Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|54 min 7 sec ago||Depending on what UNC||
has coming back, Georgia's opener against the Tar Heels could be an interesting game.
|3 hours 34 min ago||7-0 heading into East Lansing||
while it would be awesome, anything less will be a disappointment. UM's schedule is heavily back loaded. In the first 7 games they only have one road game - Rutgers. The home games are: Hawaii, UCF, Colorado, PSU, Wisky and Illinois.
|4 hours 43 min ago||'Breather' in Indiana||
You must have missed last years IU/Michigan game.
|7 hours 12 min ago||Fringe Top 10 team||
As the poster above you mentioned they beat the Netherlands 2x in qualifying and the Netherlands are ranked 14, and then Iceland tied Portugal in group play and Portugal is ranked 8th. Before England Iceland had gone 2 wins and a tie against teams in the Top 15.
|22 hours 19 min ago||I'm guessing no||
with Clayton Richard cause he quit football and then played baseball. Maybe he got extended years with the baseball team but it wasn't with the football team.
|23 hours 33 min ago||Pitt and WVU||
used to be big rivalry games for PSU, espeically PItt. Pitt/PSU was the last game of the regular season for those two teams.
|4 days 36 min ago||yeah||
I check out the Denver Post online some and refuse to give either of them clicks. When we got the Post delivered to our house, they were easily the worst part of the sports section.
|4 days 1 hour ago||If I had||
the ability to upvote you more than once, I'd just keep hitting the upvote button.
|4 days 2 hours ago||2013 oline class||
is a massive crater. According to 247, UM pulled in five 4 stars and Samuelson. Of the 4 stars, 3 were Top 100 prospects (Kugler, Bosch, Dawson) and the other two were Fox at 110 and LTT at 168. The odds are UM won't have a single multiple year starter out of any of those 5, and depending on how things shake out this year and next, might not even get 20 starts out of that group.
|4 days 4 hours ago||2 Returning starters||
On paper thatc could be true, but I'm thinking Issac and Walker will get some reps at RB this year. Butt will be a big loss but with how Harbaugh utilizes the TEs, we'll have a couple TEs coming back with some good experience. Oline and WR will be the interesting spots for 2017.
Does UM not list fullback as a starting position?
|4 days 6 hours ago||UCF||
When the UCF game was scheduled they had put together some decent seasons under O'Leary and it looked like he had turned them into a decent mid-major. They had lots of problems last year and completely cratered.
|5 days 3 min ago||While it's easy to say coaching||
the reality is, as other people, have mentioned a totally different culture. If you are in FC Barcelona's academy you live there, onsite (same with a lot of the bigger clubs). Your academic education as well as soccer training takes place there and they start the kids at extremely young ages. So yeah, part of it is coaching - those kids at Barcelona's soccer academy are getting top notch instruction. At the same time there are only about 300 kids there and that is from the ages of 7-18. So they take a select amount of kids and they live soccer.
I'm guessing the instruction the kids receive at these academies is significantly better than the instruction a spanish kid is receiving playing on some team in his home town.
If you're say Spain and you have Barcelona and Real Madrid churning out just one or two really good players for each age, you know your national roster is going to be solid year in and year out. Spain's 2010 WC roster was dotted with players from the Barcelona and Real Madrid youth academies. There just isn't anything like that in the US right now when it comes to soccer.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Vegas||
The one thing Vegas has going for it is it will a desitnation city for fans of the visiting team to visit. Weekday games maybe not so much, but I can see some fans making a weekend trip to Vegas if their team has a game there around/over the weekend. I'm not saying that'll guarantee it works out, but it could help.
|6 days 45 min ago||At what point||
do these players probably need to start seeing time with usmnt to be legitimate options for the World Cup?
I get there's some good young talent possibly coming up the ranks but at the same time would Klinnsman really want a bunch of guys with little to no caps on the roster?
|6 days 17 hours ago||Yeah||
That's the good news for the US on Saturday. Both Chile and Colombia have legitimate goals to win this tourney. The 3rd place game will be a huge disappointment for one of them.
|1 week 29 min ago||Parking the bus||
To me the key tonight is how does Argentian play? Do they come out and press the entire field or do they sit back and give the US some room on the US's defensive side of the field. Chile put the full field press on Mexico and Mexico crumbled. If Argentina comes out pressing the entire field the first touch and passing of the US is going to have to be spot on or it won't matter whether the US is parking the bus or not.
|1 week 5 hours ago||I'll preface this||
by saying I don't follow soccer as close as some of the people on the blog, but with the expansion to 24 teams it doesn't seem like there's a lot of 'marquee' matchups in the group stages. In 2012 you had one group with Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands. In 2008 you had Netherlands, Italy and France in one group.
Also with the expansion to 16 teams advancing to the knockout stage, there are only 8 teams that don't advance. To me the big incentive in the group stage now becomes just don't lose.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Poland||
Maybe the standings I'm looking at are wrong but the one I see shows Poland in second since Germany has a better goal differential.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Is it that young?||
Robinson will be a 4th yr junior, MAAR will be a senior and Wagner a junior. Simpson and Watson sophomores (both of whom will probably see quite a bit of time this year) and Mathews will be a 3td yr sophomore.
|1 week 1 day ago||No||
The overall experience would depend on what kind of weather you get. It's one of the reasons the Florida Bowls and the Rose Bowl are so nice - you're almost guaranteed to have have nice weather with the temperatures in the 70s/80s.
|1 week 1 day ago||The USGA and PGA||
are two different entities. I don't think the USGA had screwed over Johnson before.
|1 week 1 day ago||Chile||
just puts so much pressure on the opponent when the opponent has possession of the ball. I love watching that.
|1 week 2 days ago||Dallas and Cotton Bowl||
Dallas can be a bit chilly around ny's. Really depends on what kind of weather you get.
|1 week 3 days ago||2011 OSU||
They might have 6-7 but they were loaded with talent. Tressell left the cupboards stocked. Agree about UM struggling but OSU wasn't a 6-7 team with 6-7 talent.
|1 week 4 days ago||Unless||
he's the oldest freshman ever, he broke laws. The legal age is 21.
|1 week 5 days ago||Humiliated by FSU||
If you mean late in the game after Florida's defense was gassed cause the Gator offense was awful, then yeah. Up until the 4th quarter, Florida's defense was keeping them in the game. FSU's offensive drives:
3 plays, 0 yds, punt
3 plays, 1 yd, punt
5 plays, 29 yds, punt
5 plays, 13 yds, FG
7 plays, 74 yds, TD
3 plays, 0 yds, punt
3 plays, 7 yds, punt
3 plays, -12 yds, punt
10 plays, 46 yds, FG
4 plays, 23 yds, punt
3 plays, -19 yds, safety
4 plays, 52 yds, TD
7 plays, 90 yds, TD
Until the last 2 drives, FSU had 162 yds of offense.
|1 week 5 days ago||At least||
the UM offense. I don't think many of us were expecting the Gators offense to do much. They were a tire fire after their QB got suspended. The offense though blew away my expectations for the Citrus Bowl.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm guessing||
her boyfirend wasn't thrilled with the change.
|1 week 6 days ago||Hopefully||
he doesn't bring back memories of Will Carr.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Why?||
UCF went 0-12 last year and most of those losses were blow outs. Now they had some issues around the program but 2 of the losses were to 1AA teams and they were outscored on the season 167 - 452.
Unless Scott Frost is a miracle worker, this game should be over at halftime.