Isn't he actually doing well in school anyway? I thought I heard he had something in the realm of a 3.5 GPA.
That's the one thing that's been bugging me since the Orange Bowl. The defense has been maligned around here, and rightfully so, but we all knew going into that game that Clemson was going to get theirs. But the defense stepped up-they got the safety, the pick in the redzone, forced Clemson to a three-and-out after going up 29-20, and got the pick late to give OSU a chance with two timeouts at midfield. And most of the time, the offense did nothing with it but immediately punt it back or turned it over. It was incredibly frustrating, especially going into the season, when you heard about all of these dynamic offensive weapons OSU was supposed to have.
I feel like the offense let down the defense, particularly in the last two games of this season.
Defense is tackling much better than last week.
They barely beat a 6-6 Washington State team. They barely beat a 7-5 Ole Miss team. They barely beat a 6-6 Mississippi State team. They blew a three-score lead against Georgia, which caused them to need the Hail Mary in the first place.
Clearly this is the resume of a championship team.
Paul Finebaum, self-proclaimed King of SEC Media, says that the ESPN and national narrative has been against the SEC and Auburn.
You can see for yourself on the Paul Finebaum Radio Show, currently being simulcast on ESPN.
You know this, I know this, this entire site knows this. But on the other hand, SEC SEC SEC
So we need to root for Clemson to knock of USCe this weekend to ensure Sparty gets in the Top 10 by the B1GCG. If USCe wins, I don't think that loss would knock Clemson out of the Top 10. I don't see any other upsets ahead of them, but I could be missing something.
Also, a prediction: if Auburn beats Alabama, Bama falls no further than 4th. And you'll see a disturbing number of voters who will vote Auburn #1 over both FSU and OSU. And it will be complete bullshit when it happens.
Okie State survives Baylor.
ESPN being very fair to the Buckeyes, IMO.
The absolutely best part of living on the West Coast-college football from 9am in the morning until just before midnight. March Madness (in Vegas if possible) is a close second.
Note: Evan Spencer died on his way back to his home planet.
He clearly wasn't giving an Evan Spencer interview. I don't hold this quote against him.
Coaches is up, too: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/ncaaf/polls/
#3 Good Guys
#16 Michigan State
Nice to see the Gophers in there, but man, Sparty/Wiscy continue to get no love.
I live in Seattle, and it's not a bad place to live as a Buckeye fan, you just have to deal with a lot of bandwagon fans. One of my good buddies had a meltdown on Facebook last night over the Oregon loss, but at least he's been a legit fan of the Ducks for years, unlike most of the Johnny-Come-Latelys around here. I had a guy tell me last night, with a straight face, that his favorite teams were the Seattle Seahawks, the Oregon Ducks, and the Miami Heat.
Since halftime of the Iowa game, Ohio State has outscored its opponents 143-21. I remember times when the OSU offense wouldn't hit that in six games. Insanity.
shades of tebow!
Purdue's offense looks like an episode of Breaking Madden.
I swear, I've been reading the live blog off and on for years, and didn't realize the real discussion happened down here. Interesting.The live blog thing up there is such a frustrating experience.
Seriously. La-a must be a more common name than Jill at this point, given the number of people I've talked to with a friend of a friend of a cousin that knows someone with that name.
It would be truly fantastic if somehow Oregon stumbled somewhere, bumping the Buckeyes into #3 behind FSU going into rivalry week.
Watching Florida fans have to root for their team to beat FSU, effectively helping Urban Meyer would be glorious.
Seattle sports fans would like to have a word with you. After the Seahawks game, of course, because they've been lifelong fans of them since 2005.
I can't tell if this is pregame of the USC game, or the 4th quarter of the Miami game.
I would agree with this. My wife and I went to the game last week-it was her first trip to the Shoe-and she remarked that it was not nearly as loud as she expected it to be, given the size. She's a Washington grad, and I've been to a couple of UW games with her here in Seattle, and it gets crazy loud, despite being 2/3rds of the size of the Shoe.
Then the Roby ejection happened. She got plenty of the noise she was expecting.
OHIO STATE LOSE A GAME?!