Motivation played a small role in those games. The Buckeyes playing like shit and the other teams being better prepared is why we lost.
I can see that angle. I was coming more from the line of thought that realistically, that outside motivation lasts like 2 drives in a football game. After that, talent, preparation and execution wins or loses the game for you. I just think motivation is overused and overhyped.
I just hope Day and the team don't use that score as their main motivating factor. Their main focus should be realizing they're one of the best programs in the country already, and that when they play their best, nobody can beat them. That's usually enough. If you want to argue that some motivation can give you a little bump, that's fine. But the best people at what they do are self-motivators already. They dont need failure to get them over the hump. They learn and get better. Motivation is mostly a facade. Ask TTUN how well motivation to beat us has worked for them lately....
Didn't they just have a 19 game winning streak?
In regards to compliance.... LSU is also "dealing" with a case in which a booster got caught funneling money through a charity to pay recruit's families. That is a federal crime and the booster is locked up. But the national media didnt say jack shit about it all season long. They were too busy reporting that the best defensive player in the country paid back money that he borrowed from a friend. Which is not a crime at all.
I felt awful for he and JK after the last game. Those two guys left their hearts on the field and made a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes you know they are dying to get back. With that said, I think Olave will grow from that game and he and Wilson both have superstar written all over them.
Haskins led us to second consecutive B1G title. 3rd was this season.
Minny should be above PSU but I'd argue Bama is a top 5 team.
Thankfully the ugly ass seasons are few and far between.
Who cares? We are one of the 3 best programs in the country set up for yearly success. Screw everyone else.
Going into the game, Etienne as a receiver scared me. Alas he ends up with 2 receiving TDs. Couple that with Lawrence running more than ever, and our LBs got exposed again. Still should've won.
And an astronomical set of events happened that caused that momentum. And yet Day STILL had this team in position to win at the end before the final "once in a million" event happened to end the game. The shifting of momentum wasnt on Day's shoulders. In fact, he overcame the shit storm that was put in front of him in my book. He's going to be incredible. It's also why he was so tortured afterwards that we lost. He knew we were the better team and did all he could do.
Right on. With great expectation comes great success, and sometimes great heartache. It's what we all signed up for. But I'll keep signing up for it until I die knowing losses like the last game are a possibility, but also knowing that those opportunities are even there to begin with. Because unparalleled success for the better part of 80+ years don't lie. Proud as hell to be an Ohioan.
They do it because they know the masses will take the bait. Might be asinine, but also very smart. They get those clicks. But not just ESPN. All networks play into this idea because all they care about is making money.
"Teams succeeded and failed on their own merits; affiliations mattered little or not at all."
How I long for the days when this was still the case with the talking heads and outsiders. It's actually how I still view ours and other programs now. Great programs are able to operate successfully, independent of their conference brethren.
Congrats to a Legend. Maybe next time you pass through, you can triple laser beam Nit one more time.
You forgot #10.... the non-call on Chase Young getting his helmet ripped off while Wade was destroying Lawrence.
I think the challenge for their D begins with JK, not Fields. If JK is All Day, then we are golden.
General Studies bruh.....
I know TTUN is known for their pompous arrogance, but I can't believe what I just read. I can't believe someone on their side, a player no less, actually believes that. Or maybe he's lying to himself. Yeah that's it. He's lying to himself. There. I feel better. I don't feel so weird bc I'm now able to make sense of the bullshittery I just read.
That '10-'11 team may not have shot well, but a major reason they lost to UK was bc the refs let that shit center they had assault Sully all game under the basket.
I like you, Utah, and your football program. Don't make me not like you. Especially when you had the chance to win your conference and make the Playoff, but then completely pissed down your leg under the bright lights.
I've seen Jaxon Smith play in person several times. Against the best high school competition in the country, he was the best player on the field every time by a mile. Either he's criminally underrated, or Fleming is a damn cyborg.
We definitely are!!