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rustinhieber42

There is now a Twitter account dedicated to shitting on Mike Sanford. https://twitter.com/fauxmikesanford?t=xoRgNYMsq8KCl7ZP_eM61Q&s=09


estDivisionChamps

Those stats they are dropping are rough. Would be a shame if someone still had to face the 2 best defenses on their schedule.


not_mantiteo

I haven’t compared stats but I can’t believe he’s worse than Brian Ferentz. It’s just we have an elite defense to keep us in games


AlloftheEethp

I don’t know whether this is true and I refuse to research it, but I agree.


Undertalefanboy43

Minnesota’s last 2 games will have combined scores of less than 25 lmao


[deleted]

Haven't seen him call one good game this year. Any sort of running success has come from us just being bigger and better than some average d-lines. PJ's a paradox to me. He's very innovative and willing to do some heterodox things with his program, but in other ways he's very conservative and unwilling to make difficult decisions: 1. Benching Tanner Morgan, even for a few series or quarter. 2. Mixing up play-calling responsibilities (i.e. letting Matt Simon call plays like the Auburn game) - Ohio State mixed up DC responsibilities midway through the season, and they have way more to lose than we do. 3. I'm very curious what made PJ fire Robb Smith but stay with Sanford here. Our program is at a much different point now with more at stake, nobody was really expecting him to kill it during that Robb Smith year. 4. Did I mention benching Tanner Morgan?


DFWSFO

On Robb Smith, he got us blown out in like 5 consecutive games. I hate Sanford too, but the offense hasn’t lost us that many games yet. PJ. was also in year 2 and probably was more receptive to quicker changes compared to today.


austinwer

Ciarrocca is literally a fucking analyst at WVU god we need to just cut Sanford and go get Kirk back


PeachesComesInACan

Kirk left twice in 3 years. He doesn't want to be here.


WeaknessOne9646

Kirk Ciarroca is looking for a job I believe. Gotta think Fleck reaches out to him after the season


crustang

how do we get one of these for Matt Millen?


spartyon15

Guys I think me and my dad are bad luck. We have been to 5 MSU away games now: 2011 Notre Dame (L) 2016 Maryland (L) 2018 Indiana (W) 2019 Wisconsin (L) and now 2021 Purdue (L)


PM_ME_YOUR_CATS_PAWS

Stay home. Pls.


captaingalaxy

STOP


2amcattlecall

I’m the same way for Ohio State with my dad. 1997 @UM (L) 1998 MSU (L) 2001 Outback Bowl (L) 2004 @ NW (L) 2014 VT (L) 2016 @PSU (L) 2017 @Iowa (L) Please reach out if you’d like to host me and my dad the next time the buckeyes are in town. I am undefeated at the B1G Championship game though with my friends in 2017, 2018, and 2019!


wolverine1819

So would you and your dad be interested in returning to the big house in little over two weeks


2amcattlecall

Depends on what you’re willing to offer


mostdope28

What’s the next game you’re attending? MSU vs Ohio state?


spartyon15

And go to Ohio *voluntarily*? Fuck no, the next one we were thinking about would be @Illinois next year


mostdope28

I’d like to buy you a ticket to the MSU/PSU game


btr5017

Thats a home game this year


mostdope28

Ah damn.


spartyon15

This season? Penn State is a home game and we go to all the home games anyway. If you mean next season then fuck it sure, if the pattern holds it'll be the next W anyways


mostdope28

Lol nvm then


mrooch

Thank you for your service


luis1972

We don't want to be here either. Some of us are just stuck here 😭


roekg

Bro if you need a place to stay for Happy Valley next year hmu


yousawthetimeknife

I'm sure I can wrangle some tickets for you in Columbus in a few weeks if you're interested. It's funny though, I've never been to a loss away from Ohio Stadium. 1996 Notre Dame, 2005 Michigan, 2006 Texas, 2013 Northwestern, and the 2014 Big Ten Title Game.


ztreHdrahciR

2013 OSU NW game broke my heart. Do you remember the weird sky before the game? It was like on fire. I took a bunch of pics but never backed them up so long gone.


yousawthetimeknife

We actually missed the beginning of the game. We were staying downtown in Chicago. My brother and his wife had come up to see us as well and we probably didn't leave ourselves enough time to travel. Especially once it started raining and the cabs became scarce and then the train was delayed 😂 It was a great atmosphere and game once we got there though.


