the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
Just got back from golf and the I log on to see madness break loose with the scheduling. After going thru Brian's posts I have a couple of questions that didn't seem to get answered. It appears Brandon and Delany were on BTN quite a bit from the posts did they address any of these questions, I'm curious their answers.
Why schedule cross-overs the last week and risking replays in the Champ. game?
Why not Mich/OSU in the same division?
Why do we have Neb/OSU home and home the same year?
Yesterday, someone posted a link indicating that Penn State's mascot was in trouble with the law. (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/reason-1001-hate-penn-state)
Now, he's been suspended and will be out for a month. His backup will start as that squirrel-thing:
Steele has Michigan wining this weekend 37 to 24. Sounds just about right to me.
Will those invited to the B10 championship game be determined by conference record or divisional record?
Looking at the 2011-12 schedules, I think the idea of a 9-game conference schedule will lose some of its luster as AD's and coaches think about it more. Teams like IN, MN, NW, PUR, MSU and IL are going to find it much harder to get to six or seven wins as it is with the addition of NE to the B10 and this divisional alignment. A nine-game conference schedule will compound that problem because it forces every team in the B10 to add another BCS level opponent. It also will make it more difficult for AD's to get at least seven home games every year unless they begin trading their one good non-conference opponent for an extra baby seal game that doesn't have to be returned.
Sad to see another one let go, especially with Minor's talent. To my knowledge, this leaves Matthews (Bears), Warren (Jets), and Brown (Bucs) as UFAs that have stuck around. On a side note, this is the first thing that came up when I google searched "Greg Matthews Chicago Bears". It looks like he might have a strong future with the team, at least from a fan's perspective.