Friday, October 26, 2007
Chaplain: You wanted to see me, General?
Patton: Oh, yes, Chaplain. I'm sick and tired of Third Army having to fight the Germans, the Supreme Command, no gasoline, and now this ungodly weather. I want a prayer... a weather prayer.
Chaplain: A weather prayer, sir?
Patton: Yes, let's see if you can't get God working with us on this thing.
Chaplain: It'll take a pretty thick rug for that kind of praying.
Patton: I don't care if it takes a flying carpet.
Chaplain: I don't know how this is going to be received, General. Praying for good weather so we can kill our fellow man?
Patton: I assure you, sir, because of my intimate relations with the Almighty, if you write a good prayer, we'll have good weather. I expect that prayer within an hour.
Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee of Thy great goodness to restrain this immoderate weather with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee, that armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory and crush the wickedness and oppression of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen.
The weather's perfect. Cod, get me that chaplain. He stands in good with the Lord, and I want to decorate him.
--General Patton, the day after the Weather Prayer worked
- Attack early and often. Against Iowa And Wisconsin, we brought pressure multiple times from the LBs rushing outside the DEs. It worked wonders.
- Create turnovers
- Justin King will reestablish himself. Word on the street is that he is still trying to shake off the shoulder injury he incurred from the ND game.
- Sciorotto pulls a Lowry and intercepts Boeckman in OSU territory. PSU fake pitch D-Will off-tackle right, Morelli to Golden for a TD.
- Maurice Evans snorts tiger blood; De-spleens Boeckman.
What I pray for on offense
- Morelli keeps up his play. Just solid quarterbacking.
- With the loss of Hahn, I just don't see us going for over 120 on the ground. If we do, we win.
- Keep it to two turnovers or less, none inside our 30.
- Keep Lawlor in the backfield for blocking. We are depleted on the line with Lucian and Shaw being questionable for the game.
- No short passes over the middle.
- MRob to be on the sidelines (SF is in their bye week).
This is the Achilles heel for the Buckeyes. They know it, we know it. We need a big play on special teams. This can be in the form of Kelly not missing a kick, or Wallace/King giving us great field position. It can even be just not letting up a big return. I just know we need something out of them this week akin to last week, sans the lengthy Indiana punt return.
I have no clue how these teams are going to react to each other. It is nice that PSU has adopted a less-conservative approach in the last 3 games, but the fact that Illinois and Indiana both put up points on us still unnerves me. Will PSU continue to pass on first down? Will we try to pressure Boeckman? Will our O-line be able to hold back the formidable OSU front 7?
My random, clueless predicitons
OSU has 4 false start penalties. Anthony Morelli goes 24-40, 210 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT. Kinlaw/Royster go for 145 yards on the ground. Penn State wins the battle of the LBs again.
PSU 24 OSU 16
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
- The Pennsylvania State University
- The Ohio State University
If brevity is your thing
- Penn State
- Ohio State
- Penn State
- THE......OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
- Brutus Buckeye
- The Nittany lion
What the hell is....?
- A Nittany Lion
- A Buckeye?
- 107,282 (110,753 record)
- Anyone but Michigan
- Anyone including Michigan
big advantage: OSU
- Rolled up pants and black shoes. Coke-bottle glasses. Old-school Moxie.
- Sweater Vests
- In the cow pastures as far as one can stagger.
- Local Hotel
- Bags of urine, Eagles and Steelers fans, lack of port-o-johns.
- OSU fans, Columbus
- Yins. Yuhns. Stillers. Iggles.
- Midwestern Drawl
- Not historically
advantage: OSU by a nose
- Extremely high
- Extremely low
- Extremely low
- Extremely High
- Poz, Connor, Shaw, Lee
- Laurinitis, Hawk
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
- Anthony Morelli, the offensive line the running game. Jay and Galen have these guys firing on all cylinders, and the play calling still is refreshing. The only caveat here is the 3 FGs in the second half, all from the goal line. Do NOT make FGs a habit within the ten yard line. Look what happenned to the Eagles yesterday.
- We won a close game on the road. We have accomplished neither of those two this season.
- Maurice Evans. This guy is an absolute terror. And is a sophmore.
- The rest of the d-line. No pressure from anywhere but Evans.
- Our defensive strategy. They passed 48 times. I would say 24 of them, we played the run. As a result, Indiana aired it out and torched us.
- Justin King. He got straight beaten. I understand that he was covering a 6-7" force of nature, and the QB had the brains to throw the jump ball (a la the Randy Moss method), but he is relying on just his presence near the receiver to discourage the pass attempt in his direction.
- We finally got the full-blown injury bug. Losing Hahn could be a devastating blow for the running game. Additionally, he is a senior, and he shredded his ACL. That is not the way for a guy who plays so hard to end his career. It just isn't fair.
- Losing Odrick with a broken ankle for the season. 6'5" DTs with ability are rare. Luckily, we have very competant reserves in Abe Koroma, McKeown, etc. Additionally, he will be back next season.
- The reffing. Or as all call it, "The Effing".