Originally Posted by atlsteelers
UGA has worked out deals with schools were instead of playing a home and away series UGA gets 2 home games and play one away. We did this Oklahoma State. I am not sure how we got the Arizona State game. If it was up to me i would fire the schedule maker. why the heck schedule that game. we play a 8 pm (arizona time) saturday game then have to come back and play alabama the next weekend. you guys play at USC and get troy the following saturday, beware they will play you very close altough their offensive coordinator left for Auburn but thats a game that might get ya. I know its nice and all to have these OOC games but unless we have a playoff system it can really hurt a team. Look how the OSU team cruised through a soft schedule last year (with a loss) and made it the title game. If i had a choice thats what i would choose over these difficult games. Think if you did not have to play that USC game you would have golden path to the BCS title. You still have the path of least resistance, you can lose to USC and easliy make it back to the title game.
I would love a playoff system, but that would get rid of the bowls and all that money and I think that's a big reason why there is no playoff.
I really wish the B10 could get a 12th team and do a conference championship game. But I think the Big 10 doesn't want to poach away a team from another conference like the ACC did with the Big East and then the Big East did to Conference USA.
Also, there are the academic bylaws required to join the Big 10. I forget what the big one is, something about research I think, but it has disqualified a few schools.
I would absolutley LOVE to get Notre Dame in the conference. But they don't wanna give up that NBC money nore the special BCS rules that apply to them because they aren't in a conference.
And btw atlsteelers...there is only one SEC team I ever root for and that is Georgia.