In this shortened edition, my seventh viewing of the Sugar Bowl, it's more apparent just how effective Alabama's Derrick Henry was in this game. I'm not sure why Lane Kiffin didn't go back to him more. On the subject of old Lane, I can't for the life of me comprehend why people think he's a good coach in any capacity - from the Raiders to Tennessee to USC to Alabama... I just. don't. get it.
Sadness, horrors, sorrow, despair, angst, misery, anguish, it's all the same...
I was at the Virginia Tech game in Columbus and the VT-Miami game in Blacksburg - my first night game as a grad school Hokie. I was sick from start to finish, wondering how in the world this unrecognizable, sloppy, disorganized team had managed to derail Ohio State's season. I guess I certainly didn't respond to the proverbial adversity as well as the Buckeyes did. I have completely accepted and embraced the VT loss, because I'm convinced without it this team would not have come together and improved the way they did, and would have had a more damaging loss later in the season.
On campus here at Virginia Tech, they've printed shirts that say, "Who needs a Horseshoe when you've got a Beamer? 35-21"... which is dumb. Some people are calling the Hokies the Transitive National Champions which did make me laugh. I just got my (Actual) National Champions shirt today so I'll wear it to class tomorrow and report back. Generally the Hokies are a great bunch though and I can't wait for Buckeye Nation to invade this September.
All the time, most recently that we lost to Virginia Tech again this season. It's always some weird score like 12-5.
You mean to be the criminally overrated postseason disappointment of the SEC East?
Well I had goosebumps throughout the whole thing so you must have done something right!
Mine crashed too go to the Radio feed!
We established this on the Finebaum/Cowherd thread - once a douche, always a douche. One article that happens to not be derogatory does not erase his history of simpering disdain for Ohio State. Don't forget Schlabach's "apology" letter a couple of weeks back that was filled with backhanded potshots and sarcastic compliments. Go Buckeyes, Ohio against the world.
I got a great laugh out of this. That's the spirit damn it, you're either a Buckeye or you can go to hell.
My God, Thad can barely walk. I hope his players can learn a lesson from his toughness.
We have absolutely got to avoid turnovers like those muffed punts. It cost us in the Orange Bowl too. If we have more than one turnover, I don't like our chances.
I'm in grad school at VT after undergrad and a victory lap at OSU. Obviously I was rooting for Ohio State. What a disaster. I look forward to an absolute annihilation next year that makes the Wisconsin game look like a pillow fight.
I drove 4,500 miles to be there, it made the win even better.
Why does everyone act like Eugene and Pasadena are like Akron and Cleveland? It's a 13 hour drive for the Ducks too.
75% of Alabama doesn't have internet.
You said it yourself: "I can't wait to watch College Final." Point goes to Mark.
DJ BYRNES STAND UP! You called it. Warren Gamaliel Harding FTW.
A lot to learn indeed, but you could almost see it happening in real time during the second half. This was a needed reality check before conference play starts. It won't be the last they get, but it's a start. I am generally on the more cynical side of things when it comes to poor performances but I'm happy with the effort in the second half.
Thad should be proud of the second half effort, and you could tell in the second half his team realized they could have won that game. They'll hopefully be more confident and hungry for those wins in the coming weeks and months.
I have the same problem. Google and my cookies must not realize I only visit MGoBlog to wallow in an ocean of tears.
Maybe (hopefully) you're right.