🙄 Their game was going to be tomorrow. That would have given them almost two full weeks to have "extra prep time" for Marshall. Charlotte isn't cancelling a game they'd have a good chance of winning in order to get an extra five days of prep time for playing Marshall.BS! They are dodging everyone. Or, they know they are playing us on the 12th and want the extra prep. time. jmo
The extra prep comment was basically a joke. I thought GW was the one that cancelled the game with Charlotte? Even the sports talk shows have started to question programs like FSU and their use/abuse of the COVID excuse. I guess my frustration should be directed more to the league and the actions/inaction in reagrds to shuffling games around as the SEC/ACC/B12 have done. Up until lately they haven't done anything.🙄 Their game was going to be tomorrow. That would have given them almost two full weeks to have "extra prep time" for Marshall. Charlotte isn't cancelling a game they'd have a good chance of winning in order to get an extra five days of prep time for playing Marshall.
Did they also cancel their game with Gardner-Webb, an easy win for them, so they could get more time to prep for Marshall? So they will play Duke and App State but "dodge" teams like Gardner-Webb and WKU?
Can we finally stop with the claim that teams are trying to dodge Marshall and blame it on Covid or that they are cancelling games in order to have more time to prepare for Marshall? It makes the entire fanbase look like fools.
So you want C-USA to do what no other conference is doing? You want them to penalize schools that are looking out for the well-being and safety of student-athletes from both teams? Brilliant. Perhaps, they should just start paying coaches, administrators, and team doctors bonus money if they don't cancel games due to Covid. I can't imagine anything going wrong with that.If our conference leadership had any balls they would make Charlotte forfeit each game and declare the opposition the winner.
By that argument, you can say that no institution ever cares about the lives of student-athletes, because putting them in planes and on buses to travel puts their lives at risk.Before we get too high and mighty on the "asking student athletes to put their lives at risk" horse, we should probably realize that if that were really ever the priority, we wouldn't have played a single game and these kids would have been allowed to spend the last 8 months focusing solely on academics from their remote-learning hovels.
Source for those claims?We've got a system in place where players can test positive for COVID, but that information is never disclosed to the league or to that team's opponent . . . we were accepting the almost total certainty that infected players would be allowed to play, and that other players would become infected by them during games.
You've made that claim twice, and it doesn't hold up to basic logic. When a team cancels due to Covid, it isn't because they are under 22 healthy players. No FBS team is going to play a game with just 22 (or even 32) healthy players. It's absurd to continue throwing that claim into this discussion.Let's say FIU didn't duck our game - that means that so many infected players took the field for FIU that Saturday that they didn't have 22 of them left over to play us the next week. Forget Marshall, FIU should be apologizing to Jacksonville State, no?
That's the thing - neither one of us has a source other than our own cynicism or lack thereof. There's not some detailed public record on all of this, there's just the information that is coming out of college football programs, and folks are making decisions on their own as to whether or not to believe that.Source for those claims?
Huh? What have I said that needs a source? I haven't made some outlandish claim like you and another have.That's the thing - neither one of us has a source other than our own cynicism or lack thereof.
Yeah, that's not how this works.I poke fun at that, I mention "22 able bodies" because teams are allowed to draw the line between playing and not playing wherever they want. A team could be down 20 players, but have all their starters and play. A team could be out their starting QB and not have a capable backup, and the coach has the complete freedom to say, "Nah, not this week."
What is the number of scholarship athletes required in conference USA?Huh? What have I said that needs a source? I haven't made some outlandish claim like you and another has.
My claim was that Charlotte wasn't ducking what could be a win for them just to get a few extra days to prepare for Marshall. That makes no sense. You want a source for common sense?
On the other hand, your claim is that 1) Teams are purposely playing kids who had just tested positive for Covid 2) There is no mandatory reporting of positive tests to the conference 3) Teams are accepting that they will play Covid-positive players. Those are some strong accusations to make without any source.
Yeah, that's not how this works.
Conference USA has guidelines and a threshold for the game to be played. FIU claimed that due to not just Covid, but also contact tracing and injuries, they didn't have that threshold for scholarship athletes.
FIU didn't just say "Oh, we have too many kids with Covid, so we aren't playing." They admitted that it was a mix of Covid, contact tracing, and injuries that lowered their scholarship players under the threshold.
The thing with Rifle is that sometimes he needs to chew, and its best to just avoid being the one that gets stuck in his teeth.no offense here, but it's always an uphill battle when someone with vast, superior intelligence decides to pick you out, and shun you with their knowledge of any and everything on a free message board forum.
Yup. I’ve seen thresholds for other conferences published by position and overall. I’ve never seen such a thing for Conference USA. It seems very arbitrary how teams can decide themselves if they have enough players to play. Seems very open to the possibility of beneficial interpretation on the part of the team that lacks depth and is about to receive an ass whipping on their home field.
There's a lot of risk for MU in playing FIU next week - if we're to take them at their word, they've been riddled with COVID all season, and it would be a nightmare scenario for us to play a throwaway game against them, and then our whole O-line is out for the championship game because their dirty-ass DL gave our guys the plague.So if we get 22 sprained ankles against Rice, can we say we don’t have enough scholarship athletes to play against FIU and get a pass on having to risk that trip to Miami for no reason the week before our championship game?