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Posted on: August 14, 2008 11:11 pm

If 25 wasn't enough, here are three more "things" to watch in '08 ...


No, this isn't a new Justin Timberlake disc. Remember when Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden used to be about who was going to retire the all-time victories record?

Now it's about which exit is going to be more ugly. Paterno is going Wallenda this season, working without a net, er, contract. Bowden has a succession plan in place but there is little buzz about his program this season.

Why do I get the feeling that both guys will still be coaching in 2009?

Overrated, underrated

Overrated:  Spring. Spring games are now televised.  Some whack marketer tried to conduct a series of concerts/pep rallies leading up to the games at several schools. Note to fans: These are practices. By the time the season rolls around you will have learned nothing. Sitting in the sun on a lawn chair sipping Michelob Ultra isn't bad, though.

Underrated:  These coaches who will soon have big-time jobs -- Al Golden (Temple); Brian Kelly (Cincinnati); Bronco Mendenhall (BYU); Mark Dantonio (Michigan State).

Just rated

Here's how the conferences stack up for 2008, 1-11

1. SEC
2. Big 12
3. Big Ten
4. Pac-10
5. Big East
6. ACC
7. Mountain West
8. Conference USA
9. WAC
10. MAC
11. Sun Belt


Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2008 5:27 pm

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I don't know how much research you've done Dodd but Bronco Mendenhall isn't going to pull an Urban Meyer and go to a big school to make more money. Bronco isn't that kind of guy, he has said several times that he hopes to continue the traditions of BYU and add some of his own. He has also said that he hopes to make BYU into a national power like they were when Lavell Edwards was at BYU. I don't know what you think but part of tradition isn't leap frogging to a big school and more money. Some people aren't slaves to money Dodd. And Bronco is one of those people, don't expect him to leave BYU. And Brian Kelly and Mark Dantonio are already at BCS programs, why would they leave to go somewhere else if they already have good assets at their disposal?

Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2008 4:15 pm

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okay seriously, you can't even type in proper english, how are you going to take this guy's job? and second of all, notre dame sucks... they have a worse bowl record than OSU, and im the biggest ohio state fan there is! lol


Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2008 5:18 pm

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I'm so glad to see that the someone has the sense to put the B10 above the very shallow PAC10. The PAC10 has USC, and USC, and let me see, USC. Placing the B12 over the B10 might be pushing it though but this is the best rating of the conferences I've seen this year. 

Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2008 12:32 pm

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How is being head football coach at Michigan State NOT a big-time job?  I'm no Spartan fan but... In the Big Ten, and with a couple wins against Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State & teams like that... Dantonio will already be big time.  As for you pansies living your fantasy lives on the internet, what's the point of  'defending', 'protecting' and 'supporting' Dennis Dodd against other posts?  I mean, do you have a poster of him in your room or what? He thinks sipping Michelob Ultra isn't bad? He should try "beer" instead! I mean, real beer. Since you have to explain things to some people here...

Since: Aug 15, 2008
Posted on: August 18, 2008 10:12 am

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Well MadRambler,

Are you Dodd's boyfriend? Swooping in to save him when the big bad internet disagrees with him?

And newsflash, I could give a shit about rep. You and that other douchebag should probably put it on your resume if its so important to you.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2008 12:08 pm

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Yoiu must be a Michigan Fan! Go Blue!   NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jun 8, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2008 12:03 pm

Always underrated

Every year the Pac-10 is picked 4th in the major conferences, the SEC first and the BIg 12 or Big 10 exchange 2nd and 3rd. The Pac-10 is always underrated because they almost all play a tough non conference and play a full round robin so they all have at least one more loss than the other teams in those leagues. That is why I call the Pac-10 always underrated.

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2008 5:29 am

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Hey "dumb species 1", care to explain?  Not everyone has to like Dodd, but if your gonna bad mouth him, "back up" your accusations and/or explain yourself as to "why" you think he sucks/worse ever/ etc..

Of course, based on your moniker (see above) and your reputation "0" that's about what we would expect.  Grow some smarts, maybe some balls, and then come back when ya got somethin' worth while to say loser.

Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2008 9:48 pm

Excellent Young talent in their Fresh/Soph class

Recruiting is one thing, developing it is another. Charlie hasn't proven he can develop talent at the college level while other coaches, like Tressel, have.

I wouldn't exactly count my chickens yet.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2008 12:45 am

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news flash for ya.....neither Paterno nor Bowden will EVER be #1 in career wins. They are over 70 behind John Gagliardi, who is entering his 59th season as a head coach, 55th at the same school, hasnt had a losing season since 1964, and has something neither of those 2 have -- 2 real (ie, PLAYOFF, championships


Also, there is no such thing as Division I-AA or I-A in the NCAA offical lexion.....get with the program

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