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Comment 21 Oct 2014

Agreed about Beilein in basketball.  Have always thought he was classy.

I like Tubby Smith as well

Comment 21 Oct 2014

Im a big fan of Mark Richt.  I've never heard him trash talk any opponent....... ever. Never takes shots at BiG like Spurrier and other SEC coaches do.  He's a class act who has had UGA forever at the cusp of greatness and has had 3-4 teams in his 12 years here that were arguably as good as anyone at the end of the year (2003, 2005 and 2011 when the lost to Bama in SEC title game in a squeaker).  

I also like Dantonio and I think Miles is good guy in spite of being a little "off".

Comment 19 Oct 2014

I miss it too, but I don't think there is any way to go back.  

I want to embrace the super conference structure, align them in reasonable ways which try and preserve some old regional rivalries and maybe create a couple new ones

Comment 19 Oct 2014

True, but it seems that the only thing filling the void is that the Big 12 and Pac 12 are surging.  No one wants to come out and say that in truth there is parody everywhere in CFB. Hell, a team from the BiG that will not be bowl eligible (I predict) already went on the road and beat an SEC team that will likely finish 2nd in their division!!   This "best conferences" bullshit just needs to stop.  Let every conference champ play in the playoff.  If the BiG is so over rated they will never win a first round game and everyone else can just laugh more.  

For that to happen of course we need to get rid of a conference.......... how bout the Big12?

Comment 19 Oct 2014

I hear ya slumlord.  Generally I don't like making these proclamations about the "suckiness" of teams, it makes me sound just like the SEC guys I despise...... but I do think the whole notion of preseason rankings needs to be reevaluated.  It was "assumed" that A&M was a top five team after beating SC because they were "assumed" to be a top five team.  Well six losses between them later its clear neither is very good at all. Certainly not worthy of top 20 ranking.  Of course ESPN pushes the preseason rankings to hype their games and the SEC is their conference ............  

Comment 19 Oct 2014

You don't lose 59-0 if you are a decent team with a will to compete.  No shame in losing, no shame in getting beat soundly by a good opponent at home. It happens to all teams. Sometimes things go sideways for a while and you just can't overcome a bad start or a bad stretch of turnovers in the middle of the game......... but losing 59-0!!??   Thats a shitty team with no will and no answer.  Bama is good but they aint THAT good!  

Comment 11 Oct 2014

One thing about the above idea is that every fourth year your conference has a chance to get two teams in the final four.  This year the SEC might think Miss St is good enough to go on the road and beat anyone so they protect UGA with  home game and get to pick the weakest opponent for them.  Next year another conference gets that chance.

Comment 11 Oct 2014

You could, but I want to try and preserve the conf championship sites as "Bowl games" in early December.

You let each conf decide which team they want to protect with a closer to home game and then have a rotation about which site gets to pick their opponent form another conference.  Each year the site that picks first changes.

2014 could look like this;

Rotation of pick is SEC, Pac12, BiG then ACC.

Ga Dome takes UGA, Coliseum takes UCLA, Lucas Oil takes OSU, Charlotte takes FSU.

UGA picks Minnesota to play, UCLA picks Va Tech, OSU picks Oregon and FSU is left with Miss St

Preserve conf champ sites, give each conf a team to give an advantage to and have a degree of randomness with the rotating picks.

Comment 11 Oct 2014

8 teams seems entirely unworkable in current format of 12 game reg seasons and conf championships.   How can anyone expect a fan base to make 3 bowl trips in a month?  4 is right and only conf champions.  Merge the existing Big 12 into the Pac 12, Big Ten and SEC and you have 4 super conferences.

Now, you COULD forgo conf championship games and take all the division champs and have  random assignment in the first round of say SEC East vs Big Ten West, and Pac 12 North vs Big Ten East....  each conf championship site would get a game with ONE team from their area.  Lucas Oil gets a Big Ten team, Ga Dome gets one SEC team,  Charlotte gets an ACC team and Coliseum gets one Pac 12 team.  These would be played in Early December and then the 4 winners are seeded and we go on.

Comment 11 Oct 2014

Ive treated a lot of folks with spider bites, many require a plastic surgeon and skin grafts.

Im interested in UGA vs Mizz today.  I want to to see Mizz win the East, beating everyone over there easily, lose to Auburn or Bama in the SEC title game and then wait to hear the folks make the case that a team that lost to 4-8 Indiana deserves more cred than a team that lost to Va Tech. Especially since OSU is gonna put 50+ on the Hoosiers

Comment 11 Sep 2014

Hey Frimmel

Don't you think that the main reason, at least from the start, there were mens sports that had to be eliminated is because athletic depts had to play a zero sum game.  There wasn't money for new women's teams unless some mens teams were defunded.  

I think it eventually became something where the big boys like OSU, Mich, Texas etc had the resources to fully fund more and more but smaller schools pushed the NCAA to limit everyone to a max number of women's and mens teams.

There isn't an unlimited supply of money to fund sports teams.  

Comment 11 Sep 2014

Hey Frimmel

Don't you think that the main reason, at least from the start, there were mens sports that had to be eliminated is because athletic depts had to play a zero sum game.  There wasn't money for new women's teams unless some mens teams were defunded.  

I think it eventually became something where the big boys like OSU, Mich, Texas etc had the resources to fully fund more and more but smaller schools pushed the NCAA to limit everyone to a max number of women's and mens teams.

There isn't an unlimited supply of money to fund sports teams.  

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Well Ive always thought Meyer got way more press as an offensive wiz than was warranted.   Im glad he's our coach but to the media types and fans who thought he was at another level from Jim Tressel I'll quote Lee Corso, "Not so fast my friends"

We  have set him up to fail by thinking he can do no wrong with an offense, as if he is some Svengali with mind mending capabilities.  He's a great coach who knows what he's doing................ so was Tressel.  He's got a lot of guys who went quite executing yet.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Heres the thing, I live in SEC country and have for over 30 years. I watch SEC football and saw plenty of UF games when Meyer was coach.  VT played like LSU, Bama, UGA, Tennesee and South Carolina defenses always do/did..... hair on fire aggression, and when Meyer was at Fla he had an array of plays to slow those defenses down; screens, delays etc...... where the heck was some of that last night?!!!   Surely these guys knew Foster was going to play defense................ the way he ALWAYS plays defense!

Someone commented in another thread I think that we have better talent than VT.  I don't think the difference is as much as many would hope, especially on D.   These guys get a lot of top notch defensive guys that can run their system. Quite a few VT DBs  on NFL rosters. 

Comment 02 Sep 2014

That map is hilarious, and from what I know about Ohio (lived only in Cleve suburb as child(60's) and visited my son frequently the last two years in CBus while he was in grad school) it sounds accurate.

I could make the same map about Georgia too.