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Title: College Basketball Thread
Post by: BoNeSaW on July 21, 2008, 03:30:53 PM
NCAA College Basketball Here


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on July 21, 2008, 05:44:06 PM
Oregon Ducks AKA NIke U and Fighting Illini.


Really love my Ducks. Just wish Bolloti would get more love from the national media. But i guess its a good thing he doesnt otherwise his name would be tossed around for other jobs.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on July 22, 2008, 03:17:42 AM
Fight on Trojans!!!!!! Here is to another run at a national championship and the future smashing of the Ohio State Buckeyes.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: KnuckleHead on July 22, 2008, 03:19:53 AM
Hell yeah go Sun Devils!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on July 22, 2008, 12:41:18 PM
Both will finish behind the Ducks in the Pac 10


LOL


Ok maybe not but I do expect the Pac 10 to be very tough this year.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on July 22, 2008, 01:37:47 PM
The Pac-10 will be a very competitive conference. UCLA will be in the mix of it also. The Ohio State game will be the measuring stick on Mark Sanchez, if he fails Mustain will be ready. SC receivers are a year older, last year that was our youngest least experienced core as a whole.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on July 23, 2008, 01:29:18 AM
go blue go !!!
Looks like Michigan will possably have a true freshman QB Steven Threet 6'6 230 who has out played both the Sophmores. With Henne in the NFL this leaves it wide open.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on July 23, 2008, 08:31:52 AM
GO  BIG  RED 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on July 23, 2008, 09:44:20 AM
GO  BIG  RED 

Watch what Bo does with that defense this year!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on July 23, 2008, 12:48:33 PM
GO  BIG  RED 


(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/143/hottieok2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on July 23, 2008, 01:45:52 PM
GO  BIG  RED 


(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/143/hottieok2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

You da man!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 04, 2008, 11:47:33 AM
college football just that much closer!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on August 17, 2008, 01:39:32 PM
Rally sons of Notre Dame
Sing her glory & sound her fame
Raise her Gold & Blue
& cheer with voices true
"Rah Rah" for Notre Dame
We will fight in every game
Strong of heart & true to her name
We will never forget her
& we'll cheer her ever
Loyal to Notre Dame

Cheer cheer for Ole Notre Dame
Wake up the echoes cheering her name
Send the volley cheer on high
Shake down the thunder from the sky
What though the odds be great or small
Ole Notre Dame will win over all
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to victory


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on August 18, 2008, 03:19:38 PM
Rally sons of Notre Dame
Sing her glory & sound her fame
Raise her Gold & Blue
& cheer with voices true
"Rah Rah" for Notre Dame
We will fight in every game
Strong of heart & true to her name
We will never forget her
& we'll cheer her ever
Loyal to Notre Dame

Cheer cheer for Ole Notre Dame
Wake up the echoes cheering her name
Send the volley cheer on high
Shake down the thunder from the sky
What though the odds be great or small
Ole Notre Dame will win over all
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to victory


FUCK THE IRISH!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Cincywarrior on August 18, 2008, 05:30:56 PM
So this is where I come to get the USC fans fired up.I lived in greater Cincinnati for 44 years so you know I'm a Ohio State Buckeye nutcase.Even though we got beat down the last two years in the Championship I think we have a good chance to beat the Trojans I could be wrong and Brutus might go out to Southern California and get his head smashed in but if we do get the win lookout Buckeye haters we will be on our way to a third championship and everybody knows the third time is a charm.  GO BUCKS


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 18, 2008, 08:20:08 PM
Buckeyes huh? Living near St.Louis my boss has really done a good job turning me into an ILLI fan. I follow the Oregon ducks a little closer but still follow the ILLI....I dont know if the Buckeye offense will be good enough at the QB spot to carry them as far as normal this year.  Is there any word on how Pryor is doing???? Will he play? I was really hoping he would be a Duck but the travel was just too much for him.

I am glad he went there and not to Mich though.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Cincywarrior on August 21, 2008, 07:45:57 PM
Buckeyes huh? Living near St.Louis my boss has really done a good job turning me into an ILLI fan. I follow the Oregon ducks a little closer but still follow the ILLI....I dont know if the Buckeye offense will be good enough at the QB spot to carry them as far as normal this year.  Is there any word on how Pryor is doing???? Will he play? I was really hoping he would be a Duck but the travel was just too much for him.

I am glad he went there and not to Mich though.
I think will be fine at quarterback.Pryor is doing good and will get into games.Can't wait til the showdown with USC should be a good one.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on August 22, 2008, 01:39:31 PM
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan
The leaders and best!
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
The champions of the West!



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on August 22, 2008, 04:46:16 PM
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan
The leaders and best!
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
The champions of the West!

We'll be seeing your BOYS in South Bend on September 13 ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on August 24, 2008, 09:38:25 PM
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan
The leaders and best!
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
The champions of the West!

We'll be seeing your BOYS in South Bend on September 13 ;D

SONIC you must be a ND fan. Thats ok my boys play high school football for a ND team up here, same logo & color's so its all good. A member of the athletics dept came up North here to talk to them last year going into the provincial(state) championship game.
As for me its all Go Blue!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on August 25, 2008, 01:31:27 PM
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan
The leaders and best!
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
The champions of the West!

We'll be seeing your BOYS in South Bend on September 13 ;D

SONIC you must be a ND fan. Thats ok my boys play high school football for a ND team up here, same logo & color's so its all good. A member of the athletics dept came up North here to talk to them last year going into the provincial(state) championship game.
As for me its all Go Blue!

Yes Sir 100% Notre Damer here ;D

Good luck with your boys CC 2.  I have all the faith in them.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 25, 2008, 02:55:55 PM
i would be shocked if both ND and Mich win a combine 10 games this year.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on August 25, 2008, 07:14:14 PM
i would be shocked if both ND and Mich win a combine 10 games this year.

u kidding me? have u seen how many cupcakes ND has on their sched..they will definitely win 5-6 games and what u think Michigan is gonna go 4-8?!?

why all the hate on Mich from a Ducks fan? u were also pleased Pryor didnt end up here


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 25, 2008, 08:12:45 PM
Actually yeah. i was glad pryor ddnt end up there.I was actually hopeing for JO-PA to get him since he wasn't going to be a duck. I hate Rodriguez and how he totally abandoned WV a total BS move on his part..  Mich will be good again in a couple of years but i would be shocked if they did win more than 5 games. Just cause they dont have the players to run Rich's system.


ND still has to show me something. I dont care if they played AA ball. Clausen was GREATLY overrated and could be challenged by another freshman.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on August 26, 2008, 02:06:10 AM
Actually yeah. i was glad pryor ddnt end up there.I was actually hopeing for JO-PA to get him since he wasn't going to be a duck. I hate Rodriguez and how he totally abandoned WV a total BS move on his part..  Mich will be good again in a couple of years but i would be shocked if they did win more than 5 games. Just cause they dont have the players to run Rich's system.


ND still has to show me something. I dont care if they played AA ball. Clausen was GREATLY overrated and could be challenged by another freshman.

RR might've left WV abruptly but that place isn't nearly what is now compared to before he got there, so they should be thankful

i understand u think Mich will struggle, i think they will too, but to think that it would be shocking for them to win 5 is simply ridculous. look at their sched

http://www.mgoblue.com/football/page.aspx?id=84112 (http://www.mgoblue.com/football/page.aspx?id=84112)

Utah, Miami (OH), ND, Toledo, Purdue, NW, Minn...you're telling me you'd be shocked if they won 5 of those games?!?!?



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 26, 2008, 11:11:36 AM
Utah and Prudue will beat them....And Minn will give them a challenge.  I think Michigan's defense will really miss their DC..there was one thing you could count on from Mich and that was a sound Defense..now i am not so sure.

Yes i am serious about Utah and Purdue...


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on August 26, 2008, 04:01:31 PM
Utah and Prudue will beat them....And Minn will give them a challenge.  I think Michigan's defense will really miss their DC..there was one thing you could count on from Mich and that was a sound Defense..now i am not so sure.

Yes i am serious about Utah and Purdue...

actually the D will be very solid this year with the vast majority of starters returning..as for your prediction we'll just wait and see


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 26, 2008, 04:58:06 PM
I am not holding my breath for the ducks to be anything special this year. Just a bowl game would be nice this year.  They are very young especially at key spots. Defense is nice but.  Much like Mich, they have to show me first. Surprise me! is all i am saying.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on August 26, 2008, 08:36:41 PM
#&%$&%!!!  >:(


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on August 26, 2008, 11:45:31 PM
Utah and Prudue will beat them....And Minn will give them a challenge.  I think Michigan's defense will really miss their DC..there was one thing you could count on from Mich and that was a sound Defense..now i am not so sure.

Yes i am serious about Utah and Purdue...

actually the D will be very solid this year with the vast majority of starters returning..as for your prediction we'll just wait and see

MR
here is my prediction for this coming season...
Donovan Warren at Corner will be a household name by season end. Trent will need to play like a Sr. I'm more concerned with our Linebackers. We got pretty whiped out with Crable and the Sr's like Graham leaving. But Michigan always has a great lineage of Linebackers. So i trust the recruiting there.
Jamison should captain the D line that guy is a beast.
O line with Schill & Ortmann should create a good base.
Our Offence will be intresting under freshman Threet. Mathews and Butler will have big years. Minor will be the man at HB but i like Carlos Browns versatility.
How good do you think Stonum is going to be? Alot of hype about this kid.

i agree with you on Warren, and Trent now as a senior should be an adequate CB2..the front 4 will be great and the LB'ers should be fine.

as for the offense, qb and the OL are what concern me..it seems like Sheridan is the starter, and the OL is very young

at RB we're fine, minor/brown are decent and McGuffie will be great if he lives up to his hype

i think Stonum will be solid, Matthews is the leader and Butler should be a solid TE..

i'm intrigued by Micheal Shaw as well, dude is scary fast


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 28, 2008, 12:18:01 PM
College Football kicks off tonight!!!!



yes some football that counts!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on August 28, 2008, 08:04:13 PM
YA....HOOOOOOOO

FOOTBALL IS BACK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO BIG RED


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 28, 2008, 08:11:30 PM
i am watching the NCST/SC game right now. I am waiting for the Oregon state. Stanford game to come on....


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 28, 2008, 08:40:16 PM
NCST game is sloppy and kinda hard to watch. :-\


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on August 30, 2008, 09:21:18 AM
I love college football!!! 

LSU vs. last's year's upset of the year winner App St at 11am est, and Alabama-Clemson tonight!!
Not to be outdone, Big Red plays the juggernaut also known as Western Michigan! 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 30, 2008, 05:23:17 PM
YO! MICH

22-10 Hafltime! not looking good.


I am just giving you a hard time   ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: EX on August 30, 2008, 06:08:56 PM
GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MICHIGAN STATE IS GOING DOWN!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 30, 2008, 06:43:02 PM
USC looks really tough...


GO DUCKS!!!!!!


UW is going down. and it wont be pretty!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 30, 2008, 06:47:22 PM
Michigan has made it game! WOW...25-23 UTAH with 626 togo


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 30, 2008, 07:11:41 PM
little too little too late...UTAH over MICH...


where is the running game for Mich??


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on August 30, 2008, 07:12:26 PM
Hail to the pig cocksuckers
Hail to the muthafuckers
Hail, Hail, to Michigan
The cesspool of the land!!!



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on August 30, 2008, 07:38:57 PM
Hail to the pig cocksuckers
Hail to the muthafuckers
Hail, Hail, to Michigan
The cesspool of the land!!!

How about this Jay

Shame to the victims unvaliant
Shame to the bum'bling zeroes
Shame, Shame, to Michigan
The doormats of the West!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: EX on August 30, 2008, 07:47:52 PM
LETS GO BERKELEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I GOT MY TICKETS TO THE BIG GAME THIS YEAR ALREADY!  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on August 30, 2008, 09:14:40 PM
Hail to the pig cocksuckers
Hail to the muthafuckers
Hail, Hail, to Michigan
The cesspool of the land!!!

How about this Jay

Shame to the victims unvaliant
Shame to the bum'bling zeroes
Shame, Shame, to Michigan
The doormats of the West!!!


hmm..trash talkin from a ND fan and a Nebraska fan? what the hell have these programs done lately?

sonic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKTVXP_nXFM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKTVXP_nXFM)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yLnzdpZI1k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yLnzdpZI1k)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on August 30, 2008, 09:22:36 PM
little too little too late...UTAH over MICH...


where is the running game for Mich??

non-existent just like most of the offense. sheridan was terrible, threet was better but still mediocre. they never looked to really establsh the run, not really sure why, although even when they did the o-line didnt get much of a push..the d was disappointing..totally dominated in the 1st half, not enough pressure from the front 7, poor coverage by the secondary..gotta give credit to Utah, especially their QB, he played a hell of a game, they should be one of the better non-BCS teams..all-around disappointing performance but the team will still be good enough to make a decent bowl game.  it will take rich rod a year or two to get this program back to the elite level it should be at


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on August 30, 2008, 09:23:09 PM
Nebraska played Michigan head to head in a bowl game a couple of years ago... who won?  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on August 30, 2008, 09:27:32 PM
Nebraska played Michigan head to head in a bowl game a couple of years ago... who won?  ;D

oh lord..are u seriously gonna get excited about the state of your program based off a win in the alamo bowl 3-4 years ago? and hell even in that terrible season, Mich still would've won if that idiot Ecker would've lateraled it to breaston

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLEXBPwF9_g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLEXBPwF9_g)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on August 30, 2008, 09:36:24 PM
lighten up francis.  but since you asked, yes, i'm pretty excited about this season. we have the coach we should've had 4 years ago.  our offense was already good and our defense will be much better with the pellini boys coaching them.  i know one thing, we'll have a better record than michigan this year despite our tough schedule.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on August 30, 2008, 09:39:49 PM
lighten up francis.  but since you asked, yes, i'm pretty excited about this season. we have the coach we should've had 4 years ago.  our offense was already good and our defense will be much better with the pellini boys coaching them.  i know one thing, we'll have a better record than michigan this year despite our tough schedule.

perhaps, but the real question is if the respective coaches can get their programs to elite levels and competing for nat'l championships



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on August 30, 2008, 09:44:49 PM
not this year, no way. but no doubt we won't be getting blown out by 21 a game like we did last year. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on August 30, 2008, 11:26:15 PM
not this year, no way. but no doubt we won't be getting blown out by 21 a game like we did last year. 

of course, it would be unrealistic to expect either coach to do that this year, but will they be able to do it next 2-3 years is the question as its the expectation of each fan base for both


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on August 31, 2008, 12:27:27 AM
Not to change the subject or anything, but is anyone watching the Washington/Oregon game?

That Locker (QB) kid is pretty damn good. I'm impressed.




Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 31, 2008, 12:34:06 PM
Not to change the subject or anything, but is anyone watching the Washington/Oregon game?

That Locker (QB) kid is pretty damn good. I'm impressed.





Locker did look good. he is a great athlete. but he is the only thing UW has....once Oregon gets settled at QB they will be fine this year. I was pleased with how they played overall.


GO DUCKS!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on August 31, 2008, 02:03:48 PM
USC/Ohio in two weeks!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on August 31, 2008, 07:28:32 PM
That Michigan loss was a disgrace. Honestly i was not too bent last year because i knew that Michigan's system and key players like Hart, Henne, Manningham and Long would turn the season around, and they did.
This loss pissed me off even more because Richy Rich and his spread offence is fucking horrible. He forced the Oline to get smaller. They are going to get physically pounded by OSU, Wisc, Iowa for sure. He was constantly trying to get his rookie HB like tiny McGuffie run through the optoin out of a shotgun formation without a FB blocking only to get blasted time and time again. Threet should have gotten the start to begin with. Sheridan was a complete joke as a QB, probably the worst starting QB in my 30 some years being a Wolverine fan.
Michigan has always been a run first smashmouth style of offence opening up the pass when needed. They always use the TE & always recruit good ones. Butler 6'5 250 with proven hands is a major weapon that RR didn't even take advantage of. The missmatch in Butler's favour was there all game.
Richy Rich should have spent his offseason learning Michigan football rather than forcing his Virginia spead bullshit that will never work in the BigTen. It will take him 3 years to create what he wants but losing seasons will have him fired by then.
I have seen enough of this prick's gameplan in one game to realize this will be the worst Michigan season in the 100+ years of its existance.
As far his so called mastery of the spread offence he doesn't know jack shit about a spread offence. I have spent my lifetime watching the so called NEW spread offence in th CFL and his version is nothing more than a watered done version of bullshit.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on September 01, 2008, 10:25:19 PM
Not to change the subject or anything, but is anyone watching the Washington/Oregon game?

That Locker (QB) kid is pretty damn good. I'm impressed.





Locker did look good. he is a great athlete. but he is the only thing UW has....once Oregon gets settled at QB they will be fine this year. I was pleased with how they played overall.


GO DUCKS!!!!

Yeah, I agree, Locker IS the only thing that Washington has, and you're right, a great athlete. Did you see how wasted tired he was by the end of the gameo? Poor kid, trying to do everything, geez...





Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 03, 2008, 06:44:59 PM
waiting on the oregon/psu game. cant wait for the ducks to beat joe-schmoos over-rated team. so pathetic how joe has to play these community college warm up games to open every season to build confidence in his team. remember when he turned down playing florida in the kickoff classic game and came out and said a loss that early in the season would set his team back. hopefully oregon wont let me down.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 06, 2008, 05:32:33 PM
waiting on the oregon/psu game. cant wait for the ducks to beat joe-schmoos over-rated team. so pathetic how joe has to play these community college warm up games to open every season to build confidence in his team. remember when he turned down playing florida in the kickoff classic game and came out and said a loss that early in the season would set his team back. hopefully oregon wont let me down.


my bad.  :-[ thought they were playing oregon , when really they are playing oregon state. should of known better psu wouldnt play a contender or real team this early in the season.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 06, 2008, 05:36:59 PM
waiting on the oregon/psu game. cant wait for the ducks to beat joe-schmoos over-rated team. so pathetic how joe has to play these community college warm up games to open every season to build confidence in his team. remember when he turned down playing florida in the kickoff classic game and came out and said a loss that early in the season would set his team back. hopefully oregon wont let me down.


my bad.  :-[ thought they were playing oregon , when really they are playing oregon state. should of known better psu wouldnt play a contender or real team this early in the season.

Week 1: Penn State vs. Coastal Carolina
Week 2: Penn State vs. Oregon State
Week 3: Penn State @ Syracuse
Week 4: Penn State vs. Temple

Joe Paterno's Nittany Lions' first 4 games this season, LOOK AT THAT!

But then again, Joe Pa has always played cupcakes every chance they got ever since the 70s & 80s when they were an Independent, my dad taught me that. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 06, 2008, 07:45:47 PM
Notre Dame wins 21-13 over San Diego State ;D

The playcalling on offense was very predictable, especially in the 1st half of the game. Not ot mention that some of the players seemed undisciplined out there.

Jimmy Clausen: His passing was bad early in the game, but in the 2nd half when we needed it the most, came around & scored two touchdowns in the 4th quarter. It showed me that he can adapt & mature under center.

Armando Allen: Good returner, just not somebody who can break tackles. I don't know why Charlie Weis didn't put in James Aldridge at RB one play.

Golden Tate: He is becoming a star at WR. His touchdown catch down the sideline was a thing of beauty.

Maurice Crum Jr.: Made very careless & stupid personal foul penalties two plays in a row.

I do not remember the name of the guy who was our special team gunner but damn did he do a very good job at that position.

Time to work out the kinks & get ready for the Michigan Wolverines next week.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 08, 2008, 09:00:00 AM
If SDSU wouldnt have fumbled the ball at the end of the game at the goal line they would have lost. ND showed nothing too much..they played a team a GOOD team would ahve beat by 20+...next weeks ND/MICH game will be a complete bore.  Probably really sloppy and end up being 13-10 in 5-OTs

rather watch paint dry than watch that game. ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 08, 2008, 04:01:55 PM
If SDSU wouldnt have fumbled the ball at the end of the game at the goal line they would have lost. ND showed nothing too much..they played a team a GOOD team would ahve beat by 20+...next weeks ND/MICH game will be a complete bore.  Probably really sloppy and end up being 13-10 in 5-OTs

rather watch paint dry than watch that game. ;D

the way both offenses look, i can't blame you


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 08, 2008, 06:44:28 PM
cant say to much about my gators, they looked horrible up until the 4th when they pulled away against a work in progess UM team with a freshman qb.

georgia and oaklahoma look like the teams to beat this year, im going with georgia, keep it in the sec.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on September 12, 2008, 02:42:53 AM
OSU v USC is going to be an epic game to watch. If Wells does not play like what is rumored. USC is going to win by 17.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 13, 2008, 09:47:35 AM
To michiganraider & CC 2:

It's Gametime! ;D

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m13/GUIDI1/Notre%20Dame/n2362267_34290043_8594.jpg)



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on September 13, 2008, 09:55:23 AM
OSU v USC is going to be an epic game to watch. If Wells does not play like what is rumored. USC is going to win by 17.


USC by 17 Humm Sounds good to me!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on September 13, 2008, 09:56:09 AM
No way ND wins this game 8)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 13, 2008, 03:37:14 PM
GO DUCKS!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on September 13, 2008, 06:41:48 PM
No way ND wins this game 8)

35-17 ND in the 4th w/ 4:31 left---to which facts do you base this statement? ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on September 13, 2008, 06:53:35 PM
YES ND WINNNNNSSSSSSSSS!!!!  ;D ;D 8) 8)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 13, 2008, 07:02:06 PM
way too many fumbles by UM, gave the game away..otherwise Threet and McGuffie played well...too many big plays given up by the D...disappointing overall

u were right GK, Mich is in danger of not making a bowl game

anyways, a lot of young guys on the team and with RR the future looks bright IMO

as for ND, with the number of mistakes UM made it's hard to assess if they've made any significant process, regardless they got a much needed W


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 13, 2008, 07:02:18 PM
No way ND wins this game 8)

Ummm...you were saying? 8)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 13, 2008, 07:02:56 PM
YES ND WINNNNNSSSSSSSSS!!!!  ;D ;D 8) 8)

HELL YES 35-17 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 13, 2008, 07:03:58 PM
way too many fumbles by UM, gave the game away..otherwise Threet and McGuffie played well...too many big plays given up by the D...disappointing overall

u were right GK, Mich is in danger of not making a bowl game

anyways, a lot of young guys on the team and with RR the future looks bright IMO

as for ND, with the number of mistakes UM made it's hard to assess if they've made any significant process, regardless they got a much needed W

I was really impressed with McGuffie, but at times the ND defense was in La-La Land & not concentrating on the play itself, allowing McGuffie to get his share of yards.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 13, 2008, 07:16:21 PM
Allow me to present the Michigan Wolverines' new logo

(http://i33.tinypic.com/1zvzclc.gif)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 13, 2008, 07:17:03 PM
Oh wait, here's another one

(http://i36.tinypic.com/alhoa0.jpg)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on September 13, 2008, 07:19:41 PM
Allow me to present the Michigan Wolverines' new logo

(http://i33.tinypic.com/1zvzclc.gif)

 ;D lol ^   priceless...Michigan is our biatch for the next year!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on September 13, 2008, 07:35:53 PM
No way ND wins this game 8)

Ummm...you were saying? 8)


That I eat crow Sir. :P


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on September 13, 2008, 07:36:45 PM
GO DUCKS!!!!!


Nice win Gate!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: R8DER4EVER on September 14, 2008, 12:07:12 AM
USC RULES!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: r8derfan33 on September 14, 2008, 12:33:35 AM
USC is top dogg in the collegiate ranks.  proved it tonight by crushing Ohio St. 35-3.  Anybody see the UCLA game?  they were spanked 59-0....ouch....it won't look pretty in the last game of the season for the Bruins. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 14, 2008, 12:34:26 AM
Allow me to present the Michigan Wolverines' new logo

(http://i33.tinypic.com/1zvzclc.gif)

 ;D lol ^   priceless...Michigan is our biatch for the next year!!


wow, getting a little too excited about a gift-wrapped win verse a relatively poor Michigan team..i certainly hope a win like this doesn't make you believe things are back on track unless u expect most teams to fumble 4 times either in their own red zone or the opposing team's

this is a good take on the ND win:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=3586177&sportCat=ncf (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=3586177&sportCat=ncf)

it's just really hard to conclude anything about ND after that game. Michigan gave them the game. perhaps ND would've won regardless, but we didn't get a chance to see that


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on September 14, 2008, 02:17:44 AM
Say what you want, think what you what you want, but any GOOD team that gets turnovers must capitalize on them. The O line still had to block, the receivers still had to get open and the receivers still had to catch the ball. Things that  ND could NOT do last year. Clausen was out of high school and into one of the most critical and high pressured positions in college football.

 Special teams outplayed Mich special teams today, hands town. Our defense played with more heart and confidence than last year. (we also have a new D cord that brings pressure--RR see the word BLITZ). Charlie also handed the play call duties over to an O cord for the first time. Yes Mich out gained us, but that will happen when special teams play very well and put the Offense in very good field position, as they did on the first two turnovers. The only stat that matters at the end of the day is the scoreboard stat. Facts-The O line is much improved (esp. against the Mich D line), Clausen is coming into his own, he made smart decisions today, made smart throws and was a leader. He still has much more to learn, but he is progressing well. Special teams played faster and better than Mich did today, PERIOD. Our defense did give up some plays, however, they played well over all. C'mon, we would be drooling all over ourselves if the Raiders played a game like this. Gotta give ND some credit along with the game plan that was made. Just as the Raidrs used to live by..JUST WIN BABY!.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on September 14, 2008, 04:35:16 AM
Fight on!!!!!!!!! Florida, LSU, and now SC prove that Big 10 football is overrated. They play each other tough within the conference but the speed on defense that other conferences bring is too much to handle for Big 10 football.
USC gets better every year and Mark Sanchez will be a Heisman candidate. Fight on University of Southern California.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 14, 2008, 07:10:17 AM
Fight on!!!!!!!!! Florida, LSU, and now SC prove that Big 10 football is overrated. They play each other tough within the conference but the speed on defense that other conferences bring is too much to handle for Big 10 football.
USC gets better every year and Mark Sanchez will be a Heisman candidate. Fight on University of Southern California.

for the time being yes but once Rodriguez gets the right guys for his system Michigan will be right on par with those schools (and UM actually did beat Florida last year)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on September 14, 2008, 07:19:19 AM
Notre Dame still sucks Borat's balls.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 14, 2008, 12:22:58 PM
Notre Dame still sucks Borat's balls.

Take a look at your Pinkshirt Cornfuckers, not the Cream of the Crop either. 8)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 14, 2008, 05:09:27 PM
Tell you what ...when your teams are in the top 25..then you will be on my level.... ;D ;D ;D



GO DUCKS!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on September 15, 2008, 07:17:11 AM
Notre Dame still sucks Borat's balls.

Take a look at your Pinkshirt Cornfuckers, not the Cream of the Crop either. 8)

Give me a break. The Golden Homos wouldn't last 10 minutes on the field with Nebraska. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 15, 2008, 07:29:13 PM
SEC.... 5 teams in the top 10  ;)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on September 18, 2008, 03:45:14 AM
Allow me to present the Michigan Wolverines' new logo

(http://i33.tinypic.com/1zvzclc.gif)

 ;D lol ^   priceless...Michigan is our biatch for the next year!!


Damn that hurts, RR should duct tape the ball to special teams hands while they are on the bye week for the Badgers. Was that Weis's firt win over Michigan
On another note is USC the closest team to being pro like. Just a thought.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 20, 2008, 05:25:54 PM
my pour Ducks are taking a beating by the smurf turf crew! Damn! Hopefully another come back is in the works!




Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 20, 2008, 06:40:22 PM
Allow me to present the Michigan Wolverines' new logo

(http://i33.tinypic.com/1zvzclc.gif)

 ;D lol ^   priceless...Michigan is our biatch for the next year!!


Damn that hurts, RR should duct tape the ball to special teams hands while they are on the bye week for the Badgers. Was that Weis's firt win over Michigan
On another note is USC the closest team to being pro like. Just a thought.

No, Weis's first win against Michigan as the Irish head coach was in 2005 when we beat them in the Big House.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 20, 2008, 06:48:15 PM
ND didnt look to good toay


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 20, 2008, 06:59:59 PM
WOW!!! what a comeback for the ducks. Lead by a true Freshman..Granted they lost but what a comeback none the less.

Darrion Thomas was a Top Recruit..he was going to go to LSU but went to the ducks instead...


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 20, 2008, 08:41:07 PM
florida won big on score but still think they looked ordinary, as well as tebow. helped by some special teams play LSU and Georiga are gonna give us fits if we dont shape up (honestly we dont stand a chance against LSU defense the way we are playing now). dont care what the score boards says, tebow is a shadow of what he was last year stat wise. all i can say is go Aurburn.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on September 20, 2008, 10:49:28 PM
how bout them irish?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 20, 2008, 11:24:46 PM
how bout them irish?

Ugghh, definitely not one of our best games.

Our defense couldn't contain Javon Ringer, we also turned the ball over three times (two of them came from interceptions thrown by Clausen), & not to mention we missed two field goals.  Our running game didn't do shit that much either, we only had 16 yards rushing.

The only good thing out of that game was Michael Floyd, our freshman WR, who got our only touchdown of the game.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on September 24, 2008, 07:03:49 PM
USC at OREGON STATE - Sep 25, 6:00 pm pst ESPN

USC   -22.5
OREGON STATE   +22.5



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 25, 2008, 09:54:30 PM
USC isnt looking too good right now...But i am sure it wont stay like this.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: EX on September 26, 2008, 12:24:58 AM
Hahaha fuck USC!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 26, 2008, 12:42:34 AM
Hahaha fuck USC!  ;D ;D ;D

lol..man why USC keeps up this trend of looking over the "lesser" pac-10 team is puzzling..they talked about it all week, clearly it was just that: talk. they said the extra week helped for the OSU game? why not for this game? another year where USC could be most talented team but not make it to the champ game


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on September 26, 2008, 01:11:39 AM
Hahaha fuck USC!  ;D ;D ;D

lol..man why USC keeps up this trend of looking over the "lesser" pac-10 team is puzzling..they talked about it all week, clearly it was just that: talk. they said the extra week helped for the USC game? why not for this game? another year where USC could be most talented team but not make it to the champ game

Fucking idiots!!  But I guarantee they'll be in that National Championship game after getting embarrassed today!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on September 26, 2008, 02:44:21 AM
Hahaha fuck USC!  ;D ;D ;D

lol..man why USC keeps up this trend of looking over the "lesser" pac-10 team is puzzling..they talked about it all week, clearly it was just that: talk. they said the extra week helped for the OSU game? why not for this game? another year where USC could be most talented team but not make it to the champ game

It is so frustrating to see this every year now. If this is gonna be the let down from my beloved Trojans, I'd rather see them lose to a "power house" top ranked opponent.
Hopefully they'll win out and here is to seeing more upsets so SC can get in to the title game, fight on!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 26, 2008, 08:45:58 AM
To me is shows how underrated the pac 10 is as a whole.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 26, 2008, 08:46:03 AM
Just wanted to pay my respects to the Oregon State Beavers for knocking off the HATED USC Trojans last night.

EX said it all, FUCK USC!!! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on September 26, 2008, 05:14:55 PM
Just wanted to pay my respects to the Oregon State Beavers for knocking off the HATED USC Trojans last night.

EX said it all, FUCK USC!!! ;D ;D ;D

They're gonna rock Notre Dame!!!!! ;D
Fight on!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on September 27, 2008, 04:02:10 PM
First USC, now Florida, we're in for another wild season.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 27, 2008, 05:53:45 PM
thank god UF went down...LOVE IT!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on September 27, 2008, 07:08:32 PM
Go Michigan!!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 28, 2008, 12:39:25 AM
thank god UF went down...LOVE IT!

yea seeing Tebow get stuffed was great


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 28, 2008, 12:39:57 AM
Go Michigan!!!!!! ;D

lucky win, but regardless hell of a comeback..hopefully we can carry the momentum


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 28, 2008, 12:53:13 AM
Notre Dame is back to their winning ways once again ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on September 28, 2008, 03:58:43 AM
Go Michigan!!!!!! ;D

lucky win, but regardless hell of a comeback..hopefully we can carry the momentum

Nailbiter. 0-19 at the half quite the comback, Defence played with alot of heart. 27-25


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 28, 2008, 09:33:20 AM
was counting on maybe 2 losses for my gators but now looking more like 3. yeah other teams have figured out the obvious,  stuff tebow on the short yardage instances. i have mixed feelings about he calling, its blantantly obvious so throw a hitch to percy, but if it doesnt work then others would critize not going with your bread and butter.

3 of the top 4 went down leading the way for Oka. to get first, but its who occupies that space at the end of the year, and my guess will be LSU sooner or later. Gerogia was a dissappointment, last time they rally with their black shirts, and looks like saban is more of a college coach then nfl coach.

Whats that other over rated team USC or something, yeah they got a bunch of cupcakes for the remainder of the season so better be on there toes for another upset and letdown. maybe they can harvest some of Penn states foes next year so they dont get a repeat of what happened this year. better to be safe then sorry.  ;D



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 28, 2008, 10:45:11 AM
GO DUCKS!!!!!!!  put an ass whoopin on WSU...




the Illini PSU game was really good game.. Ilini Defense still has some growing to do. But when your mostly SO and JR mistakes are going to happen.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on October 04, 2008, 11:43:38 PM
ND 28-Stan 21....Fighting Irish 4-1 baby!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on October 05, 2008, 01:31:23 AM
USC...44 -10 yeah baby!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 05, 2008, 05:12:17 PM
ND 28-Stan 21....Fighting Irish 4-1 baby!!

I SALUTE YOU GOOD SIR ;D

Jimmy Clausen just keeps getting better & better & better.

If we keep improving, there's no doubt in my mind we can hang with the USC Trojans in their house at the end of the year & hopefully beat them.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on October 05, 2008, 07:09:54 PM
ND 28-Stan 21....Fighting Irish 4-1 baby!!

I SALUTE YOU GOOD SIR ;D

Jimmy Clausen just keeps getting better & better & better.

If we keep improving, there's no doubt in my mind we can hang with the USC Trojans in their house at the end of the year & hopefully beat them.

Well Sonic, we'll just have to see.

BTW, there is a Hot Tub missing....did you take it???


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 05, 2008, 07:11:35 PM
Well Sonic, we'll just have to see.

BTW, there is a Hot Tub missing....did you take it???

No, I constructed it a while ago & left it there for you & everybody else to enjoy.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 09, 2008, 06:19:14 PM
game of the week. Florida @ LSU. my heart is not gonna be able to take watching this game. LSU is gonna keep tebow off the field and just run all over my gators. can see an embarrasing loss coming.    :'(


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on October 11, 2008, 07:32:49 PM
Michigan lost to Toledo. WTF?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on October 11, 2008, 07:43:50 PM
Michigan lost to Toledo. WTF?


inexplicable, inexcusable, i don't care if RR doesn't have his "personnel"..anyways, it's gonna be a crap year for UM like GK had predicted, i still have faith in RR and once he does get his guys in we'll be back in a big way like RR has done everyhwere he's gone..i wasn't able to watch the game so dont know exactly what happened but regardless nothing would make this loss acceptable..embarassing



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on October 12, 2008, 06:57:33 PM
As impressive as Florida was against LSU, no way should they have jumped 6 spots in the AP poll. They leap frog USC and Texas Tech (undefeated, for now). What a load of SEC crap.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 12, 2008, 08:51:06 PM
As impressive as Florida was against LSU, no way should they have jumped 6 spots in the AP poll. They leap frog USC and Texas Tech (undefeated, for now). What a load of SEC crap.

you gotta remember that the first half of the season is driven only by 2 polls, ap/coaches. now consider the coaches have much better things to do then look at game films of other teams, they basically spend a total of say 3 minutes quickly looking over scores and basing thier decision on who beat who and by how much. many have admitted this and said its basically b.s. and put little thought into it. so the AP is choosing thier favorites and ones who have a history or popularity wins out. remember LSU was favored to get to the BCS this year and highly regarded as the front runner.

halfway through the harris and bcs ratings come into play (7 seperate computer generated forumlas by noted phyiscist and mathmaticians) top and bottom results are discarded. and becomes much more fair as every formula is based on a totally different concept. ie. colley - sos. massay only d-1a results are considered, sagrin - conference strength (sec had like 5 of the top 10 early on).

so basically its just coaches who saw florida put a big number up on LSU and gave them a higher rating.

imho USC is over-rated considering their opponents and cant really comment on texas tech because dont know who they played. most conisder opponents strentgh as well as opponents of opponents, but basically its based on a coach, or more likely a lackie who fills it out for him, as like i said  i doubt coaches really care or actually do thier own rankings so things are going to be a little skewed early on.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on October 12, 2008, 10:23:22 PM
I'm well aware of how the polls are set up. The fact that the press takes a look at the score and rolls out a red carpet for Florida validates how screwed up the flawed system is. Right now we sit on the press putting their rankings and the coaches vote. A whole different beast, dysfunctional at that, when the BCS "computers" factor in a weight on a game played by men, or college kids in this case.

Outside of USC and Texas who went undefeated 3 years ago, there is always controversy on who deserves to be where in the polls. USC is stupid for once again choking against weaker conference opponents but then again Florida lost at home to a same category opponent. A lot of football is yet to be played but if we look at losses, seems like the AP sees a Florida loss to a SEC team more forgivable. They beat LSU and the loss is now offset, giving them a 6 spot jump.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 13, 2008, 06:24:13 PM
i agree. which is why, like many others argue that a poll shouldnt be implemented til half way through the season when you have at least some variable and useful data that can be used, let alone have a pre-season poll which is by all means the most assnine thing i ever heard of. coaches for the most part dont pay attention to other teams games and some even admitted to having assistants fill out thier weekly forms for them. the press of course likes to sensationalize everything, but you cant pin the hopes of many who are just "homers" or cheerleaders who used to work for thier highschool newspaper.

for the most part, yeah most teams are ranked based on being only as good as the last team they played. a win over a high ranked team is more rewarding then  the penalty for losing against an unranked teams in many minds.

ive been a florida fan since 89 and can assure you Florida is not the darling of the bcs polls by far, especially when spurrier was there. many fellow coaches hated him for running up scores and ap writers disliked him because he was standoffish and often wondered if we were being penalized for that.  but with model players who do a lot of community and church work like Danny wuerful and timmy tebow that dislike has soften a bit.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 13, 2008, 09:15:55 PM
KIFFIN TO CLEMSON???

Don't be shocked if you hear speculation about Tulsa's Todd Graham, Vanderbilt's Bobby Johnson and Texas Tech's Mike Leach, among others. But the top contenders look to be former Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin and Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.

Kiffin, 33, and Muschamp, 37, are two of the youngest and brightest coaches in the business. But the similarities end there.

Kiffin is an offensive coach, working his way up to coordinator during his run at USC (2001-06) before taking over the NFL's Oakland Raiders in 2006. A Fresno State grad, Kiffin has spent most of his career in the West and has no strong ties to Clemson or the area. He interviewed for the University of Minnesota post that opened in 2006 and was known to have been a top candidate at Arkansas last year. Another thing that makes Kiffin attractive: He's available right now, having been fired by the Raiders.

"It's a great job in a place that loves football," Kiffin told Rivals.com on Monday morning. "I think anyone would have interest."

If Kiffin is Clemson's guy, the school may have to act quickly. Kiffin looks like an attractive fit for the Washington job many feel will open.

Rivals.com


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 16, 2008, 12:47:15 PM
       Clemson University is reportedly in pursuit of ex-Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin to fill their vacancy in the same position.
But Clemson, which recently lost Tommy Bowden to resignation, is asking Lane to bring his father and Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin with him. Monte just signed an extension and Tampa never lets coaches out of their contracts, so if the Tigers want Lane it'll probably be Lane and Lane only.
Source: Tampa Tribune
Related: Buccaneers


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 16, 2008, 06:48:34 PM
game of the week to watch. Missouri vs texas. get to see how good texas really is against a sec team (though missouri is really no powerhouse a GA, lsu or florida match up would of been better) but this will have to do. now if only we can convince USC to do the same.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: 9erHater on October 17, 2008, 10:33:52 AM
To add on to what GK posted yesterday...

Rumors suggest Kiffin will be a coveted coach
By Bill Bradley


Quote
Right after Raiders owner Al Davis gave coach Lane Kiffin the boot, we wondered when we would see him again.

