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2019 College football thread - Nittany Lion players, coaches and fans handed blindfolds and cigarettes prior to entering Ohio Stadium.

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14 minutes ago, Tom Servo said:

Were you tailgating/partying by the river? That would probably make the experience for me. Hearing endless repetition of Rocky Top probably wouldn't. :loco:

Speaking of which, did he get his corn from a jar?

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FSU announces plans to privatize its athletics department
 

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The University of Florida and University of Central Florida have long operated their athletics departments as direct-support organizations. FSU officials said they had discussed the move for years and saw it as a chance to make their relationship with Seminole Boosters clearer and more efficient.

The switch will also give FSU athletics all the privileges of a private corporation, including declining any public-records requests while still preserving its sovereign immunity. The immunity clause for state agencies caps any jury judgments or settlements reached by the athletics department at $200,000. Any further settlements would have to be approved by the state Legislature to avoid undue burden on taxpayers, a privilege not enjoyed by traditional corporations.

 

 

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UConn is going back to the big east where they should be. Future of football is unclear, but they aren’t dropping it. They should drop it down to NAIA so nobody ever has to watch UConn football again imo 

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On 6/22/2019 at 10:34 AM, Capella said:

UConn is going back to the big east where they should be. Future of football is unclear, but they aren’t dropping it. They should drop it down to NAIA so nobody ever has to watch UConn football again imo 

Where could the AAC turn to replace UCONN?

Georgia State is an intriguing option, as is UAB. 

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29 minutes ago, Capella said:

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2841875-the-mess-jimbo-left-inside-fsus-fall-and-willie-taggarts-plan-to-rise-again?share=twitter

 

what I’ve been saying about Jimbo/Willie/FSU for two years now. I may as well have written this. 

I have no doubt that Jimbo let the situation get out of control. It just seems weird to paint a coach whose teams routinely are among the leaders (across multiple stops) in penalties as a disciplinarian. I guess that shows just how much Jimbo checked out. 

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18 minutes ago, JaxBill said:

I have no doubt that Jimbo let the situation get out of control. It just seems weird to paint a coach whose teams routinely are among the leaders (across multiple stops) in penalties as a disciplinarian. I guess that shows just how much Jimbo checked out. 

I took that as more of off the field, but you have a point. 

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1 hour ago, Tom Servo said:

Where could the AAC turn to replace UCONN?

Georgia State is an intriguing option, as is UAB. 

That guy still seems focused on eyeballs and TV markets.  That stuff matters in the Power 5 but these G5 conferences have crap TV contracts.  They should be looking at travelling fanbases and upside schools.  James Madison has a 25K seat football stadium that could easily expand to 40K+ if they need to expand it.  They are building a new basketball arena.  They have pretty damn good Olympic sports teams as well.   They are at almost 25K students and always show well on the road.  That's my outside the box but will never happen idea to fill the AAC opening.

 

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They should add Southern Miss and rename that piece of #### the Metro 

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1 hour ago, Ramblin Wreck said:

That guy still seems focused on eyeballs and TV markets.  That stuff matters in the Power 5 but these G5 conferences have crap TV contracts.  They should be looking at travelling fanbases and upside schools.  James Madison has a 25K seat football stadium that could easily expand to 40K+ if they need to expand it.  They are building a new basketball arena.  They have pretty damn good Olympic sports teams as well.   They are at almost 25K students and always show well on the road.  That's my outside the box but will never happen idea to fill the AAC opening.

That's another good candidate.

No one is thinks the AAC is on the level of even the Pac-12; so why try to compete with them?  There's money to be made doing something different or on a smaller scale.

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13 minutes ago, Tom Servo said:

No one is thinks the AAC is on the level of even the Pac-12; so why try to compete with them?

A conference member won a national title just 2 years ago.  ;) 

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3 hours ago, Ramblin Wreck said:

That guy still seems focused on eyeballs and TV markets.  That stuff matters in the Power 5 but these G5 conferences have crap TV contracts.  .   

 

AAC TV contract much better( like 6x better or more)  than other G5 contracts.

The TV part really does matter

 

From the Athletic in April

 

Details were not publicly disclosed, but Sports Business Journal reported that the American will receive $1 billion from ESPN over a 12-year exclusive deal beginning in 2020. The per-school average comes out to $6.94 million per year, an increase of nearly $5 million per year from the current deal, and it will put more games on television.

For comparison, non-Boise State schools in the Mountain West reportedly receive around $1.1 million per school per year (with new negotiations coming up). It’s $670,000 in the MAC, around $400,000 in the Sun Belt and around $400,000 in Conference USA.

@ChrisVannini: Background on that new TV deal, which will average $7 million per school over 12 years, much higher than other G5 leagues: https://theathletic.com/916865/2019/04/11/american-athletic-conference-mike-aresco-media-rights-deal-tv-espn/

 

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2 hours ago, WDIK2 said:

A conference member won a national title just 2 years ago.  ;) 

Did I say PAC-12? I meant the Big 12. :bag:

 

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Developing: Bru McCoy will enter the Transfer Portal for the third time in a calendar year as former USC football assistant alleges in lawsuit he was forced to resign after reporting possible NCAA violations

 

 

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39 minutes ago, SHIZNITTTT said:

Developing: Bru McCoy will enter the Transfer Portal for the third time in a calendar year as former USC football assistant alleges in lawsuit he was forced to resign after reporting possible NCAA violations

 

 

Oh come on.....

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There’s no way this guy is worth the hassle. He’ll end up in D3 never to be heard from again. 

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Gotta get this thread title updated. Big responsibility. 

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5 hours ago, Ramblin Wreck said:

Jared Lorenzen (the former 300 pound QB at Kentucky) passed away today.

