I understand why some fans would hate them in football, being one of the top tradition-rich programs in the country. But when talking about basketball there should be very little reason to hate them more than Kentucky or Duke. Can a program that introduced Austin Carr to the world really be all that bad?
Or his detective duo TV show
Cheap Seats, on ESPN Classic with the Sklar Brothers c. mid-2000s. Like MST3K but with "sports"
Watching Gareon play in HS, I'm not sure why he wasn't considered as a WR to be honest. He and Devin Smith both came from Massillon, and as far as my observations go, I've never seen someone adjust to run under a deep ball like Conley. I mean the dude had a second gear like no other that he could just reach into his pocket and grab anytime he wanted. It was quite literally impossible to overthrow him. Obviously this was HS ball so a bit different from the college game, and he's been away from the offensive side of the ball for a while now. But this was just a thought.
Not sure Warinner will want to give him up, but his best chance to see the field again might be at tackle.
...Yeah, right tackle. Didn't you read the article?
For some reason, that didn't post in italics. It was supposed to, I get what you meant
Put Cardale there. Ever see a RT throw a TD? It's gonna happen.
I don't want to get penalized for putting 5 QB's in the backfield...maybe we should try putting Cardale on the O-line
It'd be awesome if cocopelad chose Superman with Jon Waters in mind. Icing on the cake.
How much extra are they gonna charge the FSU and Alabama fans to buy their regular jerseys with a diamond Nike logo?
Come to think of it, since the '02 championship, all of our BCS wins came in white and all of our BCS losses came in scarlet...
EDIT: forgot about that damned fiesta bowl vs Texas when we wore white
EDIT #2: I f---ed up, we wore white against Florida too...damn. Wish I could just delete the post lol
He may not be here next year, but this brings up a good point. The whole "we have too many QB's" "problem" is not only an issue for 2015, but for well into the forseeable future. Hopefully for the rest of my existence!
Same thing *ichigan did with Devin Gardner. Get that talent and athleticism on the field! Let's just hope he turns out a little better if we do that though...
Right move. The Game, and any championship games or bowl games should be all about continuing the traditions of OSU football. I'm OK with any regular season high profile game having alternates though.
I'm trying to keep my head on straight and trust the committee in their promises that 1) They create the rankings from scratch each week and 2) They will value conference championships highly. IF they are telling the truth, FSU, OSU and Baylor should all jump TCU with wins this week.
However, with all the moves mentioned in other comments to protect TCU/weaken our SOS/move 2-loss teams into better positions, I'm convinced they were made by the committee as a cop-out so they wouldn't have to deal with making a decision on a J.T.-less OSU should Cardale lead us to victory on Saturday.
I do believe in the thought of the quarterback being a distributor in this offense, with the multitude of weapons we have. I also remember that Cardale and J.T. were neck and neck up to the week before the season started. However, a few things that J.T. had to work through to get to the point where he's at and what Cardale needs to develop quickly for a successful game: adjusting to game-speed, improving pocket presence, going through progressions, and making the right read on option plays.
I do think Cardale is more confident as a runner than J.T. was at the beginning, or at least the coaching staff is more sure of his abilities. That development was key to the development of our offense, as it opened up the use of option plays and establishing the QB as a running threat on every play. It'll be interesting to see what happens, but I'm cautiously optimistic for Cardale and our offense.
Michigan belongs on a pedestal. Without the Wolverines, Buckeye football as you know it is unrecognizable. Michigan is that important.
This is exactly why Hoke needs to go and they need to stop losing other games so often. Of course watching the fire burn is fun, but at a certain point it needs to be put out before it burns us.
Adding one more reason: they want to appease angry B1G fans for a week. Again, not saying Minny doesn't deserve the ranking, I just don't see it fitting in with the other patterns this committee has shown.
I know this may be controversial to say here, but I'm gonna put it out there: Minnesota being 25, while I agree with and like it, seems to be fishy. Why would the committee put a 2-loss B1G team in its top 25 when no other poll (AP/USA Today) has them in theirs? The selection committee seems to not be so high on the B1G in the first place, I'd think that'd be extra hurtful for a school who lost to Illinois of all teams. I can only think of 2 reasons why this happened:
1. Somehow the B1G got some leverage in there from ESPN or whoever so they could market a top 25 matchup this weekend.
2. They want to sell their ranking of TCU even further, although I believe regardless of Minny being ranked it is spot-on and completely justified.
Just my two cents.
I agree with the point you're making. But A&M is (undeservingly) ranked 24th this week. Because SEC.
Yep, definitely Mike Mitchell.
Campus Parc is the worst. They give a ridiculous amount of tickets to people who are legally parked.
Exactly, the BCS did exactly what it was intended to, pit 1 vs. 2 in a head to head championship. In general, the national consensus on the number 1 and number 2 teams was agreed upon (apart from the fanbases of the 3 and 4 teams). Only twice did this really run into problems, when undefeated Auburn was left out of the championship and when Bama and LSU played each other in the championship. Even then, it was pretty well agreed upon who the best two teams in the nation were before the game.
What the playoff voting system does to this is...pretty much nothing. We are still here arguing about bias and who should be ranked where, because we always will have different opinions. There will always be teams that complain that they didn't get the chance they deserved because of bias or whatever, whether it's 2 teams in one game, a 4 team playoff, an 8 team playoff or a 120 team playoff. You can argue that now it's more-so decided on the field, but the thought that this committee and it's ranking system is somehow better, smarter and more fair than the BCS rankings is simply naive.