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    Pac 12 passes 6-win rule to go bowling

    "The Pac-12 is committed to supporting the highest quality of competition at post-season bowl games," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday. "In requiring a minimum of six regular season wins our goal is to support the significance of the bowl season and provide our fans around the country with the most exciting games featuring our leading Pac-12 teams."

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    Way to go Larry, you have set the bar high with that 6-6 record business, one of which can be a Jr. College win.
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    Re: Pac 12 passes 6-win rule to go bowling

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood Forrest View Post
    "The Pac-12 is committed to supporting the highest quality of competition at post-season bowl games," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday. "In requiring a minimum of six regular season wins our goal is to support the significance of the bowl season and provide our fans around the country with the most exciting games featuring our leading Pac-12 teams."

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...lity/35690261/


    Way to go Larry, you have set the bar high with that 6-6 record business, one of which can be a Jr. College win.
    MSU got in with a 5-7 record a few years ago... just saying

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    Re: Pac 12 passes 6-win rule to go bowling

    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood Forrest View Post
    "The Pac-12 is committed to supporting the highest quality of competition at post-season bowl games," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday. "In requiring a minimum of six regular season wins our goal is to support the significance of the bowl season and provide our fans around the country with the most exciting games featuring our leading Pac-12 teams."

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...lity/35690261/


    Way to go Larry, you have set the bar high with that 6-6 record business, one of which can be a Jr. College win.
    Actually, a 6-7 PAC-12 team can still go (that happened in 2011 when UCLA went 6-6 and then lost the PAC-12 title game). They actually finished the season at 6-8.

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    Re: Pac 12 passes 6-win rule to go bowling

    I remember when a bowl game was a reward for a successful season.

    Now, with so many bowls, you can have an awful season, 5-7, and still get a bid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Its On A Slab View Post
    I remember when a bowl game was a reward for a successful season.

    Now, with so many bowls, you can have an awful season, 5-7, and still get a bid.
    I’m okay with many bowls but I really think if you have a 5-7 season then you shouldn’t go to any bowl but the toilet bowl. But most most of this crap starts with the ridiculous amount of bowl tie ins. Tell me one good reason the SEC has a tie into the Bham bowl and Independence bowl.

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    What is lost in all this is that they are surrendering the opportunity to have one of its teams make some money in a bowl game, get in an extra month of practice time, and get some national exposure for themselves and their conference. I am 100% behind the argument that there are too many bowl games and the system is watered down. No disagreement from me. But there is a system in place that some schools can get in a bowl game at 5-7 in order to fill open slots in available bowl games, and that is based on how the schools do academically. Why not let them play if there is an opening that they are qualified for? Overall, you are only hurting their chance to improve. But again, I am all for removing many of the bowls that are presently out there in order to remove the need for this entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 81usaf92 View Post
    I’m okay with many bowls but I really think if you have a 5-7 season then you shouldn’t go to any bowl but the toilet bowl. But most most of this crap starts with the ridiculous amount of bowl tie ins. Tell me one good reason the SEC has a tie into the Bham bowl and Independence bowl.
    We may not need those bowl tie-ins right now, but in the past we have. Can't always look at these things from where you are right now and have to consider it from where you have been or might be in the future. Though I hated that Alabama was in a position the best they could do was the Independence Bowl, I did enjoy taking my son to his first two Alabama games in my hometown just after Christmas those years. Smaller bowls are still a nice incentive for teams who are struggling and give you one shot at a little redemption.

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    Re: Pac 12 passes 6-win rule to go bowling

    Get rid of some of the bowls. Just way too many.


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    Re: Pac 12 passes 6-win rule to go bowling

    Forget the reward aspect, or if you care about watching them. It doesn't hurt the sport in any way. Meanwhile, it helps the players on those teams. They get extra practice sessions that would not otherwise have been permitted.

    IMO, the NCAA should allow every team to practice whether or not they are invited to a bowl. If that happened then schools would probably be less inclined to attend some of these bowl, and conferences would likely end some of the affiliations. The lower tier bowls generally cost the teams which participate more than the conferences are paid for that participation.

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    Re: Pac 12 passes 6-win rule to go bowling

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Forget the reward aspect, or if you care about watching them. It doesn't hurt the sport in any way. Meanwhile, it helps the players on those teams. They get extra practice sessions that would not otherwise have been permitted.

    IMO, the NCAA should allow every team to practice whether or not they are invited to a bowl. If that happened then schools would probably be less inclined to attend some of these bowl, and conferences would likely end some of the affiliations. The lower tier bowls generally cost the teams which participate more than the conferences are paid for that participation.
    I agree. Teams could start the process, for example, of implementing a new offensive system without having to worry about how that will impact their performance in an upcoming game. I do think that many fans, myself included, like having those bowl games on just because it is college football. I know I take in all I can during bowl season just because I know it is about to go away for 9 months, and I have to gorge myself to get my fill. But I know all the negatives to it as well.

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    It doesn't mean much, but it is a start.
    Apologies if I said anything that could be construed as a personal insult.
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    Re: Pac 12 passes 6-win rule to go bowling

    Quote Originally Posted by JBama3 View Post
    Get rid of some of the bowls. Just way too many.


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    I agree Jay, 20 bowls max. As for the SEC tie in to the Bham Bowl and Independence Bowl, both venues are in SEC country and would more likely be a better draw for any SEC team rather than going to some bowl in Boise, Idaho or Flagstaff, NM.
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    Re: Pac 12 passes 6-win rule to go bowling

    Quote Originally Posted by 81usaf92 View Post
    MSU got in with a 5-7 record a few years ago... just saying
    Oh, I wasn't lauding the SEC or anything like that. What I was doing was poking fun at high-minded attitude of the Pac 12. They are "supporting the highest quality of competition" with this 6-6 record stuff. Hah. Want to really support high competition in bowl attendance? Make the Pac 12 requirement 8-4 or 9-3.
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