NCAA College Football 2019-20: Official Thread

LOL

I have so many reactions. Like "Odell, you total dumbass," to "This is awesome" to "Oh my God, PFT Commenter is going to play a key role in getting a school NCAA'd into oblivion 2020 is already amazing."

... they won't let me have my dream of Coach O singing Cookie Monster's magnum opus "C is for Cookie" at this rate.

Badferret wrote:

Fed, looking like you guys won/lost the Zachary Evans saga as evidently the Dawgs have let him out of his NLI and the crystal balls are pointintg your way. I hope he can figure things out as he's obviously very talented.

Update: He could have enrolled early already, but he's at Ole Miss on a visit right now. We just accepted a commitment from a JUCO RB named Crownover. Pretty sure that means we've moved on.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
Badferret wrote:

Fed, looking like you guys won/lost the Zachary Evans saga as evidently the Dawgs have let him out of his NLI and the crystal balls are pointintg your way. I hope he can figure things out as he's obviously very talented.

Update: He could have enrolled early already, but he's at Ole Miss on a visit right now. We just accepted a commitment from a JUCO RB named Crownover. Pretty sure that means we've moved on.

Yeah, it's a weird one. Bizarrely, some online chatter about Evans and the Dawgs getting back together. After the Ole Miss visit the LaneTrains signed a different RB.

/Shrug

Ho ho Cal has scheduled Notre Dame in South Bend in 2022. Oddly, it is currently a 1-game deal. I know normally big time schools pay for FCS or other lower tier teams to show up so wondering how this worked. I can't imagine ND paying a P5 school (even one as bad as Cal) to play, and it seems odd that Cal would agree to only an away game.

I believe the ND-stanfurd agreement is up so maybe ND is looking for someone new and this is a trial run?

Very excited for this trip.. even though its still 3 years away.

EDIT Looks like ND is paying Cal $1.9MM for the one-game series, $900K more than they are paying Alabama to play @ND in 2028. Everything is more expensive in the Bay Area.

Carlbear95 wrote:

Ho ho Cal has scheduled Notre Dame in South Bend in 2022. Oddly, it is currently a 1-game deal. I know normally big time schools pay for FCS or other lower tier teams to show up so wondering how this worked. I can't imagine ND paying a P5 school (even one as bad as Cal) to play, and it seems odd that Cal would agree to only an away game.

I believe the ND-stanfurd agreement is up so maybe ND is looking for someone new and this is a trial run?

Very excited for this trip.. even though its still 3 years away.

EDIT Looks like ND is paying Cal $1.9MM for the one-game series, $900K more than they are paying Alabama to play @ND in 2028. Everything is more expensive in the Bay Area.

That'll be fun!

I don't think the ND-Stanford (stanfurd?) series will end, even if it's not yet set beyond whenever. It's super important for ND, who always plays its last game of the season in California, either at USC or at Stanford. Those two (naturally) refuse to come to South Bend in November, so ND has a deal where one of them visits in the middle of the season, we travel to the other at the end of the season.

Maybe Cal agreed to come in November, thus the greater amount of money! To be fair, I think Alabama is a home-and-home agreement.

You're really thinking of coming out? We should get together!

Incidentally, if the game is in November, I'm watching it from my couch. It's damned cold that time of year around here! I went to the ND-VaTech game on Nov 2 this year, and it was right at the limit of comfort. Didn't help that they played like crap until the last 2 minutes of the game!

Everything I read says the game is on Sept 17 and we are pushing our home game with UNLV out to some other year.

I looked more carefully and you're right it looks like you are scheduled to play stanfurd in south bend on Oct 22 @USC on November 26 so you get 3 of the 4 P5 California schools that year. Interesting scheduling.

On the Cal side, we have some weird scheduling as well as we are playing @North Texas on September 10, so back to back OOC road games. Don't see that too often either in P5 scheduling. There's no way I'm going to miss a trip to a venue like Notre Dame, so I'll absolutely be there. Could mean I just take the entire week off and just go from Dallas to South Bend.

Oops, looking for hoops thread.

Carlbear95 wrote:

Everything I read says the game is on Sept 17 and we are pushing our home game with UNLV out to some other year.

Hmm. Maybe that’s another part of the large payment. UNLV probably required compensation for being kicked down the road.

Interesting season in 2022, as ND not only hosts Cal, but they travel to Ohio State. OSU comes to South Bend in 2023. That ticket cost may exceed the one for Clemson this coming season.