Kentucky is seeing a similar trend with ticket sales. At some of these programs that aren't proven blue bloods just winning six, seven games and going to bowl games isn't enough to win over the masses. That's why Jim Sterk was smart to reduce capacity at Memorial Stadium and put an emphasis on suite sales. There's more of a demand for the suite/luxury seats, and they also make you more money than the standard bleacher seats that are disappearing at the stadium.
I think he absolutely did that in a tight game at Arkansas last year. I guess it's easy to dismiss that performance because Arkansas didn't make a bowl game, but Lock overcame his own relapsing defense and won a pivotal road game while coming from behind. If he can do that against better competition, then I think we'll look back at his career differently. Either way, he doesn't play defense. He couldn't stop Georgia's running backs last year. He couldn't intercept Jarrett Stidham last year. He can afford to play better against the best teams on the schedule, but he can't win the games by himself.
A handful players recognize other people in their family by going with a hyphenated last name. Both Castillo and Simms on the O-line made the move in the spring. Crockett did before the first game. I'm not sure the origin behind his change.
Every Thursday they do wet-ball drills in practice regardless of the forecast. They dunk balls in a five-gallon tub of water to see how well the ball-handlers can hang onto the ball. We'll see if that helps.
He created the story by benching his starter at halftime of the national championship game and then letting the competition and mystery linger until kickoff Saturday. That said, we get to sensitive in the media when a coach pops off after a game. Maria Taylor's feelings weren't hurt when he got heated. She did her job. Sports are supposed to be entertaining, and sometimes Nick Saban entertains (maybe unintentionally) when he loses his temper like that. No harm, no foul. It made for great TV.
Josey and Murphy were great, but that wasn't so much the tandem in 2013. Hansbrough got more carries than Murphy. I looked at Murphy as more of an all-purpose player that year. I still like Crockett and Rountree's upside as much as any tandem the last 20 years.
Again, it was a vanilla game plan and nobody played a great amount of snaps. The D-line will be strong up the middle. I have zero doubts about that. I'm not sold on the edges. Tre Williams, Nate Anderson and Chris Turner. Somebody from that three needs to develop into a consistent threat off the edge against the pass. I haven't seen it yet.
I don't think moving sections will cause fewer to travel. If you're traveling a far distance for a road game, it's more about the experience of being in a new town, soaking up the atmosphere and watching the game - not so much the caliber of the view. At least that's how I would see it.
Missouri's prices are very affordable compared to their peers in the SEC. I don't think slashing already modest prices is going to help revenue. It's about the product, not the price.
Barry Odom says no. We'll see if that means only Powell gets snaps against Wyoming. I still think the staff believes the QB who plays in garbage time to get experience wouldn't necessarily be the guy they play extensively if Lock gets hurt. But that could change over time.
No. I reached out to her several times back in July when she threatened to release her evidence publicly but never heard back.
No real competition. Odom wanted to give the backup a chance to make a field goal on Saturday. McCann was perfect earlier in the day.
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