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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Florida: The Gators will pay its 10 assistant coaches a collective $4.725 million in 2018.
    Defensive coordinator Todd Graham will be the highest paid assistant at $1.39 million.
    He is followed by three assistants tied at $565,000 in co-offensive coordinators Billy
    Gonzales and John Hevesey and defensive line coach Sal Sunseri. Special teams coach
    Greg Knox will earn $440,000 and quarterback coach Brian Johnson $415,000. Secondary
    coaches Ron English and Charlton Warren will make $325,000 and $190,000 respectively.
    Rounding out the assistants are tight ends coach Larry Scott at $190,000 and linebackers
    coach Christian Roberson at $80,000. I don't know why but Roberson took a huge cut in
    pay from 2017. Head coach Dan Mullen will make $6.1 million for 2018.
    Roberson's huge pay cut might have involved tax issues......If his performance was sub-par, they would have gotten rid of him.
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    Mack, Roberson's salary in 2017 was over $300,000 and for 2018 down to $80,000. I
    haven't been able to find out why the big decrease.
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    Florida Atlantic: Lane Kiffin's first season with FAU was a big success as the he took the Owls
    from just nine wins the previous three seasons to a 11-3 record. This year, everything is in
    place to do it all again. The offense averaged over 40 points per game and gets star running
    back Devin Singletary (1,920, 32 TDs) back along with almost all the key receivers, and possible
    upgrade at quarterback. Last year's starter is gone and now Florida State transfer DeAndre
    Johnson and Oklahoma transfer Chris Robinson will battle for the quarterback job. The O-Line
    needs to replace three starters, but both tackles are back and both are good. The defense was
    more than good enough last year but doesn't have a lot of size, but it's deeper and for more ex-
    perienced, welcoming back a slew of all-stars among the ten returning starters. It may be hard
    to replicate the success of 2017 because of a more difficult schedule and sky-high expectations,
    plus they won't slip up on anyone but Florida Atlantic should make a run at another C-USA title.

    Sidenote: FAU outscored opponents 307-141 in the first half during the 2017 season.

    @Oklahoma...Air Force...Bethune-Cookman...@Central Florida...@Middle Tennessee...Old Dominion
    Open Date...@Marshall...Louisiana Tech.....@Florida International...Western Kentucky...@North
    Texas...Charlotte
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Mack, Roberson's salary in 2017 was over $300,000 and for 2018 down to $80,000. I
    haven't been able to find out why the big decrease.
    Christian Robinson (not Roberson) is the Florida linebacker coach making $80,000 per year. He was a grad assistant at State the last couple of years for Mullen. This is his first year as a position coach.
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    Thanks DL, you are on the money sir.

    The blog I read listed Robinson as the LB coach at Florida last year when it was factually
    Tim Skipper who earned $447,000. Robinson at $80,000 the next two seasons is probably
    doing well when you consider he could be coaching high school.

    Probably doesn't matter but would Nick Saban hire a fulltime assistant for $80,000? Not
    a chance in hell my friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    would Nick Saban hire a fulltime assistant for $80,000?
    Not likely. Then again, not many programs in the SEC will promote a grad assistant to position coach. Other than Robinson the only other one I can think of is D. J. Looney at Miss State. He was hired as the tight ends coach last year after being a grad assistant at Ga for a year. His base salary was 90K (not too much different than Robinson).

