This could mean that they come out flat and fold easily or it could mean they come out strong since it's the only thing they have to play for now that the B1G title is out of reach. I have a feeling that even if they come out strong they'll fold quickly once they get punched hard in the face. I also wouldn't be surpised if our guys are too amped up and are slow to get the steamroller going.
Ohio Beat Writer Says Bucks Drained
OSU to pieces. I want to be able to hear the OSU players get hit and I want to be able to hear their groans as they get up after those hits. Beat Ohio.
Ohio Beat Writer...
OSU drained? i can't possibly imagine why. Normally teams perform so well when under the cloud of an impeding coaching change and the uncertainty that goes with it.
Just ask Mississippi State.
I'll believe it when I see it. I expect a tough game.
My thoughts exactly when I saw this. If we win by six touchdowns, then I might believe they're drained. Til then, The Game is The Game.
We're clearly the better team and having the better season - that doesn't necessarily mean we win.
I do think we will win but don't forget that OSU beat Wisconsin. All but one of their losses has been close.
That said...we sure are peaking at the right time. It sure would be great to club them like baby seals
Nothing more than an Ohio beat writer looking for an easy excuse for a loss or a hurdle for the team to courageously overcome.
Yup, a futile attempt no doubt, but I was thinking the same thing.
We offered an extra ticket to one of or good friends who is a buckeye and he said "like were going to win, I'll pass". Glad their fans support them when there bad too....
They may be emotionally spent b/c of the drama, we've been there, but this UM - Ohio. If you can't get up for this you're already dead.
Michigan needs to come out fast and strong and get up at least two touchdowns. If they do that and force Miller into a couple of bad decisions, I think we can break their will and they will fold. This will not be a cakewalk, if it turns into a beatdown, it will only be because Michigan breaks their will and emotionally give up and quit on this staff.
Brady, Al and Mattison will keep these kids focused and together, they keep their heads for the entire 60 minutes, Michigan will win this game. No stupid penalties, no mental errors, keep the game in front of them and no idiotice Suh-type plays and we get the win we deserve.
Go BLUE! BEAT OHIO!
If we can jump on them quickly they have no chance. They're not made (this year) to come from behind against a solid D.
The danger is if their D can shut us down and keep it close. Then it would be a crapshoot
When we beat Ohio in 93, 95, & 96, IMO, part of it was the natural shedding of the rest of the disappointing season.
Since losing to Purdue, Ohio has had to bear the "out-of-the-race" emotional ankle weights. I'm sure no one on their team envisioned a 6-4 record this year. This week, however, is a new season, and the Bucks are 0-0 against Michigan this year, not 6-5 vs the rest of the B1G.
This is a team without leadership and character. It starts at the top with Fickell who is clearly in over his head. Bollman can't call a good game without a semi-professional cast of players to help him out. Their seniors led by Adams were, of course, either unavailable for a substantial part of the season or have demonstrated regression like their centre. Shugarts has no idea what Mattison is dreaming up for him and his Ole! blocking tomorrow...and for Braxton Miller...he's going to see scheme and coverage he never imagined at the college level.
I'll predict, confidently, that Miller doesn't see the 4th quarter tomorrow....this isn't Miami's defence, or Purdue's defence, or hell, even Indiana's defence. It's a well schemed Michigan defence and they will assuredly be hell bent on violence tomorrow. Braxton Miller will choke, he will panic and he will get knocked out of the game. The rest of their players will follow along in panic and start to give up by the time the adrenaline wears off; right after the first few big hits.
You know, when you find a bully there are only two answers: you run or you punch them in the face. Tomorrow, Ohio gets punched in the face.
This. I really don't care if they're 11-0 or 0-11, "drained" or jacked up on Mountain Dew...victory will be sweet either way. I just wish the clock would move a little quicker. BEAT OHIO.
Does Indiana play defense, or is the offensive line pulling double duty? I've been confused by this all season.
I'd much rather be a Beat Ohio Writer than an Ohio Beat Writer. Enough said.
Let there be no doubt that we get their best game tomorrow. they are 6 and 5 and won't get a better bowl than the little skeezer bowl unless they win. If they win tomorrow they can hang their hats on that for the year. I am certain enough that we win that I picked us to cover the spread but don't think that they are going to roll over for us.
This is THE GAME we're talking about. THE GAME THE GAME THE GAME.
Beatdowns are great, but they're far from automatic.
Wait, I thought we were talking about practice.
Beat Ohio writer says beat Ohio.
My hope is that they certainly are drained after this afternoon's bloodletting. BEAT OHIO!
Leaving for the game now. Beat Ohio!
Lets Go Blue!