23 Years and Counting...
Lay down on Saturday UC. C'mon, take one for the team! We can't have WV representing the Big East in the Orange Bowl!
Feels good to be the hated ones again, when people boo and hate you, you know you're the man!
And ta be tha man, ya gotta beat tha man, Cincy failed to do so!
None of the three really beat the man, since they're all 1-1 against each other. Unless of course UC loses. Then Louisville will be the man, because they'll have beaten the man.
I think he said the same thing after WVU sued to get out of the conference:
College Football - West Virginia Moving On - YouTube
It's fine if WV wants to leave the Big East but why can't they do it w/i the rules? Why do lawsuits have to be part of the process?
The South Florida coching was atrocious. They couldn't seem to figure out how many men to send in on defense and why call a play, like on that last big pass play from WV 0:13s left, where you only rush two men? What D coordinator even has that in his playbook?
The probable worst team in the SEC, Tennessee (wow how much do I enjoy saying that), beat UC by over 20 points... AND, IMO, along with WV, UC is probably most deserving of representing the Big Easy in their BCS Bowl.
By the time we get out of the 27 months the opportunity may not be there hence why WVU sued Marinatto and trying to get him away from the Providence All you can eat buffet table and to the negotiation table.
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
And really, any anger I have towards the Big East and Marinatto is mitigated by the understanding that he really had no good options in this situation. It was a conference held together by duct tape and nonsense from the very start, and the only way it could get stronger was by somehow convincing teams to leave more stable situations to join everyone at the misfits table. Not gonna happen.
I think it's amusing when Pitt, Syracuse and WVU fans all cry about the state of the Big East when they, themselves, are responsible for the situation. It reeks of the "You made me do this!" defense to claims of abuse.
23 Years and Counting...
The ACC is no more stable now than the Big East, roles would be reversed if the Big East would have had ANY leadership, as soon as the TV contract bubbles pop they are going to be looked down upon because they are more worried about basketball meanwhile SEC, Big 12, Big 10, and PAC 12 actually produce numbers to merit theirs mostly. Its why when you look at the teams that have moved why the Big 10 took Nebraska even though Missouri arguably adds more tv and $. The Big 10 realized there is a market need for a quality program. The SEC on the other hand already has the quality by the boatload (Fla, Ga, LSU, Ala, Aub, etc) so they could afford to take the program that doesn't have the quality but adds more opportunities for viewers (Missouri and Texas A&M).
PAC 12 got snookered a bit when they thought they were getting Texas, OK, and Juniors took Colorado because they didn't want Baylor. And they still have USC, Stanford, Oregon, Washington (when good) to build a foundation of football on. The ACC has 3 programs that anyone cares about Va Tech, FSU, and Clemson (when good) the rest of their football programs are garbage. This is shown by attendance just look at anyone besides those 3 theyre half full. Heck one year in the title game there was like 24k... thats WRETCHED. Someone showed a photo of the USF game and it looked like there was still more people there than your average ACC game.