Undertalefanboy43

Come to Madison whenever the Spartans even pls


chief_sitass

I hope you guys enjoyed our campus and Ross-Ade


spartyon15

Thanks man, I did like your guys campus it's nice. The food delivery robots blew my mind


TheReformedBadger

I’m currently 500 2010 Michigan (W) 2016 MSU (W) 2016 Michigan(L) 2017 Indiana (W) 2018 Michigan (L) 2018 PSU (L) 2019 OSU (L) 2021 Rutgers (W)


wolfmann99

I took my dad to like 5 purdue games, we're both alumni... First was the rose bowl, most recent was 2018 illinois where we finally won.


J_Fre22

In my, albeit, short visiting game experiences I’m 0-2 2019 Michigan (L) 2021 Purdue (L)


Nexus-9Replicant

Mel Tucker said they’ll be making changes to address our frustrating bend but don’t break defense. I’ll be interested to see what those changes are this weekend, especially since Maryland can pass.


CatInTheWallEhh

Unless they go and get new corners I can almost promise they aren’t fixing this in a week. If we give up less passing this week it’s because our pass rush gets home not because our corners who have been bad all year are suddenly better after a week of focusing in it


Nexus-9Replicant

I’m assuming the changes (if any) are going to be more schematic and game planning in nature rather than personnel.


paradigm_x2

Whats that sound? It's the... DELTA PACKAGE


Sorge74

Frankly might want to keep the bend not break....since our offense breaks in the end soon.


arrav21

Fortunately MSU is not playing September Maryland so… y’all should be set.


yousawthetimeknife

Lots of big games to be played, but I feel like we're trending towards Ohio State - Wisconsin again. Looking forward to Ohio State - Northwestern again in 2022.


not_mantiteo

And another year of second place Iowa. Fucking sigh.


yousawthetimeknife

I was/am hoping for Iowa. Get Purdue and Iowa this year and revenge for 2017 and 2018 in the span of 4 games.


not_mantiteo

We have to win out and Wisconsin has to drop a game against Nebraska… lol


ThisIsOurGoodTimes

I trust Nebraska to make the game very close and also find some way to not win. No matter what wisconsin does Nebraska will find a way to not capitalize


dchryst

I’m terrified about that one. Plus we can drop one to Minnesota, Purdue to Ohio state and long as you win out, youre golden.


parapooper3

damn I'm not even confident about winning out, not a chance Nebby beats Wisco.


Jock-Tamson

If you would like out of the rut, I am sure Darrell Hazell, Master Purveyor of Perspective, is available.


grantdotyea

Was really hoping for a Minnesota matchup in Indy (big Fleck fan). Then they played bowling green. *But* then Iowa fell off and they crawled their way back and looked like a they had a shot. Then they played Illinois.


yousawthetimeknife

I wanted Iowa, for 2017 reasons. But if they're not I wanted Minnesota or was hoping for a while that Purdue had enough juice to get there. Basically, I want all Big Ten teams to play in the title game before Michigan.


grantdotyea

Hahah yes that was deinfitely part of my motivation to root for the gophers too


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yousawthetimeknife

Man, I'd forgotten that. Bring back the turf guy!


scsnse

It’s most likely you guys in the East. There’s an outside chance I think that you limit MSU’s run game with that D-line and beat them, then we come out with a magical fire under our rear ends and somehow pull the upset. But that’s grasping at straws at this point.


Batosai20

Pretty sure Stroud will throw for a season high amount of yards against us.


yousawthetimeknife

Michigan still scares me. I have Post Traumatic Cooper Syndrome.


scsnse

Whats torture to me is being on the opposite side of that fence. I am just barely old enough to remember the peak of the Lloyd Carr era when we were the dominant team most of the time. Add in having a Boomer father who spoon fed me with tales of the good old days during the Ten Year War. I know he went to a game as a teenager in those days down in Columbus, and we pulled off the win and he had people throwing stuff at his car with Michigan plates all the way back home.


