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Game Thread Ohio State vs Oklahoma, 09/09/17 @ 7:30 ET (ABC)

Discussion in '2017 Football Season Capsule' started by Dryden, May 25, 2017.

  1. RCSooner1974

    RCSooner1974 7 NCs, 6 Heismans, BEST program ever!

    Hahaha!!! Well when we're in a sh*tty time of year in terms of sports, there's nothing better than anticipating football season. I'm certain Joe Mixon will challenge Zeke Elliott as the best running back in the NFL with Adrian Peterson almost passed his prime.
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  2. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo has been ejected for Targeting

    As a Bengals fan (fml), I certainly hope so. A lot needs to happen on the offensive line for him to be able to put up Zeke numbers.
  3. RCSooner1974

    RCSooner1974 7 NCs, 6 Heismans, BEST program ever!

    Well, maybe the Bengals can get Orlando Brown in the next draft.

    I'm a Cowboys fan myself, but they've always disappointed me since their dynasty run in the '90s. So I pretty much root for any team with former Sooners on them, except Philadelphia and New England.
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  4. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    "You can't fire me, I quit." Beck's job is not coaching, it's recruiting Texas. He earned his keep from the talent he brought to Ohio State from the Southwest and he got his new job for the same reason.
  5. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun


    Ace the Warhawk is disappointed in your lack of SunBelt conference knowledge.
  7. RCSooner1974

    RCSooner1974 7 NCs, 6 Heismans, BEST program ever!

    I think ULM was the team originally intended to be who Bobby Boucher played for in "The Waterboy".
  8. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Nice stadium. I like the DIY seating.
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  9. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?

    Serious question: How does a mediocre coach pull off being a hot recruiter? What's his leverage? I never once understood that.
  10. RCSooner1974

    RCSooner1974 7 NCs, 6 Heismans, BEST program ever!

    It would probably be along the lines of where he would break NCAA rules and regulations to get those recruits. Much like SMU back in the day before they got the death penalty.
  11. pianobuck46

    pianobuck46 pianobuck46

    Could be University of Lower/Michigan, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Maine, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana or Maryland. Geez, that was hard!
  12. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Late to the discussion but, like many posters have already said, I'm not sure how OU keeps it close. OU lost all of their proven playmakers on a team that we dominated at their place. Yeah we lost almost our entire secondary but that was the same deal last year. This year OSU is actually going to have a competent OC instead of a dude playing Madden. I'm not seeing it unless the secondary is absolutely horrendous, and we haven't had that since 2013.
  13. RCSooner1974

    RCSooner1974 7 NCs, 6 Heismans, BEST program ever!

    Well, we'll have a better feel for how this game will go during our game week. But OU losing Perine, Mixon, and Westbrook isn't as bad as it may seem. OU lost Sterling Shepard to graduation last year, and his replacement DeDe Westbrook emerged as the Biletnikoff Award winner. I would say either Jeff Mead or Marquise Brown emerges as OU's top wideout, and OU still has Mark Andrews who will be playing on Sundays soon. As far as running back, maybe Abdul Adams or Rodney Anderson emerges, or even true freshman Trey Sermon. (This could be like our 2012-13 backfield when we had Finch, Clay, and Damien Williams in a "running back-by-committee" rotation.)

    Both coaching staffs are very well balanced, with Urban (3 NCs under his belt) obviously having the experience that Lincoln Riley lacks. But Riley is younger and far more energetic and OSU will be the first big game he experiences. This game will be pretty close I think. Much like OU vs. OSU in '77 or Texas vs. OSU in 2005.
  14. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

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  15. RCSooner1974

    RCSooner1974 7 NCs, 6 Heismans, BEST program ever!

    With 5 starters back on the strongest line in football, it doesn't really matter who runs the football as long as they don't fumble.

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