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lazydave841

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I think they win out. Which means no one wins because the boo hoos will bitch about how Franklin cost them the playoffs with no backup, a poor Illinois game and a poor 4th down call against osu in a game they predicted we’d be blown out in.

Nobody else left on the schedule can move the ball like OSU does. That alone means we have a good chance to win out.

SC remaining healthy/improving health wise is VITAL. He's absolutely the key to the offense. Without a running game, he can't make a mistake though. That's a big ask vs the third most talented team in the country.

One thing I can say, none of the breaks went our way. Closest thing to a break we got was the misfire/wrong route on the one 4th down.

For all the kudos he gets, Day made some poor decisions tonight. His talent bailed him out.
 

Lion Son/Husband/Father

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“we’re lake people”
But what is there to buy? I mean really think about it and keep in mind our administration and AD.
Dude where did day come from? What about this guys meteoric rise?
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Dudes are everywhere
 
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Clifford looked healthier than I expected. As such, I'm generously upping my EOY prediction from 5-7 to 6-6.
 

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so young brilliant face of the franchise professional inexpensive guys don’t exist? I just dont believe that
But you likely have to go through a bunch to find one. The last six hot prospects are now 136-137 as P5 coaches. Not a really promising stat for face of the franchise guys.
 

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And when the next guy is worse, then what? Just fire him too? And then the next, and the next? It’s worked well for Nebraska, Tennessee, FSU, Miami….let’s join the bandwagon.
Everyone who argues it is time seems convinced that #1) we will hire Matt Ruhle; #2) Matt Ruhle is the answer. Five years ago he was at Temple. He has coached one top 25 team ever
 

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Their DL is fierce.
I thought UGA would be a force this season. My daughter graduated last spring and I attended several games in Athens. It's definitely a different experience compared to my many games (home and away) during and after my years at PSU.
 

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Everyone who argues it is time seems convinced that #1) we will hire Matt Ruhle; #2) Matt Ruhle is the answer. Five years ago he was at Temple. He has coached one top 25 team ever
Matt Ruhle
Career: NFL: 8–15 (.348)
NCAA: 47–43 (.522)
Bowls: 1–2 (.333)

His Baylor teams never defeated a ranked team. I'm not saying he wouldn't be a good choice either. Just saying that it's not on the basis of his coaching record to date.
 

mn78psu83

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I thought UGA would be a force this season. My daughter graduated last spring and I attended several games in Athens. It's definitely a different experience compared to my many games (home and away) during and after my years at PSU.
I was just reading about the GA DL the other day. The one guy is a house and the rest of them are playing like wild dawgs.
 
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Well I’d like to know what your breaking point is. I’m there now, what will trigger your need to get a new coach?
I'd say it's two straight seasons of .500 or less. But 2020 was pretty weird and basically an irrelevant season. So this is a grey area. Also, the buyout is so massive right now that PSU shouldn't pull the trigger on releasing him. It is much, much better for PSU in the long run if he leaves for another school
 

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“we’re lake people”
I'd say it's two straight seasons of .500 or less. But 2020 was pretty weird and basically an irrelevant season. So this is a grey area. Also, the buyout is so massive right now that PSU shouldn't pull the trigger on releasing him. It is much, much better for PSU in the long run if he leaves for another school
Def forgot the buyout. But that happens cause we can’t recruit if our coach is a lame duck unsigned 1 year left guy. Cant have both ways.
 
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If you ask any HONEST OSU fan, they'll tell you that PSU is always their biggest concern in the B1G. For whatever reason, PSU always gives OSU their best shot and toughest game in the BiG. Just the way it is. I have to believe that this would have been PSU's 1st loss if Clifford would have been healthy. I think the lack of a running game is what beat PSU in this one
I agree. Ohio State’s big plays were a byproduct of a consistent and successful running game. Stretch the other teams defense and you will eventually wear it down. JMHO
 

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Story of the year. OSU rushes four against our five and they get to Clifford. Until Franklin realizes that the five guys on the LOS are ;s fatherhe most important we will not win . Seriously answer me this… how many OL would you pick tonite from both teams lines would be from PSU? There isn’t one PSU guy that would start at OSU
VERY TRUE, and a lesson taught to me by my high school sweetheart's father - Dr. Bob Hopkins. Playing at the University of Missouri, he had earning all Big Six Honors, was a member of the team named Big Six Champions and was the leading rusher in the 1946 Cotton Bowl Classic. He quit his senior year to better concentrate on his scholastics, giving up his athletic scholarship.

When I first began dating his youngest daughter he challenged me to name some star football players at Penn State... to which I immediately began to name off many defensive stars and a few on offense like Lenny Moore, Lydell Mitchell and John Cappelletti...

That's when he stopped me and said my perspective was all wrong. It was nice having big name players at the skilled position... BUT it didn't matter unless you had good offensive linemen that could advance the line of scrimmage. I was embarrassed that I failed to mention a fraternity brother of mine (several years before my matriculation) - Dave Joyner, an offensive tackle for the Lions from 1969 to 1971 and was both a consensus All-American and an Academic All-American in 1971.

BUT his point was well taken, success in college football begins with the offensive line.

RIP Dr. Bob Hopkins:
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/news-journalonline/name/thomas-hopkins-obituary?pid=152041752
 

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Nobody else left on the schedule can move the ball like OSU does. That alone means we have a good chance to win out.

SC remaining healthy/improving health wise is VITAL. He's absolutely the key to the offense. Without a running game, he can't make a mistake though. That's a big ask vs the third most talented team in the country.

One thing I can say, none of the breaks went our way. Closest thing to a break we got was the misfire/wrong route on the one 4th down.

For all the kudos he gets, Day made some poor decisions tonight. His talent bailed him out.
Win out? You must be on narcotics. We will be lucky to not lose out? You think we are defeating either Michigan team? Rutgers? They just beat the mighty Fighting Illini on the road? Maryland just put 38 on the board and won? I will be happy to get to bowl eligible? But will we accept? Or “opt out” - you know there is still COVID out there…
 
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Win out? You must be on narcotics. We will be lucky to not lose out? You think we are defeating either Michigan team? Rutgers? They just beat the mighty Fighting Illini on the road? Maryland just put 38 on the board and won? I will be happy to get to bowl eligible? But will we accept? Or “opt out” - you know there is still COVID out there…
I think we go 7-5 maybe 8-4