Oh man, I thought the second medal was a turd for the VT game.
Heck, the rest of the nation. Even the NFL! I think one of these guys will turn in to a good NFL QB so we can all finally complete that OSU roster on Madden. My money is on Cardale. As long as he takes advantage of his time this spring, he's primed to start. I just don't know how Brax will be g2g by game time. He may have a billion mental reps, but he hasn't had a meaningful batch of playing time or practice for quite a while. JT is the wild card. If he progresses then it's going to be crazy.
At the same time, why not let the coach? This is some karma stuff here where, do you think other coaches are going to be as kind when they have the upper hand against a team coached by that person? I just don't see the grounds for suspending anyone on that, either. Sure it was a dick move, but at the same time, I'm sure "winning extremely decisively while being a dick" isn't grounds for discipline.
Totally agreed (and I think most people will) that even without hindsight, we knew FSU was not one of the four best. The problem is, they couldn't be left out. They did everything they needed (not drop a game, despite their best efforts) and earned a playoff spot. The best part is, they set precedent where an undefeated, underwhelming team may not get in moving forward, depending on the competition from around the nation. The way this played out was perfect.
I think moving to an 8 team playoff would truly take something away from the season. Although, every proposed change has people that say that, this one would diminish it a bit. I think the most you could go is 6 with a bye. You would pretty much guarantee every conference champ, and an open spot for an undefeated G5 or runner-up to a conference when there happen to be two absolutely dominating teams from one. This would also continue to promote great OOC games, because teams could schedule in anticipation that if they happen to lose their conference championship, but dominate their conference to that point and a powerful OOC schedule, they could still secure a spot. 8 lets teams in that might be getting hot at the right time, and at that point, why not 16?
I say let there be tension. Let there be slight controversy. If you're not clearly one of the top three and there's a bit of a logjam around #4, then accept that you might be left out. TCU may have had the same run tOSU had, or they may have flopped, but they should accept (just as tOSU would have had to accept if left out) that their body of work left questions. The great thing is that this tension is bringing change -- the Big 12 appears to either be on the path to mandate strong OOC schedules.
But, any way you look at it, we're in a great position compared to the BCS, and light years ahead of champions simply being named.
I get it, and respect the opinion. However, with only 4 playoff spots and FSU stinking it up, a weak conference really could leave a team out given the right circumstances. I don't care what happens in conference, as long as tOSU wins, but OOC -- I wouldn't mind seeing the B1G teams tear it up. If there's no dog in the fight, I'll latch on to the foe I know.
It's hazy, ask me again in three years. I'll say Chryst is an unknown (regarding what he can do) and I can't see Nebraska doing better under Riley.
As I read from some Wisconsinites following Chryst, the team seems poised to make a run at a much better record in 2015. They'd had inconsistency for a few years and Chryst was building. Whether or not that's true, I have no idea, but wanted to pass along -- it may not be a bad hire for Wiscy.
In Columbus, Old North area (north of campus, south of Clintonville).
It would be nice to go obscure, but that would be like having Millard Fillmore on Mount Rushmore (president? yes. Would I know him if I saw him? no.).I'd go with Woody, Archie, Spiels and Smith. Most notable coach in the storied history, most notable figure from his time and only 2x Heisman winner (regardless, will always be the first), prolific defensive representative and then a more recent face (Smith or George could be interchangeable, but wanted not to have two RBs -- hell, Barrett may deserve his spot there in a year).
TSUN's should be just an extra large space for Hoke in order to portray him clapping.
I had a coworker tell me this yesterday, and I totally agreed. If Cardale is able to go 3 - 0, raise his stock to mid-draft (with an outside shot at 2nd round with all the various pre-draft activities), why the hell not?
And a year supply of Coca Cola.
The best way to stop him is by making sure Sims is constantly under durress and can't get him the ball. Probably start him out with a double team while we feel out how effective the line is.
Looks like those "TSUN is a basketball school now!" comments were a little premature.
No, I watched the game during that stretch - both teams looked nearly inept. I turned it off after that and then Oregon went HAM, apparently.
If we make it there, it's presumably because we beat a strong Wiscy team in our prior game and probably steamrolled IU and ttun. If all of that plays out and we then beat Bama, haters will not be hating as hard. The narrative is already in favor of the Bucks, so continued winning would simply make that narrative progress in a positive direction.
It's really one of the first times in a few years where it's been strongly OSU and even B1G positive. The only thing that could change the narrative come playoff time is if the B1G lays their perennial egg in the bowls. But even that may not be enough to keep the OSU narrative away from positive with continued winning.
It's a good thought, and it certainly won't hurt us.
If anything, I think it's simply better for the long run and will take in to account how those B1G teams compete in the bowl games.
VT winning now and hopefully winning out removes the narrative of "OSU is the only top team to lose to a sub-500 team." That sounds bad. The loss will continue to sting, but this is like a nice balm on the wound.
I'm pretty sure you're correct. He's got the experience from high school, and the ability to be a threat to run/pass (primarily shown as a run). I bet they have it set up to exploit a potential mismatch and call a pass if there will be an obvious, exploitable matchup.
I think it's more about the garbage stat reference. Who cares about 3rd down rushing yards? I can recall numerous gains of ~6 yards when the opponent had >10 to go and just wanted to punt. Sure we'll give that up.
I always referred to that as the touchdown play when I was watching those games. It made me so happy when I would see it developing.
I trust the coaches to know what's best. If the logjam truly does put Cardale in the #3 spot at QB and they think he could make the move and have a positive impact on the team, and not hurt them at the QB spot, then I trust they would do it. It would be a good time to do it - have one adjustment year and then one (ideally) dominant year to then have a chance in the NFL, all while showing you're a team player.
Now that's an interesting fact I wasn't aware of. Thanks for sharing that little bit of information!
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