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GuyInTucson
02-01-2012, 07:00 AM
Today is national letter of intent day (aka signing day), so I figured I would start the new college football thread.

Anyone out there excited / surprised for who your team landed?

weeklymix
02-01-2012, 07:09 AM
Oregon's top commit (according to ESPNU's 150, anyway) is Arik Armstead, a 6'7" OT which is seemingly a position Oregon can always use help in so I'm pretty pumped. I don't think anyone is ever too concerned about UO's ability to lock down the proper skill players, though it would be nice to see some high level D recruits...

Edit:

Just waiting to see what Thomas Johnson does now...

And... to the Aggies. Fuck him.

GuyInTucson
02-01-2012, 07:20 AM
Do you know if Armstead will play basketball there too? He played for his high school squad and I saw him with the Oakland Soldiers on the AAU circuit and he could certainly be a big help for the Ducks in basketball as well.

GuyInTucson
02-01-2012, 07:21 AM
I was really hoping Arizona would land Davonte Neal, but I am hearing he won't sign for a couple of weeks and that he's leaning towards Ohio State at the moment.

Premium Roast
02-01-2012, 07:39 AM
Georgia got a player, Josh Harvey-Clemons 6’5” 208lbs, they are roughly comparing to DeMarcus Ware. Gotta see that to believe it.

TomAz
02-01-2012, 08:10 AM
Rice will land a group of National Merit Scholars who can't play worth a shit.

GuyInTucson
02-01-2012, 08:53 AM
There is always baseball for Rice.

nine day brawl
02-01-2012, 09:40 AM
DJ Foster for ASU has me pumped! 10 TDs in a single game this year? Yes peas.

suprefan
02-01-2012, 10:27 AM
Hopefully usc still gets a few more guys even with reduced scholarships. But man, florida state is cleaning house.

boarderwoozel3
02-01-2012, 04:46 PM
Today is national letter of intent day (aka signing day), so I figured I would start the new college football thread.

Anyone out there excited / surprised for who your team landed?

Shaq. Thompson.

Boom.

UW's biggest signing in the past week was wooing Tosh Lupoi, aka one of the best recruiters in the country, away from Cal. We essentially cost them two 5* players, two 4* players who de-committed and their best recruiter. haha

GuyInTucson
02-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Shaq. Thompson.

Boom.

UW's biggest signing in the past week was wooing Tosh Lupoi, aka one of the best recruiters in the country, away from Cal. We essentially coast them two 5* players, two 4* players who de-committed and their best recruiter. haha

UW looks to be getting back to where they were many years ago.

I think Arizona signed a very solid and underrated class and if they land Davonte Neal - whose offer was pulled by Ohio State today - it will only look better.

Down Rodeo
02-01-2012, 06:41 PM
UW's biggest signing in the past week was wooing Tosh Lupoi, aka one of the best recruiters in the country, away from Cal. We essentially coast them two 5* players, two 4* players who de-committed and their best recruiter. haha

Cunts

boarderwoozel3
02-01-2012, 08:53 PM
I get the feeling the Nov. 2 Friday night game @ Cal is going to have a little extra zip to it.

**I really can't overstate how badly UW needed a playmaker and leader by example on defense, especially in the secondary. He's the perfect player to build a new defensive identity around with the new staff.

My early prediction is the Huskies get even more competitive as Sark's first few decent classes become upperclassmen and we have a defensive staff that's worth a shit, but still finish 8-4. Then in 2013 they become a legitimate contender for the Pac 12 title.

GuyInTucson
02-21-2012, 06:46 AM
For those following the Davonte Neal recruitment (who is the only ESPN top-150 player from the 2012 class left unsigned), he is supposed to announce his decision in about 15-20 minutes. He is down to Arizona, Arkansas, North Carolina and Notre Dame. At this point - contrary to national belief / opinion - I am hearing Arizona, but Notre Dame has some people confident on its end that he is going there.

Miroir Noir
02-21-2012, 08:08 AM
He appears to be a no-show (http://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2012/2/21/2814183/davonte-neal-announcement-notre-dame-arizona) to his own press conference.

GuyInTucson
02-21-2012, 08:35 AM
He appears to be a no-show (http://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2012/2/21/2814183/davonte-neal-announcement-notre-dame-arizona) to his own press conference.

Yep. Neal wants to go to Arizona. Dad wants him at Notre Dame. Neal was ready to announce he was going to Arizona, but dad doesn't approve and won't sign Davonte's LOI unless it's to Notre Dame.

Miroir Noir
02-21-2012, 08:36 AM
As a Notre Dame fan, I'd love to have this guy, but not at the expense of his own wishes. That's really unfortunate.

weeklymix
02-21-2012, 08:42 AM
Bryan Bennett. Chip Kelly thinks he has a natty QB. Hopefully Kelly doesn't regret turning away the Bucs.

GuyInTucson
02-21-2012, 08:46 AM
As a Notre Dame fan, I'd love to have this guy, but not at the expense of his own wishes. That's really unfortunate.

Wouldn't shock me if he ended up at ND at this rate. His father seems to be the typical batshit-crazy-football-dad.

GuyInTucson
02-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Supposedly this kid is heading back to the same elementary school to announce he's going to Arizona. Which could mean he's going to go to North Carolina... or Arkansas... or Notre Dame...

bobert
02-21-2012, 11:38 AM
The Irish recruited QB Gunner Kiel, a top-3 national prospect who's been compared to Peyton Manning and could compete right away for the starting job. He supposedly gave a verbal commitment to Les Miles to play for LSU and then pulled a 180 and signed with Notre Dame. Miles was quoted at an alumni event stating that "[Gunner Kiel] did not necessarily have the chest and the ability to lead a program," and added that he was much happier with the QB he eventually signed who no doubt has the pecks of a Greek god. Brian Kelly desperately needs an elite QB if he's going to start contending for titles so this kid better live up to his name.

GuyInTucson
02-21-2012, 11:45 AM
Well it looks like he is actually headed to ND. This has been the biggest trainwreck of a recruitment I have seen in a while... like at least a few months.

bobert
02-21-2012, 12:00 PM
Well it looks like he is actually headed to ND. This has been the biggest trainwreck of a recruitment I have seen in a while... like at least a few months.

Awesome news. We now have our replacement for Michael Floyd. I'm optimistic. But then I've been optimistic every year and the Irish inevitably disappoint so nothing new here.

Miroir Noir
02-21-2012, 12:10 PM
The Irish recruited QB Gunner Kiel, a top-3 national prospect who's been compared to Peyton Manning and could compete right away for the starting job. He supposedly gave a verbal commitment to Les Miles to play for LSU and then pulled a 180 and signed with Notre Dame. Miles was quoted at an alumni event stating that "[Gunner Kiel] did not necessarily have the chest and the ability to lead a program," and added that he was much happier with the QB he eventually signed who no doubt has the pecks of a Greek god. Brian Kelly desperately needs an elite QB if he's going to start contending for titles so this kid better live up to his name.

QB is going to be a mess for a while. Kelly needs to either get over his man-crush on Rees and go all-in on the spread and run it with an appropriate QB (like Hendrix or Golson), or develop a system that gives Rees (or Kiel in a few years) a chance.

bobert
02-21-2012, 12:25 PM
QB is going to be a mess for a while. Kelly needs to either get over his man-crush on Rees and go all-in on the spread and run it with an appropriate QB (like Hendrix or Golson), or develop a system that gives Rees (or Kiel in a few years) a chance.

Reese is competent but not really a good fit for Kelly's system and even if he was we'd never win a title with him. Hendrix is garbage - I'm sorry but the QB has to be able to pass on occasion. Golson and Kiel are intriguing simply because I haven't seen them play. Whatever decision Kelly makes he needs to stick with it. I don't think I can deal with another season of him rotating QBs at whim.

GuyInTucson
03-07-2012, 06:44 AM
Good lord...


http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/index.php/article/2012/03/four_football_players_arrested_after_party_brawl



Tucson Police Department officers arrested four UA football players after a fight at the home of five UA students early Friday morning.

According to police reports, sophomore cornerback Jourdon Grandon, sophomore offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele and sophomore offensive lineman Eric Bender were arrested on charges of criminal trespassing in the first degree and assault, and sophomore safety Jared Tevis was arrested on trespassing charges.

TPD officers responded to an assault call as well as reports of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival, officers saw a white Lincoln Navigator speeding westbound on Speedway Boulevard after driving away from the home. A man and several women were chasing after the car, screaming and shouting.

Officers entered the home and began questioning the residents. The first student who officers spoke to said they were “having a party with some of their friends,” and Tevis was the only football player who had been invited. Tevis entered the home with four other members of the team.

According to police records, residents asked Tevis and the other players to leave because they were not invited. One of the men responded by shoving one of the women backwards. The man was later identified as former safety Joshua Robbins. After being shoved, the resident slapped Robbins, who then proceeded to punch her in the face — starting a brawl between the football players and members of the party.

