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Matthew Filipovits


from Northampton, PA

MEMBER SINCE   March 29, 2017

Matt McGloin was robbed of the 2012 Heisman.


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  • NFL TEAM: Eagles
  • NBA TEAM: Sixers
  • MLB TEAM: Phillies

Recent Activity

Comment 17 Mar 2020

If you're going to hold Franklin losing to Minnesota, Northwestern, and Michigan against him, then you have to hold Ferentz never beating Franklin against him. And you would have to hold Pat Fitzgerald and Harbaugh losing to Franklin against them as well, so wouldn't that be a wash? 

And it does happen to top five coaches. Saban lost to Hugh Freeze twice, which is more times than Franklin has lost to Pat Fitzgerald. Does that mean Freeze is a better coach? Dabo has lost to Dino Babers and Pat Narduzzi as many times as Franklin has lost to Fitzgerald and Fleck. Upsets happen. 

Comment 17 Mar 2020

PJ Fleck is a great coach, but I'd argue what James had done at Vandy was more impressive than PJ at Minnesota. Scott Frost has been a head coach for four seasons and has had a losing record in three of them. Pat Fitzgerald is a good coach, but the majority of his seasons have been mediocre with a few fantastic runs. Jim Harbaugh has never even won his division and it's hard to argue his program is on the rise like Penn State is. It's hard for me to look at any of these facts and say any of these coaches are better or have accomplished more than Franklin.

Comment 16 Mar 2020

I think the coaching is very clearly there and so do many other experts in the arena. Bruce Feldman has Franklin as the third-best coach in the country, while I don't necessarily agree, I think he's top five without a doubt. The biggest difference between us and every other playoff contender is that we have another powerhouse in our division. Nobody else has that. That's a super big piece of this puzzle. If we're going to catch Ohio State, we need to start spending like them too or else we're doomed to play catch up every year.

Comment 11 Mar 2020

I think the only real position group Minnesota had that was better than ours was receivers. We'll see what Tanner Morgan can do now that Kirk is over here, but I'm not confident he's the better quarterback.

Comment 08 Mar 2020

As much as it pains me to say it, I think he has to be behind Dan Mullen right now. Mullen's done so much between his time as an assistant, turning MSU into a program that fires its head coach after a winning season, and now fixing the mess at Florida. If Franklin can win 10 games again though, I think he moves to No. 3.

Comment 04 Mar 2020

Also, all this talk about how important Scott Cochran has been to Alabama's success is really making me look at strength coaches in a new light. I always knew DG was important, but I think I was still really undervaluing all he does.