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Last week Meyer complained about way to many noon kick-offs, and having trouble getting recruit visits lined up. Well looks like he is getting his wish. The article talks about what went on @ the coaches meeting.
This is from Brandon Castel
Whoa. RT @ESPN_BigTen If schools want to play primetime games in November, B1G won't stand in their way. Coaches want more night games
This post was edited by bucknut073 17 months ago
pat fitzgerald should be doing the lecturing he is the greatest coach in america according to some pundits makes me sick
When Urban talks bitches listen!
“The only thing they can get me for is running a funeral parlor without a license.”
Why just November? Did I miss something?
Well the BIG has had a standing rule that no night games were to be played in November. But I am sure you will see changes to the schedules throughout the rest of the season as well.
You just added Maryland and Rutgers, you're on the verge of adding 2 more teams, I think the big ten office is obviously listening to any ideas to make big ten the top conference financially and on the field. Glad their actually taking notes from Meyers a man that is obviously established as to know what he's talking about.
Meyer is clearly the bell cow, the leader of the coaches. Teaching them about modern college football and how things work in the rest of the world. Maybe the B1G will stop looking to their past and start focusing on the future in terms of on field and how the overall football operations. It's about winning guys!!! Let's get going the rest of the conference!!
noon games are for old people who are stuck in the 1950's
I wonder if Urban wants 'The Game' to be a night game...
About damn time! Now, let work on the only goal (for many) is the Rose Bowl thing! It had it's time, it's now past.
This post was edited by BIGBUCK20 17 months ago
Hell yes he does. It is THE game. Why play it at noon? Play it in front of an electric night time environment. Noon games are just something to do in between early drinking, and nap time. I'm pretty sure the Nebraska game last year proved the power of night games.
As electric as crowds at night games are, this isn't about the fans. How many people who come in from Columbus or Toledo or Cleveland want to drive back home at midnight? It's easier to get up early and drive in to Columbus than drive home late. It will, however, help the Columbus economy because it means more people are likely to get hotel rooms and stay overnight. For fans already in the area or staying overnight, anyway, it won't matter.
This is really about brand exposure, which means a) TV ratings and b) ratcheting up recruiting. Night games mean national TV audiences and as the B1G expands its footprint, BTN, in particular, has an opportunity to increase its viewership and night games can do that. People have fewer distractions at night than they do in the day, which could include work, kids' sports and other commitments.
And whether they're there in person or back home watching on TV, recruits like teams that play on the main stage, which are the night games. But also, think about Vonn Bell, who couldn't make The Game because he had a playoff game the night before and couldn't get to Columbus in time for the noon kickoff. He went to Tuscaloosa for the Alabama-Auburn game instead. We lost one of our best opportunities to impress a 5-star recruit because he couldn't get to Columbus in time for a noon kickoff. And as Urban expands his recruiting, travel's going to be an issue and if there are 4/5-star recruits playing in playoff games the night before, it'll be a lot easier to get them to Columbus during the day for a night game.
Night games are a win/win all the way around.
games played over holiday weekends, meaning labor day at the beginning of the season and thanksgiving at the end of it, will always have fewer students. it's a simple fact of life.
This post was edited by GoBuxGo 17 months ago
I am for this change. Living on the west coast, it's a dream come true having more night games. I hate waking up at 9am to watch my Buckeyes.
Why would ypu schedule to watch a game at 9am
Count me in as one of the old people plus the fact that I really don't like young ( I can really drink) kids throwing up on me and people around me.
As a student we(the students) hate seeing a bunch of old people sitting down in the stands not cheering even during big 3rd or 4th downs. If you want to sit down to watch the game and not cheer don't waste a seat in the Shoe. There is no reason why the shoe shouldn't be one of the very loudest most rockin stadiums in the country every fall Saturday. People need to be on their feet, people need to cheer, people need to be loud!. If you're old use the cheering as an excuse to feel young for 3 or 4 hours.
This post was edited by IndyDog 17 months ago
I dont think he was implying that he is more of a fan than you are. I think the point being made is the more people that are standing and screaming, the more of an advantage home field is.
i respect all of the past alumni and generous donations older fans make to get prime seating in the shoe. However the louder we are as a fan base, the harder we are to beat at home. Also when recruits are watching games on TV and the cameras scan the crowd and show people sitting down, that cant be very enticing.
every fan base has old farts sitting on their hands every fan base has students that are puking and pissing in the student section most fan bases have a majority of fans that fall in between the two the shoe is known as one of the loudest and most intimidating venues on the planet can we get better yes but lets keep some perspective here haus
We got.some.ageism going on in this thread
Sorry, young Buck, but that's a pretty irresponsible statement to make.
1) A lot of the so-called "old people"--and I'd be interested to hear how you define "old"...is that 30? 40? 50? 60+?--have been Buckeye fans longer than you've been alive. They're not there because they don't have anything better to do.
2) Many have donated a lot of money to OSU, far more than your tuition or what you paid for your student ticket. If they want to sit on their hands after opening their wallets and handing out a lot of money, that's their prerogative.
3) Many are actually alums who graduated from OSU, while you have not. You're basically a renter while they've got the deed.
4) One day, if you're lucky, you'll be one of the "old people." That's assuming you remain as passionate after you have kids and a career and other obligations that can derail your fanaticism. You won't think the way then that you do now.
5) The students are the ones who've dropped the ball over the years. There are 50,000 at OSU, almost enough to fill half the stadium. They're the group Meyer's been working so hard to engage because they've been invisible. That's not necessarily their fault since they usually get the worst seats in the house. But you have the voices--in terms of both stamina and volume--to make noise. You deserve and want to be heard but direct your passion outward, not at the alums who once were able to scream as loudly as you can but now can't.
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