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November 29, 2010, 07:01 PM
Yeah, this board's up a little early in the week. My schedule has not been kind of late...

Maybe there are championship implications and maybe there are not, but if they're playing 12/4, feel free to post about it here.

Some of us are unable to see the games in person. Here, we may post our rants, raves, and good-giggley-wiggleys while the games are on the tube. Bits of humor are welcome. Otherwise, there are plenty of other boards for posting the what-have-yous that do not pertain to the CFB games this week(end). I'd recommend 'Around the Table' for those.

Now, who's up for the season's finale?
November 29, 2010  07:02 PM ET

Like a virgin...

November 29, 2010  07:19 PM ET

I'll start...if Washington, Arizona St., and Oregon St. all lose, the Pac 10 will only have 4 teams with winning records and only 3 of them can go to bowls. Doesn't bode well for Oregon and Stanford in the computers depending on what Auburn does.

November 29, 2010  07:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'll start...if Washington, Arizona St., and Oregon St. all lose, the Pac 10 will only have 4 teams with winning records and only 3 of them can go to bowls. Doesn't bode well for Oregon and Stanford in the computers depending on what Auburn does.

Washington will more than likely be Wazzu, but you're right, having so few bowl teams doesn't help Oregon and Stanford. (Although we must consider that USC is ineligible). But, that is what happens when you have 2 of the 4 best teams in the country in the same conference. Not to mention the fact that the Pac-10's round robin schedule is not at all BCS friendly.

I wish that the Pac-12 would change their schedule to only 8 conference games as opposed to 9. That way we could schedule an extra cupcake like the Big 12, SEC, Big 10, etc. Thus, helping the rankings, bowl teams, and just overall win/loss totals.

We do need to realize that judging the Pac-10's strength based off individual team records is unfair considering they play more conference games than any other conference (9).

November 29, 2010  07:39 PM ET

I see Auburn winning (surprise surpise) the SEC.

Oklahoma winning the Big 12

Northern Illinois winning the MAC

Virginia Tech winning the ACC

And UCF winning the Conference USA (They do play a conf champ game don't they?)

November 29, 2010  08:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Washington will more than likely be Wazzu, but you're right, having so few bowl teams doesn't help Oregon and Stanford. (Although we must consider that USC is ineligible). But, that is what happens when you have 2 of the 4 best teams in the country in the same conference. Not to mention the fact that the Pac-10's round robin schedule is not at all BCS friendly.I wish that the Pac-12 would change their schedule to only 8 conference games as opposed to 9. That way we could schedule an extra cupcake like the Big 12, SEC, Big 10, etc. Thus, helping the rankings, bowl teams, and just overall win/loss totals.We do need to realize that judging the Pac-10's strength based off individual team records is unfair considering they play more conference games than any other conference (9).

You make some fair points but to win the SEC you have to play a 9th conference game also and it's not guaranteed to be Wazzou. I would say that starting next year, the Pac 12 champ will have the toughest path. Caveat would be down years that just happen to every conference.

November 29, 2010  09:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I wish that the Pac-12 would change their schedule to only 8 conference games as opposed to 9. That way we could schedule an extra cupcake like the Big 12, SEC, Big 10, etc.

Stop it already....Oregon played two (2) cupcakes this year....New Mexico and FCS Portland State...and only played three teams that were ranked....and they don't have to play a CCG against a high quality opponent

Stanford played that FCS powerhouse Sacramento State

Az State whipped up on Toledo (atleast that was a MAC school)

Since you continue to want to dis Auburn....Auburn has played 5 ranked schools and the CCG will be against another ranked team.

Now I agree that a game between Oregon and Auburn will be awesome and, I think, very tight...as Oregon is a very good team....please quit dissing a conference/school without the facts.

November 30, 2010  02:15 AM ET

Default, it's not dissing Auburn by pointing out that they played Chattanooga, any more than it's dissing Oregon for calling them out for playing Portland State.

The "facts" in each case are fluid as everyone picks and chooses the things that makes them look the best. Auburn will play in the championship if they beat USCe. Isn't that fact enough?

November 30, 2010  07:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Default, it's not dissing Auburn by pointing out that they played Chattanooga, any more than it's dissing Oregon for calling them out for playing Portland State. The "facts" in each case are fluid as everyone picks and chooses the things that makes them look the best. Auburn will play in the championship if they beat USCe. Isn't that fact enough?

Orac....don't mind anyone using "facts/stats" to back up their arguments, even those against my teams (which, BTW, Auburn is NOT...I'm a State fan), but just be fair about it.

