Big Ten football a hit with NFL scouts

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College bowl game results suggest the Big Ten has inferior talent. NFL teams say differently. Full Story
Time to face facts

Algonquin, IL

#1 Jan 12, 2009
This year, these teams, were not that good.

Westminster, CO

#2 Jan 22, 2009
let's play the bowl games in Big Ten stadiums and see how the SEC does.

United States

#3 Jan 22, 2009
phil wrote:
let's play the bowl games in Big Ten stadiums and see how the SEC does.
Name one bowl game played in a SEC stadium?
Professor Pigskin

Orlando, FL

#4 Jan 22, 2009
phil wrote:
let's play the bowl games in Big Ten stadiums and see how the SEC does.

Please Big 10+1 football season is between Labor Day Weekend and the weekend before Thanksgiving. I hardly remember any of their regular season games played on a frozen tundra.

This is CFB, not NFL playoffs. Besides, a lot of Big 10+1 programs have indoor facilities. Visiting teams from up north get to practice in the area, go to the beach, and visit theme parks leading up to their bowl game.

See how many of those midwest farm kids would hold up in summer two-a-days in the extreme heat and humidity in states like Texas, Florida, and Louisiana.

I remember how two seasons ago, there was concern about Illinois and Wisconsin playing a conference game in October in temperatures above 80 degrees. What a laugh.

Bentonville, AR

#5 Jan 23, 2009
The big 10 is badly disadvantaged by their season ending so early.

In the BCS championship game against the Gators a couple of years ago, I felt the Buckeyes were extremely rusty and did not do their favorite status any justice.

Don't get me wrong the Gators won fair and square. I just think it would have been a more competitive and much more interesting game if it had not been, in effect, the first game of the "new season" for the Buckeyes.

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