Yeah...so Michigan ain't winning this game by the way
Many of the Michigan players were still in diapers when Michigan last won in Columbus.
I think ever since that 2004 loss, Coach Tressel was possessed by the disembodied spirit of Barry Switzer and decided to absolutely crush Northwestern into the dirt with no mercy. 48-7, 54-10, 58-7, and 45-10 were the final scores after that 2004 loss.
Bob Evans is garbage. Tiny portions/same quality for more $$$.
I'm with Coach Meyer 100%. We need to move on as fans and support the guys. I think based on the track record we can safely assume they've learned and adjusted where they could.
The only reason I can see that they didn't take calls is if they're worried about getting an completely irrational lunatic caller that would derail the whole show. Based on some of the comments I've seen around the web I can see how that could be trouble. But bringing up tired old and already answered questions as filler is pointless. Just address the elephant(s) in the room and move on.
Me too. I just wonder who is left on their schedule that they can lose to...maybe Iowa? The only silver lining to them being undefeated would be the psychological damage it would do to their team and fanbase to lose out on everything in The Shoe in front of Buckeye Nation.
McCall would be great in the punt return department, but I think the staff is worried about his body not being able to take the abuse at his current weight. Honestly I just want our guy to catch the damn ball and hold onto it. We can't overlook the number of bullets we've dodged with having Dontre back there. Every time an opponent punts I'm holding my breath that he doesn't drop it or fumble it. It doesn't look like he's going anywhere so I hope he stays patient and has better concentration to catch the ball.
One of the worst parts about losing at Penn State is that we now have to root for Michigan to win out. I hate wanting them to do anything good.
My optimistic side wants to come out so badly here and say we're going to come out on fire and demolish them 60-0. I don't think that this is that type of team. We're going to be largely the same, but a bit sharper and a bit more urgent from the players to the coaches. The issues (receivers getting open) will still be there, but I think we'll see a more aggressive approach that will make crowd happy. Ohio State 45 Northwestern 13.
FYI, Michigan is Cyrus
I picked Michigan to win (ESPN Pick'Em)...but I don't think it will be an easy win. Although MSU has been as big of a trainwreck as I've seen in a while the potential is there to scare the *hit out of Michigan. MSU loves to play as spoilers and this would be the ultimate turd in Michigan's sundae. In the end however I think Michigan wins 28-24.
I'm picking Wisconsin. Nebraska has been flirting with disaster against inferior teams. Most of the time it'll come back to bite you eventually. They can't "out talent" Wisconsin and the Badgers will make them pay for every error they make. Wisconsin 24 Nebraska 16.
I might be in the minority here, but I really enjoyed the episode last night and the finale from last season. I'd take it a step further and say that the introduction of Negan has made up for a bland last couple of seasons and has my interest peaked. I thought Negan was an incredibly menacing presence and the death scenes felt pretty brutal and the psychological threat/punishment was intense to say the least.
I'm a bit confused why people think that a better RT is sitting on the bench behind Prince waiting to go...or that we'd actually have more success throwing in a guy in that hasn't had any experience with the first team or in any of the big games this season. Kind of feels like "the backup QB is the most popular guy in town" phrase. If said guy existed, he'd be in there.
Maybe this is a bit too simplistic, but looking at the body language and energy level since Oklahoma our guys look drained, beaten down and uninspired. They look tight, rigid and like they're playing to protect not to attack. They need something that will loosen them up and get them attacking and having fun. I think Coach Meyer will know what to do in this situation and hopefully the guys respond to it.
This was an anomaly game. When your team significantly outgains, wins the turnover battle, has significantly better 3rd down conversion, time of possession, you almost always win. This was a game where everything that could go right went right for Penn State. It happens, let's just hope we learn from it.
That holdout by the chargers is looking worse and worse! Hope it was worth it!
Pretty much we had to beat Michigan and Nebraska anyway. Nothing changes and the rankings today pretty much bear that out. If we had to lose, now was about the latest we could lose.
Pretty much what I expected. Everything is still there for the taking, just no margin for error any more.
Rushing the kicker and special teams out there without taking a time out was John L Smith level of stupidity and organization. You could just see it going wrong as it happened.
Until teams fear a down field passing attack from us we'll see more and more relentless pass and run blitzes. Penn State linebackers weren't by even pretending to worry about the passing game until late when we had to pass. Hopefully losing will wake up the staff to find new creative ways to get guys open downfield.
Not wrong. Kinda funny.