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(247 Sports)   Never even winning your own division, let alone your own conference, let alone being in the playoffs, let alone being in the title game, means you're "About as close as you can possibly be" to winning a national title   (247sports.com) divider line
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2020-05-29 5:42:54 AM  
lol michigan
 
2020-05-29 6:33:41 AM  
3107
 
2020-05-29 7:48:27 AM  
I had such high hopes...
 
2020-05-29 8:13:52 AM  

ArTx: lol michigan


When you combine "Harbaugh the glass-half-full optimist" with "Harbaugh the guy who gets paid big $$$ to be a hype man", you often end up with "Harbaugh the delusional".
 
2020-05-29 8:24:38 AM  
Jim, get this site to display zero and I might start believing in you.
 
2020-05-29 8:29:52 AM  
Sorry for the thread jack, but....lol

The most glaring issue with college football for me is the fact that the NCAA pretends that there are 200+ teams that "could be" national champs. The reality is that there are maybe 40 teams that are good enough but only 15 or so that the NCAA and selection committee will allow to have a chance.
 
2020-05-29 8:53:15 AM  
At some point, Michigan is gonna fire Harbaugh because "they're MICHIGAN" and should be winning all the titles. Then, whoever they get to replace Harbaugh will be worse than Harbaugh.
 
2020-05-29 9:14:07 AM  
That quote was certainly a triple take kind of statement. However, to be fair, I agreed with most of the rest of what he said...not sure if that means I'm delusional or senile or he actually made some sense.
 
2020-05-29 9:30:34 AM  
On the plus side this is hilarious for anyone who doesnt bleed blue & maize
 
2020-05-29 9:52:11 AM  

Dafatone: At some point, Michigan is gonna fire Harbaugh because "they're MICHIGAN" and should be winning all the titles. Then, whoever they get to replace Harbaugh will be worse than Harbaugh.


Ah, The Nebraska.

"We have to fire Frank Solich for going 58-19. We have to fire Bo Pelini for going 67-27. We are simply better than that."
 
2020-05-29 10:42:49 AM  
I mean..."we're as close as we can possibly be" doesn't NECESSARILY mean they're particularly close.
 
2020-05-29 11:15:09 AM  

Gonz: Dafatone: At some point, Michigan is gonna fire Harbaugh because "they're MICHIGAN" and should be winning all the titles. Then, whoever they get to replace Harbaugh will be worse than Harbaugh.

Ah, The Nebraska.

"We have to fire Frank Solich for going 58-19. We have to fire Bo Pelini for going 67-27. We are simply better than that."


I've never been to Nebraska or rooted for Nebraska, but I took a certain amount of delight when Peterson was fired.  Running Solich out made no sense.
 
2020-05-29 11:16:35 AM  

bfh0417: Sorry for the thread jack, but....lol

The most glaring issue with college football for me is the fact that the NCAA pretends that there are 200+ teams that "could be" national champs. The reality is that there are maybe 40 teams that are good enough but only 15 or so that the NCAA and selection committee will allow to have a chance.


There are currently 130 1-A programs, there were 114 1-A programs at the start of the millennium. Idaho was 1-AA, jumped up to 1-A, then dropped back down to 1-AA a few years ago. They are the only program to go down, not up.

Programs which remain at 1-A and complain about the unequal revenue sharing in addition to their general lack of ability to play for a national title get absolutely no sympathy from me but they do get an abundance of scorn. They had no hand in building this, and they made their priorities quite clear in that they wanted the extra money they'd get at 1-A compared to staying at 1-AA yet still remaining capable of winning a national title. They are owed nothing simply because they exist.
 
2020-05-29 11:41:02 AM  

WoodyHayes: bfh0417: Sorry for the thread jack, but....lol

The most glaring issue with college football for me is the fact that the NCAA pretends that there are 200+ teams that "could be" national champs. The reality is that there are maybe 40 teams that are good enough but only 15 or so that the NCAA and selection committee will allow to have a chance.

There are currently 130 1-A programs, there were 114 1-A programs at the start of the millennium. Idaho was 1-AA, jumped up to 1-A, then dropped back down to 1-AA a few years ago. They are the only program to go down, not up.

Programs which remain at 1-A and complain about the unequal revenue sharing in addition to their general lack of ability to play for a national title get absolutely no sympathy from me but they do get an abundance of scorn. They had no hand in building this, and they made their priorities quite clear in that they wanted the extra money they'd get at 1-A compared to staying at 1-AA yet still remaining capable of winning a national title. They are owed nothing simply because they exist.


