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  1. [2020] Week #11 - TNF

    Boston College comeback is real
  2. Chargers Announce Front Office Moves

    I would say that the position I took has no formal responsibility. It is true that Pumph will be the one who formally makes all the decisions, but I expect bmlig and I to have a voice in the organization and to play an active part in steering this franchise to the right direction; at least this is what we agreed to when I accepted the position. If this is the way we will work then I will definitely feel like I have a responsibility, and that is what matters to me. If things don't work out as they were intended to, then I can leave without being bound to the organization by a HC contract or anything like that. I know there are other, more "meaningful" positions open right now, but I didn't feel like any of those were the right opportunity for me, so I did not make a commitment to any of them. First of all, my job description should not determine my approach to work at any organization. I will work here for the long-term success for the Chargers; it doesn't matter if I stay here for 1 or 5 seasons, or if I'm in an assistant role or in an upper management role. The franchise is definitely not in a great spot right now, but I do not think the situation is as bad as many people think. With the right coaching and some good moves in the draft and in free agency I think the Chargers can compete in the AFC in a few seasons. However, it's very early to talk about stuff like the playoffs; that requires years of good management, plus the AFC West is a good division where there are no easy wins for us. So yes, I think turning around this organization will take a while, but hopefully our efforts will pay off one day.
  3. Wiki Wednesday #13

    Tyler Patino: http://cfbhc.com/wiki/index.php?title=Tyler_Patino http://cfbhc.com/wiki/index.php?title=P.L._Julian_High_School
  4. Hello there. With the 2020 college football season coming to a halfway point I thought it is time to take a look at how the all the Big Ten teams are doing on the recruiting trail. Several changes were made to the recruiting system in this cycle, so coaches had to come up with new strategies if they wanted to be successful. Let's see how the classes look after Week 9 of the 2020 season: Conference rank Team National rank Sub-3.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 Total recruits 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 16 0 4 4 3 1 12 2 Penn State Nittany Lions 23 0 1 5 0 2 8 3 Purdue Boilermakers 27 4 3 4 1 1 13 4 Illinois Fighting Illini 32 0 2 6 0 1 9 5 Wisconsin Badgers 44 2 4 0 0 2 8 6 Maryland Terrapins 45 2 4 3 0 1 10 7 Nebraska Cornhuskers 68 4 3 1 0 1 9 8 Michigan Wolverines 81 2 0 2 1 0 5 9 Ohio State Buckeyes 82 1 0 1 0 1 3 10 Northwestern Wildcats 90 2 2 0 0 1 5 11 Indiana Hoosiers 95 0 0 1 1 0 2 12 Iowa Hawkeyes 107 0 5 1 0 0 6 13 Michigan State Spartans 112 12 4 0 0 0 16 14 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 116 0 2 0 0 0 2 As you can see the results are a bit of a mixed bag. We have everything from top 25 classes to decent middle-of-the-pack classes to struggling teams. Now I am going to do a more detailed review of each program's class, starting at the top of the rankings. 1. Minnesota Golden Gophers Notable recruits: C Benjamin Simpson 6-2 243 Fr Benilde-St. Margaret's ( MN) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] LS Jordy Marquez 6-0 263 Fr Benilde-St. Margaret's ( MN) 2.0 of 4.5 [Specialized] FS Shiloh Calhoun 5-10 204 Fr Minot (Minot ND) 1.0 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] DT Louis James 6-7 287 Fr Kee (Lansing IA) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap] DT John Stanton 6-2 307 Fr Oak Forest Academy (Amite LA) 1.0 of 4.0 [2-Gap] FS Jabari Harley 5-10 200 Fr Northfield (Northfield MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] ILB Tracy Quarless 6-2 231 Fr Pine Island (Pine Island MN) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] DT Savion Cunningham 6-0 292 Fr Central Catholic (Morgan City LA) 1.5 of 3.5 [1-Gap] TE Alan Martin 6-3 242 Fr Northfield (Northfield MN) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] SS Da'Quan Haywood 6-2 201 Fr Elgin-Millville (Elgin MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] RB Tredaveon Jennings 5-11 196 Fr Perham (Perham MN) 2.0 of 4.5 [Power] OLB Jermon Pendleton 6-1 229 Fr Pine Island (Pine Island MN) 2.0 of 5.0 [Blitz] Head Coach lucas95 inherited a team that had the #1 class in 2019, and