Thoughts? I don't know if I want to play the team that just beat Alabama.
Useless ESPN Bowl Projections Week 11
Or if Edwards is right, Michigan would be playing the team the mighty Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette was dominating the whole game.
This year, this team, I would like to play in a bowl where we would be favored. Of these two, we match up much better against Florida
I want Bama. YES.
I would kill for a rematch with Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl.
- Win out.
- Watch Nebraska lose one game.
- In the course of winning out, end Ohio State's undefeated season, in Columbus.
- Beat Wisconsin for the Big Ten championship.
- Go to the Rose Bowl, against an undefeated Notre Dame (who spent a solid month complaining about being left out of the championship game, how they'd be co-champs with a win, et cetera.)
- Beat Notre Dame on New Year's Day.
This is what we have left to root for, let's do it.
If only the refs didn't blow so hard for Nebraska these last two weeks...
My favored scenario also.
have my reservation for the Rose Bowl. We can still do this.
Nebraska will beat them. We should plan for a solid Ohio team and SEC team after that...
When I saw the projections. I would definitely go to the Rose Bowl if it turned out this way.
the problem. And it is a problem. Beating Iowa next week means they literally have nothing to play for against Nebarska. And since we ARE going to beat Iowa, I don't think senior day is going to give them enough motivation to go out and beat the Huskers, that one is a Nebraska win. It is Minnesota, they have to be it. They will be game, but I am not sure the Gophers have enough. One can hope though.
"Hy-Vee Heroes Trophy" to play for!!!!
It was hard to find a picture of the trophy itself that Iowa would want to take back, but here's a Nebraska Hy-Vee store director with a replica:
I would pay ungodly amounts of money that I don't have in order to go to that game.
Texas A&M scares the shit out of me. Our defense struggled against Kane Colter and I think Manziel is twice as deadly as him. Thankfully this probably won't happen.
Also, if Texas played Bama, the schadenfreude from Texas fans after that mauling would be epic.
Yikes - Texas A & M? That might not be much fun.
Seriously though - did anybody see the rise of A & M coming when the announced the move to the SEC? I thought they'd have about as much success as Missouri is having and think Sumlin should be a lock for coach of the year. And it wouldnt surprise me a bit if an NFL team gave him a shot next year given the amazing job he did at Houston and now Texas A & M.
Sumlin will stay at Texas A&M. I don't think he's going anywhere for a while, and the other opportunities would only get better if he actually wins some titles in the SEC.
And frankly, the SEC isn't as good as everyone says. It's an incredibly unbalanced conference, with three good teams and four bad teams in each division.
(The SEC West has Alabama, Texas A&M, and LSU with a combined record of 9-0 against everyone else in their division. The SEC East has Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina with a 12-0 record against everyone else in their division.)
The conference has its power teams beat up on everyone below it, and are always talked up as the greatest thing ever. Frankly, any of the one-loss teams in the SEC should be grouped in with any one-loss team from around the nation. No SEC worldbeaters this year.
6 teams out of 12 that are dominating the rest. Don't think any other conference has that, or can have that. Some conferences have 2 or 3 like the ACC, but half of the conference is unreal.
I doubt he goes, but his value will probably never be higher than it is right now. Texas A&M is going to have to pay and hand him a big contract extension
Seriously though - did anybody see the rise of A & M coming when the announced the move to the SEC?
I live in Austin, my brother-in-law is an A&M Alum and booster, and my dad is a VP of the University, so I am a bit of an adopted Aggie now.
The dynamic, and recruiting competition, between A&M and UT is interesting. A&M really needed to get out from under the large shadow cast by UT, and going to the SEC was a great way to do just that. Recently, A&M was sort of stuck getting players that were already Aggie fans, and/or those guys that didn't get UT offers. Remember too, A&M is not only competing for recruits with UT, but also OU whose roster is almost entirely made up of Texas players. Add to that the in-state fights with teams like TTech, Baylor, and TCU, and you have a rich, but tough environment. Other schools really played up the A&M cultural thing against the Aggies. Further, if you've ever been to College Station and Austin, there is really no comparison. All that added up to UT getting the lion's share of top talent in the state.
