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Northern Illinois a Darkhorse Candidate for the Big 12? - Buckeye Backer
[link=(http://www.hustlebelt.com/2014/12/17/7407169/is-northern-illinois-a-legitimate-candidate-for-big-xii-expansion)]LINK[/link] [link=(https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141214/sports/141219174/)]LINK[/link] [quote]"This is for the greater good of student engagement and enrollment. It's ...


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How Fast Does the Big 12 Expand??? - Buckeye Backer
This just confirms that the committee says that conference championships matter and that the Big 12 needs to get back to 12 teams and have a championship game. Cincinnati, BYU, Colorado St and Memphis could be the real winners today....


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Nebraska Should Have Hired Craig Bohl - Buckeye Backer
Craig Bohl would have been a great hire! Age 56 - Born in Lincoln, NE Alma Mater - Nebraska LB Coach - Nebraska 95'-99' DC Coach - Nebraska 00'-02' Head Coach - North Dakota St (104-32) 3 National Championships You cant find a more qualified person IMO. ...


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Would Pat Fitzgerald Ever Leave Northwestern? - Buckeye Backer
First, let me say that i hate to think about Fitzgerald ever leaving NW, what he has done there is nothing short of amazing. Having said that, it seems like NW has hit a wall. Is Fitzgerald burnt out? It has to take a TON of enthusiasm and effort just to make NW competitive. It makes you wonder ...


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How about Pelini to Ohio State as D Coordinator? - Buckeye Backer
Hypothetically, lets assume that Melvin Gordon runs for over 250 yards (very possible) and Wisconsin beats Ohio State in the range of 35-14. Could Urban finally be ready to move on from Luke Fickell as D Coordinator? If that were to happen, does Meyer go after Pelini? Pelini is from Ohio and play...


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No Ohio State Coach Has Won COY Since 1979? - Buckeye Backer
The drought contiues in what i consider to be an absolutely ridiculous statistic. John Cooper never won it, Jim Tressel never won it...even the year Ohio State went 14-0 and won the national championship, and now Urban Meyer cant win it either. What else do they want from an Ohio State coach? Ohi...


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B1G (8) /ACC (6) Challenge.....B1G Wins Challenge - Buckeye Backer
The new look B1G and ACC start tonight for their yearly showdown. Who takes it this year? [b]MONDAY:[/b] Nebraska @ Florida State Rutgers @ Clemson [b]TUESDAY:[/b] Pitt @ Indiana Syracuse @ Michigan Minnesota @ Wake Forest Illinois @ Miami NC State @ Purdue Ohio State @ Louisville...


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Top 25 by Conference - Buckeye Backer
Just an FYI! SEC - 7 (Miss St, Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Georgia, LSU, Texas AM) B1G - 5 (Ohio St, Mich St, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota) PAC 12 - 5 (Oregon, Arizona St, UCLA, Arizona, Utah) ACC - 4 (Florida St, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech) BIG 12 - 3 (TCU, Baylor, Kansas St) ...


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B1G Coaching Hot Seat? - Buckeye Backer
Read the article on ESPN talking about how there could be 4-5 coaches that get fired this year in the B1G. I say its about time. This current group of coaches in B1G is the worst it has ever been. Even the coaches who are doing good, im not that high on. Who gets the axe at the end of the season...


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Big 12 Expansion Due to Being Left Out of Playoff? - Buckeye Backer
In year 1 of the College Football Playoffs, the champion of the Big 12 looks like it could possibly be left out due to not having a conference championship game. I know expansion has been talked about add nausea, but it still begs the question, if a 1 loss Big 12 Champion gets left out because of no...


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Ohio State Marching Band vs Rutgers - Buckeye Backer
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UFW72NeTgg)]LINK[/link] Classic Rock theme was pretty awesome! This show is one of my favorites form a growing list of amazing performances. ...


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AL Cy Young? - Buckeye Backer
Lets revisit this discussion. Who do you got winning the AL? Kluber, Fernandez or somebody else? I know Chris Sale had a great season, but I think he missed too much time to be in consideration when comparing him to these two: Corey Kluber (18-9) 2.44 ERA, 269 SO, 1.08 WHIP Felix Hernan...


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New Derek Jeter Gatorade Commercial...Awesome! - Buckeye Backer
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfgS1lvqX8I)]LINK[/link] You have to like Derek Jeter the man. Seems like a down to earth genuine guy....


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Political Talk
Iraqi Army? - Buckeye Backer
During last night's speech, all i kept hearing was this "coalition" that we are trying to build to help us fight ISIS. While i think that is extremely important, i kept wondering to myself, did the Iraqi Army completely disband or something? I served in the Army and fought in Baghdad Iraq for 15 m...


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Another Big Week for the B1G - Buckeye Backer
I realize that the conference as a whole has been complete garbage since about 2006, not to mention this past weekend which was downright awful, but this weekend does provide another pivotol week for the B1G, actually this week could be bigger just because this could potentially save face for the le...


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20th Ranked BYU's Chances at the Playoffs? - Buckeye Backer
#20 BYU has looked impressive in their first two wins of the season, both on the road. They have a physicality to them that is nasty. Looking at their schedule, they could easily run the table. What would their chacnes be at the 4 team playoff? Also, why has the Big 12 not added BYU yet? Seems ...


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Hypothetical Trade: Browns and Cowboys - Buckeye Backer
Hypothetically, lets assume that Brian Hoyer does well this season and has the Browns winning games, at the same time Romo and the Cowboys have a terrible season (both arent out of the question), if you are the Browns do you consider offering Johnny Manziel to Dallas? If you are the Cowboys would y...


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Rutgers the 3rd Best Team in the B1G? - Buckeye Backer
Are they? Looking at the awesome performance of the B1G today, I think you could make the argument. Purdue losing to Central Michigan Illinois losing to Western Kentucky Nebraska struggling vs McNeese St Penn St struggling vs Akron Wisconsin struggling vs Western Illinois GEEEEEZ my lor...


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George Bush's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Buckeye Backer
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DepakUSDtQE)]LINK[/link] I didnt see a thread for this. I thought this board could use a little humor. For whatever reason i thought this video was hilarious. Well done Laura, well done! :lol:...


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Ohio State QB - JT Barrett - Buckeye Backer
This kid was the #1 ranked duel-threat QB. Urban Meyer hand selected this kid. Here are his SR/JR year highlight videos of him in case anybody needs a look. This kid is going to be good. The coaches are saying that at this point in his carreer, he is way ahead of where Braxton was. Now he just n...


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