Couldn’t stand the weather

When you’re working on the the longest drought among the Power 5 conferences and Notre Dame without playing for a national championship, you grasp at whatever straws you can.

How tough has recruiting been in the Big Ten? Delany used weather as one selling point, saying it mimics NFL weather if a recruit wants to play at the next level. “Nobody has better weather than we do in August, September and October, and then you have NFL weather in November,” Delany said.

Boy, that ought to send kids flocking to the Big Ten banner, Jim.

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21 responses to “Couldn’t stand the weather

  1. Castleberry

    Jim Delaney – the King Beyond the Wall.

  2. AusDawg85

    Nice SRV reference…one of the best albums ever.

  3. Lrgk9

    As long as you are thin ice, might as well dance.

  4. Cojones

    Delany’s worst fear is happening: Paul Johnson is recruiting from Big10 territory by telling them to come to the South and play college ball in the sunshine, then they can go right back to NFL country to play for the Cowboys, the Texans, Falcons, Dolphins, Chargers, 49ers, the Titans, the Jaguars…..

    So much for the cold acclimation required. Delany just gave Minnesota a recruiting boost if anyone believes his crap.

  5. Cojones

    “Come to the Big10 and freeze your ass off. Play extremely well and you may be selected soon after the SEC players at your position are selected.”

    Attaboy,Jim, put out the frozen carpet. You can blame the frozen water for skid burn marks on players as well as the tundra-sliding for RBs. Whee! Are we having fun?

  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Oh geez! Oh geez! Oh geez! How bout that TruCoat? Yaahh, you betcha. Oh geez!

  7. All I have to say to Delany is he’s fighting against demographics. It’s not just college football players don’t want to play there. People don’t want to live there. There’s a reason they call it the Rust Belt.

  8. CannonDawg

    Big Ten coaches could easily make the pitch to recruits that global warming (the debate’s over!) will bring all the conference locations to a climate comparable to San Diego before their respective college careers are over. There’s no doubt that a certain corch in Columbus could bring that off with a straight face. Maybe one in Happy Valley, too.

    • Macallanlover

      Global warmjng debate is over, term dropped as the Earth’s temps have cooled .07 degrees. New switch, made seemlessly by those to bilk money from companies and consumers, is climate change. They cannot help but be right about that occasionally, all of history’s evidence shows weather changes periodically. Doesn’t justify crippling the world’s economies but they are accurate for a change.

  9. Delaney is just garbage. He just gets worse and worse.

  10. Reipar

    Ummm why do they play their conference championship game in a dome then?

  11. W Cobb Dawg

    Dr. Evil: “It’s fricken freezing up here Mr. Bigglesworth!”