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12/06/2018 - 2:17pm I think you are right. There…

I think you are right. There is still good stuff out there but I am the type who usually tries something after people rave about it for a while, so I won't know until there are a few seasons out there. Plus, I am too restless to sit and watch something for several hours so when I find something, I end up watching one episode at a time. 

12/06/2018 - 1:53pm I'm watching this Cambodian…

I'm watching this Cambodian dude build pools and underwater huts by hand:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qcKCDc0LrCX9OKOvNMSCA

I have tried TV shows lately and nothing appeals to me as the writing and acting tend to be very very bad.

12/04/2018 - 10:10pm Canada is probably a big…

Canada is probably a big reason Nathan Peterman is in the NFL. Remember that 2016 Pitt team that upset PSU and Clemson? That was him and James Conner under Matt Canada's offense. 

Maryland last year lost at least 3 QBs and still managed to put up the third most rushing yards in the conference plus they put up 52 on OSU. He seems to know what he is doing.

12/04/2018 - 3:03pm Go Huskies!

Go Huskies!

12/03/2018 - 6:51pm I think that is where the…

I think that is where the fixed costs of major college football stadiums, staffs, facilities, scholarships, etc. so far exceed a school like Northwood or North Dakota State that lucrative bowls, licensing, tv deals, and cupcake games are necessary to maintain those high expenses. Without bowl purses and conference tie-ins, a lot of that money dries up and some athletic departments would be in trouble.

12/03/2018 - 5:17pm I don't fault the system for…

I don't fault the system for the teams that have made it. What I don't like are two things:

1. Players with high draft grades have less to prove and more to lose in non-CFP bowls. This is not just injury risk but also that they can recover and train for the combine rather than play ball or risk putting something bad on tape. It is hard to fault the players here as it is their choice.

2. Four spots with five major conferences won't work every year and there is not room for smaller schools. It has to go to eight teams or else it risks having the same problem of previous championship formats: It does not guarantee the top teams will make it. What does UCF have to do? If their game against Georgia Tech isn't cancelled last year and they win, are they in over bama?

12/03/2018 - 3:57pm No, Stansbury.

No, Stansbury.

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11/29/2018 - 7:35pm I think it is still there…

I think it is still there with an 8 team playoff. In the above scenario, UCF wouldn't have qualified last year in part because they had games cancelled and replaced and went into double OT in their CCG. If the committee continues to track the AP then chances are the conference champions will find their way to the top 8 as will any undefeated mid-major. If there are only four big conferences, then you can't have more than one undefeated team emerge from each.

11/29/2018 - 3:49pm I really doubt he'll have a…

I really doubt he'll have a hard time finding a job, in college or the pros.

11/29/2018 - 2:17pm lol Perles doesn't have…

lol Perles doesn't have enough integrity to be a Wal Mart security guard!

11/29/2018 - 10:25am 9 game conference schedules…

9 game conference schedules and each conference has two divisions of 10 teams. End the season the week before Thanksgiving and have the CCGs that weekend after. Expand the playoff to 8 teams and have the first round two weeks after the CCGs then the rest of the games like they have them now. 

I would also end all games against FCS teams and limit the number of FBS teams to 120 to keep the conferences all equal in terms of size. If a team doesn't feel like it has the resources to stay FBS then allow them to move down and accept applications from FCS schools to move up.

11/28/2018 - 5:20pm I didn't miss the point at…

I didn't miss the point at all. Clemson and Alabama had OoC games against Auburn and Louisville that would have been top-10 games when they were scheduled. If ND was weak this year then everybody would be pointing to a win (or loss) against them would give Michigan no credit but despite the loss Michigan had a clear path to the playoff. They don't deserve to be in because they lost to OSU, regardless of what their OoC schedule looks like. 

If anything, that Michigan lost a close game on the road to ND and stayed at #4 is proof that the CFP takes context into account. If Oklahoma or Washington is undefeated, it's different and then I still don't think Michigan deserves to be in because they didn't go undefeated. 

11/28/2018 - 3:35pm I really can't stand how…

I really can't stand how part of our fanbase seems to want to avoid rivalry games, tough games, and good coaches in the conference. Why? So Michigan can skate through to the playoff and get demolished against a good team? 

Michigan would be in the playoff if it beat OSU. Simple as that. Quit trying to act like the ND game is what is keeping them out.

