I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|9 hours 23 min ago||Actually they went 7-2 on the||
Actually they went 7-2 on the road in 1992-93.
|9 hours 28 min ago||Why does Funchess need to||
Why does Funchess need to change? I think 87 is a pretty badass receiver's number.
|9 hours 30 min ago||Who was the last 3000 yard||
Navarre in 2003 posted the only 3,000-yard season in school history. Gardner's 2013 season is already #2 all-time.
|9 hours 47 min ago||Wouldn't the best-case||
Wouldn't the best-case scenario involve OSU losing in Pasadena? Why would we want them undefeated?
|9 hours 50 min ago||Nebraska couldn't stop||
Nebraska couldn't stop anybody from running the ball? Hmm, I can think of one team...
|9 hours 51 min ago||Good point. I wonder if||
I wonder if players have ever run to the opposing sideline in cases like that, just to get off the field. Would that be legal?
|11 hours 24 min ago||I thought this thread was||
I thought this thread was going to be about this:
|11 hours 42 min ago||I wouldn't say that. It's||
I wouldn't say that. It's been worn exclusively by wide receivers since AC was here. No one had to earn it before Braylon, but there was a mystique around it already (which is probably why Braylon wanted it).
|11 hours 45 min ago||And quite a few outstanding||
And quite a few outstanding OTs have worn #77.
|11 hours 46 min ago||I'm not totally sure about||
I'm not totally sure about your last point. If Morris had been the holder he'd have probably been in position - it was on the near hash and he was right there on the sideline. There's no doubt that Dileo made a clutch hold though.
|11 hours 48 min ago||I do root for Detroit teams,||
I do root for Detroit teams, and I never even made the Yzerman connection. Different sport.
|11 hours 57 min ago||You can defend the KCP pick||
You can defend the KCP pick in basketball terms. It wasn't the worst pick in the world in terms of helping the team. But in terms of giving the team a shot in the arm in terms of fan interest, it was a mistake. I was once a big Piston fan but have become totally apathetic in recent years. That would have changed if they'd drafted Burke. I would have watched him any chance I could. I would have considered buying tickets to go to games. That is not the case now. KCP doesn't move the needle for me. It's nothing against him - it's just not enough to make me care about the Pistons again. I know quite a few people who feel the same way.
|13 hours 27 min ago||Even if you value football||
Even if you value football over basketball, the simple fact that basketball is one of the two marquee college sports should be important to you. It gives you bragging rights anywhere in the country.
|13 hours 28 min ago||OSU recruited extremely well||
OSU recruited extremely well under Cooper and continued to do so under Tressel. It's not clear how much of a recruiting bonus they reaped from that one win. They were going to get good players regardless.
Actually, you could argue that a basketball national title would yield greater benefits even in football recruiting. Nothing puts a school on the map like a national title.
|13 hours 31 min ago||If that game had been the||
If that game had been the biggest upset, it's more a statement of how bad our season went up to then than anything. Very few people outside of Ohio think OSU is a legit national title contender. The consensus is that they;re a very one-dimensional team that has played extremely weak schedules this year and last. I don't know how you can compare that to a national championship, unless you really don't care about basketball at all.
|13 hours 47 min ago||The Pistons were sold two||
The Pistons were sold two years ago to Tom Gores. Dumars has had a free hand since then.
|1 day 6 hours ago||For recruiting, wouldn't an||
No way. Winning the national title is infinitely more valuable from a recruiting standpoint. People forget who finished second, but a national champ is immortal. You win a national title and you're instantly credible with any recruit in the country. (And no, the goal of an elite basketball recruit is not just to "make the dance." They want to win the whole thing.)
The OSU game would have been fun to win, but in no way would it have had anywhere near that kind of impact. The euphoria would have quickly worn off once everyone remembered we were 8-4 and headed to a second-tier bowl game.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Basketball. I'd trade losing||
Basketball. I'd trade losing 50-0 in last Saturday's game for the national title in hoops.
