|01/10/2019 - 11:53am||For example, Devin Bush's…||
For example, Devin Bush's coming out party in 2017 started with Noah Furbush basically being a fullback coming in to eat up the blitz blocking while Devin Bush came on a delayed blitz. That is, until teams adjusted for it.
I'm not a huge football nerd, so I don't know if that's exactly groundbreaking, but that's what comes to mind when I think of "exotic" blitzes.
|01/10/2019 - 1:55am||Counterpoint: We've had 5 or…||
Counterpoint: We've had 5 or 6 bad things happen in a row, so it will always be that way, and that's why this happened.
|01/08/2019 - 2:29pm||Now would be the perfect…||
Now would be the perfect time too. Now that his last players have graduated, there’s no conflict of interest/faction potential.
The only side it doesn’t make sense from is his, as that would be mighty shameful for most people
|01/07/2019 - 4:46pm||Pep has it at Michigan.
Pep has it at Michigan.
Your point stands though.
|01/06/2019 - 9:04pm||I don’t think anyone is…||
I don’t think anyone is disagreeing with that point, but it’s definitely going to hurt when the first loss comes at the same time as it’s easy to get carried away picturing an undefeated regular season.
|12/04/2018 - 1:32pm||He was the gameday head…||
He was the gameday head coach for the first 1/4 of the season. Urban was reinstated after the first game, but was suspended for the games.
|12/04/2018 - 1:30pm||And you're naive if you…||
And you're naive if you think you know either way. Day is largely an unknown. He had full control of the program for what, 2 weeks?
|12/04/2018 - 1:18pm||Has it only been 10 days?…||
Has it only been 10 days? Feels like 50.
|11/20/2018 - 12:29pm||You're going to have trouble…||
You're going to have trouble finding people in California who weren't at least indirectly affected by the fires, and a decent amount of us on the board live in California.
|11/20/2018 - 11:00am||You can poke doubt at all of…||
You can poke doubt at all of those, except maybe Utah, but they always seem to have one or two wtf results a season
|11/20/2018 - 10:57am||It’s a lot more than Malibu…||
It’s a lot more than Malibu that’s involved here.
|11/16/2018 - 5:28pm||Agree. I think people…||
Agree. I think people laughing at this need to understand that not everyone has the same goals as a blue blood football program when hiring a new coach. They've been floundering since Turner Gill turned out to be a dud.
Les has flaws and is old. The ceiling isn't very high for a Les Miles' Kansas program, but the floor is.
He is a rental that can change the culture of that program and when it comes time for him to retire, they can try and hire a young up and comer who can take the torch and run to new heights.
|11/16/2018 - 4:32pm||I'm sorry, but this is a…||
I'm sorry, but this is a tone deaf take. Might want to chill on the hyperbole. Clemson and Bama have both beaten decent to good teams. Bama has absolutely destroyed those teams.
I can agree they're not unstoppable powerhouses, because it always seems like there's a reality shift when it's goliath vs. goliath, but give credit where credit is due.
|11/14/2018 - 6:31pm||Scenario 5 I think is the…||
Scenario 5 I think is the most sustainable for College Football. Yes, every now and then you’ll have a 8-5 conference champion (Northwestern or Pitt this year as potential examples). But if you pull the data from the last few years, this produces the best results with little controversy.
|11/13/2018 - 8:30pm||I think it goes to show that…||
I think it goes to show that a high tide (in this case, a crimson one) raises all boats... as erroneous as that thinking is. Can't have a consensus #1 (best college team EVAR!) in a mediocre conference that pads its teams' schedules.
|11/13/2018 - 7:19pm||But Florida beat LSU who…||
But Florida beat LSU who beat Georgia, who beat Florida who got beat by Kentucky. Those teams all must be really good.
|11/13/2018 - 6:55pm||Thank you. I must admit, I…||
Thank you. I must admit, I didn't make it through the article. And I couldn't corroborate with a google search.
|11/13/2018 - 6:46pm||Or Syracuse and USC. But I…||
Or Syracuse and USC. But I may have lost the point of this conversation
|11/13/2018 - 6:04pm||Do you have a source on that?||
Do you have a source on that?
|11/13/2018 - 12:59pm||Drink!||
|11/11/2018 - 4:28pm||Or the Nick Saban Coaching…||
Or the Nick Saban Coaching Rehabilitation Clinic of Alabama
|11/10/2018 - 11:15am||Hopefully they were…||
Hopefully they were exorcised and not exercised...
