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Comment 11 Dec 2014

I think you need to specify your qualifications for "most difficult". Physically difficult and mentally difficult are completely different animals. That being said...

Quarterback on offense, followed closely by Center.  MLB on defense.

I see OT listed a lot in these polls and often wonder why. As long as you have the requisite size/agility, the rest just comes down to technique. You're frequently one-on-one, sometimes even getting chip help from a TE or a back. As long as you're getting good communication between yourself and your G next to you for blitz pickups and D-line stunts, OT isn't that complicated. However, my views about it being easier could certainly be shaped by my experience and familiarity with playing TE and OT.

Comment 04 Dec 2014

If Tressel wants to get back into coaching and it would make him happy, go for it. I would support that move and would cheer for him anytime they weren't playing the Buckeyes. He'd be a great fit for Nebraska.

Comment 04 Dec 2014


Beanie > Hyde > Elliott

Who I'd want to rely on if I could pick my team for a season:

Hyde > Elliott > Beanie

Beanie was a phenomenal physical specimen and put up good numbers, but he wasn't always available from game-to-game or even drive-to-drive. The injuries weren't his fault, but they were his reality.

Comment 23 Nov 2014
Comment 09 Nov 2014

Auburn has had a better SoS according to Sagarin. Link 

Auburn also had a very nice OOC win @Kansas State while Mississippi chose to schedule home games vs Boise State, LA-Lafeyette, Memphis, and Presbyterian.

Record vs Texas A&M favors Ole Miss as you said, but record vs LSU favors Auburn. (Ole Miss lost 10-7 @ LSU. Auburn blasted LSU 41-7 at home.)

It's close. So much of this is subjective. I just think it's unreasonable to expect a computer algorithm logic string from a human committee.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

That's probably why you're not on the committee.  Head-to-head is certainly a factor, and a big one at that, but you can't be that simplistic.  Location (3 point loss @Baylor when home field is typically worth at least a field goal), record vs common opponents, and out of conference scheduling all weigh in TCU's favor. Again, its close.

Comment 09 Nov 2014

TCU lost a shootout by 3 on Baylor's home field. Baylor scheduled garbage out of conference. TCU dominated a fairly decent Minnesota team. Baylor's loss was by 14 points to a West Virgina team that TCU defeated on the road in nasty weather. They're close but you're being a little hyperbolic in saying that it is outrageous for TCU being higher.

Comment 08 Nov 2014

Missouri and Georgia could still be a 2-loss SEC champion and would have a very good quality win against whoever represents the West in the SEC CG. IMO, the SEC champion deserves to be in. They're the best conference in CFB.

I don't think they should get two bids unless we go to an 8-team playoff (5 champions, 3 wild card).

Comment 31 Oct 2014

Yikes. I know you meant no harm and just wanted to post a celebration gif and I'm prepared for downvotes, but...

Considering his character's role in that film, that wouldn't be my go to celebration gif. Especially in the recruitment of black athletes. Plenty of gifs out there. Let's retire this one.

Comment 21 Oct 2014

Michigan is alone at the top of our rivalry list. Nothing will ever change that.

But...considering the proximity, recruiting prowess, facilities, and the history of success of the two programs (OSU and PSU), this should be our second biggest game every year. Dantonio has MSU rolling right now, but they're playing way above their historical mean.

Comment 17 Oct 2014

Compared to all the hate they've received on here and other sites, I feel like I've been driving the bus on Rutgers/Maryland since the announcement of B1G expansion.  I expected them to come in and compete. They weren't going to be a doormat. So they've met my expectations.

Comment 15 Oct 2014

Unless you're 9 years old, why do you want another grown man's signature that badly?  It always just seemed childish to me.  I understand collecting memorabilia that was used in games. Those have a story to them.  Why do people care about a signature on random items though? 

Comment 15 Oct 2014

8 teams. 5 conference champs and 3 at-large bids.

Top 4 seeds host the first round on campus. Yes, even in stadiums that get below 60 degrees.

The old BCS bowls rotate hosting the next round just like they do now. On off years, the bowls not in the playoff will host their traditional conference matchups (B1G vs Pac in Rose, SEC in Sugar, ACC in Orange, etc.)

Championship game is bid out like the Super Bowl to the highest bidder.

Comment 30 Sep 2014

TP was a phenomenal athlete but he was a LONG strider. That made for effortless running when he was a QB in the open and had time to find seams in the defense. However, watch an NFL WR, they need quick feet to get in and out of their breaks and run their routes. It's a speed vs quickness issue. I'm not confident TP has that short area burst and agility to be an elite NFL WR. Could he make a roster? Be a heck of a red zone threat? I don't think that's out of the question.

I'd like to see him continue at QB. I think with the way the game is transitioning at the NFL level with more zone-read and spread stuff, he has a better chance at being a difference maker there than with a position switch.

Comment 30 Sep 2014

Overdue, in my opinion. I hold no ill will towards Devin. I want him to succeed. But it seems like he bobbles the ball even on the times he comes down with it. He had to catch that he touchdown in the back of the end zone last week on the rebound.  I can't recall off the top of my head the last time he plucked one cleanly out of the air.  Maybe this demotion will get him motivated.