The players left after the brawl, but before leaving said, “We will be back with our homies.” A short time later, the players returned “in a group of between 10 and 30,” and a man later identified as sophomore offensive tackle Fabbians Ebbele forcibly entered the home and “began punching everybody he could reach,” according to the report, including the resident who was initially assaulted and her brother.

People at the party told officers the UA players entered the home and began assaulting male members of the party while several women attempted to stop another fight from happening. One woman was pushed up against the wall by Robbins. Robbins continued to push other female guests and residents.

Members of the party identified Grandon after he “punched a female guest in her face with a closed fist and began punching other females in the face.” Tevis was also present during the altercation but none of the victims observed him assaulting anyone.

When officers saw the Navigator speeding away from the house, they pulled the car over to the side of the road for a “high risk” stop. Everyone inside of the car, which included Tevis, Robbins, Grandon, and Ebbele, was removed from the car, along with junior defensive tackle Justin Washington, who was not charged in the incident.

All occupants were questioned by police. Bender, Ebbele and Washington told officers that they were “sitting at home when they were called by one of their friends, saying that he was jumped by a bunch of people.”

All occupants of the car denied that they had been in any physical altercation, but said they were at the party and saw people they knew “when a fight broke out,” at which point all six players left in the SUV.

After all players were identified by attendees of the party, Robbins was transported to the Midtown Substation for a DUI investigation. The other passengers in the car were released. Once that investigation concluded, Robbins also was cited and released.

Two of the residents of the home told police they were seeking to press charges, but as of this time, no further action has taken place.



All four would be gone if this proves to be true, which it probably will in some fashion. There are obviously some pieces missing here, but this doesn't look good for these players.

Somewhat Damaged
03-07-2012, 07:52 AM
If the investigation turns out that these assholes were really going around knocking partygoers around, especially women, I hope their scholarships are revoked immediately. Can't tolerate that shit. This isn't ASU.

GuyInTucson
03-07-2012, 07:58 AM
If the investigation turns out that these assholes were really going around knocking partygoers around, especially women, I hope their scholarships are revoked immediately. Can't tolerate that shit. This isn't ASU.

I don't think Rodriguez puts up with this kind of shit either. If these charges prove to be legit, I expect all four to be gone. Ebelle would be a huge loss too. He was named a freshman All-American by Sporting News at right tackle this past season.

suprefan
04-10-2012, 03:37 PM
And Bobby Petrino has ben fired as head coach at Arkansas. Lesson to be learned, dont bang your staff and ride motorcycles with them.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7798429/bobby-petrino-return-arkansas-razorbacks-coach-sources-say

xuclarockerx
04-10-2012, 07:54 PM
looking forward to seeing UCLA vs Nebraska at the Rose Bowl, fan of both teams

suprefan
05-01-2012, 12:51 PM
Now Brandon can cry more when Boise gets destroyed by some SEC team (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7877172/bcs-gets-right)

hawkingvsreeve
05-01-2012, 01:18 PM
Like Georgia?

Miroir Noir
05-01-2012, 01:43 PM
I really don't think a final four system is that much better than the current system. It will just move the sports talk radio screaming matches and ESPN talking head debates down the rankings by two spots. Think about last year: was Oregon v. Stanford for 4 and 5 really easier to work out of than Alabama and Oklahoma State were for 2 and 3? And the Boise States of the world will still be locked out of the cartel.

hawkingvsreeve
05-01-2012, 02:07 PM
But that is the objective. Keep the rich rich.

GuyInTucson
05-01-2012, 02:26 PM
I really don't think a final four system is that much better than the current system. It will just move the sports talk radio screaming matches and ESPN talking head debates down the rankings by two spots. Think about last year: was Oregon v. Stanford for 4 and 5 really easier to work out of than Alabama and Oklahoma State were for 2 and 3? And the Boise States of the world will still be locked out of the cartel.


A final four system isn't much better, but it's a start and the NCAA will look to expand once they see this makes them more money than the current system. There are some people (albeit a relatively small figure for now) who are pushing towards an eventual 16-team playoff system much like the FCS schools currently have. It may be a while before that comes to fruition, but it's something they could eventually get to in the future. However, they will not get there without trying this system first.

Also, the NCAA and BCS cannot keep having the title game during the middle of the week. Making it on the weekend and promoting it like the NCAA's own version of Super Bowl Sunday could increase the public's interest in the event dramatically.

bobert
05-01-2012, 02:28 PM
I really don't think a final four system is that much better than the current system. It will just move the sports talk radio screaming matches and ESPN talking head debates down the rankings by two spots. Think about last year: was Oregon v. Stanford for 4 and 5 really easier to work out of than Alabama and Oklahoma State were for 2 and 3? And the Boise States of the world will still be locked out of the cartel.

This will be a infinitely better than the current system. I'm sorry, but we have to start somewhere. Did you read the list of teams that were ranked number three in the last decade and got excluded from the big game? The list goes on and on. The biggest concern of all of the opponents of the final-four playoff system was that this would just be that beginning. That every year there would be a push to expand the playoffs, and they're absolutely right. In 2014 there's a good chance those three games will post the highest ratings of any college football games in history, and we'll probably have an eight team system by 2016-17. About fucking time.

EDIT: pretty much what TusconGuy said.

Miroir Noir
05-03-2012, 07:30 AM
Well, bobert, we have some clarity in the QB competition at Notre Dame (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-notre-dame-qb-rees-jailed-in-police-confrontation-20120503,0,299209.story).

http://www.trbimg.com/img-4fa27b4c/turbine/sbt-notre-dame-quarterback-linebacker-arrested-001/600

GuyInTucson
05-03-2012, 08:59 AM
Amazing.

bobert
05-03-2012, 12:17 PM
Well, bobert, we have some clarity in the QB competition at Notre Dame (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-notre-dame-qb-rees-jailed-in-police-confrontation-20120503,0,299209.story).

http://www.trbimg.com/img-4fa27b4c/turbine/sbt-notre-dame-quarterback-linebacker-arrested-001/600

Oh Tommy... Well if it was going to be any of our QBs, I'm glad it was the least physically gifted of the bunch.

Miroir Noir
05-03-2012, 12:49 PM
Yeah, it's telling that he was unable to escape from the police on foot, amirite?

Miroir Noir
06-21-2012, 08:14 AM
Framework agreed upon for four-team playoffs in 2014 (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8078786/bcs-commissioners-reach-consensus-four-team-college-football-playoff)

GuyInTucson
08-22-2012, 04:59 PM
More child-sex related news out of the world of college football -

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-400_162-57498125/college-football-coach-arrested-on-suspicion-of-child-porn/


(AP) EAGLE LAKE, Minn. - The head football coach at Minnesota State, Mankato, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of child pornography, sheriff's officials said.

Todd Hoffner, 46, was in custody on suspicion of using underage people in a sexual performance and possession of child pornography, Blue Earth County Sheriff's Capt. Rich Murry told the Mankato Free Press.

Hoffner had not been formally charged by Tuesday evening, and it was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney. His home phone number was disconnected.

Messages left for sheriff's officials and prosecutors were not immediately returned to The Associated Press.

Hoffner was escorted off the football practice field Friday and has been on leave from his coaching position since then, the university said in a statement. Spokesman Dan Benson added that a university investigation is pending.

"The University is not aware of any allegations affecting university students or program participants," Benson said in the statement.

Hoffner is in his fifth year as Minnesota State, Mankato's head football coach. He led the team to the playoffs in 2008 and 2009, and a share of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference title in 2011.

He has a 34-13 record at Minnesota State, Mankato, and was named NSIC coach of the year in 2009. He was previously the offensive coordinator at the University of South Dakota.

He is married and has three children.

Somewhat Damaged
08-22-2012, 06:39 PM
What is it about college football that attracts pedophiles???

weeklymix
08-22-2012, 06:53 PM
http://mens-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Oregon-Ducks-logo.jpg

suprefan
08-22-2012, 07:39 PM
:lool we'll see about that.


(although Im drafting D Anthony Thomas in my college fantasy league though)

bobert
08-22-2012, 08:11 PM
What is it about college football that attracts pedophiles???

There are probably hundreds of thousands active and retired college football coaches in this country. Two of them have recently been outed as pederasts. That doesn't really scream epidemic.

Somewhat Damaged
08-22-2012, 09:12 PM
The multiple question marks should have indicated my facetiousness.

kucky21
08-24-2012, 08:58 AM
Marcus Mariota is named starter over Bryan Bennett at Oregon.

TomAz
08-30-2012, 10:26 AM
25. Louisiana-Lafayette
24. Indiana
23. Ball State
22. San Jose State
21. Kent State
20. Louisiana-Monroe
19. Idaho
18. Colorado State
17. Massachusetts
16. Western Kentucky
15. UAB
14. Buffalo
13. UNLV
12. North Texas
11. Middle Tennessee
10. Eastern Michigan
9. New Mexico State
8. South Alabama
7. New Mexico
6. Tulane
5. Memphis
4. Florida Atlantic
3. Texas State
2. Akron
1. Texas-San Antonio



observations:
a. Rice is not on the list!
b. A Big 10 team is.

