Recent content by RedRocksIllini

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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    If the thought of Michigan and/or OSU bolting the B1G hasn't crossed Mr. Warren's mind, he's an even bigger idiot than we give him credit for.
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    We need to think big and irrational. How about some combination of USC, UCLA and UW (Washington, not the one we already have)? Big TV markets, fit the academic/research $$ profile and all solid football names. Ok, they're a million miles away but all easy to fly to and a whole lot closer than...
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    I thought when they renamed to the Big Ten Academic Alliance about 5 years ago, Chicago got dropped (or they chose to leave, whichever). I don't think JH was ever a part of that. Not to say there aren't a million or billion academic ties to both schools but I though JH just joined for lacrosse.
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    Not that you are saying this, but looking only at research expenditures, Johns Hopkins is the 800 pound gorilla in the room. I'd be ok with bringing them on as long as we put them in the Big Ten West. I think we could take them most years.
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    SEC: Hey, A&M, you're playing Texas in week 3. A&M: Wait, what?
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    All true. The other thing that I think is driving this is that they can smell the winds of change in the college football landscape. The only reason they would leave the TPSOS Conference (Texas plus some other schools) is that the SEC is going to be driving the changes in the college football...
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    UT actually makes a lot more sense in the SEC. There are a lot of folks in Texas that long for the UT-A&M rivalry and both Longhorn Network and the SEC Network are more than tightly tied to ESPN.
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    Conference Realignment: Texas, Oklahoma to the SEC?

    As much as I would love to have Colorado join (be nice to have our team play west of Omaha occasionally), CU brings almost nothing from a TV market standpoint. Denver is a Broncos town. Period. Full stop. CU is barely background noise here.
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    Name, Image, Likeness Rule

    Pretty sure these guys owe Spinal Tap some NIL $$ (with apologies to the lovely lads for having a dot over the i and none over the n.)
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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    Totally got the sarcasm and appreciate it muchly. Just have to be careful with a sentence like that. Could have impacts on the space-time continuum and other sciencey things of which I know nothing.
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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    Wow. Ethical and Coach Cal in the same sentence. And they said it couldn't be done!
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    Coaching Carousel

    Maybe "Towel Boy" doesn't mean what we think it means?
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    Kofi Cockburn in the transfer portal

    As long as at the end, he announces he's taking his talents to South Farms.
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    Coaching Carousel

    Doesn't take too many tour buses to keep a donut shop afloat. Also, I bet they sell more merch than donuts.
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    Coaching Carousel

    Part of me is hoping the Celtics go after Mike Woodson for head coach.