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First things first...LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! FUCK YOU, NOTRE DAME! You are always cheatin' and being bad at it! At least your red-faced troll coach can use this as an excuse for your forthcoming 7-5 season! How many students will die to make up for this?
Secondly, good for them. Yes, I said it and I mean it. I may be old-fashioned here but I will not apologize for that: college football players are asked to do so very little. You play your ass off and you take the bare minimum amount of classes to stay eligible so that you can keep playing your ass off. If you can't even handle that then go fuck yourself. Yes, the notion of the "student-athlete" has lessened drastically over the years. Hell, you don't even have to be able to read to play at Mississippi State. But I like the few programs that still take the classroom seriously. I like that a few schools still want to be an institution for higher learning as opposed to a football factory. The FACT that Stanford Football can maintain their high standards while also playing STANFORD FOOTBALL (most of the time, right, Jesse?) in a way makes them one of the most impressive programs in the country.
I get it. This is a really outdated way of thinking but Commenter Daniel will likely back this up: it isn't that hard to go to class and do your homework while also playing football at the FBS level. This is just one more reason why college athletes shouldn't be paid. When you give them an inch, they will ALWAYS take a mile. These four kids from Notre Dame likely had a little help on one assignment at some point and then eventually found the right people that would just do it for them. And now they will leave South Bend maybe never to return. College football players should be treated like children. It's OK to give them a small allowance/stipend but you don't ever just hand them your wallet. Why? Because they can't be trusted. FACT.
So good for Notre Dame. For as holier than thou as they always act (and Holy Hell on Sundays, eh, Gordo...DERP!), at least they sometimes back it up. They don't give a fuck about human life but don't you dare disrespect Economics class! There's nothing wrong with having high standards. Plus, it usually results in mediocre football teams and that is always welcomed.
One more thing: can someone who follows what is going on with the Power 5 conferences actually walk us through what it all means? I keep hearing that the Big 'Uns are slowly but surely booting the Bottom 6 from having any decision-making power at all but what does that mean? If you are going to sit here and tell me that the Big 5 programs are only going to play other Big 5 programs and freeze the others out then LULZ to you. That isn't going to happen ever and I don't care what Geno Smiff and Captain Dildo say. You want to know the two big reasons why the SEC will never stop playing the Sun Belt?
1. Coaches and ADs like easy wins because their record means everything. Do you really think that Tennessee wants to play an SEC schedule AND four games against other big 5 teams? They will never be bowl eligible and everyone is going to get fired.
2. You like having 8 home games, don't you? That is a lot of money coming in with very little risk. Phase the MAC out of the Big Ten and enjoy playing 6 home/road games every season. You're barely a major conference as is, try playing on the road twice as much and see how that national perceptions changes.
It sounds great and it is what fans want to hear but the little guys are going nowhere. You pay them for the win and everybody goes home a winner. It's been that way for years and that isn't going to change. If you only need to win your conference to get into the playoffs (more or less), then it does no one any good to load your schedule with Washington, @ Florida, @ Kansas State, and NC State on top of the Big Ten schedule. For as cool as the playoff is, I'm not sold that it makes teams schedule tougher in the non-con. I guess we'll see about that. Either way, if someone could clear up the Big 5 power move and its impact, I would appreciate it.
That will do it for me today. If you need me, I will be tailgating for tonight's YUGE Monday Night Football Preseason Johnny Football Wankfest! Skins gonna kill you!!!