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CatfishJohn
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
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It doesn't matter how many scholarships you give or don't give a school, if a generational head coach is at a power school like Alabama or Ohio State they will continue to win at a similar level.


I don't think Saban would start losing a bunch, but I think he couldn't stash nearly as many 5 and 4 star players that would be starting on other teams and helping them compete with the big boys. I definitely think there'd be more parity.


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Colonel Angus
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
Yes. The new transfer rules are going to even things out. That freshman 4 star sitting on the bench at Bama is gonna now be able to transfer to Memphis or Kentucky and ball out immediately and get to the NFL quicker.


CatfishJohn
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
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Right now just sort of feels like the NFL before the salary cap got instituted.


Right.

What I'm suggesting is essentially a salary cap on talent

65 scholarships means coaches have to be that much more picky in who they recruit and leave a lot more meat on the bones for other schools.


CatfishJohn
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
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Yes. The new transfer rules are going to even things out. That freshman 4 star sitting on the bench at Bama is gonna now be able to transfer to Memphis or Kentucky and ball out immediately and get to the NFL quicker.


Or the baller at Kentucky will transfer to Bama to win a title and play with better teammates.


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SerenityNow
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
Yeah, I agree. Scholarship limits seems like the rational way to go.


pigskinGod
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
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People hide behind " tradition " too much though. Fear change. See " Eyes of Texas"


What a loser


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CatfishJohn
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
Also I wonder if we limit off-field coaches/analysts/shadow staff if that wouldn't remove some advantages.

I know how valuable they've been at LSU and obviously Alabama is known for theirs. A lot of schools aren't willing/able to build such a massive machine.

Some people might laugh at that, but those guys put in fricking work. They are a really, really big advantage if your opponent doesn't have the same thing going on.



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East Coast Band
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
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USC doesn’t give a rats arse about sports anymore.

What are the reasons?
1. Liberal political climate moving away from "aggressive men" focus?

2. OJ Simpson and his murder trial?

3. Increasing influx of Hispanics and Orientals to the area, neither of which are particular fans of American sports?



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Kodar
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
Doubtful. Significant system changes would be required, and I'm not even sure what those changes are or if they would even be that effective. Scholly limit reduction may help, but that's an assumption until we see it actually implemented anyway.

There's still the issue of what even defines 'parity' in CFB. In the general sense of parity, CFB has never had parity, period. If you mean at least more than 10 teams have a remote chance, then there's an argument. To argue for parity in a system in which the P5 & G5 is still linked however is purely wishful thinking.

To go on top of that, there's the issue of the post-season being decided by non-objective factors. Even during the BCS, this was an issue, so lets not pretend it's just the committee, although they're a problem in their own right.

Tl;dr CFB sucks as a competitive sport to crown a champ. It has other redeeming qualities.
This post was edited on 1/13 at 4:20 pm


jimbeam
US Army Fan
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
Yeah and UCF won it a few years back too huh?


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The Quiet One
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Will parity ever return to college football?
Exactly. Ultimately, you have to ask universities and colleges to agree to surrender their individual power for the “greater good”. Right now, CFB is ruled by Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and a handful of others trying to cling to Superman’s cape and occasionally finding crumbs of success. Good luck getting them to give up their cash cows so the BYUs and Georgia Techs and UCFs and Arizonas of the world have a “fair” shot.

Plus, we’d have to dump about 80 FBS teams from the league. Tulsa can go play FCS. Boise can reschedule games with Idaho. There’s just way too many half-assed programs that don’t have the resources, support, facilities or fanbase to justify existing with the major football programs. Again, good luck culling them.

A 60-team league would work and be great. But most FBS programs would get culled to lower level leagues or vanish overnight. That’s a big ask for the sake of improving our entertainment value.

60 teams. 30 teams per conference. 6 teams in each division. Play 5 division opponents, 4 non-divisional conference opponents and 3 cross-conference opponents. 5 division winners advance to playoffs along with non-division winner with best record. 6 playoff teams in each conference. Top 2 get a bye. First Round, Divisional Round, Conference Championship and NCG. The most games played is 16. Most would play 15 or less. Keeps most rivalries and regional matchups in place and offers a completely objective path to a championship.

Do away with scholarship limitations. Best programs who strive to be the best get rewarded. Piddling-assed teams who don’t try hard get creamed. If you want to be in an elite league with the Bamas of the world, get off your ass. Don’t force recruits to settle for attending shitty schools because you want to restrict their access. They can always transfer it they’re not happy.

This would work bigly, but no way it happens.

So, we’ll just expand the playoffs that all these mouth breathers wanted in the first place and we’ll create even more lopsided results. Then we’ll revisit this topic annually and ask the same dumbass questions


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phunkatron
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Member since Jun 2019
625 posts

re: Will parity ever return to college football?
I used to spend all day every Saturday in the fall watching CFB.

I didn't even bother to tune in on Monday, and it wasn't personal animus against Saban or Bama.

Watching the same teams over and over has eroded my interest, and its going to kill the sport at an accelerated rate if nothing changes.
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