EVERYTHING is about hating Beck Homer...except this!
What do they do and why should we care who they pick?
Bingo. The difference against MSU was they could match us physically and not wear down. Without being able to open them up with the passing game they could completely control us by knowing we were one dimensional. Dantonio essentially said "I don't think you can throw it, I'm going to load the box and attack every running lane with linebackers and safeties...prove me wrong."
Warinner is getting a pass, because we know what he brings to the table...a phenomenal offensive line. He hasn't been given a pass on the coordinator duties and most of us have been critical. Tim Beck is in charge of QB's and calling plays from the box...all areas that have regressed most visibly this season. Without being at practice and in meetings nobody can be certain, but just based staff addition and subtraction it seems like a safe bet that Beck isn't working.
We need a good QB/OC guy for sure. Mangino is a great coordinator/coach, but the baggage and issues would be too much. Look to the lower D1 schools for successful coordinators/QB coach with HC aspirations. Going with Beck was like Tressel sticking with Bollman...he isn't great but he isn't going to leave either.
Sticking a microphone in front of a 18-20 year old emotional kid is never going to go well. Although I agreed with everything Zeke said, it's best to not even go there.
The 2006 game was by far the most satisfying. I've never been so excited for a game before or after. Not only was the hype there, but the game lived up to it.
2002 was just excruciating to the end, 1998 was relief, 2004 was a happy surprise but none compared to 2006 for me.
Nobody wants the cocks job.
Very sad. It's too risky to continue this.
I was initially pretty skeptical of our chances regardless of the _ichigan game outcome, but after last nights rankings and the upcoming games I found myself more optimistic. ND is an underdog to Stanford, Oklahoma has to travel to Stillwater, Iowa and MSU will cancel each other out and Baylor travels to Fort Worth. That's assuming Alabama and Clemson don't stumble. Not very likely but not totally out of the question...
Seriously though, does it come off as creepy, morbid and pathetic to anyone else?
Giving speeches in a graveyard? Walking to previous coaches graves? Some seriously morbid things they do there.
That happens a lot. The 1972 Dolphins may have went 17-0 but they played the worst schedule (.396%).
It will take a 2007-like chaos to get us in the playoff. MSU will have to lose to Penn State. Then we will have to beat Michigan...by a lot...and then Iowa...by a lot. Losing to MSU the way we lost will have a strong effect on the committee. It wasn't a "flukey" turnover filled game where we did some good things...it was completely got dominated type of game. Oklahoma will have to lose as well.
I think our realistic goal is getting to a New Years Six Bowl and beating a quality opponent to send this generation of Buckeyes out with a good win.
No offense to MSU but every defense we've faced has been a non fly zone for our passing game.
You can't win them all. We were bound to have a bad day where everything went wrong from the play calls to the execution. It's unfortunate it happened when it did.
100% AGREE. Although I am pretty sure of what I saw Saturday, I like to hear from someone experienced who takes the time to breakdown the plays and give us a detailed summary of what happened.
I doubt they would have passed downfield more...we haven't tried it all year with either QB.
This loss squarely goes on the coaches. I am not usually one who calls them out, but this was not an execution or effort issue. The idea that Cardale would have made a difference is ludicrous. We haven't shown any ability to stretch the field all season with Cardale or JT....we haven't really even tried! Dantonio's gameplan was essentially "I don't think you can throw the ball downfield...prove me wrong". We responded with telegraphed QB draws and sweeps into a defense that was selling out to stop the run and filling every gap with linebackers or safeties.
The regression of this offense has been one of the most frustrating things to witness that I can remember. Not just the play calling but how unorganized and completely directionless the offense seems. Typically when guys have been playing together for this long there should be some consistency. There is no excuse for an offense to be this ineffective when 90% of the same components are returning from a juggernaut. I am REALLY hoping we see an article from Kyle Jones breaking this game down to see what exactly happened.
This one isn't on the defense. Eventually they're going to get tired...you can't keep going 3 and out on offense all game.
This team will not beat Michigan next week.
Reality was it shouldn't have even been close. MSU won it by a mile...we were lucky.
Better team won.
This feels like a remake of the 2008 Penn State game.