Funchess seems to be in a better mood than Gardner.
Kovacs and Lewan:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4l6b9sQp8s
Funchess and Gardner:
Being pretty young cant remember, or dont know, when the B10 was this open.
Wisconsin is not good. They were dominated by an improving,yet still not very good Oregon State team today. I think we know why they were so good last year now as Russell Wilson is an undrafted rookie in the NFL who is hte starter on a team that many have as a playoff team. Wiscy is not far from sinking back into the days of being just another solid football team.
Ohio State will be good, and is decent right now. They have a good defense, but not great, nor does it seem like it will be. Braxton Miller is Denard 2.0. This will not be popular around here but I have to tell you that he is better than Denard, and will continue to get better. They still have a tough road with their lack of Urban type backs so we shall see. Oh yeah, they cant play in the post season!!
Purdue is much improved now that they have QB's that have real live working legs with acl's and everything. Good D line so we shall see.
Penn State - Brendan Gibbons Red-shirt fresh season with RR.
Indiana does have a football team as evidenced by the fact that a football team wearing their uniforms beat Umass today!!
Illinois - ScheScheelhousss, their QB might play tonight?
MSU - I think they are the leader to win the B10, as long as their QB throws to guys on his team and his line doesn't get him killed as their depth at QB is much like the team who's name shall not be named! Also, Bell is a beast who will do well in the NFL. If he however gets hurt the Spartans will damaged beyond repair.
Minnesota - Nope
Northwestern - HIs mother named him Kain?? They are ok but not going to get it done.
Iowa - Recruiting and the AIHRB god or whatever the acronym is for this deity have conspired to put Iowa back into place much like WIsc. Oh I forgot, they lost every one of their coaches from last year but Kirk.
Nebraska - I'm presently watching them in a dog fight against UCLA. I like them to give MSU a run for their money. If the game is in Lincoln I take Nebraska but alas its in EL. I think they are in the same boat as us in that they have some improvements ahead of them if they expect to be in Indy and the Rose Bowl.
Way to early predictions, but why not
Prediction - MSU wins the B10 after beating Wisc in Indy. Sparty finally gets the the Rose bowl and gets killed Bama style. Who do they play? USC will win against Oregon and they will both run the table otherwise. USC plays Bama in the tilte game, and Oregon beats Sparty 38 - 16.
I don't like to complain about officiating, but we won and these are actually some legitimate questions.
So I saw it mentioned somewhere else that there was a rule change to prevent players outside of the tackle box from being cut down by a block below the waist.
The NCAA website says:
Offensive players in the tackle box at the snap who are not in motion are allowed to block below the waist legally without restriction. All other players are restricted from blocking below the waist with a few exceptions (for example, straight-ahead blocks).
So were these blocks on CB/Safeties legal because they straight on? Or were the refs just not calling it when they should have? I wouldn't put that past them based on the fact that they were seemingly following Arena Football rules about players in motion.
Alabama rushed for 103 yards on 31 attempts today, which is an average of 3.3 a pop.
Is Nebraska a paper tiger? Discuss.
Crutched by my section with no pads on and a brace on his right knee at some point in the 3rd quarter, anyone know his status?