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Comment 24 Dec 2014

It's almost as if TTUN is trying to guilt Harbaugh into accepting the position.  The decision is now 1) how much does he personally want the job and 2) how much does he want to publicly embarrass TTUN and further deteriorate their image if he says "no". 

By the way, I am in no way above this tactic myself.  It works great when proposing in public too!

Comment 20 Dec 2014

Sounds like Texas or LSU

Also, maybe recruits are starting to realize the media has been painting lipstick on a pig with TAMU.

Comment 15 Dec 2014

Is Michigan so intent on a Michigan Man because of the Rich Rod experience?  Which one of these is not like the others - WVU, Michigan, Arizona. 

Comment 13 Dec 2014

Coker comments were interesting.  Still sounds shocked refs had balls to call the PI at that point in game regardless if it were correct call.  They gambled wrong.

Comment 08 Dec 2014

My opinion, but I think they started with 4 to ease into a transition between playoff & balance of the old bowl system.  The more top end teams you put in the playoff the less interesting remaining bowls become.  You also have the potential to create competition with less interesting bowls games and the playoffs if they overlap.  Though I think they'd simply push the championship further into January. 

Regardless, more teams in the field won't end controversy and I definitely would not want to see this resulting in 3-4 SEC teams earning bids.  I think, as with other things in college football, any decision to change will be based on the best opportunity to increase revenue.

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Nebraska goes after Harbaugh before Michigan makes a decision on Hoke :)

Comment 30 Nov 2014

Certainly anything can happen, but Tressel seems more calculated than to accept the job and then walk away at the first big coaching opportunity.  I'm sure he knew he'd have coaching opportunities if he wanted them.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

Seems like he is already a celebrity at UK and it's in his home state.  On one side that is tough to pass up.  However, expectations may never be achievable in that situation either.

Comment 18 Nov 2014

In my opinion the SEC hands down has the best / deepest conference.  My primary issue with the SEC is how this translates into fairness or unfairness in the ranking system.  I don't agree that it translates to having 4-5 teams as good as the top 1-2 teams in EVERY other conference, simply because the SEC beats each other up.  I would expect the SEC to load more teams in the rankings from 10-25 but not consistently keeping 40-50% of the spots in the top 10. 

Maybe I have a poor memory, but I don't remember A&M nor Missouri being talked about so much in the national picture prior to joining the SEC.  I remember Missouri (pre-SEC) a little while back getting up there in the rankings and everyone complaining about them being overrated.

Comment 16 Nov 2014

It's having the effect he's looking for....people are talking about him.  If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS.

Comment 29 Oct 2014

This is about viewership and as long as the B1G brings that it will be in a position of power.  Overtime, lower quality football has the potential to deteriorate viewership, but the B1G also has lots of built-in advantages with large alumni bases & local community/state support that leads to more viewership.  

I think the starting point for all this influence began with ESPN pushing/selling the game of the week for ratings.  As I recall, they have the ability to move game times to establish a prime time game to sell across the country.  Then add the financial arrangement with the SEC network.  What better way to drive viewership to those games then to continuously have top 10 match-ups?  Downstream effect is also influence on the National title game....though I am torn on whether a 3 team SEC playoff is better for ratings compared to inclusion of more power conferences (hence why conference champions would be weighted heavily).  I for one have no interest in watching a regional National tournament.