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Comment 21 Jul 2016

I figured you would mention the Saban to Texas thing.

There is a big difference here. 1) Saban stayed at Bama because they were able to pony up the money. FSU is not in that league.

2) Texas and their ego can go after any coach or at least try. They felt they could get Urban if they really wanted too. While unrealistic, they have the resources to try and do what they want.

3) Athletic budget is only part of it. Remember, a lot of the money for these coaches comes from Alumni ponying up to help subsidize it. Texas and FSU are different worlds as far as alumni, endowment, etc. Notre Dame, USC, Ohio State, scUM are all in the Texas realm. FSU is a tier below that. WHen it comes to money, FSU is a class below.

Comment 21 Jul 2016

Winning is not the main component here. FSU is on the second tier line for that reason. It is a very good school but not elite level like OSU, Texas, USC, Bama. FSU may have a better record in football over the last 25 years than some of those schools, and they have more national championships in FB than Texas, but that does not put them on their level. What separates OSU, Tex and USC, and even a school like Notre Dame from the others is the overall athletic department strength. FSU does not rise to that level, look at the ACC in general, they are behind the BIG, SEC, and even most Big 12 schools in athletic budgets. FSU lags on athletic budget behind those schools. Also, keep in mind, Jimbo was highly courted by Auburn a few years back. There was a lot of smoke to that fire. If FSU were a number 1 school, they would not have to worry about fending off the likes of Auburn for their coach. Auburn could never poach Saban, or Urbz or whomever is the Texas coach. They just don't have resources. That is why FSU is not a top tier school and never can/will be.

Comment 21 Jul 2016

I will say this about Cincinnati. If you look at their time in the BE, it coincided with the lowest point for the BIG. Ohio State fans did not really notice this because we were winning in Columbus and going to a BCS or Natty every year. However, if you think about it, The best years for Cincinnati were 2007-2012 on the field. The worst 5 year BIG stretch was 2009-2013.  Now Tatgate did play a role in this but also, Cincy's rise played a role too. Ohio State does not have to sweat, and neither does scUM anymore, but when Cincy was in CUSA and now the American, they competed for recruits against MAC and other CUSA teams and the bottom dregs of the BIG. They could steal a recruit from Purdue or Indiana but that was about it. When they went to the Big East, they were competing now against the mid level BIG team and doing battles with Wisconsin and Mich State for Ohio recruits. They got some, they lost some, but the quality in the BIG suffered at the time. Bottom line, it will definitely increase competition for Ohio recruits with many other schools in the BIG 12. It will not hurt Ohio State's product but will hurt the other BIG schools unless they get their recruiting to a new level and mine other fertile grounds.

I think it would be good to schedule Cincy every year as a Home & Home (with Cincy home at Paul Brown). This is a great way to get exposure for Ohio State in Cincy, get a quality opponent, and have a de-facto home game without having to give one up. No matter what, playing on the road in Cincy will still be 2/3 Ohio State fans in the stadium. It could develop into a good rivalry, smooth out any blips in OSU's scheduling, and allow the Bucks to compete better in the only area of Ohio where they do not own the recruiting. Cincy would love ot have OSU play down there, but the exposure it would give OSU in front of Cincy recruits could counteract the bump they would get locally by going to the Big 12.

Comment 20 Jul 2016

It doesn't. Texas is Texas. A program like Texas can take whomever they want essentially. There are about 4 schools who can claim this - Ohio State, Texas, Bama, and maybe USC. There are maybe another 5 schools who while they may not be able to name their coach, don't have to worry about them being poached to another school (ND, scUM, Florida, Clem (right now), and Oklahoma).

Otherwise, every other team is available for poaching. There is no rule to keep schools in the same conference from poaching coaches. This has happened in the ACC on more than one occasion in the last 10 years (I can think of O'Brien going to NC State from Boston College) 

Comment 20 Jul 2016

I think the additions will be cincy, Memphis Connecticut and either a  Florida school or Houston. The name of the game is getting in the right media markets and the most exposure for the team and conference. There are no good western markets to expand to  BYU is the only western school that would have any brand-name following and meet the academic requirements of the big 12. Therefore BYU will not get in. The big downside to the big 12 moving west is it with that encompass three time zones, and games in the mountain and Pacific zones  often start at 10:00 PM or later. Therefore they are not getting the eyeballs the games on the East Coast get. The TV money is significantly less. Just look at the pack 12 network for proof . Everything I've read indicates expansions going to be an eastern Reach. Therefore, look for schools that are east and central time zones, and do not create an island for travel expenses. Cincinnati in Memphis clearly that thi therefore, look for schools that are east and central time zones, and do not create an island for travel expenses. Cincinnati and Memphis clearly fit the best if they expand 12. If they get a 14, maybe the Florida schools become good options

Comment 19 Jul 2016

I would say the BIG is much more intriguing in football than ACC. All you have to do is look at their head to head record every year to see this.

FSU/Clem is all ACC has. BIG has OSU, Scum, MSU in their elite

I would take the second tier of Neb, Wisconsin, Penn State, Iowa, Minnesota, Maryland over ACC Second tier of UNC, GA Tech, Pitt, Duke, Miami and Va Tech and Louisville any day of the week. Plus those BIG schools have much higher upside potential than the ACC teams.

