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Title: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on August 09, 2022, 07:20:00 PM
I'll kick things off (pun intended) with my predictions for the New Year's Six Bowls:

Cotton: Notre Dame (Independent) over Houston (AAC and highest ranked G5 champion)
Orange: Clemson (ACC champion) over Kentucky (SEC East 2nd place)
Sugar: Texas A&M (SEC West 2nd place) over Oklahoma (Big 12 Champion)
Rose: Oregon (PAC 12 North Champion) over Michigan (Big Ten East 2nd place)

CFP/Peach: Alabama (SEC Champion) over Utah (PAC 12 Champion)
CFP/Fiesta: Ohio State (BIG Champion) over Georgia (SEC East winner)
CFP Final: Alabama over Ohio State
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: ran4sh on August 09, 2022, 07:23:52 PM
I think the defending national champions will at least make it back to the CFP final game.

Go Dawgs!
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: CoreySamson on August 09, 2022, 08:12:29 PM
I made my W-L predictions for the SEC a few days ago...

SEC West:
1. Alabama (11-1)
2. Arkansas (9-3)
3. Texas A&M (9-3)
4. Ole Miss (9-3)
5. LSU (7-5)
6. Mississippi State (6-6)
7. Auburn (3-9)

SEC East:
1. Georgia (12-0)
2. Kentucky (10-2)
3. Tennessee (8-4)
4. Florida (6-6)
5. South Carolina (5-7)
6. Missouri (5-7)
7. Vanderbilt (2-10)

I also expect Alabama to beat Georgia in the SEC championship again.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: ET21 on August 10, 2022, 11:54:48 AM
Go NIU Huskies, lets go back to back again in the MAC
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Billy F 1988 on August 10, 2022, 06:57:06 PM
I think with some of the shakeups going on in the world of CFP, I'm eager to see if Bobby Hauck and his band of maroon and silver clad boys can finally bring the biggie home for Montana. It's been 21 years since the 2001 D1AA/FCS title game against Furman and 27 years from the first D1AA/FCS title game against Marshall. Early predictions from Leerfield have Montana in a favorable position. The biggest thing to notch off the list of rivals this upcoming season is Idaho. Since Idaho is back in FCS play, they've ramped up a bit on their gameplay. There are two new schools we haven't played yet. Northwestern State and Indiana State. It'll be interesting to see how these two square up. Idaho State has sort of been a bur up Montana's backside over the last few years. Eastern Washington is an FCS magnet. They've got a pretty stout roster in several areas. And yes, them dadgum skitty kitties of Montana State! If coach Hauck and his boys notch them off at the "Brawl of the Wild" game, they'll be in pretty sound territory to make another FCS playoff run.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Roadgeekteen on August 10, 2022, 11:48:52 PM
One of the last seasons untill CFB is ruined by UCLA and USC joining the Big 10.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: hbelkins on August 11, 2022, 03:43:04 PM
As I said in another thread recently, one phrase you will never hear me say is "Roll Tide."

The number of bandwagon Alabama fans around here amazes me. Even diehard Kentucky fans root for the Tide. And they like to throw off on Ohio State.

The only time I ever root for Tennessee is when the Vols are playing Alabama.

Everyone has these great expectations for UK football this year. I think Wildcat fans are in for a bit of a letdown.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on August 12, 2022, 05:29:48 PM
The number of bandwagon Alabama fans around here amazes me. Even diehard Kentucky fans root for the Tide. And they like to throw off on Ohio State.

The SEC fanbase has this weird fetish of "if not my team, better another SEC team than someone else" even if it's a bitter rival of their school. I don't understand it at all. You'll never catch me dead rooting for Wisconsin (in any sport), Ohio State (football), or Michigan (football).
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: ran4sh on August 12, 2022, 06:40:56 PM
The number of bandwagon Alabama fans around here amazes me. Even diehard Kentucky fans root for the Tide. And they like to throw off on Ohio State.

The SEC fanbase has this weird fetish of "if not my team, better another SEC team than someone else" even if it's a bitter rival of their school. I don't understand it at all. You'll never catch me dead rooting for Wisconsin (in any sport), Ohio State (football), or Michigan (football).

That's because the rest of the country hates us. In particular, fans of Big Ten teams love to hate SEC teams, despite the fact that the Big Ten conference has a lot more influence on college football in general than the SEC does.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on August 12, 2022, 10:10:39 PM
The number of bandwagon Alabama fans around here amazes me. Even diehard Kentucky fans root for the Tide. And they like to throw off on Ohio State.

The SEC fanbase has this weird fetish of "if not my team, better another SEC team than someone else" even if it's a bitter rival of their school. I don't understand it at all. You'll never catch me dead rooting for Wisconsin (in any sport), Ohio State (football), or Michigan (football).

That's because the rest of the country hates us. In particular, fans of Big Ten teams love to hate SEC teams, despite the fact that the Big Ten conference has a lot more influence on college football in general than the SEC does.

