Cam is not only a great punter, he is now stocking other Big 10 teams with Aussie punters. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/marylands-punter-is-a-28-year-old-freshman-once-suspended-for-peds/2016/09/22/2c6a7f18-80d2-11e6-a52d-9a865a0ed0d4_story.html
Agreed that Navy was good last year. Living in MD I follow them a little, but probably never catch more that 2 games a year on TV. When I was in HS my sister dated a middie for a couple of years (back around 80).
Scheduling Division 2 schools. Remember a few years ago when they beat up on one that had gone something like 1-10 the year before and lost to an NAIA school. Might as well schedule a power high school team instead (IMG would give them a better game).
Navy. I don't see any of the service academies making the playoffs. Add in Harvard, Lafayette, Penn, Cornell, Washington & Lee, Detroit, and Colgate. Early years of college football with a lot of names that aren't even in P5 conferences https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_football_national_championships_in_NCAA_Division_I_FBS
Can we start rumors on North Dakota State to the Big 12?
Die You Yellow Dog, Die. Still one of my favorite Redskin vs Cowboy moments. For you Brown and Bengals fans that don't know what I'm talking about, check out 2:30 into this video (your boy Sam back in burgandy and gold) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58UpdDEtdOs
Only reason I thought Pac 12 is so they could move into Texas for TV $ and recruiting. I'm a MD fan, but I don't think sports wise MD or Rutgers really fit in the B10, but as a taxpayer I like the $.
Must have missed the suspension while doing too much biz travel. Was wondering why I hadn't heard his name first two games. Did he take classes this fall anywhere else like a community college?
If Big 12 adds UConn, don't they get into the NYC TV market? Which from a sports standpoint (not counting research $) is probably better than Big 10 adding Rutgers (similar in football, UConn much better in hoops). If Big 12 doesn't take Houston, anybody think Pac 12 would add them and someone else?
I love one of the comments on Wilner's blog post "How in the world do you still have a ballot Jon? Jesus a monkey with a dart board could create a ballot more reflective of reality."
If OSU can restore the wins from 2010, whose job needs to be threatened to make that happen?
Interesting post, but I think you should add total number of recruits for each of those classes and average points per player. This years OSU class only comes in at 13th since it is so small because it isn't finished.
Other than what I have read on this site, I haven't been following the Baylor saga. But wouldn't most people suspect they are going on probation for at least a year and losing scholarships for 3 or more? I guess I couldn't see him jumping ship to go there.
Thanks Matt, great chart and nice explanation.
I would love to get a dvd copy of that.
The TTUN loss in 1969. It scarred me since I was only 6 and thought the Bucks would undefeated 3 years in a row, I have never had a team I root for win 2 championships in a row. Not sure what would be second (Stanford in 1971, USC in 81, or LSU in 07). Thanks for bringing up bad memories, now I have to drink and cry myself to sleep.
This article really has me really wanting to get one of the throwbacks this fall.
Love the updates. It would be nice if along with Big10 rankings the charts included national ranking for each teams recruiting class. I remember making the comment a couple of years ago and they were included for awhile, not sure why 11W stopped (could be my main excuse at work, got to busy to remember)
Nashville, I did get that talk about woman. Actually my dad told me early teens I should never date a girl who liked to be irritating since I had a bad temper then and hit too hard (my light heavyweight granddad probably should not have bought me my first punching bag when I was 6 months old). But the talk I was referring to in my earlier post was not dressing in certain ways if I did not want to get constant hassle from the cops as a black kid, which goes back to the hoodie comment that was downvoted into oblivion. Although I'm old so hoodies weren't an issue.
It would be nice to see more harsh punishments handed down by the NCAA when the athlete is not going to prison and crucify some of the schools. I hope Baylor gets a Penn State type of punishment and their program never recovers. It would be nice to see that happen to FSU if their charges get proven, and have their championship and wins from that season vacated. But probably more importantly, it would be good if some of these administrators/coaches can be proven to engage in conspiracies to cover up these types of actions at schools, for them to get real prison time (10, 20 years, maybe life). Their much bigger scumbags than many of the nonviolent drug offenders we have locked up for as long.
I gave you an upvote. I got your original comment and got that talk from my dad long ago. Too bad its still relevant.
My sister testified in a similar case since she and the accused were in out of state when the rape was alleged to have taken place. Dude was lucky they picked that time to go on a pot run.
This post left me extremely hopeful