My money is Dec. 1. That's when he will have a chance to better survey the college football landscape. He is so highly regarded that he surely will have his pick of the coaching litter.

Already, Kiffin has been mentioned at Clemson, which just fired Tommy Bowden. ESPN's Southeastern Conference blogger Chris Low says he expects Kiffin to be on Tennessee's list if Phillip Fulmer gets whacked. His name was linked to Syracuse, where Greg Robinson might be gone. And he seems like a good fit for Washington, where Ty Willingham might not be welcomed back.

More? Virginia's Al Groh, Kansas State's Ron Prince, Arizona's Mike Stoops and Pittsburgh's Dave Wannstedt are on the ropes, according to ESPN's Pat Forde. If Kiffin likes a job closer to his USC roots, he could go to San Diego State to replace Chuck Long.

The morals to the story?

First, it's easier to jump to the colleges than stay in the pros if you're a head coach. There are more jobs, and you're a big fish in any size pond.

Second, maybe it's worth it for anyone to take the Raiders' job if you want to be a head coach. It shows your next employer that you have mental toughness, you learn how to manage up and you know how to deal with the media.

It worked for Mike Shanahan, Jon Gruden and Bill Callahan. It looks like it really will work for Lane Kiffin.


http://www.sacbee.com/100/story/1321620.html (http://www.sacbee.com/100/story/1321620.html)

If he stays away from the Clemson gig, I say he stays west and goes to UDUB...


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 18, 2008, 11:09:44 PM
So much for a show down between UT and MU tonight.. Texas just ran away and didnt look back


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on October 18, 2008, 11:28:52 PM
So much for a show down between UT and MU tonight.. Texas just ran away and didnt look back

Ain't that the truth. I definitely wasn't expecting that.


lol... on another note... did anyone happen to catch any of that UTEP/Tulsa game??

I was dying... it was 28-28 at the end of the 1st quarter! Tulsa returned the kick for a TD with 3 secs left.. HOLY NO D!  :o

The last I saw of it was 35-77.... lol......... sick sick sick....


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on October 18, 2008, 11:35:37 PM
Did you see the USC game!! hahahahahahahaha

GO TROJANS


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 19, 2008, 08:04:21 AM
texas took care of business convincingly beating an sec team and is worthy of the #1 until someone else says otherwise on the field.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 19, 2008, 09:02:22 AM
texas took care of business convincingly beating an sec team and is worthy of the #1 until someone else says otherwise on the field.


SEC team..MiZZU is a BIG 12 North team....but yeah they do deserve to be number one til further notice.


there could be a rematch at the BIG 12 Championship between the two teams.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 19, 2008, 10:15:23 AM
your right, my bad,  :-[ must of been confusing them with ole miss(who lost to ala). but still think texas with thier qb will be the one to beat.

edit. yeah florida lost to ole miss, and thats who i thought was playing texas last night instead of missouri. got my misses mixed up (something you dont want to happen especially if your married  :o)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 25, 2008, 09:33:51 AM
If there's one college football game for us Fighting Irish fans that is highly anticipated, but doesn't include any of our rivals (USC, Michigan, etc.), it is tonight's game against the Washington Huskies.

Ty Willingham used to be our head coach until 2004 when he got rightfully shitcanned. What has many of the Notre Dame Alumni salivating to get at Willingham & the Huskies is to silence all of those that said we fired Willingham because of his race but in reality, we fired him because he couldn't do shit & he wrecked the Fighting Irish program until Charlie Weis resurrected it the following year.

LET'S GO IRISH


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 25, 2008, 11:33:48 AM
Lee Corso is a tool.

The dude said Washington Huskies' defense is so bad that it will make Notre Dame's offense look good.

Yeah Lee, you obviously haven't been watching any Notre Dame games haven't ya? Our offense as well as Jimmy Clausen has gotten better & better over the weeks.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 25, 2008, 02:09:16 PM
BCS standings at October 19

1. Texas Longhorns
2. Alabama Crimson Tide
3. Penn State Nittany Lions
4. Oklahoma Sooners
5. USC Trojans
6. Oklahoma State Cowboys
7. Georgia Bulldogs
8. Texas Tech Red Raiders
9. Ohio State Buckeyes
10. Florida Gators
11. Utah Utes
12. Boise State Broncos
13. LSU Tigers
14. TCU Horned Frogs
15. Missouri Tigers


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 25, 2008, 04:35:00 PM
One sportscaster said if PSU wins this weekend (the first time they actually played a rank team), that they should be able to run the table, finish undefeated and be guaranteed a spot in the BCS conference bowl (basically because everyone up til then and after was Cupcake universities).  the only question is who will they be playing against.  what a load of crock.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on October 25, 2008, 05:40:04 PM
One sportscaster said if PSU wins this weekend (the first time they actually played a rank team), that they should be able to run the table, finish undefeated and be guaranteed a spot in the BCS conference bowl (basically because everyone up til then and after was Cupcake universities).  the only question is who will they be playing against.  what a load of crock.

he's prob right


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 25, 2008, 05:53:32 PM
One sportscaster said if PSU wins this weekend (the first time they actually played a rank team), that they should be able to run the table, finish undefeated and be guaranteed a spot in the BCS conference bowl (basically because everyone up til then and after was Cupcake universities).  the only question is who will they be playing against.  what a load of crock.

What ever happened to strength of schedule?  It seems like teams are getting away with padding their stats agaisnt cupcake teams. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 25, 2008, 05:54:42 PM
Has anybody checked this out?  It's ESPN 360

www.espn360.com (http://www.espn360.com)

It allows you to watch any College Football game that you want, as long as it is being broadcasted on ESPN.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 25, 2008, 08:04:50 PM
360 is real cool. i have used it in the past.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 25, 2008, 09:37:38 PM
Good Lord...the Washington Huskies are fucking woeful. But then again, they have Ty Willingham as their head coach so I shouldn't be surprised.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 26, 2008, 10:19:12 AM
One sportscaster said if PSU wins this weekend (the first time they actually played a rank team), that they should be able to run the table, finish undefeated and be guaranteed a spot in the BCS conference bowl (basically because everyone up til then and after was Cupcake universities).  the only question is who will they be playing against.  what a load of crock.

he's prob right

unfortunatley i think hes 100% right, though not to thrilled about it. think they got lucky on that late fumble that coasted them right into the BCS. the only thing worse is how USC can barely squeak out a win against a unranked team and still be higher then teams who had to face multiple top 10 ranked teams.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on October 26, 2008, 10:37:51 AM
The rankings are BS.  Georgia lost to the #2 team in the country, USC lost to an unranked team, yet USC is ahead of UGA?  WTF?  I don't like either team but I'm calling a spade a spade here. 

BTW... look for a big upset next week.. in NORMAN!!! Go Big Red!!!  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 26, 2008, 10:50:16 AM
That's typical of the pollsters to suck up to USC like that.  They are THE darlings of College Football.  From the pollsters to the college football analysts like Lee Corso & Mark May.  They all act like USC is God's Gift to college football, they can do no wrong in their eyes.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 26, 2008, 11:18:37 AM
The problem is the preseason polls. it allows big named teams to get a head start with the points and then a team like USC can stay in front of other teams


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on October 26, 2008, 11:29:22 AM
The problem is the preseason polls. it allows big named teams to get a head start with the points and then a team like USC can stay in front of other teams

UGA was ranked #1 to start the season though. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 26, 2008, 11:34:22 AM
The problem is the preseason polls. it allows big named teams to get a head start with the points and then a team like USC can stay in front of other teams

UGA was ranked #1 to start the season though. 


yeah and they shouldnt have been. they are not a number one team. I think that if everyone would start out on an even playing field for the bcs then the standing would be more accurate.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on October 26, 2008, 12:13:35 PM
The problem is the preseason polls. it allows big named teams to get a head start with the points and then a team like USC can stay in front of other teams

UGA was ranked #1 to start the season though. 


yeah and they shouldnt have been. they are not a number one team. I think that if everyone would start out on an even playing field for the bcs then the standing would be more accurate.

I am a big fan of having no polls whatsoever until at least week 5.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 26, 2008, 12:20:46 PM
The problem is the preseason polls. it allows big named teams to get a head start with the points and then a team like USC can stay in front of other teams

UGA was ranked #1 to start the season though. 


yeah and they shouldnt have been. they are not a number one team. I think that if everyone would start out on an even playing field for the bcs then the standing would be more accurate.

I am a big fan of having no polls whatsoever until at least week 5.
+


That works for me


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 26, 2008, 12:24:53 PM

I am a big fan of having no polls whatsoever until at least week 5.

ive been saying this for awhile. the coaches can really care less about filling out thier ballots and the sportswriters are  are lemmings justing waiting to be told what to do or how to vote next.

while i respect the individual formulas for calculating the bcs, i often wonder how many of the statiticians who derived their formulas were big college football fans themselves, because it doesnt seem like alot of the formulas take into consideration schedule strength and strenght of opponents schedule ( i know of only 1 personally). and like many eluded to previously, certain teams are benefited by early pre-season polls and history rather then based on what they are putting on the field currently on saturday.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 27, 2008, 11:07:31 AM
BCS standings at October 26

1. Texas Longhorns
2. Alabama Crimson Tide
3. Penn State Nittany Lions
4. Oklahoma Sooners
5. USC Trojans
6. Georgia Bulldogs
7. Texas Tech Red Raiders
8. Florida Gators
9. Oklahoma State Cowboys
10. Utah Utes
11. Boise State Broncos
12. Ohio State Buckeyes
13. TCU Horned Frogs
14. Missouri Tigers
15. Florida State Seminoles


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 28, 2008, 12:10:46 PM
SEATTLE (AP)—Ex-Raiders coach Lane Kiffin has expressed interest in the opening at the University of Washington just hours after the school announced Tyrone Willingham will not return next season.

“The University of Washington is a great job, one that I’m sure a lot of people have an interest in,” Kiffin told The Associated Press while watching Monday Night Football at his home in the Bay Area.

It came open for 2009 on Monday afternoon when Washington announced Willingham’s dismissal, effective at the end of this season.

Kiffin spent six years as an assistant in the Pac-10 with Southern California, the last two as the Trojans’ offensive coordinator, before becoming the Raiders coach in January 2007.

Washington athletic director Scott Woodward said he would likely begin the search for Willingham’s replacement soon.

When asked if he might name a new coach before this season ends, Woodward said, “I would not rule that out.”

Naming a successor before Washington’s season finale at California on Dec. 6 would be a large step toward salvaging what is potentially a lost recruiting class this winter for the Huskies.


http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-washington-kiffin&prov=ap&type=lgns (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-washington-kiffin&prov=ap&type=lgns)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 31, 2008, 06:42:48 AM
The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party   ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on November 01, 2008, 01:43:36 PM
The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party   ;D

go dawgs


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 01, 2008, 06:48:51 PM
What a heartbreaking loss it was for us.  It was really hard-fought but we just couldn't keep it up with the Pittsburgh Panthers.  In Overtime, when it counted the most, offensive playcalling was bad, defense let up a CRUSHING play which allowed the Panthers to get in field goal range for an easy game-winning field goal.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on November 01, 2008, 09:22:35 PM
USC is kicking some MAJOR ass......56-0 with 8 minutes left in the game!!! GO TROJANS!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 01, 2008, 09:26:57 PM
USC is kicking some MAJOR ass......56-0 with 8 minutes left in the game!!! GO TROJANS!!!!

I'm not surprised USC is absolutely taking it to Washington, the Huskies have got to be the worst college football team in the Nation.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on November 02, 2008, 12:17:19 AM
what game UT vs TT!!!!!!!!! Micheal Crabtree here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on November 02, 2008, 12:19:43 AM

Anyone see the end of the TX/TX Tech game?

Holy cow!!  :o

What a damn monster that damn Crabtree is. Sick, just sick.... On that last play, TX played some of the weakest D on a go-to guy I have ever seen, even from us. Had that dude just hit him hard and knocked him outta bounds. Game over.

But he didn't, he tried to tackle that monster with his arms only. And just like that, game over, but the OTHER way.

I can't stand either of those teams, but hate TX with a passion, so was pleased with the way the game ended to say the least.  ;D

God, I just I hope and pray he somehow ends up as a Raider. How sweet that would be with Russell showing a little maturity in these last couple weeks.

Damn... just a sweet thought.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on November 02, 2008, 12:21:10 AM
what game UT vs TT!!!!!!!!! Micheal Crabtree here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol.... I hear ya, and posted the unabridged version.... just took me longer.  ;)



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 02, 2008, 06:41:43 AM
what game UT vs TT!!!!!!!!! Micheal Crabtree here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol.... I hear ya, and posted the unabridged version.... just took me longer.  ;)



Un Fn believable. TT showed heart and didnt lose confidence after blowing a sizeable lead. On the other side UT came back strong playing thier 4th team in a row ranked in the top 11 ( hell PSU doesnt face 4 teams ranked in the top 10 in 4 years let alone 4 weeks straight.) Alot of the loss on UT's part is due to the wr dropping passes and missed opportunities on defense for interceptions. what a heartstopper.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on November 02, 2008, 07:38:23 PM
AP Top 25
 1. Alabama (46) 9-0 1,600
 2. Texas Tech (12) 9-0 1,528
 3. Penn State (6) 9-0 1,525
 4. Florida (1) 7-1 1,398
 5. Texas 8-1 1,353
 6. Oklahoma 8-1 1,324
 7. USC 7-1 1,250
 8. Oklahoma State 8-1 1,198
 9. Boise State 8-0 1,030
10. Utah 9-0 1,028


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 03, 2008, 09:04:09 AM
BCS standings at November 2

1. Alabama Crimson Tide
2. Texas Tech Red Raiders
3. Penn State Nittany Lions
4. Texas Longhorns
5. Florida Gators
6. Oklahoma Sooners
7. USC Trojans
8. Utah Utes
9. Oklahoma State Cowboys
10. Boise State Broncos
11. Ohio State Buckeyes
12. TCU Horned Frogs
13. Georgia Bulldogs
14. Missouri Tigers
15. BYU Cougars


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 08, 2008, 10:55:09 AM
Well, Notre Dame steals a highly-coveted WR recruit from USC.

http://sectionsports.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=873519&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid= (http://sectionsports.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=873519&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid=)

(Unfortunately I have to be a member to read the rest of the article)

But, nonetheless, he will look much better in Irish blue & gold than Trojan Condom puke red & piss ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 08, 2008, 02:25:42 PM
LSU Vs. Alabama: A Love-Hate Relationship

Quote
41-34, LSU.

That was the score a year ago in Tuscaloosa.  LSU escaped an Alabama squad led by first-year coach Nick Saban.

This year, things are much different.

Nick Saban leads a team into Baton Rouge in his second year as the head coach at Alabama.  His team is No. 1 in the BCS poll right now, but remember, this is just the beginning of November.

Of course, the two coaches are playing the game off as just another major SEC game with no emotions tied to it at all.  Fans have a completely different view of the game.

LSU fans hate Saban.  I'm sure he will feel the love this year as he returns to the place he brought so much talent into.  The fans think of him as a traitor.

Just as an example, when he signed the contract to go to Alabama and re-enter the SEC, people had very hateful emotions toward him.  One story even says that two guys were talking, and one fellow asked another if he heard about Saban signing with Bama.

The man replied, "Yeah, I saw that.  That son of a bitch, I feel like he is fucking my wife"

The sentiment for Nick Saban in Baton Rouge obviously is not high, especially with comments like that.

The fans hate him, the town hates him, and heck, pretty much the whole SEC hates him as far as fans are concerned.  He is not the most popular guy that has walked into the SEC as a coach.

One thing is for sure: He is a good coach.  He has given Bama fans something to be proud of this year.  He is restoring the team to national prominence, which is where all Alabama fans believe the program belongs.

As for Les Miles, he is a good coach as well.  The whole "He won with Saban's recruits" idea is too overplayed.  He is a coach that has won because of good coaching.  You may have great players and never win a championship, or even have a winning season.

Take the University of Tennessee.  They have great recruits, but the coaches just couldn't get a formula together to win games.

So I tip my hat to Les Miles for keeping a program on track and fighting for every inch this year, as they have been hard to come by.

Of course we know why many people will watch—because of the love-hate relationship.

LSU fans just love to hate Nick Saban.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/78745-lsu-vs-alabama-a-love-hate-relationship (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/78745-lsu-vs-alabama-a-love-hate-relationship)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on November 08, 2008, 07:14:47 PM
Frigging FSU!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on November 08, 2008, 07:35:49 PM
Penn State loses to Iowa, 24-23
Alabama barely gets by LSU in overtime, 27-21



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: EX on November 08, 2008, 08:01:04 PM
LETS GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://www.gbfc.com/xsites/Mortgage/goldenbearfinancial/content/uploadedFiles/cal%20bears%20logo%20for%20website%20drawing.JPG)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on November 09, 2008, 12:28:16 AM
Well, Notre Dame steals a highly-coveted WR recruit from USC.

http://sectionsports.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=873519&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid= (http://sectionsports.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=873519&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid=)

(Unfortunately I have to be a member to read the rest of the article)

But, nonetheless, he will look much better in Irish blue & gold than Trojan Condom puke red & piss ;D

Damn fool!  No hopes for a National championship there!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 09, 2008, 03:47:02 AM
Amy on the only one losing interest in college football because of the BcS?

CBS has a huge contract with the SEC (Which I do think is normally the best conference) but they always try to get their team in it and when a bowl is in Miami like this year, they pushed UF's ranking up in order to make sure they will get in if they win out.  My problem is that we are going to likely have a bunch of one loss teams when Florida lost at home to Miss State.  Lets say Texas Tech Loses to Oklahoma at Oklahoma.  UF would go before them.

It is quite simple.  Get rid of the BcS and have the top 8 teams in a playoff or drop a couple of he SE Eastern Illinois state games and have the Top 16 teams in a playoff.  You can stilll have the crap bowls.

I hate to see a system that favors Ohio State for playing power puffs (every high school team in the state) to back in the NC game and get beat by 90.

Settle it on the field!!!

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 09, 2008, 07:47:03 AM
Penn State loses to Iowa, 24-23
Alabama barely gets by LSU in overtime, 27-21



PSwhU?     ;D

funny how every year when theres some big debate over rankings of teams with no losses with weak schedules vs. 1 loss teams with a much stronger schedule, well things always seem to work their way out on the field instead of on paper.

"was that the BCS or BSC...I dont know i only been coaching in college football since the first ice age..... dah dah didda do dadda didda do uh"


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 09, 2008, 09:06:35 AM
Amy on the only one losing interest in college football because of the BcS?

CBS has a huge contract with the SEC (Which I do think is normally the best conference) but they always try to get their team in it and when a bowl is in Miami like this year, they pushed UF's ranking up in order to make sure they will get in if they win out.  My problem is that we are going to likely have a bunch of one loss teams when Florida lost at home to Miss State.  Lets say Texas Tech Loses to Oklahoma at Oklahoma.  UF would go before them.

It is quite simple.  Get rid of the BcS and have the top 8 teams in a playoff or drop a couple of he SE Eastern Illinois state games and have the Top 16 teams in a playoff.  You can stilll have the crap bowls.

I hate to see a system that favors Ohio State for playing power puffs (every high school team in the state) to back in the NC game and get beat by 90.

Settle it on the field!!!

Dean


i agree with you for the most part. i also have to admit by rank, texas tech did play much higher ranked opponents (4 weeks in a row top 11 i believe). florida played a handful of teams that were early on percieved to go to the BCS (lsu and ga) which gave them some extra umph in the polls and 3 teams or so in the top 10 but not liked what TT went thru.

that being said i think we can settle on a , at most 4 team playoff IF some of the original BCS formulas are discarded or revised. no enough emphasis is put on not only SOS but opponets SOS. i would also make the formulas account for current situations and have equations that are less static and account for a teams opponents and results on a weekly basis consistently being updated and evaluated.

edit: while i am aware some teams may be handicapped by being in a so called weaker division, the schools do have the option of scheduleing games outside thier conference and if they want to be cosidered the best, prove it against more then a handful of cupcake and sisters of the poor universitities.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 09, 2008, 10:03:56 AM
It goes much deeper than that. Some conferences have a championship game while others dont.  I honestly think that evenif PSU ran the table, there would be many one loss teams that are better than them.

I also think the margain of victory has too much of an effect.  I know the computers rank the BCS but part of that comes from the voters which is part of the BcS rankings.

There is a point where you have beat a team.  This whole new thing of "Style Points" to see how many points you can score on a team once they are beaten proves nothing.

Which win is more impresssive, Flordia beating a weak Vandy by 28 or TT beating a good Oklahoma State by 36 points? 

A win by 1 point or by 30 points both count as a W. 

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 09, 2008, 07:18:29 PM
It goes much deeper than that. Some conferences have a championship game while others dont.  I honestly think that evenif PSU ran the table, there would be many one loss teams that are better than them.

I also think the margain of victory has too much of an effect.  I know the computers rank the BCS but part of that comes from the voters which is part of the BcS rankings.

There is a point where you have beat a team.  This whole new thing of "Style Points" to see how many points you can score on a team once they are beaten proves nothing.

Which win is more impresssive, Flordia beating a weak Vandy by 28 or TT beating a good Oklahoma State by 36 points? 

A win by 1 point or by 30 points both count as a W. 

Dean



JOE SCHMOO is a first class P*ssy!!! He had his chance to play Flordia the year after they (FL) won their championship in the 90's for the kickoff classic. He turned down the invite and gave a press conference that a loss that early in the year would be detrimentia (sp?)  and devasting to his team. From that point on i have had absolutly no respect for such a coward that prides himself on opening each year with a warm up game and is only concerned about protecting his precious padding of wins without having to prove it against a solid opponent. i will give them credit in the 80's when they were good, but not so much now.

the margin of victory is not as dominant as you think. the massey does utilize it but the variable is minimal at best and considering it uses the GOF factor and Bayesian correction it only really matters against teams that have a strong winning % and not against weaker teams. so Florida running up on Vandy really does nothing for the computer poll only the human perceptions. Sagarin  does not utilize margin of victory. however he accounts for all games even against AA while many other formulas do not count this. of all the formulas i think Sagarins is the worst. most of the other polls to my knowledge dont account for margin of victory. teams only run up the score in the first 5 weeks with no computer polls or when able to against highly ranked teams.

Florida has beaten a 4th ranked lsu and we beat a highly ranked GA team. we still have to go through Bama in a conference game, which like you said is not fair to teams that have to play conference championships cause someone is gonna have to come out of the division with a loss while others only have to be moderatly good in a weak division.

that being said i still think the computer polls if revised and gets rid of the sagarin formula which is a POS can be good enough to predict the best 4 teams.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 10, 2008, 10:33:43 AM
BCS standings from November 9

1. Alabama Crimson Tide
2. Texas Tech Red Raiders
3. Texas Longhorns
4. Florida Gators
5. Oklahoma Sooners
6. USC Trojans
7. Utah Utes
8. Penn State nittany Lions
9. Boise State Broncos
10. Georgia Bulldogs
11. Ohio State Buckeyes
12. Missouri Tigers
13. Oklahoma State Cowboys
14. Ball State Cardinals
15. Michigan State Spartans


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 13, 2008, 03:15:57 PM
Our offensive coordinator will be absent this weekend to attend a funeral.  Look I'm sorry for Haywood personally because he lost a loved one, but I'm glad he won't be calling the offensive plays, he's terrible as an offensive coordinator. 

I hope Charlie Weis can call good plays for us against Navy.  Because we need it, 3 losses in the last 4 games?  UGGHH >:(


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 13, 2008, 03:20:44 PM
I personally think Texas Tech should be number 1. I know it doesnt matter at this point but they beat then #1 Texas and then #9 Oklahoma State who also played Texas to almost a draw.

Alabama beat #9 Clemson who is now something like 4-6 and not in the top 40 and beat Georgia and LSU who have been overranked all season.  Each defense gives up 50 plus poihnts a game.

I am sorry but the polls are supposed to be based on THIS YEAR.  This year Texas Tech has beat the best opponents.

I realize that Texas Tech will probably lose at Oklahoma and Alabama might lose to UF but I am so tired of the BCS basing rankings on past years.

I hope Alabama and Texas Tech loses and let the BCS scramble with five one loss teams all claiming they should in the in NC.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 14, 2008, 07:03:51 PM
I personally think Texas Tech should be number 1. I know it doesnt matter at this point but they beat then #1 Texas and then #9 Oklahoma State who also played Texas to almost a draw.

Alabama beat #9 Clemson who is now something like 4-6 and not in the top 40 and beat Georgia and LSU who have been overranked all season.  Each defense gives up 50 plus poihnts a game.

I am sorry but the polls are supposed to be based on THIS YEAR.  This year Texas Tech has beat the best opponents.

I realize that Texas Tech will probably lose at Oklahoma and Alabama might lose to UF but I am so tired of the BCS basing rankings on past years.

I hope Alabama and Texas Tech loses and let the BCS scramble with five one loss teams all claiming they should in the in NC.

Dean


like i said earlier i agree that TT had a brutal schedule facing 4 highly ranked teams in a row and should be the one facing possible a sec team in the bcs. i dont understand why everyone is up on texas and picking them to go. TT did what i always said matters most, beating ranked after ranked team. what would of been worse was a one loss TT team losing out to PSU who caked walk all the way up the rankings playing sisters of the poor colleges.

the big bowl games will be decided as the usually are, the higher bids grabbing the teams with the larger market share and fans who travel to support thier teams. smaller market teams and those whose fans do not travel to away games as much will be severly limited and restricted thus screwed. it all comes down to the all mighty dollar.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 14, 2008, 07:58:46 PM
I personally think Texas Tech should be number 1. I know it doesnt matter at this point but they beat then #1 Texas and then #9 Oklahoma State who also played Texas to almost a draw.

Alabama beat #9 Clemson who is now something like 4-6 and not in the top 40 and beat Georgia and LSU who have been overranked all season.  Each defense gives up 50 plus poihnts a game.

I am sorry but the polls are supposed to be based on THIS YEAR.  This year Texas Tech has beat the best opponents.

I realize that Texas Tech will probably lose at Oklahoma and Alabama might lose to UF but I am so tired of the BCS basing rankings on past years.

I hope Alabama and Texas Tech loses and let the BCS scramble with five one loss teams all claiming they should in the in NC.

Dean


like i said earlier i agree that TT had a brutal schedule facing 4 highly ranked teams in a row and should be the one facing possible a sec team in the bcs. i dont understand why everyone is up on texas and picking them to go. TT did what i always said matters most, beating ranked after ranked team. what would of been worse was a one loss TT team losing out to PSU who caked walk all the way up the rankings playing sisters of the poor colleges.

the big bowl games will be decided as the usually are, the higher bids grabbing the teams with the larger market share and fans who travel to support thier teams. smaller market teams and those whose fans do not travel to away games as much will be severly limited and restricted thus screwed. it all comes down to the all mighty dollar.



And the NC game is in Florida which explains UF jumping several people just as LSU jumped several people last year with the NC game in LA.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 15, 2008, 03:37:23 PM
Charlie Weis, you were such a tool today.  Taking out your players even though you were up by a couple of touchdowns in the 4th quarter, it allowed Navy to come back & actually make a game out of it.

Charlie, you better not pull the same shit again the next game.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 15, 2008, 07:35:29 PM
After watching the Northwestern-Michigan highlights, I truly feel Michigan got screwed in that game.  I did NOT believe that player was out-of-bounds when he was running it back for a "touchdown".


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 15, 2008, 09:08:38 PM
After watching the Northwestern-Michigan highlights, I truly feel Michigan got screwed in that game.  I did NOT believe that player was out-of-bounds when he was running it back for a "touchdown".

DIdnt see it but I  have to say I am glad Michigan got screwed.  I feel like R.  Rodriquez has some bad Karma due his way.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on November 15, 2008, 09:51:33 PM
After watching the Northwestern-Michigan highlights, I truly feel Michigan got screwed in that game.  I did NOT believe that player was out-of-bounds when he was running it back for a "touchdown".

DIdnt see it but I  have to say I am glad Michigan got screwed.  I feel like R.  Rodriquez has some bad Karma due his way.

let the bad karma come this season..it was already a lost season, we could partially salvage the season with a win vs OSU but we're prob gonna get destroyed


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 16, 2008, 12:34:38 AM
After watching the Northwestern-Michigan highlights, I truly feel Michigan got screwed in that game.  I did NOT believe that player was out-of-bounds when he was running it back for a "touchdown".

DIdnt see it but I  have to say I am glad Michigan got screwed.  I feel like R.  Rodriquez has some bad Karma due his way.

let the bad karma come this season..it was already a lost season, we could partially salvage the season with a win vs OSU but we're prob gonna get destroyed

I am not a Michigan fan but willl be when they play OSU.  Unfortunately, I dont think they stand a chance.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 17, 2008, 09:55:42 AM
BCS standings from November 16

1. Alabama Crimson Tide
2. Texas Tech Red Raiders
3. Texas Longhorns
4. Florida Gators
5. Oklahoma Sooners
6. USC Trojans
7. Utah Utes
8. Penn State Nittany Lions
9. Boise State Broncos
10. Ohio State Buckeyes
11. Georgia Bulldogs
12. Oklahoma State Cowboys
13. Missouri Tigers
14. BYU Cougars
15. Michigan State Spartans


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on November 21, 2008, 02:22:05 AM
After watching the Northwestern-Michigan highlights, I truly feel Michigan got screwed in that game.  I did NOT believe that player was out-of-bounds when he was running it back for a "touchdown".

DIdnt see it but I  have to say I am glad Michigan got screwed.  I feel like R.  Rodriquez has some bad Karma due his way.

let the bad karma come this season..it was already a lost season, we could partially salvage the season with a win vs OSU but we're prob gonna get destroyed

that would be a large moral victory for sure but i'm not too confident its going to happen. Go Blue! Its been hard to stomach.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 21, 2008, 04:38:07 PM
For the first time in a long time, I'll be rooting for Michigan to win.  I never cared for either the Wolverines or the Buckeyes to begin with.  But Ohio State got away with playign cupcakes while still getting heavily ranked because of the prestige of that program.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 21, 2008, 07:11:48 PM
For the first time in a long time, I'll be rooting for Michigan to win.  I never cared for either the Wolverines or the Buckeyes to begin with.  But Ohio State got away with playign cupcakes while still getting heavily ranked because of the prestige of that program.

They play every high school in the state of Ohio and even pay off Trussels former 1-AA ( I mean Football championship division) team every year to pad thier record.

Honestly, 1-AA schools and midmajors who always suck should not even count as a Win.  They should be listed as a No Contest.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: brick on November 22, 2008, 06:10:33 PM
Syracuse 24 ND 23  :o :o :o :o

Where is that rolling on the ground laughing smiley when you need it.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 22, 2008, 06:27:49 PM
Syracuse 24 ND 23  :o :o :o :o

Where is that rolling on the ground laughing smiley when you need it.

Charlie Weis needs to be fired.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on November 22, 2008, 07:44:33 PM
Notre Dame fucking blows!!!!!!!!!   LMFAO!!!!!!!!   Syracuse!!!!! 

Fuck the Fighting Homos!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 22, 2008, 08:38:45 PM
South Bend fans shower Notre Dame players, police with snowballs

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame football players were pelted by snowballs from fans sitting in the student section during their loss to Syracuse on Saturday.

"To throw snowballs at their own team, I didn't think that was a smart thing to do. I guess [they thought] it was funny," defensive tackle Pat Kuntz said after Syracuse upset the Irish 24-23.

South Bend was hit with about 10 inches of snow Friday. While the field had been cleared before the game, there was still snow along the fringes and in some areas of the stands.

Fans at first threw snow in the air, but then quickly switched to tossing snowballs toward the Notre Dame sideline. Defensive lineman Ian Williams got hit in the helmet, defensive end Ethan Johnson was struck on the left cheek and a St. Joseph County police officer on the sideline looking into the crowd got hit in the chest. An NBC camera man also was a frequent target and several snowballs reached the field, although none landed near where play was occurring.

When the Irish defense held a meeting on the sideline, injured linebacker Brian Smith stood on a bench to try to shield his teammates. But when a snowball hit Kuntz, he stood and faced the crowd and appeared to challenge whoever threw it to come down on the field.

"I was pretty mad about that, but whatever the fans want to do," Kuntz, a senior who was playing his last game at Notre Dame Stadium, said flatly.

At least one fan was seen being led away by police.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3719375 (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3719375)

Good Lord Have Mercy

Some people...Jesus Fucking Christ (http://www.raiderfans.net/forum/images/smilies/nono.gif)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 22, 2008, 09:11:11 PM
They should throw them at Weis not the players :)  Sorry Folks but as a non ND fan, I have been so sick of hearing how good of coach Weis is.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 22, 2008, 09:25:30 PM
They should throw them at Weis not the players :)  Sorry Folks but as a non ND fan, I have been so sick of hearing how good of coach Weis is.

Dean


And you are correct, Charlie Weis, while he is a great recruiter, is a bad head coach and needs to be fired.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: brick on November 22, 2008, 09:46:38 PM
They should throw them at Weis not the players :)  Sorry Folks but as a non ND fan, I have been so sick of hearing how good of coach Weis is.

Dean


And you are correct, Charlie Weis, while he is a great recruiter, is a bad head coach and needs to be fired.

So this means its not Willingham's fault anymore. Because a year ago he was a great coach stuck with Tye's leftovers.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 22, 2008, 09:47:30 PM
They should throw them at Weis not the players :)  Sorry Folks but as a non ND fan, I have been so sick of hearing how good of coach Weis is.

Dean


And you are correct, Charlie Weis, while he is a great recruiter, is a bad head coach and needs to be fired.

So this means its not Willingham's fault anymore. Because a year ago he was a great coach stuck with Tye's leftovers.

Its always someone elses fault no matter what.  That is how it works.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 22, 2008, 10:21:37 PM
And you are correct, Charlie Weis, while he is a great recruiter, is a bad head coach and needs to be fired.

So this means its not Willingham's fault anymore. Because a year ago he was a great coach stuck with Tye's leftovers.
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No Brick, Ty Willingham was worse than Charlie Weis.  He did recruit a few good players like Darius Walker, Jeff Samardzija, etc. but he was one of the worst gameday managers you will see in football.  Look at what he is doing in Washington, he can't recruit anybody there & can't win a game to save his life.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 23, 2008, 09:03:59 AM
sooners destroyed the RR. would be interesting to see how this game affects the style points considering the longhorns beat ok earlier in the year. its always better to lose early in the year rather then later. your not gonna lose in novemeber and make it to the championship, and texas was idle which while it shouldnt hurt them, it certainly isnt gonna help them.

 bama retains #1, sooners move to 2, florida should be #3. think sooners all but sealed for the bcs bowl game. most likely its the winner of the SEC championship game vs OK. which should be a hell of a game. OK looked like a well oiled machined dismantling  TT.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 23, 2008, 10:33:35 AM
sooners destroyed the RR. would be interesting to see how this game affects the style points considering the longhorns beat ok earlier in the year. its always better to lose early in the year rather then later. your not gonna lose in novemeber and make it to the championship, and texas was idle which while it shouldnt hurt them, it certainly isnt gonna help them.

 bama retains #1, sooners move to 2, florida should be #3. think sooners all but sealed for the bcs bowl game. most likely its the winner of the SEC championship game vs OK. which should be a hell of a game. OK looked like a well oiled machined dismantling  TT.

Oklahoma does play great football at HOME but they are not a good bowl team and not good in big games at neutral location and take at their last 5 bowl games:

2008/01/02  Oklahoma            28  -  West Virginia       48 L    Fiesta Bowl
2007/01/01  Oklahoma            42  -  Boise St            43 L OT Fiesta Bowl
2005/12/29  Oklahoma            17  -  Oregon              14 W    Holiday Bowl
2005/01/04  Oklahoma            19  -  USC                 55 L      Orange Bowl
2004/01/04  Oklahoma            14  -  LSU                 21 L 

I hope that Oklahoma does NOT get the Nod.  I am sorry but Florida will beat them worse than Southern Cal did.

I am personally hoping Alabama beats UF (Which is very possibe. Alabama is not flashy but undefeated in what is considered the toughest conference by most).

It will be the SEC Winner vs the Big 10 winner but Alabama still has to play their rival game against Auburn, Florida has to play Florida State, Oklahoma has to play Oklahoma State.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 26, 2008, 06:54:16 PM
BCS Standings for November 23

1. Alabama Crimson Tide
2. Texas Longhorns
3. Oklahoma Sooners
4. Florida Gators
5. USC Trojans
6. Utah Utes
7. Texas Tech Red Raiders
8. Penn State Nittany Lions
9. Boise State Broncos
10. Ohio State Buckeyes
11. Georgia Bulldogs
12. Oklahoma State Cowboys
13. Missouri Tigers
14. TCU Horned Frogs
15. Ball State Cardinals


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 28, 2008, 12:09:06 AM
Well, this Saturday is gonna be big no matter what the Irish's record is because we face our arch-rival, the HATED USC Trojans.

I'm looking forward to seeing my boys knock USC out of a chance at the Rose Bowl ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 28, 2008, 01:30:19 AM
Well, this Saturday is gonna be big no matter what the Irish's record is because we face our arch-rival, the HATED USC Trojans.

I'm looking forward to seeing my boys knock USC out of a chance at the Rose Bowl ;D

Southern Cal does not look like themselves on Offense I personally dont care for Sanchez at QB.  However, I suspect the USC defense will force a ton of turnovers and destory Notre Dame.

Anyone know the line on that game?  I would guess USC -10.5 or so.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on November 28, 2008, 01:51:40 AM
Well, this Saturday is gonna be big no matter what the Irish's record is because we face our arch-rival, the HATED USC Trojans.

I'm looking forward to seeing my boys knock USC out of a chance at the Rose Bowl ;D

Southern Cal does not look like themselves on Offense I personally dont care for Sanchez at QB.  However, I suspect the USC defense will force a ton of turnovers and destory Notre Dame.

Anyone know the line on that game?  I would guess USC -10.5 or so.

Dean


u kidding me? it's gotta be around 20 or so i would think..


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on November 28, 2008, 01:55:24 AM
Well, this Saturday is gonna be big no matter what the Irish's record is because we face our arch-rival, the HATED USC Trojans.

I'm looking forward to seeing my boys knock USC out of a chance at the Rose Bowl ;D

Southern Cal does not look like themselves on Offense I personally dont care for Sanchez at QB.  However, I suspect the USC defense will force a ton of turnovers and destory Notre Dame.

Anyone know the line on that game?  I would guess USC -10.5 or so.

Dean


u kidding me? it's gotta be around 20 or so i would think..

i stand corrected..USC is a 32.5 pt favorite  :o


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on November 28, 2008, 03:13:48 AM
Well, this Saturday is gonna be big no matter what the Irish's record is because we face our arch-rival, the HATED USC Trojans.

I'm looking forward to seeing my boys knock USC out of a chance at the Rose Bowl ;D

If both USC and Oregon State win out, the Beavers win the Pac 10. The plus that comes out of that is that we'll get to see the Trojans in one of the other BCS bowl games against a Big 12 or SEC team.

USC is going to destroy Notre Dame, putting the final nail in Charlie Weis' coffin.
Fight on!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 28, 2008, 03:24:16 PM
Well, this Saturday is gonna be big no matter what the Irish's record is because we face our arch-rival, the HATED USC Trojans.

I'm looking forward to seeing my boys knock USC out of a chance at the Rose Bowl ;D

Southern Cal does not look like themselves on Offense I personally dont care for Sanchez at QB.  However, I suspect the USC defense will force a ton of turnovers and destory Notre Dame.

Anyone know the line on that game?  I would guess USC -10.5 or so.

Dean


u kidding me? it's gotta be around 20 or so i would think..

32.5?  Are you kidding me?  Wow, Notre Dame must really suck.

