2019 B1G Football Thread: You know who else told everyone to wear white and stay clean cut?

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  1. Jimmy the Saint

    Jimmy the Saint It's like the Weimar Republic in that place
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    We’re taking a gap year. See you in 2020.
     
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  2. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    This is the year Rutgers finally turns the corner!!
     
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  3. Soup

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    We will be improved. Schedule is much easier. 8/9 wins and a bowl game.
     
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  4. hoebekec

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    Which way is the end zone?
     
  5. Corch

    Corch Hey Joe Rogan, is it almost lunch time?
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    The Husks are the heavy favorite for the OSU road blowout loss
     
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  6. Sex Fuckhead

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    If we are on the same trajectory as UCF during Frost’s rebuild then we will be 10-2.

    GO BIG RED
     
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  7. Soup

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    From your mouth to God’s ears.
     
  8. Soup

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    I think this is very possible too. I think OSU and Wisconsin will be the only two games we’re underdogs.
     
  9. Emma

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  10. M'ark Pepperonio

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    FUCK

    do we have to?
     
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  11. Vinegar Strokes

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    Will Harbaugh and Michigan los to OSU again?
     
  12. DayDomination

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  13. marcus

    marcus Sex with old ladies for money aaaand bear traps.
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    This is the best
     
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  14. teel

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    When your team gets tagged but it's just to start the new thread

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. MG2

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    This is sad to see
     
  16. ButchCassidy

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  17. HotMic

    HotMic Mr So-and-So
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    Chuckle every time I scroll past this.
     
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  18. herb.burdette

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    Nebraska will have to find some sick kids to wave at us from a hospital above the stadium or find a cancer stricken superfan.

    Everyone knows the Iowa/Purdue blueprint to beat Ohio State.
     
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  19. Corch

    Corch Hey Joe Rogan, is it almost lunch time?
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    I don't know what you're talking about
     
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  20. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    We’re the OGs of such things.
     
  21. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    Releasing a bunch of red balloons isn’t going to get you there.
     
  22. hood b. goode

    hood b. goode wearin cowboy clothes, call that ranch dressing
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  23. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    We had a cancer kid years ago. There's a foundation and everything.
     
  24. Bo Pelinis

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    And our kicker died.
     
  25. Bo Pelinis

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    I guess what I'm saying is that we're going to have to step outside the box if we're going to compete here.
     
  26. BWC

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    *punter
     
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  27. herb.burdette

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    Was that before or after the 2011 Bauserman game? You may not be able to use the same one twice.
     
  28. herb.burdette

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    Our punter kills opponents with his humor.

     
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  29. backinblack23

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    We are ready to be disappointed once again, our defense should be among the best in the conference again but our offense will be productive just enough to get us 8 wins and probably knock off a top 15 team along the way.
     
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  30. bro

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    Hockenson going to the NFL?
     
  31. Bo Pelinis

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    Looks like Jack ran for a TD on our defense in the 2013 spring game (haha who hasn't am I right).
     
  32. Rabid

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    Did you miss Purdue’s bowl game?

    So did they.
     
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  33. PSU12

    PSU12 The Grand Experiment
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    West is gonna be a dogfight in 2019. Feels like everyone is gonna be projected at 7-8 wins except Illinois.

    I expect big jumps for Nebraska and Minny
     
  34. backinblack23

    backinblack23 Bang Biscut
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    People are guessing it’s a 50/50 chance, he was quoted saying the decision has kept him up at night for a few weeks, I really hope he doesn’t cause if he goes we have no real proven passing threat.
     
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  35. portlandspartan

    portlandspartan Well-Known Member

    MSU has been saving all the touchdown plays for next season. Get ready for some d s’ing
     
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  36. backinblack23

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    I can see Nebraska making a big jump to 8-4 9-3 but I just don’t see Minnesota improving that much, especially if their wr goes to the draft.
     
  37. PSU12

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    Thought Minny was a young team that was returning a ton? Rabid mtsucalico85

    Seems like Purdue is going to take a step back in 2019 before Brohm rebounds again with the talent he's bringing in.
     
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  38. Fudd VanVleet

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    Football is a barbaric pastime that only ruffians play.
     
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  39. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    We’re screwed.
     
  40. mtsucalico85

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    Our entire offense returns outside of two of our OL (Greene and Weyler, and Greene didn't play in the bowl game) and an H-Back type or two, and we'll have Smith and Brooks back from injury to go along with Ibrahim to give us a nice group of 3 at RB. It isn't a done deal, but it seems more likely than not that Johnson will return for his senior year. Who starts at QB between Morgan, Annexstad, and incoming freshman Jacob Clark will be our biggest question on offense.

    We lose a little more on defense, with Cashman and Jacob Huff our biggest losses, but we will get Winfield back from injury. And we'll have a full year of Rossi as our DC instead of Rob Smith. Our safety play outside of Winfield is my largest concern on this side of the ball.
     
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  41. Rabid

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    I need a baseline, improving from Illinois/Maryland/Neb or Wisc/Pur/GT performances? We were widely divergent on our performances, as Bill Connelly pointed out, in 6 games our advanced metrics looked like Georgia and in the other 6 they looked like UConn. I certainly don’t expect to be the team we were in our best games but our floor should be higher.