Elegante0226

Are you me? First Michigan teams I clearly remember were 2002 and on. Dad went to Michigan during the schembechler era. I heard all the stories and have all the good childhood memories of us beating up on OSU. And now....this.


scsnse

Moreso 2000 for me. But I can definitely relate. My dad wasn’t an alumnus though, however my aunt is.


yousawthetimeknife

I turned 18 in 2000. The games I remember from growing up are all Cooper. For me, it won't ever be enough. 100 in a row would feel just as good as 2001 did. Sorry 😂


Hossflex

I’m the exact same age wise. Grew up assuming Michigan would win The Game until Tressel came along. Hell I remember the rumblings growing for Lloyd Carr after his first two years were sub par and that was after beating heavily favored OSU twice.


TerrenceJesus8

Well hopefully things turn and you start to remember the Cooper days a bit better lol


Sfreeman1

I like straws.


mdaniel018

We match up really well against MSU. The front 4 should be able to slow down Walker, and MSU is just terrible against the pass, and Ohio State has the most dangerous passing attack in the conference by far.


dchryst

Hello purple voodoo my old friend


Undertalefanboy43

The least favorite game on the schedule every year no matter how bad or good they actually are


halfman_halfboat

Word on the street is that Mel Tucker is getting a big fat extension. Hell yea baby!


runningwaffles19

Feels dirty to root for Northwestern... but here we are


SchpartyOn

Rico Beard (MSU insider) on 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit is saying MSU is giving Tucker an extension and a raise that will be near $7m, nearer to $8m per year including incentives.


ottopivnr

If Purdue wins this week , how could the committee deny a team that had beaten 3 top 4 teams a place in the playoff?


roekg

I don't think this is totally serious, but if Purdue wins this week, the Big Ten might not make the playoffs unless a Michigan team wins out.


ahHeHasTrblWTheSnap

Committee isn’t ready for 10-3 Wisconsin in the playoff 😈


messiestbessie

Went to Lincoln last week. Surprised by the pure ambivalence toward Iowa and the pure disgust toward Colorado (among older fans).


royallex

Big Ten has been trying to manufacture rivalries since the realignment to West and East (i.e. Maryland vs. Penn State). Nebraska vs. Iowa seems like it should become a bigger rivalry, but it feels forced at the moment. The true rivalry week games are: Michigan vs. Ohio State Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Indiana vs. Purdue Illinois vs. Northwestern With the rest filling out the schedule. Given time, it can become a true rivalry like the above games. Unlike the East, which has a bigger problem with rivalry games outside of The Game


Alex_butler

Yea I’d say our rivalry with Iowa is pretty big due to deciding the division a lot of years. I wouldn’t say I care as much about Iowa as the axe though that’s for sure. I think I respect Iowa more.


parapooper3

Personally, I think the opposite that the rivalry is not very big, due to being so incredibly one sided. I think Iowa has won twice in the last decade? And once during covid, which barely counts. I have too much respect for Wisconsin to talk shit in a rival-like way, unlike Nebraska or Iowa state that I feel in my blood


Alex_butler

Yea I mean it’s been maybe a little more skewed to one side results wise but the games are almost always hard fought and close. Again I respect you guys so I too wouldn’t talk shit in a rival like way, but winning the game and trophy does mean a lot. Wisconsin has 3 trophy cases that perfectly fit our 3 trophies that players have to walk by everytime they leave the lockerroom to go to the field so I imagine it’s very motivating to see one of those cases empty. Luckily the Nebraska trophy has never left and the axe has left only once in the last 17 years


dchryst

Id throw Minnesota vs Iowa and Iowa vs Wisconsin on there myself


Whisperknife

The Triangle of Hate demands blood.


royallex

Right, I was just listing games actually played on rivalry week


Pinewood74

He said "rivalry week," so with Minnesota vs. Wisconsin already there, neither one of those really "count" towards what he was discussing.


dchryst

Woof misread that one. I was gonna say I think he’s missing a fair bit of these


messiestbessie

Agree with the forced rivalries. Though I went to Iowa City in 2017 and a bunch of people were gleefully shitting on Nebraska like the hate was real.


candycaneforestelf

The haw-keye are a contentious people with plenty of hate to spread around. They can bring themselves to hate Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa State as rivals simultaneously. What's adding one more like Nebraska to the mix? Source: am expert on a people hating multiple schools simultaneously. We hate Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and all the other D1 hockey state schools in Minnesota simultaneously with ease.


