WTF man. That is not a good thing. Kentucky has been selling that shit about coming south and playing in the S-E-C. That talent used to go to UC and B1G teams. At least if they did that wouldn't be drinking the S-E-C kool-aid.
I agree with this. The problem isn't Richt. It's that Miami is a cesspool. Any coach with any integrity who goes there quickly realizes that that the culture surrounding the program can't be fixed and gets tainted by it.
Lane Kiffin might be the perfect fit for Miami until the NCAA catches him and bans him from coaching altogether. (Not saying he's dealing dirty at Florida Atlantic. But he would slide into the slime pretty quickly at Miami.)
I find it funny that Wisconsin broke Richt btw.
That's not what pisses everyone off about ND. This is:
When the playoff’s management committee meets, Swarbrick is the only athletic director in the room. According to insiders, his voice carries weight.
“Founder’s equity,” Swarbrick says – and he’s correct.
The current College Football Playoff is the offspring of the Bowl Championship Series, which was the offspring of the Bowl Alliance. When it was formed back in the mid-1990s, not including Notre Dame in the discussion was a nonstarter. Roy Kramer, who as the SEC’s commissioner helped spearhead the Alliance and then the BCS, says Notre Dame’s unique stature in the college football landscape – yeah, Knute Rockne and “wake up the echoes,” and all of that – made it imperative to have the Irish involved.
“It was a significant step for Notre Dame to agree to become part of the (Bowl) Alliance,” says Kramer, who notes that among other things, Notre Dame’s value was tangible in terms of creating value for potential TV partners.
That's a quote from a USAToday article about this very topic. Everyone knows it's bullshit. And I personally believe it's the SEC, ACC, and ND trolling the rest of college football. Had ND played in a conference championship they would have never went undefeated and would not have made the playoff. Last night's result and every major bowl result since the 90's, pretty much confirm this on an annual basis. They are completely undeserving of this elevated status.
No they selected them because all but three of the committee members were from the south and southwest. And one of the three had to recuse himself because his team was under consideration.
And they selected ND because they're trolling the Big Ten and PAC. I can envision them all lol-ing after adjourning.
My point is that it appears that reps from the SEC, ACC, and Big XII are colluding on the committee to make sure schools from their leagues are getting bids to the CFP. The B1G proved we were the best football conference last bowl season. I think there's a good chance we'll do it again. Should that happen this bowl season and then next year the B1G champ is again excluded from the CFP. Then I say we tell the SEC, ACC, and Big XII to fuck off and we create new bowl alliances with the PAC and G5 conferences and withdraw from the CFP.
What no one is talking about is the makeup of the committee this year. With the exception of the Oregon AD, the Ohio State AD (Smith had to recuse himself on Ohio State), and an ex directional Michigan coach -- everyone is from the southwest or the south. I wasn't surprised Georgia was ranked higher than Ohio State in the final ranking.
What needs to happen is that the Big Ten needs to perform better (or as good as we did last year) in the bowls. Should we do that and then get left out a third year in a row next year -- I say it's time to shake up college football once again. We could probably enlist the PAC and G5 in a new bowl series.
Of course I don't think Delany has the energy to do that at this stage of his career. He's really starting to show his age.
If I were Spanier, I'd sell my house, move my stuff into storage some place out west, then throw Paterno under the bus so hard that his corpse would have skidmarks.
Were that to happen, I'm thinking the state of Pennsylvania would explode.
Warinner has HC ambitions. He was probably going to leave after this season had things gone as he intended.
Now though… his stock has taken a nose dive. Moving back to OL for Meyer would cement that nose dive. Although this move to MN is also a demotion, I bet Fleck wanted to secure him and think a little about the OC role. I bet Fleck announces in a couple days that Warinner will be a co-OC.
On another note, I totally thought Warinner was going to end up in Cincy calling plays for Fickell. I would have bet (and lost) money on it.
Studwara is not working out either. The OL did not get better even with 4 weeks off to work on skills.
That's 3 guys who should be moving on by my count.
You should think before you post something like that. Rumors like that can have an impact on a person's life.
Yeah, I told a couple of people that I wasn't optimistic because one of our greatest weaknesses (OL) was matched up against one of Clemson's greatest strengths (DL). That almost is never a recipe for success.
Beck definitely has to go. Studrawa too. (Even if they are young this OL hasn't really improved this year.)
