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bhamHusker last won the day on June 3 2012

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  1. Football and Militarism

    I couldn't agree with this more. On a personal level, I'm proud of my service, but I cringe so hard when I get that reaction. It's a relatively new phenomenon, or at least it seems so to me. I don't remember anyone ever giving me the "thanks for your service tongue bath" until a few years after 9/11. It's gotten to the point where I never mention the fact that I served around other people just to avoid it. With regards to OP, the level of jingoistic nonsense that all has been insinuated into sports at all levels (even my young kids' rec leagues ffs) annoys me profoundly.
  2. A few statistical tidbits

    You lose all credibility by saying this. This season, Nebraska averaged 37.4 and 37.7 pass and rush attempts per game, respectively (38.9 / 35.7 if you don't include the UCLA game which skews the numbers a bit). I stopped reading the other stuff you said after seeing this. The game with the highest number of rushing attempts (62 against UCLA) had only one fumble which was caused by a bullsh!t uncalled facemask penalty. Feel free to focus on a tree for the forest. That said, NU rushed 25%+ less this year than last. In actuality, Nebraska averaged 45.2 rushing attempts per game last year compared to 38.2 (note the correction I added to my original post), or about 15% less this year versus last year. We also didn't have the advantage of having a player like Abdullah to carry the extra load. It's irrelevant anyway, we're talking about different staffs and different philosophies.
  3. A few statistical tidbits

    You lose all credibility by saying this. This season, Nebraska averaged 37.4 and 37.7 pass and rush attempts per game, respectively (38.9 / 35.7 if you don't include the UCLA game which skews the numbers a bit). I stopped reading the other stuff you said after seeing this. Incidentally, the game with the highest number of rushing attempts (62 against UCLA) had only one fumble which was caused by a bullsh!t uncalled facemask penalty. EDIT: Correction - I just noticed an error in my numbers. I transposed a couple of numbers and threw things off slightly. For the whole season, the averages were 35.2 pass and 38.2 rush attempts. The UCLA game was 19 pass and 62 rush attempts. When you factor out the UCLA game, the average was 36.6 pass and 36.2 rush attempts.
  4. ***Official Foster Farms Bowl Thread - UCLA***

    Yeah, look how neutered Mike Riley is on the sidelines...
  5. ***Official Foster Farms Bowl Thread - UCLA***

    Except, you know, that time he drew an unsportsmanlike penalty for yelling at the refs this season.
  6. 5-7

    If you have a complaint with 5-7 teams getting into bowl games, take it up with the NCAA for approving 40 bowl games. "Deserving" the bowl game lost all meaning years ago, and it means even less now that 2/3 of bowl subdivision teams go bowling. Besides, the NCAA would get their asses sued if they allowed a bowl game to go dark due to lack of teams. Sponsors, networks, etc. have too much money in the game for that to ever happen. I think the way they've handled it this year is about as good of a solution to the issue as you'll find. Like Quesadilla says, everything at this point other than the playoffs is a participation award anyway, so live and let live.
  7. Coaching search at UGA

    Kirby Smart has been all but a lock for Georgia's next coach for years now. South Carolina was interested in him for their opening, and UGA wasn't about to let that happen. It's interesting that you mention Mullen. He was "only" a highly successful, well thought of SEC coordinator prior to taking his current position. MSU failed so hard with that hire, right? UGA and Miss St are not on the same level. UGA is a top 10 job. Not sure the Miss St job cracks the top 25. No, they're not on the same level - MSU was a rebuilding project after the dumpster fire and a half that Sylvester Croom left in Starkville, but in reality, Georgia is not a top 10 job at all. Georgia has not made the commitment to playing championship caliber football that other schools in the SEC have, and is at a serious disadvantage. Coaches expect to see strong commitment to facilities, coaching staff salaries and support staff at "top 10" jobs, and those are all lagging behind at Georgia. Yes, the school could have gone and gotten an established head coach, but like I said, Smart has been penciled in for this job for years now. It's an open secret down here in SEC country, and many people believe its why Smart has not taken other HC opportunities in recent years. Many CFB media/experts disagree with you about it being a top 10 job. And because Smart was penciled in for the job a long time doesn't make it a good hire. If disagreement with the "experts" suddenly isn't allowed, then this place will soon be a ghost town Just because Kirby Smart is s a coordinator doesn't make it a bad hire, let alone an "epic fail" (see Dabo Swinney, Dan Mullen, Jimbo Fisher - or even Richt himself). I think the notion that a P5 opening can only be filled by a proven HC with experience is bunk. Sure, lots of first time HCs wash out, but so do loads of experienced, proven coaches in new jobs. Being able to list HC on your resume is no guarantee of success. Good coaches succeed, period. Kirby is Georgia's man, has been for a while. He may fail, but I really think he'll do well there.
  8. Coaching search at UGA

