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Strong gets a big program paycheck at a school where football is second to basketball. Couldn't happen to a nicer person.
1 year, 3 months ago on UT Search To Start All Over From Scratch? Looks That Way
That would really be bad if a SEC team gets penalized for not winning the conference. Hopefully when that happens the SEC dominates the other teams to a National Championship and leaves everbody wishing the best 4 teams made the play-off instead of by selection committee preference. Intuitively I was thinking 4 teams would be good because that would allow more easily to select 2 SEC teams to compete but not to the point of others not participating. Sounds like that will not be the case. Was Bobby Bowden right in suggesting FSU should stay in the ACC to win National Championship? Would this be another reason to only have 8 non conference games so the SEC elite can prove their metal beating up other conferences?
1 year, 4 months ago on First BCS Standings Have Bama, Florida 1-2... But Also Reveal How The SEC Could Lose Out In New Playoff
I agree with you that it would be alot more interesting. They are free to chose to play those games now, but both sides chose not to pursue those games. Playing a BCS level team can be misleading, just because one is a BCS level team does not mean they are any good. The strength of schedule is still the most difficult in the SEC at this time so many are concerned about increasing the strength of schedule. Florida, Georgia and South Carolina already play some of the toughest ACC teams so if that alliance occurs the SEC will get to play BCS teams and will only see very few additional losses. The Big 12 and the SEC are clearly the two best conferences and in theory they could beat each other up and lose an opportunity to play in the playoff series even though they would be much better than a Ohio State or Michigan. I also like the idea about alliances in todays college football business reality. The SEC has an alliance with the BIG XII and could have an alliance with the ACC and that would be a strong business position.
College football is unfortunately a business before a collegiate sport environment; however, it does provide needed funding for the other sports.
1 year, 9 months ago on How The Five Major Conferences Handle Football Scheduling
This is a brilliant idea. If losing a 1/2 homegame a year is made up through additional TV revenue I think this could happen. The SEC new buddy the Big 12 already is playing 9 BCS level games so they will not be upset with us partnering with the ACC, and even though the ACC plays 9 BCS level games they are weak opponets and may like the opportuity to play th SEC to gain respect. I wonder if this would make the ACC our ally and they would be more inline with a 4 best team strategy for a championship as opposed to conference champions when the rubber hits the road. I think this is a win win, but clearly this would be a strong lifeline for the ACC.
I think the SEC should play that card on a future lookin. Timing is everything.
1 year, 9 months ago on Could TV Negotiations Drive SEC To 9-Game Football Schedule?