HotHamWater
08-30-2012, 12:07 PM
I refuse to believe there are 6 teams that are worse than New Mexico.

santasutt
08-30-2012, 12:15 PM
25. Louisiana-Lafayette
24. Indiana
23. Ball State
22. San Jose State
21. Kent State
20. Louisiana-Monroe
19. Idaho
18. Colorado State
17. Massachusetts
16. Western Kentucky
15. UAB
14. Buffalo
13. UNLV
12. North Texas
11. Middle Tennessee
10. Eastern Michigan
9. New Mexico State
8. South Alabama
7. New Mexico
6. Tulane
5. Memphis
4. Florida Atlantic
3. Texas State
2. Akron
1. Texas-San Antonio



observations:
a. Rice is not on the list!
b. A Big 10 team is.

Go easy on UMASS; this is their first year playing with the varsity.

suprefan
08-30-2012, 05:17 PM
I don't think anyone told South Carolina the game was tonight.

hawkingvsreeve
08-31-2012, 07:27 PM
Welp. There goes the season. We're red shirting a freshman out of Florida for our next QB. Southwick sucks.

HotHamWater
08-31-2012, 08:04 PM
I don't think anybody expected Boise State to win that game, though. The defense looks pretty good, they just ran into one of the best running backs in the nation who seemed to get stronger as the game went on.

I agree about Southwick. Kellen Moore and Jared Zabransky, he is not.

chbludevil
08-31-2012, 09:54 PM
Michigan State's D is straight up nasty and a lot of teams are going to struggle against them like Boise did tonight. Boise was only in the game because MSU's offense gave them 10 points. Sparty has only 1 good player on offense and at some point this year you have to think thats gonna bite them in the ass.

ballgame
08-31-2012, 10:50 PM
I get the feeling the Nov. 2 Friday night game @ Cal is going to have a little extra zip to it.

**I really can't overstate how badly UW needed a playmaker and leader by example on defense, especially in the secondary. He's the perfect player to build a new defensive identity around with the new staff.

My early prediction is the Huskies get even more competitive as Sark's first few decent classes become upperclassmen and we have a defensive staff that's worth a shit, but still finish 8-4. Then in 2013 they become a legitimate contender for the Pac 12 title.I feel this team can be better than that. 9-3 looks good to me. The only one im having a hard time imaging winning is vs. Oregon. It is that Thomas guy.

gaypalmsprings
09-01-2012, 08:10 AM
This is creepy...

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/120722073737-paterno-statue-12-story-top.jpg


This is awesome...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6559553311_9b5e8b6e2b_z.jpg


http://news.sportslogos.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/feature.jpg

gaypalmsprings
09-01-2012, 12:00 PM
A real nail-biter....

Northwestern- 42

Syracuse - 41

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/images/photos/001/032/879/gameday-main-08_crop_340x234.jpg?1285096962

TomAz
09-01-2012, 01:02 PM
what species is that wildcat statue supposed to be?

Riggins33
09-01-2012, 02:30 PM
USC about to fuck shit up, FIGHT ON!!! National championship here we come!!!

mmsk123
09-01-2012, 06:17 PM
Alabama destroying Michigan.. yikes.

TomAz
09-01-2012, 06:30 PM
Iowa barely beats Northern Illinois, Wisconsin holds on to just bartely beat Northern Iowa, and Penn St loses to MAC team Ohio. And the one Top 10 team the conference has managed to ginny up enough hype for is getting its ass handed to it on national TV. Yep, the Big Ten is looking true to form this year.

Miroir Noir
09-01-2012, 07:15 PM
Michigan was never a top ten quality team. Poll placement for the purpose of pimping a week 1 top ten matchup.

HotHamWater
09-01-2012, 07:25 PM
Are you suggesting that the coaches and AP voters care about ABC's ratings to such a degree that they'd essentially rig the voting?

Miroir Noir
09-01-2012, 07:55 PM
No, I don't think a broad conspiracy exists to game the ratings. But considerations like the early schedule undoubtedly influence preseason rankings that are a weird, indeterminate mix of the previous season's performance and the upcoming season's expectations. I'm suggesting more of a subconscious desire for "big" games in the minds of voters, and perhaps a willingness to reward teams that schedule a big name non-conference opponent to open the season.

Miroir Noir
09-01-2012, 07:59 PM
Oregon at 50 points with seven minutes left in the first half. Good lord.

mmsk123
09-01-2012, 09:06 PM
Iowa barely beats Northern Illinois, Wisconsin holds on to just bartely beat Northern Iowa, and Penn St loses to MAC team Ohio. And the one Top 10 team the conference has managed to ginny up enough hype for is getting its ass handed to it on national TV. Yep, the Big Ten is looking true to form this year.

Nebraska did pretty good...

ballgame
09-02-2012, 12:54 AM
What the hell does any voter know before atleast week 4? Preseason polls are a joke and not to be trusted. Perfect example is always Michigan. App State anyone?

suprefan
09-02-2012, 01:09 AM
A real nail-biter....

Northwestern- 42

Syracuse - 41

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/images/photos/001/032/879/gameday-main-08_crop_340x234.jpg?1285096962

The journalism bowl!

TomAz
09-02-2012, 04:15 AM
Nebraska did pretty good...

You are pimping a home win over a directional school from Conference USA?

xuclarockerx
09-02-2012, 10:41 AM
Any So Cal Nebraska fans? I have an extra ticket for the Rose Bowl game next Saturday that I need to sell...PM me ASAP. My buddies are hardcore Huskers from Lincoln so you'll fit right in.

gaypalmsprings
09-02-2012, 10:53 AM
The Rose Bowl is next week?

cansei de ser sexme
09-02-2012, 11:02 AM
I hate Cal sports so much. So constantly irritating and disappointing.

http://www.californiagoldenblogs.com/2012/9/2/3286560/california-golden-bears-2012-jeff-tedford-zach-maynard-allan-bridgford

york707
09-07-2012, 07:33 AM
Just secured a ticket to the Mizzou/Georgia game.

concertgoer
09-08-2012, 07:05 PM
Holy shit Arkansas goes down to UL-Monroe

suprefan
09-08-2012, 07:18 PM
I don't think Nebraska thought they were gonna play a team that was good. Upset # 3 for today.

TomAz
09-08-2012, 08:22 PM
nebraksa loses. wisconsin loses. penn st. loses. michigan, at home, barely beats air force. yay big 10.

oh and illinois is getting its ass handed to it. but hey at least the big 10 can beat umass and new hampshire.

HotHamWater
09-08-2012, 08:41 PM
I don't think Nebraska thought they were gonna play a team that was good. Upset # 3 for today.

Calling that an upset is a bit of a reach. Especially if you're trying to lump it in with the UL-Monroe/Arkansas game. Nebraska isn't all that good.

Is it just me, or are there not a lot of awesome teams in college football this year. It's basically Alabama, USC, LSU, and Oregon. I'm not that impressed with anyone else. West Virginia seems to have a crazy offense, but we'll see how they handle the transition to the Big 12 from the Big East.

suprefan
09-08-2012, 10:53 PM
Calling that an upset is a bit of a reach. Especially if you're trying to lump it in with the UL-Monroe/Arkansas game. Nebraska isn't all that good.

Is it just me, or are there not a lot of awesome teams in college football this year. It's basically Alabama, USC, LSU, and Oregon. I'm not that impressed with anyone else. West Virginia seems to have a crazy offense, but we'll see how they handle the transition to the Big 12 from the Big East.

Considering Wicsonsin and Nebraska were ranked within 3 spots of each other and lost to unranked teams that they should have beat, its an upset. West Virginia is going to be fine in the Big 12. They are going to a conference that is as pass happy as they are. And who the hell plays defense in The Big 12 anyway TCU?

Gribbz
09-08-2012, 10:55 PM
Wheew Arizona!

ballgame
09-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Considering Wicsonsin and Nebraska were ranked within 3 spots of each other and lost to unranked teams that they should have beat, its an upset. West Virginia is going to be fine in the Big 12. They are going to a conference that is as pass happy as they are. And who the hell plays defense in The Big 12 anyway TCU?

Somewhere else i saw the perfect analysis thus far for the big ten. Legends division is a cluster and in the leader Mich State is clearly a step ahead everyone else. State should streamroll everyone and be in Pasadena Jan 1.

suprefan
09-09-2012, 10:27 AM
Somewhere else i saw the perfect analysis thus far for the big ten. Legends division is a cluster and in the leader Mich State is clearly a step ahead everyone else. State should streamroll everyone and be in Pasadena Jan 1.

You never know, maybe Michigan gets its act together on defense and gets over the hump..