    Kirby Smart has been all but a lock for Georgia's next coach for years now. South Carolina was interested in him for their opening, and UGA wasn't about to let that happen. It's interesting that you mention Mullen. He was "only" a highly successful, well thought of SEC coordinator prior to taking his current position. MSU failed so hard with that hire, right? UGA and Miss St are not on the same level. UGA is a top 10 job. Not sure the Miss St job cracks the top 25. No, they're not on the same level - MSU was a rebuilding project after the dumpster fire and a half that Sylvester Croom left in Starkville, but in reality, Georgia is not a top 10 job at all. Georgia has not made the commitment to playing championship caliber football that other schools in the SEC have, and is at a serious disadvantage. Coaches expect to see strong commitment to facilities, coaching staff salaries and support staff at "top 10" jobs, and those are all lagging behind at Georgia. Yes, the school could have gone and gotten an established head coach, but like I said, Smart has been penciled in for this job for years now. It's an open secret down here in SEC country, and many people believe its why Smart has not taken other HC opportunities in recent years.
  9. Coaching search at UGA

    Kirby Smart has been all but a lock for Georgia's next coach for years now. South Carolina was interested in him for their opening, and UGA wasn't about to let that happen. It's interesting that you mention Mullen. He was "only" a highly successful, well thought of SEC coordinator prior to taking his current position. MSU failed so hard with that hire, right?
  10. Scott Frost to UCF

    With some Florida recruiting under his belt as well As I understand it, he's got this anyway. He's been responsible for Oregon's recruiting efforts in Florida for a while, which was a factor in him getting the UCF opportunity.
  11. So you are upset that guys on the message board are defending Gerry? I'm not upset about it. I have had my doubts about Gerry this year and some have had similar thoughts. I have also said that he has played great the last couple games. My issue is we have a guy join the board and share something he wrote and people start throwing sh#t at him because he shared his thoughts. What difference does it make whether he's a new user or not (he joined over a year ago, btw)? He wrote a boorish piece on Gerry and put it out there for the world to see. Shock of shocks, some people have an issue with it and didn't mind telling him so. If he plans to continue writing, I'm sure he'll wear his big boy pants and take the "strong critiques" of his crappy writing in stride.
  12. No, I didn't write a hit piece about Nate Gerry. I strongly critiqued his performance, but that's it. Surely you can see how someone might perceive that turd of an article as a hit piece. If it was merely a strong critique, then why did you feel compelled to apologize for it? I'm willing to give second chances, but if you're incapable of seeing it from gobiggergoredder's perspective, I don't have a lot of hope for you.
  13. This sucks

    In name only. They're basically Segways without the handle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxGe6zGEbyc?t=8m48s
  14. AD Shawn Eichorst issues a statement

    And even if Bo was right, it still doesn't mean he was justified in how he left town and aired his dirty laundry. You didn't see me say that, did you? I merely said that he was right about his assessment of Eichorst. So we're in agreement then? Show me the person that thinks the player meeting was a good idea? I mean, I get where Pelini was coming from and I understand his anger, but of course that wasn't the right way to do things. Acknowledging that the guy was right about something is not an endorsement of him or his behavior.
  15. AD Shawn Eichorst issues a statement

    And even if Bo was right, it still doesn't mean he was justified in how he left town and aired his dirty laundry. You didn't see me say that, did you? I merely said that he was right about his assessment of Eichorst.
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