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|1 week 3 days ago||As a guy who reads Bruins Nation on SBNation||
This was the least surprising story ever. DG is a complete and total imbecile who got his job through networking with the right people. Hiring Jim Mora saved his job, and that hire was basically made by their old coach Terry Donahue. He's legendarily stupid and if you listen to the right people, a wino.
It's possible that satelite camps got banned because the SEC and ACC threatened to never schedule the Sun Belt again and because Dan Guerrero showed up drunk
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think Tommy's right||
A lot of P5 coaches supported the ban out of pure spite for Harbaugh and the idea of losing a bit of time off, without ever thinking about/considering how it would affect other coaches. I think there will be a ton of pressure from other coaches to overturn it or modify it.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Seems like Night Games||
Are getting thrown out with the rest of the (poopfilled) Dave Brandon bath water. Oh well.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agree or disagree with him||
He's not wrong that it's the majority opinion of people in the South who are college football fans of that era.
But the funniest thing is that probably the biggest reason Peyton didn't win that Heisman is because Spurrier's Florida teams completely and totally owned Pey-Pey.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||He won more games than he lost||
If you're Pitt or Illinois, this is a major accomplishment
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Dave Wannstedt||
Is the best coach Pitt has had since Jackie Sherill left for Texas A&M. I mean I agree he wasn't this outstanding coach, but ya know, Pitt had/has seen some real f'd up stuff in their time.
Illinois is in the same boat. They'd kill for a Dave Wannstedt type coach at this point.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||See?||
Lovie Smith might end up being totally crap, but Lord he's a massive upgrade over Bill freaking Cubit
|8 weeks 2 days ago||What's more stable?||
Retaining an interim coach you announce at the press conference that you know is shitty and not very good for another year before firing him?
Or firing him at earliest possible moment so you can hire someone you'll give 3-5 years to try to fix this crap?
I'd argue that Illinois AD is right in that his move is far more likely to acheive stability, even if he sounds crazy from a PR perspective.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I mean this is crazy sure||
But it was insane that they retained Bill Cubit in the first place. It's insane they didn't fire the old AD sooner, and either find an interim AD they could trust or hire a full time AD sooner so the head coach hire could be done on a better time table.
Honestly, hiring some NFL dude couldn't be worse than going back for another year of Cubit could it?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Oh Look||
Another story coming out about the Tennessee Vols that fills me with abject horror.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Seems like he loved working at USC||
But got sick of working for a guy who showed up to work drunk all the time.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I found the ratings important||
Because I had to sneak watch the playoffs on my phone at work, because these simpletons think everyone gets NYE off or some nonsense.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||If you give Doug Nussmeier||
A pocket QB who has an accurate arm, he will make an offense that functions around him and it'll be good. He ain't even got to have a strong arm, just an accurate one. Florida's offense with the steroid boy was pretty good considering how shite the talent level was.
But oh boy, if you give Nuss a QB who is primarily a runner, he will just pretend he can throw. He just don't believe in it.
|17 weeks 43 min ago||RIght||
And add to the fact that there's no reliable HGH test, and it becomes even more prevalent. The expense is the only thing keeping it from being used by 100% of the league.
The only way to catch someone for HGH is to do a blood test within hours of them using it. That means you have to do random tests at people's homes at odd hours of the evening/morning to ever catch anyone, which the NFL does not do.
|17 weeks 2 hours ago||It's just funny||
To see people cover so blatantly for a guy who is really really obviously guilty. Must be nice.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||BYU is a bit weird imo||
They are a combination of cheap and dead set on mormon coaches, with special points for BYU grads. So they end up with a lot of assistant coaching hires that make you scratch your head a bit.
Hiring Ty Detmer straight to OC seems really screwy though, even for them. Between rejecting Coach Ken at Navy and this stuff, it seems like someone(s) at BYU with power thought it was important to get back to BYU's old pass happy pro style roots.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||This seems like||
A much worse hire than hiring Coach Ken from Navy.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||It doesn't really matter when (But he was betting as a player)||
But even if he hadn't bet as a player, LIFETIME BANISHMENT is the necessary super deterrant punishment for an action that threatens an entire sport. Even being associated with bookies is a terrible thing because it sends a message to fans that the whole game might not be on the level. Actually betting on them tears away at the whole foundation of organized sport.
Nothing else is a bigger threat to sports. Not steroids, not anything even remotely close. If the general public starts thinking that participants aren't trying to win and are throwing games on behalf of bookies, the whole thing is dead.
So to prevent that, you draw a big red line and say "IF YOU DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS, YOU'RE GONE FOREVER AND EVER AND YOU'RE FUCKED NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISHED."
Who knows how many borderline players in MLB chose not to make that decision because they saw how hard MLB came down on one of the most popular players ever. If they'd do that to Pete, then they're serious and they'll damn sure come down on you, .240 hitting back up infielder.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||He gambled on baseball for years||
And he accepted his punishment and thus ended the investigation before it was complete. This suggests he took his punishment rather than MLB find out and publicize that he threw games for gamblers. He deserves to be barred for life.
