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I can understand what Fournette is saying because he's been hurt. Now, despite the fact that McCaffery has a lot of data that scouts can use to judge his skills, this screams "ego driven" more then anything else.

 

I get it, you don't want to get hurt... but the scouts and GM's are going to look at this and maybe start thinking that this could be a red flag when it comes to being a team player.

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27 minutes ago, Seadragon76 said:

I can understand what Fournette is saying because he's been hurt. Now, despite the fact that McCaffery has a lot of data that scouts can use to judge his skills, this screams "ego driven" more then anything else.

 

I get it, you don't want to get hurt... but the scouts and GM's are going to look at this and maybe start thinking that this could be a red flag when it comes to being a team player.

When Bill Polian's old school ass agrees with the decision of a highly graded player, then there's not many red flags.

 

But Baylor's Linwoodn is considered as a Day 3 pick who was suspended for the OU game for "attitude issues". And as a RB with less than 25 career receptions in fournseasons (22), he's always been seen as a risk.

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3 hours ago, Seadragon76 said:

I can understand what Fournette is saying because he's been hurt. Now, despite the fact that McCaffery has a lot of data that scouts can use to judge his skills, this screams "ego driven" more then anything else.

 

I get it, you don't want to get hurt... but the scouts and GM's are going to look at this and maybe start thinking that this could be a red flag when it comes to being a team player.

Pros turn down playing in the Pro Bowl and coaches constantly dishonor their current contracts by going to another school when they offer more money.  The free labor involved is fully in the right by no longer sacrificing their bodies if it means that their professional careers won't be jeopardized by an injury.  All it takes is one tweak, one tackle, one wrong move, etc. to lose out on an NFL career.  Especially these two...RB's only have so many carries in them before the body goes to crap.

 

NFL front offices are very willing to overlook any sort of "lack of being a team player" or any sort of character flaw if they think you can produce.

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Character flaw nothing, they'll overlook violent criminal behavior.

 

Good on the players for starting to realize what a scam this all is. Even the NCAA is starting to think maybe it's time ask the incoming cuckoo government for an anti-trust exemption, because the courts are starting to see what a hollow lie "amateurism" is.

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23 hours ago, Viper said:

A seemingly run-of-the-mill story that broke on Monday but could set an ominous precedent going forward: Stanford's Christian McCaffrey, has announced he's skipping the Sun Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft, despite being healthy (unlike LSU's Leonard Fournette who is also skipping his team's bowl game, but due to injury).

 

The message apparently being sent by McCaffrey: If it's not the College Football Playoff, it's not worth playing.

 

The final poll was the last regular season poll into the 1960s.

 

Bowls have always been exhibitions.

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Well...somehow, the Idaho Vandals always find a way to play their very best football in the Potato Bowl!  Seriously, it was a FUN game to watch...not often that you find the losing team (Colorado State) scoring 50 points and setting bowl records for offense!
 

The best part of it, though, was Idaho QB (and game MVP) Matt Linehan saying the following on radio postgame:

"We belong in FBS, period.  That's what I believe, that's what everyone believes.  We know we can compete, we belong here.  No matter what anyone thinks, even our tone-deaf president.  Maybe he doesn't think we belong here, but I think we belong here."

Time will tell whether this has any effect...but I can see truth in both sides.  While Idaho has certainly been playing FBS-caliber football this season, I could see them winning something in FCS which is next-to-impossible for them in FBS...a National Championship.

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If your school can't afford it, there's no way they should stay in FBS.  

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1 hour ago, MJWalker45 said:

If your school can't afford it, there's no way they should stay in FBS.  

Student fees prop up the majority of FBS athletic departments to a degree.

 

Even with those fees, in Idaho's case, there's not a conference willing to accept them or subsidize some travel, like Hawai'i.

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14 hours ago, MBurmy said:

Well...somehow, the Idaho Vandals always find a way to play their very best football in the Potato Bowl!  Seriously, it was a FUN game to watch...not often that you find the losing team (Colorado State) scoring 50 points and setting bowl records for offense!
 

The best part of it, though, was Idaho QB (and game MVP) Matt Linehan saying the following on radio postgame:

"We belong in FBS, period.  That's what I believe, that's what everyone believes.  We know we can compete, we belong here.  No matter what anyone thinks, even our tone-deaf president.  Maybe he doesn't think we belong here, but I think we belong here."

Time will tell whether this has any effect...but I can see truth in both sides.  While Idaho has certainly been playing FBS-caliber football this season, I could see them winning something in FCS which is next-to-impossible for them in FBS...a National Championship.

It's next to impossible to win a national title for about 100 teams in FBS.

 

As far as Idaho staying FBS, they could try their hand at independence like New Mexico State is planning on doing, but the Mountain West is the only conceivable conference they could land in and they're not interested. Even the historically desperate Sun Belt isn't interested in that pair. Basically, Idaho would have to hope they can survive long enough for conference expansion to get going again and hope the domino effect falls to them and the airplane hangar they play football in. 

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For not being in the media spotlight during his years at OU, Joe Mixon handled himself well during this presser and much better than Bob Stoops did earler this week.

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Army won a bowl game! Army won a bowl game!

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Well, it seems that Wazzu boycotted the Holiday Bowl themselves as opposed to Minnesota. 

 

And Luke Falk is returning to Wazzu. Yuk.

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Serves them right for having the worst bowl gift in history. $450 gift card and they only get 30 minutes to shop.

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This is hilarious. And it makes sense, too. George Allen died a few weeks after receiving a Gatorade bath after a win, and he was five years younger than Snyder. 

 

“I think they realized that we could go back to the hotel and celebrate — or go back to the hotel and run around it all night.”

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8 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Bret Bielema losing a 24-point lead in a bowl game is a firable offense.

 

Ask Glen Mason who blew a 31-point lead ten years ago.

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/31/masonfired

 

However, if fired Bret is due $15.4M!

 

Will a member of the Walton family, Jerry Jones, or Tyson Foods write that check?

All I know is that between this and Gary Andersen's lack of success at Oregon State, Barry Alvarez is laughing his head off as we speak!

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12 minutes ago, MBurmy said:

All I know is that between this and Gary Andersen's lack of success at Oregon State, Barry Alvarez is laughing his head off as we speak!

A week ago, Andersen just got an extension and what he wanted at Wisconsin... an increase in the assistant salary pool.

 

Alvarez is stingy and prefers to fire coaches and give himself a "bonus" for just being on the plane and faux-coaching.

 

http://footballscoop.com/news/barry-alvarez-pens-letter-on-coaching-movement-and-wisconsin-salaries/

 

http://m.journaltimes.com/sports/college/football/badgers-football-wisconsin-assistant-coaches-salaries-rank-in-bottom-half/article_b15352dd-1a9e-567d-a649-3c10e12e7bb2.html

 

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