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T-C-U BETTER BELIEVE IT

#3 TCU took on #5 LSU this weekend and let everyone know that the Horned Frogs are legit. It was a defensive struggle but TCU was able to come out on top 13-10.

THE BUC STOPS HERE

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't give Christian Skaggs any break Sunday, sacking the QB 6 times. The offense did their part behind QB Taylor Heiden and rookie RB DeNorris Jackson and came away with a 28-21 win.

DREAM KILLERS?

A top 15 matchup between the #11 Toledo Rockets and #15 Florida Gators ended in heartbreak for the Rockets. Florida managed to pull out the 25-22 win on the road. Anyone doubting either team was put on notice.

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

The Green Bay Packers have raced to a 5-0 start after beating the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks. This game was very banner worthy which is why it is on here. I wonder if anyone can "catch" the Green Bay Packers, or maybe "intercept" them? No no, definitely catch.

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  1. 20 points
    You know, after every week I tend to feel inspired to boast about the vaunted teams in our rankings. There's always three or four fantastic performances from these teams that makes me want to write this articles almost immediately after the games are finished. This week though? These kind of performances were lacking. The big hitters on this list were off this week. A few more managed to fall out of the rankings with performances against conference opponents. There was nothing truly inspiring outside of a game or two. Oh, and let's not forget the massive controversy regarding one of our teams. This was a wacky week for the Bottom 10. Our Week 3 list is sponsored by Appalachian State University, who apparently wants to force involvement where it shouldn't be. Also included in our sponsors is, as always, Imposter Studios. Now on to our coveted list. *Disclaimer: this list is all satire and not meant to call coaches out for being bad or to hop on the circle jerk against people. This is my list simply to poke fun at teams for either being bad or for having very questionable results. 1. Charlotte 0-and-2ers (0-2) It was a quite week in the streets of Charlotte, at least on Saturday. There were no offensive lines to mock, no quarterbacks to praise/fear for, no defenses to watch painfully. It was a week of pure bliss for the football program, and that alone might be the biggest win of the season so far for the 0-and-2ers. Reality will reach the Queen City this week, however, as the 0-and-2ers take their talent to Boca Raton to take on the team formerly known as the Fighting Randy's of F-A-Yew. 2. UMess (0-2) Another highly-ranked team on bye this past week. After two interesting performances to open the season, the college football world might finally be posed with a rather difficult question. With the North Dakota State Bison, champions of the FCS two years ago and near-victors against Georgia Tech and ranked Nevada this year, coming to Amherst, could we finally see the FCS take down an FBS team? I'll give you a quick answer: no. North Dakota State is more of an FBS team than UMess is at this point. 3. Liberty Flamed Out (0-2) Liberty wished they could have been on bye after a riveting game against the good ol' Hilltoppers from Western Kentucky. The Riley West show took all the fire from this Flamed Out team out of Lynchburg, throwing for 376 yards and a whopping 5 touchdowns on this dimly-lit defense. Liberty's David Clevenger did his best West impression by throwing 46 times (one less than West in that game). Now all he has to do is work on the completion, touchdowns, and interceptions part of his impression for it to be perfect. We'll see how his impression comes along on the big state in Ann Arbor. 4. O-3DU (0-3) The Monarchs of O-3DU tend to crown someone else as their king during a game. This week, O-3DU went down to Houston and decided to crown Rice receivers Darius Watkins and Deontray Clay as co-kings, as the two receivers combined for 246 yards and 4 touchdowns against this royally bad defense. It's the third consecutive game in which O-3DU has allowed 35 points or more; coincidentally, it's the third consecutive game in which O-3DU has scored 10 points or fewer. They're well on their way to become the monarchs of our Bottom Ten rankings, although a date with the Charlotte 0-and-2ers might eventually decide that in the last week of both teams' seasons. 5. State of Kent (0-3) The State of Kent loves showing me what they can do to move their way up our rankings. One week after giving up 35 points in a 4th-quarter meltdown, the State of Kent showcased a more long-term meltdown, giving up an astounding 42 points in the 2nd half of their 48-9 loss to the Redhawks of Miami Ohio. In fact, it was at one point that the State of Kent actually held a lead over their in-state rivals, but they're determined to solidify their place in the Bottom Ten, and for that, I have to respect the State of Kent. 6. South Alabama Baguars (0-2) We all love a good scandal, but I will not stand for the screwing over of a Bottom Ten team. If Appalachian wanted to beat the Baguars (which they should've as it was), they could've done it without an ineligible player (who happened to be the MVP of this game). They didn't need him to beat the 0-and-2ers of Charlotte, so why did they play him against the Baguars? There are so many questions around that decision, but in the end, the Baguars failed to get a win and remain on the list. On the bright side, that win may or may not stick around for the Mountaineers? 7. UNLV Reb-Ls (0-3) At some point I have to stop punishing teams for losing to Oregon State. I can, however, punish teams for blowing a halftime lead without scoring any points in the 2nd half, as I did with the State of Kent earlier. The Reb-Ls were doing the impossible by beating the Beavers 17-10. Then the Reb-Ls realized what the bigger prize was. How else would they get name recognition if they were to leave this list? The Reb-Ls summoned their inner Kent and gave up 24 second half points in a 34-17 loss, sealing their place in the Bottom Ten for another week, thus letting the world continue to remember their existence. 8. North Carolina Tar Holes (0-2) It's a bit sudden to move the Tar Holes up two places after a bye week, but I had to account for the removal of the UAB Blamers and the Boys of Troy, and the following two teams in this list don't strike me as worthy of Bottom 8 status yet. The most inefficient offense in the Atlantic Coast Conference finds itself in what could be a reservation game for this list; they host the Kansas State Wildcats, who most notably got their hide handed to them by the Akron Zips. It's not often that we get a Power 5 stinker, but boy will this be a stinky one. 9. LolTech (0-2) Speaking of reservation games, it was LolTech who fell in a showdown against the Blamers of UAB this past week, thus earning their spot in the prestigious Bottom Ten while sending the Blamers off the list. The game itself was worthy of being on this list, with a combined four turnovers (plus a self-recovered fumble), three recorded drops, and some pretty awful passing from LolTech. LolTech went 50% in the passing game, converted 43.75% of their third downs, and converted 0% of the win. Next comes Rice. Next comes McLean. Next comes typical LolTech. 10. Florida State SemiNOs (0-3) Y'all thought I wouldn't put two ACC teams on this list, didn't you? I gave the SemiNOs the benefit of the doubt last week, but after another duck of a game against Virginia Tech, I couldn't resist the notion any longer. Red Mosher started at quarterback surprisingly, but his offensive performance was not-so-surprising. The SemiNOs have given up 30+ points in every game so far while only scoring a maximum of 16 points. Those are Conference-USA numbers. The SemiNOs are not a Conference-USA team. But the SemiNOs are playing a lot like one right now. Don't be the SemiNOs. Honorable Mentions: CC-Eww (0-2), Sinsee Bearcats (0-2), Boys of Troy (1-2), UAB Lamers (1-2), Georgia Southern-Not-State Eagles (0-2), Ineligible transfers (1-1, 2-0 if you count individual performances and not team performances) Editor's Note: Let me know what you guys think in the comments and what I can improve on when it comes to these. I'm always looking to improve the media I put out!
  2. 19 points
    NDIrish21

    CFBHC swag

    I just converted to Mormonism. No swag though.
  3. 19 points
    Just like the title says, I got curious about some info about the First Round of the Draft All-Time and decided to make some Pivot Tables and find some cool stuff. I will include my data at the end. What started this off was a conversation between Rome and I about what specific college team had the most first rounders (i.e. the irl 2001 Miami Hurricanes had like 8 future First Rounders on that team). That will be at the end, because I felt there were some other really cool things to go through before we get there. Let's get started y'all. College Teams with the Most First Round Picks. 1. Penn State - 13 t2. Florida State - 8 t2. Michigan - 8 t2. USC - 8 t2. Virginia Tech - 8 t2. Wisconsin - 8 3. Michigan State - 7 I don't think any of those schools are particularly surprising. What's maybe surprising is who's msising: Alabama (6) Ohio State (6) Oklahoma (6) LSU (5) These schools were close, but just barely missed the cut of the "Top" Teams. Top Positions Taken 1. Defensive End - 30 2. Cornerback - 29 3. Wide Receiver - 24 There's one glaring omission, Quarterback. There have been 23 QB's taken all time. And their prevalence is going down (5 in 2014, 4 in 2015, 2 each in 2019-2021). I think part of that is how reliable first round QB's tend to be. Of all the positions taken in the first round, the one with the fewest selections is Tight End with 4 followed by Free Safety with 5. What Positions Have Teams Taken the Most? This one is a little different. I decided to see what position each team has taken by year. Here's what I found: There have been 28 Instances of teams taking a Certain Position more than once in First Round History, of those: 8 were Defense Ends 7 were Cornerbacks 3 were Quarterbacks 3 were Outside Linebackers 3 were Wide Receivers The teams who have chosen QB's twice are: Chicago (Norris Brooksheer and Mohammed Foster) Cincinnati (Blake Shell and Joel King) New Orleans (Allan Taylor and Aaron Deveraux) Only once has a team taken one Position twice in the same draft: 2016 - Carolina Panthers selected DE Ron Rice at 11 and DE Kendrick Droughns at 13. Most Common NFLHC-CFBHC Pairings? In this section, we look at which NFLHC teams have taken the most players from the same College (unfortunately, there's 15 instances of 2, no one NFLHC team has taken more than 2 from any one CFBHC team) Baltimore Ravens - Texas Longhorns LA Chargers - Alabama Crimson Tide Cincinnati Bengals - USC Trojans Cleveland Browns - Penn State Nittany Lions Dallas Cowboys - Penn State Nittany Lions Houston Texans - Ohio State Buckeyes* Houston Texans - Virginia Tech Hokies Jacksonville Jaguars - Notre Dame Fighting Irish* Miami Dolphins - Florida Gators Minnesota Vikings - USC Trojans New England Patriots - Wisconsin Badgers New York Giants - Florida State Seminoles LA Rams - Penn State Nittany Lions Seattle Seahawks - Oregon Ducks The * indicate those two picks were in the same draft. In the 2016 Draft, the Texans picked both CB DeAndre Hawkins and OT Matt Bogle out of Ohio State In the 2014 Draft, the Jaguars picked both QB Kareem Taylor and RB James Bush out of Notre Dame. Which CFBHC Team had the most Picks in one Individual Draft? That honor belongs to Ohio State in 2016. Their picks were: 13. DE Kendrick Droughns to Carolina 14. CB DeAndre Hawkins to Houston 20. OT Matt Bogle to Houston 22. RB Marcus Barry to Tampa Bay And now, the Grand Finale: Which Individual Class had the Most Future First Round Picks (not including players who were a RS)? Unfortunately, we don't have one King at the top of the Mountain. We have: 2013 USC 2014 USC 2017 Penn State All with 7. Depth Charts: The 2014 Virginia Tech Hokies and 2013 Florida State Seminoles each had 6 players eventually taken in the 1st Round. 2nd Finale, Teams with Most Future First Round Players Taken (including RS): Again, no one team stands tall. 2014 Penn State 2015 Miami Hurricanes 2015 Michigan 2015 USC 2016 Miami Hurricanes All had 6. Depth Charts: 2016 Penn State 2013 Oklahoma 2015 Virginia Tech All tied for 2nd with 5 Players taken (including Red-Shirted Players) Addition: Most Players of a Specific Position Drafted by a School This was requested by @SlinkyJr. There's a new tab called "Slinky" that summarizes this whole thing. Essentially, is there a QB U, or RB U, etc? Turns out, kind of not really. There are 4 CFBHC teams who have 3 players from a certain position get drafted in the First Round. Michigan - DE (Ron Rice, Jared Self, Carlos Washington) Michigan State - OT (Tron Moses, Robert Haynes, Mike Woods) Virginia Tech - OG (Joe Farmer, LaMont Sherriff, Jason Osorio) Wisconsin - QB (Darrell Murphy, Erik Wegert, Lawyer Johnson) Additionally, there is one occasion of two players from the same CFBHC team that play the same position get drafted in the same First Round. Florida State - 2017: Grey Brown - Detroit Glenn Boyd - Jacksonville Link to Data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b1DLiyM-6Yat-5whaGurIpe5OTELJ9seS16qOcLn5vw/edit?usp=sharing I'm sure there's cool stuff I'm missing, so if you find something, point it out in the comments. I'd love to see what interesting data points I missed out on.
  4. 17 points
    bingo415

    [2021] Week 5 Power Rankings

    All smiles in Jacksonville after the win over the Chiefs Week 5 is just about when the real ceilings of team become apparent--early season coaching missteps are usually corrected by now for main contenders, injuries are beginning to pile up, but not so significant that teams with a real chance are lost to the training table, and defenses are either figuring out how to defend bad offenses or they aren't. Call it the first REAL weekend of football. At least that's what I'm going with this week. Remember, if you don't like where you are in these Rankings...play better! Their Toughest Opponents Might be the Injury Report 1. Green Bay Packers 2. Miami Dolphins 3. New York Jets 4. Las Vegas Raiders The Jets were primed for an upset: scrambling QB vs. Grv, tons of injuries, no WRs to throw to besides Paul Howell…and the Jets pulled it out. Three more injuries to defensive starters put them seriously behind the 8-ball this week at the Dolphins, who look very much like a Ferrari approaching 6th gear, but with an injury question of their own in Marcus Barry. Green Bay is finding new and exciting ways to get emotionally invested in games each week, and the Raiders look like their singular mission is to get back to the Super Bowl (and maybe get Nick Hall an MVP along the way). Clearly in the Playoff Hunt, These Teams are One Injury Away from the Top Tier 5. Philadelphia Eagles 6. Tennessee Titans 7. Jacksonville Jaguars 8. Kansas City Chiefs 9. Chicago Bears The Eagles handling of the Saints in New Orleans was impressive on a couple counts, but it was no coincidence that it came with a healthy backfield. The Titans made minced meat of the Chargers, but yet another ding, this time to Tyler Jones, leaves the Training Staff as the MVP of the Tennessee sideline. The Jaguars, no strangers to exotic offenses, abruptly quieted the Kansas City cheers. Christian Barkley has not been asked to do much more than make a few throws and not turn the ball over, but he put the team on his back and threw darts. The Chiefs fell back to earth a bit, but they still have a solid cushion and a run-based offense that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The Bears beat the Vikings again, but three of there 4 wins are against Minnesota and San Fran—not the caliber wins of the teams just ahead of them. The NFC South is the Terry Crews Version of the AFC North 10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11. New Orleans Saints 12. Carolina Panthers 13. Atlanta Falcons 14. Dallas Cowboys Yes, I know that Dallas is not in the NFC South…but they really should be. They are the team that completes the South: run-oriented beasties that counter the slick-passing Panthers, edge-rushing Falcons, dual-threat Bucs, and airing it out Saints. So, for the purposes of this list, Dallas is in the South. Now…at this point, the South is a toss up, just like AFC North. Unlike the AFC North, all of these teams have legit playoff aspirations, and all would be favored by 10 points over any AFC North team. I give a slight edge to the Bucs and Saints, but only because their wins have been in-division and I think they have a bit more consistency (which is crazy to say) at QB than the Panthers and Falcons. If Dallas loses to the Broncos this weekend, they’ll be sent back to the mostly-pathetic NFC East. Slightly Above-Average Teams that Play Brutally-Tough Schedules 15. Houston Texans 16. New England Patriots The Pats are the best 2-3 team in the League, but they aren’t gonna win many more, because they have 6 more games against teams ranked higher than they are here. That, rightly, sucks for the Pats and Reggie Watkins. The Texans have shown some muscle at times, but couldn’t put it together for a home win against the struggling Broncos. And THEY play 7 more games against teams ranked above them here. That sucks for Leshoure and the Houston faithful as well. The other thing these two teams have in common: defend the pass and they have no answers. Who Freaking Knows?…5-11 or 9-7 is in the realm of possibility 17. Washington Redskins 18. Los Angeles Rams 19. Denver Broncos 20. Arizona Cardinals 21. Buffalo Bills The Rams, Cardinals, and Bills all had a bye in Week 5, which was probably good, considering what happened to the Redskins. The blasting at the hands of the Cowboys indicates that Tanner Bowman, as one would expect of a rookie, is going to have some terrible games. Accordingly, Washington is going to have an up-and-down season. I lean slightly toward more ‘up’ than ‘down’ for the Skins, but who knows. The Rams, clearly one of the more talented teams in the League, just hasn’t had a season they are used to, but have the ability to turn it on. The Bills and Cardinals appear to be identical entities: bright spots in a cloudy sky. But the Broncos are coming off a win at Houston that felt less like an aberration and more like a team (and a coach) that have shaken off 4 weeks of rust and are starting to play like division winners again. I know it’s only one week, but says here Denver walks into Dallas and beats the Cowboys for two in a row. ABSOLUTELY Should be in the Top Half of these Rankings 22. Indianapolis Colts 23. Pittsburgh Steelers These two teams are too talented not to be ranked higher. Yes, the Colts have the rest of the AFC South to contend with, and just lost to the Raiders. The schedule can be uncompromising at times. But, c’mon Colts—you have Aaron Shea in his prime. This is getting awkward. (DISCLOSURE: Colts beat the Broncos in week 1) And the Steelers should have walked away with the AFC North this season. They stole Chester Henson and had it all on a platter. Losing to the Patriots in London is only Example D of why this has been a massive disappointment in the Steel City. The Power Rankings are officially angry at both franchises for not being better right now. It’s Up to the Coaches to Makes Some Adjustments 24. Detroit Lions 25. San Francisco 49ers 26. Baltimore Ravens 27. Cleveland Browns 28. Minnesota Vikings 29. Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore, in their close Monday night loss to the Jets, showed some underrated coaching prowess, moving their secondary offense to the wishbone. That move gave them a real chance against the Jets, and opened Brett Fisher to have the best game of his career, albeit against a Gravy-coached team. That type of coaching innovation/adaptation/exploration will be necessary for all these teams, if they hope to be drafting outside the Top 5…let alone make a push for the playoffs. Kudos to Blake Shell and the Lions for getting win #1…boo to the Niners for not realizing they were playing Blake Shell and blitzing accordingly. The Best BAD Team in the League 30. Seattle Seahawks I’ll say it: the Seahawks are bad. Like, almost-lose-to-the-Giants-then-score-3-points-against-the-Packers BAD. And they deserve to be ranked here at present. But…I would wager on the Seahawks to beat the two teams below them, and half the teams ranked #24-29, so…I’m calling them the Best BAD Team in the League. And that makes them kinda fun or funny, in a way. Not Funny Ha-Ha, but Funny Uh-Oh. Who’s Getting a Win First? Answer: Neither 31. Los Angeles Chargers 32. New York Giants I now believe that, given their talent and schedules, neither of these teams will win a game this season. And then in week 7, when the Chargers beat the Broncos, I will bury my face in snow until March.
  5. 17 points
    inspiral

