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#2191 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:36 PM

http://content.usato.../1#.T71J9VI6Ns8

TCU's AD said today that FSU, Clemson and Miami are trying to get into the Big 12. He tried to backtalk a but on in a later interview, so looks like he may have said more than he should've.

#2192 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 02:00 PM

http://www.wltx.com/...?storyid=188199

Clemson's Board of Trustee's is meeting today to discuss re-alignment possibilities.

#2193 lordopus99   Training for the silver CAGiversary!   5138 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

http://www.wltx.com/...?storyid=188199

Clemson's Board of Trustee's is meeting today to discuss re-alignment possibilities.


But that other link yesterday claimed they already engaged the Big 12... These sources are falling left and right :lol:

#2194 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

There's not doubt all kinds of informal talks that have been going on for who knows how long. Otherwise the board of trustees wouldn't have much to talk about. :D

It's just like the last go around, there will be lots of back and for, denials and doublespeak etc. before any thing is official. So you just have to take everything with a grain of salt.

#2195 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:22 PM

http://www.washingto...ZP5U_story.html

Good column on why the 4 team playoff won't really solve much and is still ripe for corruption.

#2196 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

The only way I can think of that would be truly fair (i.e., every team in FBS actually has a shot) would be to do a 16-team play-off, with all 11 FBS conference champions recieving an auto-bid plus 5 at-large bids for the five highest ranked teams who are not conference champions (this should also cover independents, which I don't think should get an auto-bid because then independent teams could just adjust their scheduling with no conference affiliation), and then seed them based on national ranking. It will likely never happen, but here is what last year would have looked like:

Conference Champions:

ACC            Clemson
Big East       West Virginia 
Big 10         Wisconsin
Big 12         Oklahoma State
C-USA          Southern Miss
MAC            Northern Illinois
MWC            Texas Christian
Pac 12         Oregon
SEC            Louisianna State
Sun Belt       Arkansas State
WAC            Louisianna Tech


At Large Teams:

Alabama       (SEC)
Stanford      (Pac 12)
Arkansas      (SEC)
Boise State   (MWC)
Kansas State  (Big 12)


01.) Louisianna State ___                            ___       Stanford (.04
16.) Louisianna Tech     |                          |     West Virginia (.13
                         |___                    ___|
                         |   \                  /   |
05.) Oregon           ___|    \                /    |___   Kansas State (.08
12.) Southern Miss.            |              |               Wisconsin (.09
                               |_____ vs _____|                             
                               |              |                             
07.) Boise State      ___      |              |      ___       Arkansas (.06
10.) Clemson             |    /                \    |   Texas Christian (.11
                         |___/                  \___|
                         |                          |       
03.) Oklahoma State   ___|                          |___        Alabama (.02
14.) Northern Illinois                                   Arkansas State (.15


That scenario would nullify many, if not all, arguments regarding being left out. You can win your conference, or be one of the top 5 teams who didn't win their conference. If you're not in either group, then you really don't have any reason as to why you should make the playoff.
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#2197 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:44 PM

That would be best, and hopefully that's where the eventually get. I imagine we'll have the 4 team playoff for quite a while, then it will go to 8 for a number of years and then maybe get to 16.

8 works pretty well though. Have 5 or 6 leagues who's champs get autobids and then 2-3 at large spots to round it out.

#2198 Halo05   DJ Roomba CAGiversary!   7924 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:37 PM

I can't imagine them ever getting to 16 teams. Too many extra games for the best teams with the rise in concern for stuff like concussions.

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#2199 Burning Karma   Ready for the mosh pit, shaka brah CAGiversary!   682 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:33 AM

I can't imagine them ever getting to 16 teams. Too many extra games for the best teams with the rise in concern for stuff like concussions.

If the FCS can, then the FBS can.

#2200 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:33 AM

Exactly, if the lower division that actually have true student athletes can do a 16 team playoff, so can FBS.

#2201 lordopus99   Training for the silver CAGiversary!   5138 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:26 AM

Other concussion related sports...
Hockey - 16 teams
Rugby - 16 teams
Lacrosse - 16 teams

#2202 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

http://www.ajc.com/s...on-1461387.html
http://espn.go.com/c...ootball-playoff

Looks like the playoff scheme is pretty much set and just pending approval from university presidents.

Four teams, with selection committee to pick the four teams, semifinals rotating between the 4 current BCS bowls and the title game bid out.

#2203 Fatality   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2217 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

Tyrann Mathieu -- aka "The Honey Badger" -- has just been kicked off the LSU football team for violating team and school rules.

http://www.tmz.com/2...-football-team/

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

He's the next Janoris Jenkins.

#2205 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:51 PM

What an idiot.
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#2206 lordopus99   Training for the silver CAGiversary!   5138 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:21 PM

Time to drop LSU 5-10 spots in the charts.

#2207 Viol8tor   Go Lakers! CAGiversary!   703 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:21 PM

Drug related again?

The Honey Badger, truly does not give a S***
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#2208 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:05 PM

I set up a CAG College Football Pick Em group on Yahoo. If there's enough interest I'll create a separate thread, just trying to find out if enough people want to participate.

Join here: http://football.fant...ister/joingroup
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Password: cag

If you sign up, please make your pick em name on there the same as your username here so there's no confusion. Also if you want to play, there's a few options on how we can setup the game. It allows the group to do straight pick em, pick em with confidence points, and/or pick em with spread. I can change it to whatever the consensus wants.
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#2209 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:45 PM

Mathieu is in rehab now and likely won't be attending college or playing football this fall.

#2210 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

AP Preseason Top 25

1 Southern Cal (25)
2 Alabama (17)
3 LSU (16)
4 Oklahoma (1)
5 Oregon
6 Georgia
7 Florida St.
8 Michigan (1)
9 South Carolina
10 Arkansas
11 West Virginia
12 Wisconsin
13 Michigan St.
14 Clemson
15 Texas
16 Virginia Tech
17 Nebraska
18 Ohio St.
19 Oklahoma St.
20 TCU
21 Stanford
22 Kansas St.
23 Florida
24 Boise St.
25 Louisville

Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, BYU 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Cincinnati 3, Missouri 3, N.C. State 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi St. 1, N. Illinois 1.

#2211 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

Who gave Michigan a first place vote?

#2212 Chitown021   CAG, I'm back babeeeeee! CAGiversary!   5542 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:57 PM

Mathieu is in rehab now and likely won't be attending college or playing football this fall.



That's ok because the REAL honey badger lives in Manhattan KS:

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:59 PM

New Notre Dame uniforms are butt ass ugly!
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#2214 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:18 PM

Seasons kicks off with a bunch of games this Thursday and Friday, and gets into full swing on Saturday, so this thread needed a bump!

Thought it could be fun if people post their team's schedule and some predictions on how they think there team will do.

I'm very excited for WVU's first season in the Big 12. Will be great to have more than 1 or 2 big games on the schedule each year, even if it means taking some lumps! That said, we return everything on offense from the team that put up 70 in the Orange Bowl, so we should be covered there. Defense is more of a question mark since we have a new defensive staff, switched from the 3-3-5 to a 3-4 and lost some key players (though the D wasn't great last year anyway).

Anyway, WVU's Schedule and my Predictions.

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

That's my take on it. I feel good about the 10-2 prediction, the wins/losses less so. At Texas will be tough as WVU hasn't played in those huge stadium road game environments often. Oklahoma game will likely be for the conference championship barring some unforeseen injuries/upsets on either side. Being home will help, but I don't know that we have the depth to take down the Sooners this year. TCU, Kansas State and Oklahoma State (another tough road environment) are the other 3 games that worry me. The rest I think will be fairly easy wins--especially the weak non-conference slate.

#2215 lordopus99   Training for the silver CAGiversary!   5138 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:55 PM

FSU - Preseason AP #7

Offense - Everyone is healthy again. The offensive line lost Andrew Datko but no problem as our new line averages 311 pounds. They should hold up well. Our WR depth is great. Our offense should be pretty good, returning EJ Manuel.

Defense - We might have lost Greg Reid and Mike Harris in our secondary but we will still come out strong. Our defense is led up front by Preseason All American Jenkins and sack master Bjoern Werner. This is our strength.

Special Teams - Our weakness. Shawn Powell (P) is gone so starting a freshie punter. Greg Reid, a dangerous return man, kicked off the team. Joyner last year in returns wasn't the greatest when he stepped in. Hopkins returns so we still have strong leg for field goals.

9/1 Murray St - W
9/8 Savannah St - W
9/15 Wake Forest - W
9/22 Clemson - W
9/29 @USF - W
10/6 @NC St - W
10/13 Boston College - W
10/20 @Miami - W
10/27 Duke - W
11/8 @VT - W
11/17 @Maryland - W
11/24 Florida - W

Yes, I firmly believe this is the year we finally live to the hype (as long as the team stays healthy). Clemson is at home. This is the toughest game we have due to explosive offensive players like Sammy Watkins. I feel we will contain him and Boyd. VT will be another tough game but we have two weeks to prepare for them plus their offense is super questionable, losing 4 o-line men and stud David Wilson. I feel we can take them, though we won't score a ton. Florida is a shadow of its former self plus at home... forget about it. The rest of the bunch should be a cake walk. I just hope we don't sleep on say a NC State.

#2216 gbpackers94   Julius, Ph.D. CAGiversary!   3032 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:44 PM

Louisville- Preason AP #25

Kentucky- W
Missouri State- W
North Carolina- W
@FIU- W
@So. Miss- W
@Pitt- W
USF- W
Cincinatti- W
Temple- W
@Syracuse- W
Conneticut- W
@Rutgers- W

Completely serious, not completely sure.


I set up a CAG College Football Pick Em group on Yahoo. If there's enough interest I'll create a separate thread, just trying to find out if enough people want to participate.

Join here: http://football.fant...ister/joingroup
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If you sign up, please make your pick em name on there the same as your username here so there's no confusion. Also if you want to play, there's a few options on how we can setup the game. It allows the group to do straight pick em, pick em with confidence points, and/or pick em with spread. I can change it to whatever the consensus wants.

I joined, but I'm not sure I like the idea of having only the top 25 games. I have a feeling that our picks will only differ by 1 or 2 games a week.
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#2217 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:34 PM

I joined, but I'm not sure I like the idea of having only the top 25 games. I have a feeling that our picks will only differ by 1 or 2 games a week.


I set up a thread for the pick em here:

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=327354

I think you're probably right about the Top 25 games, at least until they get to some tougher in-conference games.


What do you think lordopus? Add the other games?
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#2218 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:58 PM

Georgia Tech
Austin Peay
at Pittsburgh
Bowling Green
Cincinnati
at North Carolina
Duke
at Clemson
at Miami
Florida State
at Boston College
Virginia


Wishful thinking, 12 W's.

Realistically...
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#2219 lordopus99   Training for the silver CAGiversary!   5138 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:10 PM

I set up a thread for the pick em here:

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=327354

I think you're probably right about the Top 25 games, at least until they get to some tougher in-conference games.


What do you think lordopus? Add the other games?


Im cool with it

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:47 AM

The first 120 minutes of the 2012 season:

- A fumble returned 58y in the wrong direction in the Townsen vs Kent State game.

- Blown call of pass interference in the SC vs Vandy game.

- Rice LB Cameron Nwosu became the first player to block 3 extra points in one half tonight vs UCLA.

Man, I love this game!

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