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Here's A Positive Pac 10 Expansion Article

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by InTheBuff, May 27, 2010.

  1. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    yeah, that sounds like a switch in language. they've "activated". out of the tide pool into the river.

    this, however, sounds like hell to me: "Rick Neuheisel and Lane Kiffin trapped together at 30,000 feet".
     
  3. LABuffalo

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    Last college football game he'd been to is the Harvard-Yale game. When he was talking about the Pac 10 and the Big 12 and strategic alliance my impression was that he was thinking the conferences will play each other. But Texas, Nebraska, Kansas St. and even Oklahoma don't play OOC games against good teams. Oregon, no way! North Texas, way! To me that showed his lack of knowledge in how big time teams do the BCS thing.
     
  4. OKCBuff

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    I think the Big/Pac TV alliance thing was just a smokescreen, anyway. Now it sounds like they're about to go after their targets. Could be great news for us.
     
  5. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    every time you post you show me a lack of knowledge
     
  6. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    you read good.
     
  7. UrbanaBuff

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    Let's see, in the last 4-5 years, Oklahoma has played Oregon, Washington, Alabama and Miami. Texas has played Ohio State twice and Arkansas twice, Oklahoma State played Georgia last year. So yeah, you're totally right. None of these teams EVER play any tough OOC games.
     
  10. UrbanaBuff

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    So basically, with the exception of Oklahoma, his point still stands?

    Texas, Nebraska and K-State are N.O.T.O.R.I.O.U.S. for weak non-conference scheduling. Are you arguing against that?


     
  11. sackman

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    Nebraska and K-State, yes. Texass, not so much. I'll never defend the fuskers or K-state's weak ass scheduling (although K-State DID schedule USC a couple years ago). Texass does what everybody around here wishes we would do, which is 1-2 patsies, a middle of the road club, and a upper tier BCS team.
     
  12. UrbanaBuff

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    I don't know, sack. I just looked up their schedules going back to '05. This past year featured 4 non-BCS patsies. Embarassing. Not even middle-of-the-road squads. I'll concede Ohio State being a marquee series, but that seems like the anamoly and it was already 5 years ago! Arkansas is no longer top-tier, which is evidenced by the lop-sided UT beatdowns. The rest is filled in with Rice's, UTEP's and Sam Houston State's. Terrible.

    That is one sorry state of non-conference scheduling, especially when compared to the USC's, Ohio State's and Oklahoma's of the college football world.

    Or hell, even compared to CU, UT's scheduling is bad. At least we've ponied up against FSU, WV, Cal, Georgia in the past few years. If UT chases national titles, they should play like it.

     
  13. SINKRATZ

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    CU needs to play those teams to get any sort of recognition or payday, Texas does not. If they win all their games, they will be in the BCS regardless who they play non-con.

    Did you consider that CU is the patsy non-con game on the schedule for Georgia, Cal, FSU, WVU, etc? It sucks.
     
  14. Junction

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    That would be an ideal time for Desmond to forget to enter the numbers.... :nod:
     
  15. Mick Ronson

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    Not only does Texas play patsies OOC, they rarely leave the state of Texas to do it (last year's trip to Wyo was a scheduling cancel/fill-in game....not by design). a roadie to Rice (if it happened) is a UT home game de facto. I have a couple UT buddies who live in El Paso and UT travels to UTEP and it's like the Beatles, U2, George Washington, and Scarlett Johanson coming to town all for one show. I think they will change things up some after being computer SOS'ed out of the Big XII championship game in 08 or whenever. Not a lot, but some. the UT "vibe" seems to be slaughtering someone at DKR makes for the optimal experience rather than a matchup with someone decent. Horns love a 55-6 route more than a 34-22 type game with a BCS team. they do play UCLA this year...which may be part of the change in attitude i mentioned.

    Nebraska seems to go back and forth. They have some years with some quality OOC's and others with the Leathernecks of Western Illinois.
     
  16. UrbanaBuff

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    Nice pull on the Leathernecks, the alma mater of one Bryan Cox, that crazy SOB!

     
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    If you can draw 101,000 fans why should you ever leave your home stadium. Financially, it would be stupid. That is why Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, etc can schedule most of their OOC games at home - they can afford to pay a big fee to someone to come in and get beat up. Premier teams will only do a home and home at best with opponents. I don't blame those teams for being smart in their scheduling.
     
  18. buffedup

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    More and more, the scheduling done by UT, NU etc is making sense. Those schedules are giving those schools the best scenario to maximize their season potential. Go undefeated in the Big 12/Pac 10 and you are probably playing for the NC. Colorado can't bring in the revenue those other schools can, but start winning more games, and you will subsequently start getting more butts in the seats. People like to watch a winner. CU's brutal OOC schedules are starting to make me feel like Colorado is pounding at the concrete over and over hoping to break through when they should be using a jackhammer instead. I'm starting to warm a little to the CSU game in Denver because that guarantees Colorado basically 7 home games a year. Lets drop 1 of the 2 BCS teams we schedule every year on average to give ourselves a fighting chance...that and get a real coach.
     

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