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T-C-U BETTER BELIEVE IT

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

THE BUC STOPS HERE

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

DREAM KILLERS?

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

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

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

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

    CFBHC swag

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

    CFBHC swag

    So I've been coaching a virtual Purdue football team for 3 IRL years now, and like most of you I didn't really have any connection to the school beforehand. I figured I'd get a memento so if I'm still kicking it 30 years from now I'll look back and reminiscence about the virtual gridiron. So here's my one Purdue thing proudly displayed in my livingroom: Anyone else ever get something based on their CFBHC/NFLHC team?
  5. 17 points
    bingo415

    [2021] Week 3 Power Rankings

    Justin Davis deflects an Aaron Shea pass Week 3 brought a couple of very interesting matchups and performances to the fore. The list of undefeated teams whittled down some, and a couple of previously winless squads got 'W's'. Who's going to stick around the top all season? Who's going to make the long journey up and down the rankings? Stay tuned, as this week we break the ranking apart for some tiered action! Remember, if you don't like where you are in these rankings...play better! The Undefiled 1. Green Bay Packers Pack are the class of the League, though one might have suspected a slightly more convincing win over the Luke Williams-led Cowboys on Monday night. A Green Bay-Miami Super Bowl would be amazing, but the Pack have to get past the über-hot Eagles and the in-division Bears. Miami : Jordan-era Chicago Bulls :: Jets : Isaiah’s Pistons. Can the Dolphins get over the hump of the Jets stranglehold on the East? Oh, and the Chiefs just keep winning. Terrence Rodgers is making a weekly pitch for the Pro Bowl…or is that the MVP trophy he’s staring at…? 2. Miami Dolphins 3. Philadelphia Eagles 4. New York Jets 5. Kansas City Chiefs 6. Chicago Bears One Loss, Feeling Pretty Good 7. Las Vegas Raiders 8. Carolina Panthers 9. Tennessee Titans 10. Arizona Cardinals 11. Atlanta Falcons I was going to label this the “One-loss Contenders,” but really I’m not sure that Arizona and Atlanta ARE contenders. They’ve played well, but the Falcons’ loss to Tampa Bay raised an eyebrow, and the Cardinals looked all sorts of lost against Tanner Bowman and Washington. Titans look legit and just had a stumble, ditto the Panthers and of course the Raiders. Damn, I hate the Raiders. Best Two-loss Team 12. Jacksonville Jaguars Why are the Jags here and not lower in the 2-loss Disappointments? Well, their losses are by 3 to the Titans and by 4 to the Jets. Yes, both were in JAX, which makes me wonder about the mental toughness of this team, but we’re going with the Jags as the best 2-loss team that will bounce back and challenge for a playoff spot. One Loss, Feeling FUCKING GREAT! 13. New Orleans Saints 14. Houston Texans 15. Washington Redskins 16. Buffalo Bills Absolutely all of these teams (yes, even Rome and the Texans) have to feel pretty amazing about being 2-1 right now. Saints are on top because their close loss to the Falcons showed lots of grit. They took Minnesota’s best shot and mostly parried it away. Bills got to Wheeler and took the Titans down a peg. Anthony Ortiz will absolutely win DPOY…he’s just been amazing. What can you say about Tanner Bowman other than wow! He was efficient versus the Broncos in week 2, and off-the-charts against Arizona. Two-Loss Disappointments 17. Indianapolis Colts 18. Los Angeles Rams 19. Cleveland Browns 20. San Francisco 49ers 21. Dallas Cowboys 22. Denver Broncos All of these teams are looking at the standings, shaking their heads, and saying “What?” Denver is the only team to win in Week 3, but looked awful in the first two weeks (though the Washington loss looks much better now, eh?). Indy ran into Carolina, and then got shelled by the Dolphins. The Rams have dropped two in a row without injuries to blame. The Niners got nipped by the Bears and then lost McBride for the season. The Cowboys actually played the Packers pretty tough, but are still staring at the Luke Williams era for a few weeks. I don’t necessarily expect any of these teams to remain down here for too long, but if they are still here around Week 6 or so, shouldn’t we just admit that they aren’t as good as expected? One Win, We’re Working Stuff Out 23. New England Patriots 24. Pittsburgh