The NFL is obsessed with bringing their brand to London so they can have a stronger presence in the UK (hence the annual forays to Wembley). The problem is why would the UK want them? Premier League soccer reigns supreme in the UK in terms of sports interest and always will. The NFL would barely scratch a dent in that. JAX's owner has business interests in London and wants to get out of Jacksonville due to it being one of the worst current markets in the NFL.
And that mantra might actually matter if we played them early in the season during our growing pains stages but we don't. We play them at the end of the year when Stroud will likely be more settled into the offense and quite possibly might be playing like a Heisman candidate.
And what if Herbert has a sophomore slump? Then what are you suddenly stuck with? Most coaches would take the opportunity to coach Trevor Lawrence over Justin Herbert probably 9 times out of 10 based on talent alone. It's not really much of a comparison. The opportunity to draft Lawrence is 90% of the reason JAX is even an attractive job at all right now.
Right after OSU wins the NC lol. Just so they can double whammy themselves.
If it is a false positive then it's time to open the floodgates for Togiai to come out and feast on some Mac Daddy Jones this Monday.
1. I also think Herbstreit was right and I also don't trust Michigan not to try it again next year.
2. Despite all the hiccups with the season itself this year's team has been a major blessing. I can't believe we're in position to play for a NC at the end of all of this.
3. Let's go kick some Tide ass.
Will be interesting to see how he recruits against Al Washington.
My guess is not very well (Washington is one of the best recruitors in the country currently so he clearly knows how to win recruiting battles). Michigan is so far behind Ohio State in recruiting right now that it's going to take a lot more than just one coach who MIGHT know what he's doing to close the gap.
And that's supposed to be a benefit to him given his track record? Good luck JJ lol.
This isn't quite true. They were a bad team in 2001 when Bledsoe was starting (lost their first two games with him under center).