Nobody has ever done anything short of murder that brought more disgrace and threatened their sport more than Pete's manipulation of his team as a manager while gambling
|20 weeks 4 days ago||The thing people always forget||
The bowl swag bags are basically the only legal non-scholarship compensation college football players get. If you did the old crotchety newspaper writer bull and dumped all the low bowls, you're basically eliminating all these players' Christmas bonus. That's shitty, don't do that.
Also it's football on TV! Yay! The college football season is so absurdly short, it'd be miserable to have to go back in time where these extra games weren't on TV to watch. Next you'll be saying I gotta give up my Tuesday/Wednesday MACtion/Sun Beast games.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I just shake my head||
At schools like Rutgers, Maryland and Colorado thinking that changing conference was the big magic wand that was going to turn them into a big time program. All 3 had been in major conferences for decades (Rutgers less than the other two, but northeast independents was like a quasi-conference) and they were what they were.
All 3 were just brought in so that the Big 10 (and Pac 12, in Colorado's case) could add some TV subscribers. Period. They're like old wrestling jobbers getting paid to show up and get beat. The idea that fans who didn't show up for Big 12 games, ACC games or Big East games against their neighboring rivals they had decades of history with will show up to see teams from other parts of the country they don't live near or understand was just idiotic wishful thinking.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't say Bo was wrong||
But that just doesn't apply to today's college football world. In Bo's day, Athletic Director's ruled their department totally and made the hire they thought best, and all of them had experience themselves coaching some sport. And a lot of them were former football coaches themselves. Their eye for coaching talent was much better.
Today, all these ADs are MBAs, few of them have any experience in coaching, and they have to appease many masters. That means you get long out drawn out deals and multiple interviews, so that the AD can point at a process and say, "See, I did a good job" even if the result ends up subpar.
Over a decade ago, Florida made Steve Spurrier interview for his old job after the Washington Redskins stint, even after all he'd done in the 90's. That's the world we live in, and it's only gotten more pressured since then.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I dunno if it's an indictment of everyone||
I dunno, people seem fine here.
But yeah I agree there's nothing wrong with an assistant leaving to be a head coach. That's kind of the point of being a modern, successful program. Find quality assistants, and be ready when they move up.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Any man that'd punch Brian Schottenheimer||
in the face is ok in my book
|22 weeks 8 hours ago||You are totally right||
I don't know what 2/3 of the teams in this conference are even doing. They're cashing checks generated by the 3-4 teams at the top of the conferences and then stuffing the money into their mattress or some shit, because they sure aren't spending it to make their football teams better.
|22 weeks 16 hours ago||UCF hiring Babers||
Is an amazing indictment of Syracuse, Rutgers, Illinois, Virginia and (maybe, we'll see if they get Durkin) Maryland.
An AAC job in a fertile recruiting area is officially more attractive than a bottom barrel P5 job.
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||Oh heavens||
You just asked for a disaster to happen. The playoff committee are a definite improvement over the pollsters and the neutered BCS computer, but Lord help you're gonna trust them to sort all this out without conference champions as an easy cut off?
And you can't do anything like that anyway. The NCAA isn't going to make that kind of decision and over rule what the power conferences want to do. So you'd have to convince all these other conferences its in their best interest to dump a thing that makes them money, and good luck man.
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||Yeah||
Just drop the one or both of the new Eastern anchors with no fans and pick up Oklahoma. They want to leave the Big 12 anyway and that gives the Big 10 the Nebraska-Sooners rivalry and a big time Western division team to balance the sides out.
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||If you have a tie||
You've pretty much guaranteed neither is getting into the playoff. Having one clear champion is incredibly important in the playoff era. Just ask Baylor and TCU.
I get people not like games at NFL stadiums, but the Pac 12 had to dump on campus conference title game because it completely bombed at selling tickets. You can't sell tickets to a big event in one week, and having title games on campuses forces you to do that because you don't know the location until the end of the year. You've got to have a site picked out before the season starts so you can sell some tickets before hand. And honestly, bowl games have been at pro stadiums for decades, so what's the difference?
|22 weeks 21 hours ago||Brian poo-pooed anyone wanting the Maryland job||
And I don't think he's wrong really about the negatives Maryland has, I think he just underestimated the fact that it's becoming much harder for DCs to get head coaching jobs. Bud Foster got passed for the VTech gig. Narduzzi took years to get one and had to take the Pitt job. OCs with similar track records would be looking at jobs like Miami or Georgia, honestly.
I think the guy wants to be a HC, and someone in a power 5 conference is offering him that chance, and in this offensive focused world you can't really turn down a chance if you're a DC. I still think he'd be better off at a place like UCF doing what Herman's done in a high level Mid major with no Ohio State or Michigan or Michigan State to compete with, but I get it.