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MEMBER SINCE   December 30, 2012

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Comment 4 hours ago

I was thinking that when I was reading Jager’s quotes. I’m sure it’s great in the beginning, but it’s gotta be a PITA after a while.

And think of the coaches. How many kids a day are they communicating with ? I know the pay is great at the top, but damn that would be a grind. 

Comment 22 Jan 2020

They also play a Power Five team every year ( South Carolina ) and most years have another Power Five team also. This year it’s Notre  Dame. I don’t like playing FCS teams, but on balance Clemson’s OOC schedule is generally pretty good. 

Comment 22 Jan 2020

Your opinion is well known and is evidenced by the silly use of ‘starhanderouter’  

Look, Nothing is absolute. A 5 star player is not always gonna be great and a 3 star is not always gonna be a bust. But the numbers are clear when you look at the big picture. Sure, our coaches go after the players they think are gonna succeed for us at the highest level. But they primarily go after the 4 & 5 star guys. So those outsiders evaluating must do a pretty good job because we sign more 4 & 5 stars than we do 3 stars. Which is incredible when 4 & 5 star players make up less than 1% of HS players, and about 7% of players that sign scholarships. 
 

Comment 21 Jan 2020

Why would Dabo leave a place that he’s created that is Alabama’s equal to follow Saban ? 

i know he went to school there, but the guys he hung around with aren’t there anymore. 

Comment 20 Jan 2020

I don’t think the schools will be involved at all. If they start paying players, Title IX compliance will be involved.

Instead you’ll see third parties paying players for endorsements, etc. it won’t be a free market at all, it will be a false market. I could see this scenario playing out:

The Auburn booster club produces a limited edition football card set available for $10,000. They produce 1000 sets. They now have $10M to divide equally among 85 players. Every kid gets about $120,000. Ten million in booster money is already being raised and spent, it’s just not going to the players. Athletic departments will end up with less revenue because some of the current donors will spend their money on paying players through the third party. Eventually some of the more obscure non revenue sports will see reduced scholarships or will be eliminated entirely 

Comment 16 Jan 2020

I love Ryan Day, but he’s not gonna always be truthful and I’m totally fine with that. It would be irresponsible to always be honest with the media. From another article on 11W:

One day before the Big Ten Championship Game, Day said Fields “had a good, strong week of practice” and that it wouldn’t affect Ohio State’s play-calling against Wisconsin, describing his quarterback and “100 percent go and he’s ready to roll.” At the time, Day said Fields’ knee injury – which the quarterback himself said was a sprained MCL – was “very different” than the knee injury J.T. Barrett battled through to play in the conference title game two years earlier.

In that game itself, though, it was evident that Fields was hobbled, as he had his worst game of the season as a runner (a net gain of one yard on 12 rushing attempts or sacks) and wasn’t able to extend plays with his feet the way he had for most of the regular season. 

Asked again about Fields’ knee injury on Wednesday, Day revealed the truth: Fields “really didn't practice much at all and wasn't able to do much” in the week leading up to the Big Ten Championship Game, meaning Ohio State’s quarterback was in a situation that was actually “very similar” to that which Barrett faced leading up to the 2017 Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin after suffering a knee injury at Michigan one week earlier.

Comment 12 Jan 2020

I guess Jimbo Fisher may feel pressure, but how much pressure can you feel in the third year of a ten year, $75M guaranteed contract ? 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

It was Auburn. The year before that Bill Snyder blocked a kid from transferring to 30+ schools. It didn’t get as much attention as it should have because it’s Kansas State, but that was a total dick move. 

Comment 10 Jan 2020

The portal allows schools to communicate with potential transfers, it wasn’t that way before. Schools also used to be able to restrict where an athlete could transfer and actually stop a student from receiving a scholarship. That was a terrible idea that is thankfully gone now. 

Comment 08 Jan 2020

They finished the season well and won their bowl game to finish 8-5. It’s still not a great program but I think dumpster fire days are behind them.

Comment 05 Jan 2020

No, they’re not over 85 in summer because most of the signees don’t count until fall ( only early enrollees do) 

You can’t be over 85 at anytime. That’s why there is often a limit to how many early enrollees they can accept. 
 

There's a poster on another site who is a bit of an expert on NCAA rules. He’s adamant that you can’t be over 85 at anytime.

Comment 05 Jan 2020

The difference for me between Roche and Jackson is Roche has already been very productive in college. 
 

Same thing applies to Holmes too, he’s already been productive 

Comment 20 Dec 2019

I thought I saw Wyatt Davis as a high 2nd rounder but I may be mistaken.

I hope you’re right though. Next year’s OL could be outstanding with him. We’ll be ok either way but I love his toughness. 

Comment 16 Dec 2019

“And with a kid like you, I could see us going 5-7 instead of 3-9”

Fitz

On a serious note, I’d be surprised if the “you’re not good enough to play there but you could play here” stuff will work.

That’s what the portal is for. Take a shot at the big time then settle if it doesn’t work out. No need to settle first.