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- How does the coaching search change if Hoke is gone now or at the end of the season? The bigger issue is when candidates are available - Harbaugh(s), Mullen, etc. are all locked into their current roles for weeks. You can't really get a jump on interviewing people; coaching searches go in cycles regardless of when your HC position is open at the end of the season or two weeks before.
- I commented on this above, but I don't see how having a program with no one at the head of it is somehow better for recruiting than having a program with a lame duck at the head of it. At least Hoke and Mattison are good at recruiting and can make the effort to hold things together for a few more weeks. Here is one of those points that I have to ask, why would recruiting actually get better?
- Not sure how it worked out for OSU. Fickell's one year at HC was a bit of a disaster, and I don't think most OSU fans like him as co-DC, either, and would have preferred he either be let go or drop back to the ranks of positional assistant.
- And this last point is total speculation. Maybe they play better. Maybe they totally fall apart. Anticipating one over the other is just a guess. If anything, I don't know that this team has displayed much in the form of rising to the occasion or responding well to adversity.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Who gave this guy 100 points?||
Who gave this guy 100 points?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||People seriously need to stop||
People seriously need to stop hammering the "Schlissel is going to de-emphasize athletics" conspiracy theory. The president of the university said academics are important (a view that's, you know, basically his job). That's it. There has been zero indication that he's considering downscaling the athletic department in any way, and it's insane to think that in his first year of his first tenure as president he would undertake such a massive and controversial initiative (especially one likely to alienate huge portions of the alumni/donor base).
As the poster you're replying to says (and as Don lays out HERE), the university on the whole tends not to accept JUCO transfers because of its very stringent standards for accepting transfer credits. This is true of the entire student population, not just athletes, and has been true for a long time and has nothing to do with any agenda from Schlissel.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I saw those reports but chose||
I saw those reports but chose to stick with Rivera, which worked out pretty good. Rivera has over 100 yards and a TD, compared to Thomas who I'm not even sure ended up playing.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'd avoid the Giants||
I'd avoid the Giants backfield this week. It's totally up in the air how that workload is going to get split.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You don't have to sugar coat||
You don't have to sugar coat it, Rivera is a terrible option. But so is every other option out there. I actually agree that Daniels is probably the best of the bunch, I actually played him the first week Thomas was out, I'm just holding out hope that Thomas can play.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I didn't realize the extent||
I didn't realize the extent to which people in my league were hording TEs until Thomas got Hurt. Wright and Miller are both taken.
I think I'm going to go with Rivera. He's got a later start (Daniels plays at 1pm), and gets a consistently high volume of targets, even if he only catches < 50% of them.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'd go Megatron and Gordon.||
I'd go Megatron and Gordon. Megatron obviously lit it up last week (granted, against a terrible Bears team), so I'd keep him in the WR1 ranks. And I try not to double down on one team if possible, so I'd put Gordon in ahead of Tate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I've got the same debate||
I've got the same debate between Denard and Jennings. I'm rolling with Denard, because who knows how much Jennings will actually play. Could be 50/50 with Williams, could be 25/75.
But if I were you, I'd probably roll with Mathews.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm in the same boat. Been||
I'm in the same boat. Been having to stream TEs the past few weeks. Even if he plays, I wonder how much of a work load he'll get. Still probably better than his potential replacement: Rivera, Clay, Sims, or Daniels.
Who's your plan B if he doesn't go?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||COMPLETE THE TRIANGLE||
MUSCHAMP TO MICHIGAN
|2 weeks 6 days ago||What? Why?||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Just because this year's||
Just because this year's offense is bad doesn't somehow retroactively make last year's offense good. It is possible, I dare say probable, that both offenses are bad, and that just because Nussmeier has overseen an even more ineffective unit does not mean that Borges didn't deserve to be fired.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Isn't this the type of||
Isn't this the type of sideline demeanor we make fun of Brian Kelly for displaying?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||How does the coaching search||
If M was going to fire Hoke mid season, they needed to do it after the Minnesota game. Maybe then you get an interm guy to turn things around a bit. Maybe then you can get some recruiting momentum built up post-firing. But there's nothing to be gained by firing him now, other than placating a bunch of angry fans.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||How would firing Hoke help||
How would firing Hoke help the on field performance? Do we know that Hoke is the reason the QBs suck and that the offense goes nowhere? And how big of a turn around could you reasonably expect, even if we knew Hoke was what was holding the team back, given that there are two weeks to the end of the season? And who takes over as interim? Mattison, who doesn't want to be a HC? Nussmeier, the new OC who has overseen a horrible offense? Someone from the assistant ranks getting promoted over the coordinators?
