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Well, I removed FAUX News from all of my streaming services. If you know what you are doing you can.
Awww got your manhood challenged by a TV show. Where did the big bad tv show hurt you? Grow the F up. GameDay is the best in the business. If you don't like it go somewhere else.
IMO JLS gets a pass. He wasn't a hire but a seat warmer. The University HAD to fire BP in April after the full details of that situation came to light. There was no real candidate available and if the Hogs hired someone it would not have been a top tier candidate. They asked JLS to lead the program until the end of the season because he was the one on the staff that had head coaching experience and was supposed to be a caretaker. There was still a lot of the talent from the previous, successful season on the roster with an experienced QB. The general consensus was JLS would keep the team going in the same general direction. When the actual status of the lack of depth of talent (and nothing in the pipeline) came to light. JLS was in a no-win situation. He did at least lead the Hogs to at least one SEC win in that year. That was a bad season, but not as horrible as the disaster of the CM error. The cratering of the Razorback program can be traced to the Bobby Petrino situation. Recruiting had gone in a bad direction the class right before the crash. There was very little depth on the roster in SEC quality offensive and defensive line talent. I almost believe that CBP *wanted* to get fired because he knew that he had built a house of cards that would finally expose him for the charlatan that he was. Beliema was a band-aid. When he had Pittman on staff, at least the o-line recruiting was SEC level. Once Pittman left to Georgia, Coach Bert was exposed. It took a decade, but I'm so thankful that the Hogs have Pittman now.
Some of my Razorback highlights mentions (including the one above): Arkansas Razorback Football start of the season -- Arkansas wins vs long-time hated rival and then ranked, Texas, with a RECORD and LOUD crowd in Fayetteville through the win in the Death Star vs Texas A&M leading up to the GameDay Top 10 showdown with eventual National Champion Georgia. (the last six games were not bad either) Arkansas Razorback Basketball: Beating then #1 Auburn Tigers in another PACKED HOUSE and prime time viewing. One of the most enjoyable games of the regular season Arkansas Razorback Baseball: Beating the pants off Stanford (Stanfurd for my Cal Bear friends) That pitching performance by Nolan was Greg Maddux-like and would have been a joy to watch without the 17 run offensive beatdown, that was icing on the cake in the revenge match.
you are 100% correct that the B1G, ACC, and Pac12 should have carved up the old Big XII (-4) when they had a chance. Now the Pac12 and ACC are on the endangered conferences list.
Oops, looking for an edit button. OK State should be out of the BigPACXX (maybe insert Washington in that slot as they are currently in the group talking with the current Big XII) and in the SEC20 only. If ND decides to leave, they will sue to not have to pay the big fees and win. Then the rest of the ACC will scurry.
Maybe this is how it looks when the dust settles? (Sorry for the wall of text, can’t really post charts and graphs here) The Supers: SEC 20 Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt New: Oklahoma*, New: Texas*, New: Clemson, New: Florida State, New: Miami, New: Oklahoma State *already agreed to join SEC B1G20 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin New: UCLA*, New: USC* New: Duke, New: North Carolina, New: Notre Dame, New: Pittsburgh, *already agreed to join B1G BigPacXX Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, West Virginia New: BYU*, New: Cincinnati*, New: UCF*, New: Houston* New: Arizona, New: Arizona State, New: California, New: Colorado, New: Oregon, New: Oregon State, New: Stanford, New: Utah *already agreed to join Big XII Playoffs would be the top two teams from each Super Conference and then the next two highest ranked teams regardless of conference. The trigger for this to happen is that Notre Dame would have to leave the ACC to the B1G20 starting those dominoes (Clemson, FSU, Miami) to fall. Then you would have the leftovers. I'm sure that there would be other shuffling in and out of these conferences. Some former Power5 schools that got left out of the mix for whatever reason and then just shuffling. I would see the Supers possibly scheduling a couple of teams out of the C20 and A-SunWest, but they would inevitably become smaller players on the big picture Conference Of 20 Air Force (MWC), Army, Boise State (MWC), Boston College (ACC)+, Colorado State (MWC), Fresno State (MWC), Georgia Tech (ACC)+, Louisville (ACC)+, Memphis (AAC), Navy (AAC), New Mexico (MWC), North Carolina State (ACC)+, San Diego State (MWC), San Jose State (MWC), Syracuse (ACC)+, Virginia (ACC)+, Virginia Tech (ACC)+, Wake Forest (ACC)+, Washington (PAC12)+, Washington State (PAC12)+ +Former P5 schools American Sun West Alabama-Birmingham, Appalachian State (SunBelt), Arkansas State (SunBelt), Coastal Carolina (SunBelt), East Carolina (AAC), Louisiana Monroe (SunBelt), Louisiana Rajin’ Cajuns (SunBelt), Nevada (MWC), South Florida (AAC), Southern Methodist (AAC), Southern Mississippi (SunBelt), Temple (AAC), Texas State (SunBelt), Troy (SunBelt), Tulane (AAC), Tulsa (AAC), UNLV (MWC), Utah State (MWC), Wichita State (AAC), Wyoming (MWC)
