More Big Ten teams must step up and pay for better Coaches/Facilities/and beat tougher non conf. opponents. in season and in bowl season.
This is the Only way this noise will stop. Captain obvious statement.
10-15 years ago most of todays top teams were not that relevant on a national level.
Look at Oregon 10-15 years ago - not that relevant
A & M - not that relevant
Bama - not really that relevant they posted a 3–8 record in 2000 to a 7–5 record in 2001 and a 10–3 record in 2002.
Baylor - not that relevant
Florida St. - not that great
2001 Florida State 8–4 W Gator 15 15
2002 Florida State 9–5 L Sugar† 23 21
2003 Florida State 10–3 L Orange† 10 11
2004 Florida State 9–3 W Gator 14 15
2005 Florida State 8–5 L Orange† 23 22
2006 Florida State 7–6 w Emerald
2007 Florida State 7–6 L Music City
Look now. They all are winning the arms race - new or upgraded stadiums/better head coaches escalating asst. coach salaries/better recruiting..etc.
Fortunately for us OSU has stepped up as well. Others in the conference need to soon.