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jlovel7
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Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
I don’t exactly blame them for what they did. It made sense at the time. In essence a lot of these individual decisions to move conferences or increase the teams competing for the championships have “made sense” financially as well as maybe to draw interest, but I feel like overall the piqued interest for a short time before becoming very stale.

More than a handful of big schools no longer play their primary rivals. Instead they’ve tried to force rivalries where there aren’t any. Instead of continuing literally sometimes a century of tradition. Then comes the championship format, it was exciting at first but has now become almost unwatchable in terms of its lack of competitiveness as well as its overall staleness.

It feels like college football finally went national with the BCS and maintained tons of its charm while crowning a true champion every year. Then Nebraska bolted and it’s slowly been sliding into the abyss since then. I guess technically Miami and Va Tech started this before it was cool but those were mostly new blood programs even with concentrated success like Miami.

I feel like if OU and UT come to the SEC it will be exciting for a few years and then quickly grow old because it just doesn’t have the historical roots in terms of rivalries and passion that our traditional rivalries have that it will start to smother.

Feels like to me college football has been chasing that almighty dollar the last 10 years and it’s lead it down a bad path. Although I get why those in charge have done it on an individual level and I don’t exactly blame them. I’m just disappointed with what the sport has become. It feels just not as fun anymore and very corporate.


truthbetold
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
Feels to me like the end game has always been 4, 16-team conference and this UT/OU news is just the next step in that direction? So I say no.


I Bleed Garnet
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Alabaster, AL
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
Ever since then, the Big 12 has been awful.
Just an atrocious conference


Wayne Campbell
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
You're not completely wrong, but

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I feel like if OU and UT come to the SEC it will be exciting for a few years and then quickly grow old because it just doesn’t have the historical roots in terms of rivalries a


Adding UT to the SEC immediately reboots one of the most-played rivalry games in college football.

UT and TAMU have played more games against each other than any two other teams in the SEC, and that's without having played in 10 years.


VADawg
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
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Feels like to me college football has been chasing that almighty dollar the last 10 years and it’s lead it down a bad path. Although I get why those in charge have done it on an individual level and I don’t exactly blame them. I’m just disappointed with what the sport has become. It feels just not as fun anymore and very corporate.


Agree wholeheartedly with this. It feels more like minor league NFL than college football now and has lost a lot of its charm to me.


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jlovel7
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
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Feels to me like the end game has always been 4, 16-team conference and this UT/OU news is just the next step in that direction? So I say no.


Do you feel like that’s sustainable though? It seems like college football interest overall is on the decline as well as the competitiveness of the sport amongst more than an absolute handful of teams. It’s always been selective in terms of competitiveness but it’s basically like 2-3 teams at this point rather than a dozen or so.


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Ssubba
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
It's slowly morphing into a sport that will consist of 30-40 'power teams' that will only play each other. This is what happens when you're only concerned about the playoff. You start trimming the fat to maximize profits. Why should ESPN be satisfied with 3 (that's a stretch) decent Alabama games on their network in a regular season when the Tide could be playing Oklahoma and Texas instead cupcake 1 and cupcake 2?

Raise a glass to the BCS era, the true golden age.
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VABuckeye
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
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This is what happens when you're only concerned about the playoff


Exactly. The "win it all or your season was a failure" attitude of today's fans is a big part of what's wrong with the sport.


kywildcatfanone
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
NIL will be the ultimate end.


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GetCocky11
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
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Raise a glass to the BCS era, the true golden age.


Yep.

If college sports disappeared tomorrow, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. The whole thing has become absolutely ridiculous.
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jlovel7
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
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Raise a glass to the BCS era, the true golden age.


I definitely believe this as well.


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TexasTiger08
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
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Exactly. The "win it all or your season was a failure" attitude of today's fans is a big part of what's wrong with the sport.


Agreed. Bowl season was fun because going 11-2 or something with a major bowl Victoria constituted a great season with some momentum into next year. It was/is also a nice showcase for schools in conferences like the MAC or MWC.

The obsession with the CFP sucks.


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TigerIron
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
Essentially everything that has happened makes sense if you assume that the people making the decisions care only about money, and everything else they say is BS.


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kengel2
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Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
I agree. And the blame lies solely with espn/texas.

Their longhorn network cut out every other big12 school.

I get it, they got paid, but it killed the big12.

Id take oklahoma and kick out missouri though.


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I Bleed Garnet
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Alabaster, AL
Member since Jul 2011
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
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Yep.

If college sports disappeared tomorrow, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. The whole thing has become absolutely ridiculous.

QFT


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Ralph_Wiggum
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Sugarland
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9042 posts

re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
Penn State announced they were joining the big ten in 1990 or so and ND rejected the Big Ten in 1998 or so. Those are the events that set things in motion.


KiwiHead
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Auckland, NZ
Member since Jul 2014
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
Yep, but many on this board wanted that, begged for it and when the NIL kicks in and you see a wholesale money grab and, yes agents, oozing throughout the game with 3 rd year players sitting out waiting to go pro....you'll see this board high fiving itself because some LSU players get paid....and these posters think that somehow it will be good for LSU in the long run. Like maybe these players will kick into the TAF or Endowment instead of blowing it on hookers, blow, houses and cars


dlc83
North Carolina Fan
Atlanta
Member since Sep 2009
1645 posts

re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
This only gets solved when the P5 teams break away from the NCAA and form their own league with a commissioner - who will act in the best interest of the sport. That will allow reshuffling of conferences/divisions to take into account geography and rivalries.

Otherwise, college football may start to become a sport only in the midwest and deep south.


nicholastiger
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re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
Sad thing about the Big Ten is their commish is clueless
Didn't want a season last year
Is against playoff expansion
Every decision or anytime he speaks it only gets worse for the Big 10 to stay relevant
Pretty soon the SEC super conference will have their own football playoff and let the other conferences go it alone


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KiwiHead
LSU Fan
Auckland, NZ
Member since Jul 2014
16402 posts

re: Has college football basically slowly killed itself since Nebraska bolted for the Big Ten?
It already is. When was the last time a team from the SEC or Ohio State or Clemson ( Deep South, South Carolina) has really competed since 2006? In order for this to even remotely work into the future, you need someone from west of Norman to make a serious run at a National Championship and someplace up north other than Columbus.


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