Saturday, December 19, 2009

Would it be the right move?

The rumor wheel has been spinning in college football this week. One of the largest rumors floating around is about the Big Ten expanding to 12 teams and then being allowed to play a conference champions game in college football, which is a cash cow.

Among the schools that have been mentioned for the expansion are Missouri, Pitt, Cuse, and Rutgers. As a Rutgers season ticket holder the idea of being in the Big Ten is both exciting and scary.

Sure seeing Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State make trips to Rutgers Stadium will be exciting and a ton of fun.

But the negative is this question: Is the Rutgers football program ready to play at that level? If they go to the Big Ten fans can forget about seeing a BCS Game for a while if they stay in the Big East there is that chance in the next couple of years they could be in a BCS games. If they head to Big Ten Rutgers might be group with Minnesota and Indiana teams that struggle with the rigors of the conference.

The decision to move to the Big Ten , if the offer is made, will not be made just on football. The AD will have to look at other sports and see how they will fit in their new conference.

If the offer is made they have to take it but if that happens people can not get mad when the results are not the same for the football program. Hey, if they make the switch, there is always the dream of Rutgers in the Rose Bowl.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Will Colbert now feel the SI Cover Jinx?

So no Mark Ingram on the cover of SI this week, instead Stephen Colbert. I don't know if this is going to be good or bad, but we will see.

Its all about the U

Its all about the U. From Randy Shannon as a player to Randal Hill to Lamar Thomas to the greatest linebacker trio in college football history in Armstead, Barron, and Smith. The opening to ESPN's 30 for 30 "Its all about the U'' is epic to say the least.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Its time to go bowling

So UCLA is the last team to know where they are playing in their bowl game. Army loss to Navy send the Bruins to The EagleBank Bowl in Washington DC to play Temple. From the Only Time Will Tell Scouting Department, here are our predictions for the most wonderful time of the year.

New Mexico Bowl:
Fresno State vs. Wyoming: Fresno State
St. Petersburg Bowl: UCF vs. Rutgers: Rutgers
R+L Carriers Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Middle Tennessee: Southern Miss
Las Vegas Bowl: Oregon State vs. BYU: BYU
Poinsettia Bowl: Utah vs. Cal: Cal
Hawaii Bowl: Nevada vs. SMU: SMU
Little Caesars Bowl: Marshall vs. Ohio: Marshall
Meineke Car Care Bowl: Pitt vs. North Carolina: Pitt
Emerald Bowl: Boston College vs. USC: USC
Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs. Clemson: Clemson
Independence Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Georgia: Georgia
EagleBank Bowl: UCLA vs. Temple: UCLA
Champs Sports Bowl: Miami vs. Wisconsin: Miami
Humanitarian Bowl: Bowling Green vs. Idaho: Bowling Green
Holiday Bowl: Arizona vs. Nebraska: Nebraska
Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs. Air Force: Houston
Sun Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Stanford: Oklahoma
Texas Bowl: Navy vs. Missouri: Missouri
Insight Bowl: Minnesota vs. Iowa State: Minnesota
Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee: Virginia Tech
Outback Bowl: Northwestern vs. Auburn: Auburn
Capital One Bowl: Penn State vs. LSU: LSU
Gator Bowl: West Virginia vs. Florida State: FSU
Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon: Oregon
Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. Cincinnati: Florida
International Bowl: South Florida vs. No. Illinois: USF Bowl: South Carolina vs. UConn: South Carolina
Cotton Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss: OSU
Liberty Bowl: Arkansas vs. East Carolina: Arkansas
Alamo Bowl: Michigan State vs. Texas Tech: Texas Tech
Fiesta Bowl: Boise State vs. TCU: TCU
Orange Bowl: Iowa vs. Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech
GMAC Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Troy: Troy
BCS National Championship: Texas vs. Alabama: Alabama