And why would recruiting pick-up? It's a given that Hoke is gone, so the only difference between keeping him and not knowing who the HC next year will be and firing him and not knowing who the next HC will be is basically having anyone around (even a lame duck coach) to continue overseeing recruiting. Recruting is going to take a hit no matter what, at least Hoke and Mattison are around to try and keep things somewhat together until the next coach is hired.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I say this as someone who||
I say this as someone who tried to roll the dice with Rainey last week as a bye fill-in, I would strongly advise against playing Rainey.
I would definitely go Bennett over Jones. Jones has gotten more targets but is consistently scoring less than Bennett every week. Jones gets 0-5 points a week; Bennett gets 5-10. And even if you don't trust Cutler, I wouldn't trust Carr any more.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||How did firing Zook||
How did firing Zook mid-season help they get Meyer? Why would they not have gotten Meyer if they fired Zook at the end of the season?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||But if M and UF are both||
But if M and UF are both offering him that money, why would he pick the school/administration he already has issues with?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Why does everyone keep saying||
Why does everyone keep saying this is such a smart move by Florida? This has been brought up ad nauseam with regards to Hoke; generally firing your HC mid season doesn't get you a whole lot and just causes the program to sink that much faster leading into the next cycle. People seem to want to do it out of anger at poor results rather than any rational benefit.
Then again, the fact that they got Muschamp to coach out the season is a bit of a crazy coup.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed about the targets.||
Agreed about the targets. Tate and Beckham are getting like twice the number of targets comapred to Roddy.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||So you'd be advocating for||
So you'd be advocating for mid-season firing of Hoke, as well?
What are they really gaining by being head coach-less for the rest of the season?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I mean, we always knew||
I mean, we always knew Muschamp was gone, and that Florida was always going to be M's main competition for coaching candidates. This isn't news; the fact that he got fired today rather than at the end of the season is what's surprising.
And there's been plenty of rumors swirling about Mullen not like Florida's administration, so I wouldn't say it's a given he's headed to Gainesville.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Is your league PPR? I think||
Is your league PPR?
I think Riddick would be a bit of a late season steal in PPR leagues. Bush wasn't even doing that great before the injury, and now he can't stay on the field even after the bye. Riddick definitely has an opportunity to keep earning playing time.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Mid-season. Two weeks after||
Mid-season. Two weeks after beating Georgia. One week away from probable bowl eligibility. Damn, Florida, that's a cold ass move.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||My primary dilemma for the||
My primary dilemma for the week (and probably every week going forward): I have to pick two WRs from Golden Tate, Roddy White, and Odell Beckham, Jr. Right now I'm thinking Tate and Beckham, because of Tate's consistency even with Megatron back and Beckham's much higher volume of targets relative to White, who is a little too up and down and TD dependent for my tastes.
To the OP: I'd say Marshall and Tate. Tate for sure, given the Lions will be throwing a lot (Arizona's run D is good and the Lions' run O is pretty weak), and Tate has been really consistent for weeks. Marshall...well, mostly because I wouldn't trust West. You'd be gambling on picking the hot hand out of a three-headed RBBC. Both Marshall and West are risky, but Marshall seems like both the safer bet and the higher upside.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Of course his focus is going||
Of course his focus is going to be on academics, he's the president of an ACADEMIC INSTITUTION. If anything, all of his comments regarding the athletic department have been more of the "this is out of my wheel house, so I'm relying on other more knowledge people to help me" variety.
I get that having a new president, AD, and football coach all at the same time is a really unusual situation. But the football program has become so incestuous and inbred, there is a real opportunity to do some new things with it, which is desperately needed.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||"...doesn't prevent [him]||
"...doesn't prevent [him] from being an ideologue (which he may or may not be)." Otherwise known as, "I don't have any evidence of my position, but I'm paranoid anyways."
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Case in point, Brian going||
Case in point, Brian going crazy torching all the posters that simply annoyed him. I forget what set that off, but it was pretty hairy days around the ol' mgoboard.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I really, really wish people would...||
LEARN WHAT FREEDOM OF SPEECH MEANS
|6 weeks 1 day ago||How is Maryland that bad at||
How is Maryland that bad at passing O? I thought they had one of the most talented WR corp in the conference. Is Brown that ineffective of a passer?
So...Maryland vs. Michigan is going to be yet another slog between two teams that are bad on offense? At least Michigan's defense seems to be better than Marylands. That's something, I guess.