Oh man...the Round Mound of Touchdown probably has the best nickname collection ever...he could move like few at that size...sad, but he made an impression on college football.

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1 hour ago, gump said:

Oh man...the Round Mound of Touchdown probably has the best nickname collection ever...he could move like few at that size...sad, but he made an impression on college football.

My favorite was the "Pillsbury Throw Boy".

 

May he RIP.

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2 hours ago, Capella said:

Gotta get this thread title updated. Big responsibility. 

Just start a new one. Everyone knows you can't have a PSU guy in charge. No oversight.

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9 minutes ago, Tecumseh said:

Just start a new one. Everyone knows you can't have a PSU guy in charge. No oversight.

That would actually be a pretty good thread title. 

 

“PSU oversight fails again”

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11 hours ago, Capella said:

That would actually be a pretty good thread title. 

 

“PSU oversight fails again”

Jesus....

:lmao::lmao:

 

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12 hours ago, Capella said:

That would actually be a pretty good thread title. 

 

“PSU oversight fails again”

Fixed. 

I will take submissions via DM if you don't like mine.

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@MBakerTBTimes: Tampa's George Edmondson - Mr. Two Bits - has died at the age of 97, the #Gators have confirmed. Details for his memorial service (sometime in August) will be announced at a later day.

 

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Suboptimal for their National Championship hopes

@ChrisVannini: #UCF QB Darriel Mack Jr. broke his ankle in a non-football activity this week, the school announces.

“There is no specific timetable for his return. He will not be available for training camp.”

Brandon Wimbush, you're up.

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2 minutes ago, JaxBill said:

Suboptimal for their National Championship hopes

@ChrisVannini: #UCF QB Darriel Mack Jr. broke his ankle in a non-football activity this week, the school announces.

“There is no specific timetable for his return. He will not be available for training camp.”

Brandon Wimbush, you're up.

THE Brandon Wimbush?  :lmao:

lordy be.....

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I wonder if they'll play Ride of the Valkyries when they introduce the visiting team.

@Brett_McMurphy: Miami completes 2020 non-conference schedule, adding home game w/Wagner

 

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17 hours ago, JaxBill said:

I wonder if they'll play Ride of the Valkyries when they introduce the visiting team.

@Brett_McMurphy: Miami completes 2020 non-conference schedule, adding home game w/Wagner

Woof. Was the Coast Guard Academy not available?

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On 5/26/2019 at 8:17 PM, JaxBill said:

Auburn radio voice and his wife killed in accident.

Sorry to hear about this.

Seems odd to me that both were killed from being rear ended. Did airbags not deploy? No seatbelts?

16 year old kid fell asleep while doing 90, with THC in his system has been charged with manslaughter.

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On 6/22/2019 at 7:34 AM, Capella said:

UConn is going back to the big east where they should be. Future of football is unclear, but they aren’t dropping it. They should drop it down to NAIA so nobody ever has to watch UConn football again imo 

POTD, late

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USC scheduling a 2021 game against UC Davis.

Leaves UCLA and Notre Dame as the only programs that never have scheduled/played an FCS team.

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1 hour ago, Dickie Dunn said:

USC scheduling a 2021 game against UC Davis.

Leaves UCLA and Notre Dame as the only programs that never have scheduled/played an FCS team.

Now THAT is good trivia.  :thumbup:

 

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This has worked multiple times before so imma try again — anybody have any inroads to Georgia football tickets? I’m trying to go to that Notre Dame - UGA game but don’t want to deal with stubhub. 

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3 minutes ago, Capella said:

This has worked multiple times before so imma try again — anybody have any inroads to Georgia football tickets? I’m trying to go to that Notre Dame - UGA game but don’t want to deal with stubhub. 

I think @Native is a UGA guy if I'm not mistaken.

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8 minutes ago, Ramblin Wreck said:

I think @Native is a UGA guy if I'm not mistaken.

@gump usually seems to be at these big games too. 

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8 hours ago, Capella said:

This has worked multiple times before so imma try again — anybody have any inroads to Georgia football tickets? I’m trying to go to that Notre Dame - UGA game but don’t want to deal with stubhub. 

I might.  Wife's family has had season tickets since the program started (not kidding).  I can ask.  Though they all hate ND, so they'd probably want some sort of blood written letter of assurance that you are NOT a ND fan....I'll get back to you.

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20 minutes ago, The Commish said:

I might.  Wife's family has had season tickets since the program started (not kidding).  I can ask.  Though they all hate ND, so they'd probably want some sort of blood written letter of assurance that you are NOT a ND fan....I'll get back to you.

Wow thanks!! FSU fan so we share Gator hate and definitely not a ND fan. This will be a repeat trip for us since we enjoyed Athens so much in 2016. 

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On 7/14/2019 at 11:25 AM, Capella said:

@gump usually seems to be at these big games too. 

College tickets are surprisingly much harder than Pros, even in larger venues...bigger every game bases + bands + the students + public FOIA type concerns and generally just less corporate access.  We specifically lost an UGA deal and ND is...ND.  I’ll ask around though Cap!  That is a monster game in a top 10 college town! 

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20 minutes ago, gump said:

College tickets are surprisingly much harder than Pros, even in larger venues...bigger every game bases + bands + the students + public FOA type concerns and generally just less corporate access.  We specifically lost an UGA deal and ND is...ND.  I’ll ask around though Cap!  That is a monster game in a top 10 college town! 

Thanks! 

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On ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 8:52 PM, Fat Drunk and Stupid said:

When will @Capella make the real thread?

Pipe down or I'll publish your Gus fanfic.

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6 hours ago, Tom Servo said:

Pipe down or I'll publish your Gus fanfic.

The chapter about his bountiful manboobs is hot.

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