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Comment 29 May 2015

While winning the recruiting battle is nice, I would be more concerned that he can coach and develop talent. He has proven that in the past which is what makes him a bit scary at TTUN. 5 Star recruits are nice, but it seems like about 40% of them will washout.

Comment 28 May 2015

The core principal of the SEC is that the student athlete comes there to play football first and represent the university second, if there is time, he can get a degree. There should be nothing to interfere with being able to get the best football talent and if the schools are put at a disadvantage in any way, then we must eliminate the obstacle first, by trying to eliminate the competition from coming in, and if not successful there, joining the competition at their own game. This is the SEC Mantra.

It show how hypocritical the conference is when they talk about how these camps "exploit" the student athlete, yet the next day agreeing to do the same thing when they see they are not going to win the national debate. At least Delaney and the BIG have principles. While the SEC over signs and gray shirts and exploits a bunch of high school kids, the BIG programs don't do that even though it creates a competitive disadvantage for them.  

Comment 27 May 2015

Funny how when the SEC tries to remedy an injustice, it is only because of a relatively minor thing that actually can help level the playing field, instead of tilting it in their favor (Satellite camps). However, when there are egregious things that harm the student athlete like oversigning, they are silent about that because it is their built in competitive advantage. When the SEC starts actually looking out for the welfare of the student athlete, then I may actually give a damn about what they have to say about fairness and competitiveness.

Comment 27 May 2015

2 things. I would cut the list at 5 or 6 because I think the other games really dilute things. The top 5 I agree with but some of the other games like 2013 ttun, and 2014 Penn State were just games where OSU did not play very well as opposed to good ole fashion slobber knockers.

Second, I would say the VA Tech game is undervalued since that game, albeit a loss was the catapult to the national championship. 

Comment 20 May 2015

I will not say Cleveland needs to be no 1, but they have a better claim to it than Atlanta. Metrics and championships have nothing to do with it. Atlanta as a market is like Houston. There are a lot of people there but it is not a passionate sports market. People don't worship the Falcons, they are indifferent on the Hawks and while the Braves are popular in the South, you don't have the same level of passion that you have for the teams as fans in Cleveland, Chicago and Boston do.  That is the key

even If the city of Atlanta had never even sniffed a playoff game in any sport, Cleveland fans have it worse, just for the fact they have more passion. If the Browns lose a game the city feels it. If the tribe loses a series , it means so much more. Just look at Urbans speech and tressels comments when the Bucks won their national championships. They did it for ohio and the long suffering fans. You would not here mark richt or jumbo Fischer make similar comments on their teams. It just means so much more to Cleveland that is why the poll is wrong

Comment 18 May 2015

Somehow, I highly doubt Braxton will be a 3rd string QB. He may not be the starter, but I feel Urban will find a way to make sure he makes a significant contribution.

Comment 15 May 2015

SInce Hairbaugh is too "good" (or more likely not wanted) to recruit Ohio, someone else has too, I guess

Comment 14 May 2015

Translation  from Saban Talk - Under the old system we just had to look good on paper and beat a few over-rated teams in the SEC (Sooo Easy Conference) and then boom, we would be ordained national champions. I mean isn't that what college football is about. The Big Boy SEC teams put on a show in the fall and everyone else provides filler. With the advent of the Playoff, we actually had to play a game that mattered before we would have a chance to be ordained champions. What really hurts is that had we won that game, we would have easily beat Oregon and win our 25 National Championship. We would be like the Yankees of college football Y'all.  I mean think about how unfair it is to the other teams in our league who expect excellence in the SEC and when actually asked to perform on the field, we come up short. This would never happen under the old system because we would be given what we deserve instead of having to earn it. ---------- This is the actual translation  for those who don't speak SEC on this board.

Comment 08 May 2015

Michigan is still very relevant on the national stage for football. I have listed a few instances

1) App State over UM in 2007 - If this were Illinois, no one would have cared.

2) Michigan getting walloped by Bama in 2012 on National TV in prime time.

3) Toledo beating Mich at the big house. Don't underestimate the Rockets.

4) The world's gold supply being drained to an all time low because of all the extra gold pants that are required from Ohio State beating Michigan every year.

These are just 3 examples of why Michigan matters and also represents their highlight reel for the last 15 years too.

Comment 08 May 2015

I hope he proves everyone wrong, but I have a feeling that Auburn is going to just use him as a pawn in recruiting battles and such and cast him aside when they don't have use for him anymore. I hope to hear about him being a first round pick and beating the odds of course.

Comment 08 May 2015

I hope he proves everyone wrong, but I have a feeling that Auburn is going to just use him as a pawn in recruiting battles and such and cast him aside when they don't have use for him anymore. I hope to hear about him being a first round pick and beating the odds of course.

Comment 01 May 2015

Gotta be fake, I figured there would have been some smoke coming out of the WHAC before this would have been announced.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

This must settle the debate over which is NYC's college football team.  Of course we knew this all along.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

you did not report the full quote - The official report from SEC offices - "SEC coaches may not speak at any football camp in  Ann Arbor Michigan or associated with the University of Michigan, unless they are prepared to undergo a Detox shower and spend 4 weeks in quarantine upon their return home, for the safety of everyone else involved."  -- OFFICIAL QUOTE FROM SEC

Comment 27 Apr 2015

Sorry what I was thinking was that TCU would had one loss OOC,  and then identical record in conference, but I forgot about the round robin schedule, which settles it. I still say the co-champ label made little difference to Baylor being left out. Even if they were honored as sole champs based on head to head, they would have been left out, just based on SOS, and the extra game against a quality opponent.

Comment 25 Apr 2015

Co champs had nothing to do with it and is a tired media line. It was about a weak sos and only a 12 game resume.  That is the reason. If Baylor were undefeated but still co-champs they would have been in. Co-champs had nothing to do with it

Comment 24 Apr 2015

I think what will happen is pretty similar to what may happen at most camps. Big schools like osu, bama Notre dame  and Sparty will dismiss it but the smaller schools like Toledo Troy etc may go as an easy way to discover talent since harbaiugh could not take them all anyway. It doesn't hurt for him to put it out there even if it does scream of arrogance

Comment 24 Apr 2015

This is a brilliant move on Harbaughs part. The goal is to get as many elite recruits on your campus, and by saying that the top coaches at 50 schools will be there is going to get a recruit to choose his camp over say Brian Kelly's or maybe David Shaw's camp. On top of that Michigan is at the advantage because they are the host school and can show off their facilities at the same time. I think it is a shrewd marketing move on his part. Will it work, who knows