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can you post the text? i can't access that site at work

 

Here ya go!

 

Among schools who still schedule FCS programs, most end up doing it towards the beginning of the year. This allows for a warm-up game of sorts, letting coaches play with their depth charts and (unless you're playing North Dakota State) ensure easy victories to start out the season.

 

The SEC doesn't quite do it that way -- schools in that conference often schedule FCS games towards the latter portion of the season, leading to arguments about the conference's out-of-conference scheduling. Arguments like this, made by Notre Dame's Brian Kelly!

 

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Brian Kelly with a shot at scheduling on @dpshow: “Some teams that are ranked highly are having their third bye this week.”

11:39 AM - 4 Nov 2014

Kelly never specifically mentions any school or conference in the quote, but Mississippi State and Ole Miss both play FCS opponents this weekend (UT-Martin and Presbyterian, respectively). Every other highly ranked team is playing a conference game or a ranked opponent.

 

The Irish do not schedule FCS opponents. They will travel to play ranked Arizona State this weekend. Football Outsiders rates MSU's schedule as the country's 19th-toughest, with Notre Dame's at No. 29, two spots ahead of Ole Miss.

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I find it highly doubtful ND would go through that schedule with 1 loss.

 

They'd beat each of them and be 4-0.

 

Seeing as how no one has played that combination of teams to this point, doesn't that make the statement somewhat asinine?

 

To this point, I'd be shocked if more than one SEC west team finished with fewer that 2 losses

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Seeing as how no one has played that combination of teams to this point, doesn't that make the statement somewhat asinine?

 

To this point, I'd be shocked if more than one SEC west team finished with fewer that 2 losses

 

Besides, the SEC loves to tout how great they are, but then complain when they have three or four "top 10" teams to play.

 

If you play 4 really crappy teams OOC. Then four of the bottom teams in the conference, no one can argue that Vandy, Kentucky, Mizzou et all are great teams, that gets you 8 wins if you have a good team. Then you go 2-2 or 3-1 vs the "elite" and you are a shop in for the playoff or a top 10 finish. For playing 4 good teams. In any year, ND was playing conference champs from multiple conferences, yet still playing a "weak" schedule.

 

Having 4 difficult games out of 12 doesn't make for some monumental task.

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If the PUNDITS want to give the SEC teams extra credit for playing each other---then they ALSO have to give a BIG DEBIT for playing three ludicrous teams a season......IIMHO it should wash out at best

 

Its totally absurd to hail accolades on SEC teams for losses to each other and exercise STONY SILENCE about their predilection to give themselves BYEs that our games so intermittently they can rest and regroup.

 

YOU NEVER--AND THATS NEVER___here anything from the SEC worshipers to even acknowledge they have THREE EXTRA UBERCUPCAKES to offset any burden of playing a few tough games....

 

HATS OFF TO BK FOR PRESSING THIS-----I LIKE IT!

 

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Besides, the SEC loves to tout how great they are, but then complain when they have three or four "top 10" teams to play.

 

If you play 4 really crappy teams OOC. Then four of the bottom teams in the conference, no one can argue that Vandy, Kentucky, Mizzou et all are great teams, that gets you 8 wins if you have a good team. Then you go 2-2 or 3-1 vs the "elite" and you are a shop in for the playoff or a top 10 finish. For playing 4 good teams. In any year, ND was playing conference champs from multiple conferences, yet still playing a "weak" schedule.

 

Having 4 difficult games out of 12 doesn't make for some monumental task.

 

Mizzou is your leader of the SEC East. You remember Mizzou right? The team that lost to Indiana at home? Indiana who lost to Bowling Green? Indiana who got pasted by Michigan 34-10?

 

Now if we were playing the transitive game here...Notre Dame would win the SEC East. Just sayin'....

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Seeing as how no one has played that combination of teams to this point, doesn't that make the statement somewhat asinine?

 

To this point, I'd be shocked if more than one SEC west team finished with fewer that 2 losses

 

it was a simple question. it isnt asinine because it will happen.

 

the point is to be objective and ask is our schedule easier than Alabama's? or auburns?

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Mizzou is your leader of the SEC East. You remember Mizzou right? The team that lost to Indiana at home? Indiana who lost to Bowling Green? Indiana who got pasted by Michigan 34-10?

 

Now if we were playing the transitive game here...Notre Dame would win the SEC East. Just sayin'....

Notre Dame probably would win the SEC East this year, especially with Gurley being out.

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it was a simple question. it isnt asinine because it will happen.

 

the point is to be objective and ask is our schedule easier than Alabama's? or auburns?

 

@FSU @ASU @USC Louisville

 

Now, not entirely equal, but not exactly simple. Add that there are no FCS teams and 10 Power 5 schools vs 8 or 9, and yes, I think NDs schedule is similarly difficult.

 

And again, we assume a big circle jerk of SEC love to determine all these teams are great.

 

LSU struggled to beat Wisconsin and then three cupcakes OOC.

Auburn was outplayed by K st in a win and played three other cupcakes.

Ole Miss beat Boise St and plays three cupcakes.

Miss St did not play power 5 team, but was out gained by UAB.

 

Then they beat each other and we call them all great.

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@FSU @ASU @USC Louisville

 

Now, not entirely equal, but not exactly simple. Add that there are no FCS teams and 10 Power 5 schools vs 8 or 9, and yes, I think NDs schedule is similarly difficult.

 

And again, we assume a big circle jerk of SEC love to determine all these teams are great.

 

LSU struggled to beat Wisconsin and then three cupcakes OOC.

Auburn was outplayed by K st in a win and played three other cupcakes.

Ole Miss beat Boise St and plays three cupcakes.

Miss St did not play power 5 team, but was out gained by UAB.

 

Then they beat each other and we call them all great.

 

Well and going into the year Michigan, Stanford, and North Carolina home games were not intended to be gimmes.

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