Crazy about Eight
Jenni Carlson made a fantastic argument for an eight-team playoff debunking one of it’s biggest perceived downsides: an irrelevant regular season.
Expand to eight teams with an automatic berth for a non-Power 5 team, and suddenly there are lots of teams with relevance. Lots more games that have it, too.
The games that gain the most relevance with an expanded playoff would be conference title games. [NewsOK]
Give me Cinderella. Let Ohio State figure out they don’t belong. And for heaven’s sake, make all the conference championship games relevant.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 2, 2017
Virginia Tech has apparently put on a show in bowl games.
Mason Rudolph and the Cowboys’ high-powered offense vs. Bud Foster and Virginia Tech’s aggressive defense should be one of the best non-New Year’s Six matchups.
Moreover, the Hokies have turned in some of the year’s best bowl games in each of the past two seasons, with a shootout vs. Tulsa in 2015 and a dramatic comeback vs. Arkansas last year. [ESPN]
35 unanswered points!
OSU and NCAA Notes
Those numbers for nine wins feels a bit like empty calories but it certainly isn’t.
— Michael Yurcich (@Coach_Yurcich) December 6, 2017
SMU’s Chad Morris to Arkansas feels like Diet-Gus.
Chad Morris will bring an uptempo spread attack to Arkansas. But how does it go right off the bat?
Current players were recruited for a completely different system. Could be some growing pains—though obviously Morris will immediately shift the recruiting focus toward the spread.
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) December 6, 2017
Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson headed to see Harbaugh this weekend.
Confirmed that Michigan is expecting Ole Miss potential transfers, Shea Patterson, Deontay Anderson and Van Jefferson, to visit this weekend. Jim Harbaugh met with Anderson today, outside of Ann Arbor, and is expecting Anderson on campus this weekend…. https://t.co/ck50xsdZou
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) December 5, 2017
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