Michigan is going to get smacked in the mouth; we'll see if they actually respond to Wisconsin's physical style. They were on track to lose to Colorado, and I don't think they'll make it to Nov. 26th undefeated.
I might be biased because I know him, and I played ball with his son, but, I think that Jim Grobe might be a *really* good fit at PSU. Here's a guy with a sterling reputation who built something at Ohio U, at Wake Forest, and then has seemingly resurrected Baylor's season from the ashes. Never has there been a whiff of impropriety around his programs, and, the guy wins, at places he shouldn't.
I think PSU should look long and hard at hiring him.
I have to disagree with one point - expectations in State College. It may not be realistic to expect this, but Penn State, as a bona-fide Blue Blood of the sport, should expect to be where Ohio State and Alabama are, at least internally. The road to get back there is arduous, but it begins by having the right man at the helm.
For the life of me, I still cannot understand why they hired Franklin in the first place.
The question on my mind is how long until Brian Kelly is fired at Notre Dame?
Hah. Funny, but too soon.
Class act, best of luck to the kid.
Maybe MENSA Founder Tom Herman can make him future Big XII Player of the Year in Houston.
210 total yards
(Being from Athens, why not? 614 was taken...)
Seems like a lifetime ago that people were clamoring for Art Briles to replace Charlie Strong at Texas. Looks like the AD in Austin may know what he's doing.
True, but when you get a chance to take a shot at Brian Kelly, you take it.
Let's be honest. 20 years after that age, it still, on some level, controls the brain.
As a fellow MENSA member, we abso-f*cking-lutely encourage it when it comes to defending our people.
As a Badger Alum with intimate knowledge of football politics on that campus, Williams was wise to NOT go to UW if he wants to be a Psychology Major.
There was an unwritten rule under Barry Alvarez that ALL football players were Afro-Am Studies Majors until they were juniors; star players were the only exception. This rule was in place under Bielema, and from what I understand, was one of the (many) factors in Gary Andersen's departure from Madison. Paul Chryst seemingly is in line with Alvarez's old mandate. The way the course loads and class schedules play out at Madison, it was virtually impossible for players to graduate on time with any other major if they expected to make practice schedules.
It's a great school, and a great campus environment, but playing football there is not conducive to receiving a degree of one's choosing.
Re: Weber, it's always been my opinion that pressure creates diamonds.
I still worry about leadership, and the lack of experience. While people raved about JT as an underclassman, you don't hear similar rumblings with other position groups... say with the receiving corps, or with the defensive backs.
While i would love an undefeated run through to a National Title, I don't see it happening. The talent is there, they just need some seasoning... I think the best case scenario would be to walk out of Norman with an L that Urban can use as a motivational/teaching tool, to run the table. Best case scenario in the playoffs would be a rematch with an undefeated Oklahoma team in a national title game.
Just my two cents.
Wait wait wait... Jack Tatum ISN'T in the Hall of Fame?
Winfield will (should) be there eventually.
To be fair, Coach Coombs wouldn't be wearing a shirt at Castle Black. In the middle of a long winter.
RE: The St.Louis thing, isn't Minneapolis still the violent crime per capita leader? Small Metro population + high (relatively) gang populations + largely uneducated immigrant bases in close proximity...
As an aside, who would we have realistically gone after in 1992? Barry Alvarez? Not hiring Cooper in the first place would have been the smart play.
Exactly what i was getting at Cowcat - if Nike provided the shoes, then it's on the level. if LeBron personally purchased the shoes, then there may be an issues.
Not to be the buzzkill, but isn't this a secondary violation? When I was in compliance, I was under the impression that if the gear comes directly from Nike it's kosher as it's part of a Marketing Campaign with the school and NCAA, If the gift comes from an independent third party with whom the school does not have a licensing agreement, and who may or may not be a booster, then it's an impermissible benefit as it's considered a gift given solely on the Student's athletic ability
On a serious note, this does remind me of the inconsistency of the Nebraska offenses of the last few years....
You know, I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who feels that 1. We need to be running the ball down their throats more and 2. Cardale is underthrowing probably 60% of his throws, when he clearly has the arm strength to put it where it needs to be.