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Spring ball counts, right?

 

Herm Edwards seems to think he only needs 45 guys?

 

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“How many guys actually play in the game? Do 85 guys play? If you do the math, 45 players generally play in a football game. That’s the ones and the twos and some special teams guys. That’s the truth. I’m not making it up,” Edwards said.

 

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“I told some guys if you continue to stay hurt, continue to stay in the training room, you have no tape. I can’t grade you if you’re not on tape. I can’t grade you in the training room. And all of a sudden some guys got well. It’s amazing.”

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“I think you’ve got to be direct with them,” Edwards starts by explaining at about the 3:09 mark of the interview. “Their minds work a little bit different. They multi-task. You’ve got to be very spontaneous with them.”

 

Can we get a reality show of Herm's tenure at ASU? I would watch that

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Turner Gill not looking so bad....

 

Gill won 5 games in two years.

Charlie Weis won 7 games in three years.

David Beaty has won 3 games in three years.

 

 

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I occasionally check out UCF's rival's forum. It was mostly during spring football to see what Frost did and said during his 2 springs there. I visit there about once a week still but don't post. Anyhow, there's some fun stuff sometimes.

 

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Just looking at 2018 and 2017 recruits and I believe this year's team will be stronger than last years team :) Our defensive co-coordinator this year is better than last years defensive coordinator. Our offensive coordinator Heup is smarter than last years offensive coordinator Frost.

 

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1 minute ago, Moiraine said:

I occasionally check out UCF's rival's forum. It was mostly during spring football to see what Frost did and said during his 2 springs there. I visit there about once a week still but don't post. Anyhow, there's some fun stuff sometimes.

 

I wish them the best but this is some first-rate Kool-Aid drinking right here.

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5 hours ago, RedDenver said:

Can this guy elude a rush? Put all the statue QB's NW wants on their team. It's the ones that can scramble that concern me.

Yep. From what I’ve heard, he’s pretty shifty.

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10 hours ago, killer cacti said:

Yep. From what I’ve heard, he’s pretty shifty.

Bummer. NW can't put together a complete pass-pro OL, so a statue would have been a sitting duck. But if this kid has some wheels, then he could be extremely dangerous.

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I just picked some that I thought were most interesting...

The 2018 CFB preseason schedule superlatives

 

Most scenic schedule: Navy

2426.png?w=110&h=110&transparent=trueMany people join the Navy for the opportunity to travel the world. Navy's football team isn't globetrotting this fall -- or taking a boat from port to port, although that would be fun -- but its schedule away from Annapolis is extremely inviting. The Mids open at Hawaii, as coach Ken Niumatalolo returns to his home state to face his alma mater. Navy also heads out to the Rockies to face Air Force and, on Oct. 27, plays annual rival Notre Dame in San Diego, a huge military town with idyllic weather almost year-round. Music lovers will love a Nov. 24 trip to play Tulane in New Orleans, and an Nov. 10 trip to UCF could include a Disney World detour.

 

The delayed home-opener schedule: North Carolina

153.png?w=110&h=110&transparent=trueOne advantage of being a Power 5 team is fattening up the home schedule, especially early in the season. Iowa doesn't leave Kinnick Stadium until Oct. 6. Oregon and Oklahoma State don't hit the road until Sept. 29. And then there's North Carolina, which opens the season with a cross-country trip to Cal, before making a much shorter trek (110 miles) to East Carolina. The Tar Heels are the only Power 5 team to open with two true road games. Including last year's finale at NC State, North Carolina will go 302 days between games at Kenan Stadium, as it hosts UCF on Sept. 15.

 

Toughest road schedule for new coach: Nebraska's Scott Frost

158.png?w=110&h=110&transparent=trueFrost could become governor of his home state before even coaching a game for his alma mater. Nebraska's home slate is fairly manageable for its new leading man. The road schedule, meanwhile, is merciless. Nebraska must visit defending Big Ten champ Ohio State, defending division champ Wisconsin, a talent-stocked Michigan team, a Northwestern team that won 10 games last year and an Iowa team that has beaten the Huskers by a combined score of 96-24 in the teams' last two meetings. Frost likely won't get much sympathy from first-year Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith, whose team visits Ohio State, Washington and Stanford, among others.

