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1  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: June 16, 2018, 02:07:02 PM
Saw this.  Not sure what this will mean or how it will shake out.   It seems at first glance like it will be more of an advantage to those teams that have quality 2nd tier players.  Teams like Michigan State should benefit for instance?   The stars are not going to be red-shirting and staying five years anyway.
Allows more players a shot in the cupcake games.
Also allows for late season injury replacements without burning elibility.
2  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: June 13, 2018, 08:44:59 PM
NCCAA rule change now allows players to play in up to four games and not lose a season of eligibility.
That’s  any four games.
Players have five years to play four seasons.
However, the rule is not retroactive.
3  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: June 05, 2018, 08:49:59 PM
http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/news/2019-college-football-hall-of-fame-ballot-carson-palmer-darren-mcfadden-rashaan-salaam/1f5tpb01thsmq13byw982nievm

The CFB HOF ballot is out. Other than the three obvious ones - Flozell Adams, Tony Mandarich and Lorenzo White - who should get in?
And not Rashaan Salaam ?
 I can’t believe you as an MSU fan would overlook this Heisman winner’s play in AnnArbor in 1994.
4  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: March 19, 2018, 12:38:28 PM
I agree with you on the cupcake games.

If you are good enough you beat everyone you play.   Some people think the schedule is too challenging and we should mimic the way the SEC operates.
A few years ago the BIG andthe Pac12 were close to a interconference game by all teams each year.
The deal fell through when a couple of Pac12 teams balked saying it could impact their SOS and hurt playoff chances. Maybe.  But I still think those kind of matchups would bolster the Pac12 in selling tickets and building better TV audiences. 
5  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: March 17, 2018, 08:58:05 PM
Have no thoughts on Larry Scott.
But how is swapping out a conference game for a cupcake supposed to improve revenues? Or SOS?
6  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: March 16, 2018, 12:53:30 PM
March madness.
PAC 12: we hardly knew ye.
7  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: March 08, 2018, 11:30:50 PM

The leading kickoff returner in the NCAA,Tony Pollardof Memphis, averaged 40yards per game. Two fair catches at the 5 yard line gives his team the same average result with little chance of injury to a heavily recruited player who is needed to catch forward passes.
two fair catches at the 5 yard line would average a 20 yard gain...
Would result in a 20yard gain per fair catch x 2, or 40 yards per game.
The bottom line, though, is the returner is not injured and stays in the game to do what he was recruited to do.
Without more emphasis on safety football, as a sport, will not survive.
8  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: March 08, 2018, 11:25:41 AM
Changes to kick off fair catch rule...

https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/03/05/ncaa-kickoff-touchback-rule-change-nfl-combine

I can't imagine a kick returner fielding a "kickoff" in the field of play and not wanting to run it back.  Most returners have to hold themselves back from running everything back out of the end zone.
The leading kickoff returner in the NCAA,Tony Pollardof Memphis, averaged 40yards per game. Two fair catches at the 5 yard line gives his team the same average result with little chance of injury to a heavily recruited player who is needed to catch forward passes.
9  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: February 20, 2018, 07:57:52 PM
Ohio State, or another Big Whatever team will be in the championship tournament this year. Georgia will not.

I don't know.  Georgia has a shot at beating Alabama
Of.course. I was.responding in kind to cap's foolish assertion that either would beat any Big Whatever team. Of course Georgia could beat Alabama. Of course Ohio State could beat Georgia. Easy to make doctrinaire assertions over hypotheticals.


You mean like OSU can't beat Georgia or Alabama for that matter. Not in a playoff game. Maybe a non-playoff bowl game where it doesn't matter. But they, or any other Big 10 team, would choke in a playoff game against either of those two.

You mean like that.  Grin



"Choke" like the last time Ohio State was in a playoff game against either of those two?
LOL
Leave it to Yankguy to point out the
the “ Emperor-has-no-clothes-“ absurdity.
10  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: February 20, 2018, 11:12:41 AM
Not that this back and forth isn't fascinating in a 1970s broken record sort of way...

But it got me looking for literally anything that had to do with something interesting in college football
http://collegefootballnews.com/2018/02/old-dominion-monarchs-2018-prespring-rankings-analysis-no-118

How did the SEC miss this cupcake. Saban must be slipping.
11  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: February 19, 2018, 12:20:06 PM


Dantonio has a 6 year rolling contract that has now been extended

This is a serious question for everyone...   if you are going to do the rolling contract thing...why would you need more than 4-5 years?   Just enough to make new signees feel comfortable he will be there for their entire stay.

Depends on if he has a buyout clause and, if so, how much it is before I could answer the question.
Why?

Because numbnuts, as far as making new signees feel comfortable, length of contract means nothing if he can leave at any time as long as the new school is comfortable buying him out.


You seem more asea on contract law than your usual sputterings.

You are one fucking annoying dipwad. After I say I don't know enough about his contract you point out I don't know enough about his contract.


That's fucking brilliant. How'd you figure that one out genius?
LOL.
Your above answer could apply to most of your posts.
12  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: February 19, 2018, 10:49:30 AM

Dantonio has a rolling six year contract. If the University wants to terminate it early( without cause) it owesthe remaining balance of the six years.

Hence my original question...if they are adding one year every year (and there is no discounted termination fee), then what would be the purpose from the school's perspective of going more than 4-5 years.  I don't see a benefit.

Dantonio does not have to agree to the extension. Which leaves it at 5 years and a smaller payout. Works the same for MSU. Obviously both sides saw value in the original 6 year length.
13  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: February 18, 2018, 04:35:20 PM


Dantonio has a 6 year rolling contract that has now been extended

This is a serious question for everyone...   if you are going to do the rolling contract thing...why would you need more than 4-5 years?   Just enough to make new signees feel comfortable he will be there for their entire stay.

Depends on if he has a buyout clause and, if so, how much it is before I could answer the question.
Why?

Because numbnuts, as far as making new signees feel comfortable, length of contract means nothing if he can leave at any time as long as the new school is comfortable buying him out.


You seem more asea on contract law than your usual sputterings.
14  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: February 18, 2018, 04:04:40 PM
Most contracts consider a termination fee--or two -- one for early termination brought on by the employer and one brought on by the employee.

If not specified, it is generally assumed the entire contract would have to be paid out to terminate early (without cause).   That is what generated my question in the first place.  Why would you have a contract longer than four years (five at the very most)?  Casey gave one possible answer.

Dantonio has a rolling six year contract. If the University wants to terminate it early( without cause) it owesthe remaining balance of the six years.
15  Sports / Football / Re: College Football on: February 18, 2018, 03:37:39 PM
I guess you are saying there is no disadvantage to a longer term so long as the buyout/break up fee is not more because of those extra years. Then the 6 year deal is purely for the appearance. 
What buyout?
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