Is Nebraska About To Leave The Big 10?
Posted: 13 August 2020 07:37 AM   [ Ignore ]
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From everything I’ve been reading it appears pretty much everyone in Nebraska is so unhappy about the Big 10’s decision to not play that a little of chatter about this being a tipping point for them to leave the Big 10 and presumably return to the Big 12.

They make a lot of money with that Big 10 Network but the school IMO was never a good fit for that conference.  Their historical recruiting lanes were in Texas and that went away with the move.

Is this a good excuse for them to exit? Who knows?

I think the Big 10’s decision to not play was too early and it’s pissed off a lot of people unlike the Pac-12 where they don’t care one way or another about college football anymore.

I think Nebraska and either Colorado or BYU should try to get into the Big 12.  I don’t know what the Big 10 Bylaws say about leaving or if they have a GOR deal that would have to be waived.

It’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the Big 10 with Nebraska, tOSU,Michigan and Penn State making noise.

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Posted: 13 August 2020 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This is the perfect time for the conferences to try an separate from the NCAA if they wanted to.  These decisions are all being made by non football people.  Football wants to be played by people involved.  The NFL is going to play, Hockey played, NBA is playing, Baseball is playing….why can’t NCAA football play?  I think it needs to be radically different this year than previous years as far as fans go, but I think they should play.

I’m kind of interested in seeing a chaos scenario play out.  I want to see schools leave conferences because the conference chooses not to play but the school wants to.  I want to see the southern conferences play while the north and the west sit out.  I want to see what that world would look like, and what diminished control the NCAA would have on it.  This feels like decisions by the NCAA to control.  They are already losing power to control student athlete image rights, and this is a move by them to assert control.  Football can be played, look at the other sports.  They just don’t want it to be played.

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Posted: 14 August 2020 02:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Playing this year vs not playing this year could also be a HUGE recruiting advantage going forward as well.  A lot of teams hidden from view for the year.

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Posted: 14 August 2020 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Clemtgrs - 13 August 2020 05:37 PM

This is the perfect time for the conferences to try an separate from the NCAA if they wanted to.  These decisions are all being made by non football people.  Football wants to be played by people involved.  The NFL is going to play, Hockey played, NBA is playing, Baseball is playing….why can’t NCAA football play?  I think it needs to be radically different this year than previous years as far as fans go, but I think they should play.

I’m kind of interested in seeing a chaos scenario play out.  I want to see schools leave conferences because the conference chooses not to play but the school wants to.  I want to see the southern conferences play while the north and the west sit out.  I want to see what that world would look like, and what diminished control the NCAA would have on it.  This feels like decisions by the NCAA to control.  They are already losing power to control student athlete image rights, and this is a move by them to assert control.  Football can be played, look at the other sports.  They just don’t want it to be played.

This would be a good time to leave if they wanted. The NCAA has been absent in this whole thing and left it up to the conferences.
I know the conferences have stepped up to say teams couldn’t play if their conference didn’t have a season. I’m sure the conference agreements are very involved, but I would think the teams would have a good argument if the conference isn’t providing a season.

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Posted: 25 August 2020 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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The Big was too fast to declare the season over. Now coaches, AD’s, and even governors are getting involved. I think Nebraska misses the Big12 and all those Texas recruits. They’d be leaving some money behind, but I wouldn’t be totally surprised to see them want to go back to the Big 12. Football is king there, and always will be.

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