The Bishin Cutter wrote:
Shock of the century...Tom Dienhart of BTN thinks the B1G should just sever itself from ND
Good find, TBC. That's an interesting post given it comes from a BTN writer. Good comment too, tute79.
See the comments section also. Those ND fans are quick to play victim, slam the writer, twist the scenario, and demand entitlement.
Agree with the writer. The B1G needs to move-on in their scheduling. Find OOC power-games elsewhere.
Notre Dame has been trying to schedule future fb games with Georgia. That 'complications' comment has to apply, in part, to attempts to schedule with Georgia and/or Florida on ND's terms. Somebody may have told Swarbrick and Kelly 'that's not the way it works down here'. Notre Dame wants access to more of one's top recruits and decide when and where to play the games with the revenue favoring ND.
If Georgia needs dates to fill, which I highly doubt, play Clemson more often from 'up the road, over the line and across the river'. That's an assured sell-out of mid-80s'k+ at either stadium.
Mississippi State, Ole Miss, maybe others such as LSU, Auburn, Alabama, and Arkansas, will need to schedule that required OOC power-game on a regular basis. But playing in the less lustful and heat of Starkville or Oxford and very tight recruiting grounds, on home-to-home terms, won't be so delightful, would it, Swarbrick?
The ACC should be 'p'ed off' about this. The ACC is only getting 5 games with ND in the agreement, and yet ND aggressively (speaking through the media) seeks to hook-up games with SEC schools in a couple of states that the ACC has shared footprints with the SEC. How about increasing that number to 6 or more ACC schools, ND, if you have dates to fill?
Notre Dame declares they want to recruit nationally. Who doesn't? Why is such a privilege suppose to be unique and sympathetic to Notre Dame? I am sure Purdue would welcome eligible top recruits from California, Georgia, Florida, and Texas also.
Here's something related to ND's spoken desire to schedule with the SEC:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2071 ... r-schedule