American Fooball – Middle States Soccer Camp http://middlestatessoccercamp.com/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:16:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-8.png American Fooball – Middle States Soccer Camp http://middlestatessoccercamp.com/ 32 32 News and notices ahead of NDSU https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/news-and-notices-ahead-of-ndsu/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:16:59 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/news-and-notices-ahead-of-ndsu/ story links Full Game Notes (.pdf) | NDSU Notes (.pdf) The basicsSouth Dakota (1-2, 0-0 MVFC) vs #1/1 North Dakota State (2-1, 0-0 MVFC)Saturday, Sept 24 at 1pm (CDT)Vermilion, SD | Dakota Dome (9,100)TV: Midco Sports (Jay Elsen, Andre Fields, David Brown)Radio: Coyote Sports Network (John Thayer, Gary Culver, […]]]>

Full Game Notes (.pdf) | NDSU Notes (.pdf)

The basics
South Dakota (1-2, 0-0 MVFC) vs #1/1 North Dakota State (2-1, 0-0 MVFC)
Saturday, Sept 24 at 1pm (CDT)
Vermilion, SD | Dakota Dome (9,100)
TV: Midco Sports (Jay Elsen, Andre Fields, David Brown)
Radio: Coyote Sports Network (John Thayer, Gary Culver, Carter Woodiel)
Watch online: Midco Sports Plus | ESPN+ (subscription required)
Series: NDSU leads 56-26-2…won last five and 24 of 26 from 1987

About the coyotes: South Dakota used a career play by QB Carson camp to pass Cal Poly 38-21 for its first win last week… Camp passed 355 yards and three points and added a 75-yard TD run… sparking a session that totaled seven points over two games USD scored touchdowns on his first three possessions and got enough stops from defense to earn the win…RB Travis Theis is the 4th biggest rusher in the valley… LB Stephen Hillis has emerged as the USD’s premier tackler…CB Myles Harden netted all four defense-forced turnovers (2 FF, 2 INTs)…TE JJ Galbreath comes from a 6-catch, 87-yard effort…specialists John Bickel (P) and Eddie Ogamba (K) are new to the starting XI

About the bison: NDSU has won nine of the last 11 FCS championships … the Bisons’ most recent being a 38-10 win over Montana State last January … NDSU didn’t take much effort to get past Drake and North Carolina A&T at home in week one and two, but Arizona, an underdog at home, was up to the task…the Bison haven’t lost straight games since 2009…RB Hunter Luepke carried seven times in total through the first two wins…he ran 18 times for 115 yards and two TDs and also caught a touchdown against Arizona… QB Cam Miller passed for 219 yards against USD last year

Fast hits
-USD and NDSU met in Fargo last season in the final game of the Valley schedule
-USD is playing its MVFC opener at home for only the second time under Nielson (7 years old).
– The Coyotes had a string of four consecutive conference opening wins last year at Missouri State
-Tackle links Alex Jensen is the reigning MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week
-QB Carson camp eighth on the Coyotes’ all-time pass list (3,832 yards). RB coach Dane Warren is seventh (4,361).
-LB Brock Magensen (203 tackles) surpassed 200 career tackles during last week’s game
-USD forced four turnovers and CB Myles Harden is responsible for them all
– South Dakota’s last win of the series was a 24-21 win at the Fargodome in 2015
-The Coyotes face the toughest FCS schedule in the nation this season

The notes

The state of North Dakota returns to the DakotaDome for the first time since 2018 and only the fourth time since a wild four-overtime win in South Dakota in 2002. This MVFC opener game is a repeat of last season’s Valley Closer — a 52-24 NDSU win in Fargo. The Bison took a 28-0 lead and overtook the Coyotes 522-293.

None of the expected running backs played a role at last year’s meeting in Fargo. South Dakota Travis Theis only needed a handover before leaving the game with an injury. In three games, he’s the fourth-best rusher in the Valley. Hunter Luepke from North Dakota did not play at all last year due to an injury. He is an all-American defenseman eligible for this season’s Walter Payton Award.

Defending the NDSU’s ground game is always the key. When South Dakota defeated Carson Wentz and the Bison in 2015, the Coyotes limited NDSU to 125 yards rushing and 320 yards overall. In the five matchups since then, the Bison have averaged 363 yards on the ground alone and 590 total yards. They’ve averaged no fewer than 6.4 yards per carry in their last five wins against South Dakota.

Keep rides and earn points against the NDSU defense is the other side of the coin. Arizona managed to do both as it posted a 31-28 excitement against the Bison last week. The Wildcats scored on five of their 10 possessions and ran out 2:48 in the Finals. South Dakota scored three second-half touchdowns against NDSU in last year’s meeting after scoring 14 points in each of their previous three games against Bison.

South Dakota’s offense got rolling last week with the win over Cal Poly in the Coyotes’ home opener. quarterback Carson camp Passed for a career-high 355 yards in just 21 passes and had a 75-yard touchdown streak on the third play. He was named the College Football Performance Award’s National Performer of the Week, an honor he shared with Delaware quarterback Nolan Henderson. Camp completed 21 of 27 passes for 196 yards with two touchdowns against an interception last year against NDSU.

South Dakota has beat a ranked team every year since 2013. The Coyotes beat three ranked teams in North Dakota, UNI and South Dakota State a year ago.

head coach Bob Nielsen announced last week that he has Takeover of playcalling tasks for the Coyote offense. USD scored a touchdown and a field goal attempt on 27 possessions against elite units from Kansas State and Montana. Twelve of those possessions were 3-and-out. South Dakota scored with two 3-and-outs on six of 12 possessions against Cal Poly last week.

Carson camp recorded his first 300-yard passing play since the COVID-shortened spring season in 2021. He basically hit his first 18 passes against Cal Poly with a dropped pass being the lone exception. A pass knocked down at the line with 10 minutes left was his first not to hit his receiver.