it looks like he is able to add another great class to the Gophers roster this season. Minnesota is doing a good job of keeping the best in-state recruits like Jermon Pendleton or Tredaveon Jennings at home which will be more than enough to compete in the conference if the state of Minnesota keeps producing such talent in the following years. Surprisingly they signed two players from Louisiana, although the amount of talented football players in the South is so high that it is inevitable that some of them don't stay home I guess. To summarize, this Gopher class looks great and will probably stay the #1 class in the Big Ten. 2. Penn State Nittany Lions Notable recruits: OLB Buster Brown 6-0 234 Fr Jupiter (Jupiter FL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Coverage] CB John Kirkland 5-9 188 Fr Jasper County (Monticello GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] C Alex Ness 6-4 290 Fr L.E. Dieruff (Allentown PA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] QB Dillon Sneed 5-11 187 Fr Eastmoor Academy (Columbus OH) 1.5 of 5.0 [Hybrid] ILB Khalid Hanson 6-3 253 Fr Johnson City (Johnson City TX) 3.0 of 3.5 [Mike] RB Aden McDonough 6-1 184 Fr Dwight Englewood (Englewood NJ) 1.0 of 4.0 [Speed] CB Bronson Sampson 5-9 168 Fr Unionville (Kennett Square PA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] QB Jack Ramey 6-6 218 Fr Pocono Mountain West ( PA) 3.0 of 4.0 [Pocket] The defending champions have a ton of points to spend, but they also have to replace a lot of impact players who will leave after this season or the next. Coach grv413 has already found Tanner Bowman's heir at the QB position: Ohio recruit Dillon Sneed has already committed to the Nittany Lions. However, it is very likely that Sneed will be redshirted, and Jack Ramey -another prized QB recruit- will be the one under center in the 2021 season. Penn State's class is shaping up very nicely, although they still have some work to do if they want to maintain the level of talent that is on the roster now. 3. Purdue Boilermakers Notable recruits: DT Gregory Suggs 6-1 307 Fr Clay (South Bend IN) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap] CB Preston Bowden 6-1 168 Fr Metairie Park Country Day ( LA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] K Hugo Rendon 6-3 177 Fr Ben Davis (Indianapolis IN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy] ILB Michael Felder 6-1 218 Fr Loganville (Loganville GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will] SS Eli Wilson 6-2 199 Fr Cardinal Ritter (Indianapolis IN) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] DE Landon Crowder 6-0 242 Fr Rising Star (Rising Star TX) 2.0 of 5.0 [Contain] ATH Justin Kirkland 6-3 222 Fr Blissfield (Blissfield MI) 3.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling] TE Alexis Ochoa 6-2 226 Fr Warner Robins (Warner Robins GA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Blocking] OG David Franz 6-1 336 Fr Munroe Day (Quincy FL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] Purdue's 2020 class proves that remaining in your state is not the only way to sign good players and recruit well. Coach inspiral has signed prized recruits from Texas, Florida, and Georgia which shows that those players in the South are not untouchable to other teams. An important thing to note is that Justin Kirkland will probably be the guy who succeeds Matt Jones, and he is capable of doing that even in 2021 (if Jones decides to declare early for the NFL Draft). It will be interesting to see how many more of those Southern recruits can Purdue sign; even if they won't have much success in the second part of the season they have already done a good job in recruiting. 4. Illinois Fighting Illini Notable recruits: CB Ron Riggins 5-11 204 Fr Roberto Clemente Academy ( IL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] OLB Terrell McNeill 6-2 230 Fr Georgetown Ridge Farm ( IL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] FS Donte Murphy-Neal 5-10 210 Fr Georgetown Ridge Farm ( IL) 1.5 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] WR Rory Cooley 6-5 214 Fr Normal Community (Normal IL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Target] CB Jeremiah Lyles 5-11 189 Fr Normal Community (Normal IL) 1.5 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] QB Jordan Harrison 5-11 188 Fr Central Community (Breese IL) 2.5 of 5.0 [Pocket] FS Jaden Hobson 6-1 190 Fr Hall (Spring Valley IL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] SS Ian Barber 5-10 183 Fr Morgan Park (Chicago