Be Yourself - Everyone Else Is Already Taken
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I'd actually LOVE to see Miami in the B1G. Some heads on here would literally explode. Especially if we played them every year, it would be glorious.
zero chance on sooners or texass, A&M on the other hand is a possibility.No matter how unlikely, I'd be happy with any combination of Miami, FSU, Stanford, Notre Dame, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma.
I keep reading how the ACC is likely off limits for anyone though, without a complete destruction of the league by a Big Ten SEC combined raid. It would seem incredibly unlikely that the Big Ten would get any of the aforementioned schools in this scenario though.
like i've said previously, build a national conference that that expands tv dollars. this has a secondary effect. it can eliminate ND opponents that it covets so much. your essentially gently making ND join. If the B1G is a national conf with most of ND's traditional opponents, they have no games to sell. no one is gonna pay tier 1 money for tier 2 or even 3 games regardless if its ND or not.Picking up Miami and FSU would be a major coup for the Big Ten. It means the conference all but owns recruiting in the Rust Belt, California, and Florida.
That's not to say that Florida kids wouldn't still play for UF (or UGA, BAMA, etc), but it sends a pretty large message that the Big Ten is a national conference while the SEC is regional.
The only recruiting hotbed the B1G wouldn't be in is Texas, which is unfortunate. But commanding such a huge presence across multiple recruiting grounds and TV markets is hard to beat.
Put it this way - who's the SEC going to retaliate with? Clemson, sure, but who else? UNC? VT? Kansas State? There's not that many good teams left on the table.
Assuming Wednesday is considered "early next week", there should be announcement from the BIG today at this point regarding the Tv contract. Wonder what is drawing the announcement out so long (hoping it is a concurrent announcement with a new set of teams, but I would imagine that would warrant its own spotlight). GBR
I agree that it hinges on Notre Dame...outside of the Athletic Director for them making a comment this weekend about being able to maintain independence, still surprised it is taking them so long to actually "just say no". Nancy Reagan RIP. GBRProbably waiting on the definitive "no" from Notre Lame. The NBC part of the deal likely affects their deal as well so I am sure there is a lot of back and forth.
|Boston College||ain't happening|
|Miami||*possible B1G target?|
|Stanford||*possible B1G target?|