We are a really good team, but we have shown this season that we can play down and keep teams in games when they shouldn't be. Ever since the win at East Lansing we've kind of been in a funk with letting teams hang around. Hopefully that ended last weekend, but it still gives me a moderate uncomfortable feeling about the game.
Unless he has the most inept QB coach, we dodged a major bullet getting Barrett and not getting Swoopes. I've watched bits and pieces of the game and he's thrown some of the worst interceptions I've seen this season. Not really a QB in my opinion.
Texas has an amazing defense. If they get a good offensive staff to go along with the defense they will be a great team. They won't beat TCU without an offense today.
The staff and Braxton will make the best decision for his future. I am pretty sure that Brax will be an H-Back or WR next year but as fans I think it's best for us to wait until that day comes. Either way I trust that the decision will be the best for the program. C
Oregon State over Oregon, Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Auburn over Alabama, Florida over Florida State, Georgia Tech over Georgia and Texas over TCU. Chaos baby!!!
Losing Jamal Marcus sucks every more so now.
Rodriguez. Losing a lot of games was new and more painful for them at this time. Also, he never won a game against Ohio State.
I don't usually go PC but his use of words was pretty stupid. Say it out loud before you go on the air...
None of the three. If they got either of the Harbaugh brothers I'd worry, but John isn't going anywhere and Jim has pissed them off to the point that I don't think the regents/directors would accept him. Les is past his prime...he can't win at LSU like before and he gets the top players in the country. If Miles comes it'll be basically out to pasture.
I kind of figured this would happen. The second positive pretty much made it impossible for him to come back no matter how much he'd grown or changed. I hope he gets a chance to keep working, finish his degree and take a shot at the NFL if he wants. Pretty much everyone makes a big mistake in life; hopefully he can learn and take something positive from it.
Old stuffy guys.
Hall's flip off of •ichigan Stadium was as epic or even more than the banner tear down of 1973...actually more so because we won. Everyone can say it's embarrassing but deep down we know how we really feel.
Is it just me or does it seem like J.T's arm is getting stronger? His passes seem to have A LOT more velocity on them; many times too much velocity the last few games.
Jalin certainly has made the H-Back position his own!
I REALLY hate this years version of TTUN. They are a mystery, because they have no identity on offense. If they try to run with the pro-style attack that they've shown recently it will be a blood bath. We all know they won't do that. I fully expect them to spread the field and try to hit us with screens, draws and option plays. On defense I expect them to sell out and take a ton of risks. This WILL be Hoke's last game, so no doubt they will be fired up. This is a very dangerous foe to face, especially given how emotional our team is. Ball security is a must. We cannot have a mid-game let down like the last two weeks. This is their super bowl; it's all they have left to play for.
I expect us to attack their defense on the perimeter early to loosen up their stout interior line. I expect a lot of edge blitzes, so we should be able to make them pay with the jail break screen and swing passes to Elliott. Smith and Thomas should be able to get open deep on PA, and we need to keep letting Jalin do his thing on sweeps and wildcat.
TTUN come out emotional and on fire but Ohio State weathers the early storm, minimizes mistakes and pulls away in the second half.
Ohio State - 49
TTUN - 24
Honestly, now I just look at the highlight film and less at the rankings. There is some truth to the rankings, but for the most part its about staff ability to evaluate and develop talent. A good example is occurring up north. Every season TTUN has way higher ranked classes than MSU, and Dantonio's guys pummel them. Based on how Coach Meyer and the staff has recruited and developed, I'm even more excited for this next wave of recruits.
Some of those blocks looks like he is just throwing the guy across the field. He is going to be a terrifying guard or tackle on a pull play. I would not want to be a defender with him running at me full speed.
Probably Connor Cook from MSU. Great QB.
The playoff committee has at least so far been pretty good at evaluating the teams. TCU doesn't have any big games left and if we beat Wisconsin (hopefully Wisconsin) we will jump TCU and Baylor. The one we need to worry about is Mississippi State. Hopefully Ole Miss drops out of sight on the playoff poll after their shutout loss against Arkansas. If Ole Miss beats Mississippi State that would seal it for us, but the bottom has dropped out there and I don't think they will challenge the Bulldogs.
How the hell is Ole Miss still ranked?
Give it to them both, problem solved!
Maybe with an impressive performance against Penn State, Michigan State will jump us in the Coaches Poll!!!!
I seriously question the purpose of the coaches poll in today's day in age.
Jalin Marshall = Roger Craig.
KEEP HOKE!!! I love him at UM, even more than Rodriguez. I knew that Rodriguez was a good coach, but I'm not so sure about Hoke. PLEASE STAY HOKE!!!!