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09/22/2018 - 4:00pm Clemson / Georgia Tech, TCU …

Clemson / Georgia Tech, TCU / Texas and West Virginia / Kansas State too.

Strong evening slate today though.

09/22/2018 - 3:42pm This is the thread where we…

This is the thread where we can have the Will Hart For Heisman discussion. No offense to the original OP. 

09/22/2018 - 3:40pm I am OK with a strategy…

I am OK with a strategy where we get to the 2 or 3 and then let Ben Mason destroy people on the way into the end zone. That looked pretty.

09/22/2018 - 12:51pm Why do you even attempt to…

Why do you even attempt to field that? Nebraska is really, really machine gunning themselves in the foot here....

09/22/2018 - 10:24am Wow, BTN+ is going to throw…

Wow, BTN+ is going to throw caution to the wind and air Buffalo / Rutgers, eh? 

09/22/2018 - 7:48am I'll be honest...because…

I'll be honest...because recruiting seems like it is constantly in a state of flux, I am never sure if there is in fact any consensus but for fleeting moments where opinions may accidentally converge. I could be way off, but that's just how it always seems to me. 

09/21/2018 - 8:55pm Go Hornets!
- Class Of 1996

Go Hornets!

- Class Of 1996

09/21/2018 - 5:59pm OK, but I am not wearing the…

OK, but I am not wearing the maize pants. They are very unflattering on me. 

09/21/2018 - 3:55pm Actually, if you ask me, it…

Actually, if you ask me, it feels a lot bigger now in some respects than it did before, especially from the outside. Being mostly below grade, it actually used to not look like quite so much from the street, and you were immediately struck by its size when you entered. Now, I think the outside matches the inside in terms of scale, if that makes sense. 

09/21/2018 - 2:19pm I thought the entire premise…

I thought the entire premise of conference expansion was to get our biggest rival - Rutgers - into the same conference, even in the same division so that we could play for the "Who Peed In The River?" Trophy every year.

In all seriousness though, no, I do not consider Penn State a rival, but it is among the games I look forward to each season because it usually means something in terms of trajectory towards an as yet undecided bowl for both programs. 

09/21/2018 - 12:42pm There is a spectacular "X, Y…

There is a spectacular "X, Y and Z walk into a bar" joke somewhere in all this. I can just feel it. 

09/21/2018 - 12:38pm The wind is beginning to…

The wind is beginning to pick up here and I am just hoping that I don't end up having to work tomorrow, although I did make arrangements with someone to use the tickets just in case. 

09/20/2018 - 7:48pm I have nothing....

I have nothing....

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09/20/2018 - 3:06pm Maybe instead of "Don't look…

Maybe instead of "Don't look now", we need something more emphatic:

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09/20/2018 - 1:26pm ...except excessive ball…

...except excessive ball lifting could lead to more core muscle injuries, especially if done in a haphazard or careless manner.

09/20/2018 - 11:14am Are you really going to die…

Are you really going to die on this hill? What would you suggest? I mean, I am pretty sure the players are well-hydrated and eat a decent diet, which are two of the absolute best things you can do to prevent cramping. Would you, oh, have them lather up in Icy Hot? 

09/20/2018 - 8:34am Husker history
So steeped in…

Husker history

So steeped in wins and players

Just no quarterback

 

OR

 

Coach Frost, who outhits

Even without evidence

He has outhit you

09/19/2018 - 10:10pm There was an ESPN interview…

There was an ESPN interview with him in June in which he detailed a general disdain for the recruiting process and said something to the effect of Michigan State being the only school that he felt was completely honest with him. I guess you cannot really argue a kid's perceptions of the process, but we can only wonder at this point, I suppose. 

09/19/2018 - 3:02pm I am not going to call it …

I am not going to call it "great" because no concern trolling is, but this is closer to top shelf concern trolling than we normally get around here, so I'll give you that. 

