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Posted: 7/27/2014 12:20 PM

Meyer at OSU will make/break CBK 


IMO, as long as Meyer is at OSU, ND is going to have one hell of a time winning a national championship or even getting to the playoffs. Throw in Franklin at PSU and that makes the task even more daunting.

Obviously ND doesnt play PSU and OSU head to head too often, but having 2 of the best recruiters in the country going after some of ND's pipeline states makes Kelly's task very difficult.

ND will be lucky to get any elite prospects out of Ohio in the near future (have a good chance with Eichenberg and Kraemer), but Meyer will also be very tough to beat in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey/New York and will put up very tough battles in Indiana. Tressell was the same way, but what Meyer brings in addition is his ability to pull kids from the South. He's already pulled elite players from Georgia like McMillan and Von Bell and guys like Mike Mitchell, Dontre Wilson and Demetrious Knox from Texas.

Franklin will make it very tough for Kelly to pull kids from PA, NJ, NY and MD. I think Kelly is a better coach than Franklin, but Franklin is a better recruiter. 

I think Kelly can still win, but he needs to keep turning up recruiting efforts. Irish Invasion is a good start for building relationships, but they need something like Michigan's BBQ or OSU's Friday Night Lights. Player development is also going to be key. Kelly isnt going to be able to pull deep classes of  elite 4 and 5 stars, he's going to need to rely on his staff to develop 3 stars like Jhonny Williams or Kolin Hill.

Kelly had it relatively easy his first few years with OSU/PSU going through sanctions, Michigan recovering post RR and even USC in LK mode. Now the real battles begin on the recruiting trail.
 

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Posted: 7/27/2014 1:30 PM

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I agree that the Meyer/Franklin combination is MUCH tougher than Tressel/Paterno/O'Brien, since both are much more aggressive in areas such as Cincy/Indiana/Illinois. Plus  neither are anywhere close to being as conservative in terms of numbers as their predecesors. The days of seeing Ohio State and Penn state with classes under 20 recruits are over. Then to make matters worse, you now have to deal with Stanford when going after the high 4 stars that actually do take academics seriously, in the southern states and Texas.

However, even though it is a much tougher recruiting landscape, if ND is simply matches the aggressiveness of Meyer/Franklin then top ten classes should be the norm. Which is why it kind of infuriates me that ND has seemed to take the entire month of July off, in terms of recruiting. Has ND entertained any visitors this month? Meanwhile other staffs across the country now have numerous camps/events in both June and July.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 1:36 PM

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Neither Notre Dame, OSU nor PSU is going to win a national championship until the SEC is reigned in.

You can take that any way you want, but until then, the SEC is going to lay a yearly blowout on whomever their representative faces in the championship game. You may see an occasional appearance by a Florida State or other SEC-like team along the way.

Meyer isn't the real obstacle, he will have health issues again and leave Ohio State after 2 or 3 SEC drubbings.

Franklin has yet to prove he can do anything other than recruit. Vanderbilt's record under him is irrelevant, he'll have plenty of chances to prove his game day merit in the Big Ten.

But no northern school is going to win it again, not at least unless they abandon all pretense of their student athletes being students, which ND for one will never do.


IrishfromA2 wrote: IMO, as long as Meyer is at OSU, ND is going to have one hell of a time winning a national championship or even getting to the playoffs. Throw in Franklin at PSU and that makes the task even more daunting.

Obviously ND doesnt play PSU and OSU head to head too often, but having 2 of the best recruiters in the country going after some of ND's pipeline states makes Kelly's task very difficult.

ND will be lucky to get any elite prospects out of Ohio in the near future (have a good chance with Eichenberg and Kraemer), but Meyer will also be very tough to beat in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey/New York and will put up very tough battles in Indiana. Tressell was the same way, but what Meyer brings in addition is his ability to pull kids from the South. He's already pulled elite players from Georgia like McMillan and Von Bell and guys like Mike Mitchell, Dontre Wilson and Demetrious Knox from Texas.

