Yes this, these games should not be on New Year's Eve. No reason they can't be on January 2nd this year.
This is great but it only means something to make the playoff if you win the bowl game. Remember where MSU finished last year. Go Bucks!
Probably because Ohio State has only been to three in over 30 years! And yes I am salty anout that fact.
Ever been to a Rose Bowl? I think they will.
Wearing white in the desert, nice.
Well then you might be looking at bama, OSU, UofM and USC, not gonna happen.
In this old codgers opinion that started back in 95 with the bowl coalition.
Easy to be magnanimous when you're staring at a Rose Bowl bid as your worst possible scenario.
I do. Keep the committee as they are but assemble them only once, on January 2nd(3rd) and change their assignment slightly, have them choose the best two teams to play in the college football championship after reviewing the full resumes of the top teams AFTER the bowl games. The same number of games as now but a lot more interest in more bowl games and a chance for teams that didn't make their ccg to prove they belong in the final. One caveat; teams must win their bowl game to be considered for the championship game.
Make it the old Big Ten against the new Big Ten in the ccg and you've got a supporter. Who would be in the new Big Ten? Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, ...Texas? Oklahoma? Notre Dame? after those three I don't see any schools that would meet the B1G president's preferences that could become available unless they would be willing to go with strong academics, week football and invite Rice and Tulane and strong basketball good academics Kansas.
Small state schools from the west should get more games in NJ, MD and PA to help with their recruiting. Penn State along with Michigan and Illinois would most likely be Ohio State's protected games that are played yearly so those that consider Penn State a rival would be happy. In the unlikely event that Maryland and Rutgers become highly competitive that only makes things worse for the conference quality imbalance.
History says it wouldn't.
Only once in the last 10 years would Ohio State and Michigan meet again a week later under a single table playoff strategy (2006). This year Ohio State would be playing Penn State for the championship. As for the last example you sited...why base decisions on such an improbable set of outcomes? If a ccg must be played I don't see a problem with assuring the two best teams in the conference play in it every year.
I think the West actually has more traditional rivalries than the East. Personally I'd rather see Ohio State play more of the traditional B1G schools instead of being stuck with PSU, Rutgers and Maryland every year. And yes, getting rid of divisions would bring the western schools to eastern recruiting grounds more often.
Uh oh, anyone know the source of this image? I ask because watching the tv footage JT's most forward momentum point was when the football hit 88 just above the left gluteus maximus which it appears possibly to be doing in this pic. Interesting.
Loved it, having a strong rival makes Ohio State better and The Game the best rivalry in American sport.
The only indisputable evidence would be a view down the 15 yard line and that isn't happening. Let's just be happy the call on the field was a first down because the replay would not have refuted a short of the line to gain call.
That's the same angle skewed. It isn't from a different camera.
Night Train, Boone's Farm and Wild Irish Rose punch.
I think that's what happened too. I just think the espn yellow line was off so watching from home it looked like he didn't make it.
Buckeye alumnus and buckeye born and bred. Just want some honest opinions on that play.
Happy but feel weird about this. Did JT really pick up that first down? The espn stripe could have been off though.
We want trophies, lots of shiny trophys, go Sparty!
Really? How far will it be ok for nike to go? This isn't too bad but I really hope we never get to the point that when you turn on the tv you can't immediately tell that Ohio State is on the field, (which is the case of far too many programs now.)