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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Nobody wants to hear logic from the losing coach, they just want him to be a gentlemen and give the microphone back. 1. Losing by a touch down to the runner up in the big 12 is not embarrassing. It is an upset but not a result nobody considered possible. 2. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Iowa State, and Texas, never deserved to be dismissed by the media. The opposite is also not true, meaning winning a couple of close bowl games, only means they made it up to par by the end of the season. Not that they elevated themselves past some significant margin. 3. Georgia proved they could sprint with Alabama for one Saturday in 2018. At least one other Saturday they just got the game handed to them, and on another Saturday they didn't prevail at all. They should take a bow at 10 and 3, they didn't lose to any bad teams. 4. Finally, Bowl season does not change the fact that Georgia won an NCAA conference-East division that by a big margin, turned in 12 weeks of the best football in the NCAA. Not just Georgia, but Missouri, Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Tennessee all deserve to take a bow for that round-robin and it needs to be remembered by the media next August, even though none of that wins the first Sat. in Sept. 2019.
There is a HUGE difference between having the kind of thinking process that monitors the strength program for every player on the roster, vs. teaching footwork, decision making skills, position at instant of snap, hand-arm jockeying, and eye work. Grinch really sounds more like he wants a trainer more than an secondary coach. And what is the scoop on what he really spends his time doing at Missouri?
This is really going to blow the cheerleaders in the media skirts up around their heads
Nobody stopped the option for a loss all year... and Odom/Dooley just blew it off
Another good week two game, West Virginia at Missouri.
Congratulations to OSU. A textbook way to make the best of inconsistent play part of this season. They couldn't erase those losses to average Big 12 programs so they beat Texas (2nd in the Big 12 and who beat Georgia), beat West Virginia who finished 3rd in the Big 12 this year, and they only lost to Oklahoma by 1 point (who had the best showing of anyone but Georgia and Clemson against Alabama this year. Also congratulations to Missouri. They couldn't compete with the refs against Georgia and Kentucky. They were not as good as South Carolina in the rain. Alabama was just better. But eight wins with that schedule is nothing to discount. I'm looking forward to another good year for Missouri next year and the East has a good chance to continue it's supremacy over the SEC West. Also I appreciate all the bloggers who chimed in here to make the 2018 college football season so much fun. Have a good 2019 everyone.
Interesting questions and speculation from all the Tiger followers here. My idea is that Lock's potential... not just performance level today,.... long term developmental potential. Whoever coaches him and plays him will have a contract they can turn a profit on. Whoever sits him and doesn't provide him with good coaching will have some equity but will waste a good business opportunity. It's arm strength vs. vision development and "all-throws" techniques. But don't underestimate the raw talent in that arm, this has been a long accepted evaluation and the fact that he is still improving should make anyone raise their eyebrows.
something out of nothing. Good job Florida, and Harbaugh didn't do anything ungentlemanly. It was just a crowded field.
Tremendous game Florida. Thanks for representing the SEC and the East well.
very good season Vandy, and you were so close to winning even more. very impressive attacking football and solid defense all year long. Coach Mason has Vanderbilt in that sweet spot where contending for the division might only be only one or two years away. But the quality of the execution is the best part of Vandy right now. It's just plain entertaining and tight football. Vandy is a major reason why the SEC East has become the best division in college football.
Sorry Cat, we can see this is upsetting you. If it makes you feel any better, Disney was stolen by the left coasters in the early days of union company take overs.
Finally somebody in football writing figured out the SEC West took a major whoopin from the East this year and the ranking below Alabama sure ought to show it.
Kelly, ever been to Miami?, and Oregon is not sinking into the ocean. lol
Oh sure, Stoops is going to leave Kentucky to take that big promotion to a notorious program like Miami. Urban Meyer on the other hand is perfect for Miami.
You could say "Compare the margin of victory Georgia vs Notre Dame", but with 3 weeks to heal up, that comparison might actually make Georgia look worse.
Another very important win for the SEC. I hate seeing the Big 12 get to an 11 point margin but a win is a win. Baylor's win doesn't mean all that much since they finished so much higher in the Big 12 than Vanderbilt finished in the SEC, in fact that close loss probably makes the SEC look better than tonight's game does. Oklahoma State took Oklahoma down to the wire 3 weeks ago so, as expected, Missouri has to play their best football and win this game, then win it as big as they can.
i like this color and helmet tiger for Oklahoma State. Disney grew up in Marceline, MO. and so all his artwork and his corporate artwork are in some way an extension of the things he drew around the Marceline farm. The barn where he drew on the walls is still there and the last time I was in it, people were still allowed to add their own art work to the walls there. So this cartoon Tiger truly has a Missouri history connection and fits on programs helmet for a big game like this bowl. Oklahoma State could be orange or black or some combo so little chance of being any color confusion, they sure won't be white.
You totally miss the point if you look at money today per program. This is all about getting more money in the top football money makers pockets over the long haul.
An intermediate step to throwing some members out.
Come on fans, get ahead of the bowl selection people and the media. Baylor finished tied for 5th place in the Big 12, in order for the Big 12 to get a win, the committees had to skip over the SEC 5th place team down to tied-for-10th Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt still almost beat the Big 12. Don't be a hypno-head and go from that result to saying the SEC is "just" even in the bowls this year. Virginia finished tied for 6th while South Carolina was is a 3 way tie for 7th so that result is the only one so far that makes another conference look like its got a decent middle.
The Florida punter did this against Missouri and after the replay they reversed the targeting call.
yeah, a lot of good points here. and I think a lot of people agree with you on the M helmet. I like the oval. too many M's in football. but rarely are two M's meeting in the same game so instant recognition is enhanced by your preference here, and that's a good reason.
another fan who believes that the fate of 17 year old football players is a). known b). truthfully published c). fixed for life the day the last pretender 'recruiting expert' offers an often clandestine opinion based a fictional set of tests nobody ever sees happen and that never get anywhere close to science. Apply a common sense test here. Can Arkansas turn their program around? ans. yes of course. Is this likely to happen in the first recruiting class? Within the rules of college football, no, unlikely. While progress should be attributed to the new coaching staff, shouldn't the continuing slide of the program also be proportionally attributed to the new coaching staff.
Where are the penalty statistics, always important when you play a game in Texas against the big little 12-4+2. I noticed Vanderbilt had points taken away on a holding call. This was one of Vanderbilt's better offensive games of the year. How much of that was Baylor's defense vs. Mason slowly becoming a better attacking football coach. Shumur is one of those players nobody wants to see graduate, and really the whole Vanderbilt team this year was a pleasure to watch. Thanks Dores.