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Wake Me Up Inside

Duke faces their second inexplicable upset of 2022, as Wake Forest wins 27-24 behind WR Owen Condon's 3 receptions for 120 yards and punt return TD.

Akilling in the Name Of

Akili Wallace puts up 119 yards and 2 TD on just 14 carries as the Falcons shock the Panthers on Sunday Night, 24-14.

Take Me Bowling, Country Roads

The 5-6 Mountaineers upset #13 Oklahoma State behind QB Martin Lake's 3 total TD to make a bowl for the first time since their 2020 playoff run.

Don't Be Dowden the Seahawks

Already having clinched the NFC West, Seattle is starting to prove their playoff chops, beating the Steelers in Heisman rookie QB Tucker Dowden's first start.


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  1. 27 points

    CFBHC Poll Changes coming in 2023

    Greetings folks, In a bid for more transparency and such for the playoff and bowl selection aspects of CFBHC I will be overhauling the polling system beginning with next season. All will be handled by users and all will directly correlate to how the teams are selected. We will be adding two new polls in addition to our favorite Coaches Poll. You can find the information on the new polls below and how they will factor into the playoff selection aspect. Coaches' Poll Run by @Jumbo Weekly Preferably 8 coaches going forward, PERMANENT if Jumbo can find the right people that can sign up. Ideally would be 8 users with 2/3 allowed substitutes in case some of the others are impaired for some reason. Exclusive to these 10 (or maybe 11) voters. 30% of Playoff Rankings AP Poll Run by @stormstopper Weekly I've deferred this to storm but I was thinking 5 users known for creating good and regular media. Storm is allowed to select - you cannot be a coaches poll and AP poll voter. 30% of Playoff Rankings Computer Poll Run by @Rome with input from @Soluna using Football Rankulator Weekly Automated with weight criteria 40% of Playoff Rankings Playoff Rankings Run by @Soluna Weekly beginning Week 13 (last four weeks) Will decide the 8 playoff teams. Criteria for selection will be announced prior to the next season. Soluna
  2. 23 points
    How to Win a Heisman - an Impractical Manual Presented by The Clorox Bleach Report, whose staff has coached 3 out of 9 Heisman winners. No other media outlet has ever coached a Heisman winner, though that doesn't seem to stop them from posting predictions. The Heisman Trophy is the highest honor for a college football player. It’s awarded annually to the best player each season, as selected by a biased an elite group of CFBHC coaches. However, defining something as vague as “best” across all the positions on the field is hardly an easy task. For a player to set himself apart, it really takes a special season. Lots of players have great stats each season, so performance must be unsurpassed...and you also need a bit of luck, or maybe cheating. In this article, the only coach of two Heisman winners will see if he can define a few of the tangibles that transform an unforgettable season into a Heisman trophy campaign. Let’s start by looking at all of the previous winners - especially the ones that I coached. *Past performance is no guarantee of future results* The following players have cemented their legacy by winning the Heisman: 2013 Allan Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech 2014 Brian Brown, QB, Boise State 2015 Todd Jennings, QB, Penn State 2016 Norris Brooksheer, QB, Oklahoma 2017 Aaron Shea, QB, Missouri 2018 Jaz Durant, RB, Auburn 2019 Dylan Bishop, QB, Syracuse 2020 Mohammed Foster, QB, West Virginia 2021 Tucker Dowden, QB, Missouri 2022 Bryce Thompson, QB, Duke - oh shoot I wasn’t supposed to…(this is a joke, I have no idea who will win and am not involved in voting. Though Thompson feels like the right choice to me, I am often wrong - don’t tell my wife I said that.) Rule 1: Play QB Only one non-quarterback has ever won the Heisman trophy during it’s 9 year history: RB Jaz Durant in 2018. And Durant stole it from the best player that season: Matty Swift (t-shirts still available). How did Durant make the jump past the gaggle of QBs? It was one of the most even fields of players ever assembled. Durant beat out QB Alex LeShoure by 1 single point. The 3rd and 4th place finishers were the best QB that year and another RB, both within 10 points of Durant. The voting was split and Durant squeaked into first place. That isn’t to say that Durant isn’t worthy, but he