This might have been stated above, but I think Meyer's ranking is more about how he is viewed by the college football community, the press in general, and folks in the south who think the region is the untouchable in football, rather than just ESPN. If he wasn't your coach, there were lot's of reasons not to like him, mainly how he would beat your team soundly wherever he went, or how he could recruit your kids out from under you. Also, he took his coaching and recruiting skills on the road to the north and showed the southern teams that they really weren't so special. With the right formula, you can win anywhere. So at #46 It's still a slight, but he should be comfortable knowing that his very success and a "southern" bias is a big part of why he was ranked where he was.
Or you could say, the only decent team they've (Alabama) played, they couldn't beat.
46-41 isn't domination. Both defenses allowed too many points. No one will score that many points on the good guys.
In 1985 when my high school won the state championship, CAPE played the next game after us and we undressed in the locker room at the same time as CAPE was dressing. Snow had the locker next to me and he was a beast! About 6 inches shorter than me but a larger strong man even then!
I attended at least two games in the late 80's, as a student, where they had to stop play on the field because of the noise. In the one game, the crowd actually got the team penalized for making them stop play more than twice. THAT, was loud!
I guess it depends who you are.....
"Clearly, UM doesn't have that kind of depth. But to be fair - few programs do -"
Exactly, only elite programs like ours do. And definitely not Penn State (per James Franklin)!
Must. Take. "Tank" - Possibly the best running back name in history.
I think the "conference bias" might be that the SEC is "so mighty top to bottom", that if you can navigate that gauntlet that OOC doesn't matter. I for one think that's a trash take, but I think it explains the pass Alabama consistently gets. That being said, I guess that argument doesn't work as well for Clemson, but the opposite is probably true that they have the best chance of going undefeated each year in the ACC, so why challenge yourself OOC?
Depending on how you define "self indulgent", I'm not sure Primus fits. Sure, Les Claypool does whatever the hell he wants with respect to albums, concerts, and side projects, but he is a rare talent on the bass and has played with some of the most ridiculously talented folks, both within and outside of his genre. I, for one, am glad he indulges himself!
They're not buying a new jet every year, so it wouldn't be in the budget. If they own it, the only expense would be depreciation and operating cost. More likely, they lease/ rent it, and then the expense would show up "per trip".
But instead, the Saints got Axe-d!
+1 for the Burn Notice reference! One of my all-time favorites.
Excellent. Good for Urban. I hope their ratings crush ESecPN!
ding, ding, ding....this ^^^^^^
Ok, it’s official, I went to Ohio State waaaay too soon. That bacon vending machine would have changed my world!
No we won’t, if we stop letting teams like Purdue beat us. Given what the playoff committee says, we should only lose to good teams and by not many points. SMH.
I have to agree with Iowa here. Our biggest issue is a lack of leadership on the field. No one seems to get in anyone's grill when they aren't performing (other than the coaches). I hope someone(s) emerge similar to a Billy Price or a James Laurinaitis, but without that, it is going to be a rough last few weeks of the season.
Agreed, GCL. I would actually be willing to go to more games (and pay more) if I could get my own seat anywhere in the stadium. The last two games I went to almost ended in brawls/ushers getting called because people couldn't "sit in their seats". The average width of a seat has to be something like 18-24 inches and that just doesn't work with today's American. The wife and I had closed end box seats for the Penn State game in 2017 and that was the best, regardless of where the seats were. Just one man's opinion.
"We" don't. That's point earlier posters are trying to make.
Or Jack Nicholson's "Joker" portrayal. Creepy...
This ^ times a thousand upvotes!
Why would they make Urban stand behind the bench? Would he even be able to see the field???