rundown of Michigan's riser
I really hate to beat a dead horse, but I just got my nightly text from the USA Today, and they mentioned
Does this mean that there will be 4 or 5 emerging 14/16 team super conferences?
If the SEC were to pick up the teams mentioned in the article, and the Pac-10 goes on opposite manifest destiny and picks up their extra teams for a championship game, creating a Big 10 (14/16), SEC (14/16), Pac 10 (12/14/16).
This would leave a pillaged Big 12, pillaged ACC, and a bad big east.
Presuming that the Big 12 doesn't have problems filling thier voids left by anyone who leaves with any one of TCU, Houston, a re-emerging SMU...basically making it a Texas and Oklahoma conference.
This would leave the ACC and Big East to combine into their own superconference with the teams that are left over. (Potentialy monopolizing the northeast with teams from BC to WVU, to VT)
This would leave us with:
Northeast-ACC/Big East Combo
With 3 Super Power conferencew (Big 10, Pac 10, SEC), and 2 Power conferences (Big 12, Northeast), what would this do to the BCS/Bowl System? If the bowl system stays maintained, of the 4 (5) major bowls:
National Championship would be #1 vs. #2
Rose would be Pac 10 vs Big 10
Sugar would be SEC vs At Large
Fiesta would be Big 12 vs At Large
Orange would be Big East/ACC vs. At Large
Basically, the 5 Big conferences wouldn't solve anything as far as a playoff goes, because although there would probably be 4 better conferences every year, I don't think you could discount a conference with WVU, Pitt, VT, BC just as you couldn't discount a conference with UT, Oklahoma, OKST, TCU. I guess I could go into a little bit more discussion with the conferences in a diary.
Lest we go into Basketball, where an ACC/Big East conference would be absurd in talent....Think about it, Duke, UNC, Georgetown, BC, Syracuse, WVU, Wake Forest, among others...
I apologize for the randomness of this post, as I got to the end of it, I more and more feel like going and sleeping in a cave until next year soI don't have to read all the speculation and think about things that would make Steven Hawkings brain cramp up...
Everyone once in a while I go back through Rival's database and look at some players who were once being recruited by Michigan and could have had a major impact if they would have committed to Michigan (e.g. Justin King, Taylor Mays, Nick Perry, etc.)
Today's Prospect: Brian Cushing. I dug up this little bit from an older article.
“It was disappointing because I was basically telling Michigan if they offered I was going to commit,” Cushing noted. “I just think they were not real sure about me.”
I can't imagine that we would have lost with him lining up next do David Harris in 06. Trying to debate what would be a better upgrade for the 06 Team
Cushing instead of Chris Graham or Justin King over Morgan Trent
Came across article from SI.com from 2001 talking about the transition from Nehlen to Rodriguez. Interesting because the expectations seemed to be moderately high for his first year there (I don´t think they expected to go 3-8).
It´s the offseason, this is all I have.
This is my first topic so easy on the negs if it's already been posted. A search just brought up a post about his tryout. Being a Bengals fan (yeah go ahead laugh it up) I read that they officialy signed him today. Probably not going to amount to much more than a camp body but best of luck to him.
At an alumni function in Boston, May 12, 2010, Mary Sue Coleman was asked to comment about B10 Commissioner Delaney's remarks about Big10 expansion. Pres. Coleman stated that the Big10 was seriously looking at expansion up to 16 teams. The name would remain the Big Ten, no matter what the number. There are two major considerations going into the expansion decisions:
1) B10 members currently share equally in revenues. Unlikely to want any change in that arrangement.
2) All current members of B10 are also all part of AAU. B10 will want their members to maintain that membership reflecting academic standing and stature.
Asked about the NCAA Inquiry and possible sanctions, Pres. Coleman stated that UM will be announcing its self-imposed sanctions by the end of the month. She indicated that there was cross comunication between the coaching staff and the compliance people. The coachig staff thought they'd been given the green light, whereas the compliance people thought that a different question was being asked. She said that unlike reported in some places, at best the overage amount would amount to roughly 2 hours a week. She also predicted that many football programs across the US will be dropping compliance people to avoid danger of giving "coaching advice."
She was very accessible and, as another poster on MGoBlog has said in the past, she "gets it." Met several other MGoBlog readers at the event. There was some speculation as to how these comments related to the B10 Network, as well as to speculation as to schools like ND and Missouri.