"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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|6 days 7 hours ago||Not really. Mississippi state will never be the||
Not really. Mississippi state will never be the best in a division that includes Bama, OSU, Auburn, and Ole Miss. Same with Maryland. The difference is that Maryland is going to be getting Under Armor money and will be spending to improve. Long-term it's a good move for him.
|6 days 12 hours ago||I can imagine a similar||
I can imagine a similar reaction, not because it's OSU per se, but because of how we've seen their recruits getting treated. If Michigan started to treat their recruits in a similar fashion, I'd be hesitant to let my kid play their as well. Thankfully, that hasn't been the case and I don't think it will ever be the case.
|6 days 13 hours ago||I think so too, but it's expensive and||
I think so too, but it's expensive and time-consuming to manage. What's nice is they could bring up more servers for game days and big events like NSD.
|1 week 13 hours ago||If Durkin leaves, I wonder if||
If Durkin leaves, I wonder if Harbaugh would try to bring him in again.
|1 week 14 hours ago||23-0||
|1 week 15 hours ago||Unfortunately, the lesson is "don't take anybody||
Unfortunately, the lesson is "don't take anybody at their word"
|1 week 1 day ago||They would have grabbed. They were in desperate||
They would have grabbed. They were in desperate need of WRs
|1 week 2 days ago||Michigan beats OSU, Iowa||
Michigan beats OSU, Iowa beats MSU, Stanford wins out and the Rose Bowl picks 10-2 Michigan to play Stanford over 11-2 MSU.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'd have to say Notre Dame.||
I'd have to say Notre Dame. Because, obviously, but also because that likely means that we'd be playing against them in the NCG unless Clemson or Bama lose. That would also probably mean that we would have already beaten Clemson as well.
|1 week 5 days ago||To start, Utah is no longer||
To start, Utah is no longer in first place in their division. USC is tied with them and has the head-to-head. So, assuming that they would have a win over Utah is invalid at this point.
Second, two wins over two top-5, undefeated teams is better than a win over a top-15, 2-loss team and a win over a top-5, 1-loss team.
Third, the Big Ten objectively is the best conference right now. There are 4 teams vying for a playoff spot while the Pac-12 has only Stanford, B1G has more ranked teams, etc.
|1 week 5 days ago||Baylor and TCU are likely||
Baylor and TCU are likely already out. OSU and OU need to lose.
The speculation is that a 1-loss team other than OU would not get selected due to SOS and no CCG. Ideally, you want a 3-way tie in first so that it comes down to rankings. I'm sure that the committee would love to have to choose who "won" their conference and "deserves" to go to the playoff.
|1 week 6 days ago||Technically, Utah is in the||
Technically, Utah is in the same spot with USC that we are with MSU. They are tied and USC has the head-to-head tiebreaker. Utah needs to win out and have USC lose. However, if that happens, I think that you're right in calling that "interesting"
|1 week 6 days ago||I saw that article and it||
I saw that article and it says that an NCAA official can make up to $3000. I know a Big Ten official and they don't make close to that much. Also, they do have to pay for travel. I know this makes your point more valid, but you were just pulling numbers out of the air.
This is why I don't get why people are so critical of the referees. They (I suppose I should say most) aren't doing this for the money; they are doing this to get involved in the sport. Yes, they make mistakes. Yes, they should work at getting better (and they do). Like it or not, these are the best referees available outside of NFL referees and there is not a good way to fast track guys to replace other officials.
