2 and 4
Confidence scale beating OSU: preseason and now
5 to 5
Pre- or Post-Pryor leaving? Pre, then 2, post, then 3.5, now, a 4.5.
3 and 4
I went from 6 to midnight. God do I want this win this Saturday.
Research says 2.1836 and 3.8964 with a confidence interval of 8.6739%
4. It was just time for us to win.
5. It's going to be a bloodbath.
2 and 4....... maybe edging to 4.5.
I just hope we're up by enough at halftime for me to relax, anything less and I'll be disappointed. I don't think we should give up a touchdown either, not to that Ohio offense!
Before or after Tressel was fired?
Before Tressel was fired/Pryor went to NFL: 1.1
After Tressel was fired/Pryor went to NFL: 3
We may not like Pryor, but its pretty obvious he made an enormous difference between OSU being a BCS team and OSU being a Pizza Bowl team the last couple of years. The whole episode demonstrates just how important he was to that team (maybe why Tressel decided to throw his career away for him.
4 and 5
Preseason (post Tressel leaving/Pryor going pro): 3.5
The Bauserman Era: YES YES YES YES
When Braxton has a good game: 3.5 to 4
When Braxton doesn't have a good game: 5
Listening to the Ohio radio broadcast yesterday I noticed that their announcers were discussing his good day (which was something like 7 of 17 for 89 yards)
Braxton Miller is *not* going to like the blitz packages and high level RPS that Mattison will throw at Bollman. Without Pryor's improvisational abilities and Herron behind a once very good offensive line Ohio has become Purdue. I expect Saturday's outcome to be no different than the Purdue game...except with more emotion and desire.
I dunno... He may not be that good throwing the ball, but from what I've seen out of Braxton he's extremely hard to pin down, even when he's outnumbered in the pocket. He's going to frustrate us at least a few times, and we're going to have to play disciplined football to make sure he doesn't bust any long runs on us, or complete 3rd downs to keep drives alive.
I still think we win this one, just not sure it's going to be a Purdue-style cakewalk.
Pre-Pryor and Tressel leaving: 1.5.
Now? 3. The scars, they are deep.
preseason 3ish, now 5. I'm feeling really good about this game. I had a similar feeling my Frosh year walking down from Mary Markley in 2003.
32.33... Repeating of course
2.5 preseason, 3.5 now, increasing by .1 per day as Saturday nears.
I see what you did there :)
Pre-Tressel/Pryor departure: 1
Post-Tressel/Pryor departure: 3
Now: Muhahahahahaha 5
With Pryor still there, 2, after the first few games of the season, 3, after Nebraska, 4.5.
Braxton plays like shit on the road, and everyone in that stadium will be in his head come Saturday. He hasn't completed 50% of his passes since Wisconsin, and our defense will be more than ready for his dual-threat capability since we faced Martinez and Scheelhase in consecutive weeks, and Denard daily.
This isn't alwys won by the best team:
I was a 1.5 pre-season
Now a 3.5
I will be as nervous sitting in the stands next week as I was this week. Just hope I see more of our colours out there.
That appears to be a letter they aren't teaching me at community college in Iowa....
5 and 5
3, 4 after the last game
and then a 4.9 after reading the UM player interviews today,
not only do we break that streak this year, but i think we start our own period of domination against "that school in Ohio"
and 4.5 now
was a 3 very early... after our defensive display against Nebraska, 4.32
1 and 2.5
Just worried about getting over the mental hump. I firmly believe that if we could be 11-0. MSU was more physical and we just laid an egg at Iowa. We've got these douche bags at home and they're limping, but I'm still nervous about Saturday.
Hoke has been pointing to this game since day ONE. This team is going to be so jacked up you just may see a decapitation of a suckeye.
3 in the preseason 5 now.
4.9 now. All the tangibles and intangibles are in our favor for this one. Coaching. Defense. Home field, Momentum. Motivation. Denard. It's all in our favor.
It went from a 3 to a 5.
2.5 before 4 now. The 2.5 because I wasn't really sure what we were gonna be like as a team, and I assumed OSU would be at least a little bit better than they turned out to be.
It's at OHIOCON 4 right now.
Back in the spring (pre-firing/Pryor departure): 1.5
In August: 3
6 to midnight
It's at a 4.75 I really think Michigan may win by 20+
pre season 2
Before Hoke changed the tide on the rivalry: 1.5
After Hoke changed the tide on the rivalry: 4.5
Selling jerseys in Ohio is a good start...
Im at a dangerously high 5 right now but im enjoyin every minute of over confidence.. And just a thought but if we win i feel like we should storm the field since we never do and it would be nice to celebrate with major style
This is absolutely incredible... Never in my life have I ever seen such rational thoughts from buckeye fans.....
and I still detest each of them.
after Pryor and Tressel it went 2.5. After watching the MSU-Ohio game, 3.5. Without POsey 4.5, with Posey, Herron and Miller playing well, 4.0. With Ohio NOTHING is an absolute, except their Scumbagishness.
My stomach is churning just thinking about winning this game.... It's so sad that we have lost Sooo many to these douche bags
If this was last year, I probably wouldn't be going to the game. So, I'm feeling confident enough to walk into the stadium on Saturday but not so confident that I'm not worried. But really, how can you not worry, given the history, both recent and long-term?
I'd say 3 and 5.
2 to 4
2 before the season.
not sure why i've been so pessimistic all season, just hoping for 8-4. so happy for 9-2 but still though, i look at the neb win and see 3 real bad fumbles by N, countless dropped passes by N, a flubbed and then blocked punt by N, an iffy roughing our punter call against N, etc., etc., and just think to expect that vs OSU is a mistake. people thinking it will be a bloodbath i think are just way too optimistic.
we NEED to win this game badly. real, real badly. just not overly confident.
...with every fiber of my being to win this game Saturday. To top it off, one of the smug assclowns at work came in today with an Ohio jersey....GREEEAT!
Just. Win. End the streak and start a new one. Let the sun rise on a new era of Michigan football. An era of Michigan domination, led by its defense and the manboob-shaking leader thereof.
1.5 and 4.