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Discussion in 'College Sports' started by SoxJox, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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    What?! The early polls are out and no thread yet?

    OK, realize many don't put any weight into them, but here are the USA Today and Sporting News ranking

    USA Today:
    1. Alabama
    2. Ohio State
    3. Florida State
    4. Southern California
    5. Clemson
    6. Penn State
    7. Washington
    8. Oklahoma
    9. Michigan
    10. Wisconsin
    11. Oklahoma State
    12. LSU
    13. Auburn
    14. Stanford
    15. Georgia
    16. Florida
    17. Louisville
    18. Miami
    19. Kansas State
    20. West Virginia
    21. South Florida
    22. Virginia Tech
    23. Texas
    24. Tennessee
    25. Utah
    And Sporting News:
    1. Alabama
    2. USC
    3. Ohio State
    4. Florida State
    5. Clemson
    6. Penn State
    7. Oklahoma
    8. Washington
    9. Michigan
    10. Georgia
    11. Auburn
    12. Louisville
    13. Wisconsin
    14. LSU
    15. Florida
    16. Oklahoma State
    17. Kansas State
    18. Stanford
    19. Miami
    20. West Virginia
    21. Texas
    22. South Florida
    23. Washington State
    24. Pitt
    25. Tennessee
     
  2. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    The season starts the last weekend of August but really doesn't get going until the next weekend. The two games I'm looking forward to are Florida/Michigan in Arlington, TX and FSU/Alabama in Atlanta.
     
  3. Infield Infidel

    Infield Infidel teaching korea american SoSH Member

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    Florida's AD mentioned that he'd like the season to start a week earlier some seasons, so teams would get another bye week. Right now, depending on how many Saturdays are between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, teams get 1 bye in 13-week seasons, and 2 byes in 14-week seasons. He'd like it to go to 2 byes/14 wks every year. (this year is a 13-week regular season, not counting the five "Week 0" games the last weekend in August. For those unaware, Hawaii, and teams that play at Hawaii or overseas, can schedule games Week 0 games.)

    Also, they got rid of two-a-days this year so teams are either starting summer practice earlier, or just having fewer practices. They have 29 practices allotted but a lot of teams are just doing 25. Depending on the summer course schedule, starting practices earlier at some schools is tough for players who take summer courses because they get to campus for summer and can't really go home until the end of the season.
     
    #3 Infield Infidel, Aug 5, 2017
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  4. Philip Jeff Frye

    Philip Jeff Frye Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah, I'm sure the college presidents, ADs and football coaches will all be very concerned about this issue.
     
  5. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Tom Herman is changing Texas quickly. New locker rooms:

     
  6. berniecarbo1

    berniecarbo1 Member SoSH Member

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  7. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    That video is everything that's wrong with college sports.
     
  8. loshjott

    loshjott Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    That is true. Also, Herman has been on the job about 8 months. That locker room rehab had to have been in the works before he got there.
     
  9. Infield Infidel

    Infield Infidel teaching korea american SoSH Member

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    new Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field)

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  10. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    That'll look great with 4,200 fans in attendance!
     
  11. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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    Surely they'll put some hedges in.

    Edit: of course, I misread that as Georgia, not State.
     
    #11 SoxJox, Aug 16, 2017
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  12. Infield Infidel

    Infield Infidel teaching korea american SoSH Member

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    hey now, bigger video board than Tech or UGa!

    (The way schools spend on facilities these days, that'll be rectified quickly)
     
  13. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Clemson just redid Dabo's K. Average 6.75m/8yrs. Third highest paid. Slightly ahead of Urban. Behind Saban and Harbaugh.
     
  14. Infield Infidel

    Infield Infidel teaching korea american SoSH Member

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    CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats hired and then unhired Art Briles yesterday as their OC/Asst HC. Seems like CFL commissioner put the kibosh on the hire.
    http://www.cbc.ca/1.4265785

    They fired their head coach after going 0-8 and promoted OC June Jones (!) to HC.
     
  15. trotsplits

    trotsplits Member SoSH Member

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    The true test will be whether or not he allows players to stand on the longhorn in the middle of the room.
     
  16. Infield Infidel

    Infield Infidel teaching korea american SoSH Member

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  17. SoxJox

    SoxJox Member SoSH Member

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    Nearly 8 million were tuned in for Penn State's game-winning drive against Iowa

    The game was the 4th most-watched of the season to date.

    The other most-watched:
    • Florida State-Alabama (12,343,000)
    • Oklahoma-Ohio State (8,086,000)
    • Michigan-Florida (7,600,000)
     
  18. dbn

    dbn Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Don't know where most appropriate to ask this so I'll try here.

