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12/07/2018 - 9:13am I definitely want to go. We…

I definitely want to go. We have employees that are out at "Pearl" every month and I've heard it's amazing. I haven't been fortunate enough to get sent there one someone else's dime, but the wife certainly won't fight a trip to Hawaii. 

11/16/2018 - 9:16am Hey...is that BIG TEN EAST…

Hey...is that BIG TEN EAST team any good?  I don't think I've seen them play this year.

11/14/2018 - 10:08am They are wearing their 1968…

They are wearing their 1968 national championship unis. Not the 2014 ones. 

11/14/2018 - 7:31am Because the people who watch…

Because the people who watch college football for a living have been wondering if ND is regressing. Many of the talking heads are saying ND isn't really improving throughout the year and if they e teams played again today, Michigan would likely be favored.

11/12/2018 - 9:56am Lol I was going to say "we…

Lol I was going to say "we who?" Colonizers are in trouble, everyone else is safe!

11/09/2018 - 2:10pm Brohm just signed a 4 star…

Brohm just signed a 4 star receiver (out of Louisville) that had legit offers from Bama and OSU. They are currently #22 in recruiting rankings as well. I think he stays another year at least. I can't imagine that these kids and parents aren't asking him about his plans.  And Purdue fans think 2020 is the year they can win the division and compete on a national scale. Which makes sense given that their best players will be juniors and will have a qb that's been in the system 3 years. I think Brohm stays through 2020. Otherwise someone will inherit that roster and win big while he struggles to make Loo-a-vul relevant again.

11/09/2018 - 2:06pm It's very different...I'm…

It's very different...I'm trying to think of a way to explain it that isn't at all stereotypical or sending the wrong social signals. Think of Jalen Rose's comments about being recruited by (or not recruited by) Duke vs Michigan back in 1990.  I don't want to say it's as simple as going to a suburban school vs a city school, but having experienced both in high school...going to both campuses, the feel with the players made that the thing that popped into my head. Both are great schools, but one has a different vibe than the other...and some kids feel out of place in an environment that is the opposite of what they are used to. Some kids don't necessarily prefer a "family" atmosphere opting for an experience with a little less oversight and more time with friends. 

In my personal experience, I grew up in very racially diverse, affluent Northern VA (even though we were not a part of the affluence) it was still the area and vibe I was comfortable in. I had an opportunity to go to Hampton Univ. for college, which is near Va Beach and is an HBCU. The moment I stepped on campus, I didn't feel comfortable because it wasn't the environment I was accustomed to.  The school was fine, dorms were coo...just wasn't somewhere I could be for 4 years. I think that's probably the case for some kids who go to OSU and immediately don't consider it. 

Sure is a thin, PC line to explain it lol. 

11/09/2018 - 8:40am I am just as offended as the…

I am just as offended as the next person...I think it's absurd actually, but is this a year it will even matter? Hypothetically...Bama, Clemson are in...even if Clemson and Bama's opponents are unranked, they will still be in going undefeated. ND wins out, they are in. Although they could drop to 4, if Michigan wins out, despite the head to head. I heard Vegas would have Michigan favored in a neutral site matchup with ND currently.  Michigan wins out, they are in. 

Now if Clemson loses this matters because these ranking prop up their weak schedule compared to Oklahoma. But their schedule is so weak, they probably won't lose.  

11/09/2018 - 7:22am Not only that but the last…

Not only that but the last few years at VT he was senile. I went with a recruit to visit the campus and he introduced himself to the parents, but could barely put together a coherent football related speech when trying to sell the school. Foster was running that program the last few years. I can't believe he isn't at home spending time with family in his twilight years, because if you would've asked me then how long he had to go, I would've bet the farm under 5 years. He was in that bad of shape.

11/09/2018 - 7:16am https://www.rockchalktalk…

https://www.rockchalktalk.com/2018/11/5/18064758/kansas-jayhawks-football-potential-head-coach-candidate-tracker-week-10

 

This is from Rock chalk Talk. Warriner is far down the list.

11/09/2018 - 7:13am Rock Chalk Talk has a list…

Rock Chalk Talk has a list of guys. Warriner is very low on the list, mostly because he'd bbe an uninspiring hire to the fan base and he hasnt expressed an overwhelming interest to be in Kansas. I think their top candidtae is Stitt or Stritt. 

