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Hey y'all, for those of you who don't know, I LOVE college pick em. Now, we already have a confidence group set up on ESPN: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/otmgoblog-college-football-bowl-pool.
Howeva, I took the liberty of making a Straight Group on ESPN.
Group Name: MGoBlog Straight
Now, ESPN is great because it is user friendly, but I don't like the fact that it doesn't let you adjust picks after the bowls start. Sooo, I also created a couple of groups on Yahoo!
Name: MGoBloggers ID#: 32232 Password: shoelace
Name: MGoBloggers Straight ID#: 32464 password: ankles
Everyone feel free to join! The more the merrier and happy picking!
Found this at http://www.theringer.com/forums/sec-recruiting/2270-Alabama-2011-recruit... . Take it FWIW seeing as I dont have any info on this Miles Fomby character, but the one thing that stood out was that other recruits have stated that Dee recruited for Alabama. Let's hope this is a lot to do about nothing.
Good podcast interview:
- too many young guys had to play this year
- Denard will get better
- next year schedule
- Miss State talk
- practice has been geared to fundamentals
I'm sure everyone has seen the news article with Dallas Crawford saying he might open up his recruitment. If not, here it is. I spoke to Crawford's coach today about the situation, and here's what he had to say.
Dallas may take another visit to another school, but that's it. He asked me what I thought about everything, and I told him I think Michigan is an outstanding institution to play at either way. He's said in the past that he'd go there either way.
There have been some schools, including USC, that have been trying to contact Dallas. He hasn't said if he will take another visit, and if he does which school will get that visit. It sounds like he's just making sure he has something to fall back on just in case though.
Dallas hasn't said anything about Miami and the new staff. He was shocked when he went there and they only had 27,000 fans in the stands, then you go to the Big House and it's 112,000. You should go somewhere where the people like the team. Sometimes when new coaches come in they'll let the new guys recruit their own kids, and they don't acknowledge the old staff's recruits. I just want to make sure he has somewhere to go just in case.
I've been told by others that Dallas would most likely end up at Michigan either way before. Obviously I have to throw in the fact that anything can happen, but I think this is pretty normal. He's making sure he has somewhere to go that he likes just in case he's left out in the cold.
Interesting article from Dr Saturday about bowl payouts and the difficult situation it places schools, especially the schools whose fans don’t travel well. UConn is getting hammered, holding $2.5 million in tickets it is obligated to sell.
It’s surprising that the power conferences don’t use their leverage to force the bowl games to give them a more equitable arrangement, especially with the real money coming from TV deals. You’d think the Big 10 and the SEC, with their large, very interested fan bases, would at least be able to eliminate the required ticket sales and hotel rooms from their better tie-ins.
I'm also surprised schools choose to raise their costs so much by taking the 300 person band. I understand tradition and all that, but it has to cost at least a million dollars just for them (out of a $3 million payday after revenue sharing). They aren't going to sell enough Fiesta Bowl swag to make up for it.