Maybe this is how it looks when the dust settles? (Sorry for the wall of text, can't really post charts and graphs here) The Supers: SEC 20 Alabama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi Mississippi State Missouri South Carolina Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt New: Oklahoma* New: Texas* New: Clemson New: Florida State New: Miami New: Oklahoma State *already agreed to join SEC B1G20 Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin New: UCLA* New: USC* New: Duke New: North Carolina New: Notre Dame New: Pittsburgh *already agreed to join B1G BigPacXX Baylor Iowa State Kansas Kansas State Oklahoma State TCU Texas Tech West Virginia New: BYU* New: Cincinnati* New: UCF* New: Houston* New: Arizona New: Arizona State New: California New: Colorado New: Oregon New: Oregon State New: Stanford New: Utah *already agreed to join Big XII Playoffs would be the top two teams from each Super Conference and then the next two highest ranked teams regardless of conference. The trigger for this to happen is that Notre Dame would have to leave the ACC to the B1G20 starting those dominoes (Clemson, FSU, Miami) to fall. Then you would have the leftovers. Some former Power5 schools that got left out of the mix for whatever reason and then just shuffling. I would see the Supers possibly scheduling a couple of teams out of the C20 and A-SunWest, but they would inevitably become smaller players on the big picture Conference Of 20 Air Force (MWC) Army Boise State (MWC) Boston College (ACC)+ Colorado State (MWC) Fresno State (MWC) Georgia Tech (ACC)+ Louisville (ACC)+ Memphis (AAC) Navy (AAC) New Mexico (MWC) North Carolina State (ACC)+ San Diego State (MWC) San Jose State (MWC) Syracuse (ACC)+ Virginia (ACC)+ Virginia Tech (ACC)+ Wake Forest (ACC)+ Washington (PAC12)+ Washington State (PAC12)+ +Former P5 schools American Sun West Alabama-Birmingham Appalachian State (SunBelt) Arkansas State (SunBelt) Coastal Carolina (SunBelt) East Carolina (AAC) Louisiana Monroe (SunBelt) Louisiana Rajin' Cajuns (SunBelt) Nevada (MWC) South Florida (AAC) Southern Methodist (AAC) Southern Mississippi (SunBelt) Temple (AAC) Texas State (SunBelt) Troy (SunBelt) Tulane (AAC) Tulsa (AAC) UNLV (MWC) Utah State (MWC) Wichita State (AAC) Wyoming (MWC)
My family are Tar Heels fans. UNC offers the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham TV markets. That being said, I really don't think that Duke/UNC would be joining the SEC as they are also somewhat attached to NC St. and Wake. Since no one outside of the offices of the leagues/universities is going on, let's think way outside the box for the teams to make the SEC 20, I present the following for your consideration and bashing. The "screw you, here is your in-state rival" selection: Clemson Florida State Oklahoma State Georgia Tech The "let's go crazy" selection: Clemson Notre Dame Oregon Stanford The "blow it all up and start over" selection: Clemson Ohio State Michigan Notre Dame Punt Vandy and Missouri then add USC and UCLA
I like it when GameDay comes to the DFW Metroplex for a big game that isn't on one of the local campus. You have fans of both teams that travel here and you have fans of various other schools in attendance. Makes for a fun day. Too bad they have stopped the kickoff game in Jerry World (AKA "The Death Star") as that routinely led to GameDay being in DFW
*Changing topics* I told my family "watch out for Ole Miss in the NCAA's. They have the potential to be a sneaky good team that could go far." Congrats Hotty Toddy on making it to Omaha!
There is no comparison to last year's Hogs to this year's Tennessee team. Yeah they both were dominate on the diamond, but people not wearing the home colors actually liked the Hogs.
Tennessee brought it onto themselves. "If the Vols were this traditional power with a trophy case full of national titles, they wouldn't have become as polarizing as they were." Exactly. People weren't hating on Tennessee because they were a good team. They were rooting for the other team because this team (and many of their fans) were acting like they were on a chase for their nth title in the past ten years. Oklahoma softball has been dominate and a bit brash, people root against them because the Softball Sooners have been dang good. It is the respect part that Tennessee doesn't have. Teams can go play, have fun, do their bits, but keep it respectful to the other teams and people will respect them. The only people rooting for Tennessee are the usual Tennessee backers and sidewalk fans.
I have a strange feeling that Ole Miss is going to shock some people. They are finally playing like that #1 team that entered the season.
Could it be the 8 game vs 9 game conference schedule as it relates to playoff appearances/success correlation without causation? The dominant teams the past 20 years (Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Georgia, Ohio State, etc) were not that way because they played an eight game conference schedule. They won because they had superior talent. Too many people like to look for patterns that may or may not be there. There could be a link to playoff team's success related to the heat they practice in during fall camp. An eight game conference schedule might benefit a not so dominate team have a better record, but the elite teams could play ten conference games and still be elite.
EXACTLY! Having The Cat back is a HUGE boost to the defense. Cat was/is as important to the defense as KJ is to the offense.
