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11/21/2018 - 3:58am Yeah, well I've got you both…

Yeah, well I've got you both beat: I inherited Purdue and (though not quite the same thing because it's through my daughter) Michigan State.

11/12/2018 - 9:26pm (No subject)

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11/12/2018 - 9:19pm (No subject)

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11/12/2018 - 7:27pm So, Purdue will hire Day…

So, Purdue will hire Day because Urban will stick around another year or two, then Day will go back to OSU leaving Purdue once again searching for a new HC.

11/12/2018 - 12:43pm I haven't  heard as much the…

I haven't  heard as much the past couple of weeks about how Oklahoma should be in the playoff mix because of their offense. The usual mantra was "who would you least like to play?" I hope the realization now is that no matter how good Oklahoma's offense is, their defense is so atrocious they in no way should be considered a top 4 team.

11/12/2018 - 6:52am About the only way Herman…

About the only way Herman can respond when asked about this is to say something along the lines of "I won't dignify these unhinged Twitter rantings with a response other than to say I hope Smith gets the help he so obviously needs."

11/08/2018 - 8:55pm When Miles was HC at OSU …

When Miles was HC at OSU (ntOSU), he went 2-2 against Oklahoma as a massive underdog each time, back when Leach was OU's OC.

11/08/2018 - 4:36pm Basically, anybody with a…

Basically, anybody with a pulse who has some connection to Kansas football and some modicum of success coaching at any level is a candidate.

11/08/2018 - 3:27pm The teams in the Big Ten…

The teams in the Big Ten West were never that good to begin with but injuries and other issues have really taken a toll on several of the teams, weakening them even further.

11/08/2018 - 3:11pm Just one rule : Do not add…

Just one rule : Do not add this to spaghetti!!! Can someone please explain Cincy chili to me? I still don’t get it.

The problem is that chili is a misnomer for the Cincy stuff.  It never was intended to be eaten as a stew.  It was created by Macedonian and Greek immigrants as a sauce to put on top of hot dogs and pasta, so more like a Greek version of spaghetti sauce than chili.

11/06/2018 - 3:24am As others have pointed out,…

As others have pointed out, this same poster has made similar predictions for previous games--all losses, none really close at all, and none of the other posters at the site agree with this take. It's  a shtick -- nothing to get worked up about or take seriously.

11/06/2018 - 3:06am I was visiting a friend in…

I was visiting a friend in the hospital out of town so listened to much of the game on the drive home. I enjoyed the broadcast and especially liked the insight Brandstatter and Dierdorf provided.

Of course not being able to see the game while listening, I had no way of knowing if players were misidentified.

10/31/2018 - 7:29pm From the  details released…

From the  details released about the "independent" report the BOR was using, it sure seemed like they started with their conclusion (to re-instate Durkin) and massage the facts to fit that conclusion.  Reports of a toxic environment? Well it depends on what definition of toxic you want to use. Rick Court was an asshole who bullied students? Durkin somehow wasn't reponsible for anything he did.  Durkin made some egregious errors?  He was new at this head coach thingy, and even though he's paid millions of dollars to be a head coach somehow it was the fault of the AD who hasn't been around for two years.

10/30/2018 - 4:27pm If some of the reports are…

If some of the reports are true, that the president wanted to fire Durkin and the AD, but the BOR threatened him with termination if he did so, this is just the beginning of a giant shit storm (it probably is even if the reports are not true).

It sure looks like the tail is wagging the dog.

10/29/2018 - 7:24am Go with the one with the…

Go with the one with the lower pad level.

10/28/2018 - 11:02am Good point!  Also, after…

Good point!  Also, after Minnesota beat IU Friday night, the West was actually ahead of the East.    I was even sipping the kool aid being served up by some of the talking heads and thought maybe Iowa and Purdue were good teams and would win on Saturday.  

10/25/2018 - 4:17pm From some of the comments by…

From some of the comments by the Maryland booster who was blaming Jordan McNair for his own death, McNair barely ate anything that day and didn't drink the gallon of water he was supposed to before the practice. There is ample evidence that players who were over weight were belittled and ridiculed.  Rick Court has already resigned, but everything I've read points to his being Durkin's hand picked man either directly encouraging Court's approach or not doing anything to reign him in. To me it's more likely than not that McNair didn't eat or drink more to help keep his weight down as a result of some of the tactics Court was employing.  That is a toxic culture and was a contributing factor in McNair's death, and unless Court was acting alone without even tacit approval from Durkin, Durkin is a key part of the toxic culture.

