They are digging the hole deeper. The product is nearly unbearable at this point. I can listen to Bomani Jones for about 2 words before I feel the overriding desire to change the channel.
Nearly all of the people look very different from SAS. The list is nearly all white guys.
I wouldn't consider eastern PA and MD/DC the midwest.
I agree re: PAC 10 sucks and the fans generally suck, but USC has fans and I've seen it first hand.
Do a little research on USC recruiting and tell me they can't pull top recruits from other states. Arguing that if they miss in CA is like arguing that if OSU misses in OH, PA, MI and IL.
In the past 5 years they have pulled 5* players from MD, WA, FL, CA, GA, UT, NV. Adding 4* players makes the list obnoxious.
UCLA and USC don't recruit the same type of players. UCLA has had a better class the USC 1 time in the last 10 years.
Saban was 7-6 in his first year at Bama and the program had been in the dumps for a decade prior.
And Brady Hoke was 11-2 in his first year after 5 years of misery. Proves nothing.
They have a great recruiting area. Add MD, DC and VA together and it may be the best in the B1G.
They have money and a good location. It's not like trying to recruit kids to Minn, Wisconsin, MSU etc.
Lastly I bet you could take 10 teams form the list that have combined 3 national championships in the last 50 years. Oregon, VTU, UNC, Wisconsin, Stanford, UCLA etc.
Take away history and what do you have? That would make UCF and FSU very similar.
10 years ago you would not have questioned USC. When done right they are nasty.
Totally agree, OSU, Alabama etc have other schools fighting for recruits. USC is the top dog in the 2nd most talent rich state with big barriers to entry to get recruits.
I would say the first 10 have it all, fan support, school support, history, local recruits, conference and a big budget.
1) USC 2) Alabama 3) OSU 4) Texas 5) Florida 6) FSU 7) LSU 8) UGA 9) PSU 10) Michigan (has it all other than recruits) 11) TAMU (Has it all other than history) 12) Oklahoma (No recruits, everything else is right) 13) Nebraska (No recruits, everything else is right) 14) Clemson (South Carolina) 15) ND (Schedule) 16) Auburn (Alabama) 17) Maryland (UA/B1G money, local recruits, lack of history) 18) Oregon (Nike, no recruits) 19) Washington 20) Tennessee (No recruits) 21) Stanford (Great school, hard to get kids in, small fanbase) 22) South Carolina 23) North Carolina 24) VTU 25) Wisconsin (Limited recruits, it's in Wisconsin)
Others: Miami, West Virginia, UCLA, Wisconsin, TCU
They may not but it may still be a smart decision if he doesn't play a lot. Redshirts give you flexibility if you get injured, transfer or clipped like Noah Spence. The benefit of riding pine may be a regret if you get injured late and can't take a medical rs.
I played sports and often got put in with teammates, but I'm a suburban Catholic boy from DE and got put in with a NYC Jewish kid who I basically had nothing in common with on the surface and we became fast friends. We're still friends today.
I guess my point is, the lottery works out in weird ways sometimes.
Better school in a better location.
Add a 1, they are 14th.
Illinois is not at the level of some of the other school mentioned but they should be better than just hot garbage.
2 national championships in 15 years is better than all but 2 other schools. Hard to complain.
The Canes don't have an on campus stadium nor do they fill it which kills it for them.
Texas, UGA, Florida and Norte Dame are the standouts imo and UF is getting worse.
until the last couple of years USC, Michigan and PSU had their issues.
I think OSU is absolutely playoff material.
Any team with a proven QB, RB, DL, LB, Coaches etc is a contender.
The sting of 31-0 is pretty deep but it was one bad game against the team that won the national championship with a bunch of first year starters. I'm very confident in this team. The schedule is tough though with OU, PSU, UM etc.
I get why Tebow has John 3:16 written on his eyeblack, but why does the other guy have "Southwest Postgame"?
Bahia Honda is a no-brainer if you're going to the beach around KW.
That's the first rule of downvotes...
Based on Dixon's performance and that of M. Thomas, Dixon will have a breakout year in 2019.
Having 3 great DB's lets the team do a lot defensively.
I hope, but doubt the db's are as good this year.
He had narrowed his top college choices on April 11 to Alabama, UC, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
If you are Malik Van, other than proximity, why would you pick Cincy over the other schools on his list?
Just curious, how does this benefit the Bucks? OSU plays Cincy in 19.