09/19/2018 - 1:05pm "Rising up, the ranks of our…

"Rising up, the ranks of our minds

Backup QB transferred quickly

Went the distance, but we're now 0-2

Just a team with a will to survive"

09/19/2018 - 12:41pm Interesting to think about,…

Interesting to think about, to say the least.

I remember looking forward to watching a game like Florida-Florida State too, but this year, it is trending to be something more like "MY EYES! THE GOGGLES DO NOTHING!"

As other have said, Tennessee fell off the rails quite some time ago, and UCLA has been up and down - mostly down - since the latter days of Terry Donahue, as I recall.

 

 

09/19/2018 - 11:33am So, the 2 PM apology must…

So, the 2 PM apology must now be hastily redone to include apologizing for not taking Florida's rules on players who fail drug tests seriously and yet again placing winning over everything else. Later on, there will be several exhibits which will be placed on record to support the apology and all subsequent revisions provided that the apology is not to include references to apologies made while at Utah or Bowling Green. 

09/18/2018 - 8:15pm I will admit that I began…

I will admit that I began drinking before I knew any of this, but at the moment, I am continuing with the Bell's Oberon in the basement fridge.

09/18/2018 - 3:41pm I am glad I am not the only…

I am glad I am not the only one that thought this - I would love to know what this guy thinks of our OL relative to others in the Big Ten, where I agree that some teams really don't have to worry a lot about making schematic adjustments because the OL is pretty damn good all around. 

09/18/2018 - 12:52pm I think Harbaugh is handling…

I think Harbaugh is handling this exactly right and I hope he keeps course. If that means we drop a game or two we might have won otherwise, so be it. I just want Shea to be healthy for THE GAME.

Well, I'd like to win as many games as possible leading into the game, so if that means we lean on Shea's arm then so be it. Until we find a way to get the ground game going consistently, we'll need his arm anyway. Playing an overly conservative offense out of fear of injury is not the answer, IMHO. 

09/18/2018 - 8:32am Considering it is supposed…

Considering it is supposed to be perhaps not even 70 degrees at kick on Saturday, I would bet money we don't see nearly as many cramps. It has been pretty warm and rather humid a bit longer than typical this season. 

09/17/2018 - 10:24pm Even better, to cement the…

Even better, to cement the pick at #9, Rutgers is an underdog at home to Buffalo.

At home.

Against Buffalo.

*chuckles*

09/17/2018 - 7:05pm ...and that was the primary…

...and that was the primary evidence that Mark Helfrich was basically a guy with a headset and the offensive playsheet who walked down the sideline pretending to have at least a modicum of input into the offense. 

09/17/2018 - 5:47pm OK, our differing viewpoints…

OK, our differing viewpoints on the status of various accounts aside, I laughed way harder than I should have at that. Well done. 

09/17/2018 - 5:44pm There were quite a few…

There were quite a few people visibly struggling with the heat in my section, and I heard more than a few people throughout the stadium were treated for heat exhaustion, some even at the hospital. I agree that the water policy, especially on days like that, has to be looked at. 

09/17/2018 - 9:49am Ah, the addendum to the…

Ah, the addendum to the epilogue of the previous volume of the ongoing apology, which seeks to clarify certain items in Chapters 4, 8 and 13 in the heavily revised third edition of the original apology. 

09/17/2018 - 9:31am From where I was sitting,…

From where I was sitting, Shea was getting those very throws off to at least Gentry, letting him use all of their height to bring them down - Gentry had two really good "only Zach Gentry could catch that" receptions too, as I recall. 

 

09/17/2018 - 8:14am I said it elsewhere on…

I said it elsewhere on Saturday / Sunday, but SMU clearly watched the Notre Dame tape because on these plays, the speed and aggression and staunch commitment to man coverage was actually being turned right back at us. I think at least a portion of the answer is introducing some zone, at least on the outside to attempt to take away these routes, or make them very short trips for WRs at worst

09/16/2018 - 7:52pm In case anyone came here…

In case anyone came here wondering, StraightDave was banned and the subthread unpublished.

