I am old enough to remember the ‘98 game. but that air guitar...... I will never get over it.
Well done. Excellent as always. If Michael Geiger wasn’t #1, I might have been apoplectic. But, all is good. Can’t wait until tomorrow night..
Fair, I stand corrected. I do think he is being used differently though, often dropping deep in coverage. I see the hyberbole to which you refer but I trust that Werner has exeeded expectations. "Reliable" may not mean the same as "productive." I grant that I am reaching for straws here but there must be some reason we are not seeing Brendon White and I assume it is reliability.
Adjust for snap counts and you may come to a differnt conclusion.
What was more incredible is that Reece Davis asked, "If you were dropped on this planet today with no preconceptions, who is the best team?" If I heard correctly, Desmond said "Ohio State," David Pollack said "Ohio State," Herbie said "Not sure, Ohio State or LSU" and Reece, being the total tool that he is, said "Clemson." I was so stunned I thought I misheard and have since tried to verify but can't. With a decisive win tonight, love will flow for Ohio State.
Awesome story. Ryan Day is real deal.
Gus has been elite since this all time great:
Hurt my feelings!
Rather incredible athleticism. How about this: Sawyer and Zach Harrison play both ways with Sawyer at QB and Harrison at WR?
Well said (even with a complete lack of capitalization).
And for those that think Damon Arnette is too cocky:
“I was really just the pawn in that whole play,” Arnette said. “The D-line was locked in on rushing the quarterback and I know he had to get it out of his hands quick, so it was really a big team play. You saw everybody running to the end zone with me.”
Gus Johnson: GOAT.
Cockiness had absolutely nothing to do with the Purdue loss. It was more lethargy and lack of fire. Eleven Damon Arnette's do not lose to Purdue. And as said elsewhere, I want corners to be cocky. Give this kid a break and enjoy his success. Until he cost the Buckeyes something, he's the dude.
No reason to pump the brakes or wait 3 or 4 years. The OP essentially said the handoff from Meyer appears to be going well and was purposeful. There was no claim to greatness or future success, just optimism. Nothing wrong with that.
If you prefer, we can keep talking about how misused JK is or how bad Pete Werner is. There is plenty reason for optimism. Have at it.
Feels about right.
Note the large drop off of mean rank between #3 (Ohio State) and #4 (LSU) -> 3.20 to 6.27. Also note the relatively small standard deviation of rank for Ohio State (1.25, the smallest), suggesting high confidence in the rank. Related, note that UGA has a better median rank but a very high standard deviation. Polls don't know what to think (even though we do).
I have said previously that the next seven years will be better than the last seven. I beleive that even more now. Ryan Day is the reason. He is an elite Xs and Os coach and has maintained a winning culture, albeit different. It shows in every press conference. I think his demeanor is a wining demeanor. You can see it in player interviews and assistant coach interviews as well. As much as I loved Urban Meyer, I think his teams were too tightly wound. This team plays with a unique combination of intensity and being relaxed.
On a related topic, I don't know why people assume Ryan Day will head to the NFL if and when an opportinuty arises. He has coaced for 17 years and 15 of those years have been at the college level. I am sure Ohio State can create a fantastic package for him after he brings the Buckeyes to the CFP this year and wins it next year. Plus, I think he likes developing players.
The future is brighter than ever.
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This is interesting. There is a large gap between 3 and 4 (Ohio State and LSU) and Ohio State has the smallest standard deviation of rank, suggesting some confidence in the rank. Georgia's love confuses many and the high standard deviation of their rank indicates a real lack of consensus.
Home team bias here but #3 feels right.
Thanks for posting. I missed that. Always impressed when people are willing to reassess. One of many reasons why I respect Joel. That said, not a difficut move to move Ohio State up and Michgan down given the evidece to date.
Judging by Joel’s comments today, I suspect this ranking needs updating.
“That’s one of the best teams in America.”
I was at the game and missed that block shedding by Malik Harrison. 100% nasty.
“We like to try to think we can wear some people down, but that just didn’t happen today,” he said.
I love Coach Fickell but this is a folloish statement coming into Ohio Stadium.
Lighten up Francis.
Wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this since I do like UC and hope they go 11 and 1. I was nervous when I saw the title but each and every one of these ten reasons is 100% legit. Very well done.