Not just the B1G, the way some of them talk. You'd likely hear the same excuses if they played the Harvard of the Ivy League... Y'know, Yale.
Brady being good is the ultimate backhand to that team. Imagine having the talent to be one of the best QBs to ever touch the ball, and your chosen school does so little to develop you that you wind up lucky to be drafted at all... in the 6th round. Amazing how little has changed since the turn of the millenium.
Somebody get Ryan Day on the phone, stat!
I like seeing the #1 ranked offense and defense in the country, but the special teams have impressed me most. That onside kick? The 55 yard FG? The 49 yard FG IN THE RAIN?!
Gotta clean up some of our punting issues though.
I loved it too. It's a nice change of pace to see someone who knows what he's talking about actually break things down for the audience. It's certainly a welcome break from the talking heads using nothing but home field advantage and poll position (and in some cases pure disdain) to guess a winner.
Yep. This is the equivalent of your boss finding out you exceeded the speed limit (and didn't get a ticket) en route to work last year... Except speeding is actually illegal.
Expecting someone to know every detail of your life is ludicrous. College students borrow money literally every day.
"You can't flex on anybody"
Cue the iconic Boren over Gardner image.
I thought it was 85, which only highlights your point further
Well, Penn State lost, so we can root for Minnesota to go undefeated and hope Penn State stays in the top 10. If we finish with 2 (or 3?) wins over top 10 programs in the last 3 weeks, we can hopefully keep/regain #1 (LSU may jump us if they continue to rout Alabama) and have our pick of the bowl site.
I may be delirious from whatever was in my flu shot this morning, but I definitely read "royal leader" instead of "loyal reader" and will no longer reply to any other title.
What exactly have you seen from them to make you think they've had the miraculous turnaround that would be required to even be competitive against the Wisconsin team that straight-up mauled them 5 weeks ago?
TTUN was legitimately down 5 TDs to nothing 3 quarters in before Wisconsin pulled their starters. Even if TTUN got 7 points better every single week since then, they still aren't good enough to win after a full 60 minutes.
Absolutely true, but it's still better to be in position to make the choice.
Rematches are more about psychology than matchups. I agree with everything you said, but if a handful of players get the same idea in their head, it's Purdue/Iowa/MSU (2013) all over again.
Seedings matter. Especially when it determines who plays in Atlanta.
We obviously have to beat Penn State for anything else to matter, but a Minnesota loss probably means a Wisconsin rematch for us.
Historically, college football rematches have no upside for the team that wins the first time.
I personally think a Minnesota win helps us more in the long run. Winning out obviously gets us to the playoff, but we have a better case arguing for #1 if we don't play Wisconsin twice.
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Perhaps more important than the dominance is that 4/8 teams are already bowl eligible (8 games in) and an additional 3/8 teams are on the cusp. The only past opponent who will not make a bowl is the reigning B1G West Champion.
Off the top of my head, I'm going to assume they meant "play" instead of "drive".
I was more impressed with the 49 yarder in the rain than the 55 yarder last week.
I love the noon games. Too many reasons to list, but noon is awesome - especially for tune-up games in November. Put me down for no more primetime games until CCG weekend, please.
Why tempt fate with the injury bug bit? We're only a play away, and Fields already tweaked his back.
I'll take a new ranked team to beat over a rematch any day. No one wants to see us play Wisconsin again. I'll hope they win enough to stay ranked, but playing them again has no upside for us.
Are we really going to sit here and act like Wisky winning the West is a given? They don't control their destiny anymore and I guarantee Minny and Iowa smell blood in the water.
We're worried the team is looking ahead to bye /s
The only tweak we need is for the committee to pick the 4 best conference champions. I don't need to see their "top 25". I don't care about Notre Dame. There is no reason whatsoever to have 2 SEC teams in a playoff. Win your conference championship or you don't get a chance at a national championship. If you're mad about not being in, schedule better OOC games.