11/08/2018 - 10:37am Did anyone watch the Melton…

Did anyone watch the Melton highlight  and was shocked that he didn't catch the ball...I guess I was just expecting a highlight(?)

11/08/2018 - 9:37am I think if ND loses, I would…

I think if ND loses, I would guess Oklahoma winning out would get #4.  The alternative to that would be putting Georgia (that just lost to Alabama in the SECCG) at the 4 spot to play Bama again which is a nightmare matchup for tv guys. I think OU and WV split...and lets not forget Bedlam is this weekend. 

11/08/2018 - 9:31am It was listed initially as…

It was listed initially as one of the factors. A good team losing a game because of an injured player...or a good team losing a good player later in the season was supposed to be taken into account.  Example would be if Clemson were to lose their qb the last game of the year, and then look unimpressive winning a conference title, they could drop from 2 to 4 supposedly.

11/08/2018 - 9:29am That's quite true. And if…

That's quite true. And if you can't block them, how can you remove them from the play but still give yourself an advantage?  It's really brilliant. I think some of the nuance gets lost with many fans though, so when they see a run play for 4 yards, they don't really understand how many individual roles were executed and the brilliance behind that playcall.

11/08/2018 - 8:44am You just listed everything…

You just listed everything Bama has done before Jalen Hurts.  They overpowered you on the line, 1 dynamic receiver, a good tight end, fullback and running backs who were more Emmitt Smith than Barry Sanders. I think you're absolutely wrong that that style doesn't work today.  Modern football has become more intricate, but you can absolutely win like that, just like you can win with a triple option. 

11/08/2018 - 8:04am My last name is Robinson and…

My last name is Robinson and I got married in 2016, my wife wanted a Robinson 16 jersey, and despite my attempts to prove to them otherwise, they wouldn't do it for me. 

11/07/2018 - 10:49am I agree with this. If Ohio…

I agree with this. If Ohio State loses by 3 to Iowa, I think they get in last year over Bama. Conference championships. I think there would be collective outrage if Bama gets in again after not winning the conference.

11/07/2018 - 10:47am I think the committee is…

I think the committee is also setting up to have Michigan jump ND if they win out. The committee is a joke this year compared to years past. I think it's safe to say that the objectivity is out the window. 

11/02/2018 - 1:33pm So the All-American bowl…

So the All-American bowl could give us Harrison, Ford, and Crouch?  And the weekend before a playoff game?  I don't know if I could handle all of that goodness at once. That type of happiness is reserved for other schools right?

11/01/2018 - 8:29am 38 male, wife is 35...I have…

38 male, wife is 35...I have missed one Michigan game since we've been together, which was fortunately the bowl game this past year because we were in Paris. 

She understands that it really is the only Must-see thing I want. I'm always open to making plans on Sunday because I don't have an NFL team, but Saturdays so far I've been lucky that nothing has interfered. I have had to watch on my phone a couple times. 

Only thing she doesn't like is if Michigan loses and I get in a mood. But I think she overstates that, because I don't sulk when they lose. I'll be animated during the game..maybe a few min after if they lose and then I move on. 

10/31/2018 - 5:08pm Was I the only person whose…

Was I the only person whose videos didn't match the descriptions? They were off like 2 spots?

10/31/2018 - 3:40pm You think Alabama, who…

You think Alabama, who nearly elected an admitted child molester is above hiding some horrendous things in their athletic department?  I think his point is that there is nothing about the SEC that screams moral high ground.  And had Nassar just happened to have preferred to live in the south instead of Lansing, that it likely would've still happened. 

10/31/2018 - 9:20am Mmm...i think this is the…

Mmm...i think this is the difference between digging into stats and the eye test. ND scored twice in the 1st, 1 once in the 3rd and once in the 4th on a busted coverage. They punted 4 times.  And rivalry games have a tendency to be a little odd.

I think the feeling was different though because the last defenses we witnessed were the Gerg and RR defenses, and the improvement we saw was tremendous in just one year. I think because tackles have been an issue for so long, that it's nice to finally have some.  Fixing an entire defense to me is a much bigger deal. I remember back in 2013 Michigan was teaching very basic defensive line drills which paled in comparison to what MSU was teaching, which made sense because their d-line was a problem those years. I think with both the OL and the defense, there is such an attention to detail that has been lacking.  The diary topic by StephenJRKing or something is a great example of this. 

