20 years of coaching including D1. Now own a small business. Volunteer scientist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Paxutent Center, USGeological survey. I'm working on summiting a large sample of the Western Hemisphere's highest peaks. In the 48 states I've now been on top of 23 of Colorado and Utah's highest. Have also summited several peaks in Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and had a very comfortable night on the flank of an active volcano. Life is good. Never stop being an athlete/scholar. Always appreciate the endeavors of others to make the earth better appreciated and understood. I believe God Blesses us daily with uncountable miracles. I believe in prayer and gratitude. I think it is a great challenge of humanity to understand human suffering as well as our miraculous Blessings. Being human therefore is like being on one great team and having to train/work every day to perform our role.
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You know it was really Missouri and Georgia
Ryan Walters will make some progress, and maybe even get some recruiting done this off season.
If Boston College was 23 and Purdue killed them, Missouri is sure in the top 25
No matter how much you back up an opinion with other opinions, it's still an opinion. Football teams are judged by head to head competition. The NCAA Division 1 FBS does not have a head to head competition to name a champion and it never has had. All the other divisions have a real play-off. Stop pretending you can vote or poll at team out of claiming they are the best, because you can never do it. If the NCAA wants any other conference champion from claiming they are the best then they have to invite all the conference champions that haven't already met head-to-head in the same year to one play-off. It's not the NCAA that drives this process, it's the money bags in a selected few conferences. Those money bags have convinced some people that football can be decided like miss america pagents. While during the same calendar of the year basketball teams are busy actually playing a lot of non-conference games that help form a bracket at the end of the year based on real wins and losses head to head. NCAA D1 fbs football is played in small divisions that can eliminate 80% of the contenders (Alabama 2017). Conference champions can play-off for rankings. While Conference champions and division, 2nd place teams can play off for ranking. And so on. So bowl season can be all those comparisons. We will still be voting and guessing about who the 2nd best and third best programs are because football is too physical to expand the number of contests but the arguments won't be over who the best team was.
Computer face analysis and ID can't come to college football fast enough. Institutions of higher learning are the best of our society. The worst in our society have no business on campus.
What the h was that Missouri player thinking in not picking up the ball and running the other way with it?
Coach Odom, you have known for weeks that Albert doesn't have strong enough arms to prevent fumbles and you have not built him up or taught him to get down. That is on YOU and Andy Hill. Same on blocking for field goal attempts. Coach Dooley doesn't have enough quick opening passes, screens, bubbles, slants, not from game one... no change Sloppy field goal and extra point work, this is a precision play in every position. The slightest screw up and the ball doesn't go straight You have the talent NOW. Get the coaching done. Watch your video from day one. You have to be one step harder than your opponent, not one step softer.
The refs mailed it in today, and everytime it was the wrong address.
I've been saying it since game one, the special teams are going to cost Missouri some games
The refs are in the wrong position, they need to be about very close to where the post would touch the ground if they extended all the way straight down. Still that ref HAD to know that was a good kick. It stinks, what kind of league is this?
That was not a fumble and everybody knows it.
Why can forward progress be stopped and the running back be driven back 15 yard but no whistle to end the play be blown, no it was worse than that they let the defenders take all the running back equipment off and run the ball back for a touchdown. Why play the game, just have the league tell fans what the league wants the score to be and save all the travel money.
That's because it's only the 4th week of the 2018 season and only fools think they know how teams should be ranked. If Georgia is #2, and Boston College is #23, then Missouri and Purdue are in the top 20
Why has there been no mention of Vince Dooley and Derek Dooley this week ?
Mississippi State slightly over-rated. Kentucky slightly under-rated. Last score wins.
We know nothing about these teams yet and they know little about themselves yet. But I see potential for developing a champion on both of these rosters and staffs. Lot's if improvements needed every week. Maybe a close contest puts both teams on a steeper learning curve and makes them finish 1 and 2 in the East....regardless of who pulls off the win. Derek Dooley has looked very good so far, Ryan Walters has looked very good 2 out of 3 and he absolutely knows why Purdue gained some yards. His defense will be much better tomorrow. Tigers help yourselves to another historic Missouri upset and there have been so many great ones.
very cool work Tigers, prayer for wellness.
