WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME? WHAT DID WE DO TO MAKE YOU ANGRY?!
I'm totally expecting the Bucks to bounce back. Urban Meyer coached teams have historically transformed into juggernauts following a loss, and even though this team is young, I'm expecting the same result.
This upcoming game versus Northwestern will be very telling: If they play like they did against Indiana, and fail to put away a team that they should beat handily, then I will be extremely disappointed. However, if they start going up-tempo and stop trying to constantly run the option plays, and just hammer it with Weber and Samuel down the Wildcats' throats (which is what they should've been doing this entire time), then I will feel a lot better about the remainder of the season.
You can try to out scheme and be creative all you want, but if you can't block anyone, then it doesn't matter.
The O-line got flat out abused last night. Honestly, I think Warriner needs to return to being the O-line coach, that's no slight on Studrawa, it's just that Warriner was one of, if not the best O-line coach in the nation; and when the Bucks won the national title in 2014, they leaned on the slobs, and they had to in order to defeat Bama.
Funny, this is where they were in the preseason. Just another chance to improve.
How about we just cheer against whomever is playing Michigan. I don't think I'm physically or mentally capable of cheering for the skunk weasels.
The season is far from over. OSU still controls their own destiny to the playoff. I suppose the 2014 season was over after the Virginia Tech game too, right? Why even play the remaining games?
But the dilemma there is that if Meyer had called a timeout, and Penn State utilizes that to their advantage, and scores off of it, then Meyer is criticized for simply not letting the clock tick down and simply going into halftime.
Game's now officially a day into the past. I'm eager to see the offensive adjustments they will have made against Northwestern, primarily if they decide to go up-tempo. I'm utterly flabbergasted as to why they've been so sluggish and methodical amid plays, when they've executed so well when they line up and snap the ball quickly. If they do not show some major improvements against Northwestern, I will be immensely disappointed.
Alas, historically under Meyer, the Buckeyes become a different team following a loss, and for better purposes. I expect that trend to continue come these next five Saturdays. Win out, and they will still be in the playoff.
Oh, my bad. Tough to detect sarcasm via text.
That didn't work last season, and I don't think that's the issue. The issue, I believe, is their lack of tempo, and it baffles me as to why they've been so methodical; when they're going fast, that's when their execution is at its maximum.
As I said in the "PSU stuns OSU" thread, giving Samuel only one carry following his TD run is unacceptable. It's the exact same thing that happened last year against MSU by not giving the ball to Zeke.
I'm not calling for any coach to be fired, but there needs to be some massive adjustments in the upcoming games. Alas, losing to those asshats sucks, but PSU is bound to lose at least one more game, and I'd rather lose their first game in the middle of the season than lose at the end to Michigan.
Not gonna lie, I'd rather lose now than lose to someone like Michigan. Sucks the road winning streak ends, especially on an awful no call on that blatant PI, but OSU deserved this loss.
Up 21-7 in the 4th, when Samuel takes one 74 yards to the house, and he gets one, one carry after that, is inexcusable. This team needs vast improvements on offense immediately.
Honestly, judging on history, a loss would likely be the only thing to wake up the Bucks at this point.
And only gets one more carry after that. Genius.
Oh, sorry. Misread that badly.
That's a load of malarkey. I'd agree with you if you said the offense was average, but the defense is elite.
Great, another game when we'll be biting our nails in the 4th quarter. Just what I was looking forward to.
Very un-Mensa like to start trash talking.
Let the opposition give you bulletin board material. Don't give a hopeless man life when you have him pinned down.
Sounds exactly like Michigan.
This was called targeting.
Funny that SEC refs called Bosa's hit vs. Notre Dame targeting, but not that hit by Bama. Gotta protect their prized lambs, I suppose.
Maybe they should be like Bama, and tackle with their heads.
West Virginia receiver just made a Noah Brown-esque catch on the defender's shoulder.