Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Orange Bowl Open Thread (probably unavoidably CC)
is this the one where that Harbaugh guy is coaching?
The Ravens played yesterday
What's a Harbaugh?
Now you know.
I really dislike ohio.
describes a sphere that is not soft.
until they agree that RR is a bad fit?
You never know what may happen
...with Harbaugh on Game Day. Even the casual observer would have to conclude he's leaving, but the venue has yet to be determined.
He was so prepared for the first question about his future...and then she asked it again
That's lame, considering that the OB is one of the better BCS match-ups, and will be the pinnacle of many of the players' careers on both teams. Kirk Ferentz got the same treatment by a sideline reporter at the Insight Bowl. Iowa played its heart out, and all the reporter wanted to do was ask was questions about the suspensions.
It wasn't really that annoying, she just asked the question, he answered, and she said something along the lines of "are you sure?" at which point he couldn't hide a smile and babbled off some coach answer.
I put together a liveblog at my brand new blog that I just started today. Click on the bottom link in my sig.....all comers are welcome.
that Stanford could get pantsed? VTech looked extremely solid against FSU.
James Madison thought they looked pretty solid too.
Never know which VT will show up, the semi-decent team or the choke masters.
Glad to see I am not the only one interested in watching this game.
There will be perhaps 5 fanbases watching this game, and only two of them have an interest in the teams actually playing.
mean he has secretly been hired by DB and has been busy recruiting and what not for Michigan already? Yea, I went there.
Likely not recruiting General Studies majors.
I can see a scenerio where stanford loses by 30-40, but the ignorant people with pitchforks will still want that Jim Hardball (yes i know)
but I do think they lose. VaTech has the best D they will have seen all year and their O was playing much better towards the end of the season. Will be close but I think VaTech wins.
And........since this is sorta CC(hah!), what the heck does it take to get Bud Foster away from VT? The guy has been mentioned nearly every off-season as HC potential but continues to stay. Is he waiting for Beamer to retire?
I think Stanford is way more physical than anyone VT has faced this season. Cardinal dominates unless JH spends the entire game daydreaming about roaming the sidelines of his next coaching destination.
Can't see this happening. I think Stanford will continue to impress, and win convincingly.
Taking your question seriously, I think it depends on how that embarrassment comes. If it looks like the team is unprepared, out of position, etc. then that would be a problem. If it looks like the players are in position, but VT just has better athletes (catching jump balls, out-running man coverage, etc.), then the argument can be made that the coaching was fine, but the caliber of athletes at Stanford wasn't good enough.
I don't want to think about that.
I was wondering this same thing as I was rocking my kid to sleep. What do people say if Stanford loses, say, like Michigan did on Saturday? Do Harbaugh supporters feel the need to make excuses? I would say no because one game doesn't make a coach. But it'll still be interesting to see the reaction if that's how it goes down.
Another angle to consider is whether it dampens interest from NFL teams, which could impact Harbaugh's availability.
Interesting, should I be rooting for Stanford to get rolled at the cost of our potential new coach's super-hype?
Stanford actually has this thing called "defense", so they will be in it the whole game. No need to worry about what if's.
What if Stanford is up 50-14, and JH goes for 2? ;-)
I already have the lines worked out for all of the scenarios.
Scenario #1 Stanford wins and JH comes to AA- JH is the messiah
Scenario #2 Stanford wins and JH goes to the NFL- JH is a money and glory hound and we don't need him.
Scenario #3 Stanford loses and JH comes to AA- It was hard for the team to focus with all of the distractions surrounding CC. He is the messiah
Scenario #4 Stanford loses and JH goes to the NFL- He is a terrible coach (did you see how bad he lost to VT?) Good riddance we don't need that loser anyway.
(which I doubt, because I think it should be close either way) does that make anyone against him more excited to get him? Just as fair to ask.
Seems like most of the people not wanting Harbaugh think that we don't need a new coach next year, or dislike his off the field comments/actions. I don't think many people need to be sold on him being a good coach.
Kids just as well as he does the pros.
What the hell is up with Grudens hair?
from another world. Brought my sons out and said, "you have to see this!"
Can somebody please proofread Holtz's monologue before he goes on and attempt to take out all the "s" containing words that they can? It doesn't even have to make sense.
I thought Peggy was handling that.
Anybody got a link to this game??
I have always wanted football to use edible equipment, like sausage gloves and brisket helmets
What do you mean? We had some ham fisted receivers this year, some even had alligator arms at times. Pretty edible in my book..
Only if the brisket helmets have liquorish facemasks.
Man, I can't help from staring at Gruden's hair here. He's got this front combover to the left. Just buzz it down tight John. You'll shine a little up front but you'll age with dignity.