had to post almost 2000 yards in a 1-loss regular season (to the eventual National Champions), 21 rushing TDs, and 6.63 YPC, in order to win over a QB everyone hates in a split vote. Rule 2: Don’t Win the Natty Okay, obviously this happens after the trophy is awarded, but it’s such a strong trend that it has to be accounted for. No Heisman winner has ever won the National Championship. Todd Jennings in 2015 and Tucker Dowden in 2021 are the only Heisman winners to play in the Natty, but both lost in close games. What we still don’t know is whether the Heisman Trophy causes this problem. So when you’re making your Tucker Dowden championship run, you better decide whether you want a Heisman or a Natty, because you can’t have both. Myths Busted: Older players have a better chance at winning. The only two players to win as Redshirt Seniors were Missouri QBs Aaron Shea and Tucker Dowden. Remainder by class: 1 Sr, 2 (Jr), 2 Jr, 1 (So) The Player has to be a 5.0/5.0. Only 6 out of 9 players were 5.0/5.0 during their Heisman seasons. Remainder: 4.0/4.0, 4.0/4.5, 4.5/4.5 You must win your conference. 5 out of 9 player did NOT win their conference the year of their trophy. In fact, 4 out of 9 didn’t even play in their conference championship game! An undefeated regular season is a requirement. The Heisman winner has lost a regular season game every season since 2015. So I suggest you throw a game to improve your odds of locking up the trophy. Dylan Bishop had 3 regular season losses and still caught that bling. Coach Tidbits: 8 coaches have won 9 trophies, with yours truly being the only two time winner. I have no intentions of winning a third, but I will if you don’t stop me. Soluna, smackems, and ChicagoTed are the only other coaches who have remained active. All but smackems have moved on from the team where their player was awarded. Actual Advice: And finally, if you'll allow me to leave you with a piece of actual advice. Not only do you need a player who competes stat-wise at the highest level, you need a low key hype strategy. Without annoying the ever loving mpost2 out of everyone (please don't make me regret this), you need to create the narrative of your player. Put your player in a position to build great stats and win big games - and point out when they do so. Sometimes the stories run themselves and you can be hands off, but sometimes your player is Marcus Black who loses every big game and can only complete 66% of his passes his Senior year. The Bleach Report Heisman years are excellent use cases to study: Aaron Shea had a great year, but I had to lean on the run game in close matchups to surprise opponents and steal wins...but he had the first ever standalone website, a truly ridiculous idea, that got people hype. Shea got all the credit at the end of the season, but if you look back, 4* RB Caleb Sherwin blew up #13 ND and #3 UGA to get him there. Mohammed Foster got preseason hype with the JC Weldon transfer and annihilated some early opponents, and then rode the 'mofo' nickname by carrying his team on his back to the playoffs, scoring a record setting number of touchdowns. Tucker Dowden won in landslide with the highest completion percentage ever thrown in college against a brutal SEC schedule - but maybe no one would have noticed that stat if I didn't point it out. I do not believe my attempt at creating "The Year of the Dowden" had any affect, but it did provide some early season attention. Did Bleach Report get something wrong in this article? Let us know in an email to: writeyourownd@mnmedia.youlazybum
  3. 21 points
    (This feature will begin with the 2023 season) Yardages listed before the dash ("-") represent field goals made in the order they were made in from those yardages. Yardages listed after the dash represent field goals missed in the order they were missed from those yardages. For the missed field goals information after the slash ("/" represents the quarter and conditions of the missed field goal. For instance: 43 - 36/2WR, 53/4S would be read as 43 yard field goal made (refer to box score for quarter), 36 yard field goal in the 2nd quarter missed wide right and 53 yard field goal in the 4th quarter missed short. Designations will be as follows: WR/WL: Wide Right/Left S: Short C: Hit Crossbar RU/LU: Hit right/left upright B: Blocked (field goal attempt did not advance past rough line of scrimmage) D: Deflected (field goal attempt was touched by defense and had no chance of making the uprights)
  4. 16 points

