Because it's a "watch list" and if Day was eligible they'd have to give it to him already.
This is a good topic.
A lot of people are overlooking this and you don't deserve the DVs.
The Big Ten has some good teams that are ranked well. But our bottom feeders are BAD. Worst in the nation bad. There is only one team in the Big Ten that, in my opinion, is playing great on both sides of the ball and that's us. Wisky has posted the stats but they, like us, haven't played anyone.
We didn't come out flat this game, I disagree with that, but we do need to come out firing next week to take them to the woodshed. We shut down their run game and I believe our secondary is good enough to handle their receivers in man coverage for most of the game.
We may have 3 teams in the top ten, but the Big Ten as a whole isn't that great this year. The gap between us, Wisky, and possibly PSU and the rest of the conference is a canyon.
Because it won't happen. Either Wisconsin or OSU would have two losses (after playing each other twice), or there will be a 1-loss, non-conference champ and they won't get in over any 1-loss conference champ.
Variable playoff can't work because you can't have stadiums/cities planning all year for games that may not happen at all. And you have to have a number of teams divisible by 4 (unless it's just two teams) otherwise you end up with an odd number of teams at some point (6 teams would become 3 which isn't possible in a playoff). So you either have 2, 4, or 8 teams in the playoff. Then you'd have to choose 8 cities every year to host, but it's possible 2-4 of those cities won't actually host a game that they've planned for all year.
Garbage time points are a real thing. Our 1's may only give up one score, but if we are up by 35 in the fourth our bench will clear and they could score points then.
Hartline pulls this kid and he best get a raise...
That route in the embedded Tweet he ran is so damn nice to watch.
I would say the exact opposite. Yes, it would be really cool for any or all of these records to be broken.
But if we are able to sit our starters for half a game because we are up by a lot, we need to do it. Better to have healthy starters with less game reps under them than a name in a record book.
“I think they don't ever remember the midseason or preseason All-Americans. They remember the ones that have trees planted in the grove.”
You could direct this at Michigan players with some small edits. I love this attitude.
Life hack: turn on incognito mode and you wont be pay-walled.
Would have been at least good enough to win a Natty...
Saying Fields won't come close to Haskins' 50 passing touchdowns is a bit presumptive. He may only be averaging 3 per game right now, but with games against Maryland and Rutgers coming up, not to mention a possibly high scoring Wisky and Penn State games...he could plug in a couple 5+ TD games. If he has two games with 5 passing TDs, and the rest he stays at his average of 3 he would have 40 by the end of the regular season.
He could very well have 45+ by the end of the year depending on our post-season situation.
1-loss OSU that's a conference champion would not get left our for a non-conference champ with a loss. Even if it's Bama.
It also depends on the loss. If we lose to Wisconsin in two weeks, then beat them in the championship game it wouldn't matter because we would have avenged our only loss.
Absolutely is not "certain" we get left out in this scenario. Ridiculous.
I'd agree if it weren't for two PERFECTLY placed bye weeks this year, and having Wisconsin, PSU, and MSU at home. Having a bye after MSU and then a bye after Wisky and games against Maryland and Rutgers right before PSU is incredible scheduling luck.
Can only imagine what the Shoe would have been like at night for that game.
Sure hope the home crowd gets up in time to give us the home field advantage we need.
My favorite part about this Film Study is that it not only shows where Fields can improve, but it means that, as readers, we are getting a detailed analysis on a handful of plays...and Fields will be getting even more detailed analysis across many more plays from our coaches.
If we get this kind of education on a free blog (and this is spectacular), one can only imagine the education that Fields is getting. It makes me excited to watch him continue to improve into hitting that 3rd read, and even 4th, with confidence.
My opinion on Zach Smith is that he was a fine coach, but not a great one. If you look at our receivers now they are running routes more precisely, they are catching with their hands instead of bringing it in to their pads, and they get open with ease.
A couple years ago our guys weren't doing this as easily or as frequently.
Yes, players get better with time so that has to be taken into account as well as the limitations of past QBs compared to Haskins/Fields that are throwing these receivers open everywhere on the field. But our receivers are playing above their age at this point (look at Wilson and Olave to start), and doing things that a lot of guys don't get until they are at the end of their college careers.
It's not great, but won't hurt our perception either way if we beat them twice vs us beating another team.
If we beat Wisconsin by a lot in two weeks, then beat a 1-loss Wisconsin by any amount in the Championship game we establish our dominance, plus there's the narrative of it being a "revenge" game for them the second time around and we still won.
If we beat them by just a little the first time, and beat them by any amount the second time it just shows that they are a great team but we are better.
A 1-loss Wisky that only loses to us will still be in the top 10 by the end of the season because they will have lost to a Top 3 team, beaten PSU who will be a Top 12 team, beaten Minny who will be ranked if they stay undefeated, etc.