I believe we dominate. I actually wanted the 2 seed. To be the man you have to beat the man. You can’t exercise and overcome your demons by running away from them. OSU is fortunate to have this opportunity.
Absolute terrible angle by Arnette. Didn’t even look like he wanted to touch the guy.
I think we need to step back and stop with the conspiracy accusations likening this fan base to scUM and PSU. When we use technology to better the game and they still can’t get calls correct that’s a problem and it’s not just in the B1G, it’s across all power 5. I don’t believe a game is determined by a single play but these games in question have had multiple incidents where officiating has gotten it wrong, on the field and in an office hundreds of miles away. If the game can’t get it correct with technology stop using it all together.
The running into the punter play didn’t get thrown because the punter was auditioning for broadway. Had he just fell normally I believe a flag would’ve been thrown but he wasn’t contacted enough for that to happen. All acting.
The UGA game was just as bad. The difference was the officiating was taking care of the home team. TAMU’s 4th down pass in UGA territory down 19-13 there was blatant pass interference with the official staring right at the kid and nothing. Bad enough that blabber mouth Gary’s Danielson even acknowledged it. Before that, a targeting by UGA’s Lecount on TAMU’s beat receiver. Receiver yelled at official and he completely ignored him. 6 point win against a 4 loss unranked team at home; somehow credit is given because the rest of the SEC is playing FCS teams. Why UGA is at 4 is crazy to me. They’ve the worst loss and the weakest wins.
Than call NBC and complain to them for spreading incorrect rules on a live broadcast. They said it at least 2 times. If a team can’t line up correctly to run a play that’s on them and they did it multiple times last night. Bottom line is they’re a mess on offense and should have won a game where the D gave them 3 turnovers. Complaining about 1 PI call doesn’t counter what the Browns inflicted upon themselves.
The said it from the press box. If they were in a legal formation he could have challenged.
They were in an illegal formation so it negated the PI.
I don't know how anyone can have OSU fatigue when OU has been choking away games on and off over the past 18 seasons. Boise, WVU before they joined the Big 12 are a couple off the top of my head. I'm sure there are others that are far worse.
Where or where would the 98 team be at since they're adding teams that never won a title? I'm biased but IMO that 98 team was better than 02 and 14. Too bad that overrated Tennessee team got to feast on a FSU team with their 3rd string QB. The most overrated BCS title game of the era.
It's not a matter of hate, again that's an absolute. As far as Meyer, he will be remembered for hiring a guy that wouldn't have been hired if his grandfather wasn't Earle Bruce. He'll be remembered for not being harder on Smith and severing the professional relationship quicker. He'll also be remembered for leaving because of a university president who chose to save his own reputation than that of a HOF coach who really did nothing wrong but make a bad hire. If anything, I was disappointed that he backed down and apologized and still ended up leaving.
Your what about ism's don't strengthen your argument and you're using absolutes to rebuke a fact. No one is saying those positive things he's done are not of great service to his kids, community and program. We're saying that those great things are rightfully questioned when he fails to act on a negative issue that brings he and his program front and center. Wouldn't you say that those great things he's done provide perceived competence? And with that perceived competence make him capable of easily handling his public response to the groping and PED issue? In theory he should have addressed and handled it with ease and moved on. Problem is he didn't and honestly it was one of the most lame responses he could have come up with. With what he's accomplished I expected the exact opposite of what he provided. In a nutshell he comes across as disingenuous, capable of acting on the easy stuff but callous to navigating more challenging issues.
Your opinion, none of which is based on fact. However, the majority of fans have zero issues with those three things. What is a fact and is obtainable by video proof was a man being groped by another man. Swinney did nothing in response to it. His kids shouldn't have done any of those things and certainly not on national television with millions watching. His response to failed drug tests by his players was done in a similar manner. Shrugging it off and kicking the can down the road isn't a reasonable response from a man in his position. Many would expect a far better response and are disappointed with his inaction. I for one am one of them.
Concerning your comment about the north being better than the south...remember, a war was literally fought, not some ball game for bragging rights. There's a reason why there's inferior behavior by one side and an arrogant attitude from the other. That will likely never go away.
“I’m not into making animal analogies, so the ‘poking the bear’ thing doesn’t resonate with me.”
This is the guy that has made comments about worms with machine guns and his QB being skittish like a chicken. He took an unneeded swipe at the guy who dominated him during his tenure. He’s an idiot.
I went to a wonderlic website and took a practice test consisting of 15 question that had a time limit of 3:36 or so. Scored 10/15. The trick is to read quickly, assess the closest option and move on to the next question. Not gonna bust on these guys who scored low too much, they either know it or don’t.
The worst officiated game I’ve watched in quite some time. The officials should be ashamed of themselves. I won’t blame Payton for going off at his presser, too much blood, sweat and tears throughout the year to let that kinda BS happen.
The kid is raw talent and will be polished once the staff gives the young man adequate repetitions. You can tell from some of his plays where there’s hesitation in his throws, especially to the RB and IMHO that’s inexcusable on the UGA staff. I don’t think the kid really got reps for a reason. Fields was the Vette covered in the garage, purposely rarely driven out of fear that once driven too much it would turn into the daily. That’s not a knock on Fromm because he’s good but he has nowhere the ceiling that Fields has. Reasons like this is why UGA will never be national champs. Their incompetency is just inexcusable with the plethora of talent they find themselves with year after year.
Miami is actually a good school and rated a few spots ahead of tOSU by US News. (It is a small private school and not a public U.) We assume it’s a shit school because of the reputation with their football. As far as Tate, I would have sucked it up and graduated and then left. He’s leaving his future up to others by not doing that and that’s a poor choice.
You serious Clark? The guy that got fired at Texas when his defense gave up damn near 600 rushing yards against BYU? The guy replaced by Greg Robinson? The best job Diaz has done was at Miss St, the rest of his tenure has been average at best. Even his time at the U as coord was average. They beat up on crap ACC teams and when they played a team that punched them back they buckled; see against Wisconsin 2017. He was a lazy hire out of convenience by Miami. He’ll be fired within 5 years. Not that I care but Martell should have gone to WVU. Way more upside there, but seeing as he likes talking a lot with no action it’s a perfect fit for him at Miami.
This is probably the fastest visit by a national champ to the White House. They just won the title. Typically, these type of visits take months before a team is hosted. Nonetheless, nice of the POTUS to do this.
Thanks ShawneeBuck. Good to know others here appreciate the history. BTW, every time I see your username I automatically think of Bluejacket by Allan Eckert. Always liked ready that as a kid.
Is it just me or does the main pic of Barnes look like AJ from the Soprano's left New Jersey and is coaching at Maryland?
Disappointed to see him go. He could definitely go without the social media antics, it would and could be used against him in the future.
For those making fun of his name, not a good look either. If I were him I would not appreciate seeing a large portion of the fan base making said comments.
I have not seen or read anyone here mention it in the comments but martel or martell is French for "hammer". Quite fitting for his style of game and his running ability. In a historical context and in my opinion, the most important individual in western civilization as far as military history is Charles Martel, leader of the Franks. At Tours In 732 he successfully repelled Islamic armies from overtaking western Europe. He was the grandfather of Charlemagne, the guy who made Carolingian Miniscule the standard in his empire so regular folk could read. Read up on both men, they are some very interesting and important people. So Tate's last name is pretty damn cool.
No, I think the main issue with his performance was due to his being away from the team and not practicing while doing his Heisman tour. That has shown to be a distraction with many winners.