The camp has struck 13 different recipients through three games. Close end JJ Galbreathwho has earned extended snaps with an injury Austin Goehring, is coming from career highs of six catches for 87 yards. Galbreath leads the team with 10 catches for 150 yards. Wesley Elodor, who caught nine passes last season, has seven catches for 124 yards and a score this season. He caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Camp in the first quarter of last week’s win.

One connection yet to get going this season is Camp to Carter bell, the Coyotes’ leading receiver last year with 41 catches for 673 yards and five touchdowns. Bell caught two passes for 18 yards in the season opener against Kansas State. He was targeted six times against Montana and once against Cal Poly last week but was pinned without a catch. Bell entered the Montana game after catching a pass in 17 straight games.

Camp entered the The Coyotes’ Eternal Passing List. He ranked just outside the top 10 last week but overtook Tom Engelman, Kevin Earl and Mark Jenkins to move up to eighth place with 3,832 yards. Only seven quarterbacks in program history have rushed for 4,000 yards. Current assistant coach Dane Warren is seventh on the all-time list with 4,361 yards. Jason Seurer is sixth with 4,759 yards.

South Dakota returns four of five starters to his offensive line, but those four have yet to be on the field at the same time this season. Preseason All American Alex Jensen missed the season opener but returned against Montana. launch center Joey Lombard was injured in the second half at Kansas State and has yet to return.

Injuries have also affected Coyote’s defense. Start Linebacker Jakari Star was injured in the season opener and has not returned. corner back Da’ Raun McKinney couldn’t face Cal Poly last week. Lead tackler Stephen Hillis was injured in the second quarter last week and did not return. All-American preseason linebacker Brock Magensen played in a cast last week after injuring his hand against Montana.

Alongside Hillis, cornerback has been a shining star on the Coyote defense this season Myles Harden, who has returned after breaking a leg midway through last season. No one in the nation has forced more fumbling than his three, and two of those were recovered by the Coyotes. Only five players in the nation have more interceptions than Harden’s two. Harden had a career-high nine tackles against Cal Poly and is USD’s third-leading tackler with 22 stops, including 4.0 for the loss.

newbie Michael Scott, an Akron graduate, has distinguished himself from his rush linebacker position. He got his team-leading third sack of the year against Cal Poly last week and is ranked 14th nationally in that category. Scott is the USD’s fourth-best tackler with 20 stops.

security Josh Manchigiah has more experience than anyone else. He has played in more than 50 games at South Dakota State for the past five seasons. He started in the first two games of the season and recovered from a fumble that ended Cal Poly’s first drive in the home opener last week.

veterans De Valon Whitcomb and Jackson Cocker graduated on the defensive line. Young stars Nick Gaes, Brendan Webb and Micah Roane Return. Blake Holden is poised for a bigger role in tackle after playing in five games last year and is redshirt freshmen Earl Miller Jr. and Dominik Caggiano made their collegiate debuts along the line this season.

For the the first time in Bob Nielsenis 30 years of the coaching, a special teams player was elected team captain. This player is an all-American long snapper Dalton Godfrey, doubling as an academic All-American. Godfrey is working with two new Specialists this year and both are seniors. Eddie Ogambawho transferred from Iowa State prior to last season, won the kicking duties. John Bickelwho thrived at Division III Wheaton College last year is the player.

South Dakota was one of 10 FCS teams who returned both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown last year in the regular season. Wesley Elodor had a 99-yard kickoff return against Missouri State. Carter bell had a 47-yard punt return for a score against North Dakota State. Bell jumped at Cal Poly last week with a 45-yard punt return.

South Dakota has improved to 18-2 in home games since 2003. The Coyotes were, and still are, 4-2 at home last season 155-83 (.651) all-time at the DakotaDomewhich went online in 1979.

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Footballs Max Jones earns a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/footballs-max-jones-earns-a-spot-on-the-allstate-afca-good-works-team/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:45:53 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/footballs-max-jones-earns-a-spot-on-the-allstate-afca-good-works-team/ story links Times Union feature Allstate AFCA Good Works Team NORTHBROOK, ill. – Harvard Football Senior Defensive Back Max Jones has earned a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes 22 college football students and one volunteer head coach for outstanding contributions to their communities, Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association […]]]>


NORTHBROOK, ill. – Harvard Football Senior Defensive Back Max Jones has earned a spot on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes 22 college football students and one volunteer head coach for outstanding contributions to their communities, Allstate and the American Football Coaches Association announced Monday morning.

Off the field, Jones launched the Project Proximate scholarship program, which aims to help Black and Hispanic college students acquire and develop the tools necessary to act as change agents to close the racial prosperity gap. The organization works with the Boston Consulting Group, bringing business consultants and teams of college students together with minority entrepreneurs and letting them work on projects to help minority-owned businesses grow and grow.

The overarching goal is twofold. First, bring prosperity to marginalized communities by supporting business owners from those communities, creating jobs and wealth. Second, create agents of change by instilling in college students entrepreneurial mindsets, hard skills to advance their careers, and a network of people who care about racial justice.

In March 2022, Project Proximate completed its second cohort of 16 college grantees from six different colleges and six minority-owned companies. Over the next year, the group will formalize the program, potentially seek 501(c)3 status, and seek funding to make the scholarship a paid opportunity for students.

On the field, Jones has played in 27 career games with 86 tackles and four interceptions. He received Phil Steele Preseason All-Ivy League Second Team honors in both 2020 and 2021. He played in all 10 games in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Team officials from across the country nominated players from their schools for the prestigious award based on their work off the field. A list of 114 nominees was announced in July before the final list of 22 players was chosen by the selection panel, which includes former Good Works players, journalists and officials from Allstate and the AFCA. The panel looks for players who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills on and off the field.

“For 31 years, the Allstate AFCA Good Works team has reminded us how we can use our position in life—whatever that might be—to uplift those around us,” said Tim Tebow, two-time national champion, winner the Heisman Trophy and 2009 Allstate AFCA Good Works team member. “There are so many players at all levels of the game using their platforms for good, and it’s inspiring to see the diversity of paths these young men are choosing to improve our society.”

