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Thanks for transferring Caldwell Pope to USC! How much eligibilty does he have left?
2 months ago on Hogs’ Young Earns MrSEC.com’s “Offensive Player Of The Year” Award
@John at MrSEC :) thats wrong! you're just like Slive-always ahead of the curve! Actually I would sign up for Mr. ACC but that league may be gone by the time you had it up and running!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Conference Bowl Records: 1998-2012
Well after all this site is Mr. SEC not Mr. Big Ten! ;)
@John at MrSEC Thanks for the response. It does seem inevitable we are heading towards a split. It only make sense. Its been amazing to read where the leaders of those conferences are bragging about getting an automatic spot in ONE BOWL GAME!! And meanwhile Kirk Herbstreit is blasting the powers that be for allowing a scenario where N. Illinois got in. Again, that will happen every year without a separation of divisions. It is not a sustainable situation nor seemingly worthwhile for the 'smaller schools'. Looking forwartd to the day when all this gets ultimately resolved. PS...I am a new reader this year (and a long time USC Gamecock!) Finding this site has been a blessing and is now a daily must-read! Thanks again sir and keep up the good work!!
5 months ago on Big Bang Theories: The Countdown To Super-Conferences (Part 2)
I believe the ultimate solution is creating a separate division for the 'other five conferences'; Big East, Conf. USA, Sun Belt, MAC, Mountain West, et al. They could then stage their own 8 team playoff for example. While naturally the TV rights for that potential package would not be worth near the rights for the upper echelon conferences, they should still be substantial I think.
Please consider; as it stands now those five lower conferences (and independents) add up to 60 teams. All they have to play for nationally now is one at-large spot in one of the new 6 'BCS style' bowls (2 of which will be playoffs). Look at the stink created when N. Illinois earned a berth in this years Orange Bowl. That would happen every year automatically,under the new system.
In their own division they can sell to their fans and recruits regular competetion for a national title.of their own.
There would be some jockeying by some schools to remain with the big boys (Cinncinati, BYU?), others may happily defer (Boise State, Connecticut?).
I also believe this possibly could end the expansion movement. There wouldnt be anymore need for conferences at either level to get much bigger once everything is divided and the number of potential new members becomes finite.
Thoughts Mr. SEC?