(sorry to be that guy)
|11/04/2018 - 7:54pm||Yes. Assuming we take care…||
Yes. Assuming we take care of business against rutger and Indiana.
|10/31/2018 - 4:47pm||Yeah... It's a flawed system…||
Yeah... It's a flawed system. Notre Dame is essentially getting credit for being #26 in basketball, where they are ranked around #33.
EDIT: If you're getting points for difference from #26, then Notre Dame would have 36 points. So therefore we can conclude that Notre Dame does NOT have it better than us. And considering Kentucky doesn't have a D-1 Hockey program, their credit for a #26 ranking in hockey is null, and they don't have it as good as us either.
|10/29/2018 - 2:27pm||Speculating on why players…||
Speculating on why players leave is usually frowned upon.
|10/25/2018 - 12:29pm||I don't know if Charbonnet…||
I don't know if Charbonnet needs to bulk up, unless some his 215 is bad weight.
|10/25/2018 - 11:59am||Should be Skip Bayless' face…||
Should be Skip Bayless' face. Klatt is pretty reasonable when it comes to Michigan
|10/24/2018 - 2:28pm||Juwan Bushell-Beatty…||
(My first double post!)
|10/24/2018 - 2:28pm||Juwan Bushell-Beatty…||
Juwan Bushell-Beatty graduates
|10/20/2018 - 5:23pm||He did, but gingerly.||
He did, but gingerly.
|10/16/2018 - 1:37pm||Spreading a lot of rispek on…||
Spreading a lot of rispek on reddit.
|10/16/2018 - 10:16am||He’s fixing that his fancy…||
He’s fixing that his fancy stats (S&P+) don’t take into account strength of record. So instead of saying “these teams down to down are the best,” which is what S&P tells us, he’s combining that with “who’s played an honest-to-god schedule”
So it’s trying to combine “best” and “most deserving,” which he argues you need both to determine who should be in the CFP.
People are discounting it because of Penn State, but when you take into account that S&P doesn’t necessarily look at the final score, it makes sense. In both their losses they were the better team for the majority of the game, or the numbers would tell you that.
|10/16/2018 - 9:43am||If you read the article, he…||
If you read the article, he addresses this. Those teams have been remarkably efficient, but have a lower ranked schedule strength. The efficiency keeps them up despite the lower strength of schedule
|10/15/2018 - 5:03pm||Could it be, in Da'shawn's…||
Could it be, in Da'shawn's case, that he was surrounded by too much talent and didn't have the chance to showcase his own?
If I were one of the blue bloods competing with Alabama on the recruiting trail I would use this exact note against them. Da'shawn potentially lost millions by being "another good Alabama d-lineman."
|10/13/2018 - 11:50pm||Peters has no eligibility to…||
Peters has no eligibility to gain by not playing
|10/08/2018 - 10:08pm||The traffic here will cause…||
The traffic here will cause health issues even for those with no prior history. Maybe not a good idea. But would be interesting having Urban Meyer and Chip Kelly in LA at once. How inconceivable is that 5 years ago?
|10/08/2018 - 4:01pm||So glad Jamie is…||
So glad Jamie is interrupting again when Brian is trying to move on. Feels like fall.
|10/07/2018 - 4:38pm||In this scenario I don’t see…||
In this scenario I don’t see anyway the Big 12 winner is above us. It would be controversial if WVU is undefeated and we jump them, but based on brand alone and quality of wins, I don’t think we would be left out in that scenario.
All of these teams still have tough games ahead save ND and Clemson, but even they could drop one.
|10/07/2018 - 4:33pm||Ah, fair point.||
Ah, fair point.
|10/07/2018 - 4:05pm||We might be top 5 if we win…||
We might be top 5 if we win the next 3. We’d definitely have the best resume of 1-loss teams and would jump UCF (I imagine, assuming ND continues to look good).
