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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laughing with you here, not at you Pig, this is the gold mine of opportunities for spell checkers. When you read my football posts, having applied the appropriate caution, expect the mother lode.
College men are all seeking experience and future opportunities. The public has no business snooping into their plans. College football shouldn't take an exception to this. College football should not facilitate or impede a young man's exploration of the college education experience, including participation in other college football programs. On a personal level, If a young man is unhappy with his choice of colleges, including football programs, it should be sacred ethical conduct to honor your agreement, go to work every day, do your best. At the end of a semester, if still unsatisfied, and opportunity to transfer still open, shake hands and move forward. Journalists, like it or not, have ethical responsibilities. A big one is keeping your mouth shut about young men's right to privately explore an education. The NCAA is far from being an exclusive judge about public and private information. The government has huge problem with expecting people to forfeit all their rights to privacy after accepting public money. When these concepts are followed, everyone can be a winner. When they are not followed, we get another cheap and dirty reality television show.
Is it possible that there are people who really believe Franks and Mond are 'good' quarterbacks ? I'm not even sure Bryant is a pure quarterback (but he sure is better than those two). Smith, Daniels, Gabbert, Franklin, Mauk, and Lock were good quarterbacks. We will see in about 3 and 1/2 months I guess.
P U R D U E..... they were in reality about 20 teams away from belonging in the play-off.
So I guess they must be hoping for a 32 team bracket
Adam you know I appreciate your youthful ideas about college sports, but look, you read like a sicko on this subject. This is NFL football. Not getting in touch with your inner-self group therapy. Lock is not be mis-treated. Flacco is not skirting his team leadership role. And Elway is being a simple-straight-forward owner, one the team can understand and keep in perspective.
Drew Lock, always leading the way in class and manners, yet never needs to be apologetic. Now if we could get the whole media to treat Lock, Flacco, their head coach, and Elway with an equal measure of mannerly sports investigation and gentlemanly journalism. We love football. We don't want it smeared around like WWF
Being a head coach in some small programs requires doing everything yourself. Being a head coach in an SEC program-Missouri requires being able to manage-delegate-observe-evaluate-hire/fire, and once you have done these related jobs, then actually coach or recruit some yourself. Martin needs to be the heart and soul of the program, THAT'S ALL, because after nine years in big NCAA programs, he does not seem to be good at doing many of the jobs often delegated to underlings. (We don't get to see how he performs 1v1 recruiting but my guess is that this is something he ABSOLUTELY SHOULD DO HIMSELF. It may not be the most commonly 'perceived' model but many good head-coaches are wired like this. In my humble opinion as a head coach at the college level, I think Martin could be the best coach ever at Missouri, BUT ONLY if he hires and turns over jobs like tactical, technical, and fitness jobs to excellent assistants. If he waits much longer he will lose his credibility as a manager to the Missouri fans and decision makers. As per this story, I have no doubt that Martin can walk into almost any home and show both the recruit and his parents instantly that he is the best man to trust as a HEAD COACH.
The Quarterbacks coach at the Denver Broncos would not be staking his job on having player coach for him. This whole discussion is silly.
Another good story by Chris Wright. I'll just comment on the Missouri ideas. The success of Missouri attack this year does not hinge on the quarterback, the receivers, or the backs. It hinges on the O-line. Why? because I expect the offense to be about the same level of hard to stop, in every position, but the O-line is most likely to make the big step up in quality, and let's face it. No team can go an entire half without a first down against anyone and win a division. Plus this O-line is mature enough to be that catalyst.
correction average high / low Columbia, MO April 53 / 47
And why would someone who loves to play football, purposely try to lose his starting job to someone with less experience? It's nuts for writers and fans to expect this. And even if he wanted to have a less experienced player deciding the fate of his team, the coaches of the team could be telling Lock to do the opposite of what Flacco does in the game. They sound like Flacco has a broken leg and should just quit.
To support your impression, there is no doubt that "today" they should not be ranked ahead of Missouri after losing 2 games by multiple runs and only squeaking out a 10th inning win, in the recent weeks
If you compare the record of RANKED SEC TEAMS against each other does it make them look ranked too high or too low? : Missouri 2019 record vs. LSU, 2 wins, 1 loss, Missouri should be ranked ahead of them vs. aTm 1 win, 1 loss, 1 tie, Missouri should not be ranked below them vs. OMiss 2 wins, 1 loss, Missouri should be ranked ahead of them vs. Georgia 0 wins, 3 losses, correct ranking vs. Arkansas, O wins, 3 losses, correct ranking Conclusion, Missouri is ranked too low among these opponents, BUT Missouri also needs to win more games against unranked opponents early in the season. And probably practice weather in Columbia, MO affects the early season outcomes, Average high in Missouri in Feb. 47 average low 27. Missouri swept Northwestern early in the season, (how would you like to practice in Chicago February, Average high 35, average low 26. But they also swept South Carolina, April, who had the favorable weather = average high 80 (Col. MO 68), average low 53 (Col. MO 47) in April.
Really, what is Flacco supposed to say? It's fine if he says, "I earned my way to his next season in the NFL the hard way and I'm not giving up a single game speed snap to these college campus heros". Good for him. May the old dog stay king of the hill as long as he deserves it. But Lock is a serious student and steady study. He is not the kind of athlete who has already peaked out, just the opposite.
Sorry gents, Georgia Southern is not better coached or a better roster than Wyoming. Same for Duke Same for Memphis.
I think this team has to be comprised of men who actually get in the game.
News out of Alabama is that Kuligowski is off the staff but still on the payroll. Read between the lines. If you're having trouble figuring this out, then ask yourself why Steck let Kuligowski force him to run a bend, bend some more, bend some more and sometimes break defense constantly. Scoring 49 points to get into the national championship game.... but wait a minute... allowing 63. Wouldn't you think in that one game Kuligowski could have been reigned and and his defensive ends could have just contained the run a little?... no. And well Alabama allowed 44 points in their biggest game of the year. What the common denominator? It's your way AND the highway now.
This is a great way to get started. Kept your eyes and ears open. Walk softly but firmly in this job. Whatever your assignment, work like hellfire.
If Florida loses Mullen I hope Missouri is the first to offer him a contract. He's one of the smarter football coaches in the SEC. Did you happen to notice how his players executed their assignments again Missouri last year? Then they turn around and play well against LSU who is a far less complex opponent. There are your red-flags, dumb football players can't respond to a smart coach. Let the dumb ones transfer anywhere they want, as fast as they want. Ever wonder how college coaches know who is smart and not smart when everybody gets A's in high school ?
? because ??? his choices of recruits.... are stealing credit cards and defrauding the campus community.... or do you think Mullen isn't making them give up PEDs ? No, if you lose Mullen your program is headed for a deep pit of muck and maybe for a long time.
I think it's the other way around. I think Mullen is making the corrections Florida needs
Look at this man's body of work. He will do well in the NFL.
Your point is well taken. Memorial Stadium held about 76,000 in the 1960s, but no matter how many people payed or weaseled through the gates they never reported more than the seats and that was 75,298? for Penn State in 1980. During those days general admission was the Rock M I think and capacity there was however tightly people wanted to squeeze onto the grass hill or sit on those rocks. What does dropping the capacity by 5-6% really mean ? ans: about 500,000. per game or roughly 4 million income on tickets AND concessions of about half that. It also theoretically raises the value of advertising at the game.
Your exactly right Cat. This should be and is mostly about signing the best recruits. That means young men who will be the best citizens and football players. This facility is a home run on that. Not to be understated, people that drive 200k motor homes to the game, might make themselves walk a quarter mile to the stadium if they have a luxury apartment to party in.