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.
Comment on Paul Finebaum makes the argument that Alabama winning 4 of last 8 titles is an underachievement
Momentum is just a fact of life. The argument isn't really "does momentum exist in college football", instead it should be "Is parody better than momentum". The answer is "parody is better for more programs, students, players, coaches, fans, and football media, than momentum, in fewer programs". If this were not true, the NFL wouldn't have a draft that promotes competition. Now, ?what fans will vote for their program to be ranked equal years from 128th to 1st ? Considering this, the NCAA should at least have a very aggressive plan on finding cheating and penalizing it effectively. The money is available. I'm not a Finebaum fan, but it's proven that current NCAA rules promote momentum, thereby reducing the skill and effort needed by a coaching staff to stay near the top of the rankings. What really needs to happen to college football is NCAA rules over-haul that levels the playing field. We know how to do this easily, but college presidents just don't demand it. One example would be greatly reducing the grant-in-aid limits. Another would be limiting where sports income can be spent. Another would be monitoring the success of more college recruit's careers such that we know for sure they are all getting an equal college education, (did you know that the average college athlete has only a slightly better GPA than the average non-athlete ie.)
oh and some coaches never had job where they could enjoy an off-season, because they had to much building to do at every level. So a lot of that fun time he refers to?, that was created by program building previously.
Some people think that coaching is a one-way street upward. Known qualities however, are not always available from anyone else.
I can see why someone from Georgia would think that, but... the "Rock M" and grass area is where many of us saw our first Missouri games, those seats have a special meaning to fans. Many of us saw our first Tigers games from there. Sat there with our town league and later junior high football team mates. Ate our first game-dogs "no pun intended". Met our first girlfriends there. Carried our first blankets to cold, even snowy, games there. Did all the slightly unruly but dedicated things you can't do in the metal seats. Most participated in the college freshman ritual of painting the Rocks. The re-done concourse above the Rocks is an iconic view of the game spectacle. Lot's of stadiums dampen the experience by putting too many people in cold, dispassionate, or remote places.
Send this accurate letter to AD Sterk. God bless you for standing up to these snotty falsely entitled brats. They can't buy personal courage, common sense, or a youthful heart. If the University let the Tiger football player alums sit in the middle of these gutless wienies there would be false teeth slapped out of their drawn up tight cheeks every Saturday until real Tiger fans got the seats back they deserve. My favorite was a dad telling his 10 year old not to cheer so loud. Ahhh if a 10 year old can't be loud at a Tiger football game, just where is loud appropriate? Poor boy will be 60 years old before he figures out just how messed up his parents were.
Thanks for the comment but what are you saying ? This has nothing to do with OMiss, unless they are a program that can beat a known high standard product or a set of known high standard products. So if a program has beaten some of the top programs in the PAC, Big10, ACC, Big12, and of course SEC, a few times a year, or a lot of them every other year, then they are not all that far from deserving some respect as a football program. aTm, without a doubt, has these wins. Any mature brain knows that no program can play in the SEC or play in real bowl games without losing a few games. This media boy is....a boy.....immature
I appreciate the young man's honest and big Tiger heart, what a great fighter. Now get ready for something you are not expecting. Missouri has not been this deep at running back, ever, in my memory. Deep is not automatically better, but i think there will be 6 running backs that will get eyebrow raising yards if they get in the game. One is not even on campus yet. Most of these have unique techniques.... not forgetting that none of this happens if the O-line doesn't stay in the improvement curve they have going. Lock's arm hasn't really been the big big show yet, and may not have to get any better. LISTEN JOSH HEUPEL, MAKE YOUR QUARTERBACKS TOTE THE ROCK, YOU HAVE ENOUGH DEPTH AND YOU NEED TO HOLD ONE DEFENDER ON THE QUARTERBACK RUN FOR 60 MINUTES.
