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Comment 21 Oct 2014

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.

Comment 17 Oct 2014

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.

Comment 16 Oct 2014

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.

Comment 16 Oct 2014

I have to think Maryland would play better than this against Pitt...
So that's promising.

Comment 15 Oct 2014

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.

Comment 15 Oct 2014

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.

Comment 13 Oct 2014

Agreed.  Fox Sports 1 is where it's at.

Comment 13 Oct 2014

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.

Comment 10 Oct 2014

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.

Comment 09 Oct 2014

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..."

Comment 05 Oct 2014

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.