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Old 09-12-2020, 09:44 AM   #201
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Clearly the marquee matchup will be Coastal Carolina at Kansas right? Coastal got their first Power-5 win against them after all

I will be watching at least some of that game even though it takes up the Pac 12 After Dark timeslot. But I feel a bit guilty about doing it.

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Old 09-12-2020, 12:18 PM   #202
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I will be watching at least some of that game even though it takes up the Pac 12 After Dark timeslot. But I feel a bit guilty about doing it.

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You should never feel guilty about watching a Coastal Carolina game....
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Old 09-12-2020, 01:42 PM   #203
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Super coach is having some issues in Ames.
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Old 09-12-2020, 02:09 PM   #204
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Old 09-12-2020, 02:15 PM   #205
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Super coach is having some issues in Ames.

He's vastly overrated as is their QB and entire program.
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Old 09-12-2020, 03:18 PM   #206
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He's vastly overrated as is their QB and entire program.

SOOOO much truth. Of course if you live in Ames, this is a flat out lie.

And Im bummed because this would be Hate week. Iowa/Iowa St. was scheduled for today.

Hate that the B1G isnt playing, yet teams in the footprint are.
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Old 09-12-2020, 06:12 PM   #207
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I’ve seen several sources claim that Georgia Tech v Florida state is the marquee matchup tomorrow. Not sure I really believe that, but let’s go with it.

FSU -12
O/U 52.5

I’m thinking FSU and the under, right?

Never mind. If this was a marquee game, maybe college football should just shutdown for the season. Maybe 2.
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Old 09-12-2020, 06:34 PM   #208
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Old 09-12-2020, 06:42 PM   #209
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Never mind. If this was a marquee game, maybe college football should just shutdown for the season. Maybe 2.

In terms of average name value, it probably was.

I mean, what's the alternative this week? Western Kentucky vs Louisville?
Appy State vs Charlotte?
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:03 PM   #210
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I will be watching at least some of that game even though it takes up the Pac 12 After Dark timeslot. But I feel a bit guilty about doing it.

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Sigh. Same shit, different year.

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Old 09-12-2020, 10:18 PM   #211
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If the Big Twelve is looking to expand, they might want to add Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State.

Or Coastal Carolina.
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:27 PM   #212
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To be fair, we're only nominally a Big XII football team

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Old 09-12-2020, 10:28 PM   #213
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Or Coastal Carolina.

Certainly didn't expect to be up 21-0, hope they keep it up. They didn't even announce which QB was going to start, and it wasn't the one I was expecting. I guess they chose the right one.

And forget the Big 12, give me the SEC.
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Old 09-12-2020, 10:43 PM   #214
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WTF is going on with the Big XII this year.

Texas Tech up on Houston Baptist by 2 with 3 minutes left. HOUSTON BAPTIST.
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Old 09-13-2020, 07:05 AM   #215
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Huge win for the Coastal legacy. Was not expecting them to start their 3rd string QB who had a career total of 2 passes I think coming off a redshirt. Not overly excited about their QB's from last year, but figured one of them would start over the freshman. Next week is former Big South foe Campbell at home. They have already lost to fellow Sun Belt team Georgia Southern.
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Old 09-13-2020, 07:55 PM   #216
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:24 PM   #217
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Heard on hot mic, University of Nebraska president says Big Ten announcement comes tonight

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"We're getting ready to announce the Huskers and Big Ten football tonight", said Carter in a conversation with Bob Hinson, director of the National Strategic Research Institute.

Damn. There goes our hope of avoiding football the rest of this season by joining the Big Ten.

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Old 09-15-2020, 02:04 PM   #218
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They have already lost to fellow Sun Belt team Georgia Southern.

But oh-so-barely.

Either Campbell is better than one might expect OR Southern is mediocre at best.
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Old 09-15-2020, 02:10 PM   #219
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Damn. There goes our hope of avoiding football the rest of this season by joining the Big Ten.

