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  1. 34 points
    Soluna

    CFBHC v1.3c

    CFBHC v1.3c September 1st, 2017 Pre-Release v1.3.1.34 Notes: As usual thanks to the members who helped test this - there weren't many this time because I got this pumped out quickly with my new additional time. I appreciate the thoughts and input you guys have made in your private feedback forum threads. This patch applied to this week's games. General * Reverted aggressiveness to the previous iteration. Teams in both NFLHC and CFBHC are much more likely to go for 2 if it helps them advance their lead or try to catch up. * Added a new game report via smckenz. * Added TFL, LNG (for RBs), and PD. LNG is available this week, TFL and PD will be available for the 2021 season. NFLHC * Fixed an issue with full back blocking schemes in the pistol formation. * Fixed use percentages of 4th and 5th receivers in pass heavy offenses. * Fixed a minor error with the gameplan parser. * Fixed a rotational player issue with the gameplan system. * Fixed an issue with using non-K/P players at kicking related positions. * Fixed a minor calculation error with total and partial tackles. * Fixed a minor error with automated training plan implementations from previous seasons.
  2. 27 points
    Soluna

    [2020] JuCo Recruiting Rules

    JuCo recruiting will be a two week process and will begin with Week #13. Regular recruiting scholarships, half scholarships, school and coaches visits will NOT be used. Instead you will be assigned the following based on your calculation described below. The formula only counts regular season games. Conference Base Prestige AAC: 18 ACC: 23 Big 12: 19 B1G: 25 C-USA: 11 Independents: 16 MAC: 17 MWC: 15 PAC-12: 17 SEC: 23 Juco Weekly Points = ((1.5 x (Wins Last Year/12)) x Conference Base Prestige ) + 7 Depending on your weekly points you will receive the below: 7-13: 2 Scholarships, 1 JuCo Visit 14-20: 3 Scholarships, 1 JuCo Visit 21-34: 4 Scholarships, 2 JuCo Visits 35+: 5 Scholarships, 2 JuCo Visits JuCo Scholarships have been reduced to +18 (from +20), JuCo Visits have been increased to +16 (from +15). All players may have a preferred school or family legacy towards a particular school. Preferred schools automatically add 25 toward that school, family legacy adds 45 toward that particular school. Recruits can have both a preferred school and a family legacy school and they don't have to be the same. Commit threshold in week 1 is 10 or more between 1st and 2nd place. After week 2 it's just the highest, I will break the ties with the same weighted system as before. @inspiral the weekly display should be the same as for regular recruiting. Thanks to all the people who helped provide input as usual. Soluna
  3. 26 points
    Franz Kafka

    [2020] Kafkacast 8.27.2017

    0:00-3:25 - INTRO 3:26-12:35 - CFBHC Week 11 breakdown 12:36-17:40 - CFBHC Week 12 preview 17:41-25:03 - team recruiting 25:04-28:00 - individual recruiting battles 28:01-29:40 - CFBHC award predictions 29:41-33:30 - NFLHC Playoffs 33:31-39:39 - 2021 NFLHC Draft https://soundcloud.com/franz-kafka-38716045/kafkacast-8271027
  4. 24 points
    Soluna

    CFBHC v1.4

    CFBHC v1.4 September 19th, 2017 Pre-Release v1.2.4.23 Notes: Thanks to all those who helped testing and recommended stuff as usual, for this patch in particular: alien, Jumbo, Rome, Danger. Website Changes * Updated CFBHC.com to IPB v4.2.4. * Shifted coaching related NFLHC forums around and created several Administration subforums for re-signings, progressions, etc. * Addition of a stat-correction thread for both NFLHC and CFBHC where requests on correction of stats can be posted. (http://cfbhc.com/index.php?/topic/19306-issue-general-stat-correction-thread/* Added a CFBHC/NFLHC Main Google Sheet to track a variety of new features and helpful pages in an effort to consolidate data on the website: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cpUZsguSG5tpuUNXzCNUY9Js8rhb6w2k7E7TxGfsPlU/edit?usp=sharing * Fixed a cache bug on the forum to speed up thread/post loading. * Fixed a database error with the wiki that was causing constant crashing. * For both NFLHC/CFBHC: reworked that if the LNG value for a RB resulted in a touchdown it now says "T" after the yardage. NFLHC * (NEW) Second Gameplan Option and Design-a-Playbook Beginning with the 2021 season you will have a choice to use the pre-defined gameplans (same as before) or spend coaching salary to attend classes, develop skills, and learn plays that can then be added to your coaching "inventory". Head coaches will be able to build gameplans from their inventory and will simply post passing and running percentages to go with the plays they have chosen. No changes occur for using the old playbook. If you choose the new kind your thread will be replaced by the following: (Name's of plays will come from a library that coaches have to purchase plays from (via classes) and MUST be listed seperated by commas with no spaces (_ instead). * (NEW) Scouts - 4th team role Scouts are the only additional role allowed on an NFLHC organization outside of Owner, GM, and Head Coach. Salary rules follow the guidelines posted by the Commissioner. Scouts are allowed to provide input on the gameplan and depth chart as directed by the Head Coach. Head Coaches/Scouts may update the practice and training camp schedules outlined BELOW. No one else may have input on this directly. Teams are responsible for weekly wiki updates to the following pages (Scouts should do this duty unless an owner/gm/head coach volunteers). If no scout is hired this falls to the GM: (SAMPLE PAGES FOR EACH TYPE WILL BE POSTED BEFORE THE REQUIREMENTS SET IN) 2020 TEAM NAME season - this page includes results, draft choices, free agent signings, etc. Starting QB, RB, WR, and one other player of choice wiki page (only required for the end of the season) List of TEAM NAME starting quarterbacks (only required for the end of the season) Additionally if a drastic change is made to the team (benching of starting QB, firing of a coach or coordinator, etc. then it is required to post a thread announcing this in the NFL News forum in "The Lead") More requirements may be added in the near future. * (NEW) Training Plans Head Coaches/Scouts will be tasked with creating and executing training plans for their teams throughout the year. Each day of the week will be marked for each position group and all future player development will be linked back to their yearly development. Training Camp plans and regular season plans always apply to the week BEFORE the game. (i.e. Week 1 is all days leading up to Week 1). Training Camp applies to the pre-season. Plans are always locked an entered AUTOMATICALLY at 11:59 PM ET on Sundays. (i.e. Week 2 plans lock the night of Week 1 games). Regular season training plans are broken down by two types of your choice for each position but there can also be an overarching team focus (ONLY ONE) that applies to every position group during the week. * (NEW) Rookie Minicamps Rookie Minicamp is a special practice type that HAS to be used during the first week of training camp. If used, AND ONLY IF USED, there will be a thread that teams that have used it can list all their rookies in. The rookies will receive a chemistry benefit and a progress report with issues, things they are doing well, etc. * (NEW) Stats - added tackles for loss (TFL) and passes defensed (PD) Tackles for loss are also counted in regular tackles and represent tackles made behind the line of scrimmage. Passes defensed are recorded when a defensive player prevents a reception by altering the course of the ball. * (REVISED) Injuries - there is now an "injury book" available on the same google sheet as everything else that will allow you to look up an injury classification from the game thread. Moderators are now responsible for updating the injury report every week. Revised all injuries to follow a standardized time frame with slight variation based only on fitness. * Added reactionary events. Decisions made in the front office or on the field can lead to immediate impacts to players, organizations, and their health. * Removed referees. * Improved likelihood of franchise/transition tagged players of holding out during training camp/pre-season/possibly into the regular season. * Added several new rejection reasons for re-signings (waiting to a closer date for extensions, unhappiness). * Coaching clinics can now be found on the same google sheet as the training plans. * Increase injury likelihoods. * Fixed a punt bug that could cause an infinite loop game. * Fixed collision calculations to be in-line with past changes. * Fixed receiver depth chart designations. * Fixed quarterback progression issues. * Fixed a minor typo with game outputs. * Fixed a bug with an infinite loop on fumbles. * Fixed a bug with fumble reporting. * Fixed a bug with stacking linebackers. * Fixed a bug with stacking receivers. * Fixed a bug with the "too many men on the field" penalty. * Fixed a game breaking situation with overtime. * Fixed a game breaking situation stemming from the punt bug. CFBHC * (NEW) Prestige - worked in collaboration with Rome to generate Coaching and School prestige values, found in the same sheet as the practice NFLHC sheets found above. Prestige will currently modify your recruiting points. * (NEW) Sun Belt Conference Appalachian State Mountaineers, Arkansas State Red Wolves, Georgia Southern Eagles, Georgia State Panthers (from Independents), Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, South Alabama Jaguars, Texas State Bobcats, Troy Trojans Added the New Mexico State Aggies and Liberty Flames to the Independents. * Added reactionary events. Decisions made in the front office or on the field can lead to immediate impacts to players, schools, and their health. * Re-worked point per week distribution, school/visit/coaches points to be more dramatic between bad and good teams. * Re-worked star players. The three most recent national champions and high prestige teams (any team with 5.0 school prestige) will receive multiple star player designations with a variety of points (20 weekly points, 18 weekly points, and 12 weekly points). Regular prestige teams (2.0 - 4.5) will receive one star player designation at a decreased value (15 weekly points) that must be used in the home state or bordering state. Low prestige teams (1.0 - 1.5) will receive one star player designation at a severely decreased value (12 weekly points) that must be used in the home state. * (REVISED) Injuries - there is now an "injury book" available on the same google sheet as everything else that will allow you to look up an injury classification from the game thread. Moderators are now responsible for updating the injury report every week. * Implemented the architecture for coaching contracts and buy-outs. Feature has been pushed to 1.5.
  5. 24 points
    Rome

