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I saw players tweeting that owners, GMs, and coaches need to be drug tested after the Hopkins trade. But who knows? There may be some weird method to their madness like Jimmy Johnson trading away Herschel.
It's so nice to be mathematically in the race for the East mid-season. Yeah, some years we need help and don't control ou rdestiny, but it's still nice compared to before Stoops.
I agree that the news shouldn't publish the names of idiots, but also in this age of social media, people are tracking down the names and (sometimes) addresses of random citizens. It's a crazy world we live in now and some people are determined to play keyboard detectives.
That really sucks. Hope it isn’t something that will come back and affect him in the future.
Why isn't he considered a solid 1st rounder? The LSU offense was great and all, but he had to run those routes, catch the balls, and make it into the end zone all the same.
Are you being sarcastic? We have a lot of old school fans who hate different uniform combinations, so I really can't tell if you are being genuine or not. They cannot stand the idea of having black uniforms and want to go back to the glory days of all blue for home games. When you mix in chrome helmets, they cancel their season tickets.
It's crazy how much career trajectories can change. I think Orgeron has had more ups and downs than most coaches. Down after Ole Miss, up after USC, up again after being the interim at LSU, some people were down on him when he got the job permanently, and now he was at the top of the world this past season.
I can see a coach getting a second or MAYBE a third chance depending the circumstances, but the number of stops some HCs make is astonishing. Off the top of my head, I think the NBA is the worst with it.
Boom and Snell (and Bowden) really spoiled us. They made it look too easy at times where I think we can’t move on from Rose being a highly regarded recruit to not panning out, for whatever reason. I really hope he is a late bloomer but I also don’t like the hate he gets from some fans. When Snell was setting records, he easily could have transferred for playing time but he stuck it out here.
The NCAA won't really do anything until the federal investigation is over. They are going to get everything they can from public record and Freedom of Information requests before they move on this. Then they will wait 4 years before deciding that any blue blood programs will be untouched and Missouri gets more sanctions because they cooperated in 2019.
Good pickup for Vandy. He looked like he could have developed into a really good player, but was a little rough as a thrower if I remember correctly.
Never played football, but does his height hurt him on third and long because it’s easier to keep tabs on him as the play develops? Or is it because he isn’t as great of a catching threat? Obviously, he’s hard to tackle and can take it to the house on any given play, so there is some tradeoff elsewhere in his game where coaches think they have a better chance with him off the field in those situations.
Pruitt deserves major props for winning against lesser opponents. That's part of building a program and changing the culture. You win the games you are supposed to win and he didn't let the team fall apart after those embarrassing losses. I think rallying from behind in the bowl game was also very impressive. Everyone wants to beat an SEC team and not all SEC teams are super motivated to win. I think he deserves a 1-2 on the scale to begin the season.
Kentucky can probably easily match whatever they will pay him. It's more a matter of whether he thinks it's a good fit for his first HC opportunity. He's not only assuming all of the responsibilities of running the program, he's got completely different realities in the budget, facilities, and recruiting.
For fans of other schools who don’t know, he is considered our ace recruiter. If he visits your home, you are probably one of the highest priority targets we have. I’m not sure how big of a blow this is now since Kentucky has had some moderate success and recruiting isn’t as much of a struggle with facility upgrades and such, but it still sucks.
I wasn't a sports fan back then, but I know about Prothro because of that ridiculous catch.
I think he'll have good success even against SEC defenses, especially in the early part of every season where teams have reloaded, but haven't gotten everyone playing up to speed just yet. Also, you forget that he should be able to recruit SEC caliber skill players.
Checkbooks are getting larger and larger lately. It wasn't too long ago when the first coordinator broke the $1M mark and people made a big deal about it.
Did Alabama clear him medically or did he get a second opinion? I hope he really is healthy, though. It's unfortunate when a person's career this early in life.
I can’t think of a good reason why the NCAA would grant a waiver. Then again, it’s the NCAA and they aren’t known for being logical or even consistent.
I think we have a very small chance to win the East, but that requires those three teams to have sub-par seasons. In the end, I agree that we can realistically end up 3rd.
It's kind of weird to be getting any sort of off-season hype from national outlets, as small as it is. Usually, everyone says Stoops has done a great job, but we're going to tab them to finish 5th or 6th in the East.
Those Super Bowls were great games. Brady vs. Eli at their absolute best? Yes, please and thank you. I've seen people argue that Eli doesn't belong in the NFL HoF and I think that is absolute garbage. I don't know whether or not first ballot, but he deserves to get in.
I think the same way as you, but Swinney didn’t do himself any favors with how he whined about it. If he stuck to usual coach speak lobbying for his team and saying they deserved a spot in the CFP, I think a lot of people would agree. But he had to talk about SEC bias in a very whiney and public manner.
Always good news to have a returning contributor. Hopefully he progresses as expected and has a big year.
He actually fielded a really good defense during the 2018 season. Got them to an 11-2 record.
Seems like Burns was coaching up some great RBs. Was it his choice to move to an off field role or was Pannunzio supposed to be that much better?