Well still, thank you.
@Frimmel, I actually owe you for helping redpill me a few months back. It's a long process, but things are looking up.
I guess I could agree with that. But another idea that had me excited is Tim Tebow. He's been in minor league baseball for awhile, so he's not exactly out of shape. But at 32, I could see him going for an XFL roster spot. He would make more money than he does in minor league baseball, at least I think so. Another name I'd toss out is former Doak Walker winner D'Onta Forman from Texas.
That's the thing about the XFL right now, the possibilities are endless. And if anyone signs Braxton as a QB, watch out. Buckeye fans alone will boost that league's ratings overnight & Braxton arguably become's the leagues best, most recognizable player. He's 27, and spent the past 2 years on NFL practice squads. He's a prime candidate right now.
Just taking a quick glance at XFL rosters, Cardale is probably the best QB in that league & the defenders probably have the most recognizable talent altogether. It's them, St. Louis, then everyone else right now.
I think it would be neat if Columbus had a team, speaking as a Clevelander/NFL hater.
I was actually thinking about the XFL in depth last night, and I think if done right, it can work. The keys to the league's success in my opinion are 1) Setting up in the right markets, 2) Playing in the Spring/Early summer, 3) Capitalizing on former college stars who didn't stick in the NFL, 4) Allowing more scheme variety than the NFL.
If the XFL can become like an extension of college football, targeting places like Columbus, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Portland, San Antonio, Birmingham, etc: I think it would work out famously. Devout college football fans would kill to see Braxton Miller or Johnny Manziel quarterbacking a wide open offense again.
I could be wrong, but I believe the NFL pays practice squad guys $80-150K per year. The XFL apparently pays around $55k, but some players can make up to $500k. If the XFL does a good job catering to the right audience (CFB fans who want to continue following the careers of former players who weren't NFL material), I don't think it'll be too long before they're beating out the NFL for practice squad players & stealing top guys from the Canadian league.
That's why I agree. Oregon may be in control of the Pac-12, but they're 2 states away from California. I also think people under-rate South Carolina's talent levels, not to mention we all know the ACC is bad.
I.... talked a lot of shit on the internet.. My bad.
Charlie Weiss, 100%.
I do think we win one national title at least in the 20's, although I admittedly expect Clemson to remain at the top of college football for the duration of Dabo's tenure. They're recruiting very well, specifically on the D-line. It'll be hard to win against a team with that much raw talent in the trenches.
But I can't off the top of my head think of any other program that will legitimately challenge us long term. Saban can't coach Bama forever, LSU had to land a coveted transfer to have any stability at QB, OU still sucks on D & can't be at the forefront of offensive football forever (See Baylor, Oregon, Scott Frost), Georgia recruits at an elite level but can't field an offense, Michigan isn't crawling out of purgatory any time soon..
I would say watch out for Florida State, USC or Texas (Post Herman) to emerge as threats, but I think at that point we'll have the benefit of being an established program with a head start in recruiting. The 20's are gonna be sick.