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OSU vs. LSU in terms of team speed

The times are from an OSU fan who plucked them from, but 40 times are arguably irrelevant if not inaccurate for the most part. LSU only has a clear advantage in terms of speed at QB, since Boeckman is no Flynn or Perrilloux, but a decent runner when need be.

Nevertheless ESPN and CBS analysts will mention team speed and of course not have anything to back it up.

And no one forgets OSU won a championship on the back of Slo-Mo Clarett.

created by charlatan on Dec 05, 2007 at 11:02:26 pm     Comments: 5

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Forget the speed issue.

LSU has great athletes and is loads of fun to watch, but they can't tackle and leak way too many yards and points. Beanie Wells runs for 150-160 yards and Ohio State wins. And, I'm no OSU fan.

posted by McCaskey on Dec 06, 2007 at 12:02:50 pm     #  

This is setting up similar to 2002, when everyone was drooling over Miami (I think they were a 14 point favorite). We'll continue to hear everyone bash the Big 10 until the game. Hopefully, Tressel will use the underdog mentality (combined with last year's blowout) to create a chip on the team's shoulder.

posted by Chris99 on Dec 06, 2007 at 01:40:56 pm     #  

The SEC Big Ten thing is more of a Mason Dixon thing. And who do they have as far as pro teams? Miami, Jax, NewO, Atl... now wonder why college fball is everything.

The Miami OSU game was one of the greatest games and one of the ugliest. Between McGahee's knee being snapped, late questionable pass interference calls, Jenkins pushing off on 4th down... it was a coin toss towards the end.

At least Tressel went out there to win. Coker left (current NFL star) Frank Gore on the sidelines to keep his redshirt (he went pro after his junior year anyway) when McGahee went down. He was ahead of McGahee on the depth chart at season's beginning.

Tressel brought the house and Clarett probably played the best game ever by an OSU player.

posted by charlatan on Dec 06, 2007 at 04:23:43 pm     #  

I thought Gore had a season-ending injury, which opened the door for McGahee?

posted by Chris99 on Dec 06, 2007 at 08:53:47 pm     #  

It was Gore, Geathers, McGahee. Geathers became a wideout.

Gore was healthy enough to return for the NC game. His freshman year he had 9+ yard rushing average behind Clinton Portis who left school early) Instead they settled on Jason Geathers (drafted 3rd and cut by the Bengals) and Jarret Payton (Walter's son, who last played with the Titans).

Gore was a legit backup to McGahee if not better. I think Coker was playing for the future, believing his own hype.

posted by charlatan on Dec 06, 2007 at 10:23:01 pm     #