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College football 2020 offseason thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by micropolitan guy, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

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  2. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Penn State, despite its scandals, and Maryland were good additions to the B1G. Nebraska and Rutgers? More trouble than value.
  3. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Rutgers has plenty of value even though it's terrible in virtually everything. Its presence gets the Big Ten Network on standard or semi-standard levels of service in the NYC market. That's a lot of customers. Even if they never care or watch. Nebraska is the opposite. Great tradition but few local customers.
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  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

  5. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Deion's in coaching has been about promoting his kids and making sure they have better opportunities. The disaster that was Prime Prep wasn't an accident. Sure it's a splash but it's going to end in recruiting violations or him just walking away if they suck or some other crazy deal.
  6. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    He'll be gone in three years. He'll walk away once he knows the NCAA is on his trail or he realizes the job involves far more than giving a motivational locker room speech a dozen times a year.
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  7. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    It was a huge deal when Arkansas-Little Rock hired Sidney Moncrief as its basketball coach a bunch of years back. He was a god in the state after his career as a Razorback and then in the NBA. He lasted a year as head coach, then bolted.
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  8. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

  9. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah..."recruiting violations". I'm sure the NCAA will be on top of that one. Besides the HBCUs aren't flowing with bagmen.

    If Deion can pull any kid of clout to Jackson State, he'll have contract offers from 50 FBS programs to get on their staff in some form.
  10. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  11. HappyCurmudgeon

    HappyCurmudgeon Well-Known Member

    Scott Frost had a monster at UCF in two years -- one of the G5 jobs that pays very well and has access to a wealth of talent and high-end kids that would actually consider playing there because of the amenities and location. He'd probably be heading into his fourth season without losing a regular-season game had he stayed.

    And he left that to have three-straight losing seasons (likely) at Nebraska.
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  12. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    And a fat contract. Most likely a fat buyout as well.

    This is why a guy with a good G5 gig needs to be picky as hell about the P5 he moves up to. They get offered two or three times more than they're making to coach a team that has three teams perennially ahead of them in the division standings, then when it turns out the best they can do is fourth or fifth they get sacked. How many times have we seen this year's flavor of the coaching carousel do this kind of belly flop?

    The grass isn't always greener, even if the money is.
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