    CFBHC swag

    So I've been coaching a virtual Purdue football team for 3 IRL years now, and like most of you I didn't really have any connection to the school beforehand. I figured I'd get a memento so if I'm still kicking it 30 years from now I'll look back and reminiscence about the virtual gridiron. So here's my one Purdue thing proudly displayed in my livingroom: Anyone else ever get something based on their CFBHC/NFLHC team?
  6. 17 points
    bingo415

    [2021] Week 3 Power Rankings

    Justin Davis deflects an Aaron Shea pass Week 3 brought a couple of very interesting matchups and performances to the fore. The list of undefeated teams whittled down some, and a couple of previously winless squads got 'W's'. Who's going to stick around the top all season? Who's going to make the long journey up and down the rankings? Stay tuned, as this week we break the ranking apart for some tiered action! Remember, if you don't like where you are in these rankings...play better! The Undefiled 1. Green Bay Packers Pack are the class of the League, though one might have suspected a slightly more convincing win over the Luke Williams-led Cowboys on Monday night. A Green Bay-Miami Super Bowl would be amazing, but the Pack have to get past the über-hot Eagles and the in-division Bears. Miami : Jordan-era Chicago Bulls :: Jets : Isaiah’s Pistons. Can the Dolphins get over the hump of the Jets stranglehold on the East? Oh, and the Chiefs just keep winning. Terrence Rodgers is making a weekly pitch for the Pro Bowl…or is that the MVP trophy he’s staring at…? 2. Miami Dolphins 3. Philadelphia Eagles 4. New York Jets 5. Kansas City Chiefs 6. Chicago Bears One Loss, Feeling Pretty Good 7. Las Vegas Raiders 8. Carolina Panthers 9. Tennessee Titans 10. Arizona Cardinals 11. Atlanta Falcons I was going to label this the “One-loss Contenders,” but really I’m not sure that Arizona and Atlanta ARE contenders. They’ve played well, but the Falcons’ loss to Tampa Bay raised an eyebrow, and the Cardinals looked all sorts of lost against Tanner Bowman and Washington. Titans look legit and just had a stumble, ditto the Panthers and of course the Raiders. Damn, I hate the Raiders. Best Two-loss Team 12. Jacksonville Jaguars Why are the Jags here and not lower in the 2-loss Disappointments? Well, their losses are by 3 to the Titans and by 4 to the Jets. Yes, both were in JAX, which makes me wonder about the mental toughness of this team, but we’re going with the Jags as the best 2-loss team that will bounce back and challenge for a playoff spot. One Loss, Feeling FUCKING GREAT! 13. New Orleans Saints 14. Houston Texans 15. Washington Redskins 16. Buffalo Bills Absolutely all of these teams (yes, even Rome and the Texans) have to feel pretty amazing about being 2-1 right now. Saints are on top because their close loss to the Falcons showed lots of grit. They took Minnesota’s best shot and mostly parried it away. Bills got to Wheeler and took the Titans down a peg. Anthony Ortiz will absolutely win DPOY…he’s just been amazing. What can you say about Tanner Bowman other than wow! He was efficient versus the Broncos in week 2, and off-the-charts against Arizona. Two-Loss Disappointments 17. Indianapolis Colts 18. Los Angeles Rams 19. Cleveland Browns 20. San Francisco 49ers 21. Dallas Cowboys 22. Denver Broncos All of these teams are looking at the standings, shaking their heads, and saying “What?” Denver is the only team to win in Week 3, but looked awful in the first two weeks (though the Washington loss looks much better now, eh?). Indy ran into Carolina, and then got shelled by the Dolphins. The Rams have dropped two in a row without injuries to blame. The Niners got nipped by the Bears and then lost McBride for the season. The Cowboys actually played the Packers pretty tough, but are still staring at the Luke Williams era for a few weeks. I don’t necessarily expect any of these teams to remain down here for too long, but if they are still here around Week 6 or so, shouldn’t we just admit that they aren’t as good as expected? One Win, We’re Working Stuff Out 23. New England Patriots 24. Pittsburgh Steelers 25. Seattle Seahawks 26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27. Cincinnati Bengals “Working stuff out…” is almost too kind for the Bengals and Steelers, given their off-season front office turmoil, but it’s mostly apt for now. The Seahawks were lucky to hit the Lions without LeCount for a close win, or else they’d be lower. RJ Stanford, one week after looking like he belonged, crashed back to earth in a bloodbath. Bucs got the win over the Falcons, but need to show MUCH more consistency. One thing is clear in the Bay: DeNorris Jackson is a stud. I have absolutely no idea what is going on with the Patriots—are they the team that beat a no-gameplan Bengals by 30? Or the gang that got zipped by the Texans? Need a Win BADLY! 28. Detroit Lions 29. Baltimore Ravens 30. Minnesota Vikings 31. Los Angeles Chargers 32. New York Giants Lions and Ravens lost close ones on the road, while the Vikings put up 31 against the Saints and lost. The Chargers are beginning to show some life on offense, and it was good to see Easely make a stat sheet. The Giants could very well be in their own category of stink, but we’ll lump them here to avoid piling on. Out of these teams, I think the Ravens get a win first.
  7. 16 points
    bingo415

    [2021] Week 5 Power Rankings

    I don't believe either of you will win...
  8. 16 points
    Here are some assorted thoughts on various teams upcoming first round draft selections. All of these teams are bad so far this season so hopefully this can give them some hope in these times of need. I included some people who I think are very obvious early decs from the 2023 class. Anyway here it is: Minnesota: Most Likely Pick: RB DeSean Dockery, Louisville Analysis: The Vikings have looked surprisingly competent on offense so far this season with Vardell and Keith Dunn both performing above expectation, but I still think they ought to try and recapture the magic of the Vardell+Henson duo. Dockery is a stud and I expect his draft stock to stay high throughout the offseason leading up to the draft. The other big option for them is an EDGE rusher, especially DE. Justin Glass is old and mediocre. The team's pass defense is still bad but they've invested too much in the secondary already to keep throwing darts against that dart board so I think additional pressure from the pass rush is where they look to improve next. Primary targets here are Sebastian Smallwood and Timothy Key. They could also go for a wide reciever since Luke Cobb has improved the team so much. There are three great Wrs this year but I think Morgan Patton out of Penn State would pair especially well with Cobb and create a fearsome duo. Cleveland: Most Likely Pick: FS Seth Scott, Colorado Analysis: The Browns are honestly extremely tough to analyze here because they are the sort of team that is decent everywhere but elite nowhere (except WR1 and Center). With these sorts of teams that are solid but lacking special players when they take big time playmakers and that's exactly what Seth Scott is. He's one of the biggest ballhawks in CFBHC history with 10 interceptions last season and that sort of play would be a welcome step up from their current safety LaMichael Jones, who while competent isn't very exciting. The other big option for them I think is offensive guard to replace the soon to retire Calvin Milloy. That option would probably be better if they were further down in the 1st because this class on the surface lacks elite OG prospects. Otherwise the team is full of solid young players so while they could upgrade elsewhere I don't think it's as likely as OG or safety. Indianapolis: Most Likely Pick: CB Kyle Cunningham, Baylor Analysis: Indy has avoided picking high end corners for years now and I think it's finally starting to bite them in the ass. Forget about the run game, that pass defense is bottom 10 in the league right now despite the amount of pressure the Dline is getting. Cunningham is the best corner out of this relatively weak class for the position right now and I think he'd fit snuggly in at Indy. Other positions they could go are runningback if it turns out Otero really is done for, I actually think Ricky Vega would be a great fit here and likely available wherever they pick, maybe even in the 2nd round. As usual they could also use an upgrade at center with Xavier Cueller. There aren't many good OLBs this draft but Jabari Fletcher wouldn't be bad to replace the aging Keyuo Clark. New York Giants: Most Likely Pick: QB Matt Jones, Purdue Analysis: It looks like Davenport isn't gonna be a Giant after all and right now they're starting David Brezina so if they don't address quarterback this draft it will be an absolute tragedy for the team's fans. Matt Jones is my favorite QB of this draft so far and I think he'd fit nicely with the team they have in New York right now. I think Marcus Black could also be good if they want to go the scrambler route. Either works really but right now I favor Jones. The Giants roster is honestly just plain terrible right now so I could see them going a lot of directions otherwise. Maybe they want to get their defense going with Smallwood. They could also look to trade down and select Jarvis Ward, Morgan Patton or Tyler White at wide reciever. But as I said before, I think their #1 priority right now has to be the QB position, so unless they address that in free agency I think it'll be their pick of Black or Jones. Dallas Cowboys: Most Likely Pick: WR Tyler White, Penn State Analysis: The Cowboys are better than their record for sure but the weaknesses they've shown are still real. The roster is extremely well rounded and I don't think there are any particular problem areas bigger then WR so I look for the Cowboys to draft one of the big three (Ward, Patton and White). I think White is the most likely to be available when Dallas picks but it could be any of them. A star WR could unlock Graham Burnett and provide some balance to their offense to provide the boost they need to become true superbowl contenders. Other than wide reciever I could see them upgrading the secondary a bit with a free safety or CB2. Seth Scott would be interesting if they could grab him for example. Some of their olinemen are getting old so maybe they want to draft one for cap relief but that'd be kind of a waste IMO. Really I think the Cowboys going WR makes too much sense for it not to happen but we'll see, they could lose someone to free agency that opens up another hole before the draft. LA Chargers: Most Likely Pick: OT Alex Vasili, Penn State Analysis: Assuming he declares I would love Vasili to the Chargers. They have a lot of needs but #1 to me is offensive line which is absolutely atrocious right now for them, the worst in the league. Vasili isn't sexy but he's played well enough over the course of his career that he'd be worth it in my opinion. The Chargers have a lot of other places they could go besides OT. Their wide recievers are still bad so they could upgrade there. Aside from Oliphaunt their secondary isn't great so if they trade down they could get value there. Maybe they'll be sick of Matty Ice by the end of the season and take a chance on Black or Jones but I think in their situation it makes more sense to upgrade the supporting cast first. Pittsburgh Steelers: Most Likely Pick: QB Marcus Black, Auburn Analysis: As Sagebow has himself said publicly, RJ Stanford is most likely not the answer. If they can get their hands of Marcus Black I think it'd be an absolutely perfect fit, and I think Sage is going to aggressively pursue him assuming he declares. Matt Jones could also go here, and if the Steelers are cheeky and want to get some other positions they could probably go after someone like Ryan Harris or even Jordan North in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. If they decide to hold off on QB until a bit later on they have a couple options in the 1st. They could grab Xavier Cueller at center for a needed upgrade to their offensive line. If a good DE or FS falls into their lap that wouldn't be a bad idea either if they wish to focus on the defensive end. The other obvious need is wide reciever, and as I've said many times by now there are plenty of options at that position, any of which would work well I think. Detroit Lions: Most Likely Pick: DE Sebastian Smallwood, Alabama Analysis: The Lions' stars being murdered in a ritual sacrifice to the pipe may actually be a good thing for them going into next season if they can secure Smallwood. He'd provide a nice bit of pressure for a Dline that really isn't performing great right now. Plus, Smallwood looks to be an absolute stud and maybe the best player overall in the draft. Hard to beat that. The Lions could go wide reciever if they wanted to give Lecount some weapons in his return. Maybe they'll trade down and grab a playmaker at Free Safety like Seth Scott. With Otero gone the Lions are also prime candidates for DeSean Dockey and it honestly would not surprise me if the decision to trade Otero was made with Dockey in mind. One thing is for certain: regardless of who they choose, the Lions will be superbowl favorites next season. Cincinnati Bengals: Most Likely Pick: DE Timothy Key, Florida Analysis: DE is a pretty large hole for thatfunk's newest team with EJ McQuarters as a starter, and Key is great because he has elite stats while also being a scheme fit for the Bengals' 3-4. While Key isn't the prototypical contain guy that isn't necessarily a bad thing and it could be a nice boost to the 2nd worst defense in the NFL right now, especially against the run. The other positions I could see the Bengals upgrading are at the right side of the Oline and, maybe if they are feeling a bit cheeky, Joel King. The King has not performed up to par in Cincy so far despite a ton of support, so it's possible there's a revolution in Cincy if the right guy falls to them. Other than that the Bengals are looking pretty solid across the board right now, but we'll have to see what type of offseason disasters might beset them this time leading up to the draft.
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    10 Things I like, and Don’t Like, including a very sad New York Giants offense After an extended break, here we go The State of Traded QBs There were multiple QBs moved this past offseason and regular season through trades, including a trade of starting Quarterbacks. Reggie Watkins, Paul Davenport, RJ Stanford, and Mike Thomas were all traded for, but only one of these trades has really gone well. Reggie Watkins is having an excellent season for the Patriots. He is completing nearly 70 percent of his passes, and has a 12:3 TD to INT rate. The AFC East isn’t winnable for the Pats still, but Watkins hot play so far has made this team much more interesting. For the 3 trades the results have not been good. The Giants made trades for both Mike Thomas and Paul Davenport, and still neither of them started this past week. Paul Davenport is still holding out, and Mike Thomas has been a bust so far for the team. Mike Thomas has easily been the worst QB of players who were intended to start this year. This is a family article, so I won’t show his stats. But they are bad. And he’s been benched. For David Brezina. On purpose. Maybe he has potential too. The Giants received Davenport in a trade with the Steelers for RJ Stanford. The Steelers were considered a contender in the AFC North, though that doesn’t mean a ton this season, but the Davenport holdout situation changed the trajectory. Replacing him with R.J. Stanford has had moderate success in Pittsburgh, however his production is a significant step down from the production of RJ Stanford. The Steelers have indicated that Stanford is not the answer. The Steelers may be in a precarious position of being too good for a top tier QB, and could struggle opening up their pocket books for a Free Agent Quarterback. Oregon State 2021 I recognize that the good times may not last forever in Corvallis, Oregon. But this is a program that has struggled keeping a coach and creating program momentum for their entire existence. Oregon State had won 4 games over the past 5 seasons before this one. So when Oregon State can start a season a season 4-0, even after losing their head coach in the offseason, they deserve their moment. Oregon State has even started to receive some Coaches Poll votes. While these votes are probably less indicative of their skill and level of competition, it does recognize the hill that Oregon State has had to climb to even get to this point. This is the feel good story of the college season so far, and I know there are plenty of people who want to see this team have even more success. End of Toledo 2021? [Insert video of Sad Titanic Flute playing]. If you like Field Goals, Toledo-Florida could be the best game of the season. The implications of this game were huge, as Toledo was looking to make a run to the playoffs this season through a non P5 conference. Toledo had started the season 3-0, even though they had looked shaky at times, and had the chance to launch their playoff run with a win against Florida at home. However, backed by their dominant run game and offensive line, Florida was able to pull off a double overtime victory on the road. This definitely damages the chances that Toledo has of making the playoffs, and deflates some of the self promoted hype, but Toledo still controls its own destiny. It is simple for Toledo. Win out. TCU rumbling on The Hype is real for this TCU program. Coach Danger has promoted his team heavily this season (as he does in most), and going into Conference play, this TCU team seems worthy of the hype. They have wins against talented programs out of conference in USC and LSU (who both considered themselves playoff contenders preseason), and have survived their first two conference games against Tennessee and Texas Tech. TCU hopes to finish their season strong, and not suffer from any lapses, as the pressure of the potential of playoffs creeps closer with every victory. Bears and Chiefs Surprise Starts Even the most optimistic fans of Chicago and Kansas City could not have seen this coming. Using different methods, the Chiefs and the Bears have both come out the gates at 4-1. The Chiefs have leaned on a very run heavy offense, that has prioritized ball security in the passing game, and an opportunistic defense. The Bears have gotten a good start out of Norris Brooksheer, despite shaky offensive line play. While the Bears haven’t faced an intimidating running back in their wins, the play of their run defense has been excellent. Both teams feel that they can make the playoffs, the Bears play a weak schedule to finish out the season, but the Chiefs face a more difficult schedule. Both teams have played duds of games so far this season, and will need to have consistent performances to continue their success. My Quarter Season Award Winners MVP/Offensive Player of the Year: Brian Brown MIA. It feels like Brian Brown had fallen away from the public eye to a degree these last few seasons. Quarterbacks like Christian Skaggs, Aaron Shea, Nick Hall, and Jason Johnson have gained a lot of attention in the last few seasons, at the expense of Brian Brown. But Brown is back this season. The addition of J.C. Weldon has proven to be one of the best picks in the 2021 draft this season. That’s a sentence that makes the Jets organization cringe. Brown is 5th in the NFL in passing yards, second in passer rating, and a ridiculous 13 to 1 TD to INT ratio. The Dolphins were unlucky to miss the playoffs last season, and this year they hope to take luck out of the equation in their chase for a trophy. Runner Up: Thomas Wheeler TEN, one of the best free agent signings in recent memory. Defensive Player of the Year: Carlos Washington PIT. It is strange to me that my leading candidate for this award plays for a struggling defense. But the rookie defensive end out of Michigan has come out the gates hot this year. He has 5 sacks, which is tied for 8th in the NFL, 1st in Tackles for Loss, and is tied for 2nd in the NFL in tackles. Oh, he’s also forced 2 fumbles and has a recovery this season. Not a bad start to his career. Runner up: Anthony Ortiz BUF. Is he the player you’d want to start a defensive line with the most right now? Offensive Rookie of the Year: J.C. Weldon MIA. Who gave Brian Brown a receiver? That trade was ridiculous at the time, and hasn’t aged well since. But this isn’t about bad trades, but about good plays. Weldon is first in his rookie class in Catches, Yards, and TD’s at the WR position, and has top 10 NFL numbers in each of those categories. Along with veteran receiver Greg Cobb, Weldon has helped Brian Brown get back into the MVP conversation, and he looks to dominante AFC East Defensives for Years to come. Runner Up: Denorris Jackson TB. Close battle for this number 1 position. DNJ may actually be more important to his team’s success than Weldon. Defensive Rookie of the Year: Carlos Washington PIT. See Above. Runner Up: Javier Grady/Josiah Harden DAL/ARI. It’s not really close but I needed to fill this slot. Coach of the Year: Coach Nmize KC. While I expect a different name to be here by the end of the season, Nmize has to get his props for getting an Erasmus McCready led team to a 4 win season. Will it continue? Probably not. Is it possible for it to continue? First of all, through God all things are possible, so jot that down. Giants terrible offense The Giants are averaging 6.6 Points per game. End of the Penn State Dynasty This isn’t a complete surprise to many people, including Coach Gravy. It’s not even completely disappointing either for the Penn State program, who lost the #1 and #2 picks in the 2021 NFLHC draft. With 2 losses, the Nittany Lions have most likely been eliminated from the College Football Playoff. But instead of mourning the end of this dynasty, the success of this team should be celebrated and we should look forward to a much more open season of CFBHC, with no team seeming to be as dominant as this Penn State team. Western Michigan and Illinois 2 of my favorite programs in CFBHC are Illinois and Western Michigan. What makes them my favorite programs are their coaches, FlutieFlakes and Jieret. Both of these guys are, in my eyes, top 10 college level coaches. Jieret made the playoffs with Western Michigan last season, and showed that his team deserved his place in the playoff. The Illinois team consistently has one of the best defenses in the the Big 10 and Flutie has crafted a unique identity for his squad. Neither of those two coaches have shown any indication of leaving their teams, but it would be interesting to see what they could do at a program like Texas (if it ever opened up). Panthers Struggles Christian Skaggs and the Carolina Panthers: The Panthers declared themselves as being all in before this season started. While they could still save their season in a weak division, they haven’t played like title contenders so far. Skaggs hasn’t played like an MVP candidate, and while his play isn’t bad, it is far below his normal standard, and he does lead the NFL in Interceptions so far. The Panthers have an opportunity of Thursday Night to try to get their season back on track, as they play a divisional foe in the Atlanta Falcons. The Panthers defense has been bad this year, and their offense hasn’t been good enough to overcome it. While the NFC South is a flawed, and weaker division, the Panthers can’t be lethargic, because those Tampa Bay Bucs are a talented team as well. If the Panthers can’t find their groove again, their season could be in trouble.
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    1-6-18 (Cheyenne) -- After an unexpected 2nd win in his inaugural year, the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is planning a day of celebration for January 7th. A parade will be run down main street, and Coach alexfall862 will be given a key to the city at an evening reception. Coach alexfall862 on the occasion: "Wow, well - this is all very unexpected. I think the defining ability of this team is to follow directions. After the disappointing loss to Georgia, I stapled a piece of paper above the locker-room door that said: Don't Not Win I think that's been the secret to our success!" alexfall862 then took questions from the press. Editor's Note: At the time of writing this article, a pair of socks have gone missing from the equipment manager's office. Box Score Below: Wyoming (1-1) at UL-Lafayette (1-1) Lafayette, LA - 85 F 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT1 OT2 OT3 SCORE Wyoming Cowboys (1-1) 17 7 7 0 - - - 31 UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (1-1) 10 0 3 7 - - - 20 Team Stats Comparison Wyoming Cowboys UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Injuries No Injuries No Injuries Offensive Line Rating 3.8 2.9 Sacks 3 3 Punting 42.2 37.6 Punt Return Yards 16 0 Kick Return Yards 23 16 Turnovers 1 1 3rd Down Conversion 4/11 6/15 4th Down Conversion 0/0 0/0 Penalties 8/82 4/45 Wyoming Cowboys PASSING C/A YDS TD INT F/L Jasiah Howard 20/30 302 3 1 0/0 RUSHING ATT YDS TD LNG F/L Devon Seals 22 123 1 21 0/0 Jasiah Howard 6 16 0 5 0/0 RECEIVING REC YDS TD DRP F/L Israel Carlos 6 105 2 0 0/0 Kyle Laughlin 3 52 0 0 0/0 Devon Seals 2 48 1 0 0/0 David Grier 4 44 0 0 0/0 DEFENSE T/TFL SCK INT/PD FF/FR TD/SFTY Kareem Beverly 1/0 - 1/0 0/0 0/0 Samuel Mercado 2/0 1.5 0/0 0/0 0/0 Jacob Brandon 5/0 1.0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Jonah Battle 3/0 0.5 0/0 0/0 0/0 KICKING FG XP KICK DISTANCES Leonard McDonald 1/1 4/4 38 UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns PASSING C/A YDS TD INT F/L Jacory Colon 22/39 208 2 1 0/0 RUSHING ATT YDS TD LNG F/L Anthony Lavigne 11 24 0 8 0/0 Jacory Colon 1 -2 0 -2 0/0 RECEIVING REC YDS TD DRP F/L Michael Snowden 7 66 1 1 0/0 Tyus Whitaker 2 35 0 0 0/0 Robert Johnson 3 32 0 1 0/0 George Green 3 31 1 0 0/0 DEFENSE T/TFL SCK INT/PD FF/FR TD/SFTY Kelly Cordero 3/0 - 1/0 0/0 0/0 Darren James 5/1 1.0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Theodore Cook 3/1 1.0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Don Gibbs 4/0 1.0 0/0 0/0 0/0 KICKING FG XP KICK DISTANCES Eric Abbott 2/3 2/2 41, 28 - 46
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    TazerMan

