As a CFB fan - I hate watching blow-outs like the last 2 championship games.
Therefore - I propose the anti-Notre Dame rule for the BCS starting in '08.
That is - OSU will have 2 BCS spots removed from their final ranking no matter what. So they are guaranteed not to be in a championship.
I've never been one to talk SEC and all the other conference crap. I think as I watch this game that OSU got out-coached (among other things) yet again.
Anyway - off to bed both irritated and strangely satisfied.
Please please CFB, get us a good championship game in '08!
9/6/08 - planning on it.
Don't think Miami has much of a chance at winning. Then again - I didn't think Michigan had a snowball's chance in hell at winning what was pretty much a home game for UF.
Parity will abound next year also. Still - I think UF beats UM, for the first time since '85.
Outcoached? I don't think LSU played greats as much as Boeckman and the d line played terrible. I don't hate Boeckman, but I'm not a fan of him either. What I do hate, and have always hated, is the freaking soft zone that Heacock loves to use. With Rodriguez going to Michigan, JT better wake up and start moving to man coverage.
Screw it, I wanted the Bose Bowl anyway. I didn't want this game from the beginning of the season, go back and read my posts. The schedule got us here, and every fan I know acknowledged that from the beginning of the season. Regardless, OSU is a perennial top 10, if not 5, program and will be for a while. Get used to it.
The out-coached part was said zone you brought up. I didn't see much adjustment by you guys from last year's game. And Gary Croton (LSU OC) pretty much dialed up the right gameplan.
Hell - he had some white TE I'd never heard of running free a fair amount.
Stupid penalties and turnovers killed Ohio State but you kinda expect that from a young team. They actually out gained LSU in total yards. They might be back next year so watchout, if they beat USC in October don't see anyone stopping them in the Big 10
Sure, OSU will continue to be a top 5 school as long as Tressel continues to allow his alumni to cheat the NCAA rules for him. Just don't expect the rest of CFB to respect OSU one iota, because we don't.
Maybe Laurinitis also - plus Jenkins the corner. (Draft seems light on impact corners, outside of the guy from Kansas - Talib.)
Losing those 3 guys would be huge on D, IMO.
As far as the Big 10 - you may be right.
BUT - hard to say what RichRod will be able to do in Michigan his first year.
I watched him take an undermatched WVU team into the Orange Bowl in '03 and put Miami on the ropes - only to lose on a phenomenal Kellen Winslow one handed catch.
He's one helluva head coach. He'll get Michigan back - just not sure how long it'll take.
I'm done needling the Buck fans.
This thread was made as a joke - no malice intended.
I thought OSU had a great chance in the beginning to go for the juggular. They softened up and went ahead 10-0 when they had a golden opportunity to take a 14-0 lead. That stupid personal foul against the punter seemed to have demoralized them a ton. I'm sure that kid has been taught to dive at an agle where he'll miss the kicker if he can't get the block. It's the small things that make the difference sometimes.
i've heard gholston is a potential top 5 pick, so I can't imagine him staying. it wouldn't surprise me too much if lauranitis and jenkins both went too, when they lost last year it seemed like everyone who was considering going left
You know when ND is anywhere NEAR the top 20 - a BCS bowl picks you guys up. Even when you really don't deserve it.
Best exemplified by the last bowl win - '93 or something. You guys are always over-matched in bowl games - even before Weiss was the HC.
Agree about the season being over.
Dragon quit being a hater, your stuff is crap.
RichRod won't be loyal to Michigan at all can't believe he broke the news on his qb transferring and wr's going pro before they even decided. If he does a good job and the pro's come calling he'll leave them flat