In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the recent recommendations from the NCAA Oversight Committee regarding temporarily unlimited recruiting classes, and also conference championship game requirement changes.

Both recommendations are expected to pass and would mean a two-year waiver on the 25-scholarship cap, as well as a removal of the rules that dictate how conference championship games are determined. This will then free up conferences to do away with divisions and simply have their two best teams play in their respective conference title games. (Ex: Ohio State vs. Michigan for the Big Ten Championship.)

Could the Big Ten be on the verge of doing this? And if so, is it a good thing? The fellas discuss all the scenarios and situations that could be involved in such a major change. Before that, however, they discuss the opening odds on conference champions for 2022 and try to decide to best plays to spend some make-believe money.

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3 Comments

  1. [QUOTE=”350zjk, post: 599909, member: 517″]
    Here enough people talking at me all day. This would be a good topic to read.
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    Good idea. I’ll work on something.

  2. [QUOTE=”IndianaBuck, post: 599955, member: 147″]
    Good podcast, thank you. In listening I wondered why there was repeated mention of using pods in scheduling. Pods are not necessary. Every team can have three regular teams they play and play other ten in home and home over four years without pods. I worked up a quick schedule just to prove it. By not using pods the rivals are easier to maintain.
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    I think any mention of pods regarding the 14-team B1G was in reference to what you’re talking about. They aren’t really pods, but I think it’s just used as a synonym for the “3-keeper” system.

  3. [QUOTE=”IndianaBuck, post: 599955, member: 147″]
    Good podcast, thank you. In listening I wondered why there was repeated mention of using pods in scheduling. Pods are not necessary. Every team can have three regular teams they play and play other ten in home and home over four years without pods. I worked up a quick schedule just to prove it. By not using pods the rivals are easier to maintain.
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    I’d be interested to see what you came up with tho.

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