 

Most lopsided schedules: Wake Forest and Iowa

154.png?w=110&h=110&transparent=true2294.png?w=110&h=110&transparent=trueAfter opening the season Aug. 30 at Tulane, the Demon Deacons can settle in to their home surroundings. Their next road trip doesn't come until Oct. 20 as they play five consecutive home games, including two ACC Atlantic opponents (Boston College, Clemson) and Notre Dame. The flip side is after mid-October, Wake Forest plays just two home contests and has trips to Florida State and Louisville in consecutive weeks. Iowa doesn't leave Kinnick Stadium until Oct. 6, playing its first four at home. But then the Hawkeyes play four of five on the road in a span of just 29 days.

 

Least adventurous road schedule: Florida

57.png?w=110&h=110&transparent=trueThis shouldn't be a huge surprise. Florida practically invented this award by almost never venturing outside the state for non-league games. This fall, the Gators will play all 12 of their regular-season games in three states: Florida (nine games), Tennessee (two games) and Mississippi (one game). The Florida portion includes a road trip to Florida State and the traditional neutral-site contest with Georgia in Jacksonville.

 

Most Texas-centric opening schedule: TCU

2628.png?w=110&h=110&transparent=trueUnlike some Power 5 teams, TCU will venture away from its campus a few times early in the season. Just not very far. The Horned Frogs play only one true home game in the first three weeks but won't leave the Metroplex as they visit SMU in Week 2 and play Ohio State at AT&T Stadium, just 18 miles east of campus. TCU then hits the road for its Big 12 opener at Texas before returning home for three straight home contests. It means Gary Patterson's team won't make its first trip outside the state until Oct. 27, when the Frogs visit Kansas.

 

Most road-avoidant schedule: Ole Miss

145.png?w=110&h=110&transparent=trueMatt Luke begins his first season as Ole Miss' permanent coach with a game against Texas Tech in Houston. The Rebels' next game away from Oxford takes place Oct. 13 at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium, which Arkansas still considers a home venue even though it plays there once a year. The Arkansas and Ole Miss campuses are about equidistant from Little Rock, so you could argue Ole Miss will play only one true road game (Sept. 29 at LSU) before visiting Texas A&M on Nov. 10.

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Jim Harbaugh Remains A Total Weirdo

 

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Former Michigan (and current UCLA) quarterback Wilton Speight tells a story to sum it up nicely. Early in his Michigan tenure, Harbaugh pulled Speight aside and told him not to eat chicken, a protein that is considered fairly safe by nutritionists. When Speight asked why, Harbaugh said, “because it’s a nervous bird.”

 

“He thinks some type of sickness injected its way into the human population when people began eating white meats instead of beef and pork,” Speight says. “And he believes it, 100 percent.”

 

 

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Just now, Mavric said:

 

So nearly half the SEC at the top of the list?  Shocking.

 

Right? I edited my post above, but of the 4 teams tied with 13 games, 2 of them are South Carolina and Kentucky :lol:

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Mandel’s Mailbag: Who would win an SEC/Big Ten challenge in football?

 

He set the matchups based on how the teams finished in conference last year and used Sagarin ratings as tie-breakers. Here's what he ended up with:

 

Georgia beats Ohio State

Auburn beats Wisconsin

Alabama beats Penn State

Michigan State beats LSU

Northwestern beats South Carolina

Michigan beats Miss St

Iowa beats Texas A&M

Missouri beats Purdue

Nebraska beats Kentucky

Ole Miss beats Buttgers

Florida beats Indiana

Vandy beats Minnesota

Arkansas beats Maryland

Tennessee beats Illinois

9-5 SEC

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Couple of good YouTube accounts for weekly highlights from CFB:

 

JustBombsProductions

This account does weekly highlights, some team season highlights, individual player season highlights, best-of compilations, etc. They also do some college basketball stuff.

 

Sick EditzHD

Weekly highlights, some individual player highlights, some random other sports stuff, but I've really liked the season pump-ups they've made:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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