10/30/2018 - 4:06pm could be his height...6'3…

could be his height...6'3 doesn't look as fast as 5'9

10/30/2018 - 3:03pm The only thing about this…

The only thing about this...is that Maryland has seemed to accept responsibility and do more than lip service which unfortunately is what would  likely have happened at a few other schools in the division. They have at least showed an appearance of wanting to do the right thing...so maybe there is more (or less) than what the public knows.  The university has been exceptionally transparent through this entire process as well. Not saying it's right, and the optics aren't great, but it would be a complete change based on how they started this entire thing.

10/30/2018 - 9:14am That's true..but it just…

That's true..but it just moves the argument. It used to be #2 vs #3...now it's 4 vs 5. it would still be there with 6 vs 7 or 8 vs 9.  With a 6 team playoff this year hypothetically...as it stands now Bama, Clemson, ND, Michigan, LSU and Oklahoma. in 2 weeks lets say LSU is 7 and Georgia is 6, would GA get in after losing to LSU?  What about Wazzu? if they were undefeated, would they be in the conversation? Their only loss was an officiating travesty. If there are 6 spots, it would probably be all 5 P5 champs and an at large...so Bama, Michigan, Wazzu, Oklahoma, Clemson, and ND. Although everyone knows Georgia and LSU and maybe even Ohio State and WVU are better than Wazzu. I think the controversy is part of the plan.

10/30/2018 - 8:31am With Bowling Green and Utah

With Bowling Green and Utah

10/30/2018 - 8:18am what kind of reception do…

what kind of reception do you get over on 11W or RCMB when you predict their games?

10/30/2018 - 8:12am I agree about Angelique...I…

I agree about Angelique...I haven't been impressed by the questions she's asked or the articles she's written. I don't feel like she offers any more insight into the program than any of the 10 Wolverine blogs out there with almost no access.

10/29/2018 - 4:20pm Yeah but recruiting ability…

Yeah but recruiting ability is irrelevant in the NFL. 

Also, this isn't about recruiting. It's about whether or not he can take a team of equal or lesser talent than his opponent and win. Of course certain guys can just out recruit anyone else, but it goes back to what I'm suggesting. Nick Saban is winning games because he has better players. Not because he's a better football coach. 

10/29/2018 - 1:26pm They should give Saban $10…

They should give Saban $10 million a year.  That would energize the fan base. Not too many coaches out there that would excite the fanbase though.

10/29/2018 - 1:23pm I used to think Urban would…

I used to think Urban would be fun in the NFL, the same way I though Chip Kelly would be fun  in the NFL. Although, I will say this, Meyer at least used to know how to win with less talent. I think he's capable of out-scheming coaches, but it seems like he has lost that since his late Florida years.  

I think the same of Nick Saban. I would wager that there are 25 FCS coaches that could go 10-2 with Alabama's talent. I don't know if Saban could win a national title this year taking over the current rosters of any except 5 or 6 teams. 

10/29/2018 - 1:18pm I'm inclined to agree with…

I'm inclined to agree with you. But coming off a loss...and a bye...the only outcome that would shock me is if MSU blew them out. OSU won 48-3 last year and as a team MSU was a bit more capable. But I think a late OSU run makes it feel like a beating that it really won't be. 

10/29/2018 - 1:03pm Remember though, When…

Remember though, When Michigan lost to Iowa in 2016, they didn't drop in the CFP, but dropped in both polls.

10/29/2018 - 12:50pm If Meyer were to leave after…

If Meyer were to leave after losing to Michigan this year, I would be ok with this. Buckeye fans could say he was 6-1 vs Michigan, but just like they chalk 2011 up to their worst team in 30 years, his first 3 wins came against Hoke(which he won by 5 points...1 point...and 14 points...despite having the better players and coaches)...vs Harbaugh he won 1 game outright, 1 by poor officiating, 1 by awful qb play and then he lost..and took his ball and went home. 

10/29/2018 - 12:44pm I don't think non-conference…

I don't think non-conference champ Bama gets in.  We gotta remember that last year Bama got in as a 4 seed over Ohio State with 2 losses, one of which by 30(?)   All things being equal Bama with one loss to LSU has a shitty resume and no conference title to lean on.

