lol IDK man I think they just pulled some names out of a hat.
They actually got this done. I'm almost amazed.
"The league's athletic directors and presidents also approved a scheduling model that includes at least one team from a major FBS conference per year and no FCS teams. Delany hopes the model will be in place league-wide by 2016."
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With the exception of Nebraska west looks like a basketball conference. East looks solid though for football.
I'm in the camp that doesn't favor a 9 game conference schedule when other conferences play 8, all it does is add a bunch more losses to your conference, you ain't got 10 teams any more, quit fooling yourselves
that goes for the pac-12 too
edit - actually in this context it might add wins to the Big Ten since they would just lose the out of conference games anyway, I guess half the teams are guaranteed to win that 9th game which is sadly better than they would fare out in the wild
^ I'm not sure how much of your post is meant to be taken seriously, but the B1G (.747) comes in third amongst AQ conferences for OOC win percentage over the last decade, behind the SEC (.800) and Big XII (.782). (And like we learned on the last page, while scheduling fewer FCS opponents.)
Even if the 9-game schedule weren't a three-pronged strategic approach with good elements to consider, I'd still enjoy it for the B1G, -- mainly for a nice slate of cross-division games, post-expansion. I can't be the only follower of the conference who's sick of meaningless MAC or non-AQ beatdowns. Is there really anyone who wouldn't prefer to tune in to parity-based conference matchups instead?
I don't see how it's a bad thing in the slightest, whether or not other conferences play 8 or 9.
The less you know, the more you believe.
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460–690 66.7% 5,956 yards 49 TD 8 int
Those are AJ McCarron's numbers going into this upcoming season. The Tide has another stud team. Will this be the year that AJ claims the title of best QB in college history?
So even if the guy wins 3 titles as a starting QB he will still get little respect?
Compare his numbers to the other greats going into their final years. Dude has a shot at Heisman and another national title on top of those absurd numbers playing in the SEC.
Titles don't mean anything to anybody. Not the Heisman, not the NFL.
His stats are low. He doesn't put up enough yards. Not even 3,000 either year. Manziel put up 3700 yards in the air alone last year, and there was still talk about him not winning the Heisman. McCarron is very efficient, but the Heisman goes to people who put up "gaudy" numbers.
- What happens to Selena Roberts (or ESPN and/or E:60) now that those claims about Auburn's program have all but withered and died? Shouldn't these journalists be held responsible for trying to stir up shit when their allegations are unfounded?
- Also, how 'bout that Gordon Gee? If he were something other than a prominent university president, I might be mildly amused by his commentary.
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I just think of him as another great college QB that'll be fairly irrelevant in the NFL.
I wonder how badly Oregon will get hit tomorrow. Any resident fans nervous?