I am watching ball this afternoon and have seen both Michigan State and Auburn use 3-3-5 D at one point or another against their opponents. Not all of the time. Nor do I claim that anyone on either team declares himself a disciple of anything. Just taking note, and wondering what all the damned ruckus is about on the part of some of our fan base about said defensive scheme.
Anyone out there a DirecTV subscriber who keeps getting hosed by the Big Ten games getting shoved to the ESPN alternate channel? This has happened almost every week with the absolute worst being the Michigan-Michigan St game. It wouldn't be a big deal if DirecTV offered the ESPN Alternate in HD but of course they DON'T! UNACCEPTABLE!!!
So here I am stuck watching in standard def the Wisconsin-Iowa game, the only game I was planning on sitting down to watch today, while Nebraska-Oklahoma St is on ABC (ok, fair enough) and GT-Clemson is on ESPN. Awesome.
Seriously, if ABC/ESPN is going to keep showing 3 games in the same time slot by bumping the 3rd to ESPN Alternate I think I'm going to go crazy. Anyone else out there outside the BIg Ten footprint (I'm in St. Louis, MO btw, not exactly outside the Big Ten footprint but still getting screwed regularly) getting hosed by this crap?
Rob Bolden leaves game with injury
Seriously, are we fucked when we play Illinois or what?
Indiana looks terrible against Illinois. Against us, their offense was poised and efficient.
Seeing as Northwestern has just gone up 17-0 over MSU, I was wondering if MSU plays better without Dantonio on the sidelines? With him being in the Tressel coaching tree, it would seem that he would have some conservative playcalling tendencies (fake punt against ND notwithstanding) that may have been shelved by his assistants during the Wisy and Michigan games. Anyone watch enough of those games to weigh in?