IL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] OG Steven Currie 6-3 328 Fr Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey NJ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] The Fighting Illini didn't have much success bringing in out-of-state talent, but at least they are signing some talented players from the state of Illinois. The biggest fish in this class is QB Jordan Harrison who might be able to change the perception of Illinois being a defense-first team in the future, given that he has the right pieces around him. On the other hand, coach FlutieFlakes has to all those starters on defense who will graduate in a year or two. Building a balanced team will be challenging in Champaign, especially with so many neighboring teams trying to lure away talented Illinois recruits. 5. Wisconsin Badgers Notable recruits: ILB Alan Harman 6-0 230 Fr Pacelli (Stevens Point WI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will] FS Jermaine Mingo 6-0 197 Fr P.L. Julian (Chicago IL) 1.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage] P Bill Jansen 5-9 170 Fr John Marshall (Chicago IL) 2.5 of 3.5 [Accuracy] QB Nathan Abrams 6-2 230 Fr Baker (Mobile AL) 2.0 of 3.5 [Hybrid] C Jeremiah Glass 6-3 257 Fr Rice Lake (Rice Lake WI) 1.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking] TE David Steward 6-2 235 Fr Cannon Valley Lutheran ( MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking] It looks like Wisconsin is trying to recruit both quality and depth this season which can definitely be a good combination, especially with the possible return of injuries next year. The most hyped recruit of this class is probably Jermaine Mingo who has big shoes to fill if he wants to be compared to Badger legend Aaron Blakely. The other 5.0 potential player of this class is C Jeremiah Glass who will anchor a traditionally great Wisconsin offensive line in a couple years. This class might look a bit thin at the moment, but there is plenty of time left from the recruiting season, and I'm sure that Coach taffyowner will add some good players to the roster. 6. Maryland Terrapins Notable recruits: ILB Charlie Vazquez 6-1 262 Fr Gilman School (Baltimore MD) 3.0 of 4.0 [Mike] TE Jamel Heard 6-4 205 Fr Good Counsel (Wheaton MD) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving] SS Nazir Bell 6-1 183 Fr Clairton (Clairton PA) 2.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] CB Isaiah Simpkins 6-1 164 Fr Elkton (Elkton MD) 1.0 of 5.0 [Zone Coverage] DE Chris Kern 6-2 267 Fr Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens FL) 2.0 of 3.5 [Contain] DE Noel Littlejohn 6-4 266 Fr New Deal (New Deal TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Contain] OLB Jahmir Simmons 6-3 243 Fr Indian River (Chesapeake VA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] RB Hudson Gagnon 6-0 212 Fr Northwestern (Hyattsville MD) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] In the game of B1G you either recruit well or you won't even make a bowl game. Coach TheSam knows this very well, so he is doing everything he can in order to remain competitive with his Terps. This class looks pretty solid so far, I really like the addition of those 3.5 potential players who will be very valuable to the team either as starters or backups. The crown jewel of this class is CB Isaiah Simpkins who will no doubt lead the Terps secondary in the future. Baltimore recruit Charlie Vazquez is also a very solid addition who can play at the ILB position as a true freshman if needed. If Maryland can add some more players to this class they can ensure that they remain a player in the B1G East in the upcoming years. 7. Nebraska Cornhuskers Notable recruits: DT Shiloh McNeill 6-3 298 Fr Maplewood-Richmond Heights ( MO) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap] DT Alan Connell 6-1 272 Fr Ritenour (Overland MO) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap] QB Chase Culver 6-0 201 Fr DeLand (DeLand FL) 1.5 of 3.5 [Pocket] WR Calvin McKay 6-4 207 Fr York (York NE) 3.0 of 5.0 [Target] OG Seantrel Moss 6-6 331 Fr Chadron (Chadron NE) 1.5 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] At the end of last season Nebraska lost an incerdible amount of talent after 10 Husker players were taken in the 2020 NFLHC draft. Refilling the roster with that many talented players is almost impossible, so new coach Dean_Craig_Pelton definitely has his work cut out for him. He already mad a very important signing: star WR recruit Calvin McKay arrives at a position that was a need for Nebraska for a long time, so he will probably be a starter in his true freshman year. The Huskers have also added some good talent to both the offensive and defensive line. However, I think that the current strength of this class needs to be improved if Nebraska wants to return to the top of the B1G West; this season it already showed that they need more talent to compete and that will probably not change in the next few seasons. 