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Comment 04 Dec 2016

Don't you think other schools with "booster" penalties(Miami comes to mind) may be raising the question with the NCAA?

They might, but this is about a coach, not a player or a recruit and I'm not aware of the NCAA having any jurisdiction in this area outside of coach/player/recruit contact, which doesn't apply here.

Comment 04 Dec 2016

If OSU had a qb like McSorley (makes the deep throws, elusive runner)

McSorley had some nice throws tonight but a fair number of the big plays were just thrown up for grabs and the Wisky DBs never turned and located the ball.

If Conley or Lattimore had the same defensive positions those balls are knocked down or picked off.

Comment 02 Dec 2016

I like the format as it is.  8 teams with 4 teams getting home field advantage just creates a new issue as the rankings become important and what is so cut-and-dried about them?  Imagine OSU having to play Alabama at Bryant-Denny in 2014.  Do they still win the game?  Maybe, but home crowds can provide an advantage beyond an emotional boost as we saw at PSU with the snap count.

6 teams is also a problem.  Getting a bye allows

1) extra time to rest and heal up the other teams don't have

2) extra time to watch film and prepare

3) no risk of injury that the other 4 teams have to take

all because a group of people decided 2 teams were the best before any met on the field.  There simply aren't enough games and cross-over play to determine that in CFB.

Comment 01 Dec 2016

Though the Buckeye defense has been stout against the run all year long, ranking 15th nationally, they'd struggled when facing 'Pro-Style' teams that operate under center and often out of the I-formation. Wisconsin and Michigan State each tallied over 200 yards on the ground, with the latter's effort coming just one week before Ohio State faced the Spartans' in-state rivals. 

In both games the D gave up multiple explosive plays on the ground, including one 60+ yarder in each, which impacted the run D stats significantly.  Also, the jet sweep did a lot of damage in the first half of the Wisconsin game.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

They had 32 points in the paint, which helps the shooting percentage a lot.  If they go back to passing the ball around the perimeter and launching a forced shot because of time, well yeah, there will be horrid shooting nights.  But they are attacking the basket much better than last year.

They were 6 of 17 on 3-pointers, so it wasn't as if they were blistering the nets from there.

I don't know if they will ever stop the turnovers but I would hope that most nights they won't have anything near 20.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

I said >= meaning I think they are at least as good or better, not that they are definitively better.  And I gave reasons why I THINK that.  Of course I don't know.  This whole thread is for opinions.

Anyway,  a match-up between the two comes down to Bama's D versus Michigan's O and vice versa.  Not D vs D and O vs O.  And I think Bama wins that one.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

17 fouls to 10, 19 TOs to 10 and they are still in the game.

As much as we've been in the paint the foul situation should be closer.  But the TOs kill us constantly against good teams.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

What evidence do you have that the Wolverines are better?

Michigan can be run on.  We got 200+ yards with a dysfunctional passing game and serious issues at RT.  Very unlikely we do that with 'Bama.  With their DTs they can shut down the run w/o bringing extra guys into the box.

The Wolverine D was clearly gassed in the 4th quarter and OT in our game.    Bama has enough depth to avoid that.

The B1G isn't exactly a murderer's row of offenses.  The best passing attack they faced was against an OOC opponent and they weren't stopping them until the starting QB was knocked out of the game.

I'm not going to pass judgment on the SEC until the bowl games are played.  I've seen this before where their offenses supposedly suck and they wind up scoring above their season's average in the bowl matchups.

Comment 30 Nov 2016

Bama's D  >= Michigan's D (I think the Wolverines have the better secondary but Bama's ability to rush w/ 4 is unreal).

Bama O > Michigan O.