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|7 years 8 weeks ago||Pitt is the only viable option||
The Big 10 isn't just a collection of football teams - it's a group of universities. The Big 10 is (justifiably) proud of the fact that it's the only major conference in which every school is a member of the American Association of Universities, which is sort of the gold standard for major research universities. AAU membership will be a non-negotiable condition for any prospective member, which means like you can forget about commuter schools like Louisville (which I don't even think grants PhDs), or Cincy. We're not going to get any school to leave the Big XII, so that leaves Notre Dame and Big East schools as our only real options. ND will never join, and Pitt is a natural fit, geographically and otherwise. It's a well-regarded school, they have a strong athletics department, and they could renew their traditional rivalry with Penn State.
|7 years 13 weeks ago||I had forgotten that Moundros||
I had forgotten that Moundros scored a rushing touchdown last year in the Minnesota game. We lined up in the I around the two yard line, gave him the ball on a quick hitter, and he was barely touched into the endzone. We used to run it all the time with Bo in the 80s, and it's very effective because most plays from the I tend to be slower developing (deep handoffs and 5 step drops), so the defense sort of slips into a react mode and then - boom - a 250 pound guy is charging at them almost immediately.