The same amount for me as normal.
The B1G needs Michigan to be strong, and OSU needs them to be strong and remain a strong rival. If they go belly up that isn't good for us, and the only thing that will happen for OSU if that does occur is that we get less national respect because our rival school is weak.
To answer your question: accuracy trumps pure arm strength every time. Timing the windows and hitting the spots are highly desired.
With the type of injury Miller has, it is at least 50/50 that he won't be able to return as a QB. This is what I garner from medical professionals who are familiar with this type of injury.
It is fun to project stats but really meaningless at this point.
One thing I will say for sure. JT is an athletic QB, not just an athlete playing QB.
Yes, there is a difference.
The VT loss was ugly in light of the way VT choked this past weekend. We would need serious help to make it. I voted no.
We once got a turkey for Christmas from there. Pricey but worth every penny. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
I watched Tate play a lot in high school. He plays above the rim and with great body control. I saw many very quiet 30 point 15 rebound games from him. If Thad gets him off the bench and into the game he can make a difference.
I thought that he resembles El Guapo on the look test. In these highlights the holes were so big that he was mostly untouched, but he did show some power and strength when needed. Certainly a man among boys in these highlights.
In-state rivalry game. Opponent is always motivated. KSU was motivated but didn't have the horses. Bearcats have some horses. It will be a battle.
As VT showed today they are not a great team. OSU has great talent. Now to figure out how to win with it against a good team; KSU does not fill the bill for that test.
I would define it as: a lack of self control. He knew what was at stake and still went the same route for the second time. Sad to have it happen but he has no one else to blame but himself.
Had he not been suspended at the start of last season he might have been the most recent Ohio State Heisman winner.
He should have been used more in games last year, especially at the end of the season.
LOLZ. Sorry, but we won't cover this spread. Consider it your Free Friday Night Lock. From me.
Agreed. He is doing well under adverse conditions, to say the least.
I gave him a "C" which is pretty good considering that a month ago he thought he would be the backup QB instead of the starter, and so did everyone else.
Ask me again after the next game. Right at the moment I would guess three or more.
If VT ran a defense that is "nearly impossible" to run on, then the B1G will run that same defense against us each and every week.
What will the coaches do then?
Take into account that one week before the season the starting QB went down. Even considering everything else, including a very inexperienced O Line, it will take a few weeks for things to be fully in synch. Not easy for any coaching staff to deal with. Just sayin'.
It would be an absolute shock if the O Line gets good enough by week 3 and then progressively improves each week after that in order to finish with one loss. They are simply bad, not just ineffective, and the lack of substitutions indicates that there is no help available on the sideline. Football is won and lost in the trenches. I like your outlook and I wish it were realistic.
This point is spot-on. The offense needs to be able to gut out first downs and sustain drives. Line play is a big key in doing that consistently; effective line play is what will get it done and is also what we lack right now.
Another aspect that hurts a lot is that there were several coveted recruits in for the game. We looked pitiful in many ways when the game was on the line. It is hard to imagine any of the recruits being favorably impressed.
Agreed. The final record could even be 6-6, which pains me greatly to say. Wins will be hard to come by with this O line group.
This is a team that had to replace the starting QB one week before the season and there has not been enough time to make up for that; plus the QB is a redshirt Freshman and lacks experience in many areas at the college level.
The O Line is a very weak spot and that looks to be physical, not mental; their execution could be improved but the physical talent is lacking. They can get better but it remains to be seen if they can improve enough to actually be competitive. This applies to both pass protection and run blocking. Just a huge weak spot.
Defense has legitimate upside and so do special teams. It looks like they will get lots of game reps in these areas which will help them get better.