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Spring Scrimmage idea
I have been to all of the spring "game" scrimmages. It seems to me I learn almost nothing about how good the kids really are, because they're playing each other. This gives me no perspective about how they look against other teams.

It occurs to me the pros scrimmage other teams, basketball plays other teams in closed practices, so why don't college football teams play a spring "game" against real competition? Wouldn't this give everyone concerned a better picture of how they stack up?

I'm going to email BW with this question. If he responds, I'll share it.
02-09-2018 11:52 AM
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Because it costs 3x as much to move a football team as a basketball team. When the NFL does it they spend a full week there practicing with each other before a preseason game to make more $$ viable. It's just harder to do in college, especially in non P5.
02-09-2018 11:56 AM
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There are limitations to what you can do. Coaches want to be able to control the environment as well as put the team in specific situations. It would be tough to do against an opposing team. Also, would the opposing team miss out on their spring game (home) or play one spring game away and one at home?
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the NCAA doesn't allow it
02-09-2018 11:58 AM
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RE: Spring Scrimmage idea
My idea for the spring scrimmage. Open up the darn west side. I hate staring into the sun.
02-09-2018 12:10 PM
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(02-09-2018 12:10 PM)ODU True Blue Wrote:  My idea for the spring scrimmage. Open up the darn west side. I hate staring into the sun.

This. And let them play a real game. It bugs me that Wilder tries to simulate everything.
02-09-2018 12:47 PM
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(02-09-2018 11:58 AM)Punk Wrote:  the NCAA doesn't allow it

Yup, so no point in discussing it.
02-09-2018 01:00 PM
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(02-09-2018 12:47 PM)odufansam Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 12:10 PM)ODU True Blue Wrote:  My idea for the spring scrimmage. Open up the darn west side. I hate staring into the sun.

This. And let them play a real game. It bugs me that Wilder tries to simulate everything.

That is the whole purpose of practice.
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(02-09-2018 12:10 PM)ODU True Blue Wrote:  My idea for the spring scrimmage. Open up the darn west side. I hate staring into the sun.

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02-09-2018 01:51 PM
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RE: Spring Scrimmage idea
(02-09-2018 01:47 PM)Gilesfan Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 12:47 PM)odufansam Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 12:10 PM)ODU True Blue Wrote:  My idea for the spring scrimmage. Open up the darn west side. I hate staring into the sun.

This. And let them play a real game. It bugs me that Wilder tries to simulate everything.

That is the whole purpose of practice.

I guess I expect differently from a scrimmage. I want something more like the Blue/White game in basketball. Just shorten the game to a half and let them really play.
02-09-2018 03:35 PM
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