I mean, where is he going to go from Texas? Other than the NFL (and it would have to be one of the better NFL teams) there's no promotion from a HC job at a program like Texas, everything else is a lateral move
It's entirely possible we could have 5 wins over Top 25 teams in Nebraska (who might not be ranked when we play them but could be ranked by season's end), Wisconsin, PSU, MSU, and Michigan.
The biggest surprise will be when we win all our B1G West games and don't get caught unprepared in Lincoln
As someone who breathes through his mouth as a result of a deviated septum, I'd thank you not to sully us good mouth breathers by comparing us to those awful fanbases
Personally, if I was a blue chip player, I'd be offended if Michigan tried to recruit me
I love that if we didn't add another recruit after today and kept all the ones we have now we'd still probably be guaranteed to finish in the top 10 and well ahead of Michigan.
I, too, get angry at things that are new and different from what I'm used to.
Idris Elba is a charming man from Britain and a good actor. That checks all the boxes that matter for playing James Bond.
The night of the 2014 NC, I had a nightmare that Oregon sued the NCAA under a strange, forgotten bylaw and got the NCAA to order a replay of the national championship and Cardale Jones got injured on the first play and we ended up losing to Oregon 31-17.
Not sure why you think people should behave differently around women than they do around men. Children I can sort of understand.
That's the thing about pre-season predictions: no one remembers when you get them wrong or even dead wrong, but you always stand to get credit if your longshot prognostication ends up correct
That said, there's no way Patterson wins a Heisman, not when Tua and Lawrence are in the game. Fields too will probably finish ahead of him, though he has a small sample size to draw from.
You could also call it getting Richt'd after Georgia shitcanning Richt for his 4th straight 10-3 season with Georgia.
There are three scenarios that could see Harbaugh fired, arranged in order of how certain his dismissal would be for each case:
1. A major ethical scandal, think Penn State/Sandusky, where Harbaugh, either through his own actions, through covering for a violator, or being too incompetent/indecisive is complicit in the scandal
2. A really bad season. I don't mean 7-5 or a 6-7 with a bowl game loss, I mean a Rutgers-esque performance, a 9 or 10 loss season with lots of lopsided losses and maybe a shutout loss to Ohio State (has that happened in the modern era?)
3. If for the next 3-4 years his teams regress and he fails to beat his rivals. 3 straight 8/9 win seasons with losses to OSU, MSU, and PSU might get the UM boosters to gamble on a successor if they're not happy with consistent mediocrity anymore. The higher his loss total to Ohio State gets, the harder it will be for anyone to justify keeping him.
The third one actually leads to an interesting question: what if Harbaugh's teams are consistently elite but he never manages to beat Ohio State? Would Michigan fire him after a 11-1 or 10-2 regular season that ends with his W-L record to Ohio State falling to 0-10? I could see it happening.
West is wide open between Clippers, Lakers, and Warriors now. I guess the Rockets are still around too.
East is an exciting mess, though I think the Sixers and the Bucks will probably be the teams in the conference final. I don't think the Nets are ready yet, but once Durant is healthy they'll be scary.
I mean I don't think we should ever go back to the BCS, but 4 teams has always been a lame half-measure
Some say that 8 teams will dilute the product, but honestly there have been so many blowouts in the 4 team era that I don't buy that argument--if selecting the 4 best teams is such a crapshoot, open it up to more candidates and there's a better chance the cream will rise. Michigan State in 2015 should absolutely have been ranked ahead of Ohio State, but no one really thinks they were a better team than us.
There's this guy called Tim Weah who has Zardes' athleticism but is smarter and more talented. He wasn't called in by Berhalter. Neither was Josh Sargent.
Berhalter squandered a winnable game with an inflexible plan.
Tata Martino's Mexico adjusted to our gameplan within the first half and learned to respond to our pressing, and then in the second half they realized Bradley is a turnstile in midfield. And yet even when everything was going to shit Berhalter doesn't change the gameplan--in fact his second half substitutions were exactly the same as his substitutions against Jamaica last game--a game we were leading.
There's that old phrase "you can't fix stupid," well I say the thing you really can't fix in a coach is inflexibility. Berhalter refuses to adjust to circumstances even when it's painfully obvious that his A plan isn't working.
Our receiving pool is absolutely ridiculous. We're going to somehow lose a receiver to the 1st or 2nd round of the NFL draft (KJ Hill) and then somehow get better the next season--absolutely absurd.
In European soccer, there are two big championships, the Europa League, contested by the also-rans of major leagues and the Champions League, contested by the champions, runners up, and third/fourth place teams. At the start of each season, they have something called the UEFA Super Cup where the Europa League champion plays the Champions League winner. I could see a similar thing happening with the P5 Champion playing a preseason exhibition game with the G5 champion (I know none of this will ever happen, it's just fun to think about)
I wonder how long the powers that be can resist expansion.
Last season could have been a potential disaster for the 4 team system if Georgia hadn't lost to LSU you better believe we would have had two SEC teams plus Notre Dame, and then 3 P5 conferences get left out. As horrible as that would be, it's the sort of thing that would finally push the conferences to revolt against the committee/4-team system.
If not the playoffs, then a Rose Bowl game vs Oregon/Washington or a Cotton Bowl matchup with a team like Georgia or Texas.
We have better guys, they're either injured or Berhalter doesn't rate them because he's an idiot
Berhalter's substitutions have been ass, my dude
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