I don't gather that anyone's "infatuated" with the Big10, but I think people recognize that it may be a better fit for us. I'm not going to be naive and claim that there is any moral superiority to be found at tOSU and PSU, BUT generally speaking, the Big 10 has schools with more academic integrity than the anti-intellectual shark-infested cesspool that is the SEC.dallasdore wrote: ↑Wed Oct 13, 2021 12:44 pmHeck no to the big 10. I don't get everyone's infatuation with it. The same things we see here, exist up there folks. Besides, we are a southern school, and I DO NOT want to be viewed as a Midwestern school.
You think we have difficulty competing here????? Try going up there and playing that plodding style of football every year. Boring as heck to watch. Think UTe fans are clowns? Try mich or slowhio state fans for a couple seasons. Obnoxious as they come.
The grass wouldn't be greener. It'd be brown.
The Big 10 has a small rigorous private school and higher number of the top state schools in the country: Michigan, IU, Illinois, Wisc, etc.
And to the other poster that urged for Southern purity, I don't consider Mizzou or Oklahoma southern (Lexington ky isn't the most southern place either for that matter). And I'm quite sure Rutgers, PSU, MD don't consider themselves part of the midwest.
The landscape of college football is changing. Why shouldn't Vanderbilt adapt too?
So to recap the argument for the big 10:
bigger payout, more academic integrity, better offensive football (who knew), and frankly superior tradition. If we're being honest, during the first 3/4 of the 20th century ,no one gave two sh!Ws about the SEC. The midwest and east coast dominated the national conversation about football and was where the best football was played. Rutgers is the birth place of American football. Can't get more traditional than that.