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|2 days 41 min ago||This dominance will continue||
Army (and to a lesser extent Air Force) will not knock Navy off the top until they modernize their athletic departments. Full explanation here:
|2 days 42 min ago||This is true.||
You got it. And there is plenty of distaste for AF's coach in particular. You should try Googling "air force" and "howdy doody".
|4 days 9 hours ago||Kelly offered Martin the DC||
Kelly offered Martin the DC at CMU, but he stayed back to become the head coach. Kelly then offered Martin the DC position at Cinci, but Martin stayed home. He only joined Kelly when he got the ND job. Kelly would have liked to give Martin the DC job in South Bend, but no way is ND going to allow a lower div coach to jump up all the way to a major BCS coordinator position without some top shelf experience.
|4 days 17 hours ago||"Offense hardly matters since||
"Offense hardly matters since that's Brian Kelly's show; Diaco's departure might put some wobble in a unit that's been pretty good ever since he figured out how to defend Navy."
Um, no. Chuck Martin had more of Kelly's trust than anyone else he's ever coached with. If Kelly had Martin on the offensive side of the ball there was a good reason for it.
And no, Diaco never figured out how to defend Navy. He just had massively superior defensive lines. Look at the #s ND gave up when they removed the first string defenders. It was not pretty. Birddog covered this in some detail.
|4 days 22 hours ago||While written from Navy's||
While written from Navy's point of view this is an objective look the deep structural issues all of the academies face in football and explains why the Middies are currently the dominant program and will likely stay that way in the near future:
"Mike" is one of the best cfb bloggers around; you'd do well to read his stuff. And because I'm a big Ivin Jasper fan, GO NAVY!
|1 week 1 day ago||Of course, we ain't them||
Baylor moved the ball pretty well in the air against KSU.
|1 week 6 days ago||Fred can do better than that||
No, according to my Fred Jackson Hype Generator, the comment would have been something along the lines of "He's like Tom Brady, but smart".
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I bet not. They don't run a||
I bet not. They don't run a spread at USC, so there would be some down time before he got his own guys recruited. Given the media pressure there this would be a replay of Ann Arbor. At Zona he had a big head start. The offense already ran a form of the spread. He likes the place and they like him. He might move, but not yet.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Coaching tenure at non-BCS||
Coaching tenure at non-BCS schools averages about 20% more than BCS schools. Monken & Turner ain't getting fired after a single season. Molnar and Chow are on thinner ice. Firing Wilson ain't happening.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||There is another explanation||
This is a move to make things easier on the Ohio student. One less letter in the alphabet to memorize. Next up for elimination will be that pesky letter "Y". Is it a vowel or consonant? Who knows? Just get rid of it.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||No, back in Springdale Gus||
No, back in Springdale Gus was throwing 80% of the time the last couple of years. And his first year as a true OC at Tulsa he threw the ball plenty. It wasn't just about attacking defensive adjustments against the run.
In years 2 at Tulsa he had a new QB who wasn't quite as good a passer. And Herb Hand had been in his ear for a year about amping up the spread run game. That's the season when you really saw what Gus' offense looks like now. But with the right QB Gus has no problems going back to the Mustain/Springdale days.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||I don't know why......||
You seem to think he *really* put the entire thing on a cheap DVD. And how to run it as well.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||There is only one coach to call||
Dino Babers, Dino Babers, Dino Babers.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ohio seems to have a habit of||
Ohio seems to have a habit of recruiting players that look old. Granville Waiters.
That just may date me a bit.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||1st time I heard Dierdorf do||
1st time I heard Dierdorf do a game was 1986, with CBS. Opening week of the NFL regular season, the marquee game - defending champs the '85 Bears at home vs Cleveland. A 45-35 win that turned out to be (arguably) Chicago's best game of the season. He got to do the intro by himself and was so good I about fell off my sofa. Think William F Buckley with a midwest accent.
The next season he was in the MNF booth. You have earned your retirement sir.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||I can't believe this kid||
I can't believe this kid doesn't have offers from at least 5 MAC schools already. Nice comfortable feet in the pocket, though sometimes he's throwing off his back. Preferred walk-on? Yes please.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Too soon?||
I blame Borges.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Back to the original post, in||
Back to the original post, in what alternate universe was Briles "having a bad time"?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I've been beating the drum||
I've been beating the drum for Art Briles for a long time. Ain't gonna happen here. Briles is a Texas guy thru and thru.
But former Briles' assistant Dino Babers is tearing it up at Eastern Illinois. There are a number of teams in the midwest area that could use a good offense. The Briles' scheme does indeed use Power, and the QB doesn't have to run a lot.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I would include Bryce Petty||
I would include Bryce Petty in that conversation.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Actually in 2007 Briles was||
Actually in 2007 Briles was still at Houston so no, Briles was having a good time winning his 2nd consecutive C-USA division title. Try again.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||For the love of God, please EMU call Dino!||
Assuming the EMU "braintrust" stops listening to Lloyd Carr the first call they should make is to Dino Babers at Eastern Illinois. The guy is in his 2nd year at the FCS school and has them ranked #2 in the entire division. He also runs a fun offense that will put butts in seats.
What offense you ask? Baylor's offense I answer. He was the receivers coach under Art Briles for a couple of seasons. And he's taken the fun to EIU. And last, but (unfortunately) not least, Dino is black. Yeah I know. A guy named Dino Babers is black? Its true. If EMU gets a brain and hires Babers EMU will have a bigger electricity bill because the scoreboard will go crazypants.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||That video of ILB Fox was a||
That video of ILB Fox was a stick-draw and Fox was the man being optioned. If he follows the TE the RB gets the ball. I don't think we have that in our playbook.
|15 weeks 20 hours ago||Thank you thank you thank you||
Thank you thank you thank you Brian, for mentioning the epic squared Funchess whiff on the interception. Couldn't believe all the tongue baths his blocking was getting around here on Saturday evening. I possess only a fraction of the live observation skills some have here. Couldn't understand why I seemed the only one to pick up on it. Was afraid my eyes deceived.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||We could talk about the his||
We could talk about the his epic whiff on one of Devin's picks.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||If this was 2001 when the||
If this was 2001 when the relative importance of the run vs pass was greater Jordan makes an NFL roster.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Does this mean I won't be the||
Does this mean I won't be the only guy carrying one of those crappy $15 things from Radio Shack?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Thru a lucky break I'm taking||
Thru a lucky break I'm taking my 11-year old son to his first college football game this afternoon.
I've got one of them Sansa mp3 FM thingies. WTKA is AM. What FM station do I catch the game on in the stadium?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Thru a lucky break I'll be||
Thru a lucky break I'll be taking my 11-year old to the game. I'll have one of those Sansa mp3 FM radio thingies. Which FM station can I get in the stadium?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Not a big Butch Jones fan||
Not a big Butch Jones fan here either, but not so much because of Jones himself. I thought it nuts that the CMU AD Heeke didn't hire Chuck Martin to follow Kelly. When Heeke first came to campus Kelly wasn't even the first coach he made contact with - he saved that for the (admittedly very good) wrestling coach. Despite everything Kelly did for the Chips he couldn't wait for Kelly to go and wanted the place free of his influence.
And in 3 years with LeFevour at QB Jones couldn't match the YPA Kelly got out of him as a frosh.