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|1 min 40 sec ago||Weird Indeed...||
Why am I imagining this headline to the effect of "Local District Makes Cuts To Athletics, Hires Lane Kiffin"? That seems like the sort of situation he is eventually destined to take on.
I guess if he really wants to be an HC and he's not exactly in demand for that particular position, you would go with a place like FAU. Otherwise, this is just a weird move.
|13 hours 11 min ago||11W...||
It will be interesting to see the development of the OSU coaching tree under Urban Meyer, but I will agree with others, when it comes to 11 Warriors....
|13 hours 54 min ago||And I Feel Bad For Them...||
...and to some extent, I do feel bad for these programs that have the talent and ability and just enough money to sit on the edge of being consistently good, but they cannot keep their coaches and their programs end up being stuck in a continuous up-and-down cycle. It would be cool to see one of them get a coach that finds a home with them for more than a few seasons.
|14 hours 12 min ago||Yes Indeed...||
That is indeed her, and perhaps fortuitously for this discussion, she is in fact a Spartan. I am kind of curious if she had an extended discussion with Dantonio at some point. I know the sports report on the Six O'Clock News on WXYZ was a visibly painful experience for her sometimes throughout the season.
|15 hours 49 min ago||You Know...||
You know, my wife probably wouldn't buy this as a replacement for the Friday night move we normally choose around this time.
That's why there's a TV in the living room, of course. I plan to have this on in the family room on the big set. I've been excited to see this since it was announced.
|18 hours 1 min ago||Wait A Minute...||
I am pretty sure that concession stand is right next to "$9 Are We Sure This Is Pizza Now?" guy. I think we need to talk about him for a moment and his inflated view of the sodium needs of the general public as that is some salty pizza.
|20 hours 36 min ago||Interesting...||
A source told ESPN on Thursday that the university wanted to require an excessive buyout so the next coach can't leave after a couple of seasons without paying a substantial penalty. Herman left after going 22-4 with the Cougars over two seasons.
Ah, so whoever was the next head football coach at Houston was going to be ACC'd by an AAC school. Clever.
It also cuts down the list of people willing to take the position considerably, I bet. Well done, Houston, if self-hamstringing was the goal.
|21 hours 19 min ago||Very Funny...||
Yeah, as others said, sometimes when someone presents something as "funny" around here, the only thing that ends up being funny is the reaction to the OP's post, but this time, that was genuinely funny indeed. I actually chuckled in a meeting, in fact, so now I have to explain that.
"Chris Ash has left the conversation".Nice.
|22 hours 35 min ago||Interesting...||
So while I want to win it for the sake of winning it, I no longer feel it means you're the supreme ruler of the conference.
I think that what the conference championships in general have created is a situation where it is possible that - by most metrics that matter - you can be the best, most productive team in the conference and have that aspect of your performance be completely divorced from A) being the conference champion, and B) your final place in the CFP rankings. The potential consequences of being the champion of your conference - how good they are - have changed noticeably and are more intermingled with the fate of other teams potentially, at least to me it seems like that.
|23 hours 30 min ago||Time To Go Perhaps...||
Beilein is who his record says he is-
I let this one go overnight even though it wasn't really a well-framed critique due to the fact that it was missing pertinent information about Beilein in the midst of gripes. Without a truly balanced critique, it's hard for a thread to go well around here.
|1 day 10 hours ago||About That...||
A very minor nitpick - 1997-98 wasn't a total loss, so to me it was always more like nine years if you want to go by the record alone (sanctions notwithstanding). My question always was how the hell did we follow that up with 12-19 and so on from there until 2007. I get it though - it quickly became not very fun very quickly, as witnessed by those of us who would brave Crisler for effectively meaningless games - for tournament / seeding purposes - in February and March in the late 1990s.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Don't Worry About It...||
Don't worry about it - as you post more and create more threads, titles will usually get more precise. I mean, if I had a nickel for each time someone complained about a thread title in all the time I have been a mod here.....let's just say I would have enough nickels to drive better than a Jeep....maybe.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Besides...||
Besides, I don't get paid for this mod thing, which means I don't get paid nearly enough to keep bumping a catch-all award thread, especially if they are going to come in at this rate.
In all seriousness though, I do think a thread for each is warranted - they all deserve the discussion they are getting for their contributions.
|1 day 12 hours ago||As For Me...||
Right now, my ads are the Alumni Association and Amazon, probably because I was renewing my membership, shopping for Christmas and finding creative ways to make January a very lean month over and above the protests of my kids. Definitely influenced by recent browsing habits.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Wow, 2016...||
Wow, 2016. Greg Lake and John Glenn in the same afternoon.
I was actually just listening to "Brain Salad Surgery" this morning in my office. I have always been a huge progressive rock fan and this is indeed depressing news. It was ELP and a few other groups that, as a kid, got me into synthesizers and synthesized sound.
