Post BCS September Schedules…
Posted: 11 April 2013 03:17 AM   [ Ignore ]
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With BCS 2.0 coming next year (2014-2015)  there is more need to strengthen the schedule to gain access to the BCS 2.0 “Access Bowls” which will be filled by selection committee.  In this new system a team will be better off losing to a good team than beating a weaker team.

K State has Auburn in 2014, a step in the right direction.

I would like to see K State plan on having one “Marquee” game each September against the toughest opponent they can schedule, (Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Stanford, Oregon, USC, Arizona State)  and play the games in a neutral site (Jerry World, Super Dome, St. Louis, Phoenix, Denver on a Thursday or Friday Night prime time national television.

Cant hurt recruiting to be able to tell recruits they have an opportunity to shine on prime time national televisions at least once a year.

How about Penn State at Wrigley Field in Chicago?  dare I say Nebraska at Arrowhead?  Arkansas at Jerry World, South Carolina in St. Louis, Florida in Nashville…

How about K State put on their big girl panties and show the college Football world that they are ready as a program to take a step up to the next level and schedule the teams that actually have a shot at winning the Championship..makes more money, it gains more respect for the program and it gets K State closer to participating in BCS 2.0 games other than the Sugar Bowl if they are the Big 12 designated hitter that year,  and you just have to get used to the concept there i sno down side to these games (except travel)  its win/win even if they lose they get more credit with the selection committee than beating a sun belt team.

 

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Posted: 11 April 2013 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Bill will do this VERY slowly and I doubt he will schedule Nebraska while he is at the helm.  Still a lot of bitterness there I think.  At this time the preseason polls still play a HUGE part.  Even playing and losing to quality opponents has too high a risk at this point.  I would rather be 12-0 at the end of the year and make the committee make a choice then have 1 or 2 loss and never been in the picture in the first place.

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Posted: 11 April 2013 04:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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You mean you’d like to be like Boise State?  Nice records, good accomplishments and 9 times out of 10 on the outside looking in?

#####At this time the preseason polls still play a HUGE part.#####  NONSENSE The BCS 2.0 Selection Committee is going to look at Performance, Winning Record and Strength of Schedule.  If one of the schools you beat is in FCS deduct a point. If one of the schools you play is an FBS school that by December has a 2-10 record, deduct a point.  If you played one of the BCS powerhouses that finishes 9-3 and got beat you actually get to add a point.

### Even playing and losing to quality opponents has too high a risk at this point### more NONSENSE.  That is just wrong.  Right Now there are only 4 member schools in the Big 12 who have ever won the Conference Championship.  If K State goes undefeated in Conference play but has 3 cup cakes on the schedule they will not play in the BCS unless the Sugar Bowl is not hosting a semi final. If Oklahoma or Texas win the conference and is selected for the playoff,  the only way K State gets to the BCS is as Conference Rep to the Sugar Bowl if the Sugar Bowl is not hosting.  a semi final.

To put not too fine a point on it…K State never gets to the playoff without having a marquee match-up each and every year, in addition to winning or sharing the Conference Championship.  Failing that the best they can hope to achieve is the Big 12 slot in the Sugar Bowl which will not be available 4 out of the next 12 years as the Sugar Bowl will be hosting a Semi final playoff game 4 out of the 12 years.

In this new system the way things are going its no so much about qualifying for the BCS but more like trying to give the selection committee a convincing reason why they shouldn’t put 4 SEC teams in the playoff.

When Coach Snyder came to K State having a cup cake schedule was a very real necessity. 

NOW having at least 1 (2 would be better) marquee match-up games each September is a real necessity if K State wants to continue to compete in the FBS/BCS for money and recruits.

12 years from now the Sugar Bowl contract is up, the grant of rights to the Big 12 is up and BCS 2.0 is up..  Who knows at that time Texas and Oklahoma may desire to end their relationship with the Big 12 which would in effect end the Big 12.  K State has 12 years to prepare for that eventuality and you don’t do it by being a wallflower.  You don’t make yourself a valuable acquisition for another conference by telling them “look” we got $20 Million a year for the last 12 years because we were in the same conference with Oklahoma and Texas”  You do it by winning meaningful non conference games.

For K State to be able to “survive” without Oklahoma and Texas 12 years from now they will need to be every bit as good as them in winning and in recruiting.  Building a history of marquee match-ups in September is essential to that.  Auburn in 2014 is a blessing in disguise.

AS Conference realignment pushes the SEC, ACC, Big 10 and PAC 12 to larger membership,  the availability of these schools for non conference games is going to become increasingly difficult as the cup cake model has been discarded.  Everyone trying for a BCS entry will be toughening up their schedules.  Better lock them in while they are still available

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