It seems a bit early, I would like to see things unfold for the next few weeks/monitor Tua's injury. That being said, the amount of disrespect to Alabama on this forum is shocking. It's Nick Saban. And that roster is as stacked as any in college football. I'm pretty sure Alabama hasn't lost a game by double digits at home since he became the head coach.
There isn't a snowball's chance in hell this game is within 2 TDs. OSU 42-13.
Feel free to @OldTakesExposed me after the game.
My best friend is a NW alum. He loves Fitz, but his one qualm is that Fitz's nepotism gets the best of him sometimes. Case in point with the offensive coordinator. The play-calling, especially on early downs, is terrible, and they don't ever adjust their scheme to fit their personnel. This year is especially bad.
I honestly have a hard time seeing Northwestern scoring in this game. Their offense is truly that bad. OSU 45-0
For the fantasy football players in the room, the ESPN Fantasy Focus podcast is awesome. Those guys are right a lot more than they're not.
He's 5th in the Big Ten in rushing?!? LMAO we really are spoiled
I would rather have played like this over the first 6 games than look like garbage. I don't think they are going to automatically drop off just because they've been blowing the doors off teams. It's also a product of your coaching staff, and I'm not worried about the coaches letting the players lose focus as the season goes on.
While I am very confident Day would not take this job, and the "But Ohio State is a top 3 job in college football!" crowd is correct, people have to understand that the NFL is a whole other beast. To some coaches, any NFL head coaching job is better than the very best college football head coaching job. Those coaches are the "NFL" guys. I'm not really sure if Day is one of those guys, only time will tell. But I can't imagine him going to Washington.
There are two reasons: 1998 and 2015.
Here is the push back I will give about this comparison: we already know what this Michigan team is. 2016 Penn State was a mystery. We know that Shea Patterson is not good. We have a fairly large sample size that proves it. He is not magically going to get better, I don't care what anybody says. 2016 was Trace McSorley's first year as the full time starter at Penn State. He turned out to be one of the best QB's in the conference. But he was a mystery coming into that season, and it took some time for him to get his sea legs under him.
Michigan doesn't have a Saquon Barkley. Saquon exploded in 2016, and we knew he was pretty talented from his performances in 2015. There is nobody like that on Michigan's offense. Yes, Michigan has oodles of talent at WR, but we know they aren't going to use them effectively (see; Patterson, Shea). Saquon is not walking through that door.
Joe Moorhead was extremely successful as an offensive coach at Fordham before James Franklin discovered him. What we didn't know was how well he would adjust to the Big Ten, but we knew he had been successful calling plays and installing offenses before. Gattis has never called plays before. Saban let him walk instead of giving him the keys to the offense. That is very telling to me. He's no Joe Moorhead.
We have seen all this from Michigan before. They won't completely collapse, but 9-3/8-4 is pretty much a train wreck when you think about their asinine expectations coming into the season.
Let's get this straight: Chase Young is a Pro Bowl level player right now. His moves off the edge remind me a lot of Khalil Mack. Extraordinary power and he couples that with the ability to slip right under and around an offensive tackle's block in an instant. Even if the best lines in the Big Ten double him, he is a major issue. I could see him being in the 3 sack neighborhood against Rutgers alone. That would give him 7 games to get 4 more sacks. So yeah, I like his chances. Kid is the real deal.
I was there in 2013 when Northwestern was actually ok and it was the College Gameday game. 75-80% of the crowd was OSU. ^ This is an accurate statement lol
Ohio State is no worse than 3 if they run the table, in any scenario. It really is that simple. But I agree, lets beat Nebraska and then move on to the next game.
Honestly, I might be a little too forgiving with that scoreline the more I think about it.
56-21. When this offense gets going, it gets going. Hafley said that the coaches have seen some things defensively on film that may come back to bite OSU. I think Nebraska will be able to expose some of that, and get some scores, but I'm not too concerned. Once Nebraska falls far enough behind to where they really have to air it out, they'll be in trouble because I like our D-lines chances of getting in that backfield in a hurry.
No joke, I literally cannot even decipher what this email is trying to say lol
100% agree. I know hindsight is 20/20, but wow, do you think if he could go back and do it again, would Butch Davis leave that program to go to the Browns? Hell no. People forget how perfect he was for that program and how he understood recruiting at the U. Of course, the remnants of his recruits were beaten by OSU the next season, but he deserves more credit when talking about 2001 Miami
When you listen to the same guys over and over again it's almost like you get to know them. Really sad knowing I'll never get to hear Fred crack a joke that makes AC cackle again. The call at the end of game 7 got me all kinds of emotional when it happened, and I'm really glad we all got to share that with Fred. RIP, he will be greatly missed.
2001 Miami is the greatest college football team of all time by a wide margin in my opinion. Holy smokes was that team incredible. The amount of not just NFL talent, but All-Pro NFL talent on that team was absurd.
I also think 2013 Florida State deserves to be higher. They not just blew out, but pretty much demolished every single team they played that season outside of Auburn in the National Championship game. They scored fewer than 40 points twice and gave up more than 17 points twice. They won every game by an average of 39.5 points! Ridiculous dominance. And that team had NFL players all over the field. It's honestly amazing to me that Auburn hung around in that game if you look back at the lineups.
People will think the sky is falling after the game because we gave up 4 TDs. IU is a tough place to play.
38-10 tOSU. Not worried about Cincinnati's offense in the slightest
Stanford's back door cover was brutal
A guy in a bar leans over to the guy next to him and says, "Wanna hear a Michigan joke?" The guy next to him replies, "Well before you tell that joke, you should know something. I'm 6' tall, 200 lbs., and I am a Michigan alumnus. The guy sitting next to me is 6'2 tall, weighs 225, and he's a Michigan alumnus. The fella next to him is 6'5 tall, weighs 250, and he's a Michigan alumnus. Now, you still wanna tell that joke?" The first guy says, "Nah, not if I'm gonna have to explain it 3 times."
31-7 at half.