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On 7/9/2024 at 4:10 PM, HawaiiMongoose said:

Some folks may prefer divisions to help minimize travel and preserve rivalries (I liked having them), but the MWC has already decided there's no need for divisions with 12 members and I don't see that changing with 14 members.

There's also the issue that in a merged MWC-14 or Pac-14 there's no neat way to put seven members on each side that both makes sense geographically and will make everyone happy.  OSU and WSU will want to be together, and BSU will want to be with them.  Hawaii and the California schools belong together, and Nevada and UNLV will want to be with them.  But that would put nine in the west, so two have to go east.  Who gets sent to a division with USU and the Front Rangers?  The Nevada pair?  BSU and WSU?  UNLV and SDSU?  No easy answers.

Divisions at the g5 level in today’s climate can make it tougher to get your best team into the playoffs.  I think it makes more sense to put your best two teams against each other regardless of where they finished in the division to maximize that chance.

Scheduling wise, I think there’s ways to make it work.  Have three permanent rivalries, three teams on a two year rotation, and three teams on a 3 year rotation.  You play everyone in 3 years.  This is assuming 9 conference games.  Obviously this could change since G5’s are increasingly reliant on ‘buy games’.. and some conferences are discouraging ooc g5 games like the sec.  There are some moving parts for sure.

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On 7/9/2024 at 2:57 PM, Did I hear a WOOSH? said:

Those are the schools that are scheduled for spotlight and interviews today.  Kind of makes sense, no?

The panel seems to be talking a lot about ucf though for what it’s worth, they all picked ucf to outperform the most relative to sp+ and all picked them as the dark horse ccg candidate.  It’s not in your nature to be honest or accountable though so please carry on with your entertaining and leave the substance to others.

I guess you might be watching old rerun AAC media days because nobody on the live broadcast on ESPNU said a word about UCF. 
 

They probably aren’t going to spend too much time on a team picked to finish 8th other then saying they are in the conference.  That would be terrible for TV ratings to go on and on about a school nobody cares about outside of Orlando. 

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On 7/9/2024 at 5:43 PM, Lester_in_reno said:

He said Oregon and Washington pulled the pin on the PAC grenade, that was USC and UCLA.  He spent too much time referencing Canzano numbers which are literally meaningless.  No credible journalist quotes Canzano these days. 

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On 7/9/2024 at 2:43 PM, Lester_in_reno said:

Grezus..... what's so great about OSU and WSU?  There are good reasons they got left behind.....Canzano is full of sh*t.....What network is going to pay 80 mil for those 8 schools?  Dream on ....the best move is a full merger that makes the MWC/P2 the only West Coast Conference....

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On 7/9/2024 at 5:56 PM, utenation said:

I guess you might be watching old rerun AAC media days because nobody on the live broadcast on ESPNU said a word about UCF. 
 

They probably aren’t going to spend too much time on a team picked to finish 8th other then saying they are in the conference.  That would be terrible for TV ratings to go on and on about a school nobody cares about outside of Orlando. 

You must have ucf derangement syndrome.  You’re the only one that brings them up here.  You can tune in to media days tomorrow if you want to hear about them. 

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On 7/9/2024 at 3:07 PM, Did I hear a WOOSH? said:

Yormark wasn’t part of the previous realignment.  The 4 corners play was the only choice at the time.  One that I pointed out to you before it happened, thus causing you to run and hide for 6 months.  Remember? Pepperidge Farm remembers!

It’s interesting he didn’t say anything about the turd 4? I mean I’m sure the last guy gave him good notes right? 
 

Btw, tell me more about Utah’s terrible rush defense Mr. Genius. 😂

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On 7/9/2024 at 3:59 PM, Did I hear a WOOSH? said:

You must have ucf derangement syndrome.  You’re the only one that brings them up her.  You can tune in to media days tomorrow if you want to hear about them. 

Not even a mention today in the opening conference statement by the commish. Like I said, I guess you sweep those kind of mistakes under the rug and focus on the good products of the conference. 

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On 7/9/2024 at 3:43 PM, Lester_in_reno said:

"Last week, John Canzano, perhaps the foremost expert on the Pac-12, penned a column titled "The cost of playing in a new-world Pac-12." 

Hard to take this writer serious if he believes that sentence 

 

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On 7/9/2024 at 2:57 PM, Did I hear a WOOSH? said:

Those are the schools that are scheduled for spotlight and interviews today.  Kind of makes sense, no?

They talked about Arizona, Kansas and WVU plenty today. They’re not scheduled until tomorrow in the media. 
 

You are running out of excuses on UCF’s irrelevance. Lol. 

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On 7/9/2024 at 6:46 AM, Did I hear a WOOSH? said:

West coast bias has nothing to do with the title of the conference you’re in grasshopper, it’s all about who covers you.  And if you still don’t think there’s coastal bias then there’s no hope for you at this point.

