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As someone who works in tech as well, this is how I have thought for a while now.
Sometimes I wonder about Dodd's true motivation.
With an absolutely transcendent player at the QB position, yes, Mack has gotten Texas to championships. How have the other years worked out?
Texas, Texas Tech, OU & OSU to Pac 12
The notion that things changed yesterday because an ACC bottom feeder and a Big East bottom feeder went to the Big 10 is absurd. If things were as bad as everyone says, they were that bad last week. Yesterday did not change anything except provide an opening for folks to repeat existing talking points.
Last time I checked Rutgers was in first place in the big east with an undefeated conf record, not sure how that qualifies as "bottom feeder" status
Maybe you should do some research before arguing irrelevant points
I would respectfully ask that this thread which is about the future of the conference and all the programs not devolve into a Mack bashing/defending pissing match. It serves no purpose and is in every other thread on the board. Even the most fervent Mack defenders don't expect him to remain the coach for much longer and this is about the future of all the programs so it is really irrelevant to the conversation.
This post was edited by utsal 17 months ago
Rutgers is 100% a bottom feeder. Having a decent team every 5 to 10 years does not make you less of a bottom feeder. Quick, name one player on the team. Name 2 alumni outside of Ray Rice and Brian Leonard.
That is the problem with the new "playoff", it really isn't a playoff if the participants are going to be decided by opinion and voters.
If the playoff would be 8 teams and champions of conferences only or 16 teams with the champions and runners up participating only, then conference re-alignment would pretty much end or finalize and go back to the regional conferences that we used to have.
The corruption,polls,rankings and opinions need to end.
I don't prefer his bodily functions so out front on the air waves. But he makes sense and has good insight many times. Remember, he was on the inside at the 40....
"Don't know. Never had one"
-- D. Royal-Mack Brown how to coach a team after a losing season
It is a mistake to believe this in any way has anything to do with what happens on the field of play.
This is a money grab for additional TV sets for conference networks and nothing else. There is no big picture, no big plans, nothing. These guys are trying to improve their bottom lines as much as possible for their conference networks because it's the fastest way to increase revenue for everyone.
Something to note - the quality of football played in the Big Ten (outside of Columbus) has declined every year since the formation of the Big Ten Network. There's little incentive for individual programs to win as they can just gravy train off of the BTN revenues.
Many accuse our AD of thinking only about money and not enough about wins and losses (rightfully so, I should add). Imagine that now on a conference level. That's what is going on in the Big Ten and is starting to occur in the SEC. Having a competitive product on the field is secondary to increasing the number of major media markets in the conference network footprint.
Whether or not Rutgers is a bottom feeder is completely irrelevant. They were added to give the B1G more money and access to their network. They added them to help push the Big 10 Network into the basic cable package in an area with a lot of Big 10 fans, and believe it or not, yes a lot of Rutgers fans.
'Texas is still the #1 franchise in college football and there is no sign of any imminent design.'
and on the upswing this season right now...all it takes is for the Lines to be shored up, Searles is doing this w/o balance and enough OTackles. Then some shoring up in the LB'g unit, Secondary, a proven pass catching TE. Efficient Kicker. Maturity will bring that I feel. Looking forever for consistent, productive Cvg units.
PS also OU is still capable of defeating almost any opponent. TX a little less than, but capable. OK St has that ability as well.
This post was edited by Bruce7 17 months ago
I believe your insight is correct in many ways.
I agree, Belmont needs to pull their head out of the sand and see what's going on around them before it all passes them by.
Just stop buying Longhorn dog bowls and pooper scoopers at the Co-Op.
Only way change is made is when the money stops rolling in.
I think A&M was a great add for the SEC competitively, geographically, and financially. A&M took a gamble, they had to take a gamble, and so far it's paying off. I think Texas also needs to be proactive. In light of the evolution of the other major conferences, The Big 12 as it stands today is not the long term answer competitively or financially.
you have a lot of those in our fan base too. just look at the small sampling size of this board.
Rutgers has about 20 players in the NFL right now.
The Old guard dogs work hand in hand with the Bankers. That's why they are in the position they are in. They know how the Benjamins work, how to control. Control is always numero uno. Power, then revenue. And there is a difference between markets of College Football (education) and the professional world of Corportism.
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