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|14 hours 17 min ago||What??||
Is Utah in some special time zone where they are only 30 minutes off from the neighboring time zones?
If it's a 7:57 kickoff on the east coast, that's 5:57 Utah time.
|14 hours 20 min ago||and outside of BYU||
this is probably the biggest non-conference game Utah has played at home in a long time. I'm guessing this might be the first time a 'blue blood' of college football has traveled to Utah for a non-conference game.
|17 hours 14 min ago||Week 4||
I could be wrong but I don't think there are a lot of great match up's in Week 4. If UM could be 3-0 and BYU maybe 2-1, Ann Arbor might be a landing spot for Game Day.
|17 hours 16 min ago||Don't get hurt???||
Wisky lost a couple dlineman to injury during that game and after they went out, the LSU running game started to take over.
|18 hours 20 min ago||I doubt||
it's Ole Miss/Bama since they'll have just done the Bama/Wisky game a couple weeks earlier. They generally try to mix up the teams, and Bama might be in bigger games later in the year (LSU, Auburn) that would attract Game Day.
|18 hours 23 min ago||Are you getting||
hard tickets or just electronic tickets? If it's the latter, it shouldn't be an issue.
|18 hours 28 min ago||If it's an 8 pm start||
for the east coast, that's 6pm Utah time so it'd be sunny for a good portion of the first half. I live in Colorado and being a mile closer to the sun does make a difference. I'm guessing SLC's elevation is around 5,000'.
|21 hours 30 min ago||A lot of really bad teams||
While there are some games against possible NCAA tourney teams, there's also a number of games against really bad teams. Below is the RPI from last year for some of these teams:
Youngstown St - 296
Houston Baptist - 290
Elon - 264
Northern Kentucky - 263
Delaware St - 213
Bryant - 189
While Delaware St and Bryant aren't that bad, the first four listed are awful. You'd prefer the 'cupcakes' on your schedule to be more in the Bryant/Delaware St range. Now granted, maybe some of those teams are better this year and their RPI will improve, but based upon last year there are some teams that are going to drag UM's RPI down.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Thread needs a new title||
the content in this thread has nothing to do with UM being a sleeper pick this year.
Possibly the best thread jack ever.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Trading Up?||
What do you mean by trading up? While Navy and Air Force have decent to pretty good teams, Army has been awful at football for a while now.
|6 days 19 hours ago||It's the old catch-22||
Everyone wants to utilize the best players as much as they can but they when someone gets hurt on special teams, it's 'why are they playing special teams'.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Not sure||
if you're implying that the man wearing #7 is Harbaugh, but that's more then likely Rick Leach.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Nebraska-OU||
That was lost before Nebraska went to the Big 10. When the Big 12 went to 2 divisions Nebraska and OU were in separate divisions and didn't play each other every year. They still played each other now and then but the annual rivalry had ended.
|1 week 20 hours ago||It will be interesting||
If Harbaugh brings UM back to what we all hope will be a consistent Top 10-15 program, it'll be interesting to see what happens with tickets. The last few years it's really been a no brainer to just go stub hub/secondary market for tickets.
If we start seeing matchup's like #12 MSU vs #6 UM or #3 OSU vs #5 UM in the big house, secondary prices are going to be through the roof. Even the less marquee games will see their demand increase.
|1 week 3 days ago||The Quick Kick||
Used to see it every now and then back in the day but you never see it now.
|1 week 3 days ago||True but||
I think you make some valid points but Bo's health issues also played a role in him stepping down as Head Coach.
|1 week 3 days ago||Return yards||
While true that he has more return yards than those people, he also has waaaaay many more returns than the people you mention.
