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If all our guys are 'studs', then what does it say about the kids committed to the 30+ programs who are ranked ahead of us in the recruiting rankings?
Employ some perspective. Our class is not nearly as exciting as your making it out to be.
um and OSU will NEVER be in the same division. It's ALL about sending one of those 2 teams to the NC game as far a Delaney is concerned. He wants the CCG to be um vs OSU every frickin' year, or he wants one of those 2 teams to be a 2nd place team in their division so they can jump the loser of the CCG and get the BCS bowl. That's god's plan.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by spartan80 17 months ago
Well, Minny is rolling with a true FR QB and their leading WR just quit the team. Defense hasn't been much of an issue this year, so if MSU can avoid TOs, they should be in great position to hold Minny to 17 or less.
Now, whether MSU can score more than 17 . . . .
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Like someone said, it's amazing it has come down to this.
Minnesota has beaten us a lot more than I would like to think about in my lifetime. On the road with our O (which can't score at home), I'm definitely worried, but I am giving this team my one last vote of confidence for the year. I say we likely win. Minny doesn't do anything too scary on offense right now and their D isn't that great. Plus I'm hoping MSU will play with some fire and have some pride. You might say this is more optimism than realism but I'm thinking we can get this done.
I don't really care anymore.
Nίκη για MSU
I would like to think MSU 24, Minny 14... but it depends on how deflated this team is (if so). Thanks to the lack of bowl eligible teams in the Big Ten, a win here means BWW bowl.
D will choke at the end like it always does.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Rexrode hinted at the UM/OSU thing in his weekly chat. The PSU scandal has the Big 10 rethinking the division allignment with the idea of maintaining competitive balance. PSU is really going to dive as a program soon as the sanctins and schollie limits take full effect. Not sure if the league wants back to back UM/OSU games which could happen the way the divisions are set now and those 2 playing final Sat. If they are going to be in opposite divisions then their rivalry game should be moved up in the season.
I agree. But I don't think 6-6 teams deserve a bowl bid either.
Sadly, I'm close to that.
I do care, and I will always watch, but this team is the SOS. What sucks is they have the talent to be better, but aren't.
With a soft schedule again the next 2 years (like we had last year), I expect a much better on paper performance. Depending on how it plays out, we might look OK in a bowl, as long as we underachieve in the regular season. If we overachieve, we'll get crushed in a good bowl.
I think his breakdown was a bit optimistic but you also need to enjoy a little perspective. Damion Terry will likely be a 4/5 star when the final rankings are announced. Cooper and Williams should be at least 4 stars. That would bump us into the top 25 when considering average star rating on rivals (which is the only ranking that counts). Can't really recruit 30 guys when you only have 14 scholarships. 2013 is a very good class I believe. 2014 needs to get moving and that's where my concern is.
So far so good, both our ranked recruits have a good shot at being upgraded to 5 stars (Drake Harris and Deon Drake) and our unranked recruit is a Bullough, but as we know they tend to be pretty good. We just need more OL recruits.
This post was edited by jimmywalker 17 months ago
SCum and OSU will be in the same division with the next realignment. I can't see it being possible having them in opposite sides without making Nebraska go into an eastern division. OSU, UM, PSU, Rut, MD, IU, Pur, in the East. Neb, Wisc, MSU, Iowa, NW, Illinois, Minn in the West.
If scUM and OSU want their rivalry game to mean anything, they will get themselves into the same division. If they want it to keep becoming less relevant, they will stay in different divisions.
Makes total sense and it seems like the obvious move. Then you can add UNC to the east and Kansas to the west when they come in. Delaney being a UNC alum and former Bball player could usher that move in as the ACC is going through massive change. Under that arrangement the B1G would become THE basketball conference that no one could match.
FSU is looking to get out of the ACC and Clemson might be the other school the SEC may try to poach. The ACC will start to look like the old BE if they lost Maryland, Clemson, FSU and UNC.
We win in style. 63-2. Dark Mantonio takes over the offensive playcalling and unleashes hell, leaving us to wonder why it took 11 games of 110th ranked offense to do this.
Oh and the 2 points is the safety that occurs when MD has to use the bathroom and lets Roushar do the playcalling. Next time hold it in, Coach!!
2014 needs to get moving? Pretty sure it's our best start under dantonio so far. Relax dude
To die in ann arbor is redundant
Just to make people feel even more depressed: We beat Georgia in our bowl game. Georgia is currently ranked 3rd and has a chance at a national title. We are 5-6 and have a 3 page thread asking "Will we beat Minnesota?"
All you can do is sigh and then laugh.
Well, UGA recruits circles around us. Its about the Jimmy and Joes not the X's and O's.
I think/hope this team comes out fired up. I'm sure they don't want to be the ones who break the bowl streak.
21 - 17, MSU.
We will win 7-3
I think for once we put it all together and get out of Minny with a resounding...10 point victory. We'll be up 16-13 and score a TD with 2 minutes left. Maxwell to Burbridge.
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I think UNC is the next add and ND gets one last offer before Kansas gets an offer. There still needs to be an East Coast league I'm just not sure how the ACC survives.
Our players were good enough to beat them within this year though. Sure we lucked out a bit against them but it felt like a pretty even game. So our talent declined that much within less than a year?
At the beginning of the season, I was envisioning this thread title with the words "By How Much" added to the front...
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