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|1 hour 19 min ago||Yes||
It's very unfair to Blake to reduce him to that one play. He had a fantastic season otherwise.
The other thing is that, as painful as that ending was, that game ultimately didn't really make that much of a difference in our season. If he gets off the punt and the rest of the season plays out the same, we still don't win the Big Ten. OTOH, OSU in that scenario wins the East division, most likely beats Iowa to win the conference and quite possibly goes on to win a second straight national title.
|1 hour 21 min ago||Even travel soccer, for those||
Even travel soccer, for those who can afford it, most likely isn't comparable in quality to what European kids go through. They join the youth sections of pro clubs, in which they receive intensive skill development at young ages and often go on to compete against players of a variety of ages, not just their own. Our society isn't very comfortable with that model.
|2 hours 28 min ago||I really don't disagree, just||
I really don't disagree, just commenting that having a slim lead frequently causes coaches to tighten up. Being down one score is kind of liberating in that you know you can use all four downs if needed, and you've got nothing to lose.
What's interesting is that in 25 games coached by Harbaugh, we've trailed late in the fourth quarter only in three (2015 Utah, IU and OSU). Given where we were immediately before his hiring, that's remarkable.
|3 hours 2 min ago||Friday Recruiting? I'm only||
Friday Recruiting? I'm only familiar with Recruitin'.
|3 hours 11 min ago||Championship teams win in the||
It's apples and oranges though - MSU was behind 9-6 during that drive. Coaches will call a game differently when they have the lead down the stretch.
|7 hours 2 min ago||Except that USC lost 52-6 to||
Except that USC lost 52-6 to Alabama on a neutral field.
|7 hours 5 min ago||I'm not sure it's as simple||
I'm not sure it's as simple as that. I think we'll end up needing both Clemson and Washington to lose. What a lot of people missed in the committee chairman's soundbite was that he thought there was little separation between the teams from #4 to #7, not just #4 (Washington) and #5 (Michigan).
|7 hours 8 min ago||I'm reminded of a certain||
I'm reminded of a certain quotation attributed to P.T. Barnum.
|9 hours 45 min ago||I think the posbang threads||
I think the posbang threads have run their course. At first they made some sense since much of the community didn't have enough points to post threads. Now, pretty much every regular poster has thousands of points, and the only purpose of these threads is to give the recently-banned trolls a chance to quickly cross the threshold under their latest username.
|22 hours 10 min ago||I don't see why the winners||
I don't see why the winners of these conference title games deserve an automatic playoff bid. If an 8-4 team pulls the upset, it doesn't suddenly become an elite team, worthy of national-title contention. College football has never functioned that way. It's always valued the entire season.
|22 hours 12 min ago||At the same time, the whole||
At the same time, the whole meaning of "conference champion" has changed now that leagues have unbalanced divisions and the title comes down to a single game in December.
|23 hours 42 min ago||Is Joe Moorhead a candidate||
Is Joe Moorhead a candidate for any head coaching jobs? He completely turned around PSU's offense in one season.
|1 day 2 hours ago||This is Indiana we're talking||
This is Indiana we're talking about.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Les is actually an offensive||
Les is actually an offensive guy, believe it or not.
|1 day 3 hours ago||So it may be a possible Jed||
So it may be a possible Jed York situation?
|1 day 3 hours ago||True. Maybe they managed to||
True. Maybe they managed to sit on this story (whatever it is) until the end of the season?
|1 day 3 hours ago||They're headed to their||
They're headed to their second bowl in a row and have dominated the Old Oaken Bucket series lately. This must be for something off the field.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Wow. Something ugly must||
Wow. Something ugly must have happened. Can't imagine this is performance-related.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Everything about the Big Ten||
Everything about the Big Ten Championship Game seems off. It's played off-campus, in a domed NFL stadium, in a state that cares more about basketball than football. For the nation's oldest athletic conference it doesn't feel right at all.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Huh? The Purdue AD wouldn't||
Huh? The Purdue AD wouldn't let him hire his own assistants?
I guess that would explain the current state of PU football.
|1 day 9 hours ago||It's not that bad. We were||
It's not that bad. We were briefly in the top 25. But it's disappointing all the same. It reminds me of Hoke's second season so far.
|1 day 20 hours ago||And Meyer's offense isn't a||
And Meyer's offense isn't a great one to prepare QBs for the pros. It's designed to simplify the number of reads they have to make. To go from there to an NFL offense has to be a huge transition.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I don't know if it's fair to||
I don't know if it's fair to say "Harbaugh took the ball out of his hands." We called a slant to Darboh that happened to be a little behind him and dropped.
|1 day 20 hours ago||In fairness, Kelly seems to||
In fairness, Kelly seems to be the anti-Harbaugh when it comes to developing QBs.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Wagner looks like the best||
Wagner looks like the best player on the team. I don't understand this rotation at all. I definitely think we'd have won if he'd played starter's minutes.
|2 days 1 hour ago||That's a wolf. This is a||
That's a wolf.
This is a wolverine:
|2 days 1 hour ago||As I said - I agree with the||
As I said - I agree with the general sentiment. Those Ohio natives never should have worked the game, and the Michigan guy (Spartan fan?) shouldn't have either.
It's just that a ref patting a guy on the butt isn't really a smoking gun.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I'll give the benefit of the||
While I agree with the general sentiment, this specific thing isn't that rare. Refs will pat guys and say "Good play" from time to time.
|2 days 2 hours ago||In that case, you're||
In that case, you're expanding the number of P5 spots from four to seven. Michigan would be a lock for the playoff and last Saturday's game wouldn't have made a difference in the national picture, except for seeding purposes. That's a significant change.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Hoyer was more than four QBs||
Hoyer was more than four QBs ago. Since him they've had Cousins, Maxwell, Cook, O'Connor and Lewerke.