Pac12, defense isn't a thing there. Until they actually defend a big program on a big stage properly, I'm not giving anyone in that conference any damn respect. Everytime they are in big end of season games, they get shut down so hard by teams w/ defense and basically can't stop their offenses.
I have really enjoyed them. I was never a big Karate Kid kid because I was born in 85, but I came across it later and really enjoyed the series. I was super hesitant with Cobra Kai, and I was super surprised with how misplaced it was. I actually find myself greatly looking forward to the next season, and I did for Season 2 as well. I'm not sure how I like S2 ending, but we'll see how it progresses. I'm afraid of a backslide into the same old KK storyline with a modern rendition, which I don't know if I'd like that much. Is it great? I don't think so, is it good, most definitely for me. It also helps that it hits, its gone, and I don't "follow" it outside of random "When does this release" inquiries, which is sort of a beautiful balance to me.
They actually have to feel that they are backed against the wall in order to behave like that, honestly the way they feel every season, not sure if they know there is a wall back there and not Hairball grabbing a handful.
There is definitely a higher feeling to the program now than previously. We absolutely were on a trajectory to take the title this year and it would be the beginning of a behemoth of a program/dynasty period. That being said, we also learned this year that it just takes 1 moment/key play to end that(last play of that damn game, even when being screwed, we still were in the driver's seat and lost it). So on to 2020, take nothing for granted, and enjoy this era of football for what it is.
I recovered after a few days myself. The first two days, I just hated seeing any 11W posts on FB because it brought the sadness right up, reopened that wound. But I'd take that game 99 more times and truly expect to take 97 of them, I'm good w/ believing we fielded a better team that made a mistake at the most wrong time, then owned that mistake. I look forward to the forward development and a very motivated team next year. Not the ending I wanted, but I've seen enough to feel energized for many years to come under this coaching.
I'm ready for the shirt, send it. ;)
I get it, next man up here. I just dunno how one is to tackle. the OU player I agree w/ as you could see him "load up" to hit, Wade in real time is just trying to get a tackle while Lawrence drops his head. It seems like every season I see this shit. I want players protected, but you can't just negate tackling... So frustrating.
Their passing game, if they move quick and neutralize Chase's damage, it can be a threat.
Our running game/Oline v Dline. This helps protect the above by keeping their offense off the field.
I feel like the match up is the same as ttun but w/ more teeth on their offense. Just going w/ 35-17 good guys as I expect us to do more ball control.
I can't be the only one that just genuinely doesn't give a shit about what the experts say, right? I've watched every game for tOSU, this team played very differently than any previous tOSU team I've watched play. In all fairness my experience is from 2003 era to now and I was never raised with football. But this team looks much different in terms of competitive tenacity to me. I've seen a bit of Clemson but not enough to just disregard them. That being said if you put tOSU on the table w/ a schedule like that, everyone would be saying we were going to get rolled by any playoff team. Swap the teams schedules and results, tOSU would be getting railed for such a weak schedule. In the end, I don't care what the experts say, right now to me, Clemson looks like a paper tiger, doesn't mean that fucker may not cut you some, but I don't see it holding up. Just my 2 cents and I'm hoping for an enjoyable victory Saturday.
I don't believe I've seen the whole thing, definitely not straight through. And that's with having an ex that bought it for me for Christmas one year.
There's talented DEs in the ACC like Chase?
Seriously, no clue if they are actually that good or not. They have UVA as a "measuring" stick. I don't expect them to be slouches, but at the same time I would be super hesitant to get confident behind a team that hasn't had to actually do a damn thing this year other than escape a game where they almost lost to NC State or UNC or whoever the fuck they played that isn't even worth remembering. Honestly, they seem to be in the same level as Bama, which was overrated and when they played any ranked team of merit, had issues, which was all of 2, that they lost. I don't think Clemson is as bad as Bama this year, but I don't feel they've proven to be much better.
I mean the post, and the colors are a pretty big clue?
Congrats to Joe. Now let's go murder some fucking tigers.
Welp, after the hardware is rolled out, then the return text will be pretty simple.
One year, if this happens again, flags might be there. Way way too early for this.
Are the downvotes because they don't wish us injuries or because they realize how incredibly weak and desperate that thread makes their program look?
Yep, up for a bathroom break and now I am trying to figure out how to sleep the next 24 hours away so game time comes sooner for me.
Indeed. To start the season you'd see them, but man it is basically Wade as our biggest "weakness" there that sometimes is seen, otherwise it is crickets about them. One hell of a statement.
I didn't even realize that they had made the CFP, wow.
Bama has to beat Auburn to start with. I'm skeptical they have that.
I mean, it is one thing to play in the cold several times, and to be in the cold, used to it. It is another to be used to 60+ degrees and come down for a game in freezing temps. Acclimation is a factor.
Been to a ton of games .... never an OSU game. Since 2006, I wouldn't want to go to one. Same sentiment as you. Zero desire to see one in the midst of 300 drunk toothless truck drivers with bad BO and nacho cheese in their beards.
Hell, the last time I even watched a Michigan v OSU game was 2012. I think I watched half of it.
This will be 7 years and counting I pretend there is no football that day, National bye week prior to conference championship games. Go to a bar with no TVs, binge watch a new series, etc.
That must hurt, on so many levels. Just ignoring a day when a rivalry game exists that you are "winning". Made my day.
Just realized that basically he just said essentially "end of season" is this weekend. Man that's gotta hurt.
All competition out there has suspect defenses. They give up too much to pretty inferior competition. Our weakness there? We gave up 21 to FAU and Rutgers, mostly at our own fault/3rd string players vs 1st string players. Both of those games we exploded out of the gate. The teams of merit have not been able to average more than around a touchdown a game. The defense of this team is hands down the surprising factor. When I look at Bama, LSU, Oklahoma they just don't look like they can stop anyone. They look like PAC12 teams. This also inflates their offensive appearance because they are playing mutually shit defenses in conference that are giving up like 25% more points than a decent defense would allow. Georgia has a defense, a bit looser than ours, but they don't have the fire power to blow out the sad sack defenses they are facing. And their loss to South Carolina wasn't them losing, they got beat. They struggled against ND, who got smacked by ttun, and we know they are not that good. (Not just pushing them aside, we'll find out their caliber soon enough, but ND got rolled by ttun while UGA barely pulled a win.
All of this said, it doesn't matter. You have to play the games. Saturday, PSU, then onto the next. I am enjoying the ride though.
PSU, I expect to hang. But the game after that is the one that bothers me. Last year it was a narrative we'd lose, and we hung the most points ever on them. This year the expectation is to decimate them, and that concerns me. Skill wise I believe Ohio State is above across the board, so if the team isn't checked out and comes in like they have for the last 2 games, I have 0 worries against either team. Day has gotten the guys up for every game until now, I expect to see it again. Also Chase comes back, poor bastard at QB is going to have an ugly day.