    Not quite the same but close was AU promoting Travis Williams from defensive analyst to linebacker coach a couple of years ago (225K/yr). At least Williams had some experience - he coached linebackers at N Iowa for a year in-between being a grad assistant and defensive analyst at AU. What seemed like a bad hire at the time has turned out to be Malzahn's best hire. Williams is quickly becoming the best position coach and recruiter on staff.
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    Vanderbilt: Derek Mason won five games during the 2017 season and was rewarded with
    a raise and three-year contract extension. The Commodores won just one conference game
    and were outgained by an average of nearly 125 yards during SEC play. Alabama outgained
    Vanderbilt by 599 yards in route to a 59-0 win last year. Mason is 18-31 entering his fifth
    season with the Doars. Even with a new contract in hand, another season like last year will
    have the Commodore faithful howling. Many are tired of Mason already. The offense should
    be decent with Kyle Shurmur at quarterback, but unless the defense (4 starters return) improves
    significantly another disappointing season is more likely than not. Vanderbilt will travel to Notre
    Dame and Georgia and host South Carolina during their first six game. Ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Florida Atlantic: Lane Kiffin's first season with FAU was a big success as the he took the Owls
    from just nine wins the previous three seasons to a 11-3 record. This year, everything is in
    place to do it all again. The offense averaged over 40 points per game and gets star running
    back Devin Singletary (1,920, 32 TDs) back along with almost all the key receivers, and possible
    upgrade at quarterback. Last year's starter is gone and now Florida State transfer DeAndre
    Johnson and Oklahoma transfer Chris Robinson will battle for the quarterback job. The O-Line
    needs to replace three starters, but both tackles are back and both are good. The defense was
    more than good enough last year but doesn't have a lot of size, but it's deeper and for more ex-
    perienced, welcoming back a slew of all-stars among the ten returning starters. It may be hard
    to replicate the success of 2017 because of a more difficult schedule and sky-high expectations,
    plus they won't slip up on anyone but Florida Atlantic should make a run at another C-USA title.

    Sidenote: FAU outscored opponents 307-141 in the first half during the 2017 season.

    @Oklahoma...Air Force...Bethune-Cookman...@Central Florida...@Middle Tennessee...Old Dominion
    Open Date...@Marshall...Louisiana Tech.....@Florida International...Western Kentucky...@North
    Texas...Charlotte

    This FAU team could possibly upset Oklahoma in week 1. Hoping the sooners are a huge favorite. FAU will be charged up all summer for this game and Oklahoma may see this team as a "little school" as the sooners are trying to replace a hesiman trophy winner.
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    Sports Betting: By a 7-2 decision yesterday, the Supreme Court has sided with New Jersey in
    striking down a 1992 law that banned nationwide sports gambling. The ruling does not auto-
    matically make sports gambling legal in all 50 states, but instead clears the path for each state
    to legalize it on its own without federal intrusion. New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, West
    Virginia, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Louisiana with casino intra structure already in place seem
    like good bets to get in on the action soon. As many as 32 states could allow sports wagering
    within the next five years.

    Gameday Headsets: The NCAA has passed a rule limiting each team to 20 headsets that can be
    used on gamedays. The Playing Rules Panel has designated which staff members are permitted
    to use one of those 20 headsets. Fifteen are reserved for the head coach, his ten assistants and
    four graduate assistants. Another four are reserved for players, and the 20th headset may be used
    by one support staff member. The rule will go into effect for the 2018 season.

    Athletic Directors: Bet you didn't know that Duke has the highest paid AD in the country. Kevin
    White's salary is $1.450 million a year. Texas' Chris Del Conte is second at $1.435 million.
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    Washington: Huskie assistant coaches will now be one of the highest paid staffs in
    college football. For 2018, Washington's assistants will rank 5th nationally in salary
    pay.

    Jimmy Lake - co-OC - $1.100 million
    Pete Kwiatkowski - co-DC - $900,000
    Bush Hamdan - OC - $700,000
    Bob Gregory - LB/ST - $550,000
    Scott Huff - OL - $500,000
    Matt Lubick - WR - $475,000
    Keith Bhonapha - RB - $355,000
    Ikaika Malloe - DL - $355,000
    Jordan Paopao - TE - $300,000
    Will Harris - DB - $200,000

    Head coach Scott Petersen will earn $4.375,000 this season.