The Class of 2022 could start charitable organizations, donate NIL (Name, Image and Likeness) proceeds to those in need, build homes for areas hit by natural disasters, minister to children, or collect food for the hungry. Whatever the reason, this is a group of college football stars who want to help their communities.

“The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team is arguably college football’s highest honor because it recognizes a player’s integrity and service off the field rather than their performance on the field,” said Troy Hawkes, executive vice president and general manager, Allstate Sales and Distribution. “The sports world is often defined by what happens between the lines. Although they are also successful as players, these 22 student athletes are making a monumental difference in their communities. Allstate is so proud to honor her as a beacon of positive change across the country.”

The final roster consists of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision; 11 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics players; and a volunteer head coach.

Allstate will continue its tradition of rewarding these athletes with a NIL opportunity as well as an Allstate Foundation charity game.

The following players were named to the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team:

Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)

Anders Carlson, Auburn University
DeWayne Carter, Duke University
Dillan Gibbons, Florida State University
Jordan Ferguson, Middle Tennessee State University
Ryan Hilinski, Northwestern University
Patrick Fields, Stanford University
Tony Bradford, Jr., Texas Tech University
Kearis Jackson, University of Georgia
JD Bertrand, University of Notre-Dame
Deslin Alexandre, University of Pittsburgh
Caleb Williams, University of Southern California

Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and NAIA

Austin Brenner, Ashland University
Jailen Branch, Bentley University
Matthew Feldick, Bethel University, Minnesota
Max JonesHarvard University
Alan Gorny, Johns Hopkins University
Sione Tuifua, Morningside University
James Kaczor of North Dakota State University
Garrison Dodge, Peru State College
Michael Wozniak, Saint John’s University (Minn.)
Caleb High, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Matt Lilja, Mount Union University

Volunteer Head Coach

Mark Stoops, University of Kentucky

The selection panel

The final 22-person team and volunteer trainer were chosen by a selection panel that includes former members of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team and journalists.

In addition to Hawkes and Tebow, the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team selection panel members are: Zaid Abdul-Aleem (Duke, 1994 team); Brian Brenberg (St Thomas, 2001); Wes Counts (Middle Tennessee State, 1999); Mike Proman (Amherst, 2002); Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia, 1997 and 1998); media members Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN), Blair Kerkhoff (Kansas City Star) and Paul Myerberg (USA Today); 2022 AFCA President and University of Wyoming Head Coach Craig Bohl; and 2001 AFCA President and current Athletic Director at Virginia Union University Joe Taylor.

Vote for the captain

Fans can learn more about player achievements and vote for the 2022 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Captain once a day through November 22 at ESPN.com/Allstate.

“Stories like this are so often overlooked in collegiate athletics. Our sport is defined by character and a team-first mentality, and the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team embodies everything that is good about football,” said Todd Berry, Executive Director of the AFCA. “We encourage fans around the world to learn more about what these players are doing for their communities.”

Throughout the season, fans can join the conversation with #GoodWorksTeam on their social media channels to learn more about these players and their stories.

About the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was formed by the College Football Association in 1992 in recognition of the extra efforts of college football players and student support staff off the field. The AFCA became the award’s governing body in 1997 and continues to honor college football players who go the extra mile for those in need. Allstate worked to present the award beginning with the 2008 season.

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has led all conferences since its inception in 1992 with 82 selections to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The SEC is followed by the Atlantic Coast Conference with 52 selections, and the Big 12 Conference and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, both with 39 selections. Georgia takes first place with 22 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team honorees. The Bulldogs are followed by Kentucky with 17 honorees. Super Bowl XLII, XLVI, and XLI champion quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning were members of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams in 2002 and 1997, respectively.

About the AFCA

Founded in 1922, the AFCA currently has more than 11,000 members around the world ranging from high school through the professional ranks. According to its charter, the AFCA was established, among other things, to “uphold the highest possible standards in football and the coaching profession” and “to provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters relating to football”.

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College football schedule, games 2022: what to watch in week 3, TV channels, Saturday kick-off times https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/college-football-schedule-games-2022-what-to-watch-in-week-3-tv-channels-saturday-kick-off-times/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 12:45:00 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/college-football-schedule-games-2022-what-to-watch-in-week-3-tv-channels-saturday-kick-off-times/ With week three of the college football season upon us, there is a plethora of compelling encounters making up the headlines for another wild week of action for fans. On CBS, No. 22 Penn State will be the first Big Ten team to play Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium when the two serve Saturday afternoon. In […]]]>

With week three of the college football season upon us, there is a plethora of compelling encounters making up the headlines for another wild week of action for fans. On CBS, No. 22 Penn State will be the first Big Ten team to play Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium when the two serve Saturday afternoon. In this Big Ten-SEC showdown, the Tigers seek revenge at home after a 28-20 loss to the Nittany Lions at Happy Valley last season.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma No. 6 will rekindle its rivalry with Nebraska and Miami No. 13 will travel to College Station, Texas to take on No. 24 Texas A&M. All sorts of chaos erupted during a wild Week 2 this past weekend, including at College Station, where Appalachian State outplayed the Aggies in a stunning upset.

Saturday’s drama should be in abundance, and below we’ve provided a handy viewer’s guide to help you navigate all the action. All times east.

The best games

No. 6 Oklahoma in Nebraska – Noon on Fox, fuboTV (Try it for free): Mickey Joseph will lead the Cornhuskers out of the tunnel and into the post-Scott Frost era after the legendary former Cornhuskers quarterback was fired on Sunday. He‘ll see old Big 12 rivals Oklahoma on the other sidelines, and there’s no doubt that a win over one of the most enduring programs of the past decade would ease tensions at Lincoln.

