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After having to deal with lil' bro complain that we played 8 home games and didn't play Wisconsin or PSU I find the strength of schedule rankings very interesting. The following schedule rankings are taken from Sagarin. Can anyone tell me if these are official? Is there an official schedule ranking?
Ok St: 3 (jobbed? I think so.)
Va Tech: 59
Boise St: 75
After playing Wisconsin twice and Georgia (of the SEC!) msu's strength of schedule was marginally better than ours. So I don't get why msu and detroit media are saying that Michigan didn't play anybody.
These rankings only confirm my belief that OK St got jobbed and that Boise St needs to join a major conference (not the Big East) to get my respect.
So despite being banned from playing in a bowl game next year Ohio is still going to get their share of the B1G bowl pot. I guess it's not *THAT* big of a deal but I still think that's stupid. If you're banned from going to a bowl game I think the money should be split amongst the rest of the schools - you shouldn't get a massive financial windfall becasue you broke the rules!
Also, where in the world are they coming up with 400k??? As noted by Blue In Seattle just over a month ago the average payout per member school from the bowls is over 2.5M!
"Total Bowl Payout: $47,200,000 ($47.2M)
Total Travel Expenses borne by Big 10: $15,550,000 ($15.55M)
Big 10 profit after expenses: $31,650,000 ($31.65M)
Big Ten splits revenue equally amongst all its member schools (except new member Nebraska, which is subject to terms of a financial integration plan the conference will not disclose)
$31,650,000 divided by 12 = a minimum of $2,637,500 per school (approximate, and best-case-scenario number gleaned from assuming that Nebraska will get an equal cut, which it will not.)"
*Edited for verbiage
Nice to see Kyle getting some love on a national stage . . . feels like its been a while since a class has had this much pub.
Also making the list:
Jordan Diamond, and several other former Michigan targets.
Dont know if this has been posted yet but Associate head coach and LB coach Sal Sunseri is leaving the Tide to become the D-coordinator at Tennessee.
In Three and Out - The QB's talk about when they were being recruited. Devin jokes about only taking one visit and Michigan not giving him anything. They don't say Denard specifically, but the other QB talked about visiting SEC schools...
One powerful SEC school had 2 attractive coeds waiting in his bed when he got back to his hotel room.
Another SEC school gave him a rental car for the weekend and told him "you dont have to return that".
The third SEC school promised to pay for his sister's tuition.
I'm sure no one is surprised by this, but I took a look at the SEC schools Denard visited and Flordia and Georgia must be two of them. Not sure what other SEC school he visited, maybe Auburn? Urban Meyer was at Florida at this time and of course now he's probably back to his old ways at OSU.
I'd love to hear more recruiting stories. I'm kind of surprised more recruits don't talk about what they were offered. I remember seeing a Clemson freshman posting a pic of him on twitter with a stack of cash. Another player (at Auburn maybe) posted pics of a brand new black Camaro.