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Old 08-22-2017, 19:56   #1
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Playoff wont be without controversy coun

1. I dont want to be in a soapbox, but So if you have, a whole new season of hope and hype also, the brand new College pigskin Playoff has saved when real.
Win the championship on the field!
There, feel much better now? Because its time someone retracted the veneer for this playoff of ours.
Shoot, theres not very much distinction between (the CFP and BCS), says Structured coach Steve Spurrier. Youre still using someone elses opinion.
An opinion you cant see or hear or comprehend, thank you so much.
And you used to be upset because Jeff Sagarins ELO Che s theory may as well were the Pythagorean theorem. Not far off to the postseason ready: we vote, we dont show you how you voted, you adopt it gold.
Suckers.
The CFP wants someone to recognise that theyre helping you, Joe Sixpack. They expanded the championship round of this college postseason from two teams and one game to four teams and three games books expected it after the big, bad SEC put two teams through the BCS Championship Game this year and sonofagun, the university presidents heard your voice.
That, and then the collective voices of network and conductor tripping over themselves paying boatloads of broadcast cash for the playoff. Yet heres the dirty little secret:
We havent Thomas Rawls Jersey eliminated controversy from college football games, weve expanded from the of engagement. Who plays, who gets disregarded and which conference(s) has got the shaft.
Weve turned up the on controversy like never before because thats how the CFP wants it. Controversy sells similar to the controversy from the BCS helped grow college football from a regional sport to your national, revenue-generating behemoth today it is.
Those who hated polls and hated the advantage that seven computer geeks somehow had control of your loved one game, better enjoy this reality: youve exchanged 120-plus poll voters for 13.
And the fresh 13-member CFP committee has absolutely zero accountability because youre not intending to understand how each member voted. Thats right, not merely one individual vote of your end of October in to the this morning belonging to the regular season shall be made public. Not one.
Wait, it gets significantly better. You will find one spokesperson to your 13 football-centric minds; one Bill Parcells head of state with one voice then one stage.
So in the event the SEC or perhaps the Pac-12 gets two teams within this years playoff, well all check out committee chairman and Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to describe why. Imagine the many awkward post-NCAA tournament interviews with committee chairmen trying to explain why Evansville didnt get in the industry 68.
Now exchange Evansville for, I dont know, say, Alabama .
Youre Updyke-crazy if you find that very familiar scenario wont enjoy again and again moving forward. If this does, all the best getting information of your fine folks on the CFP in explaining their complicated tiered formula of voting, a convoluted system based solely on eliminating transparency inner organs thing the framers on this system said was the inspiration from the playoff.
Im lost the all works, said Oregon coach Mark Helfrich. But I didnt appreciate the other system, either.
Imagine, everyone, a device that crowns a national champion without any real playoff or poll. A system that promotes transparency, but delivers an obscure indisputable fact that is required to be good because, well, because its a playoff!
You wanted it. Now sit by and choke down whatever applies to it.
2. Green and gold and bronze all overHeisman,thy name is Bryce Petty.
He waited four years to get started on at Baylor, then last season landed 49 touchdowns and over 4,800 yards. Yet one play one failure does well from a personal season for the ages: a slip next to the goal line on the first few the Oklahoma State game, a lo s of profits that cost Baylor a go along at the BCS National Championship Game.
Just a freak thing tripping above the turf, Petty said. Failure always motivates you.
Thats exactly what the remaining Big 12 needs, a motivated Petty. The man that had an unreal 10.42 yards per attempt average recently; who Kona Schwenke Jersey threw just three interceptions in 405 attempts, turns into second season in coach Art Briles quarterback friendly offense.
Three leaders:
QB Marcus Mariota, Oregon: Had he stayed healthy, hed have won it this past year.
QB Jameis Winston, Florida State: If two guys named Tebow and Johnny Football each biggest stars/personalities within the BCS era couldnt win back-to-back trophies, what makes anyone think Winston can?
QB Brett Hundley, UCLA: The one player who may lead UCLA through back.
Three on the lateral side:
QB Rakeem Cato, Marshall: Loaded offense + cake schedule = ridiculously very hard to ignore numbers.
RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin: Not your every single day Dayne: some of the most dangerous breakaway threat in your Big Ten.
RB Leonard Fournette, LSU: Three undeniable truths: Hes a freshman, no true freshman has ever won the award no true freshman has ever looked sophysically prepared to dominate.
3. Taking stock with the Power 5ACC Buying: Florida State, N . c ., Virginia Tech.
Selling: Clemson, Miami.
