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  1. This hurts them I believe. One had time on the o-line last year. Hey, does Lovie have control of his team?
  2. I hope we beat their pirate hearts right out of the stadium. They are baseball arrogant who think that if any one team is less deserving to have success it's USF. Read that on their board. Make 'em walk the plank Bulls.
  3. Tulsa , Memphis , Houston all play ten straight before their bye week.
  4. Couldn't have happened to a better place than this. Freaking hilarious.
  5. Seems that way
  6. Maybe she has some skunk in her? Or lost a bet?
  7. What do you all think? Proposed college football rule would let redshirting freshmen play in up to 4 games 5 This would be very interesting, if it were to pass. by Morgan Moriarty May 16, 2017, 3:21pm EDT TWEET SHARE PIN REC Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images Remember how up in arms we were about players skipping bowl games, most notably running backs Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey last December? Now, NFL teams proved that they didn’t care that either of these guy sat out during their bowl games, with Fournette going No. 4 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars and McCaffrey taken at eighth overall to the Carolina Panthers. But there’s a rule being proposed that could settle down the masses who call for star players to play in their teams’ final games of the season. According to Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel, a new rule is being proposed to the NCAA by the American Football Coaches Association that, if passed, would allow players to play in up to four games during a season without burning their redshirt year. So technically speaking, head coaches could save their four-star signees and beak them out just in time for bowl games, and the player could still redshirt that season. “I think that would be pretty intriguing to some of the fan bases,” said AFCA executive director Todd Berry, via Fox Sports. “Which might legitimize some of those bowl games and make them more interesting.” Following the AFCA’s board meetings last week in Phoenix, Berry said that while McCaffrey and Fournette made headlines, players shutting it down before a lower-tier bowl game is “not a new thing.” While those particular stars dealt with legitimate health issues last season, others in the past might develop a “magic injury” right before the bowl. If this new proposal gets passed, this could greatly help teams that have to burn a former blue-chip’s redshirt after a starter goes down with a season-ending injury. We saw this play out with Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson, with the former five-star recruit having to burn his redshirt last season after Chad Kelly went down with a torn ACL. Patterson ended up throwing for 880 yards and six touchdowns, along with a win over Texas A&M as the Rebels’ starter in the final three games of the year, but Kelly’s injury cost Patterson a season of eligibility. A season in which Ole Miss finished 5-7, mind you. As it stands, a player burns his redshirt the second he enters a game. He can only get it back if he suffers a season-ending injury before he plays in four games. West Virginia also had to use former three-star signee Martell Pettaway last season after Mountaineers running back Justin Crawford suffered an ankle injury in the second-to-last game of the season. “We really haven’t addressed the redshirt rule in quite some time,” WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen said during last week’s Big 12 meetings, via Fox Sports. “We’re playing way more games than we used to — there used to be a 10-game season. They’re looking at it, and I would support it.” Holgorsen isn’t the only head coach to think the proposal is a good idea. During the SEC’s spring meeting teleconference, several head coaches were in favor of it. Here’s what a few had to say, as transcribed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Nick Saban, Alabama: “I absolutely would be in favor of that. One of the most difficult things for players is they can’t play at all when they’re freshmen to be able to gain a redshirt year. They all want to play. This would give them an opportunity to play some and would actually enhance their development to some degree. With the numbers we have right now and the number of games we’re playing, you might be able to play a few more players in some of those games. That would help other players on your team as well.” Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss: “I love the new proposal out there. I think it’s needed with everything that’s going on in college athletics. The season’s getting longer. The more physical play, the year-round the toll that’s on [players’] bodies. It’s a great option if you can play freshmen or a kid that’s going through a redshirt year in four games or less. I think it’s a very positive and needed change we need to make.” Mark Stoops, Kentucky: “I think that rule change would make a lot of sense. We were in that situation last year when we had a quarterback hurt early in the year, Drew Barker. We played most of the year with our backup quarterback being a redshirt guy. We decided to keep that redshirt on Gunnar Hoak in Game 11. Played our third-team quarterback, who did some good things. But it was a situation that could’ve benefited us a year ago. It can protect the player in a redshirt year, it can help gain experience for the following year.” This rule would also do away with the need for applying for medical redshirts, which the NCAA now approves for players who apply after they lose a season(s) due to injury. Currently, a player can receive a medical redshirt if he's competed in fewer than 30 percent of the games in a season or three games, whichever is greater. These medical redshirts in the past have given players up to seven years of eligibility. As far as the timeline for this goes, the newly formed Division I Football Competition Committee will talk about the proposal during the upcoming May 16 meeting. If everyone is in agreement, then the proposal gets forwarded to Division I’s Football Oversight Committee, chaired by Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. That committee could then formally sponsor legislation so it can be considered by the Division I Council. If that happens, there’s a chance it could go up for vote during January’s NCAA convention. We’ll see what the future holds for this proposal. From the early sounds of it, this thing could have a good chance of picking up some steam in the upcoming months.
