Yep. This is why I would absolutely take all of my visits if I was a 5* athlete. If you could see The Game, Bama/LSU, Clemson/FSU, etc all for free, why wouldn't you?
LSU would be a NCG-caliber team if they could scrounge up a mediocre QB. I guess Vegas thinks they can.
The first few made me smirk, but like any joke on the internet it was beaten to death, brought back to life, and beaten to death again.
LSU is favored over Bama? If that line holds (it wont) I believe it would be the first time Bama was an underdog since Florida in the SECCG in 09.
Home field is usually 3 points, which means OU would be favored by 3 at a neutral site. Considering theyre returning most of a playoff team and we're replacing nearly everyone, that's pretty high praise for the good guys.
Guess that's as good a spot as any. I can't really get too worked up over these until i see everyone actually play a game or two.
I'd say he's probably the favorite right now, with Archie Miller in second.
Yep. There's a reason Bama has 4 titles since '09 and its that table right there. Their players are just better than everyone else's. Glad we're getting to their stratosphere now though.
The class rating adjusts for size - its weighted towards best players from each school so you're comparing apples to apples. A class of 10 5* guys would be rated higher than 20 three-star guys. If we don't finish with #1 it'll be because Bama landed some more 5s, not because someone else signed more than we did.
ESPN doesn't update their rankings immediately, so they don't always reflect the most up to date info. 247 composite has always been the standard for me.
Shout out to any British Bucks fans. Any chance you're interested in being the 51st state? Could take the whole colony thing full circle.
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To be fair, that's not too different than naming Elflein first team center...despite him never playing a game there.
Well I know he was an NFL HC himself, so his selling point is probably "I know how to get you there". Also from all accounts (former players, media members, opposing coaches) he's literally the nicest guy on the planet, so I'm sure that helps.
This would be amazing if it was still 2011.
I don't know that he needs to dot the I, but you can bet he'll be at one of the first two games with the trophy to get a "we direct your attention to the North End Zone..." shoutout.
Counterpoint: they chose to employ the walking corpse of Hazell as their coach for another year
I'll wait to hear it from Birm.
I'm glad they circled the jumbotron, otherwise I wouldn't know what to look at.
I'd say theyre trimming the fat rather than losing talent. They've finally realized people turn on ESPN to watch live sports, not hear any particular voice. I think this is a good thing in the long run.
Maybe he just liked it there better? It doesn't always have to be that someone screwed up.
Would have loved to have him, but best of luck in your career!
Not really - regular season CBB gets terrible ratings. You're basically just buying the Big Ten Tourney rights.
Big Ten splits evenly so that ~$34 would be to every school with the exception of Nebraska, Rutgers and Maryland who were on a schedule to get a prorated share for a few years (though I think Neb might be a full member now)