Superconferences & Realignment

TerryTate

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No announcement yet, but it appears so. This might shut up Baylor about the A&M move too.

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Texas sources continue to indicate to Orangebloods.com that if the Big 12 falls apart, the Longhorns would consider "all options."
 

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Baylor is only 15k students.

Texas A&M gets the SEC into Texas.

Texas Tech is a better team.

Texas is who they're gunning for.

Clemson would be high on the list.

Florida State? Miami?

Baylor would fall at #7 or 8 on the list.
 

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Baylor is only 15k students.

Texas A&M gets the SEC into Texas.

Texas Tech is a better team.

Texas is who they're gunning for.

Clemson would be high on the list.

Florida State? Miami?

Baylor would fall at #7 or 8 on the list.

Miami would be a good fit just to see them get smacked in the face every weekend would be awesome.
 

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Baylor is only 15k students.

Texas A&M gets the SEC into Texas.

Texas Tech is a better team.

Texas is who they're gunning for.

Clemson would be high on the list.

Florida State? Miami?

Baylor would fall at #7 or 8 on the list.



The reasons above and the actions they want to take in the courtroom are not that attractive to future conferences. I'd even put them at lower than 7th or 8th on the SEC's wishlist for a 14th team. Now they are preet good.decent team, but they are arguably only the 4th or 5th (maybe worse?) best program in Texas alone.



Hate all of the super conference talk but with the SEC going to 13 (well I guess it is technically still up in limbo), aka needing a 14th member, it is kind of inevitable.
 
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And with that... The landscape of college football will start to change forever.
 

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Oklahoma is probably the first of many moves that will be made soon.
 

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Does Oklahoma own a team jet? Because they're going to be racking up a lot of frequent flier miles.
 

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buckle up ND nation, its gunna be a bumpy ride and theres no telling where we will land in all this. although if i had to pick id say big ten, half our rivals are already
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buckle up ND nation, its gunna be a bumpy ride and theres no telling where we will land in all this. although if i had to pick id say big ten, half our rivals are already
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I would agree with you on this. Not to mention with the contract will NBC the big ten would love that.
 

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Superconferences & Realignment

So it's looking like the Superconferences just might become a reality, in the not so distant future. I hate the idea, because I think that these Superconferences will become bigger than the NCAA, itself. I think that they will eventually become their own Division, within the NCAA. Kind of like a D-IA Heavy, aka FMS (Football Money Subdivision). At that point, based on where the groundswell seems to be heading, I think these Superconferences will abandon all pretenses about "student athletes", and will completely disregard academics, amateurism, etc. IF that were to happen, how would you feel if ND decided to stay in the next division down, and stay true to their commitment to academics? On one hand, we could probably dominate a division like that, and still be able to send kids to the NFL. On the other hand, we would not be playing the "big dogs". Which would you be more willing to give up?
 

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IF they go to supre conferences and we don't join could you imagine that the bashing we would get. YOu think teams bust on us now just wait till that happens. I don't think it will be good for us. Starting with the NBC contract they would probably throw it out the window considering we are nolonger playing top teams. You won't get the top recruits. These kids now a days want to be on tv and thats all there is to it.
 

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You won't get the top recruits. These kids now a days want to be on tv and thats all there is to it.

Kids want to be on TV so that they get noticed by NFL scouts. If ND could still get kids into the NFL, then that would be a moot point.

I'm not sure exactly what NBC would do. There's bound to still be some good teams out there, after the Superconferences. The academies are not going to get invited. TCU may, or may not, have a seat at the table. And, really, it's not going to matter if they play top teams, as long as the matchups have interest. Would you stop watching ND, if this happened? I wouldn't. As long as the ratings are there, NBC isn't going to care if we are playing Western Northern Kentucky Junior College every week.
 

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Kids want to be on TV so that they get noticed by NFL scouts. If ND could still get kids into the NFL, then that would be a moot point.

I'm not sure exactly what NBC would do. There's bound to still be some good teams out there, after the Superconferences. The academies are not going to get invited. TCU may, or may not, have a seat at the table. And, really, it's not going to matter if they play top teams, as long as the matchups have interest. Would you stop watching ND, if this happened? I wouldn't. As long as the ratings are there, NBC isn't going to care if we are playing Western Northern Kentucky Junior College every week.

I would still watch the games. The big east would grow into one of the super conferences so they would be of the market. Nbc will care the ratings will drop. Alot of people would quit watching that aren't Norte dame fans to watch ESPN,ABC,or CBS. If you could watch Notre Dame Vs. Delaware or Oklahoma Vs USC. COme on now i know you are very smart poster and fan which would you watch if you aren't a ND fan. Texas will join a conference its just a matter of who whats us more.
 

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somewhat OT, but while we're talking about conferences, wouldn't it be nice to be in one right now? at 0-2 without a conference we have been virtually been written off from BCS contention, even if we run the table. But if we were in a conference, we'd still have the entire conference schedule to potentially run the table, win the conference, and go to a BCS bowl. Not saying I advocate joining a conference, just making a point.

Ok, back to the conversation.
 

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I would still watch the games. The big east would grow into one of the super conferences so they would be of the market. Nbc will care the ratings will drop. Alot of people would quit watching that aren't Norte dame fans to watch ESPN,ABC,or CBS. If you could watch Notre Dame Vs. Delaware or Oklahoma Vs USC. COme on now i know you are very smart poster and fan which would you watch if you aren't a ND fan. Texas will join a conference its just a matter of who whats us more.

Would you rather watch Vanderbilt vs. Illinois, or ND vs. TCU? And it might be as simple as ND getting creative with the scheduling. Starting at odd times, or playing a few Friday night games? I'm honestly not sure which way I would rather ND go, IF this came up. But I do know that I would be disappointed, if ND caved in and stopped requiring that football players be students first.
 

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sorry, but if it goes tht way, ND and Stanford would both join a supercomference. too much money to leave on the table, even for ND.
 

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And with that... The landscape of college football will start to change forever.




And I don't like it. I know change is inevitable but I'd like to believe that there are other ways to get to a playoff (or what they really want, more $$$$$$$$) than creating super conferences with little to no regard for tradition.
 
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And I don't like it. I know change is inevitable but I'd like to believe that there are other ways to get to a playoff (or what they really want, more $$$$$$$$) than creating super conferences with little to no regard for tradition.

Et tu, Brute?
 

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I am against super conference for several reasons.

1. We will see more head coach firings. It's harder to go undefeated in a super conference. This will increase more stressful for head coach to do a better job. A lot of competition going on.

2. It's silly for any college to think about leaving their conference to join another conference. See Texas A&M. They will have to pay at least several million of dollars for buyout if they want out. Last time I checked, many college and universities are cutting down their budget for academic programs so it doesn't make sense to pay millions of dollars just because Texas A&M want to move to SEC for a change. Try to stay in a conference and save that money for another needs that's important to school. Many people got laid off so they may not able to pay for their kids to go to college. Million of dollars will help them to go to college and pursue their dreams.

3. Every team has to be nervous on who will join in their conference. For example, Nebraska joined in a Big Ten conference and Northwestern has to face them. Northwestern won an average of 7 to 8 wins in a season in the last 10 years. Now they are playing Nebraska. Do you think they have a good shot of beating Nebraska? Everyone would be laughing if we think Northwestern has a shot. No chance for them. Expect Northwestern to lose this one so their wins in a season will drop one game. Is that fair? This is why I am against super conference. It kills several teams of having a chance to win more games than lose more games.

I certainly hope Notre Dame won't join in a conference. I like their future schedule and I would be disappointed if they decide to change the direction in the football program..
 
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