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"Regarding the SEC:
"I heard Oklahoma say and what the Texas administration says is it’s not a fit academically,” the source said. “If a kid can get into Mississippi State easier than he can get into UT, the two teams are not on an even playing field. It's not academic prestige as much as it is a different admission standard."
I am told that if the SEC were to change its rules (like the Big 12 upon inception), it would likely alter the viewpoint the Longhorns and Sooners have of the SEC.
Note: I do not know what the differences are in acceptance between Mississippi State and Texas or Oklahoma outside of what are simply NCAA guidelines. I’ll do some more digging to find out."
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They are a novelty act that will grow stale quickly. And they won't travel well long term. Boise is a small, rural town; total population 200,000. BSU has a grand total of 70,000 alumni. Boise State is a glorified commuter school. Beyond a year or two; they bring nothing to the table. I'm not certain Air Force is any better and I know that Louisville is even worse.
"Auferre, trucidare, rapere, falsis nominibus imperium; atque, ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant".
Would the SEC be open to the idea of changing their stance on partial qualifiers?
Seems like schools like MSU, Ole Miss, Scar, LSU and would veto that idea.
Academic rankings per UNWR:
Listed as if the Big XII and SEC were merged together to get an idea of how bad the BIg XII actually is.
58. Florida (tie)
58. --Texas A&M (tie)
75. Alabama (tie)
75. --Baylor (tie)
97. --Iowa State
101. Tennessee (tie)
101. --Kansas (tie)
101. --Oklahoma (tie)
111. South Carolina
132. Arkansas (tie)
132. --Oklahoma State (tie)
143. Ole Miss (tie)
143. --Kansas State (tie)
157. Mississippi State
160. --Texas Tech
This post was edited by WildBill71 on 9/13/2011 at 8:46 PM
Thanks Bobby and all at HookEm.
These are exciting times - appreciate your efforts to keep us informed.
"I've heard some of our fans say, 'We were always an SEC school. We just didn't know it," athletic director Bill Byrne said.
Don't know Bobby, but there novelty may already be wearing off. The BSU-Georgia game on ESPN drew an abysmal 2.3% of households, down significantly from TCU- Oregon State in the same time slot last year.
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