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Comment 03 Apr 2020

There are some pretty notable examples of colleges wrestling in different conferences than they participate in other sports. The most noteworthy is that Missouri wrestles in the MAC (in fact the MAC has 15 teams, only five of which have football/basketball teams in the MAC).

Little Rock is in the PAC-12 (which has six wrestling teams). 

In fact, the Big Ten is the only conference that has a wrestling team from all member schools.

Comment 25 Feb 2020

It really doesn't mean anything. There is zero statistical correlation of hand size on turnovers or on overall QB play.

QBs all hold the ball differently. Then why are the hands of all QBs measured the same way?

It is just lazy, old fashioned thinking that has zero effect on good QB play.

Comment 25 Feb 2020

Yes, he was a great QB. But his huge hands didn't have anything to do with it. His huge hands didn't keep him from being the all time leader in fumbles (which is the criticism that scouts typically have for QBs with more average hands). 

But that wasn't the stereotype I was talking about...

Comment 25 Feb 2020

Old, lazy scouts and GMs trying to hold onto the past. Meanwhile analysis of QB performance and hand size has shown that there is no correlation between the two. 

And Brett Favre proved that the other stereotype tied to large hand size is hogwash as well.

Comment 25 Feb 2020

I saw this quote in an ESPN article which was discussing ten years of statistical analysis of hand size and QB performance:

" the correlation coefficient between the number of letters in the quarterback's name and their fumble rate is six times stronger than hand size."

Comment 30 Jan 2020

I would say that Dabo is an Evangelical, as opposed to a Fundamentalist (where those two differ).

Evangelicals overall aren't a cult. Many are heretics, but not a cult (overall). However, certain movements and churches within Evangelicalism tick all the boxes of being a cult. I don't know if Dabo's "movement" ticks enough boxes, but saying that God wanted a specific result in a college football game lends itself to criticism.

Comment 15 Jan 2020

No, he is not eligible to play because he is not enrolled in school full time during the fall semester. If he was, that would start his four years of eligibility in five years clock. 

A grey shirt is an incoming college freshman who postpones his enrollment in (full time) classes until the second term of his freshman year. This means they don't take (full time) classes until the winter term. The NCAA allows college athletes five years to complete four years of eligibility after initial (full time) enrollment.