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Comment 07 Jun 2019

Hate the Friday night games, that should be left for High school games. 

I'm assuming you mean competitive balance? I don't really have an issue with our schedule in terms of competitiveness. I don't think that OSU plays a dramatically more difficult schedule than anybody else in the country. Yea we don't have chicken shit saturday like they do in the SEC but I wouldn't want that anyway. I think the schedule prepares them to play in the playoffs and that's the ultimate goal anyway. 

I think MD has improved the play in many sports of the BIG, just not football yet but they are as much or more of a contributor than Indiana or Illinois. I think Locksley has the potential to do well there. Rutgers is a hot mess but that whole athletic blew up in an unprecedented and unpredictable manner. And they did serve their purpose in helping make the BIG school the highest paid schools in the country. Also if you are going to include MD and Rutgers you have to give him credit for bringing in Nebraska as well. I'm assuming you are ok with them being in the BIG?

Not sure on the Rose Bowl comment. They were in the Rose Bowl because they lost to Purdue, I don't think Delaney can do anything to ensure the Buckeyes make the playoffs when they blow it in a game like that. 

Other than the Friday night games, the whole Leaders and Legends PR fail, and the Rutgers implosion I'm not sure what most fans hate for him is. He started the BIG network which was such a huge win every conference has since followed suit trying to replicate it's success. That in and of itself has bettered the current and future state of the BIG and will keep it competitive for years to come. He's not perfect but its hard to argue his tenure overall was not successful. 

Comment 04 Jun 2019

This. Look at all of the fans complaining about the Pac 12 commish. He was the highest paid, twice as well paid as Delaney, and they get the least amount of money per school. His main job is is to put the schools in the best financial position to do well. Its up to the schools and their leadership, board and president, to then take that money and make successful programs with it. Sounds like this guy has the contract and negotiating chops to continue that based on his operations and law background. 

Comment 03 Jun 2019

I think it is a way to truly keep his foot in the door at the professional level. If he was a family member or good friend of mine, I selfishly wouldn't want him to play again and risk injury. It seems like he truly does want to though and by staying around the pro game that would give him the motivation and opportunity if that day came where he physically could. 

Comment 29 May 2019

I think the key for him is to dive into the Real Life programs and his tv show on Saturdays. He will always be a perfectionist and a competitive son of a bitch but if he has programs that he’s super passionate about and can really get engaged with I think he will stay out of coaching. He was much younger when he last “retired” and he had zero student interaction. I can see him getting energized by bringing the Real Life program to the entire athletic department and getting substantial satisfaction from it. But I could be wrong and in 3 years he’s on a sideline somewhere, who knows, it’s all speculation hah

Comment 16 Apr 2019

UVA just won a championship with 5 redshirted players on their team, one of them was their best player and leading scorer in the championship game, Hunter. It has to be the right program, coach and player. It definitely can be done but its not nearly as common as other sports. 

Comment 04 Apr 2019

I am really pulling for him to win that RT spot, have a great year and go pro. NPF can then take over RT his JR year and slide to LT after Munford goes pro after his Jr. year. Ideal situation but would love so see Bowen bounce back after two tough injuries. 

Comment 04 Mar 2019

I just want to say that the SEC is not necessarily the best example to look at for everything. Even if it works it might not be the best way to go about doing things. I think Delany definitely had his moments but for the most part the conference is in a much better position as a whole than anybody else. Outside of football, this might be the most well rounded conference as a whole and the B1G Network has had a large part in that. 

Comment 21 Feb 2019

Just did a quick search and it looks like based on the job posting a lot of what they do is film breakdown of opponents, the team as well as recruits. Also helping put together playbooks and charting performance in practice and games. I wonder if my arm chair coaching counts as "extensive knowledge of the sport of football." Might have to throw the old hat into the ring.

Comment 21 Feb 2019

I would second this notion, what do these guys actually do? I thought they helped break down film, come up with tendencies, help research things for the coaches, maybe even help with the logistics of practice but to be honest I have no real idea. Anybody have a good grasp of what they do? 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Yea definitely agree, great article. Really liked hearing the perspective of all of the different people that he interacted with over the years. Seems like he made a really favorable impression on everyone that he interacted with. From his bosses, the players, and HS coaches at schools he was recruiting, sounds like we got lucky again with another unknown guy. 

Comment 13 Feb 2019

I think that most of what Cardale was referring to was Warriner and how he was playcalling/scheming. I could have to go back and listen to it again but that was my initial impression. Regardless, it was definitely quite the revealing interview and makes me think Beck didnt get a fair shake here and might have something to do with Texas's resurgence alongside Herman. 

Comment 15 Jan 2019

I think the idea, at least with Jones, is that he has the potential to absolutely be an OSU type of guy. If he has the footwork and agility to be a top level basketball recruit and can shed some weight, touch up on technique, by the time he is a fourth year junior (assuming a redshirt year) he could easily be a starter. He wont be an instant impact guy but if the coaches think he could be a starter in his junior or senior year, its worth it. 

Comment 11 Jan 2019

Didn’t he enroll early too? So that would make 7 semesters on campus this may if you include summer terms. Definitely doable depending on what his major is and what he came in with

Comment 07 Jan 2019

I know there are other coaches on their staff and it was only one game but we were all mocking their defense a month and a half ago when we put up 62 points on them and now everybody is psyched to have two of their coaches. I am going to trust Day, the AD and staff on this and hope it all turns out well but I am slightly underwhelmed by these hires, particularly Mattison. I really hope I am proved wrong though 

Comment 04 Jan 2019

I think this is one of the issues MJ had at center. He was just too tall to consistently get that low for snaps and protect against a NG. Price and Eiflein were both *only* 6'4" which doesnt sound like a huge difference from jordan at 6'-7" but I think it ended up being pretty significant 

Comment 26 Dec 2018

As a Giants fan this is my ideal scenario. Take Haskins in the 1st and then an OL in the 2nd and maybe 3rd. Need a lot of Oline help. I think that Eli has another year if they improve the protection and would give Haskins a year to learn. 

Comment 20 Dec 2018

I dont think he was cherry picking just taking the number of player that we had in our class. If we had 17 he would have used 17 etc. And yes some of those players will get weeded out just like some of the 4 and 5 stars get weeded out or transfer. But they also might find some diamond in the rough type 3 stars in that group. I'm saying all this as a big fan of this class. If we can hold onto Nester and get a transfer QB, its a great class. I love a lot of these players and I think there is some serious star potential and multi year starters My point is that there is always a spin that can be put on these things and no one right way of looking at it. I guarantee if our class had 25 commits and was top 5 and TTUN only had 15 and was out of the top 10 the conversations on this board would be very different.