I think the big reason that people dislike SEC teams is that they're afraid to play games farther north than Lexington.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on August 13, 2022, 12:55:11 PM
The number of bandwagon Alabama fans around here amazes me. Even diehard Kentucky fans root for the Tide. And they like to throw off on Ohio State.

The SEC fanbase has this weird fetish of "if not my team, better another SEC team than someone else" even if it's a bitter rival of their school. I don't understand it at all. You'll never catch me dead rooting for Wisconsin (in any sport), Ohio State (football), or Michigan (football).

That's because the rest of the country hates us. In particular, fans of Big Ten teams love to hate SEC teams, despite the fact that the Big Ten conference has a lot more influence on college football in general than the SEC does.

I think the big reason that people dislike SEC teams is that they're afraid to play games farther north than Lexington.
Nah. It’s because they’re good. People will say stuff, maybe “the media favors them” or “they’re scared to play north of Kentucky”. But really, people hate them because they’re good.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: index on September 17, 2022, 11:04:52 PM
Did anyone else see that hail Mary from the App State game today? I was at that game and thought we were done for only for that to happen. It was so exciting I got chills as I was storming the field with my group (probably also because I was drunk). That is definitely gonna be something to remember.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Big John on September 17, 2022, 11:49:01 PM
^^ Unfortunitely there were multiple traumatic injuries in the celebration. https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/college-football/multiple-traumatic-injuries-reported-at-appalachian-states-field-after-last-second-win-over-troy/
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Alps on September 18, 2022, 01:09:32 AM
Did anyone else see that hail Mary from the App State game today? I was at that game and thought we were done for only for that to happen. It was so exciting I got chills as I was storming the field with my group (probably also because I was drunk). That is definitely gonna be something to remember.
your signature says ETSU, that's not ASU
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: JayhawkCO on September 18, 2022, 01:18:18 AM
My boys are surprisingly 3-0. Big campaign going on to get Gameday next week against similarly 3-0 Duke.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Roadgeekteen on September 18, 2022, 01:47:06 AM
UMASS WON. I would have been at the game but I got covid :(
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Rothman on September 18, 2022, 11:15:30 AM
UMASS WON. I would have been at the game but I got covid :(
Heh.  A true miracle.

Been a good season for upsets so far.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Ted$8roadFan on September 18, 2022, 11:46:30 AM
Very happy UMass won.  But I don’t know why (besides exposure and $) Toledo plays Ohio State.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: kurumi on September 18, 2022, 01:22:53 PM
UMASS WON. I would have been at the game but I got covid :(

And they now have the non-"conference" tiebreaker over UConn; this could become crucial in December :-)
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on September 18, 2022, 02:33:24 PM
I don’t know why Toledo plays Ohio State.

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Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: index on September 18, 2022, 05:14:34 PM
Did anyone else see that hail Mary from the App State game today? I was at that game and thought we were done for only for that to happen. It was so exciting I got chills as I was storming the field with my group (probably also because I was drunk). That is definitely gonna be something to remember.
your signature says ETSU, that's not ASU
Just because I don't go there anymore for school doesn't mean I can't go to the games.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: KeithE4Phx on September 18, 2022, 06:30:27 PM
Herm Edwards has been let go at Arizona State, after losing to Eastern Michigan at home last night.  Should have happened after last season.  He is just not a college coach.

https://arizonasports.com/story/2692730/herm-edwards-arizona-state-football-agree-to-part-ways/
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Alps on September 19, 2022, 12:13:17 AM
Did anyone else see that hail Mary from the App State game today? I was at that game and thought we were done for only for that to happen. It was so exciting I got chills as I was storming the field with my group (probably also because I was drunk). That is definitely gonna be something to remember.
your signature says ETSU, that's not ASU
Just because I don't go there anymore for school doesn't mean I can't go to the games.

Oh you went there for a year? My bad, then it makes perfect sense!
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: US 89 on September 19, 2022, 09:58:16 AM
An absolutely pathetic blowout loss at home for my Yellow Jackets this weekend. Yes, Ole Miss is ranked and good, but they aren't shutout-42-to-zero-in-Atlanta good. That's the kind of thing I would only expect to see from the likes of georgia or Alabama.

The on-field talent isn't that bad either - we've had decent recruiting classes for the last several years and managed to retain most of them (big exception is Jahmyr Gibbs, who was so good he transferred to Alabama and I don't blame him one bit). The problem is the coaching. Last year we fired our offensive coordinator and a couple of other coaches, but our head coach Collins absolutely needs to go. My bet is he gets fired either after this season or midway through after an especially bad loss. He took over a program that wasn't necessarily championship caliber but could at least be competitive in the ACC...and ran it into the ground. A new coach would energize the team and also the fanbase who is sick of the last three years of constant hype videos and marketing and branding with no on-field product to back it up.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Billy F 1988 on September 24, 2022, 07:51:28 PM
Montana just made Portland State a write-off. They're still in the top five FCS rankings, but, at one point, they were #2. Despite the three non-conference wins, plus the home win today, three other teams already snagged their first in-conference wins in early outings. That's Montana State, Northern Colorado, and Idaho. Sacramento State hasn't played an in-conference game yet, but they're #4 and the Grizzlies now sit at #5 with a 4-0 outing after roasting Portland State 53-16. Idaho is next then Idaho State the following week, so it'll be interesting to see how Montana plays out in what I will dub the "Potato Series". The Idaho game is at home while Idaho State is a road game.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on September 27, 2022, 11:07:40 AM
Discussion in the NFL thread about TB's Sunday game likely getting moved got me wondering about college football.

