The BIG is kind of THE WAC of a few years ago and we're Boise St... we can win all of our games this year and maybe for the next few years and still have trouble making the top 4/playoff, because our league is bad. Is Va Tech really going to boost our SOS next year to put us ahead of the other top conferences teams? Probably not. With the panel next year we have a better chance of being put behind 1 loss teams.
Urban blew the whistle immediately upon arrival and challenged the rest of the programs and coaches to find some way to recruit better. He saw the writing on the wall and knew the rest of the league could pull the Buckeyes down.
First we got Sanduskied by Penn St. and then UM decided to hire and fire Dick-Rod, then hire The Frisch's Big Boy with a sub .500 record...so with our 2nd and 3rd biggest blue bloods playing nothing close to top 25 football, and most of the league outside of the top 50 we get to feel like Boise St. when they were part of the WAC. It sucks! If we go 2 years without a loss and never get to see if what would've happened if we had a shot in the title game, it's really going to get depressing.