Thanks for sharing - reading the author's explanations gave me a good laugh. His reasons for his decisions were terrible. Some of my favorites:
"Penn State has Pat Freiermuth, and frankly that’s all you need to know"
"Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson would both be the #1 receiver for PSU..."
We all know Freiermuth is a great TE, but the author essentially asserts that his presence alone is enough for this to be a push, despite the fact that he also admitted that Olave and Wilson would both be the top receiver at PSU.
- Offensive Line: Penn State
"Truthfully, the talent across both lines is pretty comparable. The edge comes from the fact that Penn State returns four starters, while OSU brings back only three."
The talent is not comparable by any means. Wyatt Davis is the best guard in America, Josh Myers is arguably the best center, and Thayer Munford was an all-conference tackle who's going to be a 3rd-year starter. Considering the fact that only one of PSU's O-linemen made an all-conference team, there's no way it can be argued that returning one more starter gives them the edge. PSU has never had a good O-line under Franklin anyways.
"Basically, they have tons of talent, but also one of the top DL coaches ever in Larry Johnson, Sr. Given the turnover for both teams, I’m going with a push, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the OSU line ends up outperforming PSU down the stretch."
At least he acknowledges Larry Johnson, and says he wouldn't be surprised if we ended up being better than them in this area, but how can anyone justify this position as a push? Our D-line talent and coaching is head-over-heels better than PSU's.
- Coaching - Advantage PSU
I'm not even going to include quotes for this one because of how ridiculous it is, but I encourage everyone to give it a read if you're looking for a laugh.
This level of delusion is usually rare outside of Ann Arbor.
On a side note, I know this might be an unpopular opinion but I honestly don't see an outrageous level of delusion from Michigan fans at this point in time, especially when compared to this point in time last year. My impression, both from talking with my own friends who are Michigan fans & from reading their boards, is that half of their fans actually have low expectations and want to see some coaching changes, and there are also a fair amount of them who seem to be just cautiously optimistic, and I don't think there's anything wrong with that. The fans of theirs that are delusional just seem to be very vocal about it, and I think it just annoys us all a little extra because they're Michigan fans.
Based on my personal experience, Penn State and Notre Dame are the worst when it comes to delusional fanbases. The article shared in this post is worse than anything I've ever seen from a fan/writer for any fanbase, including Michigan.