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    Wow, just 5-10 years ago, there was hardly a college coach in the country that wouldn't have run at the opportunity to land the "Michigan job". The program has fallen from grace. The good part of this is that the dumba$$e$ in Columbus, OH are going to have to schedule a tougher non-conference game or two since their rival will no longer be considered a "quality opponent".


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    Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano to stay at Rutgers, turns down Michigan job

    By TOM CANAVAN, Associated Press Writer
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Greg Schiano rejected overtures from Michigan and will remain the football coach at Rutgers.
    Schiano met with the team Friday and told the Scarlet Knights of his decision, Rutgers spokesman Jason Baum said.
    It marked the second time in less than a week that Michigan was rebuffed in its efforts to find a successor to Lloyd Carr. Les Miles decided to remain at LSU last Saturday.
    "I was contacted earlier this week about the Michigan coaching vacancy, but I have decided to remove my name from consideration," Schiano said in a statement. "I look forward to our third straight bowl game and to bringing a national championship to Rutgers and the state of New Jersey. I will have no further comment." Rutgers athletic director Robert E. Mulcahy, Bryan Harlin, Schiano's agent, and Michigan spokesman Bruce Madej did not immediately return telephone calls by The Associated Press.
    Michigan athletic director Bill Martin and Schiano met for several hours in New York on Tuesday.

    The Star-Ledger of Newark reported Schiano tentatively accepted the job on Wednesday, but he had a change of heart on Thursday.
    A New Jersey native, Schiano orchestrated one of the most impressive turnarounds in college football during his seven seasons at Rutgers. When he took over in Piscataway, the program was one of the worst in the Division I-A.
    The Scarlet Knights have enjoyed three straight winning seasons and will be making their third consecutive postseason appearance at the International Bowl against Ball State on Jan. 6. They went 7-5 this season, a disappointment after starting the season ranked No. 16 in the nation.
    Schiano's decision to talk to Michigan came just a day after he gave the impression that he was not interested in the job.
    "I haven't spoken to anybody about any job," Schiano said Monday when asked about Michigan at his weekly news conference, "and that's where I'm going to leave it."
    Within 48 hours, that all seemed to change, which is similar to a year ago when he turned down a chance to return to Miami; he was the Hurricanes defensive coordinator before coming to Rutgers.
    After pulling out of contention for the Miami job, Schiano signed a four-year extension through 2016 that will pay him $1.7 million annually. That deal contains a buyout of $750,000 if Schiano were to leave Rutgers between the end of the 2007 regular season and the beginning of the 2008 campaign.
    Instead of a new contract, Schiano's decision to stay might influence an expansion of the Rutgers football stadium. The university's Board of Governors recently put off a vote on a stadium expansion proposal after Gov. Jon Corzine expressed reservations about floating a $30 million state loan for the project.
    The addition of 12,000 seats, luxury boxes and a dining club to the stadium is expected to cost $120 million.
    Schiano's decision leaves Michigan 0-for-2 in its search to replace Carr, who retired on Nov. 19 after 13 seasons.
    The 62-year-Carr posted a 121-40 record, including an 8-4 mark this season. His .752 winning percentage is seventh among active coaches behind Florida State's Bobby Bowden and ahead of South Carolina's Steve Spurrier. Michigan's list of potential candidates still includes Wake Forest's Jim Grobe, California's Jeff Tedford, Missouri's Gary Pinkel, North Carolina State's Tom O'Brien, Ball State's Brady Hoke, Michigan offensive coordinator Mike DeBord and Wolverines defensive coordinator Ron English.
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    The times they are a changin'...

    There are a lot of schools now that have quality programs, and the big name schools are harder and harder to get good coaches now, because it doesn't take a big name school to recruit talent.
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    The sooner the system changes and the dominant programs are no longer dominant, the better we all will be.

    I want to see more small schools competing.
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
    The sooner the system changes and the dominant programs are no longer dominant, the better we all will be.

    I want to see more small schools competing.

    Two words.

    Playoff...........system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
    The sooner the system changes and the dominant programs are no longer dominant, the better we all will be.

    I want to see more small schools competing.
    go Jayhawks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief31 View Post
    Two words.

    Playoff...........system.
    Too bad it probably won't happen in our lifetime. Stupid greedy, money-grubbing, snob *******s.
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    Wouldn't cities and Universities benefit from a play off system?

    They would get more coverage, and more cities would get to host games.

    Who is benefiting from this BCS junk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermhater View Post
    Wouldn't cities and Universities benefit from a play off system?

    They would get more coverage, and more cities would get to host games.

    Who is benefiting from this BCS junk?
    The BIG universities from the BIG conferences.
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
    Too bad it probably won't happen in our lifetime. Stupid greedy, money-grubbing, snob *******s.
    AMEN!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by hermhater View Post
    Wouldn't cities and Universities benefit from a play off system?

    They would get more coverage, and more cities would get to host games.

    Who is benefiting from this BCS junk?
    Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
    The BIG universities from the BIG conferences.
    Nailed it. The big schools are afraid that smaller schools would be/become able to compete with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief31 View Post
    AMEN!!!!!





    Nailed it. The big schools are afraid that smaller schools would be/become able to compete with them.
    I think they are too, but it would be interesting to see how long it would take for the big "name" universities to lose their appeal in the recruiting process.
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