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Comment 6 hours ago

No.  What we are is 7-0 and have our toughest tests ahead.  And all that means is at least we have a chance to go 8-0.  The "way above the rest of the B1G" talk is for after the season.  We need to focus on Wisky.

Remember...on offense, we're just one hit away from watching the Chug show and we have a banged-up set of OTs.  On Def., frankly, we haven't played even a good (let alone top-tier) Offense yet.  Hence, I refuse to anoint our Def. just yet.  Yes, we are much better on Def. than last year, but I'll reserve judgment on whether we are good enough on that side of the ball until we throttle an offense that has legit numbers (and not playing a backup QB...nod to Indiana).

Comment 19 Oct 2019

It was awesome to see him play.  Congrats to him.  Can't wait until Mick chisel's him into a beast.

That said, they need to sew a handle between the 7 and 9 on his back.  Tell the RB to take the handoff, grab hold of the handle and don't let go until the train comes to a complete stop.  ;-)

Comment 19 Oct 2019

I was a bit concerned myself about their ability to run versus our ability to run in the first half.  The game was never in doubt, because I'm not sure how many of their players would make our roster, let alone start.  Still, the lack of absolute dominance of both lines did give me a twinge of concern.

That said, we were playing with starters and key backups on the bench, obviously dinged or sitting at home.  On top of that, if you watched the NW-Wisky game, you know their defense is legit.  So, I don't think we need to press any panic buttons, but it is a bummer that after a bye week Munford, Alabi, Browning all remain hurt.

It must be something about Chicago.  NW looks like Dick Butkus used to talk about the Bears of his era, where the Def. would tell the Off. on the way off the field..."just hold 'em guys until we can get back out there."

Comment 16 Oct 2019

No chance unless Aer Lingus (or someone) ponies up massive money.  No way we would play it there 2 years in a row and unless we did, one of the schools would be giving up a boatload of money and fan goodwill.  What do we get in return?  Exposure to Irish recruits? Ain't happening.

Comment 13 Oct 2019

Seems about right.

LSU looks legit (I think their Def. is better than ours was last year and offense at least as good.  I've seen UF a few times and going into last night it looked like a serious def.  LSU shredded them.  UF offense pretty good, but not a major strength.

Clemson continues to ride its free pass from last year.  The cupcake schedule is giving them plenty of time to get it together.  Could be a juggernaut come playoff time...if they can stand up to a real test and not fold mentally.

Surprised PSU moved up so much.  Iowa has squat on offense and made it a real fight for PSU.  

Comment 12 Oct 2019

I think it's like a "goon and savage"...just with less of a Southern accent.

Comment 09 Oct 2019

Truth is DAy (and all other HCs) probably don't know for themselves how to handle the "brave new world."  We have free agency with the transfer portal and success of 1st year starters recently.

Take 2 and risk losing one.  Take 1 and you may be screwed unless you pick one up from the portal.  I don't see any great answers unless you get lucky.  Every kid is going to say they have no fear of competition, but you won't know until they don't win the job and see an opportunity if they transfer.  Then add in the problem of injuries.  It's a tough world any more.  I guess that's why they get the big bucks.

My guess is that most programs end up taking one stud and one "gem in the rough" in every class.  The second kid having no problem sitting because he never expected to win the job day one.  Not sure if that's how it ends up, but that seems like the most likely strategy

Comment 08 Oct 2019

Could be done.  Players not a starter, 4-5 star, starter not a senior.  I'd bet staffs have the database in house so Pantoni and Co. can follow those social media accounts.  lol

Comment 07 Oct 2019

Harbaugh stated that the Offense was "hitting its stride".

That begs the existential question...can you hit your stride while falling down a flight of stairs? 

Comment 06 Oct 2019

Everyone's entitled to an opinion and I can respect yours (referring to OP).  Personally, I'm a traditionalist (that's my bias) and I'm entitled to an opinion just like you.  

With that said, in my opinion, the blackout wasn't about the team at all.  It was not a team (player/coach) decision.  Hell, just a few weeks ago Day said he knew nothing about alternate uniforms or when they'd be used.  So, the Blackout was really nothing but a combo Nike and OSU marketing gimmick.  And, imho, it is not Nike's, OSU's or any fan's place to tell traditionalists to "get with the program."

If some recruits loved it, awesome.  While I seriously doubt the team gets more hyped to wear alternates, if they do great.  (However, I note they certainly don't seem to play any better or appear more excited in alternates.) 

My bottom line is that if you're willing to fork out the ticket price, it's completely your call what you wear.  (Except of course TTUN apparel or anything Puke and Blue.  It goes without saying that not only should anyone wearing that be ejected, but I think they should be arrested by campus police as well.)  ;-)

Comment 06 Oct 2019

With the talent around him there is no reason for fields to regularly have double digit carries

Especially when he's taking so much contact (particularly leg contact) during sacks.  At the end of the day, we're 1 roll-up from being in Chug and Hoak's hands.

Comment 06 Oct 2019

The Browning call was bullshit.  If that's a 15yarder, I guess we can pack it in and just watch basketball.

That said, some of our players need to be told to STFU before they screw up when it counts.  Everybody in the country knew we should beat Sparty by 3 TDs.  If you've got to run your yap in games like that (especially after a freaking fair catch), you have a psyche problem you need to work on.  Lees yapping and more dominating will get the message across just fine (and draw much less laundry and derision). 

Comment 06 Oct 2019

Thamel's opinion is nice and all, but we have A LOT of work to do (and they have cupcakes to eat) before we'd ever even have a chance to play them.  In short, they ain't on the current schedule.  So, webetter worry about those teams who are on it.

Comment 06 Oct 2019

^ This.

Yes, we won and had demoralized them by the end.  But our guys better focus on why:

- our offense got stone-walled and dominated for half the night (1st and 3rd quarter) 

- the lowly Sparty Offense moved the ball with ease at times.

If we start games the way we did with Miami-OH and Sparty against a top 5 team, it could be a long, long night.

I hope you enjoyed your Saturday night guys.  Figure out what the hell happened in Q1 and Q3.  Get better and get stronger.  The time off is for improvement not partying/relaxing.  Wisky, PSU and TTUN are coming and the games won't get any easier after that either.

Comment 05 Oct 2019

Gene Smith isn't going to let anyone recruit Day away, 

I think you give Smith way too much credit.  OSU is one of the very top jobs, Day has no ties to any other top program and Day inherited an overflowing cupboard...so there won't be any college programs even considering a run at Day.  It won't be a matter of not letting anyone recruit him.

However, he does have ties to the pros and if an NFL franchise makes a serious run at him Smith will have absolutely nothing to do with Day's decision.  It will be a straight "is he an NFL or New England guy or does he want to stay at a premier destination in college."  They'll have more money than OSU will throw at him and it will be a straight-up "what do you want to be when you grow up?" decision.

Comment 01 Oct 2019

I may have tunnel vision (much closer to OSU than other programs), but too me it's a damn bad look to have Smith (or any OSU personnel) opposing that bill/concept.  For christsake, we tried to trademark "The" and have a whole platoon of lawyers making sure OSU wrings every penny out of anything even remotely related to OSU sports.