Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by EmDiggy, Aug 15, 2012.
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I sent an email to a writer who covers the Bucks and asked him 2 simple questions: Is there an elite team in the BIG and why does the BIG look so emasculated?
I proposed that I only see one team with the coaching and talent to be elite - our Buckeyes - but consistency is a problem on both sides of the ball, they have been relatively quiet on special teams, and there is obviously a ways to go before they can put it all together. I'd like to see it this year tho.
scUM went against an elite team and got exposed for what they are. Mattison's magic from last year with that D has not shown up this year. Michigan St is pathetic on offense. Wisconsin is a joke. They never had the best talent up there, but obviously that staff was doing a great job of coaching and scheming. They lost 6 coaches and now they look like [Mark May]. Nebraska's defense continues to be a sieve. Penn State has been gutted by the NCAA. It's not a pretty picture. NW has the best resume on paper in terms of who they have played and beat. More shocking is that we have BIG people saying that Purdue is the best eligible team to represent the Leaders in the BIG championship (and potentially the Rose Bowl). God help us!
Mr Writer replied that he wants to write on that topic and has been thinking about it for several weeks. He thinks the substance of the BIG problem involves the coaches in the conference. He went through several of the last coaching changes at member schools and noted that none of the new hires (except Meyer) are superstars. Good, solid coaches but not ones that will wow elite recruits. His thinking is that great coaches attract the best talent and those two put together produce elite teams.
It hurts OSU - not this year - but next year and every year after that this perception and/or reality exists because they will start higher in the polls, and will hurt their SOS, power ranking, and overall resume for this new playoff system. Seriously, people are debating whether the Big East is a better conference than the BIG. That's a problem.
That means it is open season on TSUN and Bucky in bowl season. It should be especially fun since I expect the B1G to get trucked in most of the match ups, particularly with teams being elevated to fill spots.
I'll root for poor bastards like Minnesota, though. The Gophers beating anyone in a bowl would be hilarious.
You and I watched two different games on Saturday. 5 points at home does not a blowout make. It was a great win, but the bucks were but one more long play from disaster all 4th quarter and given the spot where the buckeyes began their last three drives only to end up with 3 points to show for it does not take anything away from what Mattison has done to improve their defense.
Don't know how you equate a loss by one point and a loss in overtime to the only "elite" team in the Big 10, but hey....
One thing I will say, the Big 10 looked bad because of the losses at QB at Wisconsin and MSU. Their replacements were not ready for prime time and next year doesn't look any more promising. Add to it the complete physical - as oppossed to fiscal- cliff jump at Iowa and whatever the hell happened to Purdue.
I'm not bothering to pull up scores, but I think the only 'blow out' Nebraska's defense gave up was to a hot Buckeye team. And much as it pains me to say so, O'Buttchin did one hell of a job to keep that Penn State team playing together right up to the very end of the season. COY worthy effort by him and I wouldn't be surprised to see him end up in Auburn come December.
Did they beat Michigan? Ohio State? Beating Duke and Vandy does not a resume make.
By Big Ten people are you talking about your roommate, the guys at the Sigma Pi house and two friends at different schools?
I'm staring at the local rag - a Notre Dame band wagon POS- and I see nothing about Purdue.
On this we are in complete agreement, but go back and look at some of the September postings on the Michigan - ND game and you'll find many on this site who believe that OSU need only win to guarantee themselves a spot in the NC. the way things turned out they might have been right, but only if ND had lost one game. No Big 10 team is going to get by an undefeated ND or an undefeated SEC champ for an NC spot for the next few seasons.
Which people? Kids at Cincinnati? No one - even on ESPN- says such [Mark May].
Needless to say, the B1G winner really dodged a bullet by not having to play Oregon in the Rose Bowl. However, Nebraska might have a chance against UCLA (if those two teams are in it).
You're replying to a post that was made in September. :)
True dat, but it still fits.
not sure where else to put this, but man the B1G coaches really don't like Ohio St
not one offensive player made the 1st team All Big 10
Well, no Ohio State player had to face Micah Hyde.
With no players from the top B1G scoring offense on the coaches All-B1G 1st team offense; what does that say about who they think did the most with the talent they had? I wonder if that is part of the criteria for who should be coach of the year.
Great stuff here!
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