AlloftheEethp

We don’t hate Wisconsin but we respect them. Most of us have no strong feelings about Minnesota one way or the other, although some older Iowa fans feel strongly about you.


notanamateur

We don’t give AF about Minnesota honestly. Not even in our top 3 rivalries and I might honestly put northwestern as 4


messiestbessie

I had no idea how much people hated Iowa.


candycaneforestelf

We here in the West of the Big Ten can be pretty contentious folk.


estDivisionChamps

They hate Northwestern too.


candycaneforestelf

Do they actually, or is that in the same way Wisconsin does where they hate the voodoo Fitz has bottled up at Ryan Field?


AlloftheEethp

We don’t actually hate Northwestern, we just hate losing to Northwestern.


notanamateur

I hate northwestern a lot more than minnesota


LegendOfPokemon1

Don’t forget about Michigan vs MSU


apadin1

They specifically said rivalry week


LegendOfPokemon1

Ah my bad


apadin1

I don’t even know if I would put Illinois/Northwestern here. I live in Champaign and I’ve never met anyone who gives a damn about NW; their big games are Michigan and Wisconsin


miversen33

Penn State v Iowa was/is shaping up to be a rivalry game. The B1G sucks for not letting it continue. To Nebraska, I don't see them as rivals, they just irritate me. Having moved to Omaha a few years ago made it so much worse. Always hearing about how they don't belong in the B1G, how this is the year they're going to the Natty, how much better than Iowa they are this year, etc. They're not rivals, my experience with their fans sucks so I don't like them. Fuck Nebraska


rockstar8000

We don’t like Iowa. But we hate Colorado and they hate us.


LDWfan

Illinois fans hate Iowa too, but that’s more of a basketball thing than football. It would be amazing to beat them in football too though


notanamateur

I certainly don’t like Illinois bball fans after last year. Don’t really hate the team though


arrav21

I was in Lincoln for our game and the absolute disgust toward Texas and Colorado was great to hear about.


budd222

Everyone in the big ten hates Iowa I'm pretty sure


BaconWrappedRaptor

If you were at the last game at Boulder, you’d understand. We were *literally* laughed off campus. A frat had basically set up bleachers in front of their house to point and ridicule the Husker fans leaving the stadium. Multiple times my group had shit thrown at us. Fuck the Buffs


Danulas

I'm excited for the Purdue Ohio State game. Coming into the season, we all penciled this game in as a loss, but with how the two teams have been playing, it could get exciting. It's a pretty low-stakes game for Purdue given the fact that they're already bowl eligible and that they need a ton of help to make the title game even if they do win out. I'm not expecting a win, but I think it'll be a fun watch.


ThisIsOurGoodTimes

You wouldn’t need too much help. You need the winner of if the axe to lose another game. So Nebraska over wisconsin or Iowa over Minnesota


Danulas

Minnesota over Wisconsin seems unlikely with how good Wisconsin's run defense is and putting my faith in Nebraska seems like setting myself up for disappointment.


ThisIsOurGoodTimes

lol ok that’s fair then. I’m with you on Nebraska


davarino1

This was an unprovoked attack. Entirely accurate, but an unprovoked attack nontheless.


MankillingMastodon

attack or wisdom. any faith in nebraska always leads to disappointment for the past 20 years


anaximander8

Think they’d need Minnesota to beat Wisconsin as we have the tie breakers over Iowa and Purdue already


ThisIsOurGoodTimes

They lost to both Minnesota and wisconsin already. So they’d need them both to have 3 conference losses. One of them is guaranteed 3 due playing each other. So just needs the winner of that to lose another one


birthdaycakefog

Jahan Dotson is the best WR in the country. Please respect our decision, we will not be taking questions at this time.


bucksandbeer

Man does the big ten have some amazing receiver talent this year Wonder what the record for most first round receivers by a conf is in one year (gotta be a mix of bama and lsu players for sec I’m guessing) Should be 4 minimum this year I think


Hooch_Pandersnatch

Olave, Wilson, Dotson, and Bell are your four I’m guessing?