    Giza, Egypt

    Giza, Eygpt Saturday, February 16 8:20 pm A warm breeze sweeps across the desert, abrasive but comforting. The hot sand moves under his feet in a constant state of change and flux. The man is there, conflicted and ponderous. Coach ZackTyzywz stands there, looking for answers by observing what everyone goes to Giza to see- The enormous mountains of trash that dot the region. Coach ZackTyzwyz, a coach of legend with an outstanding resume and even better biceps, has a decision to make. After turning around Utah State and leading them to the promised land (7 wins), the University of Maryland alum took over a stacked Oklahoma State team and led them to their first Big XII championship game (they lost). After picking up stud running back Amral Brown, ZackTyzwyz’s Cowboys have been on the warpath again, looking to clinch another championship game appearance. But now he’s back in the spotlight, and this time it’s not related to his alleged affair with what he thought was Oregon coach Bingo’s wife, but just ended up being several ducks in lingerie. Maryland Coach TheSam has fled College Park to seek exile in Montana, incorrectly assuming that he can’t be charged for war crimes in the mountain state. ZackTyzywz gazes upon the incredible heaps of garbage, wondering if the vacancy at the head of his beloved Terps is where he belongs. Then he realizes. The trash mountains, like all things worth traveling halfway across the world to stare at, are a metaphor. Slipping off his Rolex Daytona, he tosses it on top of a nearby pile of garbage. The Daytona, a perfect piece of engineering in timekeeping, sits atop the pile, gleaming in the hot sun like a jewel pulled out of the Nile. And what would obvious future Hall of Famer ZackTyzwyz’s coaching be more like if he moved to the Big Ten than a perfect piece of coaching on top of the garbage pile that is that conference. A warm breeze sweeps across the desert, abrasive but comforting. The coach takes a deep breath and whispers into the wind: “Large dozen 4ever”.
  5. 16 points
    Nike on Thursday dropped a new advertisement on YouTube featuring current Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chester Henson, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Nick Hall, and New York Giants wide receiver Tevin Lattimore. The theme of the new ad campaign is "Fearless" and represents each athlete overcoming a challenge to come out on top. Henson is shown in a hospital before fading into a playoff win, Hall is shown winning a game from 21 down with 5 minutes left, and Lattimore is shown wearing a Giants jersey. British rapper 21 Savage provides the backing track. Reviews toward the campaign have been mostly positive.
  6. 13 points
    .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg .tg-uqo3{background-color:#efefef;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-baqh{text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yzt1{background-color:#efefef;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-xgyj{font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:18px;background-color:#9b9b9b;color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-5frq{font-style:italic;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-jogk{font-style:italic;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yw4l{vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yvo5{background-color:#656565;vertical-align:top} 2022 Top 5 Quarterbacks Recruiting Status Rk Player Pos Ht/Wt Rating Team Signed with 1 Finn Leonard (Hunter High School; West Valley City, UT) QB Pocket 6-3 / 196 / 2 Joey Wolfe (Unionville High School; Kennett Square, PA) QB Hybrid 5-11 / 229 / 3 Riley Sharp (Mater Dei High School; Santa Ana, CA) QB Pocket 6-2 / 205 / 4 Garrett Reed (Schley County High School; Ellaville, GA) QB Hybrid 6-4 / 203 / 5 Benjamin Lockwood (Rising Star High School; Rising Star, TX) QB Pocket 6-3 / 214 / .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg .tg-uqo3{background-color:#efefef;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-baqh{text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yzt1{background-color:#efefef;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-xgyj{font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:18px;background-color:#9b9b9b;color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-5frq{font-style:italic;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-jogk{font-style:italic;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yw4l{vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yvo5{background-color:#656565;vertical-align:top} 2022 Top 5 Running Backs Recruiting Status Rk Player Pos Ht/Wt Rating Team Signed with 1 Demarion Moore (Dreher High School; Columbia, SC) RB Speed 6-0 / 210 / 2 Tremaine Clemons (Golden Valley High School; Merced, CA) RB Power 6-0 / 197 / 3 Jamel Garrett (Clarkston High School; Clarkston, MI) RB Speed 6-1 / 206 / 4 Derrick Guyton (Dublin Coffman High School; Dublin, OH) RB Power 5-11 / 221 / 5 Deon Bowman (St. Vincent Pallotti High School; Laurel, MD) RB Speed 5-10 / 200 / :star::star: :navy:
  7. 13 points
    Concluding the Duke Blue Devils' (9-2) 24-27 upset loss at Wake Forest (4-7) Coach Darman and several players sat in stunned silence as Wake students flooded the field at the whistle. A tearful Nate Murrell couldn't keep it together in the post-game interview, "I don't know what you want me to say. My ride is over." Bryce Thompson sat emotional on the sideline for several minutes before making his way toward center field to congratulate Wake's quarterback James Betts. After the brief midfield encounter with Betts, followed by a short embrace, Thompson rounded up his team leaders including junior running back Chris Collins and sophomore defensive end Ibrahim Arrington to give an emotional speech. "It wasn't meant to be for us tonight but damn it this shit isn't over. I blame myself, we had this and we let it slip way. I'm coming back to you guys next year. I promise I'm fucking coming back. Our time is limited and I don't want to move on without leaving you all with something. I'm proud of all of you. Together, stronger, for the next season." Bryce Thompson will return for the 2023 season.
  8. 12 points