    [2020] Roman QB Tier list

    This is an opinion piece. Humans like to group things. Whether it be animals, other humans, or fetishes, things get group together so that we can spend minimal effort thinking about important matters and focus more on memes. Sparked by some shoutbox debating, here is Rome's QB Tier list. Quarterbacks are not listed in any particular order inside their tier and the numbers listed are their ranking amongst those on this list in the 2020 regular season. I chose one QB per team, usually going for the one with the highest passer rating if two players saw significant time starting. Edit: I did not consider coaching and WR talent as much as I should of. A few QBs should be higher than they are, like Wheeler, Fields, Clark, and Heiden to name a few. This is my fault for not giving this the attention it deserved. Not going to make any changes since people have already seen it and it would not be effective. Methodology Tier 1 - Future Hall of Famers Brian Brown, Miami Dolphins YPA: 5th TD%: 2nd INT%: 3rd COMP%: 2nd ATT/GM: 13th RY/GM: 18th The two-time Super Bowl champion leads off our list as perhaps 1A in the "Greatest QB of All Time" discussion. A highly effective marksmen, Brown makes the most out of his throws with a top touchdown percentage and interception percentage. As this is a seemingly widely held opinion, I don't have a lot to saw about BB's ranking. Christian Skaggs, Carolina Panthers YPA: 6th TD%: 3rd INT%: 14th COMP%: 6th ATT/GM: 7th RY/GM: 19th Skaggs, Skaggs, Skaggs. Perhaps the best quarterback playing today (and the 1B in the GOAT discussion), Skaggs is a probably a first ballot hall of famer in the future. The only monkey on his back currently is zero rings, but as he just smacked the "no playoff wins" monkey to death, I don't think he'll be waiting long for his fitting. Aaron Shea, Indianapolis Colts YPA: 4th TD%: 4th INT%: 6th COMP%: 9th ATT/GM: 6th RY/GM: 30th Perhaps no QB faces a more obvious opposing gameplan than Shea. With one of the worst running games in the league behind him, most teams are lining up Nickel or Dime against this Colts offense. And Shea still gets it done. He's relatively young still, but Shea is very effective and tends to do all the work by himself for the Colts. Perhaps the most controversial of this tier, but I feel strongly about his place here. Tier 2 - Borderline HOF Nick Hall, Oakland Raiders YPA: 14th TD%: 9th INT%: 4th COMP%: 12th ATT/GM: 10th RY/GM: 7th I think Nick Hall is a lock for the Hall of Fame barring a career ending injury. I really waffled on putting him and the next guy in Tier 1, but I think they're just a step behind the top 3. Like Shea, he's proven he can carry a team for a season, although he has had much better run support this year than in the past. And while it is starting to become a meme about how clutch Hall is, it's hard to overlook just how good he can be in high pressure situations. Nick also missed 4 games due to injury, which makes his volume stats lower than they otherwise would look. Because of this he "only" finished with 25 passing TDs, which is still more than 3 other QBs did in 16 full games. Darrell Murphy, Los Angeles Rams YPA: 7th TD%: 6th INT%: 8th COMP%: 5th ATT/GM: 4th RY/GM: 25th Murphy is good. Really good. Like Hall, I had flipped back and forth about whether or not I thought of him as Tier 1, but decided to put him in Tier 2 instead. That's not an insult to Murphy at all and I think what he does with a porous running game is fantastic. As Walt Peck continues to fade and Murphy keeps on chugging, the two will separate their careers and I think Murphy will be a hall of famer in his own merit. Erik Wegert, New York Jets YPA: 13th TD%: 8th INT%: 10th COMP%: 7th ATT/GM: 12th RY/GM: 20th "Erik with a K" is wonderful. He's got three solid weapons in Paul, Howell, and Stone, but do not let that take away from his ability as a quarterback. Wegert has helmed some very good teams in New York and, win or lose, back-to-back Super Bowl appearances will be a leading bullet point on his HOF resume. NYJ was in the lower half of the league in rushing, which would lead defenses to hone in on the pass more, but that did not slow Wegert down a bit. Tier 3 - Pro Bowlers Jason Johnson, Green Bay Packers YPA: 2nd TD%: 1st INT%: 18th COMP%: 3rd ATT/GM: 18th RY/GM: 21st Recency bias, but Jimmy Johns had a fantastic year. His INT rate is right below average, but the other three rate stats are world class this year. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues under Inspiral or if he bounces back to mediocre next year. If it's the former, we'll have to see if Inspiral gets credit for boosting him up or if his previous coaches get shit on holding him back. Aaron Devereaux, New Orleans Saints YPA: 15th TD%: 7th INT%: 11th COMP%: 15th ATT/GM: 3rd RY/GM: 24th I had Devy in Tier 4 until I wrote another player's logic and had to bump him up. I had him on the line the entire time and his ATT/GM ranking is the reason I'm pushing him to Tier 3. I have always felt that a large volume is going to push rate stats slightly lower due to the extreme nature of the scheme and the defense used (Dime being the logical reaction to such a volume offense). It was an averageish YPA and COMP%, combined with the wonder that is Sean Jenkins, that had me initially putting him in Tier 4. But being top 16 with such an obvious offensive strategy is still pretty solid. Todd Lester, San Francisco 49ers YPA: 9th TD%: 16th INT%: 17th COMP%: 14th ATT/GM: 14th RY/GM: 5th Lester is one of the few quarterbacks who strongly contributes with his feet and that makes his up for his average passing efficiency metrics. I don't really have a whole lot to say as I feel like this is a pretty obvious selection. The kid is good. Focusing solely on his arm, however, will make you miss that. Brian Vardell, Minnesota Vikings YPA: 28th TD%: 26th INT%: 5th COMP%: 20th ATT/GM: 2nd RY/GM: 32nd Teams did not give one fuck about the Vikings' run game. Minnesota's best WR is Sonny Beckett. I'm so sorry, Vardell. You are a fantastic quarterback and your numbers are god awful. Tier 4 - Quality Starters Rob LeCount, Detroit Lions YPA: 11th TD%: 11th INT%: 21st COMP%: 13th ATT/GM: 21st RY/GM: 8th I love LeCount. While he needs to lower his INT rate, he's effective otherwise with the ball in his hands. Detroit doesn't rely on him a whole lot due to a solid running game, but LeCount can get it done when they do. LeCount's targets also wasn't the greatest this year due to injury, so being above average with an average receiving corps is good. Rob Corp, Pittsburgh Steelers YPA: 1st TD%: 5th INT%: 13th COMP%: 8th ATT/GM: 30th RY/GM: 3rd Corp is hard for me to place. He had a very good statistical season for the games he played in, but he didn't start even half the Steelers game and wasn't asked to do much at all. When it comes to extreme volume either extremely high or extremely small, rates tend to get skewed. No one is running a pass defense gameplan against the Steelers with their top 3 rushing yard attack. Because of that, I think Corp is just Tier 4 even with his really high YPA and TD%. Taylor Heiden, Tampa Bay Buccaneers YPA: 17th TD%: 19th INT%: 15th COMP%: 18th ATT/GM: 19th RY:GM: 17th Heiden is one of the QBs that I feel like his numbers are a product of his coaching and not a true measure of his skill. I think Heiden is borderline Tier 3/4, but his numbers take a pretty heavy hit due to uncertain coaching and constant scheme changes this year. Heiden is a Hybrid that tends to get it done with his legs when he actually does use them. But his ability to scramble and extend players is not being used effectively with his supporting cast. Reggie Watkins, Baltimore Ravens YPA: 21st TD%: 18th INT%: 9th COMP%: 10th ATT/GM: 23rd RY/GM: 15th Watkins has always just been "good enough" to be a starter in NFLHC. He's never really been able to drag a team along by himself, but he's never really cost his team games consistently. Watkins is truly a game manager QB and I think that's just fine for him. Thomas Wheeler, Kansas City Chiefs YPA: 27th TD%: 19th INT%: 7th COMP%: 26th ATT/GM: 5th RY/GM: 29th Man, Wheeler got shat all over his year. He's had bottom bottom 8 YPA and COMP%, but it's very clear that teams were running heavy pass defense against the Chiefs this year. Like Heiden, I think Wheeler is better than his numbers this year due to past play and some bad coaching this year. The Chiefs really struggled out of the gate and I'm curious to know what Wheeler looks like after that big stumble. Allan Taylor, Philadelphia Eagles YPA: 25th TD%: 23rd INT%: 5th COMP%: 27th ATT/GM: 7th RY/GM: 12th Taylor's passing stats look awful. But, like Lester, they don't paint the whole picture as Taylor can get it done on the ground. Combine the two and he turns into a good starter. I feel like Taylor threw it a lot more than other teams planned for as him and White on the ground were a formidable combination. Todd Jennings, Denver Bronocs YPA: 11th TD%: 11th INT%: 1st COMP%: 13th ATT/GM: 22nd RY/GM: 9th This kid is so safe with the ball. He played all 16 games for his team and only threw 7 picks all year. While teams are likely leaning towards the run in their defense, Jennings has been very effective when he does drop back. I'm excited for his future with Blacknall behind him. Tier 5 - Borderline Starters Ryan Clark, Cleveland Browns YPA: 10th TD%: 25th INT%: 24th COMP%: 4th ATT/GM: 24th RY/GM: 11th Clark has a really bad TD and INT percentage. He's really good at completing passes and getting large chunks of yards with them, but he really struggles to find the end zone and keep the ball with his team. Perhaps it is telling that his team didn't rely on him to pass nearly as much as other teams. While Clark is a Hybrid and that plays into a factor we perhaps don't get to see a lot of on the stat sheet, he "only" grabbed two rushing TDs and gained 3.16 yards per carry in his shown rushes. I think Clark can be good, but he's not showing it. Christian Barkley, Jacksonville Jaguars YPA: 17th TD%: 22nd INT%: 12th COMP%: 23rd ATT/GM: 27th RY/GM: 2nd Barkley clearly isn't being asked to do a whole lot for the Jags, but he's not bad when he does get his number called. I'd like to see his completion rate improve and that should improve the rest of his numbers. He's young and his future is bright. His trick play offense is definitely going to affect his numbers going forward however. R.J. Stanford, New York Giants YPA: 8th TD%: 10th INT%: 23rd COMP%: 21st ATT/GM: 29th RY/GM: 4th His YPA and TD rate would push him higher if he wasn't in a completely run first offense. R.J. is young and I think the Giants will continue to develop him in hopes that he turns into Lester. But I feel like his yards per attempt and TD rate would be lower if teams weren't playing run defense most of the time. Jarius Jones, Seattle Seahawks YPA: 22nd TD%: 15th INT%: 22nd COMP%: 17th ATT/GM: 25th RY/GM: 9th Jarius had a bad year in his Seattle debut. While his bad supporting cast was an excuse in Arizona, JJ will have to start playing much better if he's going to make his price tag worth it. This year has me starting to think he's just not that good. Taylor Rodriguez, Dallas Cowboys YPA: 3rd TD%: 13th INT%: 26th COMP%: 1st ATT/GM: 31st RY/GM: 1st Like a lot of his tier mates, T-Rod is in a heavy rushing offense. While he put up some solid rate numbers, I question his actual talent. His low INT% shows bad decision making in his few attempts. He does seem to put the ball on point, however, with his league leading completion rate. I think he would really struggle if Dallas wasn't the premier rushing team in the league. Plus they just drafted a QB, so T-Rod's days are numbered. He might get a shot somewhere else. Alex Leshoure, Houston Texans YPA: 20th TD%: 12th INT%: 25th COMP%: 16th ATT/GM: 20th RY/GM: 28th Leshoure has struggled with decision making in his first season as a starter. He's shown average completion rate and above average TD rate, but the run attack behind him was bottom 5. People are going to call me a homer, but I think Leshoure deserves to be in this tier with teams focusing in on the pass attack against Houston. He's got similiar TD and INT rates as T-Rod in the complete opposite situation. Tier 6 - Stop Gaps and Wait and Sees A.J. Jefferson, Atlanta Falcons YPA: 23rd TD%: 23rd INT%: 20th COMP%: 22nd ATT/GM: 15th RY/GM: 14th Atlanta was a relatively balanced offense this season, but AJJ didn't take advantage. He's getting into the last seasons of his rookie deal and is still below average in the rate metrics. AJJ gets shit on a lot due to his hype out of college, but I don't think AJJ is all that bad. He could be a borderline starter still, but right now he's a good choice to be a 1 or 2 season starter for a team looking to draft a franchise kid. Joel King, Cincinnati Bengals YPA: 16th TD%: 17th INT%: 28th COMP%: 25th ATT/GM: 17th RY/GM: 22nd The young starter of the Bengals has not looked good in his two seasons of starting. He has shown terrible decision making with a lot of interceptions (and probably would have the single season record if he had not sat a game this year) and hasn't been particularly accurate either. The Bengals have some great WRs and a fantastic running back (although they seemed to abandon him this year?), so King's numbers are concerning. He's pretty average in yards per attempt, suggesting he's throwing long passes when he does complete them. Kareem Taylor, Arizona Cardinals YPA: 30th TD%: 30th INT%: 19th COMP%: 30th ATT/GM: 11th RY/GM: 26th Arizona is bad. Really, really bad. Kareem isn't really a starting quarterback these days, but he's a fine hold over like Shell and Davis last year. You know what you get in Taylor at this point. Tier 7 - Unemployment Bound Joaquin Younger, Buffalo Bills YPA: 26th TD%: 32nd INT%: 29th COMP%: 32nd ATT/GM: 32nd RY/GM: 6th The Bills gave up on this kid during the season and started testing him as a wide receiver. He has no future behind center. Norris Brooksheer, Chicago Bears YPA: 31st TD%: 27th INT%: 16th COMP% 28th ATT/GM: 1st RY/GM: 27th I liked this guy so much out of college. And I think Chicago gives him another season to show promise. But I think Brooksheer is done. He's the #1 volume passer in the league and teams are definitely running Dime against the Bears, but Brooksheer is still playing poorly when accounting for that. His decision making is the only plus on his grade sheet and even that's only average. He could be a stop gap, but I think he's a backup or third stringer at best post-Chicago. Matty Swift, Los Angeles Chargers YPA: 32nd TD%: 28th INT%: 32nd COMP%: 31st ATT/GM: 9th RY/GM: 31st Matty Swift is partly a product of the Chargers poor team. But even then, he's looking just so bad that I fear no one will give him a chance after LAC. He might be the starter next year, but LAC waffled between him and Thompson this year. They invested a 2nd into him, so I don't know if they'll feel that obligated to give him his full rookie contract to click. Lawyer Johnson, New England Patriots YPA: 24th TD%: 21st INT%: 31st COMP%: 24th ATT/GM: 14th RY/GM: 23rd Got benched for a kid that tied the league lead in INTs in only half a season worth of starts. Clearly he's not going to be around long. Alexander Williams, Tennessee Titans YPA: 19th TD%: 31st INT%: 30th COMP%: 19th ATT/GM: 28th RY/GM: 13th Got paid and then got benched injured. He was better than Bobby this year, but I don't think Alexander will see a starting job again. Javier Fields, Washington Redskins YPA: 28th TD%: 29th INT%: 27th COMP%: 29th ATT/GM: 26th RY/GM: 15th Only Joaquin Younger and Matty Swift scored lower on this test. Javier is playing on borrowed time and I think the Redskins have to draft a replacement this upcoming draft. Javier has been really, really bad and while that might be in part on coaching, he's not seeing the field after Washington.
