I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|8 hours 2 min ago||Harbaugh - blistering beginning???||
Harbaugh's 4 years at Stanford were: 4-8, 5-7, 8-5, 12-1
Between Harbaugh and the 1999 season when they went to the Rose Bowl Stanford had gone: 5-6, 9-3, 2-9, 4-7, 4-7, 5-6 and 1-11.
I wouldn't exactly say Harbaugh's first 2 years were blistering. He did however have some big upsets in those first 2 years.
|19 hours 30 min ago||Why||
should the defense be allowed to subsitute? If the offense changes personnel, the defense is allowed to change personnel. If the offense doesn't subsitute I don't see why the game should be slowed/stopped to allow the defense to substitute.
|19 hours 33 min ago||Actually||
they might have only scored 6 pts in the first 29 minutes of the second half but their last 3 possessions before they got the ball back with 50 seconds had all produced drives of 50+ yds that had put them in scoring postion. They made 2 FG's and missed their other attempted FG.
|1 day 17 hours ago||12/31/13 or 12/31/14???||
That's a lot of money he won't be getting but if he had to stay through next year that wasn't going to happen.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Recruiting||
A little surprised too that Mack wasn't at least allowed to coach the bowl game, but the sooner you get a coach in place, the sooner they can solidify the recruiting class. Not to mention one of the complaints about RR being let go after the bowl game was it was tougher for his assistants to find jobs cause a lot of the positions had already been filled. I'm guessing the job prospects of the assistant coaches at Texas didn't have much to do with this decision though.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Colorado||
Doesn't have much of a following. They're stadium only holds about 63K and they rarely sell it out. The last few years that they've been done attendance has been awful.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Maybe it's just me||
but I thought the Big Ten games on NY's Day used to be more staggered in their start times so you could watch most of the games. Now, with the exception of the Rose Bowl they all seem to start at the same time so you have to constantly flip between games.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Yeah||
I'm actually Mountain time so the game starts at 8:15. Kids are usually asleep by 9 so I can watch this game with minimal interruptions.
|2 days 7 hours ago||As others have said||
for the most part, Pac-12 teams don't travel that well, and in addition, most aren't a great draw on TV either.
In you're on a bowl committee, you want to make sure you're getting teams that hopefully travel well and will bring viewer to the TV.
|2 days 7 hours ago||That's why I said 'Most'||
Frank Beamer caught lightning in a bottle with Vick. Fulmer might have run a clean program but Arian Foster recently came out and said he was getting paid while he played at Tennessee. I'm guessing he wasn't the only player boosters were hooking up with benefits on the side.
Agree with Stoops and Texas. ND is probably fairly clean but I wouldn't want a coach like Brian Kelly anywhere near Ann Arbor.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Schools with multiple BCS title games||
Most of the schools with multiple BCS title game appearances have one thing in common - they are shady as shit when it comes to their football programs. A lot of them have a history of NCAA infractions and some of those infractions have been during the BCS era.
This isn't to say you can't win or get to the highest level when you're trying to run a clean program but I think you're at a disadvatage. I'd rather run a clean program and catch lightning in a bottle every so often then sell your soul and try to win at all costs.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I count 5 Big Ten titles||
'97, '98, '00, '03 and '04.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Throw in||
Washington, UCLA and Boston College as well for solid non-conference opponents that UM played in the late 90's/early 2000's.
|2 days 9 hours ago||True but||
there are also coordinators who make the jump to HC and do pretty well - Bob Stoops, Mark Richt, Dantonio, Barry Alvarez, James Franklin, Jimbo Fisher, Chip Kelly.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Alabama/Tennessee||
is a big rivalry. 3rd Saturday in October every year. SEC made a point to keep this game on the schedule when Bama and Tennessee were placed in opposite divisions.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Doubtful||
BCS bowls get to pick in this order:
Orange (replacement for FSU) - probably Clemson to keep ACC ties
Sugar (replacement for Auburn) - probably Alabama to keep SEC ties
Orange (first in at-large pecking order) - more than likely OSU
It's highly doubtful that the Orange passes on Ohio St.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Bama/OU||
Depends on which Bama team shows up. They laid a total egg against Utah one year in the Sugar Bowl after they ended up in the Sugar instead of the NC game.
|5 days 4 hours ago||See also Utah||
and their move from the Mountain West to Pac-12.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Maybe way off base||
and not reallly related to NCAA violations but wouldn't OSU technically need Sports Illustrated's permission to do that?
|6 days 7 hours ago||Thank you||
I definitely feel a lot better now!!
|6 days 19 hours ago||Agree to some extent||
Class ranking can definitely be boosted by signing a boatload of players. I usually like to look more at the average star/player and in that regard with Rivals, UM is in a tie for 10th.
While the rankings aren't definitive and UM only has 16 commits, barring some transfers between now and early Feb, UM only has a couple more spots open, right? Their class isn't going to change that much over the next 2 months.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Dawson a little different||
Didn't Dawson verbally commit to UM only to take a visit to Florida, at which point things got a little weird?
Mcdowell has never verbally committed to UM, has he?
|6 days 19 hours ago||Defense||
Safety is a big concern. Wilson should be solid but you need to good safeties. A decent offense can set up plays to take advantage of the weak safety. See South Carolina in the bowl game last year when Wilson wasn't ready, and OSU last weekend when Furman/Avery played in place of Wilson.
To be a great defense the dline is going to have to take a pretty big step forward. We've had 2 years now where the pass from the 3 or 4 dlineman has been pretty medicore.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Good||
Good next year or down the road? The last couple of years the times UM has had to plug in a second stringer to spell an injured starter at safety, the results haven't been very good. Maybe it's just me but expecting someone who hasn't played on Saturdays to step into one of the starting safety positions and be good right away, especially a younger guy, seems like a little bit of a stretch.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I gotta agree with Seth||
Gallon is going to be a big loss. He was Devin's security blanket, at times maybe too much. One of the big reasons Funchess emerged when the coaches got him away from being a true TE was because teams were so concerned with Gallon.
|1 week 3 hours ago||At this point||
I'll be pretty surprised if Mcdowell ends up at UM.
|1 week 5 hours ago||What about the defense?||
I realize there were/are a ton of issues with the offense, but I'm more interested in what the defense didn't do/could have done to slow OSU's running game. They gave up almost 400yds rushing.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Yeah||
I'm not that sold on Norfleet either. Hopefully, he surprises me next year.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Agree||
Safety is a big concern for me too. Furman struggled a lot while on the field. UM is either going to have Furman or someone with no experience next to Wilson. When a safety blows an assignment or makes a bad play, it often results in a huge play, if not a TD.
|1 week 1 day ago||PSU||
Heck, UM had a 10 pt lead with about 8 minutes left.