Games that, to varying degrees, could be impacted Saturday:

Eastern Washington at Florida (Gainesville)
Wake Forest at Florida State (Tallahassee) [officially acknowledged that alternative plans are in place but no announcement on where that is or when a decision will be made]
SMU at Central Florida (Orlando)
East Carolina at South Florida (Tampa) [unconfirmed reports that the game has been moved to FAU at Boca Raton]
North Carolina State at Clemson

South Carolina State at South Carolina (Columbia) has already been moved from Saturday to Thursday
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on September 27, 2022, 01:14:20 PM
Updates:

ECU at USF move to Boca Raton confirmed
EWU at UF moved to Sunday noon
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: JayhawkCO on September 27, 2022, 01:19:07 PM
I really hope KU and TCU both win this weekend so that GameDay will come to Lawrence for the first time ever the following week.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: hbelkins on September 28, 2022, 01:03:30 PM
Does anyone actually believe that UK is the eighth-best college football team?

Me neither.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on September 28, 2022, 01:06:03 PM
Does anyone actually believe that UK is the eighth-best college football team?

Me neither.

ESPN FPI has them 30th. Massey's composite of dozens of computer rankings has them 12th. I don't think they're the 8th best but they're pretty good. They have a coach who's gotten them about as far as a basketball school in the SEC is ever going to get.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: hbelkins on September 28, 2022, 08:42:56 PM
Does anyone actually believe that UK is the eighth-best college football team?

Me neither.

ESPN FPI has them 30th. Massey's composite of dozens of computer rankings has them 12th. I don't think they're the 8th best but they're pretty good. They have a coach who's gotten them about as far as a basketball school in the SEC is ever going to get.

There was a pretty public brouhaha recently when Calipari proclaimed UK (which got bounced out of the tournament in the first game last year and in the year before that, had the worst record in modern history) a basketball school. The football coaching staff, including Vince Marrow and Stoops, didn't take too kindly to that.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on September 28, 2022, 08:51:52 PM
Does anyone actually believe that UK is the eighth-best college football team?

Me neither.

ESPN FPI has them 30th. Massey's composite of dozens of computer rankings has them 12th. I don't think they're the 8th best but they're pretty good. They have a coach who's gotten them about as far as a basketball school in the SEC is ever going to get.

There was a pretty public brouhaha recently when Calipari proclaimed UK (which got bounced out of the tournament in the first game last year and in the year before that, had the worst record in modern history) a basketball school. The football coaching staff, including Vince Marrow and Stoops, didn't take too kindly to that.
Kentucky football has 3 bowl wins, two of which were against ranked teams, since Kentucky basketball's last NCAA tournament win.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Billy F 1988 on October 01, 2022, 06:31:23 PM
Montana QB Lucas Johnson left the Idaho State game a few minutes ago leaving 2nd stringer Kris Brown to task of keeping the Griz win streak alive. The Griz were strong in the first half, but I am suspicious about their second half. They kind of flopped it in the fourth letting the Idaho State Bengals catch up to within 8 with under a minute left in the game. The Griz can ill afford to lose Lucas Johnson. They have the home game next week as part 2 of the "Potato Series" I dubbed last week. If they put Kris Brown at center for that game, which is probably the likely scenario, that's gonna be a tough one. They almost let that game get away on them with about 7:00 minutes left, but hang on the #1 and get the W for five straight games.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on October 01, 2022, 10:44:14 PM
Yet another disappointment for UW. 4th wasted season in 5 years. To me last year's loss at Minnesota should have been the nail in Chryst's coffin. I felt like the only one calling for his job . . . not anymore. This team is playing 1960 football in 2022 and it's not working. I'm fine with a team that is built around a physical defense and productive run game, but it's unbelievable that the passing attack has been this bad for so long, and this team is going nowhere until that is fixed. We've all seen enough to know that Chryst is not the guy to fix it.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: gonealookin on October 02, 2022, 01:07:04 AM
I really hope KU and TCU both win this weekend so that GameDay will come to Lawrence for the first time ever the following week.

Well that was/is bizarre.

Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Big John on October 02, 2022, 02:52:58 AM
Yet another disappointment for UW. 4th wasted season in 5 years. To me last year's loss at Minnesota should have been the nail in Chryst's coffin. I felt like the only one calling for his job . . . not anymore. This team is playing 1960 football in 2022 and it's not working. I'm fine with a team that is built around a physical defense and productive run game, but it's unbelievable that the passing attack has been this bad for so long, and this team is going nowhere until that is fixed. We've all seen enough to know that Chryst is not the guy to fix it.
Had a Don Morton flashback yesterday. X-(
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: kurumi on October 02, 2022, 01:01:20 PM
UConn was and still is not a good team, even if all starters were healthy. They're in most "bottom 10" lists this season.

But yesterday a 19-14 victory over Fresno State (first over a 1-A errrr FBS opponent since 2019) was a little spark of happiness.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: tchafe1978 on October 02, 2022, 06:46:46 PM
Yet another disappointment for UW. 4th wasted season in 5 years. To me last year's loss at Minnesota should have been the nail in Chryst's coffin. I felt like the only one calling for his job . . . not anymore. This team is playing 1960 football in 2022 and it's not working. I'm fine with a team that is built around a physical defense and productive run game, but it's unbelievable that the passing attack has been this bad for so long, and this team is going nowhere until that is fixed. We've all seen enough to know that Chryst is not the guy to fix it.
Had a Don Morton flashback yesterday. X-(

I'm a long time Badgers fan, and I'm not usually a "fire the coach" guy after one or two bad games, but it may be time to move on from Chryst. The game has passed him by. Even bringing in a new offensive coordinator has done nothing to improve the offense. Chryst was the offensive coordinator during the Bert Bielema years, and they had some of the highest scoring offenses in school history. I'm not sure how this is even the same coach.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Big John on October 02, 2022, 08:48:09 PM
Chryst fired, Leonhard named interim coach: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/paul-chryst-has-been-fired-as-wisconsin-badgers-head-football-coach/ar-AA12vM2p
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on October 02, 2022, 08:57:52 PM
Dang, if this wasn’t one of my more accurate takes. I felt like the only one on the “fire Chryst” bandwagon.

I don't understand the notion that Paul Chryst can have the Wisconsin job as long as he wants to no matter what. He inherited a program that typically finished with 2-4 losses each season, and he is averaging 3.3 losses per season, including half-length 2020. With the amount of talent that Wisconsin has relative to the other teams in the west - significantly more than everyone except for Iowa and occasionally Minnesota - I would not be surprised if Chryst's seat warms up a little by this time next year.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: tchafe1978 on October 02, 2022, 09:01:52 PM
Chryst fired, Leonhard named interim coach: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/paul-chryst-has-been-fired-as-wisconsin-badgers-head-football-coach/ar-AA12vM2p

I was suprised they fired him now. I thought they would wait until the end of the season to make a decision. I guess now at least they get to see what Leonhard can do as head coach and/or get a jump on finding a replacement. I just hope the coaching change doesn't set the program back even further if the next head coach doesn't work out.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: mgk920 on October 02, 2022, 10:14:16 PM
Chryst fired, Leonhard named interim coach: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/paul-chryst-has-been-fired-as-wisconsin-badgers-head-football-coach/ar-AA12vM2p

I was suprised they fired him now. I thought they would wait until the end of the season to make a decision. I guess now at least they get to see what Leonhard can do as head coach and/or get a jump on finding a replacement. I just hope the coaching change doesn't set the program back even further if the next head coach doesn't work out.

The UW Athletic Department didn't want the Badgers' recent on-the-field performance to become an issue in the upcoming governor election?

 :hmmm:

Mike
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: tchafe1978 on October 02, 2022, 10:39:55 PM
Chryst fired, Leonhard named interim coach: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/paul-chryst-has-been-fired-as-wisconsin-badgers-head-football-coach/ar-AA12vM2p

I was suprised they fired him now. I thought they would wait until the end of the season to make a decision. I guess now at least they get to see what Leonhard can do as head coach and/or get a jump on finding a replacement. I just hope the coaching change doesn't set the program back even further if the next head coach doesn't work out.

The UW Athletic Department didn't want the Badgers' recent on-the-field performance to become an issue in the upcoming governor election?

 :hmmm:

Mike

How are those two things even remotely related?
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: KCRoadFan on October 02, 2022, 11:46:33 PM
Chryst fired, Leonhard named interim coach: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/paul-chryst-has-been-fired-as-wisconsin-badgers-head-football-coach/ar-AA12vM2p

I was suprised they fired him now. I thought they would wait until the end of the season to make a decision. I guess now at least they get to see what Leonhard can do as head coach and/or get a jump on finding a replacement. I just hope the coaching change doesn't set the program back even further if the next head coach doesn't work out.

The UW Athletic Department didn't want the Badgers' recent on-the-field performance to become an issue in the upcoming governor election?

 :hmmm:

Mike

How are those two things even remotely related?