Steelers 25. Seattle Seahawks 26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27. Cincinnati Bengals “Working stuff out…” is almost too kind for the Bengals and Steelers, given their off-season front office turmoil, but it’s mostly apt for now. The Seahawks were lucky to hit the Lions without LeCount for a close win, or else they’d be lower. RJ Stanford, one week after looking like he belonged, crashed back to earth in a bloodbath. Bucs got the win over the Falcons, but need to show MUCH more consistency. One thing is clear in the Bay: DeNorris Jackson is a stud. I have absolutely no idea what is going on with the Patriots—are they the team that beat a no-gameplan Bengals by 30? Or the gang that got zipped by the Texans? Need a Win BADLY! 28. Detroit Lions 29. Baltimore Ravens 30. Minnesota Vikings 31. Los Angeles Chargers 32. New York Giants Lions and Ravens lost close ones on the road, while the Vikings put up 31 against the Saints and lost. The Chargers are beginning to show some life on offense, and it was good to see Easely make a stat sheet. The Giants could very well be in their own category of stink, but we’ll lump them here to avoid piling on. Out of these teams, I think the Ravens get a win first.
  6. 16 points
    Here are some assorted thoughts on various teams upcoming first round draft selections. All of these teams are bad so far this season so hopefully this can give them some hope in these times of need. I included some people who I think are very obvious early decs from the 2023 class. Anyway here it is: Minnesota: Most Likely Pick: RB DeSean Dockery, Louisville Analysis: The Vikings have looked surprisingly competent on offense so far this season with Vardell and Keith Dunn both performing above expectation, but I still think they ought to try and recapture the magic of the Vardell+Henson duo. Dockery is a stud and I expect his draft stock to stay high throughout the offseason leading up to the draft. The other big option for them is an EDGE rusher, especially DE. Justin Glass is old and mediocre. The team's pass defense is still bad but they've invested too much in the secondary already to keep throwing darts against that dart board so I think additional pressure from the pass rush is where they look to improve next. Primary targets here are Sebastian Smallwood and Timothy Key. They could also go for a wide reciever since Luke Cobb has improved the team so much. There are three great Wrs this year but I think Morgan Patton out of Penn State would pair especially well with Cobb and create a fearsome duo. Cleveland: Most Likely Pick: FS Seth Scott, Colorado Analysis: The Browns are honestly extremely tough to analyze here because they are the sort of team that is decent everywhere but elite nowhere (except WR1 and Center). With these sorts of teams that are solid but lacking special players when they take big time playmakers and that's exactly what Seth Scott is. He's one of the biggest ballhawks in CFBHC history with 10 interceptions last season and that sort of play would be a welcome step up from their current safety LaMichael Jones, who while competent isn't very exciting. The other big option for them I think is offensive guard to replace the soon to retire Calvin Milloy. That option would probably be better if they were further down in the 1st because this class on the surface lacks elite OG prospects. Otherwise the team is full of solid young players so while they could upgrade elsewhere I don't think it's as likely as OG or safety. Indianapolis: Most Likely Pick: CB Kyle Cunningham, Baylor Analysis: Indy has avoided picking high end corners for years now and I think it's finally starting to bite them in the ass. Forget about the run game, that pass defense is bottom 10 in the league right now despite the amount of pressure the Dline is getting. Cunningham is the best corner out of this relatively weak class for the position right now and I think he'd fit snuggly in at Indy. Other positions they could go are runningback if it turns out Otero really is done for, I actually think Ricky Vega would be a great fit here and likely available wherever they pick, maybe even in the 2nd round. As usual they could also use an upgrade at center with Xavier Cueller. There aren't many good OLBs this draft but Jabari Fletcher wouldn't be bad to replace the aging Keyuo Clark. New York Giants: Most Likely Pick: QB Matt Jones, Purdue Analysis: It looks like Davenport isn't gonna be a Giant after all and right now they're starting David Brezina so if they don't address quarterback this draft it will be an absolute tragedy for the team's fans. Matt Jones is my