11/28/2018 - 2:40pm That team also had Mo Hurst,…

That team also had Mo Hurst, Gary, and Winovich returning. 

11/28/2018 - 12:51pm OSU has the exact type of…

OSU has the exact type of offense that could beat Alabama. 

11/27/2018 - 12:04pm I already bought that for…

I already bought that for the coaches for Christmas. Shhhh...

11/27/2018 - 11:20am I have heard those…

I have heard those influencers are moving on in droves as they've realized you can't live by getting paid in-kind with eye liner and kambucha.

11/26/2018 - 11:32am I keep expecting to read …

I keep expecting to read "Don Brown named Head Coach at Maryland" some time soon.

11/16/2018 - 9:02pm This along with the…

This along with the narrative about Urban's health and looking weak are just part of a ploy to lure Michigan into a trap next weekend. Don't take the bait!

11/16/2018 - 7:23pm Michigan was 2-3 in BCS…

Michigan was 2-3 in BCS games and PSU was 1-1. Kansas was 1-0. 

It is kind of meaningless in that it just a brief slice of college football time. For example, who are some of the other teams to win one BCS game? Tennessee (the first BCS title game) UCF, Oregon State, Virginia Tech, and...Clemson.

11/16/2018 - 2:16pm Something about ND doesn't…

Something about ND doesn't pass the eye test. I can't put my finger on it but it certainly seems like there's a weakness there. 

11/16/2018 - 10:41am They didn't care about it…

They didn't care about it with Fournette or Christian McCaffrey.

11/13/2018 - 12:14pm I know it's not going to…

I know it's not going to happen but Nakobe Dean's tape reminds me so much of Devin Bush. It would be a perfect fit.

11/13/2018 - 11:34am Going makes a lot of sense…

Going makes a lot of sense as Finley and Herbert are about the only QBs I see in the first round of mock drafts and it seems every year there are at least 3 or 4 taken in the first. With a strong finish to the season, it's not out of the question, especially for teams with GMs that don't just go based on stats (Paxton Lynch, Manziel) or get suckered into reaching for somebody just to fill a void (Josh Rosen, Blake Bortles).

11/13/2018 - 11:13am It makes sense from the…

It makes sense from the stand point that he also rushed for a ton of yards that year and the offense was based on passing trees/reads that complemented the rest of their offense. Pat White had better than 65% completion pct. 3/4 years at WVU, for example, and guys like Dennis Dixon and Darron Thomas seemed to always be over 60%.

11/10/2018 - 9:21pm I disagree. Football is…

I disagree. Football is about matchups and Alabama would have more trouble with a team like Washington State or Oklahoma because it's hard to disrupt their rhythm and while they can't play defense they can put up 40+ and have a shot. Those teams have given Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama the most trouble in the last ten years. West Virginia, A&M, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, etc.

11/09/2018 - 7:47pm Fun Fact: Chris Ash has just…

Fun Fact: Chris Ash has just one road win in 33 games as head coach of Rutgers. He has a shot at number two against MSU in a couple weeks.

Does anyone know if this is their big recruiting weekend like during 78-0?

11/09/2018 - 11:35am I hope this season can help…

I hope this season can help us fans move on from any talk of a "good loss" let alone multiple "good" losses.

11/08/2018 - 3:17pm I think the same thing…

I think the same thing happened to Nebraska when they joined. Articles like this, even a year old, that just rehash old facts in an alarming way are among the laziest forms of journalism.

11/07/2018 - 2:51pm While this is true, Ambry…

While this is true, Corley and Robertson had offers from UM. I am not sure about the nature of those or if the commitments would have stuck, but it seems like other schools weren't put off by the red flags either.

11/05/2018 - 1:14pm Black and Gary?

Black and Gary?

10/26/2018 - 8:44pm I was checking the college…

I was checking the college football standings and it looks like if both PSU and MSU lose this weekend then the West would have three 4+ win teams to the East's two and if Maryland wins then they will be in third (with a good chance to finish the season there). 

Purdue has Wisconsin and Iowa at home but even if they win they still need Northwestern to drop at least another game because of that opening week loss. 

It always amazes me how much teams can change throughout the season. Neither team seemed like they would be in contention early in the year.

10/26/2018 - 3:38pm Weekly Marcus Ray thread -…

Weekly Marcus Ray thread - Hooray!

