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  • #16
    Az, I did some thinking and looking and found a team, possibly the team, that actually falls within the three parameters of good academics (specifically humanities), a competitive team, and an option offense: Navy.

    Navy is listed as a top-15 Liberal Arts school by US News & World Report (take that how you will, some people hate that list it should be noted), they've been to a bowl game 12 out of the last 13 years, and the run a triple option under Ken Niumatalolo, who comes from Paul Johnson's (who now coaches Georgia Tech) coaching tree.

    They're called the Midshipmen, they're based in Annapolis, Maryland and they're an associate member of the American Athletic Conference (they refer to themselves as The American) for football (they're a former football independent like Army and they play in the Patriot League for other sports). Navy actually plays in the western division to help with recruiting.

    The American is a Group of Five ("G5") league meaning it's not part of the Power 5 (ACC, Big Ten, Big XII, Pac-12, SEC + Notre Dame) but it's still considered major college football. The best G5 team gets a spot in one of the glamorous bowl games.

    They're not a bad team at all, in fact they might get to play in a New Year's Six game as the best "G5" team this year if things go their way.
    Originally posted by Turk123
    Bobby you are so repulsive , is Huge Grant your father?
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    • #17
      As long as you don't mind cheering for the US Armed Forces. And the gay branch at that.

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      • #18
        Haha .
        Originally posted by Turk123
        Bobby you are so repulsive , is Huge Grant your father?
        genius
        Best Poster of the Year 2008
        Most Original Poster of the Year 2008
        The Most Intelligent Member of the Year 2008
        Best Thread of the Year Crouch Named England Captain 2008
        Best Greenlandic Member 2005
        ARAB Award for Best Overall Poster
        Used longest word in SG history "Brobdingnagian"

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        • #19
          What about pro potential? One of the things I'd like is to actually see players I know get drafted. Navy players go on to serve don't they?

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          • #20
            It seems like Notre Dame is your best bet. They play a spread offense, throw the ball a lot, players have pro potential, and the academics are excellent.

            They are almost certainly the most hated team in America. The only downside is that they are very Catholic.

            Thomas Muller: "We're not careless or arrogant. We're dominant'

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            • #21
              ND is easy to watch too with their NBC deal and the ACC's Disney deal. Notre Dame has a pretty unique setup too. They're officially an Independent (for football) meaning they're responsible for their own logistics (referees, scheduling, rights deals, ect.) but they're practically a member of the ACC (which they're a full member of for other sports) so they play five ACC teams a year and have access to the ACC's bowl games.

              Edit:

              Baylor might be another option. Baylor scores A LOT of points. They're decent academically (they're not Notre Dame but they aren't chopped liver either) and they're a Liberal Arts school. But, like Notre Dame, they're very Christian (in Baylor's case, Baptist). Here's a long breakdown of Art Briles' offense.
              Last edited by Bobby; 05-08-2015, 05:36:PM.
              Originally posted by Turk123
              Bobby you are so repulsive , is Huge Grant your father?
              genius
              Best Poster of the Year 2008
              Most Original Poster of the Year 2008
              The Most Intelligent Member of the Year 2008
              Best Thread of the Year Crouch Named England Captain 2008
              Best Greenlandic Member 2005
              ARAB Award for Best Overall Poster
              Used longest word in SG history "Brobdingnagian"

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              • #22
                Yeah Baylor is okay academically, but for Az's sake, it's a shame Briles didn't do this at Rice.

                Thomas Muller: "We're not careless or arrogant. We're dominant'

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                • #23
                  Why are ND so hated?

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                  • #24
                    Combination of past success (they are historically the most successful program, but haven't won a national championship in over 25 years), insufferable fans, anti-Catholic bigotry, the fact that they are not part of a conference, their individual broadcast deal with NBC, and for those in the South the fact that they're from the Midwest.

                    Thomas Muller: "We're not careless or arrogant. We're dominant'

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                    • #25
                      Can someone please translate for me:

                      "Jarryd Hayne made a big case for himself on pass pro. alone."


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                      • #26
                        He's getting cut.

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                        • #27
                          Pass protection. He blocks well for his position.

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                          • #28
                            He could probably become a Nick Goings-esque utility back.
                            Originally posted by Turk123
                            Bobby you are so repulsive , is Huge Grant your father?
                            genius
                            Best Poster of the Year 2008
                            Most Original Poster of the Year 2008
                            The Most Intelligent Member of the Year 2008
                            Best Thread of the Year Crouch Named England Captain 2008
                            Best Greenlandic Member 2005
                            ARAB Award for Best Overall Poster
                            Used longest word in SG history "Brobdingnagian"

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by ARIAGA II View Post
                              He's getting cut.
                              I don't think he'll make the final squad, nor do I think anyone really expects him top in his first year. But I think he'll be in the extended training squad or whatever they call it. That will give him another year to learn the game. They've contacted him (only on 100k or something) for a number of years already, which I believe is more than most prospects get - and suggests they see him as a project rather than something that will reap immediate rewards


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                              • #30
                                Multi year contracts in the NFL are meaningless and 100k means that he can get cut for essentially no cost at all to the team.

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