In the dark recesses of my memory, I remember from econ class that the value of something isn't what the person who pays the most for it is willing to pay. It's what the second highest bidder would pay for the same thing. No one else in the league would take him on as a starting QB, unless truly desperate. He lacks elite starting QB skills, so whatever a good backup makes ($1-2M?). I find it interesting how you can turn a decent season (or even a game or two) into a big payday as a QB.
Nick Bosa is the reason Waldo is hiding.
if you share an office with Nick Bosa, don't ask for the three hole punch.
All hail the Magic Conch!
I love hearing about "southern speed" then looking at a map like this. Awful lot of Yankees on that Alabama roster. Must be the waterboys.
Also, I knew Oregon didn't have in-state talent, but that map is crazy. It's amazing what all Phil Knight's money built there.
Saban's kind of sneaky/slimy. Thought he might be able to avoid the KO for one round.
I had season tickets throughout my time at tOSU, which included the horrifically bad 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons, where, if memory serves me correctly, we fielded a team with a large number of walk-ons after pretty much the entire team was either thrown off or transferred. That was bad. This isn't even close.
I wonder if Urban and Nicky Satan got into a brawl on Harris's front lawn. I'm betting on Urban for the KO in two rounds.
Wondering if I can drink enough at the open bar to justify dropping that much coin...
Live there now (and really like it). Didn't really know what to expect when I moved here. Some bizarre observations to confirm your suspicions that the Badger are some strange folk:
- They speak like they're extras in the movie Fargo (you betcha!).
- Do they ask questions in a confusing way, or no?
- They give certain items strange names (it's a stop-and-go light, not a stop light)
- Some people I've met regard Ohio as a "southern state" because you can't buy liquor on Sundays
- You can give your underage kids alcohol anywhere in the state, including bars
- They try to out-nice Minnesotans, unless:
- They really hate people from Illinois ("FIBs" = F-ing Illinois Bastards). They assume all bad drivers are from Illinois.
- It is really quite pretty. Was expecting one huge cow pasture.
- There is a daily newspaper printed about the Packers.
- You can never own too much green and gold clothing.
- Hunting jackets are appropriate wear just about everywhere, including funerals
- The student union at UW is awesome. Huge patio on a lake, with a biergarten that has ~15 beers on tap.
- You can get a husband-wife discount on fishing and hunting licenses
- The Tavern League is a political force in the state
- You can make a very tasty soup from the two things most associated with the state, beer and cheese.
- They are very opposed to ethanol in gasoline, partly because they think it's a handout to Iowa, and partly because it's bad for boat and snowmobile engines. The premium gas at most stations does not have ethanol in it.
A theme going around Wisconsin newspapers/fans/blogs is that UW can't compete with tOSU, scUM, and PSU because of "academic standards". If you add the UW basketball loss to Duke, this is how that argument pans out (US News Ranking in parenthesis):
Duke(8), *ichigan (29), Wisconsin (41), Penn State (46),Ohio State (56)
No slouches there. I find this very annoying.
Totally needed that for rush hour when I lived in DC
Why is Buck-I-Guy wearing black rubber gloves in that picture? With that gesture it looks like he's ready to give rectal exams.
First Part: That's one reason why I dislike Charles Woodson so much.
Second Part: Don't hate the player, hate the game. We wouldn't joke about the $EC and FSU so much if everyone was running a clean program (by which I'm saying you're actually trying to follow the intent, instead of trying to do only the bare minimum and then only when caught). As far as the contracts go, the school (or any board of directors) is not obligated to offer a contract with such buyout terms. However, good luck trying to sign a "highly qualified" candidate without it.
Still get the dry heaves just looking at a picture of the 8-ball
It was irritating until Ohio beat TTUN in basketball. Then it just became funny.
He seemed like a decent guy running as clean of a program as you can manage. Player development just didn't happen, and that started the downward spiral. A couple thoughts: he went 11-2 with players he didn't develop, and always called a heckuva game against tOSU. So, the guy had some skills, but he and his staff couldn't bring talent along to an elite level. Also, that 11-2 record would have me think they canned RR a year too soon.
I agree. Stave has been very inconsistent this year, and doesn't seem to be able to make touch throws or throws into tight coverage. He also tends to get too much air under the ball, allowing DBs to converge on the target receiver, and minimizes yards after the catch. McEvoy has thrown something like 1 pass in the last three game. He is a capable runner, but isn't going to beat you with his arm. Wisky's O-line is good in run blocking but has struggled in pass protection (watch out for the screen passes to Gordon!!!). They don't have s threat like Abbrederis this year, which makes me think we can get away with Cover 1 or 0.
In HS, we played a 5 man d-line with 2 LBs, 2 corners, and 2 safeties. Every team we played used the I- formation as the base offense, and were very run-heavy. The SS usually lined up closer to LB depth to the strong side of the offense.
Not so sure about Nebraska. No recruiting base, unrealistic alumni expectations, and the father of the football program as your boss. Just fired a coach who won 9 games every year (admittedly, getting blown out by UW in 3 of 4 meetings wasn't great).
Awesome. Killing two birds with one stone. Will make him as bitter about tOSU as Lee Corso is, after his annual beat-downs from the Buckeyes.
Urban was announced as the new OSU coach about 15 seconds after the season ended. If the scUM job is that good of a job, someone good or a "M-Man" should have already expressed interest through those back channels, with all the struggles the past few years. The fact there aren't people lined up is a problem, or there may be people lined up, but not a big enough name. They shouldn't be expecting to get a date with the homecoming queen at this point is my thought.
I was concerned when they hired RR. I think he's one of the best coaches in college football, winning big at WV and Arizona. He got no support, and that's a huge warning to anyone thinking of taking the job.
Harbaugh- loves the NFL. Smart enough to avoid a dumpster fire, even though he wears horrible Wal-Mart khakis during games.
Miles- Loves LSU and ready access to talent. Smart enough to avoid a dumpster fire, not smart enough to manage the clock in 4th qtr.
Butch Davis- probably too old to want to deal with a dumpster fire. Coached Browns, so smart enough to stay away.
scUM is in a bad position here. They don't have much of a national draw anymore. Recruiting-wise, they've been passed by MSU in-state, and OSU gets its pick of recruits in Ohio. The current class is, well, extremely sub-par, but that could improve with a good hire. There is supposedly talent on the roster (2 recent top-10 recruiting classes), but I haven't seen it perform.
Florida is the best job (currently) open: it sits on a huge talent-rich area, it plays in the manageable SEC East. They'll get the best coach looking to move up and whose current employer can't match UF's offer. I don't think that scUM (or Nebraska) will draw the kind of big-name coach that they think they can draw, and it will be a crap-shoot with a mid-major hire or hot coordinator.
If I were in their shoes, I would be leery of firing him with a legitimately good job (Florida) open, and a likely cascade of openings to follow.