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    Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    New Big 12 will be much, much tougher - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    The result will be a brutal league in 2012 that's going to leave a whole lot of fans disappointed. Somebody's got to be. Three defending league champions will be taking the field in the Big 12 this season. Six (!) teams are coming off of 10-win seasons in 2011.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    Let that challenge be there then. A long as we keep improving that's ask I can ask. We aren't the big ten where every week it's a cake walk.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    Quote Originally Posted by SCarolinaCy View Post
    New Big 12 will be much, much tougher - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

    The result will be a brutal league in 2012 that's going to leave a whole lot of fans disappointed. Somebody's got to be. Three defending league champions will be taking the field in the Big 12 this season. Six (!) teams are coming off of 10-win seasons in 2011.
    Did you notice the sidebar listing of Big 12 teams? It has A&M and Missouri and no TCU or WVU. You'd think they would have made the change right away yesterday, especially with this story running.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapplegt View Post
    Did you notice the sidebar listing of Big 12 teams? It has A&M and Missouri and no TCU or WVU. You'd think they would have made the change right away yesterday, especially with this story running.

    Yeah, I noticed that right away as well. You'd think ESPN would be more on the ball. They hadn't updated the SEC team logos yet either.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    David Ubben is a little troll.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    David Ubben is a little troll.
    This times a million! He is pretty much picking chalk in his way to early predictions. 0 effort.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    Sure the league all around will be tougher, but we did lose to A&M and Mizzou last year anyway so there's only one way to go in terms of new conference opponents.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    This times a million! He is pretty much picking chalk in his way to early predictions. 0 effort.
    Predicting the 2012 season: Week 7 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    He seems pretty high on the mountain west and big east newcomers. We'll see if they can hang for 9 weeks with the big dogs. We will see.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    Another football fun fact from phil: ISU has the 3rd toughest schedule this year. If you're wondering who had the toughest schedule last year - yep, it was ISU. Seems like every year we are in the top 3 or 4.



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    Re:Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    We always have one of the toughest schedules because we don't play ourselves. Like it or not we are at or near the bottom of the conference every year and every other team has isu on their schedule to ease it up. We don't.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    Never in a million years would I have guessed that the Big 12 could be in a position to add Florida State and make the conference easier by doing so. It's going to be Murderer's Row this year.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    I brought this up a while ago in an expansion thread. I was one of the only posters who was against Clemson and FSU joining the Big 12, because it would further stamp our place at the basement of the conference. We can't keep adding really good teams and expect to not get buried. Someone has to lose.



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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    He's got Tech having a great season?


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    Re: Lest there's any doubt how diffficult things will be.........

    Wow, what's up with the TCU love?




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