8. Michigan Wolverines Notable recruits: ILB Nathan Craig 6-4 252 Fr Coleman (Coleman MI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Mike] SS Paul Cline 6-0 193 Fr Bentley (Burton MI) 1.0 of 4.5 [Man Coverage] DE Arthur Trahan 6-5 254 Fr St. Philip Catholic Central ( MI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz] Michigan is traditionally a team that recruits very well, but they have not lived up to those standards in the first half of the season. Sure, they have signed some quality players, but they are going to need a much more deeper class if they want to stay at the top of the conference. One important thing to note is that the Wolverines are still battling for star CB Victor Austin; signing him would improve this class massively. There is also JuCo recruiting which can always better a recruiting class by a lot. 9. Ohio State Buckeyes Notable recruits: OT Cyrus Hewitt 6-5 307 Fr South (Cleveland OH) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] RB Julius Wesley Jr. 5-6 193 Fr J.B. Conant (Hoffman Estates IL) 3.0 of 5.0 [Power] Similarly to Nebraska the Buckeyes are a team that fell from the top of the conference after a bunch of great players graduated. It is very hard to replace those players, but coach fever_ful might have addressed the problem at the running back position: 5-star recruit Julius Wesley Jr. will no doubt be compared to former Buckeye great Moussa Goode. However, Ohio State nedds to get some work done at the second half of the season if they want to return to prominence. 10. Northwestern Wildcats Notable recruits: ILB Griffin Paul 6-2 230 Fr John Marshall (Chicago IL) 1.0 of 5.0 [Mike] OG Marc Watson 6-5 298 Fr Rice Lake (Rice Lake WI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] CB Luke Oliver 5-11 197 Fr Whiteface (Whiteface TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] Northwestern has always been a team that struggled in conference play, and one of the main reasons for that always was the lack of elite talent on the roster. However, they brought in decent classes in the last couple years, so the Wildcats have a young team that could finally make a breakthrough in the Big Ten. In order to do that Northwestern needs to continue bringing in several solid players, but this year it has been a bit of a struggle for them. ILB Griffin Paul looks great and will lead the Wildcat defense in the next years, but he won't be able to win games alone. I'm sure coach robcarlson77 will make an effort to bring in more recruits, and if he does, who knows: we might see Northwestern making waves in the B1G one day. 11. Indiana Hoosiers Notable recruits: DE Vondrae Ledbetter 6-6 266 Fr New Deal (New Deal TX) 2.0 of 4.5 [Blitz] C Ayden Washburn 6-4 263 Fr Paoli (Paoli IN) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] Indiana is not in a good spot when it comes to recruiting (they have to battle with the likes of Purdue or Notre Dame for players), but that alone cannot be an excuse for signing only two players in nine weeks. They might have to switch strategy and go for depth players in the second half of the season because walk-ons will not be enough to fill up this class. Bringing in lower rated athletes from states like Texas or Florida could also be a way to save this class. One thing is sure: I would not be in coach LDYo's shoes at the moment. 12. Iowa Hawkeyes Notable recruits: DE Joe Hanley 6-7 263 Fr Adel-DeSoto-Minburn (Adel IA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] DE Charles Hyman 6-0 260 Fr Kee (Lansing IA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain] OG Mordechai King 6-3 273 Fr Benilde-St. Margaret's ( MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] TE Alec Rowell 6-3 209 Fr Pineville (Pineville LA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Receiving] TE Julius Harvey 6-3 195 Fr Mayer Lutheran (Mayer MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving] C Noel Scruggs 6-3 277 Fr Southeast Warren (Liberty Center IA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Don't let the ranking fool you; this is actually a decent-looking class for Iowa. Most of these players will be solid starters on the team, or they will provide much-needed depth (especially if injuries come back). Also the Hawkeyes are battling with their in-state rival for several recruits. If they only add half of those players then I'm sure coach paperllamasunited won't have sleepless night because of recruiting. 