Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Disclaimers and Warnings:
- This is a general question and is not intended to imply or be used to infer that this applies to M in any form.
- Bridges freeze before road surfaces
- Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
Do bowl eligible teams have to wait until a bowl invite is extended and accepted before they begin practicing? If no, what if a bowl eligible team begins bowl practices and something unexpected happens and the team doesn’t end up getting a bowl invite or declines the invite? How would the already completed bowl practice time handled?
Nobody on the internet really knows whether or not Jim Harbaugh is truly interested in leaving Stanford, and nobody close to Harbaugh is talking. However, there is one potentially huge inducement (aside from a new $50,000 crapper in Schembechler Hall) for JH to leave Palo Alto and come back east: the absolutely miserable attendance at Stanford games.
"A nationally-ranked football team with a star quarterback, well-known coach and gorgeous stadium would translate to sellout crowds on most college campuses.
But not at Stanford, where thousands of seats sit empty on any given Saturday. The small crowds are an object of derision for opponents and a source of frustration for school officials, including football coach Jim Harbaugh. The situation has left others baffled.
"Their head coach is a force of nature. Their quarterback is a Heisman Trophy candidate. Their team is one of the best in the country, and they have 6.5 million people living here," said Andy Dolich, who has worked as an executive for the A's, Warriors and 49ers. "They've got everything going for them."
But the empty seats -- in 50,000-seat Stanford Stadium, more than 10,000 regularly go unfilled -- are no longer just a head-scratcher. They could cost the football team a berth in a major bowl game."
NYT article about the New England Patriot offense:
Its "spread" features are noted in the article.
So, I guess it's maybe not true that the spread won't work in cold weather and that it's a gimmick offense suited only for mediocre college teams. /s
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Another NYT article, on Oregon football, that made me think of RichRod's offense (and its potential):
Why is it, again, that people are so in love with SMASHMOUTH football?
For discussion, here's an article suggesting that Tom Brady may have most-favored-player status:
I don't watch enough NFL games to know whether Freeman's position is reasonable.
Since we still have a chance with him. It appears if he's not going to enroll early out of concerns for who his coach would be that he's giving us every chance in the world.
Last night DP fell behind by 2 TDs but rallied to win 38-28. Hart had 21 carries for 218 yards and 2 TDs. Accounted for 324 total yards and had two TDs called back due to penalties. On the negative side he lost two fumbles- too much on his mind maybe?
Again, from a GBW poster who is friends with him on facebook:
Cullen Buc-Nasty Christian Dear Coach Rod,
keep your head up! people dont understand you, but the team and I do. i understand that you are trying to change us from boys to men, i also understand that its about more than w's and l's. i feel bad, out of all the positive things you said last night and all year, people always find ways to turn the good to the bad. dont worry your team got ya back, will see what they say in 2011