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ESPN.com will reconfigure Division I football

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Piotr Rasputin, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Columnists get together to eliminate the so-called "have-nots."

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=forde_pat&id=4369091&sportCat=ncf

    (Worth noting that Mr. Forde's own beloved alma mater would be on the cut list during its "normal" seasons).
     
  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Well done, as usual, Mr. Forde.

    The ridiculous part is how badly a conference such as the Mountain West has been treated for years. As a whole, its top teams have shown it can hold serve against the so-called elite of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

    (It hurt to type that, but sometimes truth hurts.)
     
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    "2009 featured Toledo over Michigan, Arkansas State over Texas A&M, UNLV over Arizona State"

    Did he mean 2008?

    Otherwise, a fun read.
     
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    So who will the other 28 teams be?
    [/SECfanboilooser]
     
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    How long until this actually happens?
     
  6. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised it hasn't happened already.
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I liked this ... when Sporting News did it in one of their season previews ... in 1989 or 1990.

    As I recall, Kansas State, then a total laughingstock, was drummed out of Division I. This was also before all of the conference realignment, so they had Arkansas headed to the Big 8 to take K-State's place. Fascinating article.

    I'm presuming Indiana State is taking one of the open FCS spots, right?

    If they really did this, with relegation and promotion to a super-conference, with sub-conferences below just as in European soccer, it would totally rock.
     
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    I think that was a Jeff D'Alessio piece, unless I am thinking of one a few years later. It was quite a talker at media days at I-AA conferences and schools.
     
  9. Wenders

    Wenders Active Member

    I believe it was 1988. Bill Snyder took over the program in 1989, when it was widely recognized as the worst program in D-1.
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    To quote Snyder, it was a job only a fool would take.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The correction has been made.
     
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    It won't. Somebody has to go 3-9 every year.
     
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