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Nebraska left the Big XII because they got tired of Texas pulling the strings. Now they're getting worked over in the Big Ten. Perhaps Conference USA would be a better fit.
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Old 09-15-2020, 02:36 PM   #220
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Heaven knows the Big Ten doesn't need Nebraska. Would love to kick them to the curb.
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Old 09-15-2020, 02:44 PM   #221
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Nebraska left the Big XII because they got tired of Texas pulling the strings. Now they're getting worked over in the Big Ten. Perhaps Conference USA would be a better fit.

The stack of cash they're stuck with are probably damp from their tears.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:34 PM   #222
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But oh-so-barely.

Either Campbell is better than one might expect OR Southern is mediocre at best.

Yep stand corrected there Jon. I had just seen that Southern had beaten them not the score. Definitely shouldn't underestimate them or Liberty who they also added to the schedule this year.
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Old 09-15-2020, 03:36 PM   #223
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I saw that there are now two Sun Belt teams in the Top 25. Probably won't last but in this wacky season, who knows?
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:01 PM   #224
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Yep stand corrected there Jon. I had just seen that Southern had beaten them not the score. Definitely shouldn't underestimate them or Liberty who they also added to the schedule this year.

I only knew cause I saw the score early in the day and thought there might be some serious GaSo angst about to hit my social media feeds, so I remained aware much of the day.
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:39 PM   #225
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Old 09-15-2020, 05:37 PM   #226
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Looks like the B1G will play an 8 game season in a 9 week window with the championship game the day before the CFB playoffs are announced. So they will be in the playoffs as well.

And I agree with Kodos, kick Nebraska to the curb and curb stomp them while they are at it. Wait they are by giving them UM, OSU and PSU as crossover games. HAHA.
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:47 PM   #227
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Old 09-15-2020, 06:53 PM   #228
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It's Ed O.

Unless he had a translator handy, how can anyone be sure what he actually said
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:32 PM   #229
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:43 PM   #230
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With the 90 day break from testing for those that tested positive, it sure looks a little fishy.
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:31 AM   #231
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One more little tidbit for those who watched that Rabun County vs Prince Avenue game last Friday night.

from the Georgia HS Football Daily email newsletter, from an interview with recruiting analyst Rusty Mansell

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... Adriel Clark, who had 11 receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns, transferred from Riverside Military, which canceled its fall sports seasons because of COVID-19. The Jefferson game will put Rabun and Stockton up against a five-star quarterback for the second consecutive week. Jefferson’s Malaki Starks, recruited as a running back or defensive back, is the No. 16 overall junior prospect nationally

Yep, Covid gave Rabun's Gunner Stockton a weapon he wouldn't have had otherwise ... and after that win, they get to face another 5 star prospect this week. All Starks did last week, in his first career start at QB, was rush for 177 yards and 3 TDs ... on just seven carries. (the team finished with 567 yards rushing, and 0 passing)
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:45 AM   #232
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One more little tidbit for those who watched that Rabun County vs Prince Avenue game last Friday night.

from the Georgia HS Football Daily email newsletter, from an interview with recruiting analyst Rusty Mansell



Yep, Covid gave Rabun's Gunner Stockton a weapon he wouldn't have had otherwise ... and after that win, they get to face another 5 star prospect this week. All Starks did last week, in his first career start at QB, was rush for 177 yards and 3 TDs ... on just seven carries. (the team finished with 567 yards rushing, and 0 passing)

Is that game streaming anywhere?

BTW, we are finally cleared to start practice 10/1 with an abbreviated season starting the 30th or October, yay!
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Is that game streaming anywhere?

Not that I've seen so far, though I'll check the listings that come out on Thurs(?) or Fri(?) and make sure.

