Daily Bullets

Kyle Porter —  September 18, 2012 — 12 Comments

Yesterday was the most viewed Bullets ever on PFB…by a lot. Was it the Lincoln movie? The Jenni Carlson article?

This week it was like make it, take it. (NewsOK)

This is an excellent breakdown of Saturday’s game by Gina. (NewsOK)

Tony Allen is one of the best follows on Twitter? Duh. (h/t @kevindeshazo) (Sports Illustrated)

Monken is entering mid-season form. And the idea of Randle in the Wildcowboy? I don’t hate it. (NewsOK)

This is correct, as a fan it’s frustrating to be in the dark about Lunt but it’s the right call. (O’Colly)

Cool pic of Weeden here, plus Browns fans are getting more excited. (Dawgs By Nature)

Great pics of the Louisiana game here. (Nielsen Network)

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BlogPoll Week 3

Kyle Porter —  September 17, 2012 — 10 Comments

NCAA Football: Southern California at Stanford

Welcome to Week 3 of the blogpoll, my objective (OSU isn’t ranked!) if not incomplete (gotta be honest, haven’t seen Louisville take one snap) look at the college football landscape.

Full poll after the jump.

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10 More Thoughts On Louisiana

Kyle Porter —  September 17, 2012 — 20 Comments

NCAA Football: UL Lafayette at Oklahoma StatePhoto Attribution: US Presswire

1. I included this in the Twitter roundup of the game but I felt like it deserved its own space here as well. Might be the tweet of the year so far…

2. Just to reiterate: OSU put up more yards than it ever has in its football history with a backup QB who couldn’t even finish a practice last season because his right arm wasn’t up to it. I think this team’s system is here to stay.

3. After Lunt went down and I took 20 shots of bourbon sat void of emotions at my computer for 10 minutes, the only thought I had for the next quarter was “but at least we figured out the punt return situation!” Really though, how much more do we trust David Glidden than, well, anyone else on this roster to return punts?

4. Gundy Badger making another appearance last night with a 38-0 “I don’t give a crap, I’m the reigning Big 12 champ!” second quarter onside kick. So that was nice. It looked like Hudspeth got a little chippy with him after the game but I also read into postgame handshakes like I’m Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest so maybe not…

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Daily Bullets

Kyle Porter —  September 17, 2012 — 14 Comments

Playing those video games! Interesting article here on Tracy Moore. (NewsOK)

Robert Allen says Lunt’s injury isn’t as bad as it seemed. (Scout)

Not sure who this Scott Wright guy is but good football note book here. Who’s more happy about Bill Young being back: Bill Young or OSU fans? Toss up. (NewsOK)

Monken with a great line here. (SoundCloud)

I have a new goal over the next two weeks… (ESPN)

I’m so enamored with the air raid. (NewsOK)

I want one of these. (Twitter)

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The Louisiana Game On Twitter

Kyle Porter —  September 16, 2012 — 6 Comments

One thing I love is reading Twitter during OSU games. It’s equal parts fascinating, entertaining, and frustrating. I collected a plethora of these tweets from beat writers, bloggers, former players, and fans and compiled them for you.

So here’s how the Louisiana game played out on Twitter Saturday night…

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Superlatives: Louisiana

Kyle Porter —  September 16, 2012 — 5 Comments

NCAA Football: UL Lafayette at Oklahoma StatePhoto Attribution: US Presswire

Winners: Stillwater Medical accounts receivable (x-rays are expensive), JW Walsh, the potential of #Walsh2Stewart, hype for OSU-Texas, Fox Sports Southwest viewers (unintentional comedy was high), redheads (the sun never shone), nearly deaf people (speakers on GIA at 100,000 decibals), and Todd Monken (you could put a neanderthal behind center and he’d hang fiddy on anybody in the country (except Arizona)).

Losers: Wes Lunt fans (OSU folks have only seen him take 26 snaps at home…), tailgaters, Gundy’s haircut, Shaun Lewis (0 tackles?), Robert Allen (he cried on the sidelines when Hedgepeth got injured?), and Louisiana’s Sun Belt title chances (they’ve got multiple squads that are rolling through the SEC, I saw none of that from them yesterday).