  8. Thanks Joe. GO BULLS
  9. Apparently neither does Lovie 3 Illinois players arrested for armed robbery, home invasion Three Illinois football players are facing charges for armed robbery and home invasion. Jordan James - 3 hours ago 0 x A trio of Illinois football players have been arrested on charges of home invasion and armed robbery. Sophomore offensive lineman Darta Lee, sophomore tight end Zarrian Holcombe and freshman offensive lineman Howard Watkins were arrested Wednesday after an incident at Illinois campus dormitory Bromley Hall, per a report from ESPN. Lee and Holcombe both reside at the dormitory where the alleged incident occurred. Lee played in six games, including two starts last season. Holcombe appeared in seven contests, while Watkins joined the Fighting Illini as an early enrollee in January. As a recruit, Lee was ranked as the No. 85 offensive guard in the class of 2016, per the 247Sports Composite. Holcombe was ranked as the No. 39 tight end in the 2016 class and Watkins joined the team as the No. 49-ranked offensive guard in the 2017 class. Illinois has yet to release an official statement about the arrests, but all three players are expected to appear in court for an arraignment at 1:30 p.m. CT on Thursday.
  10. Thank you for reppin'.. Had a similar experience at the 2010 football game. Them wanting to show you the parking lot tells me they are cowards and can't handle a beat down. Its there arrogance that needs to be shown the parking lot.
  11. best that i can remember as a BULL.
  12. Did it
  13. Worked in a lab as an undergrad. Was head and shoulders above my fellow students. This helped me secure a job at a chemical company 6 weeks before graduation. I didn't graduate and have to ask the question where do I go from here. GO BULLS
  14. http://theamerican.org/news/2017/5/1/GEN_0501173329.aspx 05.01.17 The American Athletic Conference Strategic Plan PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco today released the Conference’s Strategic Plan, which focuses on providing students at its member institutions with the highest quality academic, athletic and personal experience competing in a Power 6 conference. The plan is a working document which identifies The American’s core philosophies and activation plans that will support the league’s mission. The Conference’s Strategic Planning Subcommittee, led by East Carolina University Director of Athletics and Chair of the Athletic Directors Committee Jeff Compher, and the Commissioner and his staff, worked collaboratively with the various conference constituencies as well as with consultants Wasserman Media Group, to develop this plan. “Our aim as a Power 6 conference is to pursue academic and athletic excellence at every level and within the context of our core values,” Aresco said. “Our mission statement and series of goals and strategies reflect the collective spirit of our schools as our student-athletes seek to distinguish themselves in their academic, athletic and personal pursuits. Our schools also seek to engage effectively with their communities and with their peers in the intercollegiate community. This document provides a blueprint for our Conference’s continued growth and success, and serves to enhance our cohesion and camaraderie in pursuit of our shared objectives. I want to thank Jeff Compher and all those who worked on our Plan for their outstanding contributions.” “The American Athletic Conference has enjoyed great success in many areas during its first four years of existence,” said Susan Herbst, University of Connecticut President and Chair of the Board of Directors. “The league’s new Strategic Plan will help guide our Conference in its next phase of development. College athletics is always in a pattern of change and it is important for The American to have a bold and aggressive plan as we look to the league’s future.” “Being a part of the team that created the first Strategic Plan for the American Athletic Conference was a rewarding and gratifying professional experience,” Compher said. “The Athletic Directors, Conference Staff and other leaders from each of our 12 member institutions came together to create a living document that provides a strong set of core values as well as high expectations for the future. We are committed to working to accomplish our goals as we continue to build an outstanding brand for the American Athletic Conference. Many thanks to Mike Aresco and to our other Committee members for their hard work in the process.” The plan highlights five pillars, which are the foundation of the Conference’s mission and which are key to maintaining and enhancing its role as a national leader in intercollegiate athletics. -Student Health, Safety and Well-Being -Academic Excellence -Athletic Excellence -Branding, Marketing, Communications and Public Relations -Revenue Generation Each of these pillars contains specific goals, strategies and action items. The plan reflects The American’s institutions’ on-going and strong commitment to their outstanding student-athletes and coaches, and provides a roadmap for continued success.
  15. Thanks Mama