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re: Husker coach Bo Pelini implies that Ole Miss has a "bagman" - sbrian3915
Here is one more byproduct of the bagman system...it's made it harder for smaller schools to compete with the biggies. To be an effective bagman, you have to be pretty well off financially to float the necessary money to your targeted recruits/players, be connected enough to get the needed ancill...


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re: Husker coach Bo Pelini implies that Ole Miss has a "bagman" - sbrian3915
[quote]Can someone get me up to speed on this thread? Who the frick is trying to argue/flame OM fans? TIA[/quote] It started with Bo Pelini saying the obvious (Ole Miss has bagmen), followed by some people trying to claim that their school didn't have bagmen, and then a few posters (aformentioned...


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re: Husker coach Bo Pelini implies that Ole Miss has a "bagman" - sbrian3915
[quote]If the NCAA was serious about stopping it they could organize some sting operations pretty easily. [/quote] I think the issue is that NCAA rules are designed for things that the schools do wrong. With Bagmen, the school isn't doing anything wrong. The school doesn't officially know. The...


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re: Husker coach Bo Pelini implies that Ole Miss has a "bagman" - sbrian3915
I think there are some uneducated knuckleheads on this board. There are basically 4 ways schools cheat: 1. Direct payments from the school...this is what SMU did. 2. Indirect payments through boosters or other people tied to programs: here is how some schools get busted. This is basically w...


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re: Husker coach Bo Pelini implies that Ole Miss has a "bagman" - sbrian3915
You really have to admire the dedication of good bagmen. There is a code of honor in their craft. They keep their distance from the school they love. They avoid bootster organizations. Many don't even have season tickets. They avodi anythign that could connect them directly to the school. ...


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re: Husker coach Bo Pelini implies that Ole Miss has a "bagman" - sbrian3915
[quote]Who DOESN'T have a 'bag man' Plenty of schools: LSU [/quote] Are you kidding me? When the ESPN The Magazine article on bagmen came out a few months ago, there was open discussion on the Tiger Rant about the varied LSU bagmen that people knew and how they operated. Everybody ...


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re: Husker coach Bo Pelini implies that Ole Miss has a "bagman" - sbrian3915
Ole Miss has a bag man? Ole Miss probably has about 10-20 bagmen. As does every single other major football program in the country. The bagman system of illicit payments to players is well known by everyone, and the NCAA is basically powerless to stop it because the bagmen do a every good job o...


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re: Probably a dumb question regarding the SEC Network. - sbrian3915
I'm assuming that SEC Network's online access will work just like WatchESPN. WatchESPN asks you to log into your cable provider account online. ESPN's site recognizes that and then gives you access. ...


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re: College Gameday Predicitions - sbrian3915
[quote]Week 2 Michigan State at Oregon[/quote] No. Final trip by Michigan to South Bend. No way ESPN misses that game....


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re: College Gameday Predicitions - sbrian3915
[quote]Definitely UCLA/Texas. UCLA is a dark horse national title contender. Texas is Texas. [/quote] I had it typed and changed it. The reason is that there are better games for UCLA, like UCLA vs Oregon. I didn't want to have 3 UCLA games on my list, so thats the one I dropped....


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College Gameday Predicitions - sbrian3915
I did this last year and got yelled at by a bunch of you. Since I'm a glutton for punishment, I'm doing it again. Week 1 has been announced as Fort Worth, TX for the FSU-Oklahoma State game) I predict with these things in mind 1. They will go to the ABC primetime site unless theres a good ...


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re: Is Mississippi State really the worst program in SEC history? - sbrian3915
What possesses someone to look up a rival school's record against the University of Houston, and post it? The effort here to be a hateful prick is to be admired. Much better than the standard cookie cutter nonsense that Bama fans usually spit out....


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re: Is Mississippi State really the worst program in SEC history? - sbrian3915
Ok...if you are gonna post a troll thread..this is how you do it....


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re: Should Auburn Have Kept Tuberville, Tennessee Kept Fulmer? - sbrian3915
[quote]Now Ole Miss and Cutcliffe...[/quote] Yes...this was the real blunder in coaching firings of the last decade. Ole Miss had no excuses here and their general suckitude since is good payback. Fulmer was done as an effective coach and recruiter, and I think Tuberville had no real desire t...


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re: SEC Network Tidbits - sbrian3915
[quote]I've seen parts of the Finebaum show.. It's not good. Visually, it's kind of beyond boring. Pawl and his callers are best left to the medium of radio.[/quote] It will definately compete with First Take for the title of "Worst Program on the ESPN Family of Networks"...


