Great article! It's going to be a very difficult task to stop Alabama's offense but our defense while not as good as we would like it to be is good enough to stop Alabama. We have seen as the article mentioned of what has worked to hold Bama on certain drives. We are going to have to play a clean turnover free, low penalty count game. We can't give Bama any assistance. We must make long sustained drives to keep the offense off the field as much as possible. We will shut down Najee Harris as we have every other RB so hopefully we can force Mac Jones into some errant throws.
Mine too! I've been a Northwestern secondary fan after Ohio State for years. Northwestern is a well managed program with a great coach. Completely respectful coach and university.
My vote would be for Indiana's Tom Allen personally.
So in the Big 10 title game, its a forfeit for the team that cancels and not a no contest?
I don't think that has been addressed in any form by the playoff committee. It's a great question to ask. It will be interesting to see what happens.
What a great game and great coaching. Kevin Wilson did good with the offensive plays, Larry Johnson led the team well. Fields is a 1 of kind generational talent to be able to do the things he does. It was awesome to see Sermon come alive this game. I hope we get to play TTUN next week as I was looking forward to our 9th straight win against them and 1 step closer to taking away their claim at leading the all time record.
Fields is a one of a kind athlete. He handled those bad snaps with relative ease. Put together a great performance playing behind a backup offensive line. He's a unique talent that you don't see very often.
Fields showed another side to his game by catching all those bad snaps. I was fully expecting a major disaster out of one of those snaps but Fields managed it as well as any QB I have ever seen.
Chrisman though has to win the award for best punter in the nation. In what are very limited opportunities, he's put together a very good punting performance.
Good take guys! MSU's passing offense has been weak ever since Kirk Cousins graduated and I don't foresee TTUN giving our secondary much of a challenge as I think Penix is the best QB we have faced this season. With it looking like we get Northwestern for the Big 10 title game, we will once again face a mundane passing attack. The Big 10 just does not have many good QBs this year and is ranked very poorly when it comes to passing outside of Ohio State and Indiana.
He's been video conferencing with the players and staff so I can't imagine he's having too much of an impact. They did say that none of the people who tested positive ended up needing to go to the hospital or special medical treatment so I would take that as him not suffering that much from Covid.
I thought the coaches and players were separated from family? I thought I read where the coaching staff had been sleeping in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center away from their families for the season? Did I read wrong or did I misunderstand your comment?
2015 had some of the WORST coaches one could imagine!
Tim Beck and Ed Warriner... remember those 2 garbage offensive coaches?
Zack Smith was the WRs coach at that time
The 2015 Buckeye team was a case of massive talent with GARBAGE coaching staff. I love Urban don't get me wrong but his staff hires after his initial hires left were pure trash. Alex Grinch? Bill Davis? I can't even remember who the guy that coached the offense after Herman that was complete trash. Meyer hired trash for his staff.
I knew it was an ugly stat but didn't realize it was this bad.
Gimmicks are what mediocre teams have to do to have any chance of scoring on elite teams.
I say give the team time. They lost a lot to the NFL draft and as you can see with Clemson's defense letting BC and ND score at will that they also struggled to reload. Teams that win national titles tend to struggle a bit early in the season but come together towards to end to make a run. Ask the 2014 Ohio State team. Their defense didn't look the greatest and they got beat at home by Virginia Tech and then went on to win the national title.
They definitely need a lot of work on defense and need to play a lot better in the 2nd half of games but I believe by the end of the season they will be great.
The run game though, part of that falls on the O'Line. What they should do in the run game is run the opposite of where Harry Miller is playing because he's a major liability on the O'Line.
Ryan Day is an incredible coach! He cares deeply for his players and is very supportive of them. He's a high class guy off the field as well as on the field.
Exactly I was reading an article where over half the power 5 presidents are in favor of breaking away from the NCAA. Whether that actually happens, no one knows but it just strengthens your point that the NCAA is on life support.
I say we wait for an investigation take place and be completed before passing judgement. Afterall don't we have the 4th amendment right to due process? Doesn't Jim Jordan have the right to his 4th amendment right to due process? Shouldn't he have an opportunity to defend himself in court before being presumed guilty?
Sorry but until he's convicted by a jury of his peers in court, I will refrain from making a decision one way or the other. I make decisions solely based on facts and nothing else. I don't listen to what the media says, I don't make a decision on speculation.
If the investigation is done and he goes to trial and is found guilty, then so be it, give him the punishment that breaking that particular law requires. Until he is convicted by a jury in court, I will refuse to jump on the guilty bandwagon.
I refuse to buy into the idea of public crucifixion. I sense an inherent bias in your post.
I wish I could upvote this post 100 times!
Agreed but I guarantee not all bowls will be played. California is still under a partial shut down so they might not have the Holiday bowl, Redbox bowl, etc... plus with the Pac 12 and many group of 5 conferences shut down like the MWC, there won't be near enough teams to fill bowl games.
I think there will be bowl games but definitely not as many as usual.
I have to say this schedule idea isn't all that bad honestly. It's a pretty cool idea matching up the teams by division for crossover games. Give all the teams an extra game.
An excellent post! You are correct on your analysis. The Big 12 after week 1 looks pretty pathetic.
I hope so! We need Buckeye football!
The Big 10 hired his dumb ass. I want to say this hire was about something other then his leadership abilities...