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by bigdaddyg
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: G5 Preseason Top 25
Replies: 33
Views: 1312

Re: G5 Preseason Top 25

Wow putting the potential of a good/great/decent/bad/horrible all on one game. I mean I get it but geez. We have really set our bar high. Think of how many programs would kill for 8-4. Again, I totally get it but even if we don’t beat ECU and Miami whose to say we wouldn’t bounce back and run the ta...
by bigdaddyg
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Sun Belt Discussion
Topic: Supreme Court Paves Way For Collegiate Athletes To Be Paid
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: Supreme Court Paves Way For Collegiate Athletes To Be Paid

We already see the ridiculous Signing Day stuff with a stud player sitting at a table adorned with 5 different hats and he is also surrounded by 35 family members. The possible schools wait in anticipation for that magical moment when hopefully this amazing 18 year old chooses their beloved universi...
by bigdaddyg
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Sun Belt Discussion
Topic: Supreme Court Paves Way For Collegiate Athletes To Be Paid
Replies: 19
Views: 547

Re: Supreme Court Paves Way For Collegiate Athletes To Be Paid

The oral arguments on this case were amazing and it was apparent the NCAA was doomed. I agree that the final chapter of this "thriller" has yet to be written. I worry about how this will impact mid-major collegiate athletics, in general, and App State in particular. That is a legitimate concern as ...
by bigdaddyg
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Whatever happened to Saturday College Football
Replies: 56
Views: 1828

Re: Whatever happened to Saturday College Football

Why do folks keep insisting that bad weather is/should be an advantage for us? In an average year we play half or more of our games in pretty decent weather- figure 6-8 games home and away prior to November are not cold. Playing in a downpour would only be ok for a run oriented team. I was at that r...
by bigdaddyg
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Whatever happened to Saturday College Football
Replies: 56
Views: 1828

Re: Whatever happened to Saturday College Football

The worst aspect of these ridiculous midweek games is that it creates what feels like huge gaps between games. Play on a Saturday then nothing until the following Tuesday then another big gap until the next game. While any App game is special it’s just not the same playing on a Tuesday or Wednesday ...
by bigdaddyg
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large
Replies: 142
Views: 4318

Re: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large

A quick eyeball scan of the 130 FBS teams tells me that approximately 60 of them (all of the MAC and Conf USA) along with most of the Belt and several P5’s realistically have no shot virtually EVER to reach a final 12. Of the 60ish or half probably 10 will always be in the mix, probably another 10-2...
by bigdaddyg
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large
Replies: 142
Views: 4318

Re: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large

What gets lost with all of this discussion is that (with the exception of about 6 teams) most of college football is cyclical. Just a few years ago the Belt was kind of a joke. The MAC had Western Michigan of all teams vying for a top 10 spot. The PAC12 has been down. Except for Clemson the ACC has ...
by bigdaddyg
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large
Replies: 142
Views: 4318

Re: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large

I have always felt that college football in particular would be better (from a ranking standpoint) if there were no polls until after the 6th game. The preseason polls are terrible for the G5 schools because most of the potentially good teams are behind the 8 ball almost immediately. How many times...
by bigdaddyg
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large
Replies: 142
Views: 4318

Re: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large

If it were not for the polls we would have nothing to talk about. The spring game is about moral boosting, not about winning or losing. I really didn’t mean to imply that the Spring game was important for winning or losing. The big boys still have huge crowds for those games. Why not let those game...
by bigdaddyg
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large
Replies: 142
Views: 4318

Re: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large

I have always felt that college football in particular would be better (from a ranking standpoint) if there were no polls until after the 6th game. The preseason polls are terrible for the G5 schools because most of the potentially good teams are behind the 8 ball almost immediately. How many times ...
by bigdaddyg
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large
Replies: 142
Views: 4318

Re: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large

One aspect of this whole thing that most are completely ignoring is the increased number of games these guys will have to play. I’m not a proponent of paying college athletes but for some their seasons will get ridiculous. The big boys who most likely will end up playing for the championship will pl...
by bigdaddyg
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large
Replies: 142
Views: 4318

Re: 12 team playoff? All P5 conference champs to be in, 1 G5 Champ, six at large

It’s really a shame how the perspective for college football has changed - for the worst. When your school hits the “big boy” level it is no longer fun to simply have games. It is no longer as big a deal to be a conference champion and hang a banner. It’s no longer good enough to play in (and hopefu...
by bigdaddyg
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Other Schools' Athletics
Topic: JMU Softball
Replies: 28
Views: 1089

Re: JMU Softball

Didn’t we play NAIA or something like that way back until the early 70’s. I’m sure that, for what it was worth there were some good teams and games played and we probably thought it was good football but now that level is really small. FCS was great during the playoff years and we had some awesome t...
by bigdaddyg
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Getting some respect on scheduling
Replies: 26
Views: 1658

Re: Getting some respect on scheduling

By no means do I say this to be argumentative towards your home and home comment but personally I don’t see any reason for a series like this. Nice article I guess but it’s not like BYU is at the top of the G5 mountain. Is there anything to gain from a recruiting standpoint to play them? While it wo...
by bigdaddyg
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: 2021 Football Roster
Replies: 52
Views: 3239

Re: 2021 Football Roster

There cannot possibly be a huge difference with one 6’2” 270lb defensive lineman in HS versus another one who is 6’3” 290lb. Both get in S&C programs and one just might grow or fill out more than the other. Both kids are probably among the biggest and strongest in their prospective towns or counties...
by bigdaddyg
Fri May 28, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Huesman returning for 6th year
Replies: 46
Views: 2423

Re: Huesman returning for 6th year

How does all of this work from the academic side of things? I think I had read that the super seniors have to enroll in graduate school? I don’t mean this to sound bad but what about a 6th year guy? I’m sure some young folks really love the college experience but man 6 years is pushing it. Can we r...
by bigdaddyg
Fri May 28, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Athlon All Sun Belt Team--4 deep
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Athlon All Sun Belt Team--4 deep

Agree with the “who cares” comments. Some of these guys might not get a sniff at the final all-conference teams. Getting recognized before playing a game means nothing.
by bigdaddyg
Thu May 27, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Huesman returning for 6th year
Replies: 46
Views: 2423

Re: Huesman returning for 6th year

How does all of this work from the academic side of things? I think I had read that the super seniors have to enroll in graduate school? I don’t mean this to sound bad but what about a 6th year guy? I’m sure some young folks really love the college experience but man 6 years is pushing it. Can we re...
by bigdaddyg
Tue May 25, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Athlon mag out, Lindys PDF out
Replies: 57
Views: 2413

Re: Athlon mag out, Lindys PDF out

Does someone with that magazine really take the time to do in depth analysis of every team, especially G5’s and especially App? We were not bad last year and aren’t we bringing back a load of extra year guys? If Zac had played QB for Duke last year does he elevate them higher than Brice did? I can’t...
by bigdaddyg
Sun May 23, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Appalachian Football
Topic: Transfer Portal
Replies: 107
Views: 13808

Re: Transfer Portal

Help me understand how this transfer portal works. Are all of these guys we are adding from the portal actually selected by our coaches or are they just “committing “ to App? Secondly do we have scholarships for all of them? Seems like we really didn’t lose but 4 or so players from last year conside...

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