I get it. The coaches bring in a ton of money. But instead of the money going back to the coaches, why can it go back to the fans? Why do fans always have to foot the bill? If a school's doing really well, why not reduce ticket prices instead of increasing salaries?
This is one of the flaws with only giving playoff spots to conference champs. You don't encourage good OOC scheduling.
Assuming a 9 game conference schedule, I'd schedule one really tough team, one middle of the pack, and then one scrub. I think you have to have balance; meaning you need some marquee matchups, but you can't screw yourself by playing too many top teams. I'd also only do home and homes. I'm tired of the one-time neutral site games.
Agreed. We beat Wisky at their place too. So there's really no argument about who the best team was in the B1G in 2012.
I think he could. It was only a little over 5 years ago that he went 12-1. He's about the same age as Saban and Miles and so I don't think recruits would be dissuaded by his age. He had a really good track record and that matters more than anything really. It's not like he got ousted for covering up some Baylor or PSU level scandal. I think his reputation is still fine.
Bama was lucky to even be in the 2012 title game. OSU would have been there if not for the bowl ban.
It's annoying. Teams like Sparty always get the advantage of playing the underdog role. I'd rather be unranked then ranked #5.
Yeah, they might not actually be top 10 caliber, but their schedule is easy enough to get to 10 or 11 wins.
It's the last 100 years, so I'm guessing 1916.
A lot of the fans only bring it when it's a night game or against a Top 10 team. It's disappointing. If you want to have one of the best atmospheres in football, you have to be loud for every game, even against unranked teams. I don't understand it either.
Dirtiest school in collegiate athletics. It probably won't happen, but I hope they get hammered.
It wouldn't surprise me though either
I can't stand it. It's ESPN not the discovery channel. They just need something to fill time so I think that's why they do it.
The media won't let this story go. I thought it was common sense. Honestly, I don't know why they're wasting time studying the effects of playing. Everyone knows there can be health consequences. Instead they should spend more time researching how to make equipment safer, if possible. If people are willing to accept the risks, they should be allowed to play. They can't force people to stop playing. It's no different than smoking. Everyone knows it can be dangerous, but if people want to do it they should be allowed to do it. Constantly telling people it's dangerous gets annoying after awhile.
15-8 still sucks. So no they shouldn't get in. A 9-10 conference record is pathetic no matter what conference you play in.
Sounds like something Chuck Norris would do.
I feel for her, but that settlement seems ridiculously high. I also don't see how it's the hotels' fault this happened.
They could play one of the east coast bowls at 1 and then the other at 8:30. It'd be a little weird playing a semi that early in the day, but it would make it work if the Rose won't budge. I'd rather have that than NYE playoff games.
Don't we have enough gimmicks already. Just show the damn game from a normal angle.
I hate them and wish people would stop calling them sports (they're not and never will be). Other than that, I hope it's just a fad that fades away, but it probably won't.
I wish they'd change the instant replay rules. It's used way too excessively. It should only be used on turnovers and touchdowns. If a coach wants to review something else, he should have to use a challenge. I've see too many games where the action gets stopped every 10 minutes cause they're tying to determine if a guy caught a 5 yard pass.
Hopefully something will come out of this for once. I'm tired of other schools getting off the hook on this stuff.
Crush? Come on man. I think they're in the same class as those teams, but there's no way they'd dominate them.
I thought it'd be low scoring. Can't believe those defenses gave up that much.
I hope not. We need a rubber match between Saban & Urban.