- Nov 4, 2017
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Neither Clemson nor Florida State are Big Ten institutions. Certainly not Clemson. No, thanks
Lol okay.Neither Clemson nor Florida State are Big Ten institutions. Certainly not Clemson. No, thanks
This fit perfectly into what the conference wants. Top 2 go to championship game. rest of the teams are set by records into the bowl tiers for the bowls to pick. Bowls and at-large don't use tie-breakers in picking teams. Outside of the top 2 it's simply bragging rights and bowl tiers.None of this makes any sense unless they have divisions, preferably East-West, as before. Instead of 7 teams per league there would now be 9. Without divisions, it will be blah. Who cares if you're 14th or 11th or 16th? Will be ugly.
Sorry. I'm afraid it will take me a while to get used to this "new" big ten.
Correct interpretation.so as I understand it, the B1G took the same "Flex Protect" system they used for the schedules that were announced earlier this year - and just revised it with the addition of Oregon and Washington.
the net result is that each team is allowed to have one, two or three protected opponents - if they so choose - and after that, there is a rotation.
I think - if I am correct - that MN will face every other team in the B1G in a home and away over a 5-year period.
I can live with that. sure, in any given year, the schedule may seem a little tougher for one team and not so much for another team, but over time it evens out.
in a perfect world, I'd like to have divisions, but TV $$$ calls the shots, and TV wants the best two teams in the conference title game, so that is what they get.
The only easier or harder schedules now are based on locked gamesWho has the "easiest" and who has the "toughest" schedule in each of those years; assuming that the "good" teams stay good and the "weaker" teams stay week?
Just took a look. Wow, what a conference. Unlike in the B1G West, the majority of teams we face will now play a 21st Century version of football. Gophers, as underdogs in many games, will need a very stout yet opportunistic defense and, hate to say it, a creative offense that is designed to produce explosive plays and that can play from behind. The days of trying to grind out low-scoring victories and "turtling" through the second half when you have a lead won't even get you to 0.500 against this schedule. It's not just recruiting and NIL: it's HC/OC mindset, too. In this new league format, if PJ continues to use his current overly-conservative offensive (and special teams) strategy, he will lose a frustrated fan base well before he loses the team. Still, I really like the new league and the challenges it provides. Go Gophers.The Big Ten Conference today announced league football opponents for the 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027 and 2028 football seasonsbigten.org
People are overly freaking out about the schedule.I'm good with that!
If you like six and six seasons, you should love this!Indiana returns to Minneapolis in 2027.
In 2008 who would have guessed in the first 18 years of TCF/Huntington Bank Stadium that USC would play more games in Minneapolis than Indiana? Crazy.
Fun seeing some new FBS teams at the Bank!
Maybe I am going crazy or delusional but USC doesn't scare me anymore than Penn State does. To me a clear step below Ohio State and the last few years of Michigan. Oregon and Washington on the other hand are tough.If you like six and six seasons, you should love this!
UCLA and USC are more like the Wisconsi/Iowa teams of 3 years ago. Lots of qb talent most likely leaving at least 3 of the PAC 12 teams. Ore. and Wash. are top notch for now, things change.Maybe I am going crazy or delusional but USC doesn't scare me anymore than Penn State does. To me a clear step below Ohio State and the last few years of Michigan. Oregon and Washington on the other hand are tough.
I love the Gophers but at the end of the day if I can travel 30 minutes to watch my favorite college football team play a high level opponent... sign me up.
@Ope3 I did not realize how often Pitt-PSU was played! I figured it was one of those weird things of nearby schools that just don't play that often due to different history of conferences.
But indeed, they played every year over 1900-1992 save for a three year break 1932-34.
Since then (31 seasons 1993-2023) they've only played two contracts of four games each (1997-2000 and 2016-2019) with no further series on the table.
I wonder if this is the only example in the country of two in-state P5 schools that don't play yearly, at least up through 2023 season conf configurations?
Texas - A&M, going back to it but then will lose Texas vs other Big 12, so there is that I guess.