favorite QB of this draft so far and I think he'd fit nicely with the team they have in New York right now. I think Marcus Black could also be good if they want to go the scrambler route. Either works really but right now I favor Jones. The Giants roster is honestly just plain terrible right now so I could see them going a lot of directions otherwise. Maybe they want to get their defense going with Smallwood. They could also look to trade down and select Jarvis Ward, Morgan Patton or Tyler White at wide reciever. But as I said before, I think their #1 priority right now has to be the QB position, so unless they address that in free agency I think it'll be their pick of Black or Jones. Dallas Cowboys: Most Likely Pick: WR Tyler White, Penn State Analysis: The Cowboys are better than their record for sure but the weaknesses they've shown are still real. The roster is extremely well rounded and I don't think there are any particular problem areas bigger then WR so I look for the Cowboys to draft one of the big three (Ward, Patton and White). I think White is the most likely to be available when Dallas picks but it could be any of them. A star WR could unlock Graham Burnett and provide some balance to their offense to provide the boost they need to become true superbowl contenders. Other than wide reciever I could see them upgrading the secondary a bit with a free safety or CB2. Seth Scott would be interesting if they could grab him for example. Some of their olinemen are getting old so maybe they want to draft one for cap relief but that'd be kind of a waste IMO. Really I think the Cowboys going WR makes too much sense for it not to happen but we'll see, they could lose someone to free agency that opens up another hole before the draft. LA Chargers: Most Likely Pick: OT Alex Vasili, Penn State Analysis: Assuming he declares I would love Vasili to the Chargers. They have a lot of needs but #1 to me is offensive line which is absolutely atrocious right now for them, the worst in the league. Vasili isn't sexy but he's played well enough over the course of his career that he'd be worth it in my opinion. The Chargers have a lot of other places they could go besides OT. Their wide recievers are still bad so they could upgrade there. Aside from Oliphaunt their secondary isn't great so if they trade down they could get value there. Maybe they'll be sick of Matty Ice by the end of the season and take a chance on Black or Jones but I think in their situation it makes more sense to upgrade the supporting cast first. Pittsburgh Steelers: Most Likely Pick: QB Marcus Black, Auburn Analysis: As Sagebow has himself said publicly, RJ Stanford is most likely not the answer. If they can get their hands of Marcus Black I think it'd be an absolutely perfect fit, and I think Sage is going to aggressively pursue him assuming he declares. Matt Jones could also go here, and if the Steelers are cheeky and want to get some other positions they could probably go after someone like Ryan Harris or even Jordan North in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. If they decide to hold off on QB until a bit later on they have a couple options in the 1st. They could grab Xavier Cueller at center for a needed upgrade to their offensive line. If a good DE or FS falls into their lap that wouldn't be a bad idea either if they wish to focus on the defensive end. The other obvious need is wide reciever, and as I've said many times by now there are plenty of options at that position, any of which would work well I think. Detroit Lions: Most Likely Pick: DE Sebastian Smallwood, Alabama Analysis: The Lions' stars being murdered in a ritual sacrifice to the pipe may actually be a good thing for them going into next season if they can secure Smallwood. He'd provide a nice bit of pressure for a Dline that really isn't performing great right now. Plus, Smallwood looks to be an absolute stud and maybe the best player overall in the draft. Hard to beat that. The Lions could go wide reciever if they wanted to give Lecount some weapons in his return. Maybe they'll trade down and grab a playmaker at Free Safety like Seth Scott. With Otero gone the Lions are also prime candidates for DeSean Dockey and it honestly would not surprise me if the decision to trade Otero was made with Dockey in mind. One thing is for certain: regardless of who they choose, the Lions will be superbowl favorites next season. Cincinnati Bengals: Most Likely Pick: DE Timothy Key, Florida Analysis: DE is a pretty large hole for thatfunk's newest team with EJ McQuarters as a starter, and Key is great because he has elite stats while also being a scheme