Such a tough call between 2002 & 2014. I'd say 2014 was the funner team to watch just cause they became unstoppable by season's end whereas 2002 was heart attack inducing almost every week.
Every team should be in a conference. Yes. That's just the way it is. It should be the same situation for everyone.
"Everyone should be allowed to lose one game, no matter what." Don't care if it was to an FCS team by 100.
A&M and Carolina are probably 7-8 win teams. Decent but nothing special. The ACC is so bad that is doesn't even matter. There might only be 2 ranked ACC teams by season's end. Who's the best conference team they got? Syracuse? That's pathetic.
This wouldn't have happened if Notre Dame was forced to join the ACC. ND/Clem should have been the ACC title, not a playoff game. OSU should have been in there. Everyone should be allowed to lose one game, no matter what.
The non-con isn't that strong. The schedule overall is actually quite strong. OSU's conference slate this year is probably as tough as anyone in the country. Want to talk about shitty schedules? Clemson would like to have a word.
Not only does chickenshit saturday result in a guaranteed win, but it also gives these SEC teams an extra week to get healthy. It's one less game compared to what the rest of the country has to play. It's one less game where a starter could get hurt. OSU is playing PSU / scUM back to back to finish the year, while these guys are playing high schools. It's BS.
Maybe it was one of the grounds crew? Perhaps this will remain one of life's great mysteries.
Northwestern is the biggest trap game to me. It's the traditional sandwich game between two bigger games. Also NW is a pretty solid squad and it's on the road. Perfect formula for an upset. I hear you on Nebraska, but I feel like a lot people are circling that one. So I'm not as worried about it. I also think Indiana could be an under the radar upset pick. For the most part, I feel like they always play the Bucks tough.
I think it was around '97-'98. I started following cause they are one of the best programs in the country and I always loved their unis.
I bet Clemson will be favored by at least 2 TDs in every game this year. Their schedule is an absolute joke....yet again. They're a lock for the playoff.
They're the new Tennessee.
There's a significant gap from the top 6 and the rest. They're the clear blue bloods of the sport.
They need to stop making immediate eligibility so easy to get. Like it or not, there needs to be a penalty for transferring, barring some extreme circumstance. I don't care if guys transfer, but there needs to be a penalty for doing it in most cases. Otherwise you have chaos.
Ejections should only ever happen for fighting, throwing punches, etc. No one should ever be ejected for a hit. I'd rather someone stay in the game after a dirty hit (which I feel rarely ever happens; people act like dirty hits happen constantly but they don't), than someone get ejected on BS call. Making the targeting rule better is simple. Just get rid of the damn ejection component.
I'd hope the assistants would be loyal to the program and not to a coach.
I think since the 2015 game was fresh off of the inexplicable Sparty loss, it may have slightly hindered some people's enjoyment. We knew the 2015 team was better than they played most of the season. So it made it frustrating to some extent cause it was like, where the hell was this all season?
I guarantee you the coaches hate it. They won't say that publically though cause it'd make them look bad. You have to be crazy to think this is good for the sport. Way too much uncertainty and chaos. Makes it almost impossible to plan for the future.
It's a kinda bitch move for sure. I get the whole doing what's best for me thing, but there should come a point when someone helped you out that you return the favor. You shouldn't just immediately bolt as soon as you get unhappy. It's irritating to me when people just make decisions and don't give any consideration as to the impact of their decisions on others.
The rules should be based around the majority, not the 1% or less players that could potentially make it in the NFL early. So yeah, I hope they never change the rule.
I don't know why people keep trying to create these other leagues. The NFL and CFB is enough. I think most people don't watch these leagues because they've had enough football by February and aren't interested in following another league for the next 4 months. It's oversaturation. This is why these leagues continue to fail. We don't need an alternative.
I don't understand why Virginia didn't get hit with backcourt at the end of regulation. Is that allowed after a foul shot? Is it because it was tipped (although to me it didn't look any Purdue player ever touched the ball)? Seemed strange to me they were allowed to tip it all the way to other end.
The committee doesn't care about SOS. They proved that when they picked Bama in 2017. Bama's best nonconference game that year was Fresno St. That was a perfect opportunity to show SOS matters. OSU's schedule was way better but the committee took the easy way out. So yeah until those morons stop using the made up "eye test" to include teams, SOS will continue to be irrelevant.
Auburn is the new Tennessee. Begin the year in the top 10 and finish with 4-5 losses. Funny how everyone forgets they usually end up being just a slightly above average team year after year.
It's not all about money. That will come soon enough. Probably doesn't want to regret passing up another opportunity for a championship.
Clemson is now on the ESPN payroll. So that's why it's not a big deal. ESPN controls what's a big deal and what's not.