LOL Arkansas, OUT OF THE THE AP POLL.

york707
09-10-2012, 05:52 PM
Wow the last 18 minutes of the MU/UGA game was brutal

EastLos01
09-14-2012, 09:51 AM
This is horrible news...


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/manti-te-o-notre-dame-play-grief-deaths-144408886--ncaaf.html


Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o had a terrible week of tragedy and loss.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Te'o's grandmother passed away on Tuesday night. The next day Te'o's girlfriend, identified by the Detroit Free Press as Lennay Kekua, lost a battle with leukemia.

The Chicago Tribune said Te'o plans to play at Michigan State, and it sounds like his Irish teammates have helped him through an unspeakably difficult 24-hour stretch:

"He lost some people very close to him, and it's obviously taken a toll on him," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. "Our players have been there for him and have been a great support. We'll support him. He'll be with us. He practiced. He'll be playing Saturday against Michigan State.

"Unfortunately, he's gone through a very rough 24, 48 hours. But his support and his family at home have been great, and all of the coaches and players have been there for him. He wants to be with his teammates, he wants to be with the people that care about him. He's a strong man and he's going through a tough time, but he'll rise to the occasion."

Here's hoping being with his teammates this weekend helps Te'o get through the grief of a devastating week.

bobert
09-14-2012, 10:28 AM
This is horrible news...


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/manti-te-o-notre-dame-play-grief-deaths-144408886--ncaaf.html


Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o had a terrible week of tragedy and loss.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Te'o's grandmother passed away on Tuesday night. The next day Te'o's girlfriend, identified by the Detroit Free Press as Lennay Kekua, lost a battle with leukemia.

The Chicago Tribune said Te'o plans to play at Michigan State, and it sounds like his Irish teammates have helped him through an unspeakably difficult 24-hour stretch:

"He lost some people very close to him, and it's obviously taken a toll on him," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. "Our players have been there for him and have been a great support. We'll support him. He'll be with us. He practiced. He'll be playing Saturday against Michigan State.

"Unfortunately, he's gone through a very rough 24, 48 hours. But his support and his family at home have been great, and all of the coaches and players have been there for him. He wants to be with his teammates, he wants to be with the people that care about him. He's a strong man and he's going through a tough time, but he'll rise to the occasion."

Here's hoping being with his teammates this weekend helps Te'o get through the grief of a devastating week.

Wow. Poor guy. Te'o is by far Notre Dame's best player. He could have been a top-ten draft pick this year, and likely will be next year. Hopefully he take out some aggression on the Spartans tomorrow.

TomAz
09-14-2012, 10:30 AM
If he wasn't dating someone with leukemia, he wouldn't have suffered that loss.

Miroir Noir
09-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Wow. Poor guy. Te'o is by far Notre Dame's best player. He could have been a top-ten draft pick this year, and likely will be next year. Hopefully he take out some aggression on the Spartans tomorrow.

All of this.

bobert
09-14-2012, 10:46 AM
If he wasn't dating someone with leukemia, he wouldn't have suffered that loss.

I prefer Randy's brand of cancerous humor, but he's not a football fan so this is what we've got to work with. Sigh.

TomAz
09-14-2012, 11:44 AM
is everyone in santa monica that confused?

bobert
09-14-2012, 12:22 PM
is everyone in santa monica that confused?

For such a lucid guy you ask some confusing questions.

TomAz
09-14-2012, 12:43 PM
I'll take that as a yes.

suprefan
09-14-2012, 04:25 PM
Wow. Poor guy. Te'o is by far Notre Dame's best player. He could have been a top-ten draft pick this year, and likely will be next year. Hopefully he take out some aggression on the Spartans tomorrow.

Prob not, MSU hasnt allowed a touchdown yet. I predict a slaughter.

HotHamWater
09-15-2012, 07:29 PM
Prob not, MSU hasnt allowed a touchdown yet. I predict a slaughter.

Well.....you were kind of right.


Also, Stanford owns USC. I love it. David Shaw is a hell of a coach.

bmack86
09-15-2012, 07:37 PM
So satisfying to watch USC lose.

knytt
09-15-2012, 08:48 PM
Especially while UCLA is winning.

gaypalmsprings
09-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Northwestern is now 3-0.

Go Northwestern!

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TallGuyCM
09-15-2012, 10:58 PM
(is the nono face gone again?)

The big Oregon game sure means a hell of a lot less now.

IceyHotshot
09-15-2012, 11:32 PM
UCLA winning, USC losing. Can't ask for more.

mmsk123
09-16-2012, 08:52 AM
So satisfying to watch USC lose.

Yup and I love how they can't say they lost because of Luck or Harbaugh or Gerhart or anything. They simply got outplayed and most definitely outcoached.

bobert
09-17-2012, 10:01 AM
Prob not, MSU hasnt allowed a touchdown yet. I predict a slaughter.

How'd that prediction go, fuckface.

TomAz
09-17-2012, 10:16 AM
Cal, one of the bottom tier teams in the Pac 12 this year, goes to Columbus and almost beats "mighty" Ohio State. Michigan State, supposedly the best team in the conference, gets its ass handed to it at home by a so-so Notre Dame team. Most of the rest of the Big 10 managed to not embarass itself, beating the likes of Charleston Southern, Northern Iowa, UMass, and a couple of directional MAC schools. Indiana did manage to lose to Ball State, however. the Big 10 remains a fraud.

Gribbz
09-17-2012, 10:20 AM
I can't believe Cal choked that game away. So frustrating to watch.

SepaGroove
09-17-2012, 11:31 AM
UCLA looks good right now, real good.

GuyInTucson
09-17-2012, 11:50 AM
http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/30/603/full/2416.gif

bmack86
09-17-2012, 11:55 AM
I'm not usually a football fan, but UCLA has made me watch every game this season. They look good already, and they also look like they have lots of room to grow. I hope they can keep performing they way they have so far. I haven't seen a UCLA team play like this at least since 2005.

TomAz
09-17-2012, 11:56 AM
I can't believe Cal choked that game away. So frustrating to watch.

Tedford deserves to be fired for that decision to kick a FG in the 4th.

Gribbz
09-17-2012, 12:07 PM
Yep. Especially after their kicker shanked a shot worse than Gostkowski's on an earlier possession...

GuyInTucson
09-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Tedford deserves to be fired for that decision to kick a FG in the 4th.

Tedford deserved to be fired on many other occasions before that too. He has brought Cal to a point of respectability (to an extent) but I can't see them getting any better under him.

EastLos01
09-17-2012, 02:26 PM
I'm not usually a football fan, but UCLA has made me watch every game this season. They look good already, and they also look like they have lots of room to grow. I hope they can keep performing they way they have so far. I haven't seen a UCLA team play like this at least since 2005.

Dont know if you've ever seen a UCLA game at the Rose Bowl, but if you haven't I would recommend it. Great atmosphere on game day and the Mountains as a back drop are amazing.

unit300021
09-17-2012, 02:33 PM
Tedford deserves to be fired for that decision to kick a FG in the 4th.


Tedford deserved to be fired on many other occasions before that too. He has brought Cal to a point of respectability (to an extent) but I can't see them getting any better under him.

Baring any major turnaround he will be gone after this season. Only reason he is still around is because he did so much to get the refurbishment of Memorial Stadium done so I think they were just giving him one season in it. I would be shocked if he stays around after this season. I got mixed feelings on it though. I understand it's a "what have you done for me lately" attitude in sports, but he is the all time leader in wins for Cal and has overall done some great things for our program.

TomAz
09-17-2012, 02:40 PM
It's not 'what have you done for me lately'. It's 'what do I expect you will do for me next'.

GuyInTucson
09-17-2012, 02:41 PM
Baring any major turnaround he will be gone after this season. Only reason he is still around is because he did so much to get the refurbishment of Memorial Stadium done so I think they were just giving him one season in it. I would be shocked if he stays around after this season. I got mixed feelings on it though. I understand it's a "what have you done for me lately" attitude in sports, but he is the all time leader in wins for Cal and has overall done some great things for our program.


He's definitely a good coach but I think Cal has reached their potential under him. He's been very successful overall there and they could very well keep him, but his one niche was developing QB's into NFL talent and he hasn't done that since Aaron Rodgers was in college. Guys like Kevin Riley and Nate Longshore have been complete disappointments.

GuyInTucson
09-17-2012, 02:42 PM
It's not 'what have you done for me lately'. It's 'what do I expect you will do for me next'.


This is an excellent point, Tom. This is the best way to explain the mentality behind the hiring / firing of coaches.

suprefan
09-17-2012, 04:45 PM
How'd that prediction go, fuckface.

I wanted to jinx myself. My opponent in fantasy had the msu defense, and it only garnered him 9 pts. I won, all is good.

unit300021
09-17-2012, 08:36 PM
Guys like Kevin Riley and Nate Longshore have been complete disappointments.

