Samuel has never really had the opportunity at Ohio State, as a primary ball carrier, to "get in a rhythm." I.e., get five or six carries in a row at the RB position, or - say - a dozen carries in a half. When that happens, I am confident that he will have some explosive games.
You did more than make it simpler. You made the point better. Take what the defense gives you, which might mean going to a "hot hand" two or three players in a row; however, if the defense shifts to take away the "hot hand," you wouldn't try to force feed that guy, either, just because he's supposedly hot.
When this kid throws the ball, it seems to magically find the receiver's hands in the perfect location, even when it's not a spiral.
Hate to say this, but another thing this commitment probably means . . . at this point, Stephen Collier looks like a longshot to play significant minutes at QB for Ohio State.
One of my most vivid memories as a kid was the blocked punt/Todd Bell TD against Michigan.
I was very young at the time and, the funny thing is, that is maybe my most "1970s" memory that I can recall. I don't just mean that it literally happened in the 1970s, but that this moment kind of "spiritually" felt like a 1970s moment. Earle Bruce was the coach, yet this game still had the atmospherics of the Ten Year War. In the ten years prior to the '79 version of The Game, Michigan had gone 86-13-3. After this game, Michigan dropped down to earth for the next five seasons, going 42-19. So, this game hasn't a different "feel" in my memory bank than the Ohio State wins in 1982 or 1984.
MIchigan is coming right now. The problem is, Harbaugh's personality seems to come with an expiration date. The longer that people are around him, the more his quirks, saltiness, defensiveness, etc. start to wear on them. I'm not sure that an organization can endure a leader of this personality type for longer than three or four years . . .
I like FSU v. V Tech in the ACC championship game this year.
It's cool. A lot of us pet owners talk to our furry companions as if they are humans, give them silly nicknames, and so forth. What I can't believe you admitted, though, was that you own cats (plural).
Confucius say, "One cat, okay. Two cats, nightmare."
I'd assumed - perhaps wrongly - that Brewster was suggesting that we couldn't be sure the witness inside the car was telling the truth, i.e. that it might have been one of Elliott's pals or something.
I'm confused about this, though, because I thought it was the '70 team that voted not to go to the Rose Bowl. That Woody agreed to let them have more fun on the trip (the '68 team stayed at a monastery like 50 miles away from Los Angeles), but that 10 minutes before the plane landed, he told the guys they were headed straight for practice. They proceeded to lose to Stanford in a major upset.
Maybe Woody did this routine twice, though, haha.
My dad always said that the '73 Buckeye team was the best he'd ever seen. He felt that it was Woody's fault they tied Michigan. That, after they got up 10-0, they played not to lose. He believed they should have beaten Michigan by two TDs and gone down as one of the best CFB teams of all-time.
UM has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they ain't Bama.
If Taylor had been pulled over for DUI and had a stolen gun in his lap, he might have avoided missing any game time. But because he drove "naked," he's probably screwed and will have to miss the first half of the Chattanooga game on Nov. 9th.
One of my college girlfriends had a baby Python. One night, it got out of its cage and went looking for a warm place. I woke up screaming because the snake decided that the warmest place in the room was in my boxer shorts.
Do you think Woody never had a 1-2 year stretch when the team was riddled with more than the usual number of punks? Obviously, it happened to Meyer at Florida.
It's not that you get knocked to the mat. It's how strong you get up off that mat.
Talk is cheap and, at Ohio State, Matta has won four regular season Big Ten titles, gone to 2 final fours, one championship game, an Elite 8, and two other Sweet 16s. His winning percentage is still sky high at almost 0.750.
After doing some "back of the envelope" projections, based on Michigan's 2016 regular season schedule, I have the O/U on Michigan's regular season wins at 9.5. If my guesstimates are close to accurate, Michigan has about a 3.5 percent chance of going undefeated. Assuming they lose to Ohio State, they have a roughly 10 percent chance of winning all their other games to go 11-1. Assuming they lose to MSU, the chance of going 11-1 would drop to about 7.5 percent.
When I ran the numbers for a "rebuilding" Ohio State team, the O/U came out to be about 9.75 (which, if I weren't an Ohio State fan, suggests I would bet the over at 9.5 and the under at 10). Ohio State's chances of going undefeated is almost double Michigan's, at about 6 percent.
Granted these numbers are based on my own wild assumptions - guesstimates - but I wouldn't be the least bit interested in betting Michigan to win the national championship at 8/1. I would like to be bet NOT Michigan at 1/8, if anyone's interested?
Great comment and, like you, Corey Smith's catch and run against Oregon is still etched in my mind.
What gives me pause, though, is that Brian Robiskie's catch and run against Michigan in 2006 got etched in my mind. I came out of that game convinced that Robiskie was going to be one of the "all-time greats" and, for the next two seasons, I kept waiting around for my mental-picture-version of Robiskie to show up. Well, he was good to very good at times in 2007 and 2008, but never lived up to my mental picture of him, haha.
Some Buckeye fans jumped to conclusions earlier today, calling for Schiano to resign/get fired, based off one piece of hearsay from McQueary, a source with dubious credibility. It was reported that McQueary said that Bradley said that Schiano said that he observed Event A.
A few hours later, both Bradley and Schiano emphatically deny that they'd ever said what McQueary claimed they'd said and emphatically denied that they'd been aware of Event A back when it occurred.
Look, it's possible that both Bradley and Schiano are lying, but absent any evidence supporting his claims, McQueary's deposition is now a pile of garbage.
What's baffling to me is that some of the fans who earlier today called for Schiano to resign/get fired are still doubling down! Guys, it's alright to admit that you were wrong sometimes (and being wrong includes drawing conclusions without any facts). I'm wrong all the time.
I agree, all around.