Tag Archives: Big 12

SEC may still expand

Tony Barnhart has an article up at GridironNow where he argues that this week’s events will effectively shut the door on SEC expansion.  Those two events are the Big 12’s decision to expand, and the ACC’s launch of a network … Continue reading

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Big XII Expansion: Coming this Summer?

Yesterday, Oklahoma President David Boren told The Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel that a decision on expansion for the Big XII conference would come this summer. After being the victim of expansion by the Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12, the Big XII’s future … Continue reading

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Playoff What Ifs

As long as everything goes according to plan, the playoff is set.  Clemson, Alabama and Oklahoma are in.  The last place goes to the Big Ten champion, either Iowa or Michigan State.  Oklahoma’s season is finished.  They are the Big … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Must Lose

The Committee is going to have hard decisions to make when they choose the last two participants for the playoff.  The first two will be easy.  Undefeated Clemson will be in the playoff, and SEC Champion Alabama will be there.  … Continue reading

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Big XII Left Out Again?

The possible playoff participants are dwindling in number.  The Pac-12 doesn’t have any viable candidates.  The ACC and SEC are down to two each; the Big Ten has three.  The conference with the most candidates is the Big 12, with … Continue reading

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What We Learned: Week 10

LSU is not elite.  Two weeks ago the Tigers looked like one of the elite teams.  They had arguable the best resume in the nation with wins at Mississippi State and home against Florida.  Now, they’ve faced double digit losses … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory: the What Ifs

During the BCS Era, the nightmare scenario was always 3 undefeated teams remaining for two spots.  In mid-October people would begin to speculate what was going to happen with all the undefeated teams.  Some people rooted for an unsolvable problem … Continue reading

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The Pride and The Shame: Week 7

The Pride.  Iowa.  Where did these guys come from?  The Hawkeyes demolished Northwestern and are almost certainly going to be in the Big Ten championship game.  It’s not even November and it’s tough to see a normal scenario where Iowa isn’t … Continue reading

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Key Plays: The Texas Power

On Saturday Texas shocked Oklahoma to win the Red River Rivalry.  The Longhorns, 1-4 entering the game, weren’t supposed to be able to compete with the 4-0 Sooners, but Texas took an early 14-0 lead and held on at the … Continue reading

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The Pride and The Shame: Week 6

The Pride.  Michigan certainly looks different with Jim Harbaugh, don’t they?  The Wolverines weren’t supposed to be ranked this year; it was supposed to be the beginning of a rebuilding process.  Now Michigan is sky rocketing up the polls behind … Continue reading

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