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Comment 16 Sep 2014

I have no idea why the Browns would do this. None at all. For many fans in the Cleveland area watching the Browns practice is the only chance families get to see the players in person (considering price of tickets for games now.) I think this would be a real dick move by Haslam.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

The sec getting two teams in on a regular basis is absolute poppycock. To do so the committee would be pissing off not just one but two other conferences on a regular basis. Take this year for instance, if Oregon, FSU and Oklahoma win their leagues with less than two losses who from the sec is going to displace them with one loss and how could they possibly justify it? A one loss non conference winner from any league will only get in if you have multiple 2 and 3 loss conference champions, otherwise this thing will get blown up very quickly.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

Yes the B1G actually gives a sh&t about the whole student experience and not just churning out football players for the nfl ( for free, thanks suckers). The day the B1G stoops to the level of the sec is the day I give up on the point of college athletics.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

Alabama stunk without great coaching. People forget what they were after Stallings and before nicky. That state doesn't even create that much talent ( not on par with their bordering states except probably Tennessee). 

Comment 16 Sep 2014

The challenge will be convincing high school kids to tune in to something other than espn. It is so firmly entrenched I think the B1G must cozy up to them again unfortunately.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

Big Ten schools are having no problems filling their enrollment targets both in state and with students from all over the country (the state of Illinois is having the opposite problem they need another high quality state flagship university because they are losing highly qualified students who can't get into UI to other states) Iowa is the only smallish state in the B1G so I could see if they might struggle (but I doubt it because they pull from Chicago quite well.) The sort of students that might be attracted to attend an sec school, or discount a B1G school based on relative football prowess is the type I doubt many B1G Presidents are losing sleep over.

As for the Big 4 in the B1G, MSU has replaced UM for now, OSU will be fine, Nebraska looks to be improved and PSU seems to be past its worst sanction period and will be competitive soon. The rest; Wisconsin had a coaching upgrade and should have handled lsu earlier in the season so I am still bullish on them. I don't know what to think about Iowa. UM must get rid of Hoke and quick. Their (UM's) situation reminds me a bit of the disasterous hires at bammer after Stallings and before little nicky. I think Rutgers has the potential to be what Illinois once was. I was impressed by what I saw last Saturday in their game against PSU. There seems to be some passion for cfb in the NY/NJ area after all. As for the rest it would be nice to see Minnesota get over the hump and be at least half of what they once were in the cfb world or at least Glenn Mason good. Indiana is basketball, Purdue is something,not sure, NU thinks they are Ivy League and Maryland can't decide what to wear every Saturday. I think that's everyone. And oh yes, recruit Texas and Oklahoma and add them to the west side of the conference (AAU be damned).

Comment 16 Sep 2014

It's just football people!!!!! You don't break ties with one of the best consortiums of academics and research in the world because you want to be more like some school in the south that can't find its ass with both hands but wins a few games of football no one will remember a year later. 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

s e cheat teams have lost to Ohio State 22 times. There is nothing false or misleading about that statement. It is unassailable truth.

Comment 13 Sep 2014

4th and a foot and UM tries to draw Miami offsides. That's just sad.

Comment 12 Sep 2014

Funny thing is I gave up on college football (except for Buckeye games and the Rose Bowl) and am now clinging to about an hour of the NFL on Sundays. I think both the ncaa/bcs and the nfl are killing what was once a game I loved.

Comment 10 Sep 2014

I am frustrated as the new set up means this year the B1G champ is not guaranteed the Rose Bowl. I really wish they had left the bowl games out of this playoff scheme.

Comment 09 Sep 2014

I never understood southern thinking. Be miserable for 9 months so winter isn't so awful. At least in Ohio you get 9 months of mild weather and 3 months of nasty cold. I just spent a sweltering month in Tennessee this past weekend, no thanks.

Comment 08 Sep 2014

Let's not forget bammer suits and rims, etc....

Comment 03 Sep 2014

Navy presented different challenges AND was a no win situation for Ohio State ( win huge or else). I would much rather start with more conventional mediocre teams like Ok State and West Virginia. If Navy played either of those two teams in a few weeks I could see them beating either of them honestly.