Illinois was extremely youn last year, I also don't know why the media has it foregone this is Lovie's last year. They won't be very good but they won't be Rutgers either.
Not enough discipline??? You just don't like Fleck and did 0 research. Minnesota was the 10th least penalized team in college football despite being over a third freshmen. They are fine on discipline.
They also have the most talent on defense in the west and multiple NFL players on offense. It's ok to not like Fleck but don't be dumb about it.
I would rather make fun of them for thinking they will win the big ten this year after losing their entire defense than going to an objectively better offense and improving schematically
I don't know why we are making fun of them for going to a new age offense. They have the personnel to do it easily and there is no way they lose 4 games. Going to the spread makes them much more dangerous there is nothing else to say about it.
Nothing worse than being right about everything you expect to happen and still lose money
I said I would eat a shoe if the committee put an 11-1 Bama with an easy schedule, second in their division, and very poor offense over an 11-2 B1G champ OSU in 2017. OSU was also the only team nationally with a top 10 offense and defense, had an extremely hard schedule, and didn't end the season getting blown out.
The third best team from the second best conference got in over the best team from the best conference that year. Just so baffling.(I also had no problem with Oklahoma getting in over OSU)
Clemson/Oklahoma are locks to win their conference, not big payouts but it's free money. Cincy O/U 6.5 is free money and that would probably be a take up to 7.5 not sure why it's so low.
Minnesota is a sneaky good pick to win the west. 14/1 odds is a really good payout. They have the easiest crossovers by far. They were the youngest team by far in college last year with 35% freshmen starting and improved from the prior year despite playing so many freshmen. Also get Nebraska and Wisconsin at home.
But good general advice is injuries mean much much less than you think. Use schedule quirks as much as you can, for example Nebraska has OSU, @Northwestern, @Minnesota while Minnesota has bye, @Purdue, Illinois, Nebraska. Nebraska will be a favorite in that game with Minnesota but it's at Minny and after a really tough stretch. The public is also really high on Nebraska. So while this game should probably be close to a pick em with these factors the line will probably end up around Nebraska as a 6 point favorite. You just hve to think of all these factors for college football, it takes more effort but it can be a lot easier.
College is also crazy, I put money on OSU in the rose bowl and one of the worst back door covers I've ever seen happened after OSU shut it down for an entire half
Hugh profile recruit came in waited his turn then got screwed with a transfer and left. Not sure why people don’t like him.
He looked fantastic in limited action last year lol.
He becomes the only five star on Florida's roster. If the state of Ohio had the talent Florida did, I imagine we would win about 8 titles a decade. And Florida has one 5 star because of a transfer. Maybe it's time to look at recruiting instead of the Urban effect.
Anything with Texas over OSU, Michigan, or LSU is a terrible poll with 0 time spent on it. Texas will not be top 15 this year.
LSU also can, if they go 11-1 which is very possible and lose @Bama but beat the Big 12 champ Texas they could have a solid shot. If Clemson and Bama take up two spots, the big 12 would be out and if Oregon loses to auburn and wins the pac 12 it would be difficult to leave LSU out.
SEC may be primed to have two teams in if they sweep these games. Oregon, Michigan, and Texas could all win their conference and even if one or two do that really helps the SEC.
Northwestern will have a bye before the game the same as us so both may be in good shape. But if ND goes 1-1 against UGA and Michigan it will be a huge win for the entire conference of whoever wins.
The Michigan win would have been the best win in the country assuming everything else stays the same and it would be a blowout of what may have been ranked the #1 team in the country
Old enough to remember UGA fans making fun of AE for predicting zach Evans to UGA
If Ricks flips it would show he committed to LSU to soon and should have examined OSU after Meyer was gone. I am not sure why “sometimes 17 year olds handl their recruitment poorly” is such a hot take today
So you brought up somebody OSU recruited. I said my opinion. You misinterpreted that opinion. I laid it out in a simple format so you could understand. Now you make fun of me for discussing it??? Lmao nice one man
I never tried to stop them from doing it. But Woodbey flipped within a week of establishing a relationship with FSU after having multi year relationships with USC and OSU. That is objectively a poor way to go through the process, Brenton came down to OSU and Georgia and after comparing them picked OSU. Then later he eliminated OSU for no reason and decided between Georgia and Alabama. It would appear he made a poor decision and Woodbey is now stuck on a team fighting for bowl eligibility. Not hard to see them in better situations if they didn’t change their mind last second.
He was caught along with Robert Beal who is still on the team so more to the story.
Picking a school you’ve been in contact with for a week because you like some player who went there is a poor way to pick a school.
He made the decision of OSU>Georgia then flipped at the last minute to Georgia hurting OSU. My problem is how he handled it not who he picked.
Will never trash somebody for picking another school over OSU especially a program like Georgia. But Brenton decided between OSU and Georgia during the summer then right before signing day flipped back to Georgia. Him and Woodbey handled their recruitment poorly. Don't want to see Brenton here I'll take my chances with JJB and Alex Williams developing.