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|13 weeks 1 day ago||There's always a "way." Most people||
probably would have said there was no way they were only going to win 3 this year. Yet it happened. I guess nothing would surprise me. But their schedule seems to set up that six is well within their range. They're not winning at OSU or at UM, I don't think. PSU at home is probably another auto loss, too. Beyond that, if they get some decent leadership and decent QB play, the rest of the schedule isn't exactly a murderer's row. ND coming off a near equally crappy season? WMU without Davis and Terrell? I just don't see any really tough games.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||C'mon man||
If there were a total of three 50-50 calls or non-calls that all went OSU's way, I don't think this story would have the legs it has nearly a month later.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Seconded||
I thought this was a NCAA rule.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Well in this case||
I don't know if the Tribune was out to "look closely" at that game. Felt more like a story generated by B10 PR people -- "Hey Teddy, we'd love to get you to sit down with our head man on officiating ... he'll give you an insider perspective. The real story." Or that's the story he wanted to write and found a source who'd give it to him.
But yes, I have to think any official doing this game in the next couple of years will feel some heightened scrutiny, given the 2016 game.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
I suspect the B10 office wishes a couple of the obvious non-calls were called -- particularly the Darboh take down the Weber cheap shot -- so the reaction wasn't so vocal, and the disparity between number of calls between teams wasn't as bad. But at no point was anyone from the office going to issue an apology or suggest things were uneven.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Well he's not getting coffee ...||
that's for sure.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||C'mon getting||
thrown under the bus by your head coach in post game press conferences -- while said coach rarely if ever shoulders the blame for a loss -- well man, that just builds character.
One day I expect to read about Brian Kelly getting sucker punched by a former player. Someone like Tommy Rees. I mean, Tommy Rees wasn't good, clearly -- but all the more reason we didn't need Brian Kelly to keep telling us that in his pressers.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Yes indeed. In the same way Dabo||
and the Tigers are the bomb! Go Ronnie Kaye. Go Tigers. Oh let do it!
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Think he means half||
Of an 8 man rotation. You forgot Mone. Starters should be excellent if Mo returns. Depth however likely not close to this years depth.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Why a sellout?||
Why a sellout? Hasn't OSU been one of his leaders for a while?
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Of the committed and those who are leaning to M,||
who is most likely to compete to start or be in two deep for the OL group? Seems like tackle types would have a good shot, based on current roster. Hoping that among the expected big haul that a couple are at least Bredeson/Cole ready. Not expecting miracles. Just want depth that's not total liability. Newsome's return feels like a longshot for fall of '17 - hope I'm wrong.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, the wailing about||
Lloyd Ball in 4th quarter has had me scratching my head. It was a decent mix of early down run and passes. And if Darboh hauls in one of those two 3rd down slants (or WS doesn't make the catches quite as tough), it's probably getting neglible chatter.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||The second down run||
was a blown assignment by Kalis, it appeared. Smith gets all kinds of YAC typically and is a pretty good option there if you don't want to lose yards, IMO. OL leaving Johnson unblocked ... not sure who's going to somehow make that a different outcome.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||So it's on the coaches but the line||
line got pushed around badly ... hmmmn. I'm not giving the coaches a pass, but getting owned by the front 7 of Iowa's D was the difference from the jump. Not sure what other (or "better") play calls everyone is asking for would work if you can't move the LOS.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Makes it for me, too.||
I like the two guys over on the far right of the frame, as well ... just kind of looking ahead, business as usual ... and then a non-chalant "oh hey, there's Jim's hat" as it falls in front of them.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||If we were players on the team||
sure. As fans, I think we can afford to lose some focus on the Iowa game, no?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||That UCF completely||
ignored the Civil ConFLiCT trophy nonsense after beating UConn this year was pretty fun, though. Just left it on the bench.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Texas tech's offense||
Is good though. Not many teams shut them down. Only gave up 17. WVU making a case for pretty good D.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know what I like better||
the gif or the David Byrne line. I regret that I have only one upvote to give.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||So much depends upon||
a red wheelbarrow
|25 weeks 1 day ago||The ball to darboh||
Looked great off the hand. His other deep balls looked a little "chuck and hope"
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Didn't JH say||
that he wanted to see how Speight would respond, gut it out ... let his teammates see him tough through the pain and challenge? Earn their faith and trust?
You could be right and the coaches didn't have much faith in the two guys behind him. Hope that's not the case for depth reasons. But at any rate, Harbaugh's explanation - he strikes me as the kind of coach who would do that type of thing, particularly with the QB position.
Agree it would likely be an entirely different proposition if they tried it against a defense like Wisconsin's.
|29 weeks 7 hours ago||Yep, lots of no huddle with CU||
Major tempo. Pace reminded me of Indiana. Ran nearly 90 plays.
|29 weeks 7 hours ago||Bunting played||
Was in on the M first play on O actually, so I guess technically started. Was in on Evans' first couple runs. Also in on Darboh's TD. Saw him a couple other plays as well. He he just wasn't targeted. I'm not too worried about impact, at this point. Multiple TEs played obviously.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Don't know about your guess on Replogle||
but yeah, Barkley's numbers with that O line last year were pretty eye opening.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||The financial motive||
For NCAA for this ruling has to be very low, I would think. Football is a cash cow for conferences, not the NCAA. The latter's revenue is nearly entirely the money it gets through selling broadcast rights for March madness. NCAA gets nothing from conference tv contracts with ESPN, b10 network, fox etc. that I know of. The bowl games aren't NCAA events per se. Obscene profits are going somewhere, just not directly to NCAA.
Now why the dumb decision? Not much would surprise me at this point.
|1 year 1 week ago||Probably that jerk||
Mickey Dolenz. Or Davey Jones .. another likely candidate. They're the young generation and they've got something to say, after all.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Was only||
responding to MonkeyMan's implication that somehow Meyer is unique because his great teams have struggled with weaker teams on the schedule from time to time. That description fits a lot of great coaches and great teams.
Meyer laying an egg against MSU in 2015, yes, that one is hard to explain. But if Jim Harbaugh replicates Meyer's success at UF and OSU at Michigan, I'll gladly take it even if I had to endure a rare flop.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||But most national champions||
have a near miss or scare or two on their resumes by season's end. Michigan struggled to beat Iowa at home in 97. Colorado had its 5th down against a crappy Missouri team and went on to win the NC. Tressel's 2001 OSU team almost lost to Purdue and Illinois in consecutive weeks during their 2002 run. Auburn had to scratch and claw at home to beat barely beat a Clemson team that lost 7 games in 2010. FSU is the one of the few teams in recent memory that I can think of that handled their regular season schedule pretty comfortably and went on to win national title. It's incredibly difficult for any team to play at its highest level week after week.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||No other pro teams||
true but the state of Ohio doesn't have the equivalent of Auburn. That's certainly something else. Can't imagine there's signifcantly more pressure in Tuscaloosa than there is in Columbus, but who knows. To me, it's splitting hairs if there is a difference.
Biggest thing with Meyer to me -- and with Saban, too -- is that it doesn't look like they're having much fun at times. I'm sure they love what they do most days, but from the outside, it appears there are times when all of the joy is gone from the job. Especially Meyer, and this year there seemed to be several of those days for him.