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Slowing It Down
Every time expansion/realignment hits, we message board posters talk an awful lot about how radically things are about to change. Texahoma 4 going to the PAC, etc. Each time it has been a smaller, more incremental change.

I recognize that this particular realignment is different because of its impact on the Rose Bowl, the Big 10-PAC relationship, and because we now have a conference that stretches from NJ to California.

But if ND says no to the Big 10 and remains independent, besides the dominos with the Big 12/PAC and the MWC/AAC on down, I'm wondering how radical this set of moves will be.

In particular, if the ACC cannot break the GOR, I don't think there is a corresponding response by the SEC. It seems like the Big 10 is going to be ahead in $, and that's ok.

Or perhaps instead of 20-24 teams, the Big 10/SEC move to 18 and the Big 10 takes say ND/Kansas, or ND/Oregon and stops. The SEC might be able to pry Clemson/FSU, though more likely is more schools will be needed to break the ACC.

I'm just speculating like everyone else, but I think "small" and "slow" is once again more likely. Of course, this could be the straw that finally does make it all shift, and I could be horribly wrong.
07-05-2022 12:40 PM
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RE: Slowing It Down
(07-05-2022 12:40 PM)Soobahk40050 Wrote:  Every time expansion/realignment hits, we message board posters talk an awful lot about how radically things are about to change. Texahoma 4 going to the PAC, etc. Each time it has been a smaller, more incremental change.

I recognize that this particular realignment is different because of its impact on the Rose Bowl, the Big 10-PAC relationship, and because we now have a conference that stretches from NJ to California.

But if ND says no to the Big 10 and remains independent, besides the dominos with the Big 12/PAC and the MWC/AAC on down, I'm wondering how radical this set of moves will be.

In particular, if the ACC cannot break the GOR, I don't think there is a corresponding response by the SEC. It seems like the Big 10 is going to be ahead in $, and that's ok.

Or perhaps instead of 20-24 teams, the Big 10/SEC move to 18 and the Big 10 takes say ND/Kansas, or ND/Oregon and stops. The SEC might be able to pry Clemson/FSU, though more likely is more schools will be needed to break the ACC.

I'm just speculating like everyone else, but I think "small" and "slow" is once again more likely. Of course, this could be the straw that finally does make it all shift, and I could be horribly wrong.

I'm betting the other way. ESPN and FOX are in a super power arms race. I mean the SEC and B1G.
07-05-2022 01:02 PM
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RE: Slowing It Down
(07-05-2022 01:02 PM)GarnetAndBlue Wrote:  
(07-05-2022 12:40 PM)Soobahk40050 Wrote:  Every time expansion/realignment hits, we message board posters talk an awful lot about how radically things are about to change. Texahoma 4 going to the PAC, etc. Each time it has been a smaller, more incremental change.

I recognize that this particular realignment is different because of its impact on the Rose Bowl, the Big 10-PAC relationship, and because we now have a conference that stretches from NJ to California.

But if ND says no to the Big 10 and remains independent, besides the dominos with the Big 12/PAC and the MWC/AAC on down, I'm wondering how radical this set of moves will be.

In particular, if the ACC cannot break the GOR, I don't think there is a corresponding response by the SEC. It seems like the Big 10 is going to be ahead in $, and that's ok.

Or perhaps instead of 20-24 teams, the Big 10/SEC move to 18 and the Big 10 takes say ND/Kansas, or ND/Oregon and stops. The SEC might be able to pry Clemson/FSU, though more likely is more schools will be needed to break the ACC.

I'm just speculating like everyone else, but I think "small" and "slow" is once again more likely. Of course, this could be the straw that finally does make it all shift, and I could be horribly wrong.

I'm betting the other way. ESPN and FOX are in a super power arms race. I mean the SEC and B1G.

NCAA Evaluation Committe Reports to Emmert:

Sir, we've struck a SCOTUS Ruling, we are taking on water in 4 compartments of amateurism. We don't have enough lifeboats for the P5, let alone the G5 in second class, and FCS and Division II and III are locked below decks to prevent panic in upper class. We've radioed the Pacific and the nearby North Carolina and get no response. And the temperature of the fans around us says we won't survive in the open masses. What are your orders sir?

"We'll take the two endowments the others seldom know exist and drift away from the wreck and survive alone until the screams die down. After all gentlemen we are bureaucrats!"
07-05-2022 01:49 PM
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