Repost! Happens to the best of us...
I tend to agree, except with the Big 12 - several newbies (TCU & WVU) and schools who are constantly talked about in terms of joining other conferences. I think I could realistically see the Big 12 going extinct if Texas leaves - and which conference wouldn't want Texas?
Overall though, I like the idea of a 6 team playoff with 5 major conferences with automatic bids and 1 at large bid.
And Raekwon was mostly sitting on the bench - MUCH better in pass coverage than Curtis Grant
Exactly - think about it. If you could do that, teams would just run receivers next to each other with one playing the "blocker" to knock the CB or S out of defending the play. The rule is there for a reason, it's rarely called though - hence the large number of "pick" plays in football right now (ncaa & nfl)...but this was too blatant not to be called.
I sure as hell hope the OSU/PSU game isn't competitive. Rutgers should have beat PSU and TTUN did beat them...all stats that say the game shouldn't be competitive if we're truly the team we think we are.
Exactly - this doesn't get UK a national spotlight at all, and if you are elite that should be what you want. Ohio State under UFM (especially in the years ahead with this young team) will have the national spotlight. You can win Heisman's at Ohio State, and at UK you really have no shot at that.
Overlooking Penn State for who, Illinois? If we were saying the same thing, overlooking Illinois for Michigan St - I might agree. The team looks laser focused right now, playing good football and getting better as we tune up for November!
No way Gibson comes here to play WR! Freak athlete, yes...but freak WR? How does he beat Cager on the depth chart!?
Haskins is an elite talent you can build a class around. I like Guarantano, but don't see him getting the press of Haskins at OSU.
What is the impact of JTB IV and Braxton coming back next year, and the growing respect of Joe Burrows have on us getting Gibson?
Once Ohio State gets the same credit for beating Indiana that SEC teams get for beating Missouri I'll be quiet.
No question - playoff and at least one win. I'm ok loosing the title even with this young ass team of ours, as long as we knock off a SEC team (hopefully) on the way.
Does Gibson still come though with JTB IV playing so well?? And Harris with EZE tearing it up and Samuel behind him? I know Urban talked about loving the special recruits that don't care about the depth chart, but these are 17 yr old kids who want to play.
Also, didn't follow Stump much...but does he hurt us on Cager?
Sorry...look at the talent on Ole Miss or Miss St. Ohio State is better, talent wise, than both of those schools. The SEC is having an off year and I look forward to the playoff proving this.
Wouldn't that mean "bye" games though with 6 teams? I like 8, but 3 weeks of games seems excessive unless they shorten the regular season by a week and play some of the games mid Dec.
Hope so, especially if we end the season with a nice run! We'd have to be preseason favorites to win it all, regardless of B1G perception.
Can someone please PAY Ed Warinner and lock him up for the next 10 years...please...
His rating, I feel, is entirely due to being in Athens. The coaches saw something they like from this "3 star" recruit and I'm happy to have him as a future buckeye! Especially given proximity would present him potential to go to Pitt, WVU or KY and likely have a better shot at starting.
Parity = need for a 16 team playoff!
When it comes to ND - I have a bit of a different opinion. The bulk of the committee are AD's from power conferences, and I have to believe that all of them think that ND has been giving the middle finger to the power conferences for way too long. I can see the committee saying basically, join a conference and play a conference title game or else...Sure if they run the table and beat FSU, USC, AZ St...that is a different issue, but a 1 loss ND team is definitely not a lock!
I'll always hate Michigan, because I grew up during the Cooper era...so many heartbreaking losses!
That being said, I would cheer for Michigan over anyone else other than Ohio State - because when the last game of the Big Ten regular season comes, I want to be playing a strong Michigan team where Ohio State gets positive press from handing their asses to them. We are better when Michigan is better (except 2006...shhh), and the Big Ten is better as a whole.
Bottom line, I want the entire B1G to be strong and I want any B1G team to beat any team from any other given conference - especially the SEC!
That is what the new scheme is all about though, right? In theory, it should help us from being dominated by a 5 star receiver (like Sammy Watkins)...
We gave up a couple of big plays last week, but done of those WR's made anywhere close to 10 catches against the revamped D.
And my confidence in his abilities lowers a bit...
#1 dual threat QB in his class! I'd prefer to let him throw a little too!!
On review - that IS the truck from the commercial, I think it is a still. Doubt it was seen in the wild, just repurposed commercial footage.