Why wouldn't their go-to be a replay of the 2006 Rose Bowl? I'm not even a Longhorn fan and that would probably suck me in for a few hours.
That's what I was thinking. There's no chance he would ever be like "Yep, he's ready to go, he'll definitely play". Make them prepare for both options.
Probably because they're 5-4 and ranked #103 by KenPom. Don't try to polish a turd, our non-conf sched is embarrassing.
Other programs, even successful ones like Alabama, struggle with student attendance.
I love taking shots at Bama when I can, but going to have to disagree with this one. They lead the country pretty much every year in Spring Game attendance (73k this year) and are annually in the top 5 in total attendance.
Sort of, but we'd do the exact same thing if the scenario were reversed. Not a doubt in my mind.
Grant's ability to try to contain Cooper 1-on-1 (or at least slow him down) could be the difference. If we need to bring Bell to double him we could be in trouble.
This will surely get them ready for North Carolina!
I'm glad people are being more vocal about complaining. It shouldn't be acceptable for the fans, and it does the players no favors either.
Disagreed, he's about the fourth best DE in the country.
Louisville was the ACC challenge, so UNC is really the only one we tried to get. Wisconsin also played Marquette like we did, but they also had Duke, Oklahoma, Georgetown, Cal, etc. Mich St had both Duke and Kansas - before November was even over.
Blech. I'll never warm up to our non-conference schedules being full of games like this. Wish we could take a page from Izzo's playbook and get some teams with a pulse, even it meant more early season losses.
He's in MENSA? That's fairly noteworthy, why hasn't anyone reported on this?
I'm looking forward to 3-4 years of hearing this repeated, just like the Pryor era.
"The National Collegiate Athletic Association recognizes College Football All-America Teams selected by the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation(WCFF) to determine consensus All-Americans"
I'm pretty sure almost all of the Buckeye clips in that hype video were from last year.
I dont think most want us to. I've seen PSU and Wisc fans hope that we beat Bama and then lose to Oregon/FSU, which would be the best of both worlds for them - help the B1G reputation, but still don't have to deal with us winning a championship.
Love Warriner, but realistically he's gone after next year. Urban will probably want a little more continuity and get somebody on another 2-year commitment.
I'd guess he's looking for an up an comer coach who shares his offensive mindset. From looking at the stats leaders, and knowing nothing about them, the o-coordinators at Marshall and ECU might want to update their resumes.
Well if Herman now works for Houston, Urban's not really in a place to "demand" anything. Herman can't realistically stay at OSU for another month then only have ~2 weeks to recruit.
Nah I think he'll be in Oakland in a few months.
I would doubt he's staying around for another month. He's got a lot of recruiting to do before February.
He'll likely be getting a few million as a HC, more than any assistant would make. He's also getting a big promotion and moving forward in his career. Good for him I say.
Here you go: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2019628,00.html
Agreed. This isnt totally applicable to the high pay that these coaches get, but they did a study and found that happiness increases with salary only until you pass about $70-75k, then it basically plateaus. The general idea is that once your needs are being met, hours and stress become more important than just making more money.
Herman's gone eventually, but I wonder if he's realized his choices will be better the longer he stays. You'd have to think that some of the top guys (Pat Narduzzi, Kirby Smart) could have almost any job that came open if they wanted it.
Maybe they saw Cardales job and thought anyone could obviously do it, while Boykin dragged his team to 11-1 himself. I don't agree with that, but that's my best guess.