In an effort to forget this mess I am going to down several Irish Car Bombs and watch Rich Rodriguez attempt to go 4-0.
Late Night Game Thread.
I think I already watched this game.
Richrod called. He wants his defense back.
...a two-time AZ alum: "...but Rich Rod will turn it around"
That say Hard Edge? I laughed!
lulz at "0-3 in the redzone, I've already watched this game". Go Wildcats though...I love me some 3-3-5!!!
I can't wait until Michigan runs roughshod over the B1G, doesn't lose another game in the regular season, blasts Wisconsin or PSU in the championship game, and then goes to the Rose Bowl where Oregon throws them into the sun.
You do know that Penn St. Can't be in the Big Ten Title Game right? They can win their division but can't play in the title game.
DO you have any idea how drunk I am? In all honesty, I kinda meant Purdue, but that might be equally as dumb.
Awesome. Purdue? B1G is awful especially that side of the division.
You do realize that PSU can't go to the championship game, right?
I'm right there with you. And I won't lie I will convince myself we can stop Oregon and/or score with them when we do get there
Blasting Wisconisn sounds good to me :)
LAA beating CWS 4-2...so there's that.
How is Arizona this good? There's no way he has better players there than he did here. Bizarre.
Are you sure about that?
Better fit for his system.
Matt Scott is a good fit at QB. He brought Casteel with him this time around and Stoops brought in some decent talent until the wheels fell off. It's not dealing with late Carr era holdovers and he probably got guys eager for a fresh start rather than sullen about a coaching change, put it all together and you have a decent first year.
Maybe RR isn't as bad a coach as people thought. But then he has a competent DC with him too.
Confession: Currently watching Ariz. and wondering what if...Anyone else?
Maybe the offense plays better. Maybe. But holding a team to 13 points? No way.
I guess what I'm saying is that the "what if" cuts both ways.
I don't know about the overall team, but Matt Scott is a much better QB than Steven Threet or Nick Sheridan. We know from experience that Rodriguez's system needs a playmaking QB. Put a game-manager type in there and it'll go nowhere.
..that would never happen at M. And the lower expectations will give him breathing room. UA is a good fit for him. Heard him on Rome this week..all class. Sounds like he's moved on. Hopefully others here will too.
But this was a REALLY bad game for people to be dreaming about Arizona's offense or defense.
DeAnthony Thomas is getting smacked around tonight.
Oh how i wish Casteel woulda came, or if RR woulda done a Fickel. Took a demotion to OC.
Agree on all acounts...
I love Rich Rodriguez. I'm happy to see him do well out West. Go Wildcats.
Michigan will bounce back. BIG schedule is just now underway. Just look at what Hoke/Mattison/Montgomery did with Q. Washington. I understand the frustration with the TO's but guys: Washington was an o-lineman. He just converted not too long ago. We held a decent offense to 13 pts after comitting 6 turnovers with 18 year old's at 2 LB positions and safety.
No established head coach like Rich Rodriguez, in the middle of his career, is ever going to do what Fickell did. That's not a realistic expectation.
Anyhow, Borges's offense produced almost exactly the same PPG in 2011 as Rodriguez's did in 2010, so I don't see the issue. I think they're both good offensive minds.
Is it me or do the Arizona DBs fill fast and hit hard?
The 3-3-5 is getting defenders free in space, at least to my imperfect perception.
A Rich Rod team playing defense?
Here is what I don't get. The guy that runs this site watches more game tape than any amateur fan in the country. This same guy says the best offense he can concieve of is RR's. So...why are we hating on RR? Its' not his philosophy. Is it because how he was treated? Because he couldn't grab his D-coordinator? I just don't get it.
RR is doing his thing,
Hoke is doing his thing.
Why hate on either guy?
I think Brian actually said the ideal offense he can think of is Oregon's, which isn't exactly the same as Rich Rod's (Oregon does not use its QB as a primary rushing threat and has a more diverse downfield game) - though it certainly draws a lot of inspiration from ideas he pioneered.
