I'm the 4 for Franklin. I'm always that guy with them, though. I must be the President of the Mike Leonard Fan Club.
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Wally, I lean the way you do--that there was never a time when the Bell was shared following a tie. But that 1935 tie may have been the only time it could have happened. I hope someone will point Ken in this direction. As you note, he may know the definitive answer.
What about the Wabash team of 2002? At 12-1, this team really started Wabash's return to top flight football.
We certainly haven't forgotten...we were looking at the D3football.com Top 25 era which started in 2003.
DEPAUW: I'm looking at the SCAC and NCAC seasons. My choice is 2010, 9-2, with a playoff loss to Trine, 45-35, after a rocky first half. There are three seasons of 8-2 and one of 7-2 (the game v. Trinity cancelled). Of these as runner-up, I like 2008, with a 36-14 win v. Wabash, and losses to Millsaps and Trinity.
In some ways, that's what I was trying to get at: as fans, we can sometimes see "big picture" stuff that coaches miss because they have SO much to think about during games (I've joked for years that NFL coaches should have a 14-year-old kid that plays copious amounts of Madden standing next to them during any two-minute situation to tell them when to call timeout, having seen countless professional coaches botch the two-minute drill with poor clock management; misuse of challenge flags is another, though that is specific to the NFL), and it's easy for us to point out some of those things in hindsight.
There's admittedly a difference in big-picture, measured critique (like pointing out that the offensive game plan, overall, left something to be desired, or pointing out that a coach didn't appear to be properly motivating his players) versus criticism of isolated decisions (like a single play call, which I've presented here, or a botched timeout). Still, there are times when the big-picture thing seems SO obvious (like calling a pass at the goal line after 11 straight successful rushing plays) that it's hard to arrive at any other conclusion than "Coach outsmarted himself a bit there."
Has there been any research comparing severity of leg injuries playing on artificial turf versus a natural turf? Maybe its me being old school but it seems like leg injuries tend to be more severe playing on artificial.
Could it be cloaked financial reason? Does the "hurry up offense" hurt advertising revenues, by making the games shorter? Do they make games shorter?