  6. 21 points
    Hello, it's me. We've hit the final three weeks of the regular season, and with the announcement of this year's bowl lineup, we can finally project who can end up where this postseason. We have before us a very tight fight for the final eight. We have before us a desperate race to get 70 6-6 teams so we don't have to include 5-7 teams again. This will be the first of three projections I plan to lay out before bowl season begins, with each projection coming every two weeks. G5 remains incredibly difficult to place in this format, but it's fun seeing where everyone could play. Playoffs first: Quarterfinal #1 (Glendale, AZ) Playoff #1 vs. Playoff #8 #1 Auburn Tigers (Proj. 13-0) vs. #8 West Virginia Mountaineers (Proj. 10-2) Auburn has been on an absolute tear this season, with Marcus Black performing like the Heisman front-runner that he was expected to be. Currently at #2 in the polls and with LSU and Alabama, along with a potential conference championship game (projected to be Tennessee), Auburn could have the strongest case for the top spot in the playoffs. West Virginia struggled early with losses to Penn State and Pittsburgh, but with a relatively favorable end to the season (Iowa State, Baylor, @ Texas Tech), the Mountaineers could find themselves in the final eight and repping a chaotic Big 12 conference. With USC's second loss to Stanford, only Air Force presents a challenge for the final spot. Quarterfinal #2 (Arlington, TX) Playoff #2 vs. Playoff #7 #2 Penn State Nittany Lions (Proj. 12-1) vs. #7 LSU Tigers (Proj. 10-2) Wait a minute, shouldn't Purdue be here? The Boilermakers have been fantastic so far, but I'm still under the impression that Penn State will take the conference. With games against Michigan at home and Michigan State on the road, the Nittany Lions will have their work cut out for them just to take the division, but assuming they take both, I see them knocking off Purdue and taking a Top 4 spot this postseason. LSU might come as a surprise, but they've been regarded as a Top 8 team throughout the season, even after their loss to Alabama. It's hard to see a loss to Auburn knocking them from the Top 8. Quarterfinal #3 (New Orleans, LA) Playoff #3 vs. Playoff #6 #3 Virginia Cavaliers (Proj. 13-0) vs. #6 Purdue Boilermakers (Proj. 12-1) Virginia, despite having the least confidence from me going forward, remains the favorite to win the ACC, playing a struggling Louisville on the road and a rather poor Virginia Tech side at home before playing in Charlotte against presumably Clemson. The Tigers will provide a stout test for the Cavs, but for the time being, I can't see Virginia losing. Purdue will make the playoffs if they can get through Iowa and Indiana, regardless of their result in the conference championship. They fall to #6 to avoid an ACC rematch in this spot, but Purdue should be seen as a Top 4 team this postseason. Quarterfinal #4 (Miami Gardens, FL) Playoff #4 vs. Playoff #5 #4 UCF Knights (Proj. 13-0) vs. #5 Pittsburgh Panthers (Proj. 11-1) The Knights are in a fantastic position to make the playoffs. Temple on the road could provide a challenge, and undefeated USF stands in the way for the regular season finale, but both should be manageable for UCF. Meeting them in the conference championship game should be SMU, and I expect UCF to bop the Mustangs the same way they did during the season. Pittsburgh owns one thing that nobody else in the country can claim, and that's a win over last year's national champs in Penn State. With a solid resume and the only loss coming to an undefeated Virginia side, it'd be insane to leave the Panthers out of the playoff discussion. Before moving on to the rest of the field, you might be wondering about a few teams. "Michigan's #6 in the current poll; why aren't they here? Surely the Pac-12 can sneak into the playoffs again, right? Air Force only has one loss, so stop disrespecting the G5!" I have explanations for the rest of the field, so sit tight and enjoy. Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) Big 10 #1 vs. Pac-12 #1 Michigan State Spartans (Proj. 10-2) vs. USC Trojans (Proj. 11-2) You might be thinking that I put the wrong Michigan team here, but the Spartans definitely have the more favorable end to the season. With a road trip to struggling Ohio State and a home date with the Terps to pair with the Penn State game, Sparty should comfortably find themselves at 10 wins, clinching the top spot among the remaining Big Ten teams. USC might've blown the Pac-12's chances at making the playoffs with a loss to Stanford, and road trips to UCLA and Arizona won't come close to making up ground. They'll likely meet Oregon in the conference championship game again, and they'll be expected to win that. Orange Bowl (Miami Gardens, FL) ACC #1 vs. Big Ten #2 / SEC / ND Clemson Tigers (Proj. 10-3) vs. Michigan Wolverines (Proj. 9-3) The Tigers should land here with wins over Boston College and South Carolina, but a win over Virginia might propel the Tigers back into the playoff discussion. A loss will guarantee that Clemson will make the Orange Bowl, where they'll end up playing a Michigan team on a slide. The Wolverines play on the road against Penn State and Wisconsin, and I haven't been sold on Michigan enough to believe that they'll win either of those games. They should beat Ohio State in the finale, but those two losses will drop Michigan behind the Spartans and into the Orange Bowl. Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA) Big 12 #1 vs. SEC #1 Oklahoma State Cowboys (Proj. 9-3) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (Proj. 9-4) The Cowboys' offense has been firing on all cylinders this season, and with TCU and a surging but not solid Oklahoma team hosting in the coming weeks, Oklahoma State should wrap up the season at 9-3 and second in the conference behind the Mountaineers. The Volunteers slipped up against Missouri this weekend, but they'll still be favored to win at Kentucky and at home against rivals Vanderbilt. Tennessee should find themselves in the conference championship game against undefeated Auburn, and a projected loss will land them in New Orleans, a fine destination given the state of this season. Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX) Big 12 #2 vs. Pac-12 #2 Texas Tech Red Raiders (Proj. 7-5) vs. Stanford Cardinal (Proj. 9-3) The state of the Big 12 can be shown by their representative in this bowl game. Outside of West Virginia and Oklahoma State, nobody has separated themselves from the rest of the pack. The Red Raiders will split their remaining two games against Kansas State and West Virginia, ending the season with a 7-5 overall record, despite having a losing conference record. Stanford is fresh off a win over USC, and I project them to sweep the Washington schools to land at 9-3, overriding Oregon for the second Pac-12 spot. Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL) Big 10 #3 / ACC if Big Ten is in Orange vs. SEC #2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Proj. 9-3) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (Proj. 9-3) Notre Dame gets the nod over Duke here based on some pivotal resume-building wins, including a projected win over Alabama. With the Citrus/Orlando Bowl being the first eligible bowl that Notre Dame can play in thanks to an ACC connection, the Irish will end their strong season in the state of Florida after a rather poor 2019 campaign. The Bulldogs wrapped up a clean win over Florida this past weekend, and with Georgia Tech being unable to stop a fly defensively and with having Missouri's number recently, Georgia could finish up a 9-3 season and end up in Orlando. Orlando Bowl (Orlando, FL) ACC #2 vs. Big 12 #3 Duke Blue Devils (Proj. 10-2) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (Proj. 6-6) Duke has been absolutely phenomenal this season, losing only to division rivals Pittsburgh and Virginia. They should pick up their first-ever win over UNC this year alongside hapless Georgia Tech, putting together their best-ever finish at 10-2. Oklahoma spotted the rest of the world five wins to begin the season, but the Sooners have been on fire as of late. That run should continue against Kansas and Iowa State, but I can't see Oklahoma in their current state beating rivals Oklahoma State. Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA) Big 10 #4 vs. Pac-12 #3 Wisconsin Badgers (Proj. 8-4) vs. Oregon Ducks (Proj. 8-5) The Badgers' loss to Iowa puts a dent in their bowl placement, but Wiscy should be able to handle Minnesota and get by against Michigan. It hasn't been the best of seasons in Madison, but grabbing a win over a much-improved Michigan team should get the Badgers to a respectable bowl. Oregon's had a tumultuous year, but wins over the bottom of the barrel in the conference (winless Utah and 1-win Oregon State) plus a game against Arizona State should propel Oregon yet again to the Pac-12 Championship Game, where they'll inevitably meet USC. Given the poor start to the year, the Holiday Bowl should be an acceptable destination. Texas Bowl (Houston, TX) Big 12 #4 vs. SEC Baylor Bears (Proj. 6-6) vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (Proj. 8-4) Speaking of tumultuous, Baylor has gone through almost everything you can think of so far this year. The middle of the Big 12 is an absolute mess, but a split against West Virginia and TCU should get the Bears to bowl eligibility and into the Texas Bowl. Alabama has had a down year by recent standards, and a couple of losses to Notre Dame and undefeated Auburn could add on to the disappointment of this campaign. Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN) Big 12 #5 vs. SEC TCU Horned Frogs (Proj. 6-6) vs. Missouri Tigers (Proj. 7-5) The Horned Frogs are in prime position to make a bowl, needing one win between Texas, Baylor, and Oklahoma State to be eligible. I project them to get that win against the Longhorns, and Memphis will likely be their postseason destination as a result. Missouri got a clutch win over Tennessee to improve their bowl standing, and the Tigers could theoretically win out against Georgia and Arkansas. I project a split, however, and a matchup against former Big 12 rival TCU would be suitable. Charlotte Bowl (Charlotte, NC) ACC vs. SEC North Carolina Tar Heels (Proj. 6-6) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (Proj. 8-4) What once was a promising start for the Tar Heels has quickly crumbled, but they should be able to clinch out a win over rivals NC State on the final weekend to secure a super important sixth win for the program. Mississippi State has performed better than I personally expected this year, and they should split games between LSU and Ole Miss to secure another 8+ win season. Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX) ACC vs. Pac-12 #5 Florida State Seminoles (Proj. 6-6) vs. Arizona Wildcats (Proj. 8-4) Florida State's season went from pretty good to shaky to awful in the span of a few weeks, but with games remaining against Wake Forest and Miami (FL), the 'Noles should get to 6-6 and into the postseason yet again. Arizona has quietly put together a solid season, and I favor them to beat Hawaii and rivals Arizona State to finish at 8-4 and land in El Paso, a solid improvement over last season. Pinstripe Bowl (Bronx, NY) ACC (fill-in) vs. Big 10 #6 Army Black Knights (Proj. 9-3) vs. Maryland Terrapins (Proj. 7-5) The ACC has been slacking this season, with a projected 7 team expected to make the postseason. Army, coming to life this year with a projected 9-win season (wins over Tulane and Navy to close the season), will take the place of the ACC in a psuedo-home game. Maryland's strong start has slowly been washed away, but a split over their final two games (@ Michigan State, @ Rutgers) will land them in the Bronx. Tampa Bowl (Tampa, FL) Big 10 #3 vs. SEC Illinois Fighting Illini (Proj. 9-3) vs. Florida Gators (Proj. 8-4) Illinois have an incredibly favorable end to the season, with three home games against Indiana, Rutgers, and Northwestern closing out what's been a rough conference grind. The Illini will climb above Wisconsin and settle in Tampa for this postseason, where they'll meet upstart Florida. The Gators should split their final two games against Texas A&M and LSU, ending this solid season at 8-4 and a spot against one of the Big Ten's best. Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN) ACC / Big 10 #5 vs. SEC Iowa Hawkeyes (Proj. 7-5) vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (Proj. 8-4) Iowa's postseason hopes have hinged on quite a few upset victories, and this past weekend's upset win over Wisconsin is the latest scalp to be added to the collection. I can see Iowa knocking off Minnesota, but they Hawkeyes likely won't knock off Purdue from the ranks of the unbeatens. Vanderbilt has had a solid season so far, but it's hard to see them beating both Alabama and Tennessee to end the season. Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL) ACC / Big 10 #5 vs. SEC Louisville Cardinals (Proj. 7-5) vs. Mississippi Rebels (Proj. 6-6) Louisville has gone cold as of late, capitulating with a loss to NC State. With Wake coming up however, the Cardinals should end their woes to get that 7th win. Ole Miss benefits from a weaker schedule and a surprise win over A&M, but they'll need a win over either Arkansas or rivals Mississippi State to reach the postseason for the first time in forever. Bay Area Bowl (Santa Clara, CA) Big 10 #7 vs. Pac-12 #4 Minnesota Golden Gophers (Proj. 6-6) vs. Washington State Cougars (Proj. 8-4) A bit of a down year for the Golden Gophers, and projected losses to Wisconsin and Iowa won't help in any case, but they'd done enough to return to the postseason yet again, this time likely landing in Santa Clara. Washington State couldn't replicate the success they found last season, and splitting their final two games (@ Stanford, @ Washington) means that they'll fail to repeat as division champs. Still, a bowl game with a normally successful Minnesota side is of consolation. Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA) ACC / AAC / C-USA vs. SEC / AAC / C-USA (fill-in) South Florida Bulls (Proj. 11-1) vs. Nevada Wolf Pack (Proj. 9-4) South Florida has performed above and beyond expectations this year, but a loss to UCF should keep them from a favorable position in the postseason. They file in here against Nevada, who fills the SEC's missing slot thanks to what appears to be a juicy matchup. Having knocked off Air Force already, the former MWC champs should find themselves in a rematch against the Falcons, and they'll definitely be pegged as a possible giant-slayer in the postseason. Detroit Bowl (Detroit, MI) ACC / MAC vs. Big 10 #8 / MAC Toledo Rockets (Proj. 9-3) vs. Fresno State Bulldogs (Proj. 9-3) With both the ACC and Big 10 lacking in eligible members, an enticing matchup between perennial conference giants Toledo and Fresno should be fitting for the Detroit Bowl. Toledo took their licks against Western Michigan this weekend but should win out, whereas Fresno should find trouble in defeating Nevada before easing through San Jose State. Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas, TX) Big 10 #9 / Big 12 (fill-in) vs. C-USA / Big 12 Arizona State Sun Devils (Proj. 6-6) vs. Rice Owls (Proj. 10-3) The Sun Devils pulled out a clutch win over Ohio this past weekend to secure a spot in the postseason, but they'll likely lose out to Oregon and Arizona. They'll take a close-ish location in Dallas to face my projected C-USA champs in Rice, who I can't imagine would choose to play anywhere other than Dallas. Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV) MWC #1 vs. Pac-12 #6 Air Force Falcons (Proj. 12-1) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (Proj. 8-4) At first, I felt bad for relegating Air Force to Las Vegas, but then I saw what the Pac-12 had in store for them. Air Force should win out and could honestly find themselves in the playoffs instead, but playing a tough Colorado team (that I expect to split their remaining two games) could and should be of great consolation. Cactus Bowl (Phoenix, AZ) Big 12 #6 / MWC vs. Pac-12 #7 / MWC Kansas Jayhawks (Proj. 6-6) vs. California Golden Bears (Proj. 8-4) It's been a rough year for the Jayhawks, but beating Texas and Kansas State (or Oklahoma, if you believe) will land them in the postseason and into the chaos that is Big 12 bowl selection. Cal got their bowl-clinching win over Washington this past weekend, and wins over Colorado and UCLA will only improve their standing. Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX) Big 12 #7 vs. AAC Texas Longhorns (Proj. 6-6) vs. Houston Cougars (Proj. 6-6) Furthering the Big 12 bowl fiasco, Texas has clinched a spot in the postseason, but projected losses to TCU and Kansas will bump them down to the Armed Forces Bowl. Houston beat Memphis this weekend to get that sixth win, but losses to Tulsa and SMU could affect their bowl standing. It's hard not to see Houston in Fort Worth this postseason though. Bahamas Bowl (Nassau, Bahamas) AAC vs. MAC SMU Mustangs (Proj. 10-3) vs. Western Michigan Broncos (Proj. 12-1) SMU, who has honestly underachieved given preseason expectations but should still find themselves to be AAC runners-up, will take their chance to travel out of the country to take on the MAC's best. Western Michigan has gone above and beyond this season, and closing out the year with a conference title will only be the icing on the cake. Boca Raton Bowl (Boca Raton, FL) AAC (fill-in) vs. C-USA Georgia State Panthers (Proj. 6-6) vs. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (Proj. 7-5) Georgia State needs to win out to reach the postseason, but with games against UMass and Eastern Michigan remaining, it's hard to see them fail. They fill in here since the AAC also lacks in quality/eligible teams. Southern Miss lands here for geographic reasons (more on the team that actually plays here later), and winning their next two games over Marshall and UAB will ensure that they'll make it here. Miami Beach Bowl (Miami, FL) AAC vs. MAC Temple Owls (Proj. 7-5) vs. Ohio Bobcats (Proj. 8-5) It's been a lackluster year for the rebuilding Owls, but the postseason awaits as they've already clinched that sixth win. A matchup with Ohio seems likely given how the Bobcats have played for most of the year. I project a split in the Bobcats' final two games, but that will push them into the MAC Championship Game regardless. St. Petersburg Bowl (St. Petersburg, FL) ACC (fill-in) vs. AAC (fill-in) BYU Cougars (Proj. 7-5) vs. Buffalo Bulls (Proj. 9-3) BYU struggled early in the season but brought it together late. With the two Pac-12 bottom-feeders (Oregon State and Utah) left on the schedule, they should breeze to a comfortable 7-5 record. They land here for the sake of the matchup, with Buffalo looking much better than in recent years. The Bulls should blow by Bowling Green and UMass to achieve a stellar 9-3 record. New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM) C-USA vs. MWC North Texas Mean Green (Proj. 7-5) vs. Utah State Aggies (Proj. 6-6) North Texas finally returns to the postseason after a surprisingly solid campaign, just missing out on the conference title game with a projected loss to favorites Rice. Utah State, somehow, someway, will end up in the postseason after achieving all but two wins in their program's history. They'll likely beat Wyoming, which is great cause otherwise they'd have to beat Boise. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, ID) MAC vs. MWC Akron Zips (Proj. 8-4) vs. Boise State Broncos (Proj. 7-5) Akron has played out of their mind this year, starting off with an incredible undefeated run to clinch a postseason berth early. They'll take a hit to Toledo before beating out Ohio (and just missing the conference championship game), landing them in a solid bowl game. Boise has been simply average for most of the season, flying under the radar to clinch a bowl berth. They'll likely lose to Nevada but should get the win over Utah State. Military Bowl (Annapolis, MD) ACC (fill-in) vs. AAC (fill-in) Miami (OH) Redhawks (Proj. 9-3) vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (Proj. 7-5) Two fill-ins take the field in Annapolis, but both teams have shown quality over the season. The Redhawks have almost returned to the glory days in the MAC, and getting a win over Kent will secure a winning record in conference. Western Kentucky remains a prominent team in the C-USA East, but they'll just miss out on the conference championship game yet again with a loss to FAU. Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham, AL) AAC / ACC vs. SEC / ACC East Carolina Pirates (Proj. 7-5) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (Proj. 6-6) East Carolina has suffered a slight setback this season but remains good enough to play in the postseason. They'll play another regional opponent in South Carolina, who can finally clinch a bowl berth with a win over Kentucky or Clemson. It's been a while but the Gamecocks could see the postseason again. Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu, HI) C-USA vs. MWC Florida Atlantic Owls (Proj. 7-6) vs. Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors (Proj. 9-3) FAU has come a long ways already under Coach Randy, but nobody expected a potential spot in the C-USA Conference Championship Game. I project the Owls to win out and make the conference championship only to lose in a revenge game for Rice. They'll make the flight out to Hawai'i instead of staying home because this seems like a potentially great postseason matchup, especially given Hawai'i's rise to prominence. I don't see the Rainbow Warriors beating Arizona, but at a projected 9-3, this has been much better from the island team. A lot of the G5 pairings were tough calls based on geography or matchups, so if you disagree, your opinion of where a team ends up is just as valid as mine. Expect the Week 15 edition in two weeks, and then the final edition after the conference championship games. Let me know in the comments what you think, why you should be in another bowl instead of the one I project you to be in, or why you should be in a bowl at all. This is ImposterCauster, signing out.
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    I'd like to start off this piece by saying thanks to all the hardworking users on this site maintaining conference statbooks. Without your leg work, articles like this would not be possible. Special thanks to Darman, Storm, Danger, and Tuscan for assisting with this piece. Yes we get it, the current crop of seniors entering the NFL don't excite the fans at home. Outside of Tanner Bowman, none of the current seniors look like guys that have the ability to put butts in seats at the next level with eyepopping plays. You know what crop does look great though? Lets take a look at the highly touted class of freshmen quarterback who are taking the world of college football by the horns. Bolded stats below are the leaders for the group. TIER 1 - The Cream of the Crop QB Bryce Thompson, Duke, 167 of 274 (60.95%) for 1980 yards, 13 TD, 6 INT (132.93), 41 carries for 145 yards, 8 TD QB J.T. Youngblood, Hawaii, 161 of 230 (70.00%) for 1887 yards, 18 TD, 9 INT (156.92), 34 carries for 247 yards, 7 TD QB Adrian Goldson, Tennessee, 170 of 247 (68.83%) for 2116 yards, 18 TD, 7 INT (159.17) No playing around here. These are the guys that look on the fast track to be future NFL superstars. Bryce Thompson has been electric this season, loading up with touchdowns on the ground and keeping the ball safe through the air. JT Youngblood has carried the load for Hawaii, and while their schedule hasn't exactly been intimidating, what he's been able to do should not be discounted. Then you have perhaps the best pure pocket passer of the group in Adrian Goldson. The Vol's young signal caller has put up awesome numbers this season against tough opposition, but he also has the best supporting cast around him. All in all, this group comes into every game with veteran canny years beyond their ages, and look set to dominate their conferences for years to come. TIER 2 - Future Premier Passers QB Alexander Cassidy, So Miss, 160 of 241 (66.39%) for 1970 yards, 16 TD, 6 INT (151.98) QB Jake Davis, Washington, 156 of 253 (61.66%) for 1948 yards, 17 TD, 8 INT (142.19) QB Riley West, Western Kentucky, 167 of 266 (62.78%) for 2119 yards, 20 TD, 9 INT (147.74) Three pocket passers in the second tier, and they've all done very well as the season went along. Alexander Cassidy was extremely highly touted out of high school, decided to stay close to home, and while I wouldn't say his competition has been eyepopping, his efficiency and ability to keep the ball safe has him as a top tier guy for years to come. True freshman Jake Davis started the year off shaky, but has been quietly adapting well to the college game of late as Washington coach DeanDean slowly schemes around the ability of his talented passer. Riley West may be the surprise of the season for all of you reading this article. Western Kentucky has gotten relatively no attention, but that suits West just fine. Play well enough, and eventually the attention will come, and here we are. He leads all freshmen in passing touchdowns and I would not be surprised if he held that title for the rest of the season. TIER 3 - Works In Progress QB Sam Milner, TCU, 140 of 243 (57.61%) for 1559 yards, 11 TD, 10 INT (118.21), 42 carries for 192 yards, 1 TD QB Christian Graham, Kansas, 153 of 258 (59.30%) for 1850 yards, 16 TD, 13 INT (129.92) QB Parker Townsend, Arizona State, 138 of 240 (57.50%) for 1557 yards, 11 TD, 5 INT (122.95), 43 carries for 233 yards, 6 TD QB David Edmondson, San Diego State, 75 of 137 (54.74%) for 843 yards, 8 TD, 3 INT (121.32) Very interesting players in this group. Frankly, the 6 before this tier play well beyond their years, and this group plays like the freshmen they are supposed to be. That's just a testament to how well the players in the top two tiers have played this season. Sam Milner is a guy that has a lot of pressure on him from TCU, especially with how good the team's recruiting has been. Milner is the first guy to really come in with super star potential and aspirations, suceeding the often criticized Nathan Burden. If he can figure it out in the years to come, TCU will be a national contender. Same idea with Christian Graham. He's got the big bodied Malcolm Davis on the outside, but he needs to keep his interception numbers down. Parker Townsend has solid numbers for the Sun Devils. But he needs to improve his offensive efficiency, especially his completion rate and yards per attempt. David Edmondson is in this group despite having only played a few games unlike the rest of these season starters. Increasing his completion percentage can go a long way to turning this California player into a future first round draft pick. TIER 4 - Needs Improvement QB Nathan Singletary, Texas A&M, 185 of 329 (56.23%) for 2178 yards, 15 TD, 12 INT (119.59), 21 carries for 106 yards, 2 TD QB Chris Billings, Charlotte, 165 of 291 (56.70%) for 1855 yards, 14 TD, 13 INT (117.19), 31 carries for 180 yards, 0 TD QB Tim Pritchard, MTSU, 239 of 452 (52.88%) for 2352 yards, 15 TD, 18 INT (99.57) Nathan Singletary has the benefit of Jarvis Ward being an extremely high level wide receiver on the outside. Regardless, he needs to figure out how to have a higher completion rate, and keep his interceptions down. If he didn't have Ward, I'd be terrified of seeing what his numbers would actually be. Chris Billings is another high profile true freshman but he's got a lot going against him. He's a big fish in a little pond. Not even that, it is a slowly drying puddle. There simply aren't the players around him for Billings to find any great success this freshman year, and it's showing with his numbers. C-USA teams are just tee-ing off on the talented quarterback, and he's suffering because of it. Then we have Tim "Pitch It" Pritchard. He's thrown the most pases of any freshman quarterback, has the most yards, and the most interceptions. Pure volume is the name of the game for Tim and he just does not have the ability right now to win games with his arm. He needs a strong running game that takes pressure off his passing ability, and it's to be seen if the Blue Raiders will give it to him.
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    Soluna