You have more important things to figure out than why you’re rated highly by Vegas and western media.  Perhaps start with why you care? They’re just trying to get clicks in July.  Adding a new member at the top and a couple good teams lower than they will be is how they get people to talk and share.  That’s what happens in the doldrums.  Let’s see how things shake out but yes, I put your over/under for conference wins at 5.  I don’t love your qb situation (only bc it’s an unknown what Cam has left), don’t love your running game at all in a running conference, and am not sure about your run defense either.  I think your team has a really good coaching/prep but will probably get out talented once or twice as well.  Throw in that this years Big 12 is much deeper than your PAC ever was (and much larger) and I think there should be caution for any XII member to think they’ll just come out and dominate.  This year at least…who knows how the power structure unfolds in time.

Utah gets more coastal bias than a school in Florida?

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On 7/9/2024 at 5:57 PM, dudleyDgroot said:

Grezus..... what's so great about OSU and WSU?  There are good reasons they got left behind.....Canzano is full of sh*t.....What network is going to pay 80 mil for those 8 schools?  Dream on ....the best move is a full merger that makes the MWC/P2 the only West Coast Conference....

Totally agree on the full merger and even though I’m a Wazzu alum I hope WSU & OSU drop the budget threshold talk. Too many athletic departments are already swimming in red ink and don’t need to be required to spend more on top of that.

Wazzu & OSU are looking at a drop of $ 20 million in annual media revenue, they can cut their budgets and operate within the same parameters as most of the MW schools already do.

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On 7/9/2024 at 3:43 PM, Lester_in_reno said:

"Last week, John Canzano, perhaps the foremost expert on the Pac-12, penned a column titled "The cost of playing in a new-world Pac-12.""

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On 7/9/2024 at 6:40 PM, utenation said:

They talked about Arizona, Kansas and WVU plenty today. They’re not scheduled for tomorrow in the media. 
 

You are running out of excuses on UCF’s irrelevance. Lol. 

That’s because they were scheduled for today silly.  Do you even see what you type before you click submit?

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On 7/9/2024 at 4:58 PM, Gasherbrum said:

Totally agree on the full merger and even though I’m a Wazzu alum I hope WSU & OSU drop the budget threshold talk. Too many athletic departments are already swimming in red ink and don’t need to be required to spend more on top of that.

Wazzu & OSU are looking at a drop of $ 20 million in annual media revenue, they can cut their budgets and operate within the same parameters as most of the MW schools already do.

I'd prefer a NATO type X% of your annual revenue gets reinvested instead of a flat $$

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On 7/9/2024 at 4:59 PM, Did I hear a WOOSH? said:

It’s not a matter of the school.  He’s arguing it isn’t a thing at all which is asinine.  

I quoted your entire post numbnuts.  The point you were trying to make in that post was horseshit. Just like the rest of your crap. 

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On 7/9/2024 at 3:31 PM, Did I hear a WOOSH? said:

I presume that your rb duties will be split between the transfer from Idaho and Bernard, if healthy.  You’ll need 3 though, maybe Glover? He looked good against Colorado, then again, everyone does.  Rising is going to have to do better than 500 rushing yards this season if you guys are going to have a chance.  Kuithe (assuming he’s healthy) and a middling usc receiver transfer aren’t going to cover it offensively.

Defensively you should be solid, but like everyone else I’m interested to see how the pac schools integrate into a stylistically different conference.   The XII is a far superior running conference so I suspect we’re going to see less good defensive numbers from the 4C overall.

You guys are cashing in a lot of media goodwill right now and KW has maybe two years left so the time is now to make things happen for you.  May you go undefeated until 11/29/24.

I know you don’t understand much about actual football so I won’t hold it against you but I would recommend watching some YouTube videos on stats and how to use them, and in your case, how not to use them.

You should probably do some more research. Lol.  You really should stick with AAC football break downs. 
 

So now our defense should be solid? I guess you figured that out after seeing my stats.  After you said our rush defense is bad. Lol. 
 

I love how you act like you’re the steward of the B12 after a year of terrible football bringing down the SOS. 
 

Nobody even knows your program exists nationally. I seriously had to tell a few casual fans the other day where UCF is located. 

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I'm sorry.  The WSU/OSU crowd just is not going to get a ton of sympathy here on the MWCboard.

It is tragic to lose such a substantial swath of your budget all at once, but please try to see it a bit from a G5 perspective.

How much were WSU/OSU really adding to the PAC12 bottom line?

There are reason your PAC12 uncles dropped you off at the train station and drove away.

They probably had tears in their eyes too.

 

 

 

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On 7/9/2024 at 2:10 PM, HawaiiMongoose said:

Some folks may prefer divisions to help minimize travel and preserve rivalries (I liked having them), but the MWC has already decided there's no need for divisions with 12 members and I don't see that changing with 14 members.

There's also the issue that in a merged MWC-14 or Pac-14 there's no neat way to put seven members on each side that both makes sense geographically and will make everyone happy.  OSU and WSU will want to be together, and BSU will want to be with them.  Hawaii and the California schools belong together, and Nevada and UNLV will want to be with them.  But that would put nine in the west, so two have to go east.  Who gets sent to a division with USU and the Front Rangers?  The Nevada pair?  BSU and WSU?  UNLV and SDSU?  No easy answers.

You forgot UNM.

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