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|1 week 6 days ago||I think the 18.5 spread was meant for the VCU-Long Beach St game||
I think the spread listed under the VCU game on Vegas Insider is meant for Michigan because they only have VCU listed as a 3 point favorite against Long Beach State.
|1 week 6 days ago||Las Vegas Spread||
EDIT: Vegas Insider has Michigan listed as an 18.5 point favorite, but some offshore sites have Michigan as a 3 point favorite. I am guessing Vegas Insider made a mistake listing the spread on their website.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah I was just trying to edit my post||
Vegas Insider has Michigan listed as an 18.5 point favorite right now but some offshore betting sites have Michigan listed as 3 point favorite.
I am guessing Vegas Insider listed the spread wrong.
|1 week 6 days ago||Vegas opened with Michigan favored by 16 points||
Spread now up to 18.5. Have to say I'm a little surprised Michigan is favored by so much.
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||Anyone have a link to Fox Sports 1 stream?||
|5 weeks 10 hours ago||True but this could still be a tricky game||
Only the 3rd game of the season and 1st road game. Remember the Bradley game last year?
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||What about parents? Family?||
Just like in high school, I think any school is a family experience. I have no problems with parents (who are footing the bill in many cases) and siblings rooting for a university because of family connections.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||The myth of Walmart Wolverines||
I think most Spartan fans like to portray non-alum Michigan fans as people who could not get into the university where in my experience it has been the opposite. Most of my "Walmart Wolverines" friends were admitted to the University of Michigan but chose to attend other schools (Ivy League, Liberal Arts colleges, etc.). None of them applied or even considered applying to Michigan State.
There are a large number highly educated and successful Michigan natives that did not attend Michigan due to other opportunities but returned to the state for graduate school or other employment opportunities. In my experience, none of these people in the Metro Detroit area root for MSU.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||Neyland Stadium compared to Bristol Speedway||
The sight lines are just going to be terrible. I don't think people realize how small a football field is compared to the infield of the track.
Neyland Stadium compared to Bristol Motor Speedway. pic.twitter.com/i7HfZGKPZs
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||Too early to tell either way||
I think Butch Jones is a good coach, but way too early to predict how good Tennessee will be in 3 years. Butch Jones took over a bigger mess than Brady Hoke did, and we are still feeling the effects 3 years later even with top 5 recruiting classes the last 2 years. Butch Jones has Tennessee pointed in the right direction, but I have my doubts Tennessee will be a top 10 team 3 years from now.
And a bigger problem for Tennessee is that Florida, Georgia, and Alabama haven't dropped off at all. It may take time to get back at a level to compete with those programs.
As for the game at Bristol, I think it is a unique idea that may make for a cool one time experience. Most Michigan fans can relate to this after having a similar event with an outdoor hockey game played in Michigan Stadium. But I think the overall football experience is going to be worse than most fans realize. The sight lines are going to be terrible. Just one man's opinion. Are there even Jumbotrons at Bristol?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Still pretty far from the field||
No way the sightlines are better than the Silverdome. I think you are underestimating how far away the field will be. Here is a photo from a Redskins/Eagles game played there in 1961. The sightlines from the endzones will be god awful.
Does the Bristol Speedway even have a Jumbotron?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Except when there are 160,000 tickets available||
I don't see this game having a big secondary market especially if both teams are not in the top 15.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Indiana's defense is terrible||
Their offense is pretty good. Michigan will need to take care of the football in that game or it could find itself in trouble.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Fine.||
But Brian Cook has devoted HIS CAREER to it. And that is the point I am making. It is not a hobby. His job is watching and analyzing football.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||How does that even make sense?||
Do you have any proof that Rice has any indepth knowledge on football metrics? It is just as likely Rice doesn't know what a Cover 2 defense is. Just because someone is educated in one discipline doesn't necessarily make them qualified for something else; actually in most cases they usually aren't. Many people who reach the pinnacle of their professions usually do so by dedicated their entire lives to that subject and neglecting things like spending an inordinate amount of time watching football.
And the part I find most offensive is that this committee still does not have a single black player, coach or administrator on the committee yet. But somehow Condoleezza Rice was invited.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||But what are her qualifications for the committee?||
I would rather have former players, coaches, and administrators who have been around the game their whole lives deciding this. Putting Condoleezza Rice on the Playoff Committee makes about as much sense as making Bobby Bowden a Supreme Court Justice.
