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I think Suddes will have input and impact on the Spring game going forward.
Gerry with due respect; there is mardi gras, fishing, hunting, some darn fine girls who are so slow to say no that you done there kissed them- not to mention coldbeer.
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I was listening to Francione on 104.9 and how he does it is he has a draft with his captains picking the players. Then they square off against each other in the spring game.
I think this best simulates a game day experience because players wouldn't be alternating between orange and white teams. There would be more at stake winning the game and thus breed competition. Not sure how it would work in football but my HS baseball coach did something like this.
I like the way Michigan State does it. Let two team captains pick players for each team. Much more competition and bragging rights that way.
I don't remember more than 45k fans ever attending our spring game. That includes the VY and Colt eras.
I am not sure how it can ever be electric atmosphere. In the end it is a zero sum game. Yeah OL! Damn the DL sucks. I am so confused. It's a scrimmage. It is an inferior product, no matter what you try to do about it. It is about learning and teaching, not about having a great game.
This is also the only time a lot of these teams' fans will get to see the game. I went to a Bama AD(I think that's what they call their spring game) and the crowd was completely different than the 2 or 3 home games I've seen of theirs
Well that and the Auburn fans knew it was a game they had a chance to win. Gotta love the SEC and their soft OOC schedule.
Just me, but I don't think the spring game matters that much. Ffrankly I'm surprised that we had 30,000 at ours. We've never been close to 70k even just before and after MNC. A big spring game would be cool, but this might be item 75 on the list of things that need improvement. And I wouldn't trade programs with AU.
Was being facetious. Not sure why I was downvoted but hope this site isn't losing it's sense of humor!
And they do al that while wearing the colors of their team.
It is about how recruits see the game. They will remember an electric atmosphere more,
How do you calculate Baylor's Tarp of Shame?
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Has not hurt USC or Texas over the yrs. Certainly not hurting UCLA now. Doesnt hurt Michigan. OSU brought in sub-40k this year. Think Urban is worried? Instead of consistently trying to compare Texas to the SEC, why not focus on what makes them different. That is what will get recruits in. Mack tried to become Bama and, well, he succeeded in becoming "Bama-lite". He is now reversing that course, which is the right policy. Imitation is an excellent way to finish second.
Recruits don't give a crap about the spring game. They either want to play for a winner or to play early.
We have one of the best attended spring games in the country. the spring game is a non-event for the overwhelming majority of BCS programs.
The situation at Auburn was unique this year as they were saying goodbye to the tree at Toomer's corner I believe, and there's an enormous amount of enthusiasm around the Malzahn hire. If they stink up the joint next year then that 80k spring game number will be a one time deal. Might be anyway.
here's an article that talks about how programs lie about their spring game attendance btw: http://www.banditref.com/2012/04/lying-with-numbers-spring-game.html
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It's not about the size of the attendance. It's is about the excitment and passion.
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