    Favorite Chatbox Quotes

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    Rome

    [2021] Week 5 Fun Facts

    Did you know...? Conference Edition! The 's leading quarterback, Tucker Dowden, is completing 78.3% of his passes on the season? However, the Tigers are a combined 1-6 against LSU, Alabama, and Auburn, so no SEC Title for Tucker. The is a combined 33-9 on the season so far? 's leading rusher, runningback Solomon McLaughlin, has already tripled his career fumbles this season? leads the in penalty yards at a whopping 263 on the season? is the only team in the that has yet to record a defensive turnover? posted an amazing low 1.9 OL rating in a game this season? The is averaging only a 4.6 OL rating this season. The is perfectly 18-18 on the season? QB David Edmondson of is averaging 12.71 yards per ATTEMPT? 's Jamari Turner, a 4/4 corner, already has two punt return touchdowns? 's leading receiver is not Francis Brown of with 5 receiving touchdowns? It's actually Artavius Hopkins' 7 from .
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    stormstopper

    [2021] Week #4 - TNF

    Bet the Patriots are glad they got Weldon with their #4 pick. Sure would suck if he played for a division opponent.
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    ObliviousLAX

    ObliviousLAX

    1. Please list your email address and/or your reddit username at which you can be contacted. ObliviousLAX 2. Before continuing, please thoroughly read the coaching course and feel free to ask questions. Confirm that you have read the coaching course by writing "Confirmed" below. The wiki is down for me but I'll read it as soon as I can 3. What team do you want to coach? UNC 4. Please select two backup teams (in descending order of preference) in case your first choice is unavailable. I was told UNC is the only one open currently so N/A 5. In three or more sentences, tell us a little about yourself. How old are you, what do you do, where are you from, why would you be a good fit here, etc. I'm 23, I finally went back to school, and I'm not as stressed as I was previously. I still live in Greenville and I figured I'd give this another shot. 6. This site can be as time consuming as you want it to be. Weekly duties can be completed in 30 minutes or less, however interacting with your fellow players throughout the week makes it more enjoyable for most people. Approximately, how much free time do you have during a typical week? I only work weekend nights and only have 8 credit hours this semester so probably greater than 10 hours for sure. 7. Losing games is an inevitable reality on this site, especially when accepting newer teams. Do you believe you can handle losing? Disappointment is expected, however we have had issues with people freaking out, and even leaving the site because of losing. All of my teams are still bad so I've gotten used to losing. I still watch them so I believe I can handle losing. 8. How did you find out about this site? If recommended by a friend, please post his/her username. I found out about the site back in 2014 on my first go around but grv convinced me to come back.
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    stormstopper

    [2021] Week #4 - 1 PM

    The Pipe answers to Ares, to Demeter, and to Hades; hatred of the Titans comes natural to it.
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    Hello fellow CFBHC and NFLHC coaches and community members! February 4th is Super Bowl Sunday--when we all enjoy the game with friends, liters/litres of beer/cola, more chicken wings than Jumbo can shake a stick at, and so much chip dip... February 4th is also the kickoff date for our Annual CFBHC Donation Drive. This Donation Drive is your chance to give back to the community that has given YOU so much. What do YOU get when you donate? * Consistent content, game reports, updates and media! * Soluna will be rolling out some new features when different benchmarks are hit in the Donation Drive--MORE INFO COMING SOON! * Peace of mind that you are contributing to an endeavor on which you spend a solid chunk of your precious entertainment time! * A way to say Thank You for the work that Soluna, Inspiral, and others put in to giving you the things you love! So that we can appropriately determine benchmarks and goals for the Donation Drive, please fill out this ANONYMOUS 6-question survey about your time, capacity, and intent: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4105530/CFBHC-Survey The Donation Drive will kick off Super Bowl Sunday, and last through February. What a great time to give!
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    inspiral

    [2021] Week 5 Headlines

    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Taylor Blasts CFBHC Banner as FAKE NEWS The CFBHC Banner refuses to acknowledges the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl win and 5-0 start to the 2021 season; in an interview after the game TE Bernard Taylor called the CFBHC Banner "FAKE NEWS" and said "just like my girl TSwift says 'haters gonna hate, hate, hate.'" Bernard Taylor's tweet after the game about the CFBHC Banner refusal to acknowledge Packers success.
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    SageBow

    [2021] SSC: Week 4

    Week 4 is over! After a slight delay, lets check out the Stats Leaders! STATS LEADERS Passing Yards Tucker Dowden, - 1233 yards Elijah McManus, - 1189 yards Eric McLean, - 1088 yards Passing Touchdowns Elijah McManus, - 14 TDs Eric McLean, - 13 TDs Zack Cera, - 13 TDs Rushing Yards Ethan Newby, - 541 yards Trevon Yeldon, - 538 yards Jamal Trufant, - 498 yards Rushing Touchdowns Ethan Newby. - 9 TDs Evan Grant. - 8 TDs DeSean Madison, - 8 TDs Receiving Yards Artavius Hopkins, - 430 yards Deontray Clay, - 420 yards Tevin Lattimore, - 417 yards Receiving Touchdowns Artavius Hopkins, - 7 TDs Daniel Hobbs, - 6 TDs Parker Tripp, - 6 TDs NOTABLE TIDBITS Take a Bow El Chacko! The NDSU superstar led them to a huge win over FBS UMass Thursday Night. Artavius Hopkins is a force to be reckoned with. 10 receptions, 139 yards, and 3 Touchdowns in huge victory over Georgia Southern. He's got superstar written all over him heading into the next level. Another big win for Florida led by Ethan Newby. 3 TDs and 172 yards on the ground as he pounded through Kentucky's defense to keep the Gators perfect. Michigan and Lucas Benton slaughtered Liberty in brutal fashion. The Wolverines sacked poor David Clevenger 10 times, as the Flames signal caller was literally seen running for his life the entire afternoon. Down goes the Nittany Lions! Led by Khairi Bryant, the Buckeyes beat the reigning national champions in Happy Valley! Watch out B1G! MATCHUP OF THE WEEK WR Jarvis Ward vs CB Kenyon Justice Two true superstars clashed in SEC West Divisional Play. Lets take a look to see how they performed. Ward - 6 receptions for 45 yards, 1 TD Justice - 1 INT, 2 Tackles Verdict - Kenyon Justice Not many people can limit Jarvis Ward. Kenyon Justice is not people. The corner shut down one of the most explosive receivers in the nation all night long. Though Ward had plenty of receptions, he was largely limited in what he could do all night.
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    Jumbo

    [2021] Week #4 - TNF

  22. 10 points
    wrigleyfan

    Early Season PAC-12 Award Leaders

    With the first quarter of the season in the books here are my early predictions and odds for PAC-12 individual season awards. Offensive POY: Donald Culver – (SR) QB Utah Culver has helped lead the Utes to a 3-0 start by throwing 10 TD passes to only 1 INT, both best in the PAC-12. He is #1 in completion percentage (68.1%) and #2 in yards per game (321.3). The Utes will need Culver to continue his level of performance to challenge for the PAC-12 crown. Current odds: 2-1 Trevon Yeldon – (JR) RB Oregon Yeldon has been dominate through 3 games averaging a conference best 179.3 rushing yards per game. He is #1 in yards per carry at 7.47 (min 15 carries) and tied for #1 in rushing TDs with 5. He also has 2 receiving TDs. As the focal point of the Oregon offense he should continue to put up monster numbers for the remainder of the season. Current odds: 2-1 Jay Arreola – (JR) WR UCLA Arreola leads the PAC-12 in catches (23), receiving TDs (4), and receiving yards per game (115.0). In UCLA’s pass friendly offense Arreola should continue to see the ball thrown his way the rest of the season. Current odds: 8-1 Offensive FOY: Bradley Hassan – (FR) QB Washington State Hassan has thrown for 266.3 yards per game with 8 TDs and only 2 INTs with the highest yards per attempt (9.63) in the conference. Current odds: 2-1 Israel Carlson – (FR) RB Arizona State Carlson has rushed for 140 yards per game and is tied with Yeldon for the most rushing TDs with 5. Current odds: 2-1 Defensive POY: DeSean Barkley – (JR) CB Colorado Barkley currently leads the PAC-12 with 4 interceptions through his first 3 games. No other conference player has more than 1 interception. Current odds: 2-1 Henry Negron - (JR) DE Washington State Negron ranks 3rd in tackles (20), tied for first in tackles for loss (3) and tied for 4th in sacks (3.5). Current odds: 3-1 Travis Napier – (JR) DE Colorado Napier makes the list as the PAC-12 leader in sacks with 4.5. He also has tallied 10 tackles and 1 tackle for loss. Current odds: 5-1 Defensive FOY: Adam Gibson - FR DT California Gibson has compiled 3 sacks, 9 tackles, and 2 tackles for loss through his first 3 games. Current odds: 3-1 Alpha Goldman – (FR) DT Arizona State Goldman has compiled 2 sacks, 9 tackles, and 1 tackles for loss through his first 2 games. Current odds: 4-1 Special Teams POY: Sam Walsh - (SR) K California Walsh has made 9 of 9 extra points and 7 of 7 field goal attempts, including a long of 54 yards. He is currently the only PAC-12 kicker with made field goals of more than 50 yards (2 of 2). Current odds: 3-2 Jamari Turner - (SR) CB Oregon State Turner currently leads the PAC-12 with 2 punt return TDs. Current odds: 5-1 Coach of the Year Jim Henson - Oregon State Current odds: 4-1 owensr37 - Utah Current odds: 5-1 Franz Kafka - Colorado Current odds: 6-1 With all three coaches having their teams of to a 3-0 start, we would give a slight edge to coach Jim Henson right with the job he has done at Oregon State.
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    Given that everyone in last week's edition of the Bottom Ten power rankings either was on bye or fell victim to another resume-building defeat, you'd expect this edition of the rankings to not have any newcomers. That's where you're wrong. Sometimes, defeat outweighs defeat, or in the instance of our newcomer, one defeat outweighs their one victory. Indeed, that team is the only team to hit our list (and my list of candidates) that has one of these "victories," but they're one of two teams to suffer a loss so bad that it gets them put on this list automatically (one of those teams was already on here though). It's not often I get to see consistency in the Bottom Ten, but I will gladly welcome it as we hit the quarter mark of the 2021 season. Our Week 4 list is sponsored by The Bison Bar & Grill, a great bar in Hazen, North Dakota. Great food and an even better atmosphere for the occasional North Dakota State upset (may or may not be raising money for Will Chacko's future agent). Also included in our sponsors is, as always, Imposter Studios. Now on to our coveted list. *Disclaimer: this list is all satire and not meant to call out coaches for being bad or to hop on the circle jerk against people. This is my list simply to poke fun at teams for either being bad or for having very questionable results. 1. UMess (FCS) (0-3) It takes a result truly spectacular to dethrone our previous number one, but as I foreshadowed in the last list, UMess would indeed be the first FBS team to lose to an FCS team, and it wasn't really close either. North Dakota State took a 34-14 lead going into the final 15 minutes of the game, and had it not been for one more Robbie McElroy throw and a 34-yarder, the scoreline would've accurately described just how bad UMess looked in that game. UMess were statistically worse in every facet of that game, being outgained 428-198, giving the ball away more, and even failing on special teams. 15 games later and we're still waiting for UMess' first win, but if this past week was any indication, I don't think that win will come against a lackluster Bowling Green side. 2. Charlotte 0-and-3ers (0-3) The fact that Charlotte's performance in Boca Raton wasn't enough to keep them locked in as the top team in the Bottom Ten rankings speaks more to UMess and their egg of a game in Amherst, but don't let that distract you from the fact that the 0-and-3ers used actual cardboard on the offensive line this week. In giving up 6 sacks to the team formerly known as F-A-Yew, the 0-and-3ers somehow found a way to one-up Liberty's offensive line, and that really is saying something given how bad the Flamed Out have been at protecting their quarterback (more on that later). With USF coming to town this week, expect the 0-and-3ers to substitute their cardboard for wet paper towels in hopes of improvement. 3. Liberty Flamed Out (0-3) With every passing week, we get closer to what appears to be the Bottom Ten Game of the Year, as Liberty's Lifeless Flame will travel to the glorious city of Amherst to play the reigning #1 team in UMess. What will Liberty give us when the time comes? Will it be the team that put up a somewhat respectable performance against UConned, or will it be the team that had half as many interceptions as Michigan had touchdowns this past week? Only time will tell, but at the rate both teams are going, we're bound to see a slobberknocker of a game to close out a fantastic season. 4. South Alabama Baguars (0-3) One week after putting up a very respectable performance in a loss* to Appalachian State, the Baguars reminded us of why they were on this list in the first place, getting dumped in a trash bag in a rather pitiful loss to UTEP. It's hard to outline just where the Baguars faltered against UTEP; this of course comes without looking at an unfortunate injury to quarterback Henry Mason, a porous offensive line, an offense that absolutely hates 3rd downs, and a special teams unit that put the special in special teams. The good news is that the Mason-less Baguars have a game that could propel them further up the list, as another Bottom Ten honorable mention, the Other Aggies of New Mexico State (no the other ones), come to Mobile. *Still up for NCAA jurisdiction 5. O-3-DU (0-3) O-3DU could find solace in that the bye week prevented another loss of 25 points or higher, but the fact of the matter is that O-3DU has three losses of 25 points or higher. Can that change when they go over to Bowling Green (KY, not OH) to take on Riley West and the currenty crimson-colored Hilltoppers? Realistically, no (see Eric McLean last week). But hey, one can dream, and one can certainly dream of making my life miserable by ruining by name jokes by winning a game. Seriously, I don't have an answer for when they win a game. 6. State of Kent (0-3) Another team, another bye week. The good news for the State of Kent is that a bye week does not have a fourth quarter, and the State of Kent could not blow said fourth quarter because it did not exist. The bad news is that a ranked Illinois team awaits the State of Kent in Champaign, and if the game goes as expected, there won't be a fourth quarter to blow. Or is that good news? 7. LolTech (0-3) I have feelings about this game. First of all, how do you let your offensive line rating (4.0) be that high in comparison to some of the teams on this list and STILL have Eric McLean throw for more touchdowns (5)? That alone is an accomplishment that raises the stock on LolTech. Another stat that could be pointed out is that the offensive line rating was equal to the number of sacks LolTech both gifted and received? It's one of those wacky games where I just have to acknowledge a few things, or rather distract from the scoreline, because nobody realized that LolTech gave up 58 points and 423 yards of offense. 8. UNLV Reb-Ls (0-3) Given the circumstances, maybe I shouldn't be ripping on the Reb-Ls for losses to BYU, Vanderbilt, and Oregon State. But where's the fun in that? They started off with a dud and haven't earned their way off the list. Next up for the Reb-Ls, as has been the case for a team on these Bottom Ten rankings for the last two weeks, is a date with Eric McLean and the Rice Owls. Fun fact: Rice's schedule so far has consisted of only teams that have been on the Bottom Ten rankings (Tulame, O-3-DU, LolTech, UNLV Reb-Ls). Guess those are the perks of playing in the C-USA? 9. North Carolina Tar Holes (0-3) I could theoretically find a reason to give the Tar Holes a pass for a tough game against Kansas State, but Kansas State also got blown out by Akron in Manhatten (KS not NY), so that reason goes out the window. I can't imagine a team would get anywhere with some of the offensive stats that the Tar Holes have accumulated so far. 21.67 rushing yards per game, 10.33 points per game, 7 turnovers, 7 sacks allowed, 263.33 total yards per game. Truly riveting to say the least. It's amazing that this team is actually worse than the Florida State SemiNOs, and thus is on this list over the SemiNOs. 10. UConned (1-2) Wait, how did UConned end up on this list? They have a victory and weren't even close to your honorable mentions list a week ago? Because 1) that win was over Bottom Ten staple Liberty Flamed Out, and 2) their latest lost came at the hands of former U of W quarterback Samuel Conner and the high-flying Eagles of Eastern Washington, an FCS team. It's an odd loss too given some of the statistics. Makai Stewart had as many touchdowns as he had incompletions (4). UConn has two receivers with 100+ yards and turned the ball over 0 times. They weren't great defensively, but they still outperformed the Eagles. Where did the flaw lie? Hella penalties and a really bad 3rd down conversion rate. A total collapse on both sides of the ball kept the Eagles alive in the fourth quarter, and UConned conned themselves into becoming the second FBS team to lose to an FCS team. It happened two days after UMess' historic loss, but this one was far and away the worse of the two. Honorable Mentions: Florida State SemiNOs (0-3), CC-Eww (0-3), Sin Sea Bearcats (0-3), Other Aggies of New Mexico State (0-3), Georgia Southern-Not-State Eagles (0-3), Georgia State-Not-Southern Panthers (1-2), UAB Lamers (1-2), fans of football in the Northeast (1-a billion - shoutouts to Boston College). Editor's Note: Let me know what you guys think in the comments and what I can improve on when it comes to these. I'm always looking to improve the media I put out!
  24. 10 points
    thanks u'Purdue guy
  25. 9 points
    Welcome to Franz's Facts! Your weekly home for tidbits, nuggets, statistical leaders, and the like WEEK 5 - STAT LEADERS Passing yards Christian Skaggs, CAR - 367 Thomas Wheeler, TEN - 307 Blake Shell, DET - 300 Rushing yards Moussa Goode, BAL - 129 Troy White, PHI - 128 Vaughn Abraham, DAL - 126 Receiving yards Scott Howard, LAC - 110 Curtis Henry, CAR - 107 Raheem Robinson, JAX - 106 Tackles Alex Martin, LAV - 9 Fred Romanowski, WAS - 9 C.J. Thomas, CLE - 8 Reshad Jenkins, NYJ - 8 Sacks Frank Williams, TB - 2.5 Jeff Holleyman, CHI - 2.0 Eric Jennings, ATL - 2.0 Tyler Jones, TEN - 2.0 Darris Hayes, TB - 2.0 Points 45 38 35 35 WEEK 5 FACTOIDS The high temperature this week was a balmy 85F Jacksonville, FL - 85 F - vs. The lowest OL rating this week was 7.6 There were 9 "severe" injuries this week. Luke Cobb, WR - Severe ACL Rupture Tyrus Wilson, WR - Severe ACL Rupture Jack Muhammad, ILB - Severe Ankle Sprain Chip Johnson, WR - Severe ACL Rupture Justin Way, OT - Severe ACL Rupture Jarius Shaw-Dodd, WR - Severe Hamstring Rupture Sebastian Vaughn, SS - Severe Concussion Daquan Darcey, OLB - Severe Ankle Sprain Only one team had multiple "severe" injuries Only three of the "severe" injuries were on AFC teams Justin Way, OT - Severe ACL Rupture Sebastian Vaughn, SS - Severe Concussion Daquan Darcey, OLB - Severe Ankle Sprain Home teams were a mediocre 7-7 this week Most points in a single quarter this week? 21 (3rd) (2nd) 17 (3rd) Only three games were decided by more than two scores 35 - 9 31 - 11 23 - 3 None of the games featured an animal mascot vs. animal mascot (non-human)
  26. 9 points
    ZackTyzwyz

