Yeah, it's obvious that they are just along for the ride. Probably buddies with him or something. They don't add much to the show outside of basically verbally nodding with everything Smith says. I like the Menace2Midwest episodes because they are OSU and B1G-centric and they aren't on it.
I think a lot of people don't want to touch it with everything that happened, but it has been a hell of a ride listening to it. I take everything he says with a grain of salt, but I have to say that he has been spot on with some of his predictions, and he seems to really dig into the numbers to step back and see the whole picture when it comes to actual football.
Can someone bring up Chipotle not being mentioned? Shit I rack up free burritos with their rewards app.
I'd like to petition the "no updates about injuries" rule that has been put in place for Browning, just one time and I'll move on from it and never petition again.
That's the highest of quality GIF.
Welp, it’s still Rutgers week so let’s keep it going. What’s the best sports movie ever made?
Leaving Bloodsport off of this list is a travesty. If Esports are going to be considered sports, the Bloodsport is a sports movie. Screw Chong Li and his cheating ways.
We were posting the same thing at the same time haha. See above.
I honestly hope they don't lose to Auburn. They definitely can. But if Auburn beats Georgia, then all of a sudden Alabama (if they win the Iron Bowl) will be beating a "top ten" Auburn with only 2 losses sliding them right into the #4 slot. On the other hand, if Georgia beats Auburn, then loses to LSU in the SEC Championship, then Alabamas best win will be a 4 loss Auburn (again, if they win the Iron Bowl). Auburn beating Georgia, while we would all be happy on the surface, is not going to help the 2 SEC teams in the final four scenario.
I'm not going to argue that the NCAA has been all over the map with their punishments, and lack thereof, in certain situations. BUT, this situation is actually how things should be handled. OSU found out, reported it, the NCAA expedited the process and came to a decision that is within the scope of their actual written rules. OSU fans should be happy that they stayed within reason enforcing this one rule this one time. Could it have ended better (immediate reinstatement)? Absolutely. Could it have been worse? Well, your comment sums it up....you just never know with the NCAA so it could have been much worse. But looking at this in a microscope, in this one instance, they finally got one right.
You are basically saying that because there are rule changes happening, that it should be retroactive? No, the rules are there, Chase broke the rule, Gene is doing his job the right way here. The other thing you are confusing is what NIL means. It does not mean taking a loan to get your girlfriend to the Rose Bowl. While that seems trivial, it still would be an improper benefit under the new NIL rules anyway. Had he been able to profit from his NIL, then the loan obviously wouldn't have happened as he would have just paid for it himself, but the rule is there and it was broken.
All true...Rutgers wants to be respectable in conference and play a bowl game. That's success within that program. This isn't the (RIP) Big East. Nebraska wants to compete for championships. Schiano can make the former happen, we are waiting to see if Frost can do his part. Nebraska made it clear with the Pelini firing that 9-10 win seasons without any hardware is not going to cut it.
I mean they are two totally different situations. Schiano was actually the head coach and had them at a respectable level, Frost was a GA for Nebraska 17 years ago.
This was depressing. When you are on the verge of having one of the worst conference losing streaks in history, staying healthy and hoping to catch the next team sleeping is not a great situation to be in.
The back to back alley oops to Gaffney was by far my favorite part of this game. He has had little playing time compared to Carton and Liddell up to this point and then came in with some thunder. Love it.
Holy hell I hate when threads are so populated that comments like these go unnoticed. Well done.
The Heisman was gone as soon as he lined up on the defensive line for the first time in high school haha.
Ok ok I give in...let's look at the box score:
End of 1st quarter: Purdue up 7-0
End of 2nd quarter: Purdue up 14-3
End of 3rd quarter: Purdue up 21-6
End of 4th quarter: Purdue up 49-20
OSU won the total yards battle by 7 yards
OSU won the passing game by about 100 yards
Purdue won the running game by about 100 yards
OSU had one turnover, Purdue had none
Time of possession, OSU won by 2.5 minutes.
I can't believe we are re-hashing this game, but if you are on the committee looking at those numbers all you see is Purdue controlled the game as far as the score, overall numbers were about even. OSU had a turnover while Purdue didn't. OSU was highly ranked, Purdue is butt. So what should they be pulling from this?
SC was 2-3 going into that game, they have played Florida and App State (both ranked or right near it now) since to get to 4-6.
IL was 2-4 going into that game, since beating UW they have beaten Purdue, Rutgers, and MSU to get to 6-6. All 3 have sucked all year or fallen off a cliff (MSU).
I hate the SEC, but put SC and IL on the field together and set the line even, if I had to bet I'm taking SC.
Ok ok, yeah you're right haha
I'm sure they do to an extent, but when you lose 49-20 to a .500 team, it's probably tough to objectively be like, let's look deeper into this. You lost by 29 points to a bad team. The box score can say whatever it wants to. As OSU fans, yes we know that game wasn't as bad as it looked. But if that wasn't OSU, rather say LSU having a loss on the road to Tennessee by 29 points last year, I certainly wouldn't expect them to dig deep into it, we would be shouting from the rooftops that they lost by 29 points to a terrible team.
If it's LSU I hope it's in the championship game only...that way if OSU doesn't pull it off Burrow does.
If it's Clemson I hope it's in the first round so we can send Dabo and his good ole boy schtick out early.
If it's Georgia, well I just hope it's Georgia because I can't think of any fan base that has a higher opinion of their team after not producing anything noteworthy in decades.
Make it be Georgia in a blowout by OSU and Fields snatches Fromm's girlfriend out of the stands and walks down the tunnel hand in hand with her.
Seriously though...when you are losing to a really bad team does it matter that much if it's at home or on the road? I mean losing to Illinois or SC is not a good look no matter where it is. We are talking about Illinois being an intimidating road environment now for a team like Wisconsin? Come on. I'd be willing to bet SC had as many fans in the Georgia stadium that Illinois had in the Illinois stadium.
We are talking in terms of a committee of people that sit in a room and make these rankings. Do you think they are pulling up box scores of every game for the top 25 teams and saying, well OSU did lose to a .500 crappy Purdue team but it was closer than it showed? No, they say OSU lost 49-20 to a bad Purdue team late in the year. We need to quit thinking that these people are able to dig that deep on every game every top 25 team plays. They see the information on the surface. OSU struggled last year against some mediocre teams due to a poor defense. This can not be denied.
Would really like to see what he could do with several NFL type DTs that usually end up in the South.
Your words not his....my point is we have the guys you are talking about currently on the roster.