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This post was edited by DWags 16 months ago
So given that Charlie Strong reportedly turned down Tennessee, does that mean the SEC is now in decline in favor of the Big East?
The way it looks, they might have to re-hire Dooley.
Why doesn't Hoke get approached?
We're Michigan, fergodsakes!
Zags trying to hold off WSU late on ESPNU. Go Cougars!
MSU AD Mark Hollis tips hand and gives away Delany's super secret plan to outflank the CFB world by maybe possibly expanding to 16 (even though we're not really looking, honest) ...
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MrWoodson 16 months ago
All part of the plan.
We need the entire ACC to mistrust each other so that the conference crumbles. Once enough teams try to leave, the conference exit fee will be waived almost completely.
Also, I'm still not convinced that Delany isn't going after ND. Regardless of whether we have a good shot, our best chance definitely includes the ACC becoming too weak football-wise. That means we need FSU (B12), VT (SEC), Clemson (B12?), and Miami (?) to leave. UNC and GT leaving would help also.
laconophilia is everywhere...
Maybe in the 80's, but not anymore.
I went to MSU because 2/3 programs I was interested in were ranked higher, and the third was ranked 6th or 7th, while UM was 4th or 5th.
My mom suggested I apply at both, because she didn't realize MSU was a better school for my career. So I obliged. Wish I hadn't, my stupid uncle (UM grad) wouldn't stop bugging me about going there after I got accepted.
That L'ville team has a chance to make it to the NC next year. Even though no body talks about him because they play in the big east, Teddy Bridgewater is the real deal. If he was allowed to come out this Draft he would be #1 pick. Imagine how much money Strong could get next year if he takes L'ville to the NC? He's taking a gamble not taking the UTk job, but this could end up working out really well for him.
We won. Deal with it.
SMH. Steve, nobody was arguing that point or debating States win. The point was made about Bielema, Wisconsin, and whether or not the Arky job puts him closer to a title. Jesus you're a defensive SOB.
This post was edited by MalibuMan 16 months ago
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
I think when comparing the chance at a NC between the two programs you have to remember that Russell Wilson was probably a one in a generation player for that program.
Can the same not be said about Ryan Mallett? He led Arkansas to their only BCS bowl game in the programs history. Wisconsin has went 4 other times outside of the Wilson led one.
Okay, so if we are playing the hypothetical game and saying that Wisconsin was undefeated the last two years. The hail mary doesn't happen they win in OT and they beat Ohio state. Also, the argument that they were one win away the previous year. Let's say they put up two perfect seasons.
Out of the three Rosebowls Wisconsin has been to under Bielema they have lost two and the third one he won't be coaching and his team is an under dog with the other team heavily favored.
So even if those teams did hypothetically go undefeated in the B10 based on their Rosebowl performances do you really think they were good enough to beat Alabama or Auburn? Would those teams have been good enough to even beat the runner ups Oregon or LSU?
Based on their Rosebowl losses I don't think they could of beaten those four teams.
I think it's about a tie in terms of difficulty. Wisconsin probably give you a better chance to get to the BCS championship game (but going forth getting past Ohio State is probably as unlikely is getting past Alabama), but I don't think he's fielded a championship caliber team that can win an actual BCS bowl. At Arkansas he could probably field a stronger football team, but won't be able to beat the top dogs of the conference.
This post was edited by steveschneider 16 months ago
Thank you. This is what we have been telling you, and you finally understand.
After all that, It came down to money.
It wasn't a full on hostile buy out of a coach and I don't think Brett was driven by greed. It was the fact that Arkansas was willing to shell out the cash to keep a stable unit of coordinators. I think the coordinators was the main kicker for Brett.
If Wisconsin kept those coordinators in tact, I think we would of seen a different type of money play happen. Bielema talks to Arkansas about the job and then Brett uses that opportunity to leverage a raise at Wiscosnin.
Nobody is saying he is being greedy, he wants him and his staff to be compensated for their work. Wisconsin wasn't willing to pay what he thought was a fair amount and he went elsewhere. Good for him, sucks for Wisconsin and to a lesser extent, the B1G.
Bottom line though, we both agree that money was the deciding factor.
Arkansas has also had Matt Jones, and Tyler Wilson, and if it wasn’t for that stupid rule, Arkansas would have been in the BCS last year.
Wisconsin has never had anyone close to the talent of RW at QB.
I think what it comes down when comparing the chance at a NC between the two is that in the SEC a one or two loss team has a much better chance of getting into a playoff then a one or two loss B1G team. If I was BB I would like my chances a lot better of going 10-2 and 11-1 in the SEC at Arkansas, then going 13-0 in the B1G at Wisconsin.
For what Wisconsin runs, they have had good QBs. Tolzein completed 73% of his passes.
Anyway, the crux of it is a 1 loss Arkansas isn't getting in before an undefeated Wisconsin. A 2 loss Arkansas isn't getting in before a 1 loss Wisconsin...
Alabama may have the pull, but not Arkansas.
It was dink and dunk with Tolzen and the other guy’s. Wilson gave that O a whole new dimension. BB should have much more success getting a QB of that talent in the SEC. Bobby P also left some talent at that position on the roster.
I don’t think so. Most year’s a 10-2 Arkansas is going to have a better resume then a 11-1 Wisconsin.
BARRY SWITZER, former Oklahoma coach, Arkansas alum on Bret Bielema:
The first thing I heard today was that he grew up on a pig farm. That's quite a start in my book. And my last memory was watching him hang 70 on Nebraska. Just those two facts are enough. Then, I hear that he's out of the Hayden Fry-Bill Snyder-Barry Alvarez coaching tree. Oh, that's enough for me to like a lot. Then, I hear he's got a 27-year-old wife. Okay, we can stop. I like him.
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