TreySermonGrin

Fryfogle should go pretty early too


bucksandbeer

Yep


AlloftheEethp

> Man does the big ten have some amazing receiver talent this year Is it possible to learn this power?


miversen33

Yes the blight of the forward pass can be learned and mastered by heathens who wish to do so. Fortunately Father Kirk knows better and we do not partake in such fuckery


ThisIsOurGoodTimes

3 last year for sure and I think 3 the year before just between Bama and lsu. That’s off the top of my head Jefferson and chase from lsu Waddle, Jeudy, smith, ruggs from Bama


LovieBeard

Treylon Burks from Arkansas should also go in the first


luis1972

He's the best WR in college history ^^except ^^those ^^that ^^were ^^better


Alex_butler

Agreed


not_mantiteo

But have you seen Bell vs Iowa?


birthdaycakefog

Please refer to the second part of my statement.


messiestbessie

There’s a good chance David Bell matches Dotson’s season totals against us on Saturday. Out of pure spike and Purdue dark magic


Danulas

David Bell already has more yards than Dotson and Bell has played one less game.


messiestbessie

As in… gets **all** of Dotson’s totals **in** one game


Danulas

Oh gotcha. Yeah I could see that happening


Alex_butler

It’s been a rough year for RB depth in our room, the season beginning top 3 are all done. I feel gutted for Chez. Braelon has been our best back though and it’s time for him to step up even more. Third year Julius Davis is who I’ve been wanting to succeed so badly since he arrived and I think now might be his chance to step up.


minneapple79

I really hope you are right about Davis. I think all Badger fans have just been waiting for something from him.


Alex_butler

Yea I dont know if he’ll be good or not but he’s going to get his chance to now it looks like


Fuckhavingausername

Penn state bad


Loki240SX

First of all, how dare you Second, Michigan bad


potterpockets

You make good points.


Loki240SX

I trust you will prove my point in a couple weeks


arrav21

But if losing to Ohio State means you’re bad, and Penn State has already lost to Ohio State, doesn’t that = Penn State bad? 🤔


Loki240SX

It's a spectrum


bucksandbeer

This is how you rebuttal Where did you study law?


NachoManRandySnckage

I’m worried the injuries have decimated the team beyond repair. I really wouldn’t be surprised if MSU ends up 8-5


PM_ME_YOUR_CATS_PAWS

So many broken hands. What the fuck are they doing up in EL


Spigmoid

Choppin’


SchpartyOn

They just keep doing it!


Batosai20

I think we can still hang with Maryland this weekend and I'd imagine we're competitive for our bowl game. I think we drop the OSU game, not sure how I feel about the Penn State game yet (they've got some head scratching performances). I'd go 9-4 or 10-3 as more likely tbh.


Rotishery

If that’s true, why are msu fans so upset with the CFP rankings? Honest question, if you think the first 8 games were smoke and mirrors, and they think something along those lines too, doesn’t that mean the ranking is correct?


spartyon15

It's not that the first 8 games were smoke and mirrors, it's just that the team available to us right now isn't the same one that started 8-0


radoncdoc13

Because the rankings should be based on performance to date, not anticipated future performance


CatInTheWallEhh

Bro did you even read the comment? How did you get that our team is really banged up right now = all those wins are smoke and mirrors lol


