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I-AA games

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BrutusBobcat, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Just read Fiutak's column on CFN, and it's got me thinking about all of these lame OOC matchups that get scheduled. I'm starting to think that the NCAA should restrict the number of I-AA schools you're allowed to schedule over a 5 year period or something, or even ban the practice entirely (unless you have offered the schedule slot to multiple I-A schools).

    It's a shame when there are some potentially great games out there that never get played because the ADs are sissies.
  2. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    This message should be directed towards the likes of Auburn.
  3. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    I think that Auburn got the message while they were sitting around watching USC and Oklahoma play for the championship. :slappy:
  4. EngineerHorn

    EngineerHorn No todo alli

    You folks remember Texas Tech, right? Y'all didn't treat them very well during your MNC year.

    They scheduled 2 1AA teams for their OOC slate this season. The other game is against Florida Atlantic, a team that will be moving from 1AA to 1A this year.

    This is embarrassing for the conference. I understand their (and other teams scheduling AA opponents) motivation, but I really hate the practice. Kansas State did it for years, and I'm pretty sure your fellow Big 10 school, Minnesota, does it regularly as well.

    At the very least, they could at least schedule 1A bottom feeders like UL-Lafayette (like UT did). There's plenty of those to go around.

    To top it off, teams that schedule these games will have to put up with trash talk about it for years. Deservedly so.
  5. TSKCoug

    TSKCoug Ambassador from the Cougar Nation in Gatorland

    Auburn didn't "get the message"


    No Auburn did not get the message about scheduling 1AA teams. WSU offered a home and home deal (home on this end being Seahawks Stadium in Seattle), to Auburn as both had an open date on the same Saturday. Auburn was unwilling to guarantee a return visit and opted instead for a gridiron duel with WESTERN KENTUCKY! WSU had a few other 1A possibilities for the open date but they all fell through and now the Cougars are stuck with Grambling. Ugh!

    Go Cougars!
  6. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Yeah, I went back through Fiu's article and saw the WKU game. He didn't mention that they turned down WSU. WTF??? I mean, a win over the Cougs launched us on a national title bid, so maybe you all are good luck. :wink: Just playin'. :biggrin:

    It really is a shame when schools who WANT a D1A game have to take whatever they can get because the "big boys" won't schedule them. That's part of why I think the NCAA needs to take some action and make a rule.
  7. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    Auburn also turned down Fresno State, which offered to come to Auburn and didn't require a return visit to Fresno.
  8. TSKCoug

    TSKCoug Ambassador from the Cougar Nation in Gatorland

    Auburn's Fresno State attitude.....

    ....its humorous to read on Auburn's board about how Fresno State is so much beneath them, the WAC is so inferior to the SEC......and on and on. So they would rather play Western Kentucky? It seems plain that many Tiger fans are afraid that, no matter how small the chance might be, that Fresno might just trip them up. Therefore its much better to go with the heavyweight 1AA opponent and then boast how tough the SEC is! Its just bullshit! or better yet tigershit! Not two balls amongst them! (AU fans that is)

    Go Cougs!
  9. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Thomps, the one thing I do respect about USC is that they do what they can to get their non-conference schedule to make up for their weak conference slate. :wink: haha

    Just messing with you, but you guys are willing to travel also. Auburn is just pulling bush-league Kansas State crap. It will be a cold, cold day in hell before you see the "war eagle" agreeing to a reciprocal series that would bring them to the 'Shoe, for example.

    Ah, the arse kicking that would be. I guess we'll just have to settle for playing that one out in NCAA 2005.

    SEC = Scheduling Every Cupcake
  10. bullsfan75

    bullsfan75 Newbie

    Scheduling I-AA teams is a chump move, but come on. Pac-2 fans ripping SEC teams for their schedules is like Gary Coleman ripping Steve Urkel for being a bad actor.
  11. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Banned

    You're giving the pollsters too much credit.

    Auburn could've beaten Ohio State, Miami, and Michigan in non-conference play, and it wouldn't have mattered. There's no way in hell the voters would've bumped their top 2 preseason teams, OU and USC. As long as OU and USC won their games, no one was going to pass them in the minds of the all-knowing pollsters.

    If the Buckeyes ever do it, I'm grabbing a torch and a pitchfork and leading the mob.

    As long as you have a "system" where one loss, virtually, kills your title hopes you're going to miss a lot of great games.

    Playing Texas will be fun to watch, but one of us is pretty much kissing their NC hopes goodbye in September.
  12. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    Playing a I-AA team isn't all that bad... I'd rather see Ohio State take on Youngstown State than to have to watch us play Duke for instance....

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