This guy...can track Idaho's movements between divisions but can't use the correct names for the divisions. :-P

/FBS vs FCS
//what's funny is Idaho sucks even at the FCS level
 
2020-05-29 12:12:44 PM  

bfh0417: Sorry for the thread jack, but....lol

The most glaring issue with college football for me is the fact that the NCAA pretends that there are 200+ teams that "could be" national champs. The reality is that there are maybe 40 teams that are good enough but only 15 or so that the NCAA and selection committee will allow to have a chance.


Agree. So expand the playoffs
 
2020-05-29 12:44:07 PM  

bfh0417: Sorry for the thread jack, but....lol

The most glaring issue with college football for me is the fact that the NCAA pretends that there are 200+ teams that "could be" national champs. The reality is that there are maybe 40 teams that are good enough but only 15 or so that the NCAA and selection committee will allow to have a chance.


Pretty much. 40 might even be generous. It seems that to enjoy college ball the most you have to know what your team is and be honest about it. Case in point, I'm a Colorado alum who loves the occasional game at Folsom Field on an autumn day with tailgating, but to think a playoff run? Not a chance. Especially when up-and-coming coaches use programs as a step toward bigger programs (re: Mel Tucker bailing CU for MSU).

1990 was a long time ago (and my senior year, which frankly was awesome) and not coming back.
 
2020-05-29 1:56:12 PM  

IAmRight: WoodyHayes: bfh0417: Sorry for the thread jack, but....lol

The most glaring issue with college football for me is the fact that the NCAA pretends that there are 200+ teams that "could be" national champs. The reality is that there are maybe 40 teams that are good enough but only 15 or so that the NCAA and selection committee will allow to have a chance.

There are currently 130 1-A programs, there were 114 1-A programs at the start of the millennium. Idaho was 1-AA, jumped up to 1-A, then dropped back down to 1-AA a few years ago. They are the only program to go down, not up.

Programs which remain at 1-A and complain about the unequal revenue sharing in addition to their general lack of ability to play for a national title get absolutely no sympathy from me but they do get an abundance of scorn. They had no hand in building this, and they made their priorities quite clear in that they wanted the extra money they'd get at 1-A compared to staying at 1-AA yet still remaining capable of winning a national title. They are owed nothing simply because they exist.

This guy...can track Idaho's movements between divisions but can't use the correct names for the divisions. :-P

/FBS vs FCS
//what's funny is Idaho sucks even at the FCS level


I will happily die alone on that hill, the name change was idiotic and I did my best for years not to even learn what meant what.

On an old general college football board there were even a fair amount of Idaho fans. One of them made the unfortunate mistake of posting a team pic of all the guys oiled up and posing, the Boise State fans were ruthless. It was...an interesting choice of team photo. Most unique field I'm aware of though, I'll give them that.
 
2020-05-29 3:54:15 PM  

WoodyHayes: IAmRight: WoodyHayes: bfh0417: Sorry for the thread jack, but....lol

The most glaring issue with college football for me is the fact that the NCAA pretends that there are 200+ teams that "could be" national champs. The reality is that there are maybe 40 teams that are good enough but only 15 or so that the NCAA and selection committee will allow to have a chance.

There are currently 130 1-A programs, there were 114 1-A programs at the start of the millennium. Idaho was 1-AA, jumped up to 1-A, then dropped back down to 1-AA a few years ago. They are the only program to go down, not up.

Programs which remain at 1-A and complain about the unequal revenue sharing in addition to their general lack of ability to play for a national title get absolutely no sympathy from me but they do get an abundance of scorn. They had no hand in building this, and they made their priorities quite clear in that they wanted the extra money they'd get at 1-A compared to staying at 1-AA yet still remaining capable of winning a national title. They are owed nothing simply because they exist.

This guy...can track Idaho's movements between divisions but can't use the correct names for the divisions. :-P

/FBS vs FCS
//what's funny is Idaho sucks even at the FCS level

I will happily die alone on that hill, the name change was idiotic and I did my best for years not to even learn what meant what.

On an old general college football board there were even a fair amount of Idaho fans. One of them made the unfortunate mistake of posting a team pic of all the guys oiled up and posing, the Boise State fans were ruthless. It was...an interesting choice of team photo. Most unique field I'm aware of though, I'll give them that.


I dunno, having the names actually mean something is better than a completely meaningless 1-A/1-AA.

In baseball AA is better than A. There are no other divisions with two different subdivisions, so it's unclear it's even referring to multiple subdivisions. The subdivision also doesn't exist for non-football sports, so it's even more absurd.

Football Championship Subdivision: This is a subdivision of Div. 1, applicable to football only, and is the subdivision in which contestants compete for the NCAA Championship.

Football Bowl Subdivision: This is a subdivision of Div. 1, applicable to football only, and is the subdivision in which contestants compete in bowl games.
 
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