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Tuesday offseason one-liners

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Some links from around college football on a Tuesday… 

– Pac-12 media day will be on July 24. That just so happens to be the second day of Big 12 media days.

– Texas State’s athletic department just received a sizable donation as it heads to the Sun Belt.

– Following up on reports from yesterday, Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne has indeed retired.

– Want to see all the Brandon Weeden to Justin Blackmon touchdowns? Of course you do. 

– Remember the Jim Delany plan for a four-team playoff? You know, the one that actually made some sense? Here’s how it would have looked over the past few years.

Appalachian State to Conference USA? The school says they’re talking. Also, while we’re at it, may I recommend Cal Poly, Valdosta State, Wisconsin-Whitewater and Allen HS (TX) as possible members too.

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6 Responses to “Tuesday offseason one-liners”
  1. drummerhoff says: May 9, 2012 9:04 AM

    We need to hear about how the 4 team playoff money (est $600 mil annual) is going to be divided by the major conferences … the schools that belong to the #1 conference stand to make $10-15mil more than the members of the 5th place conference.

    Maybe the AQ tag was dropped, but there is a new line drawn between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’…. and this new line has the ACC on the outside.

  2. mountaineer50415 says: May 9, 2012 9:51 AM

    It may be unfair to leave out a top 4 team that did not win their conference. However, it would also be unfair to leave out a team that won their conference, had a perfect season, and was not in the top 4. If you are going to do that you need to say up front that certain conferences do not count, and why.Name all conferences that are being considered. Tell us why people are automatically considered a top four team.
    If you do not want to include the Big East or the ACC you need more than just Dr. Lou’s opinion. I need to know why it is better to play teams like Kentucky and not so good to play teams like Syracuse. Syracuse at one time was a really good team. Do not believe Kentucky ever was.

  3. drummerhoff says: May 9, 2012 10:18 AM

    @mountaineer:

    I agree but the new way of business is consolidating the money & power with the fewest parties becoming richer & more powerful.

    There was 6 AQ conferences. Now the BigEast is dead and all indications are the ACC is next.
    Given the new money the 4 team playoff will generate, the Big10 is scrambling to make sure a playoff pay-out model is in place that will return an equal share… that’s why Delany wants conference champs in the Top6.
    Historically, the SEC, Big12 & Pac12 are certain to have at least one school in the playoff every year. Historically, the Big10 hangs their hat on tOSU… And if a conference doesn’t have a school participating in the 4 team playoff, your pay-out is with the old non-AQ conferences!

  4. dg0122 says: May 9, 2012 10:41 AM

    bye bye $Bill…you were always good for a laugh. even if it was unintentional.

  5. seanmmartin says: May 9, 2012 11:47 AM

    Imagine home much things would change if no rankings were released until Week 6 or Week 7?

  6. mountaineer50415 says: May 10, 2012 8:28 AM

    I just can not wrap my mind around Michigan, who plays Air Force, Mass.,N.D., Purdue, Minn., Iowa, Illinoise, and N. Western, in just one season, could be considered a power house. If Ohio State is better next year are they really playing more powerful teams than FSU. I think people are biased. They root for the home team and teams from smaller states have to fight to get noticed.
    Alabama, and LSU were great last year. I hope Alabama is great again this year. However, Kentucky, Miss.,Miss. St. Auburn, and Tennessee are leaving a lot to be desired. I left a few out as they may return to greatness, but at the moment they are not.
    I believe we should have a play off with the top 10 teams. That would dismiss a lot of bias. Not all but at least a lot more than the top 4.

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