It seems you blame Urban's laid back philosophy in regards to turnovers for the high amount the team coughed up this season. I do not recall this being a huge problem in any of his first couple seasons here, though. How many turnovers have Urban Meyer teams at OSU been responsible for? What about at Florida? Or Utah? Or Bowling Green? The man has one of the highest winning percentages in the history of the game, and if turnovers are that big of an indicator of victory, than I doubt Urban Meyer lead teams turn it over all that much. All of that would suggest that his philosophy on turnovers is sound. The National Championship Team was very young, and overcame a lot of adversity throughout the year. A lot of the turnovers in the past few games were obviously due to the inexperience of Cardale, as well as the lack of time he and his teammates had to gel together. Chemistry doesn't happen overnight, it takes time to build. I don't see this being a problem next year at all.
Wow, this is pretty interesting. So much potential trickery with this type of offense, hopefully we see a couple plays with all of our lovable QBs involved next season.
Were gonna repeat. No question about it.
I fell 107 short. I also blame it on Michigan.
I hate the new trophy. The one thing the BCS got right was the trophy. That crystal football was so amazing. Every time I look at the new trophy I can't help but make the vagina comparison. I know its suppose to be a football, but I can't unsee the vagina.
Wow. I wonder what happened between Paul Finebaum and Mike Bianchi, they obviously hate each other, lol. I have been loving the Finebaum show more and more in recent weeks, so juicy. Good post.
That thread is amazing, haha. It made me look at my account and realize I have given out a grand total of 6 Upvotes. I couldn't believe it. I do not remember Upvoting anyone, I always forget. That thread made me realize how much this community needs its Upvotes, so I will try to be more generous in the coming months. Thank you Remy.
I prefer my duck to be roasted.
I agree. I think Alabama would have beaten Oregon and were the second best team, behind tOSU of course. We matchup extremely well with Oregon. We're basically the Oregon Ducks with a solid defense. I'm not saying Oregon isn't a good team, I just don't think people realize how good this OSU team actually is.
The Bama punter put on the best punting display I have ever seen in that game. He should have won MVP of that game in my opinion. No way Bama keeps it close without that kid putting it inside our 10 yard line every single time. I have never seen a punter dominate a game like that in my entire life. I'm not saying our guys didn't play great, they did, but 200+ yard rushing games happen much more frequently than what that punter did to us.
Great hire by UM. Still don't understand how SF lets Harbaugh walk after taking them to 3 straight NFC Championship games and a Superbowl in 4 years. Especially since they were terrible before he got there. They deserve to suck for letting him go, really stupid move on their part.
Ole Miss was undefeated before they lost this week. Instead of saying "Whelp, Ole Miss lost this week that means we have to move them down" the committee compared Ole Miss with the rest of the 1-loss teams and decided they had one of best resumes. While many of you are upset about that, I think it is a blessing in disguise, as that means they reevaluate those "good" wins on a weekly basis, so by the end of the season those preseason rankings wont mean anything. If that is how it works, I think that sounds pretty fair. I doubt Miss St falls much after their first loss either based on all of their "good" wins. I want to see what happens to a 1 loss SEC team that loses in the rankings before I cry foul.
I don't think you can take that much away from this week's poll, other than the fact that the committee is valuing overall resume's more than current events. It will be far more interesting next week when we see how they move team's after big losses/wins.
I thinks its too early to start speculating on who will be ranked where when the season ends. The only poll that will matter is not even out yet, and we have no history on what they will value/how they will judge things. I have heard some intriguing things out of Condoleezza Rice this year, and am very interested in what this first poll will look like, as I think it might be quite different from the AP/coaches. At first I was skeptical when I heard she was leading it, but after thinking about all of the inherent biases in the NCAA, giving an outsider the final say seems like a smart move.
As long as the defense holds them to 21 ppg or under we have a good chance at victory since even with Braxton out I think this offense should average somewhere in the mid 30s ppg. Looking forward to VA Tech next Saturday.
These look amazing. The MSU shoes are especially nice.
The eternally rare quadruple gif. 'Tis a thing of beauty.
I love how Birm watches the new guy get torn a new one and goes, "well that looks like fun!" He probably had the entire thread in mind when he said that, but the order of events is still quite hilarious to me.
I got about halfway through the lawsuit before checking to make sure that this wasn't a Ginter article. After seeing this wasn't the case and being assured it was a real lawsuit, I am left wondering how many other lawsuits out there are as funny as this one. Whoever read that thing when it was first filled must of been in tears. There are probably many other lawsuits just as hilarious too, which makes it just that much better. Nice find.
As a Browns fan, I'm actually cautiously optimistic about this upcoming season. I really liked what we did in the draft, despite not getting any receivers. When your a team as bad as the Browns are you could use some more talent at practically every position, so drafting based on the best available is a much better strategy than drafting based on needs. I also like the QB we just drafted + O-coordinator pairing; it actually makes sense for once. Our defense should be good enough to keep us in games/make up for the typical rookie QB hiccups and if we actually go 8-8 like Squirrel Master predicts I will be very happy. If we go 8-8 while showing major future potential I will be ecstatic.
I love the look on #43's face. It says he foresees pain in #3's near future.
All I have to say is, the PAC-12 Rose Bowl representative better pray we get into the NCG. If we're sitting there at 25-0, and not getting a chance to play for the title, we will have one angry OSU football team with Urban Meyer as their coach.