Since James Quick has been discussed ad nauseam for about 3 weeks, I started looking more closely at the NY Times post about the relative sizes of college football fan bases. Of course we all know that tOSU, at 3.1 million, has the largest fan base in these here United States of America. Many other fan bases in the BIG rank highly on the list as well. With the addition of TAMU and Mizzou to the SEC, they added schools with roughly 2 million and 1 million fans respectively. Surprisingly, Rutgers clocks in at just shy of one million fans. Couple that with the New York TV market and boom, we have a winner in the Scarlet Knights (but seriously, did we really need another team in the conference who's school colors include scarlet?). Then we get to Maryland and its approximately 475,000 fans. Explain this one Delany. Just what exactly were you thinking here? For reference, Northwestern, Duke, Iowa St, USF, and UCF all have larger followings. He should have pursued Pitt or Syracuse much harder (each have 300,000+ or more fans). Even UCONN football has more eye balls watching them every Saturday. I just don't get it. I was told this was about numbers. Sure, 475,000 more Maryland fans watching the BIG is great and all, but there were better options. Numbers don't lie.