I've always thought the best idea would be to put experienced FCS (I-AA) coaches and administrators on the committee.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Please link||
I have never heard or read anywhere where Condoleezza Rice had any involvement with the Pac 12 or athletic administration. Her name was thrown around for Pac 12 commissioner but that never happened.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I'm a student of the game and pretty smart||
Can I be on the committee? I'm sorry, but Condoleeza Rice has no business being on the Selection Committee.
For some this has nothing to do with politics. She has no experience in college football administration or coaching. Being Secretary of State and her line of work does not qualify her for the committee. They aren't related at all. This committee is supposed to be some of the smartest minds in the game. Having her on it undermines its credibility.
Might as well have a fan vote. That would be a step up from Condoleeza Rice.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I bet you ND made sure some of these candidates had some ND ties||
ND has a seat at the table, and I am sure they made sure some of the candidates had some ties to the university so they would be satisfied. Alvarez also coached there under Holtz for one of the National Championship teams.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Jeff Long has Michigan and Brady Hoke ties||
Arkansas AD Jeff Long was hired by Bo and worked in the Michigan AD. Long played high school football with Brady Hoke. Long was the QB, and Hoke was his center. Brady Hoke was also his paperboy growing up in Ohio. No joke.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Nice timing||
Suspension when Alabama is about to play powerhouse Georgia State. Coincidence? Probably not. What a joke.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously||
Did we need a thread on this when the subject was first broached and being discussed in the UConn HC Pasqualoni fired thread right below?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I think people are way overrating Narduzzi as a HC candidate||
Narduzzi is a great defensive coordinator but has never been a head coach before. And there will always be some questions about how much of the credit he deserves for the defense when Mark Dantonio probably has a hand in the defensive gameplan/development/recruiting.
There is no way a perennial top 20 program would take a risk on hiring Narduzzi when there are so many other candidates out there. He will probably have to prove himself as a head coach first before those opportunities come. Very few college coordinators get offered top 20 jobs, and the ones who do usually come from teams that are in the top 5 and winning national championships. I think he would have to go the route of mid major/BCS bottom feeder like Dave Doeren (Northern Illinois), Jim McElwain (Colorado St.), Kevin Sumlin (Houston), Larry Fedora (Southern Miss), Charlie Strong (Louisville), Steve Addazio (BC & Temple), Al Golden (Temple), Paul Chryst (Pitt), Kevin Wilson (Indiana), Bobby Petrino (Louisville), Mark Dantonio (Cincinnati), Brian Kelly (CMU & Cincinnati). Guys like Bob Stoops, Will Muschamp, Bo Pelini, and Steve Sarkisian are rare and usually are much higher profile than Narduzzi when they get top 20 coaching jobs.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||He picked her up at a Las Vegas blackjack table||
Not sure if that is better or worse:
|9 weeks 4 days ago||In GIF form with a Temple of Doom twist||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||And beat UConn handily||
I have no problem with Maryland being ranked right now. It's better than the Coaches' Poll where Maryland is unranked and Nebraska somehow found a way back into the poll after getting obliterated by UCLA at home.
Northern Illinois deserves to be in the Top 25 as well.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||My favorite tweet so far|
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I think Strong is more a Southeast guy.||
He has pretty much spent his entire life in the Southeast. I think if Strong were to eventually leave Louisville, it would be for an SEC job. He has no ties to the West Coast, and I think USC will probably look for one that does.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Strong ending up at Florida if Muschamp doesn't turn it around.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I am guessing most UCLA fans probably feel like we did in 2011||
I thought Hoke would have more of a head start versus Ohio State after the Tressel scandal, but Ohio State plucked up Urban Meyer 6 months later. It remains to be seen if USC can pull a coach of that caliber, but I would be surprised if they don't get a big name hire.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||USC is top 5 college job||
There are going to be people lining up for the job. Candidates already being talked about: James Franklin, Kevin Sumlin, Steve Sarkisian, Chris Petersen, Jeff Fisher, Jack Del Rio, Mike Riley, and Pat Fitzgerald. Like Ohio State, now is the perfect time to take this job. They will be coming off sanctions in a year, and expectations are lowered after the Kiffin era.
I think recruiting is the big reason why this is happening now. Kiffin managed to save most of his 2013 class, but top 2014 West Coast recruits are starting to look at other schools like UCLA.