    Sidenote: Petersen averages 10.82 wins per season, which ranks No. 3 among all
    current head coaches.
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    Florida International: The FIU Panthers were one of the biggest surprises in 2017, far exceeding
    expectations by posting an 8-5 record. Extensive loss of key players at key positions, however,
    will make it difficult for the team to immediately build on last season's success. The Panthers lost
    their leading passer, rusher and receiver from last year. They also took hits in the offensive and
    defensive lines. Butch Davis can coach and recruit, but he will be tested in a big way this season.
    The loss of so many experienced starters will make it challenging to make back-to-back bowl trips.
    Davis did a great job during his first year of shaking things up for a struggling FIU program. Let's
    hope good things will continue to happen. What Davis knows is that the FIU campus is within 40
    miles of 15 south Florida high schools that have produced numerous state champions. Davis has
    a 87-48 overall record in 11 years as a college head coach, including 3 Big East Championships while
    coaching at Miami.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrofins View Post
    This FAU team could possibly upset Oklahoma in week 1. Hoping the sooners are a huge favorite. FAU will be charged up all summer for this game and Oklahoma may see this team as a "little school" as the sooners are trying to replace a hesiman trophy winner.
    I would love to just see FAU give the Sooners a good game. As far as Kiffin and gang actually winning the game...probably
    slim and none. Oklahoma has better players and is bigger, faster and stronger than FAU. I hope this game is on TV cause
    I would like to watch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    I would love to just see FAU give the Sooners a good game. As far as Kiffin and gang actually winning the game...probably
    slim and none. Oklahoma has better players and is bigger, faster and stronger than FAU. I hope this game is on TV cause
    I would like to watch it.
    Florida Atlantic University (FAU) was founded in 1961 and most people never heard of the school until fairly recently and many were quite surprised to find out that the current enrollment is more than 30,000 students on its campus. This enrollment figure does not make FAU one of the larger Division 1 schools but bigger than many and enrollment size doesn't make good football teams, yet here we are, looking forward to a football game that pits the school against one of college footballs "blue blood" programs, the Mighty Sooners with a few fans thinking they might have a slim chance to win the game outright......Amazing.

    I too will be looking forward to watching the game Clover. One thing we know for sure, Kiffen will make every effort to put on a good show. Can't wait to see what number the odds-makers put on the game.

    Another Florida college student enrollment fact: The University of Central Florida (UCF) has an enrollment of more that 64,000 students on campus making the school the largest in the state of Florida and one of the largest in the Country. The school became UCF in 1978; prior to that it was know as Florida Tech. an obscure technical college tucked away in the orange groves of East Orange County near Orlando........Florida Tech had no football program.

    With UCF, USF, FAU, and the old "blue blood" programs like UM & FSU pecking away at the "fertile" recruiting fields that exist in the State of Florida it's no surprise that the Gators are having tougher times competing.
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    Hell of a read Mack.

    Most RXers don't have a clue how large (students) Central Florida's enrollment is. After
    a "FAKE" claim for a FB national championship....guessing a lot of them are embarrassed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    I would love to just see FAU give the Sooners a good game. As far as Kiffin and gang actually winning the game...probably
    slim and none. Oklahoma has better players and is bigger, faster and stronger than FAU. I hope this game is on TV cause
    I would like to watch it.
    That has 12:30 pm start on fox sports written all over it
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    Clemson: Kelly Bryant was the starting quarterback last year leading the Tigers to a 12-2
    record and ACC Championship. He will probably be the starter opening week again this
    season but many believe he will have a difficult time holding the job as the season progresses.
    Five-star freshman recruit Trevor Lawrence will push for playing time. He was the top rated
    recruit regardless of position and as a four year starter at Cartersville (Ga) high school passed
    for 13,745 yards and 160 touchdowns. He enrolled at Clemson midterm and went through
    spring practice. In the spring game, he was 11 of 16 for 122 yards and 1 touchdown. That was
    the best day of any Clemson quarterback. He's the type pro-style passer everyone wants, he's
    polished enough to be ready from day one, and he's got the ability to push the ball all over
    the field like Clemson wasn't able to do with Bryant last season. The kid is really good but will
    Dabo turn a national-caliber team over to a true freshman. Maybe......stay tuned.

    Sidenote: Clemson is 10-2 against the spread after playing Florida State.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Hell of a read Mack.

