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Making a case for Miami in the Big Ten?

Cornjob

Recruit
2 Year Member
4 Division with 5 teams each. Play the 4 teams in division each year and play one other division’s 5 teams each year. (Division B year 1, Division C year 2, Division D year 3, etc).

Division A - USC, UCLA, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa

Division B- Wisconsin, Northwestern, Illinois, Michigan State, Penn State

Division C - Indiana, purdue, Norte dame, Ohio State, Michigan

Division D - Rutgers, Maryland, Miami, Clemson, Florida State.

That would be a cool BIG Superconference
Having OSU in Lincoln once every 6 years is not ideal.
 

DuckTownHusker

Blackshirt Sith Lord
10 Year Member
Having OSU in Lincoln once every 6 years is not ideal.

Yep, that's why the 3-5-5 models (and similar) work better. You get to play fewer rivals annually, but you rotate through the rest of the conference much faster.

For comparison, imagine an old Big XII where we played Oklahoma and Colorado annually, and then all the rest traded off.
 

Power of Corn

Scout Team
10 Year Member
Were at the max, we dont need more schools, its gonna ruin the “conference feel” when you go to 20. Its stretchin it now. More is not always better.

16 teams still presents a workable schedule to at least play every confr team twice within every4 year window. If your playing teams twice every 6 or 8 years, whats the purpose of a conference ?
 

MiniDisk

Run game... Whats that?
2 Year Member
With mega-conferences a pod model doesn't make as much sense, mathematically. It'd probably be more like 2-4 annual rivals that are guaranteed.
yeah that doesn't make sense either tho, NFL has been doing pods (divisions) for decades and its worked for them.
 

MiniDisk

Run game... Whats that?
2 Year Member
Were at the max, we dont need more schools, its gonna ruin the “conference feel” when you go to 20. Its stretchin it now. More is not always better.

16 teams still presents a workable schedule to at least play every confr team twice within every4 year window. If your playing teams twice every 6 or 8 years, whats the purpose of a conference ?
i think some would argue the "conference feel" was ruined when nebraska left the big12...
 

Art Vandelay

Recruit
5 Year Member
Where does it stop? If you keep increasing the size of two conferences eventually you will never have a true conference champion...multiple teams can have the same record and have never played each other. Who do you pick...who gets left out? You better increase the college football playoffs to 16 teams because if you think there arguments about who gets in now...just wait. Cut to the chase and make a it 64 team conference and be done with it.
 

EastOfEden

Junior Varsity
15 Year Member
We are already past a true coference. A true conference is one in which all members play each other annualy. We're past that already in the current BIG.

So talk of an expanded BIG conference is another Great Lie. Instead we will have an "association" in which some of the schools play more regularly against an out of "conference " school (like ND/Purdue) than they do against each other.

That is not a conference.

So saying NU is a part of this powerful BIG Ten conference won't really mean much except that we get more money to pay higher salaries for coaches (who are already being paid way too much) and try to compete in our stadiums complexes with NFL teams. It will have next to nothing to do with the University of Nebraska.
 

huskerman1

Scout Team
10 Year Member
This is really well thought-out, Duck. And as much as I dislike Iowa, Wisconsin, etc., no one gets my absolute hate and disdain like Miami. Might be good to get them in the conference. Keeps things interesting. ;)
Nah, the stuffed shirts in the B1G are no fit for Miami.
 

chicago husker

Da Bears
5 Year Member
This is really well thought-out, Duck. And as much as I dislike Iowa, Wisconsin, etc., no one gets my absolute hate and disdain like Miami. Might be good to get them in the conference. Keeps things interesting. ;)

This has a NU vs. Colorado smell a vision as far as Miami vs Ne.
 

BigRedOhio

Travel Squad
10 Year Member
I think the Big 10 needs to be very careful about top loading the conference with too many good teams. Every time you add a traditional power, you need to add someone in the middle. An Iowa State, Kansas St, etc.. should be added for every USC that is added.
 

nems

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
15 Year Member
I think the Big 10 needs to be very careful about top loading the conference with too many good teams. Every time you add a traditional power, you need to add someone in the middle. An Iowa State, Kansas St, etc.. should be added for every USC that is added.

Interesting point. Maybe grab a North Carolina and Duke!
 
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