Night Games [open thread]

Submitted by Mr. Yost on November 28th, 2015 at 7:17 PM

Alright...time for me to get over it and put "it" to the back of my mind for tonight. This is a REALLY good slate of games. Let's sit back and try to enjoy the best we can.

#18Ole Miss
#21Mississippi State
7:15 PM ESPN2
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
#13Florida State
7:30 PM ESPN
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
Texas A&M
7:30 PM SECN
Tiger Stadium , Baton Rouge, LA
#6Notre Dame
7:30 PM FOX Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA
#11Oklahoma State
8:00 PM ABC
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK



UofMfanJJ (not verified)

November 28th, 2015 at 7:37 PM ^

I'm watching the ND game because my coworker is going to talk shit Monday so I'm hoping for a cardinal win

Mr. Yost

November 28th, 2015 at 7:56 PM ^

We didn't lose because of injuries...we struggled because of injuries and lost because Durkin refused to go to a 4-3 and get out of the bullshit 3-3-5.

Charlton, Hurst, Henry, Wormley

Ross, Morgan, Bolden

Lewis, Stribling

Wilson, Peppers

...what would've been so wrong about trying that in a 4-3 for a few series? It's not that radical of a solution.

But you take Hill out and put Charlton on with Ross....sounds reasonable when you're giving up 400 yards on the ground...right?


November 28th, 2015 at 9:23 PM ^

How any one could watch / experience the Indiana-M game, the Sparty - OSU game, and the entire fucking history of Rich Rod and conclude that the 3-3-5 was the way to go in terms of what OSU is and what we do poorly is beyond incomprehensible.

Sure, hard to argue that scheme covers/explains a 29 pt blowout, but talk about a bullshit approach.  Insane.


November 28th, 2015 at 8:12 PM ^

I have no idea how I've said anything worth the lengthy response but I'll roll with it. I said I think he's really good, I just think he's set some winnable games on fire by running straight into the line on short yardage multiple times in a row, like the Notre Dame game a few years ago or the USC game last year. Other than that he's been everything Stanford could want.

Mr. Yost

November 28th, 2015 at 9:46 PM ^

  1. #6 Oregon
  2. #3 Oklahoma St. (Fiesta Bowl)
  3. @Washington
  4. @ #7 Notre Dame
  5. @Utah
  6. @USC
  7. #4 MSU (Rose Bowl)
  8. @ #14 USC
  9. @ #9 Notre Dame
  10. @ #17 Arizona St.
  11. @ #5 Oregon
  12. #25 Utah
  13. @Northwestern
  14. Oregon

...that's not terrible. There are a TON of @ or #'s in there. He's not just shitting the bed with better talent. Stanford doesn't recruit extremely well.

I'm not saying he's Harbaugh or Saban or Meyer and he's GREAT. I'm just saying he's not ass like many on this board claim. 14 losses in a 5 year stretch is not horrible. It's solid and that's my point..he's a solid coach. But how many coaches can you name that are CLEARLY better? 3? 5? That's not very many.

Dabo...he's had 11 over the same time period. Brian Kelly has lost 16 games. Les Miles 15 losses.


November 28th, 2015 at 8:19 PM ^

First, the turf at The Swamp already sort of looks like a fairway after I've had a crack at it.

Second, I would not be too shocked if this one remained scoreless for a while longer - both defenses apparently came a bit fired up for this one. 

...and 4th and 10 after the incompletion. Fisher looks upset that Maguire didn't go through his checkdowns completely, or he couldn't believe that nobody else knew about the fruit flies in the Gatorade. Either way. 


November 28th, 2015 at 8:40 PM ^

There's not much a bison burger, pile of brown rice and quinoa, spinach-kale mix, leftover sweet potatoes and two glasses of Sonoma County Merlot can't cure.

Go Trees!


November 28th, 2015 at 9:19 PM ^

Did today suck? Yes. But we are way ahead of where any of us expected. Appreciate the direction we are heading and enjoy some football. Too much negativity on the blog tonight.

Avant's Hands

November 28th, 2015 at 9:53 PM ^

Oklahoma is dominating. Barring a collapse could the committee possibly drop them like they did TCU last year? They ended the season beating three ranked teams.

Also, play defense Stanford. Jesus.