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|15 min 45 sec ago||I can't put my finger on it||
I can't put my finger on it but I just dont feel any strong dislike for Iowa or PSU. Maybe because Carr depanted Paterno almost every single game they faced off. And Iowa is Iowa...hard to get emotional about them. Maybe if you are a UM fan for 5-6 years you have a different viewpoint than me since all you know is failure against those programs. Hayden Fry was actually one of my fav non UM coaches back in the day.
And if you live out of state - like many UM fans do, MSU is just another Big 10 team I guess no different than Minnesota. If you live in state being around MSU fans is insufferable and OSU has owned us for over a decade now and I wont root for either - sorry. Both teams recent national success in light of us sucking for so long also makes me not root for them. Kudos to those who do.
|20 min 48 sec ago||Please ThadGoblin do not make||
Please ThadGoblin do not make a Roseboro thread today! Thanks!
|38 min 55 sec ago||I am not saying Shane will||
I am not saying Shane will even have 1 game like Kenny Hill last night.
Nor need to have. I am just saying I am already reading people saying we can't expect much out of Shane in his 3rd year in the system. RS FR and RS SO are doing well at QB across the country - yes with ups and downs. As Shane will have.
A Chad Henne freshman type season is not asking for the moon from Shane Morris. (25 TD, 12 INT, 60% completion) And Shane will be in year 3 of college football versus Chad's year 1 and will be an annointed starter starting Jan 1, 2015 unlike Chad who was thrown in a week before the season began without practice reps Shane will enjoy all next spring and fall.
Tate also started earlier in his career than Shane will. Drew was not even focused on football half the time he was here. Devin is probably the only comparable of that group in terms of years on campus. And Shane won't be facing any world beaters non conf next year either - there is no Florida or Alabama or even Notre Dame to deal with.
Take away Hackenberg, Cook, and whoever Indiana throws out there and who is Shane competing with in the conference to be a top 4 QB? There is not much out here - Tommy Armstrong? Jake Rudock? The guys from Minnesota and Rutgers barely look like MAC QBs in terms of passing ability. He will have more talent at skill positions around him than any QB in America other than maybe 3-4.
|2 hours 25 min ago||wow $20 for OSU? damn.||
wow $20 for OSU? damn.
|2 hours 26 min ago||Have you seen our record v||
Have you seen our record v OSU the last 8 years? Esp the non Fickell one?
I wont root for OSU or MSU. Everyone else I am happy to root for in non conf.
|2 hours 28 min ago||We'll be facing a similar||
We'll be facing a similar team to WSU at home in a few weeks in Utah. Unless we have Rutgers level talent we should show well. If not it says a lot about the state of things. And I am one who is worried about Utah due to their ability to stand in with STanford in the trenches.
WSU beat a troubled USC by 3 last year, beat Rich Rod, and beat Utah. Their other wins were against hapless Cal that OSU went to visit and destroyed to open 2013, and 2 non conf nobodies. They got crushed by Stanford, Oregon, and ASU. They are not a good squad but can score points with their gadget offense but yes we face a similar game a year from now in Utah.
|2 hours 33 min ago||Yes I see a lot of "2015 will||
Yes I see a lot of "2015 will be great but we can't expect much from Shane in his first year". Utter nonsense when you watch what is happening across college football. Shane was a 5 star recruit much of his career and still a good 4 star who has been in the system 2 years. If you are a fan base who thinks only sr QBs can succeed or QBs in their 2nd full year starting it means you have a bad coaching staff who doesnt prepare players. And it means you are only allowing yourself to have a very successful season (which relies on a good QB) in a QBs 2nd and/or last year starting at school. Utter crap and another sign of how expectations have been dragged down around here. Shane will have so many friggin tools around him, an OL full of 4/5 stars, 4(!) RBs of 4/5 stars, a sickening array of WRs, an All Big 10 starting TE plus Bunting plus hell Clark plus depth guys. Along with one of the easiest schedules in CFB Big 5 in 2015.
