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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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What We Learned: Week 12

The Committee Loves Blowouts.  Remember when the BCS instructed the computer rankings to take out margin of victory?  Remember how they didn’t want to see teams run up the score?  The Playoff Committee isn’t like that.  Last year Ohio State … 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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What We Learned: Week 11

Michigan State’s Defense is Good.  This isn’t really something new we learned, but we have confirmation.  The Spartans did such a good job on Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes that Ohio State players were complaining about the playacting and ball distribution after … Continue reading

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SEC – Big Ten Challenge

Bret Bielema had a fantastic idea for scheduling.  He suggested that two conferences, like the Big Ten and SEC, have a challenge.  In his plan there would be one week of the season where the conferences would play each other. … 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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The Pride and The Shame: Week 3

The Pride.  Michigan.  The hype surrounding the return of Jim Harbaugh to Michigan is beginning to come to fruition.  The Maize and Blue annihilated a BYU team that isn’t bad at all.  The Wolverines led 31-0 at the half and … Continue reading

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The Pride and The Shame: Week 3

The Pride.  Northwestern.  There isn’t a lot of chest thumping from the Big Ten this week.  Ohio State and Minnesota survived scares against lesser opponents, and many of the other teams played uninteresting games as well.  In the high profile games … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Hail Mary

You don’t want to have to throw a Hail Mary pass.  In fact, calling a Hail Mary means that literally everything else in your playbook is useless at this point, and you might as well just throw the ball up … Continue reading

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