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|2 days 1 hour ago||Most grayshirts don't do that, it's too expensive.||
They typically go to a junior college part time, although they don't need to go to school at all. You're right, going to prep school is not grayshirting.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Since the premise is purely fantasy, here's mine.||
Hold a draft. Only the current power 5 conferences are involved. First round each commissioner picks one of their existing members. Second round, the schools picked in the first round pick any available school. Thrid round, the second round picks choose any avaiilable school. Use a serpentine order. Schools can pass at any time. The next round pick would then go to the commissioner. If he passes, that conference is done.
It won't be neat. Not every conference will have the same number. But rivalries will be preserved. It will make some geographic sense and the process would generate a ton of interest.
I'd let every school veto their own selection once. If they do it twice, they're no longer eligible for the draft. The leftovers can join a group of five, be independent or form a new conference.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Ventura chose his words carefully when talking about his bullpen||
"Proud of them for stepping up and filing in and doing what they had to do," Ventura said. "It was very professional of them."
|3 days 1 hour ago||They're asking for a ton in exchange,||
5-7 prospects according to ESPN. I'd want a grown up for that kind of investment.
|4 days 14 hours ago||That's a pretty well known story,.||
but pearl mixed it up a little. Carr agreed not to take a QB in the class before Henson, not after. That's the story. I don't know if it's true. If you think about it, why would Henson be more concerned about recruits following him to AA? Looking at it another way, what QB would want to be in the class before Henson? He was the most heralded recruit in AA for decades. Only Gary rivals the attention he got.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I don't think it's as simple as that.||
Hoke left Harbaugh with the personnel for a top ranked defense. A lot of them weren't highly ranked either. Others do a lot more talent identificaton and evaluation than the head coach. Hoke and Mattison did well with defensive players, but his staff lacked that level of expertise for the other side of the ball. I'd blame Hoke for that. The first thing Harbaugh asked for was the budget for a much bigger support staff. It's already paying dividends along with the overall quality of the assistants.
|4 days 18 hours ago||There's a wide gulf between narcissism and altruism.||
I daresay most people fall well between the two.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Another way to look at it.||
If the Bush family had the school publicize their gifts, maybe that would have led others to contribute to Howard or other HBCUs. Publicity can be valuable to the cause or the recipient of gifts.
|5 days 16 hours ago||The only source for that was an interview with a Bama||
writer, wasn't it? Recruits talk up the writers' schools all the time and Wilson said something different afterwards to a Michigan reporter.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Of course those aren't quotes from the sites doing the rankings.||
They're from someone making educated guesses. It could be they are going to keep a close eye on those players in the fall and are waiting to see a confirmation of their camp performances. I think that would be reasonable.
Either way, it doesn't make any difference.
|5 days 16 hours ago||ADs don't get to decide on expansion, especially not in||
the Big Ten. Those decisions are made by the school presidents and governing boards. Politicians get involved too, as the governor of Texas is currently weighing in on the Big 12's plans.
When in the hell was Manuel supposed to have rectified the schedule with MSU? He just snaps his fingers and gets whatever he wants?
|5 days 16 hours ago||Warde Manuel is a very large man.||
He was also one of our top ranked recruits in his class.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Yes, Harbaugh wants us play to ND.||
Scheduling ND is what most people want, from the regents, to the AD, to the fans, to the companies bidding for TV rights. The only reason we would refuse to play them involves holding a grudge. Random posters can afford to do that, the people in charge shouldn't. Where we'd have an issue is if Harbaugh objected to playing them against the wishes of his superiors.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I agree. There's a certain amount of guesswork involved.||
Also, I'll add a nitpick. Devin Gil was a Miami de-commit, YTM.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I would bet everything I have against that||
|5 days 19 hours ago||Two excellent points.||
The effective juice on these bets is higher than game bets, it's just not calculated the same way. And you have your money tied up for the whole season. The odds have to be far out of whack to attract pro bettors.
|5 days 19 hours ago||That would be MSU's preferred solution.||
They've been lobbying to move to the west.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Not the only reason at all.||
Not many have Iowa as a top 15 team this season and MSU is a borderline pick. We have PFF's top rated defense in the country. What a lot of posters here think is our biggest weakness is the OL. They were just rated the #4 unit in the country by Foxsports. The one position Harbaugh is rightly known for developing is QB. It doesn't take a blind homer to bet on Michigan. Every team has some difficulties in front of them, not just us. Having said all that, I wouldn't give us better odds than Alabama.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Enough to make Freeze quickly delete that post.||
Perhaps it wasn't the number of emails, but the damning info in them.
|6 days 3 hours ago||I think that's a tricky issue for them.||
On the one hand, you're right about the other coaches. On the other, Freeze has got to be the least popular coach in the conference. The blatant cheating makes the rest of them look worse and he's been stealing recruits (and victories) from the likes of Saban. Coming down hard on Ole Miss could be a better PR move for the SEC and NCAA than a slap on the wrist. They do care about PR.
|6 days 4 hours ago||MattD posts a LOT on UMHoops.||
|6 days 15 hours ago||Vogrich committed just before Beilein's 2nd season.||
Spike was a very good pick up when you consider who else was available at the time.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Those rating changes reflect more than just the performance||
at one camp. They don't change them that often.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Baylor isn't going to win any titles.||
The talent level there is falling fast.
|1 week 3 hours ago||O'Brien kept the two assistants that were widely considered||
the best, Johnson and Vanderlinden. Otherwise, I completely agree.
|1 week 13 hours ago||He visited two weeks ago and left without an offer.||
Then Brad Davison committed to Wiscy and Beilein offered Eastern. This may have been a bit like Xavier Simpson's recruitment. Brooks just got the offer he was looking for from Nova, but actually preferred to come here. Looks like he let Beilein know he was ready to commit and it was now or never for an offer.
edit - I bow to Raoul's greater knowledge.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I must have missed all the penalties||
that Baylor self-imposed.
|1 week 16 hours ago||I think the ACC is a much stronger conference than||
the Big 12. They actually have a lot of schools with a long history together and longer TV deals. I'd be shocked to see anyone but the Big 12 fall apart anytime soon. The depth of the conference is thin and adding more mid-level schools isn't going to make them more appealing. Nor is it going to bring in more revenue for the existing members.
The biggest reason I see to expand is to give a cushion if Texas and Oklahoma bolt. Add two or four schools, give a chance for some more rivalries to develop and they would still have a shot at being a viable conference if that happened. It's far preferable to going to 7 or 8 schools and having to scramble to add mid-majors.
|1 week 16 hours ago||I'm going to disagree about the CCG.||
Not only did Oklahoma make the playoffs last year without one, but Alabama and Clemson would have too. The only way they don't make it is losing a CCG. MSU did need it, but that's 3 of 4 teams that didn't. Clemson losing would probably have cost the ACC a slot. Bama losing would definitely have left the SEC out. It wouldn't be like that every year, but I'd guess CCGs hurt about as much as they help.
|1 week 16 hours ago||I find that theory very hard to believe.||
Baylor got left out because their non-conference schedule was truly horrendous. TCU got left out because their's was very weak too and they lost to Baylor. Calling one of them the champion wouldn't have changed that.