Because football is such a big deal in Wisconsin?
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: hbelkins on October 03, 2022, 11:34:17 AM
Chryst fired, Leonhard named interim coach: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/paul-chryst-has-been-fired-as-wisconsin-badgers-head-football-coach/ar-AA12vM2p

I was suprised they fired him now. I thought they would wait until the end of the season to make a decision. I guess now at least they get to see what Leonhard can do as head coach and/or get a jump on finding a replacement. I just hope the coaching change doesn't set the program back even further if the next head coach doesn't work out.

The UW Athletic Department didn't want the Badgers' recent on-the-field performance to become an issue in the upcoming governor election?

 :hmmm:

Mike

How are those two things even remotely related?

Because football is such a big deal in Wisconsin?

Years have faded the details in my memory, but at one point the UK football coaching situation was waded into by a Kentucky governor.

Speaking of UK, the Wildcats really got exposed at Ole Miss Saturday. As I noted in the Dish/Disney dispute thread, I missed the game due to running errands away from home Saturday, but I listened to bits and pieces on the radio. I didn't even bother to watch the recording of the game; I deleted it unwatched. I don't think UK will finish any better than 9-3 now. I anticipate losses to Tennessee and Georgia.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: JayhawkCO on October 03, 2022, 12:29:24 PM
I really hope KU and TCU both win this weekend so that GameDay will come to Lawrence for the first time ever the following week.

Well that was/is bizarre.


Toughest game of the year so far, but I think we can barely pull it off.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: triplemultiplex on October 03, 2022, 05:34:00 PM
Happy for Jim Leonhard; he's from my neck of the woods.  I went to school with some of his cousins.
Heck, my brother called this like five years ago.  "Jimmy's gonna be head coach one day."  That day is here.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Big John on October 03, 2022, 09:45:55 PM
Trying to be The Onion: https://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2022/10/breaking-paul-chryst-fired-over-microwaving-tuna-sandwich-in-break-room-again
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on October 03, 2022, 10:35:05 PM
Trying to be The Onion: https://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2022/10/breaking-paul-chryst-fired-over-microwaving-tuna-sandwich-in-break-room-again
Would have been justified.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: mgk920 on October 04, 2022, 12:50:36 PM
Trying to be The Onion: https://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2022/10/breaking-paul-chryst-fired-over-microwaving-tuna-sandwich-in-break-room-again
Would have been justified.

Man, he could have poached a nice perch from Lake Mendota and he would have been just fine had he nuked that.

 :-o

Mike
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on October 08, 2022, 08:34:04 PM
First game without Chryst, and Mertz has the second best game of his career. I get that it’s a bad Northwestern team, but UW has played plenty of bad teams over the last few years, with the passing game almost never looking as good as today. Also refreshing to pound on Northwestern who was a pain in Wisconsin’s side during Chryst’s tenure whether they were good or not.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: tchafe1978 on October 08, 2022, 11:02:20 PM
First game without Chryst, and Mertz has the second best game of his career. I get that it’s a bad Northwestern team, but UW has played plenty of bad teams over the last few years, with the passing game almost never looking as good as today. Also refreshing to pound on Northwestern who was a pain in Wisconsin’s side during Chryst’s tenure whether they were good or not.

Makes one wonder if Chryst really was holding the offense back. Maybe now that he's gone, offensive coordinator Bobby Engram will have some freedom to open up the playbook and not just run twice straight up the gut for 2 yards, then pass incomplete on 3rd down. Time will tell, and I'm not going to get too excited yet, but it's at least a good start.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: hbelkins on October 09, 2022, 10:12:25 PM
Kentucky is swirling down the toilet. Say goodbye to a 10-win season and a New Year's Six bowl, and hello to being lucky to go 8-4 and a bid to some bowl in BF Egypt.

Yes, Levis was hurt, but the defense played horribly against South Carolina.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: US 89 on October 10, 2022, 12:35:51 AM
From everything I have heard, I'm glad I got to hang out with old friends on Saturday night instead of watching FSU lose.

Georgia Tech though...despite the refs' finest efforts to hand the game to Duke in the final minute, the Yellow Jackets pulled through and won in overtime. Tech would never have won that game with Collins. Good riddance.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Rothman on October 15, 2022, 09:24:55 PM
Syracuse up to 6-0.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Billy F 1988 on October 18, 2022, 09:28:25 PM
Welp, the Griz lost the stein last Saturday. It's part of FCS lore that if Montana or Idaho wins, one of those teams gets to hold on to what's called the "Little Brown Stein". That's the trophy given to the winning team, and unfortunately, that was the now 56-time overall champion of the Little Brown Stein, the Vandals of the University of Idaho. I say 56-time because they've won the stein about 30 times before Montana and Idaho were chartered in to the Big Sky Conference in 1963. I don't have a clue what toppled Montana sideways during that game, but, that's not good considering their long history together in FCS.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: hbelkins on October 19, 2022, 11:18:21 AM
I cheer for Tennessee exactly once a year.

