Hoping to see Cardale get a shot. Now, that might mean Rivers getting injured, but maybe not, you never know.
I think you were on the right path when you said the matchup to watch was scUM's O coordinator against Mattison.
But really, this is about Ryan Day vs TTUN. Working up here in TSUN, I'm sensing that Wolverine fans are thinking that a head coaching change will help open the door for a victory this year.
Ryan Day needs to squash TTUN in his first year, just to send a clear message that nothing has changed, we still got the mojo over you.
Like USArmy says, 12 wins including one against TTUN is good enough for me. Even if we drop a shocker to NW or something.
Army Rob, this was mine. I mean, I work in Ann Arbor, and all during the early tat gate buzz I kept telling everyone, yeah, they'll probably reprimand him but they won't fire him. Not when he's 7-1 against TTUN (or whatever the count was).
I believed that OSU/Buckeye Nation/school donors loved Tressel so much they would never let him leave.
nice post, Butcher. Just like I liked seeing Burrow do great at LSU, I thought it would have been cool if Tate went somewhere and tore it up. I don't have a huge problem with the trash talking because, well, that karma bitch takes care of it all by itself.
I still remember him going ten for ten, his long TD pass to McLaurin, handing off the ball to Teague and then BLOCKING for him. nice wheels.
I'm willing to bet a dollar right now that Bellichick signs him to be the new Edelman. and why not?
As much as JT drove us crazy "running the Dave", I grew really tired of the horizontal pass to the sidelines that Meyer loves.
I don't know the stats as to whether it was effective or not. Just seemed that many times it went for no gain, or it lost yardage, or it gained some yards but then one of our WRs was called for holding.
you go back and watch a Tressel/Krenzel game now, and one of the things you will notice is how LITTLE the QB ran. I mean, we all remember that Krenzel was the leading rusher in the NC game, but most games, he ran very few planned runs.
It's just amazing to realize that everyone that started on D in that 2002 NC game played in the NFL. And the first sub into the game was AJ Hawk, who played a little pro ball, too.
Also forgot to mention that team had the all time leading OSU points scorer, that's all. Nuuuuuuuuuuuge!
good point, CB
Let's welcome a couple of 3-star RBs then, enough with worrying about this.
Find a 3-star who can (1) catch the ball out of the backfield and (2) pass block. Having a 4.4. 40 is nice but not necessary.
We're going to be fine.
It's late July, it's hot, and we just can't wait for football to start!
I would go with Tressel's team winning.
This game already happened - it was the 2002 Nat Championship.
Tressel teams PLAYED superior defense to Meyer teams. Not arguing better players, but the Tressel defenses were great.
Tressel wins this game, 31-24
Coincidentally, just last night I was watching a 2017 game, and I swear to God I was saying, who is that 32? Fast, hard hitter, cleaned up a lot of tackles. I actually froze the video at one point to verify it was Borland.
I hope his 2019 looks like 2017 and not 2018.
It's all good... what I really liked were two things: 1., line up in one look and then run something else. Deception! Love it. and 2., mix it up, vary things.
anytime offense OR defense gets too predictable it's bad.
I love our interior line guys. Hamilton and Landers are great. Also VERY excited to see Togiai get his chances, and develop. Seems like recently we've developed a reputation for great DEs, and that's wonderful, but going back to the NC team of 2002, I've always loved watching the inside guys wreck it.
yeah, it's getting harder to wait for the season to start.
Yeah, I get the question here.
I'd have to say that they HAVE improved to the point where we don't think of them as Rutgers.
And if their FANS are fired up, I think that's a valid point to make... ...because the players are college kids, and they get pumped up by an enthusiastic crowd. That may be how Purdue beat OSU last year - to a large extent I credited their crowd.
Beyond that, I think it will be a competitive college football game, and hopefully OSU wins, something like 45-23.
Good game, but I don't see Nebraska winning.
this is so terribly wrong. And leaving five kids behind.
I don't think the shooters really think about what they are doing to the families - I guess it's all about the power they feel they have holding that loaded gun.
Please don't let this be meaningless.
I see one now. sorry, my bad.
Great read, and a welcome break from counting how many 4 stars and 5 stars are going where....
Best of Luck Mr. Taylor!
and I think Kyler Murray is down to 5' 9" now...
After looking at all the names, I can see why Meyer had trouble picking 3 or 4.
I say what the hell, go with as many captains as you want.
The real leadership will be evidenced by who is doing the pre-game speeches? Who do the guys listen to? Who shows class?
I definitely agree it's not about who is the best player...
Welcome Joe Fro-yer!
Holy Buckeye was great for me for another reason. I was playing keyboard with my band at a wedding that day - in ANN ARBOR of all places. I had to leave home for the gig with the score 9-3 Purdue or something.... I just figured the Tresselball was probably going to catch up with us that day. In 2002, I didn't have a smart phone with score updates. And there was no TV set up in the Ann Arbor Moose lodge for the Ohio State game, right?
After a couple of hours of set up and cooling my heels during dinner time, I noticed a bunch of guys talking out on the dance floor. Even knowing they were probably 70%-30% Michigan-Michigan State fans, I had to ask, "hey, did any of you hear a final on the Ohio State game?"
They angrily informed me that "goddam Ohio State" passed for a touchdown on 4th and 1... with a minute left... and won the game. What a great way to hear about the comeback, surrounded by Michigan fans in Ann Arbor. That was so freaking sweet. I'll never forget that one.
Oh sure, come summer, he'll miss the mosquitoes in Ohio. And humidity.
well thank you!
Go West young man!
Hey, Colorado is cool. Get a good education, enjoy the Rockies for four years.
There are worse places to go. Good luck Jake!
Didn't Brad Stevens go from college to pros pretty rapidly????