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Mark Hasty

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Comment 24 Oct 2019

I don't see any chance the Gophers make the playoff. The championship game is a little more believable. I spent most of the 90s in Minnesota; preening and front-running is what their sports fans do best. It's just going to make Fleck's inevitable departure for whatever the SEC equivalent of Michigan State is all that much more painful/delicious.

Comment 12 Oct 2019

I can see Minnesota winning 10 games with its schedule and making a New Year's Day bowl game. That would make Fleck irresistible to some Southern AD with a rock in the shoe of his career.

Comment 05 Oct 2019

Thank you (and everyone else) so much for the kind words. I don't know if Carolina would actually take Fleck but Lou Holtz has already blazed the Gophers-to-Gamecocks trail. Fleck would just be skipping over the intermediate "win a national championship at Notre Dame" step.

I think if Peej won 8 or 9 games (which is doable; 4-0 already, Ill Annoy today, then Nebraska, at Rutgers, and hosting Maryland, with jNWU coming to town in late November) he'd be on a lot of radars. I don't know where the openings will be after this season, though (Rutgers and Illinois excepted). That he is an ambitious climber who won't be satisfied at Minnesota forever is pretty obvious.

Comment 04 Oct 2019

If you think about it, Ohio State is the only program not to go through a fallow period any time in the past four or five decades. Remember Alabama before Saban or Oklahoma before Stoops?

Comment 03 Oct 2019

Northwestern has scored 62 points this season and allowed 68. That sounds like a very low points-allowed total but it is actually mid-pack in the Big Ten. To date none of jNWU's games have been high-scoring, so it's not crazy to think this one won't be either. But last weekend notwithstanding, Nebraska has been pretty good about scoring points.So that's probably it. But don't take gambling advice from me, I've never even matched one Powerball number.