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|20 hours 25 min ago||Why hate the pay sites and not the free ones?||
If your concern is the KIDS, well both are hounding therm. Many of the free sites are trying to make money too. They are just doing it without paid subscribers and paywalled articles.
|1 day 10 hours ago||They were also just the Rainbows,||
at least according to one of my old shirts.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Is PSU doing a good job with this class?||
How many players will they have room for? I've heard 13. If true, they're mostly full already and have 4 WRs. It looks like O'Brien's strategy is to fill up his class early. From the outside, it seems he could be aiming higher. Not only is he getting some 4* commits, getting interest from Peppers has to help even if he doesn't land him.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I am afraid you misread the headline.||
It asks whether "athletics" have too much power at PSU, not "athletes".
|2 days 19 hours ago||not my idea of a sensational headline||
Did PSU give a reason for replacing the doctor? It sounded like there was a conflict between the trainer and the doctor that O'Brien and Joyner decided by replacing the doctor.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Here's a timeliine.||
Feb 2012 - Bill O'Brien brings in a long time NFL trainer to be the new head trainer. Jan 2013 - PSU hires an outside law firm to investigate complaints about the new trainer. Feb 2013 - O'Brien recommends the school replace the team doctor. Now - After reassigning the doctor as O'Brien requested, PSU is trying to make the move sound like a promotion.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Using the past to predict the future,||
if he visits as scheduled, the coaches will take his commitment.
|4 days 21 hours ago||He's been here four years.||
Sam Webb said he will be eligible to play right away as a grad student transfer.
|6 days 18 hours ago||There is no question about taking them.||
As to where they will all fit in, that will sort itself out after they get into practices. Any imbalances can be addressed in the 2015 class.
|1 week 2 days ago||You could probably say the same thing||
about 15 different schools, every one of them lacking Nebraska's geographic disadvantage.
|1 week 2 days ago||One answer.||
I'm pretty sure we are already giving out the maximum number of scholarships for all of our teams.
|1 week 3 days ago||Impending sanctions were a big problem.||
Getting the actual penalties was a relief. The period of waiting for them was extended and painful, affecting our ability to hire a coach and recruiting. We should have done better than Ellerbe, but our options were severely limited. I still remember Roger Reid turning us down and his other prospects were nil.
|1 week 3 days ago||Aren't you missing out on useful information?||
I'd like to know whether the services rank him about the same or have significant disagreement. Could their rankings vary because they project him to different positions, list different measurables, etc?
|1 week 4 days ago||Thank you.||
The whole idea that the coaches needed to push Ringer out because they oversigned is very irritating. At the very least, they only need to not offer Mike Jones a fifth year. Does anyone really think they are pushing Ringer out so they can keep Jones around?
|1 week 4 days ago||Yes, how horrible.||
They want to visit the kid first and find out what's going on before releasing him.
|1 week 4 days ago||Frank either badly overplayed his hand||
or was trying to get fired. He was hardly in a position to make contract demands after this season and did anyway.
|1 week 5 days ago||Illinois had the highest paid assistant||
in the Big Ten a few years ago. Being willing to pay doesn't guarantee getting top flight coaching.
|1 week 6 days ago||not necessarily||
University of Kansas = KU, Univeristy of Missouri = MU, are two examples.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The "how" is a problem too.||
The authors of the report cited, the one comparing the relative salaries of faculty, presidents and coaches, suggest reducing the number of football scholarships to 60, capping coach's salaries at around $400K and cutting spending for non-revenue sports. They also advocate revenue sharing among schools.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I don't see that.||
Not questioning anyone's reporting, but I will be shocked if we only take 1 DB in this class.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Paterno||
How fitting that his post-bye numbers are the worst after negotiating all those byes before joining the Big Ten.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||interesting point of view||
I can't picture any NBA team being intimidated by any of the team names.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||These are not the same kinds of risk, though.||
These are not the same kinds of risk, though. The Daryl Stingley type injuries are very rare. There is a difference between assuming the risk of a serious, but rare injury as opposed to serious injuries caused by an accumulation of normal hits. It's a little like flying in an airplane. We all know the plane could crash and most will assume that risk because it's so small. If we learned that there were also toxins in the air inside the cabins with serious risk to prolonged exposure, would we just write that off in the same way?
In a similar vein, players might be well aware that suffering multiple concussions is dangerous. They also can have reasonably expect the opportunity to retire before it became too big of a risk for them. Certainly we have seen examples of that. Especially college athletes might trust the team doctors to protect them. The danger from repeated sub-concussive injuries isn't really comparable in terms of seeing an increased risk. Plenty of former players are now wondering what damage they might have unknowingly suffered.
Football has taken measures to minimize the likelyhood of spinal injuries like Stingly's. They have taken steps to protect players who may have suffered concussions. Why shouldn't they try to lessen the risk from sub-cussive injuries?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||We are all aware of the risks?||
Sorry, but that's just ridiculous. We are aware that there are risks, yes, but we are still learning just what they are. Were we worried about sub-concussive blows a decade ago, a year ago? I don't think very many were. Some people don't seem to be today. Beyond that, a step to limit hitting in spring practice sounds like an excellent example of how to reduce risks without changing the game.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Purdue's AD going public with this?||
It seems stupid, you have a point there. The outrage? It seems misplaced as to every other point. I fail to see anything resembling extortion, blackmail or threats. Purdue is certainly entitled to try and persuade a player from transferring. I dare say that happens all over. As far as paying for John Hart in a similar situation, you pointed out the difference. They weren't going to offer him a fifth year. Helping him transfer without havng to sit out a season was the right thing to do under those circumstances, even if they weren't obligated to do so. Bo Ryan took heat for placing unreasonable roadblocks to a player's transfer. There's nothing unreasonable about asking a player who's left the program to pay his own way.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||A few weeks ago,||
Geno Smith was supposed to go #1 according to some of the mock drafts. Damontre Moore was considered a possibility for the Lions at #6. He went at #81. There's no way to tell where Barkley would have gone once teams looked at him closely, but I suspect this year's draft is a better indicator than the early mocks.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||They can grey-shirt, then red- shirt if they defer enrollment||
for a semester. In that case, they are no different than an EE from the following HS class.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||People complained every week about Ace's rankings,||
even after he explained the simple system he devised. Now he's just using 247's composite rankings, but that hardly makes a difference.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I wonder if the coaches have||
I wonder if the coaches have decided on how many places to recruit for yet. Last year they were clearly recruiting for more spots than most here expected them to. We always seem to underestimate attrition. Two would be a remarkably low number of players to lose over the next ten months.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||50 years?||
You don't need to go back nearly that far.