    I was just watching the end of the Air Force @ Navy game. After the final touchdown, Navy kicked off and the AF returner let the ball go over his head into the end zone. Though the ball remained in the end zone, untouched, the ref blew the play dead for a touchback. I always thought that the ball was live unless it went out of bounds or was possessed in the end zone by a returner who then took a knee before leaving the end zone. Has the rule been changed, or am I just mistaken? Or did they mess up?

    I downloaded the NCAA football rulebook at: http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/FR17updated.pdf
    but it didn't help.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  19. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    Different rule in NFL vs NCAA. Live ball in NFL
     
  20. dbn

    dbn Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Thanks.
     
  21. Infield Infidel

    Infield Infidel teaching korea american SoSH Member

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    https://sports.yahoo.com/report-bil...m-leavitt-succeed-kansas-state-172311585.html

    Kansas St had a verbal agreement last year for Jim Leavitt to succeed Bill Snyder in 2018, but Snyder preferred to have his son Sean succeed him. Sean is assistant head coach ans special teams coordinator, and has been on the staff since 1994, and punted at KSU prior to that. He hasn't coached anywhere else though. Snyder has a clause in his contract that he'll be a special assistant to the AD after he retires, and has input in his selecting his successor.
     
  22. RedOctober3829

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    UCLA fires Jim mora unsurprisingly. They want either Chip Kelly or Jim McElwein. If they somehow get Chip, Rosen should stay for another year and he’ll be better for it.
     
  23. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I sooooo want a Pirate vs Kelly game. Please!
     
  24. berniecarbo1

    berniecarbo1 Member SoSH Member

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    Out here in LA the buzz is that Chip is on the Bruins radar big time. They have ageed to pay Mora’s contract in full so a lot of $$$ being dumped into that program.
     
  25. RedOctober3829

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    Rumor has it that Florida officials flew up to New Hampshire to meet with Chip Kelly today and are prepared to offer him the job.
     
  26. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Tons of Twitter gossip Kelly to Florida is a done deal.

    UCLA should hire Scott Frost, it’s gotta be better than Nebraska.
     
  27. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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  28. koufax32

    koufax32 He'll cry if he wants to... SoSH Member

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    There’s been “Kelly to FLA is imminent” rumors here all week. If it happens I’d imagine the UCLA news accelerated things.

    FWIW these rumors, mostly from local guys here with lots of UF connections, have begun with Kelly contacting UF first.
     
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    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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  30. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    aggy is so dumb. I hope Sumlin beats LSU, Les Miles style.

    aggy loves firing a coach for not reaching double digit wins, but the program has done that maybe 10 times in its history. They’re the definition of mediocre historically.
     
  31. Vinho Tinto

    Vinho Tinto Member SoSH Member

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    I don’t disagree with anything you’ve written, but the well was poisoned once his family started to receive hate mail. There was no chance this relationship was going past this season. He’ll be better off for it.
     
  32. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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  33. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    piggy fired Bielema
     
  34. Dernells Casket n Flagon

    Dernells Casket n Flagon Member SoSH Member

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  35. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    He was told on the field after the game he was fired. Nice AD ya have there Arky.
     
  36. Kremlin Watcher

    Kremlin Watcher Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    This USF-UCF game is absolutely epic.

    And right on cue a Charlie Strong team blows it on special teams.
     
  37. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    AD was fired a week ago. #2 in charge did it. Not the way to handle things.
     
  38. wonderland

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    He went 11-29 in conference and the AD was fired. He knew he was done. Why wait for some dumb exit interview?
     
  39. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Awesome. Surmised so in Week 12 game thread. Just was 1 week early.

    /half pats self in back.
     
  40. Kremlin Watcher

    Kremlin Watcher Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    We punt well ...
     
  41. jsinger121

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    Nebraska will probably fire Mike Riley at some point in the next few days. The masses in Lincoln obviously want Scott Frost.
     
  42. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Chip Kelly won't be appearing on ESPN today.
     
  43. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Chip Kelly to UCLA is being finalized.

     
  44. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    From the UCLA beat writer for the LA Times.

    An agreement has been reached between UCLA and Chip Kelly. An announcement is coming shortly.

     
  45. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    5 years, $23.3 million contract for Chip Kelly. $9 million buyout.

     
  46. garlan5

    garlan5 Member SoSH Member

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    are the eagles and 9ers still paying him
     
  47. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Eagles aren't, but Niners still owed him $18 million. Not sure if there's offset language in his 49ers contract like in his Eagles contract.
     
  48. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Pirate vs Kelly YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
     
  49. Infield Infidel

    Infield Infidel teaching korea american SoSH Member

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    I can't believe UCLA pulled that off.
     
  50. garlan5

    garlan5 Member SoSH Member

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    i thought i heard he was cashing two checks when the niners hired him. if reference to the offset language part
     

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