Franklin will make it very tough for Kelly to pull kids from PA, NJ, NY and MD. I think Kelly is a better coach than Franklin, but Franklin is a better recruiter. 

I think Kelly can still win, but he needs to keep turning up recruiting efforts. Irish Invasion is a good start for building relationships, but they need something like Michigan's BBQ or OSU's Friday Night Lights. Player development is also going to be key. Kelly isnt going to be able to pull deep classes of  elite 4 and 5 stars, he's going to need to rely on his staff to develop 3 stars like Jhonny Williams or Kolin Hill.

Kelly had it relatively easy his first few years with OSU/PSU going through sanctions, Michigan recovering post RR and even USC in LK mode. Now the real battles begin on the recruiting trail.

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Posted: 7/27/2014 2:14 PM

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Yep. Couldn't agree more. Buy hey, ND is still on top with graduation percentage. Isn't that whats important? Or is that just something we say to make us feel better after we come to accept the realization that ND will always be second best on the gridiron to these top flight SEC schools? 
SeattleNDfan wrote: Neither Notre Dame, OSU nor PSU is going to win a national championship until the SEC is reigned in.

You can take that any way you want, but until then, the SEC is going to lay a yearly blowout on whomever their representative faces in the championship game. You may see an occasional appearance by a Florida State or other SEC-like team along the way.

Meyer isn't the real obstacle, he will have health issues again and leave Ohio State after 2 or 3 SEC drubbings.

Franklin has yet to prove he can do anything other than recruit. Vanderbilt's record under him is irrelevant, he'll have plenty of chances to prove his game day merit in the Big Ten.

But no northern school is going to win it again, not at least unless they abandon all pretense of their student athletes being students, which ND for one will never do.


IrishfromA2 wrote: IMO, as long as Meyer is at OSU, ND is going to have one hell of a time winning a national championship or even getting to the playoffs. Throw in Franklin at PSU and that makes the task even more daunting.

Obviously ND doesnt play PSU and OSU head to head too often, but having 2 of the best recruiters in the country going after some of ND's pipeline states makes Kelly's task very difficult.

ND will be lucky to get any elite prospects out of Ohio in the near future (have a good chance with Eichenberg and Kraemer), but Meyer will also be very tough to beat in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey/New York and will put up very tough battles in Indiana. Tressell was the same way, but what Meyer brings in addition is his ability to pull kids from the South. He's already pulled elite players from Georgia like McMillan and Von Bell and guys like Mike Mitchell, Dontre Wilson and Demetrious Knox from Texas.

Franklin will make it very tough for Kelly to pull kids from PA, NJ, NY and MD. I think Kelly is a better coach than Franklin, but Franklin is a better recruiter. 

I think Kelly can still win, but he needs to keep turning up recruiting efforts. Irish Invasion is a good start for building relationships, but they need something like Michigan's BBQ or OSU's Friday Night Lights. Player development is also going to be key. Kelly isnt going to be able to pull deep classes of  elite 4 and 5 stars, he's going to need to rely on his staff to develop 3 stars like Jhonny Williams or Kolin Hill.

Kelly had it relatively easy his first few years with OSU/PSU going through sanctions, Michigan recovering post RR and even USC in LK mode. Now the real battles begin on the recruiting trail.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 2:23 PM

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With the playoff, you are probably righty. In 2012 though, we were 1 bad decision from OSUs AD away from playing OSU in the NC.


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Neither Notre Dame, OSU nor PSU is going to win a national championship until the SEC is reigned in.

But no northern school is going to win it again, not at least unless they abandon all pretense of their student athletes being students, which ND for one will never do.


IrishfromA2 wrote: IMO, as long as Meyer is at OSU, ND is going to have one hell of a time winning a national championship or even getting to the playoffs. Throw in Franklin at PSU and that makes the task even more daunting.

Obviously ND doesnt play PSU and OSU head to head too often, but having 2 of the best recruiters in the country going after some of ND's pipeline states makes Kelly's task very difficult.

