Great win. I didn't get to see the game, but based just on the highlight video above, that tech on Kaleb was an awfully quick whistle. It didn't seem like much time hanging on the rim to me but I'm not a trained basketball ref so who knows.
Clever observation. I was also thinking that if Wisconsin loses to us again their ranking shouldn't change at all, logically. Their current ranking is based in part on their loss to Ohio state. Losing to the Buckeyes again shouldn't change what we know about the talent level of this Badgers team.
Nose tackle Bryson Williams, who has been out since the Iowa game, is now listed as out for the season. On Thanksgiving day, he announced on Instagram that he is out for the season.
Apart from the Williams news that came out last Thursday, the injury report could be a lot worse. CB Faion Hicks and OL Cole Van Lanen are currently good to go after being ruled questionable last week.
In more recent news, WR A.J. Taylor is listed as questionable after a right leg injury took him out of the Minnesota game. Similarly, Rachad Wildgoose is only questionable after missing all of Saturday’s game with a left leg injury.
Just like Taylor, OL David Moorman is questionable with a leg injury that took him out of the Minnesota game.
UPDATE Friday 8:34 a.m. CT: The new injury report released on Friday morning contains some tough news for senior WR A.J. Taylor who has been downgraded to “out for the season.”
He says that it's impossible to focus on stopping any one Ohio State player.
This is really the key to this Buckeyes team. There is no simple formula to beating our guys. You can't look at any one player or type of play on either offense or defense and think that if you just take that away you will have a chance. Michigan performed the most consistent and obvious holding of Chase Young since the nurse handed him to his mother for the first time in the hospital and they still got wrecked by the rest of the D line. Play close to the LoS? Now Olave, Wilson, and Bin are behind you for the TD. Play back to stop that? J.K., and KJ are going to feast on the middle of the field. You really have to try to do it all, and on top of that hope that the Buckeyes will make some mistakes. This has been such a fun season as a fan.
Step 1: Stop Taylor
Step 2: Force Wiscy to the air because of step 1 and by building a lead
Step 3: Predator feasts on the bones of his enemies
how entitled are you to judge that without ever having any stake in it?
Yep, agree with this. None of us know what it's like to be at that level of your sport. I'm not going to judge a guy for decisions he makes that I have no way to relate to. Additionally, changing camps/trainers/gyms to stimulate your training is very common across combat sports. You can be at one gym for your whole career and have a ton of success, but changing to a different gym is going to introduce you to new ideas, ways of training, mental approaches, etc etc. If you're a guy like Snyder who might feel like he's slipped a bit, or needs to shake things up to reach a new level of performance, I can understand why you might make this switch.
The man is also out there playing 3D chess when everyone else is playing checkers. PSU comes into the game against us with a strong run defense and a suspect passing defense. Expecting that Coach Day would look to exploit their secondary early and often they came out prepared for an aerial attack. How does Day start the game? JK Dobbins down their throats all the way down the field.
The drumbeat over there is that Ohio State pays its recruits and so Michigan will never be able to compete with the Buckeyes as they are a bastion of morality and righteousness that would never do such a thing. That's their story and they're wrapping it around them like a warm blanket woven from delusions, assumptions, and sour grapes.
I cannot foresee a time when I will not automatically upvote Kirk Ferentz, presumptive COY, shade.
Ha! I noticed that too. I just choose to believe it was fan from here celebrating that we are in the top spot by putting a 1 next to every comment.
Every loss is a quality loss in the SEC
If their academic standards are so high, you'd think they'd want to publicize this fact. Except they don't...
I think there's a ton of pressure on Wisconsin. They're 10-2 right now. If they win this game they're B1G champions, get a NY6 bowl game, and have chance to finish the year at 12-2 with two signature wins to close out the season and a top 10 ranking. All of that matters to fans, to the players, to donors, to recruits, etc. They also know they got thumped the first time around, so they want to show that that outcome was a fluke. There's a lot for them to lose in this game.
Beat me to it. I had the comments loaded up but got delayed in reading them so yours wasn't visible when I posted mine. I agree with your (much more succinct) take.
I've seen this sentiment a lot and while I guess I agree a bit, the flip side is that Wisconsin has to play us twice as well. They're definitely getting the worse end of the deal. Everyone is citing this trope as if Wisconsin will do so much better against us. Well, we've got a game's worth of experience against them too so at worst it evens out.
This was fun. Mgoblog was pretty high on what his impact on the game was going to be. Turns out he did have a big impact on the game. Maybe not what they were dreaming of though.
This surprised me as well. It seemed like in the first half of the season he was consistently overthrowing deep balls, then in the second half he's been underthrowing them. This is all just eye test though, I haven't actually checked any stats on this. And he's been fantastic in just about every other way you could possibly want out of your QB, so it's certainly no big deal either way.
This goddamn nonsense, as dumb as it was, should put paid to their constant stream of coping mechanism, holier than thou, 'Michigan Man' bullshit. You're not in any way classier, or better educated, or more respectful, or bester or championer, or whatever mangling of the English language you want to apply to yourselves. It's just football. Quit the sanctimonious bullshit about how it's ok that you lose because you answer to a higher power of righteousness. And hey, if I'm wrong, if they are all the things they say they are, I expect some kind of statement after the game about how this conduct does not represent the 'Michigan Man' and how they're better than that, etc, etc. I for one am not holding my breath.
Michigan men, I guess.
keeping them in single digits
We're talking about yards, right?
Amen, praise Tressel, hallelujah!
I could see Michigan riding on the emotion and energy of the home crowd to keep it close and possibly take the lead in the first half. I'm not saying it's definitely going to happen, but it's a possibility. It's THE GAME after all. That being said, we've all seen Day and his assistants make the right adjustments to whatever the other team was doing to have success and completely shut it down so many times this year. I trust that whatever Michigan has that works in the first half will get stymied in the second half, if not sooner.
Example 1: With all due respect, you sir, are a douchebag.
Example 2: What do you keep in that bag that smells like a fresh summer's eve?
Oh, this bag? This is my douche bag.
Conclusion: English is weird.