fit for the Bengals' 3-4. While Key isn't the prototypical contain guy that isn't necessarily a bad thing and it could be a nice boost to the 2nd worst defense in the NFL right now, especially against the run. The other positions I could see the Bengals upgrading are at the right side of the Oline and, maybe if they are feeling a bit cheeky, Joel King. The King has not performed up to par in Cincy so far despite a ton of support, so it's possible there's a revolution in Cincy if the right guy falls to them. Other than that the Bengals are looking pretty solid across the board right now, but we'll have to see what type of offseason disasters might beset them this time leading up to the draft.
  7. 15 points
    10 Things I like, and Don’t Like, including a very sad New York Giants offense After an extended break, here we go The State of Traded QBs There were multiple QBs moved this past offseason and regular season through trades, including a trade of starting Quarterbacks. Reggie Watkins, Paul Davenport, RJ Stanford, and Mike Thomas were all traded for, but only one of these trades has really gone well. Reggie Watkins is having an excellent season for the Patriots. He is completing nearly 70 percent of his passes, and has a 12:3 TD to INT rate. The AFC East isn’t winnable for the Pats still, but Watkins hot play so far has made this team much more interesting. For the 3 trades the results have not been good. The Giants made trades for both Mike Thomas and Paul Davenport, and still neither of them started this past week. Paul Davenport is still holding out, and Mike Thomas has been a bust so far for the team. Mike Thomas has easily been the worst QB of players who were intended to start this year. This is a family article, so I won’t show his stats. But they are bad. And he’s been benched. For David Brezina. On purpose. Maybe he has potential too. The Giants received Davenport in a trade with the Steelers for RJ Stanford. The Steelers were considered a contender in the AFC North, though that doesn’t mean a ton this season, but the Davenport holdout situation changed the trajectory. Replacing him with R.J. Stanford has had moderate success in Pittsburgh, however his production is a significant step down from the production of RJ Stanford. The Steelers have indicated that Stanford is not the answer. The Steelers may be in a precarious position of being too good for a top tier QB, and could struggle opening up their pocket books for a Free Agent Quarterback. Oregon State 2021 I recognize that the good times may not last forever in Corvallis, Oregon. But this is a program that has struggled keeping a coach and creating program momentum for their entire existence. Oregon State had won 4 games over the past 5 seasons before this one. So when Oregon State can start a season a season 4-0, even after losing their head coach in the offseason, they deserve their moment. Oregon State has even started to receive some Coaches Poll votes. While these votes are probably less indicative of their skill and level of competition, it does recognize the hill that Oregon State has had to climb to even get to this point. This is the feel good story of the college season so far, and I know there are plenty of people who want to see this team have even more success. End of Toledo 2021? [Insert video of Sad Titanic Flute playing]. If you like Field Goals, Toledo-Florida could be the best game of the season. The implications of this game were huge, as Toledo was looking to make a run to the playoffs this season through a non P5 conference. Toledo had started the season 3-0, even though they had looked shaky at times, and had the chance to launch their playoff run with a win against Florida at home. However, backed by their dominant run game and offensive line, Florida was able to pull off a double overtime victory on the road. This definitely damages the chances that Toledo has of making the playoffs, and deflates some of the self promoted hype, but Toledo still controls its own destiny. It is simple for Toledo. Win out. TCU rumbling on The Hype is real for this TCU program. Coach Danger has promoted his team heavily this season (as he does in most), and going into Conference play, this TCU team seems worthy of the hype. They have wins against talented programs out of conference in USC and LSU (who both considered themselves playoff contenders preseason), and have survived their first two conference games against Tennessee and Texas Tech. TCU hopes to finish their season strong, and not suffer from any lapses, as the pressure of the potential of playoffs creeps closer with every victory. Bears and Chiefs