Number of kickoff returns:
Norfleet - 94
Derrick Alexander - 27
Anthony Thomas - 31
Amani Toomer - less then 27
Martavious Odoms - 54
Ty Wheatley - 31
Todd Howard - less than 27
Stanley Edwards - less than 27
|1 week 3 days ago||Bear Bryant||
in one of the book's on Bo (can't remember the title, I'd have to check when I get home) Bo told a story about Bear Bryant. It was late in Bryant's coaching career and Bryant told Bo he essentially didn't have the fire in him to coach. Bo asked him why he didn't just quit. Bryant's response was along the lines that there were a lot of people whose jobs at Alabama were because of Bryant. When he (Bryant) stepped down all his assistants would have to find new jobs and more then likely a new coach would replace most of, if not all of, the office personnel and a lot of the suppot staff.
|1 week 4 days ago||I don't know||
Gardner's 2013 season is one of the best passing season's a QB has ever had at UM. Gardner's 2013 passing stats are all over the single season records and most of them are near the top.
Now, if you said Gardner was broken by the end of the 2014 season, I'd agree 100%.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm guessing||
the next head coaching job the other guys got wasn't at one of the premier football schools in the country.
|1 week 4 days ago||1999||
What game did Brady not start in 1999?
|1 week 4 days ago||One could say||
getting the UM job after Bo retired was his Mulligan because his head coaching stint at Illinois didn't exactly set the world on fire.
|1 week 5 days ago||There was a fairly big write up||
on this blog about the play a year or two ago with interviews of Moeller and Holtz thrown in. If I remember correctly, there were 3 different options on the play and it was up to Grbac to decide which one to call when they got to the line.
|1 week 5 days ago||Hoke's eye for talent||
I think that's a fair question but at the same time recruiting highly ranked recruits is only half the battle. Developing them to be good college players and utilizing those players to maximize their strengths is the other half. I think most of us agree that Hoke and his staff weren't that great at the latter.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah||
If you're eligible for a 5th year, your first 4 years are essentially a tryout to see if you'll be granted a 5th year. Harbaugh wasn't here for these guys first 4 years so all he had was film to see what they did in games and then in spring practice to see how hard they work, attitude, coachability, etc.
|1 week 5 days ago||You must have stopped checking||
before you got to the early 80's when Clemson won the NC.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Maybe I missed these||
but the 1991 ND game (Grbac to Howard). I'd also throw in the 1978 OSU-UM in Columbus. Tied 0-0 at halftime and then UM comes out and dominates the second half to win 22-0. I'd also put the '84 Miami (FL) game on the list.
Also, one of the most dominating performances I've seen between matchup of Top 5 teams - the 1997 PSU game.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Antonio Bass||
was a recruit in the 2005 class and was getting plays called for him his freshmean year. While I doubt he would have supplanted Henne as QB, had Bass not gotten hurt I'm guessing he would have been getting a lot of reps at QB in 2007 when Henne went down. Should Carr maybe have tried for a more a high profile recruit in 2006, maybe but Carr was pulling him some pretty highly rated QB's everry couple of years.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||PSU undefeated years||
In 1968 I'm not sure how much their SOS played into it. By the middle of October the AP rankings went USC, OSU, PSU. The top 3 went undefeated the rest of the way so you had a #1 vs #2 matchup in the Rose Bowl.
In 1969, PSU was #3 heading into late November and wikipedia says "November 29 #3 Penn State which won at North Carolina State 33-8, had been considered for the Cotton Bowl Classic, where the Southwestern Conference champ (Texas or Arkansas) would go. Before Ohio State's loss, however, the players had voted to accept a bid to the Orange Bowl, because they preferred going to Miami instead of Dallas, even though the Nittany Lions went to the Orange Bowl the previous season and defeated Kansas 15-14. Certain to move up to #2 regardless of how the Texas-Arkansas game came out, Penn State unexpectedly had passed up a chance to go up against the #1 team in the nation.
So in 1969, PSU had only themselves to blame for not playing Texas in the Cotton Bowl in a matchup of what would have been #1 vs #2.
1973, yeah their SOS probably didn't help them.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Saturday||
is supposed to be pretty strong winds all day.
Part of the British Open has always been luck of the draw with regards to weather on Thurs and Fri.