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Topic: #FireHarbaugh - #FireFrost

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MrNubbz

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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #364 on: November 19, 2020, 09:03:55 PM »
Manning threw 4 or 5 INT's in that game. He was awful. I think it's hard to blame that all on a couple of uncalled PI/defensive holding calls. He was just awful in that game, by any measure.
NE DBs would have been arrested outside of the stadium
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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #365 on: November 20, 2020, 01:25:49 PM »

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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #366 on: November 20, 2020, 01:29:13 PM »
air Jordan gloves???

someone tell Jimmy, this is football
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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #367 on: November 20, 2020, 02:14:38 PM »
Bleh, that game.  Led to the emphasis on illegal contact, the single dumbest rule in all of football

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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #368 on: November 20, 2020, 02:32:22 PM »
Nebraska and Michigan should simply switch head coaches. 

Harbaugh can run "man ball" at Nebraska, and scrap the whole "speed in space" thing that completely derailed his Michigan momentum. If anyone is going to be able to out-Wisconsin Wisconsin in the B1G West, Nebraska plus Harbaugh would be most likely to do the trick. 

Frost can run the whole "speed in space" thing properly at Michigan, with some 4 and 5 star athletes pouring in every year at the skill positions.
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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #369 on: November 20, 2020, 02:47:51 PM »
nope
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« Reply #370 on: November 20, 2020, 03:09:06 PM »

I mean it would be perfect, for both sides.

They could even swap wardrobes from the waist up, as they appear to be the same size, and have the same style.



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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #371 on: November 20, 2020, 03:43:25 PM »
Were Nebraska and Michigan destroyed by the very BCS system that they ushered in?
Possibly, for UNL anyway. Michigan was fine until they "fired" Lloyd. 3 bad hires later and here we are.

UNL and PSU not being able to play in 1994 started the ball rolling, I think.
I don't think that the split title in 1997 had a lot to do with the creation of the BCS.  The history on this goes back to WAY before that 1997 split between Nebraska and Michigan.  

From 1968 when the AP began having a post-bowl poll through 1991 the top two teams had only met in a bowl six times:
  • #1 tOSU over #2 USC, Rose Bowl, 1968 season
  • #1 UNL over #2 Bama, Orange, 1971
  • #2 Bama over #1 PSU, Sugar, 1978
  • #2 PSU over #1 UGA, Sugar, 1982
  • #2 PSU over #1 Miami, Fiesta, 1986
  • #2 Miami over #1 Oklahoma, Orange, 1987

Step one, the Bowl Coalition:
The Bowl Coalition was formed for the 1992 season after split titles in both 1990 (Colorado / GaTech) and 1991 (Miami, FL / Washington).  This existed for three seasons and gave us two #1 vs #2 games:
  • 1992:  #2 Bama over #1 Miami in the Sugar Bowl
  • 1993:  #1 FSU over #2 Nebraska in the Orange Bowl
  • 1994:  #2 Penn State was unavailable to the Coalition as a member of the Big11Ten so #1 Nebraska beat #3 Miami in the Orange Bowl.  

Step two, the Bowl Alliance:
This wasn't much different from the coalition and existed for three seasons from 1995-1997 providing only one 1v2 game:
  • 1995:  #1 Nebraska over #2 Florida in the Fiesta Bowl
  • 1996:  #2 ASU was unavailable to the Alliance as a member of the Pac10 so #1 Florida State lost to #3 Florida in the Sugar Bowl.  
  • 1997:  #1 Michigan was unavailable to the Alliance as a member of the Big11ten so #2 Nebraska beat #3 Tennessee in the Orange Bowl.  

The BCS which started in 1998 had been in the works long before the 1997 split title.  






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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #372 on: November 20, 2020, 03:51:30 PM »
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« Reply #373 on: November 20, 2020, 07:04:19 PM »
1997:  #1 Michigan was unavailable to the Alliance

the split definitely made the Big Ten join the Allaince 
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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #374 on: November 20, 2020, 07:12:20 PM »
Squeeze Franklin in there
He looks like he's squeezing out a Franklin

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« Reply #375 on: November 20, 2020, 07:13:54 PM »
he's gonna soil his khakis
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« Reply #376 on: November 20, 2020, 07:16:42 PM »
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Re: #FireHarbaugh
« Reply #377 on: November 21, 2020, 02:52:57 AM »
In watching tons of old games for research purposes, it seemed very common to have 1-800 call-in polls during college football games in the early 80s asking if viewers were for or against a playoff.


I had no idea that was a thing back then before viewing these recorded original broadcasts.  So this goes way back.
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