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WVU's, TCU's & Utah's falls came from joining tough leagues [4]
Posted: Jan 7, 2014 9:07 PM
 

While the win over OSU was a great one over a blue-chip big-boy (and the same goes for the LSU & UGA wins), I don't think Clemson would have 11-win seasons in the Big 12 (or SEC or Pac-12) so I don't know how fair it is to compare Clemson's trajectory (playing in one of the weakest conferences) to WVU's (playing in one of the strongest).

WVU had far less talent than Clemson when they whupped us, so it was a double disgrace that the underdogs spanked us so badly. Evidence here:
http://www.shakinthesouthland.com/2012/3/13/2866151/2012-clemson-vs-wvu-orange-bowl-depth-chart-analysis

The WVU Orange Bowl debacle was a terrible coaching job by Dabo & staff. Fortunately Dabo seems to have learned about bowl prep and motivation from that mistake.

I don't think anybody who seriously looked at WVU's roster thought that a talent-poor Big East WVU would go into the Big 12 and hang with the big boys. WVU was destined for mediocrity the minute they signed with the Big 12.

Same thing goes for TCU & Utah who used to be perennially ranked by the pollsters for romping through a weak MWC schedule with 10+ wins. They joined the Big 12 & Pac-12, respectively, and fell off the face of the planet. I imagine they'd all be logging 10+ win seasons if they had stayed in their weak conferences.

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Subject (Replies: 18) Author Date Posted
Front Page Story: Two years make a difference, but there are mountains still to climb
TigerNet News® Jan 7, 2014 5:02 PM
WVU's, TCU's & Utah's falls came from joining tough leagues
Razzmatazz Jan 7, 2014 9:07 PM
That's one of the weakest posts I've ever seen. Fact is you
Shane_Morgan Jan 7, 2014 9:12 PM
Re: That's one of the weakest posts I've ever seen. Fact is you
Terrierfan Jan 7, 2014 9:25 PM
Anybody bashing Dabo and what he has accomplished is
Tiger5 Jan 7, 2014 9:41 PM
Don't let Razz get to you. He's a troll.
RU4GOD2® Jan 7, 2014 9:42 PM
Your ID is "RU4GOD2" but you post juvenile name-calling?
Razzmatazz Jan 7, 2014 10:15 PM
Re: That's one of the weakest posts I've ever seen. Fact is you
jtcu4 Jan 7, 2014 10:43 PM
Re: That's one of the weakest posts I've ever seen. Fact is you
Terrierfan Jan 8, 2014 9:33 AM
Yep. ACC is 5-13 in BCS bowls. By far worst of AQ leagues
Razzmatazz Jan 8, 2014 2:18 PM
The ACC was 4-1 against the AAC this year
IPTAY FAMILY Jan 9, 2014 8:57 AM
How was I dead wrong about Dabo?
Razzmatazz Jan 7, 2014 10:00 PM
See, he now want YOU to use stats and numbers too...
RU4GOD2® Jan 7, 2014 10:37 PM
No. Just an explanation instead of a bogus claim.***
Razzmatazz Jan 8, 2014 1:41 PM
Weaker than an insulting reply that offers no counterpoints?***
Razzmatazz Jan 8, 2014 2:00 PM
What?
CU2013® Jan 8, 2014 1:01 AM
It's not just the 1-2 premier teams. It's the weekly grind.
Razzmatazz Jan 8, 2014 1:58 PM
How is the ACC one of the "weakest"? 2-0 BCS record***
CTiger423® Jan 9, 2014 9:02 AM
Re: Front Page Story: Two years make a difference, but there are mountains still to climb
Zebbie 53 Jan 7, 2014 10:22 PM