I don't think Oklahoma is that great but I also don't think they are an auto win for any of the top 3. They have a great offense and will score points on anyone. Quite frankly, I think we have to play Clemson either way. I'm not sure it matters if its first or second. In fact there might be an advantage to playing them first. Everybody talked all year about Ohio State not being tested, and what will they do when they play a good team. Well Clemson hasn't played a good team since last years playoff. They are totally untested. ESPN is going to ding the Buckeyes for needing to make a come back last night. But we have played 3 consecutive top 15 teams and won all three games by an average margin of 17.3 points. It was ugly at times but this team is now battle tested. Clemson still isn't.
I miss Bert. He was a gigantic tool but he was so much fun to hate. Paul Chryst is every bit as formidable an opponent but he seems like a pretty decent guy. Other than Jack Coan looking like aldi brand Aaron Rodgers, theres really nothing to hate about this Wisconsin program.
It could be. Playing a team for a second time always has the potential to get interesting. I just don't think Wisconsin has the athletes to compete with the Buckeyes though. I actually think, despite the lopsided final score, last week was our toughest game of the season. Michigan had an offensive game plan that found some success and are the only team to slow down Chase Young. Defensively they didn't offer much resistance but I think they actually put up a better fight than anyone else.
Count me as one of those people. But for the numbers to work out in a 93-7 split it would require less than 5000 Wisconsin fans to go. And thats assuming a sellout. Any less than a sellout that 5000 UW fan number would have to decrease as well. But definitely count me as someone who sees this as a title contending team. I made the very long day of this game last year and I didn't have a two week old child at home I would definitely be making the trip again this year because this is a team I really really want to see in person.
True, but anything less than a sellout decreases the odds of getting that split in my opinion. Each school typically has an allotment of about 15,000 tickets. 93% would require a sellout and Wisconsin to sell less than 1/3 of that 15,000. I just don't see that as a possibility. Wisconsin might have late arriving students but they do not have a bad fanbase. I just don't see less than 5000 wisconsin fans showing up. Honestly I don't see any less than 15,000. Which would still give us about a 75% share.
93% of the crowd couldn't possibly be right. The place seats 70,000 people. 93% would be 65,100. Wisconsin would have to sell less than 1/3 of its ticket allotment and Ohio State fans would then have to buy every single ticket online in order to get that split. I'm just not buying that. I have no doubt it will be 70%+ in favor of the Buckeyes, but we're not playing Miami, I don't think 93% is even possible.
As far as Wade leaving early, I have always subscribed to Jim Tressels belief on this. If you get a first or early second round grade, you should go. Otherwise probably not. I think Wade certainly has the talent for it. I also think it could make a difference sharing a meeting room with Damon Arnette who was a borderline leave early guy last year like Wade is this year and made the decision to come back and has said that was the best decision of his life.
I don't know how I would feel about it if I had it all the time, but 9 AM kickoffs sound pretty awesome to me. I was in Vegas over labor day weekend and having football come on at 9 AM was pretty awesome. I get up at 4 AM for work, so even on weekends I can't sleep past 7 or so. Being an early riser, I would much prefer 9 AM kickoffs than 9:30 PM tip offs.
Mcafees comment about "heart problems coming out of nowhere" was pretty clearly a shot at Urbans health problems when he left Florida.
Back in the day the finals were played on Thanksgiving weekend and were split between Fawcett and Tiger Stadium. My parents and I always visited family in T-County for thanksgiving. In hindsight it was probably his way of getting away from his inlaws a bit, but my dad and I would always pick a couple games to go to since they weren't far away. We always tried to get to the games that featured Buckeye commits. Those are great memories and I always remember those games being played in high school stadiums made for a great atmosphere. I'll never forget seeing McKinley with Mike Doss and Kenny Peterson and Jamar Martin win the national championship in 1998 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. Part of what made that memory so awesome was the atmosphere. And the Horseshoe could not have come anywhere near that.
I'm sure there are improprieties everywhere in every program
This is likely the exact statement that the idiots take as an admission of cheating. We all know shit happens and recruiting is a shady game. We also know that it happens everywhere. But desperate and delusional fans would certainly take that as an admission of guilt. Not all michigan fans are like that of course. There are plenty of idiots among the Ohio State fan base too that makes the rest of us cringe every time they open their mouths.