After last Saturday, I hope the Vols lose every game.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on November 17, 2022, 07:20:40 AM
A former UVa football player shot four current players and one other person, killing three of the players. This weekend's game against Coastal Carolina has been cancelled. Next weekend's game at Virginia Tech seems unlikely to get played.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: 74/171FAN on November 17, 2022, 07:43:23 AM
A former UVa football player shot four current players and one other person, killing three of the players. This weekend's game against Coastal Carolina has been cancelled. Next weekend's game at Virginia Tech seems unlikely to get played.

As bad as VT and UVA are this year, I am expecting it to be canceled.  There is no reason for either team to play IMO.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Hunty2022 on November 17, 2022, 08:28:36 AM
A former UVa football player shot four current players and one other person, killing three of the players. This weekend's game against Coastal Carolina has been cancelled. Next weekend's game at Virginia Tech seems unlikely to get played.

That’s terrible. This is quite upsetting since I’m a UVA fan from nearby Greene County.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on November 26, 2022, 03:49:17 PM
People who called for Harbaugh’s job a couple years ago, what do you think now?
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: 74/171FAN on November 26, 2022, 06:34:43 PM
As a VT fan, I am very happy for Shane Beamer after South Carolina's last two weeks.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: hbelkins on November 26, 2022, 06:57:08 PM
Why all the hate for Ohio State from so many corners? I see more dislike for tOSU than I do Alabama, Notre Dame, and Michigan combined.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on November 26, 2022, 08:55:33 PM
I see more dislike for tOSU than I do Alabama, Notre Dame, and Michigan combined.
My mileage varies on that one.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: KeithE4Phx on November 26, 2022, 10:56:17 PM
Why all the hate for Ohio State from so many corners? I see more dislike for tOSU than I do Alabama, Notre Dame, and Michigan combined.

Because THE Ohio State University believes that they are THE ultimate college football team (not so much in basketball or other sports, but it carries over) in the whole USA.  ESPN's ridiculous love-fest over the years has only made matters worse. 

They are to college football as the Yankees are to baseball, the Cowboys are to the NFL, the Lakers are to the NBA, and Duke is to college basketball (I don't think there's an equivalent in the NHL).  They are the teams the nation loves to hate, outside of their own markets, of course. 

They're hated because of their successes, past and present (mostly past), but when they fail (see:  LeBron's Lakers.  ESPECIALLY LeBron's Lakers), it's fair game to pile on.  And today, it's been fair game to pile onto the abject failure of THE Columbus Suckeyes to beat Michigan for the second year in a row. 

Too bad, so sad, buhbye.  NOPLAYOFFSFORYOU!  :)
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: tdindy88 on November 26, 2022, 11:21:26 PM
They are to college football as the Yankees are to baseball, the Cowboys are to the NFL, the Lakers are to the NBA, and Duke is to college basketball (I don't think there's an equivalent in the NHL).  They are the teams the nation loves to hate, outside of their own markets, of course. 

That's Notre Dame you're thinking of (and I say this as a fan of the Irish.) Or Alabama.

The only reason I'm happy Michigan won is that their rivalry with OSU had been pretty one-sided until recently and I don't like seeing things as one-sided.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on November 26, 2022, 11:25:29 PM
They are to college football as the Yankees are to baseball, the Cowboys are to the NFL, the Lakers are to the NBA, and Duke is to college basketball (I don't think there's an equivalent in the NHL).  They are the teams the nation loves to hate, outside of their own markets, of course. 
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That's Notre Dame you're thinking of (and I say this as a fan of the Irish.) Or Alabama.

The only reason I'm happy Michigan won is that their rivalry with OSU had been pretty one-sided until recently and I don't like seeing things as one-sided.

There are plenty of fan bases that think they're God's gift to college football. Notre Dame, Michigan, Alabama, stand out but to a lesser extent Clemson, USC, and every single SEC school save perhaps Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Ohio State and their fans are far less detestable than Michigan to most fans in the Midwest outside of Michigan.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: US 89 on November 26, 2022, 11:58:03 PM
They are to college football as the Yankees are to baseball, the Cowboys are to the NFL, the Lakers are to the NBA, and Duke is to college basketball (I don't think there's an equivalent in the NHL).  They are the teams the nation loves to hate, outside of their own markets, of course. 
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That's Notre Dame you're thinking of (and I say this as a fan of the Irish.) Or Alabama.

The only reason I'm happy Michigan won is that their rivalry with OSU had been pretty one-sided until recently and I don't like seeing things as one-sided.

There are plenty of fan bases that think they're God's gift to college football. Notre Dame, Michigan, Alabama, stand out but to a lesser extent Clemson, USC, and every single SEC school save perhaps Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Ohio State and their fans are far less detestable than Michigan to most fans in the Midwest outside of Michigan.

