look at michigan. consistently top 10 recruiting classes, but they haven't really done much of late.
look at schools like UCF. do you think they had a high recruiting rank?
Facilities are a huge selling point. Campus life is huge. Playing time is a big deal to many top recruits. Guess who has open spots? The ability of the coaching staff is huge. Not to mention their knack for recruiting. Also, the style of play matters.
I think current team performance is pretty low on most recruit's list. They know that they are going to be part of that team's future, not present. History is a good indicator of how a team will fare in the long run, not what they did this year.
Stupid rule is stupid. Nick Saban and Brett Bilema propose a new rule to slow down offenses.
This just screams "whining because you can't stop it", and this is coming from an Alabama fan.
That rule is retarded.
Agreed, you could just learn how to defend against it. Or just go with it, like the Pac 12 has. They said screw the power game for the most part, defense involves pass-rushes, and speedy DB's. Even then it can't really stop Oregon save for the one game they fack up every year.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every moment of it.
Sane people are boring. Or else I've been around insane people so long that I can't tell the difference anymore. Either way, chase away those silly notions of linear thought: they have never done anyone good.
VanCleef wants you! Join the Defias Brotherhood and hang out on a yacht all day!
All right SEC naysayers, have this one.
Instead of having a ninth conference game like the others, they decided that SEC teams will have a mandatory game against a Big-12, PAC-12, Big 10, or ACC team. So they're all going to emulate Alabama basically.
9 conference games only made sense for conferences that had 10 teams. The SEC has two 7 team divisions, so they have 6 divisional games to ensure they all play eachother, and 2 games outside the division to preserve rivalries, makes sense enough to me, and having the mandatory games against other conferences means they don't pile up a bunch of guaranteed losses in the conference like the Pac-12 does.
The less you know, the more you believe.
Actually, Mr. Lennon, I CAN imagine a world with no hate, religion, war, or violence.
I can also imagine attacking such a world, because they would never see it coming.
All I want is my thankgiving day or weekend game of Texas A&M and Texas rivalry back, since I seriously doubt we will see a UT vs. UTSA rivalry anytime soon.
and I hope this new playoff system doesn't cater to Alabama.
dont they feed those boys at FSU?
Relevant enough, since he didn't really play in the NFL, Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a car crash Sunday: http://espn.go.com/college-football/...d-car-accident
I remember him being a pretty big deal on the field. Or maybe it was just because he had a memorable name. Isn't confirmed whether or not the driver was drunk, but either way it really sucks dying in a car crash when you weren't even driving.