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Calamitous

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I think it's because college football is a religion in the south.


and most programs will do whatever it takes to win (ehtical or not). Plus highschool football is just bigger and more productive south of the Mason-Dixon line. The dominant days of western Pennsylvania HS football products and corn-fed Midwesterners are still around, but seem to be waning.

If you look at the ACC, our 2 contenders are in the south. Going back to the 80s, only Miami (then independent and a Big East member) and GT won MNCs. The Big XII's 2 contenders are in the south, although only 4 of their squads are somewhat northern. The PAC and BigTen have no real southern schools and have only sent OSU-e, MSU, USC, UW and Oregon to the big stage in the past 12 years.

OSU-e, north of the Mason-Dixon line and USC-w, not a traditional southern school, are the only non-southern schools to win Titles since 1998. Those 2 have won 4 since 1998 (1 of those vacated).

Makes me wonder if Virginia Tech is too far north to ever be a special football team. Maybe PSU will show us that football is alive and well in other places besides the deep south.


[Post edited by Calamitous at 01/02/2018 8:41PM]

(In response to this post by HokieAl)

Posted: 01/02/2018 at 8:41PM



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