No. 24 Penn State in Auburn — 3:30 p.m. on CBS, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App (Free): This is a crucial game for an Auburn team that not only struggled against San Jose State last weekend but has a coach in Bryan Harsin who almost got fired in February. This could be a linchpin for aligning the program against a Nittany Lions team that would like to make a big statement in SEC country.

#12 BYU in #25 Oregon — 3:30 p.m. on Fox, fuboTV (Try it for free): The college football world seemingly wrote the Ducks off after they were smoked by Georgia in Week 1, but freshman coach Dan Lanning erased that disappointment with a win over a Cougars team Baylor starred in last week’s thriller won two overtime hours. If you haven’t watched Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall film, watch him.

No. 11 Michigan State in Washington – 7:30 p.m. on ABC, fuboTV (Try it for free): The Huskies lead the Pac-12 in passing, and the Spartans’ passing defense was their Achilles’ heel despite beating Pittsburgh in the Peach Bowl last year. We will know a lot about both teams after we should have a fun atmosphere at Husky Stadium.

No. 13 Miami at No. 24 Texas A&M – 9 p.m. on ESPN, fuboTV (Try it for free): This game was already dripping with intrigue due to the Aggies’ desperation after losing to Appalachian State last week, and the Hurricanes could make a statement with a win in SEC-land. Coach Jimbo Fisher has reportedly made a quarterback move from Haynes King to Max Johnson, fueling interest even further.

The best of the rest

  • #1 Georgia in South Carolina – Noon on ESPN, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • UConn at #4 Michigan – Noon on ABC, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Youngstown State at No. 9 Kentucky – Noon on the SEC Network, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Texas State in No. 17 Baylor – Noon on FS1, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Villanova on Army – Noon on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com or CBS Sports App
  • California at Notre Dame – 2:30 p.m. on NBC, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Ole Miss #20 at Georgia Tech — 3:30 p.m. on ABC, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Vanderbilt in Northern Illinois – 3:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com or CBS Sports App
  • UL-Monroe at #2 Alabama – 4:00 p.m. on SEC Network, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Liberty at No. 19 Wake Forest – 5 p.m. on ACC Network, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • State of Mississippi at LSU – 6 p.m. on ESPN, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Toledo in State #3 – 7:00 p.m. on Fox, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Oklahoma State #8 – 7 p.m. on ESPN+
  • State of Missouri, #10, Arkansas – 7:00 p.m. on SEC Network+, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Akron at #15 Tennessee – 7:00 p.m. on SEC Network+, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Texas Tech at No. 16 NC State – 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • South Florida at #18 Florida – 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • #23 Pittsburgh in Western Michigan – 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • UCF at FAU — 7:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network, CBSSports.com or CBS Sports App
  • Louisiana Tech at No. 5 Clemson — 8:00 p.m. on ACC Network, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • UTSA at No. 21 Texas — 8 p.m. on Longhorn Network
  • State of San Diego, #14 Utah – 10:00 p.m. on ESPN2, fuboTV (Try it for free)
  • Fresno State at No. 7 USC — 10:30 p.m. ET on Fox, fuboTV (Try it for free)
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Questions and Answers with Duke Football: Jacob Monk https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/questions-and-answers-with-duke-football-jacob-monk/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 14:10:07 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/questions-and-answers-with-duke-football-jacob-monk/ Soccer 09/15/2022 10:00:00 a.m story links DURHAM – the voice of the blue devils David ShumatHe sat down with senior offensive lineman Jacob Monk for a short question and answer session. DS: When you found out you were elected […]]]>





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DURHAM – the voice of the blue devils David ShumatHe sat down with senior offensive lineman Jacob Monk for a short question and answer session.

DS: When you found out you were elected captain, what did that mean to you?

JM: It meant the world. I’m being given a lot of responsibility and I accept that. I feel like the main thing about being a captain is being a serving leader. Don’t ask anyone to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself and lead by example.

DS: Speaking of which, you’ve been asked to perform a little and move to the game center. How was this transition for you and do you feel like this is an old habit at this point?

JM: There was a lot of fun. I’m still learning every day. You can never know enough about a defense and you can never know enough about myself. I’m learning more and more about how to improve the position and also how to help in offense.

DS: What does the study grant mean for you? When you come out and see so many of the people you go to class with or support on campus?

JM: It’s overwhelming. In my fourth year, student turnout has never been higher. We see it with Cameron all the time, and it means to the world that they came all the way here to support us. We go to class with them and it means the world to see them in our stands too.

DS: I need you to explain something. You said you’re allergic to cold water? take me through it

JM: Yes, I am very allergic to cold water. So, quick story, before we played Alabama my freshman year, I decided it would be a good idea to take a dip. I thought, “This is really cold!” I didn’t know it would be so cold. I get out of the cold tub and take a shower and I’m just itchy. I have a lot of hives all over the place and when I get out of the shower I pass out in the locker room.

DS: Another thing you mentioned is that you love to cook. What is your signature dish or specialty?

JM: Ribs and mac n’ cheese.

DS: How do you go about cooking them?

JM: I cook them slowly.

DS: Do you have a secret sauce?
JM: Yes a little.

DS: We can’t get it out of you, can we?

JM: no

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Cold Calls, Grandparents & American Idol: The Brian Daboll Story https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/cold-calls-grandparents-american-idol-the-brian-daboll-story/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 21:05:15 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/cold-calls-grandparents-american-idol-the-brian-daboll-story/ Daboll was a fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabers. He played multiple sports, but quickly settled on one. “Football was my favourite,” he said. “You played these sports — whether it’s baseball, soccer, hockey — all your life, right up until you were a teenager. Sometimes you burn out So I tried a new […]]]>

Daboll was a fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabers. He played multiple sports, but quickly settled on one.

“Football was my favourite,” he said. “You played these sports — whether it’s baseball, soccer, hockey — all your life, right up until you were a teenager. Sometimes you burn out So I tried a new sport and I’m glad I did.”

