And yes, i did see the ESPN blog that listed Butchy Jones as the #4 target for Michigan and considering #1 and #2 are the Harbaugh brothers, who will NOT leave the NFL. . . . lookout Vol fans . .Maybe Vol fans need to root for Missouri Saturday if they want to keep Jones from leaving to go to his "dream job" and home state of Michigan
Question for mailbag - Listening to commentary about Auburn-Ga from Auburn perspective....Huge rivalry game with a lot at stake, but did Auburn team (and some fans) adopt the "playoff or nothing" mentality or "national championship or nothing" mentality? The idea is that after losing for second time in A&M game, they did not play with maximum effort and emotion. So does what is currently talked about (playoff) loom larger than rivalry and tradition for the modern college athlete? Maybe so. But not a good thing for college football or the coaches if the playoff or bust mentality takes hold. Your thoughts ?
AJ Johnson rumored to be one of the two . .
Look for Signal Mountain's Bill Price to end up at Ridgeland High School . . . . Also look for the Name Doc Holliday from Marshall to be a dark horse candidate at Florida along with the usual suspects of Mullen, Rich Rod and Stoops. Although I think Art Briles could be the guy. As you know it is never the first or even the 2nd guy targeted that gets these jobs. . .Be interesting to see where the Mocs will be in this weeks rankings coming out later today. . . .Wisconsin BBall is better than Kentucky, right now. Ky may be better by end of year, but KY wont win the Final Four. . . .and I cant be complete without saying a win over Missouri will make Butchy an even more attractive candidate at Michigan. The Michigan message boards are already posting more about Butchy than ever before . . . No surprise on Peyton Manning, as a long time Colts fan we know that his interceptions always go up as Nov, December and January come around . . .
just for "you-know-whats" and giggles. . .Of the top 10 FCS teams in this weeks coach's poll, the UTC Mocs would rank #3 in average home attendence . . .
Stewwie, most of us Moc fans are color blind. I know I am. Dont care if they are White, Black, Blue or Gold . . just as long as they can play
Jay- Is this a "must win" game for Butchy Jones ? from a bowl, momentum standpoint ? it would really hard to beleive the "next year" propaganda with a 1-6 SEC record this year. . .not to mention for his resume for the Michigan job . . .had to put that in there so i can get attacked LMAO
Jay- question for mailbag. Don’t you think this 4-team playoff hurts the SEC ? So far it looks like the SEC is rarely , if ever going to get 2 teams in. In the old BSC teams like Alabama could get in final game even without winning the SEC title. The Old BSC was based on formulas that took pools in consideration that could be shaped by “the message” that the SEC was clearly the best. Now you have a committee that appears to be not influenced by polls and media and seems to give other conference champions a leg up. In the old BSC the SEC could use its influence in all the bowls to get favorable matchups because of their power of buying tickets, etc. Now the end all be all is the 4 team playoff where anything can happen and you don’t have to just win one game. As we sit today the national perception is that TCU is as good, if not better than the SEC 2nd place team. That would have been unheard of in the BSC era. Now that the SEC has all this money, every school has 80,000 + stadiums and the finest practice and training facilities money can buy. So with the present “salary cap” of 85 scholarships certain SEC schools don’t have the advantages they used to have over other SEC schools. Parity in the SEC is going to get even greater. The only advantage is tradition and with 17 -18 year old recruits tradition is what have you done in the last 3 years. So at the end of the day, having only one team in the 4 team playoff every year is going to give the other conferences a better national perception that their conference is just as good. And with 4 team playoff being the new standard for success a conference with parity like the SEC is going to produce more and more very good teams with 2 and 3 losses, whereas the other conferences can produce undefeated teams and 1 loss teams. And with less non-conference matchups, quantifying what conference is better to THAT COMMITTEE will be harder and harder. also I think the commitee is not going to care how your conference did in the bowl season, they are not going to care if your conference went 7-1 in bowl games. in fact its going to be interesting to see if anyone is going to care about bowl games but the school that is playing in that game . . . food for thought
stewwie, all FCS conferences who "play by the rules" i.e. offer a full 65 scholarship has an auto bid. Only conferences that choose not to participate dont have an auto bid. There are 2 HBC conferences that have a bowl game and dont participate, by their own choice. Just like in basketball every D-1 conference has an auto-bid. . . .in anwser to your other question, it is not that the NCAA never wanted, but never had control over the FBS championship. The NCAA has chosen not to sponsor a championship, partly because of their close association with the Bowl system. and probably could never get a consensus of the ENTIRE membership. The NCAA had no control over the BCS one game playoff either, and that goes back to 1997. Every sport that the NCAA sponsors a championship, inclusion for every conference is the rule. So the power 5 "invented" this playoff, the NCAA never wanted it. remember the NCAA is simply an association of all schools, D-1, D-2 and D-3
Stewwie, If the NCAA was involved you would have to include ALL D-1, FBS conferences with an automatic bid. The NCAA would also control ALL the money and then disperse it to all 125 FBS teams and conferences. The college 4 team playoff is being put together by the Big 5 conferences so the Big 5 can control the money and the access to the playoff. . . .in otherwords, greed