well that's just, like, your opinion, man
It's the offseason, so I thought this would actually be a good topic, considering we have so many parents on the board. Not to mention that we could probably all use someting positive regarding children amidst all of the PSU scandal info that keeps getting worse.
Anyway here's mine, with a little backstory. I'm a father of four awesome kids, three girls and one boy. We had three straight girls, and were pretty shocked when we had our son, Tucker, who is now 3. After the third girl, my hopes of having a boy were considerably low, so I'm likely guilty of doting on him. Like most kids hs age, Tucker has a problem pronouncing his S's. So, for example, when he says "horse", it sounds like "whore." When we go to Meijer, my son loves riding the horse in front, which is probably a chldhood Michigan tradition. Last night, when we checked out, we of course let him ride the horse. While riding, he shouts out for everyone to hear "look Dad, I'm riding a whore, and the whore is going fast." I of course did what any responsible Father would do in the face of shocked onlookers, and blamed it on the language that kids pick up at daycare. I thought it was pretty damn amusing.
NOTE: Since most of us can’t remember who’s in what division without looking it up, the Coastal teams are Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The Atlantic teams are Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina State, Syracuse, and Wake Forest. No, it doesn’t make sense to me either.
Like the Big Ten, the ACC suffers from imbalanced divisions (though to a lesser extent) – the winner of the annual Atlantic Division matchup between Clemson and Florida State has gone on to win the conference five years running, and there’s a very good chance that it will remain the case this season. The ACC’s nonsensical division split was designed to keep Florida State and Miami – the two clear powers back then – in separate divisions with the possibility of a championship game rematch (which still hasn’t happened). Miami’s struggles since joining the ACC, as well as Clemson’s rise under Dabo Swinney, has made for a “Big Two, Little Twelve” situation, with both power programs sharing a division. The league’s well-documented parity – or mediocrity, depending on your point of view – behind those two has left an amorphous tier of programs fighting for the scraps beneath FSU and Clemson. For the other teams in the Atlantic, there’s an enormous mountain to climb and cracking the top two would be a monumental achievement, based on the presumed staying power of the Noles and the Tigers.
The Coastal is a different story. Though Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech have most often represented the division in the ACC Championship Game, UNC and Duke have each won the division in the past three years. With GT and VT in states of uncertainty (the former went 3-9 last season, the latter is replacing a legendary coach who saw the program atrophy in the last few years of his reign), the Coastal is quite unpredictable. Miami and Virginia Tech, ostensibly the programs with the most inherent advantages in the division, are breaking in new coaches (Mark Richt and Justin Fuente). Like their in-state rival, Virginia also made a good hire (Bronco Mendenhall). ACC newcomer Pitt was a pleasant surprise under first-year head coach Pat Narduzzi* and with Penn State’s malaise, they could be primed to build a formidable program there. Duke and Carolina are actually seeing some gridiron success these days. While the Atlantic will deservedly receive more attention from the college football world at-large, the Coastal has a lot of intriguing subplots for the more diehard college football junkie.
*please don’t go to State when Dantonio retires
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Apparently Schiano and Bradley mentioned seeing Sandusky commit atrocities. Sickening. Not much more for me to add but Schiano had a quote before saying something along the lines of it being a terrible situation and fewer words would be better (perhaps b/c he knew it could be used against him at some point).
days until Mario Ojemudia watches the best defense in the country turn that Rainbow upside down and send the Warriors back to Hawaii.
According to his Twitter post he did 25 reps at 225 lbs. - only one less than Rashan Gary and more than some linemen at the last combine (Bosa/Conklin/Glasgow). Amazing!
Penn Live is digging through new court docs released today. Of note, the docs confirm Paterno was told by an alleged victim in 1976 that he was molested by Sandusky.
Penn Live notes only two of the six cases/reports have been tested in court, but all six resulted in settlements from the university.
I'm sure we will get more details throughout the day as news outlets parse through the documents. Another big blow for the #409FOREVER camp.