Would anyone like to post Mgoblog tears here?
I hear you on resume and wins but at the end of the day the committee is going to have a conversation about who they think is the better team regardless of resume. Anyone who knows football would take Alabama over Minnesota and probably Oregon and Utah as well. Me personally, I would even take them over Georgia. The eye test is going to matter.
The amount of money may not matter at all. Those are just guidelines. The context of the situation matters. The NCAA could see that he paid the amount back which he has provided proof of and let it slide or give a one game suspension (time served vs maryland).
I understand why people are worried about pass protection. The sack numbers haven't been in Ohio State's favor but after watching the games I have to wonder how much of those numbers are the result of Justin Fields holding the ball too long. At the same time that's what Justin does. He excels at using his mobility to keep plays alive and look downfield. That's going to result in a few sacks. It doesn't mean our pass pro is bad. We may be on the back end of the rankings when it comes to sacks allowed but we also rank very well when it comes to how much time our QB has to throw. I can't remember where I saw that stat.
If you're worried about our offense being slowed down by the weather just imagine Wisconsin's. They might not score!
If you're worried about our offense in the rain just imagine Wisconsin's. They night not score. The rain affects both teams.
Responded to the wrong guy. My bad.
Pretty sure it was Olave that said that.
Ahh ok. I see what you're saying. I agree.
The only things wrong with your argument is that you mentioned "the big running plays" against our defense this year. What running plays are you talking about because I seriously do not remember a single one. Maybe I'm forgetting one or two but I'm pretty sure we have shut down big plays. Also you argue that the coaches "CHOOSE" him to play week in and week out. Well yeah but Baron Browning has pretty consistently played more snaps than Tuf when he's healthy so the coaches decisions have been trending in the same direction as fans that are critical of Tuf. I think the critique on Tuf is fair. While he certainly is pretty fundamentally sound, he definitely has his weaknesses and it's been eye opening.
They do love to get Hamler in the slot and run a deep route with him there. That means he will likely be matched up with Shaun Wade in man situations. However, we have been running a lot of zone which should negate the deep routes out of the slot. My guess is we won't have to deal with Hamler's speed at least in the deep passing game. The question is can PSU generate any kind of offense against us because most of their offense has come on explosive plays. They won't be able to get behind our zone coverage. Clifford will have to dink and dunk the holes in our coverage and I don't think he can do that.