this just proves how stupid it was to use the media and coaches polls to decide a champion, albeit in college football.
It's a shame to see him go. He stood tall during the #SaveTheCrew movement. He's a local guy who loves the community. He'll be greatly missed.
This was the most literate and insightful post ever written in the history of the Internet.
The Arkansas job is a no-win scenario. I can't imagine anyone with a decent profile will be taking this job, which certainly includes Fickell. Besides, why would he go to that mess when he could be a candidate at Michigan State if Dantonio departs (which I think it likely)?
Yes, I would. Just about anyone would be an upgrade. Remember, the last TV contract depended on homes per cable network. The next one won't, as streaming will be very important. So, any sized market with an attractive brand would be the best choice. Some of those would include:
The optimistic (meaning, won't happen) list: Notre Dame, Texas
We want them probably more than they want us: Oklahoma
Not sure if we want them as much as they want us list: Oklahoma State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Kansas
Not as attractive as we might think: Syracuse (unstable football success), West Virginia (academics), Pitt (middle of the road at everything)
I don't get the ESPN hatred. They're like any other media outlet. They have personalities who say things to drive viewership, clicks, etc. Some is intelligent, some is sensational, some is total crap. Just filter out the crap and enjoy the rest. If you can't, then don't watch. Still, that's no reason to hate them. Because of ESPN, we get to watch lots of games. That's a good thing.
I think he's being too hard on himself. Ohio State is just far better in every position. It had nothing to do with not being as well prepared or handling the situation properly. I appreciate his desire to own the situation, but reality is, they lose that game every time it's played.
care to share who it might be?
I feel bad for him. He's getting crushed in social media like he's a criminal, which he's not, of course. Yes, he ran his mouth, but that makes him basically like most athletes. I don't think he deserves the bad treatment. I assume he just wants to play, which is what everyone wants. I hope he finds it somewhere if not in Miami, then elsewhere.
Brenton Cox and Jake Wray.
If we only use the metrics you listed, we should be undefeated in the regular season every single year no matter what. Of course, that's not reality. We almost always have overwhelmingly better players than our opponents, but that doesn't guarantee a win.
How did Iowa beat us two years ago? How about Purdue last year? How about Michigan State when Saban was there? How about most of the losses to TTUN under Cooper?
In college, I played pickup basketball at the Jesse Owens North facility with Robert Smith. He was the fastest human being I've ever seen up close. He wasn't much of a shooter, but he could really fly.
If Delaney isn't leaving for a year, what's Warren going to do until then? Will he stay with the Vikings or join the B1G now? It seems curious to hire someone for a role that isn't open for a year. Is there a chance Delaney goes into retirement early?
Wisconsin 42, Ohio State 17.
It's the only game I've ever left early. I walked out with a few minutes left. I got out of my seat as Wisconsin scored. By the time I got down to ground level, they had scored again.
I'm with 8Mile. They don't have very high star ratings. Are they they type of player we're really seeking?
I highly doubt a 7' athlete is going to be a tertiary big man and nothing more. He's athletic. I'm expecting to see him get 10-12 minutes a night as a freshman, especially since Kaleb is foul-prone.
I get that being a certain weight is essential to playing tackle in major college football, but it feels wrong to encourage a kid to eat like that for the sole purpose of getting heavier.
I watched on the LaxSportsNetwork. I wasn't there in person. I continue to be impressed with our ability to defend in transition. We're not a flashy team, but we do the little things well. Being dominant at FOGO is going to carry us. I think an NCAA bid is in reach, but the schedule gets much tougher starting this week at Hofstra, then on to Denver, Notre Dame and the B1G. I think we'll know more about this team in three weeks after we play those. I'm reserving judgment on this team--good or bad--until I see how we handle better competition.
For me, it was 1979. I was 8 years old. I went with my mom. We used my uncle's student tickets to watch us pummel IU. We sat in the South Stands back in the days when it really was just stands. I got a schedule cup and still have it.
Doesn't this put us at 86 scholarships?
I was there, and for three quarters it was dominant. I tend to think the fourth quarter is an anomaly, though. We've been excellent on defense all year. The second half of the schedule is brutal, but I believe we have the right attributes to get through it. We're excellent at face-off, we have go-to scorers and we've found our goal keeper.
just kids having a little fun. relax. who cares? next topic, please.
I think we like to play more methodically, and it's less about doing it out of necessity. There is no question this is the toughest test of the year-to-date, and I think we'll win a close one. I agree with a one goal margin or something like that.
Great analysis again, by the way.
Excellent analysis. I'll be at the game with my son. It's awesome to be that close to the action in the Woody Hayes AC.
I would think he's fully aware that Fields is likely to be immediately available and the starter. So, why would he leave A&M because he's behind a long-term starter only to come here and have the same situation?