I'm in Section K about 1/3rd down from the press box, I'll be passing out Smarties to Georgia fans. I fully expect an upset, because historically, Missouri does that. Having a hundred solid years of 10 win seasons might be a different kind of fun but right now this Sat. is all that matters.
I lost my own college room-mate to cancer my between my freshman and sophomore year. In High School we were football rivals. In College we were allies in many new challenges. Prayers for all who are suffering under this loss. May you be comforted even directly by the soul of your lost football family member, as I was, so profoundly, by Mike's soul, stay with me Mike, I'll see you again soon.
Many prayers. We play football and we coach and we watch others, in part to remove ourselves from human struggles that have less tragic results in failure. Driving, traffic, even our history of using horses to speed up our travels has brought us what we sought but sadly the worst of what we try not to imagine at the same time. No joy in life can bring back that child, so we are all with that family, lost in prayer for help we also can't imagine. Faith with no way to see past this. Prayers to the Wildcats nation as they continue to attempt comfort to this family. Please also pray for the family of an Iowa State golfer this week also. An international student who lost her life breaking more hearts and across the globe.
Every year Missouri has to beat a Georgia, or an Alabama or a Florida or and LSU to get to the SEC Championship and they have beaten all of them. Might as well help themselves this year. Not gonna win the big game at the end of the year if they can't win the big game to get there. ZOU
I'm going to work backwards: First the camera replay CLEARLY shows the ball coming loose then being trapped on the ground. It clearly shows no hands under the ball. Second, Missouri had 2nd and goal from the 3 yard line, with a minute left to play. They actually spent a play centering the ball. Third, in the first quarter Purdue completed a pass in the flat in front of the goal line. The receiver caught the ball and after making a football move to out run the coverage to the sideline was hammered by a Missouri player, fumble 6. No way that should have been called a no-catch, no fumble, no touchdown. Missouri had a big lead in the game twice, Purdue was coming from behind the whole game. When Purdue absolutely couldn't let Missouri drive, I mean all they had to do was slow Missouri down, they couldn't. Missouri went the length of the field in about 30 seconds. It's clear that Purdue played well but it's way more clear that Missouri won the came more than once.
It's a little more complex than mom checking behind the ears. Media have nothing but last year's results and really they'd like to ignore those whenever they can so they can cheerlead for the team they like. Here are some facts: 130 Division 1 fbs programs, 125 D 1 fcs, 167 Division 2, 250 Division 3, and 96 NAIA football schools who can still hold dual affiliations if they qualify. Media opinion writers don't really know how programs rank at the year's end, much less after the 3rd game. But in un-reality sports reporting they need you to believe they do, because actual professional journalism only attracts a more selective audience of readers that understand how coaches and their teams change over a 13 week schedule and bowl season, moreover the most shocking thing is how trained or untrained athletes can get in the 40 weeks of the off-season. Really when teams trade scores and the clock runs out it can be just dumb luck that names a winner, but modern writers can't conceive that in any summary. This week's game, between Georgia who seemed to prove they were the best NCAA division 1 fbs football team LAST YEAR and Missouri who finished ranked tied for 6th place in the best NCAA division 1 fbs conference LAST YEAR, seems like a game either team could win to me, and like every conference game it should define the perception of the strength profile of the SEC, but a lot of today's writers will keep their cheerleading skirts on all year long anyway.
We don't need texts, for heaven's sake. He had a low life on his staff in Florida and he knew it, he knew his wife was a low life also, and he brought them both to a new college program to ruin another college atmosphere.... and evidently Ohio State likes him anyway.
Sorry Jordan, you are better than quoting prediction stuff, I look forward to your real football stories, go for it.
yup, they know this is after week 3 and about 12% of the league schedule at best. Those who can write, write. Those who can't write are somehow smart enough to predict things and believe predictions.
I'll say that twice since you are sensitive to grammer. You are the pussy cat that didn't show up