Passing game started looking better last night, but I agree. With a fully function passing game, this would be another 63-14 game. Without, we're looking at a two-touchdown win at best. Penn State is awful, but not so bad an inconsistent offense will go up and down the field on them for four quarters.
Sounds harsh, but it was their mistake to leave. Time to own up to it and make teams regret not picking them in training camp.
Before he was relegated to the SEC Network, I very much enjoyed hearing Brent ("YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE") before and during Saturday night football games.
IT'S A FOOTRACE! But it's also a big part of my childhood and coming of age, watching him call those games.
Right now, I think my favorite announcer overall is Brad Nessler. He shows no bias, gets excited at the appropriate moments, and always turns in a solid, consistent performance. He needs a better booth partner than Todd "Jacoby Boron" Blackledge. It's a very near tie with Sean McDonough, but I think McDonough is boosted by having the best booth partner in the biz, good ol' #36.
Where are the Urban recruiting haters now?
A team that gives a shit about anything other than making money would do both. What will the Bengals do? Retain the services of all three, go 11-5 next season, and get bounced in ugly fashion from the playoffs.
All I ask is that we don't see a prevent defense even once the rest of the game. Oh, and 16+ more Zeke carries.
Four miles over? I set the cruise at 9 miles over and haven't been pulled over for speeding.. ever. Then again, I'm just a white asshole dressed business casual, so I can get away with almost anything.
That was back when Herman was the QB coach and Warriner could focus on the line. Now, Tim Beck is the QB coach, and Warriner is splitting time. So we know what the looks like; we just saw it last night. Only, it'll be worse.
I agree. Which is why Warriner never should have been offered the OC position.
Yeah. Only curious how it will look next year after we've lost Decker, Boren, Elliott, Thomas, Vannett and possibly Elflein. I'm sure it will go swimmingly breaking in four new starters, given how this year went returning four starters from a line that won a national championship, especially if we keep Tim Beck.
Lincoln Riley, now at Oklahoma. Their offense has undergone a sea change with him, and they're even breaking in a new QB.
I think the important thing for people shouting "10-1!" to realize is that even the biggest Buckeye haters on the planet expected exactly this out of the Buckeyes. 10 wins and losses to Michigan State and Michigan to close the season. We still have a chance to put it all together against Michigan, but given that statistically they're a better defense than MSU in almost every statistical category, well.... I'm not holding my breath.
I wonder how many Florida fans were talking themselves into Steve Addazio after his offense cost them a shot at the 2009 Championship. I wonder how that turned out for them.
We are going to run up and down the field on Michigan. At their place. Again.
And our smothering defense won't allow a repeat of 2013.
Sick and tired of the negativity surrounding the offense. JT and this offense, no caveats, puts up 40+ on Alabama.
It's the one that piles up gaudy statistics with former 3rd-string quarterbacks throwing darts to wide-open two-time Silver Football winners. This team scores 35 points per half regardless of the opponent. It eats the giant target defending champions wear on their backs for breakfast. Through a straw.
Not only did this team never exist, it never has existed and in all likelihood never will exist, except maybe in NCAA Football 14 fantasies, where the read option can be run 35 times a game with no diminishing returns and deep safety coverage is optional.
It's college football in 2015. When your offensive staff undergoes an overhaul, your philosophy has to change from quarterback to quarterback, and you are working in just enough new guys for it to matter, well... sorry, folks, we aren't going to win every game 63-14. Even controlling for all of that, it wasn't going to happen.
I am pleased with the progress of the team. I think we will find Saturday that we are rounding into form. We might not win by 30 (it is Champaign, after all), but we'll never really break a sweat.
We had no answer for Henry last year and still almost beat them by two touchdowns.
That's what I was going for! :D