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Thread: USA Today Top 25 Coaches Pre-Season Poll Released

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    Re: USA Today Top 25 Coaches Pre-Season Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    It would be nice if the Big 10 could add Notre Dame and then split the conference in half, 6 teams for each division. Of course, they'd have a hard time keeping the name "Big 10" if they did that, but it's no different than having 11 teams in the conference.
    They'd have a harder time convincing ND to go to the Big 10, unfortunately. Their TV contract with NBC was extended earlier in the year, and they aren't going to give up any of that money.

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    Re: USA Today Top 25 Coaches Pre-Season Poll Released

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    So do you suppose the head coach actually fills out the ballot or is it done by some intern?
    Dan Patrick actually interviewed a coach last year and he said that he thought it was about 80/20 on coaches who actually fill it out vs others on their staff doing it. I forget who the coach was, I think it was Urban Meyer, but he thought that it was an honor to be able to vote, so he always voted himself, but he did acknowledge that a lot of coaches have a lot of things going on, so he wouldn't be surprised if some of them had other members of the staff vote for them.
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    Re: USA Today Top 25 Coaches Pre-Season Poll Released

    Preseason college football polls are unbelievably unfair. Ask Auburn last year, who started the season mired at the bottom (or off of) the major polls and could never make up the difference. No polls should be released until after 2 or 3 games, IMO.

    That being said...

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    Re: USA Today Top 25 Coaches Pre-Season Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    So do you suppose the head coach actually fills out the ballot or is it done by some intern?
    There has been much discussion about this in recent years as it (coaches poll) relates to the complex BCS formula. The coaches admit wholeheartedly that if they have extra time to watch football, it is going to be devoted exclusively to scouting their upcoming opponents. That is, if they would like to remain employed by their respective universities....

    The Coaches Poll is a joke--wrapped inside a popularity contest. Does Urban Meyer have time to watch Iowa or Boise State play games in September? No. Just like Pete Carroll has no idea what kind of team Virginia Tech will have this year. These coaches probably don't even see their weekly ballot once the fall practice has begun.
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    Re: USA Today Top 25 Coaches Pre-Season Poll Released

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader
    It would be nice if the Big 10 could add Notre Dame and then split the conference in half, 6 teams for each division. Of course, they'd have a hard time keeping the name "Big 10" if they did that, but it's no different than having 11 teams in the conference.
    ND is in the Big East in all but football, and with the big east now a cakewalk to a guaranteed BCS game..that would be the conference to join.
    Go Gators!


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