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Comment 13 Sep 2014

Or instead of a letdown, we just got out coached by an average ACC team last week. The following week that team then goes on to struggle against an above average non-P5 school. Occam's Razor, folks.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Based on how past scandals have gone down, the best defense against the NCAA seems to be "Fuck you. Prove it." 

Schools that comply and work with the NCAA by divulging information seem to get hammered while those that stonewall the NCAA and stay united seem to get off lightly because the NCAA compliance department is too under-staffed to perform thorough investigations.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

Right? It's not like we have rampant anti-gay legislation percolating throughout many statehouses across the country. Nobody cares if you're gay or not. You can't still be fired for being gay in many states. Or denied access to partners in the emergency room. Why is this a big deal?

Oh, wait.

Comment 08 Aug 2014

Can anyone clue me in on what Butch Jones brings to the table in terms of recruiting prowess? I know he is signing a ton of kids at Tennessee, but I don't understand the appeal. His best years included 5-2 conference records in a depleted Big East.

Every time I see him on TV, all I can picture is Jay Landsman from The Wire post lap-band surgery.

Comment 28 Jul 2014

This "State of ____" talk goes all the way back to Howard Schnellenberger and the Miami dynasty of the 80s.

Schnellenberger created what he called "the state of Miami" and focused the majority of his recruiting resources on the top kids in Dade County.

As each group came and went through Miami -- usually winning a national title in the process -- the next group of local kids would come in with hopes of equaling or quite possibly surpassing what the last group did.

So just know that when you're criticizing Flood and Beckman, you're criticizing Schnellenberger. If that's the case, are you really on the good side of that argument?

Comment 25 Jul 2014

When assistants would get a player on the phone, they'd hand him off to Meyer, who frequently stopped meetings to have a chat with a prospect.

I hope those were just staff-only meetings. I don't know why, but that would rub me the wrong way especially if I was a senior or a captain and the coach stopped a team meeting to chat with some kid who may or may not be on campus for 2 years. Some guys might view it as a welcomed 5-minute break during the meeting, but it just wouldn't sit right with me. We're here, working on getting better right now, and we've gotta interrupt that to inflate the ego of this guy who isn't even on the team.

Comment 18 Jul 2014

Well, sort of. But they can't be confused to be two separate chambers of Congress. A resolution won't have to be voted on and passed by both the schools and the students. The schools could pass it unilaterally without the support of the 15 student votes if they had enough consensus.

Comment 17 Jul 2014
Sorry, OB. Couldn't resist. I don't think noon games are bad, they're just not as good as night games. It has nothing to do with dead asses who can't get out of bed by noon. Night atmospheres under the lights just bring out a different level of intensity.
Comment 16 Jul 2014

I definitely consider Penn State a secondary rivalry. I'm looking forward to Urban vs Franklin.

Michigan is obviously the one and only primary rivalry.

I look forward to Wisconsin and Michigan State (and Nebraska since they joined) more than I do other B1G games, but I don't put a rivalry tag on it.

Comment 10 Jun 2014

They both are great fits. Great academics with a tilt towards research. And most importantly, Maryland and New Jersey are fertile recruiting grounds. As strong as HS football in Ohio is, it can't provide enough for the entire conference.

Maryland needs financial stability. The B1G will provide that. With Under Armour's influence, they could become Oregon East.

Rutgers needs a reason for NJ and NYC to get excited. NYC is a pro sports town, but they've never had teams like OSU, Michigan, Penn State and Nebraska coming to town with any regularity.

I'm very excited about the new additions and can't wait to play in this B1G East division.

edit - Sarcasm font is not intended. What's with this bug?

Comment 08 Jun 2014

When you say "consistent top 5 program" that implies year-in-year-out like their 90s dynasty. I don't think that is going to happen, but I think Nebraska should consistently be a top 10 to top 15 program with the occasional top 5 finish. They should contend for the B1G West each and every year along with Wisconsin and Iowa.

Comment 02 Jun 2014

I'm having fun man I hope I havent made any enemies

Not unless you count the ~50% of the world's female population or book readers. You're doing great, champ. Keep swingin'.