this may be of some local interest
Max Browne to USC
Brandon Huffman @BrandonHuffman
"USC is the best combination of football and academics in the country..." -Browne
I am looking forward to the Morris-Browne battles in Rose Bowls/National Championship games to come.
Shane Morris @S_Morris12
I hope Max Browne chooses USC... I wanna play him in the Rose Bowl... Or National Championship.. Looks good on film.
I'm glad at least one of them recognizes the other's talent and that they'll be gunning for each other. If both of them redshirt, we could foreseeably have the two of them face off twice if Michigan is scheduled to face USC in the B1G-PAC cross conference game. Regardless, even with the scholarship reductions, I expect USC to be competitive and I can't wait to see these two battle it out.
They don't even have the best combo in their conference (Stanford), let alone the country.
I'm all for ragging on USC, but to call them anything except the best football power in the PAC-12 is ridiculous
So is calling them a better academic institution than Stanford.
I didn't call them the best football power though, I said they're not the best combo of football and academics. Currently, Stanford is better than USC in football as they've been to back-to-back BCS bowls and have beaten the Trojans 4 out of the last 5 years (including 3 straight). Obviously Stanford is also way ahead in academics even though USC is up there as well.
False. Sparty's won four in a row but do we call them a better football school? Not even close. The disparity between USC and Stanford is even greater. How many fans attend Stanford home games again? USC will be back to thumping Stanford real soon just as we are going to be getting back to thumping lil bro. There is little question USC is far and away the superior football program to Stanford, just as we are to Sparty.
I can see where this kid is coming from with this statement given his age and short term history of awareness to draw from.
He's probably just comparing USC to the other schools that have won NCs in the last 10-12 years (Bama, Auburn, Texas, Fla, OSU, USC, Miami) in which case he's right in saying USC is near the top academically.
How dare you!
But yea, it's true :(
Chris Hawkins claimed similarly when he committed to USC over Stanford a couple of days ago. Kiffin (apparently) spent a large portion of USC's junior day extolling their academics, etc.
Probably because they lost Murphy and Peat on signing day...
And you can see what he really said:
"USC is the best combination of football, money, football, sun, and chicks....and football, in the country......oh wait, did I mention chicks and money?"
I see Morris vs. Browne in future Rose Bowls
Sugar Shane wants to play him in the Rose Bowl or his the NC. That would be a great matchup
It's interesting how well USC, Ohio State, and Penn State have recruited in the wake of ugly problems with their football programs. I think there's a lesson there about how valuable it is to be an historic powerhouse in today's college football.
I think there is a lesson to be learned about the lack of negative consequences for rule breakers. Or have we already acknowledged and confirmed that
This guy in Akron does not agree...
I get a certain amount of satisfaction from seeing a now-defunct coach (St. Tressel) holding a trophy sponsored by a defunct retail chain (Circuit City).... they were both flawed and we are none the worse without them.
I think there's something a little different going on here. If the Penn State thing had happened at NC State or Purdue or Kansas State, I think it would have completely obliterated the program. There just aren't enough elite prospects who dream of going to those schools to sustain them through major crises. At a place like Penn State, you can get through it. Similar story for USC, where the penalties were reasonably severe.
I don't know if I would call it a "lesson" since you can't really take anything away from it. You either are a historic powerhouse or you aren't. But there certainly seems to be a major "too big to fail" aspect to it. Ohio is the Citibank of the college football world.
Or how little the NCAA penalties affect a program, and that breaking NCAA rules is worth the risks.
The lesson I learned is that you can place the word "an" before a word that begins with "h." Thank you, turd ferguson.
An is actually used in front of a vowel sound not just the "'an' before a vowel" rule. For instance, we say "a unform" not "an uniform". With the word honest where the "h" sound is dropped and the "o" is emphasized, the proper article to use is "an" (an honor vs a honor). However, with the word historic, both "a" and "an" are used based on pronounciation and geographic location. "An historic" is not a mistake, but neither is "a historic". However, in most academic papers and lectures, the phrase "an historic" is more commonly used. Apparently, it just sounds smarter.
If I run into you in Mexico, I'll send an hola or two your way.
An historic hola.
There's e issue that "ahistoric" would mean something totally different.
Tough for Washington to be losing more in-state talent again, that state is really stating to churn out some big time guys. Hard to recruit against SoCal weather and girls though...
#1? Nah I'll take Sugar Shane
He'll be replaced by David Sills in 2015 anyway.
I noticed some talk about "an." If you look at this espn article, close to the bottom,
"The younger Sills, who is an seventh-grader at Red Lion Christian Academy in Bear, Del., has been training with Clarkson for three years."
Now, I ain't no english major, and I dunt claim to be such, but I reckon that there "an" article be out of place. I reckon an a done be the better choice.
has anyone noticed how the last 3 big usc quarterbacks, including max browne, have all been the #1 qb recruits? sanchez, barkley, and browne have all been #1 at their position.
Doesn't this kid's throwing motion look a little funky? Give me the platinum arm and mechanics of Morris over this big dude any day.
I'll take Morris !!!!!!
I know a few kids that have played against him in 7 on 7 leagues. They say his football iq is thru the roof.
Every USC quarterback is named either Matt or Max.
Or Mark. Or Todd. or Rodney. Or Mitch. Or Cody. Or Jesse. Or .............
Carson or John David, or whatever his first name really was.
Stupid Napolean Dynamite look-a-like
The good news for Michigan fans, is that the same guy who told me that Max was a USC lock (when a lot of people were saying it was a toss up). Is the same guy who said that Ty Isaac is a Michigan lock.
I am going to be so unbelieveably mad at you if Ty does not commit!!!!
Michael Hutchings mentions USC has the leader/favorites. And WR. D. Stringfellow only mentions Florida Gators. And Joe Mathis seems a bit excited about Alabama offer. Mentions Ohio and other schools. No Michigan. Just tidbits if not mentioned already.
USC off to a very weak start in recruiting as per ush....