They weren't sure if they might not need that win to be bowl eligible.
Not possible as they are in the same division.
(since everyone in their conference roots for their whole conference, they won't see Bama or Auburn fans piling on TA&M like PSU and TSUN fans did on Ohio State).
Obviously you never read some of the conspiracy threads during the Cam Newton debacle that were started by Bama and LSU fans.
It wouldn't stop it. But it would force them to keep options open for the kids. One of the things that seems to make people point the finger at SEC schools, is the way that kids transfer out, are kicked out for team rules violations, or given medical waivers, the week before summer camp begins. This is far too late in the process for these kids to have options available to them. They still have to sit out a year. Rarely is there a school that has open scholarships available that late in the offseason. So if they want to go somewhere else, it is on their dime. And, with those kind of hurdles, it becomes more likely they drop out of the system.
With a four year scholarship, essentially a written contract, the coach has to make sure his actions can withstand a lawsuit. That will definitely reduce, even if it does not eliminate, the blatant oversigning.
Uzelac was a jerk, no doubt. I remember what he did with Kent Graham, who went on to a decent (for OSU quarterbacks) NFL career. What a waste.
However, there was a lot more to the Robert Smith story. The summer after he walked off the team, I was in a Physics class that Robert Smith was enrolled in. Other than the first day of class, and exam days, you never saw him. He had a young lady taking his notes for him. The Lantern about that time did a story about him working a summer job doing construction in Dayton, instead of attending class.
I agree with the concept of convincing a majority of ACC members to dissolve the GOR. That is highly unlikely, but is about the only way the B1G would proceed with targetting those schools. Delaney and the B1G has no interest in challenging a GOR agreement in court, as it is just such an agreement that protects its own conference. The last thing that the B1G would want is to successfully get an FSU out of such a contract and then lose a maryland or nebraska whose new administrators might have decided that the move hasn't worked out as well as was hoped.
And for those who.purchase the books on tape version, voiced by Jeff Foxworthy, they will throw in a couple of yellow hi-literz for marking the crucial passages.
"I'm not even supposed to be here today!!"
agree. It is as if Kentucky basketball started when Cal hit town. For crying out loud, you're Kentucky! At least act as if you have won something before. It really stood out with the mural in the hallway.
in addition, it could be some very expensive remodelling in there, if the NCAA ever decides there was something shady going on. Considering Cal's track record, I would make sure I keep the contractor's phone number on my contact's list.
All that being said, it is a cool set up.
With the schedule shaping up for next year, I really question whether Braxton will get a fair shake either. Heisman campaigns, particularly over the last twenty to thirty years have been boiled down to "a heisman moment." And that usually has to take place in a game where the lack of said moment will have a disastrous effect (i.e. a loss). Next year, the preseason schedule is very weak. Sparty and Nebraska drop off the schedule, and we add Northwestern and Iowa, neither of whom is likely to be ranked. Purdue has a first year coach, and could very well be two to three years away from national rankings. Indiana is also unlikely to be ranked next year. The recruiting sanctions will start to be felt next year for Penn State. Cross them off of the list. Wisconsin with a new head coach, post Monte Ball, with no established QB returning, will likely struggle to be ranked. And finally Michigan, post Denard, might find themselves in that same boat. And Illinois is best left as a punchline.
So potentially, Braxton could face his first ranked opponent next year in the B1G championship game. If that is the case, he will be off the national radar and out of the running by mid October.
and Malzahn. figure him to finish 5th in the SECwest each year at best. lol
Sadly, most of the commenters to that article are sounding like the guys over at Black Shoes Diaries. "We do things the right way." "Everyone else is cheaters." etc.
Coming from a fanbase that supported the Fab 5, it is just surreal.
I am just not sure about him. He is very undersized for an NFL CB. If someone drafts him high it will be for special teams and not defense.