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Back by popular demand, or maybe entirely despite it, I return for my third year providing your weekly primer in what not to watch. Last year, no team pulled off the shutout, but 12 teams had 2 or fewer wins. Welcome to the list, Memphis. Elsewhere, New Mexico managed to go 1-11 and not finish last in their conference. The mighty MAC had no less than 4 teams with two wins or less. So without further ado, let's get into it.
This saddens me a great deal, I really enjoyed his writing. RIP Killer, we'll miss you!
According to Mike Rothstein, a depth chart was released with Roh and Heininger at DE and RVB/Martin at DT, floyd and avery an "or" at CB and Mike Jones at Will.
 More: Shaw OR Toussaint at RB. Gibbons or Wile at K. Wile OR Broekhuizen at P. Gallon, Grady, Smith
**[edit/more]. full depth chart here on p. 13:
- thomas gordon at free safety
- stephen hopkins listed on the depth chart (#4 RB)
- ricky barnum listed as LG (maybe injury isn't so bad?)
- countess backs up woolfolk and Brown 3rd (thought of brown more of a safety, guess i got that wrong)
- desmond morgan 4th at WILL. Herron at 2, Hawthorne at 3
- beyer #3 at sam, behind C. Gordon and Ryan
- BWC martin's backup, QWash RVB's backup, Ash and Wilkins not listed. Brink as Heininger's backup. Jibreel backing up Roh.
- they only list 2 WR positions, but tay odoms is 3 behind hemingway and gallon on one of them.
- Isiah Bell LISTED on roster. others who left (Barnett, Stokes, etc. aren't so it is pretty up t to date)
Martin posted this on his twitter, though I know quite a few don't like the song, I thought the video was worth posting.
This Saturday I will be missing my first Michigan home game since 2004, a streak of 50 games, to stand in a buddy's wedding in Miami. I've been wondering for a while who on the board has me beat. Anyone in the hundreds, two hundreds...?
Still have a ticket available for Saturday, check the ticket Excel sheet.
Angelique tweeted about this article, and it was a fairly interesting read.
BTN analyst (?) and New York Times contributor Gerry Dinardo discusses the climate of NCAA football, and thinks he has a solution: Let the kids go pro at 18. He suggests that if the NFL created a developmental (aka minor) league system, the kids who are only in it for the money would bolt for the minors, thereby cleaning up all the riff-raff eroding the college game today.
But perhaps the recent N.C.A.A. investigations into major college football programs have given us a wake-up call. If 18-year-olds could develop into professional football players in an organization other than universities, everyone would win. Athletes would not be forced to go to college to pursue an N.F.L. career, and the universities could eliminate those who did not want to be in the classroom.
He even name-drops Mary Sue, who was involved with the Knight Commission during her tenure at Iowa. Gerry does counter himself to some degree by pointing out the obvious, that the NFL has no need to spend the massive amount of money, time and legal proceedings to develop a minor league system, because it already has a free one in place called the NCAA.
He stresses that the universities would benefit by removing all of the student athletes that are uninterested in being students. But I think he's missing most the obvious point, which will happen at every gate on every campus this Saturday. Removing the stud players will reduce the overall quality of the product, which will reduce demand for the product, which will reduce the financial gains of college football.
The biggest problem right now, Gerry old boy, is that regardless of whether or not the system is working, it is bringing in tectonic gobs of money. And so forgive me if I just can't see the NCAA breaking the whole thing up on the conventional wisdom of Gerry Dinardo.