landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|10 hours 55 min ago||When the planets aligned in 2007 ...||
... when the team was healthy and playing well, the 2007 team was incredible. Probably the most talented of the bunch. However they had Iowa running back injury problems and they so often played far below their potential.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Cincinnati||
I've been following the Big 12 expansion for a while. All the schools mentioned are either a) a year or so behind Cincinnati in this effort or b) not as public as Cincinnati. Point is, UC and the Big 12 have been talking for a long while and by all accounts are the leading candidate to be team #11. All of these schools look like they are in consideration for #12.
And if I were making the choice, it would be Cincinnati and Memphis. The best combinations of untapped markets and good programs. Either one of those could be upper half of the conference football wise quickly and both would compete in basketball from day 1.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately nothing will come of this ...||
... but I think the Big Ten presidents (sans Penn State) would greatly benefit by making a joint statement condemning all of these new revelations.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||First official job ...||
... was Wendy's in the second half of high school. I learned time management and the need for a work ethic, which meant far more than a small salary.
Also mowed lawns and worked on a house flip, so drywall, wiring, plumbing, installing kitchen utilities, stripping floors, etc. Again there, the little minimum wage meant far less than the skills I learned.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||When this whole scandal first||
When this whole scandal first came up, I legitimately thought Paterno had an alibi for his inactions. I thought of him as a confused old man who did not know how to handle this whole thing, and he was unable to comprehend his long time friend taking advantage of kids in the worst way possible. He was unsure what to do and unsure of the gravity of the situation. Now Paterno being a confused old man can offer some explanation for why he did so little when told of Sandusky's crimes, but it also means Paterno was a confused old man in a position where he could no longer adequately make serious decisions.
Now if this new revelation is true, the confused old man defense is completely out the window. If Paterno knew forty years ago and did nothing, he was no confused old man at that point. He was a pure enabler, looking the other way and allowing a serial molester to operate under his watch.
Now I am mad for every time I defended Paterno. Angry.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Alex Smith||
The only Urban Meyer QB to have any real success is Alex Smith. I think it is because Meyer runs an offense that lets QBs get away with some bad habits - staring down receivers, ignoring third and fourth reads, etc.
Jones has the best physique of any Meyer QB. He's the definition of a project QB.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
25 is middle of the road. That's above Chad Henne and John Navarre. So he may not be all there mentally but he's not bad at making fast decisions.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Earlier thread||
On the earlier thread today, I posted a message saying Jones' career as a coach may hang on the current offseason and if off the field problems turn into poor play on the field, this could easily be Jones' final year.
When news comes fast, big moves happen. Jones owes a real explanation to a lot of people - the women who were victimized, his players and one in particular, his administration, the university community, the fanbase. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the university fires him with cause ... quickly ... to weather the storm while not owing him a buyout.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Butch Jones||
Anybody besides me think Jones is entering his last year at TN? I feel like the team next year will be dealing with distractions and will have a hard time finishing strong again.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||It also comes off as a bit of||
It also comes off as a bit of a confirmation that campus indeed is not safe. If women feel they need to walk in groups to feel safe, that means there is either a real safety problem or a perceived safety problem. Both are unacceptable on a college campus, not to mention inconducive to an environment of higher learning.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||That's the color you see||
That's the color you see before you die.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||ay-ziggy-zoomba.com||
|25 weeks 6 days ago||According to the Bowling||
According to the Bowling Green message board, head coach Dino Babers was offered the Illinois job and he turned it down. The MAC's hottest coach wants nothing to do with that mess. If true, the rejection was probably what convinced the AD to stick with who he has. And I think Cubit is an improvement over the fired Beckman.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||And I wish them all the luck||
And I wish them all the luck in the world in that endeavor. I hear Columbus could use some more affordable housing. The space the stadium occupies could be put to better use.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||It sounds to me ...||
... like this is not the first time he's said such a statement to a police officer. And/ or he was coached to say something like this when in trouble.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Oh my, what a play! Johnson||
Oh my, what a play! Johnson gets out of a sure-thing sack and gets it to Ronnie Moore who takes it the rest of the way to the end zone. Great play!
|29 weeks 3 days ago||A ref just made the tackle of||
A ref just made the tackle of the game. If the ref wasn't there, Bowling Green's Ronnie Moore would have sprinted in.
