This will be a very tough game. The atmosphere will be crazy and Virginia Tech will be hungry to redeem themselves for their bad season in 2014. Beamer will have them ready to go but unfortunately for them the Buckeyes will be ready too.
It's a shame when guys have the talent and the oppurtunity to play for the best program in the country but can't get their attitude right. Marceyls Jones seemed like a guy from the start that thought playing time should be handed to him. The guys that play in this program are the ones that work the hardest and are all in for the team.
Cardale has proven a lot but it's great to see the respect and bond that the quarterbacks have for each other.
I want to go but I'm not sure if I like the idea of staying in a hotel 40 minutes from Blacksburg. It will be a rocking atmosphere and Buckeye Nation will be out in full force.
I haven't ruled out sleeping in my car or taking a tent and sleeping in it next to my car. Go Bucks!
1) Totally agree with more of the band and eliminating pop music and other forms of garbage music they spewed into The Shoe last season. I swear whoever picks the majority of the music in The Shoe has no idea what stadium music should be.
2) Let real fans tailgate outside of the stadium again. Seeing those corporate tents and empty spaces outside The Shoe kills the atmosphere outside the stadium. Let the real fans tailgate outside The Shoe!
3) I'd like to see natural grass back in The Shoe.
I'm totally on board with blasting pump up songs when we're on DEFENSE to get the crowd fired up as long as it is a widely popular well liked song such as Hells Bells. I don't want to hear some random rock song ive never heard or Justin Timeberlake.
We played garbage pop music and "We Dem Boyz" last season in between plays when we were on OFFENSE and it was a miserable failure.
Penn State plays classic pump up songs when their defense is on the field and the crowd loves it.
We need more of the classic pump up songs when we're on defense, keep playing Hells Bells on third down, let us hear TBDBITL more and NEVER PLAY POP MUSIC AGAIN.
I'm surprised to see Hackenberg going 1 overall after his sub par 2014 season.
A lot of Big Ten flavor in this mock.
I was surprised that the atmosphere was so weak for the Rutgers game too but Big Ten football fans will never get excited for games against Rutgers. It just doesn't feel right having them as a conference opponent.
I am a football fan so I want to see Big Ten football improved with expansion! Rutgers might be a better academic instituition than WVU but West Virginia still has good academics with several top 100 ranked programs and being top 15 in Rhode Scholars and they DEFINATELY have better athletics!
I am a football fan so I would rather see the Big Ten football product get better with expansion, not worse.
WVU has good athletics, good fan support and several top 100 academic programs in medicine, engineering and business so I don't think WVU is as far behind academically as you think.
You can try to convince yourself that Delaney made the right decision by adding these schools all you want, but would you be more excited for Ohio State vs WVU or Ohio State vs Rutgers...
all im saying is WVU and Missouri are both fine academic instituitions with far superior athletics to Rutgers & Maryland.
I was at the Rutgers game at The Shoe last season and it was probably the worst atmosphere i can remember at an Ohio State game.
There is no guarentee that adding teams with better athletics and fan support wouldn't result in a bigger TV deal for the Big Ten! People want to see good football, they don't want to watch Rutgers vs Illinois.
Let's get real, adding Rutgers and Maryland isn't helping any school in the Big Tens recruiting except for Rutgers and Maryland! Players want to play in the biggest and best games! Secondly, I get that Rutgers and Maryland have good academics but so do Missouri and WVU and their academic programs would only get better with the BigTen money.
Penn State will be unbeaten when they come to The Shoe.
I'm still not completely comfortable with Maryland and Rutgers being in the Big Ten. I would much rather have Missouri, West Virginia or Louisville. I get that they give the Big Ten a new TV market but they're average to below average football programs.
One of the all time greats? No.
Good player that we barely got to know before he was gone. I hate the one and done rule.