
Sorry I offended you.
I guess "shelf" had a stronger connotation than I thought.
Michigan's out of conference opponents are Hawaii (played OSU in 2015), UCF (played OSU in 2012), and Colorado (played OSU in 2011). I'd shelf the disdain here.
Hey that was me! The link is in my signature. I agree that it could use an update.
The word "Harbaugh" appears so many times on this website that Google is starting to show me ads for Michigan gear. Let's move on.
A game like this is exactly why I can't stand the argument that we should "relax, a win is a win" when the Buckeyes play sloppy. Any Saturday, critical errors like those described above can lead to a loss that derails a season and stings almost 20 years later. You can't accept mistakes simply because it eventually went your way, because some days it won't.
There was a terrible interception called against North Carolina State back in 2003, before replay.
Can you imagine losing a game 63-14 today?