Ok, so lets say 'Bama has an incredibly bad day- bad weather, unsound line play, weird turnovers, fluky penalties- and they are playing Citadel- they still win- by a lot. Now, take that against Florida or Kentucky or even SC and they happen to play lights out. Sure, you would still think 'Bama would win, but it is one more opportunity for them to slip up. So it deosn't matter if it was Iowa or Purdue OSU slipped up against. The chance is higher that OSU could have had their insanely bad day against an FCS school and still come out on top rather than being blown out by a sub-par B1G team if they adopted the Chicken Shit Saturday method. The odds of a forgivable/still winnable major slip-up are higher with the SEC route. I hope that makes sense- I am tired.
Big difference between a conference game and a FCS match up. Take this year for OSU- Purdue was a cross over game and if we only played 8 conference games there's a good chance we wouldn't have even played them- nor Iowa last year, and we could have taken advantage of and benefited from a chicken shit Saturday too. When playing a conference team there is always a chance for a hiccup and an upset. Citadel, with all due respect, has no chance against Alabama, but I'd say Florida, Kentucky, or anyone besides Vanderbilt could take advantage of a bad day for 'Bama...
Why would Meyer ask that to Bill?!?
They will hire Schiano as HC at end of next year. JK, they're more delusional than Tenn.But how about that for a rival revival.
Upvoted. Hilariously inappropriate, and yet somehow not creepy. Danced that line with finesse my friend.
Read the Otto story- was sickened and enraged by it. Then googled for more to see what the US intends to do about it- then read multiple sources that contradict the torture stories- namely the coroner's report. found here: What killed Otto Warmbier? Coroner's report only deepens mystery
Wow...what the hell?
"If my school I'm a fan of has been involved in any way in these types of shenanigans- down with amateurism!! Let them pay them players!
If my school I'm a fan of has not been involved in these types of shenanigans- death to the cheaters!! Give them the death penalty!"
-every fan everywhere
People have trashed talked each other for centuries without the help of twitter...and behind each other's backs so they don't have to face the one they trash talk. Before twitter it was facebook. Same shit different sewer system. It was the rumor mill, and hard to pinpoint where it started when I was a kid. You didn't want to get caught up in that in elementary through high school, and it was especially bad for girls/my sisters. The ones who say stupid and hateful things on twitter have and will be held accountable. Also, social media, unless you go alias, can pinpoint where the trash talk started. And if it is an alias, who gives a shit what some random faker says.
I really like the new screen option added to the play call. JT needs to make the read and decision better though. Also, I'd like to see some pre-snap movement or hard counts to try to get the defense to reveal their intentions. Like this play in the third quarter. A split second before JT snaps the ball the corner up top reveals he is blitzing. If he claps his hands or does a hard count there it may have revealed it to JT before it was too late. Even so, JT still makes the wrong call IMO unless someone with more knowledge than me can shed some light...the defense ignores all other options and focus only on JT and Dobbins on this play. He had Dixon open up top or the receiver down below.
Am I crazy? What do you think? Play is at 23:37
Also, thanks for the shoutout re dads and the clenching my sweaty fist to double down on my kids' athletic training. You were so close to the mark on the average dad's psyche it was funny.
DJ, I can't believe you tried to dupe us into taking a 50 question exam on a Friday morning before I've even had my coffee. Actually I stopped after about 20 when I said "God how many more questions are there? I don't have to do this, screw this."
I guess I think the intent was to give praise, but it comes off as a backhanded compliment is all. Kansas was ranked 109th in total defense last year (I had to look it up to at least try to give him the benefit of the doubt). OSU was ranked 6th.
What would be the equivalent for one of OSU's d-linemen to say something about their O-linemen?
Like? Bosa: "Yeah, they got a top tier offensive line. Extremely talented. I'd obviously put them up there with Rutgers."
Amen, Earle! Can't wait. Great test for our secondary last week to get them ready/broken in for this one, and this test will really show us how legit this defense is as an entire unit. I expect them to put up some points though. An elite QB (at least per his last week's performance) and elite OL. We can't overreact when they put up some big plays at times. Hoping for a hard hitting, injury free (for both sides) game.
Smooth Jazz may disagree with you! Although IU in recent times does keep things more interesting than they ought to be. It just might be the whole state of Indiana, well, except ND of course.
To play angel's advocate? I guess?- That's why they are a team and co-captains. Not everyone is going to have an A+ attitude at all times. There might be a time when Parris is going to pep JT up after an INT or something. JT said it himself in maybe not those exact words. Interdependence and an expression of trust and confidence. Autonomy and stoicism isn't always what it's cracked up to be.
Redemption...do something bad..then do something good that makes up for the bad... I'd say that was redemption- for the receivers, pass defense, and coaching. I guess you've never had to redeem yourself before.
I've enjoyed this series.Great to think of my favorite moments that make me love those Buckeyes!
My top 5 in my lifetime are:
'03 Fiesta vs. Miami, because of the whole season was incredible and first National Title. Very cathartic and a huge sigh of relief and joy.
'15 Sugar Bowl vs Alabama Sort of like '03. Huge underdogs vs. the big bad top dog of the big bad SEC. That game meant more to me than the title game that year. The champion, I felt was going to be the winner of that game.
'97 Rose Bowl vs. ASU Just simply one of the greatest last 5 minutes of a game I have ever seen. I remember watching the game at a bar at a resort with my brother, being the only two true die-hard Buckeyes fans around. There were two other guys there who didn't really have a dog in the fight but wanted to see a good game. When Plummer scored their last TD I did the whole surrender cobra deal, but one of the other guys said, "It's not over! Just watch!" The rest was glorious.
'02 scUM Still fresh off a dominant decade or so run by scUM and clinching the BCS championship berth puts this over any other of The Games I have seen.
'06 scUM- great game, and led to a title berth, but I never had any doubt at all. I only wish the BCS championship would have been a rematch of The Game.......f*%$ Urban Meyer...I mean all hail Urban Meyer! lol
Smooth Jazz resurrecting the dead buckeyes vs. Purdue
Byars running out of his shoe
Cris Carter left (and only his left) handed catch on the sideline- I was young, and don't know who they were playing, but I'll never forget that.
Right? I'm like...
Y U mad, bruh?
LOL, just looking for the first opportunity to use Bart's gif. edit: Barf's
Against Clemson, jokingly my brother thought they should put Hooker in at WR and throw it in his general direction the way he had sense for the ball.. and we were then both like...."no seriously"! So this...this intrigues me!
His contract was for one year. I think due to Schiano's status as an already proven commodity, this deal seemed like a quid pro quo. You help our defense, and we'll help build your HC candidacy. This is from an 11w article earlier this year re: the Schiano Hire:
According to the term sheet, Schiano's deal is just for the 2016 season and set to expire Jan. 15, 2017. Schiano was out of coaching since Dec. 30, 2013, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relieved him of his head coaching duties following a 4-12 season. Schiano signed a five-year, $15 million contract with the Buccaneers, of which he had three years remaining at the time of his termination.
The great thing about both is the absence of Jabrill "Gonna hit Curtis" Peppers.
If Herman goes to Texas they are in the College Football Playoffs by year 2.
Me too! But I liked this one better.
WTF, man. You couldn't cut that first second out of the vid? Shame.