Originally Posted by BobNystromOwnsU
Does anybody think the pressure gets to these kids? Lots of the top teams get beat an awful lot the last few seasons when it matters most. That's not a knock on the kids either. Lots of pressure for a 19 or 20 year old kids. This is going to be a long week and I'm nervous about this as any game I've watched since Favre threw that GD ball to Tracy Porter. I hope they break the pattern of the #1 team losing.
That and I think the pressure gets to the coaches. Like I said with Oregon, its amazing how the game plans all of a sudden change when they are in the drivers seat and they play not to lose. Same mentality that happens at the end of game where an underdog is leading.
I've seen it with Michigan State this year too. The last couple of years they were creative, a ton of trick plays, keeping opponents on their toes. This year when everyone picked them to win the Big 10, the coaching has been safe, passive, and stale.