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Comment 30 Sep 2014

I say it will be Miles, end of the day, Harbaugh will not leave unless forced out or he gets his SuperBowl.

Obviously Brady is not a serious candidate considering he has never coached but Giselle may be enough to move the needle for him.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

I know OSU and MSU cant finish with one loss each. One of them can. My point was who gets in if Mizzou wins the SEC. MSU should definitely get the nod based on strength of Loss. OSU may be a tougher call

Comment 23 Sep 2014

what about Texas. Any realistic conversation has to deal with them landing somewhere.

Comment 23 Sep 2014

Texas First, then Oklahoma. If there is an Okie State problem, then pluck FSU who would join in a heartbeat. The only reason Oklahoma gets in ahead of FSU is the Red River Shootout with Texas.

Comment 22 Sep 2014

talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, they dominated the game but looked inept whenever they had a chance to put points on the board. - QB aside, I was unimpressed with FSU on the whole especially on Defense for most of the game and the O line. They do not look like a Natl Championship team but they play in the pathetically weak ACC so there really is no competition there.

Comment 17 Sep 2014

The SEC was good, but the BIG was at least on-par competitive with them. Also Penn State in 94 could have merited consideration for a split NC that year but was left out.  The SEC was always good, the BIG has fallen off. The question is why and what can be done about it??

Part of this is cyclical, The PAC 12 was a joke for a good number of years before USC started bringing it back to prominence, The ACC powers had down years (although on the whole, I still say the ACC is a joke) The BIG will eventually right the ship. Just hope it is in time when people still care.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

How do the bottom feeders get better. Wins are nice but the players come to play against the best.

1) do what Notre Dame did to build their brand, play anyone, anywhere. F*%k the whole 7 home game mantra, if the big boys wont do home and home, go to them. Win a few and people will start coming to you. Nobody wants to see BIG teams beat up on the MAC or the Southern Conferences of the World. Play only P5 teams. The recruits want to play against top competition, if you recruit that we only play against the top 50 schools in the country, it will resonate with the recruit. Look at what Kentucky is selling. Come here, get your a$$ kicked but you get to play against Florida, Georgia and Tennessee every year.

2) Tap into untapped markets, find talent where others are not fishing. CA is a good example of this. Go to Canada even Europe or Mexico. The players may need developing but you can find a couple athletes up there who can be developed with a redshirt year who will produce for you. Eventually everyone else will catch up but if you are the first one, it gives you a competitive advantage. Again look to the SEC on this. THey did not become the premier conference because they are near the talent, they found and developed that talent like anyone else. That talent was there prior to 2006, it just went to FSU, Miami, and other programs. SEC schools figured out how to tap into the untapped market there while the other schools were down.

3) Develop talent. There are only so many 4-5 star recruits. One of the things BIG Schools did best was develop talent. Now they are doing a poor job at that. Iowa and Minnesota always struggled on the talent end, but they developed it well. Wisconsin is a perfect example of this. For some reason that talent development is lacking so not only are the BIG schools landing MAC talent, they are not developing them into BIG level talent. Hire coaches, trainers, and invest in the program to develop talent to bridge the gap.

4) take coaching risks and think outside the box. Why did Purdue get good in the late 90's? JOE TILLER. Tiller brought the spread to the BIG. No other team was doing that. They were novel and went from a joke to a contender. Schools like this cant win unless they start thinking outside the box. Look at the U under Schnellenberger, he tapped an untapped market and brought them to prominence. What the hell had Oregon ever done in football before 2005? Besides an occasional Rose Bowl, the program was a joke and a whipping boy in the PAC for decades until around the early 2000's. Heck even Urban Meyer made his name by thinking outside the box and doing the spread before everyone else was doing it. At Ohio State, Michigan, Bama, Auburn and USC, you can win by the tried and true formula, all the other schools have to get creative.

Comment 04 Sep 2014

Yawn - I am tired of scheduling second rate teams. We already play our share of MAC schools.

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Both schools have new QB's and Lou lost a lot on offense especially with Bridgewater leaving. This is a rebuilding year by their standards. MIA may have a new QB but are supposed to be loaded at the skill positions. This just shows how weak the ACC is and outside of FSU, you cant tell a difference between the ACC and AAC when looking at the other schools in the conference.

