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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:07 PM   #601
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For most students, last week and the next two weeks are hell week for students. Exam schedules are all messed up and that would interfere with practice. Some players don't have off campus housing or their on-campus arrangements may not permit them to stay on campus.
Since when do these schools or the NCAA care about the students, it's all about making the schools billions of dollars.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:24 PM   #602
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Since when do these schools or the NCAA care about the students, it's all about making the schools billions of dollars.
I doubt the NCAA really gives a flip. But having the bowl games after the winter break doesn't exactly interfere with that.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:27 PM   #603
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I doubt the NCAA really gives a flip. But having the bowl games after the winter break doesn't exactly interfere with that.
What is the real reason for the delay, is it to cram the games on New Years, even tho most of the big ones are now a week later. I could see giving them 2 weeks for finals but 6 weeks? Why not start the season 3 weeks later.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:54 PM   #604
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What a night. Tonights game has to be the greatest in SEC Championship history! ROLL TIDE ROLL

Georgia and Alabama both played their best football tonight. Poor clock management on both teams (bama= end of first half; georgia= end of game). The question has to be asked, Can ND be the team to end the SEC BCS streak? I hope not.. But great game by Georgia and ROLL TIDE
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 01:01 AM   #605
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Amazing game. Heartbreaking finish for UGA. I feel bad for the WR who caught that ball on the last play. Instinct forced him to catch it, so it's not really his fault, but he's going to blame himself forever for not batting it down and giving themselves another chance.

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If Alabama plays defense like they played tonight, they're not going to win.
I don't think ND has the playmakers on offense to exploit Alabama's defense. Thy should be able to keep it relatively low scoring, which could keep it close enough that a bounce here or there could decide things, but I don't think you'll see them go up and down the field like UGA did.

I love the SEC hate, too.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 06:39 AM   #606
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What a night. Tonights game has to be the greatest in SEC Championship history! ROLL TIDE ROLL

Georgia and Alabama both played their best football tonight. Poor clock management on both teams (bama= end of first half; georgia= end of game). The question has to be asked, Can ND be the team to end the SEC BCS streak? I hope not.. But great game by Georgia and ROLL TIDE
I don't know about that, I liked 08 a lot better
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 08:23 AM   #607
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Did I miss the posts about the beat down Wisconsin put on Nebraska?

That 2nd half unnecessary roughness penalty on the kick return down the sideline was bogus. It was a clean, shoulder to shoulder hit. The Nebraska player was just running full speed, pursuing the ball carrier, and didn't see it coming. You can't control how fast your opponent runs, or his lack of attention to an impending collision!
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 09:14 AM   #608
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Did I miss the posts about the beat down Wisconsin put on Nebraska?

That 2nd half unnecessary roughness penalty on the kick return down the sideline was bogus. It was a clean, shoulder to shoulder hit. The Nebraska player was just running full speed, pursuing the ball carrier, and didn't see it coming. You can't control how fast your opponent runs, or his lack of attention to an impending collision!
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Did I miss the posts about the beat down Wisconsin put on Nebraska?

That 2nd half unnecessary roughness penalty on the kick return down the sideline was bogus. It was a clean, shoulder to shoulder hit. The Nebraska player was just running full speed, pursuing the ball carrier, and didn't see it coming. You can't control how fast your opponent runs, or his lack of attention to an impending collision!
BTW doesn't that help NIU team? i wonder if nebraska will fall enough.
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Jerry Palm is projecting Northern Illinois to finish 16th in the BCS and gets an Orange Bowl berth. NIU's head coach, Dave Doeren, accepted the NC State head coaching job yesterday morning, so he won't be leading the Huskies in Miami if it does happen.

Palm's BCS projections:

BCS CG: Notre Dame vs Alabama (obviously)
Fiesta: K-State vs Oregon
Sugar: Florida vs Louisville
Orange: Florida St vs No. Illinois
Rose: Stanford vs Wisconsin

Others of note to the board:

Cotton: OU vs UGA (I think this would be awesome)
CapitalOne: Texas A&M vs Nebraska
Chick-Fil-A: LSU vs Clemson
Alamo: UT-Austin vs Oregon St
Holiday: UCLA vs TCU
Heart of Dallas: Texas Tech vs Purdue
Las Vegas: Boise St vs Washington (what happened to evilgEEk?)
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 11:33 AM   #611
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If Wisconsin plays the way they played against Nebraska, the Rose bowl is going to be one hell of a game.

I'm kinda disappointed though. I want to see Oregon vs Florida. Obviously Florida is going to crush Louisville. That's a gimme for the SEC.

Wisconsin vs Stanford

No. Illinois vs Louisville

K State vs Florida State

Florida vs Oregon

Bama vs ND

would be much better line up
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God I wouldn't mind seeing Skip Holtz walk. I also wouldn't mind USF picking up Kiffin. Any coach from any of those teams would be better than what USF has now.
Looks like you're getting your wish. At least part of it. Skip Holtz apparently was fired this morning.

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If Wisconsin plays the way they played against Nebraska, the Rose bowl is going to be one hell of a game.
Yep, should be a good one, though I expect Stanford's defense to be the difference.

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I'm kinda disappointed though. I want to see Oregon vs Florida. Obviously Florida is going to crush Louisville. That's a gimme for the SEC.
Agree about Oregon-Florida; it would be a fun matchup of great D vs great O. If Palm is correct, the Fiesta and Sugar will probably both be blowouts.

Imagine how bad Louisville will get stomped if Charlie Strong leaves before the bowl, too.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 11:50 AM   #613
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Yep, should be a good one, though I expect Stanford's defense to be the difference.
Not if they play like they did against UCLA.

Otherwise, I agree. Wisconsin's QB is too inexperienced.

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HOW IS EMBASRASKA RANKED?

a team put up 70 POINTS on them in the conference championship.

And that team isn't ranked ahead of them?

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Old Dec 2, 2012, 02:55 PM   #614
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Did I miss the posts about the beat down Wisconsin put on Nebraska?

That 2nd half unnecessary roughness penalty on the kick return down the sideline was bogus. It was a clean, shoulder to shoulder hit. The Nebraska player was just running full speed, pursuing the ball carrier, and didn't see it coming. You can't control how fast your opponent runs, or his lack of attention to an impending collision!
I usually try not to be one to complain about the refs, but this was a game where it doesn't even matter if they were on point or not. We got absolutely RAILED, plain and simple. After that performance I'm not sure we even deserved to be IN that game, but props to Wisconsin for handing Nebraska it's own arse on a plate anyway.

At least my Baylor Bears managed to make something of the season after all.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 03:57 PM   #615
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Jerry Palm is projecting Northern Illinois to finish 16th in the BCS and gets an Orange Bowl berth. NIU's head coach, Dave Doeren, accepted the NC State head coaching job yesterday morning, so he won't be leading the Huskies in Miami if it does happen.
Later that afternoon based off the coaches polls, he changed to say NIU would miss out (#17 instead of #16) by like .3 points; however, SI is breaking the news that #MACtion is going to the Orange Bowl!

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefoot...nge-bowl-bound

That would be contingent on the Harris and/or computers giving them enough bump to make up for the Coaches.
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ESPN posted the full bowl lineup based on sources - http://espn.go.com/college-football/...range-bowl-bid

Oregon v. KState should be fun. Not too surprised the Sugar didn't go with a less 'established/traditional' team and took mediocre Louisville.

I'm all about the #MACtion crashing the BCS. There's really been a Top 5 (including OSU) all year - everyone else has choked at some point, even 'Bama has. No one's invincible, everything has been up for grabs this year.
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Not thrilled about Louisville. Could be worse , but kinda wanted Oregon or K State
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I a little bummed that A&M ended up in the Cotton Bowl. It should be a fun game against a good team, but since we've played Olahoma every year (save one) since 1993, I'm just not that up for it.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:38 AM   #619
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So I just saw the updated BCS rankings and...6 SEC teams in the BCS top 10? LOL. Which is crazy because despite all those teams in the top 10, only 2 get to play in a BCS game ('Bama, Florida)...
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So I just saw the updated BCS rankings and...6 SEC teams in the BCS top 10? LOL. Which is crazy because despite all those teams in the top 10, only 2 get to play in a BCS game ('Bama, Florida)...
Nobody wants to watch SEC teams beat each other in the post season.
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No one wants to see that from any conference, which is exactly why I'm not excited about the Cotton Bowl. A&M-OU still feels like a conference game.
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This whole disappointing seasion was rectified with the badgers beat down of nebraska in the BIG championship. even bielemas terrible time management and coaching decisions couldnt blow it. Only problem is they probably wont fire him now :/
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No one wants to see that from any conference, which is exactly why I'm not excited about the Cotton Bowl. A&M-OU still feels like a conference game.
Yeah pretty much, but at least they are technically in different conferences.

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This whole disappointing seasion was rectified with the badgers beat down of nebraska in the BIG championship. even bielemas terrible time management and coaching decisions couldnt blow it. Only problem is they probably wont fire him now :/
Go to the Rose Bowl two straight seasons.

Have one bad season where your team lost by a total of 18 points to all opponents.

Somehow manage to get to the conference championship and blow a team out by like 40 points.

Make it to the third straight Rose Bowl

Call for the firing of the coach.

What is this I don't even...
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Interesting article about the strength of the Big Ten (for those who are interested)

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I usually try not to be one to complain about the refs, but this was a game where it doesn't even matter if they were on point or not.
True enough; it didn't matter as far as this particular contest. My comment was more of a "what is this game coming to" sort.
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