I have no allusions some team wouldn’t take a chance at picking him up cheap given a chance. It’s a business and given the upside and low cost of taking him someone would probably take the chance. .
I doubt ND is firing Kelly.
As for Urban, could and would are two different things.
You could make that argument for many teams. We could have beat Rutgers with Chug in there, maybe not by as much but he showed he could score. So do you set your starter until you obviously need him to prevent a disaster? If Young was not suspended should he have been sat anyway> I mean, it's obvious he was not needed in the game.
I get what you are saying, but by that logic no first round projection should play another snap once they've established their ability. I'd argue even second rounders, and possibly some below that, should do the same as they are looking at around a million dollars or more as well.
If it were my son, it'd be a tough call. I get being part of a team and what that means, but at the same time the money is tough to ignore.
Here's a question for those that are familiar with the injury insurance:
IIRC, it only pays out if a player cannot play, not if the draft stock drops due to an injury. A team could very well pick Tua in a late round, hoping to get a bargain, leaving Tua with no insurance payout and a much smaller signing bonus and no guaranteed contract. Is that the case?
If so, that complicates the decision since insurance is essentially an all or nothing deal...
Not only that, but the transfer rules allowed Army to add some top notch talent for 1944. Not to diminish what they did, it was simply a product of the time.
Or Ohio State who was also 9-0 and was named a national champion by the National Championship Foundation and the Sagarin Ratings; we just don't claim it. Under Bama rules, it counts.
Army also was able to recruit top talent from other schools to play in 1944, which gave them a bit of an advantage.
Neither are AAU members. If the B1G wanted to go south they'd have to get GA Tech and Florida.
Mizzou would qualify as an AAU member but VA Tech would not, although it arguably would meet the AAU criteria for membership; for the same reason ND does not meet the B1G membership criteria.
As for what Rutgers and UMD bring to the B1G, the big benefit and driving reasons for membership is research. Adding them adds to the B1G's research footprint and that is where the serious money is; not in football or TV rights. The B1G is a research consortium first and foremost; it just happens that sports is the most visible, if not most lucrative, aspect of membership.
I agree. AU needs Nix and their offense to pull off 2 upsets to knock out a second SEC team, IMHO.
Army geography at its finest.
I think what you said is the fundamental underlying issue. The question is how to incorporate late folds and better performances into the CFP decisions.
We don’t just reload on players...
I admit I missed that. As a side note, UMD has a NASA rocket named after it’s mascot. Are there any other schools with the same claim?
I tuna in this thread and all I see reel odd posts. I won’t call it click bait so I’ll just clam up.
I disagree the TV market was why we added Rutgers, They and MD are first and foremost major research universities and the prospect of increasing research dollars drove the decision; sports were merely an added benefit. Research money dwarfs sports and is the big driver of B1G membership. Rutgers brought in another major research university and all the benefits of collaboration as well as political support for research dollars. Follow the money is very relevant in the argument of why we added them and why they joined the B1G.
PSU lost a game they should have won. I don’t think Minn is as good as Bama. LSU/BAMA was a toss up. Should PSU have been ranked higher? Probably? Are there teams that should be higher than Bama? Yes. This gives Bama and advantage to sneak in. Time will tell how this is sorted.
I always pull for Navy. Would love for them to beat ND.
Will he be a mashed potato after The Game?
Following their coach’s lead. Saban was against the hurry up offense due to injury potential until he could figure out how to benefit.
While I agree that Rutgers isn’t an athletic powerhouse; that’s not why they are in the B1G. What they bring to the research table is what ultimately counts.As much as football means to us on !!W; it’s not the big money machine for the B1G.
Best on a calculator with a really big display...
My experience is it has been easy to sell tickets to friends at face for any game. I have a group that wants to go to a game each year, I have decent seats and it lets me go to a game each year as well. The dynamic pricing makes it easier to sell the less desirable games if I can’t find a friend who wants to go. They’ve sold on Stubhub where I at least break even. I’m not out to make a buck, just get to a game and help some fellow Buckeyes out. Of course, every other year I get the TTUN “available?” texts....
Don’t forget NJ other great invention: Jersey barriers. Rutgers may wish they had installed some Saturday.
The usual. O$U We cheat. they would have suspended him for season Joe Pa did X Y Z so we are holier than thou...