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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit: With the College Football Playoff expanding next year, 'Don't play bowls'
“I think the 12-team playoff is going to create a lot of buzz. How many games will that be, seven total? You have the quarterfinals,the semis and the national championship,” Herbstreit said on ESPN this week.

“I think we’re headed to – I’m a college basketball fan, we all get our brackets out, March Madness…Tell me about the NIT, how’s that going for you? You know who is even in the NIT? That’s where the bowls are going next year. I think you eliminate the bowls. Nobody wants to play in them, don’t play bowls

“Don’t play bowls. We’ll have the 12 teams, we’ll get excited about those and if you want to add maybe five or six more bowls outside of that, then do five six. We’re getting to a point that is ridiculous. We’re putting 6-6 teams in bowl games nobody cares about.”
Add in the opt outs because of the transfer portal and non CFP bowls have almost become early spring games.

Do we really need them?
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We certainly don't need 43 bowls. Putting in 6-6 teams is basically the equivalent of giving everyone a participation trophy.
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ASUG8 wrote: Fri Jan 05, 2024 7:26 am We certainly don't need 43 bowls. Putting in 6-6 teams is basically the equivalent of giving everyone a participation trophy.
While I would generally agree with that, we NEEDED those 6-6/5-7 spots to get in two very deserving teams who would have been otherwise shafted by the uncaring powers that be at NCAA HQ....
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Couple of days ago JMU loses their 10th player to IU (1k+ yd soph WR), 12th overall (also lost 1 to Mich St and 1 to ULM). Gone from potentially 17 of 22 returning starters to 7. Of course have added a bunch of guys through the portal that I have never heard of.

Troy, 11-2 & 10-3 last 2 seasons, also portal gutted after Sumrall took the Tulane job.

Most SBC took major portal hits, but JMU & Troy certainly got hit the hardest. G5 is nothing more than the AAA of college football now (with P4 the Majors and FCS the AA). Really good players are gone after 1 season..Unrestricted portal & NIL has ruined college football.
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JMU got Washington’s backup QB, 2021 starter. Granted, they were 4-8 that season.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/ ... r-AA1mwUR9
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BDKJMU wrote: Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:23 pm JMU got Washington’s backup QB, 2021 starter. Granted, they were 4-8 that season.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/ ... r-AA1mwUR9
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AshevilleApp wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 1:01 am
BDKJMU wrote: Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:23 pm JMU got Washington’s backup QB, 2021 starter. Granted, they were 4-8 that season.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/ ... r-AA1mwUR9
The portal giveth, and the portal taketh away.
Lost another to USF, although he was a backup corner.

So far there’s been a lot more ‘taketh’ than ‘giveth’ in terms of proven talent..
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Couple days ago BC job opened up. Chesney was mentioned as a candidate by multiple legit sources. His buyout if he left JMU this year os 1.75 million (frankly not that high). Chesney has said he is not interested.

If he had left at this point in the offseason, 2 coaching changes in 2 months, that would have opened up another mass exodus of players, been not only a season killer, but gutted the program for several seasons. On top of the Portal and NIL free for all, would have been the straw that broke the camels back for a lot of JMU fans, including myself. I would have been looking at a lot more time and $$$ for other things to do in the Fall..
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6 day old news, but boy Sean Elliott screwed over GST. Leaving AFTER Spring ball started to take a position job at a USC. Granted he never moved his family from Columbia. Now Spring ball at GST cancelled, and probably a large chunk of their team into the portal (they have a 30 day window after the HC departure).



This has to be a record year for high level FCS, G5, and even P5 HCs NOT FIRED but leaving to take position coach jobs at P4s..A # of them have also left late (Jan & Feb).
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Stupid. You spend your entire career preparing to be a head coach, and then you quit to go back to being a position coach. Dumb....
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