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Comment 07 Jul 2018

While I agree the 1G looks more like 16 than 10, I always saw it as trying to make the IG in BIG looks as much like the number 10 as possible. 

I think the ship has sailed on The Western Conference, so we gotta stick with something..  

Comment 07 Jul 2018

The only way I could keep Ohio State & Michigan straight was after I heard that it made no sense how they were placed.

Everyone else was a blur. 

Michigan has leaders prominently featured in their fight  song, yet they were in the Legends, and Woody Hayes was arguably the most legendary figure in Big Ten history, and they were in the Leaders. 

Comment 07 Jul 2018

I hated it because I never knew who was in what division. The alignment made no sense at all, but that's par for the course in a conference that named a position award partly for a guy who never played in any variation of the B1G, and which also eschewed the only two time Heisman Trophy winner's name from his position award. 

Comment 05 Jul 2018

I have an MBA also, but I can't do that because I flushed all that shit the day I didn't need it, because my job requires a high school diploma for entry level. Higher education just helps you climb the ladder from there. 

Comment 05 Jul 2018

I actually think he's more right than wrong. Perhaps, the better wording would be "a lot."

Sure, there are 5 schools in Philadelphia alone - they even had their own league once - and we can rattle off the list of major cities, all of which contain one or more major universities. But, think about how many schools in the B1G are in "college" towns. Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, and Northwestern (or, has Evanston been swallowed by Chicago?) Hell, Lincoln is a college town when compared to Los Angeles.

In the SEC, I think all 12 of the 14 schools are in college towns, with the exceptions being Vanderbilt and South Carolina (Lexington may be larger, too & I'm not looking it up).

The Big XII is almost exclusively college towns, with TCU being the outlier in Fort Worth. And the Pac-12 has quite a few small town campuses. 

But, when you get into Group of Five schools, FCS, D2, D3, NAIA, I think that's where his "most" statement gains traction. There are thousands upon thousands of schools in places like Lawrence, Kansas that are just sleepy college towns.

Having said all that, I don't believe a single school was founded based upon the logic, let's put it here because it's boring. 

Comment 05 Jul 2018

Speaking of Alabama, I wonder what changes, if any, their defense will have with the departure of Jeremy Pruitt. 

Comment 05 Jul 2018

...and oh yeah, what right do you Elevenwarriors have in deleting my response when you allowed such a stinging article as this to be written?  

Your comment was not deleted by 11W, it was downvoted into oblivion by the readers. 

All I did was agree with it and explain why it was true and would happen.

And, I suspect this is why. 

Your ignorance is unbecoming of you and your web page.

Or, possibly this was the reason. 

Comment 05 Jul 2018

About 25% of the Heisman Trophy winners since 2007 have been quarterbacks in their first season under center.  Clearly, more first year starters falter than flourish, but it's not uncommon for a talent like Haskins to take things to the next level. 

Frankly, I think it is more likely he wins the Heisman than sucks up the Shoe.

Comment 02 Jul 2018
I'll bite - no. I believe that Tressel was in the early stages of a slow, downward spiral. I think his recruiting was trending downward, and the O line and LBs were the first areas it was manifesting itself. I love the Senator, just calling it how I see it.
Comment 02 Jul 2018
Sure, turnover isn't always a bad thing, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's good either. Assistant coaching hires are absolutely critical, as we've seen what happens when everything doesn't line up. Basically, it highlights how hard it is to perform at the level they've sustained.
Comment 02 Jul 2018
Very true, Lou. The difference now being that Greg Schiano is in the mix, Larry Johnson is in the mix, and Fickel is gaining HC experience. Heck, for that matter, Chris Ash and Tom Herman are other guys with ties to the Urban era at Ohio State. Even though some on this list are less likely than others (Herman, Ash), I believe that there are more legitimate candidates tied to the program now than there were in 2011.
Comment 02 Jul 2018
What did Urban "save" us from? See: Texas, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and Alabama. If that doesn't underscore the importance a major shift in coaching makes, I don't know what will.
Comment 01 Jul 2018

There will be after all of the Americans move there. 

What? They all promised... 

Comment 01 Jul 2018

No, no woman is that hot. Not even her.