Can't forget about Joe Ayoob and currently Maynard. At least Ayoob has the credit of holding the record for longest paper airplane throw. I'm still so disappointed by Longshore. If there was every a guy to look like a sure NFL QB coming out of high school it was him and bam he just sucked period.

gaypalmsprings
09-22-2012, 03:06 PM
Northwestern is now 4-0.

Go Northwestern!

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1256968/NW1_medium.jpg

knytt
09-22-2012, 03:17 PM
Oregon State's run defense was impressive. Tough loss.

IceyHotshot
09-22-2012, 03:25 PM
And our defensive was awful.

mountmccabe
09-22-2012, 04:40 PM
So many interceptions in this Michigan game.

mountmccabe
09-22-2012, 05:44 PM
You don't throw 4 picks and lose a fumble in a single game and still win a Heisman.

gaypalmsprings
09-29-2012, 11:29 AM
Northwestern is now 5-0.

Go Northwestern!

http://www.laketheposts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/NorthwesternUniGloves-200x300.jpg

suprefan
09-29-2012, 12:09 PM
Give the trophy to Geno Smith like now. Insane

HotHamWater
09-29-2012, 12:26 PM
I don't know, I think Geno Smith has a better shot.

suprefan
09-29-2012, 03:07 PM
how's new mexico doing. Still sucking ass?

HotHamWater
09-29-2012, 04:09 PM
Yeah they suck, but they look a little better than they have in the 3 seasons prior to this. They beat Southern and New Mexico State, and lost to Texas and Texas Tech. They're losing to Boise State right now. They're still not that good, but at least they're showing a lot of improvement and have a better coach.

suprefan
10-06-2012, 03:05 PM
Well, South Carolina or Georgia are going to end up in the top 3 after today.

gaypalmsprings
10-06-2012, 10:55 PM
The Northwestern Wildcats lost to the Penn State Child Molesters. This is a very sad day.

http://angryblackladychronicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/penn-state-new-logo-300x225.jpg

mmsk123
10-08-2012, 06:02 AM
Man what a great Saturday for CFB.

Gribbz
10-13-2012, 03:13 PM
Wow, Stanford got hosed. The RB wasn't down and the ball was clearly over the line.

Miroir Noir
10-13-2012, 03:24 PM
Assuming he did get over the line -- and I'd argue it wasn't conclusive upon review -- he didn't have control and the whistle blew. It's hard to claim you were jobbed when you run the same play for three straight downs and can't get a yard out of it.

Gribbz
10-13-2012, 03:30 PM
He lost the ball after it crossed the line. If they blew the whistle before it crossed the play wouldn't have been reviewable. At least that's what the commentators said.


It's hard to claim you were jobbed when you run the same play for three straight downs and can't get a yard out of it.

Not really. Shouldn't overlook a questionable call simply because Stanford took x amount of plays to score a touchdown.

bobert
10-13-2012, 03:35 PM
Wow, Stanford got hosed. The RB wasn't down and the ball was clearly over the line.

Shame on you. The guy wriggled around for at least 3 seconds and made no forward progress, then reached out and fumbled as he extended his arm across the goal line. That was a Herculean effort by the Irish and the Cardinal got straight up beat. I'm glad the officials got it right.


Assuming he did get over the line -- and I'd argue it wasn't conclusive upon review -- he didn't have control and the whistle blew. It's hard to claim you were jobbed when you run the same play for three straight downs and can't get a yard out of it.

Yes to all of this. THE IRISH ARE BACK (I've been waiting over 2/3 of my life to say that.) If there's any justice in college football, and there isn't much, Manti Te'o will join Charles Woodson as the only defensive players to win the Heisman.

Gribbz
10-13-2012, 03:36 PM
Shame on you. The guy wriggled around for at least 3 seconds and made no forward progress, then reached out and fumbled as he extended his arm across the goal line. That was a Herculean effort by the Irish and the Cardinal got straight up beat. I'm glad the officials got it right.

Pretty sure the whistle blew after the ball crossed the line. Can a non-dome head confirm/deny this?

bobert
10-13-2012, 03:37 PM
He lost the ball after it crossed the line. If they blew the whistle before it crossed the play wouldn't have been reviewable. At least that's what the commentators said. Not really. Shouldn't overlook a questionable call simply because Stanford took x amount of plays to score a touchdown.

The officials whistled the play dead. They were reviewing to see if he crossed the goal line before that happened. An official blowing his whistle does not prevent the booth from reviewing the play.

Miroir Noir
10-13-2012, 03:38 PM
No it doesn't excuse a bad call, if in fact there were a bad call. I'm just pointing out how tiresome it is to hear "screw job!" -- as if some great moral injustice was done -- when a team has put themselves in the position of asking the referees to bail themselves out of their situation in the first place.

Miroir Noir
10-13-2012, 03:42 PM
Have the blogs and Twitter been blowing up, arguing this a bad call? I'm far from objective, obviously, but this didn't even seem like a marginal call to me. I watched that video half a dozen times and I didn't see anything conclusive to justify overturning the call, even without the benefit of having the whistle synced up.

Gribbz
10-13-2012, 03:44 PM
No it doesn't excuse a bad call, if in fact there were a bad call. I'm just pointing out how tiresome it is to hear "screw job!" -- as if some great moral injustice was done -- when a team has put themselves in the position of asking the referees to bail themselves out of their situation in the first place.

Of course it's tiresome when your team is on the winning end of it. I don't care about Stanford or Notre Dame. I just think a questionable game deciding call shouldn't be dismissed simply because Stanford didn't put themselves in the best position to win. I'll look at the replay again, but I thought he crossed the line.

bobert
10-13-2012, 03:45 PM
Pretty sure the whistle blew after the ball crossed the line. Can a non-dome head confirm/deny this?

There were a handful of Irish players that were already celebrating when Taylor reached out with the ball. Why were they celebrating? Because they heard the whistle blow. I can't find any videos posted yet but that's what happened.

Gribbz
10-13-2012, 03:49 PM
There were a handful of Irish players that were already celebrating when Taylor reached out with the ball. Why were they celebrating? Because they heard the whistle blow. I can't find any videos posted yet but that's what happened.

Fair enough. Notre Dame won. Like I said, I have no dog in this fight. I just hate the argument Mitch is making regarding game deciding calls/getting in position to win.

EDIT* Obviously a team could do a better job so a ref doesn't have the power to decide a game. I just think a bad call is a bad call (not talking about this game specifically, just sports in general).

Miroir Noir
10-13-2012, 03:51 PM
Ha! Fair enough, Gribbz, though I will confess I thought ND fans who lost their minds over the Bush Push play were missing the point.


There were a handful of Irish players that were already celebrating when Taylor reached out with the ball. Why were they celebrating? Because they heard the whistle blow. I can't find any videos posted yet but that's what happened.

Right. Isn't this why Hochuli Jr specifically said there was not a celebration penalty on the play -- because the players heard the whistle and believed the game was over?

bobert
10-13-2012, 03:55 PM
Right. Isn't this why Hochuli Jr specifically said there was not a celebration penalty on the play -- because the players heard the whistle and believed the game was over?

Yeah, and Kelly confirmed that in his post-game interview. It was close, no doubt, but how could it not be from the one yard line? I drank three cups of coffee during the game and that proved to be a serious mistake. I'm surprised my heart survived overtime. There's a reason beer and football are a match made in heaven. Lesson learned.

Gribbz
10-13-2012, 03:55 PM
Ha! Fair enough, Gribbz, though I will confess I thought ND fans who lost their minds over the Bush Push play were missing the point.

I still can't believe USC got away with that. I'd also like to point out that I don't believe in completely exonerating a team's piss poor performance simply because a call went against them.

bobert
10-13-2012, 04:11 PM
I still can't believe USC got away with that. I'd also like to point out that I don't believe in completely exonerating a team's piss poor performance simply because a call went against them.

If we're to believe the NCAA that play never even happened. There were 21 amateur players on the field and one paid professional pushing his quarterback into the end zone. I still feel like USC won that game because I get mad every time I think about it, but what do I know about rewriting history?

gaypalmsprings
10-14-2012, 01:36 PM
Northwestern is now 6-1.

Go Northwestern!


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lehorne
10-14-2012, 05:02 PM
can't just pull for a whole territory

TomAz
10-15-2012, 08:26 AM
Have the blogs and Twitter been blowing up, arguing this a bad call? I'm far from objective, obviously, but this didn't even seem like a marginal call to me. I watched that video half a dozen times and I didn't see anything conclusive to justify overturning the call, even without the benefit of having the whistle synced up.

I thought the 2nd down call was worse. Not even reviewed. Fuck notre dame and their romish ways.

Miroir Noir
10-15-2012, 09:29 AM
They're going to pick their starting quarterback for the next game through a College of Cardinals. We'll know when they burn green smoke next Thursday afternoon through the administration building's chimney.

bobert
10-15-2012, 10:45 AM
They're going to pick their starting quarterback for the next game through a College of Cardinals. We'll know when they burn green smoke next Thursday afternoon through the administration building's chimney.

