Daddymike59 wrote:I think the fact that the revenue stays in the state is a big factor for scheduling the BGSU's Ohio's and YSU's. People in Ohio, for some reason, want to see in-state rivalries develop. In 2002 Cincinnatti damn near beat OSU in Cincy. It ended up 23-19. I too would like to see more of the power conferences in our OOC schedule.
I've lived in Ohio all my life and I assume you have to and I have never heard this. Oberlin was the last Ohio team to beat OSU in football and that was around the 1920s. Since then...undefeated with a couple scares like Cincy in 2002 (but let's be honest every week was a scare in 02). If there are people in Ohio that want to see a rivalry develop then they are dreaming.
I was watching Gameday this morning and I heard Fowler say something similar to what I and many of you are saying, except he was implying it to all of college football. This weekend is a poor week for college football and the fans deserve better. Outside of a few matchups, like Florida/Miami there is nothing to watch. BC and Georgia Tech should be a good game, but I don't know many casual college football fans that are looking forward to that game.