Originally Posted by Play2Win
He had an amazing team last year, still has a pretty damn good team, top to bottom. Plus, for years Oklahoma and Nebraska play Junior colleges for the first half of their season. Atleast USC is playing big name teams (some who are not as good as they used to be, ala Notre Dame). But when the likes of Cal, Oregon, Washington and Notre Dame you don't get a free ride. Yeah some of those teams are not top 25 anymore, But the Athletic talent is there and USC has to make sure it goes out and plays 100%. Its not like they're playing a team like SouthWestern New Mexico State, wich I am sure Oklahoma and Nebraska have played quite a few times over the years, or teams very much like 'em!!
BTW- Mark Clayton is an amazing WR, and would dream of the day he could be a Bronco. I have been watching him the last few years and he is sure fun to watch. I know we already have enough talent at WR, but I can dream can't I? Mike Williams and Mark Clayton would make a hell of a draft! Williams could be our new TE!
This post was so rediculous that I almost didn't even reply, but this seems to be a common misconception among people who are not exposed to the big 12.
The big twelve is the most difficult conference in NCAA D-1. The talent and tradition there is only rivaled by the SEC. Texas is always excellent and will get the shaft again this year to a Cal team that has not played anyone. OSU and Tech are always good and someone has to lose when OU, TX and A&M are in the division. Every year these teams pull off a surprise or two and knock off the power teams. A&M will be in the title hunt again within the next 10 years.
The North division is hurting right now but has traditional powers Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas State. All of which have in recent years been in the national title hunt. Can you say that about any of the other conferences?
The big 12 is the power conference. The media will not gloat over it (and therefore you will not hear as much about it as you should comparatively) because the power teams are small market (OU, NEB, KState, Colorado, TX, etc.)