Same old, same old

Disappointing season?  Me, I’d call it business as usual for the Pac-12, George.

Though if playoff expansion is what you mean when you say you have a lot of work to do, I can see why you’re excited about it.


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10 responses to “Same old, same old

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    At least he sounds better than Larry Scott, but like Larry, he will be handcuffed by the Pac-12 Presidents and there isn’t much he can do about it unless he can stir them out of their stupor.

    One of my best friends is an alum of a Pac-12 school and he loves football, but he knows he’s in the minority of fans from out west. The Pac-12 Presidents are happy to have their champion play in the Rose Bowl and to compete for titles in the Olympic Sports, and not much else matters to them. They’re “above it all.” In the way that “The Georgia Way” was happy to try winning “the right way,” and saw competing directly with Saban and Corch in recruiting as a dirty business they wanted no part of, those Pac-12 Presidents look down their blue blood noses at how much the SEC cares about football.

    Even with Lincoln Riley going there, he’ll do well, and his reputation of coaching Heisman winners, his offense, and eventual winning in conference will keep a lot of kids home who’ve been going to the SEC. However, they’re not going to build an army of recruiting analysts like we have here even though they have the money to do so at USC more than any team out west. It’s uncivilized.

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    • Outside of Stanford, Cal, UCLA, and USC, the Pac 12 presidents don’t really have much of a leg to stand on according to the US News rankings. Vandy is ranked ahead of all of them but Stanford. Florida and Georgia are right behind them as top 50 national universities.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

        That’s usually the way. A bunch of people with puffed-out chests and an inflated sense of self-worth. Not so different than the McGaritys and Georgia Way people, just on a larger scale.

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        • If Stanford was serious, they could take a $500m-$1b from their endowment and pour it into the football program if they so desired. USC isn’t the same, but they could put $250m into their football program if they so desired.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

            And therein lies the problem that George is up against as the Pac-12 Commish.

            Man schools could be better. They could build Bama, Georgia, and Tosu-like recruiting behemoths.

            They simply choose not to do so.

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          • Down Island Way

            Hey george, (obviously you missed UGA football vs meeeshigun) expanding your conferences ability to play defense in the 4th quarter and just maybe the utes get the “w” vs tosu…

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    • PTC DAWG

      Didn’t the SEC win the most Olympic Medals recently?


  2. Harold Miller

    If by unfortunate “bowl season” he means, we sucked ass, then I’m picking up what you’re laying down there George.

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  3. ASEF

    Orange Bowl prominently features a kid from Napa, Cotton Bowl a kid from Pasadena.

    Not exaggerating when I say if USC could get a good game coach who can keep the Brocks, Bryces, and Kayvons at home, they’ll displace Oklahoma as a perennial playoff presence.

    Which is why Riley high-tailed it to SC

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  4. 69Dawg

    The most telling part of his statement was the part about the reduction in high school football participation in the Pac 12 footprint. This is only one part of the problem, the high schools out there are pass happy and don’t depend on massive Olines. They want small quick lineman and they will get crushed by the B1G, usually. The SEC and ACC Southern teams are in lineman rich areas and we get the best. Pac12 has lost two of it’s premier track and field coaches to guess who? It does just mean more.