I'll take that score all day, LF.
I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...
The Bucks are up against a lot this weekend. On top of the lack luster performance and trending down in the CFP, I am sure Sparty has not forgotten the beatdown they received last year in the shoe. It will take monumental effort this weekend. TTUN should be the furthest thing from our boys minds......
"Life is not about how hard you can hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. THATS HOW WINNING IS DONE!!" - Rocky Ballboa
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I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.
I Believe In Ohio State.
Scoop up your positive thoughts and GTFOutta here. We only like to bitch about not winning by 50+ each game. What lesson does that teach your son when a team this talented doesn’t beat Nebraska by 70?
I love the optimism Papa Grande. Hopefully we can pull it together and put up a complete performance against Sparty this weekend. Hell, I could even see us putting up a lot more than 24 if the passing game opens up. Here’s to the best!
Just win, baby.
They need to go back to cover 2 as these DB's can't play man to man. There are no NFL corners back there anymore.I think Schiano is finally realizing that.
If we finally start to click this weekend, the narrative may start to shift to "peaking at the right time." We have the talent. We will click into gear or run out of time.
I sense something I haven't felt yet this year. It started with the CFP committee keeping us at 10. Then hearing naysayers talk all week about how we are done. Now scUM trolls are emerging like cicadas from the forest floor chirping about their once-a-decade shot at relevance. Unfortunately for you naysayers, and you Sparty, and you blue, there's a family that lives down the road. It's a family with 85 brothers, and a bunch of hard ass uncles and cousins, and one tough SOB at the helm named Urban. And that family has heard enough talk. Do you feel it?
I want to say yes, they will have convince me they have a heartbeat first.......
In fact, they have one heartbeat...
I'm hoping we see the running game awaken because it better against that MSU front. The O Line did a little bum slaying against Nebraska, but if they are able to do that, this team has a whole new outlook. I'm not sold on it but if OSU can demonstrate running the ball well in wins over MSU and Maryland, I think the conversation changes a little and Michigan's arrogance and hubris might be early.
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Well said, perspective is always the best approach. Waiting for the colossal build up of scum between now and 11/24 and while I expect a close game, my money is on the BUCKEYES, it will be that much sweeter that much more of a dagger in skunk weasels heart and therefore much more delightful.
"Tough times don't last, tough people do" - Gregory Peck
I have to say that I'm feeling that this team made progress in areas that they were weak and will continue this weekend. I feel we will all be surprised and happy after this game. You know that with all the celebrating up north there is that nagging fear not surfacing on line that everything comes crashing down in two weeks.
Literally, this team's back is against the wall, not just this week, but for the remaining three weeks of the season. SO MUCH is on the line, not just a W against Sparty this week, but long term our perfect record vs. Maryland since they joined the B1G, and Urban's win streak, not just against Michigan, but against Harbaugh. And of course, a spot in the playoff.
If the players aren't ready to put it all on the line with what's at stake now, then they really need to look inward and figure out if they're in the right place at the moment.
Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.
I'm sure the mantra of "fight for the man beside you" has not been completely forgotten in the locker room. But a real stern John Simon (with the John Cena intro music) pregame reminder I think would be a good thing. The talent we have can stand up, lb for lb, with the best in the nation. But the "why" behind every snap these guys take doesn't always seem to be that "I refuse to let my teammate down".
Remember when Shazier played that entire bowl game with like... one functional leg... yet he would have rather died that day on the field than to have been taken out of the game.
"...and when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of booze. And we'll drink to old Ohio till we wobble in our shoes."
I'm waiting for a breakout running game... big runs to loosen em up..
I think the team will be focused this week on the road. Hope the weather does not stop us from throwing down field.
Drue Christman will be huge today in a low tight scoring game
Damn Orin, you got the next Mega or PB Lottery Numbers that are gonna fall; shoot I’m tired of working, Lol!
Always enjoy your weekly threads in-season LF, and can appreciate your positive vibes.
Lots of great comments in this thread. This team needs to show they are united and angry dogs. I'm not sure they are but I do hope so.
My biggest concern is my biggest question: Is Ohio State's defense capable of keeping a game low scoring?
Here's to them getting it all fixed on the field today!
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Apparently yes! The D actually outscored MSU.
Kudos to everybody who forecast the punting game as crucial.
I'm convinced one of them who did is really JT ;)
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