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I'm not a fan of this, but whatever.
Big Ten coaches and athletic directors have formally requested that the NCAA put the brakes on new proposed recruiting rules that would allow unlimited contact and mailings to high school prospects.
9 is ok by me. 10 is too many.
BacardiBuckeye: "But in all honesty I like Penn State, I want to see Penn State do good that's why I check this board everyday." 4/2/14
Ten is too many. All cupcakes outside of mich, neb, and osu. Gonna hurt our strength of schedule. Lol.
10 should never pass as long as the NCAA keeps the limit at 12 games. Too much money would be lost.
10 games mean schools can only schedule a max of 7 home games.. Say good bye to marquee OOC matchups in this case..
If we go to 10 games, we will only see MAC and FCS teams in the OOC. We need a minimum of 7 home games to fill the athletic department coffers. Not getting 8 every other year would even hurt.
No more than 9 even if it creates an unbalance home/road split.
That is why I can't see it happening unless the NCAA let's teams schedule 13 games. Maybe make a rule that you can schedule a 13th game, but it has to be against a FCS team and it does not count towards bowl eligibility.
And that unbalanced schedule doesn't matter much either. The Big East and the old PAC-10 have done it forever as did the Big XII last year. It all balances out.
This post was edited by getmyjive11 14 months ago
Pac-12 hasn't seemed to be helping itself in recent years with 9 conference games, just adds more losses to go around. Just not a fan of cutting out OOC games.
I think the progression you're going to see is toward big teams meeting at neutral sites and splitting the revenue. That seems to be where the trend is going.
Agree with you there, 100%.
For the conference's perception as a whole it's probably a smarter move.
Two OOC games encourages teams to play cream puffs, or at best average teams, because you want to keep your team healthy for the conference slate.
Having three OOC games and having your top teams get embarrassed by Bama aren't productive for the B1G at all, and take away from the competitive reputation the conference has historically.
That being said, this sucks. I like watching OOC games (why I enjoy bowl season), and this means less interesting non-traditional matchups.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
To be fair, those were going by the wayside anyway.
In the BCS era, the most important thing on the resume is the "0" in the loss column. Adding a big boy OOC opponent does nothing for you, or at least it does not do as much as a guaranteed win. JMO.
EDIT: @Balt. Not sure why it didn't quote like I thought. My bad.
This post was edited by Texas Lion 14 months ago
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