    [2022] Week #15 - FNF

    Wow took a huge second half comeback but we're officially Sun Belt East champs! Couldn't be prouder of how this team performed this season.
  9. 11 points

    [2022] Week #15 - FNF

    Poor Gavin Faulk did not deserve to be on a 1-11 UCONN team. He ends the season with 89 rec, 1221 yards, 13 TD, 3 drops. He played a bigger part of a team's offense than any other WR by far. He accounts for 37.1% of UCONNs receptions, 41.9% of their rec yards, and 54.2% of their rec TDs. Next highest marks for a WR is Antonio Caldwell for Ole Miss with 33.5% rec, 38.1% rec yds, 55.0% rec TDs. This obviously isn't a great measure of how good Faulk is but more of a measure of how much better he is than the rest of UCONN.
  10. 11 points
    Solomon might've taken the most bumps on the Road to the Heisman. Initiating computer poll.... "... [A]ll men are created equal," has been a core American value since the founding of the nation, but that philosophy never quite made it to college football. Where the NFLHC gives the worst teams the best chances, CFBHC believes that success should be rewarded. Teams that win get more resources to recruit better teams, leading to more wins. This feedback loop has created a talent disparity in the league that needs to be considered and accounted for when looking at polls and awards. McLean is nowhere near the front of the pack for the Heisman race and the talent level of the C-USA is often to blame. However, we here at Roman News Network decided to take a look at the schedule of some Heisman candidates and compare their average strength of schedule. Here are the top 7 Heisman Candidates ranked by SOS: Note: As always with Roman News Network, we prefer to remove games involving the team in question when calculating Strength of Schedule. We believe that a 12-0 Alabama artificially lowers their SOS because they added 12 losses to their opponents. Thus we remove a team's wins and losses from their opponents wins and losses to calculate their SOS as if their team never existed. These numbers are pulled from the [2022] Schedule Tracking spreadsheet. SOS of opponents thru Week 14: Troy McMurray, Stanford, 0.724 Marcus Black, Auburn, 0.654 Storm Whittaker, Miss St, 0.621 Eric McLean, Rice, 0.611 Bryce Thompson, Duke, 0.561 Solomon McLaughlin, Texas Tech, 0.537 Akiem Williams III, Clemson, 0.489 SOS of opponents on entire schedule: Marcus Black, Auburn, 0.684 Troy McMurray, Stanford, 0.678 Storm Whittaker, Miss State, 0.604 Eric McLean, Rice, 0.593 Solomon McLaughlin, Texas Tech, 0.566 Bryce Thompson, Duke, 0.500 Akiem Williams III, Clemson, 0.465
  11. 11 points
    .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg .tg-uqo3{background-color:#efefef;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-baqh{text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yzt1{background-color:#efefef;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-xgyj{font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:18px;background-color:#9b9b9b;color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-5frq{font-style:italic;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-jogk{font-style:italic;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yw4l{vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yvo5{background-color:#656565;vertical-align:top} 2022 Top 5 Wide Receivers Recruiting Status Rk Player Pos Ht/Wt Rating Team Signed with 1 Antonio Jackson (Portage Central High School, Portage, MI) WR Target 6-3 / 214 / Michigan 2 Brandon Willis (East Bakersfield High School, Bakersfield, CA) WR Speed 5-10 / 175 / USC 3 Tran Nguyen (Emery High School, Castle Dale, UT) WR Speed 6-3 / 190 / Air Force 4 Logan Miles (Archer High School, Lawrenceville, GA) WR Target 6-3 / 205 / Duke 5 David Wagner (Ellinwood High School, Ellinwood, KS) WR Target 6-3 / 220 / Oklahoma State .tg {border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;} .tg td{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg th{font-family:Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;padding:10px 5px;border-style:solid;border-width:1px;overflow:hidden;word-break:normal;} .tg .tg-uqo3{background-color:#efefef;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-baqh{text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yzt1{background-color:#efefef;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-xgyj{font-weight:bold;font-style:italic;font-size:18px;background-color:#9b9b9b;color:#ffffff;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-5frq{font-style:italic;text-align:center;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-jogk{font-style:italic;vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yw4l{vertical-align:top} .tg .tg-yvo5{background-color:#656565;vertical-align:top} 2022 Top 5 Tight Ends Recruiting Status Rk Player Pos Ht/Wt Rating Team Signed with 1 Bryce Echols (Bowman High School, Bowman, SC) TE Blocking 6-3 / 222 / Clemson 2 Byron Hubbard (J.D. Leftwich High School, Magazine, AR) TE Receiving 6-1 / 192 / Illinois 3 Shane Briggs (Paradise High School, Paradise, TX) TE Blocking 6-2 / 226 / Texas Tech 4 Dominick Hunt (Medford High School, Medford, MA) TE Receiving 6-5 / 191 / Boston College 5 Markael Verner (Archbishop McCarthy High School, FL) TE Blocking 6-3 / 243 / Florida State
  12. 10 points