    [2020] Early Declarations

    "Early declarations never take a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go." "Early declaration is a distant rumor to the High School recruits." "I would rather declare early than suffer that fate one final time." Round 1 RB Marshawn Miller 6-1 225 R Connecticut [Speed] 81 WR Tyron Chambers 6-4 220 R Arkansas [Target] 82 TE Noah Hills 6-2 206 R Kansas [Receiving] 82 TE Hastin Rider 6-1 206 R Baylor [Receiving] 81 OT Paul Myers 6-2 320 R Alabama [Run Blocking] 77 OG Ethan Champion 6-7 259 R USC [Pass Blocking] 77 OG Jonah Akins 6-3 299 R Georgia [Pass Blocking] 76 C Dean Strauss 6-3 284 R Auburn [Pass Blocking] 82 DE Carlos Washington 6-0 261 R Michigan [Blitz] 80 DE Jamal Patton 6-1 255 R Purdue [Contain] 78 DT Nikolas Gleason 6-2 317 R Army [2-Gap] 79 OLB Brandon Thomas 6-3 229 R Bowling Green [Blitz] 81 CB Zachary Waller 5-10 187 R California [Zone Coverage] 70 FS D'Qwell Moore 6-3 203 R Florida State [Zone Coverage] 81 FS Eric Finney 6-2 203 R Wyoming [Zone Coverage] 70
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    Franz Kafka

