No word what it will be named yet.
maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
If it helps I heard it on the radio a few minutes ago. Jack Arute was talking about it. It is real, no linkey from me though.
quite the fall from grace for JoePa
How 'bout a link?
or Schembechler-Hayes, making Stagg the coach's trophy, which is the way it should have been.
name it after Yost!
...and then ESPN can televise the presentation ceremony and call it the "Yostys"
Just leave it as the Stagg trophy for all I care. The whole two-name thing was a dumb idea to begin with.
EDIT: Looks like that's what they're going to do. Works for me.
Never understood why they named it after Paterno anyway. I know he's done a lot for that program, but they've only joined the Big Ten in 1990. He only has 3 Big Ten titles where there are other coaches who have many more. I guess I just don't understand the Big Ten's reluctance to embrace players and coaches of the two most historic Big Ten programs.
I'm fine with them leaving it as the Stagg trophy. No relation to any current Big Ten school but still speaks to the history of the conference.
It would be hard to get something with M/Ohio link through without creating complaints from other schools. Keeping it Stagg solo probably makes most sense
You're going to have complaints no matter what. My point was why shy away from the history of your conference, especially if you're going to name it after a coach(es). They could have easily gone with a bland generic name for the trophy that wouldn't have displeased anyone.
The whole Big 2 Little 8 stigma still burns deep in the little 8.
Saw a Headline,... "Big ten is now going Stagg!" har-har!
Keeping it Stagg solo probably makes most sense
I see what you did there.
Yeah. Paterno also had a losing record against Carr, Ferentz, and Tressel. How the heck do you name the championship trophy after a guy who spend most of his B1G career losing to the elder statesmen of the conference?
"but they've only joined the Big Ten in 1990. He only has 3 Big Ten titles where there are other coaches who have many more."
Agree. Also, it bugs me how the Big Ten Network keeps running these Best of the Big Ten QB, or RBs or Defensive Players, etc. and they include PSU players from before they joined the Big Ten. Now they are including Nebraska players from the past and they haven't even completed a season yet.
think that's a bit of a stretch.
How bout: The Big Ten Championship Trophy
I like the sound of that
I wonder if they're just going to keep in as the Stagg Trophy or actively look to rename it. I think Stagg-Yost would have nice ring to it and definitely emphasizes the early days of the Big Ten. As for all future trophies, I hope everyone has unfortunately learned not to name trophies after active coaches/players. If they're still in the game it's always to soon to assess they're full legacy.
They're going to rename it the Stagg-CTBNL Trophy.
That's Coach To Be Named Later, so that when the Big Ten expands again, the new team can get one of their names on a trophy.
The stagg-hoke trophy. One day...
He shouldnt have even been on the trophy to begin with (no active coaches) and yes I thought that before the scandal.
if anything, it should only be named after someone who is deceased. this way, there is no way to have an event like PSU's that can tarnish the trophy.
Further proof the B1G is horrible at branding. Always name things for people who are long dead and don't offer up a risk of scandal.
Seriousily we must have the worst branding/marketing department of any conference right now. Offset only by the fact the guys who set up the BTN figured out how to make it print money.
that was a no brainer.
I vote for the Stagg-Fickell trophy.
Paterno's name should never be on it in the first place. Any living person should not have their name on the trophy. Heisman Trophy was renamed only after his death. Since Stagg's U Chicago is no longer part of the conference, having his name on the trophy is more politically appropriate than other coaching legends such as Yost.
While they're at it, can they change the trophy design? It's really plain and boring.
Having my graduate degree from UChicago and having heard the self-righteous rants from professors and students on campus about how little they thought of football, as well as their befuddlement that their sacred institution ever lowered itself to the general tomfoolery of championship football... It makes me giggle with glee just a little bit to see the championship trophy now solely named after Stagg.
This is probably the best argument for keeping it as the Stagg Trophy. You're not favoring any current member of the conference, and the former member you're favoring doesn't want to have anything to do with football, anyway.
Chicago regularly draws crowds of 1,000+ and they won a championship last year (in a conference of just four teams).
How about the Yost-Crisler-Oosterbaan-Schemblecher-Carr Trophy?
This new name.
Kipke gets snubbed again. The dude won two national titles and all he gets is one little side street named after him. (Granted, that stretch from 1934-37 was pretty rough.)
It shouldn't have been named after him anyway. It seems tacky to name it after an active coach, but whatever it's okay now.
in the same sentence for at least a decade.
I don't think assaulting players and sideline media memebrs (see: '77 OSU at Michigan) on camera is worthy of any recognition. In that regard, Rick Venturi is more worthy of mention than Hayes.
It will be interesting to see going forward how many other organizations decide to remove Paterno's name from awards, buildings, events, etc.
...who could auction off the rights to the second name each year.
Stagg-Dr. Pepper. At least we would all have a real good time.
The Stagg Championship Trophy has a nice ring to it. "The Stagg," presented by Wolf Brand Chili and Barbasol. Close shave America.
It's just the Stagg championship trophy
So what am I supposed to do with the picture I took next to the trophy back when BTN was in Ann Arbor? Photoshop it to just say Stagg?
Not to be a homer, but The Schembechler Championship Trophy has a lot of merit.
He ran a clean program, had an amazing on-field record, and was a mentor to 15 future NCAA head coaches. He, too, is in the coaching hall-of-fame. He also took the UM-OSU rivalry and made it into the greatest rivalry in sports history (well, he and Hayes, but Hayes punched a guy, so...).
This was an easy decision. Should have happened sooner.