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|9 hours 9 min ago||He also said our d-line was the best in the nation.||
Still want to diminish his views?
|9 hours 12 min ago||Disagree.||
Any great team can lose in a big upset and it doesn't necessarily diminish them. I actually think playing a one loss OSU is more dangerous than an undefeated OSU in the game.
|22 hours 45 min ago||Yes this.||
It doesn't qualify as a "concern," but with the quality of our d-line to get one sack seems disappointing somehow. I suppose it's a testament to how high our expectations are because of how good they are, but you would expect agsint a mediocre team we would get a few more shacks. Whatever though.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I will never understand the urge that you and others have||
to come out of the woodwark and try to debunk the knowledge, as if this was some serious commentary he's laying out. Dude, it's a JOKE.
|2 days 21 hours ago||OP missed the biggest reason IMO.||
The individual games don't mean nearly as much as a single game in college. A loss is devastating in college, and not really a big deal in the league.
Bonus reason; the players do not put out nearly as much effort in the NFL compared to college. That is an objective fact now, and it is only getting worse.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I will exit the discussion by respectfully stating||
that using Lee Corso is not helping your position
|4 days 2 hours ago||Well, it does.||
Your chances, should you be named a five star, are statistically better than every other lower rated athlete at "making an impact." Precisely like your chances of being really good in the NFL are higher if you get a first round grade than not.
|4 days 2 hours ago||I invite you to use google, and look at the studies I cite.||
If you disagree with the math they use and can replace it with better math, go right ahead. But it's pretty difficult to refute math. Until you do your opinion is nice, but incorrect.
Of course the ratings mean nothing until people play--but that isn't the same as saying they don't matter. The stats prove they do. They guarantee nothing, but they do put any team with higher recruiting rankings ahead of the game. It is statisically proven that Wisonsin and MSU are outliers--not opinion, fact.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Nope.||
It's not those websites, none of which I've ever been a member of. There have been tons of looks at it from USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Brian Cook of this here blog, Seth, and bloggers like Matt Hinton, who updates his numbers every year. They all show the same thing.
Another stat for you--of the last 10 national champs, NONE of them did not have a class rated either 1 or 2 in the 2-3 years prior to their title.
Lastly, math: you do realize that since there are only a couple hundred four and five star recruits every year, and thousands of 2 and 3 stars, that the number you cite here completely validates recruiting rankings?
EDIT: here's just one of many links:
|4 days 2 hours ago||There are 10-20 5 stars every year.||
And five stars are defined as players with first round NFL potential, note the word potential. There are thousands of three stars and hundreds of four stars every year. A success rate of rating 17 year old kids and projecting them to the NFL of the numbers you site for five stars is actually terrific, not "unsuccessful" at all. Would you say that first round grades from the NFL are meaningless because of all the NFL first round busts? Come on, its not an exact science projecting talent. and it's even harder with 17 year old kids not fully grown than evaluating 21 year olds.
|4 days 3 hours ago||This opinion has been demolished by facts.||
Not knocking you, I don't blame anyone that doesn't follow the ins and outs of this subject closely, but there have been innumerable looks at the stats of recruting rankings correlated to team success and NFL picks, and I'm not aware of a single one that doesn't validate that rankings matter quite a bit.
|5 days 5 hours ago||The legit concern Beatty is OSU not MSU.||
IMO. That game has me all kinds of worried about the o-line, and JBB in particular. I think no other opponents left will be huge problems
|1 week 3 days ago||False Brian. There are many good sports movies.||
--Field of Dreams
--The Natural (somewhat corny but at all times awesome)
--Hoosiers (indisputably great)
--Brian's Song (the original)
--Hoop Dreams (documentary, awesome)
All the above are awesome, these next ones are good:
--Remember the Titans
--Pride of the Yankees
|1 week 4 days ago||It's a good defense where we'll be in trouble IMO.||
IF we get by OSU (and I think that's not likely) an Alabama would be a nightmare for me: good defense stuffed with five stars and now an offense with a (gulp) mobile QB in space.
|1 week 5 days ago||"I don't like watching a snuff film for 60 minutes"||
What is your time limit for watching snuff films?
|1 week 5 days ago||So we should always assume the player is guilty?||
That sounds like the opposite of justice to me. How about we wait until the facts are proven and then throw the book at them?
|1 week 6 days ago||Very depressing to see recruits twitter feeds||
that are linked here, dominated by adults tweeting at them. Total losers
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Worst announcers ever. Made me wish for Pam Ward.||
And I'd never thought I'd say that.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Where do you get that?||
Herbstreit is pretty fair to us typically
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||As a college football elitist this pleases me.||
I don't know what it is, but I don't want any Boise's, Houston's, or any other non-traditional football powers to be in the playoffs--ever. In other sports I love to see underdogs win, but in college football I prefer to see a rotation of championships shared between only the top 10-12 traditional powers.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yep, I know this will be looked down on||
But sitting here today it's very difficult to see us winning there. Now the good part about college football is that kids get better, particularly with our coaching staff, so there is definitely a chance if Speight improves and the o-line does.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Woodson.||
And Baumgardner has the same question posted at his site, so it's not stupid, at least as a discussion
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Thought the same.||
All camp the talk was that Bredeson was pushing Newsome hard, even from Harbaugh. But then he played at guard a bit, not sure what happend.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Really?||
I hate to be the guy who questions an OP's topic, but I'm going to on this one. the game's been over for like 10 minutes
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Apparently not without holding penalties||
And they missed a couple too
|3 weeks 4 days ago||IMO it is partly jealousy.||
There is a certain type of person who reacts negatively to any widely known person that is admired and felt to be worth admiring. You see it all the time: the person is "fake," according to them, they are looking for attention, etc etc. And especially if the person is known to be religious, that pisses off a certain type of person to no end. It's as if the admiration of someone is actually denigrating them: they resent it. I'll never understand it, there is no instance of Tebow that I'm aware of seeking praise or the limelight. It's not his fault ESPN glorified him in college, his achievements merited that. There are tons of people in this world that are better people than me, from Mother Theresa on down, and I never once resented or questioned that admiration. But some do, seeing it as a slap at them IMO.
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||Kinda torn on that issue.||
I don't like Kelly at all, and generally like coaches taking all the blame, but sometimes it IS on the players, it was their fault, etc.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It wasn't on intent it was him going for the ball.||
That is not the spirit of the rule.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yep. No matter what we think of PSU terrible call.||
Especially harmful to them given no LB's
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty much agree,||
but I'm impressed with their QB's accuracy. However I think we can make him look worse than Sparty's defense can