ND will be lucky to get any elite prospects out of Ohio in the near future (have a good chance with Eichenberg and Kraemer), but Meyer will also be very tough to beat in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey/New York and will put up very tough battles in Indiana. Tressell was the same way, but what Meyer brings in addition is his ability to pull kids from the South. He's already pulled elite players from Georgia like McMillan and Von Bell and guys like Mike Mitchell, Dontre Wilson and Demetrious Knox from Texas.

Franklin will make it very tough for Kelly to pull kids from PA, NJ, NY and MD. I think Kelly is a better coach than Franklin, but Franklin is a better recruiter. 

I think Kelly can still win, but he needs to keep turning up recruiting efforts. Irish Invasion is a good start for building relationships, but they need something like Michigan's BBQ or OSU's Friday Night Lights. Player development is also going to be key. Kelly isnt going to be able to pull deep classes of  elite 4 and 5 stars, he's going to need to rely on his staff to develop 3 stars like Jhonny Williams or Kolin Hill.

Kelly had it relatively easy his first few years with OSU/PSU going through sanctions, Michigan recovering post RR and even USC in LK mode. Now the real battles begin on the recruiting trail.


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Posted: 7/27/2014 3:23 PM

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disagree....  The SEC doesn't have a monopoly on the title just because we got humiliated doesn't mean other teams will.  Oregon, OU, Texas, Ohio State have done a much better job in the NC game then ND.
SeattleNDfan wrote: Neither Notre Dame, OSU nor PSU is going to win a national championship until the SEC is reigned in.

You can take that any way you want, but until then, the SEC is going to lay a yearly blowout on whomever their representative faces in the championship game. You may see an occasional appearance by a Florida State or other SEC-like team along the way.

Meyer isn't the real obstacle, he will have health issues again and leave Ohio State after 2 or 3 SEC drubbings.

Franklin has yet to prove he can do anything other than recruit. Vanderbilt's record under him is irrelevant, he'll have plenty of chances to prove his game day merit in the Big Ten.

But no northern school is going to win it again, not at least unless they abandon all pretense of their student athletes being students, which ND for one will never do.


IrishfromA2 wrote: IMO, as long as Meyer is at OSU, ND is going to have one hell of a time winning a national championship or even getting to the playoffs. Throw in Franklin at PSU and that makes the task even more daunting.

Obviously ND doesnt play PSU and OSU head to head too often, but having 2 of the best recruiters in the country going after some of ND's pipeline states makes Kelly's task very difficult.

ND will be lucky to get any elite prospects out of Ohio in the near future (have a good chance with Eichenberg and Kraemer), but Meyer will also be very tough to beat in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey/New York and will put up very tough battles in Indiana. Tressell was the same way, but what Meyer brings in addition is his ability to pull kids from the South. He's already pulled elite players from Georgia like McMillan and Von Bell and guys like Mike Mitchell, Dontre Wilson and Demetrious Knox from Texas.

Franklin will make it very tough for Kelly to pull kids from PA, NJ, NY and MD. I think Kelly is a better coach than Franklin, but Franklin is a better recruiter. 

I think Kelly can still win, but he needs to keep turning up recruiting efforts. Irish Invasion is a good start for building relationships, but they need something like Michigan's BBQ or OSU's Friday Night Lights. Player development is also going to be key. Kelly isnt going to be able to pull deep classes of  elite 4 and 5 stars, he's going to need to rely on his staff to develop 3 stars like Jhonny Williams or Kolin Hill.

Kelly had it relatively easy his first few years with OSU/PSU going through sanctions, Michigan recovering post RR and even USC in LK mode. Now the real battles begin on the recruiting trail.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 3:23 PM

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From this point forward, ND like every school in the Power 5, we just want to make it to the dance, you get that far and you let the chips fall where they may, I see crazy things happen every year in sports from last to first, and bad to champs.

