chance of bowl: 13.6%
24/37, 534 yards, 9 TDs. Incredible. Can Houston make it to a BCS bowl if they stay undefeated?
I know we've had some good classes that are in the top 10 and top 5, but damn our class is stacked.
For football specifically?? From same NCAA changes mentioned on front page... didn't see anything mentioned about the APR bit.
EDIT: **Consider: the article only specifically mentions the "cut-off line" as in not being eligible for post-season play - goes from 900 to 930. What I'm more concerned about would be the then necessary increase in the 925 standard (also up 30 to 955?). We were never in danger of the bowl eligible number, but we were close to the 925 standard that gets you on probation-like warning and can lead to scholly losses over time... See this old article by Brian, if the 925 goes up, are we still above the "Mendoza line"?
I realize posting about SEC oversigning providing an advantage is like saying the sky is blue or Denard is fast, but it is interesting to see the comparison of Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Florida in terms of total roster numbers over a four year period over on Doc Saturday.
Alabama and LSU end up with essentially a full roster even with attrition (or forced attrition in those cases to reach the scholly max) by using their shady tactics. Georgia and Florida stick closer to available scholarship numbers and pay the price playing with a much smaller roster. Yes, the conference has made some weak rule changes, but I would have assumed member institutions would have went nuclear on this issue much sooner.
I am glad my team is not in the SEC since that would be absurd to play conference teams who are able create a built in advantage. That Bama game next year is already starting to bother me because of this, but I at least don't get them every year in conference play.
I realize this is not relevant to the larger point of the book, but I just got done reading the section on the 2008 Purdue game and I was kind shocked at how wrong Bacon got the details of the game. He says UM lead 42-35, but Purdue scored and missed a two point conversion. UM then had to get a first down to win, but couldn't do it, and then the hook and ladder happened.
I just saw this game on the BTN, so it was fresh in my memory, but UM was actually down 42-35 and Minor scored with just over a minute to go to tie it up. Purdue then scored the hook and ladder play but got their extra point blocked to get to the six point final spread. I love the book so far and think it's pretty important for all UM fans to read it, but I was really suprised by this mistake and what it potentially says about the lack of attention to detail and editing for the book.
Purdue is the biggest concern right now, but damn am I ready for the last Saturday in November.