roundtree drops at least 8 per game
Ohio State Liveblog
The Liveblog Chaos Mitigation Post. I wonder what it contains?
I'm loving the fight in this team right now, but we can't continue fighting ourselves!!! GO BLUE!
The kids aren't the problem. The players we have on hand have been busting their ass all year.
This is the worst coached team I have ever seen over the last three years. It's fundamental football to hold onto the GD ball and special teams should be easy. RR is a great offensive mind but he is just not a head coach.
Anyone seeing anything they did not expect? I would dearly love to see a second-half miracle. It is nauseating to watch these Buckeye fans have a 3-hour party in the stands.
But I agree with you. RR is a great offensive coordinator, but let's end it right there. And I think he is a nice guy who the players love. He is not a head coach. He ignored the defense and the special teams and that's why we cannot beat a good team. We don't have a half-team, we have one-third of a team. Our special teams are the worst in the country. The worst. And our defense is -- by far -- the worst defense of any team in a BCS conference, and it's the worst one we have had under Rodriguez. Hard to believe it could be worse than his first two, but it is.
We gain a lot of yards. But we are not a fundamentally sound team. We have been dominated by every good team we played this year and really, the only reason Rich Rod had any chance of saving his job is because of one guy -- Denard Robinson. Take him off the team, we lose to Illinois, we lose to UMass, we probably lose to Indiana.
There is no real 'progress' from the first 3-9 team except we have a superstar at quarterback. But there is more to the game. Tressel's teams are always solid across the board. They win. Flashy may be fun, but RR runs a mistake-prone brand of football that often beats itself. It takes the whole package to be the Michigan coach. We can keep some of the spread plays -- who says you have to be all one or the other? -- but we should not keep the coach. If we do, it means next year you can expect lots of yardage and about seven wins. Anyone who expects differently with this staff is just dreaming, hoping for the best. We need a head coach who can recruit across the board, not an offensive tinkerer who is literally obsessed with only one part of the game.
Sure looked like celebration before the TD to me. Isn't that a new rule?
It's up to the discretion of the refs. Since the player was splitting two defenders at the time, perhaps the ref was giving him the benefit of the doubt that he was trying to reach the endzone. But who the heck really knows?
It doesn't matter, the refs are letting them play (the missed pass interference call earlier).
And if we're fussing about the refs, it doesn't matter anyway. Both teams have to play under the same conditions. The team that executes the best generally wins. I tell the kids on my team all the time to expect blown calls. If we have to worry about a call determining the outcome, I ask what were we doing the other 59 minutes? If we let the ref determine the otucome of the game, then we didn't do our job.