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- OSU-Clemson: OSU by 4.9.
- Wisconsin-WMU: Wisconsin by 8.
- Iowa-Florida: Iowa(!) by 4.6.
- USC-PSU: USC by 3.4.
- Nebraska-Tennessee: Nebraska by 1.1.
- Utah-Indiana: Utah by 1.9.
- Pitt-NW: Pitt by 5.1
- Washington State-Minnesota: WSU by 0.5.
- Maryland-BC: Maryland by 0.1.
- Michigan State-Dignity: Dignity by 35.
|4 hours 7 min ago||Yes||
Yes we are.
|4 hours 44 min ago||"You can't make this shit up"||
Actually you can.
You can make up anything you want and post it on a message board for a blog if you want to with no proof or supporting evidence whatsoever.
|5 hours 34 min ago||OMG that actually is hillarious||
Which is rare. Normally when something is presented as funny it's not funny.
But this IS funny.
|6 hours 40 min ago||Not sure how you draw that conclusion OP||
Had we won it we'd be in the final four. Yes OSU went without winning it but if we had won it that means we've beaten OSU and Wisconsin (again) we're a 2nd seed in the tourny and preparing to play Clemson.
So yes - it matters.
|20 hours 12 min ago||Not quite true Kev. At work||
Not quite true Kev. At work the naughtiest site I've ever visited is Daily Mail UK and my sidebar is filled with Russian AND Arab bride ads.
|23 hours 19 min ago||Agree||
I think that's because it's hard to project their abiity to put on "good" weight as they mature. Most skill position players enter and leave school about the same weight (well....except for Derrick Green) but the average linemen's body changes a LOT during the five years they're in school.
That's why most OL redshirt IMO. And if you want to see wild before and after pics look at O lineman when they enter at 18 vs when they leave at 22. Night and day difference in their body mass. And the net effect of those changes is a challenge to project in many cases.
|23 hours 44 min ago||Well according to Cox he was "falsely accused"||
Perhaps the Burrito did it. Did anybody get a statement from the Burrito?
The best part of the story was Cox giving the cabbie directions back to where he was picked up. Talk about a WTF moment for that poor cabbie.
|1 day 9 min ago||That wasnt my point||
I was stating you dont take a shot at a subordinate when the supervisor was the real problem. He obviously doesnt make decisions on the football staff make-up but he knew enough about the football team's struggles to basically call out Hoke as the issue - not Helfrich.
What he SHOULD have said is something like "Welcome to Oregon football. The expectations here are high - we're confident we've chosen the right man to meet them" and not take the opportunity to slam an assistant coach in public.
Jesus....how on earth did I become the guy sticking up for Brady Hoke?
|1 day 54 min ago||Not to defend his on field performance but||
If Hoke was the problem why didnt he just fire him and keep Helfrich? Kinda of a cheap shot if you ask me.
And I'm the furthest thing from a Brady Hoke apologist you can find.......
|1 day 56 min ago||Ahhhh memories......||
|1 day 4 hours ago||This is a true statement||
"An unqualified offensive lineman could get his QB paralyzed/concussed/broken legged. "
See Browns, Cleveland.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Even "professional" teams have bad days guys....||
Everybody makes mistakes.......
|1 day 23 hours ago||Adam||
Thank you for performing what clearly seems to be a thankless task. Hell, Draftageddon got more reaction than this (albiet mostly negative) and you clearly put a LOT of work into the post.
Kinda speaks volumes now doesnt it about the state of our hockey program that a front page post can be up for over 90 minutes with no comments.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Man I feel left out. Gun to||
Man I feel left out. Gun to head I couldn't tell who's done what game while it's going on, much less afterward. They're background noise to me at best.
|2 days 22 hours ago||That's what I think too||
That comment makes perfect sense there. No sense here.
I've done that before although never quite like that. Usually when I misfire on a thread comment it just makes zero sense to the overall discussion. I'm not isulting somebody who just passed away.
|2 days 22 hours ago||"His handle should give all the info you need"||
|3 days 2 hours ago||You forgot one...||
Add in "and the great track record of Temple Head Coaches moving up to bigger programs" to your list
|3 days 4 hours ago||Maybe.....||
Or maybe they'll have to start signing waivers that say something like "In return for paying you an obscene amount of money for a few years in your youth you have to accept the following probable consequences:
1. Loss of some measure of motor control and mobility beginning as soon as your career ends and extending until you pass away.
2. Loss of cognitive reasoning skills at an early age and the probable onset of early dementia
It would be interesting to see how many would still sign up anyways. The prospect of being able to live like a God on earth, even for a short while, is pretty alluring to most people. Especially if their homelife growing up was rough.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Didn't mean for it be a trigger.....||
Now that's funny.
I've got your next thread for you. You can call it record keeping."
"Hey guys I was just perusing Bentley Historical Records and noticed that Ohio State had been beating us a LOT lately in football. Like only one win since 2002 or something - is that right?"
|3 days 16 hours ago||Ya think?||
|4 days 43 min ago||I love it||
Penn State at 19 - two spots behind Western Michigan but DAMMIT THEY DESERVE A CHANCE IN THE FINAL FOUR!
They are gonna get so killed by USC......
|4 days 1 hour ago||So as far as OSU's concerned||
Basically we've become Army right?
Edit: Shit that comment's more accurate than I would've liked. Just went back and checked. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army%E2%80%93Navy_Game
|4 days 2 hours ago||If you think that's interesting||
What do you think of this? Just a few random thoughts I tossed together today I thought I'd share with the board....
That is a large spread. Michigan is favored by 6.5 against FSU. S&P+ has Michigan by 11.8 and with a 75% shot at victory. Other lines that are already up: Wisconsin –7.5 against WMU and PSU +7 against USC.