I expect Jefferson to handle them well enough. There's a huge leap in athleticism compared to playing Prince last Friday. Also the difference in sheer size. Rabun is #1 ranked Class AA ... Prince was #3 ranked Class A ... Jefferson is #2 ranked Class AAAA. (Jefferson is also only about 20-30 mins from my house, so I know their outlook pretty well)

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Old 09-16-2020, 11:15 AM   #234
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:30 AM   #235
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Official release from the Big Ten on the return of college football on Oct. 23-24 – The Daily Hoosier
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:35 AM   #236
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The most infuriating part of this, IMO, is that it shows what we need to do to make schools and colleges safe, but between the schools themselves, state governments, and the federal government the resources aren't going to be provided to make it happen.
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Revised IU football schedule to include ninth game vs. West team that finishes in same spot – The Daily Hoosier

Info on the scheduling. This is an interesting twist:

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“The teams from East and West will match up, and play one another. Two vs. two, three vs. three, four vs. four, etc., with the championship game being played at the end of that week, Dec. 18 or 19. It gives everyone an opportunity to play nine games.”
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:48 AM   #238
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This tweet should work out great.

Oof.

I smell "cancel" in his future. Probably from multiple sides of the aisle.
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He one upped himself with the one.

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Old 09-16-2020, 02:17 PM   #242
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He one upped himself with the one.
"It's been a long war. It's been a tough war." - Band of Brothers

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He's got more bizarre crap in this thread

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WTF is this clown?

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Old 09-16-2020, 02:34 PM   #243
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Ah, he's a columnist at the Daily Caller.

Which led me to believe this is very much intentional trolling.

Oddly chosen given his employer, but feels intentional to me
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Ah, he's a columnist at the Daily Caller.

See this is the information that I was looking for when I went to his feed.

He won this round.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:26 PM   #246
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Pac-12 as usual has been sitting around with their thumbs up their butts. As soon as they announced their partnership with Quidel for rapid testing on the 3rd they should have been:
  • Doing whatever they could to speed up the timeframe for getting these testing labs set up on each campus
  • Conferring with state and local officials in all Pac-12 states - but particularly California and Oregon - to lay the groundwork for return to play ASAP
  • Talking with their counterparts in the Big Ten to see where they were headed in terms of returning to play and what kind of schedule they were considering

Instead it appears they did none of those things. They won't have testing available on all campuses until the end of the month, which - with a 6-week ramp up time mandated by the conference - means the middle of November at best to start play assuming they get the go-ahead from the states and local officials. And as we've seen over the last couple of days, it sure doesn't seem like they've been working with local officials in California and Oregon to lay the groundwork for a return to practice and play. Apparently the rocket scientists in California think "limited cohort" practicing of no more than 12 players per group is a feasible and practical way for football teams to practice.

I'm all for ensuring reasonable safety protocols for players, and I had zero issue with the conference postponing play this fall. But as soon as antigen rapid testing (15 turnaround time with nearly the same level of accuracy as PCR tests) became feasible, football with reasonable safety in this pandemic became possible. But the conference didn't (and doesn't) appear to be acting with any kind of urgency. Instead they will further cement themselves as the odd-men out in the Power-5 as they will be on the outside looking in for the CFP this season and will be playing games that very few people will care about in December and January.

Fuck Larry Scott. Fire that clown.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:32 PM   #247
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I don't know how accurate this is, but I heard on the radio that state and local regulations would mean that 5 or 6 Pac-10 teams wouldn't be allowed to practice at the moment.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:41 PM   #248
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I don't know how accurate this is, but I heard on the radio that state and local regulations would mean that 5 or 6 Pac-10 teams wouldn't be allowed to practice at the moment.
For sure in California they would have to adhere to modified practices with no more than 12 players in a group at a time. So, no 11 v 11 practicing. Now, I expect that since Jon Wilner reported that earlier today there is a mountain of pressure building on health officials in that state to revisit those provisions.
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The phrase “couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery” might not apply to any individual in history more than Larry Scott. You can only wonder who he has naked photos of.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:22 AM   #250
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Good (if short) piece on the lengths the family of one prospect went to ensure that he had a senior season.

Good on them afaic.

The star college football recruit, his parents' unusual decision and a cross-country move
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