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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Every fan who visits SDS needs to look carefully at the make up of the appeals committee. Is this a committee hand picked to uphold a bought and paid for ridiculously harsh decision? Georgia knows that Missouri is the team they must get past in the division to have a shot at a #1 ranking at the end of the 2019 season. And Georgia has one of the five votes on this appeal. For Georgia it's us or Missouri winning the deepest division in college football. Princeton is on the committee, so Princeton is probably more likely to uphold a harsh decision than anyone, because to them everybody else in the NCAA should be bowl ineligible. I sure hope they publish how every committee member votes. The fundamental issue here is that the cheater was not under the direction of anyone associated with Missouri. Plus the fact that all of the cheaters were dismissed and or appropriately punished beyond this. How this can result in such over-kill is suspicious to say the very least.
PEDs work. They work far better than those who wrote or read this article can imagine. In our modern world pharmacy are new drugs that can't be detected with the testing systems used in the NCAA. So when cheaters get caught you can be sure that far more of the team cheated but were saved by short half-life drugs. Football is sport where skills can easily be offset by strength and power developed with PEDs. Another example, sports like cycling or track and field are always going to be won by cheaters unless the testers stay ahead of them. Why would anybody recognize Clemson as the winner in that game?, only two reasons possible, 1. ignorance or 2. the team they like also cheats and they just admire the scheme of cheating more than football by real men.
Old favorites die hard, I like Mullen, but his chances of beating Missouri in the SEC-E head to head are not very good in 2019. Having said that, Missouri's line coaches are not winning any games against Kentucky's line coaches....What does that mean? It means Missouri has to get past Kentucky to win the East. But Georgia you say, well sure but if you watch the Missouri vs Georgia game 2019 again and add up the calls that were gifts to Georgia, then the best Georgia can do this year against Missouri is toss up. Keep your eye on the University of Georgia official sitting on the NCAA appeal committee. If he votes against Missouri strong appeal presentation, will that stink ever go away?
I like the strong mature upperclassmen he will be leading from the first snap. The awesome recruiting corp., maybe one of the top three running backs in the SEC this year, and an OL that can take the game to their opponents. I'm sure Bryant will be successful and I'm equally sure that Powell, Robinson, and a couple others will play well enough to make Missouri a contender if Bryant needs a recovery day, week, month, season. The first game is only a little more than a month away.
The rivalry you refer to, kept Oklahoma and Nebraska ahead of Missouri for decades because Kansas would knock Missouri out of the Big 8 and Big 12 race every other year. What high school player would want to sign at two Universities this stupid. And what did Missouri do to stop that? Stewart spent valuable time and money on a campaign to keep Missouri citizens from spending any money in Kansas. Kansas students broke into hotel phone systems and called Missouri players on the phone all night before games. Kansas coaches convinced dim-witted players that Missouri present day student athletes were responsible for murdering Kansas citizens. Missouri students made fun of Kansas coaches dying mothers. Kansas boosters paid a player to come from Texas A&M to knock Missouri out of the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL game, even though it would be a sure forfeit Sorry dim-wits, this is a schedule mistake only the biggest losers on earth want, and think they need. So if you think this is a good idea, please move to Kansas right away and stay away from the good thing we have going now.
We will see what the NFL thinks about them. Here something that is not an opinion. Kentucky had a very good D-line in 19. I don't think anybody has the evidence to say it was a worse D-line than SC, or Auburn's, or LSU's, and most certainly not worse than aTm's. I don't know anybody who wouldn't put at least one Alabama player on that list. So there is at least one thing Cubelic doesn't know and that is the record of the SEC West against the SEC East last year. Facts trump opinions every minute of every day, and while it wouldn't be impossible for the West to have 4 of the top five in 19 anyway. The odds are long, in an opinion that can be proven one way of the other, the opinion ought to reflect results until 2019 proves otherwise.
yeah, and some of the real estate is washed away how do you recover from that?
Those are good ones Connor. I'm glad you saw Missouri continuing it's division championship contention. I'm staying on my soap box about Georgia not really winning that game at Mizzou last year by 14, field goal take away, ref blocks Missouri player for false fumble 6, after forward progress should have stopped play, and of course the dropping of the ball by the Dawg before he crossed the goal line. Still your point is well taken Georgia under Smart has been solid. I don't give Kiffin near that much credit, but I give Mullen even more credit.. great call on naming Mullen's job as high on the list. Now this is not to say he can repeat it at Florida. Totally a new challenge.
