He could afford steaks *before* he attended Miami, and now he's down to burgers.
The few times I've ventured over there (to spectate, never post), I've come across the word "BPONE", which I had assumed based on context was some sort of OSU troll similar to the few notorious M!ch!g@n trolls we've had here. This week I realized it's actually an acronym for "black pit of negative emotions". Apparently they go through this often enough that they have to abbreviate it to save time... and it's commonplace enough that they recognize the acronym.
^This. No one cares about conference strength (Clemson). No one cares about schedule strength (Alabama, Oklahoma). No one cares about conference champions (Notre Dame, Penn State 2016). The committee is going to do whatever mental gymnastics are required to put whatever teams they want in the top 4 if there is any question.
Dantonio didn't shank field goals on three separate occasions. His kicker did. Dantonio had them in position to win, and the players didn't execute.
We have the talent to be a true "pick your poison" team, provided we maintain focus.
We haven't trailed since Maryland. Not lost. *Trailed.* As in, "at any point during the game". Crazy.
@Wisconsin, Iowa, @Penn State, ND, @Maryland, MSU, and us...
4 losses is best-case for them right now. They could lose every one of the games I listed with the offense they fielded so far.
Yep. Good coaches do more with less. Year 5 the team is 100% your guys, for better or worse, and they're worse.
I could forgive getting in a bit of a shootout with Army. It's a tough team to defend. But it isn't a tough team to attack. Big Ten linemen should not be struggling to block people who had to worry about congressional nominations as part of their admissions process. Shea, whose hype train was off the tracks before his waiver was approved, can't even hold a football, let alone throw it. And Harbaugh doesn't understand what most of us knew at age 8 playing Madden: when it's 4th down in the 4th quarter of a tied game... Take the damn points.
Harbaugh does less with more, and is well on his way toward having less. Kids aren't stupid, and the recruits see the lack of results, development, and any kind of plan.
We don't keep them around for their football prowess. Much like TTUN, their strength lies in other sports.
The sky is blue and the grass is green.
Any coach who puts up a 7 TD shutout over a top 30 team in his second game as coach deserves credit. Any coach who goes 1-9 against top ten teams and is oh-fer against his primary rival after four full seasons deserves criticism.
You don't get credit for "admitting" the obvious.
Loved it. No exceptions, no nothing. Great game.
And then the band blared "Hail to the Victors" like they had anything to do with the miss.
300 minutes since we've trailed. Carried a 28-0 lead in each of our games this season. Gotta be happy with that.
Glad everyone agreed that Florida looked abysmal against Miami.
I think we're all used to seeing the O-line wear down a defense throughout the course of the game. Obviously opposing defenses make adjustments, but it was jarring to see such a turnaround early in the 2nd half when the talent and fatigue factors were on our side.
My initial reaction was "I wonder which one of his fumbles they graded as most impressive?"
We left out that M!ch!g@n was trailing near the end of the first quarter. This wasn't a "let off the gas/call vanilla plays" as ours (hopefully) was.
We beat them in '02, '06, and '14, you say? Seems like a good omen if we can pull out a W.
That isn't exactly what I meant. We always seem to take a quarter off, whether we're winning or not. We did it against Washington & Northwestern, against M!ch!g@n I'm sure you remember the 2 fumbles in 6 seconds... We even took a quarter off against Tulane. It's frustrating to see these guys flash their potential one minute and then lose focus the next against overmatched opponents.
I'm glad there were so many bright spots, but I really hoped this would be the week where we finally saw a complete game instead of the constant "3 good quarters of football" and "room to improve" of the past few years. These guys still have a lot to prove - we can't afford to coast like we did when Meyer was at the helm.
Do the same and you'll see we took the second quarter off and got outscored in the second half.
Fair. The fact that we have to go back to 2014 doesn't make me feel great though.
Someday I'll live to see a Buckeye team play 4 quarters. That day was not today.
Blocking and tackling = important
Don't give other team ball
Running = also important
Will this be on the exam?
Can we ease off the technical jargon for we laymen?
So for #3 they didn't ask him to retrieve it, but he knocked on their door and asked them to pay him afterward? Seems like a "call before you waste your time" scenario to me, but the rest are legit.