Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Mike80, Jul 26, 2007.
Can we get a vbet on whether this is announced by a certain date?
What football powers are left that you expect to add?
Besides we can just follow the SEC model of beating the crap out of the bottom of the conference maybe we too can have the top 6 all in the top10. We have a good number of potential football powers in tOSU, scUM, corn, little brother, ped aggy, Wisky.
I am mostly fine with expanding the footprint along the eastcoast for the BTN and adding more strong academic institutions who can rise up and do what Iowa does and be good every 4 or 5 years lol
until I hear substantively otherwise, I can only pro forma the map so much... but your point is very well taken
Rumors are started all the time...and usually aren't to be taken seriously.
the timing of this rumor doesn't make very much sense unless something is going on. I'm firmly on the side of someone piecing together 3 or more inconsequential things and making a rumor out of it, but usually the good rumors have some string of logic behind it. UMD by itself as a new school in the Big Ten makes no logical sense.
If Maryland (and/or FSU) had any intentions of moving the ridiculous exit fee voted in by the ACC this summer would force their hand to do it sooner rather than later.
So it's all about timeshares on Hatteras?
Out of the 4 schools the SEC has added over the past 20 years only one could have been labeled as a powerhouse (Arkansas). Over that same time period Ohio State has picked up two football powerhouses Nebraska & Penn State (stop laughing). I don't think a move purely for demographic reasons would be such a bad thing.
Regarding VPI, they were pretty adamant about saying 'not interested' when the SEC was sniffing around them last year.
The first step is admitting you have a problem.
And out of the three, who would have ever guessed that it would be Penn State that was brought down by a boy-buggering scandal?
I agree. There's only so much room at the top anyway. If, one day down the line after the Pedsters sanctions the Big Ten has Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Nebraska firing on all cylinders at or near the same time...that as strong a top 4 as you can get. Sparty and Wisky can be Sparty and Wisky and be good-but-not-quite-great teams, plus Illinois and Iowa jumping up at least once or twice a decade to have pretty good teams. Maryland with Under Armor and Big Ten money would have some potential, UNC would be solid and UVa and Rutgers would open up those populations more. Could be solid.
Personally I'd rather stick at 12, but it could be a lot worse. Pitt and Syracuse aren't involved.
It would be hilarious to raid the ACC right after ND joins.
MD, UVA, GT, UNC. Suck it, ND.
My first thought. If you are Delaney, this would be a face saving move of note!
Throw in that Penn State cultists want to go to the ACC to escape the "grand Big Ten conspiracy to hold them down" and it becomes even funnier.
Demographics simply won't allow that many BigTen teams to be great at the same time. There literally aren't enough 5 star, 4 star, and even 3 star players in the region.
Now if the NCAA decided to hammer half the SEC power schools at one time, I suppose this could happen.
But I could see a day when 2 of the4 are elite and 2 others very good at the same time. Unfortunately, Nebraska is good but not a shell of its classic self......Penn State too.
And what led you to that conclusion?
Maybe Delaney planned all along to offer ND, wait for their reaction, then punish them if they make the wrong choice.
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