    [2020] Weekly Leaders: Week 11

    Let's take a look at this week's top statistical leaders (top three and ties, tried to keep it reasonably short) PASSING YARDS Ryan Harris - 401 yards Tanner Bowman - 350 yards Antonio Pugh - 350 yards PASSING TOUCHDOWNS Ryan Harris - 6 TD (5+ players with 4 TD) RUSHING YARDS Ronnie Peterson - 140 yards Colin Putnam - 133 yards Marshawn Miller - 130 yards RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS Colin Putnam - 3 TD Xavier Valentine - 3 TD (a ton of players with 2 TD) RECEIVING YARDS J.C. Weldon - 219 yards Marlon Brinkley - 145 yards Hunter Crenshaw - 122 yards RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS J.C. Weldon - 3 TD (eight players with 2 TD) SACKS Jeremy McKinney - 2 Sebastian Smallwood - 2 Eric Jamison - 2 TACKLES Alex Felder - 10 tackles Kieran Linn - 9 tackles Eddie McGill - 9 tackles Russell Owens - 9 tackles Adriel Sierra - 9 Tackles INT Dominic Monk - 2 Jeremy Watson - 2 Tegray Wingard - 2 FIELD GOALS Patrick Major - 5 (six players tied with 4) LONGEST FIELD GOAL Isaac Shoemaker - 47 Derek LeBlanc - 47 Timmy Wilhelm - 46 Marquis Addison - 46 Declan Havens - 46 Wesley Marlow - 46
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    Game Checks: Coaches receive game checks each week that they coach. This means that their salary is broken down into 16 equal portions, and this will affect how much cap you get back if a coach resigns or is fired. It will also affect how much money the fired coach is to receive for coaching clinics. Pre-season games and playoff games do not receive game checks. For example, if you fire a coach that is under contract between preseason and their 8th regular season game, your coaching cap takes a 50% hit (due to the guarantee). after that, each game adds 1/16th of your coaches salary to the cap hit. If you fire a head coach at any point, you may use your remaining cap to hire a new head coach, or you may hire an interim coach from your current staff (including coordinators). An interim coach will make game checks based on the previous coaches contract numbers for that year. An interim coach is immediately demoted after the season ends, and you must then hire a new full time head coach. --------------------------- Coaching in the playoffs grants a coach bonus checks. Each playoff game coached earns a $50k bonus for the head coach. Having a bye is also worth a $50k check. This is a bonus, and does not have to be factored into your coaching salary cap. --------------------------- Coaches and coordinators may be traded. The coach being traded must also confirm the trade for the trade to go through, and must honor their contract or massive punishments will be put in place on the coach and possibly one of the organizations if there seems to be some kind of conspiracy to screw people over. --------------------------- Assistants must be hired out of the pool of money available to coaching staff. Each assistant costs $500k, and will come out of the head coaches salary. Current assistants will be able to use their earned money on coaching clinics as if they were coaches. This change is retroactive. If you had an assistant in 2020, they earned $500k in their coaching budget. This comes out of the head coaches salary for 2020, but will have to be factored into your cap in the future. If your coach has a multi-year deal already, and cannot afford the 500k for future years, it can continue to be deducted from the head coaches salary. All assistants must be accounted for on the coaching cap sheet from now on, and will earn game checks like coaches. This doesn't change the fact that assistants may not perform duties of other positions. --------------------------- Coaches earn chemistry with their roster for every year of their contract that they complete. You lose the bonus if your contract expires, but it can be maintained if the coach gets an extension prior to their contract expiring. One year extensions do not accrue chemistry, only maintain your current amount due to coaches feeling insecure in their jobs. Contracts officially expire after the Super Bowl. Example: Coach signs a 4 year contract and completes it. Year 1: 0% bonus chemistry Year 2. 1% bonus chemistry Year 3. 2% bonus chemistry Year 4. 3% bonus chemistry If he receives a 2 year extension prior to year 4 off-season Year 5. 4% bonus chemistry Year 6. 5% bonus chemistry However, if they did not receive an extension they would go back to 0% chemistry. Bonus tops out at 10% bonus chemistry.
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    Darius Waters, UCLA's #1 "WR" stats: 3 catches for 35 yards, 1 TD, 3 drops. Tre'Davious Dikes, Oregon's CB's stats: 4 INTs, 1 TD, 3 tackles. he had more catches than their WR lmao
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    alienufo

    2021 Practice Squad Changes

    The practice squad rules we had in place before were too complex to keep track of, and these changes are meant to simplify them. First, any player in year 1, 2, 3, or 4 (so R, 1, 2, 3 on the player lines) is eligible for the practice squad. In order to move someone from your active roster to the practice squad, they must be cut and pass through waivers. You can also sign free agents directly to the practice squad instead of your active roster. Players that are released from the practice squad go directly to free agency. Second, from 2021 forward, only your top 51 contracts count against the cap. "Top" refers to current year salary. This means that every team should be able to field a full practice squad without feeling like you're wasting resources. This is how it works in real life. The Waiver system will be explained further in another post, but it will work similarly to the actual NFL waiver system.
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    I'd like to add on to this idea/piggyback on it/steal the credit. My proposed overhaul of the bowl system: Bring back sponsored bowl games. Give them a 2-3 year sponsorship deal with various donation values based on the recruiting bonuses so that the Rose Bowl is more expensive to sponsor than the games played before Christmas every year. Users must pick a bowl site from a CFBHC or NFLHC team. Users must provide a unique logo for their bowl game. NFLHC teams would be able to negotiate having bowl games held in their own stadium. This would improve the prestige of the bowl game and/or provide an extra bonus to the coaches' salary bank for the NFLHC team. Sponsors would not be able to host a bowl game in their affiliated NFLHC stadium. I would think a +1/+0 weekly points bonus (on top of what the bowl already gives) and a +500k bonus to the NFLHC team's pool would be the most balanced. I'd like to add a way to really make them negotiate, but I cannot think of one currently. Create a bowl committee that is responsible for assigning teams to bowls. Real life has the individual bowls select teams based on an order that may rotate every year. This would be the closest to matching that on the site. If the bowl is sponsored, that sponsor could get to make those selections from eligible teams. Players would not be allowed to sponsor a bowl game in association with the conference they coach in if this becomes part of the sim. This committee should be made up of prominent users, Soluna, and the commissioners. Bowls should be split up among the users, games selected, and then a veto system should be implemented so that nothing with shenanigans goes on. This would extend the season between the conference title games and the bowl season. Don't foresee how to limit this other than giving the committee a week time limit. Most lower bowl games extend their offers during the championship week, so that could be added. Give game report or recruiting bonuses based on various metrics. NY6 and playoffs could have a system like the NFLHC playoffs. It seems we have dropped (at least initially) the scoring plays from the playoff reports, so if that comes back, I'd like the big bowls to have that as well. Player of the Game designation for every bowl. I would like this to go by game rating and not necessarily stats, to give the lesser seen positions like OL, DT, and FS (among others) to get some shine as well. If a LT pitches a lights out game against a great DE, I'd love to see that in the bowl games. It would boost that kid's draft stock. Have an offseason poll where we vote on the best non-playoff/NY6 bowl game. Winner gets +1 to their weekly recruiting bonuses next year. If Maryland and Mississippi State goes to 3 Overtimes, recruits are going to be aware of that. Make a Capital One Cup that rewards a conference with more JuCo points the following season if they have the best winning percentage in the bowl season. This promotes teams to actively root for their conference mates. I prefer this go to JuCo because that is conference-prestige based. Allow redshirts to play in the bowl games. This would probably be a big chemistry hit to teams since they're putting in an entirely unused player into a team that's been together for 12 games so far. This would only really apply to the lower bowl games because the upper bowl and playoff teams likely aren't going to want to start their redshirts anyway. But this would add more intrigue to the lesser bowls and give the weaker teams a chance to look ahead. Bowl game events. Players break curfew, NFLHC prospects refuse to play to not risk injury (perhaps install this when injuries are back), etc. Playing a bowl game in a non-home state gives a +10% bonus the following year like a nerfed camp. This would NOT stack with the Pipeline or Camp. Teams that play mulitple bowl games (playoffs) could choose or get the state of the last one they played. This would not replace camps as they are still more impactful. My worry about this is the potential of a metagame of bowl games getting moved out of states to prevent teams from invading. Big splash of ideas and they can be mixed and matched if we prefer.
  16. 17 points
    The lone interception came in Week #9 as Denver's Reggie Griffin picked off Brown at the DEN 2. Other top ratios: Nick Hall: 14 TDs & 2 INTs Christian Skaggs: 20 TDs & 4 INTs Darrell Murphy: 18 TDs & 3 INTs
  17. 16 points
    SOLUNA'S ANOTHER YEAR OLDER What can you do to help celebrate? DONATE! Actual photo of Soluna simming games Soluna, Site Founder and Bringer of Games, Croots, and Memes, is having another birthday. One wonders why a demigod needs to count birthdays, but since his earthly form has been here for 27 years now, it is our duty and delight to celebrate. What does one offer to a demigod on the celebration of his "birth"? Well, your time and treasure, of course! Today, and going forward, honor the Founder by creating media, researching stats, investing in the Wiki, and--by all means--DONATING to the site! Even a $5 donation has been known to appease the Founder, but surely your soul will be saved with a $20 spot. Even the poorest coach can contribute--even coaches from the MAC! Here's a link, ye followers of the Founder: http://cfbhc.com/index.php?/donate/ The University of Oregon Head Coach and the Owner of Denver Broncos will each offer $10 to the site on this joyous day. Happy Birthday, Soluna! May your 27th rotation around the sun (completely logical non-NASA employee colloquialism) be your best yet!
  18. 16 points
    The biggest benefit irl teams get from bowl games is 15 extra practices, which really benefits the underclassmen. Maybe some kind of progression bonuses for a % of Freshmen and Sophomores that are on bowl teams and at least #2 or 3 on their depth chart? Scheme change reduced or eliminated for teams' first bowl game that year. Playoff teams would not get the same reduced scheme change for subsequent games, since they have less time to prepare for them.
  19. 15 points
    Jieret

