We'll be by after the seal-clubbing ceases in Evanston.
Fiesta Bowl open thread
that is all
for some odd reason I hate spread teams with no defense...I wonder why?
the last four of five years have been sigficantly better than the M defenses under RR. With the exception of the USC game Oregon's defense has been very solid, they are 26th in Points Allowed. Not sure how that equates to no defense.
Chip Kelly's last game? Lots of reports about NFL teams lining him up for interviews.
That might benefit Rich Rod
Has already stated that one of the assistants would be named head coach when chip leaves, doubt whether it would benefit RR too much.
If Urban Meyer or Bo Pelini or Pat Fitzgerald left their schools, wouldn't that benefit Hoke?
It's not like Oregon will change systems, they will still run the spread...if they changed to a pro-style or something. It's not like zona is going to replace Oregon...
I am first place coming into today... KSU wins and I am golden...
Therefore you can expect an oregon victory.
Go Blue from the Fiesta Bowl!
Kinda surprised but the crowd is about 60-70% KSU
Wow I'd marry everyone of the Oregon cheerleaders. They are gorgeous.
I'm not sure if that's allowed; try BYU instead.
NIKE ISSUES THEM AS PART OF THE UNIFORMS AGREEMENT.
DAMN... CAPS LOCK STUCK AGAIN. APOLOGIES, ALL.
I mean NOW!!
that the verb you thought of was "marry." That so.... Utah of you.
Holy shit what a start
Shellshocked chick in purple KSU shirt looked like Tiffany Thiessen.
I think this thing is going to put me to sleep, so maybe later when I need it.
Open and shut case Johnson... up 8 in 12 seconds
Leave it to Kelly to make even the PAT cool.
Holy moly that was a bad play by that KSU corner. Just stood there and watched him run right by.
Wait no, not sec. He's just kinda quick then.
In the SEC he would just be another guy. Average speed
Ron Cherry! Who doesn't love Ron Cherry. That's not a question, it's a demand.
I can't keep up with their seemingly endless iterations, so I don't know if they're new or not, but I must say I really like Oregon's helmets.
And their cheerleaders.
Is fricken old...looks like Clark Griswolds dad!
Say what you will about Oregon's uniforms; at least I can read the numbers on tv.
The Oregon uniforms could really be a lot worse tonight. The helmets are OK, but I've never been a fan of those jerseys. I do like the color green of their pants, though.
It's a grumpy board since the loss, you might get neg'd for liking green......any shade of green.
Meh. Last time I checked we beat State this year and they finished 7-6 followed by their two best players and most hyped player declaring early. SC wears maroon and white. Although, admittedly, I've always liked their uniforms as well.
So do we have a dog in this fight? Is there any senario that would benefit UM most? I kind of think I want to see Oregon win as then Chip Kelly may leave in a "not much left to accomplish" way, and that might help us with Green. Don't see KSU winning helping us much.
Hopefully it turns around soon or it might be channel flipping time.
I am ready to rewatch the basketball game now
Nice....not as nice as the Oregon sports bra's, but nice.
I want Oregon to loose, not that anyone cares but Oregon just seems shady.
Oregon's got the snap count down. Kstate should've passed two plays ago.
Do they really have to review the obvious touchdowns too?
What the fudge was the oregon receiver doing?
Staring at the Oregon cheerleaders....
Just looks sooooo gimmicky, Oregon has what RR seemed to never get, speed...except of course for denard....
How many times has oregon punted this year?
on both sides of the ball
They probably should have been called, he was clearly running out of bounds, no need to form tackle him as he's running out
Oregon has done that 3x so far with no call as well as obvious helmet to helmet to Klein. Not sure where refs are
Nice forearm shivver after a helmet to helmet!
Is Oregon in the SEC? They sure cheap shot like those guys.
Refs letting it all go tonight, huh?
have been getting away with a lot of BS, why is this?
So they keep showing his wife.
That's a bad hair dye job and I saw her in her basketball uni, not that hot.
I thought Ron Cherry would be the last referee in the world to allow players to give their opponents the business.
Who didn't see that fake coming?
I hope this is a decision you will rue tonight
Kansas State getting their shit together
Am I the only one who think Kelly would be a disaster in the NFL?
No. He would be horrific. He'd likely be a 21st century Mouse Davis.
I am not sure it would work but I would like to see him in the pros.
I didn't think carroll would work out and look at what he is doing in Seattle. I thought Saban would be a boss in the NFL. So, what do I know?
He could succeed Belichick at New England or Smith at Atlanta and be the destroyer of worlds. But if he takes the kind of a dogsqueeze team that needs a coach RIGHT NOW, he had better hope that he gets a five-year guatantee...he needs personnel that few NFL teams have to be successful with his offense...that will take time to build.
Oh...that's what safeties are supposed to do
I think being one of the big camera operators has to be the easier job in the world. Half the time you're just looking for hotties or celebrities to show, and other times you're filming a game
What a way to end a half for KSU.
Whereas Oregon should NOT have gone for it on 4th...KSU really should have. Wow.
Half basically dominated by K-State except for a couple big plays (where have I heard that before) but Oregon is going to go in to the locker room up big. Sad.
Is that one Oregon girl they keep showing related to someone? No excuse on the camera man's part if she isn't. Second string talent at best with what they've got at that school.
To a 12 point game. Just when it was getting interesting...
I guess both sets of fans are getting totally obliterated.. Some of the pages on twitter are offering coverage of the mass intoxication. Fkn love it! Yo soy fiesta!