I don't want to hear "guys we cant expect much with Shane this year; I mean its only his first year." It will be his 3rd year in the system and 2nd to last year of eligibility. He doesnt have to be Kenny Hill but you can see how bad Big 10 QBs are versus the "system QBs" (if you want to call them that) of the SEC Big 12 and Pac 12. It is a very low bar to be a successful Big 10 QB. No reason he cannot be a top 4 QB in this league in year 1. We have almost no NFL QBs in our league.
|9 hours 34 min ago||WSU's 2013 wins Beat Rich||
WSU's 2013 wins
Most impressive conf win of that group was the Rich Rods
Southern Utah and Idaho were the other 2 wins.
Fun fact - they opened the season almost upsetting Auburn.
Demolished by Stanford, Oregon, ASU. Basically they were akin to an Illinois of 2013.
|9 hours 37 min ago||So Rutgers is basically||
So Rutgers is basically Indiana's defense combined with Minnesota's offense.
|9 hours 41 min ago||Connor Halliday has just||
Connor Halliday has just under 280 yds in the 1st half passing vs Rutgers.
EDIT: just under 290 now.
|9 hours 48 min ago||Paul James, Rutgers runner||
Paul James, Rutgers runner averaged 5.6 ypc on 156 carries last year.
UConn: 11 for 49
ND: 10 for 48
|9 hours 51 min ago||And 21-17.||
|9 hours 52 min ago||WSU has 17 yards on 8||
WSU has 17 yards on 8 carries. I'll avoid any further comment.
|11 hours 54 min ago||RCMB: We'd beat South||
RCMB: We'd beat South Carolina by 30 and hold A&M to 10 with our defense. We got jipped last year.
|12 hours 24 min ago||Cole = Peppers 2.0.||
Cole = Peppers 2.0.
|12 hours 26 min ago||Somewhere Frank Beamer is||
Somewhere Frank Beamer is nodding and saying "Gopher-ball".
|12 hours 31 min ago||Utah 28, Idaho St 7.||
Utah 28, Idaho St 7.
Idaho St lost 56-0 to Washington last year, and 30-13 to an awful Cal.
|12 hours 43 min ago||Kenny Hill was 4th overall QB||
Kenny Hill was 4th overall QB in Rivals so at least it makes sense.
|12 hours 45 min ago||South Carolina might drop||
South Carolina might drop from 9th to 11th next week based on his blowout. A&M will go to #3.
|13 hours 5 min ago||Offensive explosion in||
Offensive explosion in Minneapolis.
|13 hours 6 min ago||And Hill throws another TD.||
And Hill throws another TD. Nice to have all day to pass. Nice OL.
|13 hours 8 min ago||A&M already back down inside||
A&M already back down inside the 10 yard line of SC. Kenny Hill becomes early leader for Heisman.
|13 hours 17 min ago||Got it - that explains it!||
Got it - that explains it!
|13 hours 24 min ago||Just looked at Eastern Ill||
Just looked at Eastern Ill record from last year - they beat SDSU 40-19 in San Diego. Only loss in regular season was to Northen Illinois who rocked Purdue last year. Surpised this line was 14 unless Eastern Ill lost its QB.
|13 hours 34 min ago||LT: Cedric Ogbuehi, Sr. LG:||
LT: Cedric Ogbuehi, Sr.
|13 hours 36 min ago||Spurrier refreshing||
Spurrier refreshing interview.
|13 hours 37 min ago||Their defense was 109th in||
Their defense was 109th in the country last year. He needs a DC to go along with that offense.
|13 hours 39 min ago||They have Big 10 speed||
They have Big 10 speed everywhere.
|13 hours 42 min ago||SEC game is like a track||
SEC game is like a track meet; Minnesota game is like ...well HS football.
|13 hours 43 min ago||Yes I meant more the||
Yes I meant more the equivalent of Manziel for RR's system - say Michael Vick eh? RR would look genius with Vick playing the same "idea" A&M runs - all offense, no defense. Again not saying Sumlin is not a good coach. He has a lot of talent to choose from, and has done very well with a great QB and a decent one before that but they only play 1 side of the ball. The same thing RR did here.