Belichick. Brady is an outstanding QB, very smart, and super clutch for sure. But that kind of sustained dominance is about so much more than one player. It's a system; it's an attitude; and it all starts at the top.
So glad to hear it! Love the team spirit.
Boo. And I'd same the same thing if he were a Buckeye. Just because he was the technical "right" to sit out doesn't mean it's the right move, or that I/we have to like it.
"I want to thank Coach Holgorsen, Coach Spavital and all of our coaches for believing in me and, most importantly, to my teammates, who are now lifelong friends who taught me the true meaning of TEAM."
LOL. Don't think you really got it kid.
This is such an awful, awful idea. I hope it's 100% baseless clickbait.
At the end of the day, the ultimate goal of college football isn't to get us the most objective, uncontested, "fair" national championship. I don't understand the crowds of folks who want to dynamite the whole system (or significantly alter it) for the sake of being able to argue in a different way who the "true" champ is. It's college football. Enjoy it, and move on!
First play, first video: isn't that offensive PI? (the left-most receiver in tripps who runs downfield and blocks his man out of the play)
I don't understand the irrational hatred for Notre Dame. I love them...their history, and specifically their independence. I pretty much always cheer for them except when we're playing them.
I'm glad we won and their reactions were pretty great!
On the other hand, calling them "Meat Chicken" frankly makes our fan base look silly/stupid.
Did anyone besides me not know that Dwayne wears glasses? Or are they merely decorative?
You have it wrong from the start: college football is not fundamentally (or most importantly) about objectively determining the True National Champion and building the whole system around that. National Championships are an aspect of it, but hardly the most important, and your analysis leaves all the other factors out.
If all you care about is pure, objective, "fair" competition, there's a league that plays on Sundays for you.
1) Notre Dame is 100% in, and they won't drop below #3. The committee is going to respect going undefeated against a decent schedule of P5's. Any other team that could jump them (OU, OSU, etc.) has egregious flaws that the committee won't overlook.
2) Why don't people get that in many ways having a CCG is a benefit for teams, not the curse most people are assuming here. Sure it can backfire if you lose, but it gives you the opportunity to impress the committee more with another quality win. No way OSU makes the CFP without 59-0 over Wisky. Without the CCG, Notre Dame has the burden to run the table every year. It's not like ND has stumbled on some great loophole...going undefeated is incredibly difficult and rare.
I'm just glad we're wearing scarlet and gray this year for The Game. Not crazy about the black numbers, but at least it's not grey wolf garbage.
Rill Dill...chill out. Nothing wrong with being curious about what we're going to wear. It's not going to affect the game. Now if Urban and the coaches were allocating hours of prep time to making the right uniform decision, I could see your dander getting up.
Or, please show more respect to your fellow 11W members and Buckeye fans. :-) Not everyone feels the need to upend their writing/spelling just because we play Michigan this week. And that's more than fine.
The decrease in penalties was definitely great! And not to negate that too much, but did anyone else think the refs were generally keeping the flags in their belts? I thought a bunch of PI had the potential to be called (and might have been during another game).
Why use the AP ranking instead of the CFP ranking?
It makes sense for UCLA/USC, as they are from the same city, so both are "home" in a sense. And for UF/UGA, neither is "home", so again it kind of makes sense.
That doesn't apply for The Game. And I don't think we should ever allow TTUN the privilege of wearing their home jerseys in our stadium.
Edit...double post. Blast.
Hear hear! Keep it traditional for The Game!
Even if people typically associate the noon games as less exciting, I think all bets are off for Rivalry Saturday. People expect awesome games throughout the whole day. High Noon for The Game has clearly become a tradition (even if it wasn't always that from the inception of football), and I like it.
Even though Michigan-OSU is the biggest and best rivalry, I have a ton of respect for the Iron Bowl, and it would be stupid to not allow college football fans to watch both, live, in their entirety.
On the November/weather issue, not having it be a night game is not unique to the Michigan game. My recollection is that there weren't any November night games at all until recently, and even now it's just the first weekend. The wisdom of the schools/conference has weighed in on this, and my instinct is to trust them.
Edit: double post. Why is there no way to delete a post? (even, say, within 2-5 minutes of posting)
I'm a little amused (and surprised) to hear our guys:
1) Talking openly about our kick return playbook
2) Admitting to playing dumb and breaking the rule on purpose
The first thing that jumped out at me about this picture was "That photo isn't from this year!" We switched footballs this year, and the one pictured is clearly last year's game ball. (The new one this year is ugly.)
But great job Drue! Those times when it looks to be headed for a touchback, then bounces and stops in its tracks on the 3...incredible.