Stock report: The biggest obstacle for FSU could be the last game of the off the shelf season and thats as long as Florida (on that later) gets it right again. UNC coach Larry Fedora will turn a 10-win season into the top Power 5 job, and Al Goldens job gets a lot tougher using a big step back.
Big 12 Buying: Oklahoma, Baylor.
Selling: Texas, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech.
Stock report: For those complaining about FSUs easy path during the watered-down ACC: who outside OU and Baylor with problems with their very own scares you with the Big 12?
Quick word game: I say Kansas State, you say Virginia Tech. I only say Texas Tech, you say Louisville. I believe that TCU, you say Georgia Tech. Buy it?
Big Ten Buying: Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan.
Selling: Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin.
Stock report: Overlook Urb to your own peril, people. Once you dont think Meyer may one-time elite quarterback recruit (JT Barrett) prepared to play Week 1, you obviously havent been watching this guy coach. Meanwhile, with the land of underachieving, Im banking on those elite offensive line recruits belonging to the latter many years to give Michigan submit around the range of scrimmage.
Pac-12 Buying: Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington.
Selling: Arizona State, Arizona.
Stock report: Enough about Oregon, Stanford and UCLA, lets zero in on the fascinating world of Chris Petersen leaving Boise State for Washington. The talent there has to be, the quarterback (Cyler Miles) can be elite and the Huskies get Stanford and UCLA in the house. Im setting out to smell a surprise team of 2014.
SEC Buying: Auburn, LSU, Georgia, South Carolina, Ole Mi s.
Selling: Alabama, Texas A&M.
Stock report: Maybe its le s than late to revise Sporting News picks to your College Brandon Cottom Jersey football games Playoff cause Im not feeling Alabama an excellent uneventful fall camp for QB Jacob Coker. Over the past six years at Alabama, QBs John Parker Wilson, Greg McElroy and AJ McCarron combined to throw 31 interceptions. Thats about five per annum, numerous Tide coach Nick Saban could po sibly get from the first game alone from Coker and/or Blake Sims.
4. Bowl relief in sightPenn State travels to Ireland recently to try out UCF within a game that unofficially works as the Lions bowl game.
And maybe its last season-opener bowl game.
Two sources from the NCAA say Penn State, regardle s of whether will continue to reach and go beyond benchmarks set by way of the NCAA as a direct consequence from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, may strong case to receive its final year of postseason probation lifted.
As early as in the near future, George Mitchell, Penn States athletics integrity monitor, will release his second annual menu of the condition of the universitys athletics programs. The NCAA last year restored some scholarships after Mitchells first report that, in keeping with one NCAA source, reached well beyond expectations.
A similar report that time period, and new coach James Franklin gets some a little space with all the job of navigating each of the toughest years (2014-15) caused by scholarship reductions. At minimum, he have a postseason to dispose of towards 2015 recruiting cla s.
5. The Weekly FiveFive thoughts experiencing the head of USC safety Josh Shaw whilejumping out of your window a sociated with the apartment building:
1. What basically if i say I slipped while making the Ice Bucket Challenge from Ed Orgeron?
2. Thats planning to leave a mark.
3. This is the thing that is the place where you decide to work 40 hours weekly, unpaid.
4. Wait, if were unionized, am i able to get Workmans Compensation?
5. I wonder if Kiffin could po sibly get me in at Alabama?
6. Coordinating changeThe neat thing of the strange move ofKurt Roper leaving the soundne s of Duke in the burning caldron of Floridais up to he tried, Roper couldnt get one to question it.
The question wasnt why can you go, Roper says, it was why wouldnt you?
So Roper jumped all-in by using his pa s-happy spread offense, as well as being certainly one of several key coordinator hires this offseason. Its in addition to that Florida hasnt enjoyed a 1,000-yard wide receiver since 2002 (Roper had three over the past 24 months at Duke), its that your Gators will still make use of quarterback Jeff Driskel so that it will all work.
Before Driskel broke his leg in Week 3 and was lost for last season, he needed two touchdowns and three interceptions against three teams whose defenses finished 87th (Toledo), 89th (Miami) and 83rd (Tenne see) in america.
Just in case that, you already know, this implies anything.
Three other key coordinator hires:
Jeremy Pruitt, Georgia: Was at FSU all of one season and won a national championship along with the nations No. 1 defense. Now he gets to an area that's similar personnel, but struggled mightily last season to quit anyone (78th in america in scoring defense).
