A lot of people don’t like PJ Fleck but I’m a fan. Followed him since his early days at Western Michigan and was happy to see him take a job in the B1G. I always knew he’d do well at Minnesota. I’m sure he’ll eventually take a job somewhere he can win a national championship. Until then, I’ll root for the Gophers until they play the Buckeyes.
Let this be a lesson to all the young Bucks our there...don’t ever do anything nice for your girlfriend.
Just pay the players already. Let them hire agents out of high school. I am so sick of the NCAA.
The horses had a little too much pregame
There is plenty of depth in the middle. Not as much depth at tackle. That’s why Paris Johnson Jr was so critical to the 2020 class. He’ll be in line for early PT.
Agreed there. Play baseball in college and operated on just as many scholarships as our softball team. Year after year they could not find enough girls to play and because they had about 12-15 less players than we did, each of them were getting about 2x that as the average baseball player. Also, we had identical budgets so we would take the bus a lot while the softball girls got to fly. I noticed other perks here and there the softball team got (field, equipment, apparel upgrades) cause they had money to spend.
If they increase the number it will only help the better teams.
Has reducing scholarships to 85 per team in 1992 really helped level the college football playing field? The most powerful programs in college football prior to 1992 are pretty much still the most powerful programs in college football today and I’d argue those programs are even more powerful and have more influence than they did 30 years ago. If anything, I actually think 90-95 scholarships is the sweet spot and wouldn’t create any more imbalance than we have today.
Day is going to be a great one. Really excited for the future.
Loved that they showed TBDBITL performance. I’d rather broadcasts always showed the bands rather than listening to ESPN blowhards for 20 minutes break down the first half.
WTF was that last drive? Went away from everything that was working.
Totally forgot about Purdue and I was even at that game. Still 4-1 West to about to be 0-3 East.
I think the West has some good momentum going into next year. Especially Northwestern so long as Fitz stays in Evanston.
I think Penn State takes a major step back next season despite their highly ranked recruiting classes.
Who would have thought the B1G West would go 4-0 in their bowl games while the B1G East is about to go 0-3? OSU needs this game to save face for the East.
In less than a minute it went from 17-6 Iowa to 19-17 Mississippi State. Wow.
Don’t know who is worse in these bowl games. B1G refs or ACC refs.
UCF looked good on their first possession resulting in a TD. They looks fast even compared to LSU’s defense.
I’m rooting for Jimbo at A&M to build a team to at least knock off Alabama every other year. He’s college footballs best chance to keep Nick out of the CFP.
Upvote for sharing the same wedding anniversary
I had to pay my wedding venue $500 to set up the OSU/Miami game in 2011. That was the Luke Fickell year. Glad the Buckeyes won on your wedding day.
There is absolutely no way the SEC will give up the championship game. That game is way too lucrative for that conference.
Edit: my bad, thought you were talking conference championship.
It’s an absolute sham that Alabama and Georgia have only played each other in the regular season 12 times in the last 41 years! Alabama and Florida have only played each other 12 times in the last 40 years. That’s what you get with an 8 game conference schedule and permanent cross over against Tennessee. Meanwhile, LSU and Florida and Auburn and Georgia are permanent crossover rivals. Bama has had the easiest freaking schedule set up for them since Saban took over. Don’t underestimate that this goes a long way into them making the playoff every year. Way less land mines on the schedule than anyone else in football in their own division.
The playoff isn’t the problem. It’s the regular season that makes the selection a controversy. Make all P5 teams play 9 conference games and 10 P5 games total. If you play an FCS team and win, it shouldn’t be counted in the CFP selection criteria.
100% disagree on the expanded playoff argument. As someone said earlier, half the 20 semi final games have been decided by more than 3 touchdowns. What makes anyone think we’ll see anything more unpredictable in the 1v8 and 2v7 matchups? If we examine the results of the last 5 years, can we really look back and say there were 5-8 teams that could have realistically win it all? 8 teams is a stupid idea.
Will Oklahoma get blown out bigger than the NC game against USC in 2004?