One huge change this year is that the Reds have outscored their opponents on aggregate by 39 runs. This is currently 5th best in the NL. The last several years the Reds were bottom-3 in this stat. Consistently the teams that are best in this stat are those that make the playoffs. (It means Milwaukee is living on borrowed time right now and the Cubbies should win the central and Reds finish 2nd.) The stat can also mean the team is a "whenever we win it's always a blowout" type of team but that's fairly rare over the course of an entire season.
The entire dynamic of the Canadian team changed when they started feeding Prince the ball up top rather than trying to lob passes onto Sinclair. Prince was the MVP of the game for sure.
Funniest post was from a guy saying that PSU is loaded at WR and Fleming was afraid to compete with their WRs for playing time.
Bucks dropped their game to the Gophers 9-6. Play them again an hour after TTUN / Nebraska is over. Huskers looking good playing essentially at home.
Rebecca Black was 13 in that video. It's estimated she made over $1.2 million from that song - although lots of lawsuits as to who actually owned the song and who gets the royalties.
They should name Chris Spielman to the group
I can actually see the NCAA's point of view on this one.
If there were no documented issues with his mental health at a previous school (leave TTUN out of it at the moment) a player can basically make up any reason for their transfer.
As long as having a reason to transfer is part of the rules then the line has to be drawn somewhere.
I think the NCAA ought to change their rule to simply - "if you want to transfer and be eligible to play immediately, you can, with no questions as to the reason" and the previous school has no say in the matter unless they claim tampering by the target school. Even the NCAA ought to be able to not screw up that rule.
Relatively speaking, Hartline seems underpaid too
Not winning two I think is more a factor of media hype for the newest great player - last year's Heisman generally is old news and doesn't drive traffic as much as hyping the newest phenom.
This will be a very nice addition to the QB room - Fields plus 3 guys that will want to be there until their eligibility runs out.
Exactly - our problems with transfers are happening because we now have had, in Haskins, and have now, in Fields, QB's that aren't just NFL picks but first-rounders (giving Fields benefit of doubt for now). Previously, our QB room was a "we're all in it until we graduate" environment because leaving early for the NFL wasn't in the cards for anyone. We've upgraded QB recruiting and with it comes the problem of the QB's in the room all having legitimate NFL aspirations.
I think Davis being in the Pros developed teaching techniques that assumes that the player already has 4 years of successful play at the college level and also has 40-60 hours per week to refine their technique / watch film / etc. In the end, he just didn't know how to teach college players in a manner for them to be successful.
I think a better term for the first 2 years of Schiano's defense is "Schiano-Fickell's" unit. Fickell was at least an equal factor as first-round talent for making the defense work. Fickell either found a way to uncomplicate the scheme for the LB's or else kept Schiano from being his own worst enemy by over-complicating things.
Bad Cal Poy, bad boy...