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|15 hours 40 min ago||Don't know! It's like a grab||
Don't know! It's like a grab bag; just say you want it and enjoy the experience!
|16 hours 25 min ago||I wish I had sleaves...||
I wish I had sleaves...
|3 days 11 hours ago||It's relative. It was one of||
It's relative. It was one of their worst games of the season. Still better than most teams' best games...
|3 days 11 hours ago||He is.||
|3 days 11 hours ago||That was his 32nd playoff game. Two full extra seasons.||
That was his 32nd playoff game. Two full extra seasons.
|3 days 20 hours ago||"it's a "mutual" just didn't||
"it's a "mutual" just didn't fit."
I don't know why people (not you) refuse to understand that personality fit matters a ton in recruiting. Just because he was local and talented doesn't mean that he fit into the make up of the team. This kids are not just interchangeable parts.
|3 days 20 hours ago||You're Putin???||
|3 days 21 hours ago||Huh... weird. There's a game?||
Huh... weird. There's a game? I had thought basketball and hockey season had been cancelled this year.
|3 days 23 hours ago||With regard to enrolled||
With regard to enrolled student athletes, that seems like an NCAA decision, not an organizer decision alone...
|4 days 2 hours ago||"where speculation was ripe||
"where speculation was ripe about RR going to another program."
Rife, not ripe...
|5 days 4 hours ago||We don't all have the Twitter...||
We don't all have the Twitter...
|5 days 15 hours ago||Really nice work! Thanks for sharing it with us!||
Really nice work! Thanks for sharing it with us!
|1 week 18 hours ago||Urban Meyer is actually||
Urban Meyer is actually running Kevin Wilson's system. Has been ever since he took the Bowling Green job.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Hmmm... I'm not saying he's||
Hmmm... I'm not saying he's not a great coach, just not as great as his recruiting ability and ability to hire top quality assistants (I'd argue up until this season, and perhaps last, despite the national championship last year) would make him seem. That's fine, though, because what it really means is that he's a great chief executive and recruiter of talent. I do think a fair question to raise is, with that talent he brings in, does it actually take a "great" coach to excel with it, or whether that line is somewhere lower.
|1 week 21 hours ago||The "big risk" was that it||
The "big risk" was that it would roll the other direction or out of bounds, which could sacrifice (maybe) 10 yards. It's clear that their approach was to weigh that risk versus the risk of return yardage. That was a pretty smart weighing of the risk.
|1 week 1 day ago||Question is, though, whether||
Question is, though, whether the punt without the return actually did give Alabama better field position than they would have with a better punt with a return. Clemson went with a strategy where they knew what they were giving up and eliminated the chance of that yardage swing being any larger than they wanted to give up.
|1 week 1 day ago||"unless you were going to say||
"unless you were going to say they weren't a team or only a talented group of individuals even after a win."
I would say that, yes. I actually didn't really mean that as a knock on their players, but rather on their coaching. That felt like a crystal clear example of "we have superior talent, we can vanilla it up, and we'll be fine" by the Alabama staff.
The fact that they were one play away despite their huge talent advantage, the turnover margin, and their field position advantage says a lot. I'd also say Clemson didn't just play "a touch better". Just looking at yardage, time of possession, and third down conversion, three metrics that anyone would agree are key predictors, Clemson played A LOT better.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think the biggest "hot||
I think the biggest "hot take" of this game is that Alabama's vaunted coaching staff got flat out outcoached by Clemson's coaching staff in all phases of the game. Including the punting game (sorry, OP, but you're wrong) - that was a very smart gameplan to give up distance on the punt itself to prevent any chance of return.
This game was a classic difference of an immensely talented group of players playing against a talented team.
|1 week 2 days ago||"Kids will commit to Cal who||
"Kids will commit to Cal who would've otherwise never even considered the school."
Maybe they'd look, but it wouldn't be as easy as Oregon, almost specifically because of admissions.
|1 week 2 days ago||Amen to that (specifically||
Amen to that (specifically about the WLA). Man, do I miss those guys...
|1 week 3 days ago||"and many of the high point||
"and many of the high point posters"
I wish I had some idea what this means. Points...?
|1 week 6 days ago||He was just a regular transfer, but yes.||
He was just a regular transfer, but yes.
|1 week 6 days ago||Of course they are on the||
Of course they are on the same flight out of San Antonio. So are 2/3 of these kids. That's how airlines work. There isn't a flight from San Antonio to Birmingham. Guaranteed the Alabama guy read in the "to Birmingham" part (either intentionally or out or ignorance).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If PSU keeps this up, OSU||
If PSU keeps this up, OSU might very well have cost any future non-conference champion from ever again making the CFP over a conference champion.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Beating OSU. Which quickly||
Beating OSU. Which quickly then became the worst thing I saw this season.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think last night||
I don't think last night merits that response. The second half was clearly a turn to the future and he played big time snaps in the second half.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||We already have him.||
We already have him.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I agree.||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Very faded.||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Awesome! What's the philanthropic work he's doing?||
Awesome! What's the philanthropic work he's doing?