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Amusing Bob Stoops quote from 2002

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Clarity, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    From a 2002 ESPN article;
    "Stoops said the teams that play for the national title should at least have won a conference championship. Last year, Nebraska made it to the national championship game after not even winning the North Division of the Big 12."

    I wonder if he still feels that way? This isn't a knock on Bob, I completely respect him, but I still found this kind of funny.
  2. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    Don't you hate when people take your quotes completely out of context....... :banger:
  3. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    situations change... comments are also sure to change...

    I agree with the statement... if you can not win your conference you sure don't deserve a shot at the NC...

    He also said it wasn't fair that some conferences play a title game and others don't... he thinks all should, or the conference champ. game shouldn't be counted... sounds like he wants the upside of the game ($$$$$) but not the downside.... somebody needs to remind him that almost everything has a pro/con relationship... :)
  4. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    I agree with it too. I'm kind of surprised that someone somewhere (with some degree of control) hasn't said "until every BCS conference has a championship, those games will not count directly* towards the BCS."

    Conf. championship games should obviously go towards the conference title, but it just doesn't make any sense for it to work for or against a team when other majors (Big Ten, Pac 10, etc.) don't have one.
  5. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    IF they want the $$$ it brings in... they need to put up with the fact that it can screw that team if they lose IMO (granted it didn't matter this year).... I was kind of hopeing that they wouldn't make it to the Sugar... I figure they like getting the $$ from the game, so why not let the thing blow up in their face :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: ... I know it's an evil thought, but I'm sick of these guys wanting only the good side, and not face the bad side of the risks they are taking...

    I frankly think they should go the other route and not allow a conference champ. game... I like the way the Big Ten does it (execpt that I wish we could all play each other and only have two ooc games each before the season..)
  6. ncbuckeye3

    ncbuckeye3 PJ Fan

    >>>>>>Conf. championship games should obviously go towards the conference title, but it just doesn't make any sense for it to work for or against a team when other majors (Big Ten, Pac 10, etc.) don't have one.<<<<<<<

    How is this any different than NCAA Basketball all those years that the Big 10 did not have a conference tourney? The conference champion was the team with the best record, and the automatic bid. The conferences that had tourneys recognized the tourney champ as the conference champ and they got the bid. Now I know a lot more teams go to the tourney and the conference champ usually got a bid, but think of the smaller conferences, like the Southern. The team that goes undefeated in the regular season in the conference and loses the tourney to the team that didn't win a game, usually does not go to the NCAA tourney.
  7. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Under normal circumstances I'd argue that you can't draw a parallel to basketball, as every single game in college football is effectively life or death when it comes to a shot at the national championship. But Oklahoma shot holes in that theory this year.
  8. WoodyWorshiper

    WoodyWorshiper THINK, Before You Speak Former College Pick'Em Champ

    Almost as funny as Charles Barkley claiming he was "misquoted" in his Autobiography!!
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Another Bob Stoops' statement (also, this might be record thread bump too...:gagnam:):

    “I’ll tell you the fan base that should be the most worried is Ohio State,” Stoops said. “They’ve already lost at home to Oregon. Their defense continues to struggle. The Big Ten Conference this year is really loaded. This may be the year they’re not going to win it.”

    Legendary USC running back Reggie Bush agreed with Stoops’ assessment. Bush went down the list of Big Ten teams that could challenge Ohio State for the conference championship. There are several worthy foes, and most of them happen to be in the Buckeyes’ division.

    “I agree with you, coach. In the Big Ten this year, we may see a new champ. You think about the teams in the Big Ten that are playing good football right now. Michigan is playing good football right now. Michigan State is playing good football right now. Penn State. Iowa might have the best defense in college football. The one common denominator among all these teams is that they don’t beat themselves. They’re playing mistake-free football. Think about Sean Clifford. Last year, he turned the football over a lot. This year, he’s not turning it over, and that’s why they’re playing so well.”

    "Of all these teams, you know (which one) I'm buying? I'm buying Ohio State," Kanell said. "I can get them the cheapest as far as odds to win the national championship, and I think they have the least amount of concern or easiest fix for what ails them. You did notice, (coordinator) Kerry Coombs is no longer calling the defensive plays on the defensive side of the ball for the Buckeyes. They're trying new things, so you would expect them to struggle somewhat — to have some guys out of position, to maybe have some missed assignments. The longer the season goes on, they can iron those out.

    "They still have all that talent on the offensive side of the ball. C.J. Stroud has been pretty good. A couple of opportunities he has missed on or made a couple less-than-stellar throws, but the offense can still carry this defense, much like they've done, until they get things figured out. And by the way, they play Penn State, who looks like a much better opponent at home. They do have to go to Indiana, but that doesn't look like an insurmountable task now. They do have to go to Nebraska, win that one. Michigan State at home. And then the last game of the year in Ann Arbor — as good as Michigan has looked, I hope it's a great game, I'd still say right now give me Ohio State. So of all these issues that you could fix and which ones are the easiest and fixable, I would say it's the Buckeyes for sure."
  10. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    The fanbase doesn't need you to tell them to start to worry, Bob.
  11. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Please print this and hang it In The Woody.
  12. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Maybe worry more about your Sooners, Bobby
  13. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

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