Hahahaha. If that were the case I don't think Golson would ever see the field again.

Miroir Noir
10-19-2012, 08:44 AM
Officially en route for the annual pilgrimage to South Bend! Second best weekend of the year, behind Coachella.

gaypalmsprings
10-27-2012, 11:16 AM
Northwestern is now 7-2.

Go Northwestern!


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TallGuyCM
10-27-2012, 01:25 PM
Marqise Lee with 255 yards. IN THE FIRST HALF. And they still might blow it.

knytt
10-27-2012, 02:29 PM
UCLA baby! What a game that was. Hundley is going to be a beast.

Gribbz
10-27-2012, 05:45 PM
http://i.imgur.com/JmdCK.jpg (http://imgur.com/JmdCK)

knytt
10-27-2012, 05:46 PM
Thanks for the win today Gribbz. Next week's gonna be a fun game.

HotHamWater
10-27-2012, 06:17 PM
Yeah, Gribbz, good job. How many snaps did you play today?

TallGuyCM
10-27-2012, 06:20 PM
Yeah, Gribbz, good job. How many snaps did you play today?

Just a few. He only went into the game once they took Matt Scott out because of the concussion.

Gribbz
10-27-2012, 06:24 PM
Yeah, Gribbz, good job. How many snaps did you play today?

Only when we ran the Wildcat.

Yeeeeaaaahhh!

bmack86
10-28-2012, 10:19 AM
Arizona at #24 and UCLA at #25 in the AP rankings this week! Good job teams.

IceyHotshot
10-28-2012, 10:49 AM
Half of the Pac-12 is in the top 25!

suprefan
10-28-2012, 12:51 PM
its either k state or notre dame vs bama for the title.

EastLos01
10-29-2012, 09:55 AM
Bama has to lose to LSU or K-State needs to go down against OSU, TCU, or Texas for the Irish to be able to get in. Any other year I don't think it would be a problem to see this happening, but a perfect storm of events has happened to put K-State in prime position to take on Bama for the BCS. I can't see Oregon beating USC twice this year which might have to happen for them to have a shot at it. I just hope ND doesn't struggle against BC like they always do.

bobert
11-03-2012, 03:58 PM
http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/collegefootball/ndlogo.jpg

I believe in Brian Kelly. I believe in Everett Golson. I'm beginning to believe we can go all the way.

suprefan
11-03-2012, 04:26 PM
http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/collegefootball/ndlogo.jpg

I believe in Brian Kelly. I believe in Everett Golson. I'm beginning to believe we can go all the way.


All the way til you either get spoiled by usc or crushed by alabama.

heart cooks brain
11-03-2012, 04:31 PM
oregon looks ridiculous.

bobert
11-03-2012, 04:40 PM
All the way til you either get spoiled by usc or crushed by alabama.

I believe those are bold predictions.

suprefan
11-03-2012, 09:52 PM
I believe those are bold predictions.

What happened last time notre dame played an sec team in a bowl game?



Its awfully quiet in here from the arizona fans..........

bmack86
11-04-2012, 12:25 AM
I can't think of the last time I saw a UCLA team play like that. Holy hell.

Miroir Noir
11-04-2012, 12:30 AM
Saban says Alabama learned from Seal Team 6 (http://bigstory.ap.org/article/saban-says-alabama-learned-seal-team-six)

flea73
11-05-2012, 08:23 AM
I can't think of the last time I saw a UCLA team play like that. Holy hell.

One of the most enjoyable UCLA games I've been to in at least a decade and everyone around us in the alumni section was talking about it being the most complete games in a long time. Worst part of the game was the stoppage for Arizona's Hank Hobson's injury and watching him being carted off the field immobilized.

The last 2 games against 'SC and Stanford should be interesting if we can play like that again.

8291

Meeting Jonathan Franklin yesterday was pretty cool too.

xuclarockerx
11-05-2012, 08:59 AM
I couldn't find the UCLA on TV anywhere, was it broadcast on some hard-to-get channel?

unit300021
11-05-2012, 09:13 AM
The Pac-12 Network, only on limited cable companies as of right now.

xuclarockerx
11-05-2012, 09:17 AM
thats what i thought. some bullshit

xuclarockerx
11-05-2012, 09:17 AM
Did anyone watch the Nebraska game? Pretty nail-biting win

flea73
11-06-2012, 08:30 AM
You shouldn't have a problem catching UCLA's last 3 games. This week is ESPN2 and I'm guessing the last 2 games against USC & Stanford will be on ABC/ESPN.

suprefan
11-10-2012, 12:06 PM
Manziel for the heisman, this kid is nuts

nahuatldream
11-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Is Wazzu that bad, or is the UCLA defense this good? Good to see, after all these years.

suprefan
11-10-2012, 08:18 PM
Wazzu is that bad. Story of the day is that Marquees Wilson quit the team because Mike Leach is an asshole.


Poor Bob, he must be sad that northwestern can only play in the Menieke Car Care Bowl now instead of the Big 12 title game...

bmack86
11-10-2012, 08:33 PM
Is Wazzu that bad, or is the UCLA defense this good? Good to see, after all these years.

To be fair, while Wazzu is horrible, UCLA is pretty damn decent this year. Washington State has put up a really good passing game, but that probably fell out when Wilson bailed this week, as Chris noted.

Still, UCLA is handing it to them. I haven't ever seen them play like a team that can actually beat other teams for more than one week in a row.

bmack86
11-10-2012, 08:38 PM
If you want proof of the fact that UCLA is good, despite Wazzu's shortcomings, look at the Arizona-CU game right now. Arizona is creamin' em, and last week we bashed Arizona 66-10

Gribbz
11-10-2012, 08:49 PM
UCLA is definitely a good team. UA easily has one of the worst defenses in the country though.

Speaking of, Ka'Deem Carey broke a Pac-12 rushing record today with 366 yards.

El.C.Dub
11-10-2012, 09:11 PM
I imagine next week's sc-ucla game will feature a bruins team that is ranked higher than the trojans. I wonder when the last time that was the case... at least a decade.

bmack86
11-10-2012, 09:25 PM
Yup. 10 years.

santasutt
11-10-2012, 09:40 PM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMkVyU6d0rLM4GDYpCq6QvjXlDQpuQD MRnoA1_XpaCTZtM9O4YfQ

Thank You, Akron Zips, for spoiling our winless inaugural season.

Good to know someone out there sucks worse than we do.

suprefan
11-11-2012, 02:06 AM
If you want proof of the fact that UCLA is good, despite Wazzu's shortcomings, look at the Arizona-CU game right now. Arizona is creamin' em, and last week we bashed Arizona 66-10

Colorado is as bad as wazzu. That, and arizona got back their starting qb who was the centerpiece of their offense. He didnt play against ucla last week.


Right now, all that matters is usc spoiling notre dames season. It was just ridiculous how much espn/abc is sucking them off just because mike golic's son plays for notre dame. He is going to be one sad dude in a couple weeks when he has to go on his radio show and hold back tears due to the fact that nd lost to usc.

xuclarockerx
11-11-2012, 03:30 AM
Considering UCLA's having a decent season and Nebraska's kind of kicking ass it'd be nice to see the two rematch at the Rose Bowl game, especially since I missed going to their earlier matchup in Sept. fngrs crssd

suprefan
11-11-2012, 03:52 AM
You have to beat USC to even have a shot at The Rose Bowl. AND, you would have to hope Oregon goes to the title game so UCLA gets a shot. And that would be pretty lame rematch wise, have higher standards please. Also, I dont think you want to pay the Rose Bowl ticket price anyway. If you have $200 lying around for your ticket, be my guest.

greghead
11-11-2012, 10:37 AM
You have to beat USC to even have a shot at The Rose Bowl. AND, you would have to hope Oregon goes to the title game so UCLA gets a shot. And that would be pretty lame rematch wise, have higher standards please. Also, I dont think you want to pay the Rose Bowl ticket price anyway. If you have $200 lying around for your ticket, be my guest.

I really don't see anyone stopping Oregon at this point, the title game is their's for the taking so long as they keep playing at this level. And I certainly don't see UCLA defense stopping the Trojan offense,; those fuckers are good. And $200 for the Rose Bowl? Not bad, I'd pay it if Arizona were to EVER fucking get there. Well worth it.

suprefan
11-11-2012, 11:19 AM
I really don't see anyone stopping Oregon at this point, the title game is their's for the taking so long as they keep playing at this level. And I certainly don't see UCLA defense stopping the Trojan offense,; those fuckers are good. And $200 for the Rose Bowl? Not bad, I'd pay it if Arizona were to EVER fucking get there. Well worth it.

It used to be $75, then for some random reason it went to $200. Thats what every seat costs, no ticket is tiered for this game price wise. So if youre in the nosebleeds, you paid the same as the 50 yard line people.

