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Comment 26 Aug 2015

ok, maybe the sarcasm went whoosh but as someone who posts on TKP I've found them to be a good bunch and interested in hearing our take on the game. They love their tema (surprise) but respect us and want to talk football and not trash when we visit. I have. A lot of respect for VT, for a number of reasons beyond football, and find them to be a classy fan base and TKP a class act. 

Comment 25 Aug 2015

Auburn. Family went / goes there and I really like the school and campus. Great, but different, atmosphere than in Columbus, primarily in tailgating since there is no large parking lot surrounding Jordan Hare.

Go Bucks and War damn Eagle

Comment 25 Aug 2015

I doubt it will have much impact as the NCAA, B1G and OSU can establish its own rules on usage and I doubt those change. There may be more forms available but I would guess any student that wanted to get some weed already has it readily available. this would mean that being caught with it would result in no state charges and probably no Federal ones either unless it is of sufficient quantity to be dealing or caught in a Federal location. I view it a lot like PEDs, many of which can be legally obtained but are banned for use by athletes except in very specific cases.

Off topic, but interesting is US pot is now being smuggled abroad from legal locations as it is of better quality; resulting in foreign pot farmers losing business and turning to more profitable crops like heroin poppies.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

All are fans, and welcome in the family; except those that are douches, no matter their affiliation. 

Comment 23 Aug 2015

It really doesn't exist. People assume causation when they see a statistic that support their belief even where there isn't causation. People make the claim that playing Navy results in a greater likelihood of losing the following week, and because crappy teams that tend to lose lose they assume it was from playing Navy. Sure, it may take a little different prep for the triple option but if a team is a good team and fundamentally sound they tend not to lose after playing Navy. Sure, you'd like to play identical offenses as much as possible but rarely do you see that; yet we don't her about a spread effect or a hurry up effect, because like the navy effect, they simply do not exists. The unique thing about Navy to is not an often seen offense so the rarity causes people to ascribe things to it that do not exist.We like to see patterns where none exist and establish rules to conform to those patterns.

As for data, teams were 7 - 4 in 2013 after playing Navy. Included in those 4 were Hawaii which won 1 game all season and Air Force  which finished  2 - 10. Notre Dame (9 - 4) lost to Pitt (7 - 6) and Pitt lost to GT (another triple option team so they should have been ready for that style of play). Of the 4 teams that lost after playing Navy, losing was pretty much the story except for ND. If there was a Navy effect you should expect it to exist year to year.

Comment 23 Aug 2015

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Comment 22 Aug 2015

Yup. They potential were a quick TD, onside kick and TD away from overtime or 2 2pt conversions from a win.

Most Ducks fans are reasonable, ut when I get the "that last TD was low class, we'd won if only we had..." routine I comment how nice it is they use a Zero as their symbol since that's their record in NC games.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

1) Who was injured after Navy? I don't recall any significant ones but I could be wrong.

2) I don't buy the Navy effect. Hundreds of teams lose games they shouldn't. See TTUN vs Appy State. It's more about poor teams losing than the offense run. UF went 4 - 8 in 2013, losing to all kinds offenses yet people claim the triple option cases teams to lose games they shouldn't or to be bad the next game when in reality the losing teams simply were bad football teams. If the triple option were that magical of an offensive solution more teams would run it and Navy would be a NC contender year after year. People take a random stat, such as teams are 1 - 8 after playing Navy, and assume their is some correlation between the two outcomes beyond most of those losing teams were crappy teams.

Comment 22 Aug 2015

VT's biggest challenge, a you point out, is depth. Getting us game 1 helps with that although you don't have a tuneup game to get things settled before you play us; then again neither do we so both teams will be entering the game with a lot of potential but with a few question marks that need to be addressed. To me, the biggest ? is how will our WR fare against your DBs? Can the make big plays against what is arguably one of the best DB tandems in CFB this year? 12 Guage or JT can get them the ball so it will be up to them to finish.

