This was a glorified practice as well.
I wonder if Ohio State would draw 86k for the spring game if it was on a Tuesday.
...do as the Ohioans do:
"Everybody's favorite player, Marc Loving."
Everybody raymonds Loving?
Play for pride. There's a trophy at the end of this one, too.
If the Buckeyes make the tourney, does Thad get consideration for B1G COY?
I didn't think we would have any sort of shot this year the way we played early in the season. I didn't think Thad could turn them around in one season, and that's not a slight against him. I didn't think any coach in the country could do much with a very raw group of underclassmen without any one-and-dones. It looks like Thad could do it. He got the team to buy into playing defense really quickly.
They got there by beating no one? Are you kidding me? They beat Pac-12 Champions Stanford in South Bend and Big XII Co-Champions Oklahoma in Norman. Boston College and Wake Forest were the only non-bowl teams on their schedule. The sentiment going into the National Championship was that they'd probably get destroyed, but they had definitely earned the shot over anyone else.
My only lament : we never got a chance to own the Beef O'Brady's Bowl.
The Brady that got away.
You and me both. I'll take Urban over the poster child for colic that is Brian Kelly.
I don't understand two things:
The constant need to give our playmakers the ball BEHIND the line of scrimmage.
Calling routes that fall short of the first down marker on 3rd down.
This is a great win for this year's team. THE MOUNT usually win their conference and make the tourney. Sure, they're not a Gonzaga, VCU. Dayton, or Xavier in terms of mid-majors, but Thad seemed genuinely concerned before the game. The Basketbucks stepped up and played to their talent.
THE MOUNT's coach saying we should be ranked by season's end is pretty encouraging, too!
Bigger than Jesus?
I will always maintain that Army and Navy would've been better additions than Rutgers and Maryland. Same TV markets, more history and bigger national following/interest. I understand the drawbacks in athletic department size/capacity, weight limits, and stadium size. I still think the national interest every week outweighs any potential that Maryland and Rutgers would ever have. Plus, any Army/Navy game will always be more relevant than any Maryland/Rutgers game.
That is all sports-specific. I wonder about the moral/philosophical reservations B1G/CIC university presidents would have in adding military academies. I would love to read an article and interviews on that subject.
I've always said Army and Navy over Rutgers and Maryland. Same local TV markets, bigger national following.