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Alternate Pod Setup

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Quattro, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Pod A: OU,OSU,UT,TTU
    Pod B: AZ,ASU,USC,UCLA
    Pod C: Cal,Stanford,Colorado,Utah
    Pod D: UW,WSU,UO,OSU

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    oesn't seem all that bad.
     
  2. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    SoCal is the recruiting hotbed and families/friends can travel via car according to Google Maps as follows (using Corona Centennial as the epicenter):

    Corona to Tempe: 5.5 hours
    Corona to Tucson: 7.25 hours
    Corona to Berkeley: 7 hours (could be 9 because you have to drive thru the East Bay
    Corona to Palo Alto: 6.75 hours

    Looks better to me actually as it puts us with Calif schools that are academically excellent.
     
  3. CaliBuff901

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    This is the ONLY arrangement that would make adding Texas pallatable. Being with Cal & Stanford would be pretty sweet, missing out on SoCal schools is unfortunate but WAY better than being aligned with Texas.
     
  4. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    flights (direct): Ontario to closest airport

    Ontario to Tempe: $120
    Ontario to Tucson: $120+
    Ontario to Berkeley: $180 to Oakland
    Ontario to Palo Alto: $160 to San Jose


    Ontario to Boulder: $260

    My point being we should still be able to recruit SOCAL the same as we would with the AZ schools in our POD, if not better.
     
  5. J.R. Ewing

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    I like it, the Arizonas will like it, Cal and Stanford will be pissed as hell.
     
  6. DBT

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    I like that a lot better than us being in a CU, uu, asu, ua pod, fo sho.
     
  7. azbuff

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    Yeah, those pods are never going to happen. Cal and Stanford, who probably aren't all in for expansion anyway, would kill expansion with fire if they suspected that pod set-up.
     
  8. ximianKernel

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    both Cal and Stanford will require that they play USC and UCLA every year as historically they been doing that for most of the last century. Same concession that was given to them during the scheduling and division of the Pac-12.
     
  9. fervorfactor

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    Stop at 14 and zipper for now (OU and someone else). I like that idea and the associated scheduling a lot. I'm with all the others here against admitting UT. **** em.
     
  10. tante

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    going to 14 first will ease the pain when we go to 16 and get pods. I'm sure Nebraska and Oklahoma did some bitching that they couldn't play each other every year, but maybe Larry Scott will promise to personally deliver a sack of money to Stanford and Cal every year.
     
  11. CUAviator

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    If the Pac-12 lets Texass in, I say we call their bluff and pull chocks for the Big-10...stepping on Mizzou on our way.
    (caveat: I'm from California, grew up a Pac-10 fan, am currently ecstatic about being the P-12...but for the love of all that's good an holy - NO TEXAS). Legal justification: we joined a conference called the Pac-12. If that conference doesn't exist anymore, it can't sue us.
     

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