Also from what I understand, there was supposed to be a rail system linking all the towers, and there were to be more mini-unions like the Drake between the towers.
I'm excited to see how the situation at WR shakes out, but let's not downplay the contributions of Posey and Sanzenbacher. That duo obviously doesn't match the 05 or 06 receivers, but they were very productive.
Side note: This article mentions the 05 receives, but how about those 2006 receivers? Ginn, Gonzo, Hartline, Robo, and Roy Hall. Every one of them ended up being drafted.
What platform did you guys build the site with?
Am I missing something here? They finished #2 in the coaches poll and #5 in the AP. They finished #1 in the National Football Foundation poll -- which I can't imagine was accepted as one of the "official" polls of college football.
This whole discussion about Auburn is about them claiming dubious championships. That's exactly what OSU does when it claims it won the 1970 championship, when it actually lost the last game of the season.
OSU fans (which to be clear, I am one) ability to rationalize claiming a national championship in a year that OSU lost it's bowl game is astounding to me.
Schools that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
OSU claims the 1970 national championship even though it lost the Rose Bowl, while Nebraska went undefeated (one tie, but won it's bowl) and was ranked #1 in the AP at the end of the season.
One huge penalty I haven't seen very many people mention was the false start on 3rd and 5 late in the game. 3rd and 5 in the maroon zone is a totally different playcall than 3rd and 10.
Where does the confidence in Guiton come from? It comes from success against the easier part of the OSU schedule. People need to live in reality. I love Guiton and I'm glad he's on the team, but Cal's defense isn't MSU's.
I love 11W and all the content here, but a word of advice: Don't distort images from their original proportions. (The one used here got squished.)
Another H question: With Dontre's speed, wouldn't it make sense to send him deep every once in a while? I think the answer is that the H typically works the underneath option routes... But couldn't his speed be used to outrun the defense on deep routes?
Does it not make sense to take out Spencer/Fields to get Hall in? I wouldn't expect Brown to come out.
Any idea why they aren't bringing in Hall instead of Elliot or why Hall isn't playing the H? Did playing as a normal RB at the start of the year really set Hall back so far as the H that he shouldn't see the field?
This makes no sense to me. We heard so much about him in the off season for the past two years and he did great earlier in the year when Hyde was gone. I would love to see him more.
On TV (and in the stands) there was a lot of complaining and commenting on how the CBs were lining up far off the receivers. Was there anything wrong with their depth? I chalked it up to playing a defense that's weakness is the flat.
Great questions! I was wondering the same thing. More explanation there would be awesome.
It would be great if we could win without Miller, because he could sit and rest for another week since Florida A&M is after Cal... but he better be ready to play vs Wisconsin.
There's also going to be a Panera location in the stadium this year (but with a limited menu).
This was a typo, right?
"The defense will be in dime coverage a majority of the time, a favorite formation of Everett Withers."
OSU's primary defense should be four down linemen, two LBs, 2 safetys, 2 corners and a "star"... unless I missed something?
Don't get too caught up with formation names. If OSU lines up in the diamond they will still be running the same plays they usually run, just with some extra wrinkles. You'll still see power read/IV, inside zone, outside zone and counter. A formation is just where you stand before you run your play. It's not an offense and its not a play.
I don't understand why people talk so much trash about Tressel offenses. They won a national title, BCS games, a Heisman and a LOT of Big 10 games.
Also, "Dave" is just power, which we still run plenty.
Unrelated: Are you guys distorting images a little? I've seen a few that seem a little horizontally stretched.
This is a great example of a stupid NCAA rule.
"Northwestern already took a new approach to selling tickets for the Ohio State game earlier this month when it sent emails to about 100,000 alumni offering single-game tickets before they go on sale to the general public — the hope being that more of them would attend the game and avoid Ryan Field filling up with opposing fans as it did last season with Nebraska fans when the Cornhuskers came to town."
Got my ticket and my girlfriend's from a friend who went to Northwestern. Hooray for gaming the system!
Can't stand Bielema, which is another way of saying I wish Wisconsin had been able to hold onto him. Losing coaches like him is why the Big 10 isn't what it once was.