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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Ohio State beat Michigan in 2002 with my Dad at the Shoe.
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Comment 17 Jan 2020

Burrow threw 47 times on Monday and LSU’s defense worked just fine. 

The real key is whether he’s throwing 40 times and completing 29 of them or if it’s 17/40 then we have a problem. 

Comment 16 Jan 2020

Possibly. The Fiesta Bowl is one of the rare games where someone can legitimately say the better team lost, and was much better. 

I think we win that game 8 or 9 times out of 10. Depending on the ref crew.

If that's truly the case, and I think we all believe that to be true, then we were better than Clemson. While it doesn't neatly translate to a closer game vs. LSU, because what really matters are matchups on the field of strengths vs. weaknesses, etc., it does give us a sense that we would have given LSU a better run for it. I think our defensive secondary would have help but better against Joe Burrow, but he still would have thrown 3-4 TD passes. Maybe he would have had more yards running though, who knows? Given what TL did to us there, it's not difficult to imagine.

It was also clear to me that Clemson struggled primarily because of TL's inaccuracy in the passing game. Fields is a more accurate passer. But then, are our receivers better than Clemson's in terms of speed and separation? Maybe. They looked pretty good all season even in the Fiesta Bowl.

But ultimately I agree it was LSU's year. Just look at what they're losing - their top two coordinators, 8 guys on offense and defense each, and the Heisman trophy winning greatest college QB ever. They were built to win this year. If we'd beaten Clemson, maybe we beat LSU, but perhaps that's why it had to be Clemson instead of us. 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Irrefutable!

But seriously, I don’t think all Clemson fans are like this. My coworker is one. He told me today that he thought the bad calls against them last night and racing out to a double digit lead only to give it up was karma. 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia

Georgia wins reg season, loses in title game to Bama but gets in as 4th seed

Oklahoma loses to Texas and gets kept out.

Clemson goes undefeated. In a shocker, they lose to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. 

We beat Alabama badly in the Rose Bowl. 

Then Ohio State and Justin Fields get to beat Georgia. 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

I was getting worried when Clemson was up 10 points. Seeing them get screwed by themselves and the refs and LSU made it all better. 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Right and we’d still have lost to Purdue because of that defense. 

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Not sure we would have won this game but I think a healthy Fields would have done better than sunshine. 
 

Also, best outcome possible here. LSU handles Clemson but Clemson gets a taste of some bad calls going down in defeat. I also think this takes some of the shine off of them next year too. 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

LSU is beating them the way Ohio State beat Alabama. Over the top and with a mobile QB.

Justin Fields has very few runs in our game because of the injury and we hardly ever took a downfield shot. This, combined with ref interference, allowed Clemson to key in our run game with Dobbins and confuse Fields enough to win. 

Hope Day learns from this. 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Part of me wants Clemson to win, and I think they will, so we can feel even worse about "losing" that game to them. If Clemson exposes LSU as essentially a one-man team, we will know we got robbed.

But I can't root for them, so Geaux Jeaux. Hope he can figure it out.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

If you were planning on going to New Orleans to watch the Buckeyes play, the ESPN Classic sounds of the game seems to be just the right kind of torture.

Comment 09 Jan 2020

He needs to stay away from coaching and transition into being the next great TV sports personality. No reason he can’t do it. I’d love to hear him as color commentator on college games on Fox.