We make a similar chili in our house. We also dump a can or two of corn into it. Good stuff.
Pay no attention to the puppets behind the curtain.
Oh, and the CFP Committee needs a permanent, unbiased member who formerly served in the military, and who understands advanced analytics. Salary can be determined at a later date.
It's a de facto bye week when a team needs one the most.
It’s actually better than a buy. The team has to act like they’re playing a game, so you don’t get the time off you normally get during a buy, nor the problems. You also get basically a scrimmage to keep everyone fresh and focused. It’s brilliant if you think about it.
Based on that argument, one could argue that Dantonio is a better coach.
Exactly. I wasn't making a case for Swinney, just pointing out we don't need to wait 10 more years.
In fact, I'm in the minority who believes Meyer is a better coach than Saban, and I base that on the their careers to date.
I would argue that the CFP needs to cowboy up and establish a more objective measure of SoS. They also need to establish a level scheduling model for all conferences. I would start with these changes.
- Wins over FCS programs should not be counted in a team's W-L record. Losses absolutely count, UM fans.
- Teams must schedule at least one Power Five team in their OOC.
- Teams must schedule one true road game every other year in their OOC. Neutral sites do not count. Bonus points for traveling more than one time zone or climate zone.
- Establish a minimum number of conference games. Eight or nine, is fine, so long as the schedule has nine P5 opponents and three FBS opponents, minimum. Anything less counts as a loss, or one less win in your total.
- No FCS opponents after Nov 1.
We already have that data. He's been coaching at Clemson since 2008 when he was named interim HC.
101-30 overall (.771 win %), 61-18 in the ACC. 6 division titles (only finished below 2nd in his 1st and 3rd seasons), 4 ACC titles, 4-3 in major bowl/CFP games, 1-1 in CFP NC games, finished in the Top 25 every season from 2011-17, 3 Top 5 finishes in the past three seasons, and a National Chmapionship on top.
Houston wasn't exactly the 'fixer upper' that Texas is. The Cougars enjoyed a couple of 8 win seasons just before Herman arrived, and were only 2 years removed from Kevin Sumlin's tenure during which they went 13-1 in 2011 and 10-4 in 2009. The last time UT won 8 games was 2013 and more than 9 games was 2009, when they lost the BCS title game.
I honestly believed no one would click on it.
He must not have found his Lucky Pig until season five.
The New York Yankees. End of list.
Meyer did the same with Miller in the Orange Bowl. It wasn’t just Barrett.
Interesting that UF is so high, still. Would love to see this broken out by head coach. Clearly you'd see Coaches Meyer, Carroll and Saban at the top, along with Bowden. Based on the Buckeyes success from 2000-2010, Tressell might even be in the Top 5.
That may be the nicest thing you've ever said to me. ;)
Army-Navy should've made the primary list. A player nearly died in an Army-Navy game years ago. Midshipmen actually yell, "Beat Army!" at the end of the alma mater, even when we play Air Force, or any other school. Plebes are taught to yell, "Beat Army!" as they square their corners chopping through Bancroft Hall (Navy's dormitory). Mascots are stolen, monuments are defiled, Admirals & Generals (and sometimes SECNAV and SECARMY) make wagers over the outcome, and prisoners are exchanged. And at the end of every game, you will see players from one team crying.
The respect for each other doesn't come until after you graduate - but arguably, that's when the real rivalry begins.
Deck the Halls! With Army Balls!
TBF, DJ wrote "Les Miles' squad". More than half of the team in Baton Rouge was recruited by Miles, so it's not that inaccurate of a statement.
Glad to hear that Mr. Burrow (without an ‘s’) has found a place he can play and compete. Going to a Power Five school is a smart move with respect to his future. A couple of those D Lines in the SEC can be brutal, though. I hope this works out for the young man in the long run.
Seriously? What was the QB situation in 2014? It was arguably more dire than this year. How many designed QB runs did the offense use?
I think we will see the Buckeyes come out and run an offense that relies on spread concepts.
Navy. I have my reasons.
When my father was a brand new teacher at Ohio State University (c. 1968), he and my mother lived on W. Blake, across the street and caddy corner from the Blue Danube. The following summer, I was born, and I lived for two years in that duplex. I have no memories of our time there, but I've been told that we ate meals in the Dube, and it qualifies as the first bar my parents took me to. (There would be many others in my childhood on campus.) Later, in high school, a group of friends and I would occasional go the Dube for a bite to eat. Very sad to hear that it will be going away. Every time I drive on High St., I look for the Blue Danube, and our old duplex on W. Blake.
Just finished reading "A Sea Story". Wow. Just, wow. Spent many a night at sea, and even weathered the edge of a Pacific typhoon, but cruise ships and passenger ferries scare the shit out of me.
That's a nice clip, but look at the opponent. UNLV finished the season as the #114 ranked defense in S&P+ last year. They were #120 in S&P+ Rushing Defense.
I don't think we'll have a definitive assessment of his running ability until we see him play against some of the better B1G defenses this year.
TigerSweat - Not sure what the point of your post is. Nearly every college campus in America maintains some form of records on bias related incidents on campus. Ohio State has a similar file of bias related reports on campus called "BART", with an entire webpage devoted to it. https://studentlife.osu.edu/bias/policies-and-reports.aspx
This is in indictment on people, not UM students. And, what does it have to do with this staff article?