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Comment 18 Nov 2019

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)

Comment 18 Nov 2019

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.

Comment 13 Aug 2019

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.  

Comment 22 Jul 2019

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?  

Comment 24 May 2019

1999

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.  

Comment 03 Mar 2019

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.

Comment 27 Feb 2019

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.  

Comment 24 Feb 2019

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.   

Comment 15 Feb 2019

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.  

Comment 02 Dec 2018

This is it 100%.  Remember when the playoffs started a few years ago?  it was all about punishing teams, like Baylor, for playing poor schedules out of conference.  it was about rewarding teams for taking on good opponents.  Winning a conference championship mattered a lot.  That has completely flipped.  Today, a bad loss hurts way more than a good win helps.  A "good" loss means about as much as a "good" win.  The conference title means nothing.  I think we've gone down a bad path.