Dean


i stand corrected..USC is a 32.5 pt favorite  :o


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on November 28, 2008, 08:42:03 PM
Go ARK!!!!! 8)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on November 29, 2008, 07:14:23 PM
GO USC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 29, 2008, 07:50:30 PM
GO USC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/jdeharo/uscsucks.jpg)

Notre Dame is gonna upset USC (University of Spoiled Children) ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on November 29, 2008, 08:41:50 PM
GO USC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/jdeharo/uscsucks.jpg)

Notre Dame is gonna upset USC (University of Spoiled Children) ;D

NOTRE DAME FUCKING SUCKS!!!!   4 words you should get, actually already be, very familiar with!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on November 29, 2008, 10:24:19 PM
GO USC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/jdeharo/uscsucks.jpg)

Notre Dame is gonna upset USC (University of Spoiled Children) ;D

How about them no fight Irish? THEIR FIRST 1ST DOWN OF THE GAME CAME ON THE LAST PLAY OF THE 3RD QTR.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on November 29, 2008, 10:26:41 PM
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c244/USCNation25/NotreDame-Sucks-Converted.jpg)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 29, 2008, 10:59:39 PM
I never have liked Notre Dame because they are media darlings.  They go 7-5 and beat 4 three win teams and go to a BCS bowl.

Notre Dame had 2 yarda total offense near halftime.

That team should not go to any bowl..


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on November 29, 2008, 11:11:07 PM
GO USC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/jdeharo/uscsucks.jpg)

Notre Dame is gonna upset USC (University of Spoiled Children) ;D

OH REALLY??? 38-3

who upset who...again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :D ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 29, 2008, 11:32:03 PM
Okay, time for me to eat my crow.

Our coaching staff, from the head coach to the offensive and defensive coordinators, needs to be fired ASAP.  They obviously can't cut it. 

Jimmy Clausen has all the makings of a flop, bad decisions in his throws and he is erratic.  They should've put Dayne Crist in there to see what he could offer but then again, Charlie Weis has proved that he is an idiot.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on November 30, 2008, 10:04:54 AM
USC USC!!! ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on November 30, 2008, 09:32:11 PM
I never have liked Notre Dame because they are media darlings.  They go 7-5 and beat 4 three win teams and go to a BCS bowl.

Notre Dame had 2 yarda total offense near halftime.

That team should not go to any bowl..

Well Dean...there's always the TOILET bowl !!!! LMAO  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 30, 2008, 10:02:41 PM
The BCS pisses me off more and more every year.  I am not a fan of Oklahoma or Texas but why does Oklahoma get the nod over Texas in the BCS when they played on a Neutral field and Texas won by 10.  That is a no brainer.

The other thing that pissses me off is the AP poll was manipulated to jump Florida up to #2 so that the Alabama/Florida game will be #1 vs #2 in the hype. 

Florida is playing as good as anyone but they lost at HOME to a mediocre Old  Miss team.  Texas  and Oklahoma both lost to top 5 teams.

Please get some balls and have a 8 team playoff and let it be settled on the field.

I am not a fan of Southern Cal but I would love to see them play Florida in the playoffs while Alabama plays Oklahoma, etc.  College football is losing out on more money than they could ever imagine.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on November 30, 2008, 11:02:40 PM
I never have liked Notre Dame because they are media darlings.  They go 7-5 and beat 4 three win teams and go to a BCS bowl.

Notre Dame had 2 yarda total offense near halftime.

That team should not go to any bowl..

Well Dean...there's always the TOILET bowl !!!! LMAO  ;D

Hell, we are actually more fit to be in a toilet bowl than any other "bowl" when the regular season comes to an end, considering how Charlie Weis and his staff has been gameplanning and playcalling as well as the pisspoor execution from our players.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on December 01, 2008, 03:10:51 AM
The BCS pisses me off more and more every year.  I am not a fan of Oklahoma or Texas but why does Oklahoma get the nod over Texas in the BCS when they played on a Neutral field and Texas won by 10.  That is a no brainer.

The other thing that pissses me off is the AP poll was manipulated to jump Florida up to #2 so that the Alabama/Florida game will be #1 vs #2 in the hype. 

Florida is playing as good as anyone but they lost at HOME to a mediocre Old  Miss team.  Texas  and Oklahoma both lost to top 5 teams.

Please get some balls and have a 8 team playoff and let it be settled on the field.

I am not a fan of Southern Cal but I would love to see them play Florida in the playoffs while Alabama plays Oklahoma, etc.  College football is losing out on more money than they could ever imagine.

Dean


you would think so, but I think all the league commisioner's prefer the bowl system becuase it maximizes revnue


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 01, 2008, 09:09:28 AM
The BCS pisses me off more and more every year.  I am not a fan of Oklahoma or Texas but why does Oklahoma get the nod over Texas in the BCS when they played on a Neutral field and Texas won by 10.  That is a no brainer.

The other thing that pissses me off is the AP poll was manipulated to jump Florida up to #2 so that the Alabama/Florida game will be #1 vs #2 in the hype. 

Florida is playing as good as anyone but they lost at HOME to a mediocre Old  Miss team.  Texas  and Oklahoma both lost to top 5 teams.

Please get some balls and have a 8 team playoff and let it be settled on the field.

I am not a fan of Southern Cal but I would love to see them play Florida in the playoffs while Alabama plays Oklahoma, etc.  College football is losing out on more money than they could ever imagine.

Dean


you would think so, but I think all the league commisioner's prefer the bowl system becuase it maximizes revnue

Personally, I am sick of all the bowls.  I dont watch 98% of them.  I will watch the 4th QTR if a game if interesting and pick up a few bowls.

However, there is no reason why you cant have your bowls and a playoff system incorporated into the bowls and still have the  other bowls.

The opponents to playoffs say it the playoffs would render the bowls less important.  Have they being paying attention to the number of stupid bowls?  Who the hell wants to go to Boise Idaho as a supposed reward and play on a blue field in the snow?

Every team with 6 wins goes to a bowl.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on December 02, 2008, 02:37:45 PM
BCS Standings for November 30

1. Alabama Crimson Tide
2. Oklahoma Sooners
3. Texas Longhorns
4. Florida Gators
5. USC Trojans
6. Utah Utes
7. Texas Tech Red Raiders
8. Penn State Nittany Lions
9. Boise State Broncos
10. Ohio State Buckeyes
11. TCU Horned Frogs
12. Ball State Cardinals
13. Cincinnati Bearcats
14. Oklahoma State Cowboys
15. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 06, 2008, 10:53:39 AM
a percy havin-less gators team does not bode well for us. :'(
gators are going to have to fill the box to stump the run, something bama will do to shorten the game and keep the score close. better hope gators dont get beat with the long ball trying to stuff the run and get short handed deep. other wrs (demp) will have to step up. the winner who ever it may be will be more the deserving of bcs bid. damm saban  :D lol


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on December 06, 2008, 11:51:28 AM
I never have liked Notre Dame because they are media darlings.  They go 7-5 and beat 4 three win teams and go to a BCS bowl.

Notre Dame had 2 yarda total offense near halftime.

That team should not go to any bowl..

Media darlings?

Yeah, ESPN doesn't CREAM all over the Trojans o;)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on December 06, 2008, 12:21:29 PM
Currently watching Army-Navy.

I make it a tradition of mine to watch this as much as I can every year. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Johnny Rotten on December 06, 2008, 05:41:38 PM
Hokies win the ACC!!!!!  On to Miami!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 06, 2008, 07:29:42 PM
 :D 

not without some heart stopping moments. credit to bamas D, what a monster they were the whole game. florida's O after a late start finally got things going late, hard to keep them down for long.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on December 06, 2008, 07:30:40 PM
:D 

not without some heart stopping moments. credit to bamas D, what a monster they were the whole game. florida's O after a late start finally got things going late, hard to keep them down for long.

Congrats on your Gators bro


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on December 06, 2008, 07:35:32 PM
USC BABY!!!!!  :D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on December 06, 2008, 08:07:52 PM
USC BABY!!!!!  :D

Looking forward to watch Penn State chew up the Trojans and spit them out ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on December 06, 2008, 08:17:44 PM
USC BABY!!!!!  :D

Looking forward to watch Penn State chew up the Trojans and spit them out ;D

don't hold your breath..USC will prob run them as much i'd like to see the Big 10 come thru


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 06, 2008, 10:48:38 PM
Looks like NC game will be Florida vs Oklahoma.  I still think that Florida losing at home to a medicore school gives them the worst loss out of all the one loss teams.

I say let Florida, Penn State, Alabama, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Utah, and Southern Cal fight it out in a playoff.  I would watch any of those matchups and every game!

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on December 07, 2008, 02:32:36 AM
Looks like NC game will be Florida vs Oklahoma.  I still think that Florida losing at home to a medicore school gives them the worst loss out of all the one loss teams.

I say let Florida, Penn State, Alabama, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Utah, and Southern Cal fight it out in a playoff.  I would watch any of those matchups and every game!

Dean


This has to be the worst year of the BcS.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 07, 2008, 08:09:38 AM
:D 

not without some heart stopping moments. credit to bamas D, what a monster they were the whole game. florida's O after a late start finally got things going late, hard to keep them down for long.

Congrats on your Gators bro


thanks.

think this game was about as good as any N.C. game with a lot of lead changes and a tight game. if tebow does enter the nfl draft next year as expected Bama will definitly be the team to beat next year. Saban, much like spurrier and Carrol ( i remember this guy with the jets and everyone hated him) have proven they are more suited at the college level. Saban has done a hell of a job with Bama especially with their D (holding Tebow from running on them) and will be back next year without a doubt.

edit: gators still need 40 of bamas 1st place votes for a NC bid.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on December 07, 2008, 08:22:14 PM
BCS Bowls for 2008-09 Season

Rose Bowl (January 1, 2009)
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. USC Trojans

Orange Bowl (January 1, 2009)
Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

Sugar Bowl (January 2, 2009)
Utah Utes vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Fieta Bowl (January 5, 2009)
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Texas Longhorns

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (January 8, 2009)
Florida Gators vs. Oklahoma Sooners


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on December 07, 2008, 08:28:51 PM
Looks like my Fighting Irish will be in a bowl after all

We have received a bid to be in the Hawaii Bowl vs. the Hawaii Warriors on Christmas Eve


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 07, 2008, 09:07:30 PM
My Picks Below:

BCS Bowls for 2008-09 Season

Rose Bowl (January 1, 2009)
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. USC Trojans (USC in a CLOSE Low Scoring Game)

Orange Bowl (January 1, 2009)
Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (VT by 10 + points)

Sugar Bowl (January 2, 2009)
Utah Utes vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (Alabama by 7)

Fieta Bowl (January 5, 2009)
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Texas Longhorns (Texas big)

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (January 8, 2009)
Florida Gators vs. Oklahoma Sooners (Florida BIG. OU is a horrible bowl team)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on December 08, 2008, 07:44:11 PM
SC is gonna destroy Penn State, giving us yet another pointless Rose Bowl game.

USC should've declined the Rose Bowl berth setting up a game with Texas or Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl. I'm well aware of the tradition upheld between the Pac 10 and Big 10 winners playing each other but it gets boring when it is USC versus BIG 10 opponent every year.

If I recall correctly, it was the Rose Bowl committee that least favored a playoff a few years ago when talks about it between the different bowl representatives was brought up.

I hope Florida destroys Oklahoma. The Sooners have been very offensively impressive but how they leap frog the team that beat them is a bunch of crap. Sure they beat Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and Missouri in blow outs, but to have computers "scientifically" determine champions is blissful ignorance.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 08, 2008, 07:53:38 PM
SC is gonna destroy Penn State, giving us yet another pointless Rose Bowl game.

USC should've declined the Rose Bowl berth setting up a game with Texas or Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl. I'm well aware of the tradition upheld between the Pac 10 and Big 10 winners playing each other but it gets boring when it is USC versus BIG 10 opponent every year.

If I recall correctly, it was the Rose Bowl committee that least favored a playoff a few years ago when talks about it between the different bowl representatives was brought up.

I hope Florida destroys Oklahoma. The Sooners have been very offensively impressive but how they leap frog the team that beat them is a bunch of crap. Sure they beat Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and Missouri in blow outs, but to have computers "scientifically" determine champions is blissful ignorance.

I believe the BCS intentionally sets up games that will try to discourage the chance of a split poll.  I have no love for Texas or Mac Brown but they got screwed.  They beat Texas by 10 on a nuetral field.  Why on earth Mac Brown and company accepted the proposal for the highest ranked team in the BcS poll is beyond me.  The BcS puts togetheer games that make money but not ncessarily the best two teams.

If the situation was reversed with the records of Oklahoma and Texas then I bet Oklahoma still would have gone to the champinoship game and the hypesters would be saying "Oklahoma beat Texas on a neutral field" and would try to sell it to the masses.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 09, 2008, 07:34:25 PM
think oaklahoma edged TT and Texas in the polls simply for the fact they played 5 teams ranked in the top 25 while the other 2 only played 4. (this is what gave them the edge imho). most of the equations reward large amounts of % points for straight out wins while other aspects get less attention. (another thing i think that is wrong with so many of the equations). that and counting AA wins. damm SAgrin formula  :P

you get rewarded more points for beating ranked teams at the time, while if you should lose against an unranked team, the punishment is not really severe.(which is what helped florida, and the fact that they lost so early in the season).

 another thing is alot of people focus on the fact that one team may have beaten another during the regular season, but the computer polls don't differate between these two teams on a head to head basis, rather their points are a collective assestment of the whole season based on strengths of opponents, and strength of opponents opponents. 

did they get it right? hell if i know, i looked over all 3 schedules (TT, T, OK) and its like running in circles. unfortunatly this is what was agreed upon beforehand and think certain  updates and formulas need to be re-evualated which should at least give the 4 best teams in the nation. my concern would be a post season that is to long in comparison to the regular season with having 8 teams in  conjunction with conferece games.  also alot of schools have contracts with other schools and may take a hit ranking wise because of playing lesser established teams that dont crack the top ap 25.

all and all the higher ups keep this system because good or bad (for the most part) it keeps people talking, arguing, and debating about who would beat who on any given saturday and thats marketing you just cant buy.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 09, 2008, 08:57:47 PM
The BCS cannot get it right because it is a popularity contest and the top teams dont play each other.

What if Oklahoma beats Florida and Texas wins big.

What if Texas wins a close game and Florida barely beats Oklahoma.

What if Florida wins barely, Texas gets killed, Alabama gets kiiled and then Utah wins big?  Does that make Utah #1 in the AP poll?

The system might get lucky and get the best two teams but we never will know because the top 8 or so teams dont play each other.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on December 14, 2008, 10:32:03 PM
SC is gonna destroy Penn State, giving us yet another pointless Rose Bowl game.

USC should've declined the Rose Bowl berth setting up a game with Texas or Alabama in the Fiesta Bowl. I'm well aware of the tradition upheld between the Pac 10 and Big 10 winners playing each other but it gets boring when it is USC versus BIG 10 opponent every year.

If I recall correctly, it was the Rose Bowl committee that least favored a playoff a few years ago when talks about it between the different bowl representatives was brought up.

I hope Florida destroys Oklahoma. The Sooners have been very offensively impressive but how they leap frog the team that beat them is a bunch of crap. Sure they beat Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, and Missouri in blow outs, but to have computers "scientifically" determine champions is blissful ignorance.

Don't bet on USC slamming the Lions. Penn state can play serious defense, and thats what USC has trouble with is teams that play very good D. If Penn state puts up 21 plus points, USC will have a tough time beating them.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on December 15, 2008, 03:00:47 AM
The only game that I am interested in is the one between Utah and 'bama.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on December 25, 2008, 08:44:05 AM
Good to see my Fighting Irish break up that long bowl-losing streak last night.

Where was that performance throughout the other games in this season?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 25, 2008, 09:54:48 AM
I am going to watch the NC game but I have a feeling I willl turn it off early.  OU has their best Running back out and one of their best defensive players plus the Heisman curse and a 4 game BCS losing streak.

I hate UF but I am afraid this game will be just like when Southern Cal played Oklahoma and Southern Cal had the game one by the end of the 1st QTR.

Anythinng can happen but OU has everything going against them especially with the #60 defense in the NCAA.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 31, 2008, 10:30:06 PM
I am going to watch the NC game but I have a feeling I willl turn it off early.  OU has their best Running back out and one of their best defensive players plus the Heisman curse and a 4 game BCS losing streak.

I hate UF but I am afraid this game will be just like when Southern Cal played Oklahoma and Southern Cal had the game one by the end of the 1st QTR.

Anythinng can happen but OU has everything going against them especially with the #60 defense in the NCAA.

Dean


being i a huge gators fan i can never write off any opponent. i just hope we have harvin back, and like you said with ok's rb and best de out it is a big disadvantage, and contrary to belief one i dont like to see. i dont like people speculating what ifs. depth is a important factor, but always want to beat a team soundly with the best players on the field.

but yeah, really like tebow as a qb, and think he is special as a person (charity and missionary work). a shame the nfl doesnt see how smart this kid really is and what a potential leader he will be on the field.. would really like to see him prove the critics wrong.

p.s. think Chris leak was the reason why we won the previous bcs title and think he is really smart on the field, and hope he has a chance to prove me right. ill take field smarts (gannon) over a strong arm dummy any day.   

watching lsu destroy ga tech currently.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on January 01, 2009, 08:49:05 AM
Gooo USC!!!! 8)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on January 01, 2009, 11:49:14 AM
I am going to watch the NC game but I have a feeling I willl turn it off early.  OU has their best Running back out and one of their best defensive players plus the Heisman curse and a 4 game BCS losing streak.

I hate UF but I am afraid this game will be just like when Southern Cal played Oklahoma and Southern Cal had the game one by the end of the 1st QTR.

Anythinng can happen but OU has everything going against them especially with the #60 defense in the NCAA.

Dean


being i a huge gators fan i can never write off any opponent. i just hope we have harvin back, and like you said with ok's rb and best de out it is a big disadvantage, and contrary to belief one i dont like to see. i dont like people speculating what ifs. depth is a important factor, but always want to beat a team soundly with the best players on the field.

but yeah, really like tebow as a qb, and think he is special as a person (charity and missionary work). a shame the nfl doesnt see how smart this kid really is and what a potential leader he will be on the field.. would really like to see him prove the critics wrong.

p.s. think Chris leak was the reason why we won the previous bcs title and think he is really smart on the field, and hope he has a chance to prove me right. ill take field smarts (gannon) over a strong arm dummy any day.   

watching lsu destroy ga tech currently.

Obviously if you are a fan of UF so you worry about your opponent.  However, OU has the following things going against them:

1. Best RB and Defense Player are out for sure
2. Heisman Curse (Remember when Teebo won in)
3. This is the biggest: The 60th Rank Defense.  Teams with this bad of defense do not win  the NC
4. Were beat soundly by Texas (and I hate Mac Brown) and Texas only lost one game on last play.
5. OU is 0-4 is the last 4 BCS games including getting pounded and beaten by Boise State.
6. OU did win the NC 5 years ago but that was only because they were a top 5 defensive team then.

Even if we argue the offenses are equal, you have the #11 defense in UF vs #60 in OU.  OU does not stand a chance on paper at least and by trends.  I dont believe a team has won the BCS NC with a defense ranked below #15 in the country.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on January 01, 2009, 05:14:46 PM
GO BIG RED!!!

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on January 01, 2009, 05:49:04 PM
Watching the Rose Bowl good game so far. 7-7.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 01, 2009, 06:44:44 PM
GO BIG RED!!!

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
That big red freshness last much longer
Eat that redwing and your love will be much stronger.

Okay, I'm hiding.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on January 01, 2009, 10:11:26 PM
GO BIG RED!!!

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
That big red freshness last much longer
Eat that redwing and your love will be much stronger.

Okay, I'm hiding.

As you should.  ;)



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on January 01, 2009, 10:35:04 PM
SC wins yet another Rose Bowl game and beats another Big 10 team.

The second half was filler time. They packed it up after 2 qtrs.

Put them against any team in the country, SC can beat them. The PAC 10 is 5-0 in bowl games so far.
Florida and USC for the 3rd straight year is the game that would've matched the best two teams in the country, imo.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: r8derfan33 on January 01, 2009, 11:06:21 PM
MAN, USC IS THE BEST TEAM IN NCAAF PERIOD!!!  I wish they could've taken their shot at anyone, Scooners, Gators, Red Raiders, Longhorns, any of them and USC would win. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raider 5280 on January 01, 2009, 11:10:02 PM
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a143/vt2nd/USCSucks.jpg)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on January 01, 2009, 11:20:21 PM
They sucked the last pulse Notre Dame had this season, just ask Sonic  ;D

USC has been the most dominant football program this last decade.
Sarkisian will be missed but SC won't skip a beat, they'll be back just as strong next season.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raider 5280 on January 01, 2009, 11:25:29 PM
I'm just givin' ya some shit.
I'm not much of an NCAA Fan.
I have not watched one minute of one bowl.
Fuck USC....or not.
...and the Golden Domers and their cheerleaders, too.

 ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on January 01, 2009, 11:43:04 PM
It's all good, I knew that. If you're not in here stirring up some madness,  :ahhh, then it wouldn't be a 5280 sighting. O0


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on January 02, 2009, 02:23:56 AM
They sucked the last pulse Notre Dame had this season, just ask Sonic  ;D

USC has been the most dominant football program this last decade.
Sarkisian will be missed but SC won't skip a beat, they'll be back just as strong next season.




Great game today!!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on January 02, 2009, 09:23:53 PM
Utah is dominating Alabama early on. Somewhere DH is smiling!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on January 02, 2009, 09:53:02 PM
Utah is dominating Alabama early on. Somewhere DH is smiling!

As is everybody who associates themselves with LSU.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 02, 2009, 09:55:08 PM
Utah is dominating Alabama early on. Somewhere DH is smiling!
Regardless of the final score I think Utah will finally get some cred.  USC would still
kick their butts, though. ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on January 02, 2009, 10:47:11 PM
Utah is dominating Alabama early on. Somewhere DH is smiling!

lol... I was thinking the same thing!  ;D

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee157/luvs33/Other%20teams%20stuff/Utettes.gif)




 ;)







Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on January 02, 2009, 11:17:03 PM
28-17 with under 10 minutes to go........


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on January 02, 2009, 11:49:54 PM
 :d: :break

Alabama loses 31-17



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on January 03, 2009, 12:19:44 PM
The AP should give Utah the number 1 ranking just to throw more fire on the BcS train wreck.

Assuming Florida beats OU, then Utah has a better argument  especially since they beat Alabama in a lot more solid fashion and also was nearly a home game for Alabama.

How about an 8 team playoffs. It would only take 3 weeks!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on January 03, 2009, 04:46:41 PM
The AP should give Utah the number 1 ranking just to throw more fire on the BcS train wreck.

Assuming Florida beats OU, then Utah has a better argument  especially since they beat Alabama in a lot more solid fashion and also was nearly a home game for Alabama.

How about an 8 team playoffs. It would only take 3 weeks!!!

I still can't figure out how Texas gets rooked.  Regardless, after the Pac-10
stood up and delivered I'll settle for Utah and USC sharing the #1 spot.  I'm not into
poser appointments to the #1 rank.  Any and all rankings are east biased.  Just look
at the Boston Bruins.  Those tards get to play a bunch of scrubs and San Jose and
Detroit are "ranked" below them.  What a freaking joke.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on January 03, 2009, 05:49:27 PM
Texas got screwed because Oklahoma and Florida both ran up the scores as much aas possible during the 2nd half of the season.

Oklahoma is #1 in the BcS with the #60 defense in the country.  I am sorry but it is about high profile teams that always get the bowls.  Its not a concidence that LSU got in as the two loss team when the game was in Louisana. This year it was in Florida so they made sure to have a Florida team.

There are 6 teams that have a legimitate argument (before the bowls) of being in the BcS championship.

Also, take a look at Texas Tech with no Defense getting killed in a bowl by Ole Miss.  The upper teams of the Big 12 need to focus on defense.

Oklahoma gets put in big bowl after big bowl just like OSU and constantly gets their asses handed to them.

Get RID OF THE BcS and adpot a playoff like every other sport on earth!




Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on January 06, 2009, 12:52:35 AM
What an epic Fiesta Bowl win for Texas 16 ticks left to rip OSU and the sweater vest from a bowl win. OSU looks good on you.  :j2


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 09, 2009, 12:33:07 AM
 ;D

beaten by the 4th best qb in the big 12. talk shit and you may end up eating a shit sandwich.

regardless of what the gator-haters may think we did beat two #1 teams back to back, dont care if your the Utes or USC, no other team can claim the same. its how you got there, SOS and SOOS. only TT can claim as tough a schedule.


Gator  chomp!!!!!!!!!

congrats to the OK's D who played a hellaofva game and kept me on edge the whole night. considering the stats these two teams ran up, they were one and two in most catergories this was the two best teams in the nation.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on January 09, 2009, 01:55:50 AM
;D

beaten by the 4th best qb in the big 12. talk shit and you may end up eating a shit sandwich.

regardless of what the gator-haters may think we did beat two #1 teams back to back, dont care if your the Utes or USC, no other team can claim the same. its how you got there, SOS and SOOS. only TT can claim as tough a schedule.


Gator  chomp!!!!!!!!!

congrats to the OK's D who played a helluva a game and kept me on edge the whole night. considering the stats these two teams ran up, they were one and two in most catergories this was the two best teams in the nation.

Oklahoma shot themselves in the foot in the first half by getting inside the the 10 twice and coming away with zero. It could've been 14 easily and at the least should've been 10. Would've completely changed the outlook as Oklahoma would've been in clear command at the half.

I don't see how Florida's win over Alabama is any bigger because they were #1 at the time. Utah dismantled Bama start to finish (unlike UF who went down to the 4th)  and beat ranked teams such as TCU, BYU, Oregon St. and other bowl teams such as Air Force. While their overall wins arent nearly as impressive as Florida they didn't lose a game like Florida did. I rarely will make a case for non-BCS league teams as being the best team even if they didn't lose but Utes have a legit case for sure.

And USC prob is the team that would win a playoff, but once again USC had an idiotic Pac 10 loss to prevent from the "title" game

Bottom line a playoff is needed.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on January 09, 2009, 08:29:55 AM
Florida is not the best team in the Nation.  I am sorry but the AP needs to give Utah a share of the National Title.

At the very least, Texas should have gone instead of Oklahoma.

Florida got in because of Tebow and how much the media loves him.

I DO NOT know who the best team in the country is because we would need to see 8 teams play in a playoff and at least settle it on the field.

All I can say for sure is Utah gets no media love but beat a bunch of solid teams.

I also can tell you Oklahoma is a horrible bowl team.

I think Oklahoma and OSU should play in a bowl every year until they can beat another team.  The one win OSU has in a BCS bowl only came out because of a 15 second late flag against Miami which was BS (and I was actually pulling for OSU over Miami until the refs decided to give the game to OSU).

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on January 09, 2009, 07:30:25 PM
Oklahoma lived up to their standards of losing another bowl game.

Dean summed it up well. Tebow's adoration is what gave Florida the media push that seperated them in the polls. As I'm typing this, ESPN is running a "Teboisms" segment. Tim is a really good player, one of the best in the country but get off the nuts already.

One player's popularity shouldn't warrant an edge, but unfortunately it does.

I've heard and read the arguments that Florida was the best team because they beat 2 #1 ranked teams. One of those teams was blown out by an undefeated Utah. The other, Oklahoma, leaped Texas who beat them.

The argument is weak. Pure opinion that Florida played the best football out of all the one loss teams.
Defense wins championships, so off that "opinion" USC played the best football after losing a game. They had 3 shutouts, held teams to an average of 9 points, while winning they're remaining games.

Utah plays in a "weaker" conference as does USC by once again "opinion", but they were the most dominating winning teams in the major bowl games.

*ESPN is now airing the top 10 Tebow moments....I don't hate the guy, let me get that straight, but enough is enough.

I'll make my case for USC. With one month of preparation they dominate both Oklahoma and Florida. The Trojans of this season are a better defense than the group that played against Texas in the Rose Bowl.

The enigma here is Utah. Undefeated and impressive in their dismantling of Alabama.

Another college football season ends and another incomplete finale.
More politics than actual politics, hey maybe Obama will use his newly acquired juice to finally
get a playoff system, but then again maybe not.

 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 10, 2009, 08:47:24 AM

Oklahoma shot themselves in the foot in the first half by getting inside the the 10 twice and coming away with zero. It could've been 14 easily and at the least should've been 10. Would've completely changed the outlook as Oklahoma would've been in clear command at the half.

thats one one to look at it. the other is that the gators D was just that good. how did OK shoot themselves in the foot when FL stopped them on 4 downs goal to goal, or when the intercepted the pass inside the 5, or when they intercepted and stole another pass right from the guys hands on another drive, or blocked the field goal. come on, how much does someone have to do against the number 1 rated offense in order to get respect. Shouldof, wouldof, couldov, doesnt show up in the wins loss column. florida was the better team because OK couldnt capitalize.


I don't see how Florida's win over Alabama is any bigger because they were #1 at the time. Utah dismantled Bama start to finish (unlike UF who went down to the 4th)  and beat ranked teams such as TCU, BYU, Oregon St. and other bowl teams such as Air Force. While their overall wins arent nearly as impressive as Florida they didn't lose a game like Florida did.

Floridas win is more impressive if you are aware of how the bcs formulas work. MOV has little or no factor in the overall standard. only one equation uses it to my knowledge so beating a team by more points is no more impressive then a one point win ONLY in the human polls. Second yes it is more relevant because wins/losses is the most heavily weighted factor in most, if not all the formulas. Because florida beat a undefeated team thier ratio factor gets multipled by alot more then someone beating that same team with one loss.

as for utes schedule, how is TCU,BYU the only ranked teams (11,16 respectively) they beat during the regular season (after mid point) more relevant then FL beating a number 8 GA, #4 LSU, #24 SC, #23 Fsu and #1 Alabama??? remember its not only relevant in who you beat, but thier position at the time as well as wins and losses, GA was undefeated, AL undefeated at #1, and Ok one loss rated #1, so yeah FL win over a previous unbeaten alabama, though may not be as impressive as you may think,it is more impressive for the computer results which are unbias.

and i dont believe the utes or any one else defensively could do what we did that night and stop the nations top leading scorer at nearly 60pts a game and hold them to 14.


And USC prob is the team that would win a playoff, but once again USC had an idiotic Pac 10 loss to prevent from the "title" game

any given saturday someone can beat someone else. FL lost to missouri, should Missouri be considered for a playoff because they are the only ones to beat the national champion. they way i look at it is, the playoff is 10 games long, prove yourself then to get to the top spot.  there will be no playoffs til well after 2012 due to contracts.


Bottom line a playoff is needed.

i think the computer polls are good enough to establish the 4 best teams. you cant have a playoff system of 8 teams, of 3 rounds plus a championship when your season is only 10 games long. the top 4 should be enough only in my opinion.  but yeah maybe someday, but even if the gators finished perfect, this year, there would always be someone saying they didnt deserve to be there, and that USC and utes deserve it, which is why the unbias computer polls have the last say.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 10, 2009, 09:05:38 AM
Florida is not the best team in the Nation.  I am sorry but the AP needs to give Utah a share of the National Title.

um pretty sure they are unless SC been lying to me all this time. Sorry if you give the utes a part of the national championship are you gonna go back and do the same for PSU? the utes games (see previous posts) were not as impressive as floridas wins overall against ranked teams in respect to position and wins/losses at times. once again being the best amongst a mediocre division and winning one game against an sec team in no way qualifies you to be the best.


Florida got in because of Tebow and how much the media loves him.

i can say the same about the utes. they only got the votes because its "cool" to be vote for the little school that could, to buck the system, to go against the grain,

All I can say for sure is Utah gets no media love but beat a bunch of solid teams.

they had a decent schedule, some solid teams, but florida got lucky because of timming and who they played and when they played them. yes i do think there is some luck in regards in who you play deciding how much influence in the computer polls. dont think the utes schedule was nearly as impressive as FL. havent looked at overall SOS but im guessing if you look it up FL is much higher then the UTes. now should they be punished, no,but thats just how it is, more schools should go out of thier way and schedule games against more established teams that are always in the top 10 if they want the respect they seek. next year the utes if they return to the top  10 and prove themselves they may have a chance or valid point, but beign a flash in the pan season in a mediocre divison does not qualify. thats life, you think rookies come into the nfl demanding the respect of veteran players? you have to prove yourself, cut your teeth and take shit along the way before others will give you respect in all walks of life. consider this the year the utes cut thier teeth.

Considering the computer polls are UNBIAS, i fail to see how the medias love for Tebow got them into the national championship. maybe the coaches poll, but it is the computer polls that matter and was unaware of a "media love" factor in such equations   

its all good though guys, just spouting off because off the LOVE the gators dont get. LOL
there will always be controversy, but as long as the final standings say so, then im led to beleive that the gators are the nationalchampions, even if others may not believe so. if you take that away from them you have to question all the past nationalchampions as well.

cheers to a great season, not expecting Fl to return next year to glory, im guessing ALA and maybe USC will make a run for it but enjoying it for what it is, it looks like a long time before my raiders will realize such recognition.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on January 10, 2009, 02:29:43 PM
The fact that your arguments are based on ratio and computer configurations to justify their placing going into the bowl selections should tell you alone that the system is garbage.

With the era of college football where scholarships are regulated and more programs can now build to contend with the traditionally stronger schools, there has to be playoff system in place.

Computers have no business determining which schools should play for the national title.
It isn't fair to the schools, alumni, and the fans.

I won't take anything away from Florida's defensive performance but to say that no other school could put a defensive game plan like that is a little far fetched. It is pretty widely agreed on by football opinions that Pete Carol can scheme like no other.

After Utah's performance against Alabama, one could vouch for their defense.

One thing we could all agree on, Oklahoma had no business there. Running up the score to manipulate a computer? The Sooners and the Buckeyes shouldn't be allowed to play in another BcS game unless it is against each other. Good call Dean.






Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 10, 2009, 04:08:08 PM
The fact that your arguments are based on ratio and computer configurations to justify their placing going into the bowl selections should tell you alone that the system is garbage.

With the era of college football where scholarships are regulated and more programs can now build to contend with the traditionally stronger schools, there has to be playoff system in place.

Computers have no business determining which schools should play for the national title.
It isn't fair to the schools, alumni, and the fans.

I won't take anything away from Florida's defensive performance but to say that no other school could put a defensive game plan like that is a little far fetched. It is pretty widely agreed on by football opinions that Pete Carol can scheme like no other.

After Utah's performance against Alabama, one could vouch for their defense.

One thing we could all agree on, Oklahoma had no business there. Running up the score to manipulate a computer? The Sooners and the Buckeyes shouldn't be allowed to play in another BcS game unless it is against each other. Good call Dean.






i too am probably a little bias being a science major and having studied bio-statiscal anyalsis, but it is the system in place and one that was agreed upon prior, so it is the only way to decide without biasism until a playoff system is instilled. if there was a way i would be for a playoff system as well but with the short season and economics, (the ncaa would rather spread the wealth with a bunch of toliet bowls rather legit playoff only system,) i think it will be much more harder to instill then many may think.

i would go for every conference having to be enrolled in the bcs with each one having to have a conference championship game at end of year(ala sec) to determine one representitive to be bowl elgible. this will ensure something like the TT, Tex, and Ok debacle doesnt occur again. you can still have automatic bids just have enough for each conference to be included.

you are always gonna have doubt even with a playoff system, yeah team A couldnt stop team B but if they would of beaten team C prior they would of beaten team so and so.

i would love the chance to play USC with this current team and wished more key matchups like this were made available instead of funding the smaller colleges with warm up games and padding wins ala pappa joe. i would rather beat the best and leave no doubt rather tiptoe through an easy season. but such is not a reality for schedule sake.

i dont put much faith in past history, if OK would of had thier best DE and RB this would of easily had a different outcome and cant compare past teams with future failures. the worms got to turn sometime. stoops is a great coach, i wonder where he got it from. lol  and sure their time will come eventually. as for Ohio , well....

cheers


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on January 10, 2009, 05:54:13 PM
Goss,

Dont get me wrong.  Florida might be the best team in the nation but the fact is WE DO NOT KNOW.

Florida, OSU, Oklahoma, LSU are media darlings and get all the love in the Rankings. 

The system is so garbage because it is not decided on the field.  I am dead serious in my other post when I said I am done with college football.  I am done watching until their is a playoff.  The only thing that is going on is that certain teams are getting put in the big game due to a bunch of very wealthy elitists who decide the bowls.

I am sorry but the computers and human polls are both completely screwed.  How does a two loss LSU team jump 4 teams last year?

How is Florida's loss at home to a unranked at the time game worse than Southern Cals loss on the road to a ranked team?  I am NOT a Southern Cal fan either.  My point is the whole system is garbage and everyone in the country knows it.

At this point, the only people that like the system somewhat are the fans of a handful of teams that get the media bias and a high preseason ranking every year.

It would be so easy to have a 8 team playoff which would be flawed in that the BCS would mess up the top 8 teams but THE CHAMPIONSHIP WOULD BE ESTABLISHED ON THE FIELD.

As far as I am concerned, there is no true National Champion in a year like this year when there were at least 6 teams coming into the bowl season that has a legitimate argument.

The only way the BSc system will fail is if it hurts them financially.  As a fan, I simply will not watch or go to any more NCAA Division 1 games.  I live close to a good Division II school.  I will watch them play and hopefully into the playoffs.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 10, 2009, 09:14:53 PM
i can definitly see where you are coming from. trust me, if a one loss PSU team made it to the national championship over a one loss sec or big 12 team i would definitly be pissed. thankfully things worked out for us this year. i wish i had an answer or proposal for a playoff but i dont. unfortunatley no playoff will be implemented until after 2012 if at all and i wouldnt rely on it. the ncaa loves the controversy as it leads to more people talking about college football and cant see a change coming anytime soon. to keep the 4 major bowl games and a playoff system would be tricky unless you make the 4 major bowl games a part of the playoff system and championship on a rotation basis, but certain bowl games have certain automatic bids due to locality and to ensure sell outs so it is unlikely they would want to host the same team in multiple big bowl games. it really is a mess and alot harder to sort then many people may think, which may be why the system is what it is and hasnt adopted a playoff system, that and considering such a shorten season and playoff round that is proportionate to the season in terms of length.

oh well we all fallen victim to the ncaa higher conspiracy of promoting thier sport through bickering of a legit contender.  :laugh: 



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on January 11, 2009, 12:37:27 AM
Its really not that hard.  About 5 years ago the NCAA arguing it would hurt the sudent athelete but has since added 2 - 3 more money games a year.  A 8 team playoff would only be three weeks and could be worked out with the bowl schedules.

It is real simple.  School presidents dont want to lose revunue.  They like knowing they can bring in SE Louisana State and make money playing nothing more than an scrimmage. 

The problem is that they dont see how much excitement and thus $$$$ would be generated by a playoff.

The latest argument is that every college game is meaningful now and a playoff would ruin that.  Give me a break.  If you have to be in the Top 8 then everyone of your games is meaningful.

I am for the Top 8 in a improved BcS system over other systems because if Notre Dame has 6 wins they would be in due to the  money that Notre Dame makes.

Ideally, the 16 team playoff would be best for fans but the 8 games could be worked out easier.

I dont think people talking about how they really dont even know who the best team is can be good for college football.

I have  no interest in most of the bowls these days. 

Anyways, I am done with it until their is a playoff.  I just wish more people would do the same.  I do know viewership for the bowls and attendance this year has been way down.  Hopefully this trend will continue.  I dont even want to see the +1 scheme.  It would not have worked this year because what 2 teams should play in the plus 1 format now?

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on January 11, 2009, 04:28:45 AM
http://brickinthebox.blogspot.com/2009/01/friday-rant.html (http://brickinthebox.blogspot.com/2009/01/friday-rant.html)

i think our man brick sums it up well here..

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But if it makes you feel better, I laughed out loud when I saw your fat face crying on National TV last night

 :lol

that's the same reaction I had haha


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 11, 2009, 08:38:22 AM
yeah basically its about money where as the smaller schools benefit from getting in a toliet bowl game which to them adds significant revenue to their school for that year, and in some cases sorely needed and expected. the smaller schools will never concede to a playoff because 1) they know most of them will never have a shot of being there 2) it makes the other bowl games insignificant (not that they arent already but in thier eyes its a big deal) so what incentitive do they have.

the ncaa makes a federal case out of student athletes being students first and not making money, i guess so more for themselves. honestly i do think each school should pay some kind of retribution to thier players a set cap amount being that most student atheletes are not afforded the luxury of getting a part time job due to thier increase demand for time and practice for their sport which makes the schools mucho money.

the four major bowl games dont want to be trumped,(sponsorship money) perhaps having the top 8 play in each of the 4 major bowl games with 2 added games for the finals and the BCS championship will suffice and thus give the ncaa a reason to add 2 more money making revenue bowl games while keeping the tradition of rose bowl and its automatic bids, while the toliet bowl games can be played all in advance to amuse us until the more meaningful bowls kick in. 

what you need is fresh young blood in the head of the ncaa management circle and break up the old boys club. im sure the time will come but not until the old, set in the ways curmedungons are far from gone. eventually time will dicticate a playoff but cant see it happening for 5-10 years minimal.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on March 02, 2009, 07:48:38 AM
Whats everyones opioion on Tyler Hansbrough??