    [Shitbox Poll] Favorite Soda

    Didn't even list Root Beer what the hell kind of poll is this?
  27. 9 points
    Soluna

    [2021] Week #5 - MNF

    Could you imagine if they finally drafted a WR, you'd be so fucked.
  28. 9 points
    ImposterCauster

    [2021] Week #5 - FNF

    Can we talk about how Liberty's David Clevenger has thrown 10 interceptions in his past two games?
  29. 9 points
    alienufo

    [2021] Week #5 - FNF

    i like how georgia state had one completion but two receivers made the stat sheet because of a drop.
  30. 9 points
    believer

    [2021] NFLHC Key Injuries: Week 4

    Welcome to the week 4 edition of the NFLHC Key Injury Report! This week we look across the AFC and the dire receiving situation in New Orleans! Elvis Williams, RB, New England Patriots, Moderate Wrist Fracture The Patriots lose their best running back for a considerable amount of time. Williams is out with a wrist fracture that sidelines him until a possible week 11 return. The Patriots are currently 1-3, and Williams was a key source of offense. Williams has ran 64 times for 278 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots are looking to rookie Daniel Hutchins to step up and fill his role until then. Jonathan Goodwin, DE, Indianapolis Colts, Severe ACL Rupture Goodwin’s season is sadly over. The Colts’ top defensive end is done after rupturing his ACL in week 4. The defensive end was looking towards a solid season, as he racked up 14 tackles and 5.5 sacks. Now the Colts have to look at veteran Keyshawn Vance to step up in his stead. The talent difference between the two is considerable. The problem this poses for the Colts is if Vance can bring any sort of pass rush. Rodney Montgomery, WR, Kansas City Chiefs, Moderate Biceps Tear Attention Kansas City Chiefs opponents: Just focus on stopping the run. The Chiefs lose their top WR for at least 4 weeks. This is a huge blow to the Kansas City offense. Quarterback Erasmus McCready will have no one reliable to throw to outside of star tight end Spec Davidson. Prepare to see the Chiefs be carried (no pun intended) by running backs Terrence Rogers and Justin Buchanan. Sergio Miller, OLB, Las Vegas Raiders, Severe ACL Rupture The pipe is unforgiving when it comes to ACL injuries. The Raiders lose their best outside linebacker for the whole year. Miller racked up 4 tackles and 1 sack so far this season. Now the Raiders have to look at the combined effort of Jamie Price and Timothy Smith to fill that void. Outside linebacker is now the weakest position for the Raiders, and they will need to figure out how to infuse talent into that position. Carlos Warren, WR, New Orleans Saints, Mild Elbow Fracture If you’re a wide receiver and want to stay in good health, don’t play in New Orleans. The Saints are down to only 3 active wide receivers after the loss of slot receiver Carlos Warren. Warren is out until week 9 with a mild elbow fracture. The Saints did trade with the New York Giants for receiver Cotton Lewis in exchange for Patrick Lambert and a 4th round pick. The Saints will have to hope the duo of Cotton Lewis and Sean Jenkins is enough to generate any pass offense. One thing is for sure, running back Sterling Brown is going to continue having field days while the passing offense figures itself out.
  31. 9 points
    What a week it was for the best damn conference in the land. A new conference favorite emerged after a stomping of a highly-ranked team. The two-time Atlantic Division champs showed that they're here to stay with a huge victory over the high-flying Cardinals. Every other conference game went to the wire, with only one of those games being decided by more than a single point. Week 5 will be a sleeper week for the conference as half o the teams take a week off, but three interesting conference games, another big out-of-conference game, and a surprising must-win out-of-conference game should give viewers plenty to watch this week. But for now, here's the current lay of the land. 1. Virginia Tech Hokies (3-0, Prev. 5, +4) As if the Hokies' big win over Oklahoma State wasn't enough, Virginia Tech welcomed the 13th-ranked Longhorns of Texas into Lane Stadium and put on a show, whipping the Longhorns 30-10. The Hokies have put together the best resume in the conference so far, with their two wins over Big 12 foes being the two best wins in the conference so far. Beckett Morrison was superb once again, completing over 80% of his passes and throwing for 302 yards against a stout Texas defense. It was the Hokies' defense, however, that took the night, as they forced three turnovers - including two fumbles from Simeon Wells - and held the Longhorns to 301 total yards. Virginia Tech finally gets a rest this week, but they hop right back into the thick of things with a showdown in Lane Stadium against Boston College. 2. Duke Blue Devils (2-1, Prev. 2, +/-0) Perhaps it was a closer game than expected, but Duke ground out a tough victory over Georgia Tech to claim their first conference win of the season. Duke's defense held Josh Beckett to under 300 yards passing, with neither Anthony Swanson nor Jahmir Rolle hitting 100 yards receiving on the night. It's the kind of defensive performance that Duke needs to win games this year, especially considering that they held the Yellow Jackets, a team that was averaging 39.00 points per game before this week, to just 20 points. A trip to Pittsburgh awaits the Blue Devils this week, and while Duke has notoriously struggled against Pittsburgh in past seasons, the Panthers have a myriad of problems of their own right now. 3. Clemson Tigers (1-2, Prev. 5, +2) That's the Clemson we're accustomed to seeing. After two rough games against ranked competition to open the season, the Tigers' defense completely shut down DeSean Dockery and the vaunted Louisville rushing attack in a 31-13 beatdown in Death Valley. Running back Josiah Brock had his best game so far for the Tigers in his young career, rushing for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns on 23 carries, adding that extra element to an offense that has looked rather one-dimensional in the early stages of this season. Clemson regains their grip on the division by knocking out one of the hotter teams, and they'll take a week off before going to Atlanta to play another explosive offense in Georgia Tech. 4. Boston College Eagles (2-1, Prev. 3, -1) It's unfair to drop Boston College after a riveting 21-16 victory over Miami, but Virginia Tech's rise to the top made this necessary. Nonetheless, the Eagles' defense stepped up in a big way in completely controlling the flow of the game. The Eagles' forced a pair of turnovers (fumble and interception) and held the Hurricanes to just 233 yards of total offense, notably holding quarterback Jason Ledford to a 50% completion percentage and keeping him under 150 yards passing. It's a nice refresher after getting run over by Notre Dame, but the Eagles step right back up to the plate this week as they play host to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, who reportedly get quarterback Ryder Shipman back this week. 5. Louisville Cardinals (2-1, Prev. 1, -4) Similarly to Boston College, this kind of drop might seem a little unfair, but this week showcased a lot of flaws about this Louisville team, both known and unknown. After breaking down Buffalo and Fresno State in two close games, the Cardinals could not get past the Clemson defense, being held to just 220 yards of total offense. Our suspicion that Harrison Pratt would not be able to carry the offense if Dockery was held was confirmed, with the sophomore quarterback throwing two picks and completing just 50% of his passes in the loss. Likewise, Dockery isn't going to be able to carry this offense every week. It worked against Buffalo and Fresno, but Clemson has a far better defense than both, and the results showed. When the offense struggles like it did against Clemson, the defense is going to break down, and that's exactly what happened in a blowout loss at Death Valley. The team will live and die by Dockery and defense, and they happened to die on Saturday. They get a week off before going to Charlottesville to play a mysterious but dangerous Virginia team. 6. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0, Prev. 9, +3) The defense took a ton of shots against the Panthers, but Wake Forest held on to beat Pittsburgh in a thrilling 49-48 victory that went to double-overtime. The Demon Deacons put up 449 yards of offense on Pitt, with receivers Abdoulaye Hawkins and Deshaun Pickens both getting over 100 yards receiving and accounting for all four of James Betts' passing touchdowns (1 or Hawkins, 3 for Pickens). There are notable flaws in their defense, most notably cornerback, but the balance and explosiveness of Wake's offense makes them as scary a team as any in the conference right now. The Deacons go on bye this week as well, but we'll finally see this team put to the test as they travel to South Bend for a showdown with a very good Notre Dame team. 7. Virginia Cavaliers (2-1, Prev. 7, +/-0) Mike Lucas did his best impression of Matteo Rook this weekend, throwing for a career-high 378 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Cavaliers blasted Eastern Michigan 52-23. Given that the Eagles had played close to arguably better teams in Illinois and Ohio, Virginia's offensive explosion caught EMU off-guard, with the Cavaliers outgaining the Eagles 545-233 in total offense. Reginald Saunders (25 carries for 167 yards, 3 TDs) continues to power his way through defenses, but performances like this from the freshman quarterback will make this Virginia team very scary moving forward. Like Louisville, the Cavaliers will have a bye week before that showdown in Charlottesville against the Cardinals. 8. Miami (FL) Hurricanes (2-1, Prev. 6, -2) The game was arguably closer than expected, but inefficiencies with Miami's passing game cost the 'Canes a big conference upset and a monumental victory in the rebuilding process. While Ronnie Peterson (24 carries for 100 yards, 1 TD) and a stout defense (295 total yards allowed, 1 turnover, 2 sacks, 21 points allowed) continue to perform, the passing game has remained as inconsistent as ever, with Jason Ledford (13/26, 133 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT) having another nightmare of a game, this time in a close loss. There's definitely progress happening in Miami Gardens, but major improvement is needed in the passing game, both at quarterback and at receiver. Miami welcomes a rather poor North Carolina team to the Sunshine State this weekend as both teams look for their first conference victory. 9. Syracuse Orange (2-1, Prev. 10, +1) The easy part of the schedule is supposedly over for the Orange, with Syracuse putting away a lesser Tulane team by a score of 27-16. Boyd Pickett has been the standout star on this defense, leading the conference with 5.5 sacks over the course of three games, including a huge 2.5 sacks against the Green Wave. There are concerns about the passing game still, with the Syracuse receivers dropping a pair of throws and only amounting to 226 yards against a weak Tulane secondary, but Aaden Trammell has made up for it with his performances on the ground (22 carries for 101 yards against Tulane). The Orange open up conference play with a home date with NC State, with the winner of that game likely being on pace for a bowl game. 10. North Carolina State Wolfpack (2-1, Prev. 11, +1) The offense continues to look pedestrian, but this defense continues to look excellent. One week after holding East Carolina to 230 yards of offense, the Pack held the Spartans of San Jose State to a measly 194 yards of offense. Jamari Lloyd has been a huge upgrade in the pass rush, currently being tied for second in the conference in sacks. Emmanuel McDermott continues to be a rock in the middle of that line, with SJSU managing just 44 yards rushing. The competition sees an uptick this week with the Pack going to the Carrier Dome to play Syracuse, but the defensive performances these past two weeks should let NC State rest easy. How will State fair with quarterback Jason Eubanks not at 100% though? 11. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-1, Prev. 11, +/-0) There's no movement here for the Yellow Jackets despite a nail-biting one-point loss to Duke at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Josh Beckett and the air raid offense were held to just 295 yards passing, and Beckett threw his first interception of the year in the loss. Despite being outgained 433-317, however, the Yellow Jackets were able to take Duke down to the wire, only conceding the lead when Duke drove down the field in the dying minutes to score. It's definitely improvement after Georgia Tech's disastrous 2020 campaign, but boy does that one sting. Up next for the Ramblin' Wreck is a date with Clemson two weeks from now at Bobby Dodd. Will the Yellow Jackets come close to an upset again? 12. Pittsburgh Panthers (0-3, Prev. 8, -4) Hopes of a bowl appearance are quickly going down the drain for the Panthers, who have unprecedentedly started 0-3 just months after reaching the CFBHC National Semifinals. Quarterback Messiah Winston still can't find much of a groove, although Panthers fans will be delighted at his four-touchdown performance against Wake Forest. But a sub-60% completion percentage coupled with a pair of interceptions to go along with a very stagnant running game spells doom for a Pittsburgh offense trying to find a rhythm. The defense couldn't handle the two-headed monster that has become Betts & Palmer, and while the offense did their best to keep up, major turnovers cost the Panthers a shot at a win. Pitt hops right back into the fray with a showdown with Duke in what was supposed to be a battle between Coastal Division heavyweights. 13. Florida State Seminoles (0-3, Prev. 13, +/-0) The Seminoles must have enjoyed the week off given the disastrous results of their first three games, but they have to be licking their chops at the test that lies in front of them this week. Arkansas State comes to Tallahassee in what is surprisingly a must-win game for the 'Noles, and with quarterback Brett England finally getting the nod at quarterback, changes are expected to be made in offensive production. Tight end Wyatt Cornett finally returns to action after sustaining an injury in the opener against Air Force, but receiver Mateo Gates will sit out after falling injured in the loss to Virginia Tech. The 'Noles should have enough defensively to beat the Red Wolves, but if they can't hold strong against the Red Wolves' aerial threat, the offense will have to do something it's yet to do thus far: produce. 14. North Carolina Tar Heels (0-3, Prev. 14, +/-0) The defense came to play against Kansas State, but another poor performance from the offense led to another defeat to Power 5 opposition. It's clear that the Heels are just going to throw the ball; 86% of their snaps so far have been dropbacks from quarterback Sebastian Norwood, including a staggering 50 against the Wildcats. Only Florida State averages worse in yards per game in the ACC, and the Tar Heels have given the ball away a conference-worst seven times thus far. UNC finally opens up conference play this week as they travel down the Miami Gardens to take on the rising Hurricanes, with both looking for a much-needed conference win.
  32. 9 points
    There was an update to add a couple recruits to teams. I'm posting the teams that at the moment that have not used all their points in case people put points on those players. [u'USF', u'Army', u'Northern Illinois', u'SMU', u'Wyoming', u'UTSA', u'Georgia State', u'UNLV', u'Arkansas', u'Kansas State', u'UTEP', u'San Jose State', u'Texas', u'Boston College', u'Arizona', u'Wisconsin', u'Texas State', u'Pittsburgh', u'Appalachian State', u'Colorado State', u'UCF', u'Connecticut', u'Oregon State', u'UMass', u'Akron', u'Bowling Green', u'Louisiana-Lafayette', u'Syracuse', u'Georgia', u'Tulane', u'Ole Miss', u'Florida', u'Nebraska', u'New Mexico State', u'Iowa', u'Ball State', u'Buffalo', u'Coastal Carolina', u'Charlotte', u'Nevada', u'Mississippi State', u'Old Dominion', u'Air Force', u'North Carolina', u'Eastern Michigan', u'Florida Atlantic', u'North Texas', u'Texas Tech']
  33. 9 points
    Jumbo

