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Thumper

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Week 12
« on: November 16, 2021, 06:05:53 PM »
#12 OU (-4) v ISU.  The Sooners aren't dead yet, their play just smells that way.  I'm going to pick them to win, don't ask me why.
WVU v UT (-2.5).  I'll take WVU at home.
TCU (-22!) v KU.  TCU.
KSU v #11 Baylor (even).  Huh?? I'll take Baylor.
TT v #9 OSU (-10.5).  I'll take OSU

I cannot wrap my head around all this weirdness.

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Re: Week 12
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2021, 11:20:44 AM »
OU and UT playing at 11am???

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Re: Week 12
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2021, 11:22:33 AM »
8 out of 12 Texas games this year are 11 AM.

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Re: Week 12
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2021, 01:04:15 PM »
not good for recruiting if recruits have to travel

probably doesn't hurt Texas as much with so many recruits close by
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Re: Week 12
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2021, 01:21:18 PM »
In the past, Texas coaches have said they like early kickoffs because they get to spend the entire rest of the day with the recruit. 

Pretty sure that people who complain about 11 AM kickoffs just want to complain about something.

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Re: Week 12
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2021, 01:24:29 PM »
tough to get a kid and his family to Lincoln NE for an 11am kick when the kid played his high school game the night before in Florida, Texas, or California

Sure, they can show up in the 3rd or 4th quarter and get some game day experience, but not the whole thing
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Re: Week 12
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2021, 01:27:41 PM »
tough to get a kid and his family to Lincoln NE for an 11am kick when the kid played his high school game the night before in Florida, Texas, or California

Sure, they can show up in the 3rd or 4th quarter and get some game day experience, but not the whole thing

Well if I were a coach that was struggling with recruiting, that's certainly what I'd tell my boss... and the public...

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Re: Week 12
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2021, 01:51:42 PM »
name a coach that can't find enough recruits within 200 miles that isn't struggling with recruiting
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Re: Week 12
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2021, 01:52:57 PM »
name a coach that can't find enough recruits within 200 miles that isn't struggling with recruiting
Nick Saban.

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Re: Week 12
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2021, 02:21:42 PM »
11am is the Big 12's national broadcast slot. If the game were ever big enough, they could get a 7pm or so game on ABC or something to go nationwide, but right now, 11am is the only slot the Big 12 has that isn't regional.

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Re: Week 12
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2021, 02:27:17 PM »
11am is the Big 12's national broadcast slot. If the game were ever big enough, they could get a 7pm or so game on ABC or something to go nationwide, but right now, 11am is the only slot the Big 12 has that isn't regional.
Yup, it's the national game for both ABC and Fox.  And it has been for decades.

TX-OU in most years would be big enough to move to primetime, but because of the State Fair and the neighborhood surrounding the State Fairgrounds, this will never, ever happen.

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Re: Week 12
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2021, 02:29:59 PM »
Is this the time for me to point out that, in coming years, the Big 12 should have Thursday night college football all to itself?

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Re: Week 12
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2021, 02:32:03 PM »
Sooner fans don't like the 11:00 time slot, but neither does Lincoln Riley.

And it's for the same reason Fearless mentioned--recruiting.

I don't think he's just making excuses to his boss. 
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Re: Week 12
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2021, 02:40:51 PM »
Is this the time for me to point out that, in coming years, the Big 12 should have Thursday night college football all to itself?

The NFL now has a game on Thanksgiving night, that killed the chance of any significant schools ever playing in that timeslot again.

It's a shame, I loved our Tday night tradition with the Ags.

Edit: Ah, I see that you're probably  talking about the B12 after the TX/OU departure?  I guess, but it's pretty pointless to go up against the NFL.  Not even marquee college football teams will pull good ratings when up against the NFL.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2021, 02:52:06 PM by utee94 »

 

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