    [2020] Week #12 - TNF

    Holy shit, the new reports are AMAZING. I can't believeven putting all that data in will save time! Also, kinda proud of myself for calling a close Rice/BGSU game.
  20. 14 points
    I used to roll the diceFeel the fear in my enemy's eyesListened as the crowd would singNow the old king is dead long live the kingOne minute I held the keyNext the walls were closed on meAnd I discovered that my castles standUpon pillars of salt and pillars of sand
  21. 14 points
    As has already been said, Purdue has clinched the Big Ten West. Western Michigan has also clinched the MAC West with their win over Toledo. They will more likely be playing Ohio than not, though Akron could win the division with a week 15 win over Toledo, an Ohio week 15 loss to Central Michigan (lol), and an Akron win in the head-to-head matchup week 16. Fresno State's win over Boise State eliminates Hawaii from division contention. USC would have clinched the Pac-12 South if they didn't blow a 31-14 lead (note: you can't spell 31 without "3" and "1"); however, they can still clinch with any conference win or any Arizona conference loss. Stanford's win over USC means that Oregon no longer has a margin of error in their pursuit of the division crown. The Cardinal need to beat both Washingtons and also need an Oregon loss (@Utah, @Arizona State, Oregon State remain). Missouri, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt are tied at 4-2 at the top of the SEC East. Missouri owns the tiebreaker over both. I will be submitting a motion to strip Tennessee of its statehood and relegate it to territory status. SEC East, you had one job.
  22. 14 points
    SageBow's High School All Americans List QB Jordan Harrison 5-11 188 Fr Central Community (Breese IL) 2.5 of 5.0 Pocket - RB Julius Wesley Jr. 5-6 193 Fr J.B. Conant (Hoffman Estates IL) 3.0 of 5.0 Power - FB Antonio Qualls 5-11 204 Fr Largo (Largo FL) 1.5 of 5.0 Pass Blocking - WR Calvin McKay 6-4 207 Fr York (York NE) 3.0 of 5.0 Target - WR Deontray Clay 6-0 226 Fr Cooper (Cooper TX) 2.5 of 5.0 Target - TE Kisona Vailopa 6-3 239 Fr Meigs County (Decatur TN) 3.0 of 5.0 Blocking - OT Mareko Mea'ole 6-7 257 Fr William Blount (Maryville TN) 2.5 of 5.0 Pass Blocking - OT Armani Bello 6-7 316 Fr Van Alstyne (Van Alstyne TX) 2.0 of 5.0 Run Blocking - OG Will Groves 6-6 316 Fr Eastlake (Chula Vista CA) 2.0 of 5.0 Run Blocking - OG Tyler Burnett 6-3 308 Fr Donaldsonville (Donaldsonville LA) 1.0 of 5.0 Pass Blocking - C Nick Vaikauskas 6-3 293 Fr Lompoc (Lompoc CA) 3.5 of 5.0 Pass Blocking - DE Anthony Walton 6-5 249 Fr Largo (Largo FL) 2.5 of 5.0 Blitz - DE Landon Crowder 6-0 242 Fr Rising Star (Rising Star TX) 2.0 of 5.0 Contain - DT Felix Jennings 6-0 298 Fr Oconto (Oconto WI) 2.5 of 5.0 1-Gap - DT Kwon Shaw 6-4 284 Fr Port Neches-Groves (Port Neches TX) 2.5 of 5.0 2-Gap - ILB Garrett Powers 6-4 229 Fr Bryan (Bryan TX) 3.5 of 5.0 Mike - ILB Brett Combs 6-4 259 Fr Northeast (Macon GA) 3.0 of 5.0 Mike - OLB Jermon Pendleton 6-1 229 Fr Pine Island (Pine Island MN) 2.0 of 5.0 Blitz - OLB Jermaine Dockery 6-3 234 Fr Trinity (Trinity NC) 1.5 of 5.0 Coverage - CB Brendan Plummer 6-0 186 Fr Cosby (Cosby TN) 2.0 of 5.0 Zone Coverage - CB Branden Valentine 6-2 188 Fr Natchitoches Central (LA) 1.5 of 5.0 Man Coverage - FS Omar Powell 6-2 207 Fr Northwest Whitfield (GA) 1.0 of 5.0 Zone Coverage - SS Jarvis Bolton 6-1 192 Fr North Hall (Gainesville GA) 3.0 of 5.0 Zone Coverage - K Nathan Shell 6-1 213 Fr Manchester (Midlothian VA) 1.0 of 4.5 Power - P Shawn Isaac 6-1 163 Fr Mount Carmel Area (Mount Carmel PA) 1.0 of 5.0 Accuracy - LS Cameron Cox 6-3 266 Fr Sylvania Northview (Sylvania OH) 2.5 of 5.0 Specialized - , By Conference - 6 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1
  23. 14 points
    GREEN BAY, WI - On the wake of winning the NFC Championship, the Green Bay Packers have announced they will begin an exploratory talent search for a new head coach. First-year head coach inspiral has taken the Packers to their first Super Bowl and amassed the most post-season wins in franchise history including posting a franchise-best regular season record. However, he would like to give another coach a chance to learn in the NFLHC if there is enough interest. Because coaching changes affect team chemistry and bonuses, a new head coach will only be accepted if they are determined to be a good fit in the Green Bay front office. All interested coaches should contact President inspiral via PM. Go Pack Go!
  24. 13 points
    Rumors are swirling that Ryan Clark, Cleveland Browns' QB, is extremely unhappy with the extension the Browns offered him. Clark may consider more drastic measures if the Browns do not respect his quality at the helm.
  25. 13 points
    Metairie, LA The New Orleans Saints are pleased to announce the promotion of head coach ImposterCauster to the position of General Manager. Imposter replaces former GM deandean, who resigned in order to take the same position with the New York Giants. The Saints have released the following statement on behalf of Imposter: "It was a very difficult decision to make, but after consulting my peers and thoroughly weighing both options, I felt as if taking over as general manager was the right play for this team and this organization. New Orleans is a wonderful city and I can't imagine leaving it until we bring the Saints back to relevancy. We have a few tools in place but the rebuild will be a methodical process, though we're all wishing for a much shorter rebuild." The team also announced that they have begun sorting through potential head coaching candidates. The Saints' staff will now take questions from the press.
  26. 13 points
    P.B. Holmes leading the team out on the field during the 2018 season. WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - Purdue has announced it will induct former OG P.B. "Purdue Boilermaker" Holmes into its Ring of Honor during halftime against archrival Indiana next Saturday. Holmes is the only All-American in school history and the only two-time All-B1G Boilermaker. He will be the third athlete inducted. Holmes was the most heavily recruited JuCo transfer during the 2015 season, and on National Signing Day he decided to attend Purdue over Louisville. He was the leader on the offensive line between 2016-2018 that blocked for school-record holders including RB Joseph Bowen, RB C.J. Sheffield, QB Corey Mendoza, and QB Matt Jones. He will forever be enshrined in school lore as part of the 2016 team that upset #9 Georgia in the Outback Bowl which lifted Purdue into the national spotlight; later, he helped lead the Boilermakers to victories over Kansas in the 2017 Bourbon Bowl and Texas A&M in the 2018 Gator Bowl which would lead to the school's first Top Ten finish in the Coaches Poll. Holmes has been the only NFLHC-caliber offensive linemen to come through Purdue, and he was the first Boilermaker ever drafted in the first round. He was taken during the 2019 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Purdue University is proud to honor P.B. Holmes against Indiana during this historic season in school history. http://cfbhc.com/wiki/index.php?title=Purdue_Boilermakers_Ring_of_Honor#Ring_of_Honor CHOO CHOO!
  27. 13 points
    alienufo

    2021 Offseason Schedule update.

    Just an FYI for everyone. Due to the hurricane affecting Florida, trading will NOT be open after the super bowl like normal. There will be at least a two week break between the super bowl and anything important happening so that Soluna can finish progressions and what not once the storm subsides.
  28. 13 points
    inspiral

    Super Bowl VII

  29. 13 points
    Soluna

    Hurricane Irma Impacts Thread

    Since there's like 5+ people on here who enjoy Meteorology I'll try to keep this up to date as possible with information from the weather station + anemometer on my porch. I'll include photos as often as I can. +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Date | Time | Temperature | Pressure | Wind | Wind Direction | Rain | Notes | | | | (Fahrenheit) | (mbar) | (mph) | (degrees) | (in) | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |9/7/17| 10:41| 83 F (90 F) | 1013.5 | 1.5 | 5 (NNE) | 0.0 | Overcast, Showers Expected Later | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |9/7/17| 15:36| 91 F (101 F) | 1013.3 | 3.5 | 85 (E) | 0.0 | Overcast, Gray Clouds to West | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |9/8/17| 10:43| 85 F (97 F) | 1014.9 | 4.0 | 90 (E) | 0.05 | Overcast, Scattered Showers | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |9/9/17| 12:42| 81 F (88 F) | 1012.5 | 9.5 | 60 (ENE) | 0.28 | Rain, Initial Feed Bands have Arrived | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |9/10/17|13:38| 79 F (79 F) | 1006.4 | 12 | 90 (E) | 0.80 | First Squall has arrived | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | | | | | | | +------+------+--------------+----------+-------+----------------+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  30. 13 points
    stormstopper

    [2020] Week #13 - FNF

    Solomon McLaughlin had the 10th game in Big XII history of 200+ rushing yards and 4+ rushing touchdowns. He is the second Big XII player to do so as any kind of freshman (after Maurice White), and the first one to do so as a true freshman. McLaughlin is up to 1336 rushing yards for the season, which is just 39 yards short of Shaun Evans's school record. He will almost certainly break it in his next game. Evans was a senior who proceeded to be drafted in the 3rd round mere months later. McLaughlin is, again, a true freshman. Since Texas Tech has now clinched a bowl game, McLaughlin's 13-game pace is for 1737 rushing yards. That mark would be enough to place him fifth in a single season in Big XII history, McLaughlin's 21 rushing touchdowns are already a school record, tied with 2018 Arturo Pacheco for 10th-most in a single season in Big XII history. The record is 31, held by 2015 Greg Hadnot of Oklahoma's national championship team. His 13-game pace is 27.3, which would be fourth behind Hadnot, 2014 James Otero, and 2013 Trace the Ace Buchanan. Maurice White is 155 yards behind McLaughlin with one fewer game played, so White could catch him in yards--but McLaughlin's touchdown lead over everybody else in the conference is up to 9 now.
  31. 13 points
    Bring back sponsorships, I wanna play in DescretoBurrito's Mile High Bowl again. Obviously nothing too outrageous should exist but I'm sure no one cares if the Bay Area Bowl or Charlotte Bowl are replaced.
  32. 13 points
    acewulf

    Atlanta Falcons announce new GM

    Atlanta, GA After a long search with various candidates to interview, the Atlanta Falcons have come to a decision on the hiring of a new GM. We in the front office are excited to announce thatfunk as our new General Manager. We felt that he is a great fit chemistry wise and can offer a smooth transition to get us back into the playoffs. Akili Smash, acewulf
  33. 13 points
    SageBow

    Discussion Tuesday #14

    A little off topic, but what happened to DeSean Jenkins is absolutely criminal. 78 overall 4.5/4.5, all the promise in the world, arguably a Wake Forest legend for what he and Troy McCray accomplished their senior seasons. Drafted as a meme. Traded on draft day to a division rival. Waits his turn behind Blake Shell, until Shell's yearly injury. Wins his first game as an NFL starter 24 of 40 for 330 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT (passer rating of 101.04) Goes +1 to a 79 next season, benched for #4 overall pick Joel King who hasn't exactly lit the world on fire. Goes +1 to an 80 next season, goes through a position switch to WR that has essentially been the deathblow to his career. If he didn't go through that switch, I would be strongly stumping for him to get a starting job somewhere in the league. Unfortunately, his selflessness and willingness to change positions has ended any chance of him being the terrifying dual threat he could have been.
  34. 12 points
    Just days after Shawn Bowers made his retirement official, the Cowboys traded for his replacement, dealing for former Texans, Bills, and Bengals defensive tackle Kendall Hill. The Cowboys are giving up former first round pick T.J Hunter, second year running back Jermaine Lockett, and a 2021 fifth-round pick in exchange for the defensive tackle and will also receive cornerback Dashon Hodge-Stevens and a 2021 sixth-rounder. Hill, a two-time Pro Bowler, started 9 games in 2020 for the Texans after being acquired from the Buffalo Bills midseason. He is scheduled to earn $5.4 million in 2021 in the final year of the massive 4 year, $54 million contract he signed with Buffalo. News broke a couple days ago that Bowers was going to hang up his cleats. The stalwart defensive tackle missed four games this past season with a concussion but only missed one game the previous five years combined. His surprise retirement left the Cowboys with a big hole in the front of their defense. However, Bowers retiring means the Cowboys did save $7 million against the cap, some of which will now go toward Hill. Though he did not mention long-term health concerns, Bowers was openly critical of the league’s handling of brain injury information. Cowboys GM joedchi complimented the consistent defensive tackle for his service to the team. “There are a few things you hope for when you draft a football player,” joedchi stated. “First, you want him to be a responsible citizen and role model. Second, you want him to be a leader in the locker room. Third, you want him to be reliable while performing at a high level for a number of seasons. Shawn has exceeded each of these expectations during his career and was a pivotal member of our Super Bowl team.” Bowers was a fifth round pick in the 2015 draft, ironically 8 spots ahead of Hill, and has been slotted in the starting defensive tackle spot ever since. He leaves big shoes for Hill to fill but at 6-6, 312 pounds, Kendall Hill is more than ample. Hodge-Stevens is expected to come in and compete with second year corner Jeremy Evans for playing time opposite All Pro corner Travis Chatman.
  35. 12 points
    Fox Sports