I'll just put something positive out there:

 

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10/26/2018 - 12:38pm I must be the exact opposite…

I must be the exact opposite because I love the NBA right now. The last few seasons have been much more interesting to me and fun to watch and I am not quite sure why. I think I just like watching some players play, like Kevin Durant, Porzingis, Bradley Beal, Kawhi, etc. It's similar to how I used to just love watching the Colts and Pats in the NFL because their QBs were/are just exciting.

10/26/2018 - 12:02pm Oh boy. Ryan Field is like…

Oh boy. Ryan Field is like the Bermuda Triangle of B1G football. Teams seem to disappear when they go on the road there.

10/25/2018 - 10:00pm Governorships were not…

Governorships were not uncommon and not really a prelude to empire. I think by the first settlement it was pretty clear what was happening and there was, as I was led to believe, a certain implied threat from the Praetorian guard that combined with his army to give him a de facto dictatorship and the senate seemed to play along with all of the titles and such. Octavian was very paranoid about assassination and helpless to defend himself, so I imagine it would be intimidating vs the old republican senate.

10/25/2018 - 2:22pm Does that mean Matt Canada's…

Does that mean Matt Canada's interview season isn't going as well as they hoped?

10/25/2018 - 1:37pm Empire has to be after the…

Empire has to be after the implementation of the Principate and therefore after the second triumvirate, I would think.

10/24/2018 - 11:55am Have we seen Black, DPJ, and…

Have we seen Black, DPJ, and Collins on the field at the same time? Them plus Perry and Gentry in empty back sets would be glorious, especially with Shea's legs. I also love the idea of coming out in 21/22 personnel with Black and DPJ then splitting out the TEs and going to the gun, especially if the safeties and LBs on the other team aren't exactly killing it (Yes you, OSU).

10/23/2018 - 2:59pm Of course there is. If Bama…

Of course there is. If Bama drops a game, either the SECCG or to LSU, then they will almost certainly make it in. 

10/23/2018 - 2:55pm Chris Johnson and Jamaal…

I have no idea about his pro prospects but I can see him getting a good shot, especially if he gets more targets in the passing game this season.

Chris Johnson, LeSean McCoy and Jamaal Charles are around the same size but I am not sure Higdon is as fast. 

10/23/2018 - 11:49am I am not convinced every…

I am not convinced every coach wants to go back to their alma mater plus he has bumped up Purdue recruiting BIG TIME. Why do a rebuild at Louisville when he can comfortably compete in the B1G West.

Combine that with Louisville's primary booster in who knows what kind of financial/mental shape and I don't see them able to open the coffers for a guy like Brohm. 

10/22/2018 - 6:45pm Sorry to hear that if true… Sorry to hear that if true. Next year looked very bright for him, either on offense or defense.
10/22/2018 - 2:07pm Crom, if you aren't bringing…

Crom, if you aren't bringing your A-game to mgoblog's message board then you are holding all of us back.

10/22/2018 - 11:58am I think that's a little…

I think that's a little unfair. It's probably just his memory condition flaring up again, as it has very visibly since early August.

10/20/2018 - 7:20pm The announcers credited…

The announcers credited Dwumfour and they both wear 50, so I think it was just an automated read of the roster in the box score.

10/20/2018 - 6:51pm Since 2014, MSU has scored…

MSU has scored fewer points against Michigan each year since 2014. 7 is State's lowest point total against Michigan since 2002. 

The shutout would have been nice but that was not on the defense. Hard not to be discouraged if you are a State fan. They had 94 yards and converted ZERO third downs. Woof. 5/25 for 2.6 YPA is quite the stat line.

10/18/2018 - 3:49pm It's not ridiculous at all…

It's not ridiculous at all. Cook's college stats aren't much better than Christian Hackenberg despite having a ton more talent and Cook missed lots of short throws but looked like a savant throwing back shoulder fades. That's about all he could do.

10/18/2018 - 2:22pm I see people saying this but…

I see people saying this but he had a declining completion percentage each year and every game seemed to have four or five bad throws into coverage that he was lucky weren't picked. Lewerke has some of the same shaky decision making but can also run and has a higher completion percentage with worse receivers. 

10/18/2018 - 1:58pm I actually think he is much…

I actually think he is much better than Connor Cook but doesn't have any supporting cast, especially on the OL. We all saw what that looks like last year.