I shudder at the thought of his 2004 season recap.
It was directed at Mr. "Unmitigated Disaster."
Holy irony, Batman!
12-1 (including a blowout over our rival) is an "unmitigated disaster?"
Damn, you sure are hard to please.
No mention of Brendan Ferns at LB? From what I (a nobody) have heard it's 33/33/33 between Penn St, Pitt, and the good guys.
Notre Dame is a disgusting program and I immediately think less of any non-alumni fan of that team. It's arguably the dirtiest program in the sport (historically and currently -- and yes, that includes Penn State), but they consistently get a pass simply because they are ND.
Before anybody calls the above hyperbole, read up on Lizzy Seeberg. Which only scratches the surface.
They represent all that is soulless and wrong with sports as a whole. I hope they get beat so badly that they all die of gonorrhea and rot in hell. Go Bucks.
I was at that Wisconsin game in 2011. Last minute my friend and his dad got some tickets on the cheap, in the visitors' section. We were kinda drunk and figured, "why not go watch Wisconsin rush for a mile?"
After how obnoxious and vulgar Wisconsin fans were throughout the game (the stories I could tell from that game alone...I felt bad, a UW couple with two kids in the area actually left in the 2nd quarter because their fellow Badgers were so bad), witnessing their devastation after that play, first-hand, was just...mmm, scrumptious.
I was saying the same thing at times, but DJ made a good point in today's skull session:
Running back is a brutal position, and there's no need to bludgeon Western Michigan with a Lamborghini — especially when the street almanac is calling for a frosty winter.
To me, Urban Meyer's/Tim Beck's/Ed Warinner's playcalling is better explained when viewed through the lens of "dudes trying to figure out how to use what they got."
Ezekiel Elliott is a warhorse that will be called upon when the chips are down. Players/coaches/fans can say what they want... the chips were never even on the table against Western Michigan.
It's a long season, no sense in giving Z 20+ carries against WMU with B10 season right around the corner.
Solid write-up. That was one of the prettiest balls Jones has thrown since taking over last December. Hit him in stride almost perfectly.
It's also nice to see multiple options on one play. Even if the FS had made the correct read and kept up with Marshall, Jones still had Zeke in the flat for a minimum of 5 yards, probably more.
Am I the only one that finds the decision to abandon the zone-read highly questionable?
Meyer said defenses have caught up to it, but what's his basis for saying that? They used it through the playoffs, and we all know what Zeke did there. Then game 1, no more zone-read. I could see moving away from it if they tried it for the first 3 games and it got stuffed.
Of course, until the OL gets its act together, I'm not sure anything will work on offense.
From Kevin McGuire of CollegeFootballTalk.com:
Asked if brand names come into play with the playoff, Johnson said “It already came into play with TCU and Ohio State. It’s the world we live in.”
It appears you embedded the wrong article there. It links to a Detroit FP article about Cupp and Acuri, not a CFB Talk article from Kevin McGuire.
Yep, I was going to mention this as well. The entry code for the WHAC was 4114 for a year afterwards.
Braxton Miller: 33.3 Pass TDs; 32.5 Rush TDs
JT Barrett: 35.6 Pass TDs; 34.7 Rush TDs
Cardale Jones: 34.1 Pass TDs; 33.3 Rush TDs
Did somebody mess up some mundane detail and put a decimal in the wrong place or something? The pass TD numbers seem reasonable, but 32-35 rush TDs? That's an average almost 6 total TDs/game for the QB. I think between the three of them they have 1 game with 6 total touchdowns.
I also can't envision Barrett or Jones notching more rush TDs than Miller would.
Unless that's supposed to be a team total. In which case the simulation expects the lowest number of rush TDs of the Urban Meyer era at Ohio State. Either way, something just doesn't look right.
Fun read, essentially condenses the past 8 months of non-OSU fan internet banter into a few paragraphs. However, you really crossed the line when you likened us to "those" fans up north. You just don't do that. Not even in jest.
Take it back, Ramzy.
No words...so beautiful...should have sent...a poet...
Well now I have to ask...does the Alabama offensive line employ this same technique?
Rob Oller needs to do some fact checking. The last time Ohio State played a top 10 team in the regular season was Wisconsin in 2011 (a win). They were #12 at the time and finished #10 (AP poll).
I prefer the alumni version of it with the slender leaves at the top.
Those are freaking horrible. Easily the worst I've seen for Ohio State. Worse than those power ranger ones they used a few years ago. How anybody could use the adjective "phenomenal" in relation to these is mind-numbing.
The ones for mushigin are horrible too, so I hope they use them. A lot.