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6 p.m. ET update on the day's action

Posted on: September 5, 2009 6:19 pm
 

Big day for the Big 12. Baylor and Missouri have double-digit leads. Oklahoma State leads Georgia 17-10. All three are playing BCS conference opponents. Stayed tuned.

 You got enough Tennessee? Nice debut by Lane Kiffin, even though it was a body-bag game against Western Kentucky.

 As inspiring as Navy’s effort was against Ohio State, that was a horrible call on the two-point conversion. Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs took a three-step drop and threw into three Buckeyes. The ball was picked off and returned for a two-pointer.

At that point, Dobbs was the star of the game because of his arm and his feet. Navy’s electric qb should have been allowed to roll out and have a run/pass option.

 Ohio State showed absolutely nothing scheme-wise in getting ready for USC. Nor should it. Obviously, the playbook is being saved for the Trojans.

 Jim Tressel almost blew it by not going for the field goal on fourth-and-2 from Navy’s 15 with 6:30 left. in Navy territory. The Middies held. On the next play, Dobbs, my new favorite quarterback, threw an 85-yard touchdown pass.

Yes you read that right: A Navy receiver beat two Ohio State defenders down the middle for 85 yards.

This was almost a disaster for Tressel who was trying to vanilla his way into next week. 

 Someone will have to explain to me why, when you’re developing Terrelle Pryor, that backup Joe Bauserman gets a series. I know Bauserman is a hard worker, good athlete and former walk-on who earned a scholarship but those are valuable snaps, especially during the two-minute drill, that Pryor could use.

Can you condemn a guy for his eye black? It looked like Pryor was wearing those stickers below his eyes that read “Mike” and “Vick”.
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Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2009 9:50 pm
 

6 p.m. ET update on the day's action

Ok.  I know.  It was Western Kentucky.  I've already thrown out all the stats, all the numbers.  They mean nothing.  I get it.  But there is one thing from that game that has overwhelmed me.  It has overshadowed any disclaimer or astrix that has to be attached to any recap of the UT/WKU game.  It's so different from last year, so far from what we saw in every single game, regardless of the quality of opponent, that it bears pointing out.  Not one time, in the whole game, did it look like the quarterback and receiver were not on the same page.  Not one time did a pass float through the air only to fall harmlessly to the turf with no one from either team close by.  Not one time did a reciever break something off short only to have the ball sail miles over his head.  Not one time did a corner rout get mistaken for a post.  Never.  The whole game.  We may not win another game.  But for that, I am greatful.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: September 5, 2009 9:23 pm
 

6 p.m. ET update on the day's action

 Someone will have to explain to me why, when you’re developing Terrelle Pryor, that backup Joe Bauserman gets a series. I know Bauserman is a hard worker, good athlete and former walk-on who earned a scholarship but those are valuable snaps, especially during the two-minute drill, that Pryor could use.Yes, yes I can.... turn on your TV to espn tongiht and watch Sam Bradford get hit, hurt, and knocked out of the game. You never know when that is going to happen to your qQB and Tressel knows that. So what does Tressel do? He begins to groom his backup to play the QB position so that OSU can still be a contender incase Pryor goes down.

Now that you have shown your ignorance of college football, will you please step down and let someone who understands sports to take over your job?



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 5, 2009 7:30 pm
 

6 p.m. ET update on the day's action

Bauserman in at QB for a series caught me off guard, too. But I have a feeling it sets up a possible play with TP at wideout. Remember, he's done it before.


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