It's time for older Missouri fans to speak up. I've been traveling 2 hours to see Tiger football since 1968. Older fans were once loud and forceful, but today they are more concerned with being able to see the field from their quiet seated positions. They are not energetic enough to deserve low fifty yard line seats on either side. Missouri students are still important factors in the winning of football games on Faurot Field. Missouri students can also improve by not leaving early in some games, but over-all the students are the leaders who will RESTORE THE GRANDSTAND ROAR, THE ROAR WE'RE FAMOUS FOR. Universities belong to students first, not alumni first. Money is not as important as heart and energy. When older fans behave in such a way that they deserve seats closer to the field, THEN let them move down into the rowdy rows. Assume that both students and older fans are going to get more energetic before you finalize the new end-zone comfort zone,... pathetic waste of space near the field.
South Carolina will have at least one rusher that deserves credit and if the blocking for the GameCs is evaluated fairly, then the media should be writing about that.
When the reports of LSU associated folks calling Gator program administrators cowardly, made the news.... the punchline was set up. Both programs are riding a good wave, so a sense of humor ought to be common on this. As an SEC East watcher, i'm certainly still enjoying this story. Good luck to both programs in 2017.
Roughly 26 million people live in Texas. Are there any programs among the 128 D1 NCAA who don't recruit Texas? This tabloid sports journalist can't figure out the culture anywhere because he is bad at math. aTm's share of Texas recruits is small because everyone's share is small. Their signees are over-rated because all signees from recruiting hot regions are...., by the law of supply and demand,.... over-rated. The truth is aTm does a fair job of recruiting and developing talent, while media who create year-end rankings live in a culture of judgements based on thin or no evidence once they get past the top few teams. This isn't even debated by the media themselves. Here is a concrete fact, count the teams who have beaten Alabama since 2012, when aTm joined the SEC, culture "that" big-mouth-small-brain.
Comment on Former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd announces next destination immediately after Vols spring game
Baylor was one of the most attacking programs in college football before the scandal. Now? We will probably never know this but one has to wonder what Hurd was holding out for and what was the offer that broke him loose. If he was still at TN for the spring game, staying put must have been a consideration? Or was this statement made from the grandstands?
Comment on LSU secondary a work in progress this spring
Does anybody know what the grants-in-aid ratio "defense" to "offense" was during Miles vs. O's first recruiting class?
interesting that in a lot of sports the receiver can make space for himself by extending arm(s) but the defender doesn't have a legal defense for this. This is the one time in the game where holding the extended arms could be a justified tactical choice.
There is no such thing as a 3,4, or 5 star athlete playing in the NCAA. As soon as they hit their first day of college practice they become more the product of that college staff's training. If Saban was so happy with the recruiting services and all-star camps, he wouldn't be leading the pack trying to get his recruits on campus 8 months before their first NCAA game. Check the star ratings of all Missouri's NFL pro defensive ends. That a lot higher standard than having the associated press vote you into a bowl game (Ohio State ie.) Missouri's history of making top bowls with 0,1,2,3,4, and a few 5 Star athletes speaks for itself. I would rather see them play in an NCAA NCG than be one win away from it but it doesn't take a genius to understand the star ratings are not holding the Tigers back.
Humerous twist, but not as humerous as the fake tutor wanting to be paid for making writing a more detailed fictional account.... then wanting her bogus transcripts to be changed to say she did legitimate college work for herself.
One person's behavior can dramatically affect the atmosphere, reputation, performance and profitability of an institution. People forget great football season a lot faster than they forget crime. This is not a racial axiom but any additional complications that divide a community amplify.
Missouri=Crockett+Downing+Strong+Witter+Miller, and Roundtree is on the way. Of course the SEC is full of exciting rock-toters. Here are my favorite non-Mizzous, Webb, Webb, Williams, and Webb
Of course not, when one can be-little himself so perfectly, "go owls"
So we know that at least 324 trolls were overlooked for recruiting coordinator