Pruitt lost star safeties Tray Matthews and Josh Harvey-Clemons and defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor with the unit (off-field problems) during the summer. Yet you will find there's this intriguing omen: Pruitt has won a nationwide title in each belonging to the last several years he has got coached (two as secondary coach at Alabama; one at FSU), and Georgia clearly contains the talent making it four uninterruptedly.
Doug Nu smeier, Michigan: Somehow, one method or another, Michigan big, strong, physical Michigan averaged 3.3 yards per carry last season. The Wolverines have gotten one tailback rush much more 1,000 yards since 2008; Nu smeiers running backs at Washington (2009-2011) and Alabama (2012-13) reached 1,000 yards in every with the last five seasons, in 2008 at Fresno State, his running backs combined to operate for over 2,300 yards.
Don Pelham, Oregon: He is doing everthing at Oregon; from playing 4 years as the linebacker thomas lee invented 1980s, to a new 20-plus-year career to be a position coach. Now hes on the untenable position former DC Nick Aliotti have been for all years: not until Oregons defense could deliver like its offense.
Welcome for a first big gig, Don. If Oregon doesnt reach the teachers Football Playoff this fall, n't i doubt is going to be because its defense couldnt deliver.
7. Here comes the hurtOn the anniversary (and rematch) of this original Youve Arrived at Be Kidding Me, we offer you the very best hope at Week 1 upsets from those poor,understaffed and overmatched FCS teamsjust planning to wait.
Jacksonville State vs. Michigan State: Can see this: the Gamecocks are perfect enough to win the FCS national title this fall, and Michigan State could po sibly be just bored enough to permit something crazy happen. Jax States multiple offense with FCS All-American TB DaMarcus James is really a significant test for any Spartans revamped defense.
North Dakota State vs. Iowa State: Be truthful, is this fact really an upset? The three-time defending FCS national champions against an I-State team coming off its worst season since Trevone Boykin Jersey Gene Chizik went 2-10 in 2008 but happened to be the Auburn job.
Northern Iowa vs. Iowa: Here's the Hawkeyes, everyone: the trendy pick to throw the season sideways and get through to the CFP. Iowa really should have lost to Northern Iowa last season, and may have lost next year. Donrrrt forget this name: UNI DT Xavier Williams, a 300-pound beast that would cause a myriad of problems for the Iowa run game.
8. Primed within the PalouseIm not implying it, but Im saying it: Washington State will probably be playing for ones Pac-12 North Division title in November.
Years ago when Leach is at Texas Tech, his third team won nine games and evolved into a vital consider the then-Big 12 South Division. Kliff Kingsbury, in third year as the starting quarterback for Leach, threw over 5,000 yards and 45 TDs.
Fast forward to 2014, and thats Connor Holliday entering his third season as quarterback for Leach at Wazzu, after 2009 leading the Cougars on their first bowl game since 2003 and throwing for 4,597 yards and 34 TDs.
You have that long within his system, and whatever you do is routine, Kingsbury said. Thats once it heats up commences to really get fun.
9. The Good GuysThe tents are still there, lining the horizon so far as you can observe whenever the boat pulls into Port-au-Prince. Four years once the earthquake, theyre well in makeshift hovels in Haiti.
Its not while they cant build homes, says Pitt DE David Durham. Its because every one of the lives which were lost when those homes crashed down. Theyre safer in any tent.
While the offseason attending college football was rich in bad news double-digit arrest for sexual a sault, the oxygen Force Academy scandal and alleged academic fraud at Notre Dame to highlight the lowlights its time we celebrate folks who do things profe sionally.
Welcome on the weekly Good Guy Award, where we honor folks who, despite the rigors of playing football all night to college, have the time and want to grant back.
Durhams dad played at Ole Mi s, his uncle played at Georgia Tech plus the common goal with two generations of Durham men: pay it off. Thats why David volunteers around the greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and why he helps local grade school children during its after-care program.
And why earlier this spring, he hopped using a plane, flew to Haiti and also of his comfort zone by carrying out a mi sion trip.
We, as student athletes, have built Richard Sherman Jersey up an obligation to offer back, Durham said. We are given a great deal of this particular po sibility for drop by school and play football. Thought about believe there's a simple duty and responsibility to share that same ble sing web-sites.
10. Almost HeavenI dont believe, but Im impre sed by way of the guts of West Virginia QB Clint Trickett.
Not as a result of his confidence in playing Alabama on Saturday on the Georgia Dome, but because of his sheer chuztpa in bragging earlier this week about stealing the best ki s of his life in sixth grade with Nick Sabans daughter.
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