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Comment 01 Jul 2014

Gatt's had two severe knee injuries in two years. Sadly, He's like Stuart Holden, I'm not sure his knees can support high level football anymore. 

Comment 01 Jul 2014

Guzan is the clear successor to Tim Howard. He and Benteke kept Aston Villa in the Premier League the season before last. Cody Cropper at Southhampton has shown promise, will probably be #3 in Russia. My guess is Johnson (Chicago) or Hamid (DC) will be #2, I give the edge to Johnson as he's taller and more athletic. 

Comment 01 Jul 2014

It will be interesting to see Green and Yedlin mature...I wouldn't mind the US moving Yedlin to a midfield position, Gareth Bale started out as a speedy outside back. In two months, the US has a friendly against the Czech Republic, and I would be shocked if a 17 year old Gedion Zelalem of Arsenal doesn't get called into that match for the US. Arsenal's coach apparently said on French TV, that Zelalem was part of the reason Arsenal didn't try to sign Cesc Fabregas. 

Comment 01 Jul 2014

From what I've seen, alot of defensively organized teams, but not alot of great two way play in this tournament from teams. The US side of the bracket has the weaker teams, and I wouldn't be surprised if Colombia or Germany won the World Cup. 

Comment 11 May 2014

It's possible. McQuaide is about to start his 4th year in the league. But it's a highly competitive gid (No backup or practice squad LS), so its tough to even get one of those. 

Comment 04 May 2014

That's probably true, but spending time in the NFL would be valuable for a whole lot of reasons to his coaching career. The money even a practice squad season would bring (90k) would provide some financial security if he went on to be a grad assistant for 2 years. Also, being on an NFL roster is a valuable selling point to prospective recruits. Many players want the NFL dream, and saying "I know what it takes to make it in the league" would sway recruits your way. Finally, the NFL has some brilliant people in it. Say Kenny Guiton spent two years as a practice squad QB in New England or Denver. The chance to work with a Brady/Belicheck..etc would invaluable from a learning and networking perspective.  Kenny Guiton won't be a star in the NFL, but he loves football and will be a great coach, If you had an Urban and an NFL coach backing you, he could land a pretty sweet coaching gig in the next 5 years. Just look at Kliff Kingsbury. 

Comment 10 Apr 2014

From what I understand, Stewart is more interested in side projects like directing movies, which would be foreclosed by taking over for Letterman. Also, the numbers make more sense for Colbert. Colbert's contract runs out at Comedy Central at the end of this year, and with Stewart being the premier Comedy Central brand, Stewart at CBS would have probably taken some unholy numbers from CBS. 

Comment 16 Mar 2014

I think Q would probably get drafted if he came out, but he would end up like Deshaun Thomas, playing in Europe right now. In hindsight, he probably should have come out last year, as his bright performance of the end of year might have convinced a team to draft him late in the 1st. For me, Q should stay, I think others have highlight the physical and long range shooting concerns, but for me, I think some NBA teams might be concerned about Q's habit of getting Technical fouls and letting the frustration get the better of him. Q would probably be the 4th or 5th guy on the bench, and I'm worried teams might shy away from Q because of his struggles staying composed. 

Comment 08 Feb 2014

If we win out, we are probably a low 2 or High 3. Overall Seed somewhere between 7 and 10. 

That being said, we have three highly probable wins against Northwestern, at Illinois and at Penn State. Games at Indiana and Minnesota we should be favored. If we maintain or have a small dip in play, concerns about us making the tournament aren't real. If we end up around .500 in the conference, no way we get left out of the dance. Right now, we are probably on a 4/5 line. 

Comment 05 Feb 2014

Wow. That was fast. Urban Meyer and LJ Sr. are a helluva team. 

Comment 16 Jan 2014

GAs basically do whatever they are asked, they are support staff that do some coaching, administrative, and miscellaneous works. 

GAs are given a full stipend (not sure how much exactly my guess between 20k and 30k), and get the graduate work they do free. 

Comment 14 Jan 2014

If I had to guess, there are a couple of schools I would think.

1) Purdue

For me the case for Purdue is the strongest. In the end, the goal of the ACC is go get Notre Dame football into the ACC. Notre Dame football is a national draw, and would help the ACC with TV sets. I understand the argument about IU being the target Indiana school, but Purdue has a longstanding football game with Notre Dame. If you follow the money among the "getable' schools, Purdue seems the strongest. Also, with Louisville joining the ACC, adds another short travel pair of games for non-revenue sports.

2) Indiana

The Indiana move makes alot of sense too, but I see Purdue having a more persuasive case for building a Notre Dame-Purdue rivalry/connection. Indiana would be an in-state addition for Notre Dame, and perhaps more importantly could promote a Louisville-Indiana basketball rivalry that could be quite good. In the end, Football>Basketball, so Purdue is #1. 

3) Northwestern

Northwestern is a strong academic school, and would help strengthen the appeal of the ACC in the Chicago metro area. Which helps.  Also, as a private school, there are fewer roadblocks to Northwestern joining the ACC, which is not an insignificant thing. 

4) Illinois

Cross apply the financial argument for Northwestern, with the argument that downstate support will help the ACC in St. Louis. Still somewhat close to Notre Dame. 

5A & 5B: Wisconsin or Minnesota

Both would different states to the ACC. But culturally seems the less logical choices.

Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State are the drivers of the B1G and would never leave. 

Iowa, Nebraska don't add anything to the ACC. 

In the end, I think any of the top 3 are possible. 

Comment 14 Jan 2014

You'd have to go the other way. You'd have to FOIA the schools in the Big East. ESPN is a private company and as such, not subject to FOIA requests