Surprise Starts Even the most optimistic fans of Chicago and Kansas City could not have seen this coming. Using different methods, the Chiefs and the Bears have both come out the gates at 4-1. The Chiefs have leaned on a very run heavy offense, that has prioritized ball security in the passing game, and an opportunistic defense. The Bears have gotten a good start out of Norris Brooksheer, despite shaky offensive line play. While the Bears haven’t faced an intimidating running back in their wins, the play of their run defense has been excellent. Both teams feel that they can make the playoffs, the Bears play a weak schedule to finish out the season, but the Chiefs face a more difficult schedule. Both teams have played duds of games so far this season, and will need to have consistent performances to continue their success. My Quarter Season Award Winners MVP/Offensive Player of the Year: Brian Brown MIA. It feels like Brian Brown had fallen away from the public eye to a degree these last few seasons. Quarterbacks like Christian Skaggs, Aaron Shea, Nick Hall, and Jason Johnson have gained a lot of attention in the last few seasons, at the expense of Brian Brown. But Brown is back this season. The addition of J.C. Weldon has proven to be one of the best picks in the 2021 draft this season. That’s a sentence that makes the Jets organization cringe. Brown is 5th in the NFL in passing yards, second in passer rating, and a ridiculous 13 to 1 TD to INT ratio. The Dolphins were unlucky to miss the playoffs last season, and this year they hope to take luck out of the equation in their chase for a trophy. Runner Up: Thomas Wheeler TEN, one of the best free agent signings in recent memory. Defensive Player of the Year: Carlos Washington PIT. It is strange to me that my leading candidate for this award plays for a struggling defense. But the rookie defensive end out of Michigan has come out the gates hot this year. He has 5 sacks, which is tied for 8th in the NFL, 1st in Tackles for Loss, and is tied for 2nd in the NFL in tackles. Oh, he’s also forced 2 fumbles and has a recovery this season. Not a bad start to his career. Runner up: Anthony Ortiz BUF. Is he the player you’d want to start a defensive line with the most right now? Offensive Rookie of the Year: J.C. Weldon MIA. Who gave Brian Brown a receiver? That trade was ridiculous at the time, and hasn’t aged well since. But this isn’t about bad trades, but about good plays. Weldon is first in his rookie class in Catches, Yards, and TD’s at the WR position, and has top 10 NFL numbers in each of those categories. Along with veteran receiver Greg Cobb, Weldon has helped Brian Brown get back into the MVP conversation, and he looks to dominante AFC East Defensives for Years to come. Runner Up: Denorris Jackson TB. Close battle for this number 1 position. DNJ may actually be more important to his team’s success than Weldon. Defensive Rookie of the Year: Carlos Washington PIT. See Above. Runner Up: Javier Grady/Josiah Harden DAL/ARI. It’s not really close but I needed to fill this slot. Coach of the Year: Coach Nmize KC. While I expect a different name to be here by the end of the season, Nmize has to get his props for getting an Erasmus McCready led team to a 4 win season. Will it continue? Probably not. Is it possible for it to continue? First of all, through God all things are possible, so jot that down. Giants terrible offense The Giants are averaging 6.6 Points per game. End of the Penn State Dynasty This isn’t a complete surprise to many people, including Coach Gravy. It’s not even completely disappointing either for the Penn State program, who lost the #1 and #2 picks in the 2021 NFLHC draft. With 2 losses, the Nittany Lions have most likely been eliminated from the College Football Playoff. But instead of mourning the end of this dynasty, the success of this team should be celebrated and we should look forward to a much more open season of CFBHC, with no team seeming to be as dominant as this Penn State team. Western Michigan and Illinois 2 of my favorite programs in CFBHC are Illinois and Western Michigan. What makes them my favorite programs are their coaches, FlutieFlakes and Jieret. Both of these guys are, in my eyes, top 10 college level coaches. Jieret made the playoffs with Western Michigan last season, and showed that his team deserved his place in the playoff. The Illinois team consistently has one of the best defenses in the the Big 10 and Flutie has crafted a unique identity for his squad. Neither of those two coaches have shown any indication of leaving their teams, but it would be interesting to see what they could do at