But, now that the Aggies are in the SEC, they've added a HUGE recruiting selling point to top in-state recruits. Add to that the magnetic personality and coaching ability of Sumlin, and I think the move was the best thing to happen to A&M since splitting from UT -- which they STILL sing about. I've been saying for a while that I think Sumlin is going to win the Coach of the Year in the SEC, and maybe even the nation. He's a great recruiter -- he was the guy that came down to Austin and recruited Drew Briese to Purdue, he's got guts, and like Hoke, his players never quit.
I would LOVE to play the Aggies in a bowl game this year, although I think they'd be a hard team to beat. They're a great fanbase, they show up, cheer hard, and treat the opposition with the utmost respect. On a side note, if you've never been to Kyle Field for a game, you really need to try to make it there sometime. The Big House is awesome in its size, but Kyle Field is amazing in its intensity and tradition.
but it really doesn't explain this years success since the SEC thing was just announced a year ago. 3/4's or more of that team was recruited to a Big 12 school.
Bottom line, Sumlin is a good coach in charge of a top program and the SEC is a bit overrated.
A&M would wreck us right now...
I think it would be a highly competitive game.
Florida wouldn't stand a chance against our defense.
That game could be first to score wins... Great defenses vs mediocre offenses.
I'm calling it right here. First points on the board scored by Hagerup on a fake punt run for 62 yards. TD!
Living in Gainesville, I would love this matchup..... again.
try to not have rematches.
Nebraska could lose to Minny or Iowa. It's true people. Especially Minny. Jerry Kill is a good coach. I'm not kidding.
Also people who live in areas where there are lots of corn plants get pissed when they play other people who live in areas where there are lots of corn plants, so Iowa might also win. It's at Iowa, which has a pink locker room for the visitor, which emasculates them.
So Michigan could go to the Rose Bowl, despite the anger of that one dick who posted on here earlier about Michigan's lousy coaching.
Your avatar and the use of the word emasculate made me chuckle.
Gator Bowl doesn't want Northwestern, FWIW, but if they beat MSU next weekend, they may not have another choice. They would take a 7-5 MSU team over 8-4 Northwestern though.
That's unfortunate. I think the NW - Miss St game could be a potentially good bowl.
NW-Texas Tech would be a fun shoot out. Seth Doege vs Kain Colter
I would enjoy MSU in the Gator Bowl. I also have a degree from Vandy, and I think it would be fun for teams I root for to beat MSU twice in one year (provided Vandy could swing a Gator Bowl bid).
I honestly don't see state winning next week. NW is a damn good team.
They don't really play defense, but then again, we don't really play offense...
I wouldn't hate a match up with the Gators. I think it would be a low scoring battle, which of course means it would probably end in the neighborhood of 41-35. Or, you know, something like that.
I don't want any part of A&M, though. That QB would shred us.
...what a fall for Alabama. For previously holding the perception of an unbeatable uber-team, to descend all the way to the Outback Bowl is shocking. If Brad Edwards's lineup holds, good luck Wisconsin.
Georgia is odds on favorite to beat them? I wouldn't want to play Bama the next few weeks.
The prediction of Bama to the Outback is beyond ridiculous. Bama's remaining games are against andFCS team (Western Carolina) and the tire fire that is Auburn. They will still win the SEC West. Even if Bama were to lose the SEC championship game and finish 11-2, there is no way they would drop to the Outback Bowl. Finally, I believe that the Outback Bowl almost always takes an SEC East team. The SEC West teams usually go to the Cotton Bowl or Chick-fil-A Bowl.