Definitely JK. I can understand ignoring Okudah because the nature of his position is such that if you watch on TV, you would never know he's there. He's rarely on screen and he rarely makes tackles because his guy never gets the ball. Okudah is so good, most teams don't even try getting his guy the ball. Dobbins on the other hand is front and center pretty much all the time. So theres no excuse to fail to realize how good he is.
Yes...Florida in 2006.
TV Teddy is the worst. I hate that guy. He likes being on camera more than Buck-I-Guy
I almost feel bad for Josh Metellus at this point. He got destroyed all day. He had coverage on the Olave TD, the Wilson TD, and the KJ Hill touchdown. Plus he was the only guy between Mack and the endzone and basically let him score instead of getting run over. And to top it all off, he finished his day by getting dunked on by JK Dobbins. This after last year being the guy whose poor angle allowed Paris Campbell to get to the edge on the 78 yard back breaking touchdown.
For that price you can get the whole package. Last time I went we did the package deal with the charter flight, hotel, ticket, and charter bus transport to all events. If I remember correctly it was right around tree fiddy X10
I went to a Buckeye wrestling match a few years ago (I think Kyle Snyders sophomore year maybe) at michigan. Their wrestling arena seats about 1800. It was packed. At least 800 of those people were wearing scarlet. The score was lopsided from the start and it became a home environment very quickly.
I wish I had stayed up for that game last night. I hate the 9:30 start times though. 4 AM comes awfully early, I can't stay up late enough to watch those. Awesome win though. It was a 2 point game when I went to bed.
Leave it to somebody at ESPN to take a cheap shot at Urbans health issues. Which kinda proves Urbans point. People want to talk about football. Not all the other bullshit. All the other bullshit is the only thing McAfee and the rest of the clowns at ESPN know how to do.
It always makes me laugh when they try to use that because they recruit a lot of the same guys we do. Name one single kid that chose to play at Ohio State because Michigan wouldn't accept him. There is not a single case of that happening. I also find it funny because it was less than a year ago that Rashan Gary got a 9 on the wonderlic. You could guess C on every single question and get higher than a 9. And they propped him up as a guy that chose michigan for the academics. Their fans used to brag about him all the time and how he went there to get a degree. Turns out he left after 3 years with no degree and can barely read.
I would certainly think so. In theory Georgias defense is good enough and LSU's defense is bad enough to prevent a blowout. But strange things happen sometimes. We weren't supposed to beat Wisconsin by 59 points that time either.
I'd be more concerned about LSU beating Georgia in the 59-0 range and taking the #1 seed back. Or Georgia actually winning that game and moving themselves up to 3, and dropping LSU to 4. I don't see much to be gained by Oklahoma beating Baylor again. Even if they blow them out, everybody is pretty skeptical of Baylor already so that would just confirm what people already thought.
I agree. I know part of the rivalry is lumping all of their fans into one giant group, but this guys isn't like those idiots on MGo. He's generally pretty fair, and he's a smart guy so he actually does do a really good job for the most part.
On top of this, they've lost to the only two currently ranked teams they've played all year. This isn't the Bama team that we all know and hate. If michigan were to show up, I think they could actually win that game. They have a tendancy to pack it in though after their annual ass whooping. I think michigan-Bama would be the most apathetic bowl game of the season on the part of the participants.
Assuming we stay at #1, I would much prefer to play Utah in Atlanta. I'd take Oklahoma too but I have a feeling they are going to get the Ohio State treatment. They showed up and got beat a couple times so now the committee isn't going to let them in unless they really REALLY deserve to be in.
Watching him get dunked on by Dobbins was awesome, but my personal favorite was the Austin Mack touchdown. When Mack turned up field, Metellus was the only guy between him and the endzone. Mack's options were to go around him or go through him. It was clear that Mack planned to go through. Metellus wanted nothing to do with that and just let him score.
He does "go to class". The class is just on his computer. Why is this so hard to understand? Why is it ok for regular people to take online classes but not Justin Fields?