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Comment 03 Oct 2014

Meh, I am not concerned about this article.  The NYT is just "giving the people what they want", and right now, thanks to the PR juggernaut that is ESPN, the sports media thinks the people want to hear about how awful the B1G is. Seriously, this author could have written and article about how Ohio's 2nd ranked  prospect is going to play at Florida, while Ohio's number 1 ranked prospect has decided to play for Ohio State (Hilliard), but he didn't. He also could have written and article about how of the top 10 prospects in Ohio more than half are staying in the B1G, but he didn't. Or how about an article about how Ohio State has been able to attract top prospects from South (Shazier, Roby, Kwon, Dantre, etc), why didn't he write something about that? It all has to do with $$$ and right now ESPN has a couple billion reasons to back the SEC, therefore all the hate on the B1G and the other conferences. 

Comment 02 Oct 2014

Hopefully Alabama puts a mudhole in them, because one of my favorite images in college football is throngs of sad southern boys wearing bangs and pastel-colored clothes standing around idly as their football team gets waxed on national television.

And one of my least favorite images in college football is throngs of ecstatic southern boys wearing bangs and houndstooth apparel watching their team schlack an overhyped opponent. Is there anyway both teams could lose?  

Comment 29 Sep 2014

They already did one on SEC girlfriends...

Comment 24 Sep 2014

ESPN is nothing more than a giant PR firm. Unfortunately, they happen to be the strongest PR firm in the sports world. Our only hope is if Fox Sports continues to gain a foothold in college sports, as they have a vested interest in the success of the B1G. Somehow I don't think Jim Delany thought about the negative PR campaign ESPN would use when he snubbed them to create the B1G Network.  

Comment 20 Sep 2014

Les' window of opportunity int the SEC is closing fast. He has to compete against Bama, Tamu, and Auburn. If he comes to the B1G his only real competition on a year-in-year out basis will be OSU. He is an excellent recruiter so the fear of recruiting won't scare him. Les is a gambling man, and his odds of reaching the playoffs are much greater in the B1G. This is what I base my theory on. 

Comment 19 Sep 2014

The 2009 Spartan defense was ranked 112th in nation in pass defense, but by 2011, when the secondary was full of players who had spent their entire careers in his system, the unit ranked 11th.

Right there is the key to MSU's success, the team was full of upper classman who had Narduzi's defense down. Ash not only has to worry about the learning curve of  a new defense, he also has to worry about constantly developing young talent as many players elect to leave OSU early these days. This is what worries me. 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I think Les will come to Michigan. The SEC is getting harder to win in, and I think Les will look at Michigan, and the B1G as a conference, and think hell I could win their easy, and get in the playoffs. In the SEC he has to compete against TAMU, Auburn, Bama, for recruits and W's. Whereas if he came to the B1G he would only really be competing against Urban, as I believe he doesn't view MSU or PSU as 'real' threats. Also, I think Michigan will throw a crap ton of $$$ at him, and possibly an all you can eat grass and booger buffet.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

The SEC dominance narrative did not begin until after '06, roughly the same time the Big 10 launched its own network. One could easily argue  in the BCS era the SEC was on par/if not worse than the B1G in W/L, take a look here http://espn.go.com/college-football/standings/_/year/2007. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but ESPN is out to get the B1G because they are seen as competition. And in business you never praise the competition, simple as that. 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

The SEC dominance narrative did not begin until after '06, roughly the same time the Big 10 launched its own network. One could easily argue  in the BCS era the SEC was on par/if not worse than the B1G in W/L, take a look here http://espn.go.com/college-football/standings/_/year/2007. Call me a conspiracy theorist, but ESPN is out to get the B1G because they are seen as competition. And in business you never praise the competition, simple as that. 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I completely agree. What will be interesting is where things go from here, with Fox Sports backing the Pac 12 and the Big 10 networks, and ESPN with the SEC and Big 12 networks (Longhorn network). Will we see a polarization of college football akin to news networks (Fox vs MSNBC, etc)? Ultimately it all comes down to money, and with ESPN having a substantial amount of money invested in the SEC we will continue to hear about the SEC's dominance for years to come. 

Comment 09 Sep 2014

People always say conference domination is cyclical, but I don't see any proof of Big Ten dominance being right around the corner. And the scary thing is the B1G's image problem won't be repaired by a single game or even a single season."

Yet somehow Florida State has been able to do that to the ACC. I remember watching ESPN and seeing the ACC Wheel of Destiny, because every week another crapfest of a team was beating the ACC Conference "leader". FSU had 1 amazing season, and they have turned the ACC around, so I wouldn't say it's impossible for Ohio State to do that with the B1G. With that said, it doesn't help when you have a juggernaut, such as ESPN, blasting the buckeyes every chance they can get (some warranted, most unwarranted). I am fairly confident when I say that if Ohio State were to win a NC, and there were no ESPN, or even if ESPN laid off the OSU hate for a little but, the perception of the B1G would be much different. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Oh I know the Zook was a good recruiter, but so was Tress. What I'm trying to say is there wasn't a huge drop off in talent from the team Urban inherited at Florida in 05, and the team he got here in 12. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Exaclty, because when was the last time we had an actual QB? We don't throw the ball. And so every team will beat us by loading the box and forcing us to throw. I watch TAMU, USC, FSU, and I get jealous of how their QBs just toss the ball effortlessly around like Brady Hoke tossing back flapjacks. So until we get a decent QB, and give him some decent time to make throws, you will not see elite WR talent at OSU. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

No way.... he inherited an 8-9th ranked team that was recruited by Ron Freaking Zook! The only legit player on that team was Percy Harvin. You could argue that the team he inherited at OSU was on par with his 06 NC team. team he inherited from Zook. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Ultimately it is Urban, if this was happening at Florida don't you think he would step in and say something? So why isn't he stepping in here and having the ultimate say with his coordinators? 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

So how do you fix this because throwing money at them to bring in top talent isn't working.