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Austin, TX

MEMBER SINCE   June 23, 2016


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Blanking Wisconsin in the B1G title game with a 3rd string quarterback, beating the spread by 63pts to earn our way into the 1st college football playoff.

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Comment 09 Jul 2019

I kinda of actually agree with CT that Ryan Day isn't qualified. Other schools that take flyers on new, hot, coaches generally get burned.

Comment 09 Jul 2019

I honestly would love to see him put together an unholy powerhouse at USC and smoke OSU in the Rose Bowl. Nothing is better than watching sweet revenge and with the way OSU treated him, it would be warranted.

Comment 09 Jul 2019

this comment is almost spot on. Truth is, Meyer turned down ND for Florida for two reasons: More money and better place for his family. Both of which apply to USC over OSU. 

Comment 09 Jul 2019

TNB is right. All-time greats regularly come out of retirement or simply can't hang it up. It isn't hard to find examples of this at all, from Michael Jordan to nearly every great coach and all time great player. Truth is, when you are amazing at something it is hard to stop doing it. Part of why you are amazing is because you love it so much. For that reason, I hope he gets to coach again.

Comment 09 Jul 2019

People who think he's coming back are crazy. There is 0 reason for Urban to come back. He has a perfect legacy here (and staying perfect is 10x more stressful than anything else, urban has said the same) and he can accomplish more in California than he can in the cold. Of the top 50 high schools producing nfl talent all time, like 35 are in California.

Comment 09 Jul 2019

I hope so. I hope ryan day crushes it. Unfortunately, the next hot coach almost never does and the next hot coach almost always also crushes it in recruiting the first year or two or three too.

UFM's records and stats are going to be hard to beat. Not to mention ryan day has a fraction of his experience. UFM's Saban's Pete Carroll's... they are pretty rare. It is cool when one comes along though. But I think there is also a high chance that we were all blessed to live in the UFM era... and that will forever be the good years.

one last note... when another Carroll, Meyer or Saban does come around... they always take a long time to become that. Urban is really the only coach I know of in CFB history that was a born winner, which is why his career win % is so much better than Saban's for example. FOr that fact, Meyer has the best Career win % in the last 60 years or something crazy, basically the highest all-time in modern CFB. So since UFM level winning from the get-go has only happened once... UFM.... I would say the odds of Ryan Day being a great coach are good. But a UFM level coach... very low.

I hope Ryan Day has an excellent career though.

Comment 08 Jul 2019

After you bowl a perfect game, you don't ask your friends for a do-over.

If he coaches again, it will be at USC, which just makes too much sense to not happen unless he thinks it will be bad for his health. If one of your greatest strengths was recruiting and you are addicted to the game like we know he is... how would you pass it up.

Comment 08 Jul 2019

my comment has nothing to do with his perception from others. Fact is, he can create a powerhouse at USC he couldn't at OSU because the recruiting ground is that much better. It would be a shame for college football to miss out on perhaps what could have been the best combo of all time: Meyer in the best recruiting ground in the nation.

Comment 08 Jul 2019

I hope Urban coaches at USC. It would be his greatest program yet. If it works out and he can do it that is awesome. One thing I hate seeing is greatness going unfulfilled.

Comment 26 Jun 2019

11w is too preachy on the subject of paid student athletes. As if it was a forgone conclusion that their opinion on the subject is right. In reality, its a really stupid thing to do. Might sound good if you want to virtue signal and act like this is robbing the rich to give to the poor, but just like robbing the rich and giving to the poor doesn't in work in the real world, paying student athletes doesn't work either.

The sport (cfp or ncaam) is popular and has tons of money because the sport isn't about money to the same level as the NFL. Once that changes the whole dynamics of the game change. Who goes where becomes more about money, even less about the school, and you end up with a crappy version of pro sports. I for one am not interested in CFB once it becomes just another pro sport or some bad version of it. Its nice to have a high quality game that isn't just about the money. 

also, in reality the amount of schools which can pay student athletes more is very small. So the disparity will wipe out tons of school's programs and in the end there will be less total money going to students. 

You can never rob the rich and give to the poor. It doesn't work. The rich create more value per dollar given which optimizes the allocation of society's money. In other words the best total outcome is the one the one we have in the USA.... where the rich are constantly raising the standard of living of the poor by making laptops, phones, and safer cars cheaper all the time. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Henry Ford, etc. all make the world better for everyone. All the money that flows into college sports has the same effect, the resources, training, and medical care that today's student athletes get is world's ahead of what it was just 20years ago... 

Comment 10 May 2019

I'll take my DVs yet again, but I can't find a reason to hate ZS. From the sex toys (who cares but it has been debunked anyways) to the abuse (debunked) we have a guy who has just been charged with a misdemeanor for trying to pick up his kids. He said he wasn't a great husband, but you have to say it was at least partly your fault to not look delusional any time there is a divorce. I honestly just don't get why anyone hates this guy. Even if he was actually a bad husband... she tried murdering him with her car... I mean there has to be some sort of understanding that if we were in relationships where our wives literally tried to kill us we might not be great partners back.

From a coaching standpoint... guy has put more early round receivers in the league than any WR coach I know. I think people are just biased against him because they didn't like the receiver production for a few years... even though we really don't know whose fault that was, QB, OC, him, whatever.

I hope he gets a high paying job again because he is great at what he does and has a family to support.

Comment 10 May 2019

late to the convo, but....  Calvin Mcdonald, CEO of Lululemon athletic apparel has made his shareholders collectively about 8 billion dollars in the last 12 months... in an industry dominated by Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Under Armor and literally a thousand other athletic brands I'm sure his shareholder are happy to pay him his few million dollars. And if you think what he does is easy.. try copying him... get yourself to the head of a multinational athletic apparel company and compete with large corporations where you are outmanned and outfinanced.

Comment 10 May 2019

Extramedium's comment couldn't be better. The idea that OSU is fine without Urban is just silly. Tell that to USC... who by the way will also be fine again someday... the day they bring in Urban. 

Here is straight truth... your program is as good as your head coach not the other way around. If Michigan hires Nick Saban, you are playing a Nick Saban team in short order. Every single program Urban went to was best when he was running it. Utah wasn't a good program til they hired Urban. Florida was good but became elite because of Urban. You take Dennis Erickson out of Miami, a few coaches from notre dame's history out of ND, you remove pete carroll from USC... and what are those programs? nothing.

Comment 06 May 2019
Count me in the group of the more mature that want him to coach again even if it means taking his coaches back. CFB is just better with it's elite. I also care more about how much good he's going to do for those young men then anything else. Also won't blame any coaches for following him. They need to take care of their careers and coaching for Urban has gotten many of them where they are and is a safer and usually higher paying bet than coaching for an unproven like Day.