Night Game Thread

Submitted by Wolverine In Iowa on October 3rd, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Let us cleanse ourselves in a new thread, free of Indiana derp.



October 3rd, 2015 at 7:35 PM ^

Nebraska could've hired Chad Morris, Tom Herman, Scott Frost or PJ Fleck even... and they chose Mike Riley... bahahahahah. 

Bo Pelini is smiling somewhere at YSU. 

Duke of Zhou

October 3rd, 2015 at 7:44 PM ^

Solich got a bad deal there, but it was kinda like our pressuring Carr to step down.  Except for the National Championship.  People become dissatisfied with sustained above-average results.  I've been happy to see Solich's success post-Nebraska, even if it is in that state down south.


October 3rd, 2015 at 7:55 PM ^

I was actually talking about pelini. Living in Nebraska now I'm conflicted, I want Nebraska to win but I kind of enjoy the dumpster fire here because of all the chatter people had.

I get that they wanted a new coach, but you don't get rid of a pretty good thing unless you have a sure fire replacement. I never saw Mike Riley being that. Never saw the appeal in him.

Duke of Zhou

October 3rd, 2015 at 8:44 PM ^

My bad; I didn't mean to imply that he was pressured to resign by the athletic department.  I think we all know that Bill Martin was too busy sailing somewhere to really pay attention to the football team. 

I meant that the fanbase had turned against him and wanted him to resign.  And were quite vocal about it.  Especially after the Appalachian State game, but it had been growing for some time.  Fans of teams like Michigan and Nebraska, who have been historically great, are not satisfied with 9-3 and some mediocre bowl game. 

You can say that he wasn't affected by this lack of public support, or that that doesn't constitute real pressure to resign.  Fair enough.  But I don't think he would have hung it up if the team had been performing to their usual standards and everybody wasn't calling for him to ride off into the sunset.  But that's just like, my opinion, man.


October 4th, 2015 at 12:16 AM ^

...that he didn't give two shits what the fanbase thought. The people that mattered: his players, his colleagues, his bosses, Bo...they wanted him to stay.

It's also BS to suggest it was because the team wasn't performing to their usual standards. The day he decided he'd had enough, Michigan was 11-0 and #2 in the polls.


October 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 PM ^

I dunno, I think it's kinda lame, but many traditions are weird. A tradition dating all the way back to when my parents were in high school. Somebody gave Clemson's coach a rock in the 1960s and he used it as a doorstop, then he got sick of it and told a guy to throw it out, but he put it on a pedestal for some reason and it became a lucky rock.


October 3rd, 2015 at 7:53 PM ^

yep and fla scored on 2 very short fields.  its not like theyre moving the ball and routing ole miss.  florida might have finally found a promising qb prospect to develop but theyre def not there yet  (and it sucks for fla fans bc theyve had some dominant defenses of late, they just have not had even remotely competent offensive play since meyer left)


October 3rd, 2015 at 8:12 PM ^

ha yeah its pretty stale at this point.  thats one of those crazy arguments though i couldve seen it go either way - it boils down to whether the heisman rightfully belongs to the consensus best / most talented / most productive player in the nation or whether it goes to the most valuable player on the best team (or mvp of top 5 type team in general).

the best player in the nation should win the heisman - the mvp of top team should not win by default (though thats often the case) just as age / players class and the like should never influence voting (though it does).

manning winning would not have been a travesty, he was still darn good and it wouldve just been business as usual to hand to nations top qb - but woodson was in fact the nations most elite player and deserving of the trophy so im happy to make that argument


October 3rd, 2015 at 7:42 PM ^

No one will believe it perhaps, but Eastern Michigan is putting together a drive of sorts against LSU, down 14 as the clock starts to wind down on the first quarter.

...and as I say that, there's a sack which makes it 2nd &19 for Eastern. 


October 3rd, 2015 at 7:48 PM ^

Did I hear that right?  First time in 50 games that Kansas State is gonna lose a game they were leading at halftime?  That's ridiculous.  That is some antiDeBordian shit right there.


October 3rd, 2015 at 7:49 PM ^

Lets see...

MSU and OSU are sleepwalking 

Ole Miss needed a miracle fluke + 5 turnovers to beat Bama... 

TCU's defense is missing 7 starters 

Baylor has no defense



Is ND honestly the best team in the country right now?