OTOH, I think our running game will be hitting on all cylinders for the game. The big difference this year is we have a lot of proven players that can run the ball and a much improved O line to make holes. Your D will have their hands full the entire game.

Overall, I think we win by a TD or so.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

I think one issue is how gas is produced and distributed. If a refinery is down gas needs to be shipped in which adds to the costs and pipeline capacity is constrained so we import  foreign gas rather than ship domestic gas due to the constraints. In addition the US is exporting a lot of gasoline so domestic prices are influenced by world prices, which are relatively high. If you can make more exporting it you reduce domestic supply and thus keep domestic prices higher. Finally, US demand is up as prices drop and SUVs and big trucks become more popular so prices don't fall as much relative to declining oil prices.Finally, IIRC, the US refines light sweet crude which is more expensive than the crude typically produced worldwide. Add in taxes and crude prices only represent some 60% of final costs.

Comment 15 Aug 2015

Isn't Wilson suspended for the VT game? Losing Corey Smith hurt as well. I agree Vannett will be a factor, as will Samuel. Miller no doubt has the skills to be a great WR but he essentially will be playing a poison he has never played and how he takes to getting hit and blocking remains to be seen. I have no doubt he can do that and is an exceptional athlete who will be very good at WR; but he'll still be learning.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

I think you are underestimating VT. The play a very disciplined defensive game that can attack our weaknesses. We are breaking in a new crop of talented but young WRs against what some consider the best defensive secondary tandem in the country. If we can't establish a passing game then they'll be able to key in against the run. Can they shut Zeke down? I doubt it, but him and Samuel and Braxton will have to carry the game if it comes to that. No matter how good JT or 12 Gauge is passing if our WR's don't step up we're in for a long game. I think we win but VT is a dangerous opponent who will be ready for us. I think they are the 3rd toughest team we play after MSU and TTUN.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

While I agree with your point mine was that while the may have been  7 - 6 team over the season they will be a healthy, and much better team, in the opener. Depth counts over the season and, to a lesser extent, in games. In a game, even if your backup isn't as good as the starter all you need him to do is be good enough to give the starter a rest. Even if you lose a starter in a game you can plan around that. But as injuries take there toll in a season lack of depth across the board means yo are regressing in ability as a team as now the 3rd string is the backup an date talent droopy might be big. 

However, we get VT when they should be healthy and rested, as we are. I expect them to give us a good game that will be close.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

At least one mag projects them to win the Coastal Division. How good are they? I don't know but they're a better team than their record shows since they'll be healthy and experienced.  They've lost one of their stars (I can't remember his name) but we have 4 guys suspended as well. We've got  some solid, but inexperienced WR's and they have one of the best secondaries in the country. They're a solid opponent and if we don't play well they can pull off another upset. Sure, we win the paper matchup but what counts I what the scoreboard says at 00:00. Give them credit for winning last year; even if we rebounded and won it all. I think we win this time but it'll be close until the end.

Comment 14 Aug 2015

Hodges and Mallack should give our LB's some real challenges. McMillan is starting of rt. efforts time and has big shoes to fill replacing Grant. Perry adds some solid experience but I suspect you guys will test them early and often.

I'm not as worried about your running game. I think our D Line is solid, even without Bosa. I don't see Brewer as a scrambler or run threat so we need to pressure him into bad decisions.

Comment 12 Aug 2015

While I think we win, in VT's defense they suffered a lot of injuries throughout the season so their performance may not be a good indicator of their abilities. They return everyone that scored against us, IIRC, and have a pretty good D as well; so a pick 6 is not out of the realm of possibility. Couple that with our loss of our best deep threat and Bosa for the VT game and it could be a dogfight to the end. I think we win, but by a TD or so and VT is in it to the end.

Comment 12 Aug 2015

Going to a top grad school is a very humbling experience. Everyone around you is so smart and you feel so dumb and you wonder how you got in. The only thing I could take solace in was the words of Calvin Coolidge:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

You don't have to be the smartest, just don't give up when others do.