He did say Oregon: Lets get that on the record. I do think Chip Kelly is different only because he was able to recruit better. So everything you put in parenthesis is true, but I think RR would evolve to that if he could. But at WVU and Michigan he never had the opportunity.
4th and 20 in Eugene.
You guys can downvote me all you want. Don't really care. I'd rather have RR calling the plays then Borges. And i've thought this way before this game.
Well no one had a problem w/ RichRods Offense...So can't say I disagree with you on that. We all love Borges, but its pretty clear he is the weak link. Single handedly lost us both Iowa and MSU last year. I wont blame him for tonight though
single handedly lost us both Iowa and MSU last year.
So it's all on the coach, and not at all on any of the players (including the QB)? I love Denard but he can't always get a free pass when he consistently struggles against teams with good front sevens.
Singlehandedly won the other 11 games.
That isn't exactly impressive.
Zero points not impressive, but holding Oregon to 13 points in the first half...Very impressive
But now it's 49-0, Oregon. Casteel may not be GERG but I don't think he's in Mattison's class, either.
Go Arizona lose by less than 21
The Oregon QB and RB couldn't agree on the read!
But maybe the first time I've ever seen them both keep it. And score a touchdown.
Who gets credit for the TD in the box score? Running back crossed the line first right?
That was the greatest read option TD ever
Ugh. I hate it when it gets ugly.
Still better than Nevada throttling Hawaii to the tune of 55 points.
Here's hoping for 28 unanswered points
Watching this Oregon team play, do we even want to go to the Rose Bowl? That may sound like a stupid question, but really, whoever ends up going to the Rose Bowl is likely going to be humiliated by Oregon.
Bowl season is just going to be another B1G bloodbath.
It's possible we do not have an all SEC championship game and Oregon gets to go play Bama.
I really think that Oregon would get wrecked in a game against Bama. There isn't a team in the country that can match their level of talent. Oregon could put up some points, but ultimately Saban woulD make his adjustments and shut them down. Then, Bama's offense would just wear down the Oregon D like they do every other team.
I thought LSU would go toe to toe with Bama this year, but after nearly losing to Auburn, not so sure.
I don't want to see Oregon, USC, LSU, Bama, South Carolina, Clemson, Florida State.
Now, in 2-3 years after we have coached up Poggi, Pee Wee, Bolden, Ross, Wormley, Goodin, Ross Douglass, Dymonte Thomas and Taco Charlton, here are the teams I would like to see:
Oregon, USC, LSU, Bama, South Carolina, Clemson, Florida State and Bama again in a best 2 out of 3.
I think Oregon goes back to the title game and with UCLA losing today that makes USC the forerunner to replace Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Honestly, going to the Rose Bowl for which ever B1G team is gonna equal being a sacrafical lamb to be killed (see 2008 Rose Bowl with Illinois).
Man I'm disturbed by conference play thus far because come bowl season its gonna be murder. Looks like sitting out a bowl game this year for OSU isn't so bad after all.
Zona now 0/5 in the red zone. Scientific curiosity has replaced entertainment and distraction.
Makes use look like an offensive juggernaut tonight.
How does that happen to two teams across the country linked by a coach on the same night? Weird.
That Colt Lyerla is a player.
they really fall apart
Pretty clear who made the better adjustments at halftime also.
Damn they score again?! SEC speed? Sheeeeit....
Colt Lyerla has a 62" vert....good lord. See, that makes sense though. With the crazy amount of money Nike puts into their facilities I would expect world beaters to be on this team at multiple positions. It confused me when they were only geting 2-3 amazing athletes on this team.
But lots of schools have totally rad facilities. It's getting to where we must be facing the law of diminishing returns.
Oh man I hope Section 1 makes a thread about Arizona being pasted 49-0 and spins in into a thinly veiled suggestion that we shouldn't have fired Rich Rod. That's going to take some work.
Arizona is still light years ahead of where he was at Michigan in year 2