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post #16 of 1108
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Hmmmmm...not so sure this year. I think OSU could prove a lot more difficult this time around with facing a more experienced OSU team on the road. But that's why they play the games
That's what they say every year. And every year an injury or something or other is blamed for what's usually around a 35-7 loss.
post #17 of 1108
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
USC won't have much trouble at Ohio State. The score should be similar to last year's. Barkley is a true freshman, however, the offensive line is fast, seasoned and sharp. They'll give him the time and protection he needs. There's a good stable of experienced backs and receivers, too. USC's defense has a lot of new players, but they're fast and deep with the best defensive coordinator around.

The bottom line in every USC/Big Ten matchup is that USC has been consistently faster and quicker. Which is why the results are always lopsided.
Just wait until Michigan uses all those extra abusive practices to learn a new offense that doesn't fit their strengths. Then you'll see a change in the Big Ten matchups . . . ?
post #18 of 1108
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Originally Posted by floydenheimer View Post
Hey Viro, I have an Idaho State ticket too!
They make it to every town sooner or later, just like the circus.

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When I go up to the stadium, 70-0 is OK with me as long as we win. But on TV, not so much, and I am sure that's more true for fans of schools like Northwestern than for a fan of a team that is perennially in the top 10 and plays in a BCS bowl almost every year.
I'm not going to sign up for the "poor old Northwestern" defense. Baylor hasn't been to a bowl since the inception of the Big 12, yet still mans up at Wake Forest. NU doesn't have to host 95 Nebraska but should at least play one better than that batch of dogs. They've won enough. A decent early game has many advantages. Practices will be sharper, and the team will be more prepared for conference play. Plus, it might build a little buzz. Kids like to play in challenging games against unfamiliar opponents.

Don't think I've never known losing seasons either, or football school fans eat nothing but grapes, well maybe Florida fans. They have it pretty sweet at the moment.
post #19 of 1108
In the news: We're going to die during our first game (vs. Alabama), and fortunately (or unfortunately), I'll be there to witness it since I'm in the band. Hey, if you see this random huge guy in the clarinet section, it's me!
post #20 of 1108
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In the news: We're going to die during our first game (vs. Alabama), and fortunately (or unfortunately), I'll be there to witness it since I'm in the band. Hey, if you see this random huge guy in the clarinet section, it's me!
That little game will be televised!?!?
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
That's what they say every year. And every year an injury or something or other is blamed for what's usually around a 35-7 loss.
If they lose 35-7 this year, there will be no excuse except that they are ultra-useless.

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I'm not going to sign up for the "poor old Northwestern" defense. Baylor hasn't been to a bowl since the inception of the Big 12, yet still mans up at Wake Forest. NU doesn't have to host 95 Nebraska but should at least play one better than that batch of dogs. They've won enough. A decent early game has many advantages. Practices will be sharper, and the team will be more prepared for conference play. Plus, it might build a little buzz. Kids like to play in challenging games against unfamiliar opponents.

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Fair enough. I actually liked it when we played Notre Dame. The first 3 times we got killed, but when we won in '95, it was one of the greatest sports moments of my life.

So tomorrow we have college football! SCar - NCST could be a fun game to watch. Oregon and Boise St is the better game on paper, but the late start time means I will see maybe the first half.
post #22 of 1108
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That little game will be televised!?!?
Hope that was sarcasm there. #5 against #7, although they are preseason rankings, on a neutral field ain't exactly a "little" game.
post #23 of 1108
This is my most unproductive week of the year. I feel like a nine year old waiting for Christmas, holidays to be politically correct.

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West, Eugene odds Rich Rod still helms Big Blue a year from now? I read there's some booster and loan noise that has made the press. Those two words in the same sentence, are rarely good news.

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Hey, ronnielee, what do you think about the SEC West this year?
post #24 of 1108
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Originally Posted by virometal View Post
This is my most unproductive week of the year. I feel like a nine year old waiting for Christmas, holidays to be politically correct.

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West, Eugene odds Rich Rod still helms Big Blue a year from now? I read there's some booster and loan noise that has made the press. Those two words in the same sentence, are rarely good news.

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Hey, ronnielee, what do you think about the SEC West this year?
I think it is going to be one long-assed season for my beloved Hogs. Gators, Bama, LSU, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M are all road games. As much as I hate it, I think Ole Miss might be one of the strong ones in the SEC West this year. But in the end I still think the SEC East with the Gators is going to be the winner in Atlanta at the end of the season.
post #25 of 1108
All I gotta say....GO HOKIES!!!!

This shall be a good weekend.
post #26 of 1108
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
USC won't have much trouble at Ohio State. The score should be similar to last year's. Barkley is a true freshman, however, the offensive line is fast, seasoned and sharp. They'll give him the time and protection he needs. There's a good stable of experienced backs and receivers, too. USC's defense has a lot of new players, but they're fast and deep with the best defensive coordinator around.

The bottom line in every USC/Big Ten matchup is that USC has been consistently faster and quicker. Which is why the results are always lopsided.
Heh, you have more confidence than I do in a true freshman QB going on the road to OSU. As much as I would like to have great things from Barkley right away, I am prepared for some growing pains.

I'm seeing something more like a moderate (7-10 point) USC win if Barkley can hold it together. A 10-14 point loss if he can't.
post #27 of 1108
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Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer View Post
Heh, you have more confidence than I do in a true freshman QB going on the road to OSU. As much as I would like to have great things from Barkley right away, I am prepared for some growing pains.

I'm seeing something more like a moderate (7-10 point) USC win if Barkley can hold it together. A 10-14 point loss if he can't.
I've always put faith in the OL over quarterbacks. If you have a good line, even a mediocre QB will come out looking good. At the least, they'll take the pressure off for a clean handoff and open up holes for the backs. Since almost all of the line is returning and there are great backs, the ground game should be tough. Also, that'll force the defense to move men up, which can open up some good one on one passing possibilities. It might not be as high powered as in past years, but I think they'll be brutal on the ground to start, which will hopefully open up throwing in the second half.

The new offensive coordinator is a question mark, but I can't believe they'd hire anyone bad. Also, a mostly new defense has me a little worried, but there's still a lot of depth there.

P.S. Fight On!
post #28 of 1108
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CFB *TONIGHT*!!!! HOOOORRRAAAAY!!!!!!
post #29 of 1108
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Originally Posted by Lazerboy2000 View Post
All I gotta say....GO HOKIES!!!!

This shall be a good weekend.
Yeah, for me. Roll Tide!!!
post #30 of 1108
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Originally Posted by ronnielee54 View Post
I think it is going to be one long-assed season for my beloved Hogs. Gators, Bama, LSU, Ole Miss, and Texas A&M
Sweet Gibraltar! It's as the devil herself dictated that schedule.
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