El.C.Dub
11-11-2012, 11:49 AM
really? that sucks.. how do you get good tix, first come first serve?

greghead
11-11-2012, 01:25 PM
It used to be $75, then for some random reason it went to $200. Thats what every seat costs, no ticket is tiered for this game price wise. So if youre in the nosebleeds, you paid the same as the 50 yard line people.

Wow, that's incredibly shitty.

thizzin my brains out
11-11-2012, 02:58 PM
national championship will be oregon and bama. fucking finally.

suprefan
11-11-2012, 09:21 PM
Wow, that's incredibly shitty.

Yep. I was lucky enough to attend a Rose bowl game back in high school my senior year. They needed volunteer ushers, so we had to go to s short training class durign x mas break, and then go to the Bowl before the sun came up on NYD. It was the Washington State vs Michigan game. (Woodson won the Heisman and they got the split title) And the insane ref call where Ryan Leaf clocked the ball, but the ref said time ran out.


really? that sucks.. how do you get good tix, first come first serve?

There is a presale for locals only to begin. (they check proof of address and all, and you get a unique code to try and buy) Also, each school gets a pretty much even allotment of tickets to sell to their fans. If the either school cannot sell their entire allotment, those get put into the small general sale of tickets. Im sure that onsale is coming within this month if you were even curious to try for tickets.

flea73
11-12-2012, 09:00 AM
really? that sucks.. how do you get good tix, first come first serve?

Here's the general ticket sale info per the Tournament of Roses website.

2013 Rose Bowl Game Tickets - Ticketmaster
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Time: 8 a.m. PST
Seller: Ticketmaster
Phone/Website: (866) 583-1399 or ticketmaster.com

Tickets per person: A maximum of two (2) tickets per call, maximum of four (4) tickets per person. Single tickets are available.
Price: $150.00-$185.00 per tickets plus any Ticketmaster handling fees
Methods of payment: VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover

EastLos01
11-17-2012, 01:07 PM
Jesus Christ... anyone else see the story of the Wake Forrest QB coach's family. I dont think ive ever teared up like that over a story on TV. BIG respect to him and his family.

PlayaDelWes
11-17-2012, 02:31 PM
Here's the general ticket sale info per the Tournament of Roses website.

2013 Rose Bowl Game Tickets - Ticketmaster
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Time: 8 a.m. PST
Seller: Ticketmaster
Phone/Website: (866) 583-1399 or ticketmaster.com

Tickets per person: A maximum of two (2) tickets per call, maximum of four (4) tickets per person. Single tickets are available.
Price: $150.00-$185.00 per tickets plus any Ticketmaster handling fees
Methods of payment: VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover

2 other ways to pick up tickets. Day-of Rose Bowl prices have always been way below face value in and around the grounds (as long as its not the title game). Also, buying them through the athletic department of one of the schools is a good way to avoid ticketmaster fees.

bmack86
11-17-2012, 02:32 PM
First time in 6 years. GO BRUINS!

unit300021
11-17-2012, 02:48 PM
That was a hell of game. I don't have any love for UCLA other then the fact that they are LA but I love to see USC lose so much. Franklin is a hell of a running back.

knytt
11-17-2012, 03:01 PM
God I wish I could've been there. GO BRUINS! indeed.

El.C.Dub
11-17-2012, 03:15 PM
Franklin is a hell of a running back, but props must be given to Hundley; kid is a redshirt freshman and he outbattled the wonderful matt barkley, who clearly should have left for the nfl last year.

I'm thinking the chances of UCLA appearing in the Rose Bowl game are actually reasonable? However if K State and Oregon win out, though, they would play for the title, and the rose bowl berth usually saved for the Pac-12 champion will instead go to a team like Notre Dame or Georgia.

So much shit could happen the next two weekends

knytt
11-17-2012, 05:06 PM
The best somewhat-reasonable scenario would be UCLA beating Stanford next week, K-State/Oregon winning out and going to the BCS championship, USC winning next week against ND and the Bruins putting up a somewhat reasonable showing against the Ducks in the Pac-12 championship game. I think at that point UCLA would have a very strong case to play in the Rose Bowl.

suprefan
11-17-2012, 05:52 PM
The best somewhat-reasonable scenario would be UCLA beating Stanford next week, K-State/Oregon winning out and going to the BCS championship, USC winning next week against ND and the Bruins putting up a somewhat reasonable showing against the Ducks in the Pac-12 championship game. I think at that point UCLA would have a very strong case to play in the Rose Bowl.


The rose bowl defaults to the pac 12 runner up if the champion is in the title game. All ucla has to do is win next week and lose to oregon and they are in.


its just going to be bullshit if its a nebraska ucla rematch, bleh.

IceyHotshot
11-17-2012, 06:15 PM
Wouldn't Oregon St have to lose two games as well?

El.C.Dub
11-17-2012, 09:01 PM
The rose bowl defaults to the pac 12 runner up if the champion is in the title game. All ucla has to do is win next week and lose to oregon and they are in.




i'm not sure, but i was told that if the team going to the national championship is the pac-12 champion, then the rose bowl berth goes to an at large team or one that is ranked high enough for one of the big 4 bowls. could be wrong. however the above scenario is now moot with oregon losing tonight. now ucla will probably be playing oregon state? in the championship game, assuming they win against stanford. if ucla were to lose next week to stanford, would the pac-12 championship game just be a rematch (because UCLA clinched the pac-12 south and Stanford wins the north)?

HotHamWater
11-17-2012, 10:09 PM
I don't think Oregon State has a chance to win the division. They're 5-2, Stanford is 7-1, and Oregon State lost to Stanford. If UCLA beats Stanford, they'll finish 7-2 in conference. Even if Oregon State beats Oregon and creates a 3-way tie, Stanford wins the tie breaker because it beat both Oregon schools. It's either Oregon or Stanford.

Somewhat Damaged
11-18-2012, 09:15 PM
Fucking Oregon. Stanford's defense got walked over all throughout the second half against Arizona, yet Oregon's offense can only put up 14 points on them? The pressure must've gotten to them. Good luck to the Irish; I sure as shit don't want there to be another all-SEC title game.

TallGuyCM
11-18-2012, 10:08 PM
Good luck to the Irish; I sure as shit don't want there to be another all-SEC title game.

Fear not - Barkley isn't going to play on Saturday.

Hello galleryfurniture.com Bowl or some shit. :nono

bmack86
11-18-2012, 11:33 PM
I really hope UCLA can capitalize on the energy they've had, but even if they lose to both Stanford and Oregon the game on Saturday made this season a success. Haven't seen a rivalry game between these two like that since I went to UCLA.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 06:37 AM
Rutgers is going to be in a BCS bowl game.

Miroir Noir
11-19-2012, 07:18 AM
Also, the Big Ten.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 07:36 AM
ESPN BCS bowl projections:

National Championship: Notre Dame - Alabama
Rose: Stanford - Nebraska
Fiesta: Kansas State - Oregon
Sugar: Florida - Oklahoma
Orange: Florida State - Rutgers


Once again the Orange Bowl sucks.

suprefan
11-19-2012, 08:33 AM
It always sucks because they have the ACC and big east champs go at it. They also just signed an extension to keep that match up going.

Bowl projections. (cause im being more realistic than espn wants to be)


Title - Alabama vs Florida
Orange - Florida State vs Rutgers
Sugar - Oregon vs Oklahoma
Fiesta - Kansas St vs Notre Dame
Rose - Stanford vs Nebraska

TomAz
11-19-2012, 08:36 AM
You are predicting ND to lose to Barkley-less, 4-loss USC this weekend?

HotHamWater
11-19-2012, 08:45 AM
After seeing them struggle at home against a shitty Pitt team, nothing would surprise me.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 08:46 AM
Did you see them play Oklahoma?

HotHamWater
11-19-2012, 08:48 AM
Yeah, I also saw them play against Purdue and BYU. The point is, it wouldn't be shocking if USC won. Even without Barkley. Though, I think his prediction is most certainly rooted in homerism.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 08:53 AM
You are overestimating USC. They really are not very good. Their biggest win was against Washington. Other wins are Arizona St, Syracuse, Hawaii, Cal, Utah, and Colorado, none of whom are very good at all.

HotHamWater
11-19-2012, 08:57 AM
They're a lot better than Pitt.

Are you understanding what I'm saying at all? I'm not predicting USC to win, but it wouldn't surprise me.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 09:01 AM
No, they are not "a lot better" than Pitt. Pitt is a 2-point favorite against Orange Bowl-bound Rutgers this weekend. Syracuse beat Pitt by 1 point. ASU is about the same. Utah, Cal, and Colorado are all worse.

HotHamWater
11-19-2012, 09:04 AM
No, they are not "a lot better" than Pitt. Pitt is a 2-point favorite against Orange Bowl-bound Rutgers this weekend. Syracuse beat Pitt by 1 point. ASU is about the same. Utah, Cal, and Colorado are all worse.

