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|42 min 40 sec ago||thanks for posting||
I'd be interested in reading an even more rudimentary primer on college soccer. Are the number of scholarships consistent throughout the division? I recall it being about ten per team - are partial scholarships common to divide the spoils, ie baseball?
I know that private academies have largely replaced the ODP feeder system, at least for the national team. How important a role do those play in college recruiting? Is it anything like high school basketball's AAU?
It seems to me that depth charts rarely feature upper classmen on the bench. Are they phased out if they haven't won playing time after a certain point? Are transfers particularly common, moreso than say football?
Do coaches bend the rules by finding academic scholarship money for players? I seem to remember Akron under Caleb Porter always had a fair foreign-born contigent, and wondered if he had found a way to pay for their full rides while still recruiting. On that note, what makes a school like Akron a perennial contender (or comparable hockey minnows like Ferris State)? Logically, you'd think their athletic departments simply focus more (attention, budget, etc) on the one particular program, but do they really have a leg up on massive state schools?
On a more subjective note, Steve Burns stepped down in sort of a Lloyd Carr manner, but the team under Chaka Daley has not sniffed the success of that Final Four run with the Saad/Meram/Saad tandem. Is Daley still coming up short of expectations, or simply meeting them? What's the timetable to "develop" a program in the coach's image?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Nothing has really stung||
Nothing has really stung since Notre Dame 2008 except the Mississippi State bowl loss, the nail in the coffin for Michigan to field an elite team for at least the following seven years.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||elbows too pointy||
2/10 would not bang
|2 weeks 5 days ago||lol interception||
more fuel for the DG slurping blowjob pictorial essay thread
|2 weeks 5 days ago||unbecoming hero worship||
This level of knob-polishing is really off-putting. When you put anyone up on a pedestal in such a manner, you advertise yourself as a cuckold in waiting. Consider that you might someday secure yourself a girlfriend: you meet Devin Gardner and she watches you gush about what an amazing human being he is in all facets of life. Do you think she wouldn't push your head into a puddle for a chance at catching his sideways glance? Why shouldn't she, since he's apparently so godly?
This wouldn't be any more accceptable if the stat lines were a bit better, the W-L record was more skewed, etc. I'd suggest OP and fellow sycophants read some PUA literature and incorporate barbell training into their lifestyle in order to improve their grounding and self-esteem.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||and put them on your lady's||
and put them on your lady's parts
|3 weeks 2 days ago||wah wah wah||
Down is up, bad is good, you don't appreciate the players enough, pay the players, pay them more, you owe me backpay for all that hard work I did in 1999, work is hard.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||winning at Rutgers takes A||
winning at Rutgers takes A LOT (A LOT A LOT A LOT) of coaching skills and Faustian bargains
|3 weeks 5 days ago||social justice||
It's time the university took a stance for social justice and hired the first female D1 football head coach. We could be pioneers (no not the high school).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I like 503 on film and I||
I like 503 on film and I think a change should be considered (with the future in mind).
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Desmond thinks practices are||
Desmond thinks practices are won with recruiting stars
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well, maybe he does recognize||
Well, maybe he does recognize a lack of drive and taking the easy way out after all!
Do you really believe Peppers is a practice MVP and team leader already, cut and dry ahead of all upper-classmen? I think Howard just looked at his old position group, picked out the physical specimen, and threw the rest of the team under the bus.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||If he could evaluate talent||
If he could evaluate talent and motivate, he'd be coaching instead of straightening his pocket square and mugging for the camera.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||lol i can't tell if this is||
lol i can't tell if this is real or if it is a sarcasm thread!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||maybe they should just play||
maybe they should just play better instead
|4 weeks 5 days ago||he strikes me||
he strikes me as a man who has done the math on how many hot dogs that salary will buy
|5 weeks 1 day ago||scouting report||
This guy is like a thug, autistic child, and foolish frat boy all rolled into one. What he did was harmless college shenanigans; the only problem is he's too stupid to understand that as a public figure, he has to be above behavior like that, especially with his lengthy track record. Honestly, this simpleton has no right to be in college based on academic merit, and even if he did, he should have been kicked out by now for disciplinary reasons.
What's even more telling is that despite all of the evidence showing a lack of intelligence, impulse control, decision making, leadership, and maturity (basically the skills looked for in a quarterback), this guy is still ranked as a top 3 prospect. Winston is going to be a huge disaster for a foolish NFL team.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||It's curious that no one says||
It's curious that no one says this for Ray Rice.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||they were saying "Boo-urns"||
they were saying "Boo-urns"
|6 weeks 5 days ago||DB special||
it's a briliant preemptive scheme to beat marketing rights out to players... the jersey sells itself!
kinda true no sarcasm, although i personally don't think college football will get this far
|6 weeks 5 days ago||definitely withhold||
definitely withhold everyone's paychecks this week
|6 weeks 5 days ago||good point||
Although you amazingly managed to suck just a little more joy from the air tonight, that sentiment is correct.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||in for negbang||
thanks in advance
|6 weeks 5 days ago||don't be so rash||
Harbaugh deserves another season to develop 'his' guys
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||completely agree||
Football requires such uniquely masculine traits that women can't even play it. Putting a woman in the commentary booth strikes me as forced PC - we won't pretend they belong on the field, but here's a little poke to remind you that we're still completely equal in all ways. I'm suspicious that any female football announcer has that contrarian mindset, and that too rubs me the wrong way. I can't imagine that female announcers test positively with football audiences either, so this is just a forced social construction from the network; if ratings were important, they wouldn't monkey around with such nonsense.
|14 weeks 4 hours ago||another Pac12 guy||
|17 weeks 2 days ago||"confirmed racist"||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||lifelong fan||
Lifelong fans are great commitments because they keep the attrition rate low after coaches get fired.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||you mean people who support||
You mean people who support the hermeneutic of continuity?
|29 weeks 1 day ago||I guess I'll just forever||
I guess I'll just forever wonder where the discrepancy in recruiting pitches comes from. Based on the palty sum of available quotes, he signed on early as a tailback. That position was never really available to him. He's a loyal trooper for sticking on this fullback path.