Rotishery

I don’t follow msu that closely, are all those injuries new? I don’t remember anyone going down in our game Per this article it doesn’t seem like you’re down that many guys? Just a couple playing banged up, but it’s November that’s true of any team. https://amp.freep.com/amp/6346346001


spartyon15

Nailor (very good starting WR) went down somewhere around the end of the 1st half vs you guys, looks like he broke a couple fingers. Charles Brantley (CB that gets lots of playing time, made game-winning INT vs you guys) went down with what appears to be a season ending injury vs Purdue, Matt Carrick (solid backup OL) went down with a season ending injury suffered in practice before UM game, Jarrett Horst (starting OL) may or may not even be with the team anymore, played vs UM but not Purdue. A few impact players in a 2 week span


spartyon15

On top of the injuries, one of the main insiders on the paid boards said Horst left the program so there's that too. He did later delete the comment, not sure if that's due to the info ending up being wrong or just that he wasn't actually supposed to reveal that


zwolff94

My thoughts on some of this weeks matchups * Michigan State comes back for a big win over Maryland likely covering the spread. * Ohio State won't loose to Purdue (sorry Spoilermakers) but won't cover * [email protected] Iowa and [email protected] Penn State are both going to be close, I think give the advantage to the home team in both matchups but if both road teams win I won't be surprised.


Benyeti

David Bell is gonna mop the floor with our defense. Thank God the Purdue defense also bad. Should be a shootout


PeachesComesInACan

Purdue's defense is actually sneaky good. 16th in scoring defense (6th in Big Ten) and 26th in total defense (5th in Big Ten). 3rd best pass defense in the Big Ten too.


bucksandbeer

Just keep him out of the end zone multiple times and we should be able to survive Expecting 200 yards for sure tho


Hooch_Pandersnatch

Purdue’s run game is horrific. I feel good doubling Bell all day with Burke and a safety, and daring Purdue to beat us with their other receivers.


The_Good_Constable

He's a great receiver, don't get me wrong. But he's also had several games this season where he's been a non-factor. Our safety's stink, but we have two really good corners. I don't see him doubling his weekly average like some of you are predicting. Despite all those yards, he's only got 5 TD catches this year. Three of which were against UConn. Again, great player, but no need to be fatalistic.


ThisIsOurGoodTimes

I’m hoping we can hold Purdue under 400 total yards. David bell will probably have 200+ receiving and 2tds but if we can limit our turnovers and actually score tds in the redzone I think we’ll be ok. Our offense will put up over 500 yards it’s just a matter of turning those yards into points


ZusunicStudio

Our defense is actually pretty good this year. Turns out Bob Diaco is fucking terrible


arrav21

I think the Michigan/Penn State matchup thread was interesting. The votes were very close, but there was a lot of Penn State chest-thumping in the thread I noticed. I don’t know if it’s warranted when Penn State has lost to Iowa (one of the most anemic offenses in the conference), Illinois, need i say more? And wasn’t Maryland/Penn State tied 14-14 in the fourth and a pick six padded the score some? Like don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s a lock by any means for Michigan (and understand the importance of Clifford’s health), but given the past few games I was a little surprised by the confidence coming from the Penn State crowd.


Alex_butler

As a neutral fan Clifford got hurt against Iowa if he’s healthy they easily win. There’s an argument for him not being fully healthy against Illinois too. Luckily it’s decided on the field this weekend.


DarkLegend64

After the first 3 weeks of the season, if you had told me that OSU would be the last B1G team still undefeated in conference play at this point in the season, I wouldn't have believed you.


dchryst

I think everyone else would’ve


AwfulLeaguePlayer

Yeah, OSU isn't some charity case team. They're loaded with talent. You could compose a team of the best Big Ten players at every position not playing on OSU and it would still be less talented than OSU per 247


iwearatophat

There is a not insignificant portion of our fan base that is going mental this season. Seeing calls for Day to be fired or at least give up his playcalling duties.


anaximander8

Uh who exactly do they want to replace Day? Frost?


iwearatophat

Hell if I know. They just think Day isn't getting it done and we need to move on.


TerrenceJesus8

Every team has idiot fans, but Michigan and Ohio State seem to have more


Steakman765

Indiana going for that first Big Ten win in front of 12,000 fans should be a good one.


mallison945

If Northwestern could play Wisconsin as hard as they play Iowa that would be greattttt.


BaconWrappedRaptor

I’m finding myself feeling legitimately relieved when my team doesn’t play on a given weekend. Can’t suffer yet another agonizingly close lose when you have a bye lol