13. Michigan State Spartans Notable recruits: ILB Donte White 6-3 209 Fr Muskegon (Muskegon MI) 2.5 of 3.5 [Will] FB Mario Vogel 5-11 239 Fr East (Cleveland OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] QB Moussa Booker 6-0 235 Fr Frankfort (Frankfort IN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Hybrid] RB Gabe Geiger 6-1 216 Fr Glen Lake (Maple City MI) 1.5 of 3.5 [Power] Coach SlinkyJr chose a way different strategy than most coaches in the country: in addition to signing some soild 3.5 potential players he brought in a dozen lower rated athletes so far which will ensure that fatigue or injuries will not hurt this team as much as some rivals in the upcoming years. However, it is concerning to see the lack of star power in this class: I'm not sure any team can compete in the Big Ten without some elite talent, no matter how good the coaching is. 14. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Notable recruits: QB Walt Stearns 6-5 217 Fr Wayne Hills (Wayne NJ) 1.5 of 3.5 [Scrambling] SS Dillon Shields 5-11 185 Fr Ocean City (Ocean City NJ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] Remember the glory days of Elijah Moffett and Benjamin Franklin stomping opposing defenses? Well those times are gone, and they are not coming back in the near future if Rutgers continues to head in the direction they are going now. Having an inactive coach or not having a coach at all can really hurt a program, and the Scarlet Knights have yet to find the stability they had with coach vollmagnet. A day will come when Rutgers is considered good again...but it is not this day. I hope you enjoyed the article; thank you for reading and see you next time.
  5. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    Lynch Monark
  6. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    Sleuth is the barber.
  7. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    I'm the Little Girl. Based on the clues I'm received I'm pretty sure Monark is a werewolf. However, if I don't miss anything the only other town role left is the Priest, so maybe there are 2 wolves left?
  8. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    Lovers are chosen by the Cupid who had no idea about people's alignment at the start of the game (unless he chose himself as one of the lovers).
  9. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    Wait how do we know that lovers are 1 town 1 wolf?
  10. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    I'm thinking about how bold of a move it is for everyone to just claim roles at this point. Only problem is that the lovers would not cooperate. Are we sure that the math checks out and there are only 2 wolves left? Cause if that's the case we are doing really well (despite the fact that the fortune teller is dead).
  11. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    I'm pretty sure he would also have been killed without the lynch. Very unlucky for the town that a first-time player got the most important town role imo. Even if he confirmed a 3rd wolf it still wouldn't have been worth it to sacrifice himself I think.
  12. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    By the way who should we elect as the new sheriff? I think it should be one of the sisters because they are pretty much confirmed townies. My idea is that both of them applies to become sheriff, and we elect one of them (randomly, without any discussion). That way the wolves will not know who the new sheriff is, and he won't be targeted instantly.
  13. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    Why did you sign up in the first place if you knew you won't be able to participate much? Also I don't think you convinced anyone with the "don't lynch me I'm very important" defense.
  14. Werewolf Mafia 2.0 Thread

    OK, so it looks like AJ was cleared. Also the sisters and the witch were revealed which means the list of possible werewolves is getting shorter. To get some conversation going I'm gonna choose a player from my suspect list and Lynch Time. So far he remained silent on Day 3 even after being called out. I'm willing to listen to better ideas and to change my vote of course.
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