White is 215 lbs. He may be a good cover LBer but you can't put him out there to play man coverage on a WR, which is what Wade does. They had to move him to LBer and like everyone said, Werner is good enough to cover the TE's he faces. If we face a true 10 personnel team (4 WRs, 0 TE), then maybe White gets some play. Wasn't he in the dog house with the new staff too? Or is that dead wrong?
If favorites win out, between OU and Utah, give me whoever wins by more next week.
This. They went Cover 1 and kept it simple for the new guys. It was what was needed, but it's not going to be that simple against Clemson, LSU, or Oklahoma. The secondary needs to be able to be multiple to stop them. I am slightly concerned that one DB caused that much of a difference.
I think OSU will have just as good of a resume as LSU when it's all done, but their Margin of Victory will push them into the #1 seed. They need to blow out the B10 CG so that LSU beating Georgia doesn't push them back to #1, since I think OSU will be #1 after PSU and Michigan.
Top 15 teams: OSU - 4 (PSU, Mich, UW, UW). LSU - 4 (Bama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida)
Top 16-40 teams: OSU - 3 (Mich St., Indiana, Cincinnati) LSU - 2 (Texas, Texas A&M)
Beating UW twice won't look as good as beating Florida and Auburn, but statistically it is about the same difficulty.
I have always thought the safer long term play here is to just buy big tobacco because that's who will have the resources to make big $ from this once it's legalized. Anything small and mom and pop is pure speculation. No matter how much you think you know, there is always a lot more people that know more.
16 games. NFL has a huge PR problem with this and they can't look soft. That stuff turns people off and makes it unwatchable to the casual fans.
They have won two of the last three NC's with similar recruiting rankings. I don't think looking at recruiting ranking is relevant at this point.
This is what I came on here to say. OSU will be #1 if they keep playing the same way they have been. The committee has been super impressed, as we all have, with HOW OSU is beating teams.
It's not all about SOS. Margin of Victory is a big factor. It's why Minnesota and Baylor are ranked so low. They win, but don't dominate their easy schedules, thus far.
No doubt, I just think they can still win out and when they do they will have a better resume than the PAC 12 champ.
1. LSU; 2. OSU; 3. Clemson; 4. Alabama; 5. Georgia; 6. Oregon; 7. Oklahoma; 8. Minnesota; 9. Penn St 10. Utah 11. Baylor
Just saw this comparison made and I think it's spot on. 2019 Alabama = 2015 OSU. Loss kept OSU out of CCG and got left out of playoffs despite just winning the National championship the year before and only having one loss. I think the same thing happens to Bama, barring any chaos in the top 4.
Assuming OSU and Clemson and LSU win out, the last spot will come down to PAC12 winner or B12 winner. If Oregon wins out I think they are in line to get that spot over Oklahoma unless it's Baylor that goes undefeated. Utah and Oklahoma both have "bad" losses but winning the conference should give them the benefit of the doubt. Alabama will hover around 4-6 for the rest of the year but will get bumped down conference championship weekend. Happens to everyone that doesn't play in their final game.
This is the year you want OSU to definitely get the #1 seed. Style points are going to play a factor. Clemson is turning it on and has a much better defense than LSU with a comparative offense. Would love for LSU to look shaky or even lose to Georgia because whoever the fourth team ends up being looks like a step below Clemson and LSU.
OSU is definitely the computer darling this year. The biggest area I am interested in finding out about this team is how the defense plays against a true, highly efficient spread offense. Penn St will be the closest we can get before the playoffs. Facing Clemson and LSU will be a huge step up from anyone else on the schedule. The best teams on our schedule almost all have similar offenses (UW, Michigan, Minnesota in CG).
Top 10. They can rise more if they can beat Iowa and Wisconsin.
I hate seeing Georgia #4. More than I would hate seeing Alabama there. Losing to LSU by 5 is more impressive than losing to South Carolina in OT. Georgia would get run off the field by Alabama this year.
4-10 is really a crapshoot but it will sort itself out.
The question is this: Assuming the favorites win out, will the committee give the #4 spot to a one loss conference champ (Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma) or will they say Alabama. I think they go with the PAC12 champ in that scenario.
PSU has Big Noon Saturday written all over it.