I personally like this kids. He is everything i would want in my PF..He may not be a freak athlete. But he doesn get to the line A LOT and he gives his all every play.what more can you ask for. Boozer wasnt anything special and people were saying how he would be just a role player, And Al Horford, please!...Tyler may not ever be "the Man" on a team but he can be a guy who just goes out and does what he does.

I personally would liike to see him in a Blazer Uni next year....he can take over for Frye.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on March 02, 2009, 03:11:45 PM
Whats everyones opioion on Tyler Hansbrough??


I personally like this kids. He is everything i would want in my PF..He may not be a freak athlete. But he doesn get to the line A LOT and he gives his all every play.what more can you ask for. Boozer wasnt anything special and people were saying how he would be just a role player, And Al Horford, please!...Tyler may not ever be "the Man" on a team but he can be a guy who just goes out and does what he does.

I personally would liike to see him in a Blazer Uni next year....he can take over for Frye.

he'll be a good energy guy IMO..something like a Ronny Turiaf type


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on March 13, 2009, 01:54:40 AM
WOW!!!!!!!! 6 OT game...what a game...unreal..deserved a better ending though

and finally my wolverines look like they are back in the tourney


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on March 23, 2009, 01:04:53 PM
I'm probably one of the few people not to fill out a bracket this year. I wouldnt have really known who to pick anyway. I havent been watching College hoops that closly for a couple of years now. But i think next season i will do a better job. I plan to go to my first college game next year too.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on April 09, 2009, 09:30:34 PM
well heres one less elway we will have to deal with   :laugh:

Elway's son quits squad
UPDATED: 2009-04-08 02:48:09 MST

 

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


TEMPE, Ariz. -- Hall-of-Fame quarterback John Elway's son is leaving the Arizona State Sun Devils football program.

Nineteen-year-old Jack Elway plans to remain a student at the school.

Sun Devils coach Dennis Erickson told The Arizona Republic Monday, "He's just tired of football and wants to do something else with his life."

Elway, a redshirt freshman quarterback, didn't play in a scrimmage last weekend, the Republic reported.

"He would have played here eventually," Erickson said.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on June 23, 2009, 04:06:27 PM
The Oregon ducks will be unvailing another new uniform today real soon..YEAH!!! love the ducks and their uni's!! I will post them as soon as i can!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on June 23, 2009, 04:26:36 PM
Nike designers have made advancements from Oregon's last update in 2006, which featured uniforms that were more durable and 28-percent lighter than the previous generation. The latest editions have improved ergonomics and ventilation characteristics, and feature laminate numbering that does not soak up any moisture and has an 85-percent weight differential compared to traditional tackle twill.

Laminate anti-abrasion shoulder reinforcement, in the form of wings, takes the place of "diamond plate" on the current jersey, a 200-percent savings in weight differential between materials. A lighter weight fabric has also been introduced for non-critical panels, trimming the weight from 7.46 ounces down to 5.5 as 75-percent of the panels from last year's jersey have been replaced.

Additional improvements include titanium d-rings on belts and the integration of Nike Pro Combat pads, eliminating pocket bags and structures that accommodate various aftermarket pads. The benefit of the latter is streamlined pads and added protection.

Total weight savings over the previous model is estimated at 25 percent.

While the student-athletes wearing the uniforms will feel the difference, college football fans will see a difference from UO's last generation of custom kits. The overall style is similar to the special edition "Lights Out" uniform the Ducks wore at home vs. Arizona last season.

Oregon will again have green, yellow, black and white as jersey options, but adds a second white top to the mix featuring different accent colors. For pants, the Ducks will choose from green, black, white or steel, which replaces yellow for this uniform cycle. And helmet options now come in green, black, white and carbon. The black and white paint schemes are new for 2009, while the carbon helmet replaces Oregon's yellow helmet.

All told, Oregon will have 80 different combinations (jersey/pant/helmet) at their disposal.

UO's numbering font, "Bellotti Bold," has also been updated. The new uniforms will feature version 2.0, which utilizes serifs to make the individual characters more distinct.


Goducks.com

80!!!! combinations!!! thats insane!! I totally missed the black ones with the wings on them!! I never seen them before. looks like i missed alot last year!

I am diggin the new helmet!!

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3264/hqosnohpcxcoiri20090623.jpg) (http://img35.imageshack.us/i/hqosnohpcxcoiri20090623.jpg/)


(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7397/tohtgaalamdmcrs20090623.jpg) (http://img35.imageshack.us/i/tohtgaalamdmcrs20090623.jpg/)

Not sure if i like the wing things...i like the armor ones better i think.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on July 27, 2009, 11:39:06 AM
Just a couple more weeks before College Football opens & my Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking for a more successful campaign than last year.  Just hope that the coordinators we have this year, as opposed to last year, will at least make a difference for our offense & defense to be better.  While I would've liked to see how Dayne Crist could do, this is IMO Jimmy Clausen's big chance to break out.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on July 27, 2009, 06:35:07 PM
Just a couple more weeks before College Football opens & my Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking for a more successful campaign than last year.  Just hope that the coordinators we have this year, as opposed to last year, will at least make a difference for our offense & defense to be better.  While I would've liked to see how Dayne Crist could do, this is IMO Jimmy Clausen's big chance to break out.

Fuck Notre Dame! fu fu


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on July 27, 2009, 07:18:10 PM
Just a couple more weeks before College Football opens & my Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking for a more successful campaign than last year.  Just hope that the coordinators we have this year, as opposed to last year, will at least make a difference for our offense & defense to be better.  While I would've liked to see how Dayne Crist could do, this is IMO Jimmy Clausen's big chance to break out.

Fuck Notre Dame! fu fu

FUCK THE USC TROJANS! fu fu fu fu


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on July 27, 2009, 08:52:04 PM
Just a couple more weeks before College Football opens & my Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking for a more successful campaign than last year.  Just hope that the coordinators we have this year, as opposed to last year, will at least make a difference for our offense & defense to be better.  While I would've liked to see how Dayne Crist could do, this is IMO Jimmy Clausen's big chance to break out.

Fuck Notre Dame! fu fu

FUCK THE USC TROJANS! fu fu fu fu

So how much is the total Trojans payroll this year?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on July 29, 2009, 08:20:06 AM
ND will be bad as long as Fat Ass is their coach

USC will not win the Pac-10 due to the fact that the returning players are not as good as the past guys...QB is a BIG question mark.

Mich..Sorry Michigan will still struggle. A freshman QB almost never works well in year one.


Teams will SR QB's will do well this year


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on August 05, 2009, 03:06:04 PM
ND will be bad as long as Fat Ass is their coach

Charlie Weis may not be the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to playcalling, but he continues to go above & beyond in recruiting 4-5 star players on both sides of the ball nationally.  We have just picked up 4-5 star defensive ends recently.

One of the big keys is how the offensive & defensive coordinators do their job as well.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on August 05, 2009, 03:11:12 PM
Utah, the real national champions. ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on August 05, 2009, 04:59:33 PM
Utah, the real national champions. ;D

Utah should've went to the BCS National Championship in Florida last year but the NCAA hasn't taken teams in the Mountain West Conference seriously because the quality of teams they play within their conference & also the Mountwin West isn't as prestigious as the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, ACC, & PAC 10.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on August 05, 2009, 06:14:20 PM

they can prove it by meeting us in the national championship again this year.  ;D

 the mt. west isnt a part of the bcs nor do i think they care to be from what i hear. untill they lasso up these loose ends and get all divisions enrolled into the bcs your always gonna get the wishful thinking and should of would of could of all of which is irrelevant and unproven.

next year im sure there will be another surprise team that will do good (like boise state did not to long ago ) and everybody will be breaking a leg to jump from one bandwagon to the other and utah will be all but forgotten. teams will be analyzing thier game film closely and wont be surprised to see 2 losses at least. if they go undefeated then it would be hard to argue or justify not getting in but doubt that will happen.  the bcs is not gonna let a team with a flash in the pan season go to the big dance without any creditability or history. when they start to put together consecutitive seasons of consistency and a following then utah will get the invite to the ball. untill then, sorry you cant be the prom king or queen if you were never invited to the big ball. its history now and in the books. start the new season.





Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on August 05, 2009, 06:30:39 PM
Screw the BCS.  Having the national championship crown has zero merit, today.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on August 05, 2009, 07:29:06 PM
Screw the BCS.  Having the national championship crown has zero merit, today.

unless your name is urban and you got a hefty pay raise.  :D

thats why i dont think the ncaa will every adopt a playoff system, teams benefit from the numerous bowl games which have become tradtion over the years and huge money makers. think that a playoff system will lessen the importance of some of the smaller bowls which some smaller schools see as thier super bowl and payout. dont know how i feel about a playoff system to tell you truth. dont see how it could ever work with such a short season to begin with. but thats whole other story.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on August 05, 2009, 08:09:52 PM
That's the rub of it.  Play the bowl games then have the champ series.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on August 05, 2009, 09:22:17 PM
NCAA to investigate USC's employment of former NFL coach

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USC football coach Pete Carroll may have violated NCAA rules last season when he hired a former NFL tactician to help with the team's punting and kicking game, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Pete Rodriguez, who has coached for several professional teams, told the Times that he attended USC practices, monitored games and offered Carroll behind-the-scenes advice on matters ranging from improving individual players' performance to avoiding penalties during punt returns.

"I would watch practice and tell Pete, 'Hey, this guy needs this and this,' " Rodriguez said. He said he believed that his work complied with National Collegiate Athletic Assn. regulations

The NCAA is exploring whether Carroll's employment of Rodriguez was in violation of rules that limit the number of coaches and consultants a team can use.

"That's coaching," J. Brent Clark, a onetime NCAA investigator who practices law in Oklahoma, told the Times when told of Rodriguez's statements. "The rules are designed to level the playing field for all institutions regardless of the size of their budgets. It would make no sense for the rich and powerful to be able to compensate coaches with NFL backgrounds outside the coaching-limitation rules."

If using Rodriguez does constitute a violation, that could widen an already active NCAA inquiry that's exploring allegations that the football team gave improper benefits to two players, and that the university has lost "institutional control" of its athletics department as a whole.

The NCAA has been looking at the USC football and basketball programs for three years.

http://www.sportingnews.com/college-football/article/2009-07-30/ncaa-investigate-usc-s-employment-former-nfl-coach (http://www.sportingnews.com/college-football/article/2009-07-30/ncaa-investigate-usc-s-employment-former-nfl-coach)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on August 09, 2009, 10:37:28 AM
looking ahead at some college football.

PSU - has 8 home games and only 4 away games. what a nice thing to have, though as always i expect psu to piss at least one game away but they do have the potential to go undefeated and wouldnt surprise me considering an ave. schedule with a favorable home game ratio.

Utah utes - expecting the bandwagon to loose a few wheels here. depending on how good oregon is i expect the utes to drop to oregon and one upset.

Boise state - once again depending on how good oregon is they could run the table this year if they pass oregon. (which is surprisingly the topic of espn as i write this)

Texas - a favorite for the bcs this year. have to wait and see.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 11, 2009, 09:20:44 PM
ND will be bad as long as Fat Ass is their coach

Charlie Weis may not be the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to playcalling, but he continues to go above & beyond in recruiting 4-5 star players on both sides of the ball nationally.  We have just picked up 4-5 star defensive ends recently.

One of the big keys is how the offensive & defensive coordinators do their job as well.

You can recruit all you want..but if you cant coach them then it doenst do any good..And to i think that some of the kids are over hyped simply cause they are going to ND. If they were going to go to a lesser school you would see their stars drop..it has happend. I watched a kid almost go to FL and when he didnt he went from a 5 star to a 4 star.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on August 28, 2009, 05:40:27 PM
You can recruit all you want..but if you cant coach them then it doenst do any good

That was one of the knocks that we Notre Dame fans have on Ty, not only that but he couldn't recruit as well.  He got lucky with a few guys, who were coached better by Charlie Weis.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 02, 2009, 02:21:31 PM
Duck kickoff College football tomorrow vs Boise St.

This will be a very tough game for both teams..ESPN thinks that BS will win. I hope not. I am hoping for a miracle run by my ducks!!!


GO DUCKS!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 02, 2009, 05:37:49 PM
Duck kickoff College football tomorrow vs Boise St.

This will be a very tough game for both teams..ESPN thinks that BS will win. I hope not. I am hoping for a miracle run by my ducks!!!


GO DUCKS!!!!!

if BS wins this game  they run the table and will cause another ruckus at the end of the year.

so yeah go ducks.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 02, 2009, 08:43:17 PM
so who wants the points in the florida season opener?  :laugh:


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 02, 2009, 09:12:05 PM
FL is such a joke! i fucking hate Myer! he is such a bitch..maybe him and Kiffin can marry each other!....Tebow is one of my Fav players, i just wish he wasnt playing for dick head!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 03, 2009, 12:58:27 AM
FL is such a joke! i fucking hate Myer! he is such a bitch..maybe him and Kiffin can marry each other!....Tebow is one of my Fav players, i just wish he wasnt playing for dick head!


but the Tebow love is simply nauseating...and this UM scandal is a joke... a 20 hr voluntary limit?!?!? yea as if any legit quality program follows that



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 03, 2009, 12:20:34 PM
FL is such a joke! i fucking hate Myer! he is such a bitch..maybe him and Kiffin can marry each other!....Tebow is one of my Fav players, i just wish he wasnt playing for dick head!


but the Tebow love is simply nauseating...and this UM scandal is a joke... a 20 hr voluntary limit?!?!? yea as if any legit quality program follows that



Yeah i agree. But RR better get his shit together or he'll be out! At least i think so.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 03, 2009, 10:40:08 PM
Ducks O is off to a slow ass start so far!!! damn!!  I know were young at some spot but shit!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 04, 2009, 12:31:01 AM
Ducks O is off to a slow ass start so far!!! damn!!  I know were young at some spot but shit!

boise is one place you dont want to play..those cats are money at home..i'm sure oregon will destroy them when boise comes up there


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 04, 2009, 01:10:24 AM
Well, I figured Utah would win, and that Boise would win.

2 and 0 for the season so far.  Now it is time to be severely disappointed with my prognostications.

I'm hoping that my USC boys will pull one out of their hat, this season, but I'm afraid that they
are in for a down year.  Time will tell.

Here's hoping that the two teams that should be in the BCS Championship game actually play
in the BCS Championship, this year.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 04, 2009, 05:56:56 AM
Ducks O is off to a slow ass start so far!!! damn!!  I know were young at some spot but shit!

boise is one place you dont want to play..those cats are money at home..i'm sure oregon will destroy them when boise comes up there

Boise was at Oregon last year and killed the ducks, which is amazing since the ducks are normally money at home too...That O was horrible last night.. Then you have Blount punching the guy after the game.!!! WTH?  I wouldnt be shocked if he is suspended for a couple of weeeks if not kicked off the team. He was already in trouble before the season started..but with no running game and no passing this could be a long year for the ducks!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 04, 2009, 02:51:49 PM
Okay, I just saw what happened at the end of the Oregon-Boise State game and if that Boise State player had not taunted Blount, the whole incident would've never happened.  The fans were no better at all either, they were egging on Blount as his teammates were trying to calm them down, and I mean egging him on to the point where he just flipped out on them.  If Blount gets punished for his actions, then so should the Boise State player and lastly, the Boise State fans that were taunting him as well should be reprimanded.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 04, 2009, 03:20:22 PM
Ducks O is off to a slow ass start so far!!! damn!!  I know were young at some spot but shit!

boise is one place you dont want to play..those cats are money at home..i'm sure oregon will destroy them when boise comes up there

Boise was at Oregon last year and killed the ducks, which is amazing since the ducks are normally money at home too...That O was horrible last night.. Then you have Blount punching the guy after the game.!!! WTH?  I wouldnt be shocked if he is suspended for a couple of weeeks if not kicked off the team. He was already in trouble before the season started..but with no running game and no passing this could be a long year for the ducks!!

dont recall that, but that is pretty shocking


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 04, 2009, 06:10:02 PM
was that spit or a tooth that came flying out of his mouth when he got hit.
yeah it was a sucker punch, but a low class act and taunt to begin with. talk shit and expect a shit sandwhich shoved back in your mouth. should of just let the score speak for itself.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 04, 2009, 06:27:38 PM
the punk at BS will not get any discapline however...Blount is done!!  Its all over the sports pages...suspended for the year...he's a SR too


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 04, 2009, 06:29:42 PM
In the 2010 draft the Raiders select... ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Arkansan Raider on September 04, 2009, 07:04:55 PM
the punk at BS will not get any discapline however...Blount is done!!  Its all over the sports pages...suspended for the year...he's a SR too
Okay, so the question is: what exactly is his eligibility?
He came in after two years at a community college. Not likely that he was redshirted up to this point at all.

Does this suspended year work as a redshirt year in eligibility terms? Or does it eliminate a year of eligibility? Or do they have a choice?

Also, is there an option to cut off the suspension earlier than a year?

I ask because they say he's still practicing with the team, taking classes, involved in student support services, etc.

This is one of those curiosity things...


---Jeff


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 04, 2009, 07:50:51 PM
I dont think he can redshirt due to the fact he played in last  nights game..he may be able to ask the NCAA for a redshirt..but not likely..its up to the team weather or not he can practise..I think if he did he would only be scout team guy...His scholarship wasnt taken away. so he can still go to school for free.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 05, 2009, 07:40:04 AM
yeah i guess they figure the guy at BS payed  his due already with a mouthful of humble pie and by going down faster then a $2 hooker. that and the embarrasment of looking a chump on SC. dont think he'll be seeking anyone else out anytime soon. the part that put him (blount) over the edge was when he tried to attack the opposing team fans and had to be restrained and became a threat and danger to the fans which im sure factored in to his suspension. actually lucky thats all he got for punishment. 



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on September 05, 2009, 12:49:26 PM
I'm ready for some college football baby!!!  GO BIG RED!!!!!  Big game in a few weeks vs. Va Tech in Blacksburg.  If they can somehow pull that one of they have a chance to get to 10 win sthis season I think.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Arkansan Raider on September 05, 2009, 02:10:37 PM
Looks like Lane Kiffin is trying to be the next Steve Spurrier. UTenn is up 28-0, and he's leaving the starters in, upset that they're not up by five or six touchdowns at the half.

Run up the score, much?

They're playing WESTERN FRIGGIN' KENTUCKY fer cryin' out loud. They're like Kentucky Teachers' College or something.

What a friggin' prick.

---Jeff


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 05, 2009, 03:55:09 PM
As long as Kiffen is not on the coaching staff of another AFC West team, I dont have the hate everyone else does.  I think Al made the mistakes there and pretty much forced him into a no win situation.

I really believe Kiffen is trying to get UT attention for recruiting reasons.

Unfortunatley, the norm in 1A is to run up the score to at least 50 or 60.  It gets attention.

I for one dont see much difference between 63-7 and 27-7.  There is a point in a game where you have the opponent beat in a mismatch and you can call of the dogs but that seems to be a different sensibility.

Wait until a huge CFB star gets injured for life trying to score that 6th TD in the 2nd QTR and you will see everyone hesitate to leave the starters in.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 05, 2009, 07:13:09 PM
Jimmy Clausen with a great start to his Junior season, throwing for 4 touchdowns including passes of 70 & 88 yards to Michael Floyd. Clausen has been showing signs of maturity from the offseason and to here, picking the brains of past Notre Dame QBs Theismann & Joe Montana as well as holding players accountable fo rmistakes and even patting them on the back and giving them encouragement and positive vibes.

Michael Floyd is the best all around WR we hav eon our team and GOlden Tate is the burner. Great WR tandem we have and Kyle Rudolph has all the tools to be a great TE, size, hands, speed, blocking, etc.

Defense was the best it has been in years, blitzing successfully when needed and posted the Irish's first shut-out victory since 2002.

All & all we clicked on all cylinders and I couldn't be happier.

LET'S GO IRISH!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 05, 2009, 08:36:24 PM
watching the 2008 sec championship game now  :laugh: never gets old.
theres this guy l. murhpy who really stepped up his game, should be a good wr for whoever gets him in the nfl  ;D

anyway heres my renewed predicitons for 2009. as much as i love my gators (as well as thrive on the gator haters) there is gonna be to much of a cluster fuck at the end of the year. plus it is nearly impossible to be 1 at the start of the year and maintain it then to lose early and capture it at the end (especially when your are short one murphy and one harvin).

with the recent win over oregon BS dosen't play another ranked team for the rest of the year. but doesnt seem to matter. even if they and utah do manage to go undefeated, both wont get the invite to the big dance. being the best in the worst division will hurt them and rightfully so. untill they become a part of the bcs conference and want to play ranked teams, a pop warner schedule wont get you no where without a playoff system. not gonna happen.

psu with a favorable home schedule and considering last year is the best bet to go undefeated and end up in the national championship maybe with texas. Alabama gave fl fits and a run for thier money last year in the sec. without murhpy and harvin the playing field might be level and dont count out saban this year. Alabama might upset fl and be the best of the sec, an undefeated psu will no doubt get votes. could be a cluster fuck of major porportions at tend of year.





damm did i mention murphy is having a great game.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Arkansan Raider on September 05, 2009, 10:21:57 PM
Dang. How about BYU beating Oklahoma?

Heck of an upset, right there.

---Jeff


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on September 05, 2009, 10:57:07 PM
It's all about USC.... ;D :D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 05, 2009, 11:13:24 PM
Dang. How about BYU beating Oklahoma?

Heck of an upset, right there.

---Jeff


I stopped betting on Football when it basically was made illegal a few years ago but when I saw OU as an 18 point favorite, I would have bet on BYU +18.

Oklahoma is not nearly as good as they get ranked every year (either is Ohio State).

I thought Oklahoma would win in a close game and they probably would have if Bradford got hurt.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 05, 2009, 11:24:14 PM
watching the 2008 sec championship game now  :laugh: never gets old.
theres this guy l. murhpy who really stepped up his game, should be a good wr for whoever gets him in the nfl  ;D

anyway heres my renewed predicitons for 2009. as much as i love my gators (as well as thrive on the gator haters) there is gonna be to much of a cluster fuck at the end of the year. plus it is nearly impossible to be 1 at the start of the year and maintain it then to lose early and capture it at the end (especially when your are short one murphy and one harvin).

with the recent win over oregon BS dosen't play another ranked team for the rest of the year. but doesnt seem to matter. even if they and utah do manage to go undefeated, both wont get the invite to the big dance. being the best in the worst division will hurt them and rightfully so. untill they become a part of the bcs conference and want to play ranked teams, a pop warner schedule wont get you no where without a playoff system. not gonna happen.

psu with a favorable home schedule and considering last year is the best bet to go undefeated and end up in the national championship maybe with texas. Alabama gave fl fits and a run for thier money last year in the sec. without murhpy and harvin the playing field might be level and dont count out saban this year. Alabama might upset fl and be the best of the sec, an undefeated psu will no doubt get votes. could be a cluster fuck of major porportions at tend of year.





damm did i mention murphy is having a great game.


Goassmaer,

No offense but UF does not have a undefeated season and a truly undisputed NC.  I personally felt like they didnt deserve the NC game last year because there one loss was at home where USC lost on the Road and I am not a Southern Cal fan.  I felt it should have been Texas vs USC.

I am not a fan of the Gators but dont hate them but am sick of the press of Teebow/  I think Florida will lose 1 game and probably to someone that they shouldnt lose to.

The one thing that gets me about UF is they will NOT play a tough opponent in the first game.  They have been asked many times and refused.  I give Bama credit as they are playing a TOP 10 opponent at a Neutral site for the 2nd year in a row.

My biggest issue with college football is the ludicrous BcS and there if they would just have the top 16 teams play then we would have a true NC every year.  Most years, people are not even sure the best two teams are in the game.

If I had a vote in the poll, I would have vote Utah Number 1 last year.  The team beat everyone in front of them and dominated Bama in their bowl game.

With out that said, I think the game most people would want to see would be USC vs Florida but USC is replacing a lot of players and UF what most consider one of the best QBs ever in college football.  However, USC has really torn the SEC apart.  Just ask Auburn and Arkansas that played home and home series with them.  I do believe style of play has a lot to do with that.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 06, 2009, 12:05:09 AM
Dang. How about BYU beating Oklahoma?

Heck of an upset, right there.

---Jeff


well not really when u take into account Bradford missed the 2nd half, in addition, Gresham their best offensive threat didnt play either. they lost their best wr to the draft, and i think are working with 4 new ol...no surprise that offense did nothing in the 2nd half


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 06, 2009, 12:06:59 AM
finally the maize and blue look like what i'm used to seeing...a half decent qb can simply do wonders for an offense..and thank god that idiotic def scheme of last year is gone


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Arkansan Raider on September 06, 2009, 12:15:35 AM

I am not a fan of the Gators but dont hate them but am sick of the press of Teebow/  I think Florida will lose 1 game and probably to someone that they shouldnt lose to.

The one thing that gets me about UF is they will NOT play a tough opponent in the first game.  They have been asked many times and refused.

(snip)

Dean

Okay, so the Florida Gators beat Charleston Southern 62-3 and did *not* cover the spread?

Yeah. The spread. 63 points.

"Yeah, I'll take CSU and the under, thanks..."


---Jeff


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 06, 2009, 12:22:20 AM
Jeff,

Are you kidding about the spread?  Was it really that much?

Generally when the lines will be above 45 then Vegas takes the game off the board.

Where did that line come from?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Arkansan Raider on September 06, 2009, 12:56:55 AM
Jeff,

Are you kidding about the spread?  Was it really that much?

Generally when the lines will be above 45 then Vegas takes the game off the board.

Where did that line come from?

IIRC, I saw it on a !Yahoo! sports article a couple of weeks ago. The guy wrote that he'd initially been told it was *73* but he couldn't find it anywhere online. He bought a newspaper that had the line printed, and he scanned and posted it.

I don't know if I can find it again, but I'll look.

---Jeff


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Arkansan Raider on September 06, 2009, 01:00:29 AM
Jeff,

Are you kidding about the spread?  Was it really that much?

Generally when the lines will be above 45 then Vegas takes the game off the board.

Where did that line come from?

IIRC, I saw it on a !Yahoo! sports article a couple of weeks ago. The guy wrote that he'd initially been told it was *73* but he couldn't find it anywhere online. He bought a newspaper that had the line printed, and he scanned and posted it.

I don't know if I can find it again, but I'll look.

---Jeff

Hah! I found it!

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Fact-Checking-Florida-a-73-point-favorite-Some?urn=ncaaf,183881 (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Fact-Checking-Florida-a-73-point-favorite-Some?urn=ncaaf,183881)

---Jeff




Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 06, 2009, 01:27:08 AM
Jeff,

Are you kidding about the spread?  Was it really that much?

Generally when the lines will be above 45 then Vegas takes the game off the board.

Where did that line come from?

IIRC, I saw it on a !Yahoo! sports article a couple of weeks ago. The guy wrote that he'd initially been told it was *73* but he couldn't find it anywhere online. He bought a newspaper that had the line printed, and he scanned and posted it.

I don't know if I can find it again, but I'll look.

---Jeff

Hah! I found it!

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Fact-Checking-Florida-a-73-point-favorite-Some?urn=ncaaf,183881 (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Fact-Checking-Florida-a-73-point-favorite-Some?urn=ncaaf,183881)

---Jeff





Thanks for the link but they admitted it was just a guess as Vegas will not post lines for DIV II opponents.

I really wish the BcS would punish more on SOS for playing 1AA schools.  Sorry but I refuse to go with these new names of FCS, etc.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 06, 2009, 09:19:55 AM








Goassmaer,

No offense but UF does not have a undefeated season and a truly undisputed NC.  I personally felt like they didnt deserve the NC game last year because there one loss was at home where USC lost on the Road and I am not a Southern Cal fan.  I felt it should have been Texas vs USC.

I am not a fan of the Gators but dont hate them but am sick of the press of Teebow/  I think Florida will lose 1 game and probably to someone that they shouldnt lose to.

The one thing that gets me about UF is they will NOT play a tough opponent in the first game.  They have been asked many times and refused.  I give Bama credit as they are playing a TOP 10 opponent at a Neutral site for the 2nd year in a row.

My biggest issue with college football is the ludicrous BcS and there if they would just have the top 16 teams play then we would have a true NC every year.  Most years, people are not even sure the best two teams are in the game.

If I had a vote in the poll, I would have vote Utah Number 1 last year.  The team beat everyone in front of them and dominated Bama in their bowl game.

With out that said, I think the game most people would want to see would be USC vs Florida but USC is replacing a lot of players and UF what most consider one of the best QBs ever in college football.  However, USC has really torn the SEC apart.  Just ask Auburn and Arkansas that played home and home series with them.  I do believe style of play has a lot to do with that.

Dean




 there is more to determing who is the best of the bcs then just strainght wins and losses which is an elementary perception. its the road taken that determines it. which is why i. as well the coaches and writers didnt think utah was worthy of the national championship. FL played 3 teams in the top 10 and the number 2 team at end of season so when utah plays and beats ranked teams when it counts and matters then i will say they deserved it , but thier SOS and OSOS is no where near justifiable. being the best in a weak division who plays no ranked contenders is just like saying someone from aaa who goes undefeated is worthy and better then a 1 loss division 1-a team. thats just my perception.

Fl like many other teams play thier warm up game first but theres also the economical factor. southern charl. earned 450k from that single game, almost 2x more then a normal home game. its worth a beat down when money is a factor which is why big name schools play smaller schools to help smaller schools with financial terms. this is an aged old practice encouraged by the ncaa to benefit smaller schools.

florida after winning thier 98 championship wanted to play PSU for the opening collge kickoff classic but PSU refused and i quote by ole joe " a loss that early in the season would be devasting to our team." We play in the toughest division in the whole country so when Utah has to play Gerogia, Alabama, Ark., and Lsu  in one season and win then they can get respect from me otherwise playing sisters of the poor community colleges doenst qualify. my motto is you should have to play a minium 3-4 top 25 teams (at end of year) to make it to the NC, including conference playoffs.

i do agree that USC-Fl would be a hella of a game and one long overdue and will finally pit a sec team against a pac-10 when it mattered most. which is why i hate those dedicated bowls like the rose bowl that hinders such match up.



cheers and looks like its gonna be another fun filled and controversial year.




Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 06, 2009, 02:19:53 PM
Come on though, every system on earth that didnt have the media bias did not have UF/Oklahonma as 1 and 2.  It was the media wanted to present.

The SEC is a strong conference but it is overrated.  CBS and ESPN keep pumping it and the Big 10 or Big 12 up because it is always the SEC and Big 10 or Big 12 in the championship game.

You have a handful of teams that can even potentially be i the game.

You go into there is more factors to picking the best two teams.  Of course there is and the truth is IT CANNOT BE DONE.

This is nothing but a CASH GRAB by powerful people and to have control.

The only way it will change to a PLAYOFF (YOu know what every other NCAA sport has including every other level of football) to ACTUALLY determine the National Champion.


I for one am losing interest in college football.  I watched some highlghts online and some wrap ups and such.  However, I will not support a system that can basically tell the people who the best team are and then put them together while they collect billions.

How would you feel if the Raiders went 16-0 and then the NFL decided the Patriots and the Cowboys playedin the superbowl and we beat the Cowboys on top of that?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 06, 2009, 02:44:30 PM
Come on though, every system on earth that didnt have the media bias did not have UF/Oklahonma as 1 and 2.  It was the media wanted to present.

The SEC is a strong conference but it is overrated.  CBS and ESPN keep pumping it and the Big 10 or Big 12 up because it is always the SEC and Big 10 or Big 12 in the championship game.

You have a handful of teams that can even potentially be i the game.

You go into there is more factors to picking the best two teams.  Of course there is and the truth is IT CANNOT BE DONE.

This is nothing but a CASH GRAB by powerful people and to have control.

The only way it will change to a PLAYOFF (YOu know what every other NCAA sport has including every other level of football) to ACTUALLY determine the National Champion.


I for one am losing interest in college football.  I watched some highlghts online and some wrap ups and such.  However, I will not support a system that can basically tell the people who the best team are and then put them together while they collect billions.

How would you feel if the Raiders went 16-0 and then the NFL decided the Patriots and the Cowboys playedin the superbowl and we beat the Cowboys on top of that?









i wouldnt be opposed to a playoff system, if it were a hybrid system (let the polls take care of the top 4 teams) and then somehow pull of a rotating system of playoff and championship game betwen the big 4 bowls. i still believe that you shouldnt be considered one of the best if you havent played the best and tip-toed into the game playing a soft schedule that includes divison aa teams. it certainly doesnt prove to be a fair measuring stick.

i am a gator fan as many know so of course my opinion will be bias. but as the saying goes "hate the game not the player".  tebow is a high profile player, heisman trophy winner, with 2 nat. championships. of course people are gonna draw attention to that. the fact that he is very religious and does missionary work in poor countries and devotes his time during spring break while other college kids are getting laid, drunk, and fighting (not all mind you) makes it even harder (or easier depending on your perspective) to like or dislike him because he hardly shows any flaws. he is a great leader and motivator, but ultimately i dont believe he will transcend well into the nfl. so im enjoying it while it lasts, because once hes gone FL will find it that much harder to replace and win without him and thus a new team will be in the spotlight.

i really dont see all the florida love to tell you the truth, but then again im a gators fan so maybe im oblivious to it. i do see alot hype for USC that i do get tired off, which is why i would ultimatly want to see FL in its prime against USC which is almost always at its prime to use as a measuring stick.

finally if the raiders made thier mark winning most of thier games in the cupcake afc west division i would probably be upset, but ultimatly understand why they were left out. you gotta remember the ncaa wants teams with a strong backing to fill the stadiums and have a large following for thier national bowl games, something the nfl doesnt have to contend with. beating one team is only a small part of the equation it would ultimatly depend on who else the raiders beat besides dallas that would justify my response and reaction.

some random thoughts on other games.


USC considering they have a freshman qb pulled off an impressive win
boise st. - to early to tell have to wait to see how oregon finishes the year
not impressed with Ohio just barely squeeking out a win of Navy? (this is where margin of victory comes into play especially against navy?)
Alabama pulls off the most impressive win over a highly ranked team VT#7 (and if you remember right my pick to give my gators a run for thier money this year)
most of the sec did fine with the exception of Ga. which looks again to be overrated.
texas of course comes out big and shows why they too will be in the running at the end of the year.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: EX on September 06, 2009, 03:52:01 PM
Berkeley destroys Maryland.... ;D

Roy Helu Jr runs for 150 yards and 3 tds.... ;D ;D

Good day yesterday!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 06, 2009, 05:31:52 PM
Berkeley destroys Maryland.... ;D

Roy Helu Jr runs for 150 yards and 3 tds.... ;D ;D

Good day yesterday!
I can't wait for them to get crushed by USC. ;D

(Actually, Cal has a good chance of taking the Pac-10 this year)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 06, 2009, 05:53:18 PM
My day sucked...Oregon looks realy bad vs Boise St...And Illini are ran out of the Dome vs Mizzu!  Dang!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 06, 2009, 06:42:01 PM
So you would be ok with the Raiders going 16-0 including beating the Cowpies and then have the Cowpies in the Superbowl?  Seriously???

Look, there are so many variables in college football.  One of the biggest things is that even conferences perceived as weak by the media (ACC, PAC-10, Big East, MWC, etc) have a difficult time playing games against teams in their own division.

Freaking Washington gave SEC powerhouse LSU everything they could handle and they have one of the longest losing streaks in the nation.

The much maligned Big 12 beat up on UGA and I can guarantee the Cowboys wont be ranked in the Top 10 come end of the season.

The biggest problem with college football is that Team A will Cream Team B.  Team B Cream Team C.  Yet Team C beats team A.  There is NO MATHEMATICAL forumula, polls, or anything else that can predict that.

If you cannot see the Media is putting who they want to face each other then you are blind.

My last point is that if there was a BCS system in the NFL, Arizona would have been playing in the Motor City Bowl last year.  They were one play a way from Superbowl Champs and a very good Steelers team were thankful to get the win. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 06, 2009, 08:05:54 PM
the way i look at it is, it simply is what it is, you cant change that. the current formula is the one in place and the one that is abided by. you simply cant state so and so was undefeated therefore they are the true NC and not florida. that is simply a opinion. everyone is gonna have a different opinion on who should of been 1 or 2, but theres no sense getting worked up over it by creating hypothesis or conspiracies that can never be proven. i see your reasoning behind a playoff system, but under the current system i think they got the teams right and somehow these things always work there selfs out at end of year.

case in point, being a huge tebow fan i thought his numbers (though not as good as previous year) was just as good as any others last year for the heisman. but do you think he will every see another heisman even if he combines for another 50 td's, 5000 yards, goes undefeated and cures cancer during the bye week. no because people are gonna be prejudice and dont want another 2 time winner (though he did have the most first place votes last year). it makes me upset but thats just the way things are and theres nothing i can do about it. so i just dont worry about it. yes there may be some prejudice and favortism during voting but if things worked out your way you would probably have a total different view and agree the system works. it just cant work your way every way. you gotta take the good with the bad. im sure something will come between fl and the NC this year but thats just the way it is.

you make a good point about Arizona but its apple against oranges and you really cant compare the two.like i said the system is what it is.You want to dispell the notion schedule games outside your conference against the big boys otherwise remain the big fish in a small pond.  as for LSU, i was under the impression from your previous comment that MOV didnt matter wether it was 72-3 or 31-29. a win is a win. if you have trouble playing against your opponents in the WMC or sunbelt what chance do they got against a PSU, sec team, or USC. everyone loves the idea of a cinderella team but in reality 9 times out of 10 it remains just that a fairy tale. the season is just to short to include every one loss team or 10-0 team that plays in a non-bcs conference in an over exaggarated playoff system. 10 games is just to short for any playoff series over 4 teams and will step on the toes of other bowl games. as with the nfl, yes it is all about the money.  support, and following are important to ensure a game of financial proportions but once again it is what it is and you either have to live with it or not.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 06, 2009, 09:13:03 PM
the way i look at it is, it simply is what it is, you cant change that. the current formula is the one in place and the one that is abided by. you simply cant state so and so was undefeated therefore they are the true NC and not florida. that is simply a opinion.
The way things are done now is simply an opinion.  That's why people have a problem with it.  Look
at exactly who USC has lost to the past few years.  They've lost to Pac-10 teams.  When this
happens they are penalized.  When a (name eastern conference) team loses to (name eastern
conference) team, it's "oh, they're so much better, blah, blah, blah".  Bullshit.  9 out of 10 times
USC would trounce any of the (name eastern conference) teams.  Well, in years past.  This season
it's fair game.

Regardless, it's a known bias that needs to be fixed.  Plain and simple.

Just the fact that USC had to co-share titles with an eastern team is a crime. ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 06, 2009, 09:26:12 PM
Again, I want to reiterate I am NOT a USC fan.

However, I do not think the elite who control the BCS really want UF to play USC although this would be the best year as USC has a lot of new players.

If USC beat UF 56-14 like they did Oklahoma then people would start to question the SEC and that could cost CBS billions.

I also think you have to look at the record of the teams when they played. Ole Miss was unranked and not playing great when they came into UF and beat them.  USC lost on the road to a divisional team.  Divisional games are hard because the teams know each other.  I feel that it would be a no brainer to give the advantage to USC last year for losing on the road vs UF losing at home.  Hell, Oklahoma lost to Texas who could have been the best team in the nation.  It took a miracle play by Texas Tech on the Road to beat Texas.

Again, I say that Texas, USC, and Utah had better arguments to be in the NC game last year.  Heck. even Penn State has as good of argument.

And YES I absolutely agree about the Rose Bowl tradition needs to be thrown out the window.  They need to be progressive.  It is better than it was when we would always have split NC because a undefeated team would play in the Rose Bowl against a 2 loss team while the other undefeated team would play a one loss team in the Orange Bowl or Whatever.

