He has given Holtmann fits, so I won’t miss him. If we beat him just once in two tries in 2018, we win a share of the conference title with MSU. They also beat us a third time in NYC. Ugh.
Recycle and reuse for 8 more weeks?
But the record books tell me this game didn’t happen...
But.. but it was between 70 and 90 decibels where we were measuring the decibel level from in the press box restroom!
BYU is not eligible for the Group of 5 automatic NY6 bid. It goes to the highest ranked Group of 5 champion. Independents can’t get an auto bid. They could still earn an at large, however, but as you said that is not likely due to schedule strength.
Hopefully one of the alternates is a gray version of these. We know the other is a white script Buckeyes.
What exactly did Nick Saban decide? It sure seems like the comparison you might want to make is Greg Sankey and Kevin Warren, and in that case it’s hard to argue with the decisions Sankey has made to this point. Delaying to September 26 allowed a full ten game schedule, a chance to see how other conferences handled things, and allowed bye weeks built in for the inevitable cancellations - every conference has had them - so to will the Big Ten, PAC-12, MAC and Mountain West. I will say Kevin Warren has taken more heat than deserved when he was obviously a puppet of a few presidents, but his lack of transparency was dreadful. All Nick Saban decided was to coach, something Ryan Day would have chosen to do in September given the option.
Seems like the SEC is having a lot of issues even with their relaxed 53 scholarship player requirement to play. I hope the difference for the B1G is the daily rapid antigen testing. If not, expect to see cancellations by week 3 or 4 after teams have intermingled. Thankfully we play Rutgers and Maryland week 3 and 4, respectively.
Yes, I believe D-1 refers to any school eligible for the NCAA basketball tournament. You mentioned several examples, but Xavier is a local team that is D-1 without football as well.
Yes, D-1 includes FCS and FBS.
Initially I thought Wilson who has the HC experience and also aids in calling plays with Coach Day, but then I remembered that Wilson coaches from the box. I’d rather not take him out of his usual vantage point for calling plays. So, I’ll go with LJ instead. Perfect guy to play the role of voice and motivator of the team in the locker room and on the sidelines.
We see this exact scenario in the late 3rd and 4th quarters every time we play Rutgers, and every time OSU continues to score. OTOH, Rutgers had double digit scoring only twice in six tries against OSU.
The game wouldn’t be played if that happened. All it takes is 7 positives to hit 5% threshold as a team.
I agree on all points, but I don’t think you can stick a fork in it yet. September losses are most often overlooked if a team finishes strong. So many unknowns, especially in 2020. PAC-12 will need to have a team boat race the entire league or another conference will get multiple teams (which is more likely). I’m also hoping the testing plan works for the Big Ten, but if it doesn’t we could have a ton of cancellations. Their playoff hopes are definitely not looking good, but knowing how weak that league is I could see them still going 11-1.
Arkansas State Big 12 champs
Exactly. Last time I checked OU made it last year with a loss to K-State.
Mountain West is back October 24. MAC likely to join tomorrow.
Big South? The only two you left out are the MAC and Mountain West.
Beating Rondale and Purdue in Indy with a B1G title on the line would avenge perfectly for 2018. They did get a very favorable draw dropping OSU and TUN from the 10 game schedule.
Most of Indiana (with the exception of border counties near Louisville, Chicago, or SW corner) never observed daylight savings time until Mitch Daniels signed it into law in 2006. Yes, that Mitch Daniels - now president at Purdue.
Half the year Indiana would be on Central time (when other states would spring forward to observe daylight savings) and the other half on Eastern time. When everyone else changed clocks, Indiana didn’t.
Tippecanoe County is not one of those counties. Noon games start at 12 PM “Purdue time” and have since 2006 when Indiana adopted daylight savings time. Danny Hope’s first season was 2009.
Indiana is in the eastern time zone.
You also have to factor in parking, concessions, apparel sales, etc. Also the TV money will not be as good without non-conference games factored in.
While I’m happy to hear that the cases amongst the football team have remained low, that is a bit worrisome at the same time.
Texas Tech has had 75 cases within their team, but the most recent testing this week came back with 0 cases. I doubt they will have problems going forward.
Since cases have been low for OSU, it’ll be crucial that the players continue to self-police themselves as diligently as possible since most have not developed immunity.