I agree with that. It just comes across sometimes as people automatically think the East is already better. As stated I think in 2-3 years they will be but you never know.
I like this idea of best 2 teams competing for the title regardless of division but I do not understand people automatically assuming the BIG East is the better division. East v West was exactly 7-7 this past year. UM and PSU still have a ways to go to improve their program's foundation too.
Maybe in 2-3 years time the East will be better but as far as right now I think the divisions are on equal footing. Right now I think the top half looks like this going into next year:
I got a couple friends who went to school in Indy. They said ever since the city hosted the Superbowl that Georgia Street is lined with tents and heaters. They said you could walk outside and it feels like it is 65 degrees. Not sure if they would have that nice a set up for the BIG Champ game but I bet it might be similar. Anywho, that is where I'll most likely be. Or somewhere just wandering around aimlessly.
Just saw this. I was wondering the same thing.
I just feel it is someone coaching this weekend. Maybe not. But if it is and it is someone no one is talking about....
Patterson? People have already brought up Stoops. Pinkel isn't really a guy I would think falls under the saying, "You will like it if you're at Michigan." I don't know. It has definitely peaked my curiosity though.
Yeah that is the big question. H-back requires him to run some routes as well. Can he do that well? Who knows. We'll see how everything plays out. The offseason will have some spunk and liveliness though.
Auburn and Ole Miss. Everyone else take care of business to shut those fools out of the first playoff. I am pretty sure they would go crazy. Like Civil War 2.0 crazy.
Give me Nessler and Blackledge.
EDIT: Not saying I hate Herbie. He is hit or miss with me but I generally kind of like him.
I agree with this. I believe the committee has already established an SEC team will be in even with 2 losses. Now they might not take two SEC teams with 2 losses but they will absolutely be represented in the playoff. They have 7 top 25 teams and 4 in the top 10 and the committee does not pay attention to losses if they are to ranked teams.
Does ESPN really hold the strings or is that an assumption? I know they hold the TV rights but I am sure ESPN would not hate if they got to air an 8 team playoff compared to a 4 team playoff. That is more games, more ratings, and more money.
I know ESPN signed up for the TV rights until like 2027 or something. I'm sure they can amend the playoff if they wanted to do so.
I would want some type of on field metric determining the at-large bids. Such as record or opponent win %. Something. I just hate that people are making decisions. I want something that is determined from on field play.
I like it as it is an on field criteria that is not influenced by subjective opinions.