Nebreska-ND would be an ugly Rose Bowl. I think Texas A&M is going to be in a BCS bowl, most likely the Fiesta. I can't see them leaving Johnny Football out. Texas A&M at this point would draw the most viewers outside of the title game. I also think think one of Stanford or UCLA may end up in the top 14 and possibly in the Rose Bowl
They both have brutal schedules left. There's probably no way either one gets to the BCS with an at-large berth.
Stanford has: Oregon, UCLA.
UCLA has: USC, Stanford.
I don't see Stanford beating Oregon in Autzen. At 9-3 they probably don't qualifty for an at-large berth (need to be 14 or higher in the BCS standings). I could see UCLA winning out but then they'd have to play Oregon. A 10-3 UCLA team would be borderline Top 14, but if Nebraska wins the big ten I doubt the Rose Bowl wants a rematch.
MSU is beating Northwestern and Minnesota. I think they definitively make a bowl.
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
The chart has us at the BWW Bowl. If we win out it'll almost certainly be the Gator Bowl. Northwestern being a private institution will hurt them in the bowl selection.
Do all the bowls have to select a team within 1 win of the team with best overall record left or is that just for the capital one bowl??
Capital One and Outback do. The rest don't have that rule Also, the B1G championship game loser cant go below the Outback, so if Wisconsin loses out, they still go to the Outback
Also, I wouldn't put too much money down on them beating Northwestern.
If Nebraska loses and we somehow make it to the Rose Bowl would they have us play ND again?
Consider with me if you will:
1) UM Win out (yes I know improbable win vs OSU)
2) Nebraska win out including CCG - probable
3) K State wins out (beat Texas) - probable
4) Oregon wins out (beat Stanford, Oregon State and UCLA) - probable
5) ND wins out (including beating USC) - possible
6) Florida beats FSU - probable
7) SC Beats Clemson - sure why not
8) Rutgers beats Louisville - probably according to ESPN bowl predictors - but not necessary as there will only be one Big East team in BCS this year
9) SEC only 2 BCS slots (LSU/Alabama/Georgia)
10) Big 12 only 2 BCS slots (KSU/Oklahoma)
Stanford may have a shot to stay above us but they will have 3 losses as well, and we are likely to jump them IF we win vs OSU.
10 slots including:
KSU & Oregon - NC
Nebraska & ND - Rose
Rutgers and ACC (FSU or Clemson) - Orange
Alabama vs Oklahoma - Fiesta
LSU or Georgia vs ??? - Sugar
I would much rather play against a TOP 3 SEC team in a BCS bowl as opposed to a Top 4 SEC team in the Cap One bowl...
Sugar wont be LSU, Championship game will be Georgia (clinched) vs Bama (most likely). Winner goes to the Sugar (Bama or Georgia), loser will either go to Fiesta (At-large), Cap 1, or Outback.
Michigan may have to play Bama again if they lose the SEC Championship.
That would never happen, because there would be no demand for that rematch. Doesn't make fiscal sense.
How does ND get to the Rose Bowl instead of the PAC runner up? I'm confused..
Oregon is most likely going to the BCS MNCG. That would mean they would be the Pac-12 champion. That would usually mean the next Pac-12 team in line would take the champion's place. However, oregon plays stanford Saturday and then the Civil War with oregon state. If they beat them both, that would most likely drop them blow the Top-14. Ineligible for a BCS bowl.
Then it would just be an at-large team. Fiesta could take ND, but most likely they'd take a Big 12 team (oklahoma) to stick with it's traditional roots like the Rose usually does.
Got it. I thought the top 14 rule only applied to at-large bids, not conference tie-ins. Thanks for the education.
It does, but if Oregon goes to the NCG, the Pac-12 tie in becomes an at-large. Rose would probably take a P12 team if eligible, but none will be.
Considering the Big 12 just inked a deal with the Sugar Bowl to send the Big 12 champion there to play the SEC champ, the Fiesta might not be thrilled with the Big 12 right now.
Get well Denard.
I'd love to see Bama in a non-BCS bowl this year, after them getting to the NCG without even winning their division last year.
