"I think the perceived bias of the ACC in general, [with] Florida State falling to No. 4 in the rankings and still being undefeated and being [No.] 3 at the end of the season … a one-loss ACC team or two-loss ACC team is going to have a hard time breaking that top four," Gruters said. "I think the top ACC team over the next four or five years, we're going to be in that [No.] 5 to 8 category. And we're going to be on the outside looking in."
Gruters then urged Wilcox to encourage the ACC to push for an expansion of the new playoff system - from four to eight teams. He said that was the only way, "to guarantee an ACC team will have a shot at winning the national championship each year."
Kind of a combo fact/opinion piece on Coach Harbaugh and the current state of college football. Worth a read, but won't ruin your life if you can't get to it. Haven't been on the board all day, so if it's been posted already, neg away.
What team would everybody choose to be a significant rival with Michigan Football over the next 25+ years (home and home games). Why?
I'd choose: Texas
It'd be two traditional powerhouses, Austin is a great city to visit, and there would be a cool factor of Southerns vs Northerners.
ESPN has a video preview of Jim Harbaugh prepping Jameis Winston for their Draft Academy series airing tonight on ESPN. I think this is from when he and Bryce Petty came to Ann Arbor earlier this year. Not much in it, but I had a hard time to keep from laughing watching it, especially when Jedd Fisch brings up the snow crabs. There is going to be a lot of Harbaugh on TV tonight between this and the HBO Real Sports profile.
Continuing the theme of coaching styles and what it takes to win here is an illuminating contrast of two teams as observed by the QB of the Redskins RG3. In summary the Redskins and Patriots held joint practices in August 2014. Washington went on to a 4-12 season and the Patriots won the Super Bowl. RG3 makes some observations about how the Patriots operate.