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I've added re-watching the game to my Sunday morning routine. Big thanks to 007 for making that possible.
I might by slightly older than the average 11w visitor, but I've always identified myself with the youngest generation of fans. My kids are fans (not nearly old enough to attend) and I enjoy a lot of the same things about the games that they do. They loved the black uniforms, I thought the dark night in the shoe was one of the coolest things the fans have done in a long time. I stand for much of the game, if I go, and cheer for most defensive plays. I love Block O. Not every fan has the ability to do so, which is also fine. Enjoy the game however you want.
Frankly, I also realize I'm too old to get angry over what some punk says about me and my same-age fans on the Internet. Don't let the comments get to you.
If we played like we did today against either of these teams we would lose by 2+ touchdowns. Bama will likely recover from this and make a playoff push. You're my favorite Alabama fan, BamaMike.
I agree, but I also believe JT has been given more of a pass for the same mistakes than Cardale has so far.
As fans, we obviously expected better and are disappointed, but these young men are more disappointed in themselves than we could ever be. We'll see if these guys turn it around next week.
Michigan State didn't really look good either. I feel like Wisconsin and Penn State haven't improved at all from last year; same old weaknesses. We're the only team I care about at this point.
I hate when Fed Ex puts a note on the door saying they can't deliver my package without a signature and will make another attempt tomorrow at the same time. I'm at work at that time, as was indicated on the slip you left yesterday and now on the slip today too. Now I get to go to Fed Ex and pick up my package.
I realize my issue is relatively minor and easily solved.
Agree on all accounts. Actually, when I watched this afterward a small part of me had wished I'd watched it live. The analysts were better than the usual biased shills ESPN brings and were able to confidently call what we were going to run (and that Oregon wasn't going to be able to stop it).
Respect to Hoss. Hoss is a passionate fan. I get that. I've taken some shots at our opponents before (usually among friends and not on a public youtube video filmed in my basement).
So again, respect to Hoss. We'd be happy to see you guys again next year.
Somewhat strangely, most Bama fans I've spoken with are much more worried about FSU than Oregon. I thought FSU looked unimpressive all season and could have had a few losses, whereas Oregon looks pretty dominant.
It might also be possible that they don't know what to say at this point. I had typed about 5 comments/messages regarding Kosta's situation and deleted them as I didn't really know what to say and didn't want to screw it up.
I feel that if the coaches make a big statement on this without the facts and/or approval from the family it would come back and look bad.
I feel that if the coaches were to make this into a "Win it for Kosta" and turn this into a rallying cry, it would be insensitive and inappropriate.
I feel if coaches start saying "I wish I had done more/should have done more/could have done more" the university could be facing a lawsuit where people assume the university was negligent.
Basically, keeping quiet on this and letting the facts come out should be key for now. If you don't have anything good to put into a press release, don't do one.
If Cardale can spread the field and make accurate passes, then that might work. If not, we're in for a long day.
Wisconsin has a good defense, but I worry that if our offense is stifled on the first few drives, we'll go conservative and become predictable (therefore making our usually powerful offense appear very average).
We need to use just about everything we have to win this one. We probably have the advantage regarding playing in space and using speed, but Wisconsin's defense is smart, well coached, and usually in the right position to prevent most teams from breaking big plays.
This. Wisconsin just beats you by pounding the ball. They don't care if they're down 14, they'll still run it on you with the occasional pass just to set up the run. I just don't think 'forcing' Wisconsin to pass is a great strategy because they've all but abandoned the pass since the LSU game.
Other teams get their big plays through the air, Wisconsin just runs it until they break one (which happens frequently enough to beat most teams). They have a good line and are great at running on teams inside, outside, and every way in between.
I'm confident against Wisconsin, but to claim that we will hold Melvin Gordon to under 100 is bold. I hope we do, but Melvin Gordon has me worried.
As good as this team is, I feel like we have the potential to be even better next year. We can talk about it at length during the off-season (enjoy the ride), but there will be a ton of returning talent in most positions and a pretty favorable schedule.
Great set of comments today. 11W is a community that extends beyond sports. 11W is a family of Buckeyes who are mourning the loss of one of their own.
Maybe I'll care about football and the championship again later this week, but for now I'm going to mourn the loss of a member of my buckeye family. Rest in peace, Kosta.
I remember there was an article after that Bama fan killed another Bama fan for not being more upset after the Iron Bowl last year and half of the comments were "Roll Tide!"
Some people took offense to that and called out the Bama fans, resulting in insults and name calling and bragging about Saban and national titles as if that was more important than a human life. Football success is really all these people have. Their state is terrible by most measurements.
I don't think it was.
I disagree about burning the redshirt. If it's the difference between winning and advancing to the playoffs or running our H-back in the wildcat and limiting our offense, I'd burn the shirt.
Of course, none of this will matter, as Cardale is built like a bulletproof rhinoceros.
Relying too much on QB runs? Possibly. It's a shame that this happened, but would we have gotten this far without the QB runs or the threat of the QB runs? I can't answer for sure, but I'm guessing no.
Has to be Collier. Marshall hasn't practiced at QB.
Did his family come up from Texas?
I'm sorry to hear it. Get well soon, Man.
I don't disagree with anything that has been said on this thread...from either side.