The never weres in the BIG are so much more interesting too. Rutgers, IU, Purdue, Illinois, NW than ACC of Cuse, UVA, Wake, NC State, BC.

If you had to pick a compelling matchup (and yes this is a BIG board) you have to pick the BIG game over the ACC matchup any day of the week.

Comment 19 Jul 2016

ACC basketball is comparable to BIG basketball. Good product, but not going to get my attention the way football does.  ACC football is comparable to AAC football. You have Clem and FSU but then a bunch of has been and never weres

Comment 19 Jul 2016

It would sound like this: "Coming to you live in front of a raucous house of some of college football's best fans in the best conference around. We have a sellout of 25,000 fans here to see Boston College take on Wake Forest in this pivotal ACC Coastal matchup. The winner will stay in the race to win the division for the right to get crushed by FSU or Clemson in the ACC Championship and represent the ACC in the Belk Bowl against the 3rd place AAC team. It does not get much better than this, now playing on the ACC Network, formerly known as ESPN 8, "The Ocho"

Comment 16 Jun 2016

His attorneys were probably assigned to him by Baylor. Since he is technically an employee of Baylor still (he is only suspended at this time remember) he can use their attorneys

Comment 10 May 2016

Cincy is the largest metro area in Ohio and they will merge it with Dayton by 2020 which will further increase the influence on that area. it would be the 16th largest metro market (not necessarily media market because Dayton would still retain their market I believe) but they would have a lot of buying power in that region. Nippert can always be expanded if needed. Plus the academic standing at UC is very strong too. No it is not growing as fast as Orlando, but it does offer a comparable market size.

Comment 10 May 2016

UC in the Big 12 will not hurt Ohio State but it is bad for the BIg 10. If you think about the darkest years in the BIG, it was around 2007-2013. If you notice the overlap there, UC was in the Big East during that period. They siphoned off Ohio talent from schools like Indiana, Mich State, Iowa, Illinois at that time as much Ohio talent was choosing to play at UC in the hopes of playing in a BCS bowl than go to IU, Iowa, etc to play in the bottom of the BIG. When they went to the AMerican, their talent pool has dried up some and as you can see, schools like IU and Illinois have started making bowl games again.

Comment 28 Mar 2016

There is shaming people but the internet has taken it too far. We all do stupid things. We all will do stupid things in the future. The sign of a true man/woman is willingness to own up to their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. The world does not need to continually punish this person for a moment of stupidity when they are 20, which unfortunately is what the Twitter Trolls relish.

It makes me think back a few years ago to the ad exec that tweeted the comment about going to Africa and hoping not to get Aids. She lost her job over that and was pretty much shunned from her industry. I am not condoning what she said, it was in poor taste and offensive, but the internet trolls had a field day with her, they gave her death threats and such, all for a flippant comment. Everyone has their moments, people need to give others the benefit of the doubt sometimes. The Twitter Trolls would rather throw stones at glass houses though.

Comment 28 Mar 2016

As much of an A$$ as this guy his, I really hate internet trolls for calling him out on the net. Yes, he is a complete douche, but we all have our moments (granted some not this bad).  I don't believe we need to ruin this guys life, and get him kicked out of school over this. He is a drunken immature fool. One day he will mature and realize that he was an a$$ to some people.

Personally, while this guy is a complete douche, I don't feel much better about the people who take the moral high ground and publicly shame him. He is a 20 year old college student for God sakes. Let's remember what it is like people.

Comment 09 Mar 2016

With the 22nd pick of the 2016 draft, acquired through a trade, the Browns draft Quarterback, Christian Hackenberg, Penn State.

This is a game changing pick, there was not a more prolific passer (err person who throws picks) and dynamic scrambler (err statue) than Christian Hackenberg. Clearly worthy of the 22nd pick in the draft to the Browns. He has been named no 1 on the Browns depth chart for 2016.

In other news, the Hackenberg family lets out a collective moan - nooooooooooooooooooo

Comment 25 Jan 2016

I am not sure what Michigan law says about throwing beer bottles at TTUN fans but ORC 7128 (a)(iii) states that "throwing a beer bottle in public shall be a 4th degree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $1000 and up to 6 months in jail unless such person hit by the beer bottle is wearing clothes the colors of Sun and Blue or openly displaying any symbols of TTUN. If such happens, the person who threw the beer bottle shall be held up in high esteem and rewarded with the key to the city.

So there you have it folks.

Comment 15 Jan 2016

Davis has said he has no interest in St. Louis. He was flirting with San Antonio a few years ago too. He apparently likes the area so if they relocate outside of Cali, I could see them going there. Plus it is well known that Davis is not the best businessman in the fold which was one reason why the chargers got the nod in LA over the Raiders. Making the decision to pass up the existing NFL market for San Antonio would be one of the dumber decisions that the Raiders would make.

That being said, from what I hear, they are looking at doing something in between San Antonio and Austin so it would capitalize on the 5 million people that live in that region.