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Comment 15 Jan 2020

If you lived in the south, then you would know there is a notion down here that "southern" football is on another level. Another notion I hear frequently is that the B1G is a chump conference with tOSU being the biggest chump. SEC refs favoring Clemson would not surprise me in the least given what I've seen and heard from some of the in-breds down here.

I fully support Gene Smith lobbying for officiating crews of the three play-off games coming from non-participating conferences. The question is would participants lose their shit if Group-of-Five refs were used in play-off games.
 

Comment 30 Dec 2019

I was kind of meh when reading criticisms on cfb's targeting penalties. No longer though and what Lawrence did on Saturday is the reason why. I'm convinced that Lawrence was coached to flop on that sack. The intention is to have an impact on the replay booth. If flopping by qbs is going to be part of the game, then not only do I want to change the targeting rule. But I also want flopping warnings in place like those in basketball. It's really counter-productive to the reason for the rule, when players start faking head trauma for game strategy purposes.

Comment 29 Dec 2019

About that targeting call... not only did Lawrence crouch down to get helmet-to-helmet but I suspect he pulled off a world-class acting job to influence the replay booth. Immediately upon his return he was dicing and slicing. No after-effects at all. It wouldn't surprise me if the Clemson coaching staff had strategized that outcome to deal with our DBs blitzing.

Fuck Clemson and their gd top-25 graveyard. I hope Joe and LSU destroy those guys.

Comment 30 Dec 2018

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.

Comment 30 Dec 2018

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.

Comment 13 Dec 2018

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.

Comment 12 Dec 2018

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.

Comment 10 Jan 2017

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.

Comment 07 Oct 2015

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.

Comment 17 Jul 2015

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.

Comment 16 Jul 2015

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.

Comment 04 Jul 2015

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.

Comment 04 Jul 2015

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.