Daboll was a starting running back and cornerback for his last two seasons and was a senior captain at St. Francis High.

“My high school team was really good,” he said. “We had a lot of guys from our high school who played college football — a tremendous crowd from my team.”

After graduating from St. Francis, Daboll set family precedent by visiting Rochester.

“I was the first person to go to college out of my grandparents, my mother and my aunt,” he said. “Nobody went to school. I wanted to go to a local school near my home (Daeman University) and become a physical therapist. My grandma was pretty happy about it. I was close. You would make 40, 50, 60 grand… That would be a great living. Then I went on a trip with one of my high school buddies just to see Rochester and they recruited me. I had a good weekend and I said, ‘This is a nice place. ‘ Good school, academically challenging and hard to get into. I got in and it’s been a good four years. I met a lot of good friends.

The Yellowjackets were not as successful as his teams in St. Francis.

“We didn’t win much,” said Daboll. “I went from high school, where we won every game, to scratching and fighting and scratching. So, we appreciated the victories we had.”

Daboll was a security guard who started as a sophomore and junior. On September 9, 1995, he made three pass interceptions in a 9-5 win over Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. The third pick came in the last second in the middle of the end zone.

In the final game of his junior year, Daboll “bump” his neck, forcing him out of uniform in his senior season. He began working with the coaching staff and the foundations for his long career were laid.

“That’s when I fell in love with being outside, being around the boys, doing everything I could do in the office with the coaches,” he said. “That was two years after starting. And I liked doing it. I liked the camaraderie. I would say I’m very competitive.

A year later, Daboll proved his commitment to coaching by working at William & Mary without drawing a paycheck.

“I lived in a tiny apartment,” Daboll said. “I helped out Russ Huesman. He was awesome. Good man. Treated met correctly. I helped with everything he needed. I alternately helped film coordinator, defense, special teams every other week. After the game I cut these up and exchanged them with the school we are playing against. I thought it was great because you’re still part of the team. It’s all about this. Contributing to the team in a positive way, hopefully influencing the team in a profitable way.

“I also got a job to make some money in the mornings in a place called Kingsmill. It was a country club. I handed out towels.”

After spending his first season in the basement of his profession, Daboll set out to climb the coaching hierarchy. After that season, he sent letters to the head coach of each Division I school. He received “a lot” of standard replies, but no offer. “I said, ‘This doesn’t work,'” Daboll said.

He tried a different tactic and sent letters to all of the school’s offensive and defensive coordinators.

“I had nothing left because I had to pay for the stamps and all that other stuff,” he said. “Then I tried to find out who was responsible for hiring graduate students. I took my top 20 schools and called them. I asked the secretary, ‘Can I speak to so and so?’ When they put me through, I left a message or spoke to them. They put me through to a guy from Michigan State University named Chris Cosh. He said, ‘Hey, if you don’t send any more letters – because I have four of your letters on my desk – or don’t call anymore, I promise I’ll call you when there’s a vacancy.’ So I interviewed Coach Saban and got this job as an assistant.”

Daboll worked two seasons in defense. He lived with three other assistants, including Josh McDaniels and Mel Tucker, who are now the head coaches of the Las Vegas Raiders and Michigan State, respectively. Future head coaches Mark Dantonio, Todd Grantham, and Bobby Williams (father of Giants special teams quality control coach Nick Williams) were also on Saban’s staff.

“I was able to work with a lot of good coaches,” said Daboll. “I was a defensive research assistant. You didn’t get much sleep between tearing down the tape, making the scouting reports, and all the things you had to do. In the first year I was in the office most of the time and not in the field. The next year I was on the field, and that was the year Coach Saban left to go to LSU.

At Saban’s recommendation, Daboll was given the opportunity to interview in New England with Belichick, who hired him as a defense assistant. “There were a few people who were interviewed,” Daboll said. “I was lucky to get this job. It didn’t do much more than being a research associate, but it was a great job.”

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LIVESTREAM Finland Maple Bowl XLIII: Seinäjoki Crocodiles @ Kuopio Steelers, September 10, 4:00 p.m. CET, (4:30 p.m., 10:00 a.m. ET) https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/livestream-finland-maple-bowl-xliii-seinajoki-crocodiles-kuopio-steelers-september-10-400-p-m-cet-430-p-m-1000-a-m-et/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 06:02:26 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/livestream-finland-maple-bowl-xliii-seinajoki-crocodiles-kuopio-steelers-september-10-400-p-m-cet-430-p-m-1000-a-m-et/ Graphics: Igor Lazarevic That Finnish The football community will be attuned to these as well Seinäjoki crocodiles and Kuopio Steeler Compete for the Maple Bowl Championship on Saturday, September 10th. Two very different teams face each other with the title on the line Steeler hope to make history and end an unbeaten season en route […]]]>

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That Finnish The football community will be attuned to these as well Seinäjoki crocodiles and Kuopio Steeler Compete for the Maple Bowl Championship on Saturday, September 10th.

Two very different teams face each other with the title on the line Steeler hope to make history and end an unbeaten season en route to a three-peat. That crocodiles on the other hand, hope to cause a stir in their first appearance in the title game since 2016.

That Steeler have defeated Seinäjoki in both games between the two this season, 42-21 and 27-8, so the crocodiles definitely have a tough fight today.

