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Posts posted by CentralChamps21

  1. Just now, Squirmin' for Yermin said:

    Is there actually the possibility of division realignment?

    If the NL adopts the DH, then the possibility of eliminating the leagues and realigning into six 5-team divisions or five 6-team divisions certainly exists.

  2. 7 hours ago, fathom said:

    They need to find a way to keep Freeman

    What I'm hearing from relatives who work there is that Freeman is the overwhelming choice of players, recruits, and the student body. I think Fickell would be tolerated but passing over Freeman for anybody else won't go over well. I will puke if it's Campbell.

  3. News: Garcia signed

    Out: Rutherford

    In: Garcia

    SP: Keuchel $18.0, Lynn $18.5, Giolito $7.9, Cease $0.9, Kopech $0.7

    RP: Kimbrel $16.0, Lopez $2.8, Hendriks $13.0, Bummer $2.5, Ruiz $0.7, Graveman $8.0, Burr $0.7, Crochet $0.7

    C : Grandal $18.25, Collins $0.7

    IF: Gonzalez $0.7, Abreu $14.0, Anderson $9.5, Moncada $14.0, Mendick $0.7, Sheets $0.6

    OF: Garcia $5.5, Engel $2.2, Jimenez $6.5, Robert $6.0, Vaughn $0.6

    Total: $170.28m

  4. 1 minute ago, Kyyle23 said:

    Have they?  I dunno man, it never seemed that way with Kelly.  

    He had a 3-year stretch of going 22-16, ending with a 4-8 season. The old ND never keeps a coach on after that. The old ND believes they can get someone better to replace him at the drop of a hat.

  5. 24 minutes ago, Kyyle23 said:

    LSU is a better job better money better conference and a better shot at a championship.  Notre Dame isn't the destination that they believe themselves to be 

    Notre Dame has long since ditched the perception of itself that the masses still believe it has.

  6. 17 hours ago, Joshua Strong said:

    Kelly leaving ND SHOCKED Me. 

    LSU is a worse job but he's getting paid and I'll never be mad at someone for chasing the money.

    Freeman would be a cool story and a good hire but ND is easily the #1 job on the market, they should explore every option.

    In 11 years before Marcus Freeman joined his staff, Brian Kelly had zero top 5 recruiting classes. As it stands right now, both the '22 and '23 classes are top 5. That's why Freeman needs to be the coach. He's the only guy who's been able to thread the needle of ND's standards and the talent required to compete with Alabama/Clemson/Ohio State. You can't let a once in a lifetime recruiting beast get away.

  7. 1 minute ago, hogan873 said:

    Right after the news of Gomes' signing, he tweeted an four airplane emojis, showing it taking off and landing.  The comments to the tweet seem to indicate he's expecting to be traded and/or wanting to be traded.

    Airplane emojis? Well that eliminates the Sox then.

    • Haha 1

  8. 2 minutes ago, fathom said:

    USC and Stanford falling off a cliff has made Kelly look like a much better coach. 

    I don't think anybody is crying over losing him, just noting that the sentiment about wanting him gone had softened quite a bit.

    Wonder if Lincoln Riley has bought a house in LA yet? It would be 100% straight gangster for ND to rip him away from USC in his first week there.

  9. 49 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

    Brian Kelly is human garbage.  Hopefully he gets run out of LSU like he should have been at ND after the unnecessary death of a student on his watch.

    What I hear from family members is that BK was a huge asshole and really not a terribly effective coach for most of his tenure, but something mellowed him quite a bit and he actually evolved into a much better human being and coach over the past 3-4 years. A lot of people who 100% wanted him gone actually came around on him.

    Not saying he shouldn't have been fired after the deadly accident and other stuff, but that it seemed to be behind him.

    Still, I think he left ND in a fantastic position. If they can keep from losing more than a handful of the current recruiting class, they're a Top 5 team next year.

  10. First of all, I'm completely shocked that Brian Kelly would leave Notre Dame for another college at age 60.

    Secondly, Luke Fickell is an amazing game coach, but recruiting at Cincinnati and recruiting at Notre Dame are two entirely different animals. I don't know how involved in recruiting Fickell was at Ohio State.

    Freeman isn't ready yet. I don't know if Urban Meyer would agree to leave the NFL for Notre Dame or even if ND would be willing to pay that kind of buyout, but Meyer agreeing to a 4-5 year deal with the understanding that Freeman takes over at that point would be the ideal plan.

    My mom has a brother who went to ND and two cousins who work there and she went from spending the day smack talking my dad about tonight's basketball game to being locked in a room by herself. She's pretty upset.

  11. 8 hours ago, Chisoxfn said:

    Yeah - this seems like a stellar hire for USC. Was it money that made Riley leave or more of like an ego thing so he can go build his own program vs inheriting Stoops? 

    Oklahoma will no longer be a top tier program within 5 years of joining the SEC. Riley's path to a championship is far, far easier at USC than it will be at Oklahoma.

  12. 6 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

    I’d rather save $4M to $5M and give his job to Romy.

    Leury was a 2.0 WAR guy this year and I don't have the confidence that Romy is ready to produce at that level yet. Sign Leury for 2 years and give Romy some more time in the minors.

  13. On 11/23/2021 at 4:50 PM, South Side Hit Men said:

    Yep. My grandfather was born in 1918, died 80 years later, never saw the Sox win a playoff series. A majority of Sox fans suffered the same fate.

    Miami began play less than 30 years ago and have two World Series Championships. Only the toughest of the tough can survive being a Sox fan their entire life. :lol:

    Number of World Series Championships + League Pennants:

    1. (5 = 3 + 2) Chicago A.L. (WS 2005, 1917, 1906. AL 1959, 1919)


    Why does 1901 not count?

  14. 1 hour ago, The Beast said:

    Why do you think they are good possibilities? What kind of coach is Day, is he an offensive minded coach? Fitz is more of the CEO kind who probably is suited for the college level.

    What kind of coach should they hire next? I don’t know if one who is also the play caller makes sense. Then again, according to Dan Pompei George McCaskey told the team and coaches that this story is false.

    Day is an offensive coach. He had a year each with the Eagles and Niners as QB coach. I think he'd be a great get, but I'm not sure why he'd want to leave Ohio State for a job where it's 50/50 whether or not you get fired within 4 years.

    If you can pry McDaniels out of New England, he'd be my #1 choice.

  15. Just now, Bob Sacamano said:

    I think it's just specifically a 26-man roster tracker, though the "active roster" in the offseason is the 40-man roster. Would be easier to track that way instead.

    Yes, it's what our opening day roster would look like if no more moves got made.