Disagree. I hate Michigan and Ohio State equally with the exception that I root for Michigan when they play each other.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Big John on November 27, 2022, 08:13:54 AM
Why all the hate for Ohio State from so many corners? I see more dislike for tOSU than I do Alabama, Notre Dame, and Michigan combined.
If OSU took out the "t", they wouldn't be so hated.  The "thee" is very pretentious.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on November 27, 2022, 09:05:53 AM
Conference championship games are set:

CUSA: North Texas vs Texas-San Antonio
PAC-12: Utah vs Southern Cal
MAC: Toledo vs Ohio
Big 12: Kansas State vs TCU
Sun Belt: Coastal Carolina vs Troy
Mountain West: Fresno St vs Boise St
American: Central Florida vs Tulane
SEC: LSU vs Georgia
ACC: Clemson vs North Carolina
Big Ten: Purdue vs Michigan

Georgia is in the playoff win or lose, though probably not seeded #1 if they lose.
Michigan is probably in win or lose.
TCU and Southern Cal both need to win to get in.

Ohio State and Alabama are teams not playing who could back in if other teams lose.

UCF-Tulane winner gets the G5 bid, to either the Orange or Cotton Bowls.
Clemson-UNC winner to the Orange Bowl.
Kansas State to the Sugar Bowl if they win and probably also if they lose.
Utah to the Rose Bowl if they win and probably also if they lose.
Ohio State to the Rose Bowl unless they get in the playoff then it's Penn State.
If LSU wins they go to the Sugar Bowl, if they lose it's Alabama or Tennessee.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: tchafe1978 on November 27, 2022, 05:34:18 PM
Looks like Luke Fickell, coach of Cincinatti, is set to become the next coach at Wisconsin. A total surprise to nearly eveyone, especially us Badgers fans. The odds on favorite was interim coach Jim Leonhard. Leonhard was the hometown boy, having grown up in Wisconsin and played for the Badgers. But I can see the desire to bring someone in from outside with a new perspective. Things had gotten stale in Madison. The offense had little creativity, the QB Mertz never really progressed, and penalties and mistakes were all too common. Let's hope it all works out!
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: thspfc on November 27, 2022, 06:16:30 PM
Looks like Luke Fickell, coach of Cincinatti, is set to become the next coach at Wisconsin. A total surprise to nearly eveyone, especially us Badgers fans. The odds on favorite was interim coach Jim Leonhard. Leonhard was the hometown boy, having grown up in Wisconsin and played for the Badgers. But I can see the desire to bring someone in from outside with a new perspective. Things had gotten stale in Madison. The offense had little creativity, the QB Mertz never really progressed, and penalties and mistakes were all too common. Let's hope it all works out!
I'm cautiously optimistic. The program needed somebody fresh and contemporary, which Fickell is. But G5-to-P5 hires don't have the best track record recently.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: hbelkins on November 27, 2022, 08:18:47 PM
What gets me about Alabama is that there are so many people who root for them when they have other teams they're loyal to. i swear, I know some UK football fans who'd have a serious quandary if the Wildcats were playing the Tide.

I can understand people who live in northern Kentucky being tired of tOSU fans because they probably interact with so many of them because they're so close to the river, but the hatred seems to permeate the country.

What I don't understand is the idea of conference loyalty. Ask some Kentuckians who root for the Tide and they'll go "SEC, SEC!" Not me. Those teams are our enemies. It does me no good if a team from the SEC wins the championship.

My dislike for Alabama football is so strong that I root for Tennessee when the two teams play. And I never root for Tennessee under any condition otherwise. And it's precisely because of all these misguided Kentuckians who yell "Roll Tide" as easily as they do "Go Big Blue."
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Scott5114 on November 28, 2022, 05:20:03 PM
an Ohio State University
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: NWI_Irish96 on November 28, 2022, 08:18:50 PM
What gets me about Alabama is that there are so many people who root for them when they have other teams they're loyal to. i swear, I know some UK football fans who'd have a serious quandary if the Wildcats were playing the Tide.

I can understand people who live in northern Kentucky being tired of tOSU fans because they probably interact with so many of them because they're so close to the river, but the hatred seems to permeate the country.

What I don't understand is the idea of conference loyalty. Ask some Kentuckians who root for the Tide and they'll go "SEC, SEC!" Not me. Those teams are our enemies. It does me no good if a team from the SEC wins the championship.

My dislike for Alabama football is so strong that I root for Tennessee when the two teams play. And I never root for Tennessee under any condition otherwise. And it's precisely because of all these misguided Kentuckians who yell "Roll Tide" as easily as they do "Go Big Blue."

I have several co-workers who are Kentucky basketball and Alabama football fans.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: gr8daynegb on November 30, 2022, 11:39:42 AM
Looks like Luke Fickell, coach of Cincinatti, is set to become the next coach at Wisconsin. A total surprise to nearly eveyone, especially us Badgers fans. The odds on favorite was interim coach Jim Leonhard. Leonhard was the hometown boy, having grown up in Wisconsin and played for the Badgers. But I can see the desire to bring someone in from outside with a new perspective. Things had gotten stale in Madison. The offense had little creativity, the QB Mertz never really progressed, and penalties and mistakes were all too common. Let's hope it all works out!
I'm cautiously optimistic. The program needed somebody fresh and contemporary, which Fickell is. But G5-to-P5 hires don't have the best track record recently.

