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Stop kvetching about Notre Dame, please

Follow TSS on Twitter @TheStudentSect People are angry about rules again. It’s shocking, I know. This year’s college football political coup de foudre is Notre Dame and their ability to play for a college football playoff title while existing in their own little Independent world, doing things (mostly) how they prefer to do them. The snarkiness smacks of the guy who gets...
Via The Student Section
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney weighs-in on an Independent Notre Dame

For the duration of time the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have participated in college football, they have done so as an Independent. Still, as time passes, things change and with the formation of the College Football Playoff system, teams almost need to join a power six conference. Nonetheless, the Fighting Irish have resisted the urge to move, and it has developed into a major topic...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Also Believes Notre Dame Should Be In A Conference To Be Playoff Eligible

As we make it through college football media days and the various ESPN “car washes” that follow, Notre Dame’s independent status has become a hot topic of conversation once again. Last week, Missouri’s Gary Pinkel argued that the Fighting Irish should be forced into joining a league within a year. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney agrees: either Notre Dame should join a league with...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Pinkel, Notre Dame, And An Emergent College Football Problem

For anyone who has followed the sport for more than a year or two, college football remains a theater of the absurd. College pigskin is an immensely entertaining and colorful part of our lives, blessedly spicing up everyday existence and blasting away the gray, the normal, the ordinary, the monotonous things that crowd our time and the demands placed upon it. Yet, while being loads...
Via The Student Section
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mizzou’s Pinkel wants Notre Dame to join a conference

While the conversation about Big 12 expansion continues to swirl, a former Big 12 coach has made it clear that he believes all Power 5 conferences should be forced to have a conference championship game, and that if Notre Dame wants a piece of the College Football Playoff pie, the Irish should be made to join one of those conferences. Missouri’s Gary Pinkel has lost two conference...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri Head Coach on Notre Dame: Independents Shouldn’t Qualify for Playoff

Notre Dame’s independent standing has been a point of contention around the college football world for years now. It’s now magnified a bit further with program identity wrapped up a great deal in conference relationships and the fact that other top schools have to play in conference championship games before even being considered for the new college football playoff. Speaking...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel wants to bar independent college football programs from the College Football Playoff.

Gary Pinkel. Gary Pinkel is in the lead for the Hottest Take coming out of the SEC "Car Wash" today. Speaking at the WWL's home base in Bristol, CN., the Missouri head coach has declared that he doesn't believe independent college football programs (notably Notre Dame) shouldn't be allowed to compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Gary Pinkel said no independents in...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Pinkel wants Notre Dame to be forced into a conference

As fans of the Big 12 know, there aren’t a lot of huge pieces out there for the taking in college football conference expansion. The one big chip that still floats out there is Notre Dame, which has a partnership with the ACC, but remains technically independent. It seems like everyone in the sport has an opinion on Notre Dame’s unique standing in the sport, including Missouri...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pinkel: Missouri fans still want Border War

Gary Pinkel has said that fans still want the annual game against Kansas, which was stopped after the Tigers moved to the SEC. The so-called 'Border War' might not be the fiercest in the country to college football neutrals, but to both fanbases, the game at Arrowhead highlighted the season. And the rivalry's very close - Missouri leads the rivalry 57-54-9 (or 56-55-9, depending...
Via SEC Football Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pinkel's Tigers have quietly become a force in SEC East

HOOVER, Ala. -- Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said on Wednesday at Southeastern Conference Media Days that he's never been bothered by the program's lack of preseason hype since joining the league. It's getting harder and harder for everybody else to ignore how the Tigers are dominating the Eastern Division. Missouri will go for its third straight division title after a combined 14...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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