I honestly cannot say who would win a 4 team playoff betweeen Texas, USC, UF, and Utah but it sure would be fun and I would no doubt see the winner of those games as the National Champion with no doubts.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 06, 2009, 10:09:22 PM

I honestly cannot say who would win a 4 team playoff betweeen Texas, USC, UF, and Utah but it sure would be fun and I would no doubt see the winner of those games as the National Champion with no doubts.


That would be fun.  Maybe they need to start the college season a few weeks earlier.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 06, 2009, 10:22:30 PM
a big problem with todays systme is the preseason rankings..no rankings need to come out til the BCS does..Then have all the teams on level playing fields. how may WAC teams have to beat the big boys to have the media realize that any givin saturday a top team can lose...

The only thing i have an issue with a playoff or adding more games is that it doesnt do anything for the players. Why put them through even just one more game..why risk that to a player who could be a top pick in the draft and cost him Millions..just so some fan and media can be happier. BS!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 07, 2009, 12:13:04 AM
Gatekeeper,

I agree about the preseason rankings being a factor as some teams dont have a chance because they arent ranked or ranked too low to make it to number 1.

However, it doesnt seem to matter because the BcS just picks who they want anyways.  Remember a few years ago when LSU jumped about 4 teams to get into the NC game and the game was in Louisana.  It is just about the most profitable matchup.

I am for getting rid of this crap money games playing Charleston Southern, Citadel, SW Lousiana School for the Blind, etc.

Also, lets face it, the huge layoff between the regular season and the bowls generally means the teams are rusty for the bowls.  Another great thing about a playoff is it would keep the teams playing and eliminate the month _ layoff


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 07, 2009, 08:08:57 AM
i agree that pre-season as well as any ranking before mid-season is fruitless. A USC and FL would be ideal to bad we cant swing a regular game out of it nfl style where each conference can rotate on a yearly basis to play 1 or 2 teams in another conference. The Charity games are always gonna be there to help the smaller schools unfortunately, and they are best played early in the season so it doesnt affect your standing or moving up late when it matters. And yes the ncaa does take into consideration the particualar following teams to ensure a sell out for that bowl to make money and avoid embarassement and to schedule the ones with the best tv markets. its all about the money for the colleges.

the best scenario i could come up with is like i said, let the bcs determine the top 4 teams (again 8 would be to much of a cluster fuck). drop a major bowl game or let the rose bowl stay with their tradition. with the remaining three bowls take the top 4 teams play in 2 and the third bowl game would be the championship. eliminate the newly sepereate bcs game. the games would of course rotate like they used to for the NC. you can keep the smaller bowls, while still maintaining the emphasis and highlighting the 4 old time major bowls (-1) that is. and since there is like a month layoff there is plenty of time inbetween. i would also suggest to elimate cluster fucks that each conference does like the sec does and have a conference championship. this would elimate messes like last year.

ts not perfect but no system is gonna be with the limited seasonal games and the students first mentality. i ultimately think that any playoff system if implicated in the future would be a hybrid like the one i described and the bcs polls and rankings will remain in some regards as tradtition and because its evident they dont want to let them go. any changes will have to come after the 2012 season when the tv contracts run out.










Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 07, 2009, 10:57:59 AM
I am sorry but the Students First Mentality was another lie used against playoffs.  You do realize that it was not that long ago that teams played 8-10 games a year.  When people started to ask for a playoff, they argued the school year would go on to long.


However, they kept slipping in more money games which is a rip to season ticket holders.  Now many teams play up to 13 games a year and there are 3 money games.  I know UF always plays 3 with the first 2 (Charleston Southern, Troy) and then they usually have the Citadel (or somone comparable) at the end of the season for example.

If you get rid of the conference championship games (You should have them in all conference or none) and only allow 1 money game outside of the bottom dwellers then you have 3 - 4 weeks cut from the season which easily makes time for 8 or 16 team playoff.

The Univseristy cares nothing about the student athelete other than they maintain the minimum grade to stay in school.  This is why they all have all the tutoring they want and every resource on earth offered to them.  If that fails then some schools just alter their grades and act as if they have no knowledge of it.

College students have way too much free time even with a free load. You will find many students who make better grades during the season,  The reason is simple, they dont have as much free time and are forced to study when they have a limited amount of free time like most of the real world.

The only people that ever seem to be against a playoff are the ones who follow schools like Oklahoma, the OSU, Notre Dame, UF, and LSU. 

The reason is those schools are going to get in the championship game and jump people.  They do not want the easy route to the championship game taken away.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 07, 2009, 11:07:11 AM

However, they kept slipping in more money games which is a rip to season ticket holders.  Now many teams play up to 13 games a year and there are 3 money games.  I know UF always plays 3 with the first 2 (Charleston Southern, Troy) and then they usually have the Citadel (or somone comparable) at the end of the season for example.

Yep, first and last impression.  Man, look at them kick some butt!  They sure must be the best.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 07, 2009, 11:58:26 AM
lets just go back to how it used to be..i am not for adding any games not even one just to play a game to make people happy..Not when it could cost a player Millions in his own future...we'll just go back to the old bowl systme and have multiple champs every year.

There will never be a playoffs where everyone is happy. If you do a conference champs only then you will have people saying how the (overrated) SEC 2nd team could beat half of the other teams.blah blah blah.  If you go 4 or 6 team playoff then team 5 and 7 will be pissed!...

I agree i dont by into the whole student athlete and that they will miss class. I just dont like playing another game that someone could end up serious hurt.

Plus lets get rid of the automatic bids..thats just dumb that the ACC gets a bid. and that ND gets a spot if they are ranked so high..first off ND needs to be in a conference PERIOD! i dont care if its the big 12 or big east.


theres just too many differnt factors into all this for it to ever be fixed and for everyone to agree with.

The only thing right now that i would agree with is if they went with the same system as the I-AA teams use right now. Then all non playoff teams can go bowling and just have a rotation of the big bowls be wear the championship game is played.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 07, 2009, 09:23:59 PM
You are right there will never be a playoff where everyone is happy but at least a playoff would force teams to earn it on the field not by what conference they are in.

As for auto bids, it should be all 1A conference or none.  The ACC doesnt have a dominant team but they have teams that cant beat anyone on any day and if you take away the Auto bid then Mimai, FSU, VT, and some other teams might be a dominant team.  The conferences go through cycles.

VT is probably 2nd best in the ACC this year and Bama is probably 2nd best in the SEC.  The teams were dead even for 90% of the game.  Keep in mind last year the ACC had a winning record against the SEC.

I think there is way too much credit and grief given to conferences.

 
The SEC is a very good conference but when people say that top teams from other conference would lose 4 or 5 in the SEC then they are blind homers.

The sad thing is that NCAA football could have playoffs and bowls and have the best of both worlds.

If somoene wants to argue the bowls are meaningless because of the playoffs then i have news fr you.  ALMOST ALL BOWLS ARE MEANINGLESS RIGHT NOW.

How many are you looking forward to the Motor City bowl between two 6-5 teams?  It is only for those two teams.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 07, 2009, 10:05:25 PM
It's all about USC.... ;D :D

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Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on September 07, 2009, 11:21:32 PM
Notre Dame > Mich......I predict 34-17


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 08, 2009, 12:30:57 AM
Notre Dame > Mich......I predict 34-17

I predict Notre Dame to get clobbered in a bowl game as always :)

Sorry but Notre Dane is one of those teams that can have 4 losses and make it to a BCS bowl even though they are not even in a conference.  I do think they will beat Michigan though.  If RR doesnt get them on probation or get booted, he will have them winning 10 games a year.  His offensive scheme is very successful when he gets his players.

On another subject, I dont get the lack of respect Utah gets.  Florida fans said the Gators deserved to be in the NC game for beating Bama yet ditch Utah for beating the same Bama team and Utah jumped all over Bama and the game was never in question while the UF/Bama game came down to the final minutes at a netural site.

I personally think last year Utah would beat Florida 6 out of 10 times so I would give them the nod in a bowl game.

Also, just food for though.  Several big oddsmakers from Vegas said last year that Soutern Cal would be a 7 point favorite over Florida on a neutral field.  BcS is all about who is SUPPOSED to be best.  As an east coast guy and who has no love for USC, even I can see the bias although I think the Rose Bowl deal before the BcS pretty much screwed them in pre-BcS times.

Dean

PS: Sounds like the Miami/FSU game was a great game toight with Miami rallying and Florida State receiver dropping the winning TD pass on the final play.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 08, 2009, 01:17:48 AM
Notre Dame > Mich......I predict 34-17



Also, just food for though.  Several big oddsmakers from Vegas said last year that Soutern Cal would be a 7 point favorite over Florida on a neutral field.  BcS is all about who is SUPPOSED to be best.  As an east coast guy and who has no love for USC, even I can see the bias although I think the Rose Bowl deal before the BcS pretty much screwed them in pre-BcS times.


If Oregon State didn't lose one more game, USC might not have been in any major bowls last
season.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 08, 2009, 01:30:38 AM
I just want to add a note here guys.  i am not picking on any teams.  I simply call the bias as I see it and I tell you it is in the SEC/BIG 10 with certain teams.

Yes Notre Dame has an unfair advantage of being ranked higher than they should but all this stuff is only my opinion.

I am only picking on Florida because they one the NC and I felt like they should not have been in the game.  However, they were certainly in the top 4 in the nation.  The networks know Tebow means ratings.

I think 90% of college fans want the playoff but fans of UF, LSU, OSU, Oklahoma really dont want a playoff because they always are ranked high regardless and will get the nod over other teams.  

I think there have been pretty clear cut National Champions in college but these were teams that went undefeated and beat a undefeated team for the National Champsionship and both played strong schedules.

Any years you have 6 or so 1 loss teams (plus undeated teams that get no chance to play for the NC) then you dont have a undisputed National Champion.  You have the BcS champion and a lot of people thinking how great it would be to at least have the top 8 teams in a playoff.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on September 08, 2009, 06:21:35 PM
Miami and Florida State was a FUCKIN GAME!! WOW!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 08, 2009, 09:09:55 PM
Notre Dame > Mich......I predict 34-17

I predict Notre Dame to get clobbered in a bowl game as always :)

Sorry but Notre Dane is one of those teams that can have 4 losses and make it to a BCS bowl even though they are not even in a conference.  I do think they will beat Michigan though.  If RR doesnt get them on probation or get booted, he will have them winning 10 games a year.  His offensive scheme is very successful when he gets his players.

Notre Dame CLOBBERED Hawai'i in a bowl game last season.  And Notre Dame had at least 4 losses last season so I don't know what you've been seeing.  We have all our players back this year, they just have one year of experience added on.  Please tell me why Florida State, Virginia Tech, and several others were ranked where they were as well? 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 09, 2009, 10:04:29 AM
 Sorry but Notre Dame  was 7-6 and a beat an 7-7 Hawaii team that lost by an Average of 40 points to ranked opponents.

Notre Dame was 0-2 against opponents that were ranked losing 17-0 to Boston College and 38-3 to Southern Cal.

As of now, they are playing like a mid major.  They chose not to play in another bowl last year so they could get a win against an Hawaii team that had lost all it's players, coach, athelete director, QB, from a team that went 10-0 playing a lot of bottom dwellers who then got beat by 60 in a bowl against Georgia the year before.

Notre Dame needs to step up their competition and win a BCS bowl game under Weiss to have this automatic BCS bid if they are in the top 16.  They have not been able to compete (under Weiss).  Their best year under Weiss, they played LSU and got absolutely lit up.  That game is the reason we have JR because he was not cosidered that high of pick.

I am only pointing out recent history.  What was the last bowl win Notre Dame had before making the deal with Hawaii to play that bowl last year?



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on September 11, 2009, 11:07:23 PM
How bad do you suck if Toledo kicks your ass?  ;D

Go Buffs. 

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 11, 2009, 11:49:06 PM
I thought about watching that game...but then thought again. ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on September 12, 2009, 01:14:34 AM
RID??????????????  WHERE ARE YOU?????????

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 12, 2009, 10:59:08 AM
RID??????????????  WHERE ARE YOU?????????

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



RaiderInDenver is a USC fan. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Arkansan Raider on September 12, 2009, 07:31:58 PM
UCLA over UTenn

...And Kiffin loses to the first real team he coaches against.

Bwahahahahahahahahaaaaaa...


---Jeff


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 12, 2009, 07:35:29 PM
It was a tough hard-fought game and I give Michigan the credit they deserve. They made better plays & better playcalling when it mattered most than we did.

The penalties, specifically the holding penalties, killed us. Special Teams were abysmal. I didn't understand some of the playcalling, and the one where we had the ball with a 34-31 lead where we passed it instead of running the ball to chew out the clock was the killer.

To EVERYONE who is a Michigan fan, I congratulate your team. You were better this year.

I just hope we can work out our weak spots in time for the Michigan State game next week


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 12, 2009, 08:18:19 PM
Love the fact that Kiffin lost today!!! and too a not all that good UCLA team.lol.


Mich/ND game was really good to watch!!  Forcier is a baller!   Lost of Flags though..And 33 for Mich..SUCKS!!! lol


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on September 12, 2009, 11:25:01 PM
RID??????????????  WHERE ARE YOU?????????

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



RaiderInDenver is a USC fan. 

He's a closet Buff fan.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 12, 2009, 11:31:09 PM
Damn, USC pulled one out of their ass.

Whew!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on September 13, 2009, 01:30:06 AM
Lot of good games this week. Mich over ND was awesome.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 13, 2009, 12:59:41 PM
Damn, USC pulled one out of their ass.

Whew!

I am gald they did because the last thing we need is forr OSU playing for another BCS title and getting blown off the field as they always do in the bowl.

USC would ha tove to lose two games and OSU would have to go unbdefeated the rest of the season for OSU to jump them.

I think USC will lose one conference games again as they have talent but not nearly as much experience on the field as in years past.  Next year USC will probably be the favorite for the BcS championship game but who knows with the BcS,

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on September 13, 2009, 04:29:24 PM
It was a tough hard-fought game and I give Michigan the credit they deserve. They made better plays & better playcalling when it mattered most than we did.

The penalties, specifically the holding penalties, killed us. Special Teams were abysmal. I didn't understand some of the playcalling, and the one where we had the ball with a 34-31 lead where we passed it instead of running the ball to chew out the clock was the killer.

To EVERYONE who is a Michigan fan, I congratulate your team. You were better this year.

I just hope we can work out our weak spots in time for the Michigan State game next week

Why, why why would would pass the ball in that situation???? WTF Wies??? Even if you get no yards on 2 run plays, they use their last T/O, on one of the downs, you take the clock down and punt the fucking ball!!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 13, 2009, 10:03:42 PM
It was a tough hard-fought game and I give Michigan the credit they deserve. They made better plays & better playcalling when it mattered most than we did.

The penalties, specifically the holding penalties, killed us. Special Teams were abysmal. I didn't understand some of the playcalling, and the one where we had the ball with a 34-31 lead where we passed it instead of running the ball to chew out the clock was the killer.

To EVERYONE who is a Michigan fan, I congratulate your team. You were better this year.

I just hope we can work out our weak spots in time for the Michigan State game next week

Why, why why would would pass the ball in that situation???? WTF Wies??? Even if you get no yards on 2 run plays, they use their last T/O, on one of the downs, you take the clock down and punt the fucking ball!!!!!!

I agree, very very bad timing on those calls.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on September 13, 2009, 11:39:33 PM
RID??????????????  WHERE ARE YOU?????????

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



RaiderInDenver is a USC fan. 

Correct! Fuck the Buffs.

The USC game took 2 years off of my life!! What a game and yet again! The Trojns are going to have a STUD at QB for the next couple years!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 19, 2009, 02:48:16 PM
time to live up to your mouth kiffy. dont think fl. will cover the spread, will be close first half, 7-10 pts. and will only be a 15 or < at end of game. but yeah time to double back. you can be a cheerleader or motivater which one would you ultimately be known as? :P


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raider Ed on September 19, 2009, 03:20:32 PM
Lance, Lance, Lance. This is why you used the Raiders to get a coaching job in college? 30 Point underdogs? Would it have anything to do with you running your big mouth, not once, but twice.  Then a couple of days ago trying to praise Florida. Which is it Lance? Are you going to be singing all night or crying on your daddys shoulder when Urban Meyer kicks your ass, but good.

I'll take door #2.

Don't think a 75 yard field goal attempt is going to help much, Lance.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on September 19, 2009, 04:46:06 PM
      :lol



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 19, 2009, 06:52:40 PM
I see USC dropping down to the low teens.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 19, 2009, 06:53:26 PM
BYE BYE USC...YOU AIN'T GOING TO THE ROSE BOWL OR THE BCS TITLE GAME THIS YEAR

Losing to a team that went WINLESS last year

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 19, 2009, 06:54:57 PM
I think Kiffin is doing a good job with lack of QB, etc.  They lose by 10 at the team that received all but 1 of the #1 votes (Pete Carol voted USC) on their homefield when starting lots of freshmen.

I think he is better suited for College Football and I think he will make Tennesssee an SEC condenter in the next 2 years.  He is running his mouth but i getting attention and getting top proscpects.

I think it is good he is not our coach because he is not a NFL coach or was not ready for the NFL. He is better suited for college at this point.

Think about this.  He is the YOUNGEST coach in Division 1A college football 2 years after being the coach of the Raiders.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 19, 2009, 06:57:32 PM
On the USC loss: It doesnt surprise me.  This is a rebuilding year and they lost a lot of players on both side of the ball.

They still will probably win out but I would expect them to much better next years when some of these players get more experience.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 19, 2009, 07:27:21 PM
think monte had more of a hand at making tenn so competitive with that much improved D. also looks like tenn picked up the old raider o line coach i forgot about. to me there is much to worry about when we struggle like that against a unranked team but give them credit, tenn. as well as miami, which have been absent all these years look back.

you know with a rook qb usc would lose, just didnt think it would be to a wash.

ill still stand by my earlier predicition that alabama looks like the team to beat this year. we squeaked by them last year in the sec conference game, but this year we dont have the speed at wr or speed on D.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on September 19, 2009, 08:26:53 PM
BYE BYE USC...YOU AIN'T GOING TO THE ROSE BOWL OR THE BCS TITLE GAME THIS YEAR

Losing to a team that went WINLESS last year


Nice of you to act like a Charger/Patriot fan. ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 19, 2009, 08:38:31 PM
jax jaguars are supposedly already looking interested in drafting tebow next year.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on September 19, 2009, 08:51:14 PM
BYE BYE USC...YOU AIN'T GOING TO THE ROSE BOWL OR THE BCS TITLE GAME THIS YEAR

Losing to a team that went WINLESS last year


Nice of you to act like a Charger/Patriot fan. ;D

USC will still kick Notre Dame's ass...


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 19, 2009, 08:53:58 PM
Tennessee was #3 in total defnese last year yet were losing to teams like Florida by more than 30.

He is doing a good job of getting top talent to committ.  The team played very well as a 30 point underdog.

We will know in a couple of years whether Kiffen is a good college coach or not.  All I can say is they are playing much bettter under Kiffen than Fulmer.  It will be interesting to see how it works.

Besides, I would prefer Kiffen to stay as a college coach and not end up as assistant coach for an NFL team in the AFC West with a bone to pick with us.  Ratahan owned us while he was the Denver head coach.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 19, 2009, 08:56:38 PM
USC will still kick Notre Dame's ass...

And what do you base that off of?  How about you wait a few more weeks untl the USC/Notre Dame game is a few days away before you predict who will kick who's ass.

BTW, looks like your Cornhuskers fell back to Earth vs. a REAL college team, Virginia Tech, after winning against such *cough* "juggernauts  o;)" in Florida Atlantic & Arkansas State.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 19, 2009, 08:57:54 PM
jax jaguars are supposedly already looking interested in drafting tebow next year.

Teebow better learn to be a better drop back passer then because if he tries to run the ball like he did in college, the NFL players would beat up on him and he would become injured.

He was projected as a 5th round pick if he came to the NFL last year and has insurance through Lloyds of London worth 2 million in case he gets injured.

He may be a great college QB but he does not look to be the right fit for the NF at QB.  However, who knows.  A team might pick him up as the insider the 10 yard line specialist or move him to another position.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on September 19, 2009, 09:23:44 PM
USC will still kick Notre Dame's ass...

And what do you base that off of?  How about you wait a few more weeks untl the USC/Notre Dame game is a few days away before you predict who will kick who's ass.

BTW, looks like your Cornhuskers fell back to Earth vs. a REAL college team, Virginia Tech, after winning against such *cough* "juggernauts  o;)" in Florida Atlantic & Arkansas State.



I don't need to wait, I can call it right now. Notre Dame sucks. USC wins big.
BTW, I was looking for the Notre Dame score on the top 25 scoreboard but I couldn't find it...


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 19, 2009, 09:29:38 PM
USC will still kick Notre Dame's ass...

And what do you base that off of?  How about you wait a few more weeks untl the USC/Notre Dame game is a few days away before you predict who will kick who's ass.

BTW, looks like your Cornhuskers fell back to Earth vs. a REAL college team, Virginia Tech, after winning against such *cough* "juggernauts  o;)" in Florida Atlantic & Arkansas State.



 I am not a USC fan but if you think Notre Dame will beat them, I will be glad to make a bet with you right on the winner (not against the spread) with me taiking Southern Cal.  The two teams are just not at the same level and USC is by far the best team Notre Dame plays.

Look at the bright side, at some point, Urban Meyer will end up as coach of Notre Dame and he has won at every school he was at.  It is his dream job and he really has nothing left to prove at Florida.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on September 19, 2009, 10:06:52 PM
I don't need to wait, I can call it right now. Notre Dame sucks. USC wins big.
BTW, I was looking for the Notre Dame score on the top 25 scoreboard but I couldn't find it...

Let's compare the two schools THIS YEAR so far

USC lost to a Huskies team that went winless last year, Notre Dame lost to a Michigan Wolverines team who is starting to do better under Rich Rodriguez's system. 

Jimmy Clausen is Top 5 in the FBS in QB rating, #4 behind Tim Tebow, Greg Alexander, & Ryan Mallett.  I don't see Barkley, Corp or any QB USC has that comes close to the production that Clausen has been having this season.  Also Michael Floyd, while a lil' banged up, is still one of the leaders in receiving yards. 

If you think USC will win against the Irish in South Bend easily this year then you are crazy.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 19, 2009, 10:19:10 PM
I don't need to wait, I can call it right now. Notre Dame sucks. USC wins big.
BTW, I was looking for the Notre Dame score on the top 25 scoreboard but I couldn't find it...

Let's compare the two schools THIS YEAR so far

USC lost to a Huskies team that went winless last year, Notre Dame lost to a Michigan Wolverines team who is starting to do better under Rich Rodriguez's system. 

Jimmy Clausen is Top 5 in the FBS in QB rating, #4 behind Tim Tebow, Greg Alexander, & Ryan Mallett.  I don't see Barkley, Corp or any QB USC has that comes close to the production that Clausen has been having this season.  Also Michael Floyd, while a lil' banged up, is still one of the leaders in receiving yards. 

If you think USC will win against the Irish in South Bend easily this year then you are crazy.

Take my best then.  Lets keep it friendlly.  I will put $100 down that USC wins right now.  I am sure we can find someone on this board we both trust to send the money to!  I am serious about the bet.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 20, 2009, 04:17:03 AM
It was a tough hard-fought game and I give Michigan the credit they deserve. They made better plays & better playcalling when it mattered most than we did.

The penalties, specifically the holding penalties, killed us. Special Teams were abysmal. I didn't understand some of the playcalling, and the one where we had the ball with a 34-31 lead where we passed it instead of running the ball to chew out the clock was the killer.

To EVERYONE who is a Michigan fan, I congratulate your team. You were better this year.

I just hope we can work out our weak spots in time for the Michigan State game next week

Why, why why would would pass the ball in that situation???? WTF Wies??? Even if you get no yards on 2 run plays, they use their last T/O, on one of the downs, you take the clock down and punt the fucking ball!!!!!!

I agree, very very bad timing on those calls.

i didnt say anything prior to last week's game becuase i'd knew i'd be MIA this whole past week..but being back now, it truly was a hell of a game. i can't really trash talk after a classic game like that...it's what Mich-ND should be...and yes Forcier is a baller and Michigan is BACK!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 20, 2009, 09:14:59 AM
jax jaguars are supposedly already looking interested in drafting tebow next year.

Teebow better learn to be a better drop back passer then because if he tries to run the ball like he did in college, the NFL players would beat up on him and he would become injured.

He was projected as a 5th round pick if he came to the NFL last year and has insurance through Lloyds of London worth 2 million in case he gets injured.

He may be a great college QB but he does not look to be the right fit for the NF at QB.  However, who knows.  A team might pick him up as the insider the 10 yard line specialist or move him to another position.

Dean


honestly think tebows a late 2 early 3 at best more realisticaly a 4th.. and dont know how he will translate into the nfl. a great motivator and leader, but think he could use more juice on his passes and teams dont really like the running mentality of his game. do i think he will succeed, probably not. he will be a back up at best or will quit to pursue other work such as missionary work that is more inline with his faith which seems to be stronger then his need to be a pro qb.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 20, 2009, 11:18:50 AM
Oregon needs to step up on O...Mosoli isnt cutting it as the QB this year. And i think Kelly Needs to call the plays again. Granted the Ducks beat The Utes but only cause of a Defense and PR for TD..You cant go  4-16 passing and expect to win games. Not when your a spread offense. I hope Kelly figures something out and either replaces Mosoli or start calling the plays. I was happy that James had a break out game though.


GO DUCKS!!! the Pac 10 will be for the taking once they beat Cal And UW!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on September 20, 2009, 11:39:54 AM
BYE BYE USC...YOU AIN'T GOING TO THE ROSE BOWL OR THE BCS TITLE GAME THIS YEAR

Losing to a team that went WINLESS last year

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

All of this from an ND fan? Oh your time will come when we play you and your FAT coach.

That was classic SC from the last three years. I had a horrible feeling going into that game. SC will bounce back and win the PAC .


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 26, 2009, 11:08:21 PM
GO DUCKS!!!!!


love seeing the bears go down today!! and it wasnt even close!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 27, 2009, 03:15:05 PM
I mentioned a few weeks ago wait until a big name college player gets hurts playing late in the game.  Tebow gets sent to the hospital playing in a game up by 31 points in the 3rd QTR.  Urban Meyers is the most classless coach in college football history IMO.

I think he was just a bad cuncussion.  What if had been a spinal injury?

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 29, 2009, 09:15:09 PM
Heres one for dean

BCS asleep at the switch

If you paid any attention to college football last weekend then you’re aware that Iowa won at Penn State and Oregon humiliated Cal, 42-3.

These weren’t obscure events.

The voters who participate in the Harris Interactive and USA Today Coaches polls apparently did not pay any attention. Hey, why would they? These are only the people whom the empty suits of the Bowl Championship Series have empowered to determine how the sport’s champion is crowned.

So it made perfect sense that in the polls that make up two-thirds of the BCS formula Penn State is still ahead of Iowa and Cal is still ahead of Oregon. These are among a half-dozen rankings based more on reputation and preseason hype than results. There will be more as the year goes on.

This is the BCS. It’s not a one-time mistake. It’s the all-the-time plan. Ridiculous votes happen when you conduct ridiculous elections.


full read: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=dw-bcs092909&prov=yhoo&type=lgns


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on September 29, 2009, 09:26:40 PM
Gossamir,

BcS is a joke and 90% of the college football fans know it.  As a general rule, the schools against a playoff are the Big-10, SEC, and PAC-10.  PAC-10 still thinks the Rose Bowl is the best game.

The SEC and BIG-10 are almost always the matchup that works out.

The following schools just get instant BCS love no matter what:
Ohio State, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, LSU, Oklahoma, and Miami and FSU do we they have good programs. 

It is a joke but the college fans keep watching the games.

If fans would just cut back and not watch all the crap bowls and stop attending bowls where their teams went 6-5 then we could hurt the BcS.

Also, they need to do something about Florida who has played 4 non conference games out of the state of Florda since WWII.  This teams stacks up on nobodies at the beginning of the year and the end of the year.  It is total crap yet they get the highest SOS ranking because the computers say the SEC is so much better.  I dont buy that.  The SEC is a strong conference but all conferences are hard to beat.  Take a look at FSU, they went to BYU (The same school that beat up on Oklahoma at home) and killed them in their home stadium.  They then lose to South Florida.

What does this prove?  It proves the change in scholarships has created a lot of parity and the media controls who gets to play for the NC.

We dont even know if the best 2 teams go the NC game.  I have no love for Texas but they got screwed last year.  They had the same record as Oklahoma and beat Oklahoma yet Oklahoma goes to play for the NC when the team has not won a BcS game in 6 years and even lost to Boise State.

It will NEVER EVER change until the NCAA starts seeing less money in their poickets.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on September 29, 2009, 09:36:39 PM
Heres my question to OREGON fan:

WHY  DO YOU HAVE SO MANY FUCKING UNIFORMS???????

I mean seriously, what the fuck is up with a different uniform every week?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on September 29, 2009, 09:48:23 PM
Heres my question to OREGON fan:

WHY  DO YOU HAVE SO MANY FUCKING UNIFORMS???????

I mean seriously, what the fuck is up with a different uniform every week?

and some seriously FUGLY ones at that.

I'd be curious to know too....


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 30, 2009, 12:10:22 PM
I can try to answer it..Oak will correct or add it to if need be.


Phil Knight, The main man for NIKE, is an Oregon alum. and So UO gets to try new unis.hense the reason UO aka, Nike U.... Plus a lot of the unis are player made. Its a fact that if you go to Oregon for 4 years you'll likely have helped with a design of new unis...they have over 80 possibilities. yeah i do thinks thats over kill. But its a recruiting too as well. so if its not brok dont fix it..And i HATED those unis they wore against Cal. UGLY!! I like last years the best.  And stay away from All yellow! yikes that was bad too! lol


Title: The U
Post by: R8DER4EVER on October 08, 2009, 10:47:00 PM
Any Canes fan here?

Who thinks Jacory Harris is for real? I think he has proven that he is right?

Would be nice to have him on our team right about now.


Title: Re: The U
Post by: RaiderInDenver on October 08, 2009, 10:50:15 PM
Any Canes fan here?

Who thinks Jacory Harris is for real? I think he has proven that he is right?

Would be nice to have him on our team right about now.

College football is better when Miami is in the hunt.

And NO. Jacory is another Vince Young.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 10, 2009, 08:56:52 AM
honestly dont have a good feeling either way about fl. chances tonight. even with a healthy tebow this would figure to be a hard fought and close game. urbans never won in death valley yet. with a cloudy tebow we have to rely on a defensive that lost a step or two speed wise. LSU and Ala. are gonna be the two tests for fl. and wouldnt be surprised to see them drop one if not both. ALA is the team to beat this year. they rode fl. all the way in the last championship and think they are that much better then last year.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 10, 2009, 05:03:23 PM
damm ole miss has a hellava D holding off bama in several instances. so far 9-0 and just of easily could of been 21-0 with stops coming not only within the red but within the 5 yard line a couple of instances.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 10, 2009, 06:45:52 PM
Ole Miss is overrated.  That loss at South Carolina showed they arent very good.  Bama will roll over Ole Miss before the game is over.

I honestly dont think outside Florida and Alabama that the SEC teams are that good.  Florida has a cakewalk in the SEC East while the SEC West is brutal but Alabama should win if just on coaching only.

I am a firm believer than Bama is only a year away from being the dominant team in the SEC.  To be honest, Florida and LSU have not looked impressive so this might be the year but it is hard to know until they play top 10 teams.  LSU looks like laughable at #4 based on the way they have played but I wouldnt bet on the ganme against Florida because it is tough to play at LSU at night with 100k drunks.

Dean
 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 11, 2009, 12:07:26 AM
I watched the Flordia-LSU game and the line was Florida  -10.  It is scary how often the line is right even though it is based on the betting public to get even betting on each side.

Anyways, I have to tell you Florida does not look like the best team in the nation to me at all. They do have a great defense and LSU had a very medicore offense but the D does their job.

However, the lost of Harvin and Murphy has killed Florida's deep threat. Teebow should not be a top contender in the Heisman race based on THIS YEAR. 

At this point in the season, Alabame is just better than everyone else in the country IMO.  There is a lot of season left but if Alabama and Florida played next weekend then Alabma would win no doubt in my mind.  They are good on offense, defense, and special teams and they seem to be getting better.

It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out.

It will be the SEC Champ vs someone else for the NC game.

A playoff would still be a much better solution because the BCS is setup where the SEC winner is going to play for the national championship unless they have 3 losses.

Southern Cal has no shot because of the loss at Washington and no Championship game to boost the strength of schedule.

The only other team that controls their own destiny is Texas.  If they win out, they will be in the NC game.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 11, 2009, 08:35:05 AM
- ole miss has a incredible defense, it was thier offense and thier ole jeb qb along with special teams that kept putting them in perdictiments that eventually killed them. wathced the game and thier offense killed them or lack off.

- LSU played thier heart out, and are not out of it yet. because of numerous stupid penalities that cost them, Urban almsot cost us the game a few times with his 4th and inches with a reverse call, a passing call when you had the game in the bag with possesion a two score lead and only 6 min to go and throw an interception to give them life? and dont get me started on floridas field goal kicker who i think will eventually cost them a game. anyway if lsu can hold of bama later in the year one of them will be facing florida in the sec championship

- if you go back a few pages you will see i picked bama as the leading contender for this year in the very beginning after re-watching last years sec championship over. but think texas may be just as good. i wouldnt want to face either one of them. texas bama. the announcers have the leading canidates as such 1. undefeated sec team 2. texas 3. 1 loss sec team to contend for the bcs.

- you can scribe colt brennans name on the heisman now. while i think tebow is the most vauluable to his team his stats are far from impressive this year even in his big win games in the beginning of the year.  colt gets this easily.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 11, 2009, 06:41:54 PM
I agree on the Heisman because of the fact that when Teebow won his Heisman, it was all based on his stats since he was a underclassman.  The truth be told, there are players that probably deserve the Heisman ore on lesser teams but the media only gives it to top 10 teams these days/

I still think LSU is week and if a Southern Miss player would have just stretched out their arms on any of 3 downs (not the pass) they would be unranked after losing two games.

LSU has no QB, and a much weaker DL than usual.

Unless Alabama sort of fades as they did at the end of the season last year (where the games got closer and they didnt look as dominant), I think they beat Florida in the SEC Championship game and I have them as a shoe in unless they completely fall apart.

At this point in the season, I would rank it 1) Alabama 2) Texas 3) Florida.  I am just basing it off this year and what I have seen.  Keep in mind Florida played some cream puffs while Alamaba went and played VA Tech in the first game.  You have to give them credit for that.

A side note in the SEC.  I was shocked how many points Kiffins put together against GA.  I know GA sucks this year and Richt will be gone but that was shocking to me to see that score.

Here is where things get interesting, lets say Texas loses and you end up with a two loss SEC team as champ.  Good Luck with that cluster BcS.

By the way, I think everyone in the nation knows Boise State is not that good.  They can probably beat any team on a given weak but they could not go back to back against top opponents.  They could sneak into the NC game unless the BcS changes their formula since they pretty much have the weakest schedule in the nation of any Top 25 teams.

Once we get to an 8 team playoff, I can start enjoying college football again but until then, I am not even sure the BcS championship game doesnt have the #2 and #10 team playing.

Dean






Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 11, 2009, 09:50:37 PM
it doesnt matter if BS can play week in and week out against top guys..just as long as they play thier teams and win thats all that matters. And til you get rid of the BOWLS there will be NO playoffs.

you have 8 teams.

1-8
2-7
3-6
4-5

Then have

1-6
2-4

then

6-4  This happens cause the stars of the top teams get hurt in a totally usless set of games (playoffs) and then you have a Boise state vs. TCU championship game!!!


If you dont want WAC/MVC/MAC/Sun Belt/C-USA/ to play in the BSC then they shouldnt be in any of the polls for it.

And if your going to do that. then you need to take the bottom teams from the BSC conferneces and remove them...the Dukes,Miss St. Vandi, Iowa state, Arizona, WSU, and so on.. and make them non BSC schools too. that way its only the top schools of the BCS to play for the big trophy.

And then you have to punish the BCS schools who do play and lose to a non BCS school if they lose. They lose they have NO chance to go to the big game..DONE FOR THE YEAR. And if they win, then it doesnt count on the stats or records..

if yoru going to make the BCS an exclusive club..do it all the way!


Title: Re: The U
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 11, 2009, 10:18:44 PM
I was hoping Jacory would have gone to Oregon..i knew it was a long shot but i was hoping..He has lots to do before he can make the NFL. But if he focuses on his footwork and mechanics he can be fine...still to early to tell..but he will be very good in college


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 12, 2009, 12:32:25 AM
Hey, notice how Oregon is getting zero respect?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 13, 2009, 05:25:35 PM
Always!

For whatever reason people put them behind..USC ( i can see why)  But CAL??? how many Pac 10 championships have they won?? And you want to talk about underrated..Mike Belotti was THE most underrated HC in all of CFB...NO respect at all.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 13, 2009, 06:56:59 PM
a top 8 playoff seed would be ideal, but your never getting rid of the bowl games and two your not getting rid of the polls. it would be a hybrid system where the top 8 would be chosen by mathmatical formulas, (not the crappy insignificant usa or assoc. polls)

the main problem lies in that the other conferences (sunbelt, wmac etc) Dont want to be part of the bcs conference. the ncaa has been for years trying to get everyone under one roof, but the other conferences are dead set against joining.

teams that lose against other conferences as well other divisional teams aa do get punished mathmatically based on strength of schedule, opponents and oss. likewise when a team like boise beats a better team from the sec or one from a stonger conference and you get rewarded more. but they seldom play or want to schedule games outside thier conference. they intend to be the puerto rico of the ncaa. and that just doesnt flush with me. you want to prove you belong in the bcs prove it during the regualar season and schedule games against ranked teams instead of against sisters of the poor community colleges and trade schools. i cant be convinced that an undefeated team from wmac is better then penn state, usc, alabama, florida, texas etc by being the best in a inferior divison. its suppose to be the best team in the nation,not the best team in your division.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 13, 2009, 09:24:36 PM
goss,

I agree with what you are saying about Boise State.  And we all know on any given day Boise State could beat a Top 5 team (See Oklahoma) but then again Stoops BCS record is horrible outside of 1 year.

However, the biggest issue is that conferences are going on reputation and how they play each other.  The SEC is a good conference and the middle tier teams are better than many "mid major" conferences.  However, I really think that the conference perception affects rankings way too much.  Last year should not matter in college football.  The teams lose their top tier players every year. 

As for the conferences that dont join the playoff, leave them out and sooner or later they will be demanding to be let in.

You can implement the playoffs with the bowls but for the life of me why does a 6 win Div 1 school want to play in Boise in snow on a blue field when two of their victories came against crap teams.

I just think they need to cut the bowls down and force Notre Dame to join the Big-10 so we can have two Big-12s.  I feel the same about Army and Navy.

Hell, if were up to me I would take Duke, Vanderbilt, etc. and put them in the Southern Academic conference and get rid of Rich Boy universities who dont emphasize football and have a good team one out of 10 years.  Yes I saw Duke killed NC State but it doesnt matter.  THey will go 20 games in a row without a win in the ACC.

I know a playoff would not be perfect but at least I would feel like it was earned on the field through multiple games and not let a  one year wonder get up for one big game.  A 8 team playoff makes a team earn it.

I am really busy now but will discuss the playoff format I like best later!

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 13, 2009, 10:24:02 PM
The SEC has a cabal.  If one of their scrub teams beats one of the top SEC teams, that's because
the SEC is so tough.  If a Pac-10 loses, that's because the Pac-10 sucks.  Every year USC has a
hiccup game to the Pac-10 after playing Ohio State.  Every year they get kicked in the nuts for it.
Yet, I can't recall when a non Pac-10 team beat USC.

Also, the ACC gets a complimentary hummer.  Look how fast Miami jumped up the rankings.  VT is
tough but we'll see how that works out.

The Big 12 gets a half and half.  When in direct competition with the SEC they get kicked to
the curb.  Notice how Bama is now ranked above Texas after Bama beat an over-ranked LSU.
I would laugh my ass off if Arkansas beat Florida Saturday.  You know Florida would only drop
a couple of slots and Arkansas would suddenly become #6, or something in that range.

I think it's safe to say that Bama or Florida will be in the national championship this year.  I'm sure
that the voters will try to get both in that game.  We all know that any loss by those teams will
be forgiven unless Texas goes undefeated.  Boise can just dream. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on October 13, 2009, 11:32:35 PM
PREDICTION:

USC is going to BITCH SLAP ND !!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 14, 2009, 12:42:24 AM
There will not be a UF-Alabama BcS game.  That would be like putting two teams in the AFC in the superbowl.

