They'll win one or two of those games for sure. It'll be hard for them to go 3-0 against those teams though.
I predicted in a different thread that they would put Syracuse to the torch and they absolutely did. They deserve every bit of a top 25 ranking right now, and I hope they get it. Looking at their schedule, There is an excellent chance they enter November with only one loss.
As a side note, how collectively bad is every conference not named the SEC or Big 10?
Clemson could go the entire season and not play a single team ranked in the top 25 by seasons end. The PAC is a dumpster fire of mediocrity (is Utah really their best team?). And whose the third best team in the Big 12 (the answer is no one)?
You could make a serious argument that a team like Maryland or Iowa would be the second best team in the ACC, third best in the Big 12, and battling for the conference title in the PAC, and they're what, the 5th and 6th best teams in the Big 10 respectively? Maybe not even that high? Clemson and Oklahoma can practically sleepwalk their way to the playoffs.
No kidding. It's hard to believe a guy with only one season of less than 5 losses has somehow convinced both Oregon and FSU to not only take a chance on him, but to back up the brinks truck for him.
I may be in the minority on this, but I think Maryland puts Syracuse to the torch next week. I also think we'll find ourselves trailing at the half to Cincinnati, but regroup and end up winning by two scores.
Did he get flagged for that? Because that would be ridiculous. What did they call, unnecessary throwing?
The way I see it, scheduling no good OOC games means you have to go undefeated in conference.
Scheduling one good OOC gives you the cushion to lose a conference game and still get in (barring the loss being inexcusable).
Scheduling more then one heavy hitter early is asking for an early loss, meaning your back to having to go undefeated in conference because a two-loss team isn't getting in (unless it's bama, probably). So at this point a school is facing diminishing returns. Scheduling better than we currently do would hurt us more than it would help us.
Not sure why people are complaining. We have our marque matchup with Notre Dame both these years, of course the other OOC games are going to be lightweights. Sure, it would be awesome if we as fans could see an OOC slate that included Notre Dame, Florida, and USC back to back to back. That would be insanely entertaining, and also insanely stupid. No one does multiple big time games OOC. You're just asking for a loss at that point, which would give you zero breathing room in conference. OSU's goal is playoffs. That involve scheduling one big time team early that would provide enough cred with the committee to give them some cushion during the rest of the season. We've done that. What's more can you really expect?
Yes yes, Dwayne wasn't named the starter in the same way Fields hasn't been named the starter... That doesn't mean everyone in house doesn't know who the starter will be.
I don't think it's the same. There's a difference between realizing you've lost a competition, and running away from one in the first place.
I have no problem with kids transferring once they realize their window is closing, as it was for Joe at OSU. Joe was a good kid and a fierce competitor who worked his butt off and still happened to come in second. I have no problem at all with him doing what's best for his career. If you run away from competition though before it's even started, based simply on the idea that it might end badly for you, I don't think that's the mentality I want in the guy leading my team.
Yea, I just saw the addition of Victor Nova and Scott Moss. Nova is 19 and hitting .330 in rookie ball, and Moss was the reds #12 prospect - a lefty pitch with a 3.44 era at AA.
This trade just keeps getting better!
Not sure Reyes ever sees the field. He has DH written all over him.
I like the trade for the tribe. Reyes is a minus outfielder, but he probably slots in as your DH off the future. He's 24 and is a right handed power hitter with 27 HRs, all while hitting over .250, and we'll control him for 5 and a half more years. Plus we get a second bat to help this year and the Padres #7 prospect (#98 in all of baseball) in a pitcher who is already at AAA and could help the tribe as early as next year. I wasn't sure we could get a pull like that for Bauer. Can't believe the front office was able to walk the line between today and tomorrow that well with this deal.
FSU has math students???
I would absolutely say yes to a Smith/Hubbard combination in this class.
Can't lie and say that losing Bijan doesn't sucks, but I would be more than happy with EJ Smith. Dude is ultra talented.
Always upvote the swedish chef... Always.
Colin won at QB, RB, and LB
Dan won in the trenches
I consider WR and DB to be a draw.
With that, I believe you win football games with the big uglies up front, so I went with Dan. While I love Dobbins, we saw how he struggled last year behind a less than stellar O-line, and I actually believe that between these two teams, Teague would have the better season rushing, even though he's the lesser of the two backs. I think Hoak could manage the game well enough to allow Dan's team to roll to victory behind a dominant rushing attack, while his D-line would do enough to make life very uncomfortable for a first year QB in fields.
Not necessarily. Still have Smith and Drennen out there if shit somehow hits the fan. They're would be more than adequate replacements for the RB room.
Gotta get there early. I got to AK an hour early yesterday and still had to race a bunch of line jockeys to the ride entrance. Got on and off in 20 min though, so it was worth it. Had passes for all three mountains today. Good stuff.
This is hilarious! I'm actually at Disney as well. Just left magic kingdom for the airport. Been there all week. Have a great time stuckupnorth!
Also, since you asked:
I mean, it's got nothing on receiving a bowl ban for selling memorabilia, we have some serious knuckleheads on our team... But I digress.
It's "are not". They are famous, that's why they are not charged.. or aren't, if you prefer.
(insert "why not both" gif)
You, good sir, sound like a fool... The JT comment rubbed me the wrong way because I was one of the few saying he should have been suspended longer (I said as much). DUI is no joke and should have been handled with more severity. But outside of that, OSU has been relatively clean, all things considered. And if you read my response at all you know that I don't for a second believe all our players are saints, but I do believe that, as a rule, we do a good job of recruiting high caliber individuals and backing off of recruits as soon as we see red flags - no matter their rating. I also feel a great deal of pride in the University when I see reports about internships for players and academic all Americans because we typically have more than other schools that are found in the top of the rankings. That shows to the type of kid we typically recruit. Are they all winners? No. But the fluff matters for the continued success of the program.
Also, Jim tressel is an incredible man with a very high moral code who rarely makes a move without others in mind. Tatgate aside, if you knew anything about the man, you'd know that.