Why couldn’t Tua beat out a QB (Jalen Hurts) he was clearly better than until he got yanked in the last game of the season? Because you’re not benching an incumbent QB that you’ve had tremendous success with. It just doesn’t happen.
Dwayne Haskins couldn’t beat out JT Barrett. Tua Tagovailoa couldn’t beat out Jalen Hurts. It’s REALLY difficult to make the choice to start an inexperienced QB over one who has had great success as the starting QB in your program. Georgia was an overtime away from being a national champion with Fromm starting. There would have to a tremendous gap between the two to make that QB change.
Well his wife already said she didn’t want him coaching again, so I don’t share your confidence but it’s possible.
People around the Bama program said he was actually 3rd in line behind Locksley and Enos even though he was officially the co-OC. Apparently he’s a great recruiter though. Harbaugh hiring a guy who’s never called plays before sounds an awful lot like he wants to control the offense, but wants to get input from a guy with a different philosophy to try to adjust their offense.
I personally think he will win his appeal. There's a stipulation added in the last few years that says you can get immediate eligibility in the event the athlete was a victim of a documented aggregious behavior by a staff member or student of the previous institution. Telling a young black man that him being called the most disgusting/degrading word he can be called in a documented case is not aggregious is not likely a path the NCAA wants to go down.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
Giving up a lot of points is not an argument to use against Ohio State considering the team they’re being compared to is worse in every relevant stat involved with giving up points. The Purdue loss is the only argument against Ohio State (and it’s a good argument).
Texas beat a crap Kansas team by one score and moves up a spot. Northwestern beat a crap Illinois team by one score and drops 2 spots. Wonder why that is?
Must be my long lost twin. I graduated from WVU (in state tuition was significantly cheaper), but Ohio State is #1 and quite frankly I don’t have a #2.
Where did you find these? I enjoy reading our opponent’s delusional thoughts on the game.
Their offense is better than ours. However, our defense is better than theirs. Also, why are people ignoring their struggles? They needed overtime to beat Army. They beat Texas Tech by 5. They beat Ok St by 1 in a game in which Ok St missed an extra point which forced them to have to go for 2 at the end and they didn’t get it. If they don’t miss that extra point, they kick an extra point at the end and beat them by 1.
The common opponent only works when the playing field is even. We played them at full strength, and TCU was missing 5 or 6 starters against Oklahoma. Not the same thing. We also lost the best player in the country halfway through the game (they made such a big deal about Clemson’s QB hurt a few years ago so it should be factored here).
edit: I think it’ll essentially come down to who looks better this week. The metrics are all extremely close so it’ll essentially be who the committee thinks is the better team.
It’s all been a ploy. He’s gunna be a Buckeye.
Expand the other Power 5 conferences. ND must join one. Scrap divisions. Try to even the schedules as best as possible. Top 2 play for conference championship. Only consider 5 conference champion and top ranked Non-Power 5. Take the best 4 based on their criteria. Makes the regular season matter. Conference championships act like pseudo-playoff games.
Great news! Will be interesting to see who plays which safety position. Also, no change to the starting linebackers which is frustrating.
They also consistently rank Alex Hornibrook as the best QB in the B1G so I’m not sure that’s a convincing argument. The o-line is very good in pass protection, but below average in run blocking. Just watch them play. One of them ALWAYS falls or completely whiffs on a block. Which is weird because we didn’t have that problem last year.
I’ve been waiting for somebody to mention this. People forget that he got hurt on a play in which he beat the LT so the guy pulled him down and the ref looked right at it and held his whistle like they did with every call that game.
“The Bucks have not beaten a B1G West team on the road since escaping Madison two seasons ago.” We literally beat Nebraska on the road last season...
GSP and those around him talked awhile ago about him doing to a test cut for 155. So lightweight is still an option for that fight if it were to happen.
He’s absolutely wrong about the 21 points. If he wants to argue 7, that’s fine. Nick Bosa’s strip sack was great play by him, not TCU giving him that. Dre’mont’s pick six was him blowing up the play and Werner forcing the QB to pitch the ball or get smashed. The punt was a mistake on their part. Sounds like a bitter man making excuses.
I just saw a video on them running onto the field and Mike Weber did not have his pads on.
edit: it looked like he didn’t. I don’t know if they normally don’t have them on at this point though.
update: I’m an idiot. I think that was Brendon White. Mike Weber looked like he had his pads on.
Anybody that thinks TCU deserved to be in over Ohio State in ‘14 just never looked at the facts. Ohio State had a tougher strength of schedule. Ohio State had more wins against ranked opponents. Ohio State actually won their conference. Literally every metric the committee uses to rank teams favored Ohio State.
He’s good, but his youth shows quite often still. Makes a few poor throws a game where he tosses the ball up. That arm punt he threw up in the end zone in the first half would be intercepted by a corner who knows what he’s doing.
Was so happy when he started the press conference telling the media to shove their investigation questions down their throats.
Schiano clarified that Baron is the middle linebacker and Pete is on the outside.