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|7 hours 5 min ago||That's the joke. He knows||
That's the joke. He knows the difference between veracity and voracity, whereas he once quoted a professional journalist who did not. (And that journalist took a shot at bloggers, IIRC.)
|7 hours 10 min ago||I know who Darnell is.||
I know who Darnell is. There's not that many guys like him, though - most move on at the first opportunity. He also wasn't nearly as successful as Fleck; his best team went 9-3.
|7 hours 17 min ago||I think he'd aim higher than||
I think he'd aim higher than Arkansas.
|8 hours 1 min ago||Harbaugh's comments about||
Harbaugh's comments about academics probably killed his chances in '07.
|8 hours 3 min ago||Could be||
Morris's numbers in 2013:
29-47 (61.7%), 261 yards (5.6 YPA), 0 TD, 2 INT, 99.8 rating
That's not a stellar stat line, but for a true freshman, it's not all that bad.
Morris's numbers in 2014:
14-40 (35.0%), 128 yards (3.2 YPA), 0 TD, 3 INT, 46.9 rating.
Now that is bad. Nussmeier's year here was brutal.
|8 hours 29 min ago||Alternatively, Saban could||
Alternatively, Saban could have decided to remain with the Dolphins for another year and then returned to college a year later to come to . . . Michigan.
|8 hours 34 min ago||The parallels between||
I think there is a bit of revisionism here. Certainly, Carr's program was getting stale, in part because of his shaky assistant coaching hires later on (leaving him no clear successor). But still, he won 11 games in his next-to-last year, and as bad as 2007 started, that team pulled it together to reel off eight straight wins and might well have won the Big Ten if Henne/Hart had stayed healthy. In December 2007, I think most of us were thinking of Michigan as a program that needed some modernizing, but not a tire fire like Tennessee.
|9 hours 33 sec ago||But a big reason why MAC||
But a big reason why MAC programs lack staying power is that their coaches keep getting poached. If those coaches would stay put, it might be a different story.
|9 hours 2 min ago||Yes, what could be more||
Yes, what could be more shocking than college football's winningest program landing a top recruit?
|9 hours 7 min ago||Huh? South Bend is right by||
Huh? South Bend is right by the Michigan border.
West Lafayette would qualify more as north central Indiana.
|9 hours 10 min ago||What's the difference?||
What's the difference? They're both Big Ten programs in Indiana. IU is a little better at the moment (though still mediocre) but Purdue has the advantage of being in the weaker division.
|9 hours 15 min ago||ND is always an interesting||
ND is always an interesting game. I'll never complain about them being on the schedule.
|9 hours 17 min ago||The other thing is that||
The other thing is that Swarbrick hired Kelly, and still supports him now, so they've concluded that he is the problem.
|9 hours 21 min ago||Jim praises their pregame||
Jim praises their pregame tradition and they take offense to that?
|12 hours 45 min ago||ND's got a ton of rich||
ND's got a ton of rich donors. They don't need to worry too much about pinching pennies.
ND fans' complaints go beyond Kelly, though he's obviously a big part of it. Under Swarbrick they've abandoned/watered down a lot of their gameday traditions and have largely copied the Brandon "Wow experience" blueprint.
|12 hours 51 min ago||There is always controversy.||
There is always controversy. There was when one team was voted, there was when two teams were picked for the BCS, and there is now with four teams. Heck, basketball teams complain about not being in the field of 68.
I just think it should be reserved for the best teams (however they determine that) and not teams that happened to pull one upset in December.
|12 hours 56 min ago||No more teams, please.||
No more teams, please. Fourteen has already diluted things a ton. To have 16 teams and play a nine-game schedule would be absurd.
|13 hours 1 min ago||Everyone says he's crazy. I||
Everyone says he's crazy. I disagree. There is almost always a logic behind what he says/does.
He's just different.
|13 hours 6 min ago||And which coach was it that||
And which coach was it that turned around Stanford into the juggernaut it has become?
|14 hours 28 min ago||So if a team like Florida or||
So if a team like Florida or Va Tech had pulled the upset last Saturday, they'd be in the playoff? No thanks.
|15 hours 7 min ago||They've lost it a few times.||
They've lost it a few times. It's gone back and forth between us and ND over the past decade.
|15 hours 12 min ago||It makes no sense. How can||
It makes no sense. How can they not arrange it with the NFL to have one Saturday night in January to themselves?
|15 hours 13 min ago||Quick Lane Bowl? Cmon' man.||
Do you think the players would be interested in that?
I think they'd rather have one meaningless game than 3-4.
|15 hours 22 min ago||To think that just a couple||
To think that just a couple of years ago, they were calling him "Savvy Jack"...
|1 day 7 hours ago||I will say that Peppers is as||
I will say that Peppers is as good a punt returner as I've seen - better than Woodson, in fact. (Woodson actually didn't do much as a PR outside of his one memorable return.) He's unlucky to have only one TD as a returner.
But Woodson was the best defensive back in the country. That alone should have made him a Heisman candidate. The fact that he also made some huge individual plays on offense and STs was the icing on the cake.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Nitpick alert||
That should be de rigueur.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Do tourists actually do that||
Do tourists actually do that kind of thing? Go see a local pro sports team play?
That seems really odd to me, unless it were a really famous venue, like Wrigley Field, or if your own local team were playing.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I don't know. Why do you?||
I don't know. Why do you?
|1 day 10 hours ago||Oh yes - that one was a||
Oh yes - that one was a classic.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Speight sounds like Harbaugh||
Speight sounds like Harbaugh in these comments - he uses the same sort of sentence structure.