NCAA football

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 10, 2023 11:44 AM
posted by Laley23

No faith in arguably the best QB in the nation to knock off Bama? I get sitting out Bowl games but not playoff games. What happens if they win? You wanna come back the next game or just not gonna be a part of the team for the run?

No faith to win three or four games? None.

BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 120 reps Joined Feb 2010
Tue, Jan 10, 2023 12:01 PM

Yeah, I'm with QCB on this. If you're a lower seed and you think your team could get boat raced, these guys will probably sit out to cash in.

33,369 posts 127 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 10, 2023 12:35 PM
posted by queencitybuckeye

They misspelled "rich"

If you are a Round 1 or 2, you are already insanely rich. With the rookie wage, maybe making more already. 


33,369 posts 127 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 10, 2023 12:39 PM
posted by BR1986FB

Yeah, I'm with QCB on this. If you're a lower seed and you think your team could get boat raced, these guys will probably sit out to cash in.

Gonna sit out and risk litigation with the $1.5M the car dealership paid you in NIL? To be the 54th pick in the draft? Probably not even make it to a second contract? 


Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 156 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 10, 2023 12:59 PM
posted by queencitybuckeye

If I play for Washington (this year's #12) and I'm predicted as a second or third day draft choice, I'm not chasing a natty I know in my heart ain't gonna happen.

Or I could have big games against the best competitionā€¦.even in defeat could up my stock


Al Bundy Senior Member
4,526 posts 40 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 10, 2023 1:49 PM
posted by Laley23

Maybe I am out of touch -- but I dont see a single player passing on a chance for a Natty. Even if it is a slim chance their team wins 3 in a row.

I think that this used to be the case, but not anymore. Many of today's players will put potential money before their teammates.

33,369 posts 127 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 10, 2023 2:13 PM
posted by Al Bundy

I think that this used to be the case, but not anymore. Many of today's players will put potential money before their teammates.

Maybe. We havent really seen it in the 4 team version yet, though. With NIL, and especially some of the clauses that say these guys can't skip March Madness/CFP, I think it will be less and less incentive to not play. The top teams players arent going to skip on a chance for a National Title and the lower end teams who have NFL worthy talent will likely already be making enough in NIL that the money isnt as big of an incentive. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 203 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 12, 2023 8:41 AM
posted by Laley23

Maybe. We havent really seen it in the 4 team version yet, though. With NIL, and especially some of the clauses that say these guys can't skip March Madness/CFP, I think it will be less and less incentive to not play. The top teams players arent going to skip on a chance for a National Title and the lower end teams who have NFL worthy talent will likely already be making enough in NIL that the money isnt as big of an incentive. 

Jaxon Smith-Njigba to the courtesy phone...


33,369 posts 127 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 12, 2023 9:55 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Jaxon Smith-Njigba to the courtesy phone...


Dude didnt play all season, essentially, due to injury. You don't think that is a BIT different? 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 203 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 12, 2023 10:02 AM

I think that the NFL was at the top of his list on coming back all along.  I hypothesize that he could have played in the playoff, that he was healthy enough.  But given the receiving core, he opted out.  That's my opinion.  I don't see it as any different that a player who was fully healthy all season opting to do the same. 

33,369 posts 127 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 12, 2023 10:04 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

I think that the NFL was at the top of his list on coming back all along.  I hypothesize that he could have played in the playoff, that he was healthy enough.  But given the receiving core, he opted out.  That's my opinion.  I don't see it as any different that a player who was fully healthy all season opting to do the same. 

I think if he didnt get hurt at all, he wouldnt sit out for fear of getting hurt. I think there is a pretty steep difference in getting hurt and not ever coming back becasue of it, even if healthy. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 203 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 12, 2023 2:15 PM

Potato : Tomato 

birddog23 Senior Member
1,173 posts 7 reps Joined Aug 2010
Tue, Jan 17, 2023 11:45 AM

Harbaugh is back.


15 of 22 starters return. 33/44 from their 2 deep return (information according to 247's Zach Shaw). Not sure if he is including some of those transfers that started at their previous schools and will likely step into starting roles at Michigan.

Corum/Edwards should be one of the best backfield duos in the country in the last 10-15 years (drawing blanks thinking of some others...Reggie Bush/Lendale White, Ingram/Richardson Bama, Gordon/White WISC, McFadden/Jones Arkansas, who else?)

Michigan has now reached the level of "expected" to win a national championship. Kind of crazy to think of considering 2 years ago Michigan was coming off that abysmal COVID season.

33,369 posts 127 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 17, 2023 12:48 PM

  • Barber/Maroney MINNY
  • Henry/Yeldon BAMA
  • Mixon/Perrine OKL
  • Howard/Redding INDIANA (don't laugh)
  • Ball/White WISC
  • Brown/Williams AUBURN (probably the best after White/Bush...)

Didnt Demarco Murray have a solid RB with him at OKL?

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 32 reps Joined Oct 2010
Tue, Jan 17, 2023 2:51 PM
posted by birddog23

Harbaugh is back.


15 of 22 starters return. 33/44 from their 2 deep return (information according to 247's Zach Shaw). Not sure if he is including some of those transfers that started at their previous schools and will likely step into starting roles at Michigan.

Corum/Edwards should be one of the best backfield duos in the country in the last 10-15 years (drawing blanks thinking of some others...Reggie Bush/Lendale White, Ingram/Richardson Bama, Gordon/White WISC, McFadden/Jones Arkansas, who else?)

Michigan has now reached the level of "expected" to win a national championship. Kind of crazy to think of considering 2 years ago Michigan was coming off that abysmal COVID season.

I think Georgia would have curb stomped Michigan just like they did last year.  They have yet another top flight out of conference schedule with East Carolina, UNLV and Bowling Green all making trips to the large round high school bleacher field.  I guess a slate like that allows the Michigan Men to focus on their academics since it is the finest university west of Oxbridge.


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