10/23/2018 - 4:47pm 1. If Shea keeps improving…

1. If Shea keeps improving and has an impressive last few games, I think he's gone.

2. Full time starter.

3. Shea starts and plays the first half.  McCaffrey starts 2nd offensive series of 2nd half.  Milton gets cleanup duty.

4. Probably Frost, but as someone mentioned earlier, the expectations for each will be much different.  Both coaches benefited at their previous stops from having better players than their conference counterparts.  Frost has a better chance of pulling this off (at least compared to the Big Ten West teams) but neither is going to be able to compete at the same level of recruiting with Michigan, OSU, or PSU.

10/22/2018 - 8:41pm These mid season transfers…

These mid season transfers are happening all over the college football landscape this year.

10/15/2018 - 7:53pm I'm not sure if this will…

I'm not sure if this will work for everyone, but for me it does.  Right click on the image, when the menu pops up, click on "copy image," then paste it into your post.  I do always go back and check, though, because sometimes there's a problem and the image either doesn't post or it's too large and spills over into the sidebar.

10/15/2018 - 7:42am (No subject)

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10/15/2018 - 7:37am Xavier Henderson

 

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Xavier Henderson

 

10/10/2018 - 7:07am It does seem to be out of…

It does seem to be out of desperation.  From the story linked in the OP:

"Faalele was inserted at right tackle in the third quarter against Iowa after Hawkeyes defensive end Anthony Nelson abused Schlueter for three sacks in the first half."

Btw, Nelson more than doubled his sack total for the year in one half of play (he had two sacks leading up to the game), and had no sacks after Faalele came in.

10/09/2018 - 4:15pm The same website also has…

The same website also has grades for Big Ten QBs.  I was surprised to see Hornibrook come in at number one, followed by McSorely, Haskins, and Patterson.

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/college-breaking-down-the-big-ten-quarterbacks-after-week-6

10/09/2018 - 11:53am Yes, including Maryland's…

Yes, including Maryland's last TD against Michigan.

10/09/2018 - 11:45am One of the areas that…

One of the areas that Harbaugh and staff are better than most at is finding the best position for players based on their abilities, and especially for those who have NFL aspirations.  Of course we will never know how Gentry would have panned out at QB, but he likely would have been buried on the depth chart without a hope of ever sniffing an NFL offer. While he might not be a first round candidate, he definitely now has an opportunity to get selected in the draft and have a productive NFL career.

10/08/2018 - 1:03pm (No subject)

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Kayden Lyles

 

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10/06/2018 - 11:35pm I can't say that the…

I can't say that the Maryland player who ran into the ref did it deliberatley, but he sure didn't seem to make any effort to avoid hitting him.  The two Maryland players on the sideline yucking it up following the play sure seemed to be amused by something.

10/03/2018 - 9:49am I saw this tweet copied to a…

I saw this tweet copied to a Husker football forum:

Mike'l [email protected]

2017 #Huskers recruiting class.
Tyjon Lindsey 4 ★ gone
Tristan Gebbia 4 ★ gone
Avery Roberts 4 ★ gone
Elijah Blades 4 ★ never made it
Keyshawn Johnson Jr 3 ★ gone
Andrew Ward 3 ★ gone
Willie Hampton 3 ★ gone
Deiontae Watts 3 ★ never made it
Ben Miles 3 ★ gone

 

10/01/2018 - 5:56pm From Mr Miggle's linked…

From Mr Miggle's linked story:

Another player interviewed said McNair didn't look ready for the training session, and according to Walters' report, McNair gained 16 pounds between April 9 and his final workout May 29. McNair also told trainers he hadn't eaten since having a bowl of cereal the morning of the conditioning test, and his gallon of water provided by the team was later found unopened in his locker.

Walters said McNair's heatstroke was "atypical" but pointed to several significant mistakes made by trainers, such as failing to take his vital signs and waiting for more than an hour before calling 911 after he first was symptomatic.

