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#2131 dmaul1114

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:02 AM

http://espn.go.com/c...015-source-says

Navy is joining the Big East for football only, but not until the 2015 season.

#2132 blindinglights

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:26 AM

I hate the idea of drawn out conference realignment. I wish they would just get it all over with and start the 2012 season with everyone in their new homes.
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#2133 dmaul1114

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

Me too. Or at least by 2013.

Navy is a special case though, from being independent they have lots of games contracted they'd have to buy out, deals with bowls that would have to be bought out etc. that's keeping them from joining in 2013 with the other new Big East teams.

Reports are WVU and the Big East are close to a settlement in their law suits that should free up WVU to go to the Big 12 this summer.

#2134 dmaul1114

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:09 PM

Big 12 expansion committee is meeting today to discuss whether to stay at 10, or expand to 11 or 12. Louisville and BYU are rumored to be the top targets for those spots if they decide to expand.

Edit: Here's an article discussing the above.

http://www2.kusports...again-as-big-1/

Edited by dmaul1114, 25 January 2012 - 06:57 PM.


#2135 blindinglights

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

Louisville will get destroyed in the Big 12 unless they bring in some hot shot OC.

#2136 blindinglights

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:01 PM

ESPN reporting that Greg Schiano is close to becoming the head coach for Tampa Bay.
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#2137 kill3r7

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

ESPN reporting that Greg Schiano is close to becoming the head coach for Tampa Bay.


He's is indeed going to coach the bucs nothing final but all signs point to him being the bucs head coach.

Edit: It was confirmed by some fellow alums that this is absolutely legit and that he's leaving.

Edited by kill3r7, 26 January 2012 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:04 PM

ESPN reporting that Greg Schiano is close to becoming the head coach for Tampa Bay.




:-s :-k :-? :shock: :???: :whee:

Alright, I know he somewhat turned around Rutgers for a few seasons. However, you go from Chip Kelly to this??!? What about Marty Schottenheimer? That guy who coaches Montreal in the CFL? Brian Billick? Carmichael? Jim Tressel?

I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt, though I think he is trying to parlay this into a future big time CFB job.
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#2139 dmaul1114

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

I think Schiano will do well.

Can't blame him for leaving. With auto bids to major bowls likely going away after 2013 when the current BCS contract expires, it will be very hard for any Big East teams to make the major bowls. Especially if they just go back to letting bowls take whoever they want rather than basing it on the BCS poll standings (and just taking the top 12 or whatever).

#2140 blindinglights

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:14 PM

He's is indeed going to coach the bucs nothing final but all signs point to him being the bucs head coach.

Edit: It was confirmed by some fellow alums that this is absolutely legit and that he's leaving.



Quick turnaround from your grasping at straws post :-k.

What made you think it was BS at first?

#2141 kill3r7

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:46 PM

Quick turnaround from your grasping at straws post :-k.

What made you think it was BS at first?


I'm an RU Alum and season ticket holder. I love what Schiano has done at Rutgers but there is no way anyone saw the NFL in his future. We thought he might leave for PSU in about 5 years but that's it. He essentially had a lifetime K at RU. Not many people abandon such a cushy position to go to the NFL. He is an incredible recruiter, disciplinarian and a great father figure. All things that do not matter in the NFL. His greatest asset as an NFL coach would be as a DC, where his various defensive schemes would shine.

Also, there was a recruting meeting yesterday morning at Don Bosco Prep which the coaches attended (minus Schiano) with the states two top recruits. So given this info I thought there was no way he would be leaving.

Called up a couple of my buddies who are in the know and they confirmed your statement. Hence my edit.

#2142 dmaul1114

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:39 PM

http://collegefootba...ts-rutgers-job/

Rutgers hired FIU's Mario Cristobal as coach.

Great hire IMO.

#2143 kill3r7

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

http://collegefootba...ts-rutgers-job/

Rutgers hired FIU's Mario Cristobal as coach.

Great hire IMO.


Agreed. Especially if he keeps all the current commits.

#2144 kill3r7

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:24 PM

Cristobal is staying at FIU.

Flood gets the job.

Edited by kill3r7, 30 January 2012 - 11:26 PM.


#2145 dmaul1114

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

Looks like a 4 team playoff will happen. Even the Big 10 is on board and proposing a model now, and they were the league that was most opposed to it before.

http://articles.chic...ootball-playoff

Their model would take the top 4 in the final BCS out of the BCS bowl pool, and have the semi-final matches played on the home field of the higher seeds. And then bid out the championship game to a neutral site every year like they do with the Super Bowl.

#2146 dmaul1114

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:39 PM

http://brett-mcmurph...s/view/29532522

Looks like Memphis will be the next team joining the Big East.

Edit:

It's official, with a presser tomorrow to announce the move.

http://espn.go.com/c...-2013-14-season

Edited by dmaul1114, 07 February 2012 - 11:21 PM.


#2147 dmaul1114

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

http://espn.go.com/c...ence-withdrawal

Looks like WVU and the Big East have settled their lawsuits, clearing the way for WVU to join the Big 12 in July.

Settlement is said to be $20 million, with $11 million from WVU and $9 million from the Big 12. Unclear whether WVU's $11 million includes the regular $5 million buyout (of which they already paid $2.5 million) or is in addition to that. And some of WVU's $11 million will just be the conference withholding money owed to WVU from this years TV deal, the Orange Bowl win etc., so it won't be $11 million directly out of pocket cash.

Word is the Big East is trying to get Boise St. to join next year rather than in 2013 to fill the gaps in the schedule.

#2148 kill3r7

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

http://espn.go.com/c...ence-withdrawal

Looks like WVU and the Big East have settled their lawsuits, clearing the way for WVU to join the Big 12 in July.

Settlement is said to be $20 million, with $11 million from WVU and $9 million from the Big 12. Unclear whether WVU's $11 million includes the regular $5 million buyout (of which they already paid $2.5 million) or is in addition to that. And some of WVU's $11 million will just be the conference withholding money owed to WVU from this years TV deal, the Orange Bowl win etc., so it won't be $11 million directly out of pocket cash.

Word is the Big East is trying to get Boise St. to join next year rather than in 2013 to fill the gaps in the schedule.


Congrats. I'm happy for you guys. WV has some of the best fans in the country. Now let's see what the Big East does with the money.

#2149 dmaul1114

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:30 PM

http://brett-mcmurph...532522/34834816

http://westvirginia..../2/1158548.html

WVU-Big East settlement was finalized today, and a statement released by the Big East "terminating" WVU's membership in the conference. Buyout is $20 million. WVU is paying $10 million, which includes the already paid $5 million buyout. Big 12 is paying the other $10, but WVU will pay back $5 million of that over the next few years (apparently $1 million per year starting in the 2015-16 season, which is the first year WVU and TCU get 100% payout in the TV deal). So $15 million out of pocket for WVU to leave before 2014 (well, $10 million to leave early, would have paid the $5 million even if they waited. Lot of money, but they'll make it back quickly since the Big 12 TV payout per team is way higher than the Big East's.

Big 12 2012 football schedule is expected to finally be released later today.

Edited by dmaul1114, 14 February 2012 - 03:46 PM.


#2150 dmaul1114

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

And here are the Big 12 football schedules.

http://www.big12spor...TCLID=205379627

WVU has:

Marshall
James Madison (@ Fed Ex Field)
Maryland
Baylor
@Texas
@Texas Tech
Kansas State
TCU
@Oklahoma State
Oklahoma
@Iowa State
Kansas


Great of have a schedule with a bunch of great matchups, after several years of being lucky to have 1 or 2 big games on the regular season schedule. Hate that they had to drop FSU to make room for 9 conference games. Hope it can be rescheduled for a later date.

Hate losing the Pitt rivalry though. Hope they can find a way to get that back on the schedule. There was some talk of trying to rotate Pitt and Maryland as those are our two main non-conference rivals in recent years since we quit playing Penn State and Virginia Tech.

#2151 blindinglights

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:17 PM

I can't believe you guys kept Maryland but dropped the Backyard Brawl.

#2152 dmaul1114

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:41 PM

Doubt we'll ever drop Maryland as we recruit the DC/MD area very well, but have never done well in Western PA. Pitt and Ohio State (and other Big 10 schools) dominate that area.

Hopefully they find a way to play them both. I'd rather just play Pitt and MD each year, and a lower division warm up game to round out the non-conference slate, and not bother rotating in other BCS conference teams. Don't need the schedule boost from playing teams like LSU etc. that we did in the Big East.

#2153 blindinglights

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:40 PM

So according to ESPN there were 17 students arrested in a drug sting at TCU. I believe it said 5 of them were football players who sold marijuana to undercover officers and told the police that most of the team failed a surprise drug test a few weeks ago.
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#2154 dmaul1114

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

http://brett-mcmurph...532522/34946571

Boise State decided there's no way they could join the Big East for next year, and will wait until 2013 as planned.

Big East is now talking to Temple in hopes they can join for the 2012 season.

#2155 blindinglights

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:00 PM

They have to get someone or else they can't qualify as being a conference, right?
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#2156 kill3r7

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:02 PM

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Boise State decided there's no way they could join the Big East for next year, and will wait until 2013 as planned.

Big East is now talking to Temple in hopes they can join for the 2012 season.


I just don't see Temple joining. For starters Villanova and Rutgers will vote against them. Furthermore, most Big East teams have already scheduled other opponents.

Edited by kill3r7, 22 February 2012 - 11:28 PM.


#2157 dmaul1114

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:13 PM

If it's true the Big East is already in talks with them, then I'd think the school votes are in place. Or maybe not needed--I seem to recall them giving the Commissioner power to deal with expansion a few months ago.

I know Pitino has been lobbying hard for Temple (and Memphis who they added already) as he wants them to beef up the basketball side of things to make up some for losing WVU, Pitt and Syracuse.

#2158 kill3r7

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:30 PM

If it's true the Big East is already in talks with them, then I'd think the school votes are in place. Or maybe not needed--I seem to recall them giving the Commissioner power to deal with expansion a few months ago.

I know Pitino has been lobbying hard for Temple (and Memphis who they added already) as he wants them to beef up the basketball side of things to make up some for losing WVU, Pitt and Syracuse.


The big east kicked them out about a decade ago but I guess when you're desperate anything is possible.

#2159 dmaul1114

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:19 AM

Yep. But to be fair their football program has improved a ton on the field since then. Fan support is still terrible though.

It would be more an add just to get someone in for next year, and to add another good basketball program since they're losing 3 strong programs.

Seems like temple would have issues coming for next year though, as the MAC has a 2.5 million buyout (not problem) but also a 2 year waiting period that would have to be bought out.

ESPN is running the story now as well: http://espn.go.com/c...ast-sources-say

Edited by dmaul1114, 23 February 2012 - 01:35 AM.


#2160 dmaul1114

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

http://espn.go.com/c...son-source-says

Looks like Temple to the Big East for 2012 will be announced soon.

Word is it will probably only be for football as they can get out of the MAC apparently, but the A10 doesn't want to let them leave for basketball and other sports with such short notice. And Big East doesn't really need them for other sports next year since they have so many basketball and olympic sport only schools.