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College Football 2017: Butch Jones' Locker

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1 hour ago, sperry said:

 

Oregon State may be the worst P5 team this year. Why exactly did Wisconsin's coach willingly choose to leave to go there again?

I can’t say for sure because I don’t follow the sport close enough, but Wisconsin does have a track record of losing coaches to smaller school. My best guess is that it’s just really stressful.

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Yeah, I have no idea why someone leaves Wisconsin for Oregon State.  I think if you had to rank programs in order of prestige most people would put Wisconsin around the 4-5 slot in their conference and Oregon State in the 11 or 12 spot in their conference.  And the bottom had really fallen out at Oregon State in Riley's final year to the point where I think some good coaches would have looked at that opening and wondered if no one could turn it around.  There seemed to be some signs at the end of last year that Oregon State was improving but the early returns this year suggest otherwise and that they might be godawful.  Barely beat Portland State from the FCS at home and murdered by Minnesota at home too?  Quite embarrassing.  

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4 hours ago, Triskan said:

Yeah, I have no idea why someone leaves Wisconsin for Oregon State. 

The chance to live in Corvallis instead of Madison? 

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1 hour ago, Mr. X said:

The chance to live in Corvallis instead of Madison? 

I have never been to Madison, but I've never heard anything bad about it.  In fact, I feel like I've heard that it's an epic college town a la Boulder, Colorado.  Is that not so? 

Corvalis is fine if you ask me, but it's a college town through and through that's sort of unremarkable beyond that description.

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Hey WVU guys...it's ok, you beat ECU.  You can come back now.

 

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2 hours ago, Triskan said:

I have never been to Madison, but I've never heard anything bad about it.  In fact, I feel like I've heard that it's an epic college town a la Boulder, Colorado.  Is that not so? 

Corvalis is fine if you ask me, but it's a college town through and through that's sort of unremarkable beyond that description.

That must have been facetious. There is no comparison, Madison is definitely a cooler place than Corvallis. 

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Ha.  Now I feel stupid.  I've heard some joke that the guy just did it to get away from Barry Alvarez, and that makes as much sense as anything.  

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I tried to post in response to that question yesterday, but wasn't logged in to my phone - I would bet it's 100% because of Alvarez. When the AD has twice been the Head Coach and thinks that he and the program are synonymous, it would tend to grate on any Head Coach hired by him - particularly because in most places I'd argue the coach has more power than the AD. I've heard Alvarez likes to be very involved with the program - that seems likely to drive any coach nuts.

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On 9/12/2017 at 10:20 PM, HokieStone said:

Hey WVU guys...it's ok, you beat ECU.  You can come back now.

 

Hey, I just been banned for a few days, lol. Anyway, congrats. I hate the Hokies, will talk shit none stop, but they were the better team that day.

That being said, we had many a opportunity to win that game. Stills should've caught that ball at the end of the game in the end zone. Holgs should went for it on 4th and 1. But, it all boiled down to not being able to stop your QB. Another great dual-threat qb at VT, what a surprise. Congrats. 

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54 minutes ago, Michael Seswatha Jordan said:

That being said, we had many a opportunity to win that game. Stills should've caught that ball at the end of the game in the end zone. Holgs should went for it on 4th and 1. But, it all boiled down to not being able to stop your QB. Another great dual-threat qb at VT, what a surprise. Congrats. 

And we should've scored a TD when we had it 1st and goal from the 1.  And our typically reliable kicker missed two FGs from distances that he was automatic from last year.  So, I think the ifs and buts cancel out.  In any case, we play ECU this week, so we'll see how that compares to your drubbing of them.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's closer.  We had Delaware last week, ECU this week, and then ODU.  There are whispers that we are running a very vanilla game plan for all those games leading up to Clemson at the end of the month.

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15 minutes ago, HokieStone said:

And we should've scored a TD when we had it 1st and goal from the 1.  And our typically reliable kicker missed two FGs from distances that he was automatic from last year.  So, I think the ifs and buts cancel out.  In any case, we play ECU this week, so we'll see how that compares to your drubbing of them.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's closer.  We had Delaware last week, ECU this week, and then ODU.  There are whispers that we are running a very vanilla game plan for all those games leading up to Clemson at the end of the month.

Coulda, woulda, shoulda huh? Anywho, just offering a congrats. Hope you have a good season, then the loss won't hurt that much. I think, all said, we are two evenly matched squads.

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The Pokes face their first real test of the season, travelling to Pitt for an early morning game. I'm a little nervous about this one after last year's game went to the wire in Stillwater, but I think this one won't turn out to be such a nail-biter. Rudolph is looking excellent this year, the Cowboys' running game and its front line have really stepped up compared to this same time last year.

If the defense can slow down Pitt's running game and can keep pressure on the quarterback, I think the Cowboys notch a convincing win. I'm looking for the Pokes to cover the spread on the road.

Oh, and Zach Sinor for the Heisman!!

 

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As much as I hate to admit it, I think UofL beats Clemson handily at home today and then has a clear path from here to the playoffs.  :crying: 

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15 hours ago, The Great Unwashed said:

The Pokes face their first real test of the season, travelling to Pitt for an early morning game. I'm a little nervous about this one after last year's game went to the wire in Stillwater, but I think this one won't turn out to be such a nail-biter. Rudolph is looking excellent this year, the Cowboys' running game and its front line have really stepped up compared to this same time last year.

If the defense can slow down Pitt's running game and can keep pressure on the quarterback, I think the Cowboys notch a convincing win. I'm looking for the Pokes to cover the spread on the road.

Oh, and Zach Sinor for the Heisman!!

 

They're passing their first real test with flying colors. They've scored 49 points in the FIRST HALF. 

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2 minutes ago, KingintheNorth4 said:

They're passing their first real test with flying colors. They've scored 49 points in the FIRST HALF. 

Yeah, I'm stunned to be honest. This goes to show that teams can't just rely on double-teaming James Washington, because the rest of the Cowboy receiving corps will step into the breach. McClesky is leading in receptions, and Ateman had a great TD grab.

My only complaint is that Rudolph's performance is interfering with Zach Sinor's Heisman chances.

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1 hour ago, The Great Unwashed said:

Yeah, I'm stunned to be honest. This goes to show that teams can't just rely on double-teaming James Washington, because the rest of the Cowboy receiving corps will step into the breach. McClesky is leading in receptions, and Ateman had a great TD grab.

My only complaint is that Rudolph's performance is interfering with Zach Sinor's Heisman chances.

The Pokes just have too many offensive weapons for a lot of teams to handle.

UCLA vs Memphis is certainly an entertaining shootout, but Josh Rosen has made a couple of costly mistakes.

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