LIVESTREAM Finland Maple Bowl XLIII: Seinäjoki Crocodiles @ Kuopio Steelers, September 10, 4:00 p.m. CET, (4:30 p.m., 10:00 a.m. ET)

That crocodiles have an epic last-second victory behind them Helsinki wolverines in the semifinals. In this game the crocodiles heavily dependent on running back Christian Powell (Colorado NCAA D1 FBS) before a last-second touchdown catch by Antoni Lampivuo. Powell should be getting a lot of touches today as he rushed for 1,139 yards and 16 touchdowns in the season. Tough against one Steeler Defense, quarterback Anthony whitehead must rise if Seinäjoki want to take the excitement off today. Whitehead has been able to find Joel Sarkela and Anttoni Lampivuo consistently throughout his season but will need to create big plays to penetrate them Kuopio Defense.

former “Last Chance U” star and university from Tennessee (NCAA DI) Defense Attorney Emit Gooden has excelled this season by leading the league in tackles with one loss. Former Junior College All-American along with Arthur Pinheiro, Seth Zins, Filip Zacok provide a strong defensive line that needs to play well today. if Seinäjokis Defense line can play well today, they give themselves good chances to beat this powerhouse Steeler Team. Expect first-year coach Andy Bezaire to shake things up to give Kuopio different appearance.

That Steeler Defense leads the league with 38 sacks in the season. Linebacker Colby Campbell (Duke NCAA D1 FBS)along with the return Steeler defender ikeem everyone (Miami OH NCAA D1 FBS), Jani Lindqvist, Roni Laine and Iro Pekkarinen form a difficult unit to hit. This week, the same unit is deployed to stop one of the league’s best running backs crocodiles Christian Powell.

offensive, the Steeler also a great run-in leanthony Review, the best rusher in the league. The second year Steeler has rushed for 1,763 yards and an impressive 30 touchdowns this season, leading that offense to the top of the league. That Steeler have the Maple League Best rushing attack averaging over 200 yards per game on the ground. When they happen that maple shell Champion quarterback Joey bradley will target full-back Ville Lindsten and receivers Isaac Marshall and Hannes Harju. head coach pekka Utriainen strives to get his players going early to enforce that crocodiles in passing.

Seinäjoki enters this game as a massive underdog against an undefeated Kuopio Team that wants to make history. Fans can expect that crocodiles to give Steeler four great quarters as these two have produced entertaining encounters throughout the season.

LIVESTREAM Finland Maple Bowl XLIII: Seinäjoki Crocodiles @ Kuopio Steelers, September 10, 4:00 p.m. CET, (4:30 p.m., 10:00 a.m. ET)

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Global Ambassador Team to drive the growth of flag football around the world https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/global-ambassador-team-to-drive-the-growth-of-flag-football-around-the-world/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 08:02:48 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/global-ambassador-team-to-drive-the-growth-of-flag-football-around-the-world/ That National Football League (NFL) and the International Association of American Football (IFAF) today announced the first team of Global Flag Football Ambassador to promote, amplify and support the long-term growth of the game worldwide. Prominent athletes Russell Wilson, Cooper Kupp and Dak Prescott Lead an all-star team of men and women, including current American […]]]>

That National Football League (NFL) and the International Association of American Football (IFAF) today announced the first team of Global Flag Football Ambassador to promote, amplify and support the long-term growth of the game worldwide.

Prominent athletes Russell Wilson, Cooper Kupp and Dak Prescott Lead an all-star team of men and women, including current American football players, legends and coaches, as ambassadors who will work together to continue raising the profile and unique values ​​of one of the world’s fastest growing sports to promote.

That Flag Football Ambassador Team will support the joint global efforts of NFL and IFAF To increase awareness, interest and participation in flag football internationally and to advance the development of the game.

“We are proud and excited to announce the original names of our Global Flag Football Ambassadors,” he said Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. “A global gathering of men and women representing the broader American football family who will help promote awareness, interest and participation and the values ​​of transitional life unique to the sport of flag football as part of our strategy to encourage growth of the game in partnership with IFAF.”

Currently played by men, women, boys and girls of all ages in more than 100 countries around the world, flag football is poised for even greater expansion as a cornerstone of the NFL’s national and international participation and development strategies, and the IFAF is preparing looking forward to launching the largest international elite flag competition ever, which will include full continental representation for the first time in 2023. A fast-moving, contactless, creative and highly skilled format, Flag benefits from being accessible and inclusive, making it the perfect vehicle to attract new players, accelerate growth and spread the message of football to all.

The founding members of Global Flag Football Ambassador Team are:

  • Derrick Brooks
  • Tony Harris
  • Cooper Kupp
  • Willie McGinest
  • Dak Prescott
  • Katie Säwer
  • Russell Wilson

Other players and legends of the game and coaches will follow suit Global Flag Football Ambassador team throughout NFL season 2022.

“I’ve always been a big fan of flag football, so I started leagues in Seattle,” said the Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson. “It’s the ultimate team sport, combining fitness, creativity and strategy in a fast-paced, fun and exceptionally exciting format. The skill and competitiveness at elite level is really next level and really shows everything that is great about the sport.

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott:

“Flag Football helps athletes develop their overall skill, speed and agility for the game. I have watched many athletes play the game on the field and admired their ability to play the game at its fast pace which is why I am proud to be a teammate of the Global Flag Football Ambassadors. That’s huge Opportunity to spread the word about our incredible sport so it can continue to grow around the world.”

“Flag football is one of the fastest growing sports in the world with great appeal to younger audiences,” said the Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp.

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USC Trojans football player Caleb Williams helps create PSA for mental health awareness https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/usc-trojans-football-player-caleb-williams-helps-create-psa-for-mental-health-awareness/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 21:54:57 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/usc-trojans-football-player-caleb-williams-helps-create-psa-for-mental-health-awareness/ 5:00 p.m. ET Peter ThamelESPN USC quarterback Caleb Williams made a public statement Tuesday that focused on mental health. Williams and a team of communications students from USC produced and filmed a national PSA focused on spreading mental health awareness. “I was trying to find a better way to reach out and help in some […]]]>

USC quarterback Caleb Williams made a public statement Tuesday that focused on mental health.

Williams and a team of communications students from USC produced and filmed a national PSA focused on spreading mental health awareness.

“I was trying to find a better way to reach out and help in some way and attack something that wasn’t being attacked as aggressively as it should,” Williams told ESPN.