    Super Bowl VII

    Oakland Raiders (12-7) Vs. Green Bay Packers (16-3) in Inglewood, CA
  36. 12 points
    Isaac829

    [2020] Week #13 - TNF

    I'm such a good commish, giving new coaches their first wins. kill me
  37. 12 points
  38. 12 points
    T-38 in Thunderbird livery on display at The Academy Just because #5 Air Force didn't have a game this past week didn't mean they were taking vacation. In addition to ongoing practice in preparation for Navys visit this coming weekend, the team helped to organize and man a food drive with the Colorado Springs Care and Share. Just over 6,000 pounds of non-perishable food donations along with $8,742 of cash donations collected were presented by the team to the food bank on Monday. "It's a way for us to show our appreciation to the community that has been so supportive of this team," said coach senior punter Thomas Purcell. Donations were collected throughout the past week at seven different locations around the Colorado Springs region. Practices and team meetings were scheduled so that each member of the team had an opportunity to participate. Food bank director Cynthia Westman said; "We are very appreciative for the help from the team in bringing about donations. These donations help us to be able to feed those in need." When asked about playoff hopes, head coach DescretoBurrito said "We're 100% focused on Navy. At this point in the season playoff talk, or awards talk, is just noise. If we take care of our business every week, then all that stuff will work itself out. If we let ourselves get distracted by it all, then we lose focus. The only opponent that matters right now, is our next one." Thus far Air Force has been taking care of business in a convincing manner, having never trailed in any game, and the closest win came by 18 points. While Falcon Stadium is sold out for Saturday Afternoons game, it will be televised on ESPN networks, and on the Armed Forces Network to service members around the globe. Senior quarterback and Heisman hopeful Nico Kaufman credited his teammates for his astounding play through seven games, and asked us to remind readers that Care and Share accepts donations year round. They are located on Constitution just east of Powers Blvd.
  39. 11 points
  40. 11 points
    UBL

    [2020] Week #14 - Saturday Morning

    Tennessee loses to 2-8 Kentucky A 4-6 Tulsa squad keeps the undefeated Bulls within one score ... USF up 3 spots in the next poll
  41. 11 points
    Wonderbread

    stinsy

    Yea we are still in the process of pest control, one fan is too many.
  42. 11 points
    Is there any way we could get the NFLHC progression thread temporarily pinned until the next season's one becomes relevant? Alternatively, because I know there are a lot of pinned threads in the NFL Admin forum, could we get a subforum specifically for NFLHC progressions? all of the ones from previous seasons could sit in there for easy access instead of having to go search for them. I know its not a huge change but it could sure save a little time when trying to go back and look at how guys have progressed over their whole career.
  43. 11 points
    Soluna

    Super Bowl VII

  44. 11 points
    I like sponsorships but instead of donating money, the bowl sponsor must commit to certain responsibilities to hype up the bowl. An in depth breakdown of the game, x amount of media pieces, something like that. Donating money is great and could be a requirement for higher tier bowls but there needs to be a way to ensure buy in and engagement. I think mandatory media or something to that effect would be a great way to get the lesser bowls covered and engage people a lot more in the post season.
  45. 11 points
    Jumbo

    New York Jets announce All-2010s team

    East Rutherford, NJ -- Following a committee vote of a 1-person panel consisting of Jets owner/GM Jumbo, the New York Jets have announced the results for the voting on the New York Jets team of the 2010s - the team's first six seasons from 2014 to 2019. The 2010s All-Decade Team is listed below. Players at the same position are listed alphabetically. Offense Position Name Years on Jets 2010s Stats/Accomplishments QB Erik Wegert 2016-2019 746/1,198 for 9,402 yards, 73 TD, 26 INT, 97.94 passer rating RB O.J. Carano 2015-2018 935 rushes for 4,756 yards, 4.71 YPC, 39 TD; 32 catches for 523 yards, 9 TD, 2015 Pro Bowler RB Brian Kiel 2014-2015, '19 258 rushes for 1,287 yards, 4.99 YPC, 17 TD WR Paul Howell 2018-2019 164 catches for 2,245 yards, 12 TD, 2019 Pro Bowler WR Charlie Paul 2016-2019 222 catches for 3,139 yards, 14 TD TE Charlie Wilson 2015-2019 96 catches for 1,211 yards, 16 TD OT Mike Cavanaugh 2015-2018 14 starts at LT, 28 starts at RT OT Darnerien Sohn 2018-2019 26 starts at LT OG Joe Farmer 2015-2019 74 starts, 2018-2019 Pro Bowler, 2018-2019 All-Pro OG David Schlereth 2016-2019 60 starts, 2019 Pro Bowler C T.J. Brumm 2017-2019 48 starts Defense Position Name Years on Jets 2010s Stats/Accomplishments DE Alvis Brumm 2014-2019 198 tackles, 68.5 sacks, FF, 6 FR, 2 INT, 4 safeties, 2014/2018 DPOY, 2014-2019 Pro Bowler, 2014-2019 All-Pro DE Ray McBride 2015-2016 9 tackles, 7 sacks DT Bob Ballard 2015-2019 105 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 3 FF, 2 FR OLB Tommy Leonard 2014-2019 175 tackles, 5 sacks, INT OLB Kwazi Robb 2014-2019 179 tackles, 10 sacks, FF, safety, 2014-2015 Pro Bowler ILB Zion Adakwa 2017-2019 157 tackles, 1 sack, FF, FR, 2 INT ILB Rich Barker 2015-2017 58 tackles, 2 INT CB John Queen 2014-2019 96 tackles, 16 INT, 3 TD, 2015 Pro Bowler CB Marques Warner 2015-2019 31 tackles, 5 INT FS Reshad Jenkins 2018-2019 43 tackles, 5 INT, FR SS Sebastian Vaughn 2018-2019 38 tackles, 2 INT, FF, 1 sack, 3 playoff INT Special Teams Position Name Years on Jets 2010s Stats/Accomplishments K Chris Hoag 2017-2019 54/62 FG, 87.1% FG, 5+ 50 yard FG, game-winning kick in 2018 Divisional Round P John Maslowski 2016-2019 60 starts, 45.38 career average, 2019 Pro Bowler RET Jesse Scott 2018-2019 3 punt return TD Front Office Position Name Years on Jets 2010s Stats/Accomplishments Owner inspiral 2014-2018 2018 AFC Champion, 2018 AFC East Champion, 2014-2015 head coach GM Jumbo 2014-2019 2018-2019 AFC Champion, 2018-2019 AFC East Champion HC grv413 2015-2019 2018-2019 AFC Champion, 2018-2019 AFC East Champion Congratulations to all the honorees!
  46. 10 points
    alienufo

    Miami / LAC trade problem.

    As was pointed out yesterday, Miami traded the same draft pick twice. Once to Philadelphia, and once to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Philly trade was made first so they will get the pick (#181). Miami will forfeit their 5th rounder this year (#147) as punishment for trading picks they didn't have. Los Angeles will be given a compensatory pick at the end of the 6th as compensation for the pick they were supposed to receive. This will be pick #200 (moving all the other picks down 1). Make sure you check that you have the picks you are trading people. And check that you are receiving something they actually have.
  47. 10 points
    NFL

    [2020] All Pro Team

    QB: Christian Skaggs, CAR RB: Vaughan Abraham, DAL RB / FB: Akili Wallace, ATL WR1: Mosi Bartos, IND WR2: Sean Jenkins, NO TE: Spec Davidson, KC FLEX (WR/TE/RB/FB): Asante Sowell, JAX LT: Justin Campbell, DAL LG: Jace Brown, DAL C: John Zatkoff, DEN RG: David Schlereth, NYJ RT: Quinn Bouman, GB EDGE (3-4 OLB / 4-3 DE): Tyrone Jones, BAL EDGE: David Doherty, TEN INT DL (4-3 DT, 3-4 DE, NT): David Medley, CHI INT DL: Earl Jackson, DET LB1: Cameron Jonah, DEN LB2: Daleroy Smart, SF LB3: Malcolm Douglas-Scott, SEA CB1: Justin Davis, MIA CB2: Travis Chatman, DAL FS: Darius Jones, ATL SS: Brandon Sauter, LAR DB (Slot defender): Cameron Bowman, GB K: Cliff Chamblin, LAR P: Steve Noonan, ARI KR: Christopher Johnson, PHI PR: Jesse Scott, NYJ ST: Matt Okoye, NYJ
  48. 10 points
  49. 10 points
    Jieret

    [2020] Week 11 Coaches Poll

    WE'RE RANKED! holyshitwhatdowedonow
  50. 10 points
    Bubada

    Undervalued Performers

    Malik Dawson is a beast statistically. Here are his 3 seasons. 2018: 46 tackles (2nd among DTs), 9.5 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR 2019: 71 tackles (1st among DTs), 5.5 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR 2020: 36 tackles (8th among DTs), 3.5 sacks, 1 FR, Pro Bowl appearance I don't think people realize how good Kenji Sagatomo did this year. He's only a 74 overall rookie. He started 11 games this year and made 9 statsheets: 45 tackles, 2 INT, 6 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 TD. If he started from the beginning of the year and continued this production, he would have 65 tackles, 3 INT, 8.5 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 TD. Rafael Davidson is currently the 2nd most accurate kicker in NFLHC history, barely behind Alejandro Aguirre. I doubt anyone notices this since he plays for the Chargers. I don't think I've ever heard someone mention Richard Wilson, the WR for the Bucs. He came into the league at the same time as Paul Howell and has nearly identical career stats. Jayshawn Watts has quietly been a very good #2 CB for the Patriots. He has 7 INTs the past two seasons, tying him with the three best #2 CBs in the league, IMO: Laurent Christensen, Corey Quinn, and Sammy Muhammad. He has been worth a lot more than the 5th rounder the Pats gave up for him. Browns gave up on him too early.
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