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jdhart, I concur, the fact is Odom is not the best HC, not even close, but knowing he is at least going to fight for the integrity of his program which was not at fault in this "tutor cheating" fiasco is a great sign for Mizzou. If he simply rolled over and said "we have to abide by whatever the NCAA rules" it would be over for him.
So glad to see L'Damian Washington on a team here, if you don't know his story it's an incredible one, there is no more deserving a young man in America than he, to be on a team.
Dear God NO Clemson,, JUST NO! To make an example of Clemson the NCAA will now add a 2nd year of post season ban to Mizzou's punishment.
You could say plenty of unflattering things about Henson as an OC that would be warranted, but as an O-line coach, the guy is solid with a solid history of success. Henson and Kuligowski(D-line coach at Bama) probably got far less credit than they deserved, not sure why so many think Pinkle was some sort of genius at coaching, he certainly was NOT. Henson's tenure as an OC at Mizzou was another example of Pinkle not knowing how to bring in an OC.
"Even fans outside the SEC should see that this is overkill." the only fans I wouldn't expect to think this way are bevo's and beakers, and quite honestly they can all burn.
ok Smell, the thing is that stadium view looks like it did when I was a kid and there was no south end stands, you could literally look out over that end and see the fall colors of the trees, it was quite remarkable and a beautiful place to watch a game on a nice autumn day. Soon the new south endzone tower will be up and this "blast from the past" view will be gone. Speaking of jokes is that ugly rickety thing you call a stadium still standing?
Well said, mntlproblm, a case of a single rogue tutor who ignored the rules because she apparently thought "rules are for other people" is not a systemic and widespread problem.
Jon feels like choking the life out of some NCAA pinhead nerd, I don't blame him one bit, I feel the exact same way.
"What do Mizzou fans feel is a deserved punishment for this infraction?" vacate all wins from Gary Pinkles final 2 seasons, that's more than enough.
"... but Sundvold was a basketball player at Mizzou back in the day. Not sure how much he knows about football." so did you have any point? any point at all? He summed up the situation perfectly and ripped the NCAA a new one for a heavy handed, lop sided response, do you even know what that means?
Sundvold was an alpha Tiger when splashing 3's from the corner on the court and he's an alpha Tiger now. #respect
I'm curious, does the NCAA work under some "inverse proportions" law or something. You did 1/10th of the infractions as say UNC, so we will punish 10x as much? Seems like this is how it works. Well maybe that and the fact there is a kU beaker working in the NCAA's punishment committee office, if I were a lawyer which I'm not, I'd argue said beaker is completely disqualified from ever having any say in anything to do with Mizzou. If Odom goes fullbore balls to the wall all in on fighting this ncaa infraction injustice, he may win me over yet.
You don't leave one chambered, that's just looking for this kind of accident.
@dellav8r yes this "kind" of game is unusual for Bama, and that hints very much at the point. Saban can't keep his assistants around because they are constantly being hired as a promotion to run other programs. All college programs have player churn, Saban has to deal with both player and staff churn at a level almost no other coach has to deal with. Again, a victim of his own success may be a "good" problem but none the less it is a problem. Would Nick be happy with a 9 to 10 win program that consistently challenges to reach Atlanta as the top end? Every season it's the constant grind of year round recruiting plus training a new set of coaching staff. He has already done it all, he has nothing left to prove, why not enjoy the twilight years with his wife at a posh lake/beach house, fishing and playing golf. It's not like he hasn't earned it.
That wasn't one bad, game, that was one REALLY bad VERY BIG game. Just the same I never argued that this ended or erases the Saban dynasty, but Saban is no young guy, and he clearly doens't NEED the headaches or paycheck that go with the job either.
This wasn't just a case of Clemson players went out and played harder than Bama's players. These teams looked different that the entire Bama program seemed inferior from the coaching staff to players to the water boy. Watching that game who do you want to come run your program Dabo or one of his coordinators or Saban or one of his? This game represents a serious question in Sabans ability to maintain a program at the level he aspires to and of course if that becomes the case he is a victim of his own success. Just the same this represents a chink in the Saban-Bama mystic and armor that could send ripples through the college football world, when other coaches may seriously be able to question how much longer Legend Nick will be around to recruits, will that help hasten his inevitable decision to finally call it a career?
Unlike TrumanUp02 I DON'T want any of what you're smoking, Mizzou fans seem to have a particular affinity for some form of self delusion they use to convince themselves that a gray cloud is a rainbow. The claim MU would be better off with Badie and no Crockett is not even worth engaging as an argument.
Agree, the line of scrimmage looked like little Bama getting whipped by BIG Bama.
"a lot of the Bama play calling was suspect" agree, perhaps this is karma for bringing Butch into the clubhouse.
Saban being nice to the media?? Makes me think he might be ready to hang it up.
When he was healthy he looked very good, a lot like his freshman year, would have been great to have him back one more season, don't kid yourself he wasn't getting beat out by anyone.
Well you were always garbage and you still are, no matter what you switch fan handles to next.
So you aren't gonna run your mouth incessantly until your gumps win right?
Wheres bamatime to tell us how this is the greatest team ever? Switching over to a clemson handle no doubt.
..and Citadel will always have that one time when they played the Greatest Football Team of All Time dead even for the first half.
Good story, hadn't realized that Kuligowski actually played for Saban at Toledo, and then worked for Eberflus at MU. At Mizzou Eberflus himself was actually becoming a fair DC in his own right when he could get any talent on the field at all which was rarely. He put together some good defenses but Pinkel didn't like the fact they occasionally got burned deep and "took over" the scheme, insisting the DBs play 10 plus yards off the line. At that point Eberflus correctly surmised he would never have a good 3 and out defense and wisely exited for another job in the NFL.
Good to know if Clemson wins it will be vs greatest gump of all times.
Was Citadel still up late in the 2nd quarter? "Greatest ever" ok... or maybe not.