Bama in a non-BCS bowl would mean most likely Cap 1. Don't think they'd pass on a 2-loss Bama team over 2-loss TAMU (assume 1-loss Florida gets the SEC's 2nd at-large).
Want a rematch with Bama?
I highly doubt the capital one bowl would go for that. Bowls hate rematches, especially ones they can easily avoid. Texas A&M is going to be very popular when the bowls start picking. They are a tv draw with Johnny football and their fans will travel.
Hope you're right, because i would LOVE to see Wisconsin and Bielema get SMASHED by Bama.
I'd rather play Florida than either Bama or A&M. I just like the idea of Bama not being in a BCS bowl. I hate their program and their fans.
If LSU is the opponent. Michigan/Les Miles would be very intriguing
Offtopic: I know we are in the middle of the season, but are people cool if we start back up the OT: WALKING DEAD threads again? I liked the insight/comments and wish to start it back up. If it is too OT for the calendar year, I'll just wait till mid-January.
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Wow, I bet the Pizza Bowl folks are ecstatic about the possibility of Northern Illinois vs. Utah State or Kent State vs. San Jose State.
Please no TAMU. I really want no part of Johnny Manziel.
I would take A&M. Consider this, IF we win, that shalacking we took from Bama wouldn't look so bad. Probably more like early season jitters. Plus, I don't want to look aprehensive to play anyone. I know Bo sure wouldn't.
So if Nebraska plays ND in the Rose Bowl who gets all the lucky calls?
If we win our Neb loses a game and we make it to the rose bowl only to play ND again! I dunno if I would to excited about that rematch. Thoughts?
I would salivate at the chance to play ND again. It would be a good game, but I highly doubt they could beat us again.
Yah because NDs defense didn't get any better since playing you. Oh wait.
PS: Also the Rose would avoid the rematch which means that ND would hit the Fiesta bowl.
Doesn't the B1G Champ have an auto bid to the Rose Bowl??
Why isn't Michigan in there then? We ALL know Nebraska is going to lose out and UM will win the B1G and go to the Rose Bowl.
I want nothing to do with Johnny Football.
Bo damn near left to go there. If he wins he will never go anywere.
I've heard talk the Cotton Bowl would love to get a Texas-Texas A&M matchup.
That would be awesome. I despise Texas and would love to see them get taken behind the woodshed by their "little brother", TAMU. You know that Aggie fans would kill for a chance to humiliate Texas in a big bowl game.
That'll be an awesome Christmas present!!
The thing that's probably going to upset all of this is a loss for at least one of the three undefeateds. Oregon has three ranked teams left, ND has USC, and KState goes to Texas. Likely that at least one loses a game.
If all three win out and KState goes to the title game as #1, the Fiesta gets the first choice of the at-large teams. Why does everyone assume they take OU over an undefeated ND team? I get the geography but ND would really seem to be a no-brainer.
Much like the Rose, they would feel obligated to take the Big12.
I'm hoping Nebraska falters somewhere, but from a national perspective, as well as a recruiting boost, I think it'd do Michigan worlds better to go to the Capital One Bowl and get the opportunity to take down a top-10 Florida/Georgia team. Depending on which versions of those teams show up, we could absolutely beat either of them.
I fully expect Wisconsin to beat Nebraska in the B1G championship game. Wisconsin had a 17 point lead against Nebraska in Lincoln when they were still "finding themselves" offensively. I'll take a Wisconsin team that is steamrolling people now in a rematch on a neutral field.
Wisconsin wins 34-24.
As a consequence of that hypothetical outcome, I think Nebraska goes to the Cap One Bowl and UM ends up in the Outback Bowl.
Regular season isn't over yet, nothing is for certain.
Ummmm....you don't REALLY expect Nebraska to lose to Minnesota or Iowa, do you? Even if Nebraska slips up against Iowa, I'll be surprised if UM is able to beat OSU in Columbus.
This just wasn't UM's year.
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