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Holiday Bowl looking to improve the Pac-12 matchup

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, May 15, 2013.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This year is the final year of the agreement that pits the Big 12 #5 against the Pac-12 #3.

    At the end of the 2014 season, it looks like the Holiday Bowl in San Diego will be a matchup between the Pac-12 #2 and the B1G #3.

    That's a much, much better game and should hopefully increase bowl revenue for the Pac-12. It makes the media rights to that game much more valuable.

    http://thegazette.com/2013/05/14/source-b1g-to-send-3rd-pick-to-holiday/
     
  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Good for us. Good for the BiG, bad for the B12. That was a good way for them to generate some exposure on the West Coast.
     
  3. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    That's not good news for the Big 12. Unfortunately for that league, it is becoming a league that is only relevant within its own borders. Having a bowl in California gave the conference some good western exposure. Losing the Holiday Bowl means the Big 12 tie with the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (formerly the Insight bowl) will be the only tie to a western bowl.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Big 12 also lost the Cotton Bowl auto since it was made a part of the championship playoff.
     
  5. GoBeers

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    Big 12 has lost a lot of their bigger name teams, so the #5 slot isn't much for a now 10 team conference. I think I'm reading this as Holiday will select P12 #2 and BT #3 AFTER playoffs AND access bowls, so doesn't this mean that will usually be the #4 Pac team vs #5 BT team? Or is the Rose Bowl considered the #1 slot for the BT and P12 and the 'access bowls' are the other 3 sites (phx,atl,dfw) in the semi rotation?

    I've saw the Alamo Bowl is up for a change too. Not sure how long they are contracted with the P12, but that seems to be a logical choice to move up and take the place of the cotton in the b12 lineup.
     
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  6. CVilleBuff

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    Holiday Bowl needs to be moved to NYE. ASAP.
     
  7. BuffClass90

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    So where does the #12 team in the PAC 12 get to play?
     
  8. J.R. Ewing

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    The parking lot of a California In-n-Out burger.
     
  9. CUFan

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  10. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    Hopefully the answer this year won't be Folsom Field!!!
     
  11. boydbuff

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    I am going out on a limb and guaranteeing we will not be #12 in the Pac 12 this year. Don't get me wrong, I am not predicting a winning season either, but we are certainly not the only crap team in the conference at the moment. For example I think we could "easily" end up ahead of WSU and Utah. I am predicting a 10th place finish. Not great, but compared to last year, I'd take it.
     
  12. SINKRATZ

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    Bold.
     
  13. buffaholic

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    Based on when returns, depth and QB experience...... No.
     
  14. boydbuff

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    Based on better coaching, PRich returning, a QB who at least can see over his line and has an arm that can throw beyond 20 yds, secondary which has had an additional year to mature, improved set of WR, probably worse OL play (especially in the beginning), better game planning and game-day adjustments. #10 or bust.
     

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