Comment 02 Sep 2014

Is Louisville that good or Miami that bad. I tend to think Miami is pretty bad. I bet they lose to Cincinnati this year. They are not the U of the 80's and 90's and early 2000's. They are now just a poor man's Michigan

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I do not have a problem with schools charging a token amount for tickets (say $10 a game per student) but yes, have a lottery, offer them first come first serve. Camp out in front of the ticket office like they do at Penn State. There are a number of ways to accomplish this. It will build loyalty, camaraderie and in the long run generate more money in donations from alumni than it does overcharging students for the tickets now. I am not old enough but I would wager that OSU had free student tickets in the 60's and 70's maybe even in the 80's for a bit. I could be wrong though

Comment 27 Aug 2014

Don't hate because students get free tickets. With the cost of college, students should get free admission to the game with their Student ID. It is a shame that UM gouges their students with ever increasing ticket prices. OSU is trending this way too. Isn't it enough to charge $30,000 a year to attend the school? Plus that free ticket may engender a much higher level of support down the line from alums. In reality more schools should be doing this for their students.

Comment 27 Aug 2014

I have to admit I am not a Blue Jacket fan, and do not cheer for them. I have nothing against them but I grew up before there was such a team so I had to adopt the Red Wings and Penguins as my teams due to proximity. When I go to games, I try and catch those teams because that is who I grew up rooting for. The Jackets have done nothing to inspire me so in their 14 year tenure so it is hard to embrace them even though I have always lived in Ohio. I hope that can change someday but right now my allegiance lies with the Penguins and Wings.

Comment 22 Aug 2014

She suffered the Sports Illustrated Cover Curse

Comment 15 Aug 2014

I would break this into 2 components.  First there are the teams I want to see the Bucks play period anytime and anywhere and the second component are teams that I would pay to watch in the Shoe but not necessarily a top tier opponent.

in the first category I list: Alabama, Texas, LSU and Florida - These programs are often the top as far as passion of the fans and the excitement surrounding a matchup between the fan bases and media. I would watch these games wherever and a neutral site is fine with me.

In the Second Category I place - West Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona, Boise, Cincinnati, K-State, Virginia, GA Techs of the world. They are nice programs who typically never rise above the mid-tier but put a quality product on the field. These are teams that typically will not beat OSU, but can play them competitive so it can make a compelling game. They also can compete against good competition and help the SOS. I would not play these teams on a home and home ever, They need to come to Columbus, but I would rather watch these teams over MAC schools any day 

Comment 14 Aug 2014

Pathetic. Oregon State and UNLV are a step down from UNC. A minor step  but a step none the less. It needs to be mandated that you play one non P5 school and the rest of them must be P5 schools. This is pathetic. I am sick of seeing non-con schedules of 3 MAC schools and a 1AA school (ok that is TSUN schedule) but even 2 MAC schools and a mid level ACC school is not that exciting either.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

The athletic department is listening. They cancelled the Home and Home series with UNC because of the travel costs it would place on the fans. Instead, they are replacing UNC on the schedule with home games against UNC Charlotte and UNC Asheville. This way, OSU fans can enjoy watching their team at home while still being able to play against a team from Carolina. It will be the best of both worlds and with 2 other Carolina teams coming to Columbus, it will almost be as if UNC was there. (Another consolation, UNC Charlotte will probably be better in football than UNC by that point with the way UNC's program is going)

Comment 06 Aug 2014

I really don't have much of a stake into how the situation plays out but after watching the interviews, I thought Savannah Guthrie treated him very poorly and is nothing but a hack reporter and should go back to the courtroom. She should be ashamed at her interview. The GMA interview was much more respectful

Comment 28 Jul 2014

To add to your point, ALL SEC schools are in small college towns where you get that groupthink and the hate will feed off each other. Even the one's who have NFL teams in the state are not near the college town. In the BIG, you have Chicago, Minneapolis, Ann Arbor which is essentially a Detroit suburb, Maryland and  Rutgers, which all have NFL teams. In the SEC, Nashville and Baton Rouge are all hours away from the nearest SEC school (save Vanderbilt but they draw like Indiana) Florida is 3 hours from Tampa, Athens is 90 minutes from Atlanta. These schools are islands which is why you see the level of hate you have in the SEC. ---- Using Vandy as an example. Pro football town, stadium the size of Indiana, and they rarely even fill it. Why, because they are nto the only game in town in Nashville, and there is a diverse population that is into other things besides college football. Plus Vandy alums tend to be a little more cultured.