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causeicouldntgo43


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Comment 3 hours ago

I don't disagree and I wouldn't want to two SEC teams to get in either, unless there was somehow clear reasoning behind it such as what you mentioned. I'm just steeling myself for the possibility that the selection committee will not consistently do the right or rational thing, and that there is a biased perception factory called ESPN that owns sports programming (come on Fox Sports!)

A 6 or 8 team playoff at least gets each power 5 conference winner into the playoiffs.

Comment 12 hours ago

Great stuff on Peterson and Boise. It shows that with the right commitment (money and attitude), coach, and staffing, a program can attain relevance, even one in the land of Napoleon Dynamite. I guess it illustrates why a guy like Peterson, Saban, or Meyer gets the really big bucks. Meyer's first set of duties when he came to Ohio State was to expand the staff and get some really good assistants. I recall as part of his agreeing to a contract, he told Gene Smith he was going to have to open up his purse to expand the assistant coach/staff budget (Pantoni, Marotti, et. al.)

Comment 13 hours ago

My dog (who really hates squirrels) has always looked up to you........

Comment 13 hours ago

Glad we're having discussions like these. It means we are not locked into just one "speed" player, like say we were a few years back with Brandon Seine. Not hating on Tress, just enjoying the bounty of riches from the Urban recruiting pirate.

Comment 13 hours ago

Plus one for using "uppity" without offending anyone not from the Cincinnati area DJ.....

Comment 13 hours ago

Perhaps we are now just catching up with the strategic brilliance of adding Rutgers into the B1G by Jim "evil genius" Delaney. Will the Maryland addition somehow also make sense? Does JD have a plan to "improve the product on the field" with the rest of the B1G laggards? We'll see.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Great write up Vico. This (a weak B1G) will be a thorn in the ass for OSU's 4 team playoff aspirations until there is a 6 or 8 team playoff with each Power 5 conference winner automatically getting in. Be prepared for two SEC teams in the 4 team playoff as a regular thing, as I'm not convinced the selection committee will be unbiased from ESPN, AP, etc.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Thanks for the commentary, and I do think this theory has some validity as to contributing to the lackluster efforts of some B1G football programs. I also think there are other contributing factors: B1G coaching mis-fires (RichRod, Hoke, Beckman, Bert, Captain Kirk to name a few); school administrations that seemingly just don't place a high enough priority on the football program, such as Purdue (and they don't have to now with all the BTN revenue); lackluster and gentlemanly recruiting efforts that need to be invigorated (Urban is helping with this); the recruiting efforts by other schools such as Ole Miss and Kentucky sucking up good Midwestern talent that might have previously gone to other B1G schools (come play in the SEC boys!); and lastly, population flows out of the Midwest in to the sun belt states doesn't help with B1G recruiting efforts.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Good thing you were focusing on getting from point A to point B in 4 - 6 seconds with relentless effort!

Comment 15 Sep 2014

My TTUN alumnus/friend said the same thing you did about Harbaugh pissing off the UM illuminati. Perhaps M Man can chime in - he's connected to the power structure in AA.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Yep - classic corporate style move there (bringing in the "expert" to evaluate and "help" the incumbent) - have seen it many times.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Maybe Nussmeier just wanted to get away from Saban. He's a proven winner, but he must really be a pain in the ass to spend all your waking hours with.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Give the kid a chance. You've seen him in only one game against against an all-out blitzing, cover 0 defense.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Hold that thought until after the Kent State game, then we'll talk.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

I wondered who it would be too. Seems like Sumlin would be logical as he has the Texas HS coach connection in place, but that likely wasn't sexy enough either for good old Red. Who is at the top of his game right now? That's right, Little Nicky, so I also agree with you on that one. Dudes from Texas feel that they deserve the "best", and money is no object.