S&P+ lines for other Big Ten games:
I thought a sure consequence of four Big Ten teams getting pulled up into NY6 bowls would be the rest of the conference getting set on fire, but S&P+—which was 56% against the spread this year—thinks almost everything is a tossup at worst. I did not know that the Big Ten would lose the Citrus (which is LSU-Louisville, yes please) if they got the Orange, but they rather sensibly do.
Good to see that the bowl revamp has added flexibility and created a bunch of good matchups.
Cole also plans to return. As of yesterday:
Chris Wormley volunteered a return for Maurice Hurst as well. Both guys will be critical starters on next year's team should they follow through on those statements. (Hurst had previously said he'd be back.)
So we've got that going for us, part zillion. Per PFF Michigan is the best team left out of the playoff and one of the top four overall:
They seem to think that Clemson should be favored over OSU, with two bullets talking up Deshaun Watson and talking down OSU's pass protection. We've got that going for us, too.
Peppers stock. Also in PFF things, Jabrill Peppers took a tumble in their latest mock draft:
PFF has always had him in the 10-15 range right next to Lewis and not a top 5 pick, so this isn't a huge tumble. I'm still confused by those pass completion numbers. Namely where any of them came from. I'm sure Peppers has been targeted more than the two times I remember, but 26? I don't know where that comes from.
On the postseason. I've been saying this for ten years and will say it until they destroy the dream by going to 8 teams: a 6-team playoff is the best one available most of the time. Six teams emphasizes the regular season since there are home games and byes up for grabs; it keeps the field sufficiently constricted so that make-weights are extremely unlikely.
This year, I assume that the committee made some changes to the rankings to give the appearance of deliberative thought when there was none. That makes the six-team playoff deeply weird:
1. Alabama vs 4. Washington / 5. Penn State
Clemson jumped OSU, and that did not matter. PSU jumped Michigan, and that did not matter. The former was a meaningless admonishment to win your conference; the latter was a meaningless admonishment to win your conference. If Clemson or Washington did not win their title games I wonder if they would have had the cojones to put PSU in over a team with the same record who beat it 49-10.
Anyway, in a six-team world I bet a dollar the committee finagles it such that there is not an immediate rematch of M/OSU—or leaves a third Big Ten team out entirely.
This is bunk. There is an enormous Bloomberg article on officiating out there that I keep seeing, because it purports to show that there is a class of "protected blue bloods" that get favorable calls. Oddly, it leads with Florida State getting hosed against Clemson—which one is the blue blood?—and then hits their thesis statement:
Refs are partial towards teams "with the highest potential to generate revenue." In other words, good teams. They throw fractionally fewer flags on those teams:
There is a less than insidious explanation: avoiding penalties is a skill. Flagship teams are more likely to have firebreathing truckzillas; Purdue is more likely to have a peasant wielding a pitchfork. In such situations the penalty scales are naturally out of balance; news that Purdue gets 14% fewer "discretionary" calls than OSU fails to move hte needle. That seems about right. This is immediately proposed by the NCAA's national coordinator for officiating and then largely ignored.
About 3/4ths of the way through the thing we get the big reveal:
Yes, but think of all the bloggers you're forcing to write skeptical items in their link roundup pieces.
Prepare to be asked whether you went to Michigan. The Ringer's Kaite Baker got into Michigan football this year, which was fun until it wasn't.
Having been kicked in all available places, Baker is probably hooked. Welcome! Here is your pillow to scream into.
Maybe he is Mark Ingram except fast. Thomas Rawls blew up:
On the one hand, Fred Jackson recruited the guy. On the other, he got three carries as a junior and transferred. Mike Cox getting drafted and having a cup of coffee was one thing; Rawls turning into Marshawn Lynch 2.0 is quite another. He's the most successful Michigan NFL running back since at least Tim Biakabutuka and he'll pass the effective but constantly injured Biakabutuka in a year or two if he remains hale.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Kevin Wilson firing||
That's worth a read. The heavy insinuation in that piece is that it wasnt player injuries and his lack of proper care/concern that led to the termination but rather something else. And he makes a pretty compelling case for why he thinks that "something else" is something the University was aware of and that Wilson did NOT want others to be aware of as he began his job search.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Well considering his mentor I think it's understandable||
Look. Harbaugh doesnt suffer fools gladly and when somebody fucks up he doesnt have the persona to sit quietly and go "oh gosh darn it. We got screwed over by the incompetence of someone. Perhaps they'll do better next time."
Just like Bo. EXACTLY like Bo.
|4 days 4 hours ago||I think you're right||
Which is why I put it third on the list of considerations. They may talk strength of schedule but the when it as crunch time they all said "only one loss" when pointing at Washington.
And their SOS was second worst in the country. SOS does NOT matter. Wins and losses matter which is why getting boned by the refs in the OSU was so painful. Everybody knows we got jobbed. But it doesnt matter - we got the L and they got the W
|4 days 4 hours ago||Why?||
What possible reason is there to vote other than to pump money into the espn.com coffers by hitting their site repeatidly. Once both Washington & Clemson won our fate was sealed so who cares if they put PSU above or behind us. The committee sent a strong message, IMO, to the country that they care about: the items below in that order:
1. Overall record
2. Conference championships
3. OOC schedule
|4 days 4 hours ago||Looks like somebody was on Santa's naughty list||
250 points before this point-building excercise?
|4 days 4 hours ago||Definition of insanity||
Could also be applied to creating venting threads with hot takes that absolutely could be stated in any one of 10 other threads that have been on the board on the same topic.
At least they drive me crazy.
|4 days 19 hours ago||I'll take "Ridiculous hot||
I'll take "Ridiculous hot takes that make no sense" for $300 Alex.