NCAA Football 2022/2023 Season Catch All!

Y'all, this off-season is great!

The Plainsmen-Tigers-Eagles are having themselves a day. Can't wait for the crossover event with Pole Assassin!

*Legion* wrote:
firesloth wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

He seems quite riled up about accusations of how they're using the new NIL rules.

Hey, if it's within the (extremely broad) rules, it's fair game.

And yet, Jimbo is bending over backwards to deny it.

Fair point. On the other hand, I'm not sure that's even because it's outside the rules. If it's happening, he's in a great spot. But a story like that could be something that tips the balance and gets Congress to think about real NIL legislation...which might stop his ability to take advantage of the current NIL "rules."

firesloth wrote:
*Legion* wrote:
firesloth wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

He seems quite riled up about accusations of how they're using the new NIL rules.

Hey, if it's within the (extremely broad) rules, it's fair game.

And yet, Jimbo is bending over backwards to deny it.

Fair point. On the other hand, I'm not sure that's even because it's outside the rules. If it's happening, he's in a great spot. But a story like that could be something that tips the balance and gets Congress to think about real NIL legislation...which might stop his ability to take advantage of the current NIL "rules."

I honestly think he is just trying to temper expectations. I don't expect the Aggies to be able to win the West this year, to which people will say, "but you had the best team that money can buy."

You know what Tennessee's loophole in the NIL seems to be? We're self imposing scholarship limits, yet bringing in multiple 3* "preferred walk-ons" via highschool or transfer, then likely getting them NIL deals that are equivalent to scholarship money. Some of these guys are probably guys that could be on the field in group of five conferences.

Not going to win you a championship immediately, but it's going to help get much needed bodies on the practice field, and maybe even into games. I think UT only had in the low 70s scholarship players last year (out of an allowed 85). So they need the help.

So we're going to a 90's Nebraska model

I believe BYU is already employing that model - there's a company that sells paste or some random thing paying all their walk ons.

As far as the rumors of how much we paid recruits, that number is way off, and it actually cost us Harold Perkins yesterday (who was committed to us at one point) because he believed the rumor and expected to get a million bucks. He signed with LSU, by the way, so any of y'all Aggie NIL truthers now have to either conclude that the message board rumor turned national story was baloney all along, or that LSU is paying even more.

And as far as the probation thing goes - Jimbo bumped into a recruit in the hallway of his high school. That's it. The scuttle butt is that it was arranged by the HS coach who had ties to another school, and also that he's done this to other college coaches as well.

OH, and regarding Saban and NIL and the best team money can buy - did y'all not see where he bragged last summer that his QB had already gotten about a mil in NIL deals before he'd taken a snap? Saban is at the forefront of using money for recruiting. And that's the world we live in now.

Haha, so the naysayers and pro-NIL folks are all correct! What a rarity in the society we live in!

It's totally corrupt and unscrupulous but at least the athletes are profiting from it, not just coaches/administration.

firesloth wrote:

Fair point. On the other hand, I'm not sure that's even because it's outside the rules. If it's happening, he's in a great spot. But a story like that could be something that tips the balance and gets Congress to think about real NIL legislation...which might stop his ability to take advantage of the current NIL "rules."

NIL feels like a huge new mechanic being dropped into a massive online game, where the designers have not put any thought into how people are going to abuse and exploit the mechanic.

Carlbear95 wrote:

Haha, so the naysayers and pro-NIL folks are all correct! What a rarity in the society we live in!

It's totally corrupt and unscrupulous but at least the athletes are profiting from it, not just coaches/administration.

Things I will never believe:

College football players: Pay us for breaking our bodies to make you rich.

Colleges: Lol, no.

The compromise: Colleges will let other people to pay the athletes.

*Legion* wrote:
firesloth wrote:

Fair point. On the other hand, I'm not sure that's even because it's outside the rules. If it's happening, he's in a great spot. But a story like that could be something that tips the balance and gets Congress to think about real NIL legislation...which might stop his ability to take advantage of the current NIL "rules."

NIL feels like a huge new mechanic being dropped into a massive online game, where the designers have not put any thought into how people are going to abuse and exploit the mechanic.

Anyone with a brain knew this would happen. The NCAA, sh*tty as it is, knew this would happen. Personally I was in favor of continuing amateurism, because I think the romance of college sports is going to die now.

