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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!

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

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

09/20/2018 - 6:36pm Damn shame

Damn shame

09/19/2018 - 9:54am “Hey Kwity, great hit this…

“Hey Kwity, great hit this weekend, what about Rashan tho?”

09/18/2018 - 9:25pm Interview starts at 15:30,…

Interview starts at 15:30, if others are also pressed for time.

09/16/2018 - 2:47am Part of the reason people…

Part of the reason people think SMU is very not good is because they got blown out by North Texas. The same North Texas that blew out Arkansas today.

I'm not saying that should make us feel a ton better, but take it for what it's worth. I think that maybe moves SMU above Western.

09/11/2018 - 3:41pm Ones a passing grade, the…

One's a passing grade, the other is an overall grade.

09/05/2018 - 8:14pm Hitchen's Razor

Hitchen's Razor

08/30/2018 - 6:11am Oh it was great. It was just…

Oh it was great. It was just behind the times in terms of coaching philosophy.

08/29/2018 - 5:11am That’s like a million…

That’s like a million dollars worth of helmets, and $2,000 in shipping!

08/27/2018 - 7:29am Doesn’t help that it’s not a…

Doesn’t help that it’s not a sad emoji

08/24/2018 - 12:07am Of course U-M is subject to…

Of course U-M is subject to tribalism. Part of the reason I'm disgusted by the whole situation with Urban is that both sides really just care about winning, and not about what's right. I remember seeing someone comment that U of M fans have become the biggest advocates for domestic violence awareness and that rang really true.

However, I don't know how your link proves that, other than lumping us in with states where you might expect tribalism to be rampant.

Plus it doesn't surprise me that Michigan is high on that list. Michigan is a tough sell to get people to move there, what with the terrible winters and lack of appealing major cities. Ann Arbor, Traverse City and Grand Rapids are great but are by no means major. I also think Michigan has struggled to find its post-rust belt identity, but that's a whole different discussion (though it could explain why other rust belt states are on that list).

Until recently, Michigan's population has been in decline, and 0.3 percent gain isn't much if you consider that the birth rate vs. death rate should account for a much higher number than that.

So with natives (and non-natives I suppose) moving out, and a tough sell to move in, Michigan should be expected to be high on that list.

 

(And it was odd for MI to go red in 2016. It's traditionally a very blue state and not even considered a swing state)

08/23/2018 - 6:47pm I know this might be…

I know this might be devolving into tribalism, but I appreciate the fact that OSU pulls a farce and that this group can turn it into a discussion of tribalism and self-reflection.

Let's remember this feeling if something ugly comes up in our camp.