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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: End Zone

Re: “Mountain West in good spot

Wait a minute, why don't all those same schools become the Big 12 instead of the MWC for an automatic BCS bid instead. I would think BCS status trumps the TV deal. But maybe I'm looking at this wrong?

Posted by bradl on 06/10/2010 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Mountain West in good spot

What I would most prefer, as a MWC fan, is to get rid of schools that bring little to the table in either basketball or football - namely CSU and Wyoming - then add Boise State, KU, Baylor, K State, and Missouri. That would be a very good 12 team conference in both football and basketball.

Posted by MWC Fan on 06/10/2010 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Mountain West in good spot

I agree. Texas schools need to stick together. It just makes more sense that way.

Posted by texasfootballfan on 06/10/2010 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Mountain West in good spot

Oh wait how about the Championship game bing rotated between Kansas City, Denver and Dallas in football and Las Vegas, Kansas City and Denver for Basketball. This would be great for the new Mountain West.

So if we don't get Baylor then it is

• North: (Air Force & New Mexico), (Wyoming & Boise State)(Utah & BYU) (Colorado & CSU)
Utah and Boise State have been in the top 10 in recent history, Colorado and BYU are solid top 25 teams in the last few years.

• South: (Kansas & K-State) (Iowa State & TCU), (UNLV & San Diego State)(SMU & Houston)
K-State and TCU have been in the top 10 several times in recent history, Kansas could build a solid program with Iowa State being respectable.

This would be a pretty stout leage demanding a lot of clout through out the country.

Posted by T-Wall on 06/10/2010 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Mountain West in good spot

Let's be honest - CU is totally baggage for any conference.
Yes, they may be able to be a bit more competitive in the MWC.
As far as football and basketball are concerned, I'm just not sure what CU brings to the table. AND Lord, why does the whole world revolve around Texas?
The PAC-10 should play for Boise State and Utah. OR, what if Texas just started Conference Freedom. Maybe Bush could be the commissioner.

Posted by Snooksie on 06/10/2010 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Mountain West in good spot

I sure hope the Texas schools insist on the PAC-16 taking Baylor instead of CU, mainly because I'd love to have both CSU and CU in the same conference. That would only add excitement to their annual football grudge match.

Posted by BYU Blue 2003 on 06/10/2010 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Brace yourself for Tebow

@ribo
You certainly are qualified to comment on abandonment of "critical thinking skills". Good luck to you in your hate-filled life.

Posted by banjoman on 05/07/2010 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Brace yourself for Tebow

Well, when you've voluntarily given up your critical thinking skills in exchange for feel-good superstition, might as well spend time with Focus.

Posted by ribo on 05/06/2010 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Brace yourself for Tebow

love him or hate him, tebow is an athlete you will be hearing about for a very long time. i applaud his ethics, and his inability to be shaken from his stance. hes a helluva role model for many young athletes even without his overpowering religious stances and wont stand in the limelight without involving the rest of the team. i hope nothing but the best for this kid, beyond the scrutiny hes endured more now than in the past hes proven to be a worthy item of discussion.

Posted by Passinthru on 05/06/2010 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Colleges: big scramble coming

The SEC conference sounds good to me if all this musical chairs happens...the SEC is close by, they already do some recruiting in Texas, the mindset it not a perfect fit but certainly closer than the Big 10/PAC 10,the TV money would increase,The SEC seems to be stable,Texas would be a real catch for the SEC, all kinds of new rivalries would be possible,Texas already borders on Arkansas and Louisiana...just seems like a match to me.

Posted by SteerPower on 03/25/2010 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Bodor finds home in Hawaii

Sorry, He hated a mojority of his team.

Posted by AARP on 03/17/2010 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Bodor finds home in Hawaii

@There for it all, Coach Bodor didn't have his favorites, he a majority of the team. And not every coach has his favorite, that is a terrible excuse. All that stuff you said has nothing to do with the fact that Coach Bodor treated a majority of the people he came in contact with at CC with disrespect. He could not do his job, it's hard to support someone (Bob) when they are clueless. Yes us CC players worked hard, but we had to work even harder because Coach Bodor was the least motivating person who I have ever come in contact with. He gave his years to CC but to bad they weren’t good years, most of the players who played for him dislike him. He said things to players that make Mike Leach look like a saint.

Posted by AARP on 03/16/2010 at 9:51 PM

Re: “Bodor finds home in Hawaii

Bob Bodor was a dedicated as a coach as anyone you will find in D3 football. Yes he had his favorites..but every coach does. Let's remember that Coach Bodor inherited a team of 18 players, recruited 37 freshman ...and two years later posted a 5-5 season with an overtime loss.
The following year the team went 4-6, again with an overtime loss..all pretty impressive in a school that only accepts 25% of its applicants and requires all but a handful of athletes to come into college with a 3.5 HS average.
It is true that a lot of players who offered much and gave their best felt unappreciated and intimidated. For student athletes who work as hard as CC players on and off the field it feels like something is wrong....but don't underestimate what Coach Bodor gave in his years at CC...and he has the respect of many coaches in other schools who have struggled with the same lack of support from administration and alumni.

Posted by there for it all on 02/18/2010 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Falcons are heroes, too

Having met the Ross family when Garret was undergoing his second transplant and meeting Garrett only one week later outside the hospital, it has absolutely incredible seeing his recovery and growth over the past two years. May the Ross family continually be blessed by God. J. Collins

Posted by J. Collins on 02/04/2010 at 9:28 PM

Re: “Falcons are heroes, too

Sounds like Garrett and the Falcons have found a crutch in the other creating an arch able to bear tremendous preassures. I think JD and his son Garrett are an inspiration to us all sent by God.
Amen

Posted by Todd Schmidt on 02/04/2010 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Falcons are heroes, too

We are truly blessed to have this institution here and to experience the wonderful USAFA family of coaches, players and most importantly our inspiring future leaders and warriors.

Posted by mamag on 02/04/2010 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Falcons are heroes, too

Ralph,

Thank you for this outstanding piece on the true greatness and caring by the Air Force Academy, it's athletic department, and the football program. You know I'm biased, but this shows that at the Academy, it's more than just about football or any other sports program.

Posted by Scott Hente on 02/04/2010 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Taking shots at the bowls

"Orange, Jan. 5: Georgia Tech 33, Iowa 23. Hawkeyes haven't seen this offense."

Apparently they didn't need to.

Posted by Scooby Dee on 01/05/2010 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Two tales of 3-9 coaches

Ralph, did you live in Hope, Arkansas while you were growing up?
My big brother, John Wayne, was a good friend of Ralph's uncle Johnny Anthony.
Good article.

Posted by Sandhill on 12/03/2009 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Two tales of 3-9 coaches

Football is not simply about X's and O's. I have no doubt that Coach Hawkins is an excellent strategist when it comes to playing the game of football. But, one also must be an incredible motivator or student athletes when it comes to coaching at the collegiate level. The 2009 version of the Colorado football team seemed "flat" more often than not. You can not compete against teams like Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Colorado State, etc. and expect to win on the game plan alone. Teams must be fired up and biting at the bit to get out on the field and play such quality opponents. What Colorado needs is a coach who can work the X's and O's like Hawkins and a coach who can motivate like a Rick Neuheisel. Even though I did not care for his antics, Neuheisel always had his teams ready to play on any given Saturday. Hawkins may be a good man and a good strategist but giving him another year at CU is like finding another bandage to cover up that gash on the Titanic.

Posted by tuneman93 on 12/03/2009 at 12:06 PM

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