well that's just, like, your opinion, man
Fully expected to see Harbaugh at the top of the list but wasn't dissapointed. Our very own Jourdan Lewis comes in at #2. Can the season start already?
Interesting story by Allen Trieu in today's Detroit News on Georgia 5-star OL Jamaree Salyer. He's one of only five 5-stars in the 2018 class, and he wants to get to the Big House this year. He's 6-3, 327 and projects as an OG.
...days until David Harris sees Michigan beat the crap out of the Rainbow Warriors.
David played linebacker. Due to a knee injury, he did not become a full time starter until his junior year. In 2005, he led the team in tackles (88) and and in 2006 as a senior, he had 103. in 2006, David earned All-Big Ten Conference, was named co-MVP with Mike Hart, and was a second team All-America by three media outlets. David was drafted in 2007 during the second round by the Jets, for whom he still plays.
OT - Grobe - "Unbelievably, I’ve had people tell me they don’t think they dealt with it strongly enough."
"The problems that we’re dealing with at Baylor or have dealt with at Baylor to this point are probably problems at every university in the country,” he said. “I hate to say every one, but I’m guessing most universities are having some of the same issues we’ve had at Baylor. You can make a call as to whether you think Baylor was too strong in the way they dealt with it. Unbelievably, I’ve had people tell me they don’t think they dealt with it strongly enough. But I think going forward, do we want to learn from our past mistakes? We absolutely want to learn from our past mistakes, and we’re doing that.
College football is now two years removed from a significant restructuring and – surprise – the specter of further conference realignment still lingers. With the creation of a four-team playoff and a hierarchy of five ostensibly equal power conferences, it was perhaps inevitable that one conference would consider itself at a disadvantage – and that conference is the Big 12. They were the big loser of the last round of realignment: Nebraska, Missouri, Texas A&M, and Colorado all found more stable homes in three separate conferences and the Big 12 added TCU (great on the football field, horrible on the hardwood) and West Virginia from mid-major leagues to compensate. They’re the only conference without a championship game, which is perceived to be a significant disadvantage. That they missed out on the playoff in one of the two years of its existence has driven them to question whether expansion might improve the league – though apparently immediate action is unlikely. However, it’s a pretty good bet that the Big 12 won’t exist in its current form in five years.
It’s worth noting that some of the different members of the conference have disparate goals (which isn’t the case in most other Power Five leagues). Texas is content with the present arrangement, which enriches itself with the lucrative (for Texas) Longhorn Network contract and effectively exists as the celestial body around which all others orbit in the Big 12. They and the other Texas schools are probably quite leery of Houston (arguably the best candidate for Big 12 expansion); promoting TCU to the Power 5 level has weakened its neighbors and with Tom Herman at the helm at UH, it’s easy to envision history repeating itself. Oklahoma isn’t happy with looking up at Texas in the Big 12 power structure but – perhaps because it’s saddled with Oklahoma State – can’t flee to the Pac-12 or SEC. West Virginia probably wants expansion to bring more geographically proximate foes into the league. Iowa State’s just happy (and a little confused) to be here.
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