The winner will go to the NC game.  They tried to pull that crap with Michigan and OSU a few years back and the BcS does adjust numbers behind the scenes like when they had a two loss LSU jump several teams.  I am sorry but only the Champ of the conference should be in the championship game.

Also, either all conferences need to have a championship game or they need to get rid of them.

It drastically changes strength of schedule.  While it can be a disadvantage, it is generally more of an advantage.

I personally think the Big 10 is the conference that needs to get a championship game and work out a deal where Notre Dame is the 12th team.

The Big 10 can have 2 unbeaten teams that never play each other.  They need to have a championship game.

I think maybe the WAC and Mountain West could combine and have a championship game also.




Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 14, 2009, 01:33:02 AM


I think maybe the WAC and Mountain West could combine and have a championship game also.




That would be cool.  I think Boise State is trying to get into the Pac-10.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 14, 2009, 09:45:20 AM


I think maybe the WAC and Mountain West could combine and have a championship game also.




That would be cool.  I think Boise State is trying to get into the Pac-10.

That would really hurt the Mountain West.  I think that would give any more reason for the Mountain West and WAC to combine with a East/West or North/South and have a championship game.

I dont know if it would help or hurt the PAC-10.  It depends on how many losses Boise State would have on average playing in the PAC-10.  I think they would lose 3 games per year but who knows for sure.

I dont see why the PAC-10 would want Boise State because their stadium only holds 30,000 people.  That is an economic killer. 

I have also heard that (at least from the East Coast) that flights to Boise State or hard to get and are very expensive compared to a flight from East Coast to California/Utah/Arizona/Washington.  However, I assume it is probably not that bad from the West Coast.

Dean


Title: Re: The U
Post by: Johnny Rotten on October 14, 2009, 05:53:52 PM
Any Canes fan here?

Who thinks Jacory Harris is for real? I think he has proven that he is right?

Would be nice to have him on our team right about now.

Go VT (Class of '93)!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 14, 2009, 06:13:41 PM
This Saturday, well, needs no explanation...it's The Big One.

Notre Dame vs. USC.  Time for us to rise & shine and Shake Down The Thunder.

The Trojans are going down this weekend.

GO IRISH

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m13/GUIDI1/Notre%20Dame/843956462_l.jpg)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Johnny Rotten on October 14, 2009, 06:34:20 PM
Go Hokies!  Time to dropkick the Ramblin' Wreck (though I think that could be a tough one in their place)!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on October 15, 2009, 02:25:58 PM
This Saturday, well, needs no explanation...it's The Big One.

Notre Dame vs. USC.  Time for us to rise & shine and Shake Down The Thunder.

The Trojans are going down this weekend.

GO IRISH

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m13/GUIDI1/Notre%20Dame/843956462_l.jpg)
:lol :lol


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 15, 2009, 04:48:58 PM


I think maybe the WAC and Mountain West could combine and have a championship game also.




That would be cool.  I think Boise State is trying to get into the Pac-10.

That would really hurt the Mountain West.  I think that would give any more reason for the Mountain West and WAC to combine with a East/West or North/South and have a championship game.

I dont know if it would help or hurt the PAC-10.  It depends on how many losses Boise State would have on average playing in the PAC-10.  I think they would lose 3 games per year but who knows for sure.

I dont see why the PAC-10 would want Boise State because their stadium only holds 30,000 people.  That is an economic killer. 

I have also heard that (at least from the East Coast) that flights to Boise State or hard to get and are very expensive compared to a flight from East Coast to California/Utah/Arizona/Washington.  However, I assume it is probably not that bad from the West Coast.

Dean

I'm sure they could use Southwest for their flights. ;D

The other rumor, from last year, is that both Boise and UNR wanted to try and get into the
Pac-10.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 15, 2009, 05:00:45 PM
Boise St. and Utah would love to be in the Pac 10 but they dont match up to the Acedemic standards of the Pac-10...It was in an Oregon paper. They talked about it before the season, and there was other reason too. Like it would mess up the nice scheduling the Pac-10 has.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 15, 2009, 06:12:27 PM
i would love to see boise and even utah get out and into a bcs conference. the schools are doing them selves a great injustice by having them in thier current conference. even with a undefeated record they stand no chance for the bcs championship game. in a bcs conf. they could be making more money with bigger scheduled games and get better recruiting. it would be win win if it were possible.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 15, 2009, 07:46:12 PM
The Red River Shootout will be interesting to watch, especially for the QBs Colt McCoy & Sam Bradford.  Their arms, pocket presence, accuracy of passes, reading defenses, how fast they can react and release the ball in the face of a blitz, etc. Because both are seniors and will enter the Draft the upcoming offseason.  I would like to see us draft a QB with the first round pick in the Draft. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 15, 2009, 08:18:48 PM
Does anyone else think the 30k seat stadium is a problem outside of me?  As they have been in the BCS, I wonder if they can get money to addon to the stadium.

No "big team" wants to do a home and home when their stadium holds 30k while the "big schools" holds between 80k to over 100k.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on October 16, 2009, 09:33:51 PM
This Saturday, well, needs no explanation...it's The Big One.

Notre Dame vs. USC.  Time for us to rise & shine and Shake Down The Thunder.

The Trojans are going down this weekend.

GO IRISH

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m13/GUIDI1/Notre%20Dame/843956462_l.jpg)

It's going to be a great game....

GO USC!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on October 17, 2009, 07:22:43 PM
condoms win!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 17, 2009, 07:24:04 PM
At least we didn't get killed

It came down to one second left and down just one touchdwon.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 17, 2009, 07:30:24 PM
Florida gets ticky tac penalties to preserve their status.  Texas looked like crap.  Time to see
what 'bama does...

Meanwhile, the Trojans let a pathetic team like Nowhere Dames hang around.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 17, 2009, 07:48:52 PM
Florida gets ticky tac penalties to preserve their status.  Texas looked like crap.  Time to see
what 'bama does...

Meanwhile, the Trojans let a pathetic team like Nowhere Dames hang around.

I am sorry but it pisses me off because it is about BCS Money and Network money.  There is no way the refs would have let Arkansas win and it was much more than the two "back to back" penalties after Arkansas went ahead.  And the no calls for holding by the OL from Florida was unreal.

College football rankings are supposed to be based on what you did this year.  How is Florida #1 with almost all the votes?  They started with two cream puffs, throw a cream puff in later in the season and they have trouble with bad teams.  Arkansas had Georgia score over 50 on them and Bama pounded them 35-7.  Florida as a 25 point favorite needs to pull out the refs to win the game.  Hell, my wife graduated from UF with her undergrad degree and even admits the calls were crap.

I only watched the 4th QTR but it pissed me off.

The Secret to winning in UF is what Ole Miss did, block a extra point attempt with no time.  The officials dont have any recourse even though they did the same type of penalties on Ole Miss last year and it was last year or the year before Miami got about 7 phantom calls in Gainesville.

Anyone who doesnt realize how much money the media is making off UF and especially a UF/Alabama championship game is insane.

The worst part is that if Florida did lose, they would only drop to number 4 and be given a pass to the NC game if they beat Bama regaardless of what other teams done.

I actually liked college football MORE without the BcS.  So what if the two best teams didnt play each other.  You generally knew who the best teams were after the bowl games.

I dont think there will ever be the 8 team playoff because that would take a lot of control away from people with power to influence the games and make teams EARN the NC by beating the best teams and not just a one game scenario after a month off where you never know who will show up.

If you dont believe it is just about money and the media, certain conferences, and even the Refs dont control then you are missing the obvious --IT IS ABOUT MONEY.  Watch and see how much money will be made in a Championship game wiht Florida and Bama and then in a NC game.  This also will gurantee the loser a big BCS game.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 17, 2009, 07:58:05 PM
Florida gets ticky tac penalties to preserve their status.  Texas looked like crap.  Time to see
what 'bama does...

Meanwhile, the Trojans let a pathetic team like Nowhere Dames hang around.

JUst one point about Texas.  I agree they didnt look good.  However, Oklahoma/UT is always that type of game and a huge rivalary.  Lets keep in mind though that Texas beat their man rival who was a top 25 team by 3.  On the  other hand, Florida/Refs beat 25 point underdog by 3 at home

In my book it should be Bama #1, Texas #2l and Florida at #3.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 17, 2009, 08:59:47 PM
Just thought I would bring this little gem from jayraiderfan on the Nebraska Cornhusker thread

http://raiderforum.net/smf/index.php?action=post;quote=99372;topic=4257.75;num_replies=88;sesc=1b94aa38d64768466ee4a5fb18f946eb (http://raiderforum.net/smf/index.php?action=post;quote=99372;topic=4257.75;num_replies=88;sesc=1b94aa38d64768466ee4a5fb18f946eb)

at least notre dame is getting killed so we dont have to hear from that fuckstick sonic.

First things first, you are such a fucking idiot.  Have you seen the final score from BOTH games?  Notre Dame lost by only a touchdown to one of the top teams in the entire country, your team on the other hand lost by 21 points to a team that wasn't even ranked. 

Second of all, why would I come to boast about Nebraska?  I don't have a problem with them.  Take the time to look the facts up before you run your fucking mouth.

Douche Bag


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on October 17, 2009, 09:24:16 PM
Just thought I would bring this little gem from jayraiderfan on the Nebraska Cornhusker thread

http://raiderforum.net/smf/index.php?action=post;quote=99372;topic=4257.75;num_replies=88;sesc=1b94aa38d64768466ee4a5fb18f946eb (http://raiderforum.net/smf/index.php?action=post;quote=99372;topic=4257.75;num_replies=88;sesc=1b94aa38d64768466ee4a5fb18f946eb)

at least notre dame is getting killed so we dont have to hear from that fuckstick sonic.

First things first, you are such a fucking idiot.  Have you seen the final score from BOTH games?  Notre Dame lost by only a touchdown to one of the top teams in the entire country, your team on the other hand lost by 21 points to a team that wasn't even ranked. 

Second of all, why would I come to boast about Nebraska?  I don't have a problem with them.  Take the time to look the facts up before you run your fucking mouth.

Douche Bag

uh, he posted that during the game, genius, when they WERE getting their asses kicked.  o;)

Quote
USC had dominated Notre Dame the past three seasons and led 34-14 in the fourth quarter Saturday.

Link: http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=292900087





Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 17, 2009, 09:40:06 PM
Yeah, but Notre Dame was able to find a way to at least make it competitive in the 4th quarter.  Nebraska on the other hand did NOT.

Just stating facts here.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 17, 2009, 09:40:42 PM
Florida gets ticky tac penalties to preserve their status.  Texas looked like crap.  Time to see
what 'bama does...

Meanwhile, the Trojans let a pathetic team like Nowhere Dames hang around.

JUst one point about Texas.  I agree they didnt look good.  However, Oklahoma/UT is always that type of game and a huge rivalary.  Lets keep in mind though that Texas beat their man rival who was a top 25 team by 3.  On the  other hand, Florida/Refs beat 25 point underdog by 3 at home

In my book it should be Bama #1, Texas #2l and Florida at #3.

Dean
Usually that is a tough game.  This game was like watching last years Raiders vs this years Raiders.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on October 17, 2009, 09:51:51 PM
Sonic the cumstain... no one here likes you... you must know that. You're a flip floppin wobblin motherfucker who cant make up his mind about anything... you like the Angels, or is it the Phillies??? You like the Ducks.. or is it the Flyers??? You like the Raiders, or is it the Eagles??? No one here knows.  Nebraska got killed hell ya. embarrasing. but i didnt come on here before the game bragging about how the golden showers were gonna win... that was you baby hughey!  but you are a shit talking fucknut who invites people to tear you up when warranted.  You're a loser. 65 knows it, lady knows it, rid knows it, everyone knows it. go jerk off in your closet and call it a night. 

oh and p.s.... please spare the mods the hassle of sending them pm's asking them to ban me.. you tried that already once... failed.  assmunch... handle it on your own!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 17, 2009, 10:05:46 PM
So I came on here and had confidence in my Fighting Irish in Saturday's game.  Duh, that's what anybody would do for their team.

Why would I ask the mods to ban you?  Sure I talked to BoNe, but not asked him to ban you.

And another thing, I could care less what you or anyone else here thinks of me, it's not my job to care.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 17, 2009, 10:31:20 PM
I was SO hoping that Florida would have lost!  just shows that they are very beatable though.



BCS ranking come out Tomorrow!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 17, 2009, 10:44:02 PM
Jimmy Clausen did very good and put up a valiant effort (even though we lost) and threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, all with a 24/43 C/ATT.  What I saw out of Matt Barkley this game, as well as others, was all I needed to see for me to say that he will be a force to be reckoned with in college football for his next few years at Southern Cal. 

Armando Allen Jr., while small, proved he is a tough little runner and won't go down easily.  But Joe McKnight, that guy is a 6' bull.

Golden Tate was stepping up as always and I was stunned with how reliable and effective Robby Parris was.  Easily his best game yet.

Only 3 passes to, easily one of our best players on offense, Kyle Rudolph?  Not smart, should've gotten more thrown to him.  Anthony McCoy of USC is just a wrecking ball for a TE.  Man, is he a dominant TE.  He'll make a good pro.  Teams that are looking to draft a TE in the 2010 draft need to take a look at him.

Now to our defense, not a lot of blitzing, missed tackles, blown assignments, Tenuto needs to go after this season and get a Def. Coord. that will be willing to blitz more than what Tenuto promised to do.  And Charlie, I'm sorry, but you just got to go.  This had better be your last year.  While your recruiting is top notch, your gameday management & playcalling suck.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on October 17, 2009, 10:46:02 PM
Ah the BcS polls!!!!!
We all know Floricrap will be in the title game even if they lose a game late in the season, which I think they will.

Another year, another SC win.
They really screwed it up with their yearly PAC 10 choke. I really want to see them against whoever the SEC crowns champ.

The PAC 10 committee needs to get off the tradition crap and invite a top 6 non BIG 10 team out to the Rose Bowl.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 18, 2009, 01:19:31 AM
I am not a Southern Cal fan but I have nothing against them.

Last year I felt it should have been USC/Texas in the NC game.  Florida lost at home to a then unranked team.  USC lost on the road to a conference team.  You see how hard it is.  Florida had to bring in the refs to make sure they didnt lose.

I want to see Florida play USC but I dont think this is the best year.  This is a down year for Southern Cal and Florida is just getting buy medicore opponents.  I personally feel Bama will beat Florida so if Florida loses to Bama, Texas wins out, and Southern Cal wins out, it seems to me like it would make sense to have Florida and USC play which would likely be #3 vs #4

However, this is where the PAC-10 and Big-10 have screwed themselves with too much tradition.  They need to get with the times and realize playing the Big 10 doesnt get them the respect they want.

Do to the bias in the polls for SEC teams (whether deserved or not), I think Southern Cal is going to have schedule more out of conference games against preferably SEC teams which would help their case.l  They had done it in the past with Arkansas and Auburn which helped them.

Alabama has played out of conference schools in the Top 15 two years in a row on week 1.  I would love to see Alabama and Southern Cal play in Week 1 next year or any other year. Neither is coach is afraid to do it.

Notre Dame has not been good for a long time.  Yes they basically get an automatic BCS bid whenever they win 6 or 7 games but they also get smoked.  I actually think what ended up being a close game with Notre Dame hurts them.  Notre Dame has a ton of fans but the majority of football fans no Notre Dame is a medicore team.  There best chance to really be a top notch team is to get Urban Meyer in there who has stated that would be his dream job.

Ohio State is a touch OOC opponent for Southern Cal but they are another team that has a tendency to get killed by top notch OOC teams and lost again today.

The main importance of adding some SEC teams and upping the SOS has to do with the fact that the PAC-10 does NOT have a championship game.  This means that the winner of the SEC game will go to the Championship game even with one loss over Southern Cal.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on October 18, 2009, 01:21:24 AM
Also just for the record -- GET RID OF THE FUCKING PRESEASON POLLS.  Teams are ranked off of hype and not how they play.  Someone tell me another team with 2 losses out of 4 that has not beat a respectable opponent that would still be ranked 25 if they werent Oklahoma?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 18, 2009, 10:17:28 AM
ill be the first to admit florida played like crap. 4 turnovers in the first quate, dropped passes that were sure tds (cooper) and an offensive line that got manhandled by arkies D. in hindsight fl. probably should of lost and had them written off by the 2nd quarter. it seems they are playing worse and worse as the season goes on and if it continues they will be upset by an ole miss even before Alabama gets ahold of them. btw anyone see the bama game and thier d? thier ends were in the backfield while the ball was still in midsnap. and ingram is gonna be a bitch to contain, gonna run alll over opponents.

tebow seems fogged, and seems to be lacking passion and drive anymore, dont know how cloudy his head is but he was sacked to many times and unable to get away which was unusual. we had no running game what so ever. if not for the fact that bama and texas both played close games i wouldnt be surprised to see fl. leapfrogged for the number one spot. we are not the team we were last year after our first loss. total crap play and if not for the help of arks filed goal kicker, which is hard to beleive as bad as ours, we lose this game to a team which was a 24 pt. underdog.




Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on October 18, 2009, 01:12:17 PM
What a fuckin GAME!! Even in a re-build year we went into The Jesus House and win!!

ND needs a new HC.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 18, 2009, 02:20:19 PM
Damn, the polls are brutal this year.  'braska got punted out of the top 25.  Not that they weren't
posers... ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on October 18, 2009, 03:01:29 PM
Florida still #1?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 18, 2009, 09:08:11 PM
What a fuckin GAME!! Even in a re-build year we went into The Jesus House and win!!

ND needs a new HC.

Not only do we need a new Head Coach, we need a new Def. Coord. as well.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 18, 2009, 09:38:31 PM
Boise State and Cinci  numbers 4 and 5 in the BSC polls!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 19, 2009, 12:39:29 AM
Florida still #1?
What a fucking joke.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: lady_raider_4_life on October 19, 2009, 01:35:42 AM
Florida still #1?

BCS polls are BULLSHIT....let's get real and look at who plays who...


Title: Re: The U
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 20, 2009, 08:46:19 PM
Any Canes fan here?

Who thinks Jacory Harris is for real? I think he has proven that he is right?

Would be nice to have him on our team right about now.

Go VT (Class of '93)!!!!

maybe you can tell me what that is on the HC face?? i've always wondered what the story was be hind Beemers face...


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 21, 2009, 10:01:36 AM
BCS Standings Week 1

1. Florida Gators
2. Alabama Crimson Tide
3. Texas Longhorns
4. Boise State Broncos
5. Cincinnati Bearcats
6. Iowa Hawkeyes
7. USC Trojans
8. TCU Horned Frogs
9. LSU Tigers
10. Miami (FL) Hurricanes
11. Oregon Ducks
12. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
13. Penn State Nittany Lions
14. Virginia Tech Hokies
15. Oklahoma State Cowboys


Title: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 21, 2009, 03:16:15 PM
We have separate threads for several college football teams so I figured, why not one for the Fighting Irish of good ol' Notre Dame.

For all my fellow Notre Dame blue & gold bleeders, this thread is for all of us.

LET'S GO IRISH!!!


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on October 21, 2009, 04:26:55 PM
It would be my pleasure to be the first to post on your thread!

George Peppard (Banachek) is USC.

The BITCH getting slapped is Notre Dame   ;D

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jgyugzLdbng/RZn8bykTVYI/AAAAAAAAABs/zQ9OLwAd_eA/s320/bitch+slap+txt.jpg)


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 21, 2009, 04:52:40 PM
 :lol


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: WozeRaider on October 21, 2009, 07:08:48 PM
Sorry Sonic but ND sucks!


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on October 21, 2009, 07:23:47 PM
THIS WHOLE THREAD SUCKS!!


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 21, 2009, 08:51:23 PM
Seantrel Henderson Has Good Visit To Notre Dame

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Seantrel Henderson (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) and his family have done their homework on Notre Dame, and the five-star offensive tackle's official visit to South Bend met expectations.

Last weekend, the 6-foot-7, 295-pound Henderson and his parents visited the Irish campus, arriving on Friday and leaving on Sunday.

"We had a good meeting with coach (Charlie) Weis and his staff," Sean Henderson, Seantrel's father said. "We were very impressed overall. He liked it.

"We liked the whole thing of having somebody like (former Cretin-Derham Hall teammate) Mike Floyd down there to help him with the transition of going from Minnesota down to Indiana, and having someone he's used to playing with in the past.

"The outlook and what the team is looking like next year is good. The overall value and prestige factor of having a Notre Dame degree was the biggest factor overall."

Henderson has already taken an official visit to Ohio State, and plans to also take visits to USC, Florida and Oklahoma before deciding. His father wants him to get a feel for different schools in different conferences in different parts of the country. Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin also remain under consideration.

"The one thing that is surprising, but not even surprising, for them to have a smaller campus, it still has a big campus feel," the elder Henderson said of Notre Dame. "The support of the fans, you have these real big campuses, and they're putting 100,000 people in there, and Notre Dame is smaller and they're packing in 80,000 people and it's been sold out since the 1970s, that's a lot of dedication. A lot of school spirit.

"A lot of people would think the school, since it's based around education, socially it would be a decline because it's such an incline education wise, but it's very balanced. I like the fact people pride themselves on being from Notre Dame. From every school, people pride themselves, but you can feel a traditional value at Notre Dame."

Weis and the Henderson family talked about the close 34-27 loss to rival USC, and what the Irish program needs going forward.

"He asked me what I thought the difference was in the game, and I was like one second, a play here a play there, the pass rush and things like that. You leave Jimmy (Clausen) in the backfield a couple more seconds on a couple more plays, and you guys would've scored earlier. It was great to get the interception to bring it into a clutch situation, but that was a situation where the game could've been won earlier if some of those sacks could've been prevented."

Weis and the Hendersons also talked about the opportunity freshmen have to come in and play, and that Sam Young earned a starting job at right tackle as a true freshman four years ago.

"The thing is, we don't expect Seantrel to be given anything, and it's kind of mandatory that I voice that," Henderson said. "I want him to be given the opportunity to prove himself, but if he's not the best man, I want him to be able to learn from the better man. I want him to be able to learn and develop and grow into players like Korey Stringer or Orlando Pace or Bryant McKinnie. All these guys earned their position to earn their name in the game, and I want to see someday hopefully, somebody say they want to be the next Seantrel Henderson."

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/news/story?id=4579820 (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/news/story?id=4579820)

This is great news, the more 4 & 5-star recruits we get committed, the better we'll be.  Charlie Weis may not be the best playcaller in College Football but damn can he recruit. 


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: michiganraider on October 21, 2009, 10:31:14 PM
this is more gay than that Nancy thread in the hole



Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: Oakland65 on October 21, 2009, 10:52:03 PM
 :lol:

Talk about a self serving thread lol.........don't worry, it will be merged soon, I just wanted to see the utter lack of interest.



Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: Sonic Raider on October 21, 2009, 11:22:03 PM
Call it whatever you want.  Like I said earlier, if there are separate threads for different college teams, I figured hey, why not one for the Fighting Irish. 

To all Notre Dame haters..I guess jealousy is a bitch isn't it? 8)


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 22, 2009, 12:01:07 AM
this is more gay than that Nancy thread in the hole


:lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: Arkansan Raider on October 22, 2009, 12:19:52 AM
this is more gay than that Nancy thread in the hole


:j2  ;D


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: Oakland65 on October 22, 2009, 11:10:41 AM
Call it whatever you want.  Like I said earlier, if there are separate threads for different college teams, I figured hey, why not one for the Fighting Irish. 

To all Notre Dame haters..I guess jealousy is a bitch isn't it? 8)

I see gameday threads, and one other particular thread, hardly a green light for your self serving hype machine.

In my time here you are the only ND fan I have seen here.


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: michiganraider on October 22, 2009, 12:17:46 PM
Call it whatever you want.  Like I said earlier, if there are separate threads for different college teams, I figured hey, why not one for the Fighting Irish. 

To all Notre Dame haters..I guess jealousy is a bitch isn't it? 8)

I see gameday threads, and one other particular thread, hardly a green light for your self serving hype machine.

In my time here you are the only ND fan I have seen here.

i think there are a few other fans here as well, i think TheOne and maybe 1-2 more


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: Oakland65 on October 22, 2009, 12:21:06 PM
Call it whatever you want.  Like I said earlier, if there are separate threads for different college teams, I figured hey, why not one for the Fighting Irish. 

To all Notre Dame haters..I guess jealousy is a bitch isn't it? 8)

I see gameday threads, and one other particular thread, hardly a green light for your self serving hype machine.

In my time here you are the only ND fan I have seen here.

i think there are a few other fans here as well, i think TheOne and maybe 1-2 more

Cool, I don't really track that stuff, unless it's in their avatar like MR lol......

Beyond knowing RID is a USC honk, and SR is a ND guy, I have no idea who likes who, I just keep the digs clean..... ;)


Title: Re: Notre Dame Fighting Irish thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on October 22, 2009, 12:29:01 PM
Call it whatever you want.  Like I said earlier, if there are separate threads for different college teams, I figured hey, why not one for the Fighting Irish. 

To all Notre Dame haters..I guess jealousy is a bitch isn't it? 8)

Jealous of what??  Seriously homie, your the only sorry ass ND fan on this site that I know of!  And what other teams have their own thread??  Where's the USC thread??  Oh wait, let me start that one up!  For fucks sake man, get a fucking life!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 22, 2009, 01:47:09 PM
Hmmm, the SEC suspended the crew that called the Florida/Arkansas game...

Got caught with the fix and had to save face.  I was going to post something about "watch out
for bullshit calls" before the game.  Now, I regret that I did not.  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on October 22, 2009, 01:47:33 PM
USC

(http://www.trojanwire.com/hot-USC-cheerleaderspcc3.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fY2T-nwC-us/SKuuMkHNMnI/AAAAAAAAALk/YIXuIzTle10/s400/USC+Girl.jpg)

ND

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_WPjZST8SC40/R5jp0ZD0I_I/AAAAAAAANV8/UJfEczp5q5c/s400/priest_83273t.jpg)
(http://cache-03.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/7/2007/04/Brady_Quinn.jpg)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 23, 2009, 06:34:50 PM
bama listed as #1 in ap polls. game of the week will be tenn. vs bama. would like to see how tenn's d handles bamas offense compared to florida.  ingram is gonna be impossible to stop. will see how ole monty handles him.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on October 23, 2009, 09:48:20 PM
USC


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_fY2T-nwC-us/SKuuMkHNMnI/AAAAAAAAALk/YIXuIzTle10/s400/USC+Girl.jpg)



Sweeet!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 24, 2009, 01:21:14 PM
florida faces miss. today and thier old o-coord who lead them to 2 nat. champs.  also will be down 3 starters including spikes and james and will be  another close game like last week. since mullen left fl.'s offense has been in the toliet and now thier best starting d-men are out. expect a nailbiter and possible upset.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 24, 2009, 07:05:31 PM
bama squeezes by tenn 12-10. give them noles and ole monty some credit. they get some offense going and they could be dangerous next year.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on October 24, 2009, 07:29:20 PM
bama squeezes by tenn 12-10. give them noles and ole monty some credit. they get some offense going and they could be dangerous next year.

or vols...  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 25, 2009, 10:03:27 AM
bama squeezes by tenn 12-10. give them noles and ole monty some credit. they get some offense going and they could be dangerous next year.

or vols...  ;D

 :P yeah got my noles and vols mixed up .

florida squeeks by with another close game no thanks to thier offense. thier defense is saving thier ass big time. 3x within the 10 and no points. tebow gets 2 picks 6 and im not talking lottery. offense has gotten thier heads up thier asses and cant get out of thier own way. and that damm field goal kicker needs a tonya harding done to him. hate that fning shank-a-potamus.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on October 25, 2009, 11:39:39 AM
GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 31, 2009, 01:35:20 PM
the worlds largest outdoor cocktail party     :cheers


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Oakland65 on November 01, 2009, 01:15:45 AM
Damn, how bout those Ducks!!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on November 01, 2009, 01:16:06 AM
USC is done.  I see them dropping to around 17.  Ducks probably get a little bounce but not
enough credit for being a good team.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on November 01, 2009, 02:52:28 AM
Fuckin Masoli was brutal. Tough loss.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 01, 2009, 08:34:43 PM
texas leapfrogs an idle alabama for the number 2 spot.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on November 02, 2009, 01:12:27 PM
GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on November 02, 2009, 04:14:11 PM
GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 fu !ass :laugh:


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on November 02, 2009, 04:30:11 PM
GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 fu !ass :laugh:

 ;D



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 02, 2009, 05:55:12 PM
brandon spikes suspended for 1st half of the next game for eye gouging a ga running back. just saw the replay on tv, was ugly and dont understand why one of the best dbs in college would do such a ldirty tactic. embarrassing  as i thought this guy was a mid to late 1st round pick next year. really no need for this and was quite obvious when  caught on camera.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on November 02, 2009, 08:35:08 PM
brandon spikes suspended for 1st half of the next game for eye gouging a ga running back. just saw the replay on tv, was ugly and dont understand why one of the best dbs in college would do such a ldirty tactic. embarrassing  as i thought this guy was a mid to late 1st round pick next year. really no need for this and was quite obvious when  caught on camera.

I was hearing about this all day on the radio, but haven't yet seen the replay.

If it's as bad as you said, I can't believe he was only suspended for the first half. Seems like it was something the coach felt he should do to save face or something rather than what the kid deserved, which was at the very least the entire game next week, or even 2 games or more.

Like I said I haven't seen it, but with all the talk about it, it seems to have been a big deal.

What do you think?





Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 03, 2009, 08:03:37 AM
brandon spikes suspended for 1st half of the next game for eye gouging a ga running back. just saw the replay on tv, was ugly and dont understand why one of the best dbs in college would do such a ldirty tactic. embarrassing  as i thought this guy was a mid to late 1st round pick next year. really no need for this and was quite obvious when  caught on camera.

I was hearing about this all day on the radio, but haven't yet seen the replay.

If it's as bad as you said, I can't believe he was only suspended for the first half. Seems like it was something the coach felt he should do to save face or something rather than what the kid deserved, which was at the very least the entire game next week, or even 2 games or more.

Like I said I haven't seen it, but with all the talk about it, it seems to have been a big deal.

What do you think?





honestly its just as you said and everyone has been saying. a half game suspension is a joke. while it should be longer its a shame to punish the whole team and of course a shot at the bcs which im sure urban wouldnt do so he had to save face. being a gators fan i would be biased by the play was over, whistled dead and the camera had a dead on shot of him shoving his hand in there and twisting it around for a good 4-5 seconds. if anything im sure he will be punished off the field as well doing some dirty work to humble him a bit. like i said a great player, love him and i know this stuff goes on under the pile being a okland raiders fan from the 70's but he got caught and could of serious and permanetly injured this guy and wouldnt want it done to my star player.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on November 03, 2009, 04:55:50 PM
brandon spikes suspended for 1st half of the next game for eye gouging a ga running back. just saw the replay on tv, was ugly and dont understand why one of the best dbs in college would do such a ldirty tactic. embarrassing  as i thought this guy was a mid to late 1st round pick next year. really no need for this and was quite obvious when  caught on camera.

I was hearing about this all day on the radio, but haven't yet seen the replay.

If it's as bad as you said, I can't believe he was only suspended for the first half. Seems like it was something the coach felt he should do to save face or something rather than what the kid deserved, which was at the very least the entire game next week, or even 2 games or more.

Like I said I haven't seen it, but with all the talk about it, it seems to have been a big deal.

What do you think?





honestly its just as you said and everyone has been saying. a half game suspension is a joke. while it should be longer its a shame to punish the whole team and of course a shot at the bcs which im sure urban wouldnt do so he had to save face. being a gators fan i would be biased by the play was over, whistled dead and the camera had a dead on shot of him shoving his hand in there and twisting it around for a good 4-5 seconds. if anything im sure he will be punished off the field as well doing some dirty work to humble him a bit. like i said a great player, love him and i know this stuff goes on under the pile being a okland raiders fan from the 70's but he got caught and could of serious and permanetly injured this guy and wouldnt want it done to my star player.

The 1/2 game suspension is an ABSOLUTE joke!!!  Meyer's a joke himself for the light ass suspension!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on November 03, 2009, 05:35:32 PM
USC is done.  I see them dropping to around 17.  Ducks probably get a little bounce but not
enough credit for being a good team.

I usually depend on USC to keep me sane throughout the football season!!  Looks like I'll be taking a trip to the mental ward this season!! :P


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 03, 2009, 05:55:44 PM
i can almost guaranntee that by saturday we will be getting some insight to off the field punishment for spikes. many think urban is a soft ass, yes the half-game was a joke but he will take a big bite out of spikes ass behind closed doors and will be handled in a more direct manner then just benching him half a game.

edit: Ealey comes to Spikes' defense

November 3, 2009 4:37 PM

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

The guy who was on the receiving end of Brandon Spikes' attempted eye gouge doesn't seem too upset by the whole thing.

In fact, Georgia running back Washaun Ealey said he doesn't think Spikes should have been suspended.

Forgive and forget, right?   :o


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Oakland65 on November 03, 2009, 06:31:31 PM
^ see the Oregon Ducks & LeGarette Blount on how to handle shit like this!



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gst8 on November 03, 2009, 06:36:27 PM
^ see the Oregon Ducks & LeGarette Blount on how to handle shit like this!



Aren't they talking about lifting the suspension?



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 03, 2009, 06:38:00 PM
^ see the Oregon Ducks & LeGarette Blount on how to handle shit like this!



http://bleacherreport.com/articles/283203-brandon-spikes-eye-gouge-not-on-the-level-of-the-blount-punch (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/283203-brandon-spikes-eye-gouge-not-on-the-level-of-the-blount-punch)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on November 03, 2009, 08:58:32 PM
To bad in the END, the Ducks don't get to go to the dance. Fuck the Ducks :D

And those fuckin ugly ass uniforms.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Oakland65 on November 04, 2009, 12:15:45 PM
^ see the Oregon Ducks & LeGarette Blount on how to handle shit like this!



http://bleacherreport.com/articles/283203-brandon-spikes-eye-gouge-not-on-the-level-of-the-blount-punch (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/283203-brandon-spikes-eye-gouge-not-on-the-level-of-the-blount-punch)

That is just some dudes opinion, and it's wrong lol.......

I don't think Spike should be suspended for the year, but he should be suspended for a couple games.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Oakland65 on November 04, 2009, 12:17:24 PM
^ see the Oregon Ducks & LeGarette Blount on how to handle shit like this!



Aren't they talking about lifting the suspension?



I don't know.

I know he has been allowed to remain a "part" of the team, but I have not heard about him being allowed to play in any games.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 04, 2009, 06:19:18 PM
the thing about suspension is that they are college players, its not like they are getting they pay docked so you might hurt his feelings a bit, but the only ones being punished is the team for one guys actions. its only a factor if you are a nfl prospect (which spikes is of course) but doubt that this would hurt where he is picked and doubt it could be proved otherwise.  i say extra laps after every practice and clean up all the equipment along with other volunteer work.  suspending some one especially for half a game is pretty much a joke unless its for a whole season and he is a nfl prospect that could hurt his bottom line. i do think half a game is joke, you might as well not even do anything. a whole game would and should of been minimal unless he is being punished behind the scenes like i mentioned, which im guessing is the case.

that was some eye wash he gave him swirly bird and all, cant believe the ga running back stood up for him.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 05, 2009, 07:06:51 PM
the thing about suspension is that they are college players, its not like they are getting they pay docked so you might hurt his feelings a bit, but the only ones being punished is the team for one guys actions. its only a factor if you are a nfl prospect (which spikes is of course) but doubt that this would hurt where he is picked and doubt it could be proved otherwise.  i say extra laps after every practice and clean up all the equipment along with other volunteer work.  suspending some one especially for half a game is pretty much a joke unless its for a whole season and he is a nfl prospect that could hurt his bottom line. i do think half a game is joke, you might as well not even do anything. a whole game would and should of been minimal unless he is being punished behind the scenes like i mentioned, which im guessing is the case.

that was some eye wash he gave him swirly bird and all, cant believe the ga running back stood up for him.




suspension was extended to a whole game. translation = its only vandy and we can save some face.   lol

















Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on November 05, 2009, 09:44:24 PM
1/2 game sus was fuckin gay, whats up Urban? Ya'll know the alum can to the kid and talked him into suspending himself for the whoe game. I love politics.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 06, 2009, 09:18:54 PM
boosters will probably end up paying urbans fine as well, another joke. but another story. big game of the week, no surprise another sec game lsu vs bama, where all of a sudden lsu in everyones darling to go to the bcs now. go figure.  :P

edit: seems it was brandon himself that requested his suspension be lengthened to one whole game and not meyers.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on November 07, 2009, 05:22:00 PM
Any indication that the ZEBRAS are trying to get 'bama back into the game?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on November 07, 2009, 07:16:45 PM
How did that taste OREGON ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on November 07, 2009, 07:18:32 PM
Well, Cal just started.  Do they have the axe? ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on November 07, 2009, 07:20:51 PM
Fuckin Pac ten. After Oregons beat down of USC last week, I thought knowbody could beat them? I really did start to think the O was one of the best.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on November 08, 2009, 01:12:47 AM
With USC having a rebuild year the Pac 10 is wide open.  Hell, Arizona even has a shot.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on November 08, 2009, 08:46:32 AM
How did that taste OREGON ;D

Yeah that sucked...the D forgot to get off the bus!! damn! 51 ??!!  OUCH!! 

Toby Gerhart KILLED!!

I never really thought they would make a run for the championship, i just wanted the Rose Bowl


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on November 09, 2009, 02:20:22 PM
EUGENE – University of Oregon senior running back LeGarrette Blount has been reinstated to the Ducks’ football program and will be available to play Saturday when they host Arizona State in a game scheduled to kickoff at 7:20 p.m. (PST), according to an announcement from the school’s head coach Chip Kelly Monday.

http://oregon.scout.com/2/917819.html (http://oregon.scout.com/2/917819.html)

I for one am glad that he is coming back. I dont care if he doesnt do anything on the field. He has done everything right since his blow up. And its not like he broke any laws or anything.  People are allowed to have 2nd chances.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on November 16, 2009, 04:23:11 PM
What the fuck is up with USC??


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on November 18, 2009, 05:32:10 PM
What the fuck is up with USC??

Shit happens, it's been a great run. USC will rebuild. We have been so used to reloading that it almost became easy.

If USC was anything like the pathetic Raiders, I would worry. USC is a strong institution.

SC will be back, patience.

See 65, when something is REALISTIC, I'm realistic ;)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on November 19, 2009, 11:04:30 AM
What the fuck is up with USC??

Shit happens, it's been a great run. USC will rebuild. We have been so used to reloading that it almost became easy.

If USC was anything like the pathetic Raiders, I would worry. USC is a strong institution.

SC will be back, patience.

See 65, when something is REALISTIC, I'm realistic ;)

I was just so used to seeing USC on the other side of those beat downs that it just doesn't seem right.  I know their young and Barkley is a pretty good QB so I'm looking forward to another run starting next season!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 21, 2009, 07:16:45 PM
les miles is gotta be the dumbest coach in the world. with ole miss up by 8, lsu comes back and scores a td, misses the 2 pt. conversion but recovers the on-side kick with 1 min to go. after a 3rd and 29 they throw a despert hail mary and make it going down to the 10 with 1 second left. instead of bringing in thier fg unit they come on and try to spike it, with one second left instead of rushing their fg unit on. the clock starts when the ball is set. they later gave the lame excuse that the couldnt get thier fg unit on. what a dumbass :P  ole miss played their hearts out and came away with one.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on November 22, 2009, 04:24:18 AM
les miles is gotta be the dumbest coach in the world. with ole miss up by 8, lsu comes back and scores a td, misses the 2 pt. conversion but recovers the on-side kick with 1 min to go. after a 3rd and 29 they throw a despert hail mary and make it going down to the 10 with 1 second left. instead of bringing in thier fg unit they come on and try to spike it, with one second left instead of rushing their fg unit on. the clock starts when the ball is set. they later gave the lame excuse that the couldnt get thier fg unit on. what a dumbass :P  ole miss played their hearts out and came away with one.

his biggest was issue that after that their 3rd down play that ended with 25 secs left, he waited til there will 9 secs left to call timeout...those extra seconds would've given them plenty of time to spike the ball...but why a spike was even considered with 1 sec is beyond me


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 24, 2009, 09:28:38 PM
Couple of notes regarding college football:

One: The BcS hired a PR firm to give them a better image.  This was the same guy that handled George W. Bush's campaign.  Not a stellar track record (I am not taking a side here politically).

