It seems AAU status is a critical factor. Although both teams don't quite fit the Big Ten mold. However, I am learning to think of them as Big Ten teams. It is unfortunate they are not great at football, but I can remember about 4 years ago Purdue being accused of accepting BIG money and doing nothing but being a garbage team... and a few years later we are upset. Some teams aren't good. Those teams change. Last year NW won the west, this year they are bad. Things change
RU and MD will get better. I'm fine with their addition. Every conference has bottom feeders. We are blessed to be a top tier program, and I appreciate all the teams in the BIG and wish all but one well.
On another note. I would love to see the practice of relegation employed in the NCAA. That has been brought up before. I love that idea. I'm not entirely sure how it would work best, but think it would be fun to see it in action.
it's an 8:00 am game here in Alaska. Love the 8:00 am games! Wake up and game is on! Coffee, pancakes. Love it.
I like this observation. I had not considered it until I read it here. Regular season games that are big time. Going to be a fun stretch run. Go Bucks!
This is how I think it SHOULD be. LSU, has nice wins. OSU decent schedule, margin of victory, passed weird eye test criteria, Bama cause Bama, PSU over Clemson because of Wofford. If bama beats lsu then they would move to #1.
SMU- Memphis - 94 points with 8 minutes left. Clearly going to break 100. 125?
Games this evening seem like defense is optional.
I'm guessing you are rooting for Memphis. It looks like that is working out.
For a poor slate today, I've enjoyed a lot of these games.
C Bryant committed PI on every look his way it appeared to me. Refs could have flagged him every time. Game was messy all around.
Cincy-Memphis at the end of the year will be a good one.
walk off kick. Best thing about 7 and 1....
Big kick return. move the ball. Big kick. that is all.
D still needs to figure things out. ECU was moving easily before the pick 6. There is plenty of time.
Bout time Cincy dbs
Cincy D needs to show up on this drive.
still pulling for them. need to score here.
ECU qb playing incredibly. Bryant is getting picked on.
Frost presser is going to be ugly. I'm not sure if Frost needs more years to get his guys. Thinking he needs better coaches.
Good play call. Too easy.
Pretty sure Neb D is going to give up the TD.
Watching the final moments of Neb./Pur. It is awful football, but it is a close game making it interesting. Neb. D is terrible. Frost needs help on D.
So, I'm not from Ohio. Born/raised in Alaska. All my extended family lives in Ohio. I was raised as a OSU fan though, and am a diehard buckeye fan. I never got to listen to Keels much. I have listened to the radio call online only a few times, and feel Keels does a good job. but I don't have the same view as many others that he is at another level, likely because I didn't always listen to him. Keels voice is great, but makes me sleepy. This makes his call seem less exciting. I agree that Lachey is kind of hard listen to. He is jarring compared the Keels hum. For sure Keels IS the voice of the buckeyes though, he has a very unique sound.
This tandem was something I had forgotten. Gus was fantastic on the call, and Davis doesn't seem to add much. Yup, Klatt may not add as much as I thought to Gus' call.
I've seen them do first bump frequently before their games. In fact, I was watching for it at the outset of the Wiscy game. I love it when they do that.
I noted Hamilton and Cornell did almost the same thing before Hamilton got his sack in the game last week. The playcalling must have given them the green light to go, would that be their tell possibly?
Gus is very unique with his call. That is why I love him. It is refreshing compared to others.