Winning a national title is so, so difficult . . . it's happened a total of two times for us in the last 60 years in the two glamour sports. Nothing compares to it.
|1 day 8 hours ago||This is also what I heard,||
This is also what I heard, from a fairly connected guy - Harbaugh really wanted to coach Stanford to a BCS bowl game before he left them, and supposedly even gave us the "I'm coming if you'll wait for me" line (similar to what Miles allegedly said in 2007) - but at some point after Christmas he opened up his recruitment, so to speak.
|1 day 9 hours ago||That's another fairly common||
That's another fairly common occurrence - the HC is unpopular but his assistants are beloved by the players.
On a typical program, the head coach is usually the "bad cop" who lays down the law while the assistants are the "good cops." Players often like their position coach or coordinator better than the head coach, and have a closer relationship with him. When the assistant gets promoted, at first they love the guy and rally behind him - but then he has to become the bad cop himself to maintain program discipline, and sometimes he isn't cut out for that.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Why should we remember Ray||
Why should we remember Ray for his NFL career? Many great college players don't pan out in the pros. Mark Messner was one of our best defensive linemen ever, but he didn't do anything in the pros. Mike Hart didn't have a distinguised NFL career either.
I don't know if I agree with Ray on this issue, but his success or lack thereof in the pros is completely irrelevant to me.
|1 day 11 hours ago||The problem is, teams often||
The problem is, teams often rally behind an interim coach. The players take it personally that their previous coach was fired and it gives them motivation to play for the interim guy, who they usually want to get the job (better the guy you know than an unknown outsider). But those interim guys often turn out to be mediocre once they become the permanent coach, and the emotions of the previous coach's firing have subsided.
In any event, he certainly didn't help himself with his team's flat performance against UCLA. When you're at SC, beating Stanford is nice, but beating UCLA is essential.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Not sure that's true about a||
Not sure that's true about a smaller fanbase or fewer resources. UCLA, remember, has no home stadium. They play home games at the Rose Bowl, which is an hour's drive from campus and is way too big for their fan support. UW has an awesome on-campus stadium and when they're good, it sells out. UW also is (historically) top dog in the state of Washington, whereas UCLA is usually in the shadow of SC.
UCLA is also Mora's alma mater. It was probably a tough call for him. In the end, inertia probably won out - most coaches are pretty happy where they are and need a really good reason to leave.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Usually the whole point of||
Usually the whole point of going to the Juco is that you're ineligible to go to the 4-year school. Marginally-qualified guys don't turn down the free ride if they can get it.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Orgeron has a career head||
Orgeron has a career head coaching record of 16-27. He has had a very Brian Ellerbe-like career trajectory: failure at his first HC gig (Ole Miss), followed by a job as an assistant at a bigger school (USC) and then moderate success in one interim year. I'd be wary of hiring him as a permanent HC.
|1 day 12 hours ago||We have had ineligible||
We have had ineligible recruits go to prep schools to improve their high school GPA, but I don't think we've sent them to Jucos.
|1 day 13 hours ago||They're clueless. 3:30 is a||
They're clueless. 3:30 is a more prestigious timeslot than 12:00. The OSU game is the marquee game we play at noon anymore, mostly out of tradition.
|1 day 13 hours ago||i guess the downside of||
Not quite sure what you're getting at here. The admissions standards for Jucos aren't changing. Lousy students can still learn better study habits at a Juco. They just need to get slightly better grades at the Juco before they move on to a 4-year school.
In the end, this probably will just mean a little more of that good ol' academic fraud at the Juco level to get the guys eligible.
|2 days 7 hours ago||You keep throwing out this||
You keep throwing out this "since 2007" stuff. It's a red herring. I'm not arguing about 2007-10.
In 2011 and '12, we went 14-0 at home. Fans buying season tickets couldn't have gotten a better record than that. They didn't pay to see the team on the road, or the teams from previous years. They paid to see the 2011 and 2012 Michigan teams at home, and those teams won 100% of those games. It's hard to argue that they didn't get their money's worth.
|2 days 8 hours ago||It's Kelly's offense. He ran||
It's Kelly's offense. He ran the same thing at Cincinnati when he didn't have Martin as OC.