That's how I interpreted it too. You could easily substitute any conferences' bottom feeders and make the same argument he made.
Spurrier's right...not because ECU might be better than Purdue but because CFB needs more diversity than just the power 5. The power 5 concept would NFL-ize CFB and I don't think that's a good direction to go. You'll start having 3-4 loss teams in the national championship, which I think is dumb because the regular season would no longer be as important. Some of those teams from crappier conferences are legitimately good teams too. There's no need to cut them out the picture.
Honestly, I don't think the Maryland cover is very good at all. I'd probably have that in the bottom 3 or 4.
I don't really like the noon games either, but I think you have to have some just to mix up the schedule.
Why couldn't they just keep the crystal
They could start by not being afraid to show non-conference games that the B1G team lost. There's plenty of other great games out there.
I have a bad feeling this thing will eventually go to 16 and that's a shame. The regular season is what makes CFB unique to every other sport. In every other sport the regular season is almost like practice for the postseason. With CFB, the intrigue is there every single Saturday cause there's such small margin for error. That's what makes it exciting and special. If you know you can get away with losing 2-3 games, the intensity just drops significantly. I'm really not sure why so many people don't understand this. The bigger is better model just doesn't work with CFB.
This is why you don't reward coaches (or players) for one good season. I think they need a bit of track record before deserving an extension or bump in pay.
It's mind boggling to me why ESPiN, or anyone, would have A&M as a contender. I think they're looking at a 6-6 or 7-5 season.
yeah, it should always be home and home
I think Bama will be down this year, but because their schedule is poor they'll probably be right in the mix. They may only have played 2 ranked teams by season's end.
I think people will always be complaining. I hope the system isn't changed just to make everyone happy cause that's not good for the sport. If there was a 16 team playoff, there'd be some moron complaining about how #17 got screwed. At some point you have to just ignore people.
I'm probably in the minority, but I hope the power conferences never break from the other conferences. I like when those smaller schools play the big boys. It's intriguing. Yeah it usually ends in blow outs, but it can also make for incredible upsets. Whether people like it or not, I also think you have to have some cupcakes once in a while to balance out the schedule. Playing bottom feeders in power conferences isn't the same type of cupcake.
I'm with you. Certain big regular season games wouldn't as meaningful in an 8 or 16 team system. I hope CFB doesn't go the way of March madness where losses don't really matter in the regular season.
It'll probably eventually go to 16 because people are never satisfied and love to complain. 4 is perfectly fine with me. 8's bit of a stretch. 16 is just idiotic. I just don't think 2 or 3 loss teams should be winning national championships, regardless of schedule strength.
Agreed. Not to mention that they basically try to copy off of Oregon with their unis.
That's why the BCS wasn't nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be. The regular season actually meant something.
I hate when they take 5 minutes to see if a tenth of a second should be added. Who cares. I'm not a fan of the instant replay at all. It's used way too much, in both football and basketball. Bad calls usually even out so unless something's egregiously wrong, they should just let it go.
I hope so
Agreed. You have to keep the little guys with the big guys. It just makes it more interesting. This could turn CFB into the NFL where the teams aren't really all that different in terms of talent (which is boring to me). Plus what happens with March Madness? They'd have to shrink the field if they're cutting down the number of conferences. Not a good idea IMO.
probably too hurt
I think OSU is the most hated team in CFB and arguably in all of sports. So people go out of their way to bash them at all costs, even if they're blowing smoke. If you look at any OSU article on another site, the comments section is basically just a bunch of haters ranting. Those Florida fans that hate Urban have got to be the most butthurt fans I've ever encountered. They're like the clingy ex-GF that can't take the fact you're with somebody else. Even if they really do believe he lied, who cares? The guy won you 2 national championships.
OSU will be on the home side.
I hope they do give some of the young guys a shot, but I'll believe it when I see it.