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Update: South Carolina icing is compliant! - sbrian3915
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11312949/south-carolina-gamecocks-cookie-cake-icing-not-violation This came up yesterday. South Carolina self reported cookie cake icing as a "non-compliant decoration" in violation of NCAA rules. NCAA says the icing is ok. No death penalty fo...


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re: Your team can only run one play over and over all year on offense. what is it? - sbrian3915
I had NCAA Football 98 for my PC. I once used Nebraska for a season. I used 4 offensive plays: I Formation toss right, toss left, option right, option left. I didn't throw a single pass the entire season. Also only punted like 5 times all year. In real life, if I had to pick one, it would b...


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The accomplishment of the SEC Network - sbrian3915
http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/its-finally-official-between-sec-network-and-directv.html This article sums up nicely what the SEC Network has accomplished in hitting all of its distribution targets. Consider the following notes in the world of broadcast rights in addition tio what the article s...


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re: SEC Network programming day 1 (from @FauxPelini) - sbrian3915
I loved Andy Staples's idea of an SEC prime time soap opera when he came up with a fake schedule a year ago....


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re: 11th year of "18" - sbrian3915
Lord have mercy, there are some miserable shites on this friggin board. If the team and the players want to honor one of themselves in this manner, then shut your trap and curse someone else with your misery....


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re: Could LSU run a lot of flexbone this year? - sbrian3915
Yeah, i can totally see LSU, with an offensive coordinator who runs a pro style offense will all of a suden have LSU run the same offense that Army and Navy run. File this thread under the "Do not post while intoxicated" section....


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re: This might be a bad sign for the Athletic Dept... - sbrian3915
The attendance knukcleheads have officially replaced the Fire Les Miles knuckleheads for the crown of Chief Knuckleheads of the Tiger Rant....


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South Carolina uses non-NCAA compliant cake icing. - sbrian3915
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24647860/south-carolina-self-reports-impermissible-icing-on-cookie-cakes Ok, this is the last straw. Death Penalty for Gamecock football now! This one reminds me of the condiment violation from a few years ago. Complimentary mu...


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re: Gameday update - sbrian3915
[quote]How often does Gameday cover a CBS game[/quote] According to the article, they went to 8 ABC games and 7 non ABC games. Many of those 7 were CBS games. ...


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re: Gameday update - sbrian3915
[quote] That would surprise me. I still think they go to Norman, Ok.[/quote] Richard Deitch, the writer of the column and SI's media reporter, got this information from the producer of Gameday. I think the source is accurate....


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Gameday update - sbrian3915
http://www.si.com/more-sports/2014/08/03/media-circus-college-gameday-chris-fowler-espn-outside-the-lines According to this article on SI.com, College Gameday will be at the Georgia-South Carolona game provided both teams are undefeated....


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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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