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re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - sbrian3915
[quote]The ratings difference up against the NFL will be negligible.[/quote] Disagree. Thanksgiving Night is an NBC game, not an NFL Network game. This year, its Seattle vs SF, meaning that the NFL will be puttting top quality matchups in that slot. It will slaughter any college came on ESPN r...


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re: Why do the Big 6 schools think they're too good to play Thursday night games? - sbrian3915
With the NFL now going full season on Thursday night, I think college football needs to drop this Thursday Night thing altogether. The NFL is going to destroy the college game in the ratings, and now with CBS on board for Thursday, the NFL games will be of hiogher quality. I expect that CBS slate ...


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re: What if Bielema's "system" continues to be a disaster in the SEC? - sbrian3915
Arkansas was a complete disaster in 2012. Bielema needs a few seasons to clean that up. When your program goes in the toilet, it takes time....


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re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - sbrian3915
[quote]War Memorial has less than 60,000 seats. I was at that game in Fayetteville and there were entire empty sections. Even if the game did "sell-out" there were easily 5,000-8,000 empty seats.[/quote] And you can count on one had the number of times LSU actually had over 90,000 in the hous...


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re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - sbrian3915
[quote] Part of the agreement to play A&M on thanksgiving was that in return we got them on Saturday night [/quote] Then again if this is true then I am full of it....


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re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - sbrian3915
[quote]Oh my naive friend, unless LSU gets forced, err decides to start playing it on Thursday night as well, I bet it just replaces Arky at 130. [/quote] Oh I think they are Thursday night to stay. ESPN needs something big to compete with the NFL, and its easier to market a contest you know wil...


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re: Wisconsin coach says he would have agreed to home and home w/ LSU - sbrian3915
[quote]I think it is pretty unfair to pin this on Wisconsin. Wisconsin drastically needs to up its non-conference competition to be part of a college football playoff. Its AD, Barry Alvarez, who is also part of the playoff committee, understands this. [/quote] I meant no disrespect to Wisconsin. ...


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re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - sbrian3915
[quote]Yes, and it's generally one of the lower turnout SEC games for LSU. The games in Arkansas are in the smallest SEC venue and majority Arkansas fans. The LSU games are often 10,000 seats under capacity. That would not have been the case if the game was played on Saturday rather than Friday. [/q...


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re: Wisconsin coach says he would have agreed to home and home w/ LSU - sbrian3915
So, the Wisconsin coach would have preferred a home & home? Let's look at thier non-conference schedule the last 5 years: 2013: UMass, Tennessee Tech, at Arizona State, BYU 2012: Northern Iowa, Oregon State, Utah State, UTEP 2011: UNLV, at Oregon State, Northern Illinois, South Dakota 2010: a...


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re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - sbrian3915
[quote]I hope not a single LSU fan shows up to prove a point to AM and the Tigers beat AM into submission. I'm sure the players don't want to play on Thanksgiving. They spend their entire school year playing football, they probably appreciate Thanksgiving with their extended family. Especially the o...


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re: Fewer fans travel to A&M on Thanksgiving? - sbrian3915
You know, the whining and moaning from some of you is incredulous. You speak as though games in the SEC should be scheduled with the road fans in mind. It doesn't work that way. ...


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re: Peter King visits camp MMQB - sbrian3915
[quote]2. Nick Toon may be on the bubble [/quote] This is not new. Morgan, Toon, Meachem, Tanner, also a couple of undrafted FA's. Not all of these guys will make the team....


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re: Tiger Stadium Capacity in Perspective.. - sbrian3915
This depends on how you look at it. This website, http://www.worldstadiums.com is a good database of stadiums. If you use the 102,000 number, the new Tiger Stadium is the 36th largest stadium in the world, but they include racetracks, both auto and horse. Taking out the race tracks, here are ...


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Pro Soccer jersey concepts of college teams - sbrian3915
http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/23/photos-what-if-your-college-was-a-professional-soccer-team-this-is-awesome/ This is a fun little pointless exercise. The SEC schools are the at the bottom of the article. The writer of this chose these jersey sponsors (the working theory was teh c...


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Stoops vs. Saban - sbrian3915
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24634298/bob-stoops-jabs-at-nick-sabans-consolation-game-sugar-bowl-comments I'll defer to Stoops here...if there is anyone who is the expert in choking away big games, its Stoops....


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