    [2021] Week 3 Pac-12 Power Rankings

    Through 4 weeks of PACtion, each team has played at least one conference game. There are 6 undefeated, 4 winless, and 2 maybe-they're-good-but-we're-not-super-sure-anymore teams. 12. California Golden Bears (0-2, 0-1 PAC) A rough ranking for a team whose only two losses are road losses to ranked teams (#23 Baylor and #16 Oregon) but those are the breaks. I was going to give Cal the benefit of the doubt due to a slightly better offense and arguably a more talented roster than the team ranked ahead of them, but they've not looked nearly as good as they've lost their two games by multiple scores (by 19 and 15) while letting up 378 yards rushing and 5 rushing TD alone in those 2 games. The offense also didn't show much sign of life against Oregon. They play a Kansas team facing similar struggles in their first home game this week, and if they can win there it might be enough to catapult them out of last place. Next: vs Kansas 11. Stanford Cardinal (0-2, 0-2 PAC) This might be a rough ranking for a team that has lost games by 2 points and 6 points, but that's how it's going to go in the PAC-12 this year. The offense struggled heavily in their first outing, putting up just 7 points a touchdown as QB Clint Campbell adding 2 picks while the defense stood strong. This week, the Cardinal experienced the opposite problem, struggling mightily against Washington QB Jake Davis while allowing 2 TDs to the Hooskies offense. The offense still struggled this week up until a 4th quarter comeback where the offense put up the same amount of points (20) as they had in their first 7 quarters combined. Still, they lost once again. They'll probably pick up their first win this week against a struggling Bowling Green team at least. Next: vs Bowling Green 10. UCLA Bruins (0-2, 0-2 PAC) The only reason UCLA is this high is that they were ranked #3 in the preseason conference favorite list. Unfortunately, it looks like coaching still matters as a loss to Utah at home by 21 is not good... but a road loss to Arizona by 3 this past week is much more encouraging. Maybe running the ball more than 1 time is a good strategy after all? They ran 10 times that amount against Arizona and came that much closer to winning against a top 10 team. They play another ranked team this next week, and if we extrapolate that the Bruins will run the ball 10 times as much as the previous week each week the amount of times UCLA will run it comes out to 100 attempts this week. Hopefully coach JBax learned to balance and not run it quite that many times. Next: vs #16 Oregon 9. Arizona State Sun Devils (0-2, 0-1 PAC) Another rough ranking as the Sun Devils' two losses are both to ranked teams (#15 Ohio State and #18 USC)... but both were played at home. Ohio State only won by a TD, and USC won by 2, but ASU showed signs of life in both games. Hell, the team's running game looked acceptable against two tough front sevens from OSU and USC - but as long as QB Parker Townsend continues to struggle throwing the ball it's tough to see this team winning any blowouts. There will be a lot of close games from this team, I think. Facing a Washington State team that looks vulnerable this week, perhaps they'll be able to pull out their first win in Pullman. Next: @ Washington State 8. Washington State Cougars (1-1, 0-1 PAC) I still think Wazzu is a talented team... but there are some serious struggles starting to show. The offense was amazing against EWU this week, putting up 59 with amazing efficiency against an EWU team that does have talent. That said, letting up 25 points to an FCS team that you know will only be passing the whole time is a bit concerning for the Cougs. Let's also talk about the Cougs' loss, a 26-23 OT barnburner lost when Bradley Hassan threw an interception on the first play of the period. That was the first conference win for OSU in 4 years. And WSU is a clearly more talented team. Upsets do happen, but cracks are starting to show in this team's play. I'm pretty worried about them and they might drop further if their play doesn't pick up soon - they'll have a chance to prove they're better than the lower tier of the conference this week, though. Next: vs Arizona State 7. Oregon State Beavers (3-0, 2-0 PAC) Going into this season, you'd definitely expect the Beavs to be ranked #12, but I have to give them credit for the coaching job that led to the upset of the Cougs. And they were convincing in their 2 OOC wins... although those wins were against UAB at home and UNLV on the road. Still, both of those were 3-possession wins, and getting a win over Wazzu is huge. Unfortunately for them, I think this is the beginning of the end of the road. The coaching is soon to not be there, and the team is by far the least talented in the PAC. They do have a bye this week, but two conference road games coming off of the bye should end the Cinderella story. Still, Lloyd Samuels and crew have been fun thus far and I'm definitely rooting for them to keep it up if at all possible. Next: Bye 6. Washington Huskies (2-0, 1-0 PAC) Speaking of historically great starts, congrats to coach deandean for his sustained winning record as a coach in a long time... even if it is just at 2-0. It's hard for me to knock an undefeated team too much, but hell, even OSU's wins have looked better technically. A 10-point win over NC State, even on the road, is not great... and the defense cracked under pressure against Stanford this past week, while only technically holding on for a 2-point victory. And Stanford doesn't look amazing thus far, either. Jake Davis has looked improved as a true sophomore, but now the real test comes as the team has an opportunity to prove themselves in the next two weeks with games @Arizona and @Oregon. Winning even one of those would be huge (even just a win against Oregon for a second straight year would be great) and put the Huskies in the conversation for PAC-12 contention for the first time in a long time. The team is #26 in the polls technically, but I'm not sure they're quite that good yet. Next: @ #7 Arizona 5. Colorado Buffaloes (2-0, 1-0 PAC) Colorado has done approximately what you would expect from them thus far - they put away Middle Tennessee nicely and defeated Stanford. I give a lot of credit to winning the games you should, so Colorado gets a top 5 spot here. Latavious Murray has been alright so far, but you have to be worried about an offense when they only put up 26 against MTSU and 13 against Stanford, both at home. Evan Torres threw 2 picks and 0 TD in the Stanford game as well. They don't face any of their tougher conference competition for a few weeks, so they might remain up further in the rankings by virtue of that alone for a few weeks, but that might give enough time for Coach Franz to work out the kinks. Next: @ Colorado State 4. #18 USC Trojans (1-1, 1-0 PAC) I might being a little harsh on myself here - my two games thus far are a 4-point loss to the #3 team in the country and a 14-point win on the road against Arizona State. Not too bad. Still, it's power rankings, and even a close loss is enough to knock down a good team for a bit. New QB Marc Lockwood struggled against TCU but looked much better this past week, as did new JUCO RB Bernard Shook, which is promising for the offense. The defense, especially in the secondary, can be a bit worrying in a conference featuring only 4.0+ potential QBs. That didn't factor against ASU but should against teams with tougher passing attacks, such as when they travel to Salt Lake City this week to face the Fightin' Donald Culvers. It'll be curious to see if they can hold up. Next: @ Utah 3. Utah Utes (2-0, 1-0 PAC) The Utes have passed the hell out of the ball in their two wins @ UCLA and @ San Diego State thus far... But QB Donald Culver has a 180 passer rating with 8 TD and 0 INT in those games, so hell, keep passing it for all I care. They won those games by 21 and 26 points respectively, too. The Utes go home for their first home game against a ranked USC squad, and if they can pull off the upset they'll probably jump into the poll head on. Culver sustained a mild ankle sprain in the SDSU game but reports say that he's probable to go for the game. If he's missing it'll be a huge blow to this team's chances, but even if he does play it's tough to see him playing up to his usual standard, which might cause some trouble. Next: vs #18 USC 2. #7 Arizona Wildcats (2-0, 1-0 PAC) Yeah, yeah, I didn't rank the highest ranked team in the PAC #1 in my power rankings. Sue me, it's power rankings. Sure Arizona started off as the highest ranked team in the PAC, but a 7-point home win over Texas Tech followed by a 3-point win over UCLA just doesn't seem particularly impressive to me. They've won the games they should win, but they need to start winning them by more to justify their high ranking. They have two chances of being upset in the next two weeks, at home against Washington this week or at the Coliseum against USC next week (I'd assume next week is of higher probability). Week 3 Sam Parish (2 TD / 0 INT) will need to show up, though, rather than Week 1 Sam Parish (2 TD / 2 INT) or this team is at serious risk of being upset, I think. Next: vs Washington 1. #16 Oregon Ducks (2-0, 1-0 PAC) Trevon Yeldon is a MAN and in serious contention for the Heisman with two amazing performances thus far. I am a bit concerned that the Ducks only beat Michigan State by 7 at home, but 21 of those points came in the 4th quarter, so I'll chalk it up to garbage time. Outside of that, I've been very impressed by the Ducks' defensive performances thus far, especially in their limiting of Kyle Davidson. QB Michael Coe hasn't been as great as I'd want considering teams are definitely playing the run against the Ducks, and their receivers have been dropping like flies, but with Yeldon on the field it may not matter. In the team's first road game this week, against a UCLA team this week that has now figured out that you're allowed to hand off the ball, the Ducks face their toughest test thus far. I think it'll be a close one, and I'm not sure they'll win, but coaching might prevail on the day, if you're forcing me to make a prediction. Next: @ UCLA
  34. 9 points
    Rome

    [2021] Week 4 Facts

    Did you know....? stud running back Trufant is rushing for 174 yards and 2.5 TDs per game? has dominated in site history to a tune of 5-2? is 5-3 against ACC competition? QB Goldson has thrown a perfect 3:3 TD to INT ratio in his first two games? 's Khairi Bryant has an obscene 5 sacks so far? The Floyd of Rosedale trophy is split 4-4 in site history? 's Jordan Westbrook is averaging an interception per game? and have only met 3 times in site history? Product of a 7 game conference slate early on. has given up a punt return touchdown? Look for ASU's special teams to make an impact. 's redshirt freshman DE Omar Barner has 3.5 sacks as a contain player? QB Marcus Black has a 196.49 Passer Rating? With 7 TDs to zero INTs?
  35. 8 points
    ImposterCauster

    [2021] Week 5 Coaches Poll

    Alabama has been less than convincing especially considering I had them ranked in the Top 3 to start the season. A 3-point loss to Michigan only dropped them to #6 for me, but getting beaten rather handily at home against a team I had ranked 13 spots below them kinda hurts them. A 2-2 Alabama side who owns wins over Western Kentucky and Florida Atlantic probably doesn't earn a spot in the Top 15, especially considering some of the performances I've seen so far. They're the highest two-loss team in my poll though. Georgia moved nowhere in my poll after this week. It's hard to gauge a team who owns a tight win over Wyoming, a blowout win over 0-4 Georgia Southern, and a tight win over 0-4 Tennessee, but also has a double-overtime loss to a Top 10 team in LSU. They're winning games though, and it's hard to punish that. Heck, they gained a point for winning despite dropping a spot. You dropped a rank but gained votes in the poll, so apparently you're not being punished by the voters for your win. Maryland continues to remain unbeaten, and generally unbeaten teams get a boost in the poll. They picked up 17 votes after the win, Understandable given that they're 4-0. I personally have them ranked below you because I would expect you to kinda wipe the floor with them, and you're one loss isn't that bad a loss despite getting waxed in Blacksburg. It wasn't a convincing win over a Kansas State team that, as a team I ranked as high as 11th this year, you should have handily beaten, but I didn't punish you for winning on the road. It's also worth noting that Maryland came down from 17-3 in that game, which deserves credit for showing resiliency. But again, I can't speak for the other voters; I can only assume what they'd do, and generally voters would favor a team that's 4-0 over a team that's 3-1 with a 20-point loss to a then-unranked side, especially if that 4-0 team is in a Power 5 conference. I can't really answer this one as these are teams I have at 24th, 26th, and 27th in my polls. 25th is Oklahoma State, who I swapped out with OU given how they've played since the loss to Virginia Tech, and they just destroyed an Iowa State side that just destroyed what looked like a solid Baylor side. I need to see more from all of these to add separation between them. Reasonable-ish complaints, but hostility towards the pollsters changes nothing. Just for future reference.
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    - USC Trojans - National Ranking: 9 (-) Pac 12 Ranking: 1 (-) DT Christian Callahan 6-3 331 Fr Valley Christian (San Jose CA) 2.0 of 5.0 [2-Gap] CB Maximillian Wilcox 5-11 164 Fr Long Beach Polytechnic ( CA) 2.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] WR Wendell Causey 6-2 161 Fr Edison (Stockton CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Speed] OT Anthony McGregor 6-4 319 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 3.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] FS Chase Clemons 6-1 189 Fr Blue Ridge (Lakeside AZ) 1.5 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage] DE Austin Mason 6-5 272 Fr De La Salle (Concord CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Blitz] TE Jermon Donaldson 6-5 211 Fr Eastlake (Chula Vista CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Receiving] DT Janoris Lindsey 6-0 317 Fr Oakdale (Oakdale CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap] QB Kevin Bacon 6-4 223 Fr Liberty (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Hybrid] OT Solomon Levesque 6-2 321 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] P Tristan Wagoner 6-0 178 Fr Williams (Williams CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy] DE Tank Christian 6-1 252 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] CB Christian Stubbs 6-0 190 Fr Argonaut (Jackson CA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] WR Robaire Holman 6-4 195 Fr Hilltop (Chula Vista CA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Target] OLB Thierno Hyde 6-3 244 Fr Watsonville (Watsonville CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] The Trojans did just enough to remain in the top 10 of the national rankings as well as #1 in the Pac 12. They continued to bring in top-shelf talent this week by getting a 4.5 DE in Austin Mason. As a cherry on top, they also got 3.5-star punter Tristan Wagoner who looks to be a serviceable punter after a couple of seasons of development. The Trojans aren’t done yet either. We’ll see if they can bolster their secondary in the upcoming weeks by convincing CB Darren Tamayo and SS Ryan Smiley to bring their talents to Southern California. - Stanford Cardinal - National Ranking: 10 (+5) Pac 12 Ranking: 2 (-) RB Jeremiah Bonner 5-8 211 Fr West Valley (Hemet CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Power] C Uluwehi Seumanufagai 6-2 274 Fr Valley Christian (San Jose CA) 1.5 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] WR Aboubacar Oates 6-0 184 Fr Hayfork (Hayfork CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Speed] DE Shawntez Solomon 6-4 241 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Blitz] DT Kofi Hyde 6-0 291 Fr Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [2-Gap] CB Hakeem Grey 6-1 170 Fr Ripon (Ripon CA) 2.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] WR Jake Britton 6-4 226 Fr West Valley (Hemet CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target] OG Siaosi Louganis 6-3 314 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] ILB Mikeal Holman 6-3 221 Fr Mission San Jose (Fremont CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] OLB Alex Melendez 6-3 241 Fr D.S. Jordan (Los Angeles CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] RB Clinton Singleton 5-11 197 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Power] DT Anthony Benton 6-6 319 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap] QB Julius Browning 6-0 213 Fr Pioneer (Whittier CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Hybrid] WR Nijrell Delmas 6-0 181 Fr Long Beach Polytechnic ( CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed] TE Grant Dye 6-3 195 Fr Ripon (Ripon CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Receiving] In my completely unbiased opinion, the Cardinal had a great week in recruiting. They got their first 5-star recruit in who knows how long and it’s a skill position at that. RB Jeremiah Bonner will look to leave his mark on Palo Alto over the coming years. They also managed to keep OG Siaosi Louganis from going to the uncivilized (dare I say “shithole”?) part of California (we all know I’m talking about San Diego) and get him to bring his pass blocking technique and large frame to Palo Alto. Oh, they also managed to move their way into the top 10 of the national rankings. Not a bad week. - Oregon Ducks - National Ranking: 24 (-5) Pac 12 Ranking: 3 (-) TE Jack Booth 6-1 218 Fr Dallas (Dallas OR) 3.5 of 5.0 [Receiving] QB Alex Gruber 6-2 213 Fr Blanchet Catholic (Salem OR) 1.0 of 5.0 [Hybrid] OG Grant Vanhorn 6-7 321 Fr Newberg (Newberg OR) 1.5 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] CB Chance Muse 5-11 190 Fr Dallas (Dallas OR) 1.0 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] DE Golden Grigson 6-6 255 Fr St. Mary's College (Berkeley CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] ILB Ryder Gruber 6-3 235 Fr Salem Academy (Salem OR) 1.0 of 4.0 [Mike] WR Shane Moffett 6-4 168 Fr Lebanon (Lebanon OR) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] Oregon drops yet again in the national rankings but still have a top 25 class. They did, however, snatch DE Golden Grigson out of the clutches of California this week. The 4-star lineman with the 5-star name is pretty much a giant at 6’6”, 255 pounds and will probably make his home state schools pay over the coming years for not paying more attention to him. I don’t expect the Ducks to fall much further, especially if they can manage to get OG Grady Baxter, OLB Theo Meade, and FS Brady Palumbo to wear the green and yellow. - California Golden Bears - National Ranking: 33 (-3) Pac 12 Ranking: 4 (-) RB Naiquon Barner 5-11 211 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Power] ATH Chris Darnell 5-8 159 Fr Southwest (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Accuracy] ILB Phillip Randall 6-3 217 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Will] TE Benjamin Anthony 6-3 194 Fr Jordan Valley (Jordan Valley OR) 1.0 of 4.0 [Receiving] SS Joshua Parris 6-0 179 Fr Avenal (Avenal CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] OT Jude Schmitt 6-1 310 Fr Galileo Academy (San Francisco CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OT Ari Todd 6-2 276 Fr West Valley (Hemet CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] ILB Ben Wray 6-0 244 Fr El Dorado (Placerville CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] CB Zachary Riggins 5-11 202 Fr Argonaut (Jackson CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] DT Miles Poole 6-3 307 Fr St. Mary's College (Berkeley CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap] SS Marc Reid 5-11 186 Fr Manistee (Manistee MI) 1.0 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage] K Solomon Ellsworth 5-7 206 Fr White Pigeon (White Pigeon MI) 1.0 of 2.5 [Power] Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of depth this week for the Golden Bears. None of these commits will really jump out and wow you, as they do all need some time to develop, but I do like that Cal went out and added some quantity to a very thin class that they had the week before. The Golden Bears are stretched quite thin when it comes to upper tier talent, but I’m expecting them to sign one or two more big names. OLB Finn Johnston anyone? - UCLA Bruins - National Ranking: 58 (-6) Pac 12 Ranking: 5 (-) FS Nathan Tolliver 5-10 196 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 3.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] SS Cayden Pendleton 5-11 191 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] RB Ualesi Maimoana 5-11 210 Fr East Bakersfield (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Power] TE Sebastian Sands 6-4 196 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Receiving] CB Kai Wooten 5-9 160 Fr Fontana (Fontana CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] LS Noa Figiel 6-0 273 Fr Pioneer (Whittier CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Traditional] OT Richard Benton 6-1 294 Fr Valley Christian (San Jose CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] CB Nijrell Overton 6-1 162 Fr D.S. Jordan (Los Angeles CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] OLB Jordan Fay 6-3 215 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] DE Ohanko Keene 6-1 246 Fr Serra (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] This is where the Pac 12 starts to move into sort of a different tier of recruiting. We’ve officially moved out of the top 50 of the national rankings and were getting into the “middling” classes, for lack of a better word. UCLA doesn’t have a bad class by any means, they have more 4 stars then I can count on one hand, but you would like to see them move up a tad being in the oasis that is California. No new commits for the Los Angeles Bruins this week, but they are in the hunt for WR Wesley Davis and ILB Will Jennings, so I don’t think they’re quite done yet. - Arizona Wildcats - National Ranking: 60 (-5) Pac 12 Ranking: 6 (+1) RB Josiah Smallwood 6-0 203 Fr The Orme School (Mayer AZ) 1.0 of 4.5 [Power] OT Julian Gilbert 6-5 305 Fr Desert Eagle (Scottsdale AZ) 2.5 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] CB Jerraud Collins 5-10 179 Fr Vernon Kilpatrick (Malibu CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] FS Landon Wilkes 5-11 210 Fr Seton Catholic (Chandler AZ) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] WR Demothi Kinney 6-0 187 Fr Tarkington (Cleveland TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] OLB Filip Leach 6-3 228 Fr Seton Catholic (Chandler AZ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] One commit and it’s a pretty good one. The Wildcats are kind of in the same boat as Stanford in that they have a glaring need at wide receiver, so any help will do. Why not a 6-foot tall speedster? And I know you’re probably tired of hearing it, but at least they aren’t Arizona State… Look for Zona to make big pushes on ILB Jared Hansen and SS Ashton Richmond over the coming weeks. - Washington State Cougars - National Ranking: 61 (-7) Pac 12 Ranking: 7 (-1) OT Joseph Wheeler IV 6-4 305 Fr Shorecrest (Seattle WA) 2.5 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] TE Simon Lay 6-0 230 Fr Concrete (Concrete WA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] OT Harry Barton 6-4 303 Fr Richland (Richland WA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] CB Ian Gaston 6-0 185 Fr Mt. Diablo (Concord CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] WR Kieran Pollock 6-5 226 Fr Richland (Richland WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target] ILB Thierno Streeter 6-1 241 Fr North Thurston (Lacey WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Mike] For the second week in a row, no new commits for the Cougs. Now, I don’t know how they’re doing on depth talent, but Washington State does seem to be in a couple of trench battles over some highly touted recruits. They’re currently trying to wrestle OLB Finn Johnston away from his home state of California, with none other than California. Up north, they’re in a trench battle with the Huskies over zone corner Lawrence Colbert. I’m looking forward to seeing if they can pull away with one, if not both, recruits. - Colorado Buffaloes - National Ranking: 80 (+1) Pac 12 Ranking: 8 (-) ILB Noah Murphy 6-1 220 Fr Englewood (Englewood CO) 1.5 of 4.5 [Will] LS Andrew Abbas 6-0 255 Fr Middletown (Middletown DE) 3.0 of 4.0 [Specialized] DT Julien Baumgartner 6-5 283 Fr Chula Vista (Chula Vista CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap] TE Golden Clay 6-1 221 Fr Tecumseh (Tecumseh OK) 1.5 of 3.0 [Blocking] OT Rafael Parish 6-6 306 Fr Brush (Brush CO) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking] Coach Franz was in Delaware recently on a vacation that wasn’t football related in the slightest and happened across a high school where Andrew Abbas was snapping footballs through an 18-inch hole from 50 yards out. Abbas is now on his way to Boulder once summer comes around where he’ll be snapping to kick holders and punters from day one. Other than that, just a few depth signings. Look to see if the Buffs can manage to get WR LaRon Quarless to come to leave the Beehive State and bring his talents to Colorado where things are a whole lot greener if you catch my drift. (Did you know that current Utah law sets a limit of 3.2 percent alcohol by weight in beer sold at grocery and convenience stores and at establishments operating under a "beer only" type license, such as taverns, bars, and some restaurants. Quarless doesn’t deserve that.) - Oregon State Beavers - National Ranking: 124 (-1) Pac 12 Ranking: 9 (-) P Vic Smallwood 6-1 168 Fr Dallas (Dallas OR) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy] CB Makai Watson 5-9 188 Fr Mohawk (Marcola OR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] SS Justin Moses 6-2 192 Fr Kearns (Kearns UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] LS Naiquon Lattimore 6-0 235 Fr Vernonia (Vernonia OR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Specialized] OG George Churchill 6-1 275 Fr Emery (Castle Dale UT) 1.5 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking] QB Bob Foster 6-2 237 Fr Box Elder (Brigham City UT) 1.0 of 2.5 [Scrambling] DE Shawntez Robertson 6-5 247 Fr Payson (Payson UT) 1.0 of 2.5 [Blitz] Here’s a scenario, your class is ranked 123 in the nation, you sign 4 recruits and you still drop a spot. That probably means the commitments were not a big deal. Rumor has it, Oregon State’s coach doesn’t even show up anymore. They’re still 4-0 though, so I can probably shove this summary where the sun doesn’t shine. Enjoy it while it lasts Bieber fans because if this class doesn’t change soon that won’t happen again for a while. - Utah Utes - National Ranking: 125 (-) Pac 12 Ranking: 10 (-) TE Alan Luna 6-2 244 Fr Desert Edge (Goodyear AZ) 2.0 of 3.0 [Blocking] QB Maxwell Greenberg 5-11 197 Fr Kearns (Kearns UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pocket] ILB Ethan Cahill 5-11 219 Fr Pleasant Grove (Pleasant Grove UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Will] CB Carlos Newsome 5-10 197 Fr Woods Cross (Woods Cross UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage] Well, the Utes got another commitment, but still no big names. Maybe WR LaRon Quarless and DE Tristan Alvarado will change that. Pick it up Utes. - Washington Huskies - National Ranking: 129 (-) Pac 12 Ranking: 11 (+1) CB Geno Darden-Johnson 6-1 174 Fr Decatur (Federal Way WA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] Congratulations, you have a commitment. The “You’re the only school in the nation with no commits” club - - Arizona State Sun Devils - *BOLD INDICATES NEW COMMITMENT
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    Big Ten News

