EDIT: Also funny to think about this on the same day that Spurrier is out throwing shade on other programs (OSU in this case, but does it matter really?). Tress was truly above all of that. DJ summed it up, he was too good for college football.
"Stuck" in Brazil. Rough stuff ;-)
If the B1G got equal treatment in the polls as the SEC Wisconsin would be ranked alongside Georgia. Penn State would be ranked alongside Arkansas.
That's interesting, but I wouldn't draw the Paterno (game passed him by) analogy to Saban so much. I would draw it to a guy like Frank Beamer. Anyway, he is getting passed up somewhat...or maybe more accurately, he is adapting, but reluctantly and perhaps not fast nor fully enough to keep pace.
I think the pressure to win at Alabama is immense and if he starts to falter they'll find a way to show him to the retirement pasture. OR maybe Saban sees it coming and says (as alluded in the Saban to Texas report recently) 'I was never about maintaining a program for the long-term anyway' and I'm leaving to turn School X around.'
I questioned a month or so ago how exactly the decision would get made and I wondered if any statistical data would be used to inform the decision as opposed to a purely 'gut decision.' I'm happy to read that Meyer is collecting data on the QB's through practices and the competition, though of course that will be tempered with his gut.
In order to get the best deal for the OSU vs Rutgers game I ended up with season tickets to Rutgers. So I might go out for the Michigan St vs Rutgers matchup.
Good read from NPR on Marion. The first comment was also excellent.
Completely agree. At least Penn State should be sneaking in there somewhere (seriously, Arkansas and Tennessee ahead of them?!). Additionally Wisconsin is too low, given their schedule they should be a 1 or at worst 2-loss team by late November and ranked around top-10.
Color me confused to see Missouri ranked and Indiana unranked.
Maybe somehow ask a question about his exit/departure from ESPN. As I recall that happened around the same time Bruce Feldman was 'suspended' for co-writing a book with Mike Leach.
Any count on how many SEC schools got represented? It was pretty easy to count the B1G, only 3.
Ha, Auburn won their meaningless bowl game in 2004.
That article on Illinois was pretty interesting, and depressing. On a related note however, I see this as a pivotal year for Indiana. Wilson managed to not get the axe after last season, they've been making earnest progress each and every season (hell, SEC East Champs last year!). It'd be great to see them get over the hump and into a bowl game this year.
I would've thought they would've had to take more than just one guy out of the photo...
If their bowl game against LSU was any kind of indication they should be at least contender. But not sure if they're quite good enough to be top-4.
I think a good condition that could've been added to the development of the list (or maybe it's just a completely different topic) Players that struggled in Tressel's that would've excelled Meyer's offense. In which case I would have Brandon Saine at #1.
My immediate thought as well.
Now that the Olentangy's been naturalized and the water level lowered significantly I wonder if this is a real possibility. As I understood after the renovations the field was lower than the level of the river. After the changes to the river is this still the case?
I couldn't agree more about the lackluster facade addition. I wonder if Columbus had a better landmarks conservation agency/program if the university would've been held to a higher standard on the renovation.
Also, this has been discussed before, and I've made about the same comment, but it's been quite a while, maybe even over a year.
What I am really getting at is that there must be a more quantifiable method for making the determination than just a gut decision. Or maybe not.
But anyway, for all of the (endless) talk amongst us fans about the competition, does any really know how it gets determined? I'd love to hear from Ross on this.
Maybe this is dumb, but I have a question: With all of this talk about the QBGeddon, does anyone know exactly how a QB competition is actually resolved? I assume there's some point tabulation scoring system. I'm curious how that works and what drills there would be which ultimately lead to the coaches being able to say: QB X is the starter.
I detest Winston, but I don't have much of an issue with what happened on this play. Watching the game it was a little odd what the ref was doing there.
I think the more users they get the better odds the lineup and menu options will expand.
I just signed up for sling last Saturday. So far so good. I'm especially excited to be able to watch more international soccer which I haven't been able to do regularly for a long time. And my fiancee is happy because she gets HGTV.