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SoxJox

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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
 

RedOctober3829

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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.
 

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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.
 
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Philip Jeff Frye

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

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

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

the broadcast peaked between 11 and 11:15 p.m., as 7,948,000 viewers tuned in to see quarterback Trace McSorley and the Nittany Lions mount their game-winning drive that ended with Juwan Johnson's touchdown catch in the back of the end zone with no time left on the clock to stun a previously boisterous Kinnick Stadium crowd and send the PSU sideline into a frenzy.
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)
 

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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.
 

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https://sports.yahoo.com/report-bill-snyder-objected-plan-jim-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.
 

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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.
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.
 

canderson

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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.
 

koufax32

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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.
 

canderson

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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.
 

Vinho Tinto

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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.
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.
 

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?