I'm all for academics, but what was your major? Guessing it was not Finance, as its a simple risk/return model with playing unpaid FBS college football vs. NFL money. There is no reason to be disappointed in players leaving early to play in the league, it's almost more disappointing to see a kid stay who could get drafted in the first 3-4 rounds. Ask Jaylon Smith and Marcus Lattimore if they wish they could have left school a little earlier. Sure its nice to see a "loyal" guy stick around, but why waste your body if you don't have to? Personally, I just feel lucky to see some of these talents play for the team I cheer for. They can come back and get their degree later if they need it (hopefully that message is conveyed to the early entrants).
We are all forgetting that Elflein elected to return. Sadly, he was the only one. But you can't blame these young men....they earned it, best of luck to all of them.
Georgia, Bama, Florida, Vandy, AtM are all very good academically. All top 75 programs as of last years US News and World Report. In fact there are quite a few schools better than Nebraska in the SEC. Overall you are not wrong though SEC academics are not nearly as strong as other conferences.
I admire both coaches. Spurrier is trying to get his assistant a good chance to take over the helm by stepping down early.
Chris Gamble, great Buckeye and Carolina Panther
Shoot I don't like her either, who is this fine gentleman? She needs to eat more...just looks unhealthy.
Buckswinitall I surely can imagine it, but very unlikely. At this point I would settle for either of the Lawrences or Jackson to go along with the kid from IMG.
Nice post...but not seeing the field doesn't really preserve one's body. Practices can be pretty rough and injury laden.
You might look up what "liability" means....I think you meant something else.
Just looking forward to next Saturday and the normal unis.
Scenario 4: Herman takes over at AtM after Sumlin leaves for USC or the NFL (after AtM makes the playoff next season). I don't think Tom will do one and done.
I live in Austin, Charlie is loved by everyone I know. The only people calling for his head were the idiot 2% of the fan base, the same ones who cried to fire Fickell at tOSU. I think Charlie will be coaching here for a long time, people appreciated how he cleaned house with the "bad" eggs last year and realize he is working without a full deck. The radio talk show hosts agree he should get at least another year after this season.
As to Herman, I would bet he will be at UH for at least 2 years. He is not a one and done type of guy that lacks character, he came to do a job at UH and I believe he won't leave till he has them in the top 10 (like Sumlin). He is a Texas guy and I don't believe he has any interest in leaving anytime soon. Maybe he leaves after a year if Sumlin leaves for USC but that is only to take a spot at AtM.
Agreed Michigain does look good...but I don't know if I take them over this team yet. I am assuming they Bucks beat Maryland somewhat easily, but will be curious to see how they handle PSU. Need to see some offensive growth from the passing game in order to believe this team goes undefeated. If Zeke and company struggle against PSU then I will be worried about TTUN.