10/29/2018 - 12:40pm If Bama loses, and LSU or…

If Bama loses, and LSU or Georgia win the conference...and all thats left is undefeated Clemson, 1 loss Ollahoma, and 1 loss Michigan...I think Bama is left out. Bama is another team that may finish the season beating 1 or 0 ranked teams. 

10/29/2018 - 12:31pm Media doesn't vote in the…

Media doesn't vote in the CFP though.

10/29/2018 - 12:19pm The B1G champ hasnt made it…

The B1G champ hasnt made it in the last 2 years

10/29/2018 - 12:18pm Agree with this. We needed…

Agree with this. We needed Wisconsin to finish strong, MSU to win out..PSU to win out as well. Beating an OSU team that got #metoo'd by Purdue isn't as shiny on the resume as an undefeated 2nd ranked OSU. 

Only good thing is that ND hasn't lost yet, making it the best loss in America. Clemson could finish the season beating only one team that finishes the season ranked: NC State.

Oklahoma lost to a mirage of a Texas team. Potentially beating WVU (who lost to ISU)..maybe even playing WVU in consecutive weeks.  Texas could lose this weekend to WVU...get outscored by Texas Tech, and they play ISU as well. Oklahoma probably needs WVU to keep winning..then lose twice to OU, in close games.

 

10/29/2018 - 12:09pm Well remember Bama only got…

Well remember Bama only got in last year because OSU had 2 losses and 1 was really bad. In that scenario, Bama is likely out...

1 Clemson (I think if they lose a game, they would be left out in favor of Michigan AND Oklahoma. Their SOS is horrible)

2 LSU

3 ND - especially if NW wins the West

4 Michigan as they will have the better loss.

 

10/29/2018 - 11:56am You understand that we are…

You understand that we are currently in a world where Kentucky, Northwestern, and Virginia are all leading or tied at the top of their respective divisions?  Dark times my friends...

10/29/2018 - 11:54am He did use respectively…

He did use respectively wrong though...that bothered me. 

10/29/2018 - 10:41am Brohm is still 10-10 so far…

Brohm is still 10-10 so far though. Hell they lost to Rutgers last year.  I think he's probably on the way to becoming a good coach, but a conference loss to Rutgers offsets a win vs Ohio State in my mind. It's also possible they don't make a bowl game this year either. They have Iowa and Wisconsin which they'll be dogs...and Minn. & Indiana...and anything could happen vs Indiana. they could go anywhere from 7-5 to 5-7 realistically. And do you poach a coach who has a .500 record the last 2 years? 

10/29/2018 - 10:30am His team plays a playoff…

His team plays a playoff game in Toledo the night before. 7pm start, probably home around midnight. That's a lot of driving the next morning to Ann Arbor.

10/29/2018 - 10:15am That was my thinking..Meyer…

That was my thinking..Meyer to USC. He's seemingly not thrilled with that's going on at OSU...and USC is less stressful than Ohio State..where the Buckeyes are the only think Ohio residents have to cling to. The pressure to win at USC isn't as obsessive as it is in Columbus and he could get something of a fresh start in a weak conference. He could easily succeed in the Pac 12 for the first few years the same way he did in the B1G when he arrived.

10/26/2018 - 11:43am You could make a case for…

You could make a case for soccer. While the game is essentially the same, the popularity has grown immensely compared to where it was 10-15 years ago.

Across NFL, NHL, and NBA scoring is up....in baseball (without steroids) scoring is down, and pitching has been better the last few years. 

10/26/2018 - 10:58am Same here. I live in DC and…

Same here. I live in DC and only go to games if the Tigers are playing the Nats or Orioles. But the weather is nice. The Orioles play in downtown Baltimore and there is a great inner harbor area with a ton of clubs, bars, restaurants, a great aquarium etc. Catching a Saturday game there is fantastic with great weather...plenty to do afterwards. Price isn't a big issue for some folks, especially when you consider it's expensive to live here anyways and you only go maybe once or twice a year. 

I really am not a big baseball fan at all, but I love the outdoors and the warm air..cold beer...decent hotdogs and good company.

10/26/2018 - 9:21am This is key..because current…

This is key..because current rankings would probably drop LSU.  The biggest problem with using rankings early in the season is that teams are rarely ranked properly. Auburn and Miami (and Georgia) were top ten teams purely based on last season's performance. LSU beat all 3, and get credit for 3 top 5 wins although none of those teams at any point showed they deserved to be in the top 5.