    [2022] Week #15 - Saturday Afternoon

    The Mountaineers are back in a bowl!
  13. 10 points

    [2022] ECU: A Season in Review

    At Long Last A Disappointing Season Ends Players watch from the sidelines as the lose 27-16 to UCF. The disappointment that was the 2022 East Carolina season came to a disappointing close in Orlando. The Pirates fell behind early, and their comeback fell apart in disastrous fashion with a fourth quarter pick, and a Spurlock touchdown. In the end, it was a symbolic moment of the ECU season. They played well enough to keep themselves in the game, but just lacked the play maker experience to finish them. Wilson played his worst game of the season, completing just over 50% of his passes, for 250 yards with only 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Turner Jr continued to struggle behind the offensive line, rushing for only 36 yards. Turner, who was an exciting grab in Juco last season, finished the year with only 427 yards and three touchdowns. These two stats are the lowest in school history for a starting runningback who played in multiple games. The Oline played much better toward the end of the season, but still graded out with a 3.9 year average, the lowest in school history. This was the first time since the 2017 season that they did not have at least a 5.3 average, or better, and the first time in school history that they did not have at least a 4.3 o line average. The 29 sacks allowed is also a school record for most sacks in a season, beating out last year. The Coaching staff expected a drop in the o line play, however to see the team give up almost 30 sacks, and be ranked near the bottom of the country with Sacks allowed, that was not expected. Early Friday Morning, having already released their former Defensive coordinator earlier in the season, the team announced they would also be letting go their O line coach, Defensive backs coaches, runningbacks coach, and several other assistant coaches. "We expect much from our student athletes. We expect perfection on the field and in the classroom. They are to be a perfect representative of our great university. We hold our coaching staff to the same standards and expectations. Obviously finishing the season 3-9, changes had to be made. We expect better of ourselves. We got a jump on the competition and we feel we have a great group of guys that will attract the kind of coaches we want. We fully expect to be back to our winning ways next season." When asked about the OC and his Job security, the headcoach only said that they have no plans at this time to move on from him. "He has been a great with the development of our QB. He has put us in situations to win games. For now we fully expect him to return next season and for the foreseeable future." Though our readers know just how quickly things can change in the college football world. Fr QB Kyler Wilson 278 of 490, 3449 yards, 28 TD, 6 Ints, 132.27 QBR. Looking back at the season as a whole, QB Kyler Wilson was everything we had hoped he would be. With The offense not even getting five hundred yards rushing, he literally was the offense for this team. He set a new school record for most passing yards in a single season with 3449 yards. He was one touchdown short of tieing the school record for passing touchdowns. Had the team managed to make a bowl game, there is a very good chance he would have exceeded that record as well. When asked how he felt about being the single season passing leader, he only smiled. "It feels good to become part of the schools history, but we finished with only 3 wins. This is a team sport. I need to continue to improve, as does everyone else if we want to do anything really worth being proud of. I want to contend for a Conference title. I want to help the team become ranked for the first time. There is so much more I want to do than just throw for a bunch of yards one season, and i plan on working toward that goal all off season." Amir Turner Jr. said much the same. He looked frustrated and angry. "Losing isn't what I do" he said. "Putting up yards, and helping the team win is what I do. I failed miserably this season, but I plan on coming back and really showing this team what I really am all about." The team only managed 451 yards rushing this season. Before this season, the lowest rushing yards in a season was last year, when Xavier Stanley ran for 726 yards. As a whole, the team still finished with over 900 yards rushing. So to see such a dramatic drop off from a team that has a very rich history of running the ball, it is a sad state. It was one of the many reasons the runningback coach was let go. While the runningback group struggled to do..anything, the receivers seem to shine. Every Receiver had over five hundred yards this season, with Rooney, who had the lowest amount of yards, only 18 yards away from having at least 600 yards. Leon Burris lead the way this season. 81 receptions for 1,061 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. This marks the first time in school history that they had a WR go over 1000 yards in one season. The 3* recruit was Coach Weeze's first commit when he took over in 2019. He was also one of the few 3* he managed to get that season. But the team could not have asked for a better player. Burris has been one of the starting three receivers since his freshman season. He has almost every single season record you could think of, and after this season, he has beaten almost every career record except 1. Game Appearances. Going into his Senior season, Burris will have 196 receptions for 2592 yards, 24 touchdowns in only 38 stat sheet appearances. The current holder for that record is Patrick Cornett with 45. A more impressive thought is this was Burris first season as the starting number 1 for all 12 games. His freshman season he spent it in the slot, while last season he shared it with Jared Talbert, eventually taking it at the end of the season. While this group had a very good year given the flack they received early on, next season should see an improvement. Kenneth McCormick, a freshmen receiver who has a solid number 1 build had a good season. over 700 yards with 50 receptions. Managed only 6 touchdowns, but he was the first freshman receiver to ever have not only 1, but multiple 100 yard games. Jimmy Cardona, a transfer from Nebraska is also a player expected to help a lot next season. Both these guys should really give Leon Burris a challenge for that starting number 1 spot. There is also rumors that a 5* Juco transfer, Jacob Benson, has expressed interest in transferring to ECU. This would be a huge gain for the Pirates as they have never had a 5 star receiver. Further more, they only had one 4* receiver in school history, Terry Jones in 2014-2015. Unfortunately he was a wasted talent then as the Pirates had a very Run heavy game plan. Very Run heavy. Defense Returns Interception against Tulsa The Pirates defense had many struggles this season. It ranks near the bottom, again, against the run. This should change next year as that Front seven continues to get ever more dangerous. Richard Jack, and Theo Guinn should they are great talents in their respective positions. Guinn ended the season half a sack short of breaking the school sack record. But he did more than just bring down the quarterback. He was involved in getting to the runningback in the backfield a bunch this season, with 6 TFL. Richard Jack showed his blitzing ability as well as his own ability to get to the runner behind the line. Logan bird, the starting ILB might create some problems for the Pirates staff next season as he played better than perhaps they expected. With an expected starter redshirting right now, this might be an interesting battle to watch in camp next fall. Bird showed enough this season that he should at least be given the opportunity to fight for the starting spot over Mario Redd. Bird ended the season with 46 tackles, 3 TFL, 3 PD. The secondary is slowly improving. This season they played a little better than last, however they left enough to be desired to get the backs coach fired. Freshman Josh Hollis made a small splash at least tying a freshmen record for interceptions. The last freshman to set this record went on to become one of the greatest SS in school history. Who the number 1 corner will be next season is a big question mark. Jonah Epps, the starter the last two seasons just hasn't done enough to really earn keeping that spot. Javier Landry, and redshirt Reshad Lipscomb may be able to fight for the job. Zaire Boston a High school recruit Elon College NC, also looks talented enough that he could easily fight his way into the starting line up. Granted, the corner position just isn't very good, so that isn't saying a lot. However, these three are much better than what they have had the last couple seasons. With the Front seven getting better, the Safety group getting drastically better, a marginal increase in the CB should make a difference. The team ended with 18 sacks on the season, a small decrease from last season. Given that they had three different starters on the line, that isn't all that bad. And only 1 of the four players was an upper classmen. The defense also ended with only 9 takeaways. This is an unacceptable number for teams that want to win championships. All in all, it was a bad season for the Pirates. 3 wins, all of them in conference however, and 1 of them a blow out win against the possible west winner. Still three wins isn't good no matter who it was against. The sack numbers need to increase, take aways need to increase. More importantly, more than anything else, rushing yards need to increase. The O-line needs to improve. All this should happen for the Pirates. They have more fresh young talent coming in, they have great players who are redshirting and ready to play and make a name for themselves. It was a rough season, but they have a lot to be excited about. 2023 Should be a big bounce back year.
  14. 9 points
  15. 9 points

    [2022] Week #15 - FNF

    And with that this has just become the winningest season in school history
  16. 8 points
  17. 8 points
    For realism purposes, the Bears will solely be scouting kickers with the most crossbar and upright hits. In all seriousness, this should be good for scouting and it'll be really good for media and for analyzing where and when a game turns. I'm looking forward to this.
  18. 7 points
    The Grounds crew has been hard at work all day clearing the field in preperation of tomorrows Titans vs Bills game in Orchard Park, NY. Further snow is expected to occur in the early morning to mid morning hours and will make the game an extraordinary spectacle. A variety of player attributes will be affected by the weather.
  19. 7 points
    I think there are three different types of teams that run extreme schemes: Teams that are designed to run and take advantage of an extreme scheme. This is an extremely small group to the point where I think their experience is hard to generalize. The Raiders have an argument to fall in this category. Texas Tech has an argument, though they could also fit in bucket #2. This is the highest-ceiling category: in all cases every defense is going to know what they're up against, and the only way to counter is just to be better at executing than they are at stopping you. The team running the extreme scheme is dictating the game. They're forcing the opposing defense to adjust to it rather than stay in its base. They get 12 to 16 tries to perfect themselves; each defense only gets one try to perfect how they'll defend it. If the offense is only dictating the game by pass/run count, that advantage is easily overwhelmed. But using Texas Tech as an example: how much does it matter if my front seven knows that the run is coming if he always has a wall in front of him so you can't actually get to him until he has enough space to give you that work? Using the Raiders as an example, so what if I know Nick Hall's going to throw the ball? He could be throwing it to Mike Triplett, Lamont Crawford, Malcolm Davis, or Brian Gary--is my secondary deep enough to stop all of that at once? But again, this is a small group. Most teams don't recruit or build to an extreme scheme because it's harder to snap all the parts into the right places and because it leaves less room for error in case someone gets hurt or someone doesn't pan out as expected. But given just how many teams favor balance, a well-designed unbalanced team could be a pretty big market distortion. Teams that use an extreme scheme to hide an extreme weakness. Things are so bad in Facet A that other teams are just sitting on Facet B anyway, and Facet A is still producing absolutely nothing. You could fit Texas Tech in this bucket because part of their run-heavy scheme was due to Chase Shapiro's lack of production and a lack of WRs. You can definitely put Iowa State here, because any time they've gone run-heavy has been because Vaughn Sheppard's just not consistently there yet. You can put the Panthers team that lost to RJ Stanford in this category because they lost Mike Latta and couldn't figure out what to do otherwise. This usually doesn't work very well, because there was no plan to get here and because Facet A has to be so bad that you're willing to try anything--but what separates this from category three is that the alternative genuinely might not be better. Would Iowa State last year have done better than 3-9 if Sheppard were throwing the ball more? Probably not. Would Texas Tech be doing better if Shapiro were throwing more? Probably not. Would the Panthers have done better if they ran the ball even without Latta? Maybe, but they still made the playoffs. For this to work at all, though, the side that's being emphasized has to be really good in the first place. Run a 4.5-YPC RB into the line 30 times and you're going to average 10 points a game if you're lucky. There's always going to be an efficiency loss, and you have to be able to survive off of that. Teams that use an extreme scheme and aren't really good enough at it to take advantage anyway. This is most teams in the country. Balance is important for so many different reasons: it gives defenses more to chew on, it allows you to pick at a defense's weaknesses instead of having that decided for you before the game. Eventually, the teams you play annually or twice annually are going to adapt to it. I've put myself in this bucket before. In 2018 I decided I wasn't getting enough on the ground and decided to switch to Verticals (which isn't the most extreme but it was definitely more passing than I should have had Eric Jennings doing). We still won the Big XII, but a huge part of that was the fact that TCU was also in an ill-fitting extreme-ish scheme that I could just sit on, and we ended up with a Big XII title game that ended 17-13. TCU being able to go balanced is a big reason why they're hard to stop this year. Most teams aren't so much better in one aspect of the offense than the other that it makes sense to drop the benefits of that balance. An extreme scheme won't solve your problems unless you're seeing truly horrific numbers in one facet of your offense and very good numbers in the other. Most teams aren't built that way and will fail if you try to force that square peg into a round hole. The difference between each group is that #1 is creating a strength (and it doesn't rule out having balance as a fallback option), #2 is using a strength to cover an existing weakness but creating a different and hopefully lesser weakness, and #3 just creates extra weaknesses.
  20. 7 points
    Pre-Juco/Regular recruiting almost finished bump: % Diff Top 10 Team Recruiting Ranking Point Ranking % Diff 1 20 180.95 10 59 142.03 12 67 139.24 9 47 135.71 11 47 124.14 2 8 120.00 4 16 120.00 15 47 103.23 7 20 96.30 19 54 95.89 % Diff Bottom 10 Team Recruiting Ranking Point Ranking % Diff 55 5 -166.67 32 3 -165.71 63 8 -154.93 5 1 -133.33 42 10 -123.08 127 32 -119.50 50 13 -117.46 36 10 -113.04 23 7 -106.67 37 13 -96.00 Actual Diff Top 10 Team Recruiting Ranking Point Ranking Diff 75 141 66 66 124 58 12 67 55 10 59 49 51 99 48 38 82 44 82 126 44 9 47 38 46 84 38 67 104 37 Actual Diff Bottom 10 Team Recruiting Ranking Point Ranking Diff 127 32 -95 132 59 -73 125 56 -69 142 73 -69 104 38 -66 63 8 -55 122 67 -55 126 73 -53 55 5 -50 136 87 -49
  21. 6 points
    Air Force @ San Diego State Tale of the Tape: Air Force San Diego State Points For 24 35.4 Points Against 22.9 18.3 P Yards For 206.5 295.8 R Yards For 124 117.6 P Yards Against 231.3 193 R Yards Against 64.7 81.9 Turnovers 0.8 0.2 Takeaways 0.9 1.1 This game could just as easily be a blowout as much as a thriller. San Diego State will be looking to remain undefeated and atop the MWC. Meanwhile, Air Force will be looking to crash the Aztec's party. After attaining bowl eligibility last week, the Falcons are now playing to maintain their hold on the "Mountain" Division, and their spot in the CCG. San Diego State, on the other hand, is looking to make their first-ever playoff, and likely cannot lose if they want to make it. San Diego State is led by QB David Edmondson, who averages almost 300 passing yards a game for a total of 2958 yards on a 69% completion percentage. He has 26 TDs with only 2 INTs and no fumbles. Not to be forgotten is RB A.J. Garrett who has 1161 yards and 16 TDs with no fumbles. Zion Payton in the WR position has 1012 yards through the air and 8 TDs. Leading the defense is DE Jeremy McKinney. He has 26 tackles, 3 of which have been in the backfield, to go along with 7.5 sacks. CBs Tristan Benjamin and Mike Foreman lead the secondary with 3 INTs apiece. K Mason Haley has not missed a kick all year, going 45/45 on XPTs and 10/10 on FGs. QB David Edmondson Air Force is led by QB Shane Woodall who has thrown for 1736 yards and 10 TDs, posting a 64% completion percentage with 4 picks. He adds 248 yards and 3 TDs on the ground. Another big part of the offense is RB Matt Schilling who has 974 yards and 13 TDs on 202 attempts. A big redzone target for Woodall is WR Caleb Woody who has 5 TDs on the year. Leading the Falcons defense is DE Derrick Dukes, who has 7 sacks on the year. ILB Keenan High also has 5 INTs on the year. DE Derrick Dukes Keys to Success: San Diego State Keep Air Force's offense 1 dimensional Win the turnover battle Don't underestimate Air Force Air Force Limit Edmondson's production Win the turnover battle Stay balanced on offense Prediction: San Diego State Edmondson is too good for the Falcons to slow down. Air Force is too worried about the air that they back off and give Garrett too much space. As the Aztecs start to pull away, Woodall will make a mistake or two and only put Air Force further behind. Final: 35-17 SDSU
  22. 5 points
    It’s a Christmas miracle! My first win over Illinois and it gets me bowl eligible. Thank you Jesus.
  23. 5 points
    Martin "Great" Lake!
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points

    [2022] Week #15 - TNF

    When I needed you the most Abdoul... Congrats ULL on the West. Also peace MJ. The only Sun Belt QB with a bowl win. (Unless you guys want to you know, win a bowl )
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