Why are you making this recommendation? I was planning on leaving Ohio around 4 am, google maps shows it takes 5 hours without traffic from my place....is this a bad idea?
Congrats 11W nation, you have convinced me to make a spontaneous road trip to Maryland on Saturday!! I just grabbed two tickets off of StubHub.
Good point and I expect 7 man blitz packages....and Mike Thomas to have huge game (3 TDs).
I remember when scUM moved Gardner to WR a couple years back he looked good in that role. Cardale would certainly create some mismatch problems with his size but I'm unsure of his raw speed and hands. Heck, it's worth a shot if Braxton is healthy next year and there are still Barrett and Collier on the depth chart.
I want to see Cardale succeed at OSU one way or another.
Barrett - another huge game, 300+ and 4 TDs
Doran Grant - shutdown game
Honorable mention - Joey Bosa setting up shop in the Cincy backfield.....ALL....NIGHT....LONG!
I was thinking about the same thing, but I think it will be Samuel's breakout game. Hell, I'll take a great game by both Samuel and EzE and let media run wild with our new thunder and lightning attack.
What I'm most hopeful for is for Wilson to have a good game, Thomas to keep doing his thing and for Devin to catch more than just one deep ball.
Jim Tressel just winked at you ;)
How great would it be for Mizzou to win their division while Indiana finishes with their typical 5-7 season.
Nevermind, we will just dismiss the Indiana win over Mizzou as a fluke at the end of the year.
Starting??? It is old, very old. He is definitely ready for the NFL based on his off the field actions.
The real question is....why suspend only a half? That's right they play Clemson. This is pathetic. A slap in the wrist and a half game suspension....reminds me of the Manziel one quarter suspension last year.
But if he plays great in the second half and leads FSU to a come from behind win, then he is a hero. I am totally disenchanted with Winston.
With that being said....many college students say dumb things and act immature. Do these actions garner a half game suspension, I don't know. The point is that you are student-athlete, starting QB at FSU - BE A POSITIVE EXAMPLE AND LEADER FOR GOD'S SAKE!!
OSU will blow KSU's doors off in the first half because KSU is bad and OSU is going to play very angry on Saturday.
I agree, Va Tech will be the best defense we face in hind sight at the end of the year. I think Va Tech could give FSU all kinds of fits this year.
I'm not looking to solve anything with my post. I guess trolls and others thinking that many coaches should be shown the door right now is frustrating and won't solve any problems.
Trolls and noobs....DEATH TO ALL OF YOUR LAME/DUMB COMMENTS AND THREADS!!
Yep, all the other conferences never have bad years. The ACC, Pac-12 and Big 12 are always tough as nails.
I hate the SEC, but they do have a good run going the past 10 years. But the other 4 power conferences have all had rough patches.
McMillan is the whole answer to solving the defensive problem, yet I truly believe the part of the solution including him. Looks like a beast, a hungry beast.
Only to get reps because the game is out of hand, not because of an injury or lackluster performance by JT.
When there are 7-8 guys in the box, with 6 blitzing just about every play and you can't get to the edge....I'll take a middle screen to Elliott. That would be 3 OLs to block 2 defenders left in the box, I like those chances.
I would not want to face this OSU team this week. You know they are going to come out hungry. Hungry with a giant chip on their shoulder. This is going to be an ugly one plus Kent State isn't that good either.
I'm going with 38-0 at halftime with 300+ yards on offense. Kent State will get a cheap TD late, 52-7 good guys, then on to the Cincy game.
Exactly my thoughts. There was separation yet it didn't translate to catches. I'd say there were at least 5 catchable balls that were dropped.
Maybe they need to work on catching the ball with their hands??? Then that is right up Smith's alley, but separation isn't an issue.
It's frustrating to see Wilson make a one-handed over the shoulder catch, and then WRs don't make the routine grabs.
13-1....running the table, winning the B1G championship and bowl game.
There isn't anyone on OSU's schedule that I'm nervous about including MSU. MSU's defense is not as good as last year, and their offense isn't unstoppable either. It should be a close game and one that OSU wins.
There were quite a few good things to take away from the game:
1) Bad offensive performance led to 21 points. Another 7 points lost on dropped TD and 6 more on missed FGs. Against a solid, aggressive defense like Va Tech, OSU had the potential to score 34 and those were just 3 plays that OSU makes 99% of the time.
2) Run defense is ridiculously good and Spence is coming back this week. Bennett, Bosa and Washington get much of the praise (deserving) and Miller/Frazier have played great in Spence's absence while guys like Munger and Schutt have solidified the rotation on the DL.
3) Raekwon McMillan - I know he only got a few snaps, but looked like a beast/manimal on mission. He may end up being the next great LB at OSU
4) JT Barrett - numbers didn't look good, yet his poise can't be taught. If he had just another second on a couple throws the game may have been different. His future looks very bright despite the stat line from this game.
I'm a little frustrated with the play calling on offense, the porous OL/lack of running game and no intermediate passing. I said going into the game that I wanted to see intermediate passing and little. With the defense Va Tech was playing, I'm disappointed that the quick slant wasn't utilized more along with some screen passes to Elliott.
Season is still young and players are still growing. I expect OSU to still run the table and finish in the top 10 but outside of the playoff come the end of the year.
I think the scariest part of the game is that Va Tech defense showed everyone on OSU's schedule the recipe for shutting them down. Granted, most teams won't have the talent Va Tech has on defense, especially DBs, but the recipe for success is now obviously out there.
I think I was delusional yesterday. I'll either be at a bar watching all 3 live while focusing on OSU, or....watching OSU live at home with the other 2 games DVRed.
Thank you 11W brethren for talking some sense into me. Whew, that was a close one!