They still get that trophy. It is the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) trophy awarded to the National Champion. It is one of three trophies OSU received. So much attention has been given to the new trophy created for the playoff era, but the AP and AFCA still award their trophies to the Champs.
I wonder how Miami has gotten such a large recruiting class already? Hmmm?
This is just speculation, but I have felt for a while, that those last two years at Florida, that Urban just couldn't look himself in the mirror in the mornings. Before I get downvoted into oblivion let me explain.
There seems to be a prevalent theme going on in northern Florida (UF and FSU) as far as athletes and their accountability in the legal system. At FSU, as we have seen over the last two years, the local police force runs interference for players. At UF, it seems to be the DA's office which gives them a pass. If you compare the number of arrests during Urban's tenure, with the number of cases that actually resulted in significant legal penalty for the player involved, the number drops significantly. Whether it was the legal wizardry of athletic department attorney Huntley Johnson (I joke. He only seems like he must be on retainer with the athletic department) or the disinterest of the DA's office in prosecuting UF football players, cases seemed to drop off. I think one of the final straws for Urban was the aggravated stalking case for Chris Rainey in which he stood outside of the home of a former girlfriend and texted her "Time to die Bitch." Being the father of two college age daughters that had to hit Urban deep. And when the girlfriend refused to press charges after her name was printed in the school newspaper, I am sure he had to have second thoughts about Gainesville. He wound up suspending Rainey, but I really think his heart was not in the job after that point.
I do think that he and his family are much happier where they are now.
Nothing good happens after 8 am in the morning.
There is a train of thought that would suggest Bama pushed for a decision by telling the lineman that if he visited Ohio State he would no longer have a spot in Tuscaloosa, a move that worked on a number of other Tide pledges this past weekend including linebacker Josh McMillon who canceled a visit to Michigan at the last moment.
Does anyone else get a sense of desperation down south from this report?
Of course they are confident. What else are they going to say? That Harbaugh told the secretaries not to bother putting any more paper in the fax machine?
With all of the apparent staff instability at Alabama the last couple of weeks, is there any chance of us flipping a commit (maybe a DT?) It just seems to be unrealistic to wait until signing day on Beckner without a solid backup plan.
I disagree. Until ESPN locks up the B1G broadcast rights in 2016 for the following ten years, there will be bias. Much of this bias with regards to the B1G was attempting to gain an advantage in the upcoming rights negotiations for the B1G, the only negotiations that will occur for a major college conference until the early 2020's.
I figure he was probably cooling his heels in a jail cell somewhere as I am positive Texas has a state ordinance against the improper use of a Stetson.
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Not a good idea. If he would fix a raffle, can you imagine the damage he could do in this circumstance?
Somehow, I don't think that alcohol is his mind altering substance of choice.
Obviously Buck I Guy would win. Didn't you know, he's a superhero?
Might want to get Mark May and a few other staff members at the world wide leader on that watch as well.
Then again, maybe not.
Pretty sure there are quite a few more than two scumbags on that team.
And do you like how Williams has the Sr. on his jersey? Such a fine family man.
Any truth to the rumor that FSU would have finished in the top 10 for revenue until they subtracted out the attorney's fees for the football team?
Don't do it. Buffalo chicken dip as an illegal benefit will get Braxton a two game suspension from the NCAA.
I find it hilarious. Many of us have been saying for the last few weeks "Bring on Bama."
Now, some of those same people are saying the sky is falling because our rival "might" be hiring a head coach who has never won a college conference title much less a national one.