This… isn’t great.
That’s quite a jump in a relatively short period of time. For that, you get a few Viacom channels that you probably won’t watch (I know I want).
In short, this is turning into a streaming version of cable.
Sooooo… who’s got suggestions on a more reasonably priced streaming service that has DVR capability? And access to college football, of course.
Good point. Any examples come to mind?
And on the other side?
Hmmm… wonder which is more due for a dose of regression to the mean in 2020?
If you’re looking for a take on Georgia from the vantage of another school, this preview at Rock M Nation is a good place to go.
Spoiler: judging by this, they’re not very optimistic about Mizzou’s chances.
So here’s what Missouri needs to hope for to pull this one off:
- The new pass-first scheme takes awhile to take hold and an offense used to running has trouble transitioning.
- Jamie Newman is merely ok and doesn’t add enough of a run threat to make an impact.
- The receivers are too young and inexperienced to reliably convert passing downs or create more explosive plays.
- Having seven straight games – and two against Alabama and Auburn – is enough to beat up the roster and have them limping in to their second true road game of the season where Missouri catches them flat-footed before their Bye week
…that’s a lot of things to go right, huh? And in my mind that would just even the playing field, not make it so that the Tigers can win it.
Dawg fans, with one SEC title and one CFP
quarterfinal semifinal win, do you feel like you’ve gotten enough from those 100 wins?
The plans you make when you don’t have a major deal with a broadcast partner:
According to several sources within the Ivy League itself and in the ever changing world of CFB coaches dealing with protocols involved in a resumption of the sport, the Ivy League is formulating a restart plan, which could be finalized and released in the next few weeks.
The plan has two options, one of which is more radical than the other.
The first would be to open the 2020 season in late September with a 7-game schedule comprised of only conference opponents.
The Ivy League is already different than its FCS brethren by playing only a 10 game (no playoffs) regular season. This plan would eliminate the non-conference opponents and conclude a week before Thanksgiving.
The second plan, which is gaining momentum because of the increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases in the country, would shut down football until next spring, with a start up (for practice) in March and another 7-game (conference opponents only) beginning in April and concluding in mid-May.
The article goes on to say “most of all of the Power 5 and Group of 5 FBS conferences have similar contingency plans in place”, but I strongly suspect those are plans of last resort for now, at least for the P5. I have a hard time believing Georgia’s walking away from a $4 million check to play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic unless it’s under severe duress.
Even with what’s going on now, I still think the season will start on schedule, in other words. Just don’t ask me if I expect it to finish on schedule.
Today’s Dawg porn:
Could Pickens be Georgia’s first 1000-yard receiver in what seems like forever?
In another sign that Congress may not be so amenable to schools in their quest to maintain control over all aspects of college athletics, two US senators plan to submit a bill later this week prohibiting schools from compelling athletes sign COVID-19 waivers as a condition of participation.
In a draft copy of the legislation obtained by CBS Sports, the senators make four stipulations:
- An institution shall not allow any individual to agree to a waiver of liability regarding the coronavirus.
- An institution shall not cancel a scholarship or financial aid for a player who refuses to participate because of concerns regarding the coronavirus.
- An institution shall inform all athletes at the school when an athlete or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. The person who tests positive does not have to be identified.
- An institution will make sure the athletic department adheres to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.
I’m sure the NCAA will be in favor of this, since it would ameliorate the problem of multiple jurisdictions having different rules about waivers. Nobody wants chaos, you know.
Eh, just kidding. Schools are probably on the phone right now asking Sen. Rubio to pull their nuts out of the fire.
In light of Under Armour’s move to cancel its apparel deal with UCLA, I found this interesting:
Only two Three SEC teams appear in the top 20, TAMU, Auburn and South Carolina, and both the latter two also have contracts with Under Armour.
Georgia’s deal with Nike, in case you were wondering, pays $3.8 million in cash and product per year.