Official 2020 B1G Football Thread: The BluePrint '20

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  1. Corch

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    9/1 is really good value for Wisconsin
     
  2. Rabid

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    Tournament?
     
  3. Lipp the Gay Liberal

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    Seems a bit optimistic for #Nebraska Cornhuskers
     
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  4. 20/20/20/20

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    Seems optimistic for everyone after Penn State, none of those teams are winning the conference.

    But yes, seems it’s way too optimistic for Nebraska, even more so compared to the others.
     
  5. RockHardEnis39

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    Michigan's odds are probably the most optimistic

    Not fucking around anymore!
     
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  6. Corch

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    Whose turn is it to win by 30 in the Penn State Michigan game
     
  7. Jimmy the Saint

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    The game is in Ann Arbor where Franklin has lost to Brady Hoke and by 39 and 35.

    Won't matter, there isn't going to be a season.
     
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  8. Corch

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    I think we'll have a season. It probably won't be 100% normal but I think we'll have one
     
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  9. Vinegar Strokes

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    Think positive boys. There will be football this year.
     
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  10. Corch

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    I would guess that at least some games are played in generally empty stadiums. Maybe all of them will
     
  11. SugarShaun

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    I think watching college football without fans would be the oddest of all sports
     
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  12. HotMic

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    No fans you say?

    Guess we’ll finally get an afternoon game in Happy Valley.
     
  13. Jimmy the Saint

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    We can get some input from 'Canes fans on that. They've been doing it for years.
     
  14. dukebuckeye

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    I think we'll have a delayed start to the season, but I expect a full season to happen.
     
  15. buckwild

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    Definitely can't have fans in Happy Valley. They'd move from flinging urine bags to Coronavirus bags.
     
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  16. HotMic

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    “I heard a rhythmic cough, cough, cough”
     
  17. hood b. goode

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  18. HotMic

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  19. SugarShaun

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    I think this is very optimistic
     
  20. dukebuckeye

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  21. mtsucalico85

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    Hey now...

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  22. Tug

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    MSU did this all last season.
     
  23. Blu Tang Clan

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    I’m guessing no season. I think events in big stadiums involving non-professionals is the last thing to come back.
     
  24. construxboy

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    Hope we are wrong, but I agree. Just not worth the risk for the amateur athletes or fans.
     
  25. PSU12

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    I think there will be some sort of a season. James Franklin is going to change his hashtag to #107kStrong to #7kStrong
     
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  26. RalfBully

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    So how do athletic departments survive this year? Wasn't it the NCAA tourney money pool down like 50% with the insurance they had and now potentially no home fball games? Not to mention I am sure donations will be down drastically too regardless if games are played or not.
     
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  27. herb.burdette

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    All that debt from the facilities build out was based upon increasing shares of TV money. The debt isn’t going away.
     
  28. pez

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    It’ll be interesting and not in a good way.

    assuming worst case and there’s no football and there’s no TV rights payments, it’s going to be a struggle. But some of the larger expenditures should be manageable. Scholarships could be funded out of the general school fund rather than being paid by the departments. There’s obviously not going to be travel and other game day costs.

    The debt financing and department salaries aren’t going away, amongst other things. It might actually be the larger departments that struggle more with bloated personnel and debt rather than the smaller schools that probably lose money every year anyway
     
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  29. construxboy

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    Would you assume they have some insurance on the TV contracts, like the NCAA Tournament did?
     
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  30. PSU12

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    We need the government to provide college football program bailouts immediately to stop the suffering. The bailouts the American people need.
     
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  31. Rabid

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    I would guess coaches end up with lower comp if they aren’t coaching. You’re seeing it in a lot of industries right now like theaters (AMC & Cinemark announced cuts to management pay while theaters aren’t operating).

    Cutting comp 25% isn’t going to make up for the lost revenue but it’s a start.

    I’m guessing lots of loans from the Universities to the athletic dept.
     
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  32. pez

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    I’m not sure how much cutting coaching salaries will actually do that. Most football coaches actually aren’t paid that much by the school. Football coaches get paid through shoe contracts, radio contracts, and extra BS. So not sure if those survive but cutting those don’t really do much for the AD bottom line. And cutting what your tennis coach makes doesn’t really do much for you, I don’t think

    but I may be way off on that

    I think your last line is the most likely and in part what I was referring to about the scholarships. Michigan AD actually cuts a check to the University for tuition for its athletes. That may just not happen this year, but who knows
     
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  33. Anison

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    I don’t think facility debt will be an issue for the vast majority of P5 programs anyway. Most have been using 30 year tax exempt bond debt (very low interest rates) and paying them off long before maturity. It may mean they can’t pay down the debt faster but they should be fine just paying P&I for awhile. Overpaying facility debt is how well-financed programs mask their budget surpluses.
     
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  34. construxboy

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    Luckily our athletic department is run by a fiscal genius who had great success in her past jobs. Oh.
     
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  35. herb.burdette

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    There are many different types of event cancellation policies, but I’m not sure how applicable they are to an entire season or a pandemic. These are specialized contracts and somewhat unique to each other.

    I believe there were several claims that arose from college football being cancelled the week after 9/11. Also, there are weather related policies applicable to hurricane cancellations of games.

    Those policies usually require the event to be rescheduled if feasible. For example, Ohio State had its game against SD State cancelled in 2001 and then moved to October.
     
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  36. herb.burdette

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    Most of the Big Ten should be fine because we have had ridiculous increases in cash flow over the last 10 years and the schools have huge endowments.

    There are a lot of borderline P5 programs out there in other conferences though, and those guys need the $1.5 million payout to come to Ohio Stadium or Michigan Stadium for those September beat downs.
     
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  37. construxboy

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    If you guys were nice you would just send them the check anyway. You know, pay it forward.
     
  38. PSU12

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  39. herb.burdette

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    Michigan is 1-0 in revenge games against Toledo and Appalachian State.
     
  40. Anison

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    Well we know Nebraska has the money anyway....
     
  41. Jimmy the Saint

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    Imagine paying that much money to keep moving further back from making bowl games. :loldog:
     
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  42. Bo Pelinis

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    Gotta keep swinging that bat. We may connect eventually.
     
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  43. Corch

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    I look forward to the imminent husk revenge tour
     
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  44. JCort

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    We can only pray.

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  45. Jimmy the Saint

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    That was the weirdest sporting event I've ever been to. Uncomfortable is an understatement.
     
  46. Rabid

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  47. Cooler

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    Purdue too low? Iowa at 7 feels right.
     
  48. pez

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    I’ll take under for all of them. The answer is 0.
     
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  49. backinblack23

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    I'd say given our unknown at QB I'd say 7 is spot on. We have the weapons to be very good on offense if Qb can be above average. I just don't see Minnesota getting more than 8.