Harbaugh played coy last year and trotted Speight out to start the game. My guess is Peters will play.
Let’s just worry about our conference and beating TTUN.
Nate Silver was 7 million light years off on the Presidential election. Just saying.
Further, a coach that is a “qb guru” yet has had bad QB play in his tenure at TTUN.
Why would an NFL team want a guy that finishes 4th in his conference?
You are right, Sir, but the moment could have been so much better.
TWD lays it on thick when it comes to pretelling these moments. I had a feeling something was up when Ezekiel discussed the tiger rescue. It seemed heavy handed.
Elk - good comment. You are right. Three similar episodes.
Shiva’s death was so weak. Just bad. A badass freaking tiger gets killed by rotted out zombies. Weak sauce. I get they must want Ezekiel to hit rock bottom, but it was a tiger. A tiger! Come on writers.
The last time all these forum topics started popping up we promptly got waxed by Iowa. Beat Illinois.
I am guilty of saying things can’t get worse, they obviously can. I think the fan base here is looking for a spark. That is exciting. Yes, the bottom can fall out quickly. Fingers crossed!
8 times bro? Dr. Spaceman can prescribe you something for your depression.
I agree Zach. Then bring in Jones in passing situations.
I was hoping to see improvement in this group. Now, I am hoping the backups hold strong and perhaps a star will be born this afternoon.
First thought was Jesus; second thought was it can’t be worse than last week. Hopefully, just minor dings and not injuries or team issues.
The difference between the seasons, IMO, was the focus. Season One we were introduced to these fantastic young characters and the weird virus of the upside-down. It took its time to develop the characters and focused on characters. Season two focused more on plot and the show suffered a bit. Suffering is relative because season two was still pretty freaking great.
I am probably going to get slammed, but this article is not groundless. A lot of our issues are due to player experience, NFL depleting our rosters, coaching changes, etc. We do lack discipline. We do play soft at times and we are a warm weather team playing in a cold weather region. See JT’s November struggles.
I also think we have a business-like atmosphere that seems to stifle player emotion. Sure, we see it on the hype videos but I do not notice much on the field.
We are entitled because we have earned it. Success breeds entitlement. The problem is each year this entitlement should start anew. You have to earn it again and again. This year’s squad assumed it and didn’t take it and it’s showing in a lack of fundamentals, positioning and adjustments.
It also shows in coaching egos. Not adjusting to players strengths, opponent’s weaknesses, scheme, playing perceived favorites, and a delay in making in-game adjustments, etc.
All that being said, Sparty ‘hates us cuz they anus’. Dantonio would give his left testicle to the Buckeye head honcho.
Great show. Enjoyed season 2. These kids are great.
This is exactly how I would describe it.
I feel bad for the staff. To know this is coming and to sit around awaiting the potential axe. I know it happens at other normal jobs, but still.
After 4 years Coach you know top teams take away the read option and force JT to keep. Add in cold weather and JT keeps even more. Come Nov this has traditionally been less successful. How about adding in some tradition run plays that don’t require reading the defensive end prior to handing our stud running backs the ball.
My question would be - It seems like our team doesn't play with very much emotion. It almost seems very business-like. Is this something that trickles down from the coaches? Is it the weight of expectations?
Don't get me wrong, I don't want Meyer bro-ing out like Franklin on the sidelines, but it seems our players aren't having fun. We get an occasional fist pump from a lineman, but rarely see emotion.
Topgun - If not Meyer, who do you want?
Responses like this......I don't know. They make me scratch my head.
Something is off with Meyer, like that killer instinct is lacking or something, but he is one of the best college coaches out there. Part of me wonders if he needs a young hotshot offensive coordinator to mentor and to rekindle a fire.
That 2011 Home blunder still haunts me. Worst offensive performance I have ever witnessed.
The special was fun. I really enjoyed the football players copying Flair’s lines to pump up their teams.
If you commit to running the ball amazing things will happen.1. Dobbins would get touches. 2. Weber will get touches. 3. JT will get touches. 4. O line will jell and succeed. 5. We wouldn’t lose to Iowa
I say give JK the ball 25 times if you have to. He hasn't had a game over 15 carries since week 1. It is big boy football time. Pound the rock with your best player.