I'm bitterly disappointed I didn't think of this
The biggest impact if they all leaves if that we all have to find a new scapegoat. If we lose them all and somehow manage not to win the NC next year we have to #firethefootballprogram, since we can no longer blame Fick or Beck.
Sadly, this will be the reactionary epicenter now. Yes, the bball team is down. Slow your "hang matta" chants, please. A) it's an early loss, and while it's hideous it isn't who this team will be for the next 20 games. B) Tim Beck thanks you for watching and redirecting. C) Turns out you don't flip the switch and become a Duke/KU. We aren't there. Embrace it.
So you're Gene Smith, AD. You can throw money at an entire new staff of basketball coaches, and pay out for a "Urban Meyer" hire (for a sport that is in the red for the majority of their existence) or keep that money to hire the top assistants for our football staff because you know at least 3 of them (Fick, Schiano, Ed) have head coaching aspirations for a sport that funds the rest of the athletic department (and keeps it in the black).
I'm sad we aren't visiting NOLA this year for the bowl. Loved, loved, loved it a couple of years ago.
I may be in the minority, though I suspect I'm not, on this. When our basketball team is relevant and a contender, it's the free dessert I didn't order. It's great and a surprise, and I probably shouldn't expect it the next time we go out. Besides; we went out for the entree (football) anyway. When that goes sideways I get bent out of shape, probably irrationally so. The dessert? Take it or leave it. I'm already looking forward to the next season's entree.
This will never fail to get a laugh from me. Thank you.
The Ferentz agent just used this comment to scare Iowa into another 26 year extension
And bailing at the snap, too. God that sucked.
It'd be nice if any of our receivers could come close to simulating Sammy Watkins, at some point.
Kenny G will be busy coaching Houston for their bowl game (unless he follows Coach Herman to Texas, though I'm not sure how that works for GAs), I don't think he's available.
I think it was pretty pragmatic to get his life back in balance by leaving the profession completely for a year.
Wasn't the argument for not putting Boise in one of the BCS games a few years ago that they hadn't played anyone? Peterson seemed to embrace that role, maybe he can harness some of that again. That being said, Saban/Bama are not in the same category as Stoops/OK. I hope they give them a game, but I wouldn't bet money on it.
He's not leaving Texas for OSU, let's just get a new fantasy future HC right now. There is no pragmatic reason to make that move.
Nah. Just Championships. Can't argue it. He gets the job done.
Always thought Helfrich was a stand up guy. Much like Strong. It's too bad some of these guys can't succeed running a program. Wish him the best as our assistant OC, though.
But cheer for them to win 2-0 in a display that sets football back decades. I feel like that would be best.
Our special teams are a liability, in general. Coverage has been pretty good but has given up a few kickoff returns for big yardage. And remember when we used to be able to block kicks? Feels like eons ago.
Would be lovely to see 250-300 yards out of our passing game, but that's just not going to happen. We are going to have to scratch and claw our way to a win this Saturday. Should be excruciatingly stressful.
Easy buddy. Still looking at a 1 loss season.
There are 13 schools in the FBS that have names not ending with an s. Name them. It's fun if you don't cheat and google it.
I think it is still 13. My apologies if it has changed, I first saw it a couple of years ago.
Meh. If we win out, we are in. If not, we are out. Strength of schedule is a non factor. Just something to fill the space and justify early/meaninglessness CFP rankings. It'll work itself out
The helmet is much better than the Jackson Pollock knockoff they wore on Saturday.
I suppose they'll be taking a panorama of the stadium that just happens to be full of red clad fans again.
They look like a ketchup packet. And not Heinz, the off brand.