Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Music City Bowl & Sun Bowl & Liberty Bowl Open Thread
Go Vanderbilt I guess?
I like and root for vandy for some reason..
Good luck today for all who are doing Bowl Mania in the MGoBlog group. Looks like we have a MGoBlogger who is in the 99.9 percentile of the country (although that goes by just points won)
Wow top 20, woohooo!
So I'm waiting for the 2nd half TD and safety for NC State to cover.
I hope Leon McQuay III and family is watching Vandy's coach lose his shit over every little thing right now.
After an interception is returned 55 yards the Vandy coach verbally assails one of his defensive players for not blocking enough on the return, which wouldn't have helped because the returner got caught from behind.
I love Coach Hoke every time I see a coach act like an idiot.
I see nothing wrong with a coach yelling at a player for a mistake or lack of effort.
There's a difference between deliberately chewing out a player and reacting like a child throwing a tantrum over every little thing because you don't have any control over your emotions.
Most of the kids on this board never saw Bo coach. We live in a softer generation. Let's talk about feelings and emotions.
Vanderbilt bragging to recruits they have the highest graduation rate for football/basketball athletes in the SEC is like bragging your city is safer than Detroit.
this is all I have to offer
Just called a clearly missed FG good. It was overturned. Unreal.
Lemonnier (sp? Ouch!) BiG crew already fing up the sun bowl. Dude and his crews are always horrible. What is wrong with the BiG officiating the last few years, they are embarrassing.
Do Wolfpack fans watch Mike Glennon scramble and think, "Oh, god, this could be it...." ? Trying to get away from linebackers is plainly not his strength. Also, this is now the fifth game this season in which NC State has committed four or more turnovers, but at least they managed to jump on the most recent "butterfingers moment" and not make it six in this game alone.
My brother-in-law is a Wolfpack alum...I will have to call him after this game...
How do you blow that field goal call? Pathetic. Thank god for replay.
At least it wasn't UPHELD on review like that plainly missed XP from Syracuse-Toledo last year. What a gift. Bastards.
Boise State smartly says "F YOU" to the Big East and decides to stay in the Mountain West.
SDSU really should do the same.
USC not looking so hot today, sluggish and inconsistent. GATech looks athletic and playing hard.
Thinks they're too good to be playing there. Sounds like they've been complete jerks about being at the Sun Bowl. Classy moves, Lane.
Showing up 30 minutes late for a random dinner and 2 players calling el paso a crappy city(many of us would do the same) makes them jerks?
Also I like how that article casts the overpaid and parasitic bowl execs as hardworking and virtuous event organizers who were unjustly shunned by the big bad unpaid college football players
It wasn't random, it was a scheduled event. The other team made it. It was disrespectful to them to not show. And if I say on here that El Paso sucks, it's not hardly the same thing as someone bing hosted by a city (and given a lot of free stuff) saying it sucks. Next time you going over someone's place for dinner show up an hour late then tweet thir house sucks. See how that goes over.
But GT and the city had the last laugh. Sportscenter wasn't running features last night on how El Paso's season imploded. Or how GT was the worst preseason #1 of all time.
USC INT returned to the 35 of GT.
To the 50.
And USC is going to give it right back.
I'm just more amazed Georgia Tech isn't as awful as they've been all season.
Maybe the PAC-12 just isn't very good?
UCLA got bombed by Baylor. Stanford is playing an unranked team (BIG TEHHHHNNN) so will never impress me. OTOH if they hadn't crapped on our two best teams early this season, I would feel a better about criticizing them.
USC returns the gift!
This is some fine football here.
USC will never win anything of significance with douchebag Lane Kiffin as their head coach.
Probably 7-7 at the half, with some spectacularly awful football from both sides. Good times with the consolation bowls.
Teams that lose their conference championship games have been getting whupped on lately in their bowl games, haven't they? Nebraska, GT...
Central Florida did pretty well. Got till Jan. 6 to see how Kent State does.
Good golly is Lane Kiffin a giant sack of dongs.
I wouldn't mind Michigan playing in the Sun Bowl someday. That stadium looks beautiful with the mountains around it.
It's also the 2nd oldest bowl (1934) so it's got quite a history.
El Paso is a beautiful area and the mountains behind the stadium create quite the view, but I'll pass on Michigan playing in a third-tier bowl game, no matter how historic.
GT punt return down to the 1, punches it in 2 plays later, up 14-7. There is hope.
Is it just me or does Kiffin looks even douchier with the jacket hood on?
Is this game on Hoth or in El Paso?
A tackle of Silas Redd is a tackle for America.
A lot of OCs look crummy when the other team is getting penetration the way GT is doing, or the way other teams got penetration against Michigan's interior OL.
Well, I think that makes it 3-12 on 3rd downs for USC today. Kiffin is channeling his inner Greg Davis today, I would think.
Yeah, didn't think so.
all of today's games have sucked. I was a little excited to watch USC, but they look asleep out there.
Yeesh. Run up the gut twice and FG?
Forgive my weak faith, Fortuna.
Goodness Gracious, have the Trojans fallen off.
Even the announcers in this Ga Tech - USC game sound bored.
Verne and co always sound bored