LSU deserves to be #1. However their defense is suspect and I would have trouble picking them to beat the Buckeyes on a neutral field.
They joking dawg. Half the team was taking pics with and loving on Keandre and Keandre was giving the love back. That definitely doesn’t happen if Keandre was the snitch
I will say LSU and OSU are neck and neck for #1. LSU with bigger games and Joey Burrow looking amazing. We are so much better on defense though and I think we run the ball better.
2. Ohio State
8. Penn State
Decided to test my maxes on squat and DL today.
Hit 295 on squat tying my pb
Hit 335 with straps on DL which is a new pb
Haven’t been posting my workouts.
Everything is going well. Hitting my target reps at target weights and sets.
Going for progression on volume and then reduce volume and increase weight, then increase volume at new weight.
Squatting nearly everyday to train my muscle memory. One heavy day, one light day, and then about 2 sets of 8 with 50% of 1 rep max.
Diet still needs work. Setting up mini fridge this weekend to store prepped meals. Meal plan is written, just need to get started.
May my Buckeye lifting brethren be forged in iron.
To quote a terrible Godsmack song.
When ashes fall, Legends rise.
I have seen Zach improve tremendously over the course of the season. He just needs to have a pro attitude with a little bit of swagger. He is every bit the athlete Chase is, albeit not as filled out yet. He just needs to concentrate on technique and violence. Get that OLs hands away ASAP, use your athleticism to win the corner and flip those hips around to get to the QB rather than overrun him. Olave stepped up B1G last year as a freshman. Zach can do it too.
On a side note I wonder if Baron Browning might be called upon to blitz the edge some on 3rd downs. Another freak athlete.
Go Bucks and #freechase
Picking Bama at home.. I saw they’ve lost only 4 games there in like 10 years. Unless Tua is significantly hobbled I see bama winning a shootout. It’s 2 very good Wr corps but Bamas is unreal. Both teams have very talented DBs but it seems the defenses aren’t quite there for these teams like in years past. LSU did not look great on defense vs Florida or Texas, who are not world beaters offensively.
We had 2 losses that year and one was by a ton of points to an unranked team. A Big time program 1 loss conference champ is getting in over a 1 loss bama that didn’t make the conference championship.
I literally have no clue who the teams are.. I might laugh when it is revealed. I think I know who team G is though
Not a cheap shot, I respect Tuf for what he is, but anyone with objective eyes knows he does not have the speed to cover a rb 1 on 1 on a wheel Route or Texas route
Depends on personnel. Gotta make Fields beat you with his arm though. This years Buckeye offense has been run first and more run than pass. Take away the run. If I had good DBs I would gamble with the bear cover zero utilized by 2014 VT. I would mix up the coverage on third downs and occasionally on early downs.
Offensively I do every thing I can to get Tuf Borland matched up in man against a solid skill guy. I would also start with draws, screens, and shovel passes on third downs to keep Young on his toes rather than letting him tee off on my QB. Every time my qb is back to pass a longer route I have my TE or RB absolutely selling out their body on Young while he’s engaged with the tackle... they might miss a few times but I’m telling them to give him something to think about. I’m running wr screens, with the blocking wr faking the block and going deep after the DBs start over triggering. All that said it’s just tough sledding against the Ohio State defense.. the only weakness I see is the lbs covering.
Thank you NorCal. Yes the point was damn good
A lot of people in here talking about a recruiting ceiling at Penn State, I don’t get it. You have Ohio, PA, and the DMV area, Penn State is far and away better than people are giving credit for. Franklin has done a great job recruiting at Penn State.
FSU has trash facilities and a retiring president plus an interim AD. That doesn’t even begin to describe that abysmal culture in that program. FSU is hot garbage I wouldn’t want as a big time coach. Some up and comer is going to have a hell of a tough job in front of him, hot chicks and recruiting grounds be damned.
USC might or might not have plenty of money, good facilities and recruiting ground. Much of a step up from FSU, that much is for sure. They do have a very fair weather fan base and I doubt the Colliseum has been packed in awhile.
USC if he leaves but I doubt he does. FSU is a joke right now
LSU and Bama are different animals than the rest of the SEC when it comes to offense, and I would say neither one has a defense as good as Auburn or Georgia. If Tua plays I’m booking Bama to score over 30. I think LSU scores 28+
Assuming we are looking at future potential and not just past success.
2. Ohio State
4. Texas AM ($$$$$$)
7. LSU (issues, but great recruiting area and fan base)
8. Penn State
10. Oklahoma (would be much higher if Oklahoma produced more talent)
11. Notre Dame
16. Maryland(recruiting hotbed)
17. Wisconsin(Madison so underrated)
20. Michigan State
21. Miami (would be higher if they had actual fans)
22. South Carolina
25. Arizona St
Yes, Bama will be on the field more with Tua and that will keep LSU off the field. Bama will have more 3 and outs or short drives without him giving LSU more scoring chances.
Sorry guys, it’s saying my pics are too big. Might try to resize later.
First brisket turned out pretty good. The point(fattier part) turned out amazing. The flat had good flavor but lacked the tenderness I was looking for. I did keep the flat away from the heat source but did hit temp on the flat.
Tips would be appreciated for getting even tenderness throughout. I understand the flat has less intramuscular fat and is thinner so it’s a challenge.
The brisket was lightly injected with a mixture of beef broth, Worcestershire, melted butter, and celery salt( warmed on a stove with chopped onions) rub was kosher salt, black pepper, and a little garlic powder and cayenne.
We also did fat cap down due to heat coming from below.
Again tips for even tenderness appreciated
Penn State 27
I see Bama by about 7-10 with Tua, their wr core is downright scary. Without Tua I don’t see them pulling it out. Burrow is good enough to win at Alabama even if he takes a few big hits, tough kid.
Bama 41 - 31
Day has me confident this team is handling business and will continue to do so.
My biggest concerns are Fields staying healthy, improving the Pass Protection, Fields getting rid of the ball more quickly, and Fields being able to win Penn State on his arms if they sell out against our rush offense. Fields hasn’t had to go win one yet. I’d like him to have that test before the playoff. I’d like to see him pass for 400 against the Nittany Lions as they put 8-9 guys in the box on first and second downs.