The PSA is called Embrace the awkward, and Williams’ participation is indicative of how he plans to address mental health issues throughout his career. The commercial will run nationwide.

It represents an evolution of Williams’ advocacy as his platform grows. Last year, Williams said he painted his fingernails with the suicide prevention number to raise awareness. This is the next step in which he stars in a 2 minute 40 second commercial while reflecting on his own feelings about mental health.

“I want to be a voice, to be a brother to everyone it relates to [mental health] challenges,” Williams said. “I’m no different. We all go through some struggles. Depending on who you are, you take things differently. I try to be there for everyone I can.”

Williams said he hopes the message will reach a wide audience. He acknowledged that mental health problems affect all sections of society.

“We have this idea that football players should be tough or this and that,” Williams said. “I’m still human. My right guard and left tackle are still human, and they’re the worst guys on the field. We are all human.”

The entire project is a collaboration of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the Jed Foundation (which focuses on emotional health and suicide prevention for young adults), the Ad Council, and Caleb Cares, Williams’ nonprofit.

Williams said he recently transferred to USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and he said it’s “great” to help students and colleagues there produce something “that’s very close to my heart.”

“This has been a connect-the-dots project for us – the Ad Council is one of our key industry partners, Caleb is a superstar student athlete and mental health is a top priority for our school community,” said Willow Bay, Dean of the Annenberg School. “Having students at USC Annenberg partnering with Caleb to raise awareness of mental health is a perfect start.”

Williams is the starting quarterback at USC after moving this offseason from Oklahoma. He opened the season with 249 passing yards and two touchdowns in a Rice blowout.

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LSU vs. Florida State: Football Match Prediction, Selection, Spread, Odds, Live Stream, TV Channel, Watch Online https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/lsu-vs-florida-state-football-match-prediction-selection-spread-odds-live-stream-tv-channel-watch-online/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/lsu-vs-florida-state-football-match-prediction-selection-spread-odds-live-stream-tv-channel-watch-online/ Florida State and LSU face a Sunday night showdown in New Orleans as the opening weekend of the 2022 college football season wraps up. While the Tigers and Seminoles are recognized as traditional powerhouses in the sport, both are coming from losing seasons and need the jolt that a Week 1 win over a name […]]]>

Florida State and LSU face a Sunday night showdown in New Orleans as the opening weekend of the 2022 college football season wraps up. While the Tigers and Seminoles are recognized as traditional powerhouses in the sport, both are coming from losing seasons and need the jolt that a Week 1 win over a name brand opponent can give.

Florida State coach Mike Norvell enters his third season with an 8-13 record, while LSU coach Brian Kelly begins his tenure at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after 12 seasons at Notre Dame. Though the teams haven’t met in over three decades, the coaches should know each other from a memorable game played during last season’s opening weekend

Kelly’s Notre Dame squad outlasted the Seminoles 41-38 in an overtime thriller – also played on Sunday – to open the 2021 campaign. While Florida State’s competitiveness in that game against a Fighting Irish side seemed like a good sign after a college football playoff appearance, the Seminoles followed that up with a stunning loss to Jacksonville State the following week and didn’t reach a bowl game. Kelly’s Notre Dame team finished the team 11-1, and Kelly left before the Fiesta Bowl to take over an LSU program that needed a restart.

Let’s preview the matchup and make picks for Sunday’s showdown between the Seminoles and Tigers.

LSU vs. Florida State: Must know

The LSU Quarterback Mystery: Kelly made it clear this week that he knows who will start at quarterback, but he doesn’t want Florida State to know whether it’s the transfer of Arizona State’s Jayden Daniels or former four-star prospect Garrett Nussmeier acts. Daniels started out at Arizona State for three seasons before transferring to LSU following Kelly’s hiring. Nussmeier appeared in four games as a true freshman for the Tigers last season. Kelly’s track record of playing more than one quarterback over the course of a season suggests both could get a chance to play early in the season. “We have made a decision, but I will not announce it publicly. I think it’s a tactical advantage for us not to announce it.” said Kelly. “Florida State played a game, so it’s an advantage for them to have the opportunity to play. The advantage for us is that we didn’t play, so giving up one of our cards in that sense doesn’t help us. We’re going to keep this card until game day.”

Adventure game of the FSU: Florida State didn’t have to reveal many of its schematic intricacies in last week’s 47-7 win over Duquense, but the Seminoles at least gave the Tigers a movie to watch. So what did they show? For one thing, FSU’s ability to run football stood out. After rushing for a respectable 177.8 yards per game on the ground last season, the Seminoles said goodbye to lead rusher Jashaun Corbin. But with three running backs rushing for 100 yards against Duquesne, it looked like the Seminoles’ running game could be a strength in 2022. Treshaun Ward and Lawrence Toafili each reached the century mark after playing reserve roles last season, and Oregon traded Trey Benson joined them as FSU was down 406 total yards.

LSU running back situation: Former five-star running back nominee John Emery Jr. could finally be in line for a flagship role on the LSU offense this season, having played behind stars like Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Ty Davis-Price in 2019 and 2020 before he last time missed season due to academic suspension. While Emery still has a big season ahead of him, he is suspended for the first two games. That likely leaves Penn State transfer Noah Cain in the spotlight as he runs back against the Seminoles along with second Armoni Goodwin. Cain rushed for 806 yards and 12 touchdowns on 193 carries in three seasons at Penn State, while Goodwin carried 16 times for 65 yards as a freshman for LSU in 2021.