Not that it matters because BG scored a couple plays later.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Bowling Green||
If you have not seen Bowling Green football play yet, you are in for a treat. The BG offense is as up-tempo and wide spread as anything and the results are incredible. Early in the season they hammered Maryland while more than doubling the Terps in total yards. They are undefeated in conference play as nobody has slowed down the offense - and now the defense is playing well holding Akron to 10 and shutting out Kent in the last two.
The QB Matt Johnson should be a Heisman candidate and if he has some great showings on national TV these next few weeks, he could end up in NY for the presentation. And the star WR Roger Lewis is a beast. He should at minimum be invited to NY for the Biletnikoff. He may very well win.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||To be fair ....||
.... the large drunk obnoxious man is probably around the center of the bell curve of nearly every possible measurement in Columbus.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Schedule||
Maryland has played and been stomped by two of the very best offenses in the country - Bowling Green and WVU. Both run wide-spread up-tempo offenses. Bowling Green has a legit Heisman candidate at QB and Biletnikoff candidate at WR. WVU has Big 12 talent.
Michigan is a completely different type of offense. I still think we'll be able to score a ton of points and physically dominate them but I don't think we'll put up the same numbers as Bowling Green and WVU. Different style of football, different results, hopefully a dominating win.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Positive||
If Kiffin is out I don't see how it is anything but a positive for Alabama. That moron is the reason Alabama is not the defending national champions. He wrecked Tennessee, wrecked USC, and then ignored his offense's greatest strength (running game) in the playoff game. How he still has a job is beyond me.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||At least we've been beating||
At least we've been beating MSU like a drum, right?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Hail and Unite||
This video is why Hail and Unite is a stupid idea that needs to die a horrible death.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Safe bet||
Kentucky is the safe bet. They may not win it all but it is highly probable they get at least to the final four.
I personally have Kentucky losing in the championship game. Kentucky was incredibly impressive early in the season and their blowouts of UNC and Kansas were remarkable, but when was the last time they've played a truly great team? December 27 vs Louisville. They've not been challenged in forever so I have no idea how they will respond to adversity. I think it is a good call to take a UVA or a Villanova or a Wisconsin or another truly great team over Kentucky in either the final four or the championship.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Agreed||
I absolutely agree. Look at the old CCHA rivals. Nebraska Omaha has gotten pretty darn good. Miami has kept the momentum up. Bowling Green hired a new coach and has improved year by year to be a top fifteen team. Those teams went to the NCHC and the WCHA. Without any hesitation I will say the NCHC and WCHA are superior to the Big Ten. Yes, I miss the CCHA. It was a much better hockey conference than what we've got now. And our old rivals are laughing as they find success in new homes while we're stuck in an inferior conference.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Hoyer was effective for much||
Hoyer was effective for much of the season but his ceiling is very low. He's a transition guy and a backup but I don't see him as a legit starter anywhere. If Manziel does not work out, Browns need to cut their losses and draft yet another next star QB who will lead the Browns to the playoffs. In other words, Browns should evaluate between now and draft day whether Manziel is worth the investment and can be trusted to lead the team for a year or if Winston is worth the risk for a gigantic trade to first overall.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Not as a punishment. As a||
Not as a punishment. As a lesson that will stick, a lesson that goes far beyond sports or even Auburn University. But I appreciate your $.02, my comment was not clear.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Sure thing||
If we have a scholarship or if he can get funding from his program, go for it. That being said, I have an instinct Shane Morris is going to put together a great spring and be the starter.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Disgusting||
Malzahn should have his whole team volunteer to lay flowers and set American flags at a military graves at a local cemetary this Memorial Day. I imagine the best way to punish this kind of behavior is not lap running or pushups or even a public apology, but instead a lesson in humility and respect.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Doubt it||
He'll have already made his millions in a routine of long, stressful days of constantly keeping in shape and meticulously studying opponents' game film. No need to make millions more in a more stressful routine where you also must convince 17-18 year olds to come on board and keep 18-22 year olds from doing stupid stuff in their free time.
Now ... I do think he'd be a great ambassador for U of M football. He could be a contact the coaches keep in their back pockets to help convince elite QB prospects to come to M. Or he could run a QB camp at U of M for high school QBs.