The other thing I notice is concerning the Heisman race, it is all about the top 3 teams these days.  I wll tell you the most explosive player in college football is CJ Spiller form Clemson. He is about to eclipse Reggie Bush's total yard record and this guy regularly has over 300 yards a game rushing, kick returns, punt returns, and catching passes.  Look up some highlights on him. He played the whole season with a turf toe, broken bone, and pulled hamstring.  THis guy is going to be a great player for some team not as a pure RB but as a mobile player that can line up anywhere and can bring the KR or PR back to the house.  Tebow has no business being in the Heisman race with 8TD passes and 4INTs.  He was a great college QB but I think people are starting to see how much better Percy Harving and even Louis Murphy made him look.  And UF almost talked Spiller into transferring to UF.  That team has speed.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread (Notre Dame Sucks)
Post by: dean290000 on November 24, 2009, 09:35:19 PM
Let met first apologize to Notre Dame Fans.  I always have disliked Notre Dame but I used to respect them.   Now I just have to laugh at them.  They wont join the Big-10 because they want to be an independent so if they get 7 wins they will automatically get a BCS biid and take it away from a team that deserves it.  They have a contract with NBC to televise their home games and for the most part the teams are mediocre at best.  Yes USC is normally good but htey alwyas play all of the military schools.

I would like to see Notre Dane get kicked out of the Big East in Baseketball or be forced to join it in all other sports including football.

Lets make them earn an BcS bid so we dont have go watch a good 9-2 team beat Notre Dame 49-8.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 27, 2009, 10:41:17 AM
the iron bowl is today   :D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 27, 2009, 04:27:13 PM
brian belick is considered a top contender for the notre dame job. so kiss one job prospect good-bye for the raiders. i thought chucky would look like a natural at ND but dont think he wants a college position or think the holy cathedral could stand his evil stare and rants   ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on November 29, 2009, 11:10:46 AM
brian belick is considered a top contender for the notre dame job. so kiss one job prospect good-bye for the raiders. i thought chucky would look like a natural at ND but dont think he wants a college position or think the holy cathedral could stand his evil stare and rants   ;D

Brian Kelly will probably take the job...People have said that if he is offered the job that he would walk to ND...

I dont know why anyone would want to go to ND anyway. Over realisitic expectations and an impatient boosters.


GO DUCKS!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on November 30, 2009, 08:43:16 AM
People want to coach at Notre Dame because it is a high profile school that has it's own television contract with NBC.  They are are an independent school who does not play a tough schedule and will automatically jump over many higher ranked schools for a BCS bowl and gets a load of money for this uneven playing field approach.

Nearly all schools have unrealstic expectations.  At least Notre Dame keeps a coaches name in the press.

Of course I wil never respect Notre Dane until they join a conference for all sports (not just the Big East for Basketball). 

Notre Dame is proof of how corrupt the college system is.  Even if the BCS gets a playoff with the Top 16 teams, I am sure Notre Dame would slip in there are no 16 even if they are 7-5.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 30, 2009, 09:41:22 PM
first wiess and now bowden is being forced out.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 01, 2009, 12:15:14 AM
I found a real interesting article on the net (its all over the place) talking about that the average SAT score of a football player is 200 points lower than the normal student.

They ranked all the schools and UF is last with the football team scoring an average of 350 points loess on their SAT scores.  This means the average UF football player has an SAT score of 800 - 880.  I believe you get 400 points for putting your name on it.

I realize sports are huge in Florida but this really hurts the credibility of the school IMO.  It also is not fair when a student with a 1300 SAT score is declined but some one gets in with 830 becuase he run a 4.40 40.

I realize schools have acadmeic standards and let it slide with football players but the NCAA should require football players to have the same average SAT scores as other students.

I also believe this if proof that Urban Meyer will not go to Notre Dame EVER even though he said it was his dream job.  Notre Dame has much hugher acadmeic requirements for student athletes than Florida does.  It is obvious that Urban will take any player he can get on the field even if they have the IQ of a slug.  Look at Percy Harvins.  He knows when he is going to be tested for drugs as part of the NFL and cant stay off pot for 4 weeks. 

I really used to like UF (under Spurrier even though we could be a prick) but I dont like the win at all costs and make sure to bring your refs with you with the weakest OOC schedule I have ever seen.

NCAA needs to either pay the players and dont care about class since Footall makes millions of dollars are they need to make the playing field level by not allowing schools to drop their entry requirements 350 points on averahe for the student athelete.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 01, 2009, 06:34:48 PM
dunlap suspended indefinitly. for all those skeptics who blast myers this is gonna be a big hit against us for the sec championship. depending if ingram is playing its going to be tight. bama needs to run 60% of the time, if they do they will win this game period. dont try to beat them through the air, not gonna happen.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 01, 2009, 07:03:00 PM
dunlap suspended indefinitly. for all those skeptics who blast myers this is gonna be a big hit against us for the sec championship. depending if ingram is playing its going to be tight. bama needs to run 60% of the time, if they do they will win this game period. dont try to beat them through the air, not gonna happen.

Well to be fair, he just got arrested for DUI so he should be suspended for the SEC championship and bowl game.  Hell, UF has another player on Defense that should be out for the year for eye gouging.

You have to understand that UF has was several National Titles now buy relaxing their acadmics for student athletes and has one of the lowest gradusation rates of major schools as well as the dumbest football team in the nation based on SAT scores.

Miami U got named Thug U for this kind of behavior and now UF is going to get the same type of treatment.

Ask me what I think of Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Miami (at least of the past).  I think it was crap what they all got away with while other schools at least tried to keep academics reasonable.

I just think that every NCAA team should have the same academic requirements for Atheletes or NONE.  Lets face facts, there are a lot of dumb jocks out there that scored 40 TDs in a high school season that couldn't locate Germany (or any other foreign country) on a map.

If the schools want to say FUCK THE REGULATIONS then fine but lets have an even playing field.  Lets not reward teams who loosen up their academic standards the most.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 01, 2009, 07:07:28 PM
As for the SEC Championship game, I think it is too close to call.  Seriously, I rank Florida as a one loss team (See Arkansas and SEC suspension of coaches and officials). 

Both teams are winning with speed on defense.  I have seen Alabama DBs at the QB before the QB has taken 3 steps.

It all comes down to whether or not Florida can stop Bama from running.

I would expect the SEC to have talked to the officials before the game and told them to "let them play" and no phantom penaltiies in the last minutes.

It should be something like 27-24.  I honestly would flip a coin if I had money on that game and I dont know the line although I would suspect UF is favored by 3 - 4 just knowing Vegas.

Dean




Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 01, 2009, 07:14:19 PM
florida looks like they are finally playing they way they should against fsu. it all comes down to ingram and running against the 3-5-5. bamas not gonna beat you throwing with thier qb, so unless they get cocky and try to make a statement this is gonna be like last year when it all comes down to who shows up in the 4th quater. bama is probably better then last year, florida maybe not so much so. recently re-watched last years sec championship and florida pulled one out of thier asses last year when bama was up in the 4th.  like i said bama needs to run 60% run plays to win. stick to your bread and butter, fl will try to run outside, will be speed vs speed and who is tougher in the middle. its gonna be a nail bitter for me at least.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 01, 2009, 08:39:18 PM
I agree about the running game being the key.  The only thing I dont like on Bama is they look to have gotten weaker as the season goes on.  They seem to be past their peak which seemed to be the case last year also.

However, I dont think you can say Florida is playing their best based on FSU.  Florida State has been horrible and they lost to every ranked opponent they played.

Just from a coaching perspective, I would think Alabama has the edge because of the close Iron bowl which he can use as motivation and losing last years game.

As for Florida, outside of stopping the run, Tebow has to play well and has to SURVIVE.  I promise that Alabama will take a couple roughing the passer calls.  When they run a blitz, they are as quick as anyone I have ever seen.

Tebow is a very good college QB but he has bad throwing motions and seems to be a lot like Alex Smith (although he is better in college).  If he can hit some long passes and beat the blitzes then Alabama will be forced to play conservative.  If Bama starts to get to them then that game is going to be brutal.

I am just glad the winner does not get freaking Oklahoma or Ohio State. 

I am still hoping that maybe next year that Southern Cal gets back to being dominant and plays and SEC team in the BcS bowl.  That is the game people want to see.  I think everyone has seen Oklahoma get beat senseless by better teams in the bowls as well as Ohio State.

I was hoping that Southern Cal (and I am not a PAC-10 guy) would go undefeated and play Florida/Bama for the National Championship.

Of course it would be really cool to have the Top 8 - 16 teams in a playoff and actually decide the National Championship on the field!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on December 04, 2009, 01:16:44 PM
CONGRATS OREGON!

How do the ROSES smell?

You still have to many fuckin Uniforms? And they are fuckin UGLY!!!!!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Oakland65 on December 04, 2009, 01:18:09 PM
CONGRATS OREGON!

You still have to many fuckin Uniforms? And they are fuckin UGLY!!!!!!!!! ;D

What a fun game that was to watch!!

Go Ducks!!

LOL, at the uni's, so many, and most of them pretty ugly, I agree. There are a few combos that are sweet, but most of them are not so good imo.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on December 04, 2009, 01:23:11 PM
CONGRATS OREGON!

You still have to many fuckin Uniforms? And they are fuckin UGLY!!!!!!!!! ;D

What a fun game that was to watch!!

Go Ducks!!

LOL, at the uni's, so many, and most of them pretty ugly, I agree. There are a few combos that are sweet, but most of them are not so good imo.

That place sounded friggin LOUD! I had the surround up and the HD blazing. That was a exciting game.

Masoli is a bad ass.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Oakland65 on December 04, 2009, 01:30:11 PM
CONGRATS OREGON!

You still have to many fuckin Uniforms? And they are fuckin UGLY!!!!!!!!! ;D

What a fun game that was to watch!!

Go Ducks!!

LOL, at the uni's, so many, and most of them pretty ugly, I agree. There are a few combos that are sweet, but most of them are not so good imo.

That place sounded friggin LOUD! I had the surround up and the HD blazing. That was a exciting game.

Masoli is a bad ass.

Place was cranking all night long, a few quite moments when they got scared there by OSU, but Oregon always has one loud crowd.

Masoli is indeed a bad ass, LaGarrett also is a bad ass, putting him in was the game changer, hopefully the kid learned his lesson and can go on to have a good career.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 05, 2009, 08:15:34 AM
be holding my breath all day, today. it all comes down to D. with Fl missing dunlap this could be the deciding factor. ingram appears ready to go. Floridas gotta get out of that 3-3-5 and prevent the soft yards up the middle by crowding the box otherwise ingram will provide the edge. overtime?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on December 05, 2009, 07:43:44 PM
Tebo was crying.. That was a great game!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 05, 2009, 08:02:39 PM
I give Bama great.  They dominated the new Thug U and won on special teams, defense, offense, and mainly in coaching.

I dont care if Florida didnt have on player on D, it would not have made one point different.

At least Saban downed the ball and did run the score  up in the 40s like UF would have done.

That game was never in doubt in my mind even when Bama only had a 6 point lead because they had the UF defense worn out.

I didnt think it was a great game though.  I thought it was total domination and then Tebow crying on National TV again.

OK BCS, you will have 5 undefeated teams: Texas, Alabama, Cinci, TCU, and Boise State. Forget about the pre conceptions and get us a playoff.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on December 05, 2009, 08:23:37 PM
I just had a feeling that the Gators would under estamate The Crimson Tide and they did! :laugh:


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 05, 2009, 08:57:19 PM
well my seasons over talk to you guys next year  :'(

scroll to the begining of the year when i picked bama to go to nat. champs. knew it was over by the first series of both teams. bama did just what i feared they would do, run and dominate, dunlap would of done little but make it a bit closer and respectable. lots of bleeding hearts want tcu but texas if they win should be in.

for the 4th time in as many years the road to the national championship runs through the sec. its a shame for tcu because it will be another 15-20 years where tcu will be undefeated and have a legit shot at the national championship. if texas loses then they get my vote. but texas-bama is the game i want and will be reluctantly rooting for bama though i cant stand the sight of saban  :laugh:

wish tebow would of finished the year with another nat. champ but was a good run all in all. dont expect to be in this situation to contend for awhile. our upcoming qb is pretty decent by doesnt have the threat of the run or the fire in the belly motivation that tebow possessed.

time to break out my ncaa10 and dream the dream.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 05, 2009, 09:07:35 PM
I just had a feeling that the Gators would under estamate The Crimson Tide and they did! :laugh:

No way a team underestimates the championship game against a undefeated team.

Florida only Won with their offense and some biased officiating against Arkanssas.  All their stats came against cream puffs.

Alabama simply was a better team and better coeached.

I disagree about Bama coming out running though.  They came out throwing and had Florida's defense completely confused.

Also, Florida made no adjustments.  Tim Tebow is a very good college player but he is a spread offense player just like Alex Smith and when you get some DL and LBs that can bring him down, he turns into a one dimesional player and he is not a great passer.  Most of his TDs have been on short passes that were broken for long runs by superior atheletes.

McElroy (who is a Rhodes scholar) absolutely played a perfect game and made the plays when they were needed.

The bottom line is the game was over 2 minutes into the 3rd QTR with Florida going 3 and out and Floridas's defense so tired for being on the field all day.

Texas looks really bad right now so no guarantee of that Texas Alabama game.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on December 06, 2009, 04:30:31 AM
lets see how great of a coach Meyer is with out Tebow next year...He has ZERO running game. Tebow was it. Thats why they lost to Bama..they were too one demionsional...Oh well..


I only hope now that somehow..TCU overcomes UT to play in the Championship game.




GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 06, 2009, 02:49:16 PM
It wont happen.  I promise the BcS will make the Non BCS Schools play each other because they dont want another Boise State beating Oklahoma type scenario.

The BcS is like OPEC.  It is a cartel where they can decide which conferences and which teams are good.

The SEC for example is top heavy but their teams are not better than other conferences from top to bottom.  This is why it makes me mad when Florida is playing freaking FIU or Woffard and schedule creamp puffs for the OOC games.

However, they all do that in the SEC and with a little help from the officiating they can get two BCS births.

The BCS will never let someone like TCU play for the National Championship because it is a no win situation for them.  If Bama was to blow them out then people would say TCU didnt belong.  If TCU was to win, it would either make the BcS look worse than it is now.

Every other college sport (includes Div II football) has a playoff and has the game won on the field.

Our country is stupid enough to let a bunch of rich old guys from the SEC, BIG-10, and CBS decide the NC for us.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on December 07, 2009, 07:59:40 AM
I'm still against a playoff..The only way that works. is if you cut the schedule down and get rid of the bowls all together. Otherwise if you add just one more game. thats too much!

There is no benefit for the players to play any more games than they already do. they are out there to play and get to the NFL..You put a star player in just one more game and he blows a knee or tears a shoulder, you just cost him MILLIONS!  and for what, so some fans and media hacks can be a little happier? Not worth it.

If you can do a playoff with out adding games and getting rid of the bowls then fine.

You cant have a playoff with the bowls either. Logisticly it wont work. What makes college sports work is the fans...your not going to get fans to got to more than one bowl game. Just wont happen. It would be just too expspensive. now if you wanted a bowl system for the non playoff teams fine. but dont be having the 4th place pac-10 team vs the 3rd place big10 play in the Rosebowl.

And because of the bowl system is probably why you'll never have a playoff.


This is better than the old system where the top teams never played.

However all the D1 level confrences should be a BSC cofrenence...But i think its either the WAC or MWC that wont sign on..they dont like it or something. so they are shooting themselves in the foot.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on December 07, 2009, 08:03:41 AM
Dont forget to watch as many bowl games as you can....them be the future Raider players playing in them games.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 07, 2009, 11:50:49 AM
I really limit my watching of bowls are our cable company does participate with Neilson ratings.

I just think it is ludicrous to bring up the argument about players playing too many games especially when Division II does it.  It also is not fair to pump in money to certain conferences and not others.

Teams use to only play 8 - 10 games a year and the NCAA said some teams playing 11 - 13 games would be too many.

Guess what, that doesnt stop teams from bringing in cupcakes so they can have 4 - 5 money games a year against zero competition.  Most big programs in 1A only play 4 road games.

Sorry but it is literally INSANE not to want a playoff in college football and have a true champion.

We do not know who is the best team is because they dont prove it on the field with a playoff format.

Right now, I like one the approaches the antirust suits are taking.  They are trying to force them to quit calling it the Champsionship Series as part of the BcS. They can call it the Money Coalation or the Money Bowl Alignment.

No matter how you cut it, it is not fair that TCU and Boise State get just a small part of the BcS money while the other teams split the money because some old seniles power hungry people want to decide who plays.

Explain to me how it makes any sense for TCU and Boise State to play other than the BCS does not want to take the chance of a BcS school going down again like to a non BcS School like Bama did last year, Oklahoma did a couple years ago, etc.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Nightcrawler on December 07, 2009, 11:59:57 AM
'Bama versus Texas = snore.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 07, 2009, 12:09:23 PM
'Bama versus Texas = snore.

It could end up to be an exciting game but it doesnt look like it me.  I watched Texas play twice this year.  Once against Oklahoma and once against Nebraska.  Colt McCoy for the Hesiman???  They must be running the score up agains one of those NE. State University West.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on December 08, 2009, 12:18:39 PM
Bama is gonna kill TEXAS.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on December 08, 2009, 06:54:55 PM
I really limit my watching of bowls are our cable company does participate with Neilson ratings.

I just think it is ludicrous to bring up the argument about players playing too many games especially when Division II does it.  It also is not fair to pump in money to certain conferences and not others.

Teams use to only play 8 - 10 games a year and the NCAA said some teams playing 11 - 13 games would be too many.

Guess what, that doesnt stop teams from bringing in cupcakes so they can have 4 - 5 money games a year against zero competition.  Most big programs in 1A only play 4 road games.

Sorry but it is literally INSANE not to want a playoff in college football and have a true champion.

We do not know who is the best team is because they dont prove it on the field with a playoff format.

Right now, I like one the approaches the antirust suits are taking.  They are trying to force them to quit calling it the Champsionship Series as part of the BcS. They can call it the Money Coalation or the Money Bowl Alignment.

No matter how you cut it, it is not fair that TCU and Boise State get just a small part of the BcS money while the other teams split the money because some old seniles power hungry people want to decide who plays.

Explain to me how it makes any sense for TCU and Boise State to play other than the BCS does not want to take the chance of a BcS school going down again like to a non BcS School like Bama did last year, Oklahoma did a couple years ago, etc.



The only way a playoff works if you get rid of the bowls. I still dont see the need for a 'true champion'

Say there was a playoff and TCU and BS make it to the finals against each other..Your still have asses out there saying they couldnt compete week end and week out with other confrencese

This system is WAY better than the old one...if college football wanted a playoff they would have implemented on in the beginning. like they do in AA and II. 

I dont see any benefit for the players to have to play more games right now..There will never be a perfect sysytem.

Personally they could do with out the preseason polls and stuff...No polls til the BCS comes out..then everyone starts off more even.

As far as the WAS and MWC they could sign on with the BCS but its their choice not too. They are shooting themselvs in the foot.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 09, 2009, 02:49:00 AM
The system is only better than the old one in that it prevents a scenario where the damn Rose Bowl doesnt ruin the National Championship.

For example, the year Miami and Washington where the only two undefeated teams in the nation but Washington had to go play some 2 + loss Big 10 team.

Better does not make it good. 

You dont have to get rid of the bowls as you can implement them as part of the playoff system with the medium bowls being the early rounds and the big bowls being the final rounds.  You can still have your damn Humanitarian Bowl in Boise on the blue field while it snows in December.

The sad part is that if the NCAA took back control of the bowls and implemented a playoff, you would have a true national champion that was decided on the field and you would have Cinderella where the 16th seed knocks off a much higher seed.

Number 17 would be mad but the truth is that the teams below 16 would not have a chance.

I think a system that had the top 16 would allow for scenarios such as a team that lost 2 or 3 early games and then went on a tear when their team came together would give them a shot at the National Championship as long as made it into the top 16 and are playing the best football of anyone.

Division 1 football has a chance to have it's cake and eat it too and a fortune of money is out there to be made when they finally wake up.

It is not fair for example when Auburn went undefeated in the SEC and has no shot to play for the National Championship.  In fact, the truth is that 90 percent of the teams have no shot at the National Championship because they were ranked too low at the beginning of the season and stay behind the teams that were ranked higher earlier on in the year.  Ask Cincinati, Boise State, TCU, etc.  It is simply a crap system now where the BcS can cheat in order to get the game they want.

There will be a playoff in college football some time in the future.  They might as well start working on it and quite hiring professional Spin Doctors to try and sell shit to the people.

Just ot prove how stupid the BcS is, they hired George W Bush's spin doctor and we know this guy did such a great job of making Bush look great :)

Dean



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 09, 2009, 06:18:28 PM
charlie strong to louisville    :ahhh


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 09, 2009, 09:17:29 PM
charlie strong to louisville    :ahhh

Is that for real?  That will hurt UF more than most people think.  UF has been winning off their defense.  Close games get blown up with that INT or fumble recovery turned around for a TD for a quick 14 point shift.

Anyone taken the Notre Dame job yet?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 10, 2009, 06:33:28 PM
charlie strong to louisville    :ahhh

Is that for real?  That will hurt UF more than most people think.  UF has been winning off their defense.  Close games get blown up with that INT or fumble recovery turned around for a TD for a quick 14 point shift.

Anyone taken the Notre Dame job yet?

alot of people (boosters and board members) wanted meyers to get rid of strong, but he refused and stuck with him, pissing alot of people off, but eventually it was for the better. strong is one of the top 5 d-coord. in ncaa imho. with his loss, tebow, spikes, hernandez and cooper we are looking at a 2 loss regular season plus 1 loss sec champ. ole miss, lsu and tenn have stellar d's with the latter 2 having the best chance at beating florida during the regular season. mark this down it will happen.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 10, 2009, 08:17:48 PM
Charlie Strong made South Carolina (Continual Bottom Dwellers) into one of the best defenses in the nations and had several games where his 3-3-5 had like 5 picks on some top QBs out of the SEC.  I kjnew when he went to UF and got talent that he would be successful.

I would take Strong over Meyers myself if I were creating a team if the choice came down to the two.  Of course I dont like nor respect Meyers but I do respect Strong.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 12, 2009, 10:50:23 AM
looks like a ho-hum heismen running this year. no one really stands out. gerhart is the underdog but wont get it. will be between mccoy (who i think will get it) over ingram who was good but disappeared serveral times (auburn, ark) and had more medicore games then specuacular. also voting regions will play a factor.

where did this guy come from...Ali Villanueva? man would that make a great te. dont even have to run routes just stand there at 6'10. :) like 300 pounds too.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 12, 2009, 05:07:58 PM
looks like a ho-hum heismen running this year. no one really stands out. gerhart is the underdog but wont get it. will be between mccoy (who i think will get it) over ingram who was good but disappeared serveral times (auburn, ark) and had more medicore games then specuacular. also voting regions will play a factor.

where did this guy come from...Ali Villanueva? man would that make a great te. dont even have to run routes just stand there at 6'10. :) like 300 pounds too.

40 minutes to go in heismen voting and there is a tie thus far. gonna be one of the closest victories.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on December 12, 2009, 09:04:32 PM

Bummed it wasn't Suh, but am happy for Ingram. The kid was truly moved.

Well, that and the fact that it wasn't McCoy or Tebow.  ;)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 12, 2009, 10:34:43 PM
McCoy and Tebow did not deserve. They both played awful in the big games.

I would have voted for the Stanford RB myself.  I feel like Ingram is good but benefits from a great line.  Bama's back up RB ran at will against FL and Ingram was stuffed against Auburn.

Heisman is just a beauty pagent these days.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 13, 2009, 08:25:31 AM
pre-heismen clips showed alot of voters this year were prejudice against the qb and looking to give it to a rb. and as we all know the heismen voters are a bunch of sheep that follow trends. thought ingram wouldnt get it because of splitting votes in the sec with tebow. oh well it didnt matter to me either way knew tebow had no chance but became the first sophmore to ever win it as well the first person to get invited 3 times so thats an honor within itself since he had no chance to win anyway.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: dean290000 on December 14, 2009, 10:34:51 PM
I understand people get excited when players from their team are nominated from the Heisman but when you step back from it and you dont have a horse in the race then you see it is nothing more than a beauty pagent which is normally won in a conference championship game. It is almost always given to a QB or RB.

It is more about the MOST HYPED player for a 0 - 1 loss team.

I would love to see it given to a Linebacker, DE, or a dominant OL.  These guys in the skill position are not going anywhere if they dont have a line to block for them.

Dean


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: ElevatorRaidersfanPA on December 20, 2009, 11:50:17 AM
Yeah man


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Raiders37 on December 23, 2009, 11:59:26 PM

Hey there DH (where ever you may be)....

This one's for you!

Your boys were great tonight!!  :D

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 ;D ;D ;D

Just kidding... heh heh, here's the one you deserve after that game!  ;)

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I hope all is well with ya and I miss harassing you!! ;)


Have a great Christmas!!

:cheers:





Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 24, 2009, 08:07:47 AM
MWC 2-0 against PAC-10 in bowl games thus far. maybe its time they get off thier ass and join the bcs otherwise they will always be  second banana.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 02, 2010, 09:59:57 AM
how about t-bone and those gators tearing up cincy for 533 yrds  :laugh:. a decent consolation prize. the most winningst senior class in ncaa history, (with back to back 13 win seasons which has never  been done before) though i wished they could of put it out of reach with another bcs championship game.  with hopes of meyers returning provided the next perfect ending to a season.

the capital one mud bowl game looked interesting as well with psu slipping past lsu.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 07, 2010, 06:15:55 PM
have the pens-flyers game on and the NC. sec 5-0 in bowl games and looking for 6. sorry bama's d made Fl. look inept and thier offense came just at the right time. i would be shocked if texas wins though the winner i think is no doubt the best in the nation. sorry boise.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: RaiderInDenver on January 08, 2010, 11:32:18 AM
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEEDS A PLAYOFF!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: SlayerRaider on January 09, 2010, 01:08:04 PM
Pete Carroll going to Seattle??  Fuck! >:(


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 10, 2010, 10:13:55 AM
word is urban is already hard at work recruiting after the one that got away. so much for ILOA.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on January 10, 2010, 11:28:49 AM
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEEDS A PLAYOFF!!!!!!!!!


If you can do it without adding any more games then fine...otherwise its not worth it to the players to possibly get hurt to play any more games.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 13, 2010, 06:09:44 PM
there will be no playoffs unless congress gets involved. the new interim president j. isch is dead set against it and has made his feelings known early.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on January 18, 2010, 02:55:40 PM
Congress has no reas to get invovled..there is nothing criminal going on.lol

some may not like it but its not illegal.  gees its just football


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 31, 2010, 09:47:24 AM
the gators got an oral confirmation from Sharrif Floyd one of the top prospects in the country. dt with 6'3" 305 size and runs the 40 in a respectable 4.9.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on February 01, 2010, 06:10:44 PM
4 of the top 10 prospects florida bound.

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/espnu150?&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2frecruiting%2ftracker%2fespnu150 (http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/tracker/espnu150?&action=login&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fncf%2frecruiting%2ftracker%2fespnu150)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on February 04, 2010, 05:58:18 PM
the gators got an oral confirmation from Sharrif Floyd one of the top prospects in the country. dt with 6'3" 305 size and runs the 40 in a respectable 4.9.

this guys a monster. wait 3-4 years til he hits the nfl. at 14 he was 275 pds. bench pressing 300. by 16 300 pds. & bench pressing over 400 pds (at 16!)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on February 05, 2010, 06:25:54 PM
lane kiffin gets an oral committment from a 13 year old. (boy that sounds alot more perverted then it had to be). this guys a publicity hound that will do anything to get recognition.

http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/13-year-old-quarterback-commits-to-USC-020510 (http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/13-year-old-quarterback-commits-to-USC-020510)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on February 22, 2010, 06:21:15 PM
tebow 2.0. evidently tebow is serious about improving his mechanics and has been working with a trainer to change everything from his hold to delivery. saw a couple clips and looks pretty good. working on his 3-5 step drop and taking snaps under center. well see march 17 on gator pro day. and if not he will always have a career as an announcer for those disclaimers in tv/raido ads or an auctioneer, man can that boy talk a mile a minute.  :laugh:


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on March 17, 2010, 06:05:18 PM
pro-day in gatorland. tebow showed great improvement over the last 5 weeks. still a work in progress but shows promise for down the road 2-3 years.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on July 30, 2010, 06:48:20 PM
NFP SCOUTING SERIES: MICHIGAN

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2010-NFP-Scouting-Series-Michigan.html (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2010-NFP-Scouting-Series-Michigan.html)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on July 31, 2010, 07:15:54 AM
watch out for john brantley. this guy has pro-qb style written all over him.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on July 31, 2010, 10:50:18 PM
watch out for john brantley. this guy has pro-qb style written all over him.

Myer will ruin him just like tebow in that reguard..


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on August 01, 2010, 08:10:43 AM
in the limited action i saw of him it seems he has a much better pro stance then tebow and think meyer will adopt the offense around him, just like he adopted the offense around tebows strength of the running game. meyer blasted and ousted a reporters after one of them twisted the words of some players who suggested they are much happier and cant wait to play with brantley because he utilizes a more pro qb style. dont think meyer will expect brantley to do what tebow did, to smart of a coach, youll see a much more pro-set from the gators this year. my only concern is protection from the loss of the pouncey twins on the line and thier great wr core (cooper, fernandez) they lost in the draft which would be hard to replace.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 02, 2010, 10:32:29 PM
in the limited action i saw of him it seems he has a much better pro stance then tebow and think meyer will adopt the offense around him, just like he adopted the offense around tebows strength of the running game. meyer blasted and ousted a reporters after one of them twisted the words of some players who suggested they are much happier and cant wait to play with brantley because he utilizes a more pro qb style. dont think meyer will expect brantley to do what tebow did, to smart of a coach, youll see a much more pro-set from the gators this year. my only concern is protection from the loss of the pouncey twins on the line and thier great wr core (cooper, fernandez) they lost in the draft which would be hard to replace.

john brantley and now Jeff Driskel in waiting. its gonna be a good couple years at qb for the gators.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 04, 2010, 08:17:53 AM
College ball is back. gators at noon. can't wait.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: WozeRaider on September 04, 2010, 11:02:41 AM
Let the games begin!!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 04, 2010, 06:06:38 PM
a wins a win but florida was way less then impressive on thier opening day against a 1-11 team and it had little or nothing to do without having tebow. Brantley was solid at qb, a much better pure passer with great comfort in the pocket, some elusive skill when needed, and a hell of delivery and zip on the ball almost always on target. this guy like i said before his first start is a pro style qb, unfortuntley it was the rest of the team that collapsed around him, go figure, gaining only 26 yrds on offense through 3 quaters. 14 bad snaps at the feet or ground by pouncy will make this team a laughing stock on sports center. a running game that hardly got started and questionable recievers. defense was surprisingly good, despite losing charlie strong, still quick and aggressive upfront, and shariff floyd is a beast. unfortuntately if we dont get our act together theres no way we come out with more then 8 wins, pouncy is killing us in center and against a ranked team like alabama will make sure those bad snaps put us in the hole. miami panicked early on taking stupid chances on a couple of fake punts deep in thier own end florida got lucky barely holding on 21-9 in the 4th when they started to pull away. brantley was way better then his numbers and perhaps the only bright spot on this team struggling with thier opening scrimmage game.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on September 05, 2010, 01:41:31 AM
Denard Robinson sets a Michigan QB record with 197yds rushing. 4.32 speed.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 08, 2010, 07:10:56 PM
joe pa must be off his meds, playing a contender this early in the year, and from the SEC even. should be a good game, joe pa must want to go out with a bang, if not a heartattack from this game. thier qb looked good. this weekends must see game.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on September 11, 2010, 08:22:55 PM
QB Denard Robinson, of Michigan is some kind of special athlete. Breaks his own record's for QB rushing and total yards.  ;D

vs ND
258 yds rushing and 2TD
244 yds passing and 1 TD


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on September 19, 2010, 02:41:15 PM
http://espn.go.com/college-football/heisman/ (http://espn.go.com/college-football/heisman/)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 26, 2010, 08:13:49 AM
Florida finally playing up to expectations and not like a bunch of idiots in thier first 3 games. trey burton, reminds me of tebow and how he was utilized his freshman year coming in behind a pure pocket passer and running out of the wild cat, was good for 6 tds . hopefully will be a good game next week, burton vs ingram if florida continues to fire on all cylinders and not sputter like they did in earlier games.

bama and psu pulled one out of their asses after nearly falling behind early. was picking arky on the upset and almost pulled it off, but psu must have been hung over from that ass whoopin last week. well see if d. robinson returns from his injury next week, the only clear canidate for the heisman thus far.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 02, 2010, 07:57:44 AM
Florida vs bama. having watched the first four gator games florida is finally starting to get thier act together and not playing like the keystone cops. however i think they still are not tuned enough to handle bama. last week was a good show but the first three games the gators looked horrible, demps is still questionable, and we all know what happened to ramsey. john brantley is a pro qb in the right sense, just nees to practice on his placement. has a cannon of an arm like elway and marino and great pocket presence, but no one to step up in the wr position since cooper and hernandez found the nfl. with no running game and bama specializing in the run, they control the clock thus control the game unfortunately. bama by a heartbreak.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on October 02, 2010, 08:39:15 PM
Michigan's Denard Robinson does it again with late game heroics!
Driving the length of the field in 58 seconds, scoring the winning TD with 17 seconds left.

Crazy stats once again to add to his NCAA leading rushing yards.

Today 277 yds passing 3 TD and 217 yds rushing with 2 TD. One of them a lightning fast 72 yds!

RR get your secondary on board and Michigan will be tough to stop.
GO BLUE GO!

As for Robinson the 19 yr old is like a freaking EA game. This kid will be breaking NCAA records this season.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on October 07, 2010, 10:56:23 PM
KANSAS STATE........HERE'S YOUR YOUR ASS. Thanks for playing.  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on October 07, 2010, 10:57:03 PM
OBTH...HAPPY B-DAY BILL.  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 09, 2010, 06:45:55 PM
bama down to SC 35-21 with 4 min. to go.  ;D would of loved to been the one to wipe that smirk off sabans face with gators but having the ole ball coach spurrier do it is distant justice. just need to hang on. lsu - florida tonight.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 16, 2010, 05:20:21 PM
does anyone else wonder  how the hell lou holtz still has a job as a college analyst?


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on October 25, 2010, 06:41:25 PM
i guess cam newton is the new d. robinson. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 26, 2010, 03:11:19 PM
well looks like all the underdog cheerleaders will get thier wish. Cam & co look like shit against bama early on down by 2 score and missing fairly. bama pretty much having thier way. if auburn goes down tcu will most likely move up and crash the party.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 27, 2010, 08:59:52 AM
wow what a game between auburn and bama. glad i stuck around for the finish. and oregon pulls a rabbit out of thier hat combined with a boise state loss in OT. what a great 2 days of football (nfl on thur., college fri).


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: jayraiderfan on December 04, 2010, 07:47:22 AM
Huge day today, FSU- VA Tech, Auburn-SC, and the big one Nebraska-Oklahoma.  GO BIG RED!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 04, 2010, 08:21:07 AM
im rooting for the two best matchupsto win and to meet in the BCS..Auburn & Oregon. beyond a doubt this is the best scenario. sorry TCU, dont care how perfect you are, you are still playing in a community college conference. when you play half your games in the SEC, 10, or 12 then ill be a believer. the move into the Big east is definitly a step in the right direction for respectablility, Cincy was good at one time, (until florida brought them back to earth), south florida  i like, and west virginal and pitt should provide a good measuring stick for this team though a bit geograpically uncorrect. lets wait to see next year to see how good tcu is . same goes for Boise state.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: BC on December 04, 2010, 10:29:20 PM


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Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 08, 2010, 06:25:32 PM
heard the news around 2pm when he called some players together on campus and leaked out. A sad and somber day in gatorland    :(. Hard to imagine anyone replacing meyer. Mullen and Strong are the only canidates i will be happy with. bring'em back home, though strong just left last year and mullen is finding success in miss.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 12, 2010, 10:22:28 AM
we'll see how muschamp does. this came out of leftfield for me. evidently this was the only guy florida had on thier radar and interviewed. mullen and strong evidently had no interest and were happy in thier current situation. hopefully he can rebuild this defense back up to charlies standards. Brantley i think is a great pocket pro passer, so we will see how muschamp conducts the offense, in need of an overall. sorry steve adazio has got to go.

no surprise on the heisman. only surprise that other players actually got first place votes (nepotism?)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on December 31, 2010, 05:03:10 PM
Florida is reportedly interested in Charlie weiss.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2010/12/florida-offensive-coordinator-charlie-weis/1 (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2010/12/florida-offensive-coordinator-charlie-weis/1)

great news. first musenchamp as coach, then addiazo leaves (would of been on his way out after last years performance anyway) and no possibly weiss. gators could be back.

on another note some idiot scheduled my winter classic as well outback bowl (gators vs penn st) at the same time. thank god for dvr's. now to decide which to watch and which to wait.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 01, 2011, 10:57:58 AM
winter classic moved to prime time due to rain. now i can enjoy both.



go gators:
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Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 03, 2011, 06:11:32 PM
how bout them big 10 in bowl games.... :P

waiting on the orange bowl and some luck.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 04, 2011, 06:36:17 PM
sugar bowl. ohio st. (0-9 vs SEC in bowl games and big 10...see above post) vs. Arkansas (SEC)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on January 05, 2011, 07:12:51 PM
sugar bowl. ohio st. (0-9 vs SEC in bowl games and big 10...see above post) vs. Arkansas (SEC)

meh give a monkey enough time with a bowl of oranges and hes bound to make some oj.  :-\
ohio could of had this game put away early if they kept with the run. arky couldnt stop it, thier qb (ohio)is not that great and more of a hinderance.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on January 05, 2011, 09:27:37 PM
Thank you David Brandon for gassing that asshat RichFraud. It will take 2 years to get the Defence back in place that he ignored with shitty recruiting. RR will not be missed.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on January 19, 2011, 03:21:59 PM
Very proud of my Duck team..With a young core group coming back plus new additions from last year to this year. I expect them to right back where they were this year!

GO DUCKS!!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Rifle76 on March 26, 2011, 07:25:45 PM
If anyone is Interested im on the National Overall Leaderboard For the NCAA Tournament Challenge # 65 Rifle078 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/leaderboard (http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/leaderboard)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on March 26, 2011, 10:59:00 PM
Sweet. I'm #45 YomamyDD  ;D

http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/leaderboard (http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/leaderboard)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: BC on April 02, 2011, 04:19:21 PM

Since I know very little about NCAA basketball, I think I'll drink while I watch the Final Four.   :D :D :D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on September 03, 2011, 09:46:35 AM
Today, the 2011 campaign for my Notre Dame FIghting Irish begins.  First opponent being the USF Bulls. 

Keys to the game include watching out for USF QB B.J. Daniels.  Defense must contain him from going wild if they want to win.

Also, how the offensive line protects Dayne Crist. 

Finally, the players filling in for the drafted Armando Allen & Kyle Rudolph need to show that they can step up.

I loved our recruiting class this year and can't wait to see them, especially our defensive ends that include Aaron Lynch.

GO IRISH!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on September 03, 2011, 10:31:38 PM
what a horrible game.  That was so fuckin sloppy.  Turnovers, miscues, penalties, missed oppurtunities you name it...it happened. 

Bob Diaco called a pisspoor defense, the defense allowed USF QB B.J. Daniels to get away with inaccurate passing by cornerbacks giving receivers a big cushion, the linebackers rarely blitzed.

