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|2 days 9 hours ago||Your last question||
is kind of a trick question. If a QB is getting drafted in the first round, it probably means he had a great college career. In turn, especially at programs like USC and Michigan, it also probably means the football team was pretty successful.
Obviously, going in the first round and being a stud NFL is the best of both worlds, but my main allegiance lies with the Michigan football team so while I love to see UM players excel in the pros, I get more enjoyment out of the Michigan football being successful on Saturdays in the fall.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Barrett||
I could be wrong but I doubt he goes pro early. He probably isn't going to be rated that high as a QB on many draft boards.
|2 days 12 hours ago||1st round QBs||
Rivers, Rodgers, Roethlisberger and Dalton are all first round draft picks.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Awful game||
UM absolutely dominated the first half and led 28-10 at the half. The offense had the ball 4 times and each time went something like 70+ yds to score.
Second half UM bottled up the offense and Purdue just chipped away at the lead.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Agree||
unless Sanchez shines in August, I'm guessing Lynch is probably going to be thrown to the wolves starting week 1.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Wilson||
is kind of Big Ten. He spent most of his years at NC State and was a darn good QB for the Wolfpack.
|2 days 16 hours ago||In addition||
Miller actually had a season under his belt as a wr while Barrett will probably never have played wr in college.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I'm not sure||
they realized the ban was stupid but rather they didn't want the DOJ poking around.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Utah too||
Both TCU and Utah had some growing pains when they moved into the Big 12 and Pac-12. They weren't going 1-11, but they didn't just initially keep going 10-2 when they moved into the Power 5 conference.
|4 days 4 hours ago||1998 season||
The defense was actually fairly solid that year. The offense shit the bed in the ND game - they had a chance to build a nice halftime lead but bumbled around instead. Syracuse was a disaster. The defense was the reason they went into the OSU game undefeated in conference play: The offense was abysmal until the PSU game:
|4 days 4 hours ago||Relegation as Pac10/12 doormat??||
While they've never won a conference title, I wouldn't say they've been a doormat. They joined the conference in the late 70s. The record of their head coaches since then:
Larry Smith, 48-28-3, 1980-86
Dick Tomey, 95-64-4, 1987-2000
John Mackovic, 10-18, 2001-03
Mike Hankwitz, 1-6, 2004
Mike Stoops, 41-50 , 2004-11
Until their string of bad coaching hires in the 2000's, they were anything but a doormat.
|4 days 4 hours ago||True||
but the Gator offense was improved in the first half of the season (compared to what they had under Muschamp and...the bar was low after Muschamp) then the QB got suspended. After that it was a disaster.
|5 days 11 hours ago||It'd be interesting to see||
how good a shooter he is on the move - ie, coming off a pick. If he can hit a good percentage of his shots off of a screen, I'd love to see the offense incorporate that a little bit (Bob Knight would have him coming off of screen after screen after screen).
|5 days 18 hours ago||Williams name||
might not be mentioned but if you read the linked articles 10 members of UNC's basketball team which won the title in 2005 had majors in the department with non-existent classes.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Not surprising||
I would have been way more surprised if the NCAA brought the hammer down.
|6 days 10 hours ago||If I'm the NCAA/SEC/ACC||
I'm thinking real quick about reversing the decision. I'm guessing there's a lot of collateral damage that could be unearthed if the government decided to get involved.
As we all know, the NCAA can't force anyone testify but the government sure can.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Not necessarily||
Georgetown is D1 in basketball but I don't believe the rest of their sports are. At least when I was in college (25 years ago) the rest of their teams were D3. It might have changed though.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Don't forget||
the NFL also took away the Pats first round pick this year too. For an organization that usually does a really good job in the draft, that's a huge hit as well.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Kraft||
I still can't believe Kraft put his tail between his legs and didn't fight harder for Brady.
|1 week 2 days ago||I have kids||
who are 12 and 11 and when I let them choose the radio station, the Biebs is getting constant airplay.
|1 week 2 days ago||Didn't they actually||
have another hit - Little Miss Can't Be Wrong?
|1 week 3 days ago||Good luck||
with getting playoff football in the Midwest or Northeast. Delaney/Big Ten is probably the only conference fighting that battle. Every other Power 5 conference would prefer the playoff games to be in the sourth and the west.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I just see it||
as a very slippery slope. I see people in the thread talking about making sure it's regulated. The NCAA can't even regulate the rules they have in place now. How do they regulate this?
I think there would be bidding wars. If Clemson was offering Gary 250K + other benefits when it's illegal, that cost is probably only going up when it becomes legal. And while it won't be legal to pay recruits, the 'annual salary' of a recruit from endorsements once they enroll will be part of the recruiting pitch.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on who is paying||
Is only the university allowed to 'pay' the players or could a car dealership have a kid do a commercial and pay him?
If it's just the university, then yeah, UM would have an advantage. It players are free to get paid for endorsements from anyone, it could essentially become like free agency in pro sports - which bagmen are willing to offer the largest endorsement deals. The grad transfer rule could become interesting if other schools can offer a player a larger endorsement deal than what they are making at their current school.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Pandora's box||
Agree, while good in theory, it will pretty much allow the bagmen to legally give the players money.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Few and far between?||
He's 29th all time in career assists and most of the guys in front of him were/are pure point guards.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Mike Garrett||
Pat Haden and now Lynn Swan. I wonder if there's something written down that they can only hire former players of John McKay to be AD.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This||
unless someone else on the team takes a massive jump in production, Irvin is more than likely going to be counted on to be the alpha dog next year too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ugh...||
Pretty sure they went off on Beilein a week or so ago about limiting where Spike could transfer.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You forgot some states||
Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri.