this guy evidently hired to work for AD
The following is inspired by the faint possibility of a 7-6 UCLA team playing in the Rose Bowl (oops, Oregon just scored another touchdown...).
Suppose a Big Ten team (Let's say Indiana just for fun) starts the season with four straight non-conference losses. Also suppose that Indiana goes 3-5 in conference play but still wins the Leaders division. This is not impossible - if every Leaders team loses every game against the Legends division, and each team goes either 3-2 or 2-3 in intra-Leaders games, then the division winner will be whichever 3-2 team wins the tiebreaker.
That would make Indiana 3-9 after the regular season but still playing in the championship game. Suppose they win. Their record goes to 4-9, and as the winner of the Big Ten championship game, they are awarded a spot in the Rose Bowl.
Or are they? They don't have six wins, so they're not even bowl eligible. So what happens?
The WR coach that recruited Arnett to TN has been fired. Word is he is looking to transfer. Would Michigan be interested in him - good WR, small but shifty? Or is he seeking too much attention and not a "team player"?
MAC Championship Game on right now. 3-0 Ohio over Northern Illinois with about 8 minutes to go in the first. I know, exciting, right?
Perhaps on a more intriguing note, Oregon will be nerve gassing UCLA on FOX at 8 PM EST.
I've been really curious about this for a long time now. Is there any special criteria bowls use to designate the home teams? I had a theory that Michigan alternates from Home to Away each year, but then I realized Michigan was the home team in both the Rose Bowl Games from the 2003 & 2004 seasons.
Do they do it by record, ranking etc?
So I have tried to keep a close watch on the recruitment of Brionte Dunn with the help of Mgoblog and others. His recruitment really fascinates me as he seems really torn between the best choice, and the emotional choice.
I'm sure that this has been talked about somewhere, but there is soooo much info out there on him that a thread seemed appropriate. Dunn has been rumored to be an EE but has waivered. The last we hear from him via Sam Webb is that he will indeed be an EE. Is this not the sign that leads to AA? The only reason he was on the fence in the first place was because of the possible sanctions and Bowl ban. Obviously the whole spread thing and Meyer has been quite a development, but I think that is secondary to the sanctions. This being said we know nothing of what the sanctions will for sure be, yet he states he is an EE anyway. Am I missing something here? There is no way he will enter Ohio early without knowing . . . right?
The only possible thing I could think is that he has been tipped off that Ohio will know their fate soon, before EE. Thus depending on what comes from the sanctions he will make his mind up last minute and be on his way bags already packed.
Can anyone else shedd some light on this??