Rich Rodriguez. Aside from his time at Michigan, I just can't help but root for the guy. I wouldn't want him as an Ohio State coach, but he seems like a guy you would want at any party.
He is pushing his decision back until he decides what he is deciding to decide on.
Does a bear shit in the woods?
ALL of them.
Considering their loss to Rutgers they're probably "envious of Ohio State" right about now.
I agree completely. It was a BAD loss.
I MIGHT see how it could be viewed as a "fluke" loss if it were Purdue or a team from within the Big Ten. But because it was another "Power 5" school, all it does is solidify the "The Big Ten is weak" argument.
I agree with you Toledoan, except we Beat Northwestern. Virginia Tech should have been able to use their victory over us as a serious motivator... instead they are just flopping against average teams.
I have to think Maryland would play better than this against Pitt...
So that's promising.
I can't say definitively obviously because I'm not a part of the committee.
But I did join the military in 2003 and since then I've been all over the world. I CAN say definitively that Ohio State is the most despised/disregarded/disrespected college sports team in the world, outside of the borders of Ohio. Add to that the realities of the Big Ten's performance in just about EVERY bowl season since about 2002-ish, compared to the performances of our opponents and their conferences......
Yes their is a new system with a committee of people, but these are a committee of sports fans (well-respected I will add), that absolutely have a bias of some kind--financial, personal, based on fandom, etc.... any of the many reasons why we root for certain teams in certain scenarios.
I think a 12-1 (Big Ten Champ) Ohio State should get in over an 11-1 (no conference championship) Big 12 Champion.
That "we play everybody" crap is the exact same B.S. people used to criticize the Big Ten a few years ago. They need to get with the times.
I have to think there will be many 1-loss teams between the Pac-12, ACC, and SEC, and reality-aside, the perception is that those conferences are all better than the Big Ten.
Also, an 11-1 Notre Dame deserves to be in over a 12-1 Ohio State... Their schedule is killer.
The reality is just that there is more of a human element in this process now than in the BCS-era, and the Big Ten/Ohio State will get no respect.
It isn't going to happen.
Our schedule (especially with one loss) does not warrant it.
It sucks but that's life.
We still need a lot of help from our opponents--especially Virginia Tech.
We need these wins/loss to be quality.
Agreed. Fox Sports 1 is where it's at.
Was it DJ Byrnes who promised to get the tattoo of Rutgers if they beat Ohio State??
Am I remembering correctly?
I don't think Rutgers has much of a chance... but the day has almost arrived.
Same skill set, same apparent mentality.
I only want us to get Gibson because Cager will likely follow.
Gibson has been a "princess" since day one... just like Pryor.
I admittedly don't know much on that topic. Does the conference split the research funding evenly amongst all the schools? Or does the AAU split the funding only with AAU schools? Nebraska is no longer a part of the AAU, do they get nothing from the BIG TEN in terms of research funding? Or does this money come from the CIC?
Forgive my ignorance, but I guess I just don't see why Conference affiliation has to be directly linked to research funding if that funding is coming from the AAU/CIC.
Let there be an academic pot of money, and an athletic pot of money.
The only SEC team I root for is this year's (One loss to Indiana) Missouri.
I REALLY hope they pull this off.
I agree that Jim needs to let the academic standards slide SOME. Money is what is driving the success of the power conferences and nobody is saying, "hey let's tune into that Rutgers/Northwestern game, I hear they both have killer academic standards..."
Big Ten already has 14 schools so your idea would put us at 18. But Im on board. I like it.
"Michigan will finish 9-4 if you include the Bowl win over the SEC champ."
I think the argument is that Roughing the Passer could interfere with the throw; potentially being the cause of the interception... So if the penalty doesn't happen, the interception doesn't happen.
Obviously it isn't the case all the time but we wouldn't want the refs trying to determine "what-ifs" on every single penalty call.
I say its a good rule.
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Congrats Faded Trey
Winner Winner Chicken dinner
I could buy that.
According to that poster, Ohio State is 1-0 in conference play?