I wonder what programs are: 1. top completed passes 2. top % of snaps pass plays 3. top least sacks allowed 4. top placing quarterbacks in the pro leagues 5.... well you get the idea, he should want to be a team man but he should also look ahead at placement (and education, since all athletes are just one injury away from not playing football anymore)
Tony, yes but I don't obsess over it. If there's a reasonable chance you can get the idea, fine, then I'm going back to work. Like right now it's 5:45 am and I'm getting ready to head home after 3 days on the road working on a 64 year old effort that about 4,000 americans join hands to contribute every year. Stop worrying about spelling and grammer so much. It's college football, and it's primarily for the participants, after that our writing skills, about it, don't amount to much even when they are perfect.
At the request of a colleague, I delivered some recovery relief to Panama City in January this year. Then I went on over to Mexico Beach also. I've only seen storm damage 'significantly' worse than this one place. One of the issues we forget is that when people have to leave a community because their residence is damaged or destroyed they often take their money and property with them. This creates a recovery vacuum. The other place I was thinking of was Greensburg, Kansas, where (and this is hard to believe) it looked like a giant bulldozer blade had passed over the ground only a few inches elevated. This changes the nature of a community for a long time, some places permanently. So thanks for adding some much needed balance to the whole story there.
^ It couldn't have been worse. Not only did they pull these criminal stunts but they wound up in the highest media profile position with the dirt all over them. It's easy to imagine several demographics of fans who will never go back to their's and a lot of other's football games. And the stink of dirty college sports is getting more unbearable all the time. For heaven's sake, the FBI has to step in and clean up the NCAA's children. What were our elected politicians thinking when they turned the gambling underworld loose on our already embattled college games. I guess we will just have to go get a work-out in and be fans to ourselves, at least we'll have some control over our own behavior.
Imagine how severe the penalties would have to be, compared to Missouri catching a rouge tutor and dismissing the student-athletes, to show even-handedness. Ha, "no more football at USC for a decade" wouldn't even "make it right".
I don't know how many more years football and basketball can survive the bad press of their outlaws and still sell tickets. It's not forever, I'll tell you that.
UCF, that was impressive (and without UCF's best players by far, thanks for bringing that up. No sorry that doesn't erase the division whoop-ass you took last year.
He we could stomach Herbstreet we might care who Corso was rooting for. But naaaahhh. Five of those team could lose 4 or more games this year. Knock yourself out Gameday.
Missouri has taken over Kansas City on the Kansas side. Texas is just a much a Missouri hot spot as it ever was.
Notre Dame with a very average schedule, is only a stumbling block to a Georgia that would not win the SEC East, the best division in college football 2018 (?and 2009?)...So we will see.
If Missouri beats West Virginia, it doesn't automatically vault them into national contention, but later if West Virginia does well, the margin of victory become interesting to either team
Finebaum grabs ahold of some isolated ideas. The NCAA could crash and burn Clemson and a lot other programs, if they wanted to divide less cash among their "aaahhmmm" budget line items. He could have more accurately said FSU was one of several who alienated their community and more. I hope everybody read the recent story, dirty laundry list from Louisville. How many times can you crash without bursting into flames.
Ok, but respect this, who is going to throw the ball to you at 7 or more of those programs, respectfully submitted.
We have to wonder what the catalyst for that was? a recruiting class ? a promise made in an assistant coaches contract ? Anyway it's interesting that you brought that history comment, good addition
first you have to get the man tackled, once you know he's going down,.... that's where Missouri stunk it up last year. Same with interceptions, first you know you are not going to get beat deep then you can jump the route, and Missouri was so-so at this last year also.
sorry can't agree with the old uniforms they out lived even their classic fashion statement about a decade.
that's right Tigurr and if we are fair we have to say the run defense was horrible under Kuligowski and Stckel... prime example Auburn in what turned out to be the game for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd national ranking of 2013
Well you could think it's not exciting, BUT Walters got a lot better in 18', and probably will in 19'. After that he can still have some dramatically bigger years due to recruiting success. And don't be too depressed about getting better in regular small steps. Example, did you ever think that Missouri's defense was getting better in regular small steps with Steckel as the boss? Just 5 years of regular small steps forward as a DC makes him a lot better coach. Most of the coaching world gets better this way, quietly, if they are improving at all, and a lot of them are not.
They are as fine as a fake conference race can take them. Now want to try and explain why the word phrase "hook em" has magic powers? Just dumb.
There was nothing you should want to delete in that comment so why would you not be asking the same question as a college sports news organization?