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Topic: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness

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MarqHusker

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #154 on: February 16, 2018, 02:53:19 PM »
Haven't the kids suffered enough.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #155 on: February 16, 2018, 03:39:32 PM »
perhaps Cos will then be too busy to coach the defense 
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #156 on: February 16, 2018, 11:22:21 PM »
It's over. No more suffering now, for her, me and the family.
Just saw this Badge,my condolences,Godspeed
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #157 on: February 23, 2018, 08:43:39 AM »
https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/roster-talent-rankings-college-football-teams-with-the-best-players-in-2018/

Just a summary of recruiting rankings past five years unadjusted.  FSU is up there.  Wisconsin of course is not.  Michigan State makes the list but barely.

It's amazing what Wisconsin does with "3 star guys".




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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #158 on: February 23, 2018, 08:49:39 AM »
It's amazing what Wisconsin does with "3 star guys".




It is, but at the same time you just get the feeling that they won't get over the top.

Bama has great coaching too. UW probably isn't going to beat a team like that on a playoff stage. We saw a glimpse in the Big Ten championship game.

That said, I do believe football in the State of Wisconsin is underrated. There is more talent up there than the recruiting services think.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #159 on: February 23, 2018, 12:57:42 PM »
It's amazing what Wisconsin does with "3 star guys".




And Iowa too, albeit to lesser success. Goes to show what I've learned the hard way - keeping bodies on campus and developing them properly is far more important than letting the higher end talent steer the ship (think SC's teams under Kiffin & Sarkisian).
It usually takes learning the hard way but improving your recruiting to landing the 4 stars you want sometimes isn't worth it. A 4 star performs better at a place like Ohio St where from day one his job is on potentially lost to another 4 star. Wasn't it Michigan St a few years ago landed a boat load of 4 stars and only one or two are still on campus? Same thing happened to Iowa following the Drew Tate 10 win seasons. Too much big-fish-in-smaller-pond ego kicking in from what I remember.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #160 on: February 23, 2018, 01:31:35 PM »
It is, but at the same time you just get the feeling that they won't get over the top.

Bama has great coaching too. UW probably isn't going to beat a team like that on a playoff stage. We saw a glimpse in the Big Ten championship game.

That said, I do believe football in the State of Wisconsin is underrated. There is more talent up there than the recruiting services think.

Yeah, I've said the same. To be elite, you need elite coaching AND elite talent. I think Wisconsin does a superb job of recruiting the right players to their system, defending their state borders, and have been remarkable at developing players across multiple coaching staffs. 

But they don't get the talent to truly be a contender at the top level. That's not to say that Wisconsin can't beat Bama on any given day. But effectively the B1GCCG is a quarterfinal that will usually be played against a team with better talent than Wisconsin, followed by a CFP semifinal against another team with better talent than Wisconsin, and finally a CFP CG against a third team with better talent than Wisconsin. It would take a extraordinary amount of good fortune to go 3-0 against that slate.


And Iowa too, albeit to lesser success. Goes to show what I've learned the hard way - keeping bodies on campus and developing them properly is far more important than letting the higher end talent steer the ship (think SC's teams under Kiffin & Sarkisian).
It usually takes learning the hard way but improving your recruiting to landing the 4 stars you want sometimes isn't worth it. A 4 star performs better at a place like Ohio St where from day one his job is on potentially lost to another 4 star. Wasn't it Michigan St a few years ago landed a boat load of 4 stars and only one or two are still on campus? Same thing happened to Iowa following the Drew Tate 10 win seasons. Too much big-fish-in-smaller-pond ego kicking in from what I remember.
Purdue as well has had some issues with 4* recruits. It seemed for several years that nearly every 4* that came to West Lafayette ended up being a bust. I think the "big fish" problem was a lot of the reason for that. 

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #161 on: February 23, 2018, 02:09:17 PM »
been hit or miss on here last few weeks. wife had kid#4 on the 12th. surprise. finally getting back into swing of things. i've been stealing a jim gaffigan joke.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #162 on: February 23, 2018, 02:12:02 PM »
Congrats on the 4th kid.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #163 on: February 24, 2018, 10:25:32 AM »
corngrats!

I'll have a cigar
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #164 on: February 27, 2018, 01:43:49 PM »
Congrats!

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #165 on: February 27, 2018, 01:49:29 PM »
Not sure why I ended up on ESPN, but they have 5 B1G teams in the top 11.

Shut the door, I can't fathom how a conference that was left out of the playoff has half of the top teams in the nation?

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/22409835/clemson-tigers-alabama-crimson-tide-top-post-signing-day-way-too-early-2018-top-25

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #166 on: March 10, 2018, 08:56:37 AM »

Welllll... So we're back in the frozen tundra after spending the past 11 days in Florida, which, by the way, got pretty chilly the last couple of days/nights.

Anyway, I met Mrs. 847 in Palm Beach Gardens after I flew into PBI. She had been in Orlando on business and drove down to meet me there, at a friend's place. That's a pretty nice area overall.

My buddy just picked up a new Grady with a Yamaha 300 on it, and we were able to get out on it a few times. The InterCoastal is pretty cool, but it was also nice to get out on the big pond and tool around in 4 foot waves and not get beat up. Really nice boat and something I would consider in my next life.

PBG is part of the greater Palm Beach area, which is much different than I expected. But I don't think it's for us moving forward as the prices for homes on the water can get pretty high, pretty fast. I guess this is typical of the East side, according to our friends.

They have a nice home - not on the water - but they have in/out service for their boat, which runs almost $1K per month to have. That's a big nugget.

The vibe of the area.. interesting. Lots of East Coast people have moved down, and also lots of Canadians and Europeans. The food and club scene was pretty active, but we did not partake in the latter as much as we did the former. The seafood was amazing, but that's Florida.

More to come. Captiva is next up, followed by Punta Gorda and then Clearwater.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #167 on: March 10, 2018, 11:46:20 AM »
Gonna have to insert a little side topic in here. So, the drive from PBG to Captiva was.. interesting.

I was 8 or 9 years old when my Dad drove the family through the middle of Florida, from St. Pete to Fort Lauderdale. I remember the stop in or around Lake Okeechobee for lunch. It seemed OK way back then. I think we had BBQ at a place that overlooked the big lake.

Fast-forward to today - 43 or 44 years later. Wow. So, down that way in Florida is very different from the coasts on either side. Much of the areas are really depressed and run down. The rest is pretty much entirely agriculture. We saw 4-5 wildfires and/or controlled burns too, which seemed strange until we found out that there has been very little rain down there lately.

Also, it seems to me that a whole shit-ton of water works have occurred recently, as the big lake was not even visible from the roads due to large levees (grrrr) and dams (grrrr).

Nobody shows this part of Florida on TV, or writes about it in the travel magazines and stuff.

It was eye-opening.
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