Can't help but wonder what exactly the regulations are on college athletes accepting monetary benefits…because the Big Ten just took the rest of the country's lunch money. Gave two of the best teams in the country wedgies and stuffed them in a locker. A few short months and the Big Ten went from the only power 5 conference that was destined to be without representation in the first ever college playoff, and now they are the bullies. Half surprised that Oregon hasn't gone to the principal and snitched that Ohio State was playing too rough. Ohio State didn't just beat Oregon, they ran over them. They bulldozed them, and knocked the books out of their hand and gave them a noogie in the process. A 22 point win that could have easily been 30-40 save for some inflicted wounds. You simply aren't supposed to turn the ball over 4 times and win, nevermind via blowout. Zeke Elliot was a monster, Cardale Jones was taking on nose tackles one on one. The perception of him as a third string quarterback, a mere 3 games after being given the starting job, is all but laughable. They took Super Mariota, the Heisman Trophy winner, and turned him into a broke ass Luigi, just a week and half after taking it to the mighty Nick Saban and company.
Rutgers first year in the Big Ten and I am already able to celebrate an in-conference National Champion. I can't help but think my alma mater is at least somewhat responsible. No such thing as coincidences. Rutgers stepped onto the landscape of the B1G and increased the level of play. It's cute that people actually think there is any other explanation. When you add the grit and toughness of the Northeast into a conference of such deep tradition it is no wonder Ohio State ran rough shot on the best the country has to offer. Rutgers brought that 'take no prisoners' attitude and clearly it spread through the conference like wildfire. Dominate the line of scrimmage, dominate the game, Kyle Flood has been preaching it since he began blessing the sidelines in Piscataway with his presence. Shit, he's basically wrote the playbook for Ohio State. Take all the time you want to celebrate Urban, but we'll be expecting that thank you card.
I think it's safe to say that Rutgers won conference realignment. Basically went from 'The Lost Boys' of college conferences to the 'Gangs Of New York'. From watching on the sidelines to being dick deep in the heart of college football. Gee, I wonder how Louisville, Syracuse, and Pitt are doing over in the ACC. What's that you say, the team that smoked the entire conference got beat by 40 last week? Using the transitive property they would have lost by 60 to Ohio State. Go to sleep ACC, and take your little brother AAC with you. You can argue that the Big Ten isn't the best conference in America if you so choose, but you certainly can 't prove it. So until next season, when it's all but a forgone conclusion that we dominate again, You'll just have to accept that the South hasn't risen and the West's wave has crashed. Until further notice, this is B1G country.
P.S. You don't win the National Championship when your head coach is the guy that ate dog semen on Van Wilder.
P.P.S. You also don't win wearing all white after Labor Day, grow up for me one time. Lucky they didn't crap themselves with ass pounding the Big Ten's finest put on them...