Yes, using comparative scores works perfectly in sports. My own eyes tell me USC is a lot better than Pitt. I don't care what the always-reliable transitive property says.

unit300021
11-19-2012, 09:05 AM
I'm pretty sure USC has only beat one team with a winning record this year, but if i'm wrong then it's two. However with no Barkley it still is a rivalry game and especially with the loss to UCLA I expect SC to come out firing. Now I think ND game is going to win but still should be a good game.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 09:16 AM
Yes, using comparative scores works perfectly in sports. My own eyes tell me USC is a lot better than Pitt. I don't care what the always-reliable transitive property says.

I misread your post, I thought you were saying the teams USC has beaten are a lot better than Pitt. USC itself is a lot better than Pitt, I agree. Which would be relevant if USC were playing Pitt this weekend.

GuyInTucson
11-19-2012, 09:17 AM
Pretty excited for this Friday. If Arizona can beat ASU, that puts Rodriguez at 8-4 in his first year as head coach. That's a pretty successful first season when not many people expected them to win more than 4-6 games heading into the campaign.

GuyInTucson
11-19-2012, 09:20 AM
Oh, this guy too.....

http://a.espncdn.com/media/motion/2012/0823/com_120823_NCF_VBlog_miller_carey_120823/com_120823_NCF_VBlog_miller_carey_120823.jpg

HotHamWater
11-19-2012, 09:22 AM
I misread your post, I thought you were saying the teams USC has beaten are a lot better than Pitt. USC itself is a lot better than Pitt, I agree. Which would be relevant if USC were playing Pitt this weekend.

The whole point is that I've seen Notre Dame struggle to beat teams that are worse than USC. A couple of those games (BYU and Pitt) even happened at Notre Dame. So I don't see why it would be a shock if they lost at USC. Even without Barkley, they have a 4-star guy with talent backing him up.

But supre is definitely a homer, so that was probably the reason behind his pick.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 09:23 AM
"always-reliable transitive property"

HotHamWater
11-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Comparing scores isn't the same as what I said.

Miroir Noir
11-19-2012, 09:27 AM
I'll say this much: as a Notre Dame fan, I'm not looking past this Saturday. I've seen enough of Traveler and that goddamn marching band over the last decade that I'm not counting on anything yet.

I feel confident but cautious.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 09:31 AM
Comparing scores isn't the same as what I said.

Yes it is. If ND had beaten Pitt handily, rather than in a close OT game, then you would not have brought them up.

TallGuyCM
11-19-2012, 09:40 AM
Jesus Christ, Tom and Tommy. It's too early in the week for this shit.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 09:43 AM
Oh, my bad. Which day of the week would you prefer we have this discussion?

HotHamWater
11-19-2012, 09:44 AM
Yes it is. If ND had beaten Pitt handily, rather than in a close OT game, then you would not have brought them up.

You're right.

xuclarockerx
11-19-2012, 02:46 PM
As a Bruin and a Nebraska fan by association I would love to see a Rose Bowl re-match as I had tickets to the September game and couldn't go. It doesn't seem all that likely. I'll probably go even if Nebraska makes it, just for the hell of it.

bobert
11-19-2012, 03:20 PM
Yes, using comparative scores works perfectly in sports. My own eyes tell me USC is a lot better than Pitt. I don't care what the always-reliable transitive property says.

Pitt had Notre Dame dead to rights at home. The fact that the Irish were able to pull that game out of their arse's speaks to their character, not the other way around. That was their most impressive win of the season and I don't think that Pitt's record takes anything away from that. The Irish played like shit for the first 3 quarters of that game and still found a way to win. My eyes tell me that Oklahoma, Stanford and Michigan are better than USC. It's easy to look at an entire season and cherry pick the games where ND struggled, but the fact is it's damn hard to win 11 games in a row in college football and there's bound to be some close calls with teams that were clearly inferior. Right now there is no pressure on USC to win this game, which I'm sure Brian Kelly is fully aware of. If we play our best game I don't think SC can hang. We'll see.

HotHamWater
11-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Pitt had Notre Dame dead to rights at home. The fact that the Irish were able to pull that game out of their arse's speaks to their character, not the other way around. That was their most impressive win of the season and I don't think that Pitt's record takes anything away from that. The Irish played like shit for the first 3 quarters of that game and still found a way to win. My eyes tell me that Oklahoma, Stanford and Michigan are better than USC. It's easy to look at an entire season and cherry pick the games where ND struggled, but the fact is it's damn hard to win 11 games in a row in college football and there's bound to be some close calls with teams that were clearly inferior. Right now there is no pressure on USC to win this game, which I'm sure Brian Kelly is fully aware of. If we play our best game I don't think SC can hang. We'll see.

In all fairness, I cherry-picked that game as a response to Tom cherry-picking the Oklahoma game. Chain of conversation and whatnot.

Miroir Noir
11-19-2012, 03:28 PM
I can also explain the lackluster performance in the BYU game, having witnessed it in person: human statute Tommy Rees played QB the entire game.

bobert
11-19-2012, 03:31 PM
In all fairness, I cherry-picked that game as a response to Tom cherry-picking the Oklahoma game. Chain of conversation and whatnot.

I hear ya. In any case I've been waiting my entire adult life for the Irish to be in this position. I've got pretty decent seats to the game next week and I can't wait to see how it all shakes out.

bobert
11-19-2012, 03:34 PM
I can also explain the lackluster performance in the BYU game, having witnessed it in person: human statute Tommy Rees played QB the entire game.

Indeed. Golson is our wild card. When he plays well we're nearly unstoppable. In an ideal world Tommy would never take another snap the whole season.

TomAz
11-19-2012, 04:02 PM
human statute Tommy Rees

I take it you mean he has a lot of, um, limitations?

bmack86
11-19-2012, 04:04 PM
Zing

suprefan
11-19-2012, 04:29 PM
Yeah, I also saw them play against Purdue and BYU. The point is, it wouldn't be shocking if USC won. Even without Barkley. Though, I think his prediction is most certainly rooted in homerism.

Its more that I want to spit in Mike Golic's fat face because he is the only reason espn is sucking off the irish hook, line and sinker this season. Nobody is lookign at the possibility that an all SEC title game could happen cause this coming weekend is supposedly such a ''lock''.


Anyone think its totally unreasonable that USC wins and Florida beats Florida St this week? Alabama beats Gerogia in Atlanta on Dec 1st, then Florida St beats Clemson in the ACC title game. Oregon gets fucked due to not having the Pac 12 championship game to strengthen their numbers, Georgia drops, Notre Dame drops twice due to being idle the final week, and Florida will have enough strength computer ranking wise right at the end to jump to #2. They are ranked # 2 in all but 1 computer poll, that will be enough with the win vs FSU and FSU beating Clemson.

Miroir Noir
11-19-2012, 08:56 PM
Freudian slips for lawyers

HotHamWater
11-19-2012, 09:02 PM
Its more that I want to spit in Mike Golic's fat face because he is the only reason espn is sucking off the irish hook, line and sinker this season.

Or maybe it's because Notre Dame is a traditional power, with a huge national fan following, and is undefeated. I can assure you ESPN's producers couldn't give a flying fuck about appeasing Mike Golic with Notre Dame coverage.

suprefan
11-19-2012, 10:27 PM
Or maybe it's because Notre Dame is a traditional power, with a huge national fan following, and is undefeated. I can assure you ESPN's producers couldn't give a flying fuck about appeasing Mike Golic with Notre Dame coverage.

Shouldve asked em when he was in the booth when they played Boston College, pretty obvious.

Miroir Noir
11-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Mike Golic is a symptom of sports media fascination with Notre Dame, not the cause.

TomAz
11-20-2012, 05:33 AM
Golic was a captain at ND, his brother was a captain at ND, and his two sons currently play for ND. It's natural that Golic would talk about them a lot. But to say ESPN is pimping them just to appease Golic is stupid. ND has a contract with NBC. They are ESPN's competition.

unit300021
11-20-2012, 08:37 AM
Unless of course ND contract is about to expire with NBC and ESPN is trying to get it, but I think it's more just Golic being a fan.

Miroir Noir
11-20-2012, 09:17 AM
The jinx is on:

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TomAz
11-20-2012, 09:22 AM
By the way, for the record, I would like to state that while I believe ND will beat USC and then deservedly play for the national championship, I also believe ND should go fuck itself. I've never bought into that pious touchdown jesus schtick, it's always been a fraud and a hypocrisy dating back to Lou Holtz if not before that even. And while there are certainly elements of fraud and hypocrisy found in all major college athletics, nowhere is it more fraudulent and more hypocritical than Notre Dame football.

unit300021
11-20-2012, 09:54 AM
Not surprisingly to anyone Jeff Tedford fired as Cal's Coach

EastLos01
11-20-2012, 10:14 AM
Hey Bobert, Will you be tailgating? This is my first ND-SC game and don't know if I should head out early or if I should do my tailgating at the pubs downtown and silver line it in. Or is anyone else going to the game?