Btw, just getting back to the "best class money can buy" nonsense - some longhorns started a fake charity and were promising to use it to pay any OL for the longhorns $50k/yr, as I recall. They were using this as a recruiting tool. Stuff is going on everywhere.

My twitter feed reminds me that on February 4, 2016, the stanford contestant on college jeopardy got 2 answers in a chemistry category.

"It was discovered way out west, Cf"

and then for the Daily Double

"It was discovered way out west, Bk"

https://www.californiagoldenblogs.co...

Not pictured but I heard was also on there:
"This element does not exist"
"What is Stanfordium"

GO BEARS!

Can we get the #1 class if we promise we'll name the next element we discover after them?

UpToIsomorphism wrote:
Carlbear95 wrote:

Haha, so the naysayers and pro-NIL folks are all correct! What a rarity in the society we live in!

It's totally corrupt and unscrupulous but at least the athletes are profiting from it, not just coaches/administration.

Things I will never believe:

College football players: Pay us for breaking our bodies to make you rich.

Colleges: Lol, no.

The compromise: Colleges will let other people to pay the athletes.

I really do now believe that the main hold-up is that colleges don't want athletes – and especially football players – to be considered employees not because of "amateurism," but because of the risk of having to pay workers compensation claims due to injuries. There is potentially a huge liability there, especially if it's ever ruled that past players are somehow eligible for those considerations.

Grambling is a HBCU of stature and importance, which is why I say that this is a f*cking embarrassment.

Prederick wrote:

Grambling is a HBCU of stature and importance, which is why I say that this is a f*cking embarrassment.

The embarrassment began by hiring Hue Jackson. Not at all surprised to see him make a move like this.

Hue is a terrible football coach, Briles is a terrible human being.

Prederick wrote:

Grambling is a HBCU of stature and importance, which is why I say that this is a f*cking embarrassment.

Almost astonishingly, this has gotten significantly dumber.

Took long enough

Gene Deckerhoff, the broadcaster for FSU football and basketball since the 70’s will retire. He also did Tampa Bay Bucs games too

He will always be the voice of my college sports memories. I hope you enjoy the next stage, you were amazing

Ego Man wrote:

Gene Deckerhoff, the broadcaster for FSU football and basketball since the 70’s will retire. He also did Tampa Bay Bucs games too

He will always be the voice of my college sports memories. I hope you enjoy the next stage, you were amazing

This happened not too long ago with the Aggies, when a guy named Dave South retired. Amazing voice. I should find some recordings of him calling games and just have them as background sound. Such a constant for about the first four decades of my life. I hope he's loving retirement.

Spring Football. And the Scarlets beat the Greys!

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Nice jacket!

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Nice jacket!

Wrex?!

Cal @ Notre Dame kickoff set at 11:30 California, 2:30 local time. I'm sure the September heat will be lovely in the middle of the afternoon, but honestly probably the best time as far as my travel is concerned. Don't have ot worry about finding my way back from South Bend to Chicago in the middle of the night with a flight home the next morning.

Wait.. i just realized Indiana is on Eastern time vs. Chicago on Central.. lol well that just got confusing for planning my drive over.

Abolish time zones

Dawgs set a modern draft record, with 15 players taken. Thank the great English bulldog in the sky, that they actually won the title this year, or there would have been so many jokes about talent not matching performance. I'm sure the ol ball coach was ready to dust off his tired routine.

Alabama tied a record as well... 14 years in a row with a first round pick... One more year and the record is ours... Muah hahahahaha

Big 12 had zero first rounders.

Longhorns had zero players drafted.

Speaking of Longhorns, tweeted on @PFF_College today:

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Was on my side of the stadium.. I'm somewhere way up on top of your picture.

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and of course to the victor goes the spoils

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One of the memories seared in my head is watching the jumbotron showing Matthew McConaughey sticking his head out of a luxury box trying to rally the stadium. Sorry Matthew.. I don't care if you walk away with 10 Oscars.. all I see is.. couldn't beat Cal.

Charlie Strong one of only two head coaches who lost to Sonny Dykes twice. The other? Mike Leach... couldn't take the heat so he had to go running off to the SEC.

I was as big a Cal fan as Carl that day.

Also a big Franklin BBQ fan!