Apparently, some discussions - quite unexpectedly - bring out the racist POS in the odd person. 

09/16/2018 - 5:13pm Why do we continue to employ…

Why do we continue to employ Teez Tabor? I cannot understand why we thought he was 2nd round material.

09/16/2018 - 5:12pm The problem is that not…

The problem is that not everyone's thoughts on games are necessarily original or special or really worthy of individual consideration in this sense, but trust me, it makes moderation so much easier. It's about working smart, not working hard, and in the scenario you describe, having to peruse all the postgame bullshit in potentially dozens upon dozens of threads? Well, you'd have to find someone else with a death wish because it wouldn't be me, and they are already shorthanded in the mod department as it is. 

09/16/2018 - 2:54pm The rules around when and…

The rules around when and where on officiating and media timeouts are pretty specific, but there's no prohibition on using your own in this fashion - I mean, we see teams try to ice the kicker several times a year, so clearly you can do it. 

09/16/2018 - 2:02pm I have to say, over time, a…

I have to say, over time, a couple people have put together some thoughtful threads on a specific unit, but I am beginning to believe there is a good reason that we rarely see an attempt at this that doesn't eventually get deleted or relegated to the already existing snowflake threads. 

09/16/2018 - 1:46pm Well, the intent of the…

Well, the intent of the snowflake threads is to catch most of the hot takes that would otherwise become threads, a great of which are either generic statements / indictments or other statements of opinion that fall below the bar of threadworthy. The exception has always been, and I have stated as much, that if someone has a unit or player-specific analysis which they would like to put forth to the board, they are more than welcome to do so apart from those threads and it will be left alone. The understanding, of course, is that it cannot be a single sentence a la our friend "DISCUSS MAN", for example, but an actual well-formed and fleshed out opinion. 

09/16/2018 - 12:15pm When the faux-mascot thing…

When the faux-mascot thing saw this thread:

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09/16/2018 - 11:59am One of the most intriguing…

One of the most intriguing stats from Akron-Northwestern was tweeted out after the conclusion of the game. Akron won despite 140 penalty yards, so imagine being gifted all these yards and still coming up short. I guess if I am a Wildcat fan, that is one of the things that makes me even more livid the next day.

09/16/2018 - 10:58am While I share your sentiment…

While I share your sentiment about Meyer in that he is a scumbag, it is on-topic as it pertains to a conference opponent, so the presence of the thread is within the bounds of the current rules.

09/16/2018 - 9:24am The state of the entire blog…

The state of the entire blog? I think everyone will just have to wait for the tell-all book "Modding While Sober And Other Things Which Are Impossible". 

09/15/2018 - 8:37pm I sat there in my seat…

I sat there in my seat thinking, "SMU watched the Notre Dame tape....", because again there were times where the speed and the aggression were being turned right back at us. There will need to be an answer for teams that can and will make consistent use of that particular tendency soon. 

09/15/2018 - 8:33pm To be fair, Kent State could…

To be fair, Kent State could lose to Kent State most of the time. I don't know that we learned much about Penn State there. 

09/15/2018 - 8:30pm Just got home and I see that…

Just got home and I see that Ohio State / TCU has already begun. 

Herbie is going to need to excuse himself to change his pants at some point, isn't he?

09/15/2018 - 4:05pm There is a chapter of the…

There is a chapter of the offensive playbook that is more interesting and, we hope, more productive, right?

09/15/2018 - 2:59pm As someone who isn't a…

As someone who isn't a morning person and never will be, I prefer 3:30 PM and the odd night game myself. I kind of like having my day, or at least part of it too. Trying to get to the stadium straight from bed on Saturday just isn't appealing although I do it every season, just not without impressive amounts of coffee. 

09/15/2018 - 1:06pm The two offensive plays that…

The two offensive plays that are absolutely money for Rutgers right now:

- toss sweep to Kansas

- crossing route to Kansas

09/15/2018 - 12:23pm Whoever wins this one gets…

Whoever wins this one gets the vaunted Contagious Chamber Pot, right?