Same here.  Being that Fickell has big Ten roots and experience has me being optimistic.  My own personal preference was Leonard as he is a UW guy but with his youth and NFL experience felt he had a good shot to help UW football evolve into the current NCAA landscape.  With Chryst they were slowly, but surely, heading towards irrelevancy.

Do feel UW, like Nebraska, know with UCLA and USC joining in conference in 2024 they have to get their acts together.  Just a hunch but think ESPN and other sports experts will consistently keep picking Michigan, Ohio St, USC, and maybe Penn St to be the cream of the crop. Nebraska hopes that hiring right coach will get them back to that discussion as they believe they are a Ohio State/Alabama level when things are right program.  Those same experts will have UW finishing no better than 5th(guessing lumped in with Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue, UCLA level of teams).

UW won't be an Ohio St, Notre Dame, Alabama type program where their fans think it's their birthright to be in the national title picture.....but UW is on the level that they could be in that discussion some years and should almost always be a top 25 program.

Do hope they made right choice here
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: triplemultiplex on December 02, 2022, 02:29:45 PM
College football is all about who you can recruit.  That's the primary reason why certain schools dominate the Cartel League.  The inertia of success gets more studs to pick them so they keep winning and become annoying to fans of other teams.  Not to mention more boring, lopsided games they might as well not even play because one side is effectively a minor league pro team and the other is guys who couldn't land a scholarship at a dominant program.

UW thinks Fickell is a guy who can get people to come to Madison and play.  We'll see.  Wisconsin has only ever had one NFL-caliber quarterback in my lifetime and that's what you need to realistically compete.  Otherwise you're just another Big10 proving ground for future NFL linemen.

At the end of the day, I can't help but feel like it's futile to try and chase that dragon.  Even if it succeeds, then what?  Now you're the jerk-ass team everyone hates because they are in the mix all the time and everyone is bored of it.  You're the dork flying the colors of the team that usually wins and sports media swoons over even though you didn't go to school there.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Roadgeekteen on December 02, 2022, 03:14:14 PM
Conference championship games are set:

CUSA: North Texas vs Texas-San Antonio
PAC-12: Utah vs Southern Cal
MAC: Toledo vs Ohio
Big 12: Kansas State vs TCU
Sun Belt: Coastal Carolina vs Troy
Mountain West: Fresno St vs Boise St
American: Central Florida vs Tulane
SEC: LSU vs Georgia
ACC: Clemson vs North Carolina
Big Ten: Purdue vs Michigan

Georgia is in the playoff win or lose, though probably not seeded #1 if they lose.
Michigan is probably in win or lose.
TCU and Southern Cal both need to win to get in.

Ohio State and Alabama are teams not playing who could back in if other teams lose.

UCF-Tulane winner gets the G5 bid, to either the Orange or Cotton Bowls.
Clemson-UNC winner to the Orange Bowl.
Kansas State to the Sugar Bowl if they win and probably also if they lose.
Utah to the Rose Bowl if they win and probably also if they lose.
Ohio State to the Rose Bowl unless they get in the playoff then it's Penn State.
If LSU wins they go to the Sugar Bowl, if they lose it's Alabama or Tennessee.
I would put 12-1 TCU over 11-1 Ohio State unless TCU gets blown out. USC needs to win however. Bama should not get in the playoffs under any circumstance, even if all top 4 teams lose they would still be behind 1 loss UGA/Michigan/TCU and 1 lose tOSU.
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Halian on December 03, 2022, 03:45:17 PM
/me ughs at Utah beating USC

/me also ughs at Ohio State and/or Alabama being poised to weasel back into the playoff

/me also also ughs at conference expansionism, but that train has sailed

/me yays at post 100… it only took him almost ten years wtf
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Hunty2022 on December 03, 2022, 03:47:03 PM
/me ughs at Utah beating USC

/me also ughs at Ohio State and/or Alabama being poised to weasel back into the playoff

/me also also ughs at conference expansionism, but that train has sailed

You just joined the 100 post club!  :colorful:
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: Halian on December 03, 2022, 03:50:28 PM
/me ughs at Utah beating USC

/me also ughs at Ohio State and/or Alabama being poised to weasel back into the playoff

/me also also ughs at conference expansionism, but that train has sailed
You just joined the 100 post club!  :colorful:
Edited accordingly :colorful: :biggrin:
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: US 89 on December 03, 2022, 04:54:24 PM
/me also also ughs at conference expansionism, but that train has sailed

I think someone got their analogies mixed up here...  :poke:
Title: Re: 2022 College Football Season
Post by: hbelkins on December 03, 2022, 08:32:36 PM
/me also ughs at Ohio State and/or Alabama being poised to weasel back into the playoff
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tOSU deserves to be in before Bama, and there's no reason either of them should get in ahead of TCU just because of one loss today.