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|3 weeks 2 days ago||The financial motive||
For NCAA for this ruling has to be very low, I would think. Football is a cash cow for conferences, not the NCAA. The latter's revenue is nearly entirely the money it gets through selling broadcast rights for March madness. NCAA gets nothing from conference tv contracts with ESPN, b10 network, fox etc. that I know of. The bowl games aren't NCAA events per se. Obscene profits are going somewhere, just not directly to NCAA.
Now why the dumb decision? Not much would surprise me at this point.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Probably that jerk||
Mickey Dolenz. Or Davey Jones .. another likely candidate. They're the young generation and they've got something to say, after all.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Was only||
responding to MonkeyMan's implication that somehow Meyer is unique because his great teams have struggled with weaker teams on the schedule from time to time. That description fits a lot of great coaches and great teams.
Meyer laying an egg against MSU in 2015, yes, that one is hard to explain. But if Jim Harbaugh replicates Meyer's success at UF and OSU at Michigan, I'll gladly take it even if I had to endure a rare flop.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||But most national champions||
have a near miss or scare or two on their resumes by season's end. Michigan struggled to beat Iowa at home in 97. Colorado had its 5th down against a crappy Missouri team and went on to win the NC. Tressel's 2001 OSU team almost lost to Purdue and Illinois in consecutive weeks during their 2002 run. Auburn had to scratch and claw at home to beat barely beat a Clemson team that lost 7 games in 2010. FSU is the one of the few teams in recent memory that I can think of that handled their regular season schedule pretty comfortably and went on to win national title. It's incredibly difficult for any team to play at its highest level week after week.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||No other pro teams||
true but the state of Ohio doesn't have the equivalent of Auburn. That's certainly something else. Can't imagine there's signifcantly more pressure in Tuscaloosa than there is in Columbus, but who knows. To me, it's splitting hairs if there is a difference.
Biggest thing with Meyer to me -- and with Saban, too -- is that it doesn't look like they're having much fun at times. I'm sure they love what they do most days, but from the outside, it appears there are times when all of the joy is gone from the job. Especially Meyer, and this year there seemed to be several of those days for him.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Tom and Daisy||
Will know. Or Nick C.
This lit nerd appreciates the reference.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||You missed the||
article. Changes the meaning. No possession, the way I read it. Just declarative statement, and a true one at that.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||He's been there since 05||
Saban's been at Alabama since 07. So head to head against Nick for 9 seasons. But yes, point stands. Probably feels like 15 to Miles
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Also for the youngins||
Andre was a high school teammate of Glen Rice on a spectaculy good basketball team at Flint NW that included Jeff Grayer, Anthony Pendleton and others.
Didn't Andre play a little Bball at State too? Know he concentrated on FB, obviously, but I seem to recall him being on the team for a couple of seasons.
|25 weeks 7 hours ago||That's in Minnesota, right?||
Univ. of Woebegone?
Woot-woot. NPR jokes.
[okay I let myself out ...]
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Hmnn. For the FB||
dive, sure. Better long speed than Houma or Kerridge. For crushing Mike LBs? ... call me skeptical.
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||Me too||
Shoe on the other foot, we would have been screaming for a personal foul if a 300 lb. Sparty DL pulled the same kind of move. Nothing to gain by jumping on that pile, but a lot to lose.
|32 weeks 14 hours ago||Fair enough. Correct, they didn't throw 70.||
Still think KK's point stands. He clearly thought Bert was taking a jab at spread guys and he was obviously pissed Bielema came into TX HS coaches convention touting the supremacy of manball when majority of TX HS programs run spread (according to Kingsbury). Anyway, the way his team beat AK underscores the point he was making about "physicality" at the beginning of the clip -- i.e., you can play spread and still be physical. That was my take anyway.
|32 weeks 19 hours ago||Well TTU spread them out||
Watched a large part of it. Tech forced the Arkansas D make plays in space, which they didn't do very well from the 30-40 snaps I watched. Spread to run and spread to pass is exactly how they tore them up, from what I could see. Isn't that what Kingsbury was talking about? Bielema makes a claim at Texas HS coaches' convention that his man ball style is going to kick your ass, especially if you play spread ball (implying it's not physical)? And Texas Tech just shoved it down his throat by both spreading the ball and being more physical?
