In conference crossing only one time zone that's true but non-con, not really. Look at historic results of early kick times for west coast schools and vice versa.
Not that anyone here really cares but CBS also has first pick for SEC game each week and NBC has a contract for x amount of ND games. Can't believe someone at CBS thought Bama-A&M was a better pick than LSU-FL last week... crazy.
Agree with your take. Also, these kids saw us sling it 50 times a game last year and now for the 2nd year in a row we have the top WR coming and for ‘20 the best group of WR we’ve likely ever recruited in one class.
the OSU athletic dept generates more rev than yours
the GDP of the state of Ohio is much greater than MI
our flagship apparel sponsorship deal w/ Nike is bigger than yours
your resources were much greater when Ford Model Ts were coming off the assembly line. Not anymore.
Fair enough. I just don’t trust that OU D actually being improved enough to beat a legit top 5 or 6 team until I see it.
So if you think OU is better than LSU on both offense and defense, you would definitely take them vs LSU on a neutral field then right?
I certainly would not... Burrow would carve them and LSU's D has WAY more talent, just getting used to being on the field a lot more with a quick strike offense.
If you've never been, it's definitely worth it. Their fans are very welcoming and knowledgeable. Lincoln is a first class college town... I've been to most B1G stadiums for an OSU game and it's one of my favorites for sure.
I know it was just Nebraska but I was at the game and it was loud early- so to go into that environment and pretty much execute every drive of the entire first half was a thing of beauty. Let's keep it going!
Totally agree. If Clemson loses they have to be out. Hell, we were defending champs in '15 and played a much tougher schedule and 1 loss still cost us. Obviously we were one of the 4 best but slipped up... same punishment should be had for Clemson if they get caught.
Outstanding content, thank you, Kyle!
We have many ways to beat opponents which is a great a feeling to have.
It is a $116B/year industry globally. Which is larger than the 4 major US sports leagues but still would get crushed by sports industry world wide when you add Euro soccer leagues, Rugby, basketball, hockey, Japanese baseball etc.
And he was a monster interior DL starting 50 straight games and reportedly played through a torn pec in the rose bowl. That's toughness right there!
Agree AZ, top teams always hated. The Yankees are the most hated fan base of all time... I'll take the 27 championships and not give a shit what other people think, thank you.
Fitting that Olave is the featured photo. He was an unheralded late addition to the '18 class out of CA and looked amazing at the end of his true frosh season culminating in a huge performance against TTUN... great example of finding kids who are talented AND fit your program AND get developed by what sure looks like a great WR coach vs just blindly recruiting the highest rated kids.
Here is their ppg under Rich Rod- not exactly a lot of points but yes their D was the bigger problem his last season for sure:
2008: 20.2 ppg (99th out of 120)
2009: 29.5 ppg (41st out of 120)
2010: 32.8 (25th out of 120)
For a basis of comparison. In 2016 when everyone hated out offense and we were shutout in playoff, we still averaged 39.4 ppg good enough for 13th out of 128 teams. So while UM improved on offense, he never had a top 20 offense at any point and his first season was absolutely pathetic offensively.
Exactly. Remember about this time last year with the Urban crap happening, a lot of the national media picked Wisconsin to win the B1G and make the playoffs... Michigan has a pretty thin and unproven D-Line similar to Wisky heading into last year. It's very hard to be dominant in college football without a dominant D-line.
Totally agree. Also, those RPOs are a lot to easier to run when you have Saquon Barkley or a stable of Bama RBs to hand it too. They might have a true freshman who is decent at RB and that's about it.
No idea what to expect from either team. Looks like Wisky will be playing true freshman Mertz at QB and PSU starting someone new at QB for the first time in forever with McSorely gone. Both had disappointing defenses a year ago looking to rebound.
In most cases non competes are not enforceable. There is no legal recourse for your employer.
Totally agree. I always tell UF fans (travel to FL a lot for work) the difference btwn you and us is our program is much bigger than any one coach. They bitched endlessly after Spurrier left and then obviously the Urban stuff is well documented.
Word is Jaelen Gill is a Parris clone and can absolutely fly also... Also, I'd venture a guess Olave runs in the 4.4s and can always get faster in Coach Mick's program.
No one inherits a perfect a situation if your predecessor is fired. Even Urban Meyer inherited a 6-7 team with a bowl ban. Fleck has done little to prove himself at this point in MN and to shit on the regime before you no matter how bad or inept they were is always wrong. Take the high road and focus on the future.
True but Fleck inherited a team that went 9-4 the year prior and he's acting like they were 0-12 and didn't know how to line up or go to class before he got there. And he's sub .500 in 2 years overall and in B1G play.
Yep it seems like their stupid computer model likes Michigan because they pound bad teams to prop up their stats... but then lose every big game under Harbaugh like clock work.
Interesting. Thanks for the intel... Upon further review looks like his family moved and he may wind up going to IMG for his SR year: