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Pope, Eric, the Second

#7 Oklahoma QB Eric Pope reclaimed his starting job, and proceeded to go 25/36 for 343 yards and 4 TD as Oklahoma routed Texas 52-13.

Devy Flexes His Guns in Miami

The Saints pull the upset over Miami. Saints QB Aaron Devereaux threw for 3 TD as the New Orleans defense held Miami to 5 rushing yards in the 31-27 victory.

Meep Meep

UTSA snaps #11 Rice's 26-game winning streak in CUSA games with a decisive 31-20 road victory. QB Justin Radford threw for 208 yards and had 3 total TDs.

Foster: Chicagoan for QB

Bears QB Mohammed Foster has come into his own as the team has jumped to a 6-3 start. Foster put up 102 on the ground, including a 45-yard TD, in a 20-10 victory over LA.

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  1. 45 points
    Soluna

    Happy 6th Birthday CFBHC

    Thank you to everyone who has kept this place alive for so much longer than I thought it would last. Happy 6th Birthday CFBHC Special thank you to the original members from December 2013 who are still here: @Ape (December 6, 2013) @taffyowner (December 8, 2013) @bingo415 (December 8, 2013) @Franz Kafka (December 8, 2013) @jmjacobs (December 9, 2013) @Rome (December 9, 2013) As a special thank you - if you joined during the 2013 CFBHC Season I'd like to add you with your real name and real high school as a recruit for next year. If you do not want your real name made public (understandable) we can work something out that still recognizes you in some way. Soluna
  2. 16 points
    TuscanSota

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    2019 was an interesting year for me. I set out to advance my skills in programming, and try to pivot my career where I would be programming much more. I enrolled into a bootcamp, where I met a lot of great classmates, and learned a few neat things about building web applications and running a small server. I also went out of my way to learn some of the fundamentals for programming (algorithms and data structures). Some of my shortcomings this year revolved around me both professionally and personally. With the bootcamp under my belt I felt comfortable to apply to jobs again - but found out very quickly what companies are looking for, and how they viewed my resume. I've changed a lot about how I present myself both in person and on the resume, but it took a lot of practice. I think a lot of my frustrations came down to being told shorthand that I don't have enough years under my belt, which I respect. I don't want to waste their time, but I'm getting better at my presentation skills. But man... I'd be lying if I didn't say that being rejected a number of times hit me hard. There are times where I felt like my career is in a literal catch 22, and that there was no way to go up because of my current role, my current project, and where I want to take my career. I had a lot of low moments on how I viewed myself, and looking back... it's scary. To veer away from that, this is the first year that I've been sober, which I think has allowed me to think deeply on how I act around others, how I treat others, but more importantly how I can treat myself better. This has been recent, but I've been making an effort on doing things I've been meaning to do and want to do. For example, this past Friday I went downtown, got some food and did some people watching at the bars. Just by myself. And honestly, it was pretty fun. I think getting out of the house instead of just studying has helped too. For 2020, here are the shorthand goals I want to do: - Continue to treat myself with respect and how I want to treat others. - Continue to do things by myself - Begin working on a personal project that I've been itching to get work on - Remain consistent with what I've learned this year, while expanding my skill-set. - Visit SageBow - Get a job where I'm not using 10 year old out-of-date tools. Edit: Y'all don't have to write down as much as I did. I just felt like this was the best way to explain things with a community that I enjoy being around.
  3. 12 points
    I. Projected Playoff Picture AFC In: 1. Kansas City Chiefs (12.6-3.4) 2. Jacksonville Jaguars (12.4-3.6) 3. Baltimore Ravens (11.1-4.9) 4. Buffalo Bills (10.9-5.1) 5. Las Vegas Raiders (9.8-6.2) (+2) 6. Miami Dolphins (9.8-6.2) (-1) Out: 7. Indianapolis Colts (8.9-7.1) (-1) 8. Tennessee Titans (8.6-7.4) 9. Houston Texans (8.1-7.9) NFC In: 1. Detroit Lions (13.2-2.8) 2. Washington Redskins (12.2-3.8) 3. San Francisco 49ers (9.9-6.1) 4. Atlanta Falcons (9.0-7.0) 5. Green Bay Packers (12.0-4.0) 6. Philadelphia Eagles (11.3-4.7) Out: 7. Dallas Cowboys (10.1-5.9) 8. Da Bears (9.2-6.8) 9. Los Angeles Rams (8.1-7.9) II. Week 13's Biggest Games Baltimore Ravens (8-3) at Houston Texans (6-5) Baltimore's magic number to clinch the division over Cincinnati and Pittsburgh is 1 for each team, so they're sitting pretty. However, they are currently on the wrong side of the bye line and likely need to win to hold their ground against Jacksonville and Kansas City. Houston just won't go away, winning a shootout on the road against the Rams. They're still a game back in the standings and 1.7 games back of both wild card spots in the projections, but a win here would be an indicator that they have a real shot given that everybody above them is flawed. Da Bears (7-4) at Green Bay Packers (9-2) The Packers won the first matchup, 16-13 in overtime in Chicago. Chicago's first loss since that game came last week in Charlotte. Da Bears are 2 games back of Green Bay for the first wild card and one game back of Philadelphia for the second. Chicago's already unlikely to catch up to their northern neighbors, but a loss here would virtually seal it. Green Bay still has two games left against Detroit, but a 10th win here with games remaining against New Orleans and Minnesota would put them in a commanding position even if they lose both to the Super Bowl favorites. Tennessee Titans (6-5) at San Francisco 49ers (7-4) San Francisco is firmly in "should be in" territory, and Tennessee is in "Hanging By A Thread" territory unless they can prove they can win without Thomas Wheeler. The Titans are coming off of a blowout of the Browns, but they're the Browns. They're in a three-way tie for second in the division and a game back in the wild card race--which also means that a loss could potentially bury them behind four AFC foes. San Francisco is probably going to win the division either way, and they'd be a lot more concerned if Los Angeles hadn't lost to Houston. They may have just lost to a Seahawks squad that's gaining momentum, but it's probably still too little too late. But "probably" can become "questionably" quick in the NFL, and a win would make that "probably" a good bit stronger. Atlanta Falcons (6-4-1) at Buffalo Bills (8-3) After starting 4-1-1, the Falcons have gone loss-win-loss-win-loss, preventing them from fully wrapping up the NFC South with no one else holding a record better than 4-7--but that record belongs to the Panthers, who've won back-to-back games for the first time this season. If the Fightin' Skaggs beat New England on Sunday and Atlanta falls to Buffalo on the road on Monday night then the gap shrinks to 1.5 games with a head-to-head matchup between the two remaining. Conversely, an Atlanta win against a division leader on the road would go a long way to assuage concerns over their last five games. Buffalo remains in a dogfight with Miami, staking out a 1-game lead and relinquishing it over and over again. They're projected to hold their current 1-game lead, but with the Dolphins playing the 2-9 Buccaneers they'll need this win to hold onto that lead for another week. After this, though, they will play three straight sub-.500 teams before the final showdown against Miami at home. III. How In Is In? Locks Baltimore Ravens (projected to win division by 5.5 games, magic number is 1) Jacksonville Jaguars (projected to win division by 3.5 games) Atlanta Falcons (projected to win division by 2.4 games, leads tiebreaker over Carolina with one matchup left) Should Be In Detroit Lions (projected to win wild card by 3.1 games, only 10-1 team in the league, but four games remaining against over-.500 teams) Kansas City Chiefs (projected to win division by 2.8 games and wild card by 3.7, lock status is awaiting only Ryan Harris's successful return from injury) San Francisco 49ers (projected to win division by 1.7 games, down from last week; has easiest remaining schedule in division) Work Left To Do Green Bay Packers (projected to win wild card by 1.8 games; lower tier than SF because Dallas and Chicago are stronger contenders than Los Angeles, could move up to "should be in" with a win over CHI) Buffalo Bills (projected to win division by 1.1 game, easiest remaining schedule in the division, could move up to "should be in" with a win over ATL) Washington Redskins (projected to win division by 0.9 games but wild card by 2.1 games; should beat NYG this week) Philadelphia Eagles (projected to win wild card by 1.2 games, possible hiccups from reintroduction of Allan Taylor--beat Pittsburgh despite 3 INT) Las Vegas Raiders (projected to win wild card by 0.9 games, win over Miami gives them a potentially crucial tiebreaker) Miami Dolphins (projected to win wild card by 0.9 games, projected to practically tie with Las Vegas for wild card spots) IV. How Out Is Out? One Push Away Indianapolis Colts (have been in a revolving door with Las Vegas and Miami lately, next two games will test their defense but can be won with offensive firepower) Dallas Cowboys (not a guarantee that they'll win their next two but it's likely, and that would set up a critical home matchup with Philadelphia) Hanging On By A Thread Da Bears (loss to Carolina puts them a game back of the wild card with the hardest remaining schedule in football, a win in Green Bay is likely not optional) Houston Texans (offense still working wonders, defense still wondering how to work, big win over the Rams and a win over Baltimore would give them a serious chance) Tennessee Titans (proved they could destroy possibly the worst team in modern league history, a loss in San Francisco would likely spell doom unless everybody else loses too) Los Angeles Rams (still alive only because Seattle upset San Francisco, but nothing to show that they're going to have a breakthrough to seriously contend) V. Bust For Bryce/Minimize for McKinney 1. Cleveland Browns (1.0) 2. New York Giants (3.0) 3. Denver Broncos (3.4) 4. Arizona Cardinals (3.6) 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4.2) 6. Cincinnati Bengals (5.3) 7. Pittsburgh Steelers (5.6) 8. Los Angeles Chargers (5.7) 9. Minnesota Vikings (5.9) 10. New Orleans Saints (6.0) 11. Seattle Seahawks (6.0) 12. New England Patriots (6.1) 13. New York Jets (6.2) 14. Carolina Panthers (6.6) 15. Los Angeles Rams (8.1) 16. Houston Texans (8.1) 17. Tennessee Titans (8.6) 18. Indianapolis Colts (8.9) 19. Da Bears (9.2) 20. Dallas Cowboys (10.1) - 21. Atlanta Falcons (9.0) 22. Miami Dolphins (9.8) 23. San Francisco 49ers (9.9) 24. Buffalo Bills (10.9) - 25. Las Vegas Raiders (9.8) 26. Baltimore Ravens (11.1) 27. Philadelphia Eagles (11.3) 28. Washington Redskins (12.2) - 29. Green Bay Packers (12.0) 30. Jacksonville Jaguars (12.4) - 31. Kansas City Chiefs (12.6) - 32. Detroit Lions (13.2) Agree? Disagree? Who do you think is in or out?
  4. 12 points
    VerifiedThing

    [2023] CBB Weekly: Week 1

    The 2023 college basketball season officially tipped off this past week and we saw a lot of great games, including the Champions Classic tournament, as well as some other surprising outcomes around the league. In this recap we'll take a closer look at the Champions Classic, go over the best and worst performances, and conclude with a preview of next week's top games. Let's get it started. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Tip-Off: Champions Classic Recap Julian Hollis going up for a layup against Auburn's Talik Jennings in the early part of the second half. Madison Square Garden, considered to be the Mecca of basketball, hosted the first ever Champions Classic tournament this week. The participants were Florida, Boise State, Auburn, and Purdue, and we saw a lot of great basketball being played to start the year. The first game was Florida-Boise, and it was all Broncos early on. Keon Charles scored 10 points in the first 10 minutes, giving Boise a 22-16 lead halfway through the first half. Then late in the first half, Julian Hollis came off the bench to score 5 points, keeping Florida within 5 at the break. The second half was all Gators, as Hollis exploded for 11 points in the first part of the second half, and Armel Dennis added 6 points as well to give the Gators the lead heading into the final 10 minutes. Boise was unable to mount a big enough comeback as Florida hung on to win 76-72. In the other semifinal match, Auburn went up against Purdue. It was a slow start for the Boilermakers, as they were only able to score 7 total points in the first 10 minutes. Talik Jennings lead the charge for the Tigers as he put up 13 in the first half, helping the Tigers take an 8 point lead into the break. Purdue improved defensively in the second half, holding Auburn to only 27 points. However, their offense was only able to put up 28, which gave the Tigers a 60-53 victory and an SEC matchup in the title game. The next day saw the Florida Gators and Auburn Tigers play for the Champions Classic Championship. It was an extremely tight game, and may have been a preview of the SEC title game (although LSU still looks to be the title front-runner). The game started off evenly, as the Tigers and Gators were tied at 15 at the 10 minute mark. The tandem of Jennings and Dontrell Ross combined for 12 of those 15 points for Auburn, and Florida was led by Hollis and Todd Carmichael each scoring 5. The next 10 minutes saw a bit more scoring, with Florida outscoring Auburn 18-16 during this stretch, giving them a 2 point halftime lead. Carmichael led all scorers at the break with 12 points. Jennings and Ross continued to carry the Tigers in the first part of the second half, as they combined for an additional 11 points. Florida, however, kept it close with Hollis and Carmichael contributing 8 of Florida's 13 points. The ending to this game managed to be one met with great controversy. The game originally ended with Florida winning 60-59, as Auburn just missed a potential game-tying shot in the final seconds. In the coming days, however, the SEC received a formal complaint from an anonymous source to look at the box score for the game because it showed the wrong score. And sure enough, Auburn was found to have only received credit for 15 points in the second half early slot when they should have gotten 16. Upon review, the game was declared incomplete and Auburn and Florida would have to play overtime until somebody won. In the overtime period, Auburn was able to hold off Florida and the Tigers won 77-72 to take home the first ever Champions Classic Trophy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Pick-And-Roll: Top Games From Across The Country Dremonte Garner scoring 2 of his 24 points against Kansas #5 Duke blows out #7 Kansas at Cameron Indoor. The Blue Devils got off to a hot start and never looked back as they managed to beat the 7th ranked Jayhawks 84-65. Dremonte Garner finished with 24 points for Duke. #6 Tulane beats #4 Washington but loses to #2 Notre Dame. The Green Wave had the toughest start to the year as they played against 2 preseason top 5 teams. They were able to defeat the Huskies after a furious late comeback pushed them over the top. They won 66-63 thanks to the clutch shot making of KaRon Fowler, who scored 9 points in the final few minutes. The Fighting Irish had to come home and host the Green Wave after they had a near upset to unranked New Mexico. ND clearly fixed what they needed to as the Irish won handily over Tulane 81-65. Still, 1-1 against the top 5 is pretty good for this team. #23 Zags win on the road against #8 Syracuse and win Battle of the Bulldogs against #10 Butler. A game in which neither team could buy a basket, the Zags ended up winning against Syracuse 61-54. John Bradley had 17 points for Gonzaga, and he'll be the guy that needs to continue to play well if Gonzaga wants to win their conference. Against Butler, both teams went back-and-forth, and the game was decided on a last second field goal by Cody Goodwin, who helped propel the Zags to a 77-76 victory. #13 Mississippi State takes advantage of home court in win against #3 Villanova. Coming off a disappointing loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders (more on that below), the Bulldogs came out and showed why they were ranked in the first place by beating the 3rd ranked Wildcats. Zahir Manning and D'Mario Holland combined for 38 of State's 65 points. #20 Kentucky misses potential game winner against #25 Air Force. The game was tied at 32 at the break, but Air Force came out in the first ten minutes and straight up dominated Kentucky, forcing turnovers and getting fast break buckets consistently. The Falcons went on a 24-9 run to start the half. However, Kentucky then turned it on and completely shut down Air Force, holding them to 6 points to finish the game. With the score at 62-61, Caleb Collins Jr. went up for the game winning shot, but it was blocked by Amante Flowers and the Falcons hung on to win. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Madness: Top Upsets From The Past Week Two losses to start the season has Maryland fans worried Maryland goes 0-2 against unranked Kansas State and Alabama. Perhaps the biggest surprise, at least in surprisingly disappointing, is the fact that the 19th ranked Terrapins failed to secure a win against two unranked squads. A 66-62 loss to K-State and a 73-66 loss to Bama will surely see this team fall out of the next poll, as the team needs to do a hard reset to live up to their lofty preseason expectations. NC State defeats #10 Butler at home. A slow start for Butler proved to be their downfall as the Wolfpack were able to upset their dog brethren 69-66. Narquise Simmons hit the big shots at the right time to help NC State get the upset and hopefully get the attention of the AP pollsters. Dough goes in, upsets come out: Tech beats 13th Mississippi State at home. The Red Raiders exploded for 80 points against the Bulldogs, including 29 points in the final 10 minutes. A'Dez Stevens came off the bench late to score 11 of those 29 points to help pull off the upset. Coastal Carolina proves to be better Carolina team by knocking off #14 UNC. A meeting of two Carolina region schools saw the Chanticleers upset the Tar Heels 65-58 in Chapel Hill. UNC could not get any shots to fall and CCU made shots when it mattered to get the big win. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Buzzer Beater: Best Performances Of The Week Duke's hot start makes them the best offensive team of the week Best offense of the week: Duke Blue Devils. The Blue Devils are off to a great start as they averaged 86 points in both of their week 1 games, leading the league. They blew out Creighton and Kansas by an average margin of victory of 25 points, which was also tops in the league. Best defense of the week: Loyola Ramblers. It's a wonder how any team was able to score on Loyola this week. They held both opponents to an average of 42.5 points. For comparison, Colorado State had the next best defense giving up 50 points per game. The stifling defense has helped Loyola go 2-0 to start the year. Biggest win: Auburn winning the Champions Classic. Controversy aside, the Auburn Tigers proved their legitimacy by beating two solid teams in Purdue and Florida. LSU may still be the front-runners in the SEC, but this tournament victory should give Auburn confidence as the season rolls on. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OTHER NOTES: #12 Temple storms back to beat #24 Xavier on the road, also beats #22 Seton Hall. #8 Syracuse overcomes atrocious start to beat #21 North Texas. Purdue finishes 3rd in Champions Classic with win over #9 Boise.
  5. 11 points
    Kremit

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    Moved, got engaged, got a new great job, went to Iceland, spent two weeks in Greece. Pretty uneventful.
  6. 10 points
    Ahven D'Gale

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    2019 was without a doubt the best year of my life so far. Things that I have been working to set up have started coming together. Working hard in school culminated into a great job that I enjoy. Focusing on my relationship got me engaged. Passed a professional exam and maybe a second one. Oddly enough, while I did tie up a number of set-ups, I put in a ton of work to easily allow next year to top it. Obviously, I'm getting married! I'm starting to make a board game with a friend, and I'm super pumped about that! Exam progress is going well! I'm trying to be who I want to be, and growing internally a lot!
  7. 9 points
    This week, the Ducks FINALLY stop fighting a war on 5 different fronts. How did it turn out? Also new coaches mean new recruits. It's so exciting! Let's dive right in! National Rankings: Conference Average Rank: 53.83 (+1.17) Committed Recruits (by potential) >=3.0 star recruits All Commits Recruiting Rank Team 3-Star 3.5-Star 4-Star 4.5-Star 5-Star Recruits Tot. Stars Avg. Stars Avg. Skill 8 62 Arizona 0 4 3 1 0 8 30.5 3.81 1.44 12 78 Arizona State 5 5 1 0 1 12 41.5 3.46 1.17 2 101 California 0 0 1 1 0 2 8.5 4.25 1.25 7 138 Colorado 3 1 0 0 0 4 12.5 3.13 1.43 12 20 Oregon 0 4 4 2 2 12 49.0 4.08 1.08 9 53 Oregon State 0 1 7 1 0 9 36.0 4.00 1.17 3 95 Stanford 1 0 1 0 1 3 12.0 4.00 1.00 13 5 UCLA 3 2 2 2 4 13 53.0 4.08 1.54 9 8 USC 1 1 1 1 5 9 40.0 4.44 1.61 9 17 Utah 2 0 2 4 1 9 37.0 4.11 1.44 15 29 Washington 0 9 4 0 2 15 57.5 3.83 1.10 12 40 Washington State 2 1 1 1 2 7 28.0 4.00 1.17 Full Spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SgeQbpPOibcxUf8yd196GJEG0mnbWfiTb7Fr4UrN8xk/edit#gid=1688488529 This week's classes (New commitments in bold): UCLA Bruins (Class Size: 13, National Rank: 5) (+/-0) C Rory Otto 6-3 295 Fr De La Salle (Concord CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] CB Dontarrious Clay 6-2 185 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 2.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage] CB Zaire Woods 6-1 177 Fr Williams (Williams CA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage] DE Quinn Linn 6-0 260 Fr Provo (Provo UT) 1.0 of 5.0 [Blitz] DT Niko Faresa-Tuputala 6-2 305 Fr East Bakersfield (Bakersfield CA) 2.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap] ILB Derek Helm 6-2 236 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Mike] OG Brian Sullivan 6-3 283 Fr Liberty (Bakersfield CA) 2.5 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] OG Larry Bush 6-7 259 Fr Glendale (Glendale CA) 2.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] OG Gavin Bautista 6-3 258 Fr Galileo Academy (San Francisco CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] OLB Cayden Branch 6-1 243 Fr Vernon Kilpatrick (Malibu CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Coverage] TE Jesse Nelson 6-1 212 Fr Fontana (Fontana CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving] WR D'Mario Russell 6-1 188 Fr Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Speed] WR Kiuga Faletolu 6-2 151 Fr Vernon (Vernon FL) 1.0 of 5.0 [Speed] This week: Nothing doing for the Bruins this week. Their class is still quality enough that it didn't affect their ranking any, however. Looking forward: The Bruins jumped into the fight for 4-star Oregon DT Stephen Main and cut in line ahead of the Ducks. They still trail the Wolf Pack of Nevada for him, though. USC Trojans (Class Size: 9, National Rank: 8) (-1) CB Rashawn Brinson 6-1 162 Fr Argonaut (Jackson CA) 2.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] DE Kamar Lott 6-4 263 Fr Lake Stevens (Lake Stevens WA) 1.5 of 5.0 [Blitz] DT Mateo Martinez 6-3 288 Fr Mt. Diablo (Concord CA) 1.5 of 4.5 [2-Gap] ILB Max Brabham 6-2 247 Fr Galileo Academy (San Francisco CA) 1.5 of 5.0 [Mike] K Tim Rosenberg 5-8 187 Fr Sonoma Valley (Sonoma CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Power] KR Luca Morse 6-0 233 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 2.5 of 3.0 [Hybrid] OT Javari Hightower 6-3 273 Fr Glendale (Glendale CA) 1.5 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] SS Brayden Land 5-10 190 Fr Valley (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] TE Sean Graham 6-6 234 Fr Seneca (Seneca SC) 2.0 of 5.0 [Receiving] This week: Just like their best friends across town, the Trojans also didn't sign anybody this week. They did slide back a spot but they're still top-10 nationally; they'll be alright. Looking forward: USC looks to add to their receiving depth, offering local 3-star WR Ronan Harbaugh. Utah Utes (Class Size: 9, National Rank: 17) (+5) CB Jeremy Wesley 5-11 176 Fr Port St. Lucie (Port St. Lucie FL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] CB Tierre Harvey 6-2 198 Fr Cumberland Valley (Mechanicsburg PA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage] DE Freddie Lawrence 6-0 269 Fr William Blount (Maryville TN) 1.5 of 4.5 [Contain] DE Ha'Sean Watson 6-2 245 Fr Meigs County (Decatur TN) 2.0 of 4.0 [Contain] ILB A.J. Marshall 6-3 232 Fr Good Counsel (Wheaton MD) 2.0 of 3.0 [Mike] ILB Rakeem Dubose-Seay 5-11 233 Fr Archbishop McCarthy ( FL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Will] SS Marcedes Hudson 6-2 182 Fr Inlet Grove (Riviera Beach FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] WR Booker Sproles 5-11 160 Fr Lakeland (Lakeland FL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Speed] WR Brandon Saucedo 6-3 187 Fr Florida Christian (Miami FL) 2.5 of 4.0 [Speed] This week: The first new signee in a couple of weeks for Utah, Lawrence is one of the Tennessee battles they've been having with North Carolina. As you can see, the good guys won this round. Looking forward: One down, one to go? DT Ne'igalomeatiga Tele is the other prize from the Volunteer State to be won, but the Tar Heels currently have the lead over Utah. Oregon Ducks (Class Size: 12, National Rank: 20) (+21) DE Ewekapu Kekoa 6-3 254 Fr Kamehameha (Honolulu HI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Contain] DE Uterius Carter-Sutton 6-1 249 Fr Lewiston (Lewiston ID) 1.0 of 4.5 [Contain] DT A.J. Keys 6-5 270 Fr North Sevier (Salina UT) 1.0 of 4.5 [1-Gap] LS Antonio West 6-3 261 Fr Vernon Kilpatrick (Malibu CA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Traditional] OG Mario Valencia 6-2 300 Fr Capital (Boise ID) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] OG Quinn Geiger 6-5 327 Fr Powers (Powers OR) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OLB Asher Carroll 6-1 220 Fr Beaverton (Beaverton OR) 1.0 of 4.0 [Coverage] OT Spencer Vogel 6-6 298 Fr Lebanon (Lebanon OR) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] OT Will Humphrey 6-5 298 Fr Filer (Filer ID) 1.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] QB Carter Quigley 5-11 196 Fr Ripon (Ripon CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Hybrid] TE Isaiah Colbert 6-6 203 Fr Seton Catholic (Chandler AZ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving] WR Kyle Carpenter 5-11 180 Fr Rocky Mountain (Meridian ID) 2.0 of 4.0 [Speed] This Week: For better or worse, almost all of Oregon's protracted recruiting battles came to an end this weekend. On the plus side of the Ducks' ledger, a pair of 4.5-star defensive linemen in Carter-Sutton and Keys. Expect both to redshirt but Carter-Sutton has the quicker path to playing time. On the minus side, BYU signed kicker Vaughn Bouchard and Washington got DE Max Lewis Jr. to commit. But at least those battles are done! Looking forward: Homegrown DT Stephen Main is still there, and the Ducks lead Wazzu for Columbia (Burbank, WA) QB Christopher Bryson. Washington Huskies (Class Size: 15, National Rank: 29) (-2) C Filip Lind 6-1 289 Fr East Bakersfield (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] CB Nicholas Love 6-2 182 Fr Munroe Day (Quincy FL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage] DE Max Lewis Jr. 6-7 243 Fr Idaho Falls (Falls ID) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] DE Natrone Scales 6-1 240 Fr Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu HI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] ILB Tazwell Sneed 6-1 243 Fr North Thurston (Lacey WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] OG Jay Melendez 6-3 317 Fr Renton (Renton WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OG Jude Lynch 6-2 269 Fr East Bakersfield (Bakersfield CA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] OLB John Beach 6-3 229 Fr Lake Stevens (Lake Stevens WA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Coverage] OT Eric Casper 6-7 270 Fr Charles Wright (Tacoma WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OT Moe Blackley 6-4 274 Fr Shelton (Shelton WA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] QB Anthony Holmes 6-6 239 Fr Grand Junction (Grand Junction CO) 1.0 of 5.0 [Pocket] RB Andre Clay 5-11 202 Fr Decatur (Federal Way WA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Power] SS Theodore Posey 6-0 181 Fr North Thurston (Lacey WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] TE Geovanny Suarez 6-0 223 Fr Martin County (Stuart FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking] WR Devin Lovett 6-0 172 Fr El Dorado (Placerville CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] This Week: The Huskies get another precious defensive end to join them at Montlake; DE66 Max Lewis Jr. heads west to replenish their DE stable along with prior commit Natrone Scales. Looking forward: Not too much movement otherwise for Washington. CB Mikal Tyler still likes the Dawgs over SDSU and FAU, while local 3-star FS Justin Smallwood favors UW over Boise State. Washington State Cougars (Class Size: 12, National Rank: 40) (-2) ILB Owen Potts 6-1 226 Fr Lake Stevens (Lake Stevens WA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] OG DeVante Brooks 6-5 331 Fr Dreher (Columbia SC) 1.5 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking] OG Marshal Rector 6-3 293 Fr Bothell (Bothell WA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] OLB Keme Penn 5-11 225 Fr Decatur (Federal Way WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] OLB Lamont Douglas 5-11 236 Fr Chatfield (Chatfield MN) 1.0 of 3.0 [Coverage] OLB Parker Price 5-11 229 Fr Danville (Danville AR) 1.0 of 2.5 [Blitz] OT Alex Mcginnis 6-7 293 Fr Charles Wright (Tacoma WA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking] OT Julien Noble 6-2 297 Fr El Dorado (Placerville CA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking] QB Jared Raddick 6-4 226 Fr IMG Academy (Bradenton FL) 2.5 of 5.0 [Hybrid] SS Isaac Crockett 5-10 188 Fr Taylor (Kokomo IN) 1.0 of 2.0 [Man Coverage] SS Shawntez Crump 6-1 181 Fr Richland (Richland WA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage] WR Brett Messer 5-10 185 Fr Bothell (Bothell WA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Speed] This Week: No new commits heading to the Palouse this week. Looking forward: We've mentioned QB Bryson earlier, but 5-star outside linebacker Kamar Brandon has been a Coug target for a long time now. They're still locked in battle with Boise State for him. Oregon State Beavers (Class Size: 9, National Rank: 53) (-4) DT Israel Booker 6-6 329 Fr Edison (Stockton CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [2-Gap] ILB Abdoul Dubose 6-4 249 Fr Durant (Durant MS) 1.0 of 4.0 [Mike] ILB Usher Sherman 6-2 243 Fr Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] K Gavin Belanger 5-10 180 Fr El Dorado (Placerville CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Accuracy] LS Jared Coughlin 6-2 245 Fr American (Hialeah FL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Traditional] OLB Carter Fletcher 6-0 230 Fr Newberg (Newberg OR) 1.0 of 4.0 [Coverage] QB Riley Grossman 6-0 211 Fr Needles (Needles CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling] QB Will Braun 6-3 190 Fr Mission San Jose (Fremont CA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Scrambling] WR Richard Weathers 5-11 156 Fr Lahainaluna (Lahainaluna HI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Speed] Last Week: A quiet week for the fax machine in Corvallis. They actually lost a target off their board as defensive tackle Giovanni Langston signed with Indiana. Looking forward: Louisiana-Monroe made up ground on Oregon State for DE11 Zharvis Boucher; the two schools are now neck-and-neck for him. But at least they've maintained their lead on Michigan center Jerrod Mattingly over Ball State. Arizona Wildcats (Class Size: 8, National Rank: 62) (-1) DE Dwayne Briggs 6-3 251 Fr Moon Valley (Phoenix AZ) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] DE Malik Aiken 6-6 248 Fr Desert Eagle (Scottsdale AZ) 2.0 of 3.5 [Contain] DT Andrew Lauer 6-6 306 Fr Clifton (Clifton AZ) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap] DT Siaosi Autagavaia 6-4 325 Fr Thatcher (Thatcher AZ) 2.5 of 4.0 [2-Gap] ILB Myles Lipscomb 6-1 222 Fr Willow Canyon (Surprise AZ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] OG Vince Obrien 6-2 273 Fr Long Beach Polytechnic ( CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] WR Takeo Marshall 5-9 194 Fr Holbrook (Holbrook AZ) 1.0 of 4.5 [Speed] This week: And yet another lonely fax machine, this one belonging to the Wildcats. Looking forward: Arizona's at least made some progress, taking the lead on both targets we mentioned last week (WR Hakeem Muhammad and K Jesse Wilhelm). Arizona State Sun Devils (Class Size: 12, National Rank: 78) (-3) ATH D'Andre Robinson 6-2 244 Fr Hamilton (Chandler AZ) 1.5 of 3.0 [Contain] C Steven Carney 6-1 240 Fr River Valley (Mohave Valley AZ) 1.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking] K David Dodson 6-3 157 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy] OT Dillon Hutson 6-1 263 Fr Fontana (Fontana CA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] OT Brandon Hammer 6-7 298 Fr Suncoast (Riviera Beach FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OT Jeffrey Villegas-Marquez 6-4 274 Fr Blue Ridge (Lakeside AZ) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking] OT Isaac Callahan 6-3 302 Fr Thatcher (Thatcher AZ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] QB Jaden Schrader 6-2 192 Fr Clifton (Clifton AZ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Scrambling] QB Mark Jansen 6-3 223 Fr Clifton (Clifton AZ) 1.0 of 5.0 [Hybrid] RB Eddie Hope 6-1 211 Fr Davis (Kaysville UT) 1.5 of 3.5 [Power] RB Dwayne Harper 6-0 191 Fr Duncan (Duncan AZ) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed] WR Luke Moss 6-4 162 Fr Alhambra (Phoenix AZ) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed] This week: Local OT Isaac Callahan signs with the Sun Devils. Yes, that IS their fourth OT. But after several years of... lean, shall we say, offensive lines, we don't blame ASU for stocking up on the trenches. Looking forward: Sparky is still trailing UCLA for Cali center Devin Comer. Stanford Cardinal (Class Size: 3, National Rank: 95) (+2) K Filip Russ 6-3 211 Fr Trabuco Hills (Mission Viejo CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power] LS Carter Lombardo 6-0 231 Fr Chula Vista (Chula Vista CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Traditional] OG Shaq English 6-5 307 Fr Tarkington (Cleveland TX) 1.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] This week: THEY LIVE. The wonders of having an active coach! With new coach @anonemuss taking the reigns, the Cardinal looked to grab bodies. And they got one! He's a long snapper, but hey, bodies! Looking forward: They've extended offers to several players, but perhaps none more prominent than kicker Jesse Wilhelm. Yes, the one Arizona is leading on. Stanford made quite the push as they're now nipping at the Wildcats' collective heels. California Golden Bears (Class Size: 2, National Rank: 101) (-6) DT Constantine Holland 6-6 314 Fr Justin-Siena (Napa CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap] OLB Ned Morin 5-11 226 Fr Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland CA) 1.5 of 4.5 [Coverage] This week: DE Omar Watson signed with the Fresno State Bulldogs. We know the Golden Bears are trying, we just don't know what they're trying because whatever it is isn't working. Looking forward: next week pls Colorado Buffaloes (Class Size: 7, National Rank: 138) (+5) C Atini Fatu 6-2 253 Fr Provo (Provo UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking] DT Vontrae Cleveland Jr. 6-3 314 Fr J.K. Mullen (Denver CO) 1.0 of 2.5 [2-Gap] DT Jayden Sproles 6-3 314 Fr Akron (Akron AL) 1.0 of 2.0 [2-Gap] FB Lawrence Dupree 6-1 259 Fr Lee Central (Bishopville SC) 1.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking] QB Filip Petty 5-11 197 Fr South Grand Prarie ( TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Hybrid] SS Xavier Barney 6-1 180 Fr DeLand (DeLand FL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] TE Gustavo Castellanos 6-4 201 Fr Falcon (Falcon CO) 2.0 of 3.0 [Receiving] This week: The Buffs land a signal-caller from the great state of Texas. Filip Petty is the 94th ranked QB, and he looks to be Colorado's current QB of the future once Mike Naylor graduates. Looking forward: Can Colorado make it two in a row? DE75 Jaylen Rowe still favors them over the Pitt Panthers. Thanks for coming by everyone, we'll see you next week after another exciting round of Pac-12 Recruiting. On behalf of everyone at the Pac-12 Network, we wish you good times and happy crooting!
  8. 9 points
    brightfalls

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    Hey man, you may really want to try no contact. This sounds like manipulative behavior by her and it can be really harmful to stay in that sort of relationship if it continues to hurt you. She's using your energy but no longer expects to give anything back.
  9. 9 points
    tsweezy

    All-B1G Tentative Semi-finalists

    From the mid-season watchlist linked below: It's time to check in and see how the race has played out as we enter the last few weeks of the season. TL/DR: Michigan State leads with 5 semi-finalists, Illinois is in second with 4 QB Mid-season players: Brian Andersen, Isaac Tyson, Rangi Grey, Jordan Harrison New Favorites: This group has whittled itself down to two serious contenders: Isaac Tyson and Jordan Harrison. Jordan Harrison - 69% Completion pct. (nice), 2630 yards, 21 TD, 5 INT, 170 QBR, 9.53 YPA Since we last checked in, Illinois has won 4 straight conference games averaging over 300 ypg in the air. With an 8-1 record they have already basically locked up the B1G West and have very manageable games remaining against Indiana, Iowa, and Northwestern. Jordan has been the heart of this offense and looks like the front-runner here. Isaac Tyson - 65% Completion pct., 2524 yards, 23 TDs, 7 INT, 164 QBR, 9.09 YPA, 374 yds. rushing, 6 TDs As mentioned last time, Michigan State opened with a very stiff early season slate so it was expected Isaac's numbers would bounce back up and they certainly have. Michigan State is currently just 5-4 and has games remaining against Rutgers, Maryland, and Penn State, so it's likely for MSU to finish ~.500, and without Isaac completely carrying the team like last year I don't think he garners enough votes to win. RB Mid-season players: Nick Rowland, Marc Beasley, Kamar Blackmon New Favorites: Same as the old favorites, but Kedaveon Vaughn has replaced Kamar as the third Nick Rowland - 1117 yards on 6.57 ypc. 14 TDs, 1 fumble Nick remains the front-runner here with a commanding lead in YPC to go with his conference lead in yards and TDs. Michigan is in the clear lead in the East, he's leading a balanced offense. Really the only knock you could have on him is how talented the rest of his team is. He should have more chances to lock up his place with games remaining against Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State. Marc Beasley - 1094 yards on 5.85 YPC. 13 TDs, 0 fumbles Maryland's torrid offensive pace to open the season slowed a little bit against Indiana and Michigan, but they are still 7-2 on the year with over 30 ppg in every game aside from those 2. Marc has been putting up great numbers even with QB Brian Andersen taking some TDs/yards from him. Really, if he had managed to pull out a win in the 3OT game at Michigan he could have the lead here. As is though I think he had a second-team mentioned fairly well locked up with some big games ahead. Kedaveon Vaughn - 941 yards on 6.03 YPC. 13 TDs, 0 fumbles Iowa has had a very up and down season thus far, but at least Kedaveon has provided some good spots. While he has great numbers, in some of their losses the team has gone away from his legs, rushing for only 24 yards in the loss to Penn State and 49 in the loss to Ohio State. Those 2 games are really holding him back from the upper echelon but he has a chance to pad his stats with Northwestern and Wisconsin coming up. WR Mid-Season Players: Rory Cooley, Antonio Jackson, Dominic Dixon New Favorites: Same as the old, except with Damian Metz replacing Antonio Jackson Rory Cooley - 48 catches, 750 yards, 9 TDs, 1 drop Rory has been the go-to WR for Illinois with as many catches and yards as WRs 2 and 3 combined. He does however share his production with TE Byron Hubbard who actually has even better catch numbers. His 6'5 frame lends itself well to red-zone targets as his 9 receiving TDs leads the conference Dominic Dixon - 60 catches, 738 yards, 6 TDs, 3 drops In contrast to Rory, Dominic is the focal point of the PSU air attack with almost as many catches as the rest of the team combined, and no other player with more than 350 yards. He's the quick route specialist and as long as he doesn't have any more drops, a few good weeks could have him finishing as a first-team selection. Damian Metz - 40 catches, 710 yards, 7 TDs, 2 drops One of the leanest players in the conference at 6'2, 151 pounds, the speedy Metz has an astounding 17.75 YPC so far as he is the clear home run threat for this offense. Only a true sophomore, Damian has yet to reach his full potential so watch out for a potential breakout season ahead where he challenges for the top spot. TE Mid-Season Players: Jonas Schumacher, Illinois Byron Hubbard New Favorites: Still those 2 by a pretty wide margin, with Alec Rowell a distant 3rd. Jonas Schumacher - 62 catches, 933 yards, 7 TDs, 2 drops Jonas is out here revolutionizing the TE position with better numbers than any of the WRs. Opposing teams have had no answer to his unique combination of size, speed, and hands. One of the break-through stars this year he seems like the clear favorite. Byron Hubbard - 52 catches, 822 yards, 5 TDs, 3 drops Something is in the corn in B1G country this year. Byron is probably the second best receiver in the conference and still the number 2 TE. Despite having great numbers and being a likely #1 player at his position most years, he is pretty clear second fiddle to Jonas so far. DE Mid-Season Players: Oghale Adelangwe, Arthur Trahan, Malachi Pickett, CeCe Condon, Landon Crowder New Favorites: Oghale Adelangwe, Malachi Pickett, Damien Atkins, CeCe Condon This was the most crowded field with tons of players putting up great numbers. It has slowly sorted itself out here, and the OSU combination is just deadly CeCe Condon- 33 tackles, 13 TFL, 7.5 Sacks, 1 FF Not even a "blitz" guy, CeCe is benefiting from a great partner in crime as he puts up phenomenal numbers for the buckeyes Damien Atkins- 32 tackles, 13 TFL, 11.5 Sacks, 3 FF Damien however is a Blitz heavy guy. With the conference lead in sacks he looks to continue this dominance through the end of the year Malachi Pickett- 23 tackles, 5 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 1 FF The only non-senior of the group, Malachi looks to be the future star pass-rusher in the conference Oghale Adelangwe- 25 tackles, 11 TFL, 8 sacks, 1 FF, 1 safety. Slipping a little bit from his midseason favorite slot, Oghale has only recorded 2 sacks, and 2 TFL in the last 4 games and needs to finish strong to keep his place here. DT Mid-Season Players: Shawn Marshall, John Stanton New Favorites: Still these 2, joined by Anquan Everett Interestingly, in contrast to the DE class, none of these players are seniors and we'd expect them to get even better next season. Shawn Marshall - 19 tackles, 6 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 FR John Stanton - 15 tackles, 8 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FF Anquan Everett - 14 tackles, 6 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 FF, 1 FR a RS FR, Anquan has lived up to his 5 star billin gso far and will likely terrorize this conference for several more years. ILB Mid-Season Players: Xavien Bowers, Shane Slade,  Luke Blankenship New Favorites: Shane Slade, Xavien Bowers, Griffin Paul Shane Slade - 47 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 INT, 1 PD The only senior here, Shane has an incredible number of tackles and 2 great picks. Xavien Bowers - 53 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 sacks, 4 INTs, 2 PD, 1 TD Only a RS FR, Xavien has had a phenomenal season leading the ILBs in almost every category. Thus far he looks like the clear favorite to take home a #1 ranking here and likely will for the next 2 years as well. Griffin Paul - 41 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PD, 1 FF OLB Mid-Season Players: Connor Bradshaw Jr. New Favorites: Connor Bradshaw, Tyler Matthews, Robert Devlin At least now other contenders have separated themselves from the pack, although Connor still easily leads the way. Connor Bradshaw - 48 tackles, 6 TFL, 7 sacks, 1 PD, 2 FF Easy winner if he keeps it up Robert Devlin - 38 Tackles, 1.5 Sacks, 3 INTs, 4 PDs Tyler Matthews - 26 Tackles, 4 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 INT, 2 FF CB Mid-Season Players: Isaiah Simpkins, DeSean Newton, Marc Brice New Favorites: Isaiah and Marc are still the top-2 here Isaiah Simpkins - 13 tackles, 5 INTs, 3 PDs, 1 TDs The favorite here I think by a slim margin Marc Brice - 16 tackles, 5 INTs, 2 PDs FS Mid-Season Players: Khalil Spears, New Favorites: Manuel Womack, Lavonte Nunn Lots of movement here as there weren't really any distinctions at the mid-season point Manuel Womack - 12 tackles, 2 INTs, 1 PD Lavonte Nunn - 32 tackles, 1 INT, 3 PDs, 1 TD The favorite here SS Mid-Season Players: Ricky Chambers New Favorites: Ricky and Malachi Hawkins Malachi Hawkins - 22 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PD, 1 FF Ricky Chambers - 32 tackles, 1 PD Weak field here, honestly only 1 or 2 great days could bring a player to the lead K New Favorites: Garrett Strange, Will Stover Garrett Strange - 17/17 XPs, 14/15 FG, 4/5 50+, long of 57 a senior, Garrett has not had many XP opportunities thanks to NWs lackadaisical offense, he has slammed some long ones and shown off an incredibly powerful leg with his only miss from 50+ Will Stover - 37/37 XPs, 8/8 FG, 3/3 40-49, long of 45 A young 5 star, I'm not sure what to make of Will. He is perfect on XP and 100% on FGA which is obviously great, but his longest attempt was 45 yards and he's only had 8 total so I'm definitely slotting him behind Garrett until he proves himself with some higher difficulty attempts. P New Favorites: P.K. Crowe There's really only one option here. With 2.5 yards higher punting average than anyone else in the conference, P.K. leads the entire country. Easy choice With only 3 games left it's exciting to see how the year is closed out and who takes home some hardware and selections!
  10. 9 points
    Darman

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    I had an interesting year. I'm just gonna talk about the highlight which includes a lowlight. This summer, I worked in administration for a traveling camp, whose mission was to bring free camp to kids in underprivileged areas. This included poor rural areas and poor urban areas. There are tons of studies that show that extracurricular activities and camps themselves have positive outcomes on kids on their ability to learn, socialize, and become "better" adults. Many of the kids came from single parent or no parent households, being raised by grandparents who couldn't really do physical activity with kids. A lot of the kids were negatively impacted by the opioid epidemic in the Appalachian area too, including kids who were born with disabilities stemming from from pregnant mothers who used drugs. I'm gonna tell my favorite story from this year. The last location we were in was at a public park in some small rural mountain town. Most of our camps were at local churches or community centers, but not this one. The park often would have heroin needles on it, which our wonderful high school volunteers (who are some of the best people I've ever worked with, so if you ever complain about Gen Z being lazy or entitled I'm gonna check you) would clean up. I also found a heroin needle in the trash can of the local restaurant, a Hardees. There was a small hill by the park, where locals would often walk up and down for whatever reason. One day, this kid, about 10 to 12 years old walked down the hill. He had seen kids playing and being involved in camp, and decided it was fun. We let him stay the day, but we have to have certain forms signed naturally and sent him back with one of those. While he was at camp, he had a can of dip in his back pocket, which naturally we had to not let him use. He came back the next day with a form that may or may not have been signed by him. One thing I did occasionally, is teach archery at camps (I'm actually a certified archery instructor, which is probably my coolest skill). When I teach archery, I'm very strict to the rules, which helps keep kids safe. This kid decided to be an ass and not follow the rules so I had to get on him a bit. Of course, then the kid said "I want to punch you in the face". So he didn't like me a bunch. Later on in camp, we were playing a game that's similar to handball, and dude shoved another kid. Now these kids aren't used to being loved and appreciated, and are more used to being ignored or just punished. So I sat him down. I asked him about his school life, and what happens to him normally when he acts out in school. We had a good chat about both of our school life and how I was a little ass in school (I got a variety of suspensions in middle and high school, and got into a fight the very first sleepaway camp I went to). We also talked about how the first person to start shit usually isn't the one that gets punished, but it's usually the person who reacts. We ended the chat with me giving him, and also me a little advice. We bonded over sports. He was a great athlete and a sports fan. We talked about how as a fan, how he would feel if his favorite player on his favorite team got into a fight in a game and had to get punished, hurting his team. We talked about how he would feel as a fan. I told him that I was a fan of his and I want him to be able to control his reactions some. And told him that as much of a fan of his I was, he needs to be his own #1 fan. We ended up being super close by the end of the week. That's probably the biggest story I can tell about my summer. How I was able to have a little impact that might make a little shift in a kids life, and might help him be open to other people helping him take that next little step. The summer was eye opening for me. Unfortunately, after camp ended and we inventoried and stored all our stuff in our storage trailers, all of our stuff got stolen. We've been trying to fundraise to buy new stuff, and it's going well thanks to our partners. I would never ask for donations or anything from yall, but if you pray, pray for our camp to recover from this and if not, look at ways that you can impact your own community and help people make that one little shift, or at least be open to the idea. And remember, I'm gonna be one of your biggest fans, but you gotta be your own number 1 fan.
  11. 9 points
    Ape

    Happy 6th Birthday CFBHC

    Day 1 woo. Im totally down for my real name croot. Illinois Schools better be on look out for me poaching him. Nicholas Hevesy: Thornton Fractional South (Lansing, IL) I always remember when its the site’s birthday because its the same day I started dating my wife but 2 years later.
  12. 8 points
    Im absolutely going to jinx myself here, but Isaiah Best hasn't thrown an INT since the North Carolina OT loss, which was week 4 (so nine weeks ago). Since then, we're 4-1 with our only loss being by 5 to NDSU in the Fargodome. We've also played 2 straight snow games, and Best continues to be at his, going 46/68 (67.64%) for 590 yards (8.67 ypa) with 5 TDs. Granted, both games were against lowly Portland State and Montana, but the snow hasn't limited him at all. So it will be interesting to see if he can out-duel Felix Luck and his elite WRs in Brookings, in a potential 3rd straight snow game. Switching over to Chirpy Chatter, Trevon Yeldon has logged his 500th career carry, doing it with a 4.68 career average and 21 TDs. It's hard to project who will finish out the year strong, but I'm very hopeful he'll be the next Cardinal to make the Pro Bowl, since thus far in Cardinals history the only Cardinals to earn post season awards are Marcus Banks, Steve Noonan and Emanuelu Lesa of all people. Yeldon has played in 27 career games and 12 of them have eclipsed the century mark. This year he's rushing at a 5.23 pace and is 32 yards from extending the Cardinals streak of 1k rushers to 5 straight seasons (Matthison - Matthison - Tindale - Yeldon). Which could perhaps also propel Doug Aska to a much deserved Pro Bowl himself since he's been lead blocking the entire time for that half decade. The more important stat we're all following though, is the Akeel Morris Chase for the Century Mark, presented by what feels like a century of destitution (I said DESTI-, not PROSTI-, @cultur3 ) in Arizona. Morris could very well be on his own way to a Pro Bowl, notching 67 tackles thus far in 11 games. If he records just 3 more, he'll own the Cardinals single season record for tackles, passing Tom Reis' 69 (nice) in 2020. But Morris' 16 game pace only places him at 97.45. Coach @Kremit is on thin ice
  13. 8 points
    HAFFnHAFF

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    2019 started really rough for me but ended pretty well. I was fired from my job the week before Thanksgiving (and night before my daughter's surgery) in 2018 and was never given any reason why. Then we moved across the state (and in with my in-laws) for a couple months while I got a job (making $9 an hour) and started working on getting my teacher certification. So I spent the first part of 2019 feeling like a loser and dealing with a lot of bitterness about my last job. But I started my first year teaching in August and I have absolutely loved being in the classroom. Teaching Financial Literacy and History is right in my wheel house and it's been great. Coaching basketball has been difficult bc my schedule has been so crazy between coaching 3 different teams. I am hoping that at the end of the year I can talk to administration and lessen that load in favor of teaching more classes, or I can find a job at a different school. Our 2nd adoption continues to drag on. We were expecting to have her home by Christmas but we are still at least 3 months away, maybe more. We are hoping that we will get news soon though. In 2020 my goals are Be more present for my family - this was really hard in my last job and has been much better since starting teaching, but has become much more difficult with basketball season again Spend less time with my phone Read more which goes hand in hand with spending less time with my phone Launching a podcast - I've started recording already for a podcast I'm launching Jan 1... I tend to start projects and let them trail off so I'm making a goal to stick with this one through an entire year
  14. 8 points
    SlinkyJr

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    I had a pretty great 2019. It was a big year in terms of me growing up and taking that next step in my life. It started off rough and stressful as I wondered if I was ever going to take that next step in my career while receiving rejection after rejection in my job search. Always coming in 2nd. But then in the 2nd half of the year things started coming around. I got engaged to the girl of my dreams, and finally broke through and got a job that I’m extremely excited about. It’s the first year where I really feel like I’m not in college anymore and that I’m a full on adult. Hopefully I can continue this momentum into 2020! In terms of goals: I want to get back on track with my health, I did great early last year but let it get away from me again in the back half, hopefully having less stress and more stability will help that
  15. 8 points
    Y’all fuckers thought I was fired. y’all thought wrong.
  16. 8 points
    NOTE: This is pending South Alabama's final game but barring a destruction in either direction it won't change my rating. LSU Tigers - Clearly one of the best teams in CBBHC. LSU is participating in the Maui Invitational next week which should tell us a lot more about their place in the top ten. Alabama Crimson Tide - Bama looks surprisingly good with two easy wins against decent programs, though both were at home (UTSA and Maryland). Next week's double header of away games (at Purdue and at Air Force) should tell us whether this team has a chance to challenge LSU. Mississippi State Bulldogs - The Bulldogs opened slow in their loss against Texas Tech but this roster is unquestionably one of the better ones in the conference. I fully expect them to be near the top when the schedule swings towards the conference slate. Kentucky Wildcats - Similar to MSST I think this team just started a bit slow but will start rolling when their combos become evident. Kentucky looks like a top 20 team at the worst in my mind. Florida Gators - I rated myself a bit lower because I barely won both games with pretty high rolls. The roster is lacking a bit in strategy and is highly dependent on factors out of my control. I think this is basically the perfect 0.500 team based on the roster (similar to West Virginia we are totally boom or bust). Auburn Tigers - I think Auburn is better than my team but I beat them so we had to be next to each other in the rankings. Auburn will likely drop with a brutal schedule coming up: at Villanova (2-0), Duke (2-0), Charlotte (0-2), NC State (2-0). Tulane Green Wave - Freshly coachless this team will struggle to live up to its preseason rank but an easy upcoming schedule should boost them (Wichita State, at Butler, VCU, at Creighton) before resuming the challenge in the Battle 4 Atlantis. South Alabama Jaguars - USA is the best of the teams that got their butt's kicked in week 1 but time will tell how much upward mobility they have in their strategy. USF Bulls - Ouch. I think this team has potential but yikes that was a rough week. Louisiana Monroe WarHawks - Pray to the dice for an NIT bid and then go on a run.
  17. 7 points
    Osu

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    In early 2019 I spent a lot of time worrying about people who didn't really care about me. In contrast I gave 0 shits about my schoolwork. I realize it has kind have come at the cost of paying less attention to the site, but over the course of the 19-20 school year I have been focusing a lot more and hope to get good enough grades on the ACT to get into either Minnesota or Ohio State. My weighted classes have shot my GPA way up and it helps me be in a more balanced mental state. The way my football season ended had me very disappointed and for a few days I was really in my bag. This was the first year I played both ways, and I had a really good bond with many of the seniors who graduated. I was kind of back in the same place mentally that I was before school started. A few days before basketball started up I received a message from my senior captain who also was a captain in football, he really helped me put everything in my life in perspective. A day before our first game my best friend of three years became my girlfriend . We've also been on a pretty good run in basketball, and beat some teams we weren't supposed to. In 2020 I hope I can keep myself from being lazy so I can keep up with lax, schoolwork, and all of my personal stuff at the same time for the first time in my life.
  18. 7 points
    npklemm

    [2023] Week 13 Preview - TNF

    Match-Up: UMASS (1-8) at Buffalo (4-5) The Minutemen, lead by Coach @TBoostR travel into Buffalo to take on the Bulls coached by @Jordan. The Bulls are lead by QB Levi Thompson, who's actually good? He's squarely in the top half of QBs in the MAC, potentially the Top Quarter. RB Alec Self is the 4th leading RB in teh Conference, and is tied for 3rd most TDs on the ground. He hasn't been great every game, but when he's on, this offense is hard to stop. The Bulls have had a 4-Headed Monster at WR, in terms that they've all been pretty good. None have been elite, but they are super reliable, with just 1 Drop combined on the season. Defensively, UMASS has had their fair share of issues. They give up over 30 Points/Game, with 342 Yards/Game (218 Passing, 124 Rushing). With Buffalo's offense taking off and becoming more balanced, UMASS looks a little overmatched right now. The Minutemen are lead by ILB Carter Shell, who leads the team with 30 Tackles. CB Major Coles leads the team with 4 Picks, while OLB Brian Clements-Braswell is the team leader with 4 Sacks. This defense just lacks the talent to stick with Buffalo for a whole game. The Offense for UMASS has not been much better, they average 22 Points/Game and gain 282 Yards/GAme (188 Passing, 94 Rushing). QB E.R. Coleman has not been very good, completing under 57% of his passes, with 9 TDs and 7 Picks. RB Lavonte Gilliam has been the main guy on the ground, he's rushed for 623 Yards with 8 TDs on 4.36 YPC. Certainly not terrible, but he will not carry this team to a win. WR Daniel Ramirez has been the clear best player on the offense, with 558 Yards and 4 TDs. He's the big play guy for the Minutemen, and will be primarily matched up with Laquon Boston. The Bulls Defense has been solid, but not great. They struggle to get pressure on the QB, but have good coverage players. You can throw on Buffalo, but you have to have a deep WR Corps to do it successfully. You can run on them as well, but the Bulls haven't played a ton of great rushing teams. They've been lead by OLB Alexander Moffett, who has 36 Tackles, 2TFL, and 6 PD. He is great in coverage, so your TE is usually locked down. CB Laquon Boston has 5 Picks and 5 PD on the season. He can be a lockdown Corner who also takes the ball the other way. The DL for Buffalo is certainly their weakpoint, and that's where you have to make your money on offense. I just don't think UMASS can hang with Buffalo. My Prediction: Buffalo 31 UMASS 17 Match-Up: Northern Illinois (2-7) at Eastern Michigan (2-7) The Coachless Huskies travel to Ypsi to take on the coachless Eagles. Both of these teams are already eliminated from Bowl Eligibility, so this game is to try and not be last in the Division. I'm not going to spend a ton of time on this game. Both Quarterbacks have struggled, with different levels of usage. Emmett Mast for NIU has thrown the most amount of passes in the conference, and is among the worst in Completion %. Robert Frazier is middle of the pack for attempts, but is right on par with Mast in Completion %. When Frazier protects the ball, they play very well. RB Tyler Pearson for Eastern is one of my favorite players in the conference. I don't think NIU can hold him down for an entire game. Khalil Eubanks for the Huskies has been very bad. He's got a 3.58 YPC and has just 1 TD in 9 Games. He's not a factor at all. The Eagles Receivers have been a little more reliable, with 12 TD Catches and 5 Drops. The Huskies Receivers have 16 TD Receptions and 20 Drops. The Key Player for the Eagles on Defense is SS Ibrahima Griggs. If he allows the Huskies to get behind him, it will be a long day for the Eagles Defense. But, if Griggs can step up and create some big plays, the Eagles can get the ball back to Tyler Pearson on offense. The Key Player for the Huskies is ILB Oliver McNeal. McNeal is among the best defenders in the Conference. He has a very tough job, as he gets to tackle Tyler Pearson over and over again. If McNeal doesn't play well and Pearson can get into the secondary, Eastern will feast. My Prediction: Eastern Michigan 27 Northern Illinois 21
  19. 7 points
    Welcome back to the Post-Week #12 edition of Rocketcan's CUSA Power Rankings! GAMES PLAYED TNF UTEP (1-7) at Charlotte (6-2): Charlotte: 31-3 North Texas (4-4) at Middle Tennessee (2-6): North Texas 37-24 Louisiana Tech (2-6) at UTSA (5-3): UTSA 28-23 FNF None Saturday Morning BYU (7-1) at Marshall (4-4): BYU 34-17 Afternoon UAB (3-5) at Rice (7-1): Rice 31-24 Evening Florida International (5-3) at Old Dominion (5-3): Florida International 35-16 Night None BYE Western Kentucky (4-5) Florida Atlantic (2-7) Southern Miss (5-4) MAJOR TAKEAWAYS Mostly serenity across the C-USA this week. Not a lot of changes. All the teams we expected to win, won; and those we expected to lose, lost. The only real game of note was FIU @ ODU, two teams tied for the division lead in the East. It was a hard fought game that was played in front of a national audience Saturday evening. Games like this make the C-USA better, and attract good recruits and coaches to the conference. Rice has a new lead Owl. QB Benjamin Yates got his first start this week after coach @Bubada benched Martin Hudson after the loss to UTSA. Yates had a decent game, going 20/36 for 208 yards and 1 TD. He also was able to spread the ball around, completing at least 3 passes for four different receivers. while his performance was good, RB Alex Terry's was excellent. Terry nearly broke 200 yards on 22 carries and hit pay dirt 3 times. Considering Yates, while certainly capable, is no Eric McLean, this is likely direction the owls take moving forward: pounding the rock. Let's get to the nitty gritty: division championship races. With both Rice and UTSA winning, all three of the major contenders for the West are still with us: Rice, UTSA, and Southern Miss. Southern Miss has WKU, FAU, and Rice (their last game) left on the schedule. Even if Southern Miss wins out, they will still need some help from the outside as UTSA has the head-to-head win over Southern Miss. Rice has a bit of an easier road, just because they will probably be favored over Southern Miss whom they play in week 15. Again, though, even if the Owls win out, UTSA holds the head-to-head tiebreaker. Also, don't look past North Texas. They have already proven to be a giant slayer. UTSA has the luxury of controlling their own destiny. If UTSA wins out against FAU, ODU, and UTEP (all very doable), then the West is theirs. UTEP is struggling as well as FAU, but ODU cannot be overlooked. If there is a loss lurking in there, it's against ODU. The East is still fairly complicated. This is largely due to most of the teams towards the top being fairly close together in talent, in addition to some interlaced tie-breakers. Old Dominion still has a chance, but it is a long one. It will require winning out against UAB, UTSA (oof), and finally Charlotte, AND FIU dropping its remaining division games against Marshall and FAU. Also, the next team on our list would need to drop a game. Western Kentucky also has a chance, surprisingly. They would also need some help though. If they win out against Southern Miss (oof), Marshall, and MTSU, AND FIU also drops at least two division games, they would be the champs. They hold head-to-head tie breakers over ODU and Charlotte. Charlotte still has a chance, and after they laid the wood on UTEP, they could be back to their mid-season form. Charlotte needs to win out against Marshall, MTSU, and ODU. While this is certainly plausible, they ALSO need FIU to drop at least one conference game. FIU has the clearest path to the East crown. They only have two more games in the C-USA left, both at home against Marshall and FAU. Win those games, and the crown is theirs. Lose any of them, and Charlotte likely moves back into the lead. However, even if they lose a division game, if ODU can beat Charlotte, the Panthers could still take the division. Oh and one more thing. Even though the Panthers have to play a tough road game here next week @ UCLA (7-2) (oof), a loss there does not count against them in the division race since it is OOC. BOWL ELIGIBILITY Eligible Rice (8-1) Charlotte (7-2) UTSA (6-3) Florida International (6-3) In The Hunt Old Dominion (5-4) Southern Miss (5-4) North Texas (5-4) Marshall (4-5) Western Kentucky (4-5) UAB (3-6) Ineligible Middle Tennessee (2-7) Louisiana Tech (2-7) Florida Atlantic (2-7) UTEP (1-8) UPCOMING GAMES (Week 13) TNF UAB (3-6) at Old Dominion (5-4) Louisiana Tech (2-7) at North Texas (5-4) FNF UTSA (6-3) at Florida Atlantic (2-7) Southern Miss (5-4) at Western Kentucky (4-5) Saturday Morning Charlotte (7-2) at Marshall (4-5) Afternoon Middle Tennessee (2-7) at Rice (8-1) Evening Florida International (6-3) at UCLA (7-2) Night None BYE UTEP (1-8) Thanks for tuning in this week! Be sure to be around next week for the Week 13 edition! Also, if you guys have any suggestions, corrections or criticisms, let me know!
  20. 7 points
    Sun Belt is the Fun Belt! This week's headline: Winning Week Record for Sun Belt! Sun Belt played a light slate going 3-2 overall. East is least but it is a very tight race. Top two in the West have been declared. Sun Belt Conference games: Coastal Carolina with a win; Troy and South Alabama with conference wins; Louisiana-Monroe and Texas State with conference losses; Appalachian State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, and Arkansas State with byes. Sun Belt Conference Standings: Week 12 East Georgia State 3-2 Troy 3-2 Appalachian State 2-3 Coastal Carolina  2-3 Georgia Southern 1-4 West Louisiana-Lafayette 5-0 South Alabama 5-0 Louisiana-Monroe 3-2 Texas State 1-4 Arkansas State  0-5 Streakin' = Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama, Troy (4 Wins), Appalachian State (2 Wins) / Arkansas State (8 losses), Georgia Southern and Texas State (4 Losses) Longest Season Streakin' WINS = Louisiana-Lafayette* / South Alabama* / Troy* (4 Wins) LOSSES = Arkansas State* (8 losses) * Active
  21. 7 points
    mahrowkeen

    Happy 6th Birthday CFBHC

    Oh, you guys didn't use your real names?
  22. 7 points
    After last week's results (specifically surrounding the schools in southern California) there's bound to be some shakeup on the Table of Questionable Worth. How do the voters feel about the Conference of Champions now? Let's find out! Remember: Since no one can make you feel a certain way, it's completely your fault if you don't like these rankings. Pac-12 Power Rankings after Week 11 Rank (Poll Pts.) Team (First Place Votes) Record (Conf. Record) Streak Change from Last Week 1 (107) Oregon Ducks (8) 8-0 (5-0) W8 - 2 (99) USC Trojans (1) 7-2 (5-2) W1 +2 3 (88) Washington Huskies 6-2 (5-1) L1 -1 4 (79) California Golden Bears 5-3 (3-2) W1 +1 5 (70) Washington State Cougars 5-3 (3-2) W2 +2 6 (66) UCLA Bruins 6-2 (4-2) W1 -3 7 (57) Arizona State Sun Devils 5-4 (4-2) L1 -1 8 (46) Arizona Wildcats 5-4 (3-3) W2 - 9 (23) Utah Utes 2-6 (1-5) L1 - 10 (21) Oregon State Beavers 3-6 (1-5) L5 - 11 (12) Stanford Cardinal 2-6 (1-5) L1 - 12 (6) Colorado Buffaloes 1-7 (0-6) L7 - Number of voters: 9 12 points awarded for first, 11 for second, etc. And this week's Chart... As expected, USC's win at home over Washington has them leapfrogging the Huskies for the second spot behind Oregon (and they even picked up a first-place vote!). Washington didn't drop too far though, staying ahead of the Golden Bears and Cougars who each moved up. The big faller this week are the Bruins, who dip back three places to the sixth spot they held about three weeks prior. Sparky is the last of our movers dropping one spot after yet another close competitive loss, this time to Oregon. None of the results swayed voters enough to switch the other teams around any, although Arizona is separating themselves from the rest of that pack. Finally, Stanford and Colorado have some new blood. Let's see if that gives those programs the kick they need to shake off their season-long funks. Bowl Watch! Bowl Watch is your one-stop shop for seeing which teams from the Conference of Champions are, could, or aren't making a bowl. Let's take a look! Bowl-eligible: Oregon (8-0), UCLA (6-2), USC (7-2), Washington (6-2) Bowl-eligible with win this week: California (5-3), Washington State (5-3) Eliminated with loss this week: Stanford (2-6), Utah (2-6) Watching Bowl season from the couch: Colorado (1-7) This Week's Games (* denotes non-conference): Stanford (2-6) at Notre Dame (7-1)* Washington (6-2) at SMU (8-0)* Oregon (8-0 overall, 5-0 conf.) at Washington State (5-3, 3-2) Utah (2-6, 1-5) at California (5-3, 3-2) UCLA (6-2, 4-2) at Colorado (1-7, 0-6) Byes: Arizona (5-4, 3-3), Arizona State (5-4, 4-2), Oregon State (3-6, 1-5), USC (7-2, 5-2) The P12 Network's Pick to Click? Washington at SMU. After a tough loss to the Trojans, the Huskies rebound... by playing the #1 team in the nation deep in the heart of Texas and coach @Time? Excellent scheduling, AD. Washington's offense obviously relies on senior QB Jake Davis, and he's delivered so far (178 of 265 [67.17%] for 2281 yards, 20/3 TD/INT, 162.11 QBR) on his way to a possible first-round selection in next year's draft. Redshirt sophomore D.D. Dyson has been the main beneficiary being one of only two Pac-12 players to average over 100 receiving yards per game (57 rec for 824 yards, 7 TDs, 103.00 YPG), but Charles Kemp is also having a fine year stretching the field (36 rec for 589, 6 TDs, 73.63 YPG) on other side of the field. Davis will use his other receivers - slot man Felipe Flores and WR4 Kirk Powers have 355 and 223 yards respectively - but the outside is where the Husky passing game does its primary damage. If there's a concern the Huskies offense has coming into this week, it's the running game. They'd really like to see junior Kofi Walls produce more than he has (141 carries for 660 yards, 6 TDs, 2 Fum [1 lost], 82.5 YPG). Against a SMU defense where their line is the weakest point (and this is relative, we're talking about a line with 4/4 and 3/4 DEs and DTs that are 4/4 and 3.5/4 as the weakest part), giving the Mustangs a rushing threat to worry about would go a long way towards keeping Davis upright. SMU probably expects a heavy gameplan of Davis-to-Dyson or Kemp, and their linebackers probably will be primarily looking to support the secondary in pass coverage. Senior Will Abdul Leggett (20 TKL, 4 INT) has shown good ability to read the QB's eyes and make a jump on stray slant routes. Outside backer Darien Bullock is a redshirt freshman who is the Mustangs' main blitzer (30 TKL, 10 TFL, 4.0 Sacks, 1 FF), and he's very good at what he does. The Husky coaching staff should emphasize finding Bullock and targeting the space he vacates when he rushes. Earlier we talked about the LBs supporting the secondary, but truth be told the secondary doesn't need all that much help. Senior Preston Cleveland will match up against Dyson; he is an active defender who shows good reaction skills to stay with his man (5 TKL, 4 INT, 5 PD). On the other side Chase Eubanks (5 TKL, 3 INT) against Charles Kemp might be a compelling matchup to watch as he has the speed to keep up with Kemp. Both safeties are talented and specialize in matching up against skilled slot WRS and TEs; it wouldn't be out of the question to see the occasional Cover 0 look from SMU. When SMU has the ball, they're probably as balanced an offense as you'll find in the country. If this year is anything to go by, redshirt sophomore QB Marcus Burden will probably be a Heisman hopeful next year. His passing stats are comparable to Davis (178 of 245 [72.65%] for 2189 yards, 18/2 TD/INT, 170.32 QBR) and he's even chipped in 141 rushing yards with 5 TDs. He's also a bit more spread out in his targets - while WR1 Devin Samuel leads the team with 696 receiving yards on 50 catches, slot receiver Aidan Blount is actually second on the team with 573 on 12 less receptions. The Husky cornerback group has been pretty quiet this season, especially Kofi Dennis with only 1 pick and 4 tackles to his name. Considering they've surrendered an average of only 233.13 passing yards per game that may not be a bad thing, but we'd love to see a couple of plays made on the back end. Or maybe they'll come from D'Onta Streeter? The true freshman hasn't been playing like one (23 TKL, 4 INT, 1 PD), and against inside receivers like Blount that will need to continue. But if you ask the Husky coaches for the first name that pops into their head when the Mustang offense is mentioned, the vast majority will say, "Stephen Cunningham." The junior has had a sterling season so far (170 carries for 1007 yards, 10 TDs, 1 Fum [0 lost], 5.92 YPC) and could consider a leap to the NFL after this year. He's an inside runner who is stronger than his 194-pound frame suggests, and solo tackling him is a difficult proposition. Washington is starting a lot of freshmen on D this year and they'll all need to be disciplined against SMU's multi-faceted attack, especially left end Cassius Garner (17 TKL, 5 TFL, 6.5 Sacks, 2 FF). He's played well to date, but he'll have to be careful not to make the wrong reads against SMU's spread option. The Huskies also need true freshman Alexander Hamilton to be that immovable object on the interior and occupy blockers, no easy feat when going against an offensive line that has manhandled everyone they've gone up against (5.10 OL Rating, 8th-best in the country, only 4 sacks allowed).
  23. 6 points
    Kremit

    [2023] Week 13: Who's In, Who's Out

    Imagine picking the Cards to not make the playoffs lmao
  24. 6 points
    llamas

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    2019 started off as a trash tier year for me, I talked about some of this in the "how are you doing" threads we've had this year. I'd basically been deeply depressed since ~October 2017 when I'd tore my Achilles and this girl I'd been working with/flirting with moved to a different city, and my ex who I'd still for some reason kind of held out hope on getting back together with (which, why, llamas, why) got official with some new guy, and one of my friends backed out on moving to a different state with me when we'd been planning on doing it for a long time, it was all a major kick in the balls over the course of a week. The Achilles tear was probably the biggest blow, since football has basically become my emotional crutch, and I wasn't sure if I'd be able to play again. I tried to go in 2018, but we had a new shitty head coach (he would only call run plays to the left lol) who just didn't like me so he wouldn't even give me a chance to get on the field, and then when I did manage to sneak out there, I just couldn't go 100%. (Which makes a ton of sense because it was only ~7-8 months after tearing my Achilles.) I was ready to be done playing football since I clearly didn't have it anymore, and I was completely lost. But then our legendary defensive coordinator decided to come back, "one last ride." And a bunch of other guys thinking of hanging it up, bought in as well, "one last ride." Practices were popping, we had intensity and fire and we were going to run the league. And then Coach Gary had a heart attack unexpectedly, and died just a month before the season kicked off. He was a player's coach, he'd get tough on you and yell at you if you fucked things up, but he was also the kind of guy to come to you post game, ask you how you're doing outside of football, give you shit with his trademark grin for "not getting in there more" when you got speared in the back on an onside kick recovery, etc. Just an all around admired person. And losing him really deflated our season. We finally turned the ship mid-season, getting our first win(s!) since pre-Achilles tear llamas, and we were in the playoff hunt. Then the original owner of our team, who was battling cancer for I think at least the third time after being exposed to Agent Orange, died on the morning of our second-to-last game, a "win and in, doesn't matter what happens next week" game. He was the grandfather/father figure to our current owner, who is one of my best friends, and without him, we wouldn't ever have had a team, and I don't know if I'd be here today - not just as who I am today, but even being alive - without him. We lost that game in heart breaking fashion, winning 14-12 with less than 2 minutes left and we throw a bubble screen from our own 20 that the defense read all day, and had the easiest go-ahead pick 6 ever. During the week, we went to Marv's funeral, and so many guys there were like "let's win this last game for Marv!"... and then none of them showed up to the final game, winner makes the playoffs as the final seed, and we had 18 guys show up to their 45. I had to play both ways and special teams, something I hadn't done (nor had I been in shape for) since high school. I scored the first 2 points on an early safety, sacking their QB, and then after they answered with a TD to make it 6-2, we scored one of our own late in the 1st half, going up 8-6. But we were all gassed from basically playing a full game at that point, and we allowed a kick return touchdown to make it 14-8 going into halftime. And then the wheels fell off and we lost like 45-18 or something. So all of that sucked, and I was trying to find a new job and kept getting rejected. But then things turned a new leaf around August, because I was named to the league All Star game, and also landed a new job within a week. I know I can't play offensive line anymore, so I've dropped from the (extremely undersized for even our league) 263lbs I weighed in August, to plateauing at ~245 for now just from cutting, and now I have plans to do keto again, which I did with great success in mid-2017, going from 243 -> 206 in around two months (pre-Achilles tear, I gave up on keto after that). My new job is phasing out of the "honeymoon period" and I really don't get paid enough for all the stuff they have me do and have to work every other weekend, and the actual work itself isn't awful but it's not great, but there's a ton of cute girls who I just constantly "harass" so that's a decent benefit, and while there's a tricky line on dating coworkers, I think I'm going to shoot my shot at this one girl I work with. I haven't been this into a girl in a long time. If it goes badly, I mean, I'm already souring on the job lol, I can just look for a different (better paying) one, right? Overall, I wouldn't say Im truly happy, yet. My friend group has gotten a bit smaller this year, which sucks but is fine, because I think the friendships I do have, haven't been stronger. One of my friends moved to Florida, which he's been wanting to do forever, but he moved with the intention of getting into law school, and ended up bombing his LSAT and couldn't get into UCF or Florida A&M or wherever he was applying, and he had no backup plan, so he ended up alienating himself from his friends, from his girlfriend who still is in school in Wisconsin, and I'm getting kind of sick of him blowing up my snapchat with 64848848 minute long snaps of 3-5 closing ceremony firework shows from Disney each week lol. And my other friend got engaged in January to a girl he'd been with for 5 years, and in November out of nowhere she told him she hadn't loved him in over a year (but got engaged in January... you do the math) and they're no longer together, he made her give the ring back and everything. And I think, that absolutely sucks for them, but there are timelines where I was considering both of those situations - I was thinking of getting engaged to my "high school sweetheart", and I've also thought about moving but having no backup plan. But those aren't me right now. I'm not out of the woods yet, I've really dug myself a deep hole since 2015, and you could even argue since ~2012, but lately, it's been a step forward. I think I'm actually getting confidence back that was shattered long ago. In 2020, I want to keep making those strides forwards. I don't know if I'm going to keep playing football - I love it so much, but I can't keep that weight on, and I'm liking the weight loss. So I want to get deeper into coaching at the high school level - I've been a scout for two seasons now but my hs coach came up to watch the state championship and I told him the gameplan for beating the #1 team in the state, and the other team did exactly as I'd told him, so I think I bought myself some respect on that level lol - or maybe even do officiating or something. And I'm sick of being single or in non-committed relationships, so I'm going to shoot my shot with that girl I've previously mentioned, or whatever. I'm not trying to rush anything in any aspect of my life right now, I just want to keep going upwards.
  25. 6 points
    TazerMan

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    2019 was probably the best year of my life even though it didn't always feel like it. The year started out pretty poorly, I was in a pretty bad place mentally from February until September/October, but I managed it well enough to finish the school year in a respectable fashion. I might not get the results that I could have, but I'll get into university with no issues. I've dealt with stress (mostly self inflicted) and had some fairly significant family issues but I managed to keep my head above water for the most part. I've started coming to terms with a lot of what I don't like about myself and moved from a general attitude of self-hate to more of a growth mindset. I've always strived to be perfect, and I'm only really starting to fully appreciate how stupid that was, and learning to just enjoy the ride. I'm not always going to be the happiest or most carefree person, but I am helping myself get to a better place. I did a lot of really cool stuff this year. I won a national jazz competition with some of my best friends, attended an international science camp in China and competed in a high school philosophy tournament/experience. These were the 3 major highlights, each for different reasons. The jazz competition was something I had been working towards for 3 years and we were never expected to win. The feeling after winning that and getting to celebrate with my parents and some of my closest friends was something indescribable. I never realised how amazing crying tears of joy is, but that was something I'll never forget. China was really inspiring and has really helped to shape what I want to do with my life, met some pretty great people from around Asia as well. The philosophy thing has opened a new area of interest for me, and changed my perspective on what kind of people I want to surround myself with. Beyond that, I managed to do fairly well in my exams and strengthened a bunch of great friendships. I'm currently having a wonderful holiday, and am very much looking forward to the rest of December, January and February, which will be the first time in 2 years that I have had to do whatever I want with almost no pressure. 2019 was a year of learning about myself at the present moment, as well as deciding what kind of person I want to be, and despite some struggles was a year I will always be thankful for. I am super excited for 2020. I have a great group of supportive friends here in Adelaide, uni is really intriguing, I've just joined a band and I am having an absolute blast playing soccer with my brother. A few things I want to focus on for the coming 12 months. Reading more. I really want to start reading fiction and non-fiction, hoping to read one of each every month. Spend more time doing the things I actually enjoy. Less time on my phone or watching YouTube, more time reading, learning, playing/listening to music, hanging out with friends, or even games/TV/movies. These are all things that I know are more stimulating and enjoyable to me, and spending more time doing these would make me more happy, instead of just distracting myself Being more committed: I have a tendency to say I'll do something then never actually making any progress on it and letting other people down. Taking opportunities to extend and challenge myself: I'm usually pretty happy doing the things I know, but I want to take on as much as I can this year. Whether that is work opportunities, uni experiences or putting myself out there socially. Finally, cheers to all of you. This site has been such a great place for me over the past 2 and a half years (holy shit). The sim, history and narratives are so engaging and often take precedence in my mind over actual football, so thank you Soluna, Alien, Inspiral and all of those that are involved in administration, media development and shitposting. The community here is one of the best I have ever been a part of, and I hope that I can continue to enjoy your company for many more years. Best of luck to all of you over the next 12 months!
  26. 6 points
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  27. 6 points
    Soluna

    CBBHC Dice Game: Rules v1.1

    CBBHC v1.1.1 Recruiting Recruit Pools: Recruit pools represent the recruits available in a particular region and will be the basis for the recruiting system. There are 8 recruiting pools: Pacific, Frontier, Southern, Northeast, Tidewater, Upper Midwest, Lower Midwest Your schools location currently has no affect on anything relating to the recruiting pools and their location. Recruiting Summary Information Each school will be allowed to recruit 4 players by default. A way to increase this will exist in the future. Recruit pools do not have equal percentages of players and some will specialize in a specific type of player (more info to come in a future patch). This is the base system that will be used in the first year but more features will be added to it in the future. Recruiting Order: Scout Assignment Draft Recruit Selection Scout Assignment Draft: Claim priority on recruits in each region will be determined by placing scouts in the above mentioned regions who will allow you to claim a recruit at a later time. Scouts will be assigned in a draft-style order. The Scout Draft will be snaking the first year to give teams an equal opportunity but will be traditionally linear afterwards. The Scout Assignment Draft order is permanent and will be adjusted based on the results of the previous year. National Champions can move one of their scouts up 40 places or multiple scouts up a combined 40 places. The Runner Up can move one of their scouts up 30 places or multiple scouts up a combined 30 places. Final Four losers can move one of their scouts up 25 places or multiple scouts up a combined 25 places. Elite Eight losers can move one of their scouts up 20 places or multiple scouts up a combined 20 places. Sweet Sixteen losers can move one of their scouts up 10 places or multiple scouts up a combined 10 places. The NIT Winner can move one of their scouts up 25 places but may not move multiple scouts. Every other school (that one of the above doesn't apply to) can move one scout up 10 places. The adjustment will happen between seasons and the order they must be announced is the reverse of the previous list. Recruit Selection: After scouts have been assigned we will go through each region one by one and teams will select a player in the order their scouts were assigned to that region. Example with 4 Teams and a simplified 2 round Assignment draft and 2 region recruit pool below
  28. 5 points
    TuscanSota

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    So this is something that I've been thinking on lately, but I've been looking back on what I've been doing this year, what I've accomplished, failed, and what I've learned through the past year. How do y'all feel about 2019 as a whole? Is there anything that you would do differently? Do you have goals in mind for 2020?
  29. 5 points
    cultur3

    What do you look like?

    Just thinkin' bout croots
  30. 5 points
    llamas

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    I want to second this, initially after my last major relationship I thought I was "over it" after some time but my ex kept "wanting to be friends" and so she'd hit me up for advice or to talk, and we hung out a few times, but always on her time and I was basically a last resort as company to her, and looking back she wasn't really putting anything into it unless she needed something. Then she found some new love interest and just yeeted herself out of the "friendship" just as fast/coldly/unexpectedly as she'd done with our dating relationship, and after already being in a dark place from the break up, it sent me reeling into a deep downwards spiral that I still haven't really pulled up out of, years later. @alienufo I know mostly everyone on here is just an internet stranger, but a lot of what has kept me from going downwards further, is just distracting myself with people to communicate with, even if its something as stupidly pointless as memeing about Greg Bierria's abilities as if he's Flash Gordon within the Cardinals front office. I was really lost for a bit until I found out there were semipro football teams close to me, and I've made some of my best friends, people who are like the big brothers I never had growing up, through it. It's exciting that you're graduating and that should take you new places in itself, but if I have any advice for you, its to find a hobby you either really liked in the past, or really get into something you've been interested in but never tried, to meet new people, and "fill the void." Eventually you don't even remember the void, you're just getting clowned for completely whiffing on a block when a 330lb DT jukes you. And talk to people about the things going on, I talk to a few people IRL, and I've talked to a ton of people from here, just about what's happened, "why I feel depressed", etc. Get those thoughts and emotions out.
  31. 5 points
    alienufo

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    My girlfriend of 3 years broke up with me about a month and a half ago which is not so great. I was really depressed for a while and kind of still am, but I'm dealing with it better now I guess. The weird thing is she says I'm still her best friend and still calls me every day but she moved on very quickly and was already seeing someone within 2 weeks. IDK how to feel about that. This is my last semester at college and it made me blow off a lot of work because I just had a hard time getting out of bed. I'm going to graduate though so maybe 2020 will improve if I'm able to turn that into a better job.
  32. 5 points
    acewulf

    [2023] Oklahoma Recruiting Update

    OU is graduating Elijah Williams yay! shit. Lucas Dykes might be leaving early! shit. David Kaiser might be leaving early! shit.
  33. 5 points
    stormstopper

    [2023] Week #12 - FNF

    Congratulations to @Minnowsotan on earning a bowl bid! Losing everybody off of that 2019 team was hard to bounce back from, and being able to build back up into a team that's bowling, knocking off Oklahoma on the road, and just in general giving everybody all the smoke is a huge accomplishment. Also, don't go looking for Evan Shipley, he surely got on the team bus back and I totally didn't kidnap him to make him kick for us. On the bright side, Christian Graham ends this game with 12345 career passing yards (not even kidding) and is the first Big XII player to reach 100 career passing touchdowns.
  34. 5 points
    We didn’t have a #crootszn recap last week due to the holiday, but the numbers in parentheses are still the Week 4 rankings as I was able to track down the national numbers prior to the new week of recruiting. As mentioned in the first one, I wanted to get this up on Sunday/Monday, but alas with a new workload that won’t happen so it’ll come sometime during the week. Without further adieu, here is the Week 5 recap! Penn State National Ranking: 10 (11) Conference Ranking: 1 (2) Total Commits: 12 Average Potential: 4.16 Class So Far After a two week break from the top spot, Penn State is back in front as the top class in the Big Ten. Ohio State isn’t far behind and no matter where Penn State finishes, with three 5.0’s on board, they have to be happy with how their class turned out. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Penn State is battling for Antonio Carmichael, a 1.0/3.5 guard from Pennsylvania. They are looking to build depth on the line and this would be a solid candidate for them to nab to build some of that depth. Getting Carmichael would provide them with two big guards in the class. Ohio State National Ranking: 11 (10) Conference Ranking: 2 (1) Total Commits: 9 Average Potential: 4.44 Class So Far Ohio State doesn’t have the depth that Penn State has quite yet but they are better at the top of the class. They have a couple really solid defensive players coming in next year and it’ll be interesting to see how they finish filling out their class. They can easily take over the top spot again before it’s all over. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Ohio State is still leading on Jason Grant, a 1.0/4.0 outside linebacker from Ohio. They have been battling Michigan all season long for him and I still believe they’ll get him in the end. This is a neck and neck battle that has been fascinating to watch. Illinois National Ranking: 21 (29) Conference Ranking: 3 (3) Total Commits: 12 Average Potential: 3.91 Class So Far Illinois was able to pull in two of the top corners on the market and they must be feeling pretty good about their secondary in the future. They also worked on bulking up the offensive line and then built some depth around those players. So far, it has been a success on the recruiting trail for them as they’ve held steady at #3 in the Big Ten all year long. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Noel Tucker was a guy who a few weeks ago I pegged as a potential Illinois commit, even though they trailed Missouri for a few weeks. Now the 1.0/4.0 is favoring the Illini as they could use another solid outside linebacker. The rumors all point to staying in his home state with Illinois. Purdue National Ranking: 28 (30) Conference Ranking: 4 (4) Total Commits: 15 Average Potential: 3.66 Class So Far Purdue started out the year slow but have started to build up a nice group of impact guys particularly at the skill positions as they have nabbed their quarterback and running back of the future along with a solid tight end and corner. They have also focused on building depth on the defensive end of the ball with a ton of under-the-radar signings. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Purdue has been hot on the trail of battling with Notre Dame and one player that they are in a key battle for is 1.0/4.0 inside linebacker Jay Howard. Purdue trails Notre Dame for his services but it would be a key addition if Purdue can somehow sneak ahead and secure him. Maryland National Ranking: 29 (42) Conference Ranking: 5 (7) Total Commits: 7 Average Potential: 4.28 Class So Far Maryland has been steadily rising up the Big Ten recruiting rankings and now have a solid class of seven players all with a 4.0 potential or better. They shored up their offensive line and brought in some key defensive players as well. It’ll be interesting to see what they do with the rest of the class as they have 14 open spots still. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Maryland is in a battle for Curtis Wiggins with Louisiana-Monroe out of the group of five pool. The 1.0/4.5 cornerback would be a welcome addition for the Terps and I could see them making a big push for Wiggins going forward. This has been a battle brewing over the last couple weeks or so and Maryland is in the drivers seat. Michigan National Ranking: 30 (36) Conference Ranking: 6 (6) Total Commits: 4 Average Potential: 4.75 Class So Far Michigan is off to a somewhat slow start to recruiting and has just four players on board. Those four players are tremendous as coach @jmjacobs focused on getting two 5.0 tackles along with a 4.5 quarterback who will be cornerstones of the team for years to come. They moved all the way up to 30th nationally. Now the question is, do they have enough ammo to get a few more impact players? A Battle to Keep an Eye On One guy that Michigan would love to have in the class is 1.0/4.0 outside linebacker Jason Grant, as mentioned above. Ohio State leads him but Michigan is right on the trail and he would be a big get for the Wolverines. Michigan State National Ranking: 34 (31) Conference Ranking: 7 (5) Total Commits: 9 Average Potential: 3.94 Class So Far Michigan State’s class can already be considered a success, although they still have a little bit to go to make it a great class. They really focused the last few week on their biggest area of need, defensive line, and have since pulled in four defensive linemen. Just doing that makes this class a solid one for the Spartans. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Michigan State is right behind Missouri for a free safety out of Illinois, Curtis Gilmore. The 3.0/4.0 corner would be an instant help for the Spartan defense if Michigan State can forge ahead in the coming weeks. Nebraska National Ranking: 40 (46) Conference Ranking: 8 (8) Total Commits: 8 Average Potential: 4.0 Class So Far Nebraska has continued to plug along as they have gotten some key acquisitions on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Most of their work has been done at the skill positions and going forward a lot of these players will be impact additions down the line. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Blaine Levy is a new name that has popped up in the last few weeks and the 1.0/4.0 blitz athlete is on the radar of the ‘Huskers. They trail Missouri for his services but could make him a priority going forward. Northwestern National Ranking: 53 (56) Conference Ranking: 9 (9) Total Commits: 9 Average Potential: 3.83 Class So Far Northwestern has kept the status quo of both building for the future and for the short term. They now have brought in five guys with a rating of 2.0 or higher and four 4.0 of better potential players. So far it has been a successful class as over half their class so far will start next season. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Northwestern is in a battle for a 1.0/4.5 tackle with Florida State. Northwestern seemed to have it in the bag, but Florida State has swooped in and taken the lead. It remains to be seen if Northwestern goes all in for Brayden Cobb, or allocates their points to the other six croots they lead for. Wisconsin National Ranking: 70 (76) Conference Ranking: 10 (10) Total Commits: 6 Average Potential: 3.75 Class So Far Wisconsin has struggled a little bit on the recruiting trail, but are still in on some big targets. They got their next starting quarterback and are now trying to build around him. A class in the 60’s or 70’s with a 5.0 quarterback will be solid as they are also bulking up their line. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Wisconsin trails Northwestern still for wide receiver Abdoulaye McFadden and the 1.0/3.5 target guy has said he wants to stay in state. Wisconsin might have other plans for him and pull ahead in the coming weeks, however. Rutgers National Ranking: 77 (97) Conference Ranking: 11 (13) Total Commits: 3 Average Potential: 4.16 Class So Far Just three players have committed to Rutgers so far, and all of them have been defensive players. They now have a lot of talent on the defensive side of the ball and coach @tsweezy will likely be looking to start grabbing some offensive players. With only three commits, it will be hard to get many more impact players for the future. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Rutgers leads on Justin Clements, a 1.5/3.5 run blocker who will be a key cog on the line for Maryland for years. They lead Syracuse and Temple right now for him and would love to get him on board quickly. Iowa National Ranking: 80 (78) Conference Ranking: 12 (11) Total Commits: 15 Average Potential: 3.46 Class So Far Iowa has steadily build depth all year long and have built really solid depth across the board. Only five of their commits are offensive players but the majority of their guys are 3.5 potential or better. I imagine that Iowa will continue their steady rise up the national rankings as others start to add more 3.0 and 2.5 potential players. A Battle to Keep an Eye On Nohe Weston has been a target of Iowa for a long time and now the 1.5/3.5 guard is on the fence between Iowa and South Dakota State. With South Dakota State being in on some other key players on the line, this is a guy Iowa could lock up quickly if they prioritize him. Minnesota National Ranking: 96 (96) Conference Ranking: 13 (12) Total Commits: 2 Average Potential: 4.25 Class So Far Minnesota has just two recruits so far. One is a 4.5 defensive end and the other is a 4.0 corner. This helps them on the defensive side of the ball, but with the Big Ten on the upswing this year in recruiting, Minnesota is going to have to start building out the depth in this class. A Battle to Keep an Eye On One big target they lead on is Thomas Snider, a 1.0/4.5 receiver out of Iowa. They are battling North Dakota State for him but I expect that the Gophers will lock him up very soon as they need him to be in this class badly. Indiana National Ranking: 123 (120) Conference Ranking: 14 (14) Total Commits: 8 Average Potential: 2.68 Class So Far Indiana still brings up the rear of the recruiting rankings. They only have one 4.0 on board, but it’s a good one as he will slot in as the running back of the future for them. Look for coach @jamzz to use the rest of the season to simply just get bodies to Bloomington A Battle to Keep an Eye On Indiana still needs linemen to fill out their roster as after this season they will be very thin. They are going after two quick plug-and-play guards who would be huge for them going forward. Brayden Hall is a 3.0/3.5 pass blocking guard and they trail Ball State for his services right now. Jonathan Eastman is a 3.0/4.0 run blocker who they trail Bowling Green for. Picking up one, or both, would be huge for them.
  35. 5 points
    Friday Night Baylor 35, Kansas 10 On the Board: Baylor's defense has kept them competitive even during a five-game losing streak to start conference play. With the defense holding steady once again and limiting Kansas to 10 points, Baylor's offense was able to seize control early and turn this one into a laugher before halftime. They made an emphasis on running the ball, getting 119 yards and 2 touchdowns on 25 carries from Miles Street along with a rushing touchdown from Caleb Olmsted. Olmsted was efficient on his 19 pass attempts, completing 14 of them for 175 yards and a touchdown to Kofi Moore. When Jamari Callahan (1.0 sack, 3 TFL) wasn't in the backfield, Baylor met little to no resistance. Their 35 points were the most they've scored in a road conference game since a 49-42 loss to West Virginia in 2020. Standstill: And their 10 points allowed were the fewest they've given up in a road conference game since a 27-6 win four weeks prior to that West Virginia game--beating their previous local minimum of 11 points against Texas Tech last week. They went all-in on stopping Christian Graham, naturally, and held him to 30-of-52 passing for 297 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. One of those came at the hands of the promising Raekwon Sewell, and the other was a pick-six to Elias Ladd. They erased productive tight end Mark Poole from the game, though Cameron Bowers put up 101 yards and a touchdown on his 10 catches. Kansas did not score until the second half, they did not find the endzone until the fourth quarter, and they have now scored 36 points in their last three games combined. The offense is officially at a standstill. Next Up: Kansas falls to 2-6 (1-5) and are almost certain to miss a bowl game for the first time since 2016. They host Iowa State next as the Cyclones try to ice their first bowl bid since 2019. Baylor improves to 4-5 (1-5) and remain alive in the bowl hunt. They will get a bye before their final road game of the season against Oklahoma. Saturday Morning West Virginia 20, #7/#7/#8 Oklahoma State 17 They Did It Again: For the second straight year, West Virginia took on and pulled a big upset over Oklahoma State. And for the fourth straight game after an 0-4 start, West Virginia has come away victorious. The Mountaineers were able to get the job done despite their quietest offensive performance during the winning streak. They still got their fair share of their suddenly trademarked explosive plays. Mike Freeman put up 138 yards and a 40-yard touchdown run on 23 carries. Corey Easley had 96 yards on 5 catches, scoring the only West Virginia receiving touchdown of the game. Martin Lake threw for 222 yards on an efficient 15-of-20 day through the air. But what truly made the difference was their line-of-scrimmage defense. Dominic Acuna had a sack and 3 tackles for loss. Riley Reardon had 3 tackles for loss. Lavonte Jones had 3 tackles for loss. They didn't give the Oklahoma State offense room to breathe, and as a result it suffocated. They Did It Again: For the second straight year, Oklahoma State couldn't get by West Virginia. And for the second straight game after a 7-0 start, the Cowboys came away from a road trip empty-handed. While their 17-point total (their lowest since last year's West Virginia game) stands out, there's fingers to point in all three phases of the game. Amral Brown couldn't get to the line of scrimmage often enough and finished with 97 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Ian Baldwin was just 16-of-29 for 185 yards, throwing a touchdown to Misael Farias (who had a team-high 72 yards on 5 catches) and an interception to Luke Lacey. Jeremy Bridges and Albert Wenzel were quiet as mice, though Samuel Barfield at least cracked the half-century mark on his four grabs. The defense had few explosive plays: Amir Pryor had 2 tackles for loss, but West Virginia's offensive line otherwise handled them, and the Pokes were outgained 390-282. But all that could have been survivable if it weren't for a missed 39-yard field goal from James Vogel, the second miss of the redshirt sophomore's career. West Virginia's Zane McRae hit from 38 and 37. Any one play could have been the difference in this game--and whatever play that was, West Virginia made it. Next Up: Oklahoma State falls to 7-2 (4-2) and is now in a tie for third place in the loss column in the Big XII standings with TCU and Iowa State. That said, they still control their destiny in the title game race, as they own the tiebreaker with both of those schools and still have yet to play Oklahoma. They'll have a bye week before they dig in their heels at home against Texas Tech. West Virginia (4-4, 4-1), however, now finds itself on the right side of the picture. If the season ended today, they would have the right to face Oklahoma in the title game. But before they can get there, they still need to secure bowl-eligibility with two more wins. That path isn't easy; in fact, it mandates a trip to Fort Worth to take on TCU next. Saturday Afternoon Texas 23, Texas Tech 9 Sammy's Super Start: There was a time when Sam Milner had come back down to earth after a red-hot start to the season. That time did not include the first quarter of this game. He set out raining fire on a Texas Tech defense that had held two of its last three opponents to single-digit scoring, blasting through that barrier in the first quarter. He threw touchdown passes to Shaun Lyles and Elias Person to put Texas up 14-3, and that would end up being all the scoring they'd need. That's not to say that's all he'd do for the game. He'd finish with 385 yards on 25-of-38 through the air, but for the rest of the game Texas Tech was able to stiffen up and hold them to field goals. He also distributed the ball well: Shaun Lyles had a career-high 120 yards, his first time topping the century mark on his 43rd statsheet. Shaq Dixon had 85 yards receiving, Elias Person had 81 with his touchdown, and Natrone Benjamin had 64. The latter two were the second-highest marks of their respective careers. Untrodden Grass: In the past two games, the only points Texas Tech has scored in an endzone was a safety against Baylor. Other than that, they've kicked three field goals in each game. That was enough to beat Baylor 11-7, but the offensive struggles they faced against Texas were too much to overcome after Milner's hot start. Grayson Gillette finished with 105 yards and a 77.5 passer rating, both surpassing the season-lows he set against Baylor last week. He finished 11-of-23 and threw an interception. He's a freshman who is playing like a freshman, which puts more of the load on the shoulders of Hayden Dyer. But when a defense can hold Dyer to 93 yards on 20 carries, dare Gillette to beat them, and then see their bet pan out over and over again, it's a tough spiral to climb out of. Texas Tech and Kansas may be looking for similar answers to different questions with their offenses at this point. Next Up: Texas falls to 6-3 (3-3) and the schedule doesn't get much more forgiving from here. They get a bye before they travel to Oklahoma State next. Texas improves to 4-4 (2-4) and inject a spark of life into their bowl hopes. They next have to go to Manhattan to take on a Kansas State team that's traditionally played them well; a win there would put them on the cusp of running their streak to 11 years, but a loss might well spell doom. Saturday Evening #4/#5/#4 Oklahoma 23, Kansas State 17 Perfect Ten: Oklahoma and Kansas State have now met ten times. Seven of them have been blowouts. Two have gone to overtime. One was decided in regulation but not until the fourth quarter. And all ten have gone in favor of the Sooners. This was one of the harder ones, which is less of a surprise after Kansas State's upset of Oklahoma State. The Sooners didn't run the ball as well as they wanted, getting 99 yards on 23 Jaiden Douglas carries and not much of note from Kenyan Chatman. But they did get a vintage, efficient Eric Pope performance: 237 yards on 17-of-22 passing for two touchdowns and an interception. Lucas Dykes (6 for 80 yards, 1 TD) was once again the go-to receiving target, and Elijah Williams (1 INT, 1 PD, 4 tackles) was once again a star on defense. They kicked a pair of field goals from the 10-yard line and closer in the third quarter, which nearly became an issue when Kansas State scored a touchdown to take a 17-16 lead into the fourth. But steady as only a senior can be, Pope found Chase Reardon in the endzone to take the lead back with 12 minutes to play and the defense held strong from there on. Thrice Shy: For the third time in four years, Kansas State came up just short of knocking down Oklahoma. Consecutive 29-26 overtime losses in 2020 (a year where they finished 5-7) and 2021 will haunt them. While this won't go down as a consequential loss unless the Wildcats finish 5-7 again, it could have been a second straight signature win. But when Gabriel Vinson was held to 78 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, when Shane Kruse threw for 199 yards, a touchdown, and an interception on 16-of-28 passing, when the offense was held to 17 points for the game, it would take a herculean effort on defense to get out of Norman with a win. They still nearly pulled it off: Brendan Scherer keyed the run defense that kept Douglas in check, and Mario Hamilton continued his stellar season with an interception and a tackle for loss. They held strong in the red zone and forced those two chip-shot field goals. They put themselves in a position where a bounce or two going their way (other than Jeremiah Melvin's strip-sack that bounced right to P.K. Lovelace) could have been the difference. But it wasn't meant to be. Next Up: Kansas State falls to 4-4 (2-3) and takes on Texas in a crucial matchup for bowl-eligibility. The winner should be favored to make it to 6 wins, and the loser should be favored to make it to 7 losses. Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1) is back to looking like the best team in the Big XII for the moment--and it never seems to last more than a moment this year. For now, though, they'll get a bye before Senior Night against Baylor. Byes: Iowa State (5-3), #12/#13/#11 TCU (6-2)
  36. 4 points
    Friday Night Iowa State 27, Kansas 23 Wake Up And Snell the Kofi: Iowa State's speed demons were the catalysts on offense. Kofi McCullough having a big day hasn't come as a surprise since he was a wide-eyed redshirt freshman. Apart from a lost fumble punched out by Abdoul Mayo and recovered by Deon Evans, his eyes only went wide at seeing the number of holes that opened up for him. He put up 117 yards and 2 touchdowns on 23 carries, and the more Kansas crept into the box to stop him the more things opened up for Vaughn Sheppard to go downfield. His favorite target was naturally Luka Snell, and the redshirt sophomore delivered with 5 catches for 122 yards and a long touchdown reception. Iowa State made the most of their big-play opportunities in all three phases. In addition to those offensive breakaways, they got a pick and a pass breakup from everpresent linebacker Ian Johnson and netted a career-long and school-record 56-yard field goal from Evan Shipley to push the margin to its final score and deliver Iowa State its first bowl bid since 2019. Kicking Themselves: Despite 309 yards and 3 touchdowns from Christian Graham, a season-saving win wasn't in the cards. There were mistakes made all across the field that did them in. Graham completed just 27-of-50 passes and one of those many incompletions was an interception. The run game was a nonfactor, totaling 15 yards on 11 carries. Cameron Bowers and Sebastian Christy dropped 3 passes. Iowa State was constantly getting into the second level of the defense, forcing freshman safeties Shaq Stewart and David Finley to combine for 13 tackles. And what stood out in part because of Iowa State's success in the kicking game: Otto Hahn missed an extra point in the second quarter that would have tied the game up just before the half, and he missed a go-ahead field goal early in the fourth quarter from just 36 yards. Kansas's bowl streak will end after six in a row. Next Up: Kansas drops to 2-7 (1-6) and becomes the first Big XII team to fall out of bowl contention. They get a bye before taking on TCU, Kansas State, and Missouri with nothing to lose. Iowa State improves to 6-3 (4-2), the fifth bowl-eligible team in the conference and one of five teams tied at 4-2 in league play. That tie will be partially broken one way or the other when they host West Virginia next week. Saturday Afternoon Texas 23, Kansas State 13 Quarterback Mewl: Both quarterbacks came into this one ready to pick apart pass-vulnerable opposing defenses, only for those defenses to prove ready to meet the challenge. Sam Milner and Shane Kruse dueled essentially to a draw and weren't able to put up the barnburner that could have happened. Kruse was held to 200 yards, a touchdown, and an interception to Justice Gay on 18-of-35 passing. He found Jermaine Jordan for 64 yards but only connected with him 3 times; primary targets Jhonny Palacios (4 for 53 yards, 1 TD) and Joel De La Cruz-Venegas (4 for 40 yards) couldn't do as much with their targets and each dropped a pass. Milner was just a bit better, finishing with 216 yards, a touchdown, and an interception to Mario Hamilton on 21-of-36 passing. Hamilton's interception was his fourth of the season and his third in as many games. Shaun and Don: Shaun Lyles followed up his breakout game last week with another strong effort on Saturday. He finished with 78 yards and Texas's only receiving touchdown on 6 catches, all without a drop. He and Dontae Alford ended up making the difference on offense. Alford only had 14 carries, but they went for 69 yards and a touchdown. Along with 22 rushing yards from Sam Milner, they nearly doubled up Kansas State's rushing total. Combine that with sacks from Jamal Robinson and Zion Gaines and those little pieces of yardage start to add up. That's how Texas gets a couple of extra red zone opportunities that led to a touchdown and two easy field goals (plus a 45-yarder) whereas Kansas State had to kick from the 23 and the 24 rather than make a run at the endzone. Next Up: Kansas State falls to 4-5 (2-4) and suddenly finds itself in a precarious position heading into the home stretch. To earn their first bowl bid in seven years they will need to beat two of TCU, Iowa State, and Kansas, with only the last being at home. Texas, meanwhile, improves to 5-4 (3-4) and has come back from the brink. They have a bye before their first shot at a bowl this year against Oklahoma State; failing that, they have Baylor and Texas A&M remaining on the schedule. Saturday Evening #12/#11/#10 TCU 27, West Virginia 24 Everything But The Points: West Virginia's shown this season that they don't really understand the concept of fear, and they had no issues taking it right to TCU at Hell's Half Acre. They matched TCU practically yard-for-yard. Martin Lake was efficient with 205 yards on 18-of-25 passing with a touchdown, and the Mike Freeman-Bryce Madison duo had a combined 120 yards and 2 scores on 25 carries. They got the ball in the hands of Corey Easley, who had 84 yards and a touchdown on 5 catches. They made their only field goal attempt, a 29-yard chippie. They allowed just one sack. They committed fewer penalties for fewer yards. They even won the turnover battle. They checked off every single box you could ask them to check off--and still fell three points short. The only stat in the box score they really lost was points. Doing Enough To Win: TCU's downright scary when they're at their peak, but they were nowhere near that level against the visiting Mountaineers. Taylor Cook had his first career good-but-not-great game, throwing for 215 yards on 16-of-28 passing with 2 touchdowns, an interception, and a solid 138.1 passer rating. Matteo Cates complemented him reasonably well with 98 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, but no one on the TCU offense really stood out. Finn Nielsen had 3 catches for 56 yards and a score, and no other receiver cracked the 50-yard mark. Griffin McHanna didn't do much of anything. On defense, the linebackers were the playmakers: Guillermo Luna had a sack, Richard Farrell and Lardarius Pendleton had a tackle for loss apiece, and nobody else had a havoc play outside of that. But they were able to squeeze every last bit that they could out of that performance. It came down to a tight fourth quarter, and Ian Todd's field goals of 50 and 36 yards were enough to hold off West Virginia's last charge. It was an evenly matched game that someone had to win, and TCU did just enough to come out on top. Next Up: West Virginia falls to 4-5 (4-2) as their four-game winning streak comes to an end. They're still tied for second in the Big XII with three other teams, one of whom is their next opponent: Iowa State. They're on the road against them and Baylor before finishing the year at home against Oklahoma. TCU improves to 7-2 (4-2) and faces Kansas State at home on Senior Night next before taking on Kansas and Texas Tech on the road to finish up. Byes: #5/#5/#4 Oklahoma (8-1), Baylor (4-5), #14/#15/#17 Oklahoma State (7-2), Texas Tech (6-3)
  37. 4 points
    Bubada

    [2023] Week 13: Who's In, Who's Out

    Out: 7. Indianapolis Colts (8.9-7.1) (-1) 8. Tennessee Titans (8.6-7.4) 9. Houston Texans (8.1-7.9) One of us AFC South teams need to take over the Dolphins/Raiders for that wild card spot. Dolphins/Raiders have had enough success. I nominate the Titans for wild card.
  38. 4 points
    Qupax

    [2023] Week #1 AP Poll - CBBHC

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  39. 4 points
    Soluna

    Score Sheet

    For your use when calculating your own score. It's in the toolbar as a basketball hoop. Just so you're clear. Point calculation order: Points from the roll for that quarter. Points from any potential doubling rolls. (Only if applicable from a rolled 1 in step 1 - or 2 if player is a sharpshooter, see below - otherwise does not occur.) Points from continuous abilities. Points from single use abilities. Points from stars. Only applies if the player still has at least 1 point after the previous four steps have been calculated. Negative points from opponent abilities. table { width: 70%; border-spacing: 0; } table td { padding: 3px; } tr { background-color: #FFF; } tr:nth-child(even){ background-color: #EAEAEA; } table.boxscore tr { background-color: #fff; } table.boxscore td { font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 90%; text-align: center; border: 1px solid #D3D3D3; border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; } table.boxscore td:first-of-type { border-left: 0px; } table.boxscore tr:first-of-type td, table.boxscore tr:last-of-type td { border-bottom: 0px; } table.compare td { font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 80%; text-align: center; } table td.block { height: 35px; text-align: center; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 100%; background-color: #00004c; color: #fff; font-weight: bold; } table td.teamspecific { width: 49%; min-width: 400px; display:inline-block; } table td.teamspecific td.stat{ text-align: left; } table td.teamspecific td.name{ text-align: left; } table td.teamspecific td.stat.name{ width: 12%; background-color: #BBB; font-weight:bold; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 80%; } table td.teamspecific td.label { width: 40%; background-color: #BBB; font-weight: bold; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 80%; text-align: left; } @media (max-width: 840px) { table td.teamspecific{ width: 100%; } } SCHOOL MASCOT Score Sheet (First/Second Quarter Early/Late) Player Rolls Doubling Rolls Attributes Stars Total Notes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  40. 4 points
    Soluna

    CFBHC v1.7

    NOTE: I've received a lot of good feedback on this directly since it was published and may be revising this significantly going forward. I understand your concerns and will take a further look at it. (Fortunately we have a while before next year's recruiting). I just wanted to let you know that I acknowledge feedback that was provided.
  41. 4 points
    SyndaKyt

    Mountain West Cowboy Crootin Week 10

    Welcome All, to the Mountain West Cowboy Crootin The weekly series you all read about, with a name change and a few modifications. And as always, enjoy this read and enjoy the holidays! Air Force Total Croots signed: 6 C Alex Joiner 6-2 293 Fr Mission San Jose (Fremont CA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Does this image seem familiar? It was used before to highlight the guy running it, but now it is for the man blocking for him. @stinsy and the Falcons pick up a decent crootin in Joiner, teammates with SJSU croot Brian Youngblood. This was a choice of need with the only Center on the team being RS Jr 3.5/3.5 Terrance Gilmore. He will most likely be looked at as the second stringer behind Gilmore. The designation between them is different, with Gilmore preferring to Pass Blocking. Joiner will have to come up to speed during spring practice with his pass protection skills if the redshirted 5 star QB Matt Mosley is to be protected as he drops bombs over opposing defenses. Boise State Total Croots signed: 3 The Boise State Broncos are still battling it out with other teams for multiple croots. For the sake of this team, we all hope they pull in a class that covers what they need. Have faith in @Azul. Colorado State Total Croots signed: 10 FB Xavien Lawrence 5-10 225 Fr Pioneer (Ann Arbor MI) 1.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] @Ahven D'Gale and the Rams take their scouting department to a more northern frontier and explore the depths of Michigan. Colorado State was not the only team from Colorado to get the message as the Buffaloes stampeded towards Ann Arbor to snatch up Lawrence. CSU thought in their minds to devise a strategy to take him away from the courting Buffaloes who reached him first. Lo and Behold, Lawrence will be attending the BETTER Colorado school in CSU. He will probably be redshirted because he will become an extra piece to bolster the passing game and protect the QB. The Rams just committed a mugging and the PAC-12 is not happy. Fresno State Total Croots signed: 13 ATH Frank Turpin 6-3 227 Fr Lompoc (Lompoc CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Target] @Hchou17 and the Bulldogs are cruising through CA with another local croot in Turpin. Fresno State managed to finesse Turpin away from bigger P5 schools. Turpin was everywhere on the field for the Lompoc Braves and was given the number 1 for the annual heirloom of that team which represents the best athlete. Turpin played WR on offense gaining 1117 receiving yards and 14 TDs, SS on defense with 85 TKLs, 5 TFLs, 6 INTs, and 3 FFs. He also fielded some kicks for the Braves' special team unit. Lompoc will most likely be redshirted his first year and from then on will be a supporting member behind RS Fr 2/5 Blake Coates. Hawai'i Total Croots signed: 12 QB Aaron Bates 6-5 202 Fr Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks CA) 2.5 of 4.0 [Pocket] @GigemAgs and the Rainbow Warriors are gunning for the top spots as the G5 schools with the best recruiting class. Bates from Notre Dame will assist them in this goal and possibly be a stopgap for the departing MWC icon J.T. Youngblood. He has the prototypical Golden Boy QB build standing at 6'5 and has a rocket for an arm. He recorded 4,500 passing yards and 45 TDs. He led his team through the CIF before falling in the semifinals. He will either redshirt or compete in a three way battle between the freshman currently being redshirted, the second stringer, and himself. Decisions, Decisions. Nevada Total Croots signed: 10 RB Lavonte Byrd 5-8 217 Fr Long Beach Polytechnic ( CA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Power] @Joopear and the Wolfpack are attempting to recover for the long-winded battle for the 5 star DE Allen. Nevada recruits Byrd from Long Beach Poly to improve depth in their running game. Byrd at Long Beach Poly recorded 1641 rushing yards and 16 rushing TDs, with 7 receiving TDs to add on the season.The Backs currently present are very young and not particularly skillful yet. The RB position is quite full as of late, so it is most likely that Byrd is redshirted his first year for the coaches to evaluate him further. He joins the 5'10 and under club with Billings and Dyson welcoming him into their brotherhood. New Mexico Total Croots signed: 12 DT DeAndre Callahan 6-1 312 Fr Sinton (Sinton TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap] @DarthJarJar and the Lobos recruit Callahan from the neighobring Lone Star State, Texas. Callahan is one of the better DTs New Mexico has seen and it is a toss up on whether he will compete for a spot immediately or a sit out a year to learn more about the Lobos' system. Callahan wants to become a disruptor for this New Mexico defense and is attracted to how Fagan plays the game. He states that Fagan is a part of the reason as to why he signed with the Lobos, seeing how his star power has elevated the status of this program. Callahan looks forward to charging through opposing offensive lineman and slinging skill players around. San Diego State Total Croots signed: 14 FB Joel Grady 5-11 259 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 3.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] @pumph and the Aztecs find a local for the short term solution at fullback to pair along the incoming freshman FB Maddox. Despite being a 3.5/ he is very skillful and it shows as multiple PAC-12 schools were also in the hunt for Grady. Grady will have to become familiar with his teammates, especially Nick Stewart, to work in conjuction to win games for SDSU and possibly be a championship contender. Grady's primary position was fullback, but he also was an edge rusher. He felt himself he was too short to disrupt any plays,, so he'd much rather be a pass protector. He can also be used to bump a defender and leak out unassumingly to become an extra target and gain yards after the catch. San Jose State Total Croots signed: 21 P Gavin Frias 5-8 195 Fr Liberty (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power] @redeye4 and the Spartans seem to be going an unconvential route and focusing on the special teams aspect of their team. Although this was more of the recruiting tactic of an interim HC before redeye4 but they are stickingg to his guns as they recruit the man with the booming leg Frias. He loves the excitement of pinning teams inside the ten yard line and look forward to do so in college. Seriously, next year, The Spartans need to get out of this rut and hopefully they can find a coach that is willing to remain in the long run to take on a hefty rebuilding process. UNLV Total Croots signed: 6 CB Geno Dyson 5-10 178 Fr Vernon Kilpatrick (Malibu CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] @ChizDippler and the Rebels round out their trio of 3.5 Man Coverage CBs with Dyson being the last one to be covered in this weekly series. Geno Dyson helped assist Kilpatrick in boasting a top 5 defense in their conference as he recorded 67 TKLs, 5 TFLs, 2 Sacks, 9 INTs with three of those resulting in pick sixes. Dyson brings a bruising attitude to UNLV and wants to not only disrupt plays but is an earnest tackler. He also led his conference in pass inteference penalties so he must improve more on his technique and learn to displine himself from being too physical when covering receivers. Utah State Total Croots signed: 17 CB Amir Parris 5-10 173 Fr Woods Cross (Woods Cross UT) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] Utah State is nearing its 21-croot limit with the addition of one of their best croots, Parris from the homegrown state of Utah. Parris will most likely sit out a year, but look for him to make an impact in 2025 for the Aggies secondary as he may be tasked with being on the island of CB1. Whether he gets more help or not is debatable but there is qute alot of pressure being put on him to learn the intracacies and systems of the defense. Parris seems to be elated to know that he will be at the forefront of this defense and is making a bold statement in wanting to be one of the best corners in the MWC. Wyoming Total Croots signed: 6 OT Maxim Cornelius 6-4 285 Fr Mt. Diablo (Concord CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] The Wyoming Cowboys pick up a guy that sounds like he should be from ancient Rome from Mt. Diablo. Cornelius had the pleasure of blocking for the also recruited Red Devil Ari Rhoads, but Cornelius excels in Pass Blocking more than advancing towards the second level. This was an essential need to be addressed as the offensive line was a key part of the Cowboys losing key matchups. He is not necessarily the best OT to be recruited but this is seen as progress and Wyoming is starting to turn the tide of their luck. If they can lock up battles this year and the next, they could be seen as a potential threat to go bowling.
  42. 4 points
    Rome

    Happy 6th Birthday CFBHC

    I played WR and FS in high school. I dont care which. I'm curious how you're gonna create these players. 5.0 is probably my only real shot at signing myself unless I'm some podunk 3.0. True to life, I'd be a 0.5/0.5 though, I'm as athletic as a new born giraffe on ice.
  43. 4 points
    Osu

    [2023] Week #11 - Playoff Rankings

    fyi, the P5 and G5's are backwards in this
  44. 4 points
    HAFFnHAFF

    [2023] Oklahoma Recruiting Update

    Norman, OK - The Sooners' coaching staff has not only been busy on the field this season, but they have also been crossing the country hitting the recruiting trail. Their efforts this season have brought in the most geographically diverse class in school history. As of this writing, 9 recruits have signed a letter of intent from 7 different states. Oklahoma currently sits just inside the top 10 in recruiting class rankings and Coach HAFFnHAFF says, "We aren't done yet. We still have a few targets out on the board we are going to make a hard final push for." The Offense C Graham Marlow 6-3 261 Fr Groveton (Groveton TX) 1.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] - Marlow was the crown jewel of the Sooner recruiting class. He was ranked as the #1 recruiting battle and it was back and forth for a long time between Oklahoma and Temple before Marlow finally committed to Oklahoma. Marlow could see playing time as a true freshman with the graduation of Liam Woodruff, or he could take a redshirt season. QB Wesley Moss 6-0 198 Fr Shawnee (Shawnee OK) 2.5 of 4.5 [Hybrid] - Early this season Oklahoma thought they had their QB of the future in Nick Brohm. But then the bottom dropped out and he was benched for Eric Pope. Even before that happened though, Wesley Moss had already committed to Oklahoma. He was likely to redshirt at the time he committed, but could play his way into the starting job vacated by Pope next season if he can beat out Brohm this offseason. This will be an exciting position battle to watch. WR Amral Grier 6-4 209 Fr Milford (Milford DE) 1.0 of 5.0 [Target] - The Sooners are desperately hoping that Lucas Dykes returns to Norman for his senior season. But if he doesn't, Grier could be thrust into playing time as a true freshman. TE Osceola Hawley 6-1 200 Fr Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg SC) 2.5 of 3.0 [Receiving] - Hawley isn't the most exciting prospect to commit to Oklahoma, but he does break a mold. For far too long Oklahoma has only recruited blockers at TE, and Hawley is expected to step in and provide a receiving target for the offense right off the bat. The Defense CB Landon Hall 5-11 184 Fr Gore (Gore OK) 2.5 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage] - Hall was an early commit to Oklahoma and looks to fill the massive hole left with the departure of Elijah Williams. He will be paired with last year's signees D'Andras Moore and Messiah Knox, both of whom redshirted this season to form a 4 year starting group in the secondary with 5*, 5*, and 4* potential. DT Shane Lauer 6-7 299 Fr Northfield (Northfield MN) 1.0 of 5.0 [2-Gap] - Lauer will take a redshirt next season regardless of David Kaiser's decision about the NFL draft. If Kaiser declares early, Lorenzo Croft will step in as the starting Nose Tackle as the Sooners transition to a 3-4 defense. If Kaiser comes back, the Sooners will stay in 4-3 one more year before Lauer takes over in the middle of the defense. ILB Carson Nash 6-2 244 Fr Ohatchee (Ohatchee AL) 1.0 of 5.0 [Will] - Along the same lines of strengthening the middle, Carson Nash was brought in to roam the middle of the field behind Lauer. Nash will also take a redshirt before stepping into a starting role in 2025. FS Xavier Grossman 5-11 224 Fr Beatty (Beatty NV) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] - Grossman provides depth for a Sooner secondary that projects to only have 1 FS on the roster after next season. He is unlikely to see much playing time outside of special teams, but does give the Sooners options in case of injury. ILB August Oneil 6-1 220 Fr Mineral Wells (Mineral Wells TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] - Oneil likely projects to be a career special teamer, but he will take reps this spring at ILB and be prepared to step into playing time if injury strikes. Coach HAFFnHAFF wouldn't talk much about what is next on the recruiting trail, choosing to play his cards close to the vest. He did say that there are still a couple notable targets they are after and some key depth pieces. But for the most part, the coaching staff has turned their attention to evaluating potential JuCo transfers. Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date Landon Hall CB Gore, OK Gore HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Early Skill: Potential: Carson Nash ILB Ohatchee, AL Ohatchee HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 244 lb (111 kg) Week 4 Skill: Potential: Shane Lauer DT Northfield, MN Northfield HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 299 lb (136 kg) Week 5 Skill: Potential: Amral Grier WR Milford, DE Milford HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Week 6 Skill: Potential: Graham Marlow C Groveton, TX Groveton HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 261 lb (118 kg) Week 8 Skill: Potential: Wesley Moss QB Shawnee, OK Shawnee HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Week 5 Skill: Potential: August Oneil ILB Mineral Wells, TX Mineral Wells HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Week 7 Skill: Potential: Osceola Hawley TE Orangeburg, SC Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Week 6 Skill: Potential: Xavier Grossman FS Beatty, NV Beatty HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Week 7 Skill: Potential:
  45. 4 points
    bingo415

    2019 in Retrospect and 2020

    Tuscan, I'm always very impressed with your openness and willingness to be vulnerable on this site. I think it's a huge asset to our community. I'm still processing my own 2019/2020 thoughts, and will post later. But, I wanted to say that your sobriety is truly remarkable, and to be celebrated. While job rejection is difficult, I think it allows one to hone what they truly WANT from a job. A new friend this year mentioned that they went thru programming Boot Camp, got a decent programming job, and immediately disliked the environment and actual work. So, just like that, he dropped it in favor of pursuing photography and freelance art. So, to each their own, I suppose.
  46. 4 points
    East Carolina Explodes on Offense: Pirates find away to stay alive in the AAC East QB Kyler Wilson 26 of 38 for 401 Yards, 3 Tds, 1 Int The Pirates launced a fourth quarter comeback Friday night against the Cincinatti Bearcats. Their 8 game win streak against the Bearcats came crashing down at home last season, and the seniors never forgot. "We circled this game the moment they released the schedule. We lost last season. We embarassed ourselves, we let down our brothers, our fans and ourselves. We weren't going to do it again this year. We found a way to score, and stop them when it mattered. " Senior Leon Burris said after the game. Kyler Wilson lead a game winning drive to help ensure their victory, with Burris catching the game winner late in the fourth. "Our coaches prepared really well, and got us ready. We trusted them and the gameplan they came in with. We trusted the guy next to us to do their job. It was a nice team win." QB Kyler Wilson also told the media. Wilson threw for over 400 and 3 touchdowns. He was a handful of yards short of breaking the school single game passing record that he broke already last season. WR Jimmy Cardona 9 receptions for 128 yards As impressive as wilson looked, he was not the most impressive star of the game. Samuel Baldwin III, and transfer Jimmy Cardona, both came out and impressed. Both showed off the potential they were brought here for. Baldwin rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns. This was the first time that ECU rushed for over hundred yards since 2021. Baldwin is also the first rusher to have multiple rushing touchdowns since Eli Tuitama was there several seasons ago. Baldwin also had a long of 35 yards which ended in a touchdown. The longest since Xavier Stanley in 2021. The Pirates hope to see more performances like this out of him over the next three weeks. Jimmy Cardona, a Junior who transfered from Oklahoma last season, has finally had a chance to show off why the pirates were so happy to land him. Leading the team in receptions, he also lead the team in receiving yards this week in his breakout performance. Jacob benson also continued his rampage toward the NFL with another 100 yard performance, and two more touchdown receptions to add to his totals. The duo gave fits to the cincinatti secondary all day long, with Leon Burris also contributing with over 80 yards and a touchdown catch of his own. Noel Ransom 26 attempts on 183 yards, 2 TD. The offense exploded, however the defense continued to deflate. Neol Ransom had 183 yards on the ground with 2 touchdowns. With the QB running for 30 yards, the Pirates gave up over 200 yards on the ground and have given up 1100 yards so far in 9 games. The Run defense all season has been pretty rough. Two freshmen in the middle, and two more in the linebacker positions. Thats a lot of freshman in the front seven. Theo Guinn however had himself a game. The Sophmore defensive end found the ball carrier five times, and two more times behind the line. Not to mention he was also able to record a sack. Mario Redd, the freshmen middle linebacker, recorded 8 tackles and a tackle for loss. The secondary held Cincinatti to 250 yards. As strange as it is, 250 seems to be the magic number for this team. Last week, they allowed 251 yards a lost. Infact everytime they've allowed more than 250 passing they've lost. "We are contining to work and get better. We are a young group, but we are capiable of so much better than this." Guinn said. The 41-37 Victory over the Bearcats kept the Pirates alive in the AAC East. Two losses to SMU and Navy, the Pirates have to winout to ensure their chances at the AAC title game. They are keeping a very close eye on Temple. Assuming they don't stumble, and temple loses at least once more, the pirates will ensure their chance at getting blown out in the title game instead of the Owls. A rocky start to open conference play, but three very solid wins over division rivals see them very much in the race for the post season. With three more games to go, the Pirates luck out in that they don't play a single team with a winning record, While the Owls still have to play a very inconsistent Memphis and a powerhouse SMU team. But the future continues to look bright and while the team is watching temple, they still have to worry about themselves. Especially with UConn at the end of the season. They have been known to be a thorn in ECU foot before.
  47. 4 points
    Bubada

    [2023] Week 12 C-USA Roundup

    Winners Losers Conference Leaders *Kai Askew (FAU), Richard Cobb (WKU), Ronnie Simon (MRSH), and Nick Orlando (RICE) also have 3 INTs Standings PFA= Points For Average PAA= Points Against Average Recruiting Rankings: Major Commitments this week: FIU OLB Joshua Case 6-4 220 Fr Ashville (Ashville AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Coverage] North Texas ILB Carlos Tucker 6-2 240 Fr Prestonwood Christian Academy ( TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Will] Rice ATH Akiem Middleton 6-0 159 Fr Hanover Park (East Hanover NJ) 1.0 of 5.0 [Speed]
  48. 4 points
    Austin, TX Welcome back Longhorns fans. As we discussed last week after going out of state to get a big OT Coach Ape has returned to the trail in Texas and has yielded some more results that will have an instant impact on the field for the Longhorns. Lets take an in depth look at the two newest Longhorns before diving into the rumors our staff has heard over the last week. SS9 SS Patrick Munnerlyn 6-2 189 Fr Faith Christian (Grapevine TX) 3.0 of 3.5 Man Coverage Black The Longhorns landed an instant impact player for their secondary this week in Patrick Munnerlyn. New Mexico made a strong push for Munnerlyn but Texas was able to seal the deal. He’s an advanced player already and will not need to redshirt at all. He has the opportunity to be the starting SS, pushing ATH Logan Gallegos to CB where he fits better size wise. Munnerlyn was ranked by the recruiting service as the 9th best SS in this years class, adding to Coach Apes collection of instant impact players that he has collected the last two recruiting cycles. DE29 DE Raymond Nunn 6-2 267 Fr Rising Star (Rising Star TX) 3.0 of 3.0 Blitz Black The Longhorns also were able to bring in their third DE of the cycle this week with the advanced Raymond Nunn. The lowest ranked of the 3 (29th DE in the nation) he will not need a redshirt year like Shaq Edwards will though. Nunn joins his former teammate Benjamin Lockwood in Austin now. Lockwood was apparently crucial in convincing both Coach Ape and Nunn of the fit for the program for both sides and is excited about reuniting with his old teammate. Munnerlyn and Nunn join the 9 other recruits already committed to the Longhorns to form a class of 11 currently DT Zaquan Dykes 6-5 288 Fr Northland Christian (Houston TX) 2.5 of 4.0 [2-Gap] OLB Ricardo Cortes 5-11 224  Fr Roscoe (Roscoe TX) 2.5 of 4.0 [Coverage]  OT Uzoma Akabueze 6-7 263 Fr Abuja (Nigeria) 3.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]  DE Shaq Edwards 6-5 254 Fr DeLeon (DeLeon TX) 1.0 of 4.0  [Blitz] DE Aaron Holguin 6-6 258 Fr Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Contain] TE Dereece Taylor 6-5 194 Fr DeLeon (DeLeon TX) 3.0 of 4.0 [Receiving] P Cedric Renaudin 5-7 185 Fr Marseille (France)  1.0 of 4.5 [Power]  CB Shaq Lawson 5-11 187 Fr Westwood (Austin, TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] OT Isaac McIntyre 6-1 272 Fr Gladstone (Gladstone OR) 2.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking] RUMOR HAS IT 1. Coach Ape is laser focused on in-state WILL LB Omar French now. He was leaning towards Akron but has since said its a toss up between Texas and Akron now 2. RB Vic Rich who was considering staying in-state with the Longhorns has decided to go to James Madison due to playing time concerns in Austin. 3. Coach Ape is pushing to get a full class of 21 but is still not expecting to hit the limit with underclassmen.
  49. 4 points
    Osu

    FCS Coaches Poll Week 11

    FCS Coaches Poll Week 11 2023 Rank Change Team (#1 Votes) Points 1 +1 Illinois State Redbirds (4) 58 2 -1 North Dakota State Bison (3) 56 3 -- UC Davis Aggies (1) 51 4 -- Delaware Blue Hens 37 5 +1 South Dakota State Jackrabbits 29 6 -1 James Madison Dukes 26 7 -- Harvard Crimson 22 8 NEW Youngstown State Penguins / North Dakota Fighting Hawks 4 Dropped: N/A Others Receiving Votes: N/A
  50. 4 points
    bingo415

    Happy 6th Birthday CFBHC

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CFBHC!!! Wow, 6 years...that's amazing! And a hearty congrats to YOU, @Soluna, for getting this thing rolling. I'm very thankful for a community that does a good job of caring for it's own, while still remaining competitive and fun. Woot!
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