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Agree with this.||
Doesn't look like a Power5 arm. Small sample size in this particular video, as you point out. So could be wrong, but I've watched some of his other vids and I don't recall his arm jumping out at me. Like his versatility though. Will be fun to watch what position he ends up at. "A football player," as coach Harbaugh would say.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Good Lord.||
I imagine half the MAC would be jealous.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||We''ll look forward to your next post||
in 2024, Tom09!
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Agree. I'll be surprised||
and fairly disappointed if the run D isn't anywhere from good to great, particularly if the offense protects them better this year, keeps them fresher for end of ball games.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Turn over margin, exactly.||
What were we last year -16 or something like that? Awful. There were only like 3 or 4 teams worse. Half that number would still be painful. Don't see getting near double digit wins unless they hit positive range.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Had to look up Larping||
Cheers for the friday chortle.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||That's one place||
where Morris has been effective (small sample size) and seems pretty dangerous. Has some pretty good wheels. When Griese made those scampers, I was always like "How in the hell did he just get away with that?" Morris, on the other hand, looks like he could run away from a few linebackers in the B10.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Essentially agree. However, I hope they show||
a little more resiliency, which could come pretty quickly. I will be dissapointed if they don't look like a tougher team this year. They may not be physically ready to do what JH's 2010 Stanford team was doing, but they could make substantial mental strides. And if they do, it should make a huge difference in the other parts of the game. Doesn't mean they'll win as many as we hope. But would likely mean there won't be dissasters like we saw last year ... MSU, ND, Rutgers ... ugh too many to list.
|38 weeks 11 hours ago||So pissed ND||
is off the schedule for foreseeable future. That cheap shot on Gardner to end a blow-out game was such a D-bag move. Max Redfield doesn't have to have his head on a swivel this year. Got a freebee. Enjoy it,Max. Here's hoping someone else lights him up -- legally and cleanly of course. A little Hindu karma over Luck o' the Irish.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I kind of like||
strudder. I think she's onto something. #StrudderIsBudder
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Agree here.||
Bryant may be good right away. Maybe not. IU doesn't have much proven behind him, so can't see how the poster above can say they're going to have a much better front court. Michigan can at least throw out some bodies.
IU had an effective offense last year with their small roster, so not sure if it really matters if Bryant makes a big difference at that end of the court. They have scorers. They just couldn't defend to save their lives. He may make the biggest contribution there if he can protect the rim and rebound.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Aaron Shea at||
4:00 with the original Chesson ND bowling ball block.
Edit: Crap, was meant to be in reply to Jack Hammer's comments below about huge running lanes.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Man||
went back and watched that one just now. I'd forgotten how few highlights there were on the "color" part of that vid. I have to say, despite the emo, I did enjoy watching those kids again from that 2008 team. Just an utterly forgettable year, but Brandon Minor trucking dudes. Odoms (when he was holding onto the ball). Koger. Mathews. Some fun moments. Too few of them, but fun none the less.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Well one thing||
I learned from that piece is that Chuckie Freakin' Keaton is still playing for Utah State. Holy Aggie. The Brooks Bollinger of the Moutain West.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Re the "thin topic" .. Even national media||
were talking about yesterday, though. Mike & Mike discussed and Greenberg basically called York out for being ridiculous with the comparison to the Kerr hire, and pointed out that the culture sucked in SF before Harbaugh who turned it into a winning culture. They didn't diss Tomsula but the tone suggested they (like the entire world save for Jed York) were skeptical the departure of JH from San Fran would bring better days to the Niners.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||The Who joke?||
That's Elton John, isn't it?