    [2021] B1G Recruiting Recap #2

    Recruiting Review Penn State Class ranking: Big Ten - #1 (+8), National - #6 (+58) Commitments – 11 New commits (9): OT Eric Lanier 6-3 324 Fr Saltsburg (Saltsburg PA) 2.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] ILB Xavien Bowers 6-2 249 Fr Cardinal Spellman (Bronx NY) 1.5 of 5.0 [Mike] K Adrian Rodriguez 5-10 208 Fr Northwest (Germantown MD) 1.0 of 5.0 [Power] DE Jerraud Braxton 6-3 261 Fr North Mesquite (Mesquite TX) 1.0 of 5.0 [Contain] OG Brad Rock 6-6 257 Fr Notre Dame (Lawrenceville NJ) 1.5 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] ILB Ryan Anthony Jr. 6-3 232 Fr Susquenita (Duncannon PA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] OLB Jamal Pearson 6-2 217 Fr Northwest Whitfield ( GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] DE Clinton Noel 6-4 269 Fr Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg PA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] OT Saul Bueno 6-5 269 Fr North Harford (Pylesville MD) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Previous commits (2): Remember in the first Recruiting Review when I said that after a slow start in recruiting, Penn State would likely find themselves near the top of the conference when all was said and done? Welp, it didn’t take very long for that to come to fruition. Coach grv413 has reeled in a terrific group of commits over the last few weeks vaulting this class to #6 in the nation and #1 in the B1G. Honestly, all but one of these commits could be considered a “key commit,” but that’s no fun. But for real, look at those signings… There is help on both sides of the ball and Penn State should find themselves near the top of the B1G for many years to come. Yay for the rest of us… Illinois Class ranking: Big Ten - #2 (+8), National - #25 (+46) Commitments – 15 New commits (11): ILB Rakeem Phillips 6-2 231 Fr Cannon Valley Lutheran ( MN) 2.0 of 5.0 [Mike] DT JaQuan Bland 6-6 280 Fr V.J. Andrew (Tinley Park IL) 2.0 of 5.0 [2-Gap] TE Daleroy Lyles 6-1 213 Fr Notre Dame (Quincy IL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Receiving] LS Emmanuel Amador 6-2 270 Fr Notre Dame (Lawrenceville NJ) 1.0 of 4.0 [Traditional] TE Adrian Simpkins 6-1 239 Fr Munroe Day (Quincy FL) 2.0 of 3.5 [Blocking] TE Beckett Donohue 6-1 202 Fr Munroe Day (Quincy FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving] C Mike Hassan 6-1 290 Fr Florida Christian (Miami FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] ILB Julius Lusk 5-11 211 Fr Brackett (Brackettville TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] FB Sam Schmitz 5-10 210 Fr Hazel Green (Hazel Green AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] RB Booker London 5-11 187 Fr W.B. Travis (Austin TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] OT Matthew Saylor 6-1 321 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Previous commits (4): Do you also remember in the previous Recruiting Review when I mentioned that it’s not often that Northwestern is ahead of Illinois in anything? That, too, did not take long to change as FlutieFlakes received commitments from 11 different players pushing his class to #2 in the B1G and #25 nationally. This batch of commits featured numerous depth signings, but also featured two big additions on the defensive side of the ball in five-star ILB Rakeem Phillips and five-star DT JaQuan Bland. Both players figure to be significant contributors for many years to come. Illinois only has a handful of scholarships remaining and will be looking to finalize their class as the season progresses. Purdue Class ranking: Big Ten - #3 (+8), National - #26 (+71) Commitments – 6 New commits (4): FS Tristan Landry 6-1 181 Fr Pewaukee (Pewaukee WI) 1.5 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage] WR Andew Bond 6-4 184 Fr Washington County (Springfield KY) 1.0 of 5.0 [Speed] CB Avery Hayes 5-10 189 Fr Joel Barlow (Redding CT) 1.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] OLB Adam Lund III 6-1 225 Fr East Peoria Community ( IL) 1.5 of 4.0 [Coverage] Previous commits (2): The Boilermakers got off to a slow start on the recruiting trail only inking a couple of depth signings in the early going. However, Coach inspiral has gotten things moving as Purdue locked up commitments from three five-star players and one four-star player. Purdue manages to check in at #26 nationally despite only having six commits. It is very possible that they rise even higher in the rankings as the weeks progress. Maryland Class ranking: Big Ten - #4 (-3), National - #28 (-14) Commitments – 8 New commits (1): ILB Brett D'Angelo 6-2 244 Fr Valley (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] Previous commits (7): It has been a quiet couple of weeks for the Terrapins and Coach TheSam. Maryland dipped their toe in California and secured a commitment from four-star ILB Brett D’Angelo, but that was it. D’Angelo should be a fine player for Maryland, but may serve well by redshirting his first year on campus. Despite only signing one player, Maryland still checks in at #28 after a strong start early on. Minnesota Class ranking: Big Ten - #5 (-3), National - #29 (-12) Commitments - 8 New commits (3): TE Adrian Briscoe 6-3 211 Fr Big Lake (Big Lake MN) 1.5 of 3.5 [Receiving] OT Dahntay Willis 6-1 334 Fr Thomas Jefferson (Bloomington MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] DE Marcus Ransom 6-1 261 Fr Mayer Lutheran (Mayer MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain] Previous commits (5): The Gophers got off to a hot start securing several commitments from highly rated recruits in the first week. Since then? Coach lucas95 has added a couple more signees that figure to add some depth to the team. They certainly are not as highly rated as their fellow commits, but could contribute at some point down the road. The Gophers still check in nationally at #29, but will need to add some additional pieces to this class if they want to maintain or improve their ranking. However, there is no denying that they already have several pieces that can be penciled into the long term plans. Michigan State Class ranking: Big Ten - #6 (-3), National - #31 (-11) Commitments – 9 New commits (3): K Will Stover 5-9 204 Fr Bullock Creek (Midland MI) 1.0 of 5.0 [Power] OG Quinton Small 6-5 316 Fr Little Miami (Morrow OH) 1.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking] WR Luca Drake 6-4 187 Fr Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] Previous commits (6): Like some of their B1G counterparts, the Spartans have also had a slow couple of weeks on the recruiting trail. Their biggest commit comes from Will Stover, a five-star kicker from the great state of Michigan. It’s hard to get too excited about the addition of a kicker, but there is no doubt that this position plays a crucial role in the game of football. Outside of that, MSU also signed two additional players who do not figure to be significant contributors during their time at MSU. With this season off to a rocky 0-3 start, the Spartan faithful may have a lot of time available to watch how the MSU recruiting battles shake out. Rutgers Class ranking: Big Ten - #7 (-1), National - #47 (+11) Commitments – 6 New commits (2): DT Shawn Marshall 6-1 327 Fr Hanover Park (East Hanover NJ) 1.0 of 5.0 [2-Gap] RB Kahoni Polu 6-0 214 Fr North Harford (Pylesville MD) 2.5 of 3.5 [Speed] Previous Commits (4): Another team who has had a fairly quiet couple of weeks (do I sense a trend?) is Rutgers. There were only two commits to speak of for Coach vollmagnet, but one of those was a big one. Rutgers secured a commitment from their second five-star player as in-state DT Shawn Marshall announced his decision to play for the Scarlet Knights. Marshall joins five-star QB Omari Ricks-Hargrove as the two cornerstones of this class. Both players will head to Rutgers facing very high expectations. Nebraska Class ranking: Big Ten - #8 (-3), National - #58 (-11) Commitments – 6 New commits (2): QB Lucas Elizondo 6-0 205 Fr Episcopal (Jacksonville FL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling] RB Ian Pierce 5-7 199 Fr Shawnee (Shawnee OK) 2.0 of 3.5 [Speed] Previous commits (4): The Cornhuskers decided to venture outside of the Great Plains and took a trip down to Jacksonville, Florida to secure a commitment for their potential future QB. Lucas Elizondo, a four-star recruit from The Sunshine State pledged his commitment to Nebraska and seems like the likely replacement for current Nebraska QB, Sean O’Connell. Coach Dean_Craig_Pelton will likely be hoping to redshirt Elizondo as the signal caller could use some time to grow and adapt to the college game. Wisconsin Class ranking: Big Ten - #9 (-5), National - #60 (-20) Commitments – 3 New commits (1): OLB Austin Snell 6-4 221 Fr Elgin-Millville (Elgin MN) 2.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] Previous commits (2): Once again, another team with not much to report this week. The Badgers only secured one commitment over the past couple of weeks. Austin Snell, an OLB from Minnesota committed to Wisconsin and Head Coach taffyowner. Snell figures to be a solid addition to the defense, but likely will not be a major difference maker for the Badgers. Northwestern Class ranking: Big Ten - #10 (-2), National - #61 (+1) Commitments – 8 New commits (5): OT Anthony Meier 6-4 284 Fr J.B. Conant (Hoffman Estates IL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] OT Anthony Hubbard 6-6 322 Fr Fleming Island (Orange Park FL) 2.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] TE Lallo Wolfe 6-3 238 Fr Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking] OG Edward Clifton 6-3 271 Fr Warner Robins (Warner Robins GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] WR Tarell Bynum 6-0 183 Fr Georgetown Ridge Farm ( IL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] Previous commits (3): There was a lot of movement in the rankings among the B1G teams, but the Wildcats held firm adding five commitments and moving up one spot to #61 in the nation. Northwestern was able to continue to address an area of need and secured three commitments on the offensive line. The biggest add for Coach robcarlson77 was in-state OT Anthony Meier. The Wildcats beat out rival Illinois for the services of the four-star recruit. Due to the impending attrition on the offensive line, it is possible that Meier starts as a freshman. In addition to Meier, the Wildcats plucked players from Michigan, Florida and Georgia in an effort to build up depth on the roster. Iowa Class ranking: Big Ten - #11 (N/A), National - #70 (N/A) Commitments – 4 New commits (4): RB Kedaveon Vaughn 5-8 182 Fr Elgin-Millville (Elgin MN) 1.0 of 4.5 [Speed] QB Ryan Corbin III 6-0 186 Fr Wonewoc-Center (Wonewoc WI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Hybrid] TE Jaiden Rodriquez 6-0 228 Fr Eagan (Eagan MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking] OG Quinn Riley 6-3 286 Fr Columbus Community ( IA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking] After signing zero players after the first week, the Hawkeyes join this week’s review as they have secured pledges from four players. Leading the way are two nice commits on the offensive side of the ball in RB Kadaveon Vaughn and QB Ryan Corbin III. However, you can kindly refer to him as RCIII (not to be confused with RGIII). With the impending departure of their starting RB, Nathaniel Donaldson, Vaughn could get snaps as a true freshman as the Hawkeyes don’t currently have a player of his caliber on the roster. RCIII will likely take a redshirt to provide some time for him to develop, but this duo could be a good one for many years to come. Previous commits (0): Michigan Class ranking: Big Ten - #12 (-5), National - #72 (-13) Commitments – 1 New Commits (0): Previous Commits (1): Nothing to see here. Move along. The Wolverines added nothing, yet still rank higher than more than 40 teams in the country. As was stated previously, Ragland will be a good one, but Michigan will certainly be looking to add more to this class. Ohio State Class ranking: Big Ten - #13 (N/A), National - #88 (N/A) Commitments – 2 New commits (2): WR Emmanuel Lanier 5-11 189 Fr Edgewood (Ashtabula OH) 2.0 of 4.0 [Speed] OG Jesse Griffith 6-7 289 Fr Briggs (Colombus OH) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] Previous commits (0): Also joining the list this week are the Ohio State Buckeyes. After being one of three B1G teams not to secure a commitment after week one, the Bucks added two four-star recruits on the offensive side of the ball. In-state WR, Emmanuel Lanier, figures to be a contributor from day one and has the speed to cause opposing defenses issues once he gets acclimated. There are a lot of schools who come chasing Ohio recruits, but there is no doubt Ohio State will need to improve this ranking as the season progresses. Indiana Class ranking: Big Ten - #14 (N/A), National - #115 (N/A) Commitments – 4 New commits (4): QB Aaron Trotter Jr. 6-5 215 Fr Jay County (Portland IN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Scrambling] WR Wesley Cody 6-1 225 Fr Hernando (Brooksville FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target] RB Michael Felton 5-6 227 Fr Ben Davis (Indianapolis IN) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power] P Marshal Colvin 6-1 193 Fr Carroll (Monroe LA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power] Previous commits (0): In the words of the late, great, American Dream Dusty Rhodes, it’s hard times for the Hoosiers down in Bloomington. Hard times is when you sign four players and still rank #115 in the nation. Hard times is when none of those players figure to be major contributors. Hard times is when you have two very good programs to fight for limited in-state talent. It’s hard times indeed for Coach Jamzz, but there are many weeks left to right the ship.
  39. 8 points
    bingo415

