Big Ten's football bowl possibilities...

Big Ten's football bowl possibilities remain uncertain

There are 136 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 29, 2007, titled Big Ten's football bowl possibilities remain uncertain. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The final BCS standings and bowl selections will be announced Sunday night, two weeks after Big Ten teams turned in their resumes.

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Please Fire Bill Lynch

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Nov 29, 2007
Michigan is going to get a GREAT "HEAD COACH"
And, IU gets stuck with Bill Lynch!

IU will never get a GREAT coach, because IU will never put students or fans in the stadium.
All those new seats and no one to sit in them!
FireTillerNow

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Nov 29, 2007
For Purdue to be sitting on the "bowl bubble" is absolutely ridiculous. Get rid of Tiller!
Wrong

Evansville, IN

#3 Nov 29, 2007
Please Fire Bill Lynch wrote:
Michigan is going to get a GREAT "HEAD COACH"
And, IU gets stuck with Bill Lynch!
IU will never get a GREAT coach, because IU will never put students or fans in the stadium.
All those new seats and no one to sit in them!
Yeah, shame on Bill Lynch for getting the Hoosiers to a bowl game. God he's worthless.

No wait, you're the worthless one.
western Indiana

United States

#4 Nov 29, 2007
Please keep Purdue at home, I can't stand to watch another bowl loss.
Please Fire Bill Lynch

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Nov 29, 2007
Wrong wrote:
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Yeah, shame on Bill Lynch for getting the Hoosiers to a bowl game. God he's worthless.
No wait, you're the worthless one.
any place, any time!
Mookie

Orlando, FL

#6 Nov 29, 2007
The Big Ten (11 or whatever) sits around and waits while the rest of the country is still playing meaningful football. the ohio state can still back into the championship game, simply because they're sitting safely at home with the little man with the little vest, while other conferences beat each other up and knock each other out. Illinois beat the osu at their house, but they won't have the chance to do it again, like Oklahoma will with Missouri. It's all screwy, I tell you! And when the big ten puts all of it's mediocre teams into bowl games, they will fare poorly, because they're really a lackluster conference and they play no real competition. Congratulations to IU for going to a bowl...but it won't be much of a bowl, because bowl reps know that IU doesn't put any fans in the seats at home or anywhere, so no one really wants to get stuck with them? And, if ohio state does back into the championship game...well, let's put it this way, we all know too many ohio state fans (intolerable!)
OldMan

Jeffersonville, IN

#7 Nov 29, 2007
western Indiana wrote:
Please keep Purdue at home, I can't stand to watch another bowl loss.
I've been a Purdue fan since 1949 and I wholeheartedly agree with this post. I don't know what Joe Tiller's problem is but, for some reason he cannot get his teams up for a bowl game. I've said it before and I'll say it again. As long as people fill the seats at Ross-Aide Stadium, Morgan Burke and Joe Tiller don't seem to care if Purdue has a competitive football program. Stay away from a bowl game this year because you won't do anything except embarrass the fans and alums.

“Play more golf!!!”

Since: Nov 07

West Lafayette, IN

#8 Nov 29, 2007
Mookie wrote:
The Big Ten (11 or whatever) sits around and waits while the rest of the country is still playing meaningful football. the ohio state can still back into the championship game, simply because they're sitting safely at home with the little man with the little vest, while other conferences beat each other up and knock each other out. Illinois beat the osu at their house, but they won't have the chance to do it again, like Oklahoma will with Missouri. It's all screwy, I tell you! And when the big ten puts all of it's mediocre teams into bowl games, they will fare poorly, because they're really a lackluster conference and they play no real competition. Congratulations to IU for going to a bowl...but it won't be much of a bowl, because bowl reps know that IU doesn't put any fans in the seats at home or anywhere, so no one really wants to get stuck with them? And, if ohio state does back into the championship game...well, let's put it this way, we all know too many ohio state fans (intolerable!)
I agree Mookie. Illinois is the only really good team in the B10 that could compete in a NC game. OSU is big and strong but just doesn't have the speed it needs. They would stand a much better chance in the Rose Bowl. Purdue, MSU, IU, Penn St all played like Jeckle & Hyde's and really don't belong in a bowl. I love my Boilers, but our offense is lackluster and run by a mediocre QB. Our defense just does not get it done and it all starts with an ineffective defensive line.
Bill Lynch

Jeffersonville, IN

#9 Nov 29, 2007
He is a stand up guy "Mr. Fire Him." What do you have against good guys that desire to do the best? Yeah, IU won't get a major name coach until someone, and who better than Lynch, builds them up and fills the seats a little more. Get off his back and let him continue his work
bob

Orlando, FL

#10 Nov 29, 2007
illinois against florida in capital one or usc in rose. do you really the illini would have a chance?
FinFan

Avon, IN

#12 Nov 29, 2007
Bill Lynch wrote:
He is a stand up guy "Mr. Fire Him." What do you have against good guys that desire to do the best? Yeah, IU won't get a major name coach until someone, and who better than Lynch, builds them up and fills the seats a little more. Get off his back and let him continue his work
Please take Cam Cameron back!
Wrong Again

United States

#13 Nov 29, 2007
Please Fire Bill Lynch wrote:
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any place, any time!
Are you talking about where and when you're worthless?
cornbread

Ellettsville, IN

#14 Nov 29, 2007
Please Fire Bill Lynch wrote:
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any place, any time!
WERE DA HELL DO YOU COACH ,dimm witt.you cant even spell football..
Lets go Hoosiers

United States

#16 Nov 29, 2007
Please Fire Bill Lynch wrote:
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any place, any time!
Please tell me that wasnt a taunt on a message board. Everytime I think it cant get anymore rediculous on here something else amazes me.