I doubt Meyer can talk Warinner into going back to the OL so imo Ed takes Herman up his offer (if the rumor proves to be true).
Yes. I agree. But refs almost always never call penalties on a hail mary. Which the pass was at that point in that there was 6-7 Recs\DB's at the spot the ball was thrown to.
Think their reasoning is that so much stuff is going on that they couldn't keep track of it all and would more than likely miss an off-setting penalty.
Hell a couple of them on a certain Big Ten sports blog felt the need to complain about how a hoosier receiver was being held on the last play of the tOSU-IU game.
Congratulations nits. You've surpassed Michigan on the fans-I-hate list. Keep it up and I'm sure you'll eventually knock the irish out of the top spot.
Have to say. Elika is one good looking Ohio State grad.
How long has she been working at ESPNU?
Not gonna lie. I'm majorly disappointed that Herman would give the enemy advice on how to beat us. Tom, did your years here mean nothing? I hope that paycheck from Bama was worth selling your soul.
Have to confess, really disappointed by this nugget:
Not after Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart talked earlier this month about Alabama bringing former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman to Alabama to give the Tide staff pointers about how Ohio State beat them.
C'mon Tom. Where's the loyalty? Don't help those scumbags.
Not sure what you mean by that. 13th amendment ended slavery. 14th was a "Reconstruction Amendment" to address citizen rights and equal protection of former slaves in the south. (Which they promptly ignored for the better part of 80 years.) Confederate states had to ratify it to get their representation back in Congress.
The south is lovely with the exception of redneck thinking. And it is out in force here in rural NC. Over the last 2 weeks, I've seen about 20-30 confederate battle flags pop-up in places where they weren't before. I see USA Today is reporting the country is split 42% to 42% over whether the confederate flag is racist. I suspect that stat is being skewed by southern pollsters. IMO the majority of NC locals see the flag as a symbol of their "southern heritage" but just aren't ready to make an issue of it.
A colleague I work with cued me in to a position in the Houston area for which I'm uniquely qualified and for a lot more money. Ugh... why can't these jobs start popping up in the midwest or PA!? I'm ready to come home tbh.
Yeah, I feel that any mention of that woman should be followed by a warning not to google that name while at work.
When I think of Temecula I envision of lot of angry, white, pot-bellied, middle-aged guys yelling and poking their fingers into each other chests. Dropping f-bombs and what-not
No real fighting of course.
/Someone needs to make a tv show about that. I'd watch it.
This is for the Georgia redneck leaving DJ voicemails.
All-time, Ohio State is 22-13-3 against the SEC. link
Get your facts straight dick.
* And that's not even counting the 2011 Sugar Bowl victory against Arkansas.
If Delany really wants to shut up the southern cry-babies, he should also start mentioning 4-year-guaranteed scholarships as a reciprocal action (in addition to oversigning, grayshirting, "flipping" committed players, and 7-on-7 camps). "Sure we'll agree to a new bylaw outlawing satellite camps if you agree to a bylaw that requires guaranteed-4-year scholarships."
Watch how quick satellite camps become a non-issue.
I also wish Urban would rethink his position on satellite-camps. How long ago was it that he chastised the league for not being competitive enough in recruiting? Well, it appears some programs are taking that BTN money and showing what they can do with it. IMO the quadrangle-of-hate schools should be all over these satellite camps.
Last, I love, love, love that Swarbrick has come out in favor of satellite camps. Hey, ACC... how do you feel about having the Irish in your conference now? Not feeling the love... well, get used to it. This will be one of many dick moves that you'll have to endure from that school in South Bend.
Someone help me out please. I see the youtube link to that NY sword-maker in the "THOSE WMDs" section. But DJ also did another reference to a sword-maker in a recent Skull Session. I can't find it for the life of me. It was a link to the guy's home page.
This is really bugging me. Anyone know where it is? Thanks.
I agree 100%. Mauti wasn't the world-beater that those jackholes thought he was.
Plus, I think Fragel's blocking was legit in real-time. You have to slow that play down by a factor of 5 to make it look like a hold. IOW, if it was holding it happened so quick that a ref couldn't have caught it.
That's one of the many reasons for my dislike of Nit fans. For them to not cry officiating, every call would have to go in their favor. Reasonable football fans have no expectation of that ever happening. (In hindsight, Notre Dame fans expect that as well.)