    [2021] Week 4 Power Rankings

    Tampa Bay sniped the Bears in Florida on Sunday The season is only four weeks old, but some rather obvious trends are emerging already, as are some favorites for postseason spots. Injuries, the main theme of 2021 so far, have played a huge part up to this point, and will only continue to impact performances across the board. Who's rising, who's falling, who has hope, who has none? Read on for this week's answers! Remember, if you don't like where you are in these rankings...play better! Battle For the #1 Seed 1. Green Bay Packers Who are the battling for the #1 seed? Factual consideration could include the Eagles and even the Bears. But I’ll take a more metaphysical approach. The Packers are really battling complacency, the Pipe, and the changing winds of offensive innovation. Can they win again with the same model as 2020? Possibly, but they’ll have to adapt some to stay ahead of the curve. 2. Miami Dolphins 3. New York Jets 4. Kansas City Chiefs 5. Las Vegas Raiders These teams are the most interesting Top Dogs in their respective divisions at present. Yes, you could throw the Titans/Jags/Texans in as well, but – and – will be primetime viewing all season. Only one of these will ultimately get the #1 seed (or not) in the AFC, so the Tier Title is a bit of misnomer. Recent Injury(s) = Some Doubt 6. Philadelphia Eagles 7. Tennessee Titans 8. Chicago Bears 9. Jacksonville Jaguars The clearly miss the spark that Marshawn Miller brought to the offense. Even more now falls on Allen Taylor and Troy White, and if the battle with the Chiefs is any indication, that may not be enough against the best teams in the league. The just got gobsmacked by a triple-injury Sunday, even in a win. The Pipe has clearly settled on TENN as the recipient of most of its hatred. How long can they continue to play at a high level with so few bodies? The desperately missed David Gaines, who went out early in the loss to the Bucs. Brooksheer was noticeably poorer without his top wideout, who will be sidelined for a couple weeks. And the have one of the larger casualty lists in the league, so it’s more a question of “when” rather than “if”. Should the Jags buck the trend and stay healthy, I think they could end up the top of this Tier easily. Could Be #3 Seed, Could Miss Playoffs 10. New Orleans Saints 11. Carolina Panthers 12. Houston Texans 13. Washington Redskins New Orleans beating the Panthers on the strength of Sterling Brown’s rushing and a receiver not named Sean Jenkins leading the team in catches and yards bodes well for the going forward, and really is a validation of how they’ve played up to this point. They addressed their injury-prone WR corps with the trade for Cotton Lewis and that’s what you do when you’re currently staring at first round bye in the playoffs. Could it go off the rails for the Saints? Maybe, but I think they look more of sure bet at this point than the . Tanner Bowman has been fantastic, but the Bye week hit at the worst time: no chance to build on the momentum of their last win. The are beating everyone they “should” beat so far, but the reason they are in this Tier: when the schedule turns nasty in a few weeks, where will they be? will deal with the loss of Mike Latta for a couple weeks, but should continue to play well. I envision Carolina as a classic #5 seed in the NFC. The Last Two Playoff Spots in the NFC Are a STRAIGHT TOSS UP 14. Atlanta Falcons 15. Los Angeles Rams 16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17. Arizona Cardinals 18. San Francisco 49ers That was a quick slip for the and , after looking terrific the first two weeks. At least Atlanta put up a good fight vs. NO and JAX—both losses were at home. Whereas Arizona got steamrolled twice in a row and now have to regroup during the Bye week. (Aside: the Cardinals were the biggest headscratcher for me in the new revealed offensive game plans—why are they running that with that team?) The bounced back with a nice win on Sunday night over the Cowboys, but the Cowboys aren’t REALLY the Cowboys right now, so jury is still out on the 2-2 Rams. The , winners of two straight (when’s the last time we could say that??!) whipped the Bears and did so in style. Says here Tampa takes ANOTHER step up in the NFC South by beating the Panthers this weekend. Not much to say about the after the Bye week, but 1-2 is not good. They have some serious work to do in order to ensure a playoff spot. Hell, they have work to do to stare a winning record in the face. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 19. Buffalo Bills 20. New England Patriots 21. Dallas Cowboys 22. Indianapolis Colts If Arizona is the hardest team to predict in the league (and they are…), the are the most frustrating. They look excellent in weeks 1 and 3, complete doo-doo in weeks 2 and 4. Kamau Davis has been his mostly consistent self, but everyone around him is riding a giant yo-yo every time out. holds the dubious distinction as the 1-3 team that has looked the best. The need to get healthy ASAP—Luke Williams is not the answer, especially when teams can gang up on the run EVEN MORE now. Also, the defense hasn’t stopped anybody for a while. And…it’s time for honest truth: the , while injury depleted somewhat, are simply not as good as I thought they were at the beginning of the season. They are not the only team that equates that statement (ahem…Broncos, Lions, Rams), but they are most surprising, I’d wager. Can Anyone Figure Out the AFC North? 23. Pittsburgh Steelers 24. Cleveland Browns 25. Baltimore Ravens Where are the Bengals? Look below. Why these three and not the Bengals? These teams have shown consistent effort and a hint of talent. Why can’t I figure out the AFC North? No idea, other than these teams are being asked to carry out game plans that are different from what their skills favor. I expect the to win 8 games (or maybe more), but that’s all I expect out of this division. I’m really disappointed in the after three weeks of playing pretty well—that stinker against the previously-winless was not a good look. Doing Some Serious Draft Evaluations Over Here... 26. Minnesota Vikings 27. Seattle Seahawks 28. Cincinnati Bengals 29. Denver Broncos The got a win that surprised a bit, but the holes in this team are plain as day. The got a win that was actually kind of a loss (16-13 at the Giants—IN OVERTIME—is crazy-making). The dropped a heartbreaker to Steelers, but also failed in the Front Office area, again. And the got taken behind the woodshed by the dirty, rotten Raiders, to extend their streak of unimpressive performances to four in a row. Yes, I’m being harsh on my own team, but our only win is over the Ravens…and they are struggling mightily this season. Injuries have been unkind to a couple of these teams, but it’s not like any have shown moments of brilliance either. Drafting in the Top 10 is a new experience for the Seahawks and Broncos…an experience both are hoping to avoid yet this year. 0-fer, Trades Are Now Open 30. Detroit Lions 31. Los Angeles Chargers 32. New York Giants The were on a Bye, luckily for them. The and were not. It’s impossible to see where the next win will be for these three, and most likely not Week 5: Lions host the Niners in primetime, the Chargers host the Titans (Wheeler will feast on that secondary), and the Giants travel to Atlanta, where Mike Thomas is currently trying to secure a court-ordered stay of execution from Early Davis and Eric Jennings.
  40. 8 points
    Jieret

    [2021] MAC Power Rankings, Week 3

    It's that moment you've all been waiting for, ladies and gentlemen, the season's third MAC Chart Of Dubious Value! Remember, you should probably vote if you don't like your ranking. And play well. That too. MAC Power Rankings After Week 3 Rank (Poll Pts.) Team (First Place Votes) Record (Conf. Record) Streak Change from Last Week 1 (70) #9 Toledo Rockets (4) 2-0 (1-0) W2 - 2 (68) #25 Western Michigan Broncos (2) 2-0 (0-0) W2 - 3 (60) Miami (OH) Redhawks 3-0 (2-0) W3 - 4 (52) Ohio Bobcats 2-0 (1-0) W2 - 5 (46) Akron Zips 1-1 (0-0) W1 - 6 (44) Buffalo Bulls 1-1 (0-0) W1 - 7 (37) Central Michigan Chippewas 2-0 (1-0) W2 - 8 (31) Eastern Michigan Eagles 0-2 (0-1) L2 - 9 (20) Ball State Cardinals 0-2 (0-1) L2 +1 10 (18) Bowling Green Falcons 0-2 (0-1) L2 -1 11 (14) Northern Illinois Huskies 0-2 (0-1) L2 - 12 (8) Kent State Golden Flashes 0-3 (0-1) L3 - Numbers of voters: 6 12 points awarded for first, 11 for second, etc. With last week's results being pretty much what most thought they would be, there isn't much to talk about overall. Bowling Green and Ball State swapping spots is the only movement, but considering the margins of not-victory in their respective games that isn't a surprise. Eastern retains its spot at the top of the winless tier due to a second #QUALITYLOSS, this time a narrow defeat to Ohio in Athens. The week's most intriguing matchup might just be the aforementioned Bobcats visiting Mt. Pleasant to take on Central Michigan and the Byron Suggs Hype Train. Both teams are 2-0, and this game will tell us a lot about where these programs are. This Week's Slate: Thursday Night Ohio (2-0) at Central Michigan (2-0)* Friday Night Eastern Michigan (0-2) at Virginia (1-1) Bowling Green (0-2) at Stanford (0-2) Saturday Morning Toledo (2-0) at Akron (1-1)* Ball State (0-2) at Buffalo (1-1)* Northern Illinois (0-2) at Western Michigan (2-0)* Byes: Kent State (0-3), Miami (OH) (3-0) "If it's not MAC, it's wack!"
  41. 8 points
    ZackTyzwyz

    [2021] Week 4 Facts

    Thank you for improving this segment. The last few weeks there were just too many words and I got confused.
  42. 7 points
    Jumbo

    [2021] Week 5 Pac-12 Power Rankings

    One premier game at the top of the power rankings and lots of byes for the shit tier. Let's get to it. 12. Stanford Cardinal (0-4, 0-3 PAC) -- Still winless, the Cardinal continue to hit new lows as they lost to the Beavers of Oregon State by multiple scores at home (though at this point, that's honestly not terrible). Still, that BGSU loss keeps them in the basement at bare minimum at least until they win a game. Congrats on a top 10 recruiting class thus far, though. Next: Bye 11. California Golden Bears (0-4, 0-2 PAC) -- A 7-point comeback by Wazzu in the 4th quarter, including a 40 yard scamper by RB Bill Hoffman who'd been mostly contained to that point, resulted in a 4th straight loss for the Bears. What has happened to BLT? He has just 1 pick in 4 games and let up 8 receptions for 118 yards and a TD to Wazzu freshman 2/4.5 wideout Luke Sikuli. This can't be what Quasar expected to start like going into the year. Next: Bye 10. Washington State Cougars (2-2, 1-1 PAC) -- Congrats to ape on the win and all, but it was against a pretty unimpressive team in Cal and required a 4th quarter comeback to happen at all. This team is composed of a lot of freshman on offense so some struggles will happen, obviously, but a mix of some talented players on defense has been relatively disappointing as they've allowed nearly 30 PPG against a relatively weak schedule. Next: Bye 9. USC Trojans (1-3, 1-1 PAC) ↓3 The Trojans' offensive output against Arizona was pitiful. In fact, barring a 40 yard endaround from Marc Ponder in garbage time in the 4th quarter, USC did not score a point. Part of that can be blamed on QB Sebastian Reardon, who by all accounts did not look good in practice and looked even worse in the game, but RB Bernard Shook could have performed better to pick up the load while the Trojans' starter is injured. USC and 1-5 looks like destiny at this point. Next: Bye 8. Washington Huskies (2-2, 1-2 PAC) -- One week after looking pathetic against Arizona, Jake Davis looked a lot better in Oregon this week, putting up 300 yards and 3 TD against a solid Ducks defense. It was a close game, but Washington's defense could not handle Trevon Yeldon in any way, shape, or form, and Oregon pulled out with a close win. The Huskies go ahead of USC by sheer virtue of the close loss to a good Ducks squad (#qualityloss). If they can handle their next game, it'll go a long way towards conference relevancy this season. Next: vs Oregon State 7. Colorado Buffaloes (3-1, 1-1 PAC) ↓2 I figured it was coming, but Colorado was a bit exposed against ASU this week. The offense couldn't move the ball against a PAC opponent once again thanks to Latavious Murray's injury, but the Sun Devils (unlike Stanford) actually have an offense that can move the ball against good opposition and it showed. Israel Carlson moved the ball consistently and QB Parker Townsend added a long rush, and Elijah Corey wasn't good enough to move the ball. Evan Torres has been incredibly disappointing WITH Murray in the game, and looked even worse without him. Until Murray gets healthy I don't know how this team is going to win any games without significant help on defense. Next: Bye 6. Arizona State Sun Devils (2-2, 2-1 PAC) ↑3 ASU looked solid against Colorado, helped out by the aforementioned Murray injury, and cruised to a win with their ball control offense. They've got to be disappointed the matchup against USC came before Marc Lockwood's injury, since they'd easily win a rematch with them right now. This team is still relatively average, but I can definitely see a path to a bowl with only 3 PAC wins needed (I'm assuming they'll cruise past NIU). Next: Bye 5. Oregon State Beavers (4-0, 2-0 PAC) ↑2 Well, they did it. A second PAC-12 win in two tries. Past all my doubts that they could even hang with the bottom they've won their first two conference matchups for the first time ever. They're technically against 2 of the bottom 3 teams in the PAC, but that's still damn good compared to historical OSU squads. Lloyd Samuels looked great last year and he has continued that to over a 5 YPC this season. A bowl game is almost certainly happening, as they only need to beat UMass at home and grab one more PAC win. This team could easily start 8-0, but based on history I'm not going to crown them higher until they beat someone in the upper echelon. Next: @ Washington 4. #25 Oregon Ducks (3-1, 2-1 PAC) -- The Yeldons Ducks squeaked past Washington, with the defense surprisingly struggling against Huskies QB Jake Davis. Blake Martin had a pick and a sack to move to 3 sacks and 2 picks this year, but CB Tre'Davious Dikes was sloppy defensively. Following the loss to UCLA, if this team wants to take the PAC North they'll need to take care of business against the rest of the North teams in a more clear fashion than they did against the Huskies. Next: Bye 3. UCLA Bruins (1-2, 1-2 PAC) -- UCLA isn't budging from the top 3 next week barring an extreme upset from Eastern Washington, a team that lost by 35 to Washington State. They could easily end up sweeping through their remaining schedule, as I don't think there's any significantly hard competition remaining. But in this conference, they'll probably drop a couple of games. Next: vs Eastern Washington 2. #21 Utah Utes (3-0, 2-0 PAC) -- Donald Culver reportedly took the bye and relaaaaaxed, as he was spotted by locals at the local Massage Envy every day. That will hopefully get his arm back into throwing shape for this week's incredibly important game in Tucson. The Wildcat defense has been stifling, allowing just 11 PPG through 4 games, so he'll need to be at his best for the Utes to pull off the upset. Next: @ Arizona 1. #5 Arizona Wildcats (4-0, 3-0 PAC) -- If Arizona can pull off the win this week, they'll have already pushed off all of their main competition in the PAC South less than halfway into the season. The Wildcats defense as mentioned before is great, but their secondary can be exploited by good QBs such as Utes QB Donald Culver. The Wildcats cruised to a win against USC this past week, as USC's backup QB was... not good. Culver is much much better, and with his renewed health the Utes have a chance at the upset. I don't think the chances are high, as Arizona is healthy and this team is as complete as they come. Next: vs Utah
  43. 7 points
  44. 7 points
    Jieret

    [2021] MAC Recruiting Numbers

    So I got bored, didn't feel like working on my normal media stuff, made a recruit commit spreadsheet, and fell WAY down the rabbit hole. So I had to share this so I could justify my life over the last eight hours or so. This isn't to step on @TazerMan's excellent recruiting analysis articles (of which he really should publish the latest one...), but a pure look at MAC croot numbers. Accio tl;dr chart! Offense Defense Special Teams/ATH All commits Position-neutral Ratings** # of commits Total # of Stars Avg Stars/ commit # of commits Total # of Stars Avg Stars/ commit # of commits Total # of Stars Avg Stars/ commit Total # of Stars Avg Stars/ commit Tot. Rating* Avg. Rating* Total Commits Akron 23 10 32.0 3.20 8 25.0 3.13 5 17.0 3.40 74.0 3.22 66.0 2.87 Ball State 6 3 11.0 3.67 3 10.5 3.50 0 0.0 0.00 21.5 3.58 22.8 3.79 Bowling Green 4 1 3.0 3.00 2 5.5 2.75 1 3.0 3.00 11.5 2.88 11.3 2.81 Buffalo 3 2 7.0 3.50 1 3.5 3.50 0 0.0 0.00 10.5 3.50 8.8 2.92 Central Michigan 7 4 13.5 3.38 3 10.5 3.50 0 0.0 0.00 24.0 3.43 19.5 2.79 Eastern Michigan 19 7 21.0 3.00 8 24.5 3.06 4 11.5 2.88 57.0 3.00 53.5 2.82 Kent State 2 0 0.0 0.00 2 8.5 4.25 0 0.0 0.00 8.5 4.25 6.3 3.13 Miami (OH) 3 1 3.0 3.00 2 7.0 3.50 0 0.0 0.00 10.0 3.33 8.5 2.83 Northern Illinois 5 4 12.0 3.00 1 3.0 3.00 0 0.0 0.00 15.0 3.00 16.5 3.30 Ohio 3 3 10.5 3.50 0 0.0 0.00 0 0.0 0.00 10.5 3.50 12.3 4.08 Toledo 7 5 17.5 3.50 2 9.0 4.50 0 0.0 0.00 26.5 3.79 25.8 3.68 Western Michigan 14 7 26.0 3.71 7 25.5 3.64 0 0.0 0.00 51.5 3.68 46.8 3.34 *Rating refers to the CFBHC Team rating player formula: Player rating = Skill + (Potential/2). Higher rating indicates readiness of player to start. It does NOT necessarily indicate probability of long-term success. **Position-neutral does not adjust for player position, i.e. a Kicker is considered as valuable as a QB. (I tried to include the positional adjustments as per the Team rating sheet, but it got really messy. Really messy. So they were excluded.) The full sheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wmlL77pxKCJyluKgN94KdW955pnXOCpf0h84FNoIfhw/edit?usp=sharing. You're welcome to copy the sheet and use it for your own conference or purposes. Features/Notes: A tidbit about each team, looking at the sheets: Except for a 4-star long-snapper, every signed recruit is a 3 or 3.5-star. The Zips look to be using this class to build much-needed depth. None of Ball State's signed players come from a home state, border state, or pipeline state. The only MAC school to not currently have a commit rated 3.5-stars or better. This is your school on coachless recruiting. Any questions? To this point, every commit is a 1/3.5. Central Michigan stayed close to home; only one commit is from out of state and he's from neighboring Ohio. The Eagles have the only Athlete in the entire MAC recruiting cycle. Quality over quantity? Only two recruits but they have the highest star average. All three commits are in-state players who will man the trenches on both sides of the ball. The Huskies also didn't venture far from home, with their only out of state player a medium-floor/low-ceiling tackle from Minnesota. The Bobcats have the highest average player rating (4.08), suggesting a tendency to go after polished high school players even if their potential is capped. The Rockets are third in the average player rating (3.68). However, their average stars per commit (3.79) is second-highest, so they have commits with 4 and 5-star potential and not just players starting at 2+ skill. (Or it could be both) The Broncos have currently pulled in the most wide receivers, with three. More numbers by position and potential. How are we doing as a conference? Offense Defense Special Teams/Athlete Ask away if you have any questions or comments!
  45. 7 points
    McWovin

