this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|1 year 6 weeks ago||There is||
ESPN Goal Line is the closest equivalent:
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The LJ had the correct mechanics||
He held for second and had released because he read pass. He is only supposed to be 5-10 yards downfield until the pass is away, and he was about 5-6. Perhaps he could have gained a few more yards if he had sprinted after the ball was away, but he still would have been at least 10 yards away. Still a hard call, but again I agree that the refs missed one. A 6 or 7 man crew would have had a guy right on top of the play though.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Agree it was not a catch||
But remember that there is no SJ in high school. Corner of the endzone is a weak point in 5 man crews, and that is a VERY hard call to make in real time for a guy 15 yards away from the ball.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||What cover would that be?||
He's never been on Madden. AP deserves it. Besides, Barry was already on it once.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Couldn't snatch 135||
So I just had 100 reps Rx. Top at my box (Invictus in Holland) so far has been 150 reps.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Typically...||
ND doesn't allow redshirts, so they won't be listed on their roster. They require all players to graduate in four years, or at least attempt to. The only time players will get a fifth year is if they enter grad school and happen to have a year of eligibilty left.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||You are right||
We lost, people need to get over it. If a suspension comes, let's talk about it then. The Harrison situation I could see potentially being relevant, but people are making a bigger deal of it than it is.
Sorry for saying it how it is.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||I used to check deals.woot||
and all those other deal sites daily. About a year ago I got a subsription to ESPN the magazine for $4/yr for 4 years. Just saying, you can get a ridiculously good deal if you can find it. I really don't even read the magazine but it is totally worth it for the insider articles.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I agree that he was MSU bound from the start||
but he referred to a specific event and I am asking what that was.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||About William Gholston||
What did the coaching staff do to make him stop considering us.? If I remember correctly, Gholston himself referred to something in particular that the staff did that he did not like, saying something along the lines of "They know what they did".
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Is it just me, or did food prices go way up this year?||
Last week I went out and bought a mini pizza, a hotdog and water. I had a complete 'wtf' moment when she told me it was $19 total. Her explanation was that "It was a really big hotdog", which was a bold face lie.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Avoid Lady Janes like the plague||
By far the worst haircut of my life. I asked for an inch off (was about 3 inches long) and she cut one side down to only about a centimeter left, then proceeded to spend 45 minutes trying to 'blend' my hair, aka hide her mistake. I will not be returning.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||FYI Brian||
Demens is the one making the play in the second Hawthorne video, so you might have linked the wrong one mistakenly. Granted, it does look like he shed his block rather well there and would have been in position to at least get an arm on the ball carrier.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||It's funny||
how many people are ripping this guy a new one when he is partially correct. That garage in particular is free on Sundays, so no luck for the game unless you are planning on staying the night. I lived across the street last year and would frequently park there on Sat. and then drive it out on Sun. so it was free.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Purdue Flyover||
I would assume that is due to it being homecoming.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||What do you expect them to say?||
Remember, the usual killer of re-alignment deals is when people tip their hand too early. While reveal your hand when you don't have to? Yes, I realize that A&M has effectively tipped their hand, but it appears that the opposition that was previosuly there isn't going to do anything this time around, which may be why they might get away with it.
It isn't like the individual schools are going to come out and say "Well, since TAM left, we are going to try to leave as well". I guarantee you though that all the schools are figuring out their options as we speak, including what conferences would take them.
As far as the list goes, why woulnd't ND top it? They are the biggest fish in the sea, and you have to do your due diligence to see if they are interested. I don't take this as arrogance as much as common sense.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||I agree that there are issues||
But by no means is it out of the question.
From a cultural stand-point, I would say Texas to the PAC-X would be in the same ballpark in terms of different mentalities. I could be wrong here, but that is my opinion. As we all recall, that marriage almost happened.
I agree that the biggest carrot for Texas is academics. Inclusion in the CIC could mean tens or perhaps hundreds of millions more per year in research funding for Texas. The CIC is huge money. Travel costs are expensive, no doubt about that, but how much money would be made by having both Texas and ND in the conference? I don't have the numbers, but I feel like the additional travel costs would be offset.