Chad's failure at Arkansas was first directly tied to the fact that he divided the locker-room. Under Chad there were "old guys" and "his guys" and he didn't care for the "old guys". Programs like the UofA cannot have a divided locker-room. They all have to be pulling the same direction. Second, Chad may be a "brilliant offensive mind" but he and his chosen staff members could not develop players (or correct obvious mistakes). There were a couple good coaches on that staff (Jeff Traylor-UTSA, Barry Lunney Jr. OC/QB Illinois) but the rest were so blind to the mistakes on the field it became painful to watch. I had the "joy" of attending the last game Chad was the HC of the Razorbacks vs Western Kentucky. We were in the south end zone about five rows back (Yes, I LOVE the Hogs and was there to support the players, not the coaches). I'll never forget one specific play where the QB (John Stephen Jones) was on the 20 in front of us. After the snap he was rolling left and watching the flow of the play I (and everyone paying attention) knew that he was going to throw to the TE. When you could tell this was the play, JSS started to bring the ball up to throw and the TE fell. That didn't stop JSS from throwing the ball to the area where the TE was supposed to be (well, he was under pressure as the snap was slow and off-target giving the D-line an extra step in charging the QB). The pass was intercepted and the rout was on. That play was typical of the Chad coached teams. The most basic part of the offense is the Center-QB exchange. An ideal snap is for the ball to quickly get to the QB in the center of the QB's chest so the QB doesn't have to focus on the ball and can keep his eyes on the defense. Under Chad, the snaps were often very slow and usually off target. That is correctable as one of the centers under the Chad error was a center under Pittman and those problems were corrected. I have only been a volunteer coach at the Pee-Wee level in Texas. (I was the defacto line coach and our play was more fundamentally sound than what I saw during the Morris error {we finished as district runner-up in the same league that Kyler Murray played as a youngster}). For someone like me to be able to see these glaring issues, you would think that several coaches paid hundreds of thousands, to millions, of dollars would see those problems and fix them.
I really enjoy SEC Softball. I wish there were more discussion and coverage of this excellent sport.
The SEC has revenue sharing, to an extent. TV monies, bowl games, tournament invites, all that money is split equally among the schools. That is what killed the Big 12(-2) Texas and 0U demanded, and received, a bigger share than the rest of the schools.
They had a good discussion about the possible rules changes for NCAA Baseball on Rally Cap. NCAA Baseball has less paid coaches per player than any college sport. If Baseball as a whole is interested in reaching all across the economic spectrum of players, raising the 11.7 scholarship limit would be a great start. It is too expensive for a lot of people to pay for college. Why is it that more kids from poorer situations go to college on scholarships, that is usually their only way. Having more scholarships to get more kids the opportunity to get a college education is a good thing. I'm all for the proposed changes.
MSU will lose more games and the person they call coach will continue to throw the players under the bus. Their "coach" will continue to be an embarrassment to the university and to the league.
Georgia had a dominate first round, but the SEC as a whole was impressive. Seven SEC schools had players taken in the first round. Georgia - 5 Alabama - 2 Arkansas, Florida, LSU, MSU, and Texas A&M - 1
John Daly Sr. was a Hooters sponsored spokesperson back when he was on the PGA tour. Being a part of the Hooters team is nothing new for Daly. Hoping that Daly the younger can have a successful career at Fayetteville.
Bring out the brooms! Hogs sweep L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-LSU!
Maybe it is because he is a miserable person who consistently throws his own players under the bus for his own shortcomings and is so single minded in "his way or the highway" that he won't adapt to his player's or team's strengths.
Did they get rid of "The Vandy Whistler"? I will not watch Vandy baseball games if that person is audible.
MSU just needs to cut bait. The pirate is a tired bit. Get a coach in there that cares about the team and the game. Not a coach that cares about his ego and eccentricities.
The difference in the game, as I saw it, was the final five plus minutes in the first half when JayWill and Toney were on the bench in foul trouble. That took the two main paint defenders out of the game and Duke's two 6'10+ stars took full advantage. Arkansas didn't have anyone that could help at that point. Duke got up 13 and the Hogs needed to be perfect in the second half to have a chance. They started the second half ok, then cut the lead to five. Then Coach K called a TO and adjusted. Until the tournament, I hadn't seen this Duke team adjust like that. They did it against Texas Tech and then again against the Hogs. Coach Muss is a really good coach who gets his team ready to play and makes a lot of adjustments vs what they know the other team will do. Coach K is a great coach who can get his team to adjust to things on the fly even if they haven't really shown it all year. I hate Duke. It is in my blood. My dad is a TarHeel. This Duke team is really, really good.
I knew Arkansas had the right coach in Muss after hearing the player interviews after their first game in Muss's first year. They said things like "Coach had us ready for what the opponent was going to do on offense, defense, and individually. It was a lot of hard work, but when we got out there and saw what they did and we knew what they were going to do, it was amazing." This isn't a knock on Coach Anderson. He had a different style, that was forcing teams to adjust to what the Hogs were doing. That just doesn't work so well when the talent is even or favors the other side. Today's college basketball is about adapting and putting the right players in to maximize their talent, and improving their game. Coach Muss gets that. I hope he is on the hill for 10+ more years