ITS BACK BABY Week 1 College Football Discussion

It's week 1 of college football:
Tonight we start off with Miami and UAB


Saturday features:
Syracuse and UNC
Duke and ND
GT and FSU
Clemson and Wake

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Week zero game.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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I'm not gonna Soul Bond with UAB if I'm severely rooting for the Blazers tonight am I?

Sure hope the games are a lot better than week 0. Watched bits of 2 of them but quickly lost interest given how bad the blowouts were. The 18 hour Godzilla marathon on COMET was more entertaining. Would sum up the long weekend as:

Godzilla vs. Rodan >> Marshall vs. Eastern KY

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This year feels so weird. With everything going on, I haven't memorized our players' numbers or where they're from. The excitement level is low. I can seriously say I probably won't be yelling at the TV per usual. I feel like a casual observer because I don't know what to expect. With Fuente talking about barely being able to safely put a team on the field, I dunno. Weird times.

I agree. We just haven't had the build up that we typically have. There's been less hype videos, less season previews, less talk about up and comers. I feel like a team's ability to quarantine will have more impact on their results than talent on the roster.

We have a brand new DC for the first time since 1996 and we're barely talking about it. Crazy.

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Fuente and moreso Whit (not spending for a top paid DC) are taking a huge gamble on JHam. He is replacing a guy that was a top 5 DC for over 20 years, and it's his first coordinator's job and it was a "down the hall" hire that Jim Weaver got butchered for. It is a huge storyline that isn't getting much discussion, IMO. Fuente/Corn have not shown that they can simply outscore people at all. In order to win we need good defense. It's a huge gamble, IMO

It's a gamble, but I wouldn't call it lazy - I know you didn't call the hire 'lazy,' but I insinuated it due to your comparison to a Weaver hire. This hire was a calculated risk that we took after being outbid for Ashe and Odom. The staff was put together pretty intelligently IMO. It's not the ideal situation, but there's a potential upside.

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Yeah but combine it with making the decision right on the heels of the Baylor situation, and the optics sure aren't great. I wonder how focused at the time Fuente was on the decision, and if any part of it was a, "...sure...Hamilton" type of response while Fu's eyes were on the classifieds. I dunno.

JHamm is a gamble, but that's why Fuente surrounded him with the experience of a former P5 DC(/HC), and an NFL DL coach.

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Interesting point. From just watching the first few games, with there being little to no fans in attendance, the big crowd reactions to plays I think cause me to watch the games a little less emotionally and in a calmer manner. Now that may certainly change once Tech starts playing, especially opening against UVA, but the lack of crowd noise takes a lot of the emotion out of a big play for me.