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Sloopy1976


MEMBER SINCE   December 06, 2018

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Comment 24 minutes ago

I live in Vegas. Venmo me your retirement fund and I'll lay it all on Clemson for you, free of charge. You're welcome. 

And LOL coming in here with stats like Etienne averaging 2 more ypc than JK and Lawrence only getting sacked 14 times this season. Etienne, Lawrence, and those 2 WRs are elite, no question, but stats don't really matter when you play the schedule that Clemson has played. There just isn't a comparison when OSU has played 6 top 30 defenses while Clemson has played Wofford and Sisters of the Poor.

Comment 11 hours ago

Google flights is a good way to go. Have you ever thought of flying into Vegas? It is a 4 hour drive with literally no traffic. Just beautiful desert with big seguro cacti. 

Comment 17 hours ago

You need to watch it! T Martin won a national title in 1998. Oh...you meant Tennessee Martin, not the man T Martin. My mistake!

Comment 18 hours ago

I logged in to check out tickets right after we beat Bama in the Sugar Bowl. Tickets started at $1200. I decided not to go. Two days before the game prices were starting at less than $300. I say wait. That's what I'm doing for the Fiesta. Gonna wait until the week before the game and then buy tickets. Good thing for me is we can drive to Glendale from Vegas. I also plan to go to the NCG in NOLA  and I will employ the same strategy...wait it out.

Comment 21 hours ago

Well, one thing is for certain, southern teams (SEC and select ACC schools) are going to continue to schedule FCS teams and only play 8 conference games. They are going to do it because they are allowed to get away with it (LSU jumping OSU, etc.). What is mind boggling is how stacked in our favor all of the analytics are. Check out this article from bleacher report: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2865967-did-the-college-football-playoff-selection-committee-get-it-right

If you don't want to read the whole article, check out this part: 

The collection of LSU's five best wins is perhaps a little better than Ohio State's, but the Tigers had to survive shootouts against Alabama and Texas, never pulled away from Auburn, and that 14-point win over Florida was way closer than the final margin suggests. Prior to the win over Georgia, LSU had not soundly beaten a quality opponent.

Was LSU's five-point win at Alabama really that much more impressive than Ohio State's stomping Michigan by 29 in the Big House? Were LSU's close home wins over Florida and Auburn any better than Ohio State's 38-7 drubbing of Wisconsin and its 28-17 win over Penn State?

Did it seriously just come down to LSU's beating Georgia more convincingly than Ohio State's second victory over Wisconsin (its third consecutive game against a Top 15 team)?

Here's the problem with that conclusion: All the metrics say Ohio State is the better team, and by a considerable margin.

ESPN's football power index ranked the Buckeyes at No. 1 with a score of 33.8. LSU was No. 3 at 28.9.

Bill Connelly's SP+ ratings had Ohio State at No. 1 with a score of 35.4. LSU was No. 3 at 31.8.

Jeff Sagarin's ratings put the Buckeyes in the top spot at 106.5. The Tigers were No. 3 at 100.8.

And TeamRankings.com had Ohio State at No. 1 with a rating of 39.8. LSU was, again, No. 3 at 30.0.

The actual numbers aren't important, and we got rid of the BCS for a reason. However, the size of the gaps should have been relevant. The 4.9-point gap between the two programs in the FPI was even larger than the difference between No. 5 Georgia (23.7) and No. 14 Utah (19.7).

That's because Ohio State was the most well-rounded team in the country, playing well on both sides of the ball all season. The Buckeyes rank No. 1 in scoring offense (48.7 points per game) and No. 2 in scoring defense (12.5).

If the committee did make a mistake, at least it's a happy accident. Buckeyes fans won't be pleased, but this College Football Playoff is going to be phenomenal.

Comment 10 Dec 2019

Disagree. I think they score between 20-30 and probably closer to 20 than 30. We are going to be more physical than them and run the ball. Our OLine will wear down their undersized and inexperienced DLine. We will win Time of Possession and will control the Line of Scrimmage, which will give their potent offense less chances to score. 

Comment 09 Dec 2019

But how are they experts if they have been saying how historically great we are all year then turn around and say we have no chance against Clemson? Did a tornado pick up our team bus and put our starting offense and defense at the bottom of Mirror Lake? Confuzzed.

Comment 09 Dec 2019

Would the zone read with a healthy Fields neutralize this plan if Clemson tries it? 

Comment 09 Dec 2019

I'm not saying Clemson is not elite, because they are; but they have yet to face a team like OSU. As a matter of fact, its not even close. You can argue about their championship pedigree because they have 2 titles in 4 years, but we're talking about THIS year. And the stats don't favor Clemson when it comes to the competition they have faced (keep in mind we rank # 5 in total offense and #2 in total defense).

