Harbaugh just wants an excuse to coach with his shirt off in the Spring like Spurrier did.
Anything that causes consternation and constipation amongst the SEC coaching brethren, I am also for.
Spring break in Tuscaloosa? Harbaugh's not himself when he hasn't had his milk in a while.
I get the feeling many fans are allotting Urban and the 2016 boys maybe one loss next year, and that's being generous because undefeated is better of course.
I'm allowing for a possibility of two, and I think that is reasonable with all the experienced talent that just left. JT is undoubtedly the most important cog in the machine, but he can't do it all by himself.
DJ's link to the Oniony-like Spurrier article where he speaks his mind on other countries as if he were an ambassador is a hoot. Here are just a few gems:
Just be warned: if Bret Bielema offers to show you the splendors of the Fertile Crescent, he ain't talking about Lebanon.
Jim Harbaugh's the Japanese: he fishes wherever he wants, pisses everyone off, and was mistreated on the West Coast for reasons that don't make any sense.
Cuba is like Ole Miss. No one's supposed to go there, but it seems like everyone does anyway.
I'd call FSU the Netherlands of football because most of their players stay below C-level.
I could make a joke about how it's been so long since they were in the national picture that they are more like a Blue Ball program, but I won't do that.
Agree. Hate to admit it, but Harbaugh is clever on this one. I'm not sure what other B1G football players do during Spring Break, but making it a fairly supervised team event in the SEC's warm and sunny backyard might just be a pretty good move.
Thanks for putting this together. I'd forgotten how frustrating it was to always be 9-3 even though I really liked Earle. After Earle took over for Woody and damn near beat USC in the Rose Bowl for the National Title in his first year, it was seemingly a slow drip of 9-3. The magic of that first post-Woody season under Earle looked more and more like an outlier. Earle wasn't bad, he just couldn't meet the standards expected, and I suspect he knew that more than anyone. Still, it hurt him, and us, when it happened so ungracefully because we knew he was a passionate adherent to Woody and OSU football. Such is the life and the risk for any OSU football coach.
As to the Cooper years, I'd forgotten just how bad his start was, but unlike Earle, it seemed he had more leeway to make it work and would turn the corner with all the recruits he brought in nationally. He did have some strong teams in late 90's. I personally didn't care for his aloof style of managing the team. He was the coach as CEO who delegated everything, and it showed. He lost control of the discipline required, and between off-field issues, some poor assistant coach hires, and failure to beat TTUN, he was one head coach I was happy to see go.
We have been living in a true Golden Era since (except that that 2011 season of course.)
Here's the Rusky motorcycle version of the Rusky Truck. I looked into it and it's still "in development" and not likely to be made, although it was going to sell for around $1000. It's kinda lika a low rent Rokon (which is made in the US but around $6K), only goes about 30mph tops, but is like a mountain goat and can go up 60 degree inclines. You can take it apart and stow it in the back of a small car and It also floats. Can't even imagine getting spare parts from Russia.....
Looks like Brax is staying at CC's pool house - cool. I can relate to the brown patches in the lawn, although his might be from saltwater breezes, not bad lawn care practices.
Whatever happened to Bagdad Bob? He must be doing SEC PR consulting.....
Maybe the Ole Miss infused movie "The Blind Side" should have been called "The Blind Eye".
Fernando Llama to be exact.
It all starts with appropriating a little Chipotle hot sauce, then the next thing you know you are robbing banks......
First day for Wint under Micky
Miyagi Marotti's tutelage:
Dierdorf was born in Ohio, went to TTUN, but apparently secretly wishes he was a Buckeye since he's wearing a nice Scarlet & Grey combo in that pic.
Kinda felt like I was watching a vintage Tressel team (Broncos) playing a Meyer team (Panthers) in the SB last night. NOT in how each performed exactly, but the philosophy that was used in building the teams. The stout defense, special teams, and steady run-first O helmed by an intelligent QB that Tress loved, versus the (usually) attacking spread option led by a mobile QB and excellent D. Two different approaches on display for sure.
Would be interesting to ask players that have won both a Natty and Super Bowl, "which win do they prize more?". I suspect it might be the Natty because it came first when they were younger and likely more close to their team mates. However the Super Bowl win is pretty special too (and you get some coin to boot).
Next year, Carolina's O Line coach will surely be up in the box with Mike Shula.......
Now that is one sweet Listicle!
Well, he did do the onside kick in the game against Clemson, so he at least gets partial Nut Credit for that.
I don't know Helga, he just might be the kind of guy that likes that.
Best pun on the interwebs today!
El Chapo: "If they get rid of Johnny Football I am so done with the Browns"
Excellent. Every HS player entertaining thoughts of playing in college should read this. Could be a new business for you Vico in providing unbiased and impartial "business" counseling for these kids and their families (for a small fee of course).
Ted Ginn Sr. is smart and understands the process and the importance of not committing too early. Players need to have some type of a back-up plan as they don't have the same knowledge and leverage that college coaches who do this all the time have. Shame on Dantonio for not allowing guys like Gavin Cupp to at least explore that possibility, because, hey, anything can happen and MSU would pull the plug if it suited them (as they did), no matter what their intentions might be to not do so at a point in time.
I love the loyalty and commitment of players who know they want to play for their dream school at an early age, but I'd hold off on making that too known and I wouldn't be getting any tats of school logos too soon in this day and age of quick coaching changes. Keep your options at least a little open.