Oregon, I have a feeling, is gonna light them up in the second half. Kstate just got infated. I hope I'm wrong though.
Hate the Fiesta Bowl (and its thread)?
It is interesting to me that a team like Oregon that averaged 550 yards of offense per game in the regular season and yet they are on track, barring the total collapse of Kansas State's defense, to manage only about 60% of that, but yet, they are almost on track to meet their average points per game for the year. Also, Oregon has 52 yards or rushing compared to a season average of 323 yards. More evidence of how odd bowl games can be.
No numbers.. Yo soy fiesta!
In other news Colorado just got totally jobbed
Not that they deserve to win with the worst choke I've ever seen personally in college basketball, but seriously, they got fucked with a broom stick on that one.
Just saw a commercial for the PAC-12 BBall tourney....in Las Vegas.
Because when I think about the Pacific Conference, I think of a city surrounded by desert
constantly in that military veterans football game, sick of that dude already and he should consider himself lucky we decided to call a stupid 2nd half offensive gameplan against them.
KSU had the ball for 21 minutes. Oregon for 9. K State only has one turnover but is losing 22-10. Oregon truly is basketball on turf.
I really, REALLY regret that RichRod had no regard for the defensive side of the ball becaise THAT COULD BE MICHIGAN.
Take out the return td and it is 14 10
Interesting: no SEC team has won a BCS bowl this year thus far.
Don't blame ya, that conference annoys me too.
But they only lost their one chance at a BCS Bowl, I have a good feeling that will change on Monday when Bama wears ND down by the 4th QT me thinks.
That blocked XP almost ended up as another 2 pt conversion for Oregon.
Well... You were close. Off by one point
Even if they had the requisite firepower, I don't Kansas State can play enough defense to outsore Oregon by 22 points in the last ~23 minutes or so.
Okay, now I've seen everything.
The commercials for this game have been fucking amazing.
I mean seriously? farmersonly.com, a dating site exclusively for farmers?
1 point safety...don't see that every day
Can someone please explain how this happened?
The more I wish it was Oregon v Bama on monday Night....that would have been the game to see....too bad
New score prediction idea for Brian? I think so.
We will win our opener 23-1.
I don't believe that is possible...the TD scoring team can be the only one getting a 1 pt safety apparenty
Why would that be? I mean it'd be ridiculous but what if the kicker picked up the ball and took it all the way back into his own endzone?
But i thought if the ball got back to the opposing endzone, that it would be a 2 pt conversion for them, no?
Lets say the holder for the kick just picks up the ball, walks back to his own endzone, and takes a knee. That would be a safety, no?
who knows, this is all new to me man
Wouldn't that be a normal safety?
Ron Cherry help us!!!
might be too busy discussing someone giving someone else the business
Rules are the same both ways, right? If the defending team blocked the kick and returned it for a "TD," it would only be 2 points.
Wikipedia has all the answers:
"a one point conversion safety can only be scored by the offense in high school and professional play; however, in college play a conversion safety can be scored by either the offense or the defense. Although a defensive conversion safety has never been scored, it is the only possible way a team could finish with a single point in an American football game.
Wikipedia is slightly wrong on this one, a 1 pt safety has occured before in college
Conversion attempt recovered by defensive team, they try and run it back for a two point conversion. Offense goes to prevent it after he's run say 95 yards, and causes the defender to fumble it. Someone on offense recovers, but doesn't fall on it. Picks it up to try ad return it back for 2 or just is stupid. Runs back into his own end zone, then is tackled. 1 point conversion.
You need a td to get a one point safety.
Lets say the holder for the extra point just picks up the ball, walks back to his own endzone, and takes a knee. That would be a safety, no?
According to wikipedia, the defense can score safety on a conversion attempt, which is worth one point:
A much rarer occurrence is the one-point conversion safety, which can be scored by the offense on a try attempt. In college football, the defense can also score a conversion safety; while this has never happened, it is the only possible way an American football team could finish a game with a single point.
One possible scenario: the extra point is blocked and the defense returns it almost the whole way, but an offensive player manages to strip the ball at the last second and fall on it in his team's own endzone, giving up one point (but not two).
If you were wondering, yes, the referee in this game is the one who gave this legendary call:
Ron Cherry just peaked in life...a one point safety
He's the man. Jim Delaney needs to pay whatever it takes to get him in our conference.
has a funny looking release and that might be the thing that hurts his NFL chances, at least he can take solace in the fact that he has a hot wife.
His only chance is wide receiver or Tim Tebow Wildcat package.
is almost following last nights script, scorewise
I don't understand why Kansas State was taking their sweet ass time on the last drive
This actually turned out to be a relatively boring game, IMO. After the opening kickoff fireworks it just seemed like blah.
Any game, and I mean ANY GAME, that features a one point safety is not boring. That and Oregon got to 35 as such: 8-15-22-25-32-35...those look like some mighty fine powerball numbers to me.
The Oregon fight song is pretty crappy. They need to come up with a better one.
I watch Oregon and i'm a little bit sad. There was a time when they were our goal-state offense, when we had Denard and Tate, and our "spread and shred" was shiny and new and all things were possible.
Now Denard is gone and the last remains of the spread offense will be packed up and stored away.
It was a fun dalliance or a while. But summer vacation is over and now it's back to school.
Rich Rod's offense is not the same as Oregon's. Oregon's is more pass oriented.
Hello, NFL. Didn't give much indication he'd be back, and confirmed that his agent is talking; he was just waiting until the end of the season.