What a stupid name. AKA the possible, 2nd cousin twice removed future Michigan coach bowl. Go Aztecs??
OT: San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Open Thread
lol bowl games are getting ridiculous sponsors
Taking SDSU -3. Solid offense, pretty good defense. Navy will still get their yards and points, especially in front of the assumedly very pro Navy crowd. I want to go with the under at 59, but I'm not solid on that.
But why would a bowl in a team's home town be so lopsidedly against them?
The Navy tends to buy an extra large allotment of tickets to the Poinsettia Bowl even if Navy isn't in the game. San Diego is the major Pacific hub on the mainland for all naval activity. That's a lot of potential sailors in port.
They also ship out the entire academy for the game. Plus Navy has a national draw as a service academy. A lot of people will go to a Navy game if it's close by just because of the novelty of the triple option mixed with the patriotic feel.
I'm not familiar enough with SDSU's draw with San Diego citizens, but I wouldn't estimate something overwhelming like it would be for a USC or Cal. Perhaps someone from SD could shed some light on the size of the SDSU fanbase?
Also didn't know they bought tickets whether the team is there or not. It was more an educational question than anything. I wasn't sure. I thought SDS had nominal home field, which kinda swayed me against the Navy offense. It was a tough call either way. But I knew the Aztecs don't have a huge loyal following. But then, do any Cali schools really do? (I mean Stanford's not selling out, USC will..when they're really good...). It's hard to have a big fanbase in any case when you're a perennial doormat.
Aztecs by 400
I'm convinced. Hire Hoke!
Hoke teaches players to hold.
Than faking injuries?
Vincent Brown is good.
Is channeling his inner Brady right now too
One of the SDSU wide receivers is wearing #1. I wonder if Hoke carried that tradition.
Looks like James is joining the Danielson spread is dead club. The way these guys fawn over whatever team they are covering is insulting.
Relax buddy. It's the San Diego bowl. Grab a beer.
Gotta love Navy games. Clock keeps rolling, game ends faster.
That had no business being caught. Who lets the WR behind him on third and long. Great catch though.
So before that last TD pass, that SDSU 3-3-5 was looking pretty good.
It did look a little bit like what we've done at times this year, with the LB standing up at the line. Their other 2 LBs are WAY off the ball, however, relative to GERG's placement of Demens close to the nose.
Though I assume their front 7 looks a little different than normal, given the O they face tonight
Ricky Dobbz fo HeI$MaN
I always like hearing fight songs in the menu of NCAA football for xbox and it is even more enjoyable to learn what school's fight song it is at a later time
Shouldn't you know this beyond NCAA '11?
I'm 20 and don't regularly watch navy play football. So...no?
I mean, you do know "Navy" exists outside of a football team, right? ;-)
They were on the Simpsons once, right?
Shores as in Mona Shores?? Haha I went to Muskegon.
Vincent Brown is Ballin. 6 catches for 143 yards in the 1st quarter. We'll definitely see him playing on Sundays. He's on pace to have 572 receiving yards for the game!!!
10.8 yards per carry will get the job done. Those OLmen from SDSU are sealing gaps like mad men.
Can we make sure and include the full nauseating bowl names for all the threads during bowl season?
Oh, and TD SDS.
I'm not surprised. I gave the points, but I knew Navy would score points. This was one of the bowl games I felt the least confident about.
Ballsy, Navy, ballsy.
Die by the balls.
I always preferred Blue and Gold, but maybe just because that was my high school's fight song (with different words obviously).
Haha Robert Smith is soooo pissed about the OSU suspensions. I think his head is going to literally explode if he keeps going!
Let's go Navy, big second half coming
Only Navy can save us a week straight of ESPN (and other boneheads) trying to insert Brady Hoke in the CC conversation.
Just to see how many heads asplode here.
Hypothetical here fellas. If the UM coaching job was up, who would you rather have, Harbaugh or Hoke? I have seen a lot of negativity towards Hoke on here and I just want to know whats up with that. Seems like a good guy, runs a decent program and seems to get results. IMO the cheaper of the 2 and the one less likely to bolt to the NFL.
Why don't we do like WVU and bring in Ron English? He has experience at UM and as a HC. We could give him a year under RichRod to learn the 3-3-5 and then elevate him to HC.
Well, no matter who's coach next year, September 24 should be intriguing. What if Hoke and SDSU beat us? They've got some O skill positions coming back including that QB and RB.
IMO the cheaper of the 2 and the one less likely to bolt to the NFL.
Neither of those should ever be a criterion for the University of Michigan when evaluating a coach.
So you would hire a coach who might bail out 3 years down the road?
Dr Phillips, FL is on House Hunters right now. Marriage rocks.
Family doesn't look FCS caliber...
In this game, and the NFL at halftime, it's not a bad alternative. Though Brad Meltzer's Decoded at least has a Michigan grad in the title.
Scandal alert! Naval Academy students get paid $864 a month! For an approximately 44 month college career, that's $38016! Plus, they guarantee every player a cushy SWO job after graduation! Makes Terrelle Pryor's $2500 seem like chump change. Where's the investigation NCAA!!!
/Before anyone gets all high and mighty, I'm still on active duty as a Marine.
But it brings up a salient point. Next time someone complains about players not getting paid because their skills are so valuable, let's not give too much sympathy for those going onto the NFL, when others are risking taking a bullet (or other life threatening risks) for their Country when they're done playing.
Come on navy please win! PLEASE!
Do you work for ADM Mullen or something? They's senior.
Screw me. When I go against my gut and do research I get the picks wrong. When I go with my gut I still get the pick wrong! Time for a comeback
and we need to list UofM versus SDSU as a tough game for next year. Do not see how SDSU is not a top 25 team when we play them in September.
AFTER we play them.
O/u on number of nightmares I have of sdsu ripping our secondary to shreds? I'll set it at 45
Michigan continues their great tradition of scheduling patsies and cupcakes on the years that they are actually total ass-kickers.
Damn. Well good season for USNA and a great career for Ricky Dobbs.
Well, that Hoke character is quite the coach.