According to NCAA.com, the average ranking in terms of Total Offense for their opponents is 62, which is average (middle of the pack). This number does not include FCS opponent Wofford, so as you can imagine, that ranking would be much worse. For comparison purposes, OSU's opponents average a Total Offense ranking of 73. One can argue that both teams have yet to play an offense as explosive as the their opponent on Dec 28 and that both have played mediocre offenses to this point in the season.

However, where things get interesting is with the average Total Defense rankings for each team's opponents. Clemson's opponents have an average defense of 80, and that excludes FCS Wofford (yikes!). That is well below average. For OSU, their opponents average in Total Defense is 37. It is safe to say that OSU has faced much tougher defenses this year and has done better in terms of productivity against those defenses. 

Only time will tell, but the analytics favor OSU and we have studs everywhere. Clemson has elite recruits as well, but I'm not afraid at all of this team. I have faith in Day and the staff that they will put our elite players in position to be successful. I'm feeling better and better about this matchup as time goes on. 

Comment 09 Dec 2019

All hail JK, a true Buckeye and a very, very special RB. Blessed to watch this guy run for the S&G. I have enjoyed it very much and he has taken nothing for granted. He may be the most improved player on our team, and that is incredible considering how great he was his first two years. He is a legend.

Comment 09 Dec 2019

You've been deported from Buckeye Nation. Beating OU and OSU/Clemson, LSU and OSU/Clemson, or OSU and OU/LSU is just as daunting, but one team will do it. Why not us? This is a historically great OSU team. I'd rather think positive than curl up in a fetal position and suck my thumb. No down vote for you, but no helmet sticker either! 

Comment 09 Dec 2019

Virginia made a NY6 Bowl. These bowl tie-ins have got to be fixed. I am willing to bet you can get a ticket to the Orange Bowl for less than a cup of coffee. 

Comment 09 Dec 2019

Flawed. Texas finished with 5 losses and is unranked, Bama is not top 10 and either is Auburn. Using rankings at the time of the game is flawed. Look at the entire body of work and take final rankings (over a 12/13 game season a team proves who they really are, not with an arbitrary preseason ranking that makes a "top 10" win in September). 

Top 10 Wins

OSU: 3 (Wisconsin 2X, Penn St)

LSU: 2 (UGA, UF)

Troll somewhere else. Doesn't Notre Dame have a message board?

Comment 09 Dec 2019

In regards to schedules, in 2016 Clemson was battle tested. They kicked off the season by winning at Auburn by 6 points, beat a Lamar Jackson led Louisville team by one score at home, won by 3 at a top 15 FSU team, somehow lost to Pitt, and beat a top 25 VTech team by a TD in the ACC title game. That team was tested early and often. This Clemson team has not faced anyone this season. Ranking Virginia at 24 is a shill just to give Clemson something to be a little less embarrassed about. 

None of this means that they are not a great football team, but their schedule in 2016 prepared them for the playoffs. 

FWIW, they illegally picked the Bama DB to score the game winning TD in the NCG that year. Blown call by the refs. Must have been from the B1G. LOL

Comment 09 Dec 2019

That is a mediocre schedule at best. I'm wondering how Clemson will fare when they go up against a team loaded with talent and an elite pedigree. They have been untested all year, but that is about to change. 

Comment 09 Dec 2019

3M is right, the #1 seed was clinched by LSU when they beat Bama in T-town. Now...let's talk about that historic win. Bama is Bama in name brand only this year. Consider the FACTS (not saying Bama isn't a good football team, but the FACTS for this year just don't add up to this being a historic win for LSU):

1. Zero wins vs. Ranked Opponents

2. Played an FCS team (Western Carolina) so in essence, they played an 11 game season

3. Of their 10 wins, only 7 were against P5 programs (for comparison, OSU has 10 wins against P5 programs this year)

4. Defense gave up 28+ points four times, with two of those outings resulting in giving up 40+ points

Bama was not Bama this year, but make no mistake, LSU won the #1 seed when they won that game. 

Comment 09 Dec 2019

This is one thing I don't think Clemson gets enough credit for. When they began their run about 5 years ago, they were not recruiting at an elite level. They have been developing talent down there and I think it goes without saying that their continuity on the coaching staff (especially defensively with Venables) has done wonders for them. 

Comment 08 Dec 2019

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loved our grit against PSU. Loved our killer instinct against TTUN. Loved our desire, "never quit" attitude against UW. Love everything about our Buckeyes. 

Let's get it on in the playoffs! Line 'em up, we'll knock 'em down!

GO BUCKS!