I don't have a response for your last point, because I would feel the same way if I personally were an atheltic director, but I am not and therefore do not have access to the information they have. Like I said in my previous post, if both sides are committed, a deal could be worked out.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Not to mention legal issues||
If you locked all teams not in those conferences out, you would get sued. For that reason, it makes me wonder if the formation of 4 super conferences would be a prelude to those conferences breaking away from the NCAA to form their own league. That eliminates all legal issues (I believe).
IF the super conferences happen, my ideal scenario for a playoff would be that each conference has 4 divisions, then there is a mini playoff within the conference between the 4 division winners, then the conference winners play each other for the championship.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||It's happening||
The whole SEC statement from this weekend was for two reasons: 1) Legally, they could get in trouble if they extended an invitation before A&M applied, and 2) It was a way to 'pump the brakes' so to speak, in that since everything broke last week, things have gotten incredibly hectic. It gives A&M time to get their stuff in order, and if it hasn't already happened, it gives the SEC time to secure a 14th team.
If the regents have approved the president to explore and act on any potential conference changes, that should tell you all you need to know. A university would not pubcilally acknowledge that unless they had an agreement in place beforehand. I am not foolish enough to think there isn't still a chance everything could fall through, but I would be damned surprised if this didn't happen at this point.
As for the B10, I don't know if this has been posted already, but there was a rumor that OU, OkSt., and two other B12 teams (speculated to be Kansas and K St.) approached the B10 and were told no for academic reasons. I suspect financially that move also doesn't work out for the B10, so no surprise that they were turned down.
Now this next bit is mostly pure speculation, but I suspect the B10 is talking behind the scenes to the big fish: Texas and ND. I suspect ND is starting to realize that they could be left out to dry if they don't join a conference once the dominoes start to fall. The logical choice is the B10. I know a lot of people are saying that if Texas is to leave the B12, that the PAC 12 is probably the destination, but I can't help but think that if Texas wanted to be in the PAC, they would have been last year. Again, I feel like the Big 10 is the logical choice. The financial windfall both athletically and academically would be huge. You can also bet that the B10 is selling the idea of adding both those teams to both Texas and ND. Adding those two could be enough to get the BTN on every basic cable package in the nation, and that equates to huge $$$.
Again, these are just my thoughts on the whole thing. I realize there are lot of things that could hold up adding those two teams (the LHN chief among them), but those things could be worked out if the parties are truly interested. I don't know if the B10 would go beyond 14, though I suspect they would if the right candidates are there (say Oklahoma and Maryland/Syracuse/Mizzou?). Either way, I'm sure the next few weeks will be very exciting beyond the usual buildup to kickoff.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Didn't you know?||
Hoke brought out the cloning maching for the BBQ, cause why have one when you can have three!
|4 years 1 week ago||I find it effective||
to play man coverage (I usually run a 4-3 cover 2 man) and press the corners and bring the safeties both close. When the corners are pressed they usually don't give up their ground, which either allows me to get their with my safety, or they turn the play back in to the middle. I also user control the safety, in case you didn't get that.
With this strategy, you have to make sure you are good at reading run/pass/PA so you don't get fooled. The nice thing though is that people who just constantly run to the outside tend to not be very good at other aspects of offense, and once you take away the outside run they usually struggle to move the ball.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Don't know if this has been posted yet||
but just saw this on youtube, posted Monday. Pretty solid job IMO.
Edit: trying to figure out how to embed this and failing.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Left the house for about 30 minutes||
and it went off and back on sometime during that time. Computer was off when I got back, and the clocks were reset.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Even better||
Them not understanding it only makes it better
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I don't really agree with the bad news||
We offered over 200 and can only take a tenth of that, so we are going to have a 'losing record' against most teams.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I think most of the reduced hours were from last fall||
At least from what I understood from that article, it seemed most of the reduced hours came during the season last fall. I guess now that RR is done, that is probably for the best, but I'm sure someone will cry conspiracy theory.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I wouldn't say hopeful||
But it moves it into the realm of possibilities. If Kiel commits early like everyone things he will, who knows what 6 months+ of being in DGB's ear will lead to.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||He is still currently in Ann Arbor||
I've seen him a few times at Rush Street, looking as cocky as ever.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I have to clap my hands to Dorsey||
That is one hell of a job spinning getting your ass kicked at home into something positive for State.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Fantastic News||
If the PAC 12 can get $225 million/yr, what is the ceiling for the Big 10? $300 million? more? It's gonna be a monster.