"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|2 years 17 weeks ago||Never||
Never count out Jehu and his badass shades
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Word||
Spoken like a true father who has cried thinking about waking up in time for work in 4 hours why cradling the cutest thing in the world.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||AWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Aaaah man....||
Even the death of one fire fighter is too many.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Great analysis!||
Tom Osborne had only one worry about joining the Big Ten, and that was not being able to recruit Texas as well. Unfortunately, they really need to get a dynamite coach who can recruit and coach.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Yep||
Rutgers has a pretty decent chance at being good in the B1G. In terms of pure talent, they're better than, or at least close to, Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota, Iowa, Northwestern and Illinois. Very good recruiting in-state and closeby in New York and Maryland, plus the B1G powers of Ohio and Michigan are a significant distance away.
Until now, the Big East was simply not an option for most top New Jersey recruits. Now they're in the B1G, and have the money to pay coaches and rennovate.
Hey, if South Carolina can do it with world beaters just next door, sure it's not impossible for Rutgers. I hate to say it, but if they had a coach like Dantoni who would lock down the borders, they would be pretty good.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Well||
I think we have to take more factors into comparison.
1) Part of the draw of going to a school in your conference are that there are away games to your home state. With Texas being such a large state, it probably matters less to a Texas recruit that ATM is in the SEC. In fact, with all the Texas schools in the B12, they are still very attractive.
Contrast that with New Jersey and Maryland, which are small. A game over there is probably within driving distance for most parents in those states, New York, and Northern Virginia, which is pretty nice.
2) Most of the SEC is already in prime recruiting territory. Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana already pump out a huge number of blue chips, and neighbor other talent rich states like North Carolina and Virginia. Of course they'll target more Texas and Missouri recruits, but probably only the top tier guys, which doesn't put much of a dent in your numbers.
The B1G, however, has a lot less in-state talent. Basically, we need New Jersey and Maryland recruits more than the SEC needs Texas and Missouri recruits.
3) Why not include Texas A&M in your equation? Obviously they are part of the SEC. If more talent in Jersey and Maryland go to Rutgers and Maryland instead of another conference, that means a stronger B1G.
I agree that the expansions recruiting impact to the SEC hasn't been huge, but think it'll be a lot bigger for B1G teams.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Good one||
" Can do the worm, so will probably get the safety role on the victory formation."
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Not really||
They have a crap ton of in-state talent, with no major powers within short driving distances.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||also||
Football is soso but they play hard and their coach is hard to dislike
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Well||
Yeah but everyone in every country agrees that they have the worst politicians. Saying 'your state has the most moronic dumb politicians' is different from northerners saying 'like how people from Texas cheat' or some chinese dude joking 'like how Americans are fat and dumb'
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Shrug||
Feel free to get out
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Nice||
You manage to insult Texans and women, which I think your mom was, in one sentence. Guess you aren't interested in being a Michigan Man.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Well||
If your kids went to college somewhere and people there were joking that Michiganers like him were dumb lazy unioned leechers living in slums, I hope they can laugh it off.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Probably||
FSU probably explored other options, but decided that staying in the ACC was a better situation, even if very slightly. Once that decision was made, having a full strength ACC was in their best interest, IMO.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Would like him but...||
If he's transfering for more playing time, WVU which just graduated Smith would probably be more appealing.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Well||
When you are a 5 star athlete living in Alabama, in fact, when you live in a town called Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and has committed to Alabama, most coaches don't want to waste their time.
That being said, come on up north!
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelll||
He's kind of excited right now, but he's already a junior age wise and his stock is rising.
Given how hard it is for big guys to go through their careers without ankle or knee injuries, I wouldn't be surprised if he changes his mind after the dust settles. Selfishly I want him back, but you gotta do what you gotta do, and i wouldn't blame him.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Eh||
He's already a junior age wise, so I wouldn't blame him for changing his mind after the dust settles. Athletic, rebounding, runs the floor type of big men are at a premium. You gotta do what you gotta do though selfishly I want him back.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||The sacrifice||
The Final Four Gods required a bloody sacrifice in ACL's and exitings in other major sports.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Front page||
That kind of 'so happy its hard to breathe' joy is hard to come by, congrats!!!
|2 years 37 weeks ago||According||
According to ACC fans, ND joining in full is a matter of time. Good luck to them.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Yeah||
Now that the Big East a Catholic basketball conference, the 3 football schools that have been there the longest(UConn, Cincinatti, South Florida) probably just want to get the most exit money possible. I mean, UConn basketball has to recruit kids to the American 12 conference now.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Good for him||
Almost 60 million dollars for 3 years, including the signing bonus. Not bad!
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Weird||
Guess I went there because I was accepted and didn't know the full extent of just how many loans I would have to take out eventually. Those 4 years went by in a haze of highs, lows, great friends, numbing loneliness, studying, much procrastination, craziness, insanity, and dead boring all rolled into one.
7 years later, when I walk pass certain streets in California, I can close my eyes and feel myself walking past the Chem building.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||"They didn't even win a National Championship"||
Christ, quit acting all so high and mighty, like a National Championship is all that matters. What Chris did is nothing to be proud of, but everyone makes bad choices.
Its widely believed he took the money after his last Michigan ball game, and before the draft. He didn't do drugs, booze and drive, assault someone, shave points, but took us fair and square to 2 final fours. Not to mention the other 4 guys did nothing wrong.
Michigan benefited enormously from the Fab 5 back then, and is even now. Any 'black hole' the program has gone through has way much more to do with coaching than the sanctions.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||My poor attempt to follow the||
My poor attempt to follow the masterpiece:
4:10 pm: For the 97th time Lane checks to make sure the fax machine is working. It is. He opens the USC rivals page... only to discover another 5 star has decommited and is going to Idaho. He slowly stands up, hands shaking. Filled with a rage he cannot control, Lane marches down the hall to scream at his recruiting coordinator. He opens the door, ready to scream.... and his dads empty office stares back at him.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Also||
As a high profile public employee representing the University, they are held under higher standards. Cheating on your pregnant wife is a really low thing to do.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Uh||
Cheating on a pregnant wife is none of our business, but shouldn't be labeled 'bossing' either.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Well||
It's correct in the same way as a certain n word refers to black people, wetbacks refer to latinos, and cu** can refer to a woman.