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1  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 16, 2018, 03:08:36 PM
Is it to late to laugh now?
2  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 15, 2018, 07:42:19 PM
must be the offseason
3  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 14, 2018, 12:09:24 PM
He had a simple but effective philosophy for play calling...

"Amplify, Clarify, and Punctuate! Then let the viewer draw his or her own conclusion."
                                                                                   Keith Jackson
4  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 13, 2018, 02:26:07 PM
He was my all time favorite college football announcer.
5  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 12, 2018, 08:13:59 PM

Will the Trojans get enough to cover their losses?

Only three juniors leaving early...so far: Darnold, Jones and Burnett.  Very Good Skill players, but we have very good replacements there IMO.   A few key Juniors have already announced they will return.

The hardest senior player to replace in my mind is Nwosu (linebacker). 74 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 13 pass breakups...but they all seemed to come at a critical moment in a game which is what made him so huge.    But we have some great returning linebackers and if Gustin can stay healthy for a full season, the defense should be fine.  

The one area that fans are screaming to strengthen is the OL... and I hear there is a big, experienced Offensive Lineman that just came available...  Smiley
6  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 12, 2018, 05:14:34 PM
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We are limited in how many we can take this year.
Well…you got Amon-Ra…what more do you need when you’ve got the Egyptian Sun God?

I saw your earlier post. ...and forgot to comment... Very funny  Smiley
7  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 12, 2018, 10:58:15 AM
We are limited in how many we can take this year.  We don't play those games that many of the so called "elite" coaches do.  But here is our top remaining wish list, per Garry Paskwietz who covers USC Sports exclusively

OL Penei Sewell – One of the elite linemen in the nation, can play tackle or guard, has plenty of mass.
LB Solomon Tuliaupupu – Won the Butkus Award as top linebacker in nation, and USA Today Defensive Player of the Year.
CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart – A unique athletic combination of 6-2 height and fastest man at The Opening speed.
DT Michael Thompson – Good athleticism for a guy his size, when you talk about SEC-style defensive tackles, he fits the mold.
CB Olaijah Griffin  – An aggressive corner with coverage skills and playmaking ability. You can never have too many players like this in your secondary.
DB Julius Irvin – A versatile player who can end up at either corner or safety, Irvin was planning to sign early at a school (probably would have been Notre Dame) but family issues resulted in him waiting.
WR Devon Williams – A tall receiving option if there are enough rides
RB Mychael Salahuddin – The one-time Trojan commit is still showing interest and, like Williams above, it could come into play if the rides are there.
8  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 11, 2018, 08:24:14 PM
Don't look now...

RANK      SCHOOL   TOTAL   5 STARS   4 STARS   3 STARS   AVG   POINTS
1       Georgia   23   6   13   4   4.09   3896
2       Ohio State   22   2   15   5   3.86   3487
3       Texas   21   1   15   4   3.67   3024
4       Penn State   23   1   16   5   3.74   2940
5       Miami (FL)   20   2   13   4   3.8   2855
6       Notre Dame   22   0   11   10   3.45   2639
7       Oklahoma   23   1   15   7   3.74   2598
8       Alabama   18   1   13   4   3.83   2582
9       Auburn   21   0   16   4   3.62   2436
10       Clemson   15   4   4   7   3.8   2379
11       LSU   22   1   10   11   3.55   2308
12       USC   13   2   11   0   4.15   2238
9  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 11, 2018, 03:46:05 PM

Incorrect call.

Well, we know there will be no make up call on this one
10  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 10, 2018, 09:05:21 PM
I would not even necessarily say that a make up call in football has to be a bad call. Once there has been a couple of rounds of boos and an obvious video replay to point out the initial bad calls,  It could be more of a sub-conscious effort to find something to call the other way...and then a holding or a Pass interference call that might have been overlooked otherwise does get called.
11  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 10, 2018, 08:58:28 PM
Frankly We are.all a bunch of passive aggressive assholes.

"Fine." "Whatever."
12  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 10, 2018, 09:34:44 AM

“Make up Calls “‘are the creations of football illiterates.

I expected a response from you refuting the existence of make up calls, Jim.  It was only a bit later than I expected. The make up calls are usually also predictable and typically right on time as well.

as an aside, your passive aggressive behavior towards others is what causes them to point their direct aggression back towards you.  Food for thought.
13  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 09, 2018, 07:14:45 PM

Florida, I thought. He is the one who lived in Lithuania?
You are correct sir. He's still there

Ahh..yes...it's all coming back to me now.   ...like the hot kiss on the end of a wet fist
14  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 09, 2018, 06:43:10 PM



Sometimes an early missed call is also made up for later.  There may not be time if it happens late in a game.
15  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: January 09, 2018, 12:51:21 PM

Wonder whatever happened to DZIMAS?



Pretty sure Dzimas was Burnt Orange (Texas fan). Unless I am confusing alter egos...

 He told me candidly that he was tired of being abused in the other forums and was leaving for that reason.

And bocce's stated reason for leaving was basically the same. Odd that they would both stop posting on the same day. No?

I hear you.  But that was an election year and things get pretty hot over on that political forum.  It was BurnzRed I think not Burnt Orange.      Boccee and Burnzie had two different writing styles as I recall, so I don't think that was the same person...but who knows.   I might also be confusing my alter egos  maybe Burnzie had a different alt name and I'm just forgetting it.
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