    FAU Week Recap, Post-Game

    HC McWovin Great First week here with the team in Boca Raton. The family moved in nicely and the wife settling in to the warm 80 degree weather. *chuckles* But I do believe this team is a C-USA championship contender. We've had an exciting week here at the University, as we are now 2-0 in conference play and 2-2 to start the season. A tight one in Murfreesboro this past day as we squeaked in conference play. I'm excited for this upcoming season and I'm expecting a lot for my players. I know it's hard to come into a program when the season has already started but I think I'm fitting in nicely. I'm very satisfied with the game our boys played last night, and I want to give a shoutout to a few players in which I was extremely proud of. Gregory Crowder threw for a nice 270 yards with a couple TDs and an INT. Overall I was satisfied with Crowder's game except for the 57% completion. We'll be working on that during our bye week. Our players will be will rested for our next contest in Huntington, WV at Marshall. Tristan Rucker brought in a comfortable 105 yards with a sweet TD to finalize the performance. Sean Parham was close to triple digits as his carried for 89 yards with 2 TDs. Good Win to add to the resume. Boca Raton is rocking after the recent recruit 5.0 RB Rafael Larimer signs how letter of intent and signs with the owls. After that recruit and many more, the Owls jump to 67th on the recruiting team rankings, and we keep climbing it. Quinten Dickerson was also another recruit who recently signed. He'll be a great addition to the WR core. We have a some tough out-of-conference games this season such as Tennessee and UCF. They will be hard fought games but our players will be ready for the matchups and give it all they have. I'm really looking forward to this season and for this team to win some games. I love the energy here at FAU and from what I've seen from this first week I'm very excited to call FAU my new home. Salute the Hoot! I will now be taking questions.
  46. 7 points
    Franz Kafka

    [2021] Franz's Facts: Week 4

    Welcome to Franz's Facts! Your weekly home for tidbits, nuggets, statistical leaders, and the like WEEK 4 - STAT LEADERS Passing yards Taylor Heiden, TB - 370 Thomas Wheeler, TEN - 350 Erik Wegert, NYJ - 346 Rushing yards Ron Thomas, CIN - 140 DeNorris Jackson, TB - 121 Terrence Rodgers, KC - 109 Receiving yards Richard Wilson, TB - 150 Kevin Williams, TEN - 127 J.C. Weldon, MIA - 125 Tackles Willard McCready, DET - 8 Cameron Jonah, DEN - 8 Leigh Davey, LAR - 8 Sacks Ray McBride, CLE - 2.0 Charles Woods, TEN - 2.0 Ron Rice, JAX - 2.0 Penalty yards 109 102 92 Points 41 41 38 35 35 WEEK 3 FACTOIDS The high temperature this week was 88F Las Vegas, NV - 88 F - vs. The low temperature this week was 64F Minneapolis, MN - 63 F - vs. The lowest OL rating this week was 7.6 There were only six "severe" injuries this week. Half as many as last week Todd Hevesy, OG - Severe Elbow Fracture Marcus Ratterman, WR - Severe Concussion Tim Kassell, CB - Severe PCL Rupture Sergio Miller, OLB - Severe Achilles Rupture Adam Newman, SS - Severe Patellar Tendon Bruise Jonathan Goodwin, DE - Severe ACL Rupture Zero teams had multiple "severe" injuries Home teams were 10-4, improving over an 8-8 record last week All four losses were by four points or fewer. Kickers were a combined 41/59 this week 69% Two teams had a 300 yard passer/100 yard rusher/100 yard receiver Heiden 370/Jackson 121/Wilson 150 Brown 346/Barry 103/Weldon 125 The longest rush of the week was 61 yards Moussa Goode
  47. 7 points
    The third week of commitments is in the books and there are some changeups in the rankings that we're going to address, so let's dive in. - USC Trojans - National Ranking: 9 (+11) Pac 12 Ranking: 1 (+2) DT Christian Callahan 6-3 331 Fr Valley Christian (San Jose CA) 2.0 of 5.0 [2-Gap] CB Maximillian Wilcox 5-11 164 Fr Long Beach Polytechnic ( CA) 2.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] WR Wendell Causey 6-2 161 Fr Edison (Stockton CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Speed] OT Anthony McGregor 6-4 319 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 3.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] FS Chase Clemons 6-1 189 Fr Blue Ridge (Lakeside AZ) 1.5 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage] TE Jermon Donaldson 6-5 211 Fr Eastlake (Chula Vista CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Receiving] DT Janoris Lindsey 6-0 317 Fr Oakdale (Oakdale CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap] QB Kevin Bacon 6-4 223 Fr Liberty (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Hybrid] OT Solomon Levesque 6-2 321 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] DE Tank Christian 6-1 252 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] CB Christian Stubbs 6-0 190 Fr Argonaut (Jackson CA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] WR Robaire Holman 6-4 195 Fr Hilltop (Chula Vista CA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Target] OLB Thierno Hyde 6-3 244 Fr Watsonville (Watsonville CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] Another week, another 5 star. Causey was a highly sought after receiver, but he's decided to take his talents to USC declining offers from both Oregon and Washington State. Just in case you didn’t think Causey was enough, coach Jumbo decided to go out and scoop up FS Chase Clemons out of the state of Arizona as well. Very good week for the Trojans. - Stanford Cardinal - National Ranking: 15 (+3) Pac 12 Ranking: 2 (-) C Uluwehi Seumanufagai 6-2 274 Fr Valley Christian (San Jose CA) 1.5 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] WR Aboubacar Oates 6-0 184 Fr Hayfork (Hayfork CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Speed] DE Shawntez Solomon 6-4 241 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Blitz] DT Kofi Hyde 6-0 291 Fr Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [2-Gap] CB Hakeem Grey 6-1 170 Fr Ripon (Ripon CA) 2.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] WR Jake Britton 6-4 226 Fr West Valley (Hemet CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target] ILB Mikeal Holman 6-3 221 Fr Mission San Jose (Fremont CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] OLB Alex Melendez 6-3 241 Fr D.S. Jordan (Los Angeles CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] RB Clinton Singleton 5-11 197 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Power] DT Anthony Benton 6-6 319 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap] QB Julius Browning 6-0 213 Fr Pioneer (Whittier CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Hybrid] WR Nijrell Delmas 6-0 181 Fr Long Beach Polytechnic ( CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed] TE Grant Dye 6-3 195 Fr Ripon (Ripon CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Receiving] The Cardinal move up 3 spots in the national rankings this week thanks to the signing of DT Kofi Hyde and CB Hakeem Grey as well as a couple of depth signings. With the signings of eight 4 stars or better so far this year in recruiting, Stanford has officially signed double the amount of 4 stars or better this year than in the last 3 years combined. The future “Revenge of the Nerds” plan is in full effect. - Oregon Ducks - National Ranking: 19 (-7) Pac 12 Ranking: 3 (-2) TE Jack Booth 6-1 218 Fr Dallas (Dallas OR) 3.5 of 5.0 [Receiving] QB Alex Gruber 6-2 213 Fr Blanchet Catholic (Salem OR) 1.0 of 5.0 [Hybrid] OG Grant Vanhorn 6-7 321 Fr Newberg (Newberg OR) 1.5 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] CB Chance Muse 5-11 190 Fr Dallas (Dallas OR) 1.0 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] ILB Ryder Gruber 6-3 235 Fr Salem Academy (Salem OR) 1.0 of 4.0 [Mike] WR Shane Moffett 6-4 168 Fr Lebanon (Lebanon OR) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] No new commits for the Ducks this week, but like I said last week, they still have a class to be proud of. Don't let him fool you either, coach bingo is on the recruiting trail as I type this up continuing to try and add talent to this class. - California Golden Bears - National Ranking: 30 (+15) Pac 12 Ranking: 4 (+1) RB Naiquon Barner 5-11 211 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Power] ATH Chris Darnell 5-8 159 Fr Southwest (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Accuracy] ILB Phillip Randall 6-3 217 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Will] TE Benjamin Anthony 6-3 194 Fr Jordan Valley (Jordan Valley OR) 1.0 of 4.0 [Receiving] The Golden Bears have really been focusing on high profile talent this year. This week they got ATH Chris Darnell to commit, who is looking to be the successor to future NFL kicker Sam Walsh. Who knows, he might even try his foot at punting. TE Benjamin Anthony is nothing to scoff at either. Good week for “Stanford Reject U”. - UCLA Bruins - National Ranking: 52 (+4) Pac 12 Ranking: 5 (+2) FS Nathan Tolliver 5-10 196 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 3.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] SS Cayden Pendleton 5-11 191 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] RB Ualesi Maimoana 5-11 210 Fr East Bakersfield (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Power] TE Sebastian Sands 6-4 196 Fr Angelo Rodriguez (Fairfield CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Receiving] CB Kai Wooten 5-9 160 Fr Fontana (Fontana CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] LS Noa Figiel 6-0 273 Fr Pioneer (Whittier CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Traditional] OT Richard Benton 6-1 294 Fr Valley Christian (San Jose CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] CB Nijrell Overton 6-1 162 Fr D.S. Jordan (Los Angeles CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] OLB Jordan Fay 6-3 215 Fr Desert (Edwards CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] DE Ohanko Keene 6-1 246 Fr Serra (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz] Lots of commitments for the Bruins this week headlined by TE Sebastian Sands. They did sign a 4-star long snapper, but specialty players don’t really stick out to me. I don’t know, maybe I’m in the minority here. The depth players are solid though. A lot of defense again this week. We’ll see how UCLA handles the rest of this recruitment cycle and if they can push their way into a top 50 class. - Washington State Cougars - National Ranking: 54 (-11) Pac 12 Ranking: 6 (-2) OT Joseph Wheeler IV 6-4 305 Fr Shorecrest (Seattle WA) 2.5 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] TE Simon Lay 6-0 230 Fr Concrete (Concrete WA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] OT Harry Barton 6-4 303 Fr Richland (Richland WA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] CB Ian Gaston 6-0 185 Fr Mt. Diablo (Concord CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] WR Kieran Pollock 6-5 226 Fr Richland (Richland WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target] ILB Thierno Streeter 6-1 241 Fr North Thurston (Lacey WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Mike] No new commitments up in Pullman this week, but they’re still pretty much cleaning out the state of Washington for talent. Their only real competition is Wash….. Boise State. Losing out on Causey probably hurts a bit, but I think the Cougs will be just fine. - Arizona Wildcats - National Ranking: 55 (-3) Pac 12 Ranking: 7 (-1) RB Josiah Smallwood 6-0 203 Fr The Orme School (Mayer AZ) 1.0 of 4.5 [Power] OT Julian Gilbert 6-5 305 Fr Desert Eagle (Scottsdale AZ) 2.5 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] CB Jerraud Collins 5-10 179 Fr Vernon Kilpatrick (Malibu CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] FS Landon Wilkes 5-11 210 Fr Seton Catholic (Chandler AZ) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] OLB Filip Leach 6-3 228 Fr Seton Catholic (Chandler AZ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] They might have fallen back in both the National and Pac 12 rankings, but it wasn’t a bad week for Arizona by any means. They picked up a couple of nice recruits in Wilkes and Leach. The Sun Devils up in Tempe have a lot of catching up to do. - Colorado Buffaloes - National Ranking: 81 (-8) Pac 12 Ranking: 8 (-) ILB Noah Murphy 6-1 220 Fr Englewood (Englewood CO) 1.5 of 4.5 [Will] No new commitments for the Buffs. However, they are in what looks to be six or seven recruiting battles over some high profile recruits such as RB Jeremiah Bonner and WR LaRon Quarless. I’m looking forward to seeing how head coach Franz Kafka prioritizes his recruiting from here on out. - Oregon State Beavers - National Ranking: 123 (-7) Pac 12 Ranking: 9 (-) P Vic Smallwood 6-1 168 Fr Dallas (Dallas OR) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy] LS Naiquon Lattimore 6-0 235 Fr Vernonia (Vernonia OR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Specialized] DE Shawntez Robertson 6-5 247 Fr Payson (Payson UT) 1.0 of 2.5 [Blitz] No new commitments for the Beavers this week which is pretty disappointing. They definitely aren’t in the worst spot when it comes to recruiting in the Pac, but you would like to see just a few more 3.5 stars at the very least. - Utah Utes - National Ranking: 125 (-) Pac 12 Ranking: 10 (-) QB Maxwell Greenberg 5-11 197 Fr Kearns (Kearns UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pocket] ILB Ethan Cahill 5-11 219 Fr Pleasant Grove (Pleasant Grove UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Will] CB Carlos Newsome 5-10 197 Fr Woods Cross (Woods Cross UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage] Utah got it's first batch of commits this week and they might not pop out and wow you, but 3 depth signings are better than nothing. No Commitments..... still - - Arizona State Sun Devils - Washington Huskies *BOLD INDICATES NEW COMMITMENT
  48. 7 points
    CThor

    CThor

    1. Please list your email address and/or your reddit username at which you can be contacted. colincthornton42@gmail.com Reddit u/cthor42 2. Before continuing, please thoroughly read the coaching course and feel free to ask questions. Confirm that you have read the coaching course by writing "Confirmed" below. Confirmed 3. What team do you want to coach? Arkansas 4. Please select two backup teams (in descending order of preference) in case your first choice is unavailable. FAU Georgia State Whatever's open *fingers crossed* 5. In three or more sentences, tell us a little about yourself. How old are you, what do you do, where are you from, why would you be a good fit here, etc. I'm a former D-1 football player that has always been on the fence about coaching IRL. I've dabbled with various high schools and colleges, but I'm currently in the banking world (with vtgorilla.) I'm 24 years old, and I currently live in Charlotte. 6. This site can be as time consuming as you want it to be. Weekly duties can be completed in 30 minutes or less, however interacting with your fellow players throughout the week makes it more enjoyable for most people. Approximately, how much free time do you have during a typical week? I could easily contribute 4+ hours. 7. Losing games is an inevitable reality on this site, especially when accepting newer teams. Do you believe you can handle losing? Disappointment is expected, however we have had issues with people freaking out, and even leaving the site because of losing. Have any of you heard of Presbyterian College? Smallest D-1 college in the USA. Go check our record over the past 10 years. Need I say more? 8. How did you find out about this site? If recommended by a friend, please post his/her username. vtgorilla
  49. 7 points
    Soluna

    CFBHC v1.4g

    CFBHC v1.4g January 4th, 2018 Pre-Release v1.3.4.2 Notes: Thanks to all those who helped testing and recommended stuff as usual. NFLHC * Reworked kicker attributes to increase the distribution of skill. Kicker skill versus distance is now taken into considering at 2.0 times previous values. * Added a display of offensive gameplan used to game reports.
  50. 7 points
    Franz Kafka

    [2021] Franz's Facts: Week 3

    Welcome to Franz's Facts! Your weekly home for tidbits, nuggets, statistical leaders, and the like WEEK 3 - STAT LEADERS Passing yards Aaron Devereaux, NO - 370 Nick Hall, OAK - 350 Aaron Shea, IND - 325 Rushing yards Ron Thomas, CIN - 132 Terrence Rodgers, KC - 125 Fred Tindale, ARI - 100 Receiving yards Sam Hiller-Weeden, WAS - 150 Jamaal Brown-Sanderson, NO - 125 Paul Howell, NYJ - 122 Tackles Brad Mungro, NYG - 9 Lukas Forman, IND - 8 Bryan Jones, LAC - 8 Corey Davis, NO - 8 Christian Haywood, JAX - 8 Sacks Doug Carolan, DET - 2.5 Charles Johnson, DEN - 2.0 Omar McManus, ARI - 2.0 Brett Bailey, CIN - 2.0 Anthony Ortiz, BUF - 2.0 Dexter Flowers, MIA - 2.0 Penalty yards 102 102 100 99 Points 46 38 38 35 WEEK 3 FACTOIDS The high temperature this week was 92F Las Vegas, NV - 92 F - vs. The low temperature this week was Chicago, IL - 68 F - vs. The lowest OL rating this week was 7.7 (in victory over Detroit) There were 12 "severe" injuries this week. Two fewer than last week Marshawn Miller, RB - Severe Foot Dislocation Michael McBride, DT - Severe Achilles Rupture Gerald Morrison, WR - Severe Concussion Reynaldo Harris, FS - Severe ACL Rupture Gray Corbin, FS - Severe Hamstring Tendonitis Eli Austin, WR - Severe ACL Rupture Tom Reis, WR - Severe Ankle Dislocation Justin Glass, DE - Severe Thumb Sprain Onome Smith, FS - Severe ACL Rupture Grey Brown, OT - Severe Hip Strain Nijrell Smith, OT - Severe Back Disc Tear Sam Chapman, RB - Severe Hamstring Bruise Only one team had multiple "severe" injuries Only one game was injury-free vs. (the Bucs were also in the only injury-free game last week) Home teams were a disappointing 8-8 this week The shortest missed field goal this week was 40 yards. Daryl Lemus, Three teams had fewer than 30 rushing yards Elijah Harden, - 9 carries, 15 yards O.J. Carano/Will Fuller, - 15 carries, 16 yards Booker T. Washington, - 8 carries, 27 yards Only one team scored more than 14 points in the first quarter - 15
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