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Saban on 9-game conf sched: Let’s make a deal and let’s all play 10 good games. We’ll still play VT or Wisc ...and go play 9 conf games too.
Muschamp on the other hand says 9 games isn't good for UF. Why won't they commit to playing 10 good games as well? I wish they'd just go ahead and do it.
Edit: and don't say the FSU game because that's the only decent game Florida plays OOC anyway - even with 8 conference games.
This post was edited by FortWorthTide 11 months ago
As much I dislike the guy, Props to Saban for simply not GAF.
Started at the bottom, now we here.....better get used to it.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Other than that, what's your argument against it?
Higher # of quality matchups
Preserve rivalries at a lower cost to league quality
More inventory for TV, so more money for each school
The would be more matchups but that's not a guarantee they'd be higher quality.
We already preserved the rivalries with the current scheduling.
The money will not be determined by how many conference game each school is playing. Those games will be played regardless.
More conference games means less teams are bowl eligible. It looks much better to go 6-6 and go to Shreveport than go 5-7 and sit at home as a coach. Though I'm completely in favor of what the Big Ten has done with no FCS games. I would like 9 conference games and one marquee non conference rival (like a Penn State) and play a neutral game with a team like Wisconsin. Then have a team like Louisiana Lafayette at a BS game. I'm hoping when we eventually go to a 8 team playoff teams will not be as frightened to go 10-2.
It's not going to matter once a playoff starts anyway. I'm all for this.
Yes rivalries are preserved but it takes forever to cycle all the way through the other division. That's why I said preserve rivalries at a lower cost. And you're out of your mind if you think the SEC Network wouldn't command more money from the cable companies if every team had to drop a western Carolina in favor of even the crappiest SEC matchup.
This post was edited by Status 11 months ago
Don't really care about bowl eligible. I understand if you're the Dan Mullen or Mark Stoops you would, but if you're 6-6 you suck anyway. We have too many bowls as it is.
This thread makes laugh. Welcome to big boy football schedules...we've been doing it forever.
As a B1G member, I don't really like the 9 game slate because it means we have to play more garbage B1G teams.
We're going to play OSU, Michigan, and Nebraska every year anyway, so I'd rather have more quality OOC teams than play an easy win like a Minny or an Illinois.
JMO though. A 9 game slate would be better for our W/L, but I'd rather watch us play some great programs.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
You also haven't had a conference championship up until recently.
If you're 6-6 then you don't deserve a bowl game
Going .500 doesn't mean you should get a reward
That's like saying "Oh, you got half of your questions right on a test. Here's a passing grade"
But the reality is that most teams don't use the extra game for a premier matchup.
If by doing it forever you mean losing to the a 40 point underdog in Stanford or a mediocre Oregon State team then I would agree that you have been doing it forever
If that were the case and teams scheduled good OOC games then ok. But most teams have maybe 1 good one and 3 turds with only 8 conf games. At least it seems that way. I haven't gone through the schedules but I'm sure that would be the case
This post was edited by B1G Badger 11 months ago
True. Coaches like O'Brien and Meyer would IMO, as would Hoke and Saban. Pelini might not want to, but if he wants a presence in either Texas or California he's going to have to at some point.
Frankly I don't care about what the rest of the conference does. Minnesota and Wisconsin can schedule Toledo and Ball State and whip up on them, and help add to the B1G's OOC record for the analysts to yack about.
Actually most B1G schools schedule slop, and run into a good one by accident (Wiscy and OregonState).
We've been trying to bring in some good ones lately, and have usually played one good team a season in the OOC.
However IMO if the B1G moves to the 9 game slate, nobody will want to play anybody OOC so they can stay healthy for conference play.
But that's why I loved Saban's comments. He basically suggests that we all have a gentlemen's agreement to play 10 good games. We'll play 9 SEC games plus one of the VT, Clemson, Penn State, WVU, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, etc type teams each year.
Well, prior to the CCG, we played every team in in the conference...macht nichts.
Like I said, welcome to big boy football scheduling.
2008 coastal Carolina temple. Syracuse Oregon st
2009 Akron temple Syracuse eastern ill
2010 Youngstown Bama kent state temple
2011 Indiana st Bama temple eastern mich
2012 ohio Virginia navy temple
2013 Syracuse east mich UCF kent st
2014 temple Akron UMass TBA
Yeah. It's definitely the rest of the B1G who schedules pansies
They played Alabama twice
Tbh I don't think a PSU-Bama series while PSU was under sanctions would do the series justice.
However once we're out of the tunnel and back to where PSU should be, I'd love it.
We played Bama twice, Virginia cancelled the second leg of the home and home, and we're discussing a series with VaTech and Miami right now.
We're trying to get some bigguns on the schedule bud.
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