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    Default Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    I know there have been a few random posts elsewhere on this but I think it deserves it's own thread.

    http://www.espn.com/college-football...-power-5-teams

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    Personally I like the idea. It may help get rid of all the meaningless Bowl Games and give the P5 a reason to go to a full fledged playoff. I think you could even see some teams decline Bowl Games. If you're Boise, would you rather play Baylor or compete for a Championship?? What about Wyoming or BYU?

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    Default Re: Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    Thing that gets me, a quote on G5 playoffs being junior varsity... Umm doesn't P5 already treat them as junior varsity anyway? Seems to me that anyone in the G5 thinks they're in the same level as P5 is just plain ignorant to the situation they're in. Boise was about the only team that came close but that was only for a couple years, now they've fallen back to the top of the G5 stack again. Wish they'd just wake up and realize they could have something watchable and probably would be a decent money maker especially if the direction allows them to bring in some of the top FCS teams. Just accept who you are and be content with it.... Not that hard.

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    Default Re: Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    Quote Originally Posted by 1998braves64 View Post
    Thing that gets me, a quote on G5 playoffs being junior varsity... Umm doesn't P5 already treat them as junior varsity anyway? Seems to me that anyone in the G5 thinks they're in the same level as P5 is just plain ignorant to the situation they're in. Boise was about the only team that came close but that was only for a couple years, now they've fallen back to the top of the G5 stack again. Wish they'd just wake up and realize they could have something watchable and probably would be a decent money maker especially if the direction allows them to bring in some of the top FCS teams. Just accept who you are and be content with it.... Not that hard.

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    I was listening to The Brake down today and he has a great opening segment on the topic. He thinks they should move down to the FCS. Have a listen

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    Default Re: Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    Quote Originally Posted by HerdBot View Post
    I was listening to The Brake down today and he has a great opening segment on the topic. He thinks they should move down to the FCS. Have a listen

    https://soundcloud.com/user-74421198...29th-full-show
    Yeah, that makes more sense to me too. Not sure that is a good sign though.
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    Default Re: Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    I think eventually you will see the P5 separate with 5 16 team conferences and probably expand their PO to 6 or 8. I think the G5 will eventually get something similar going. Wouldn't be surprised to see scholarship changes as well. Probably an increase for P5 to like 100. Some of the bottom G5 teams will probably say eff it at that time and move down and some of the top tier FCS schools will do what's necessary to get into that second tier. Who knows how long it will take since this has been discussed for eons already.

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    Default Re: Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Bisonator98 View Post
    I think eventually you will see the P5 separate with 5 16 team conferences and probably expand their PO to 6 or 8. I think the G5 will eventually get something similar going. Wouldn't be surprised to see scholarship changes as well. Probably an increase for P5 to like 100. Some of the bottom G5 teams will probably say eff it at that time and move down and some of the top tier FCS schools will do what's necessary to get into that second tier. Who knows how long it will take since this has been discussed for eons already.
    It would really dilute the talent if P5 schools went to 100 scholarships. Not only is it 15 more full rides, it's 15 more full cost of attendance and the Title 9 implications

    Personally I would like to see FCS give the option to jump to 85 but not require it. (and call it something different) That way the teams that are committed will do it and the non committed won't. Would boost the level of football and make the decison much easier for the G5 schools. Would give them a short term advantage unless FCS gets a year to ramp it up... but that's alright

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    Default Re: Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    Quote Originally Posted by HerdBot View Post
    It would really dilute the talent if P5 schools went to 100 scholarships. Not only is it 15 more full rides, it's 15 more full cost of attendance and the Title 9 implications

    Personally I would like to see FCS give the option to jump to 85 but not require it. (and call it something different) That way the teams that are committed will do it and the non committed won't. Would boost the level of football and make the decison much easier for the G5 schools. Would give them a short term advantage unless FCS gets a year to ramp it up... but that's alright
    That'll never happen. There are too many FCS schools now who don't even give schollies. We need some way to combine the G5 and the top FCS programs because those are the ones who are committed to FB. The Ivies, MEAC, SWAC, PFL, PIL are not and are dragging down the FCS level.

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    Default Re: Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    I doubt scholarships will rise in any subdivision. Schools like Minnesota/K-State/Colorado don't want the power schools to horde even more talent.
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    Default Re: Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    I think the G5 will drop to the FCS when their TV money runs out. I was thinking that the bottom feeders in the FCS would drop to D-II but they will probably stay. It's not like it matters if you can't compete with the top half of the FCS now.
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    Default Re: Group of 5 officials considering playoff for non-Power 5 teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerhead View Post
    I think the G5 will drop to the FCS when their TV money runs out. I was thinking that the bottom feeders in the FCS would drop to D-II but they will probably stay. It's not like it matters if you can't compete with the top half of the FCS now.
    The problem with FCS is having the requirement football has to be D1 for other sports to be D1. So for 50% of FCS, it is the hobby subdivision. They don't want to invest a single dime into football more than they have to but want to have football. It has to be D1, so there we have FCS. The G5 conference schools want football, want to fund football, and are somewhat serious about putting a decent product out there or they would have gone to FCS a long time ago. The middle ground is to disconnect football from the D1 requirement for the other sports, let the scholarship capable mid-majors have their own division of football which would be a mix of the top tier of FCS and the G5 conferences, and let the schools who don't want to offer scholarships for football or reduce scholarships, play at lower divisions.

    It won't work unless the G5 conferences fully realize they are not at the big boy table. It also won't work if the G5 thinks they are a super subdivision who can play alongside the big boys with premium budgets. I have said it before, but I think the future of G5 and the top schools in FCS is someplace in the middle of the two where they are not trying to match the P5 conferences dollar wise and create their own brand. Maybe it is 75 scholarships split between the 85 on the roster to save some costs. I don't know. But it will have to be a little leaner. I don't think it would drop all the way to the FCS level because too many schools would complain about what happened to Richmond and NDSU when they started getting some injuries. More Richmond, but NDSU hurt, as well. There was an issue with experienced depth or talent that a few more scholarships would have helped mitigate from the FCS level. 10 scholarships with COA and doubling it because of Title IX is somewhere in the range of $300k+.

    I have also said before the G5 conferences are sitting in no man's land right now. One school gets to compete in a big boy bowl. That school isn't necessarily the best program, but the best combination of schedule and talent. You have to be good, but if you are in a weaker conference and go undefeated because you carefully selected your OOC schools, you are golden. Western Michigan had an easier schedule than NDSU this season. It isn't W.Michigan's fault two of the B10 schools they scheduled sucked really bad this year, but it goes to show you the right schedule is as important as the quality of your football team. The rest of the G5 gets the really moldy cheese regardless if they are possibly better than the Broncos.

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