    We started 8 freshman, 1 sophomore, 1 junior and 1 senior on offense in the bowl game and the other senior that generally started missed about 3-4 games so this was pretty typical. I would be surprised if our offense didn’t improve even if Tyler Johnson left (which I don’t expect) just by getting stronger and more reps and getting Rodney Smith & Shannon Brooks back.

    I’m not sure what to expect from the D. We suddenly became a really good D when we switched DCs from 43 ppg allowed to 14 ppg allowed against B1G opponents & GT) but it’s hard to believe we can maintain that level with more film on us.

    Our schedule is favorable next year too (replace @ OSU with home vs PSU and Ind home with @ Rutgers and switch @ Maryland to a home game). I would have set the 2018 O/U at 5.5 and at present I would set 2019 at 7.5 and I’d be disappointed at not getting 8 wins.
     
  42. Blu Tang Clan

    Blu Tang Clan Whose moronic idea was it to order dry beers?
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    Defense will take a step back (from its first 11 games, not the shit-fest that was the last two). Having LaVert Hill return at corner was an unexpected surprise, hopefully between him, Ambry Thomas and our horde of true/redshirt freshmen we'll be solid at corner (Brandon Watson is also gone, sorry Ohio State). Safety might actually be a strength for once, with Metellus and Dax Hill back there and Kinnel (another Buckeye victim) gone. Losing Bush at LB will be the toughest loss to overcome -- the way he'd close on guys in the second level really bailed our defense out and the Florida game was perfect example of what could happen without that element. Should be alright at defensive end even without Gary and Winovich (Paye and Hutchinson got a lot of experience and Uche will be back as the pass-rush specialist), but we desperately need one of our freshmen to step up at DT. Losing Solomon sucked.

    On offense, we have great weapons to throw to (DPJ, Collins and Black at WR and Eubanks at TE) and a capable quarterback to do it, but our playcalling will probably be shitty and squander matchup advantages. The OL, while not elite by any means, improved last year and should be better as we have five guys returning with significant starting experience. We need an RB to step up to replace Higdon -- Evans is a third-down back, Wilson is a walk-on with a limited ceiling, and Turner is inexperienced. Hopefully Zach Charbonnet avoids the highly-rated Michigan running back curse and becomes the man by midseason.

    Our schedule is very backloaded next year. Army in Week 2 will be annoying and starting the Big Ten season at Camp Randall is tough, but the last six weeks sees us play at Penn State (Oct. 19), a weird mid-to-late-season nonconference game with Notre Dame (Oct. 26), Michigan State (Nov. 16) and Ohio State (Nov. 30). Having all the rivals at home will be nice (along with having Iowa come to Ann Arbor in early October), but unless we join the 1990s in offensive philosophy (much less the 21st century) we're bound to squander that advantage.
     
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  43. JC

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    What is with the scheduling date of the Notre Dame game?!? That is a weird time of year for a Big Ten out of conference game.
     
  44. Blu Tang Clan

    Blu Tang Clan Whose moronic idea was it to order dry beers?
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    We were supposed to play Arkansas in Week 3 before we opted out of that home-and-home to play ND. Notre Dame plays at Georgia Week 3, so Oct. 26 was the other date that both schools had open. Makes for a weird schedule -- we start with Middle Tennessee and Army at home, have a bye in Week 3, then start B1G play at Wisconsin.
     
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  45. dukebuckeye

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    In b4 the lock!
     
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  46. backinblack23

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    I do see Minnesota improving but not a drastic jump to something like 10-2 or 11-1. I do see you guys winning 8-9 games next year as long as your QB play improves. Thats the only reason I said Minnesota won't be dramatic improvement. I see the West being a struggle between 4 teams, Iowa, Northwestern, Wisky and Nebby will all have a say in who wins it.
     
  47. herb.burdette

    herb.burdette Meet me at the corner of 8th and Worthington
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    For Ohio State, we’re just waiting until QB Haskins declares. If he stays, we’ll make a run at Alabama. If not, it all depends upon unknown Tate Martell at QB (possibly Justin Fields if the stars align).

    JK Dobbins is back, with two 1000 yard seasons at RB.

    We lose Campbell, Dixon, and McLaurin at WR, probably will have KJ Hill declare early too. Austin Mack, Ben Victor, and Olave return. Tons of young talent here waiting to play.

    All TEs are back. Farrell became a weapon as the year wore on.

    The OL should be solid. We lose Isiah Prince RT, Malcolm Pridgeon LG, and Demetrius Knox RG, but all three hit their ceiling. Knox got hurt late in the year and Wyatt Davis replaced him (played well). Neil Petite Frere should replace Prince. Brandon Bowen was a 2017 starter who missed 2018 and returns. Josh Alabi also played a lot, including some spot starts due to injury. We have decent depth.

    5/11 starters return, assuming Haskins and Hill both declare.

    Defense has to improve. Everyone in the DL two deep returns except DT Dremont Jones. They were good in 2018 and should be great in 2019.

    LB was a dumpster fire in 2018. Everyone returns. Desperately hoping their position coach does not (best man from Urban Meyer’s wedding).

    DBs were really good at times and had big lapses at others. Freshmen CB Okudah and freshman S White played fantastic in the Rose Bowl. White was MVP. No one yet has declared early. We return the entire two deep if no one does.

    Should have 10/11 starters returning on defense.

    Kicker and punter return. Punter will be a Ray Guy finalist.
     
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  48. PSU12

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    We’re going to suck. And when we don’t suck, we will squander the lead in the 4th quarter.

    HTH
     
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