How to watch LSU vs. Florida State live

date: Sunday 4 September | time: 7:30 p.m. ET
location: Caesar’s Superdome – New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ABC | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try it for free)

LSU vs. Florida State Prediction, Pick

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LSU looks more talented in most position groups, but the Tigers need time to gel. Given that Florida State was revised in Week 0 and has continuity in Year 3 under Norvell, the Seminoles should have the advantage in terms of comfort and fluidity. Although LSU will have an advantage in fan representation, playing in the Superdome won’t be nearly as intimidating for the Seminoles as a night game at Tiger Stadium. Forecast: State of Florida (+3)

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The new all-encompassing 12-team College Football Playoff works at all levels https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/the-new-all-encompassing-12-team-college-football-playoff-works-at-all-levels/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 21:10:16 +0000 https://middlestatessoccercamp.com/the-new-all-encompassing-12-team-college-football-playoff-works-at-all-levels/ The college football playoffs will expand to 12 teams, and this model will be adopted no later than the 2026 season. It’s a good step for college football to move forward with the second chapter of the CFP era. The college football playoff board, along with the university’s presidents and chancellors, voted unanimously to expand […]]]>

The college football playoffs will expand to 12 teams, and this model will be adopted no later than the 2026 season.

It’s a good step for college football to move forward with the second chapter of the CFP era. The college football playoff board, along with the university’s presidents and chancellors, voted unanimously to expand the four-team playoff to 12 teams on Friday.

“This is a historic day for college football,” CFP CEO Bill Hancock said on a conference call. “A great day to extend the playoffs to 12 teams.”

According to The Associated Press“The Presidents approved the original 12-team proposal, which called for the six-ranking conference champions and six at-large picks, as determined by a selection committee, to make the playoffs.”

MORE: Week 1 pick, predictions vs spread

What does this mean for college football? How is the inclusive model better for college football? What about the realignment? Will the regular season still matter? Let’s count the paths.

time for inclusion

Sporting News broke down the pros and cons of the 12-team model when it was first proposed on June 8, 2021.

The greatest pro is simple. The four-team playoff has become a monopoly. Six schools — Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Notre Dame — have partnered for 25 of the 32 CFP appearances. That’s 78.1 percent of the berths, and all six schools are in the top 10 this season, with the Sooners being the lowest-ranked team at No. 9.

This is the ninth year of the four-team model, and that sequence has played out often enough. LSU was the only school outside of that group to win a national championship in 2019 with Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow.

MORE: Expert tips for week 1 underdogs

Now ask yourself this question: Was it easier for Burrow to break that monopoly at LSU or lead the Cincinnati Bengals to Super Bowl XLVI last season? Believe it or not, the answer is probably LSU.

Only six schools have won multiple CFP games in eight years. Six NFL teams win wild card games in the first weekend. It’s a more exciting model with more teams involved, and we’re finally getting college football postseason games on campus.

fair format

One of the obstacles to the expansion model was the number of conference champions and the number of automatic qualifiers.

So the top six conference champions mean that the 10 FBS conferences will survive. The pecking order has changed with the realignment moves, and it’s a good bet that the SEC and Big Ten will get a conference champion every season. The ACC, Pac-12 and Big 12 would be the next tier, followed by the Group of 5 (AAC, MWC, Sun Belt, Conference-USA, MAC). While the Power 5 fans might have some dismay at a group of 5 schools being included, there should be no complaints about the addition of a 13th or 14th team at this point. A dozen is more than enough.

The automatic qualifiers will, of course, weigh heavily on the Notre Dame, SEC and Big Ten schools. Both of these conferences would have historically dominated a hypothetical 12-team format, and they will continue to do so, be it 2024 or later.

Realignment stops?

This format might have been approved earlier if the SEC hadn’t added Texas and Oklahoma in 2021. Of course, the Big Ten responded by adding USC and UCLA. These are the only 16-team conferences in the Power 5, but this new playoff model could slow the wheel of rebalancing.

There’s no incentive for Notre Dame to go into the Big Ten. The five-game ACC arrangement is preferable. The Big 12 and Pac-12 can survive in this format, too, and they won’t argue. The Pac-12 has not had a CFP team since 2016. The Big 12 has yet to win a CFP game. You will get more cracks in this format.

The group of 5 is a winner. With six conference championships, they get a Cinderella team every season. Cincinnati paved the way for 2021. The Bearcats may be heading to the Big 12, but it’s the same model that Utah and TCU followed in the BCS era. Another program will be based on this model.

The regular season is still important

Yes, the regular season will still matter, even if there will be a sliding definition of what makes a successful season. Three-loss teams from Power 5 conferences will advance to the 12-team college football playoff, which will seem diluted knowing that no two-loss teams have advanced to the four-team college football playoff.

“Other teams will be in the running to be selected for the playoffs later in the season,” Hancock said. “It will improve the November part of the season as well as September.”

There will be scenarios where Ohio State and Michigan make the college football playoffs. The same applies to Alabama and Auburn, Texas and Oklahoma as well as Notre Dame and USC.

The games will also be important. Did you see Thursday’s Backyard Brawl? Pitt and West Virginia had not played in 11 years. Maybe they can make up for that by playing twice in one season.

Put simply, it’s better

College football is a sport that has relied on exclusivity since the polls era and has seen divided national championships and controversy during the BCS and CFP eras.

The same fans who own that exclusivity—”We’re number 1!”—so dear are the same ones who mocked the format. Why wasn’t there a playoff? Why did BCS have computers? Who are these in the CFP Committee? The more teams you add, the fewer questions there should be. Evolution is better than elitism, but you can still be #1.

Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame will still get those CFP appearances, and at this point, the majority of those first-round byes. That’s the reward for the regular season – a reduced one, but it’s still important.

MORE: ‘Eddie George photo’ is iconic part of Ohio State-Notre Dame rivalry

In an inclusive 12-team format, there will be no national champion debate. That’s the key trump card for why this can work, even if it takes some time to establish the intended parity.

Don’t worry. The sport that thrives on debate will still have that. Strength of the schedule, strength of the conference and the decisions of the CFP Committee. We can still argue about these things, and they will not be scarce. This is college football.

But the money generated from the new CFP will help the sport grow from the stale postseason it now has. If it’s their first time on campus for a playoff game, the intensity will rival the NFL. remember now

So bring 12 teams to the table in 2026. If it’s earlier – like 2024 – even better.

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