Magnum P.I.

December 8th, 2013 at 2:10 PM ^

Not sure if serious, but I completely agree with this. Before last night, they played one marginally good team all year long, and only two or three marginally good teams last year. Their defense is weak. Their offense is really good. I think there are more than ten teams in the country that would whack OSU right now.

Magnum P.I.

December 8th, 2013 at 2:24 PM ^

Well, we were 8-4 last year, to be fair. OSU is a really high variance team, I think. They can probably beat anyone in the country if they're clicking. But if the offense is having an off day, any good team can take them down. MSU is the opposite, in that their defense is consistently good and slowly grinds down the will of the opponent. 

The great irony of all this is that MSU is exactly what Hoke wants us to be. A pro-style, low-risk, defense-first tank that a high-variance team like OSU will bounce off of. Like Saban did to Meyer's Florida teams. Who would've thunk that MSU would be that team first?

I dumped the Dope

December 8th, 2013 at 2:25 PM ^

That they have upped their game means a stronger conference. Ain't no mo little brother...unless Dan Tonio leaves. It's sort of a new era in the b1g if you asked me. The days of the Big 2 and the Little 8 are gone.

While I prefer a dominant M, I think I really want a competitive M going forward. Consistent play and a nice upside to our offense. If there's a place to dominate...make it D-fence.

I think we're on the track, as our others. I think Iowa is way up from last years debacle. Northwestern has made great strides...this year being an aberration. Wisconsin is a few steps off the pace without Russell Wilson..the conference is improving.

I'd like to be able to look back a hundred years from now and know that M still has the most wins, against increasing competition all around. Racking up cream puffs is soon Ohio...8-)


December 8th, 2013 at 2:21 PM ^

Saying Sparty would beat Auburn ... LMAO! Auburn's O is night & day better than Ohio's. There defense is much better also

Sparty is going to have all they can handle with Stanford.


December 8th, 2013 at 3:20 PM ^

Four years ago we pounded the crap out of BG, and now we're apparently ranked below them, if the "Others Receiving Votes" category means anything.

Space Coyote

December 8th, 2013 at 3:54 PM ^

But who the hell is giving them first place votes. That's just a boat load of BS.

And I also think MSU would have a good shot at beating Auburn. I do not think Auburn's offense is better than OSU, and their defense is at best the same. I do not think any team outside Bama has a great shot at FSU, and I think Bama was overrated most of the season due to perseption, not sure they really would have much better of a chance outside of Saban with time to prepare.