"As much as we hate to say this, Jordan didn't do what Jordan was supposed to do," Jaklitsch said. "A trainer like Wes Robinson thinks a kid's properly hydrated and runs a drill set up for kids that are properly hydrated, and when the kid didn't drink the gallon he knew he had to drink, that's going to send the wrong signal to the person running the drill."

With all the abuse trainer's were giving players for being overweight, it's reasonable to assume McNair ate and drank very little to shave a few pounds for his weigh-in to avoid the bullying.  It's too bad the boosters don't seem to understand this, but I'll bet whatever judge or jury sets a dollar amount in the civil suit won't just blame McNair for his heat stroke.

 

09/30/2018 - 9:26am Franklin also had some …

Franklin also had some  comical mments after the game about how Penn State is such a great program but not quite elite yet, and he assures the fans that he is the man to take them to the same elite level OSU is.

My take away from the game is that neither PSU's nor MSU's offense is as unstoppable as they have looked at times.  McSorely is a threat with his feet when the play breaks down, but neither QB looked all that great passing when they were pressured.  Plenty of QBs with a clean pocket and all day to pass can make some great throws.

09/21/2018 - 10:22pm Isn't that the statement Loh…

Isn't that the statement Loh made weeks ago? I'm not seeing any new information in this story either.

09/20/2018 - 3:37pm It should come as no surpise…

It should come as no surpise that if Michigan is able to pull a top recruit out of Oklahoma, it would be on the defensive side of the ball.  Academics aside (where Michigan is clearly head and shoulders above both OU and OSU), Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both have high powered offenses and have put a lot of players in the league.  Their defenses, not so much.

09/20/2018 - 9:27am The mighty Huskers

Suffer…

The mighty Huskers

Suffer Wolverine beat down

Limp back to corn land

 

09/20/2018 - 9:19am Frosty the Husker

Was a…

Frosty the Husker

Was a pompous little ass

With a cornhole mouth

09/17/2018 - 11:19pm (No subject)

Mitchell Balenger

 

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09/17/2018 - 11:15pm  

Mr. French:

Vaha Vainuku

 

Mr. French:

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09/05/2018 - 12:32pm It would seem that many…

It would seem that many posters here think that Brian chose your option 1 (if they had to pick one of the four). I know diddly squat about IT, but from reading some posters with knowledge of such things, they almost all advised going away from Drupal to something different. I'm sure that would have created its own problems, but it makes me wonder what the site would look like using a different platform.

08/22/2018 - 9:10am There's another serious…

There's another serious problem with this editorial, aside from the number of players others have pointed out.  I'm assuming she's using this article for her information:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5343527/

According to this article there were 5 exertional heat related deaths among NCAA football players between 2000 and 2017.  The other deaths were related to sickle cell anemia, heart defects, or asthma, so if she wants to make the comparison to the NFL on equal grounds, it's zero deaths to five.

08/20/2018 - 11:37pm We will probably never know…

We will probably never know for sure what happened, but it's entirely possible that his move isn't about his football skills or prospect for starting.  It could football related, but it could also be academic, social, personal, legal, any number of other possibilities or some combination.

08/20/2018 - 2:44pm Frost is responding to…

Frost is responding to something specific and quantifiable that occurred on his watch.  Harbaugh was correct to not respond to some rather vague claims of bully coaching from two years ago.  He's in a no win situation.  He'll either come across like Muschamp (who was rightly criticized) in defending Durkin or open questions to what he did or did not do to reign in Durkin's bullying.  There is no way for Harbaugh to answer that isn't going to lead to a lot more questions and probable unwarranted criticism.  It's about like trying to answer the question "when did you stop beating your wife?"

08/18/2018 - 10:44pm Bucky's5thQuarter just wrote…

Bucky's5thQuarter just wrote a story posted this morning singing the praises of Cephus's play in fall camp..then this story breaks.  And the first comment about his possible legal problems is a real doozy:

#Metoo Movement is out to destroy men

It’s time to stand up for our men with #MGTOW. No more will these gold digging whores be given power to say or do whatever they want. They should go to prison for these false allegations. If found innocent Q could still suffer major backlash from this in his career and socially for the rest of his life.