It might not be as crazy as say the NCAA basketball tourney with only the top four teams but any team can beat anyone on any given day.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 4:01 PM

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I think the NC loss to Alabama was exacerbated by a very embarrassing situation that took our star player out of the game, and his team's entire psyche with him. Not saying we would have won but it wouldn't have been lopsided. At all.



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Posted: 7/27/2014 5:20 PM

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Disagree with the OP. OSU, PSU, MI can't recruit EVERYBODY. There are enough good players in the US to go around. Better coaching trumps good recruiting everytime.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 7:13 PM

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By the same token, all those teams you mentioned where/would probably be considered better than ND's 2012 team. 
SubFANtheTroll wrote: disagree....  The SEC doesn't have a monopoly on the title just because we got humiliated doesn't mean other teams will.  Oregon, OU, Texas, Ohio State have done a much better job in the NC game then ND.
SeattleNDfan wrote: Neither Notre Dame, OSU nor PSU is going to win a national championship until the SEC is reigned in.

You can take that any way you want, but until then, the SEC is going to lay a yearly blowout on whomever their representative faces in the championship game. You may see an occasional appearance by a Florida State or other SEC-like team along the way.

Meyer isn't the real obstacle, he will have health issues again and leave Ohio State after 2 or 3 SEC drubbings.

Franklin has yet to prove he can do anything other than recruit. Vanderbilt's record under him is irrelevant, he'll have plenty of chances to prove his game day merit in the Big Ten.

But no northern school is going to win it again, not at least unless they abandon all pretense of their student athletes being students, which ND for one will never do.


IrishfromA2 wrote: IMO, as long as Meyer is at OSU, ND is going to have one hell of a time winning a national championship or even getting to the playoffs. Throw in Franklin at PSU and that makes the task even more daunting.

Obviously ND doesnt play PSU and OSU head to head too often, but having 2 of the best recruiters in the country going after some of ND's pipeline states makes Kelly's task very difficult.

ND will be lucky to get any elite prospects out of Ohio in the near future (have a good chance with Eichenberg and Kraemer), but Meyer will also be very tough to beat in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey/New York and will put up very tough battles in Indiana. Tressell was the same way, but what Meyer brings in addition is his ability to pull kids from the South. He's already pulled elite players from Georgia like McMillan and Von Bell and guys like Mike Mitchell, Dontre Wilson and Demetrious Knox from Texas.

Franklin will make it very tough for Kelly to pull kids from PA, NJ, NY and MD. I think Kelly is a better coach than Franklin, but Franklin is a better recruiter. 

I think Kelly can still win, but he needs to keep turning up recruiting efforts. Irish Invasion is a good start for building relationships, but they need something like Michigan's BBQ or OSU's Friday Night Lights. Player development is also going to be key. Kelly isnt going to be able to pull deep classes of  elite 4 and 5 stars, he's going to need to rely on his staff to develop 3 stars like Jhonny Williams or Kolin Hill.

Kelly had it relatively easy his first few years with OSU/PSU going through sanctions, Michigan recovering post RR and even USC in LK mode. Now the real battles begin on the recruiting trail.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 8:14 PM

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The SEC didn't start cheating in 2006 any more than eOSU started dominating their local recruiting in 2012.  These challenges are supposed to be hear and always will be.
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Posted: 7/27/2014 8:29 PM

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SeattleNDfan wrote: Neither Notre Dame, OSU nor PSU is going to win a national championship until the SEC is reigned in...

So nobody outside the SEC will win the NC unless someone outside the SEC wins the NC?

You may see an occasional appearance by a Florida State or other SEC-like team along the way....

By SEC-like team you mean elite NC-winning team?  I agree.  The team which wins the championship will most likely be the team which wins the championship.



   

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Posted: 7/27/2014 10:48 PM

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True, but the SEC put teams in the BCS MNC game that didn't belong there. And the teams they faced often weren't the second best teams but were spoon-fed by the media. That's not to say the SEC didn't have some great teams. They obviously did. But, there were others that were just as good that should have played in the MNC but didn't.

