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|2 days 1 hour ago||Honeymoon phase||
Give it time.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Me too|
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Weather can be pretty variable||
It doesn't look exciting, but they did have reports of snow.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Should I point out that Wilson is on there four times?||
Nah, I probably shouldn't.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Which is why Suh and the Lions are in the Super Bowl||
Go Lions! Beat the Pats!
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||From the cool story bro department||
A friend of mine was moving and rented a truck, which he parked in front of his apartment. After we had loaded the damn thing, it wouldn't start. If I remember correctly it turned out it had been filled with regular gasoline instead of diesel. So we had to scramble to find a pickup truck and various other cars to get him moved.
On Monday he calls up to try to get his money back. Initially they tried to blame him for the whole problem, of course, but eventually they grudgingly admit that he was in the right and that they'll give him his money back.
When he looks at his VISA statement the next month, he notices that they've credited him seven times. He never said a word.
|7 weeks 13 hours ago||You can thank me for not taking that bet||
It would have jinxed the whole damn thing and we'd be bitching about Coach Schiano now.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||As well as a lot of suspended talent||
They'd been 12-1 and (until he was suspended) had a senior Terrelle Pryor returning. If Pryor had played for the whole year instead of the Joe Bauserman/freshman Braxton Miller combo, I have to imagine they'd have won at least another 2-3 games.
That's not even counting the other guys they had suspended for a good chunk of the year, like DeVier Posey.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Football coverage isn't terribly good||
(I assume he was being sarcastic. For the sake of my liver I can only hope somebody else hires Addazio quickly, though.)
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||Nebraska AD is clearly a dog person||
Although I suppose it could be his personality.
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||That's not entirely fair||
He was at Oakland for two of their last three playoff appearances, and lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion both times. That Oakland team under Bill Callahan that Tampa Bay beat in the Super Bowl was as much his as that Tampa Bay team was Tony Dungy's. (Although it got clobbered.)
I don't see him coaching again either, though.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Prepare for 8 million rumors||
7,999,999 to go.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Eh, Bob Devaney built Nebraska||
Osborne was a guy who couldn't win the big one up until the last four years of his career. If he had retired after the 1993 season, he'd be remembered for the 1983 team and the failed two-point conversion against Miami. That was when the Nebraska-Oklahoma game was a big thing, and Osborne was 5-12 against Barry Switzer.
Still, Nebraska did have a great run from 1994-1997.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Northwestern at Ohio State||
|14 weeks 23 hours ago||Just Nick Saban||
Or do you really think that's "Gatorade" Alabama puts in those coolers?
|14 weeks 23 hours ago||That's an easy one, actually||
Michigan 27, Vanderbilt 7
Vanderbilt 24, Georgia 22
Georgia 37, Auburn 15
Auburn 27, Florida 17
So 2006 Michigan was 54 points "better" than 2006 Florida.
(And yes, that's entirely tongue in cheek. Don't make me add an /s.)
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Nah, they're getting Gruden||
John Madden will be his OC and Bill Parcells will be his DC. Everybody knows.
|16 weeks 20 hours ago||Posting from Siberia, of course||
I assume via satellite.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||They had excellent timing||
Tressel was fired long after signing day in 2011, and Meyer was hired early enough to save the 2012 recruiting class. The timing was similar for Michigan with Lloyd Carr, who became interim coach after signing day and became permanent coach at the end of November.
For Michigan, Hoke's struggles will likely hurt this year's class. So would promoting one of the assistants to an extended interim role, as it extends the uncertainty for a longer period. Recruiting for the next year is uncertain as well--unless the interim coach wins the job full time like Carr did.
The good news is that this year's class will be small anyway, and if Hackett or the new AD makes a good hire in a timely fashion it shouldn't be a problem..
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Let's screw up two years of recruiting!||
I also don't think there's any chance Nuss becomes interim coach for more than a possible bowl game (assuming we become bowl eligible). If he wants to be a head coach, a long-term interim coach is not a good situation and not a good career move.
Fickell was only interim coach for as long as he was because the Tressel scandal happened so late in the offseason (much in the same way Lloyd Carr--who didn't originally want to be a head coache--ended up Michigan's coach after the Moeller fiasco). I think he made a mistake in staying on at Ohio State if he does want to be a head coach.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||True enough||
The two bowl teams we beat in 2008 were pretty marginal, though (both of them finished 7-6).
Just to be clear, I'm also not suggesting that RR should have kept his job. While his teams did improve, they didn't improve nearly enough.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||We were better every year from 2008-2010||
We've gotten worse every year from 2011 to 2014.
So in that sense it's different. In the sense that neither coach in those years has been successful overall, no.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||His blood sugar may have been out of whack||
At least, that's the defense of his actions I've read. (I thought I read somewhere that Bo had made a case for that himself somewhere, but I couldn't find it.)
However, Hayes had punched or struck other people during his career, including a sportswriter and reportedly his own players. I don't really buy it.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Do not want||
I don't like the way he left both Rice and Pittsburgh after one year. I understand that sometimes in order to get the job you want you have to leave a program earlier, but you still need to leave the program in decent shape. He didn't do that.
Kind of like Lane Kiffin at Tennessee. Kiffin at least was leaving for his dream job.
I don't give a shit if he's got an accent or if he's religious, though. I want somebody who has integrity, who can win and who isn't quite as mercenary as Todd Graham.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||In a moment of drunken stupidity||
I clicked on the twitter link in your signature. "Sorry, that page doesn't exist."
Do you really stand by your statement?
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Hayden Fry slipped in his last couple of years||
But you're really not being fair to Fry. Prior to Fry's first year in 1979, Iowa had gone through 17 non-winning seasons. He took them to the Rose Bowl in 1981. He took them to 3 Rose Bowls, which is more than they'd been to in their entire history up to that point.
(Ferentz would have gone to a Rose Bowl in 2002 if the Rose Bowl hadn't been the BCS championship game that year.)
|19 weeks 5 days ago||DIdn't they screw up the scoreboard at one point?||
I thought it read 16-10 Penn State briefly after the FG to tie it.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Oh you poor bastard||
The whole city is down to one lane.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||This is childish||
I'm holding out for Sauron.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Fitzgerald didn't drag them out of the dregs||
That was Gary Barnett. Seriously, Barnett's 1995 team that lost the Rose Bowl was the first winning team Northwestern had since 1971. After two good years, though, Barnett's last two teams had losing records.
After Barnett left, both Randy Walker and Pat FitzGerald have been up and down. Fitzgerald has done a little better, taking them to a bowl game five years in a row, but last year's team wasn't bowl eligible.