The trend is for the media to devalue pretty much anyone who OSU beats while hyping up any team that Clemson, Alabama, LSU and Georgia beats. We'll see if that tactic is used again this year
I agree with this. The committee should only be convened at the end of the regular season after the conference championship games are played and asked to choose 4 playoff teams from a pool that includes the 5 power five champs and ND. That limits their duties to deciding which 2 teams of the 6 should be left out. At this point, strength of schedule should be heavily factored in and ND would only be chosen if they had a the overall record advantage over the power 5 candidates.
Refer to the playoff committee's criteria listed above
You're forgetting the playoff committee's criteria...
1) Alabama is in regardless of sos
2) Clemson is in regardless of sos
3) SEC runner up is in so long as this doesn't
interfere with rule 1 and/or rule 2.
4) metrics such as sos, conference championships
and wins over ranked opponents are to only be
applied when when it benefits Alabama or
5) the "eye test" is to be the deciding factor when
you're having problems justifying leaving out a
conference champion in favor of Alabama.
Hilariously, UM fans have fantasies of OSU experiencing a significant drop off because Ryan Day is not Urban Meyer and this is his first head coaching gig... I think some of those delusion assholes are coming to the devastating realization that Day may very well be a great coach. They see that the on field production hasn't decreased so now they're hanging on to "well, he's an elite playcaller but recruiting is where he will fail".
Clemson - 1
tOSU - 5
That's how I expect it to play out every season until they expand the playoff. We'll be first team out no matter how tough our schedule is. Meanwhile, the Osterine boys get a free pass to playoff on a soft as pu*sy schedule.
While he's no as quick laterally, I would bet that MT3 is noticeably faster than dobbins with straight line speed.
I agree. Teague will be a household name before he leaves for the NFL. He has Zeke-like open field speed mixed with Hyde-like aggression. He has all the tools to be a great one.
Seems like we're south-central down here but I could be wrong. Either way - boom!
Ironton is right up the highway from me. Small(ish) town but they've produced good football teams for the last 40 years. Very similar to wheelersburg.
This is year 5 and his team (most notably HIS offense and QB) look like butt. A great coach would have done something notable by now but all Jim has is a bunch of wins over lesser talented teams. He has never coached Michigan to a win over a team of equal talent. That's a serious problem considering he's making "elite" coach money.
That's why Harbaugh is such a good fit up there. He's the weirdest, most confused head coach I've ever seen... Pure Michigan. They have a decent amount of talent but Jim is sanbagging that team. That's why I hope they give him that lifetime contract asap.
I agree. I thoroughly enjoy watching them play like ass while Jim stands on the sideline with a confused look on his face
I've watched every snap of (pure) Michigan football this season and I'm 90% sure that Wisconsin will beat them by at least 2 scores. Not only will they lose the game but they'll be thoroughly manhandled by Bucky too.
I agree on all points, especially the ridiculousness that followed the final whistle... I saw the team jumping into the stands and posing like they just won a fu*king national title. My wife and I got 4 hours of sincere laughter out of that game and the following clown show.
Thanks for the reply.
I expect Wade to continue to make big plays. He's the most intriguing guy on this defense imo.
I'm curious what your thoughts are on Tuf's, uh, lack of speed. Do you feel as if a good OC will be able to exploit it? Thanks
That's what I was going to point out as well.
There were MANY times last year that I noticed opposing lineman outrunning Tuf. Like you said - this is a huge issue going forward.
I haven't watched the Browns game since the first quarter... Is the super bowl still in play or are they the same old Browns?
Spot on. I was rooting against LSU last night. I already know how this plays out at season's end - I've seen this movie a few times.
Texas will be holding at least 3 L's by seasons end. A 7 point road victory in September is nice and all but it's not enough to justify dropping an OSU team that is coming off of a 42-0 carpet bombing of UC.
But it does. It's obviously not the only factor but it absolutely does influence (at the very least) the initial rankings. They claim that they don't even look at the AP poll but it turns out that they may not be 100% honest. Who would have guessed