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Topic: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)

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Cincydawg

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Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:20:42 PM »
1.  Can Ohio State remain Ohio State without Urban?  Can Fields really be THAT guy?  Can they stop getting gashed on D?
2.  Is this Michigan's year?  Does rumbling start if they don't win the B1G?
3.  How far does PSU drop from recent performance?  A bit, some, a lot, none?
4.  Can Purdue remain an over achiever?
5.  Is Nebraska "back"?
6.  Wisconsin?  Will their new Fun and Gun offensive style work in the Big Ten?
7.  Can Rutger win back their S?

8.  Florida and Texas, are they "back" or just middlin'?
9.  Can Coach MB bring UNC back to 6 wins already?
10.  Can anybody else make the Final Two aside from Bamer and Clemmons?
11.  Can the Dawgs hold a lead on Bammer?
12.  Arkansas, Colorado, USC, Tennessee, UCLA, FSU, Miami ..... how the mighty ...
13.  I don't hear much about UDubb.  Is that a question?
14.  Can Syracuse sustain?  Cincinnati?  Army?  

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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 04:05:24 PM »
Purdue is unlikely to be viewed as an overachiever this year. 

With the hype [and the salary] surrounding Jeff Brohm, Purdue would need to hit about 9 wins to truly "overachieve", and IMHO that's highly, highly unlikely. After all, he brought in a top-25 recruiting class, right? Should be time for a "breakout" season!

Everyone is hanging on when the true "breakout" will occur, without necessarily understanding the depths this team is climbing out of. Recruiting is improving, but that top-25 class is true freshmen. It's one thing when you have to play true freshmen because they're just amazing talents. It's another when they're young and green but you can't keep them off the field because the upperclassmen ahead of them aren't B1G-caliber to begin with.

I put my O/U for Purdue this year at 6.5 wins. I see 7-5 as my "goal", but will be satisfied if we're a strong 6-6. Unlike ELA, I don't see Purdue starting 4-0. I'm hopeful for 3-1, but I could just as easily see 1-3.

If Purdue goes 8-4, that to me is overachieving, but I don't think the collective "wisdom" of the national media sees that as anything but minor improvement. And 7-5, which is somewhat achievable but could easily be missed, certainly won't be an overachievement to the media. 

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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 04:12:08 PM »
1.  Can Ohio State remain Ohio State without Urban?  Can Fields really be THAT guy?  Can they stop getting gashed on D?
2.  Is this Michigan's year?  Does rumbling start if they don't win the B1G?
3.  How far does PSU drop from recent performance?  A bit, some, a lot, none?
4.  Can Purdue remain an over achiever?
5.  Is Nebraska "back"?
6.  Wisconsin?  Will their new Fun and Gun offensive style work in the Big Ten?
7.  Can Rutger win back their S?

8.  Florida and Texas, are they "back" or just middlin'?
9.  Can Coach MB bring UNC back to 6 wins already?
10.  Can anybody else make the Final Two aside from Bamer and Clemmons?
11.  Can the Dawgs hold a lead on Bammer?
12.  Arkansas, Colorado, USC, Tennessee, UCLA, FSU, Miami ..... how the mighty ...
13.  I don't hear much about UDubb.  Is that a question?
14.  Can Syracuse sustain?  Cincinnati?  Army? 
1.  Probably not.  They will still be an elite program, but Urban was perhaps the best coach in the business.  I know Fields has all of the physical tools, but the mental game takes time.  I don't even think he's been announced as the starter yet.
2.  I think the odds are very good.  They return a lot of talent.  But it seems like we say that every year...
3.  I'm thinking they will be on par with last year.  8 to 9 wins.
4.  Yes.
5.  Yes, and I think Scott Frost is the best coach in B1G.  I see the west becoming very good, very quickly.
6.  I don't know.  I kinda liked their old style...
7.  Utge is still working on their R, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
8.  Middling.  But don't we have this conversation every single year?  At least since Mack Brown and Urban were in town...
9.  Don't know enough to comment.
10.  Eight Ball says yes.
11.  Don't know enough to comment.
12.  Arkansas is not mighty....
13.  Don't know enough to comment.
14.  Was Syracuse good, or was the ACC that bad?  I think the latter.  

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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 04:13:05 PM »
6.  I don't know.  I kinda liked their old style...
Then you won't be disappointed. It's not changing.
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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 04:20:22 PM »
Then you won't be disappointed. It's not changing.
Yeah, where the hell did that question come from?

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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2019, 04:58:04 PM »
Oh.  I thought I read Wisconsin was going to open up their offense and really air it out this year.

My bad.

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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2019, 05:03:02 PM »
The play calling will change a bit due to the QB change, but the offense is still a pro-set. PC has added some RPO, given that the QB's in the house can move a little bit.
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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 05:09:23 PM »
Twas a joke.  Ha ha.

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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 05:20:53 PM »
It's no joke, they are going to ride JT
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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2019, 05:21:10 PM »
Unless Fields is a disaster (let's say a 50th percentile QB), OSU should be the favorite. Michigan should once again come into that game with a chance to win the East, though.

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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2019, 05:47:31 PM »
Twas a joke.  Ha ha.
Kinda seemed like it had to be...

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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 07:39:54 PM »
Unless Fields is a disaster (let's say a 50th percentile QB), OSU should be the favorite. Michigan should once again come into that game with a chance to win the East, though.
not sure I agree.

Ohio State lost arguably the best coach it's ever had and definitely the best QB it's ever had. 4/5 OL's gone. It's top 3 WR's gone. Lost the chain moving RB in Mike Weber. Dobbins gets all the praise, but Weber was the better back imo.

Fields is hugely talented, but really not sure he's a fit for Day's offense. Think there could be some hiccups there.

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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 08:03:15 PM »
Ohio State lost arguably the best coach it's ever had
Tongue-in-cheek respons: "False. They lost the certain and obvious singular best coach in OSU's history." 

Having said that, the roster is still arguably the best in america, and their coach is highly unlikely to be so much of a demotion as to mess that up. Meyer leaving isn't going to matter much until we're 2, 3, or 4 years out.
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Re: Big Questions to be Answered in 2019 (perhaps)
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2019, 08:05:31 PM »
Fields is hugely talented, but really not sure he's a fit for Day's offense. Think there could be some hiccups there.
That's what I said. If there are hiccups there (if Fields is a problem), then OSU won't stay the favorite.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2019, 10:18:53 PM by Anonymous Coward »

 

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