They can take our lives but they can never take our freedom.

Posted  by redpill101  on Aug 18, 2018 | 9:25 PM

Edit: I guess Bucky deleted the above response as it no longer shows up. (And hurray! the edit function has returned!)

08/16/2018 - 10:51pm It really baffles me how…

It really baffles me how many people watching a game live just stare at the video board.  I try to take in as much as I can.  Sometimes I watch line play, sometimes I watch to see what the defensive backfield is doing.  I know if I rewatch the game at home later or watch a replay in stadium, I will be able to watch the ball and what is going on there. Between plays, I scan the sidelines to see if I notice anything the coaches, trainers, or players are doing that seems out of the ordinary.  It sometimes gives me a heads up to someone being injured, coaches spatting with someone that might influence what will happen on the field.

08/11/2018 - 8:33am It was really strange…

It was really strange watching BTN with their bus tour stop at Maryland.  I know they did the interviews and taped the show before the ESPN stories were published, but it just made it look like amateur hour. Durkin was all smiles and no hint of anything amiss in any of the questions or answers.

08/07/2018 - 2:30pm Early 1960s when I was 3 or…

Early 1960s when I was 3 or 4, my dad was taking my sister and me to the store, forgot something, pulled back into the driveway and left the car running.  I hopped into the front seat and started playing with the steering wheel and gear shifter (could not reach pedals and had no idea about them anyway).  I'm pretty sure I just got the car into neutral, but that was enough for the car to roll backwards down the driveway, across the street, over the curb, and into a tree.  I hopped back into the back seat, and when my dad came out, blamed my sister (who was 1 or 2 at the time).  

I remember being scared about my punishment and couldn't understand at the time why I didn't get a beating with the belt, which was the usual punishment for serious transgressions.  I remember my dad saying it would cost $50 to fix the bumper.  Of course as I got older, I realized he didn't punish me because he knew he was the primary one at fault for leaving the car running.

08/01/2018 - 9:13pm Leaders And Best

August 1st…

Leaders And Best

August 1st, 2018 at 12:54 PM ^

"It is also interesting to see some of the reporters who are silent on Twitter and other media about this. A certain Pete Thamel comes to mind who harassed Harbaugh last summer about his "antics" and has been a writer who has in the past had close reporting ties to Urban. Nothing."

Thamel is the same idiot who did the thorougly discredited "expose" on that other OSU team, Oklahoma State University.  The story was promoted to the hilt but once published so many holes and falsehoods were uncovered that it turned out to be more of an expose of Thamel's (and SI's) incompetence than anything negative about Okie State.

 

07/15/2018 - 7:45am That's when that in-ground…

That's when that in-ground pool of yours can come in handy.

 

07/15/2018 - 7:04am My future son in law works…

My future son in law works at a 3D printing shop and made an engagement ring--just a metal band with design to it.  He used that for the proposal but since then they shopped together and my daughter has a ring with a large sapphire and small diamonds.

I proposed to my wife in during a drunken argument.  It was the only think I could think of to say that would get her to shut up, so I just blurted out "will you marry me".  It worked; she was stunned into silence.  I went back to my place and slept it off.  We already had a date for the next day.  I kept thinking, "did I really say that, will she even remember, and what do I do now?"  The next day  she asked me if I really meant what I had said the night before, and I said I did.  We've been married 32 years.

Long story short, we went shopping together, so I never had the problem of trying to guess what she wanted.  My father did give me advice that I followed: either pay up and get something you'll be happy with the rest of your lives, or go budget with the expectation that when you have more money (we were both grad students at the time) you'll upgrade: don't do it half-way and end up paying a lot for something you're going to want to replace in a few years.  It worked for us.  I got her a nice diamond solitare that has stood the test of time.

07/13/2018 - 10:50pm Thanks for all the responses…

Thanks for all the responses. I am definitely leaning now towards food / refreshments.  That sounds like a good idea.

07/13/2018 - 10:44pm Jim Rockford and Barney…

Jim Rockford and Barney Miller are two of my favorites, but I think Angel Martin from Rockford Files may be top of the list for me, though he only appeared in about 1/3 of the episodes.