Your idea about reviews and rewards is effectively already implemented. Coaches do send in reviews and the top-rated officials get assigned postseason games, giving them extra money.
|1 week 6 days ago||I know that he said USC, but||
I know that he said USC, but if it ends up being Utah instead of USC, Michigan and Stanford would both be 1-1 against common opponents. If Utah wins, they'd obviously have the head-to-head. So, we really need USC to win out or for Utah to lose to UCLA.
|1 week 6 days ago||Where did you get those||
Where did you get those numbers from?
|1 week 6 days ago||I agree. I also hate that a||
I agree. I also hate that a ballcarrier can act like they are going out of bounds and then lay out the defender after they have already stopped. That should be an unnecessary roughness penalty on the offense.
|1 week 6 days ago||Well, then that would be||
Well, then that would be another change I would make.
|1 week 6 days ago||How do you hold them responsible? If you suspend||
How do you hold them responsible? If you suspend them then you have to bring in a new official to replace them. They are contract workers and paid by game so you can't fine them. If you even tried you'd have a mass exodus of officials and you'd be bringing up less experienced guys. If you have a realistic way to do what you're suggesting, I'd love to hear it, but it's all rhetoric without a plan.
|1 week 6 days ago||I disagree with those saying that the rule is not||
I disagree with those saying that the rule is not part of the problem. Anytime that you ask them to try to figure out a player's intentions, you are going to get into this problem. The penalty needs to be based on facts. Did the player lower his head or shoulder into the other player's head? Was the quarterback already in a slide? Was the defender blocked into the play? Make everything black and white. I'd rather them throw flags for accidents than miss flags.
They should also make the automatic ejection after two penalties, similar to unsportsmanlike conduct, and get rid of the review.
As for the part about the qb sliding, I believe the ball is placed where he starts his slide. That is designed to not give advantage to a qb due to the protection afforded to him. If someone hits a qb after the slide begins, it should be a penalty.
|1 week 6 days ago||What Indiana did to our||
What Indiana did to our defense will turn some heads. A lot of why we are ranked so high is due to us shutting out 3 straight opponents. Questions about our defense will change that.
|1 week 6 days ago||If you're going to include||
If you're going to include Creighton, then you have to include Kettering. They haven't lost since 1919.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's not a stupid question,||
It's not a stupid question, but it is stupid phrasing. Saying that we are conditioned to think about Michigan vs. OSU is a fact. Saying that it is for a good reason is opinion.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That's why it didn't work for||
That's why it didn't work for Barrett either.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If they know they are keeping||
If they know they are keeping the guy, then it makes little to no sense to wait. The uncertainty can hurt recruiting.
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||The rule doesn't say anything||
The rule doesn't say anything about huddles. Not being in the huddle just makes it more obvious. The rule says that using the substitution process to deceive the opponent and gain an advantage is illegal. 3 guys were running onto the field while Jake Butt was running off the field, making him part of the substitution process.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Those asking about the intent||
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||The rule isn't just about||
The rule isn't just about deception. They also want to prevent a receiver from running out of bounds to go around a defender. To put it simply, they want everyone to stay in the field of play. The exception to the rule was added to prevent a DB from forcing a player out of bounds and making them ineligible, giving them an advantage.
I've only seen two bad angles, so I can't tell if the receiver was moving toward the sideline and the defender was moving with him or if the defender was slowly pushing the receiver out. Regardless, I'm fine with the non-call. If he had thrown a flag, he would have the same conversation from a different perspective. Neither player appears to be trying to break the rules, so I'd prefer to just let them play the game, which is what he did.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||1. He reads the entire||
1. He reads the entire rulebook, unlike most fans.
2. It's obviously part of his job. There are 8 guys on the field now, and each of them has a job before and during the play. Part of his is likely to count the number of players running off and on the field. If you watch the replay, his flag is thrown as soon as the ball is snapped, meaning that he knew he was throwing it when he saw 4 coming off and 3 coming on with one of the 4 stayed on the field.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think that's true.||
I don't think that's true. For example, from what I can tell, Richard Sherman joined the team in 2006 while Harbaugh didn't join until 2007. There's not a great way to define this because you can't just look at those he coached or else it skews it out of his favor. It's also unfair to count the guys that he recruited but never coached.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||No WR, 3TE, FB, RB, Peppers.||
No WR, 3TE, FB, RB, Peppers. Triple option every play.