As far as the bowl lineups go, I think IU fans may be missing the most important part. Yeah the actual game is important being that its our first in forever, but the real silver lining of being accepted to a bowl is the extra practice time you get as a team. Any team that has at least 6 wins can continue practicing until the bowl lineup is set. Then any team that is accepted to the bowl can continue practicing all the way up to the actual game itself. So that gives IU almost a month and a half of free practice time that they dont normally get after a season. That is great for a team that will be returning so many players on each side of the ball. Its like an entire extra training camp that you wouldnt normally get if you had only won 5 games.

Just thought I would offer that up becuase I havent seen anyone putting that angle out there.

Good luck to all Big Ten teams in their bowl chances.
Lets go Hoosiers

United States

#17 Nov 29, 2007
Purdue fan wrote:
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I agree Mookie. Illinois is the only really good team in the B10 that could compete in a NC game. OSU is big and strong but just doesn't have the speed it needs. They would stand a much better chance in the Rose Bowl. Purdue, MSU, IU, Penn St all played like Jeckle & Hyde's and really don't belong in a bowl. I love my Boilers, but our offense is lackluster and run by a mediocre QB. Our defense just does not get it done and it all starts with an ineffective defensive line.
I wouldnt say any of those teams dont deserve a bowl. Why not? At least they have name recognition. You see some of these bowl games between two directional schools no one cares about, but at least a Big Ten team has fans around the country. That means extra viewers and extra revenue.

IU had its ups and downs like most other teams do during the year, but they have a big-play exciting offense with one of the best young QBs and one of the best WRs in the NCAA plus the NCAA leader in sacks on defense, so they have more than enough weapons to sell them into a good bowl game.
Old Roy is an idiot

Fort Thomas, KY

#18 Nov 29, 2007
Lets go Hoosiers wrote:
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Please tell me that wasnt a taunt on a message board. Everytime I think it cant get anymore rediculous on here something else amazes me.
As far as the bowl lineups go, I think IU fans may be missing the most important part. Yeah the actual game is important being that its our first in forever, but the real silver lining of being accepted to a bowl is the extra practice time you get as a team. Any team that has at least 6 wins can continue practicing until the bowl lineup is set. Then any team that is accepted to the bowl can continue practicing all the way up to the actual game itself. So that gives IU almost a month and a half of free practice time that they dont normally get after a season. That is great for a team that will be returning so many players on each side of the ball. Its like an entire extra training camp that you wouldnt normally get if you had only won 5 games.
Just thought I would offer that up becuase I havent seen anyone putting that angle out there.
Good luck to all Big Ten teams in their bowl chances.
Purdue gets the extra month of practice every year and that hasn't meant squat for us. You either have good coaching and good players or you don't. a 3-5 big ten record (or was it 4-4?) is nothing to get too excited about. Remember, you had no Michigan or Ohio State on the schedule this year!

Funny how Purdue says to fire the coach after yet another winning season at 7-5, while IU says the world is great with that same 7-5 record. Lynch is "the man" with the first winning record in some 15 years.

Guess the bar has been raised at Purdue to the point we want to contend for Big Ten titles and not bowl games. Either way, I can understand how both fans feel about the programs...IU fans should enjoy the moment and remember what it feels like to suck in football. Purdue fans must have forgotten. Having said that, Fire Tiller! Game has passed him by...
Air-One

Lebanon, IN

#19 Nov 29, 2007
Please Fire Bill Lynch wrote:
Michigan is going to get a GREAT "HEAD COACH"
And, IU gets stuck with Bill Lynch!
IU will never get a GREAT coach, because IU will never put students or fans in the stadium.
All those new seats and no one to sit in them!
I'm really not sure why you are beating to death this issue. It's a done deal and if you are a TRUE IU FAN, than you need to get behind the program and maybe show up to a game. That way we can increase our attendance and show support for the program.
John Lennon

Cincinnati, OH

#20 Nov 29, 2007
cornbread wrote:
<quoted text>WERE DA HELL DO YOU COACH ,dimm witt.you cant even spell football..
Yeah, and you misspelled most of the words you just typed, so...
Air-One

Lebanon, IN

#21 Nov 29, 2007
Mookie wrote:
The Big Ten (11 or whatever) sits around and waits while the rest of the country is still playing meaningful football. the ohio state can still back into the championship game, simply because they're sitting safely at home with the little man with the little vest, while other conferences beat each other up and knock each other out. Illinois beat the osu at their house, but they won't have the chance to do it again, like Oklahoma will with Missouri. It's all screwy, I tell you! And when the big ten puts all of it's mediocre teams into bowl games, they will fare poorly, because they're really a lackluster conference and they play no real competition. Congratulations to IU for going to a bowl...but it won't be much of a bowl, because bowl reps know that IU doesn't put any fans in the seats at home or anywhere, so no one really wants to get stuck with them? And, if ohio state does back into the championship game...well, let's put it this way, we all know too many ohio state fans (intolerable!)
There was a debate on ESPN Reporter's last weekend about some conferences playing a year ending playoff system and some who do not. The primary reason of course, it's a money making tool. The downside to this is you could get some key player's hurt going into a bowl game. The Big Ten, which has 12 teams, knows who their Conference Champion is without a playoff system. The disadvantage to this is that you got to go several weeks without playing before a bowl game.
I think the NCAA should make a decision that either all conferences do or do not have a playoff system to determine a conference champion.
fire dude

United States

#22 Nov 29, 2007
I don't want the Hoosiers to go to a bowl. We'll lose no matter who we play, and with all the cheating IU does it is better to have not have any media attention

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