But I have never seen a player get chewed out on the sideline like how Brian Kelly chewed out T.J. Jones, he wanted to KILL him!  Don't believe me, just watch his lips move and his face turn beat red when they show you that.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on September 04, 2011, 05:59:49 PM
Different Offence look from Michigan. Less use of Denards feet and more use his arm, RB Shaw and Toussaint. The real story was LB Herron who was named NCAA defensive POW for 8 tackles a Michigan record 94 yrd INT TD and a fumble recovery 28 yd TD. Next up ND.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on September 07, 2011, 10:26:05 AM
Brian Kelly has benched Dayne Crist and will start Tommy Rees @ Michigan saturday night


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on September 10, 2011, 11:39:46 PM
Tommy Rees...you sucked

Gary Gray...you blew

Bob Diaco...your def. playcalling swallowed.

FUCK!

Good game CC2


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: michiganraider on September 11, 2011, 12:56:08 AM
Tommy Rees...you sucked

Gary Gray...you blew

Bob Diaco...your def. playcalling swallowed.

FUCK!

Good game CC2

hell of a game, hell of a finish, to be honest we won't know what Hoke and co. are all about for at least 1-2 years so from W-L perspective I didn't care about this game a lot, but to win that game in the fashion we did in that atmoshphere was absolutely incredible


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on September 11, 2011, 01:50:15 AM
Tommy Rees...you sucked

Gary Gray...you blew

Bob Diaco...your def. playcalling swallowed.

FUCK!

Good game CC2

hell of a game, hell of a finish, to be honest we won't know what Hoke and co. are all about for at least 1-2 years so from W-L perspective I didn't care about this game a lot, but to win that game in the fashion we did in that atmoshphere was absolutely incredible

Epic game instant ESPN Classic. Michigan down 24-7 to start the 4th Quarter. Denard had a rough first 1/2 but holy shit the kid is magic. Completes 11 for 338yds and 4 TD's! 108yrds rushing and 1 TD. I didn't care that I had to watch that game online. I could not believe ABC did not have this game on. I had a couple buddies over and we couldn't believe it wasn't friggin on. We ended up watching it on my laptop and had a blast. My wife thought we were retarded.
With all the hype being the first night game in Michigan ever and the only time ND and Michigan are wearing these throwbacks. It had all the makings for something special and holy shit what a finish.
When Rees ND went ahead with 30 seconds left I still said ok Denard you have 30 seconds if anyone can do this you can. Denard is cementing his legendary mark at Michigan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSZeKhPMlXc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSZeKhPMlXc)



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: BC on September 24, 2011, 07:59:41 PM

Just got to it.  Huskers game is on Versus!   ;D



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on September 25, 2011, 08:51:10 AM
Rainey or Demps? who is faster and who will Al target   ;) both are sick.

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rainey ran a 4.25 best
Demps a 4.24 best 4.32 ave.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on October 22, 2011, 07:44:31 PM
A night game in Notre Dame against the arch-nemesis USC Trojans.

GO IRISH!  BEAT S.C.!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on October 22, 2011, 10:34:32 PM
Tommy Rees, you are a fucking idiot.  Your carelessness put USC in prime position to take advantage and win, just like against South Florida and Michigan. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on October 22, 2011, 11:01:28 PM
Good game USC fans, see you next year :cheers


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on October 29, 2011, 06:13:42 PM
I have a theory, that Brian Kelly just wants to prove a point to everyone that his guy, Tommy Rees, can still play even after making turnover after turnover.  Even when Notre Dame is blowing out opponents or getting blown out themselves.  He hasn't put Dayne Crist in since the 1st game, not even the other quarterbacks. 

Brian Kelly is so stubborn.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 05, 2011, 11:14:27 AM
Game of the year. The two teams that should be playing in bcs but won't due to same conference. Have to go lsu here.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 09, 2011, 06:53:24 PM
waiting on the oregon/stanford game. time to see how lucky luck is against a legit team from a legit conference.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on November 12, 2011, 07:49:43 PM
The helmets Notre Dame is using for tonight's game against the Terps are just fugly.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 13, 2011, 10:06:59 AM
waiting on the oregon/stanford game. time to see how lucky luck is against a legit team from a legit conference.

well i guess stanford isnt as good when they have to play a real team from a real division. though have to say luck still looked good from a mechanical standpoint on how he delivered the ball. he does look the most nfl ready of any qb currently, not to say he wont have his fair share of struggles and new looks in the nfl but luck does appear to be a good prospect. 

poor boise state.  ;D what  a game, glad i caught it and what a ballsy call to go for two. glad to see they wont get the chance to embarass a bcs title game appearence. though okla. does have its fair share of collapse in the big game.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: gossamer138 on November 21, 2011, 08:43:05 PM
Top 3 spots are s.e.c. teams. It's a good thing lsu plays 3 arky otherwise no other team from an other conference would have a chance.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TheRedneckRaider on November 25, 2011, 11:57:12 AM
I'm gonna call it right now.

Arkansas beats LSU.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: CC 2 on January 04, 2012, 03:24:02 AM
Hail to the Victors Champions of the Sugar bowl so sweet.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Johnny Rotten on January 05, 2012, 02:58:59 PM
Hail to the Victors Champions of the Sugar bowl so sweet.

Ugh...  >:(

I still don't think there was enough to overturn Coale's TD in overtime.  To say nothing of the false start on the winning FG...


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: BC on January 07, 2012, 12:07:19 AM

Congrats on the Cotton Bowl, Arky!!   ;D



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on June 21, 2012, 12:22:02 PM
BCS commissioners reach consensus

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The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.

The plan will be presented to university presidents next week for approval.
 
Once the presidents sign off — and that seems likely — major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff for the first time starting in 2014.
 
''We are excited to be on the threshold of creating a new postseason structure for college football that builds on the great popularity of our sport,'' Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Wednesday.
 
All 11 commissioners stood shoulder-to-shoulder behind Swarbrick, who read the BCS statement from a podium set up in a hotel conference room.
 
The commissioners have been working on reshaping college football's postseason since January. The meeting Wednesday was the sixth formal get-together of the year. They met for four hours and emerged with a commitment to stand behind a plan.
 
''I think we're very unified,'' Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said.
 
The commissioners refrained from providing specifics of the plan in their announcement.
 
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott did say the two semifinals would be worked into the existing major bowls and the site of the national championship game will be bid out to any city that wants it, the way the NFL does with the Super Bowl.
 
People with firsthand knowledge of the decision tell The Associated Press the semifinals of the proposed plan would rotate among the major bowls and not be tied to traditional conference relationships.
 
They also said that under the plan a selection committee would choose the schools that play for the national title.
 
The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the commissioners did not want to reveal many details before talking to their bosses.
 
''I am delighted,'' said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, who has supported a four-team playoff for years and whose league has won the last six BCS titles. ''I am pleased with the progress we have made. There are some differences, but we will work them out. We're trying to do what is in the best interest of the game.''

There was some debate about whether to have semifinal sites rotate between the current BCS bowls — the Orange, Sugar, Rose and Fiesta — or link the sites of the games to traditional conference affiliations. By linking sites to leagues Southeastern Conference teams could host games at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans and Pac-12 and Big Ten teams could host games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
 
But the logistical issues that come with not having the sites for the semifinals set in advance were too big a problem. Now it will be possible for Ohio State and Oregon to play a semifinal in Miami, the site of the Orange Bowl.
 
How the teams will be selected has also been hotly debated; the current Bowl Championship Series uses a combination of polls and computer rankings.
 
There are still major details to be worked out, such as who exactly makes up the selection committee, but college football will take a page from college basketball, which uses a committee of athletic directors and commissioners to pick the teams for its championship tournament.
 
Scott has pushed for conference champions to be given preference for the playoff, but said he was comfortable that a committee would emphasize that and strength of schedule. He stopped short of saying the committee was part of the proposed plan.
 
''My position has evolved on that,'' Scott said about the selection committee. ''There's a positive impression about the role that the basketball committee has played for basketball, and I think there's been a consensus that the current (football) system is pretty flawed in a lot of ways.''
 
The 12-member BCS Presidential Oversight Committee meets Tuesday in Washington. The commissioners and Swarbrick all stressed that ultimately the decision lies with the presidents. And that they will have more than just one model to talk about at their meeting.
 
The Big Ten and Pac-12 presidents have both expressed support for the so-called plus-one model, which gives the BCS a new look by selecting the championship game participants after the bowls are played instead of creating a pair of national semifinals.
 
''I'm comfortable both of those will still be discussed at the president's meeting,'' Delany said.
 
Discussed, yes. But unless something unexpected happens in Washington, a playoff will take another step to becoming a reality.

http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/bcs-commissioners-consensus-on-four-team-seeded-playoff-will-be-presented-to-university-presidents-for-approval-062012 (http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/bcs-commissioners-consensus-on-four-team-seeded-playoff-will-be-presented-to-university-presidents-for-approval-062012)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on August 31, 2012, 10:52:58 PM
Gonna have to go to bed early tonight so tomorrow morning I can wake up early and be able to catch Notre Dame kicking off their 2012 season, in Ireland. ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on September 01, 2012, 08:34:52 PM
Let the road to the title begin.......First up, Hawaii.
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Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on September 08, 2012, 09:49:20 PM
Prayers go out to Tulane Green Wave safety Devon Walker who fractured his spine on a head-to-head collision with a teammate against Tulsa earlier today.  Hope everything will be o.k. for him.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on September 21, 2012, 10:32:52 PM
Notre Dame starts season 3-0 and as of now ranked #11.  I love Everett Golson, doesn't turn the ball over like Tommy Rees did all year long last year.  Every week Golson gains more and more confidence.  And big ups to Brian Kelly for one of the best recruiting classes Notre Dame has had in a long time.   


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on September 28, 2012, 11:33:56 PM
Stephon Tuitt added to Bednarik list

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Stephon Tuitt was added to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, which is given to the nation's top defensive player.
 
Tuitt's six sacks through four games makes him second in the nation, half of a sack off the lead. He has been instrumental in a Notre Dame defensive attack that has limited opponents to nine points per game.

http://espn.go.com/blog/notre-dame-football/post/_/id/9596/tuitt-added-to-bednarik-list-teo-a-campbell-semifinalist (http://espn.go.com/blog/notre-dame-football/post/_/id/9596/tuitt-added-to-bednarik-list-teo-a-campbell-semifinalist)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on October 06, 2012, 06:09:15 PM
Time for the Irish to shut down the Hurricanes.



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on October 23, 2012, 12:54:51 AM
Mark May is a bitter, Notre Dame-hating douchebag.  Dude says that he felt the Stanford running back crossed the goal line even after replays have shown that his forward progress was stopped.  This was the same tool that praised USC for the "Bush Push" that was actually illegal only because it happened against Notre Dame.  Mark May needs to kiss my ass. :idiot


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on October 23, 2012, 09:55:27 PM
Big game for the Irish saturday night in Norman against the Oklahoma Sooners.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on November 03, 2012, 10:14:26 AM
Since Notre Dame is playing an unranked team and Oregon (one spot below us in the BCS polls) facing #17 ranked USC Oregon can jump the Irish.  I can't believe I have to say this but for this saturday only...go Trojans...and when the game is over remind me to wash my mouth out with soap, thank you.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on November 06, 2012, 10:51:01 PM
New Orleans to host Big 12-SEC game

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The Sugar Bowl in New Orleans will be the site of the new Champions Bowl between the SEC and Big 12, the leagues announced Tuesday night.

Earlier Tuesday, ESPN first reported the SEC and Big 12 had chosen the Sugar Bowl over the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas. Two weeks ago, SEC commissioner Mike Slive told ESPN.com that those cities were the two finalists.

Sources said one of the factors why the Sugar Bowl was selected was the SEC's long history in New Orleans. An SEC team played in the inaugural Sugar Bowl in 1935 and SEC teams have been a staple with the bowl game ever since.

"New Orleans and the Sugar Bowl are synonymous with postseason college football. For many years, fans have enjoyed the color and pageantry that New Orleans offers," Slive said. "The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has hosted many Super Bowls, Sugar Bowls and National Championship Games and having teams from the Big 12 and the SEC in a post-season college football game together only adds to this list. We look forward to competing against the Big 12 as a new championship tradition begins on New Year's Day."

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8601209/sugar-bowl-new-orleans-site-marquee-big-12-sec-game (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8601209/sugar-bowl-new-orleans-site-marquee-big-12-sec-game)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Automatic on November 10, 2012, 09:08:35 PM
Whatever is left of Notre Dame after tonight, the Trojans will disassemble next week. FIGHT ON!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on November 11, 2012, 11:01:54 AM
Whatever is left of Notre Dame after tonight, the Trojans will disassemble next week. FIGHT ON!!

Matt Barkley will provide the biggest test of the year for the ND defense, no doubt.  But everyone that wasn't an Irish fan thought Landry Jones was gonna carve our defense up and ended up beating them anyway. 

First I want to focus on Wake Forest, Nikita Whitlock will give our o-line trouble throughout the game but one star player does not make a whole team.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on November 17, 2012, 11:51:34 PM
And with that win, and Kansas State & Oregon both going down...Notre Dame gonna be #1 ;D

It's great...to be...a Golden Domer


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on November 18, 2012, 01:33:05 AM
Just returned home from 40.7 mile ride (another 40 @ 0630hrs) and the IRISH will be #1!!! BEAT USC AND WE ARE NATIONAL CHAMP BOUND!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on November 18, 2012, 08:55:09 AM
Just returned home from 40.7 mile ride (another 40 @ 0630hrs) and the IRISH will be #1!!! BEAT USC AND WE ARE NATIONAL CHAMP BOUND!

Barkley may not play due to a separated shoulder.  I only predicted Notre Dame, before the season, to finish with a spot at a New Year's Day bowl, but I never thought they would be this good.  They have vastly exceeded my expectations.  And our defense will be even better next year. 

Brian Kelly is waking up the echoes and shaking down the thunder my friend :cheers 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on November 24, 2012, 01:44:58 PM
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Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on November 24, 2012, 11:54:21 PM
Notre Dame is taking their talents, and everything else, to South Beach for the BCS national Championship!

YEAH BABY! ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: ElevatorRaidersfanPA on November 25, 2012, 04:31:02 PM
Go Irish!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 01, 2012, 08:00:14 PM
BCS National Championship...Notre Dame vs. Alabama

Gonna be a tough game, two of the elite programs in all of college football going blow for blow in Miami.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: BC on December 01, 2012, 08:04:11 PM

Big Ten Championship.  Nebraska vs Wisconsin.

GO BIG RED!!   ;D



Oh, and here is a link.   :D :D

http://www.vipboxsports.eu/american-football/108417/1/big-10-champship-:-wisconsin-vs-%2814%29-nebraska-live-stream-online.html (http://www.vipboxsports.eu/american-football/108417/1/big-10-champship-:-wisconsin-vs-%2814%29-nebraska-live-stream-online.html)



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: The one on December 02, 2012, 01:07:51 PM
OK, its on! Bama v Irish! Lets wake up the echoes and bring the BCS Back to Notre Dame!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 02, 2012, 02:12:20 PM
OK, its on! Bama v Irish! Lets wake up the echoes and bring the BCS Back to Notre Dame!!

HELL YEAH BROTHER!  LET'S DO THIS!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 03, 2012, 10:36:41 PM
Manti Te'o a finalist for the Heisman ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 05, 2012, 09:05:35 PM
Brian Kelly, Tyler Eifert honored

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Wednesday became the first two-time winner of the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award after leading the No. 1 Fighting Irish to a 12-0 record and a berth in the Discover BCS National Championship Game against No. 2 Alabama.

Kelly won the award in 2009 when he was the coach at Cincinnati. He will receive the award Thursday at the Home Depot College Football Awards.
 
Notre Dame is 12-0 for the first time since 1988 and just the second time in school history. His 28 wins at Notre Dame in his first three seasons are tied for the most of any Fighting Irish coach in such a time frame. He's also the first Notre Dame coach since Lou Holtz (1994-96) to record three consecutive winning seasons.
 
One of Kelly's top players, Tyler Eifert, was named winner of the John Mackey Award, which goes to college football's best tight end.
 
Going into the season, Eifert was regarded as the best receiver for the Fighting Irish and drew extra attention from opposing defenses. Nonetheless, Eifert had 44 receptions for 624 yards and four touchdowns. His reception late in the game against Michigan on Sept. 22 iced a 13-6 victory.
 
A senior, Eifert is Notre Dame's all-time leading receiver among tight ends. He also has been praised for his blocking.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8714092/brian-kelly-notre-dame-fighting-irish-named-top-coach-tyler-eifert-top-te (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8714092/brian-kelly-notre-dame-fighting-irish-named-top-coach-tyler-eifert-top-te)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 06, 2012, 01:43:42 PM
Manti Te'o wins Nagurski, Butkus

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Manti Te'o got a call from Dick Butkus on Monday morning, letting him know he was voted the nation's best linebacker. A few hours later, the Notre Dame star accepted the Bronko Nagurski Award as the nation's top defensive player.

Oh yeah, he also picked up a trip to New York as one of the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

Not a bad day at all.

The energetic senior from Hawaii helped put Notre Dame back in the spotlight this season, leading the top-ranked Fighting Irish to an unbeaten regular season and a date with Alabama in the BCS Championship Game Jan. 7.

Te'o says being mentioned along with former Nagurski winners such as Charles Woodson, Terrell Suggs, Warren Sapp and Champ Bailey is "something very special to me."

Te'o led the nation's top-ranked defense with 103 tackles and seven interceptions.

He beat out four other finalists: South Carolina end Jadeveon Clowney, Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner and Florida State end Bjoern Werner.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was on hand as the event's keynote speaker at a downtown Charlotte hotel Monday night and said it's impossible to describe what Te'o has meant to the program.

"It takes time to move from not being part of the national championship discussion for over 20 years to be right at the point of being able to be a national champion," Kelly said. "You need somebody that can galvanize the team and somebody to get them to believe that they can do it. His actions, the way he played and the way he led did incredible things for our football program."

Te'o said this will be a season he'll never forget, but first he'd like to see the Fighting Irish get one more win.

"It's something that you dream of when you're a little kid," Te'o said. "You never think it could happen, then it finally hits you in the face and it's a dream come true."

When asked what he'd rather win -- a national championship or the Nagurski Award -- Te'o smiled and laughed as if it's the easiest question he's ever answered.

"Hey, all these awards are great, but football is a team sport," he said. "If you ask people who the Butkus Award or the Bednarik Award winners are, or even the Heisman Trophy winner some years, they probably don't remember them. But they remember who won the national championship. They remember that. That's the trophy everybody wants."

Te'o said he's anxious for the BCS title game, although it's still a month away.

As for the 45-day layoff, he doesn't believe it will be a factor once the game begins.

"It can be good or bad, depending on the player and team," Te'o said. "It depends on how badly you want it. You can approach those 45 days as a pro. But if you just want to be in the national championship game and that's enough, you're obviously in trouble. Alabama has obviously been there a lot recently. You've got to act like you've been there, even if we haven't."

Kelly said he doesn't see the Fighting Irish losing focus as long as Te'o is in the locker room leading the way.

"He's a great student and he's really been a role model for everybody in our program," Kelly said. "When you put all of those things together he's more than just a football player and I'm blessed that I had an opportunity to coach him."

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8707298/manti-teo-notre-dame-fighting-irish-wins-nagurski-butkus-awards (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8707298/manti-teo-notre-dame-fighting-irish-wins-nagurski-butkus-awards)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 07, 2012, 12:09:21 AM
The awards won by Manti Te'o from Notre Dame

Maxwell Award
Walter Camp Award
Vince Lombardi/Rotary Award
Chuck Bednarik Award
Bronko Nagurski Award
Dick Butkus Award

Notre Dame doin it big at the Awards.  Diaco winning Frank Broyles (ass. coach of the year), Eifert winning John Mackey, and Brian Kelly winning Coach of the Year



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 08, 2012, 09:03:42 PM
They gave the Heisman to a freshman...a FRESHMAN!!!

Oh well, Manziel had a great year and did deserve it in his own right.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 19, 2012, 03:54:50 PM
2012 AP All-Americans 1st Team

QB Johnny Manziel -- Texas A&M Aggies
RB Montee Ball -- Wisconsin Badgers
RB Ka'Deem Carey -- Arizona Wildcats
WR Marqise Lee -- USC Trojans
WR Terrance Williams -- Baylor Bears
TE Zach Ertz -- Stanford Cardinal
OT Luke Joeckel --  Texas A&M Aggies
OT Taylor Lewan -- Michigan Wolverines
OG Chance Warmack -- Alabama Crimson Tide
OG Jonathan Cooper -- North Carolina Tar Heels
C Barrett Jones -- Alabama Crimson Tide

DE Jadeveon Clowney -- South Carolina Gamecocks
DE Bjoern Werner -- Florida State Seminoles
DT Star Lotulelei -- Utah Utes
DT Will Sutton -- Arizona State Sun Devils
LB Manti Te'o -- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
LB Jarvis Jones -- Georgia Bulldogs
LB C.J. Mosley -- Alabama Crimson Tide
CB Dee Milliner -- Alabama Crimson Tide
CB Jordan Poyer -- Oregon State Beavers
S Phillip Thomas -- Fresno State Bulldogs
S Matt Elam -- Florida Gators

K Cairo Santos -- Tulane Green Wave
P Ryan Allen -- Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
AP Tavon Austin -- West Virginia Mountaineers


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 19, 2012, 04:07:15 PM
2012 AP All-Americans 2nd Team

QB Collin Klein -- Kansas State Wildcats
RB Kenjon Barner -- Oregon Ducks
RB Johnathan Franklin -- UCLA Bruins
WR Stedman Bailey -- West Virginia Mountaineers
WR Quinton Patton -- Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
TE Tyler Eifert -- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
OT D.J. Fluker -- Alabama Crimson Tide
OT David Yankey -- Stanford Cardinal
OG Spencer Long -- Nebraska Cornhuskers
OG Cyril Richardson -- Baylor Bears
C Dalton Freeman -- Clemson Tigers

DE Damontre Moore -- Texas A&M Aggies
DE Stephon Tuitt -- Notre Dame Fighting Irish
DT Johnathan Hankins -- Ohio State Buckeyes
DT Kawann Short -- Purdue Boilermakers
LB Kevin Minter --  LSU Tigers
LB Anthony Barr -- UCLA Bruins
LB Arthur Brown -- Kansas State Wildcats
CB Johnthan Banks -- Mississippi State Bulldogs
CB Bradley Roby -- Ohio State Buckeyes
S Eric Reid -- LSU Tigers
S Tony Jefferson -- Oklahoma Sooners

K Dustin Hopkins -- Florida State Seminoles
P Riley Stephenson -- BYU Cougars
AP Jordan Lynch -- Northern Illinois Huskies


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on December 19, 2012, 04:19:15 PM
2012 AP All-Americans 3rd Team

QB A.J. McCarron -- Alabama Crimson Tide
RB Stefphon Jefferson -- Nevada Wolfpack
RB Giovani Bernard -- North Carolina Tar Heels
WR DeAndre Hopkins -- Clemson Tigers
WR Cobi Hamilton -- Arkansas Razorbacks
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins -- Washington Huskies
OT Jake Matthews -- Texas A&M Aggies
OT Eric Fisher -- Central Michigan Chippewas
OG Larry Warford -- Kentucky Wildcats
OG Xavier Su'a-Filo -- UCLA Bruins
C Braxston Cave -- Notre Dame Fighting Irish

DE John Simon -- Ohio State Buckeyes
DE Sam Montgomery -- LSU Tigers
DT Shariff FLoyd -- Florida Gators
DT Chris Jones -- Bowling Green Falcons
LB Khaseem Greene -- Rutgers Scarlet Knights
LB Trent Murphy -- Stanford Cardinal
LB Kyle Van Noy -- BYU Cougars
CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu -- Oregon Ducks
CB Jason Verrett -- TCU Horned Frogs
S Ed Reynolds -- Stanford Cardinal
S Ty Zimmerman -- Kansas State Wildcats

K Caleb Sturgis -- Florida Gators
P Kyle Christy -- Florida Gators
AP Dri Archer -- Kent State Golden Flashes


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: ElevatorRaidersfanPA on January 07, 2013, 04:56:00 PM
OK, its on! Bama v Irish! Lets wake up the echoes and bring the BCS Back to Notre Dame!!

HELL YEAH BROTHER!  LET'S DO THIS!
LETS GO IRISH!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: ElevatorRaidersfanPA on January 07, 2013, 04:56:56 PM
It's gameday!!!    LETS DO THIS!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on January 07, 2013, 07:51:54 PM
It's gameday!!!    LETS DO THIS!!

As much as I have waited my whole life to see us in the National Championship, I never thought we would make it this far in the season.  We have basically a QB in his first full year with us and a defense that will turn over the best linebacker in Notre Dame history and make way for a boatload of 4-5 star defensive studs on all 3 levels.  The Irish have exceeded my expectations for the year.  As great as we were this year, we will be even better in years to come as long as Brian Kelly is our head coach.  It is only the beginning of our return to prominence.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on January 07, 2013, 08:40:52 PM
You see how bad Teo whiffed on the tackle. Slow to hit the hole. Teo was nowhere to be seen that Bama drive.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on January 07, 2013, 08:48:39 PM
TEO another missed tackle


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Rifle76 on January 07, 2013, 09:00:37 PM
Man seems like a raider game with all these crappy calls/ no calls against the Irish


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Rifle76 on January 07, 2013, 09:07:27 PM
Starting to turn into a blowout


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: BC on January 07, 2013, 09:24:03 PM
Man seems like a raider game with all these crappy calls/ no calls against the Irish

If it were a Raider game, the refs would be making us lose.   ;D



Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on January 07, 2013, 10:24:53 PM
Not sure if I do want Te'o at #3 anymore.  Now it seems I would much rather go for an elite defensive tackle.  Either Star Lotulelei, Johnathan Hankins, or John Jenkins. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: ElevatorRaidersfanPA on January 16, 2013, 07:32:01 PM
There's a story posted on the Espn page that the Manti Teo story about he girlfriend being dead is fabricated.  LOL WTF are the kids thinking?  At this point I'd be pissed if we picked him.  Because it would be just what we need to draft another talent laden immature MLB.   I think I just got a brain bruise from reading that article????!!! 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on January 16, 2013, 11:13:51 PM
There's a story posted on the Espn page that the Manti Teo story about he girlfriend being dead is fabricated.  LOL WTF are the kids thinking?  At this point I'd be pissed if we picked him.  Because it would be just what we need to draft another talent laden immature MLB.   I think I just got a brain bruise from reading that article????!!! 

Actually, Manti did not come up with that fake girlfriend, some douchebag decided to dupe Te'o that it was a girlfriend and that she "died", if anything Te'o is the real victim here, he was not behind the whole thing. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: ElevatorRaidersfanPA on January 17, 2013, 11:01:11 AM
There's a story posted on the Espn page that the Manti Teo story about he girlfriend being dead is fabricated.  LOL WTF are the kids thinking?  At this point I'd be pissed if we picked him.  Because it would be just what we need to draft another talent laden immature MLB.   I think I just got a brain bruise from reading that article????!!! 

Actually, Manti did not come up with that fake girlfriend, some douchebag decided to dupe Te'o that it was a girlfriend and that she "died", if anything Te'o is the real victim here, he was not behind the whole thing. 
either way WTF are these kids thinking?   Why would u do that to somebody?  And if he was involved why would he do it?   This is the stupidest shit I've ever heard.  Just regarded and mean.


Title: FUCK MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
Post by: Sonic on March 02, 2013, 01:32:59 AM
So after the fans of the Virginia Cavaliers stormed the court after upsetting Duke, "Coach K" as he is called.  Court Storming is a part of the passionate atmosphere of college basketball and this asshole has the gall to run crying to ACC officials in getting court storming banned. 

Mike Krzyzewski you are an absolute douchebag.  Surely you didn't cry about it when court storming happened on other courts.  And here's some simple advice, do not lose when you are on the road and are highly ranked, only then would court storming not happen at your team's expense.

FUCK YOU AND YOUR BLUE DEVILS fu


Title: Re: FUCK MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
Post by: TIBERIUS on March 02, 2013, 01:38:38 PM
http://www.yardbarker.com/college_basketball/articles/msn/krzyzewski_makes_coach_k_face_while_uva_student_holds_giant_coach_k_face_behind_him/13023610?refmod=msn_art_top&ref_art_id=12979084 (http://www.yardbarker.com/college_basketball/articles/msn/krzyzewski_makes_coach_k_face_while_uva_student_holds_giant_coach_k_face_behind_him/13023610?refmod=msn_art_top&ref_art_id=12979084)


Title: Re: FUCK MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
Post by: TIBERIUS on March 02, 2013, 01:40:55 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2013/03/01/mike-krzyzewski-warns-of-danger-of-fans-rushing-the-court-after-duke-loss/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2013/03/01/mike-krzyzewski-warns-of-danger-of-fans-rushing-the-court-after-duke-loss/)


Title: Re: FUCK MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
Post by: CC 2 on March 20, 2013, 01:38:19 PM
So after the fans of the Virginia Cavaliers stormed the court after upsetting Duke, "Coach K" as he is called.  Court Storming is a part of the passionate atmosphere of college basketball and this asshole has the gall to run crying to ACC officials in getting court storming banned. 

Mike Krzyzewski you are an absolute douchebag.  Surely you didn't cry about it when court storming happened on other courts.  And here's some simple advice, do not lose when you are on the road and are highly ranked, only then would court storming not happen at your team's expense.

FUCK YOU AND YOUR BLUE DEVILS
fu

+1
YES i hate Duke as well. I got something for you coach K :piss


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on April 07, 2013, 09:02:40 PM
7-year-old cancer patient scores touchdown at Nebraska football game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wHEx2jDibnk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wHEx2jDibnk)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: 805raiderslo on June 04, 2013, 08:24:40 PM
Ohio State University President Gordon Gee is calling it quits.

Following the revelation of recorded remarks in which he criticized Notre Dame, Roman Catholics and the Southeastern Conference, Gee announced his retirement Tuesday through the university.

e will make his official announcement in an email to students, faculty and staff this afternoon. His retirement is effective July 1. Executive vice president and Provost Joseph A. Alutto will be named interim president. Alutto previously served as interim president in 2007.

"Without question, the university has achieved remarkable success, and it has been my honor and calling to lead it," Gee's email reads. "Ohio State is well-positioned for the future. I love this university, and my relationship with it will continue."

Trustees labeled Gee's joking remarks — made in December during an update on the Big Ten expansion — unacceptable and placed him on a remediation plan. The recorded comments were obtained by the Associated Press last week.

Gee's success as a college president has often been overshadowed by verbal gaffes. During the meeting in December, he referred to "those damn Catholics" and joked that priests at Notre Dame are holy on Sunday but "holy hell" the rest of the week. Additionally, he once called Ohio's governor a "dummy" and likened the job of running a university to the Polish Army.

Gee's full Ohio State University statement read:
I recently returned from a vacation with my family, during which time I had a chance to consider the university's phenomenal achievements and the road that lies ahead for it. Ohio State now has a richness of new opportunities that would be the envy of most universities. During my days away, I also spent some time in self-reflection. And after much deliberation, I have decided it is now time for me to turn over the reins of leadership to allow the seeds that we have planted to grow. It is also time for me to reenergize and refocus myself.
"I began my career at Ohio State in 1990, and I was honored to return as its leader six years ago. I am proud to have played a critical role in the university's transformation from excellence to eminence. I plan to work closely with the Trustees and Dr. Alutto to ensure the smoothest transition possible. I cannot express enough my deep appreciation to the people of Ohio for the opportunity they have given me to lead this great university. I love this university, and although I might be retiring from the presidency, my work with Ohio State will continue. No matter what the future may hold for me, Ohio is my home."

Robert H. Schottenstein, chairman of the Ohio State's Board of Trustees called Gee's tenure at Ohio State "transformational" in a statement. Gee served as Ohio State's president for two terms, from 1990 to 1997 and 2007 to 2013.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2013/06/04/ohio-state-president-gordon-gee-retiring-after-notre-dame-jabs/2389315/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2013/06/04/ohio-state-president-gordon-gee-retiring-after-notre-dame-jabs/2389315/)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: 805raiderslo on June 17, 2013, 06:49:01 PM
The Twitter account of Texas A&M Aggies sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel has made news before. Early Sunday morning, a deleted tweet caused a bit of a stir.

According to a Dallas Morning News report, Manziel tweeted, "Bulls--- like tonight is a reason why I can't wait to leave college station...whenever it may be."

,
The post was deleted shortly thereafter but was followed up by what appeared to be a related tweet. It read, "Don't ever forget that I love A&M with all of my heart, but please please walk a day in my shoes."

It's uncertain to what Manziel's initial tweet referred. A Texas A&M spokesman said he doesn't anticipate any response from Manziel on the matter.

Earlier this week, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was asked about the constant attention Manziel has received during the offseason. Since Manziel won the Heisman Trophy in December, his profile has risen dramatically.

"I've seen it, just like everybody else," Sumlin said Thursday. "I think being around other guys in the past has helped me, but there's never been anything like this before. Being around Adrian Peterson or Jason White or Sam Bradford or Case Keenum or Drew Brees, people like that, that's part of the deal. When you are a nationally recognized person, whether you're young or a freshman or an older guy, there are some things that come with that.

"Like I said before, (Manziel) is still himself, and he has made some mistakes and he knows that. That's part of growing up. I think, like I've said before, we've got a support process that's in place for him and his family and I know that ever since summer school started he has been back hard at work and he's happy to be back with his teammates."

In late March, Manziel stopped tweeting from his account, telling ESPN.com that social media "can get to be distracting at points." He resumed tweeting from his account on April 12, posting regularly.

As of Sunday afternoon, Manziel had more than 361,000 followers on Twitter and has tweeted 3,562 times.

The quarterback led the Aggies to an 11-2 season and their highest end-of-season ranking (No. 5) since 1956. He compiled an SEC single-season record 5,116 total offensive yards (3,706 passing, 1,410 rushing) and 47 touchdowns en route to becoming the first freshman in college football history to win the Heisman Trophy.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9392987/johnny-manziel-texas-aggies-tweets-wait-leave-college-station (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9392987/johnny-manziel-texas-aggies-tweets-wait-leave-college-station)


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on July 17, 2013, 11:52:48 AM
Quote
While one prominent SEC star is adding questions to his future NFL draft stock, another is adding chapters to an already sizable legend.

Via the Sporting News, a teammate of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney said he ran a 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds.

Running back Mike Davis initially wrote “Think Clowney ran a 4.46,” but has apparently since deleted the tweet. The Gamecocks just finished summer workouts, which included 40 testing.

While it seems outlandish to think the 6-foot-6, 274 pound Clowney could run such a time, he’s been stunning people with his physical gifts for some time.

His hit on Michigan running back Vincent Smith in last year’s Outback Bowl might be one of the best plays I’ve ever seen, and it’s possible that Smith’s helmet did a 4.2 on its way off Smith’s head that day.

Clowney’s a decent bet to be the top pick in next year’s draft. He would have likely been the top pick this year if he had been allowed to enter.

And that would be true even if he ran a 4.6 at his size, which makes this latest time extraneous, even if apocryphal.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/16/teammate-tweets-that-clowney-ran-a-4-46/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/16/teammate-tweets-that-clowney-ran-a-4-46/)

Jadeveon Clowney is a fucking animal!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on July 30, 2013, 11:29:30 PM
The national media/press need to STFU about Johnny Manziel. 


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: 805raiderslo on July 31, 2013, 12:55:10 PM
The national media/press need to STFU about Johnny Manziel. 
The kid is acting a fool lately though.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: 805raiderslo on July 31, 2013, 10:21:52 PM
(http://www.thelostogle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/johnny-football-college-girls-get-drunk.jpg)

(http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/johnny-football-beach-bros.png)

(http://ll-media.tmz.com/2013/01/06/0106-manziel-launch-wm-2.jpg)
DUDE LOVES TO PARTY!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: TIBERIUS on July 31, 2013, 11:05:30 PM
Johnny Russell.  ;D


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on June 25, 2014, 04:57:19 PM
Notre Dame just signed to play two games in a three year span with the Georgia Bulldogs, at ND in 2017 and Between The Hedges in Athens, GA in 2019!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: 805raiderslo on August 25, 2014, 06:38:03 PM
Football Heads to Virginia for the 2014 Season Opener





 UCLA (ranked #7 in both the Associated Press and the Coaches polls) opens the 2014 football season on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Noon ET/ 9 a.m. PT in Scott Stadium (61,500-grass) at the University of Virginia. The game will be televised by ESPN with Bob Wischusen, Matt Millen and Quint Kessenich on the scene. The Bruin IMG Radio Network (Chris Roberts, Matt Stevens and Wayne Cook) will radio broadcast the contest on 570am Fox Sports Radio LA. The game will also be aired on SIRIUS (Ch. 84), XM (Ch.  84).

UCLA will open in the month of August for the third straight season and will begin on the road for the fourth time in five seasons (2010 L at Kansas State, 2011 L at Houston, 2012 W at Rice, 2013 W at home over Nevada). The Bruins captured last season’s opener over Nevada by a 58-20 score in the Rose Bowl. UCLA was ranked 21st in last season’s pre-season AP poll. The No. 7 AP preseason ranking is the highest for the program since it was also ranked No. 7 prior to the 1998 campaign. UCLA climbed as high as No. 7 in the 2005 regular season poll. UCLA is 62-28-5 in season-opening games in 95 seasons of play

Third-year head coach Jim Mora, who led the Bruins to victory in the Sun Bowl over Virginia Tech to match the school record for wins in a season (10-3) welcomes back 18 (8 defensive, 8 offensive, 2 specialists) returning starters.  The coaching staff was kept virtually intact, with Mike Tuiasosopo (OLB/Special Teams) joining the group for Spring practice. Kennedy Polamalu (Running Backs) was added to the staff in time to coach for the Sun Bowl. Jeff Ulbrich moved up to Defensive Coordinator and will also handle the inside linebackers.

This will be the first meeting between the Bruins and the Cavaliers on the gridiron. Both teams ended the 2013 season playing against Virginia Tech. UCLA bested the Hokies 42-12 in the Sun Bowl, while UVa dropped a 16-6 decision. UVa produced a 2-10 mark last year. One of the wins came in the 2013 season-opener over BYU in Charlottesville. Head Coach Mike London is entering his fifth season. Safety Anthony Harris ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2013 with eight interceptions. Running back Kevin Parks powered his way to over 1,000 yards rushing a year ago.

UCLA is 17-13 all-time vs. teams in the current Atlantic Coast Conference -- Virginia Tech (1-0), Duke 1-0), Florida State (0-1), Miami (2-1), NC State (2-0), Pitt (9-5), Syracuse (2-6).

UCLA’s home opener will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7pm in the Rose Bowl against Memphis. Season tickets for 2014 are on sale at uclabruins.com/tickets. The Bruins have six home games this season at the Rose Bowl – Sept. 6 vs. Memphis, Oct. 4 vs. Utah, Oct. 11 vs. Oregon, Nov. 1 vs. Arizona, Nov. 22 vs. USC and Nov. 28 vs. Stanford.

http://www.uclabruins.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30500&ATCLID=209616320 (http://www.uclabruins.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30500&ATCLID=209616320)

GO BRUINS!!!    !woot


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on August 27, 2014, 07:04:06 PM
DUCKS BABY!!!

This will be the YEAR!!!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on August 28, 2014, 01:13:23 AM
DUCKS BABY!!!

This will be the YEAR!!!

They'd have to get past Florida State and Alabama first, but I'd love to see them win a National Title


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on September 05, 2014, 11:59:34 PM
Tomorrow night marks the end of our yearly battles with Michigan.  Hoping Everett Golson continues his strong week one performance against Rice. 

Let's go Irish...beat Michigan!


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on September 07, 2014, 09:58:21 AM
Ducks had me worried a little there last night. MSU is very strong team. Whatever the Duck coaches said at Half Time sure worked.

Im not all that thrilled with the lack of pass rush though. And if your a DB in the country and everything else for a school is even, im not sure how you don't go to UO.


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Sonic on October 04, 2014, 11:25:56 PM
Down goes Bama...Down goes Bama :j1 :j1 :j1


Title: Re: College Sports Thread
Post by: Gatekeeper on November 16, 2014, 01:31:59 PM
No real shocker that Muschamp is fired at UF. They expect to be in the hunt every year and just haven't been.

on a more local note I don't expect Tim Beckman to make it out of Illinois this year either. The team is horrible and they can recruit worth shit since Zook left.


Title: Re: College Basketball Thread
Post by: 805raiderslo on March 28, 2016, 01:08:48 AM
(http://cdn3.sportngin.com/attachments/news_article/5604/1976/UNC.gif)
All Day!!!