For some reason OM seems to have an issue with Auburn and comparing them against how good Oregon is and their schedule because they played one more away game (or something like that). Again, don't mind getting called out on that, if it's true....but don't state certain points for one and then ignore the same points for the other.

And I'm not dissing Oregon at all for playing Portland State....most FBS schools play an FCS school once in a while....but to try to make it sound like the PAC10 doesn't play cupcakes is ludricous.

That way we could schedule an extra cupcake like the Big 12, SEC, Big 10, etc. Thus, helping the rankings, bowl teams, and just overall win/loss totals.

But I guess everyone has a bit of homerism in them and it does come out from time to time. I know have every once in a while. Guess this is his time.

November 30, 2010  08:20 AM ET

This goes back to the Round Robin (PAC 10) vs the Conference Championship (SEC) format debate.

Each have their merits. However, the PAC 10 is expanding and most likely going the way of the Conference Championship format.

November 30, 2010  03:04 PM ET

It's truly tough for me... Auburn - which is only redeemed by hot coeds, the plethora of which has nothing to do with football, or USCe, whose program is led by the Ol' Visor Tosser himself, Steve "I despise Tennessee" Orr... Hard for me to see any good coming from either team winning. Too bad they both can't lose...

November 30, 2010  03:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'll start...if Washington, Arizona St., and Oregon St. all lose, the Pac 10 will only have 4 teams with winning records and only 3 of them can go to bowls. Doesn't bode well for Oregon and Stanford in the computers depending on what Auburn does.

ASU isnt going anywhere. 2 of their wins dont count- per today's SD paper.

November 30, 2010  04:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It's truly tough for me... Auburn - which is only redeemed by hot coeds, the plethora of which has nothing to do with football, or USCe, whose program is led by the Ol' Visor Tosser himself, Steve "I despise Tennessee" Orr... Hard for me to see any good coming from either team winning. Too bad they both can't lose...

In a way both can lose. If USCe pulls out a win against AU its hard to see them doing the same against the Sugar opponent and AU will be considered either underservedly gifted into the title game or dumped into the Orange or Fiesta (before they vacate the 2010 season).

December 1, 2010  09:54 AM ET

Armpit, how did a SDSU grad wind up in Portsmouth, RI?

December 1, 2010  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Armpit, how did a SDSU grad wind up in Portsmouth, RI?

In the Navy. Sliming away on shore duty until I can get back on one of our big grey people movers.

December 1, 2010  11:31 AM ET

GO NAVY! BEAT ARMY!

December 1, 2010  12:11 PM ET

Interesting. Mandel has San Diego St. playing Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl. We can rename it the Armpit Bowl.

Football wise, San Diego St. should do pretty well with Navy having the experience of preparing for Air Force and their similar offense each year.

December 1, 2010  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Interesting. Mandel has San Diego St. playing Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl. We can rename it the Armpit Bowl. Football wise, San Diego St. should do pretty well with Navy having the experience of preparing for Air Force and their similar offense each year.

Oddly enogh there is one other SDSU alum here in on base in Newport (and tons of Academy grads). Should make for a fun night at Woodhookers (local sports bar). And you are right, prep time spent against AFA should help out here, although Navy has a serious stud at QB.

The one thing that would kill the Aztecs would be for Hoke to take a another job and leave an interim coach in charge.

December 2, 2010  09:20 AM ET

Hoke may be sought-after, but what's his disposition? Contract terms? Kids in school? Connections to San Diego? Other decision factors?

December 2, 2010  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Hoke may be sought-after, but what's his disposition? Contract terms? Kids in school? Connections to San Diego? Other decision factors?

The MINN job may be offered to him but as to your questions I don't know. SDSU would certainly bump his pay a bit but I know MINN or perhaps Indiana could pay more. The real question is this:

Long term IMHO it makes more sense to play one more season at SDSU and get a job offer from a school with better prospects-if he goes to MINN or IU its hard to see him doing better than .500 over time and dead-ending (or at least stalling) his HC career. Wait a year, have SDSU go 10-2 or 11-1 and take a much higher profile job (next year's Miami-type opening) and both make more money and have more of a realistic shot at long term success. The question here is-is that how Hoke sees it or would he view the MINN or IU job as a challenge.

As far as connections go, pretty sure he is a solid midwest guy, which is why the B10 teams are interested from what I can see.

 
December 2, 2010  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

The MINN job may be offered to him but as to your questions I don't know.

He might be a midwestern guy, but to go from San Diego to Minn? Sometimes the intangibles in a job count.
I wonder how many rainy days Pete Carroll was wishing he was still in LA(not at USC) but still in LA.

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