College Football Random Thought Of The Day

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  1. htownfan32

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    I really like the Herm Edwards hire for Arizona State.
    I'm a big fan of Herm: Great motivator and man.
    I may have to start following ASU more closely now.

    That almost made me cry on NFL Live today!
    I admire and respect a great man like Herm.

     
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    So which team do you think had the best hire? Personally, I think Tennessee might surprise. Just not sure about Frost to Nebraska and Morris to Arkansas. They may not be ready but we'll see. Kelly and Fisher were the big hires and both could go either way IMO. Taggart to Fla St could be good and Mullen could turn the Florida program around. Next year should be interesting with these programs and how much, if at all, they improve.
     
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    I think Chip Kelly at UCLA is the most surefire success of the big hires given his familiarity with the PAC-12 and the style of play in that league. I think Frost to Nebraska is the most overrated one. Nebraska's blue blood days are over IMO.
     
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    ASU fans on Reddit seem to think they've made the worst hire of this year's carousel. That might just be a sign of a negative fanbase, but they wanted Sumlin or someone else.
     
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    Curious to know what you define as a blue blood program. College football is cyclical, no team will dominate forever. Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma will all go through future down turns, that is inevitable. What I define as blue blood programs are those that can maintain relevance to their fan base through the down turns. Nebraska has the NCAA record for consecutive sell outs and show no signs of that ending. They are the definition of a blue blood.
     
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    Josh Rosen out for tonight's Cactus Bowl But team did well without him..whoops UCLA just fumbles as I type this. Some have Rosen (two concussions this season) going first over all. Think he will drop?
     
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    This OU Georgia game is fantastic
     
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    0230 where I'm at, late but hooked. Really like that Anderson (RB- OK) guy!!!!! Slippery downhill runner with just enough speed and nice hands. He could declare for the draft if he chooses.
     
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    It really was !! I would love to have the luxury of drafting the two running backs from Georgia - Chub and Michel .... talk about thunder and lightning ! Note to self ... do not be distracted .... focus on nothing else before offensive line is solved .... nothing else ....nothing else !!
     
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    Lots of reports out there that A&M is close to poaching LSU's defensive coordinator, Dave Aranda.
     
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    Aranda signed 2.5 million/year, 10 mill guaranteed extension with LSU. A&M hires Mike Elko away from Notre Dame for 1.8 mil a year.

    College Football is big business now.
     
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    Don't really know much about Elko but I thought A&M would be able to hire a DC from one of the other SEC schools. Does Elko have any SEC coaching experience? His defenses at ND didn't seem all that impressive to me (ranked 46th in total defense nationally), and to pay that kind of money! I hope they know what they're doing or it could be another long season for the Aggies.
     
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    Elko turned Wake Forest into one of the top defensive units in the nation during his stay there. Wake Forest of all places, vs legit ACC teams. Also, Notre Dame was 27th in PPG allowed (up from around 70th last year). Fisher has coached against him and I expect wanted him from that perspective.

    College football pundits seem to love the hire. He's an up and comer, and I expect he'll only be in College Station for 3-4 years at the most before he's getting HC looks.

    Some quick facts I dredged up when the hire was announced:

    *ESPN also ranked Notre Dame's defense #10 in efficiency.
    *Notre Dame's 2017 defense gave up more than 20 points only three times.
    *In 2016, Wake Forest defense ranked in the top-20 of the FBS in fumbles recovered (third), turnovers forced (10th), sacks (12th), defensive TDs (17th), red zone defense (17th) and scoring defense (20th)
    *Wake Forest was one of four schools in the FBS to rank in the top-20 in turnovers forced, sacks and scoring defense in 2016 (the other three schools -- Alabama, Clemson and Washington -- qualified for the College Football Playoff)
    *Spent five seasons as Bowling Green's defensive coordinator (2009-13)
    * The BG Falcons' defense led the Mid-American Conference in scoring defense, total defense, rush defense and pass defense in each of his last two seasons
     
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    I did read that he is an "up and comer" and the stats you posted are impressive, but he'll be in the SEC West now. So, I guess I'll just take a wait and see approach and hope that he can really build that defense into something like the old "Wrecking Crew" defenses. If he can do that then A&M might start getting into the national title hunt. But, that's "putting the cart before the horse" so let's just wait and see what he can do this 1st season.
     
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    Good championship game so far...
     
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    Saban's got balls of steel to bench Hurts in the second half...
     
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    Wow! That TD pass after the huge sack was amazing!
     
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    What a game! Roll Tide Roll!
    Nick Saban is the best in the business.
    Six National championships as a head coach.
    At 66 years old how many more can he win?
    Could have had seven 'chips if not for Deshaun Watson. LOL
     
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    I felt bad for the Alabama kicker missing a chip shot field goal as time expired that could have won the game in regulation. I still don't know how anybody can hook it wide left like that. I could have kicked it better. Had Alabama gone on to lose in Overtime he may have never lived that one down.

    Alabama won so it's all good! That was a great game!!!!!!
     

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