a program like Texas (if it ever opened up). Panthers Struggles Christian Skaggs and the Carolina Panthers: The Panthers declared themselves as being all in before this season started. While they could still save their season in a weak division, they haven’t played like title contenders so far. Skaggs hasn’t played like an MVP candidate, and while his play isn’t bad, it is far below his normal standard, and he does lead the NFL in Interceptions so far. The Panthers have an opportunity of Thursday Night to try to get their season back on track, as they play a divisional foe in the Atlanta Falcons. The Panthers defense has been bad this year, and their offense hasn’t been good enough to overcome it. While the NFC South is a flawed, and weaker division, the Panthers can’t be lethargic, because those Tampa Bay Bucs are a talented team as well. If the Panthers can’t find their groove again, their season could be in trouble.
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    1-6-18 (Cheyenne) -- After an unexpected 2nd win in his inaugural year, the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is planning a day of celebration for January 7th. A parade will be run down main street, and Coach alexfall862 will be given a key to the city at an evening reception. Coach alexfall862 on the occasion: "Wow, well - this is all very unexpected. I think the defining ability of this team is to follow directions. After the disappointing loss to Georgia, I stapled a piece of paper above the locker-room door that said: Don't Not Win I think that's been the secret to our success!" alexfall862 then took questions from the press. Editor's Note: At the time of writing this article, a pair of socks have gone missing from the equipment manager's office. Box Score Below: Wyoming (1-1) at UL-Lafayette (1-1) Lafayette, LA - 85 F 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT1 OT2 OT3 SCORE Wyoming Cowboys (1-1) 17 7 7 0 - - - 31 UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (1-1) 10 0 3 7 - - - 20 Team Stats Comparison Wyoming Cowboys UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Injuries No Injuries No Injuries Offensive Line Rating 3.8 2.9 Sacks 3 3 Punting 42.2 37.6 Punt Return Yards 16 0 Kick Return Yards 23 16 Turnovers 1 1 3rd Down Conversion 4/11 6/15 4th Down Conversion 0/0 0/0 Penalties 8/82 4/45 Wyoming Cowboys PASSING C/A YDS TD INT F/L Jasiah Howard 20/30 302 3 1 0/0 RUSHING ATT YDS TD LNG F/L Devon Seals 22 123 1 21 0/0 Jasiah Howard 6 16 0 5 0/0 RECEIVING REC YDS TD DRP F/L Israel Carlos 6 105 2 0 0/0 Kyle Laughlin 3 52 0 0 0/0 Devon Seals 2 48 1 0 0/0 David Grier 4 44 0 0 0/0 DEFENSE T/TFL SCK INT/PD FF/FR TD/SFTY Kareem Beverly 1/0 - 1/0 0/0 0/0 Samuel Mercado 2/0 1.5 0/0 0/0 0/0 Jacob Brandon 5/0 1.0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Jonah Battle 3/0 0.5 0/0 0/0 0/0 KICKING FG XP KICK DISTANCES Leonard McDonald 1/1 4/4 38 UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns PASSING C/A YDS TD INT F/L Jacory Colon 22/39 208 2 1 0/0 RUSHING ATT YDS TD LNG F/L Anthony Lavigne 11 24 0 8 0/0 Jacory Colon 1 -2 0 -2 0/0 RECEIVING REC YDS TD DRP F/L Michael Snowden 7 66 1 1 0/0 Tyus Whitaker 2 35 0 0 0/0 Robert Johnson 3 32 0 1 0/0 George Green 3 31 1 0 0/0 DEFENSE T/TFL SCK INT/PD FF/FR TD/SFTY Kelly Cordero 3/0 - 1/0 0/0 0/0 Darren James 5/1 1.0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Theodore Cook 3/1 1.0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Don Gibbs 4/0 1.0 0/0 0/0 0/0 KICKING FG XP KICK DISTANCES Eric Abbott 2/3 2/2 41, 28 - 46
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    TazerMan

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    Rome

    [2021] Week 5 Fun Facts

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

    [2021] Week #4 - TNF

    Bet the Patriots are glad they got Weldon with their #4 pick. Sure would suck if he played for a division opponent.
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    I don't believe either of you will win...
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    stormstopper

    [2021] CFBHC Injury Report

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17gxom5ELNCWktU3BnHjT6qklTvmwvUo7kNQiHo4jtwY/edit?usp=sharing Up to date through the end of week 0. Darman and I will be keeping this updated throughout the season.
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    ObliviousLAX

    ObliviousLAX

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

    [2021] Week #4 - 1 PM

    The Pipe answers to Ares, to Demeter, and to Hades; hatred of the Titans comes natural to it.
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