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- Extolling academic and religious virtues of the HS
- Seniors had losing record as freshmen
- Players remain focused, used week of first cancelation to focus on studies
- Player reps came to school for academics, not football
- Team just wants to play football
- Coach feels bad for the seniors, who are losing games of their final season
- Audience questions are hard to make out, but one is about recruiting "perceptions"
- Coach says the school's conference considered some "competitive balance" proposals in the offseason but chose not to implement them
- After the first two forfeits, there was apparently an agreement among conference ADs not to forfeit any more games
- Coach hopes rules are enacted to prevent short-notice forfeits
- With more notice, team might've been able to find an alternative; opposing team was asked three weeks ago about their intentions and said nothing
- Coach admits the likelihood of staying in the conference is low if this is what can be expected in the future
|1 day 1 hour ago||Dumb things||
Do you also think the Mud Bowl is dumb?
What about the Naken Run (RIP)?
Painting the Rock?
Spinning the Cube?
The Grave Walk?
Not stepping on the M on the Diag?
Personally, I think an intra-house tug-of-war over the river sounds like fun, as long as it's voluntary and I don't need to be dragged out of bed at dawn to do it. I'm sure there are plenty of students who would do it voluntarily. But maybe they're dumb, too?
|5 days 12 min ago||If 3 of our 5 starting OLs||
If 3 of our 5 starting OLs were considered "fab" at any one time, I would be ecstatic.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Next thing you know, he'll be asking to flip your meat!||
Next thing you know, he'll be asking to flip your meat!
|1 week 19 hours ago||And||
Two such occurrences can no longer be considered a coincidence.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Caught that, too||
*I* would not have been able to resist drawing subtle comedic attention to such double entendre.
|1 week 2 days ago||Nothing unexpected||
I caught it after it started (thank you, ijohnb!). Questions asked:
Comparison to '97 defense, which got better as season progressed
Comparison to Jabrill; who's the better player, has he done any interviews where Jabrill hasn't been brought up (ugh...Jamie asks the most inane questions) (said they're different players, with different strengths, but he understands how you can't really talk about the D without mentioning Jabrill)
Celebrities around the program (Jordan, Brady), whether he got any individual time to interact with them (no, too many players)
Playing for "crazy man" Don Brown (I zoned out on this response; audio was really bad/muffled, like not talking directly into the mouthpiece)
Thoughts on getting drafted by the Lions (he just wants to play football, but of course it would be nice to play "at home")
No "plowed and re-plowed" questions about favorite cereal or eating boogers, thankfully.
|1 week 4 days ago||No.||
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Late to the pawty||
But better late than never.
(And a shout out to Mr Smith!)
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Archbishop Murphy HS response||
It's a 22-minute video; still watching it. No summary yet, other than they're "disappointed."
EDIT (summary of press conference video):
It sounds like Archbishop Murphy might need to consider joining a different conference or going the route of other elite HS football programs (Paramus, Don Bosco, Valor Christian, etc.), loading their schedule with similar programs (even if out-of-state).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Title of linked article||
...is "Man fatally shot by police after carrying machete in Colorado football facility"
Yet, you didn't read that someone got killed?
Further, you didn't (fully) read an OT article that you chose to post?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This goes too far||
You can be disgusted by what happened at PSU under JoePa's reign, you can be disgusted by the cover-up and rationalization/apologism, you can be disgusted by the PSU institution and most of the fanbase for continuing to portray JoePa as some sort of hero, completely disregarding his role in ruining young victims' lives. We're ALL disgusted by these things, trust me.
But to say this to a specific PSU fan, who is simply adding to discourse on an unrelated topic, is unjustified:
If I recall, NittanyFan has previously and repeatedly stated his position on JoePa, that he doesn't hold JoePa in the same esteem as many other delusional PSU fans. While a large portion of the fanbase is in denial and tone-deaf, NittanyFan doesn't appear to be one of them.
You simply can't hold one person (a fan, at that) accountable for the actions and attitudes of an entire fanbase, much less JoePa, Sandusky, and the PSU administration. That's crazy.
I, for one, find NittanyFan's contributions to be reasonable.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||HARD EDGE||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Weather ChannelFWIW, I used||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, yes||
Just like that 2010 home game vs. Wisky, when the Badgers threw the ball only once in the second half.
The Badgers ran early, often and all over -- left, right and up the middle -- with a lot of success behind a huge and experienced offensive line that created huge holes against Michigan's three-man fronts and blitzes.
"I said, 'They can't stop our run game,'" Bielema recalled telling his players. "Point blank, it's just that simple."
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Make it three||
I saw a lot of faces looking back at the field (no backs), which made me 1) wish we could've organized a better protest and 2) remember the MGoCommunity may not be completely representative of the 110,000 in the stadium.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Based on PSU's play-calling||
Based on PSU's play-calling and the three (?) PI flags, the drop off after #26 may be equally bad. Hopefully just a bad day for #8. Get well soon, #34.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||97.1 interview||
The interview this morning was painfully awkward. Of course, it didn't help they opened with a question about eating boogers. I immediately thought, this is going to go just like the Herd "clunker" interview.
It only got worse. They asked him about the CU depth chart, the Twitter battle, Dabo's comments, then about Freddy B. Soft. His response to all of it: this has been plowed, seeded, re-plowed.
I didn't hear how it ended, because I had to get some donuts. But...eesh.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Tailgater dishI don't have||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||AND||
We need to do a better job at coaching.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Holy Hoodwink, Batman!<br><br>A triple post!||
Holy Hoodwink, Batman!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||And blaming the Freeh report||
And blaming the Freeh report and NCAA for unjustly persecuting their deity?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Operationally speaking||
This raises an interesting question. Much attention was given to his macho refusal to wear a coat, and even long sleeves on otherwise cold days. I'm cold just sitting at my desk today, and it interferes with my concentration. I can't imagine what it would be like to focus on coaching an entire football team when you're wearing short sleeves in 30-degree weather. The players...that's different. They're running around and competing (about half of them, anyway), and staying active on the sidelines doing things other than clapping.
I dunno. I can't help but feel like the whole macho "manball I don't need no stinkin' coat or long sleeves" thing was just for show and potentially distracted from what was really important...managing a Power 5 football team and coaching staff on game day.
But whatever. Water under the bridge. Good luck to him at UO.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||He was at Tulsa for one year||
He was at Tulsa for one year before joining the 'Horns. Hard to believe it took that much convincing.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||No snark intended||
Do we have reason to believe Nike won't continue to manufacture a product in high demand, overseas and at a cost that is a fraction of the $125 retail?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Not to fan the disrespekt,||
Not to fan the disrespekt, but MSU has recruited at a regional 3-star level for years, and they're on a pretty good run. Iowa probably recruits at an even lower level. Recruiting matters, but so do coaching and execution.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think he necessarily||
I don't think he necessarily implicated the police in wrongdoing. He simply said the perps were dressed like, i.e., impersonating, police.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||FIFA would like a word with you.||
FIFA would like a word with you.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Posted a second time||
...this time just for the moms.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Always good to see the moms||