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Old 04-28-17, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by EastYoungstown View Post
Been saying it for years. The previous generation of ADs, those that probably played in the 40s and 50s, were afraid of no one, made no excuses and would play anyone at any time.

This current lot probably played in the late 80s and through the 90s when it started to become fashionable to chicken out and run from conference to conference in search of participation trophies and warm fuzzy feelings.

Barf.
The problem was, your season was your 10 game schedule. There wasn't anything more to play. So you put it all on the line every week. Even at the advent of the playoffs, only 12 of roughly 800+ schools qualified, so most still just went with 'play the best schedule you can' and really going 9-1 or 10-0 against a murderers' row schedule was the only way to make the playoffs.

The current setup basically requires finesse, instead of brute strength. Not only do you need to make it 10 weeks with enough points, but healthy enough to go possibly five more. Taking a loss, including a brow-beating loss that is just an L the moment it's scheduled, isn't worth it at all.
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