That leaves Siller as the only healthy body at quarterback. Even if Painter is able to play, Tiller expects Siller to take plenty of snaps.
"We're preparing as if we're not going to have Curtis," said Tiller, his Boilers 2-6, 0-4 in the Big Ten. "We're putting in packages for both Justin and Curtis, so we'll be ready."
Not us. MD CB Travis Hawkins is deciding today between Penn State, Oregon, Michigan, and Maryland. This guy thinks it's Maryland. Tom VanHaaren thinks it's Oregon, and so do I. One thing everyone agrees on: it's not Michigan.
What I am saying. I knew I wasn't the only one who noticed Ohio State offensive linemen tackling the hell out of Penn State players late in that Saturday night game. Black Shoe Diaries did, and so did Eleven Warriors, and now you get double-nested:
One thing we all came out of Saturday night complaining about was the obvious holding calls the referees were ignoring all night. Even the Ohio State fans couldn't help but notice their guys were getting away with it.
What about the performance by the refs last night? Disclaimer: I don’t think the zebras had anything to do with the outcome - I just think they sucked. Browning got away with at least three holds...
Kevin went back and looked at the tape of Ohio State's final drive and the blatant holds, tackles, and pushes from behind are astonishing.
This goes back to the quality of officiating in the league: low, low, low.
Obsession obsession. I admit it: I am officially obsessed with the always-incorrect Gary Danielson's obsession with the spread offense. Via Burnt Orange Nation I stumble on this wicked diss (yo) of Heisman front-runner and guy-completing-80-percent-of-his-passes Colt McCoy:
I'll take Stafford [over Colt McCoy]. He's a 235-pound player; more of a pro. If Stafford played in one of those junk offenses, he'd be putting up numbers just like McCoy. I think he's more the pro body-type, he's more Matt Ryan. I think he's just a brilliant football player, I really do. He's gonna be an NFL franchise quarterback.
Junk! Texas's offense, which has been held under 38 points once, is ninth in total offense, fifth in scoring, and second in pass efficiency, is "junk"!
It's like Max Headroom… on steroids. The excellent Cal blog weirdly named "Cal Golden Blogs" has a Picture Pages-like feature with awesome MS Paint additions and, like, vectors. Check it:
This a safety taking a poor angle; I recommend it highly. Not the poor angle, the post.
Etc.: Razorback Expats talks about pass interference, which reminded me of that Harrison penalty last week; my girlfriend caught this Paterno montage from the end of the OSU game in a bar and asked me if JoePa was dead. Answer: "not really."