Seems fair. Though I'm not sure how you can drop UCLA and not drop Alabama a spot or two. I know it's only the first week, but this year could be fun... no one looks like they're the team to beat. Let chaos reign supreme outside of our schedule.
Watching the V-Tech game now and their defense is not impressing me too much yet.
I think it stays close most of the game, but we come out on top 34-24.
Glancing at Navy's schedule, they shouldn't lose again until Notre Dame (sorry Rutgers). They'll be Top 25 or hovering around "also received votes" all season long. They are a disciplined, well-coached, and surprisingly talented team. This was a quality win.
I'm excited about J.T. His inexperience showed in a couple of mistakes, but for the most part he made the right decision and displayed his talent.
Finally, we'll have more pure talent than any other team this season we currently have on our schedule. But because of relative inexperience, I expect a lot of closer-than-expected games. The positive is that this team showed some guts, heart, and did not give up at all. The playmakers are good, the D-line is nasty, and once that O-line starts to gel... watch out.
Verne better know his name now...
Purdue vs. Vanderbilt. Go.
Probably helps that SC's quarterback is tossing some Bauserman-level gems.
Never tell me the odds.
Well, considering that's where their level of play has been for the past decade...
I also thinks this makes J.T. more dangerous. Other teams were expecting Braxton to keep the ball because he made the big plays. You contained Braxton, you often contained Ohio State. But like you said, defenses won't be keying in on the QB because of the wealth of playmakers. This will open up some running lanes for J.T. (or Cardale) that may not have been there for Braxton. We may not have any 50+ yard, video game-style runs, but I wouldn't be surprised to see J.T. getting some solid moderate length runs to keep moving the chains. Then save the explosive runs for the playmakers after he distributes the ball to them.
Zone read, gun triple-option. Wilson ends up with it for 17 yds.
Navy realizes what a true triple-option is.
JT Barrett is a 4-year starter, goes down as one of the wining-est QB's in Ohio State history, goes 4-0 against *ichigan, wins National Title 4 times
Everything that I hear about JT is positive... and you have to remember he's going against an elite defensive line and a revamped secondary every day.
You touch on a very important point about the read option. Kenny may not have had the skill-set Braxton had, but he was an artist with the option - always making the right read. The teams he played were a bit questionable, but it made many wonder if his decision making was better than Braxton's. In this offense the QB doesn't have to be explosive, you just have to be smart and make the right read. Get the ball to your playmakers in space or make a good read and keep for a quick 5-10 yd pickup.
We'll miss Braxton's knack for the "wow" factor this year, but I'm confident JT will do alright... even if it does take some growing pains. It's time for the O-line and playmakers to step up!
They must be predicting injuries. If you remove San Diego from last year's stats, Braxton threw for 187.6 ypg. Their prediction of 2095.5 this year puts him at only 149.6 ypg (assuming B1G champ and bowl game) for a full season. I just can't see a per game average that low at all.
So I say he goes 2940 (210 ypg for 14 games... more if we reach that all important 15th game) and 28 TD. Rushes for 650 and 9 TD. I also think this won't get him the Heisman unless we're undefeated going into the playoffs.
And petition to have the trophy changed...
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I'm not sold on Franklin until PSU takes the field. Even then, we won't get the full picture until a couple years have passed. Hoke brought in some "great" recruiting classes during his time, and well... look how that has turned out. Time will tell if Franklin can handle, and coach, top talent a lot better than Hoke has.
3.) Eastern Michigan
5.) Florida Gulf Coast
6.) Owens Community College
7.) Uncle Rico
8.) Los Angeles Xtreme
9.) UofM Field Hockey
10.) My cousin's Fantasy Football team
This has the same value that pre-season polls should have.
I wonder who would have been on this year's cover? Manziel? Clowney?
I never bought into the Clowney hype, but I personally would not mind if NCAA Football closed out with a cover featuring Clowney knocking the snot out of Vincent Smith.
Could be worse, I guess...
Beer with a "kick" to it. (See what I did there?)
0:45 mark in Gerald's video... pretty sure he just killed a guy.
Buckeye Cable Sports Network. So basically... just the Toledo area (and only if you have Buckeye Cable).