Let's see how many SEC teams win now that there's a play-off.


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Posted: 7/27/2014 11:40 PM

I couldn't agree more, Seattle... 


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Posted: 7/28/2014 12:24 AM

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What teams didn't belong there?   
jpltrojan wrote: True, but the SEC put teams in the BCS MNC game that didn't belong there. And the teams they faced often weren't the second best teams but were spoon-fed by the media. That's not to say the SEC didn't have some great teams. They obviously did. But, there were others that were just as good that should have played in the MNC but didn't.

Let's see how many SEC teams win now that there's a play-off.


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Posted: 7/28/2014 8:51 AM

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IrishfromA2 wrote: IMO, as long as Meyer is at OSU, ND is going to have one hell of a time winning a national championship or even getting to the playoffs. Throw in Franklin at PSU and that makes the task even more daunting.

Obviously ND doesnt play PSU and OSU head to head too often, but having 2 of the best recruiters in the country going after some of ND's pipeline states makes Kelly's task very difficult.

ND will be lucky to get any elite prospects out of Ohio in the near future (have a good chance with Eichenberg and Kraemer), but Meyer will also be very tough to beat in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey/New York and will put up very tough battles in Indiana. Tressell was the same way, but what Meyer brings in addition is his ability to pull kids from the South. He's already pulled elite players from Georgia like McMillan and Von Bell and guys like Mike Mitchell, Dontre Wilson and Demetrious Knox from Texas.

Franklin will make it very tough for Kelly to pull kids from PA, NJ, NY and MD. I think Kelly is a better coach than Franklin, but Franklin is a better recruiter. 

I think Kelly can still win, but he needs to keep turning up recruiting efforts. Irish Invasion is a good start for building relationships, but they need something like Michigan's BBQ or OSU's Friday Night Lights. Player development is also going to be key. Kelly isnt going to be able to pull deep classes of  elite 4 and 5 stars, he's going to need to rely on his staff to develop 3 stars like Jhonny Williams or Kolin Hill.

Kelly had it relatively easy his first few years with OSU/PSU going through sanctions, Michigan recovering post RR and even USC in LK mode. Now the real battles begin on the recruiting trail.
i really dont know where this is coming from. For one thing kelly has more then held his own against URBAN THE GREAT these last couple years. Well lose some battles but well also win some battles. i dont know how you can connect ND winning national titles to what urban does at ohio state when we dont even play them. Unless your saying ohio state will become a dynasty. Also lets hold on a minute before we crown james franklin this recruiting god. Yes itll most likely put an end to us grabbing the top guys out of the northeast but thats a very small talent pool anyway. Also him leaving vandy helps us because we attract a lot of the same type of players. If he had turned them into stanford that would have been worst for us.
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Posted: 7/28/2014 8:55 AM

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I think that it is worth mentioning that the Meyer/Franklin effect may very well be mitigated because of ND's new alignment with the ACC. We will be getting a ton of exposure along the east coast and especially in the southeast. As a general rule, the athletic talent pool is much richer in those areas. This is why I say that a 3 star athlete in Florida might easily be a 4 star guy in Ohio. This is very important for Notre Dame. Go back and look at the rosters of the Holtz coach teams of the late 80's and early 90's and one thing you are going to find is a lot of players from the southeastern United States plus Texas, and California. It's no coincidence that they kicked everyone's butt during those years.
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Posted: 7/28/2014 9:04 AM

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SeattleNDfan wrote: Neither Notre Dame, OSU nor PSU is going to win a national championship until the SEC is reigned in.

You can take that any way you want, but until then, the SEC is going to lay a yearly blowout on whomever their representative faces in the championship game. You may see an occasional appearance by a Florida State or other SEC-like team along the way.

Meyer isn't the real obstacle, he will have health issues again and leave Ohio State after 2 or 3 SEC drubbings.

Franklin has yet to prove he can do anything other than recruit. Vanderbilt's record under him is irrelevant, he'll have plenty of chances to prove his game day merit in the Big Ten.

