In the past four years Boise States gone out of conference and beaten Oregon twice, won at Georgia and beat Virginia Tech on a "neutral" site in Washington DC. In that same span they've three games, all of which came against opponents who finished the season in the top fifteen teams in the country.
The BCS bowl argument is a strawman argument given that the only way Boise State (or for that matter any non-BCS school) gets a shot at playing in a BCS game is by running the table. The fact that WVU was able to play in the Orange Bowl with three losses doesn't make them better than a one loss Boise State team that got shafted and had to play in the Las Vegas bowl.
At some point you have to realize that you're not comparing apples to apples and they're both great programs.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
But yeah, both great programs. If they were stocks, I'd be a "buy" on both of them.
I had an issue with the idea that Boise hasn't been as "successful" over the last 10 years as WVU.
12-1 (and so on) is more successful than 10-3 (and so on). Finishing higher in the polls and computer rankings is more successful. A quick wiki search shows 16 former Broncos and 13 former Mountaineers on current NFL rosters. That's more successful. The difference in their level of play, strength of schedule, etc., isn't that great.
When all is said and done more is said than done.
If West Virginia played in a lesser conference, their schedule wouldn't be as tough. If their schedule wasn't as tough, they'd have more wins. If they had more wins, they'd be ranked higher. Without AQ status they make ??? BCS games.
Of course, everything I said above is just mere speculation and conjecture. Not all programs and not all conferences are created equal in college football. Given that reality, I just don't agree that it's an apples to apples comparison.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
Adios, Mountaineers. And leave the 20 million on your way out the door.
http://www.cnnsi.com/2012/football/n...2_a3&eref=sihpWest Virginia University announced Tuesday it has settled a lawsuit with the Big East for an unspecified amount, clearing the way for the conference power Mountaineers to join the Big 12 in July in time for the fall football season.
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
The $20 million will be made back in no time. I'm hardly worried about that.
Everything about the conference is going to be weird now. I think the level of play and competitiveness will be fine, but the logistics are all crazy. It's hard to develop any real rivalries or hate when you're literally playing all sorts of random schools scattered all over the place. Ah well, unfortunately that's all part of.the college football business.
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