I really have no clue who the most under appreciated player is... but here's one thought
Longsnapper Bryce Haynes. When was the last time OSU fans were concerned about a special teams snap? That's my point.
ok, no one forgot about him. But... all the post title game write ups seem to focus on Cardale.
While the Cardale/Dolodale talk is fun and he is the greatest late season replacement of all time... But JT took every meaningful snap the first 48 quarters of the year. He was amazing, finished #5 in the Heisman... Torched MSU's No Fly Zone, and set School and B1G TD Records.
I got 8 correct... but I'm a crotchety cheap skate who doesn't splurge on anything... I have a good memory and like to watch college football. Sorry advertisers, but your ploy didn't work this time...
Although, I remember back in 2002, our whole house was filled with Tostitos products on Michigan Day... The Eventual win booked their trip to the National Title Game @ the Tosititos Fiesta Bowl... This year, it's the All-State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium... Their costs are an exponent above a bag of chips...
2011 - OSU was terrible...
- Toledo (But barely, came down to a Defensive stop on 4th down)
- Colorado (yeah, they sucked)
- Illinois (where Braxton was 1/4 passing)
- Indiana (a close game)
- and... Wisconsin (the lone good team on the list)
- Miami (Fl) - where they had about 12 passing yards 59 minutes into the game
- Michigan State - the game where Jim Bollman was woefully outcoached (I could go on, but I'll stop)
- Nebraska - Braxton left injured up by 20+, Bauserman took his final snaps as a collegiate going 1 for 10 (what's sad, is that it wasn't even a 'good' 1/10)
- Purdue (I hate them)
- Penn State (Shugarts false starts struck again)
- Michigan (yeah, they win once a decade now)
- Florida - allowed 2 special team TDs, and an inept offense that yielded 7 sacks (a, somehow, fitting end to a terrible year... enter Urban Meyer)
I, living in Los Angeles, watched that game from my apartment.
This was the only time since, probably, 2004 where my pre-B1G-game thoughts were, "Oh no, let's just hope they don't wipe us off the map."
OSU was absolutely dreadful in 2011... They were Illinois in Scarlet and Gray. But, somehow, they beat a pretty damn good team that day.
What makes reminiscing fun is the 'no-name' QB of Wisconsin. Some transfer named Future SuperBowl Champion Russell Wilson.
One thing Braxton brings to the table, dynamic running, is exactly what he and the coaches openly noted they would do less of in 2013. Thus, he was to become more of an NFL style pocket passer.
JT Barrett is exactly what we wanted out of Braxton. Braxton never had the WR playmakers that JT, but his pocket prowess seems to be less than JT's.
Am I blind? Is it just I who thinks JT is just better at QB.
We need an 'adjusted' Team Defense & Team Offense Stat column
Every B1G Not named Illinois can absolutely destroy Kent State by 21+.
OSU had 4 ints against a Maryland team with great WRs. Of course it helps when the QB isn't name Gunner Kiel.
Michigan State, while facing great teams like Oregon & Nebraska, has wins over Jacksonville State, Wyoming, & Eastern Michigan. They gave up 329 & 491 yards to Oregon & Nebraska.
In 2006 OSU had the best offense in a long while, then had 84 yards of offense against SEC champs, The Florida Meyers.
See my point?
The article made me laugh...
Urban Meyer used two quarterbacks to lead Florida to the 2006 BCS title. Chris Leak, an effective passer, was the starter. Freshman Tim Tebow, a devastating runner, came in as a change of pace.
Ohio State used Stanley Jackson and Joe Germaine in 1996. Jackson, the better runner, started. Germaine, the better passer, came off the bench, and that duo helped the Buckeyes win the 1997 Rose Bowl and finish 11-1.
Two bad QBs playing in tandem is still bad.
I really feel it should be based on Percent of seats filled... OSU is easily winning that battle.
Team Avg Attendance Capacity Percentage
OSU 106,761 104,944 101.73%
Bama 101,316 101,821 99.50%
LSU 101,460 102,321 99.16%
Texas A&M 104,298 106,512 97.92%
Michigan 104,113 109,901 94.73%
Based on that Criteria, OSU is STILL #1 and Michigan drops from #3 to #5 (I only analyzed the teams on the graphic, not all 128 FBS teams)
Also, OSU has more than 100%... And I thought we were opposed to oversigning :)
Honestly, if you and a friend were to infiltrate the University of Michigan as the Athletic Director and Football Coach with the goal of slowly and methodically destroying their football regime from the inside out... You couldn't do much better than Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke.
Honestly, I worry the beast will awaken and their Top 10 recruiting classes will break out and have a good season... I worry too much.
Dontre Wilson - 109 yards
I have no idea... but no one else has this prediction... C'mon Dontre!!!!!
CONGRATS YOU WIN!!!!! (too bad there's no cash prize)
You would have received the second showcase showdown if you mentioned there was less than 1 minute left.
I did say it was an easy question
Touchbacks used to be at the 20, now they're at the 25...
Kicking out of bounds is at the 35. It's a loss of 10 yards.
Long story short, the penalty for out of bounds is basically 10 yards beyond a touchback. Less risk.
If the NCAA would move touchbacks back to the 20 & out of bounds kicks to the 40 it would curb the out of bounds penalty. This will never happen anytime soon.
Don't mean to sound dumb. But was does losing a black stripe mean?
They are already on the roster. Black stripe or not, he'd play in a game if all the other kickers got injured in gameplay.
Whoa... it's 2 in the AM and people are commenting!??!?!?
I'm on the west coast and it's 11 PM... way past my bedtime. Then again, I'm on the wrong side of 30.
Being old is rough: If it's recent and it's not Breaking Bad, I have no idea what you're talking about.
Wow... Hard to believe it's been 8 years since Tyson Gentry... luckily he made the best of it...
Look at all his amazing headlines
I must admit I picked the PERFECT OSU Saturday to get married
September 17th, 2011, When Joe Bauserman and Luke Fickell led hapless OSU into Coral Gables to face UM (of Florida).
This game was so awful, the game where they only had 13 passing yards in the first 59 minutes. The game where we said, "2011 is going to be an awfully long, painful season'
If you're going to get married on an OSU game, build a time machine, and choose Sept 17, 2011
I lived in Vegas at the time and I went to the game... January 8th, 2007 I still remember
Asking me how the day was would be synonymous to asking the crowd at Ford's theater, "Well, other than that, how was the play?"