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14 minutes ago, catcheryea said:

this year doesn't count against eligibility (i can't believe people don't remember this)

which is why bo nix has 3 more years

Okay, no no I remember. I was just reading your statement wrong. I thought you were implying he isn't draft eligible. I read it wrong, my mistake. 

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6 hours ago, malibuspeedrace said:

We could theoretically see 2 more years of Lawrence at Clemson...

PF9 would have an aneurism.

Only way I see him declaring for the draft is if Jacksonville overtakes the Jets for the first pick.

He already knows his career path if he ends up in a cold city like New York.

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Notre Dame got revenge on Clemson but not Lawrence

That will come on the 19th

The Jets need Lawrence to stem the tide of losing that started when they lost out on a playoff spot at 10-6 5 years ago

The Jets aren't the only NFL team in recent memory that took a long time to recover from missing the playoffs at 10-6

The Dolphins missed out at 10-6 in '03, took them five seasons to get back in the playoffs (really they've been bad overall since realignment thanks mainly to Tom Brady)

The Buccaneers missed out at 10-6 in 2010, they did have some 9-7 seasons in the rest of the 2010 but no playoff appearances - ironically, it is Tom Brady who might just lead them back into the playoffs

The Bears (I'm a Packers fan mind you) were set back for a few years when they missed the playoffs at 10-6 in 2012, losing the final playoff spot to a division rival (but really, I don't want any NFC North teams other than the Packers to be good on a consistent basis, the division isn't Chicago, Detroit or Minnesota's to take)

But most significantly, the Browns were set back for 12 years after missing out at 10-6 in 2007, becoming the first team in NFL history to have a losing season every year of a calendar decade - the Saints avoided that in the last year of the 1970s, and they were a much more recently established team than the Browns were; lowlights include losing five of six after a 6-3 start in 2014, continuing to lose on a consistent basis through the first have of 2018 - including regressing every year from '15 to '17 where they were winless, and firing three coaches who never beat the Steelers - something that never happened before 2008.

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The ACC plans to return to its normal eight-conference-game, divisional format -- with Notre Dame as an independent -- when the 2021 football season kicks off in September, the league announced Thursday.


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On 10/16/2020 at 6:52 PM, pf9 said:

Meanwhile, I've proposed a reshuffling of the football divisions that can last until the next expansion:

Georgia Tech
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Wake Forest

Boston College
Florida State
Virginia Tech

It would sort the 14 schools by how long they have been in the ACC. For the most part, regional rivals are together except the Virginia schools. But here are the protected crossovers:

Georgia Tech-Florida State
North Carolina-Louisville
North Carolina State-Boston College
Virginia-Virginia Tech
Wake Forest-Pittsburgh

These crossovers would include the Orange Crush Bowl (Clemson VS. Miami), the Commonwealth Cup, and two matchups of schools normally known for their basketball prowess.

The Thanksgiving weekend schedule under this divisional alignment would include Boston College-Syracuse, Miami-Pittsburgh, and Virginia-Virginia Tech every year. The four NC schools would rotate among themselves on Thanksgiving weekend. The four remaining schools would play their in-state SEC opponents as they usually do.

Meanwhile when the North-South alignment is able to be adopted, the South would consist primarily of old-line ACC schools (exception: Miami), and the North would consist primarily of the 21st century expansion schools (exception: Virginia)

Going back to this, I feel Miami Hurricanes fans would enjoy this alignment since it puts them in the same division as BC, Pitt, Cuse, and VT - all of whom were in the classic line-up of Big East football with Miami. Especially given there are a lot of Northeastern transplants in South Florida.

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You could also name the Classic Division the James Division, after Bob James who was ACC commissioner from 1971-87, and the Modern Division the Tranghese Division, after former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese, who led that league 1990-2009 (every school in the latter division is a former Big East member save FSU).

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I've also proposed an overhaul of the basketball schedule formula. The 20-game conference schedule would be kept, but now teams would be organized into the following geographic pods:

Boston College, Pittsburgh, Syracuse
Louisville, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech
Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest
Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami

Teams in the top pod listed would play each other 4 times (for 8 games), and every other ACC school once (for 12 games) to make up their 20-game conference schedule. Teams in the other pods would play each other three times (for 9 games) and every other ACC school once (for 11 games).

The idea is to make regional rivals meet more often.

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he Atlantic Coast Conference has eliminated its rule requiring athletes to sit out a season if they transfer within the league.

The move is the latest across college sports to loosen restrictions on transferring athletes so they can switch schools and play right away. The NCAA is moving toward making the so-called one-time exception available for all athletes.

Currently, athletes in high-profile Division I sports such as football and basketball must sit out a season when they transfer to another DI school. The NCAA was expected to vote on more permissive transfer rule legislation in January – and it was expected to pass – but a U.S. Department of Justice inquiry delayed that vote.

“The time has come for all student-athletes to have the opportunity to transfer and be permitted to compete immediately,” ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips said. “This decision is in the best interest of our student-athletes as it allows greater flexibility during their collegiate career.”


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