September 11, 2009
Justin: Any way that this thing can go to OSU?
Daron: well, yes.Â Barkley = frosh
Justin: I think some fucktardedness from a true freshman is likely the mostly situation
Daron: Â Maybe a less experienced defense than last year’s lets something get by them? Special teams, perhaps?
Justin: also true
Daron: I mean, it’s not out of the realm of possibility, this tOSU winning thing. It’s just unlikely
Justin: If i’m OSU I absolutely blow up the L.O.S. Stop the run at all costs
Daron: Oh god yes.Â Â Force Barkley to beat you
Justin: 8-9 in the box.Â Â Always
Daron: Barkley, and his one receiver, whom you bracket
Justin: take the Virginia tech approach
Daron: I think if you’re USC, you get creative to avoid that sorta thing. I think you put Joe McKnight out wide at times
Daron: you use play action with a vengeance. Not for first downs, but for kill shots
Justin: yeah that OSU gave up an 85 yard pass to NAVY
Justin: i think repeated deep balls is a good way to go
Daron: and you know what
if you can engineer it in a week’s time
I think you work a wildcat/triple option package in
Justin: they could have some of that in there
Daron: I look for USC to get to the corners. Exercise some speed
Justin: try to pull the ole SEC?
Daron: yeah. Also, the Trojan pass rush is going to be important
Justin: Pryor will in fact do some stupid things, like take 20 yard sacks
Daron: Pryor can be monumentally stupid when under pressure, albeit untackleable
Daron: yes, but, he’s also near impossible to sack for anything LB sized or smaller
Justin: yes his 235ness is intimidating
Justin: methinks for OSU to win, their linebackers are gonna have to be real good.
Daron: I think, as a given, OSU’s defense is going to have to turn in a helluva performance, across the board to win. The LBs and S’s not biting on playaction being the key in my book.
Daron: Â not sure on this one.Â I don’t see it as a defensive struggle.Â Certainly not a Bama/VT game.Â I’m trying to create the game in my head a little bit… maybe something like 14-10 tOSU at halftime, but 30-21 USC final? Something like that?
Justin: i could see that
Justin: well lord knows i’m not going to pick Ohio.Â I’m thinking something close at halftime, with USC pulling away slightly towards the end. 31-17
Daron: I revise my prediction to 31-24, possibly 31-27; still Spoiled Children, though
Justin: duly noted