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    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Even if TCU and Boise State run the table, they still don't deserve to be in the Bowl Championship Series title game, Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee said Wednesday.

    In an interview with The Associated Press, the president at the university with the largest athletic program in the country said that TCU and Boise State do not face a difficult enough schedule to play in the national championship game.

    Gee, long an admirer of the BCS and the current bowl system, said he was against a playoff in the Football Bowl Subdivision because it was "a slippery slope to professionalism."

    A former president at West Virginia, Colorado, Brown and Vanderbilt universities, Gee said he favored the "mixed-up mystery" of the current system.

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    Feel free to add a link the next time that you jack an entire article.

    As much as I'd usually agree with the thread title, he's right in his Boise/TCU point. Like I've said before, if you let them in the NC game, you might as well open the BCS title game to any undefeated football team in America from any football level.

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    • #3
      Outside of Wisconsin, what tough teams did Ohio state play this year? Can't wait to see the buckeyes get stomped in their bowl game.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by J-Mike88 View Post
        Gee, long an admirer of the BCS and the current bowl system, said he was against a playoff in the Football Bowl Subdivision because it was "a slippery slope to professionalism."
        Didn't even need to hear anything more, that part of it right there told me that this person is clearly a dangerously insane human being not deserving of the air he breathes.

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        • #5
          It's not a baseless point. I'm not at all convinced that a school like Boise State could run the table in any of the four major conferences (sorry ACC).

          Utah will be a good barometer of that next year. Until then we really can't say.

          That said, they deserve a chance at this point. There's nothing left for them to do. If they get stomped, they get stomped. End of discussion.


          Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bob Sanders Dreadlock View Post
            Outside of Wisconsin, what tough teams did Ohio state play this year? Can't wait to see the buckeyes get stomped in their bowl game.
            Miami and Iowa aren't exactly cupcakes. But yeah, their schedule wasn't much tougher than Boise or TCU.


            Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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            • #7
              Is it too much of a stretch to say that, if Ohio State were to play Boise/TCU in the Rose Bowl, they'd lose? They'd certainly be "favored" but with TP at QB (that's actually not fair to real QBs...I should call him a "passing athlete..."), you can't totally count on OSU against a legit opponent, which I think Boise or TCU would be.

              Boise in particular hasn't just been squeaking by against their weak opponents, they've been absolutely crushing them. They're not a whacky team who gets by with trickeration on offense like they when they beat Oklahoma or like Hawaii with Colt Brennan.

              I'd love to see Boise (or TCU) play OSU.

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              • #8
                TCU or Boise would definitely be the favorites to beat Ohio State this year.

                That's also the most realistic Rose Bowl matchup at this point.


                Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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                • #9
                  No big surprise here, one of the biggest beneficiaries of the BCS does not want anyone new stirring the pot.

                  TCU or Boise St. have just as much talent as OSU. They both have great defenses and I bet each offense could put up numbers on OSU. I would love if somehow OSU is matched up with one of these teams in a bowl game this year, nothing like seeing a team from the establishment losing to one of these non-traditional college football powers.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SolidGold View Post
                    No big surprise here, one of the biggest beneficiaries of the BCS does not want anyone new stirring the pot.

                    TCU or Boise St. have just as much talent as OSU. They both have great defenses and I bet each offense could put up numbers on OSU. I would love if somehow OSU is matched up with one of these teams in a bowl game this year, nothing like seeing a team from the establishment losing to one of these non-traditional college football powers.
                    And I'd hope that they'd beat OSU handily too....If the Boise team that beat Oklahama played them 10 times, I think Oklahoma would have won the other 9.

                    But this Boise team is totally legit, as is TCU imo. I don't think they'd run a an automatic qualifier other than the Big East, but I think they'd have a great chance at winning most of them with a loss or two. Their talent is on par and they've got excellent coaches who have committed themselves to the programs.

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                    • #11
                      The idiocy in this thread made my head explode.

                      I hope BSU and TCU play big boy teams this bowl season. We'll see how they actually rack and stack compared to teams with real depth and strength across all positions.

                      And you can't just handwave their crappy schedules away. The biggest difference between a powerhouse and a team like BSU is the depth of quality players. A tough schedule is going to cause players to get injured and force backups to play significantly more.

                      If you are playing a bunch of terrible teams with poor players, you aren't going to suffer much attrition. They haven't had to go through that.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JoeJoeBrown View Post
                        The idiocy in this thread made my head explode.

                        I hope BSU and TCU play big boy teams this bowl season. We'll see how they actually rack and stack compared to teams with real depth and strength across all positions.

                        And you can't just handwave their crappy schedules away. The biggest difference between a powerhouse and a team like BSU is the depth of quality players. A tough schedule is going to cause players to get injured and force backups to play significantly more.

                        If you are playing a bunch of terrible teams with poor players, you aren't going to suffer much attrition. They haven't had to go through that.
                        BUT THEY BEATZ FRESNO STATE BY ELEVENTY GAZILLION POINTZZZ!!!!!!!

                        Seriously, at least someone has some ******* logic.

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                        • #13
                          Can someone explain to me why this was allowed to be a problem for a second year in a row? Last year, TCU and Boise State were top five ranked teams that ended up playing against each other in their bowl game, why weren't some better games scheduled this year???

                          There is a marquee team out there that is bowl game ineligible this year and next year. Why didn't TCU OR Boise State face them this year?


                          Forgive my ignorance as I really don't know much about how the college football system works.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sniper View Post
                            BUT THEY BEATZ FRESNO STATE BY ELEVENTY GAZILLION POINTZZZ!!!!!!!

                            Seriously, at least someone has some ******* logic.
                            If this is the case then why do these teams even play in the same division?

                            If a team has no chance at the beginning of the year to win a championship it seems like they should have a seperate division altogther.

                            I would make college football more like English Premier League style demotion system. Have say 40 teams across 4 Leagues in Division 1. You demote the bottom 5 and promote the top 5 from each league.

                            Currently say if Boise had 3 or 4 top 25 teams on the schedule they still don't deserve a chance at a Championship. Why would it make sense they are then even playing?

                            Thanks to BoneKrusher Credit and Rep to him for the sig.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dabears10 View Post
                              If this is the case then why do these teams even play in the same division?
                              They don't. That's why Boise's not in an AQ league.

                              I would make college football more like English Premier League style demotion system. Have say 40 teams across 4 Leagues in Division 1. You demote the bottom 5 and promote the top 5 from each league.
                              That's all well and good, but it's not happening.

                              Currently say if Boise had 3 or 4 top 25 teams on the schedule they still don't deserve a chance at a Championship. Why would it make sense they are then even playing?
                              Not sure what you're going for here.

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