That would mean two of the undefeated top 6 needs to lose. Georgia is a good bet as they have LSU, Florida and Kentucky as their next 3. Clemson has NC State, and FSU in that stretch (I know FSU is bad but even bad teams can play out of their mind for big games, see yesterday). WVU plays at Iowa State and has Texas as well.
So top 7, definitely. Top 6, probably. Top 5, maybe. Gotta win though.
|10/07/2018 - 3:18pm||And? The comparable 1-loss…||
And? The comparable 1-loss teams (Wash, PSU, OU and us) have no wins over currently ranked opponents.
That’s why I mention philosophy. If you’re comparing losses, ours looks the best followed closely by PSU. Texas would be last in that category.
But, If you’re comparing wins, Texas has the best win of those teams. I guess maybe we should bring LSU into the discussion in that case, as they have two wins over ranked opponents, with their only loss to what seems to be a pretty good Florida team on the road.
The truth is it’s a mix of quality of wins, quality of losses, and projection. All these teams have chances to prove themselves (except maybe Washington, depending on how much you believe in Oregon and Stanford)
If we win the next two, we’ll be in the top 7 when PSU comes to town. Count on it.
|10/07/2018 - 2:20pm||Really depends on your…||
Really depends on your philosophy. Texas has the biggest marquee win of the 1-loss teams with a win over OU, so they deserve to be near the top of that heap in my opinion (even despite their loss to Maryland). Penn State has a close loss to Ohio State and some pummeling of bad/mediocre teams, so there’s a lot of projection there, but it’s understandable.
The one that baffles me is Washington. Their loss to Auburn is looking worse and worse and their best win is a home shellacking of BYU. Otherwise 7 point wins over ASU and lowly UCLA? Probably shouldn’t be top 10 and definitely shouldn’t be in front of us and OU
Edit: I’ll add that Texas has also beaten TCU and USC. Both in pretty convincing fashion. I think Texas’ ranking is earned.
|10/07/2018 - 1:44pm||“Respectively” just means in…||
“Respectively” just means in the same order. He gave percentages and then the two teams and by saying “respectively” it just means you can match up the percentages with the teams without making assumptions.
Despite how it sounds it has nothing to do with respect (sorry Dantonio)
|09/27/2018 - 12:19pm||As someone who has weird…||
As someone who has weird loyalty to HBO shows... don't feel like you have to. It's entertaining, but not very good.
That being said, I'm very curious about how they aren't getting sued by Ohio State. They feature USC and OSU, and USC I don't remember there being any USC branding (other than their jerseys) in the show, and they have a fictional USC coach. Where Ohio State they have the logo on full display in multiple places and mention "Urban" while portraying a very shady program. Weird.
|09/26/2018 - 5:33pm||They were trying to win one…||
They were trying to win one for Mike Ilitch before he passed. They failed to do so, then he passed. So now his son is in "lean mode," selling off expensive players. The only hope for the Tigers until the Ilitch family opens up the check book (which there's no evidence that'll ever happen) is to moneyball their way to a title, or sell the team to an owner who will.
|09/26/2018 - 1:03pm||It is probably a product of…||
It is probably a product of a "transition period" with this rule.
Somehow Bryant didn't get his redshirt behind DeShaun Watson. Had this rule existed back then, he'd probably be a redshirt junior that sees the writing on the wall with a two-QB system and young rising star, and he'd be looking to grad transfer after this year(assuming Clemson didn't have more than four blowouts one of those years for him to get PT in). The new rule gives him an opportunity to get a redshirt as a senior that he wouldn't have had in previous years.
The takeaway is that you'll see redshirts for underclassmen become more common across college football as a whole, so there won't be as many "I'm sitting out the rest of the season to preserve my redshirt" situations.
|09/26/2018 - 12:24pm||Well said||
|09/23/2018 - 2:59pm||Are you in the Valley? It's…||
Are you in the Valley? It's been in the 80s and pleasant where I am (Echo Park area)
|09/23/2018 - 2:57pm||Got in on the way early…||
Got in on the way early signing period too, IIRC
|09/22/2018 - 5:06pm||So glad we get to downvote…||
So glad we get to downvote you twice