The guys from work all want to go to the Hawaii-Colorado game on opening night so I may go there.
Man, I'm jealous! My wife and I had this one circled since it was scheduled but my best friend decided to get married in Houston two weeks later. Just couldn't justify making two trips to Houston from Honolulu in a matter of three weeks. I think we are going to try to go to the Cal-ASU game over Thanksgiving (since they are stupid and don't play AZ last game).
So only teams who finish in the Top 10 should be allowed to have alternate uniforms? As an OSU fan and ASU grad, I think ASU has done a real good job of becoming relevant. They had a pretty good team last year and was in the P12 South hunt until the final week and then beat a good Duke team in their bowl game. The let down against Oregon State after that ND win just killed the whole season. This year, the team is pretty loaded and is preseason Top 10 in a few polls.
On a side note, I was pissed when they switched from Nike. I think Nike and ASU had a good thing going and was helping with the overall brand. Those Desert Swarm uniforms from last year were amazing.
I look at it this way, Jalin Marshall had 700 last year combined in his first year playing H-Back. Plus, he mainly played behind Wilson the first 6 games. Even if he can't figure out the route running part, he will rack up a lot of receiving yards off the toss pass.
I'm not sure about everyone else but I am expecting a lot more than 800 combined rushing/receiving yards from Miller this year.
As someone who is five hours behind, I wish for this too. It was sold out before I got up this morning at 530am. The struggle is real!
DELETED COMMENT: Disregard, I didn't realize Major Applewhite was just hired by Herman.
I'm not worried about Notre Dame. If Taylor Kelly is completely healthy, Arizona State will beat Notre Dame.
As bad as the win looked against PSU, if Ohio State wins out they will be in the playoff. Finishing off the season with a possible Top 5 win vs MSU, a potential Top 25 win vs Minn (that loss to Illini killed this from being likely) and a possible Top 10 win vs Nebraska would help a lot. There tends to be around 4-6 one loss or less teams a year. Not many will even have the possibility of having two Top 10 wins in the final month.
The hardest part will be actually winning out. Everything else will play itself out.
My biggest issue from the polling system is how the nation puts so much stock into the polls. I was watching BTN this morning and they were saying if the playoff committees top teams on Tuesday do not match the AP/Coaches poll that they would lose all credibility. To me this is pretty dumb. The playoff committee was put in place to watch these teams and determine how good the teams are. It is their sole purpose. Coaches and AP writers watch maybe 2-3 games a week and that is being generous. Do we honestly believe Urban Meyer is spending all night Saturday studying teams from around the country? Are AP writers finishing up their all day coverage of their teams by watching 5-6 games? No, they go online and look at scores, maybe catch a clip of a game on Sports Center or simply take to Twitter for recommendations. How is that determining who the best team is? So many media members are quick to talk about how unfair it is to punish athletes for a schools issues in the past but have ZERO issues punishing the same athletes because their schedule, which is 100% out of their control. I, for one, hope the playoff committee actually watches every top teams games and at least attempts to analyze the team, rather than simply looking at a schedule and record.
I personally have wondered the same thing, why not just start Bell and Burrows at the two safety spots? They are both young enough that it could have been taught to them last year but I trust that Powell is simply better than they are for the assigned responsibilities otherwise the staff would have moved one of them. Who knows though.
I live down here in Honolulu and there is a pretty big gathering down in Waikiki but I don't think there is anything like that in Maui. I was on vacation to Maui in 2010 and had to watch "the Game" from my hotel room. And as they mentioned above it will be 7 am (or 1030) start time by then but your math was right, it is 6 am start times now until DST.
I don't think that is the case from this statement. Tyvis Powell is the known starter at the other safety spot and he is mentioned here.
My honest opinion was it was a great idea but not what I thought it would be. I thought for sure it was being used for the coaches to help him focus and learn but then Miller said during the Spring Game that no coaches look at it with him. So great idea but it was made a bigger deal than it should have since the coaches weren't going over it all with him.
I am at work so I can't go back and look but I know he has spoken about saying "The" on twitter a few times. I want to say I remember him saying it again here recently, maybe check his feed from last week?
I think Herby takes a lot of heat, and he deserves some of what he gets but not all of it. I do not doubt his Buckeye loyalty at all but I think he goes out of his way to let everyone know their deficiencies. I think it honestly stems from his standards for OSU and the B1G being too high. He has said the B1G will not get respect from him or anyone else until they consistently beat the SEC, but no one else is held to that same standard. He has no problem touting Baylor or UCLA as a great team but will criticize OSU because the B1G can't beat the SEC consistently. I missed the part where the PAC12 and Big 12 have consistently beaten the SEC. I just think it is flawed to hold the B1G to one standard and let other programs/conferences slide by when you are on such a national stage in forming opinions about a ocnference.
A friend of mine who is a huge Texas fan is convinced that Saban will be taking over for Mack Brown and if Saban doesn't take the job Fedora will be the next coach. He claims to have inside sources....don't we all. This conversation was two weeks ago so it had nothing to do with this story.
This weekend I sent him a text about the Greg Robinson hire. He was pleased with it because Robinson will have "better athletes at Texas than he had at scUM" For the sake of our friendship I didn't text back.
I was also very impressed with Grant last year. I think he will be one of the best CB's in the B1G this year when all said and done. Didn't he start one of the early games due to an injury and get a pick? I want to say it was UAB...