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Topic: #2 Ohio State (9-0, 12-0) at #13 Michigan (6-3, 9-3) Post Game

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Re: #2 Ohio State (9-0, 12-0) at #13 Michigan (6-3, 9-3) Post Game
« Reply #154 on: December 03, 2019, 12:49:30 PM »
I found this interesting, sort of damning and a credit to OSU. From ESPN’s Bill Connolly.

“Michigan's revamped offense, which has risen to 20th in offensive SP+ (it was 72nd a month into the season), averaged 8.9 yards per play, with an excellent 53% success rate, in the first half against a Buckeyes defense that came into the week ranked first in defensive SP+. But thanks to miscues and a small dose of fumble luck, the Wolverines found themselves trailing by 12. When the offense inevitably slowed down, the game quickly got out of hand because of Ohio State's otherworldly offense. In the past two seasons, Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown's defense has allowed an average of 16 points per game against teams not named Ohio State and 59 points per game against the Buckeyes.”

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Re: #2 Ohio State (9-0, 12-0) at #13 Michigan (6-3, 9-3) Post Game
« Reply #155 on: December 03, 2019, 01:04:47 PM »
 There are plenty of high-end football recruits "local" to Tuscaloosa.  There aren't local to Ann Arbor, Lincoln, and Knoxville. 
Good post except for ^^^^^^.Metro Detroit still has talent,getting it coached up and out of trouble is another thing
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Re: #2 Ohio State (9-0, 12-0) at #13 Michigan (6-3, 9-3) Post Game
« Reply #156 on: December 03, 2019, 01:29:40 PM »
UW likes players from Michigan too. Reggie Pearson is playing great at safety this year. Scott Nelson too, before he got hurt.
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Re: #2 Ohio State (9-0, 12-0) at #13 Michigan (6-3, 9-3) Post Game
« Reply #157 on: December 03, 2019, 10:04:37 PM »
I specifically used the term "locally" rather than "in state" for a reason.  Oklahoma is an even better example than Alabama.  They are a tiny population state with very few high-end football recruits.  However, Dallas, Texas is roughly half-way between Norman, Oklahoma and Austin, Texas which means that Oklahoma is at least relatively local to a HUGE pool of talent in the Dallas metro area. 

Similarly, Alabama not only has a significant number of high-end recruits in-state but they are also adjacent to MS, GA, and FL each of which are pretty fertile recruiting territory.  There are plenty of high-end football recruits "local" to Tuscaloosa.  There aren't local to Ann Arbor, Lincoln, and Knoxville.
I'm not disagreeing, Medina, but it's interesting that under Bob Stoops and now Lincoln Riley Oklahoma has recruited more nationally and less in Texas than was previously the case.  Of course, "less" is relative.  There are still (by my count) 47 Texans listed on the 115-man roster at SoonerStats.com.
Just for the record, the state of Oklahoma is at #28 in population, right behind Oregon.

Of Ann Arbor, Lincoln, and Knoxville, my bet would be that Lincoln is farthest from the hotbeds of football talent.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2019, 10:10:16 PM by CWSooner »
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Re: #2 Ohio State (9-0, 12-0) at #13 Michigan (6-3, 9-3) Post Game
« Reply #158 on: December 04, 2019, 12:03:10 PM »
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Re: #2 Ohio State (9-0, 12-0) at #13 Michigan (6-3, 9-3) Post Game
« Reply #159 on: December 04, 2019, 12:29:19 PM »
don't let the Badgers see that
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Re: #2 Ohio State (9-0, 12-0) at #13 Michigan (6-3, 9-3) Post Game
« Reply #161 on: December 07, 2019, 02:02:15 PM »
Props to Brady and Winovich.  Have the confidence to bet on your team and the character to man up if you don’t win.  

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