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It just hit me that you probably meant Oklahoma State and not Ohio State when you said OSU. The Big XII does have moe credibility when they whine about the BCS, although both Big XII co-champs being crushed by non-champs from other conferences in their bowls waters down their argument. Oregon is the team that could probably have beaten the SEC in the NC game this year, but didn't get a shot. However, they did lose to LSU and Auburn when they did get a shot.
2 years, 2 months ago on Conference Bowl Records: 1998-2012
@Go USC : it is a shame that the B1G hasn't gotten their shot to show the SEC a thing or 2 in the NC game. If only they had a few SEC champ vs B1G champ matchups to shut us SEC homers up! Just a question, though...wouldn't the B1G have almost as many BCS titles as the SEC if LSU and Florida hadn't both crushed Ohio St in the NC game? Shouldn't your argument be that it is unfair that the B1G always ends up in the NC game against the SEC? Otherwise, they could win more championships. Nobody ever talks about the B1G victories over the SEC in the title game because there isn't much to talk about...
Truth is, some people are going to complain that their water is wetter than everyone else's, and their gold is just too heavy. But if your goal is to play for a national championship, ask yourself this question...would you rather be the one-loss champion of the BigXii (KS State) or the one-loss champion of the SEC (Alabama)? Which one is warming up in Miami? Perhaps if LSU had beaten A&M more convincingly (and not by less than the points given up by A&M on missed field goals and extra points) there wouldn't have been a tossup for the Cotton. Bowls pick teams to generate money, not fairness. Do you believe more people in Dallas and in TX would tune in to see TAMU or LSU? Also remember that A&M was supposed to be a gimme road game when the season started. Good luck in a conference with Texas...A&M beat them 15 out of 30 and they got a TV network from ESPN. A&M had a $20M payout in the Big XII and a softer schedule, so why do you think we moved to an $18M payout to play the winners of the last 6 national championships? Texas had been in the Big XII for 1 year before the headquarters of the Big XII moved to Dallas...wouldn't count on having much say in the Big XII. TAMU has 4 times as much money as LSU, a bigger TV market, a larger student body, etc. and nobody could see us when Texas was in the room.
2 years, 2 months ago on Some LSU Fans Wanting Out Of The SEC? We Thought They Were The Tigers, Not The Chickens
It's a shame that Sumlin forgot everything that he knew about running the football as Texas A&M's and Oklahoma's offensive coordinator ; p Ask LSU what A&M can do when they decide to spend the money--with the highest paid coach in the US (Jackie Sherrill) A&M played LSU for 10 years (1986-1995) and beat them 6 out of the last 7 times they played. They beat down Auburn and Bo Jackson in 1986 (36-16) and averaged 9.4 wins per season for the decade of the 90s. They won their conference 5 times in 10 years. The problem came from NCAA probations in 1988 and 1994, the second of which narrowly avoided being the death penalty. Recruiting went to Hell very quickly during the last 5-year probation (1994-1999) at the same time that the Southwestern Conference disintegrated. It would not surprise me for A&M to eventually have the highest paid coach in the SEC and be back on probation after winning the SEC in 4-5 years. Since the last time A&M won their conference (1998) only 5 teams have won the SEC, so we only have to get into the top 5 to have a shot. While we didn't post stellar records in the Big-XII, A&M did tend to beat the best teams in the conference and lose to the mediocre ones. If we follow our natural history, we will beat Florida, Alabama, LSU, or Auburn in our first year, but lose badly to SMU or Mississippi State.
2 years, 11 months ago on The SEC's spread offense experiment | March