RIP, Greg Lake.
|1 day 14 hours ago||I Remember That...||
I remember that as well, as well as the gripe made by a few people in the scientific community that sending Glenn up on Discovery was more a favor than something that added value to the mission. However, I thought it was pretty cool to give him another chance to go up at all of 77 years of age like he was at the time.
As a result of that, I think he became one of the few people ever to have been part of a ticker tape parade twice in their lifetime, just another achievement in a long and awesome list of Glenn's achievements.
RIP John Glenn.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Yikes...||
Yeah, for as much flack as Hoke gets from Michigan fans - and I count myself among those who has taken the odd shot at him (even just a little bit ago) - he isn't the primary reason Oregon is where it is. It was a pretty cheap shot - you certainly would hope that you'd never see the president put their foot in their mouth when it comes to one of their varsity programs here.
To be fair to the man, he was kind of working from behind given the state of Oregon's defesne, and one year under a coach that was inches from being canned anyway is just not enough in that case, it seems. I could be wrong there - he does have some things to answer for here, but it is a multi-faceted series of fails that bring Oregon to this point, not the least of which is what looked like awful recruiting (both for size and talent) on defense during Helfrich's time there.
All that said, he took the job knowing all this, which makes me wonder why he did.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Apparently...||
Apparently one FSU blogger does, given the comments above, or would like to think it was 25 years ago. Sadly, he missed out on a couple details, such the fact that the actual anniversary of that game was 9/28, as I recall, and Toddrick McIntosh is not being subbed into this game at DE only to score the Seminoles' 7th TD of the game either.
Nope, it's 2016 and I think we're ready for this one. More than ready actually.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Thinking About This...||
I was probably going to put something together with Massey and Sagarin numbers for the bowl games in the next week or so, as I always find what those two say about some of these matchups to be interesting. A unified table / spreadsheet might be an even better idea though, even if it is a pain to put together.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I Will Say...||
I will say that it does seem like an awkward rule regarding class load and credit requirements, from the sound of it, and it is definitely a shame that he will not be able to travel with the team as a result. I get that the NCAA wants players to maintain their degree requirements and the like, but why punish someone in Samuelson's position as a transfer?
I still believe there is room for the NCAA to make these rules less punitive to students who are indeed making choices which for them will lead to a net positive in terms of playing time, academic success, etc..., but then the NCAA doesn't seem like a very introspective organization when it comes to how their rules impact others.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I Guess....||
I guess the only question I would have then is how many years will it be before he is left on the tarmac at George Bush Intercontinental? I willl go out on a limb and guess that it is three seasons, and like his stint at USC, after a game where Houston plays as though it died recently.
|2 days 11 hours ago||That Tweet...||
.....came with a video:
|2 days 11 hours ago||I Suppose...||
I suppose, but who's counting?
*looks through files and finds certain Excel files*
|2 days 11 hours ago||The One Thing...||
I recognize that there is more and/or better talent in certain parts of the country--but I mostly attribute that to areas that simply play more (or less) football due to culture, weather, etc. I'd like to know if there are truly regional differences in the kind of athletes that each part of the country produces.
I think the only thing you are going to be able to show reliably is in the first part of this statement, and indeed Football Outsiders has already done a workup on how the most D1 talent per capita comes from the southeastern US, Texas, California and some other locations. I have to think that this study - done about 40 years ago - might have had different results, so the volume of football talent seems like it follows migration patterns in the US to some extent.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Well...||
Well, if a thread from yesterday is any indication, it might be that - as strange as this will sound - some people find Jones' fake personality attractive, because from what I understand, it cannot be his actual personality. The attraction of inexplicably going 8-4 despite being horribly overrated cannot be underestimated either.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Now, Now...||
There's Jai Alai, but I would recommend bringing your own xistera, or some curved, cut PVC if you can't find a xistera at Dunham's. Also, hunting down shooting locations for various episodes of "Miami Vice", if you were into that show, is pretty fun.
|2 days 21 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
To be at least a little fair, there has been a lot of rumbling in the Detroit media that it could very well be a race between WMU and CMU because they are both graduating QBs, but yeah, when the first question asked by the CMU fans was "Source?" on a CMUSports-labelled account, we might be waiting a little bit.
All the same, I hope he finds a role and wrecks a few teams wherever he goes.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Good News Indeed...||
Yeah, this pick seemed like a no-brainer - I would have been shocked if it had been anyone else actually.
I do agree with others, this clearly means that he's almost there but not NFL there, so do come back, Jabrill to hone these skills just a little bit more.
(I'll miss him too, guys)
|3 days 34 min ago||Another Snowflake...||
Last night's performance does not give me a lot of confidence when you sit here and look at some of UCLA's metrics nine games into the season. Offensively, there is not much that says we're in a position to beat the Bruins. It's a slightly different story on defense, but can Michigan slow them down THAT much? I hate to say that it seems unlikely.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Nice Run...||
The 9-0 run here hopefully keeps up for a bit longer - would be nice to pad this a bit going into the latter end of the 1st half.
Also, Dakich needs to get back on that court and get more information about the video mentioned in passing. We need links or a name or something.