I feel like I hear a lot of tOSU being a complete and well rounded team. I mean I don't watch the talking heads outside of the game, but in game announcers seem to mention it being impressive how complete they are.
If they aren't, I'd be a bit shocked. Both from St Ignatius and look a hell of a lot alike to me.
TMW you didn't realize someone you remember being recruited is already in the pros... Wow. These names are killing me. I remember following recruiting much more closely back then and now almost all of them are already done and through college.
To be fair, him being there was causing a lot of stupid "will he come back" drama. Like always having an ace up your sleeve kind of crap. I won't pretend to know the situation beyond what I saw watching games and some stuff here, but in the end it just removed a variable that wasn't helping anyone. As for how that affected dynamics in the program, hard to tell. But I'd say some other significant changes happened that made a much bigger impact on our defensive unit than 1 guy leaving after an injury.
I've been open to accepting this may be the best tOSU team to be fielded. But I'm not going to lock in until it is done. It isn't about how you start, it is about how you finish. Ultimately, I wouldn't want to be on the tracks in front of this team though, they seem to be out to eat some souls. I feel this is the meanest team I've ever watched play. I don't mean it from a violence stand point, just what they will do at will. After kicking that onside kick last week, I knew we had the meanest damn coach. And I love this edge. They feel hungry and angry every week.
Rates just went up given this news.
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I mean, maybe if you aren't on the receiving end of the beating stick that Ryan Day is carrying. Quite honestly, this coach has been much more about killing opponents than Meyer or Tressel. We've had 1st string players in until 4th quarters on games WELL in hand, where previously they'd be benched at half time. Maybe an experience factor, but jesus the ass kicking he's dished out on these has been very Alabama like. Also it is easy to like people who are winning with gusto. And arguably, we may be looking at one of the best tOSU teams in history, at our hearts as sports fans, we respect that.
Just poking around with that, seems the best % would be LSU winning out and Bama taking the loss in regards to us winning it all. (39% chance)
Not that I'd put any stock into this myself. Fun toy though.
To be fair, given what both teams have shown, they might not be wrong. :D
They have a schedule, I assumed they just woke up and penciled in free Ws.
Yep. As of right now, resume goes to LSU. By end of the season, not so sure that'll be the case. Either way, doesn't matter, just win the next game until there are no more games to win.
Well yes, but if you're going to state a stat spanning the lifetime of the program, you really don't just omit part of the span. Entirely agree they are a joke, but just confuses me why you'd mention in their entire history with an exclusion and not mention that exclusion. *shrug* I also didn't catch that the deduction of those would fit his 5 count, so I get that a bit more now.
So, did anyone actually look up ttun records? They have 9 seasons of 11+. I mean maybe the Wiki is wrong, but I generally consult that. Would love to know where he got only 5?
Unlike that other school, we don't have an interest in September Heismans?
Honestly, wouldn't be surprised to see it. But I'm just hesitant to get the horse before the cart. So far this Buckeye team has shown up for their games. While not perfect, their ability to adjust, talent, and just the sheer amount of options on both sides of the ball, I don't feel Wisconsin will match up 4 quarters. I also feel like they are insanely 1 dimensional with a run game(I don't recall seeing any really impressive throwing when I've watched) and it just feels like 1 dimensional teams(Oregon) get shut down hard by our defenses.
It'll be a good game, but I feel like this is the best team I've really gotten to witness since becoming a fan. Not so much the highest talent, but just, it feels like a really good team with teamwork as a foundation. That's what makes them scary to me, I don't feel anyone is carrying here.
There's that mirage shit again. November must be around the corner.
I feel like the ability to adjust after 1st quarter is such a powerful piece this year. This allows us to adapt to any wrinkles from the week of game planning and change the face going into halftime. If most teams are adjusting at half time, we get to see their cards and make more adjustments in the 4th to resolve any half time wrinkles. I feel like it gives us the best chance to respond to whatever is being brought to us, on a whole new level.
Adjustment game is strong this year. I am happy.
In regards to strength of schedule, Wisc/PSU are going to be our pillars for that, and the B1G Champ Game. As long as we win out, SoS is not important to us making playoffs this year. So in that regard, I want them to keep losing up there.
You mean the fans of losers are, losers? Color my shocked.
Dobbins looked very good first year, back tracked last year(I don't think the split w/ Webber really helped) and now he's back to being a damn force. I have no idea why the dislike for the guy, I've been quite happy and after the first season I felt he was a real chance to get a Heisman if he didn't lose ground last year, now it'd be a hell of a run to get it, but still possible. The OLine really deserves some love this year given how many starters were replaced.
I won't pretend to understand this system, but logically in my head is that if you make turn overs, the stats will reflect the damage accordingly if they are meaningful turn overs. (Points converted basically) So if you're making them often, the rest of your stats will correlate that you're making these mistakes. At least in my head.