But no northern school is going to win it again, not at least unless they abandon all pretense of their student athletes being students, which ND for one will never do.


IrishfromA2 wrote: IMO, as long as Meyer is at OSU, ND is going to have one hell of a time winning a national championship or even getting to the playoffs. Throw in Franklin at PSU and that makes the task even more daunting.

Obviously ND doesnt play PSU and OSU head to head too often, but having 2 of the best recruiters in the country going after some of ND's pipeline states makes Kelly's task very difficult.

ND will be lucky to get any elite prospects out of Ohio in the near future (have a good chance with Eichenberg and Kraemer), but Meyer will also be very tough to beat in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey/New York and will put up very tough battles in Indiana. Tressell was the same way, but what Meyer brings in addition is his ability to pull kids from the South. He's already pulled elite players from Georgia like McMillan and Von Bell and guys like Mike Mitchell, Dontre Wilson and Demetrious Knox from Texas.

Franklin will make it very tough for Kelly to pull kids from PA, NJ, NY and MD. I think Kelly is a better coach than Franklin, but Franklin is a better recruiter. 

I think Kelly can still win, but he needs to keep turning up recruiting efforts. Irish Invasion is a good start for building relationships, but they need something like Michigan's BBQ or OSU's Friday Night Lights. Player development is also going to be key. Kelly isnt going to be able to pull deep classes of  elite 4 and 5 stars, he's going to need to rely on his staff to develop 3 stars like Jhonny Williams or Kolin Hill.

Kelly had it relatively easy his first few years with OSU/PSU going through sanctions, Michigan recovering post RR and even USC in LK mode. Now the real battles begin on the recruiting trail.
Enough with blaming the SEC for all of the worlds problems. They are just that damn good. They know what it takes to win and are willing to go the extra mile. I find it funny how everyones says the SEC is cheating but its the programs in the other power five who get caught. The Big ten has been hit the pac 12 and the acc have gone down. The big 12 will get checked off the list in a couple years when the OSU smoke clears. The SEC is now only better on the field but i guess there even better at cheating because its been years since they been hit.  

If you cant beat them join them. They dont break the rules they simply dont handcuff themselves with follwoing rules that dont exist. Other programs have a problem with the SEC over signing well how about you get off your butt and do it to. We all know its not an even playing field so why are you handcuffing yourself. I'll tell you why its because some programs simply love feeling superior and get off on pointing there hypocritical finger at the SEC.
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Posted: 7/28/2014 9:21 AM

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What's with all the SEC love? It's only Auburn, Alabama, and a little bit of LSU. Don't give the rest of the converence credit for riding their coat tails.

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Posted: 7/28/2014 11:41 AM

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You are Dosch are both right, so let me amend my statement.

No school that is in an area that has a climate not conducive to year round summer sports activities and which has actual classroom requirements that prevent student athletes from spending 99% + of their awake time on football will win the National Championship until one of the following happens:

1. Schools like Florida State and Alabama are forced to actually make their players attend class, earn degrees and not maximize their athletic potential (by spending time on their academic growth) OR

2. Schools like Notre Dame and Ohio State and Penn State allow their players to never attend class, have all assignments done for them, and in general spend their entire time in college on football

Notre Dame will never succumb to number 2 in my opinion, and if they ever did I would stop following them.

Neither of those two will correct for the climate disadvantage, but that alone can and has in the past been overcome many times.

But the lure to a recruit from the South to never have to go to class AND never have to own a winter coat, that combo may be just too much.

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SeattleNDfan wrote: Neither Notre Dame, OSU nor PSU is going to win a national championship until the SEC is reigned in...

So nobody outside the SEC will win the NC unless someone outside the SEC wins the NC?

You may see an occasional appearance by a Florida State or other SEC-like team along the way....

By SEC-like team you mean elite NC-winning team?  I agree.  The team which wins the championship will most likely be the team which wins the championship.

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