Best play: The first Walsh to Stewart TD was pretty special. Video below…

Worst play: Yeah…duh.

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Awful Announcing: Louisiana Game

Kyle Porter —  September 16, 2012 — 4 Comments

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After last weekend’s Pac-12 cluster I didn’t know if any announcing crew could top what that trio barfed all over my television screen but this week’s group took awful announcing to unequivocally new heights.

Here’s a collection of jewels from Joel Meyers, Brian Baldinger, and the legendary Jim Knox (see video at bottom of post).

Meyers after Baldinger suggested the refs review an OSU TD late in the third quarter: “do you reaaaaally want a review?” [silence for 10 seconds].

Meyers: “their rivalry with OU, I mean the Civil War is really great these days.” You’re about 1,900 miles east of the Civil War, bro.

Meyers or Baldinger (I don’t remember): “OSU is SUCH a tradition-rich football school.” All-time record: 533-524-47 (.504 winning percentage).

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By The Numbers: Louisiana

Kyle Porter —  September 15, 2012 — 3 Comments

NCAA Football: UL Lafayette at Oklahoma StatePhoto Attribution: US Presswire

742 – a new school record for yards in a game, narrowly edging out the old mark of 725 against the fightin’ Griffins in 2010.

0 – if you don’t count the Savannah State game (and really, are we?) or the fumble that OSU didn’t cause today, OSU has forced 0 turnovers this year. When does this become a concern?

8 – OSU scored on all eight of its drives in the first half.

9 – Joe Randle now has nine 100-yard rushing games in his career, including three straight this season. The all-time record is 24 by Terry Miller so we have a long way to go.

40% – on the broadcast the announcers said Gundy told them that this offense runs 40% fewer plays than when he ran it back in the late 1980s. Goes to show you how efficient it really is.

300 – this game marked the first time OSU has ever had two 300-yard passing games from different QBs in the same season (courtesy OSU media relations).

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Simba Randle

Kyle Porter —  September 15, 2012 — 2 Comments

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10 Thoughts On Louisiana

Kyle Porter —  September 15, 2012 — 12 Comments

NCAA Football: UL Lafayette at Oklahoma StatePhoto Attribution: US Presswire

Box Score

1. I don’t know what people are going to write this week (and I’ll write about this more later) but to me the Lunt/Walsh1 narrative is how deep OSU is these days. Injuries happen2 and OSU has been really fortunate the last few years3.

No major QB injuries have derailed games save the atrocious OU-Ole Miss double dip in 2010 when Zac’s right shoulder was on the hearts of coeds everywhere. So QB1 goes down this year and J.W. Walsh steps in and plays really well. That doesn’t mean there’s a QB controversy or they should split time after Lunt gets healthy, it just means OSU is deeper than it’s ever been, and that’s something to be excited about.

2. As for Walsh — it’s not pretty, that’s for sure, but I have to give it up to him for getting the job done today. It’s not like Louisiana is Savannah State4 and he buried them early.

I lose control of my bowels when he stands in the pocket because he has happy feet that would make Nate Hybl guffaw but with as spread out as this offense is maybe having Zac 2.0 running around like a maniac isn’t a bad thing.

Plus he could have started mailing it in after an 18-year-old took his job but good on him for hanging in there and going hard. Deserves all the credit he gets for his performance today.

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Pregamin’ Louisiana

Kyle Porter —  September 14, 2012 — 3 Comments

Louisiana Pregame

Daily Bullets

Kyle Porter —  September 14, 2012 — 3 Comments

This needs to be a commercial. Also, how about Berry calling Orange Power reader “kooks”?! (NewsOK)

Locker room is still looking up after Zona. (O’Colly)

Cool John Lucas interview. Via Paul Duane. (Invictus 91)

I wish OSU was playing at Ole Miss this weekend. I’d be there. (Big 12 Sports)

Ubben ranks Florence ahead of Lunt. No issues from me with that but I think at the end of the year Lunt will be the better QB and have the better numbers. (ESPN)

Call me crazy but don’t we already see all this programming? (NewsOK)

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