So they beat a team by a lot so now they are fake good? And Notre Dame is apparently much better than Iowa that couldn’t do anything?
I think its being a little sensitive if you are mad they arent showing up to campus and going to south dakota state instead. It is cool they are going to south dakota state or wherever. Last week would have been cool if they went to SMU instead of PSU. Its a tv show not really a big deal where they are.
People always forget Notre Dame isnt really that great. They have a quality loss other than that they havent done so hot
This isnt true at all. They dominated Iowa. Wisconsin dominated them but that doesnt mean they are small. Played rutgers at the right time? Not sure what you are talking about lol
I never argued that. But if you are of the opinion that losing a game to a bad team means we shouldn't make the playoff I hope you were mad we made it in 2014.
It aint that deep, they always go to one random place during the year. Why go to LSU or OSU twice. I hate ESPN as much as the next guy but I dont think this is part of a conspiracy.
The TCU line is crazy they just lost to Kansas State and were blown out by Iowa State the week before.
I care if Notre Dame beats Michigan because there is no way of knowing that OSU will go undefeated. If OSU goes undefeated sure I would root for Michigan to lose every game but I have no idea if that will happen or not. Michigan beating Notre Dame hurts the SEC's argument for getting two teams in and boosts every team that plays Michigan.
2 losses and you dont get in. But we want to be in the best position as a 12-1 conference champ being compared to other 1 loss champs or a 1 loss non SEC champ(Bama/LSU)
It is also false strength of schedule has never came into play. 2014 OSU got in over TCU because of strength of schedule. 2016 OSU was the 3 seed despite not winning the conference because of an insane strength of schedule. and 2018 OSU only played 3 top 25 teams, better sos and we may have gotten in.
Wisconsin really ruined what would have been held up as a gigantic win. But normally they don't like going to the same place multiple times in a year and OSU vs PSU is the only good game during chicken shit saturday.
What if they are playing a team that has a tiebreak over OSU? I get the RIVALRY part of it but self preservation surely kicks in occasionally right?
100% agree. Notre Dame fans I have had contact with think they are on the same level as OSU, Bama, Clemson etc. They haven't won a NY6 bowl and never won a BCS bowl. While both have said moral superiority and entitlement I have never talked to a Michigan fan who thinks Michigan is remotely close to the OSU program right now.
Notre Dame fans also generally say the B1G is really bad which adds a layer of annoyance that Michigan and PSU fans dont bring to the table. Except for the Penn State fan at gameday that had a sign that said OSU had a weak schedule and the only difference is we play Wisconsin and Penn state while they play Iowa and Ohio State.
The bookies aren't picking these lines based on what they want to happen lol. Michigan is 3-1 over the last 4 games ATS. This seems like a line that Vegas is trying to get most of the public to pick Notre Dame. Vegas normally wins when the public is heavy on one side.
Only one who would reasonably transfer is Crowley/Chambers *IF* it happened it would likely be the one lower on the totem pole in Chambers, if Teague leaves early I think its fair to say that is a dire situation.
Assume Wisconsin loses @OSU and wins out against Iowa, Nebraska, Purdue.
Minnesota would then need to go 3-2 against Rutgers, Maryland, Penn State, Iowa, Northwestern to play Wisconsin for the West.
The idea behind not counting fumbles is because the ball is oblong the bounce of the ball is random so even if a team fumbles the ball a couple more times the percent that they will recover/lose the ball will always be random. If you are making a computer model who would you punish more the team that loses 8/10 fumbles or the team that loses 6/12 fumbles? Since its a predictive model you would need to say with confidence that a team will continue to fumble and lose fumbles at a similiar rate which doesnt happen.
It isn't dire but there is a chance it could get dangerous. Master Teague has shown he is very good and if he leaves after next year and Crowley/Chambers aren't above average backs then it is fair to question the job security for Alford. That is a lot of ifs though. If Teague stays and has two solid years starting this class may not mean all that much.
He said it was more likely we took 2 than it is we take 0. This doesn't mean there is a secret player out there they are confident in, it mostly means we will not be taking 0 backs.
Stanford took 2 backs last year and they dont oversign because most of their guys stay 4/5 years. I would imagine that guy flipping would end their cycle.
Day cant recruit running backs, fire him before he destroys the rest of the roster
AE if it isn't in 3-5 days does that change the chances if it happens?
It is interesting, as really think of myself as a realistic fan but I agree with this. Wisconsin is 4th in SP and a top 10 team in AP and PSU is 6th in SP and a top 10 AP but I really am not scared of them at all and anything less than a two touchdown win in both games would be slightly disappointing. Both games being at home is huge but still I never think this way.