    Most RXers don't have a clue how large (students) Central Florida's enrollment is. After
    a "FAKE" claim for a FB national championship....guessing a lot of them are embarrassed.

    Actually the students and alumni LOVE it and LOVE the attention that the football program is receiving in the month of May. Its actually funny (and sad) that they are renting free space in Alabama's head.

    Charge on clover!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightrofins View Post
    Actually the students and alumni LOVE it and LOVE the attention that the football program is receiving in the month of May. Its actually funny (and sad) that they are renting free space in Alabama's head.

    Charge on clover!!
    Yep bama so preoccupied by UCF fantasy title that we can't even concentrate in recruiting or scheduling real programs. Oh wait, with alfano commitment today back to #1 in recruiting and just signed home and home games with Notre Dame and Texas. Ucf kings of milennial trolling gang rapists with such horrible academic numbers that no big conference will consider them. But you had one good year in football... Congrats ��
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    Actually UCF ranked 7th last year in student athlete graduation rates and a very good school. I believe they ranked number 1 in academics in the AAC last year.

    They actually have won 2 new year’s day bowl games in the past 5 years so I don’t know how that qualifies as only 1 good season??

    Anyways, thanks for talking about UCF (again). Labor Day weekend is less than 4 months away!!

    charge on
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    Ole Miss: Five of six remaining Rebel transfers have been cleared to play immediately
    at new schools. Van Jefferson is still waiting for Florida to submit his necessary waiver
    paperwork. Houston DB Deontay Anderson, Central Florida WR Tre Nixon, UAB RB Jarr
    Street, Georgia Tech OL Jack DeFoor and Nebraska DB Breon Dixon all are eligible to
    play next season. All had transferred from Ole Miss and were awaiting decisions on their
    appeal to waive the usual one-year-in-residence.

    Alabama: The athletic department has announced that Alabama will play a two game series
    with Texas in 2022 and 2023. The Longhorns will host the first game and travel to Bama
    for the following game. The games are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 10 and Sept. 9 for
    those respective years.

    Texas: Here's what highlights the Texas football non-conference schedule in the coming
    seasons. Longhorns are stepping up.

    2018 vs Southern Cal
    2019 vs LSU
    2020 @ LSU
    2021 @ Arkansas
    2022 vs Alabama
    2023 @ Alabama
    2024 @ Michigan
    2025 vs Ohio State
    2026 @ Ohio State
    2027 vs Michigan
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    Florida: Gator running backs not only are a strength of the team this season, but the unit
    has the 'potential' to be one of Florida's most productive backfields in recent history. They
    return promising sophomore Adarius Lemons, junior Lamical Perine and redshirt junior
    Jordan Scarlette, who is back in the starting lineup after missing all of last season due to
    suspension. The Gators also boast a pair of 4-star freshmen in Iverson Clement and Dameon
    Pierce, who broke Hershall Walker's career rushing numbers in high school. The only question
    marks with Florida running backs are how the carries will be split and the health of sophomore
    Malik Davis, who rushed for over 500 yards in seven games last season before suffering a
    season-ending knee injury. Now, can the Gators find a quarterback to hand them the ball?

    Sidenote: Dan Mullen was a tight end at little Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., during the
    early 90s, before launching his career coaching wide receivers at Wagner and Columbia and
    working as a graduate assistant at Syracuse and Notre Dame. He's now the top Gator at
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    I see the recruits have bought into the UCF mythical national title

    0 = 5 star
    0 = 4 star
    0 = 3 star
    2 = 2 star

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    Don't worry RT, Central Florida will claim the No. 1 recruiting class.
    UCF likes to pretend a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide View Post
    I see the recruits have bought into the UCF mythical national title

    0 = 5 star
    0 = 4 star
    0 = 3 star
    2 = 2 star

    Funny RT, many of the guys I play cards with just saw this and laughed their ass off.
    Don't know where you find this stuff but keep it coming.

    We're going to be good again RT.....so is UAB which means a lot to you.
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