Welcome to Monday!
During the game Saturday I was set off a bit by a negative comment that was directed at me on twitter. It was your typical complaint about the offense of line or the coaching or playcalling; honestly I don't remember exactly what it was and I'm not going to look it up because I've tried to stop using Twitter as a reference point.
What it did was make me think about expectations. Nebraska struggled mightily with Illinois - with a team that we expected to blow out. That didn't happen until late in the game but we knew that Nebraska would have problems this season with their offensive and defensive lines. We also knew that Illinois strength was their defensive line that it was going to be difficult to run against them.
Nebraska sits at 5-0 and ranked 12th in the coaches poll.
That's way above where you thought they'd be at this point in the season, isn't it? I realize that Oregon is not the juggernaut we thought they were, by so far this teams performance has far exceeded expectations, hasn't it?
I understand the tendency of fans to get nervous during the game and become negative, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on the matter.
“He didn’t want any crying," Terri Tenopir said of her husband, Milt, who died last Monday at 76 after battling leukemia. "He hated that about funerals. This is a celebration of his life.”
Why is this man still employed?
The Governor’s Victory Bell is gone, and the Gophers have no one to blame but themselves
What a great day to be a Penn State football fan!
The story had played out the same so many times before under Kevin Wilson. On Saturday, a different ending was finally written.
Our roundtable returns to break down the Badgers’ first loss of 2016.
It’s time to declare this season what it is—a massive disappointment. Full disclosure, I’m not a doom-and-gloom-everything-sucks type of fan.
Even among those who agreed that the Les Miles era had run its course at LSU, one thing stuck out about his firing last week. Why do it in September? Saturday, we saw why. LSU still clung mainly to the power running game around which Miles built the offense, but the Tigers also took deep shots. They targeted the tight end. They mixed up formations. They basically did all the things the callers to Miles's radio show had begged Miles to do the past few years. The result was a 42–7 win against Missouri behind an offense that averaged 7.7 yards a play—without injured star Leonard Fournette—against a defense that entered the night allowing 4.6.
One month ago, Texas players carried Charlie Strong off the field after a double-overtime victory against Notre Dame. The upset kicked off Strong's third season in Austin with a signature win and appeared to secure his future with the Longhorns. A month later, Strong finds himself in a perilous situation for his future at Texas.
Strong will call defensive plays himself from now on
Georgia Fans Are The Most Tormented Fanbase in College Football
Mitch Trubisky should no longer be under the radar, plus more from Week 5
Let's predict who'll be in every bowl game at the end of 2016, after a big Week 5 helped define a couple Power 5 races.
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James Quick made a poor decision, but the sideline crew doesn’t appear to have done him any favors.
Then There's This
An alleged rape survivor who visited Baylor football players in July to discuss sexual assault prevention spoke out Friday about an assistant coach who questioned her visit.
Did you see this? Probably not. It’s very sad, and indicative of what still appears to be a problem at Baylor.