College football: Les Miles has bigger worries than playing Florida & the future of ACC & Big East

Les Miles on Florida as a rival: "I mean, Florida isn't even a nearby state. This tradition of rivalry is the fact we enjoy playing them." Also, could the Big East and ACC go away in as little as three years?

Why is LSU interested in dodging Florida? This and other topics are tackled in the Stuff Coaches Say segment from TCS hosted by Melanie Collins and featuring Tim Doyle.

At around the 1:50 mark in the above video, the LSU-Florida situation is discussed. Doyle wonders since LSU played Florida for 40 consecutive seasons, why is it now such a big deal for LSU to avoid playing Florida? (An additional note not discussed in the video, but LSU and Florida have met a total of 58 times and played every year between 1954 and 1967 before a hiatus until 1971 when the present streak of the two rivals playing began. It sure looks like a rivalry to everyone outside of athletic departments. Also, Miles said the rivalry is a tradition because LSU enjoys playing Florida. No kidding. The Alabama-Tennessee rivalry is a rivalry because Alabama likes to play Tennessee and the Volunteers enjoy playing the Crimson Tide.)

So, what does TCS expert Tim Doyle believe is behind the desire to get rid of the traditional LSU-Florida game? A desire to play a “lesser opponent.”

Instead of worrying about the schedule, Doyle suggests LSU has a bigger problem that Miles should focus on—getting a quarterback. “How bad were they offensively last year?” Doyle asked.

As for the future of college football, Michigan coach Brady Hoke provided a glimpse of what the future could bring.

Hoke said, “I think really in about three years you’ll see four super conferences, and I think the Big East will go away and maybe the ACC.”

You can watch the video for Doyle’s reaction to this. My thoughts–we knew Hoke was a good coach based on his impressive work on the field last year for Michigan, but clearly Hoke also has a firm grasp on the business of college football.

What do you think? Is Miles afraid to play Florida? Will the Big East vanish in just a few years?


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  1. 2

    It s not fair to play Florida while Alabama gets to play Tennessee (how about that Indianavile). It s not fair to have to play Alabama twice and nobody else had to. Oh and Peterson s foot was in. Where are those who trolls when you need them

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    Yeah RC ..all of those Auburn athletes that are getting degrees-jobs-careers that help them rise above their disadvantaged beginnings is such a tragedy.

    If your biased hatred against Auburn didn’t cloud your thinking so much, you would be able to see all of the good that happens. …I;m sure that if the truth were known … don’t won’t to hear those stories …you only want to hate.

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    The reason I started investigating Auburn University’s football program was due to the constant barrage of attacks from hypocritical garbage alumni and general fans like yourself. Your hatred for the University of Alabama has fueled my investigations into the seedy side of athletics, specifically the role of the African-American athlete at Auburn University. After last night’s shooting at Auburn along with your acceptance of Cam Newton as an upstanding individual, I no longer have any regard for Auburn cult members. Don’t EVER try to tell me that Auburn doesn’t have the same crime as Tuscaloosa. A girl was murdered there in ’07 Fall. And, stop with the Auburn family bullshit. Most Auburn fans did not go to school at Auburn and their so-called connections to the University are as hollow as the defense of Cam Newton’s reputation. “but he read DR Seuss to some kids!”” IDIOTS

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    Just to clarify, I feel bad for the innocent who were injured at Auburn’s shooting last night, but absolutely no regard for the hate-obsessed anti-Alabama Auburn fans

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    Your hatred has your mind so clouded that you have never noticed that I don’t come on here and flame about the University of Alabama.

    I come on here and flame about you ignorant, close minded, biased, hate filled rednecks that manufacture reasons to hate on others.

    It all starts with biased articles put out by the CR ..then you “regulars” take it to a ridiculous level of negative bias.

    Then you accuse me of all kinds of stuff that you dream up. I guess it is a defense mechanism due to the fact that you don’t want to look in the mirror.

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    What our society needs is for the adults to throw out the “intolerance” card and start hold each other accountable for standards necessary for polite society.

    Shootings like the ones at Auburn hardly ever happened at schools and universities years ago. The psycho in the tower at the University of Texas in the 1960s does come to mind. What we have now is not random pyschos, but a culture of violence that is fed by pop culture. Until the adults stand up and say enough …it will only get worse. The media won’t fix it. There is too much money to be made in pop culture and pop culture need “tolerance”.in order to prosper.

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    You’re the biggest biased dumb ass backwoods redneck on here! I’m black, stupid! ONCE AGAIN, THE WAR EAGLE READER AND INSIDE THE AUBURN TIGERS ARE MUCH MORE BIAS THAN ANYTHING HERE. FACT


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      Finebaum Junkie

      Why do you feel the need to tell anybody that will listen that you are black? Sounds to me that you have some hatred deep down in your heart. Whether you are black, white, samoan, Iranian…. it doesn’t matter, you are still a goofball piece of shyt. Get back to the bbq pit and make sure you don’t burn my ribs. Stupid ass jackoff.

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    I have no idea what being black had to do with the conversation or why RC feels the need to bring it up.

    Once again his anger and hatred prevent him from thinking clearly.

    I had hoped to get a message through to cause some civility. I see that it ain’t gonna happen.

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    First of all you chicken shit FINEBAUM JUNKIE, I’ve already told you several times to shut your fucking mouth. If you had any balls, you would show up to get your ass kicked

    Hoopie, don’t make me laugh. You’re the most hateful piece of crap on here. Stop trying to backtrack now. You’ve been on here putting down MY ALMA MATER for years. I don’t have hate in my heart except for those like you and FBJ who hate me. Turds

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      Finebaum Junkie

      I showed, you did not. And nothing you can say or do will EVER shut my mouth. I called your dumbass out on your “investigations”, yet you continously claim to be hot on the trail of something. LMAO….Your posts ain’t shyt, your threats ain’t shyt, and above all else, you ain’t shit….. but I don’t hate you. I just don’t like your dumbass is all. You can hate me all you want, that doesn’t bother me in the least, because as the old saying goes, you have to care about somebody to hate them…..

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    Hate Smurf Coach

    RC still talking to himself. Hey RC, why don’t you eat a moonpie and choke on it. That way the world will be a better place.

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    Hate Smurf is PURE HATE! “Eat a moonpie?” boy, your racist Auburn ass wouldn’t have the guts to say that to my face

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    John Bama Has 14, Barn .8

    Let it go RC the Barn Turds are trying to get your goat.

    Ignor ignorance.

    Bama 14 NC

    Barn 0.750 NC

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    John Bama,,I enjoy their dumb ass banter. Believe me, it’s fun arguing with the deadbeat pussy (Finebaum Junkie, FBJ Lives) the Klansman (Hate Smurf) and the misunderstood hypocrite genius (Hoopie).

    I hope you keep coming back Junkie FBJ. I love exposing you for the lying dumb ass you are. You will show up one morning when I tell you too. You hear me! Now I want fries with my combo, asshole!

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      Finebaum Junkie

      I am obviously getting to you RC. You are falling off the edge here with all that anger. You can keep cursing at me if it makes you feel better. You haven’t exposed anyone….in fact, you have been wrong on damn near everything you claim to “know”. Thats what exposed means, and thats why I have called you out. You are getting a little boring these days. Fries with the combo lol, thats pretty good, but a cheap ripoff of my comments. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery they say. By the way, don’t go getting all worried wondering if I will come back, I have been a “regular” here for what 4-5 years, so I’ll be around quite often. Go talk to that “lawyer” of your’s….maybe he can help you come up with new and better material. Now get on back to your room and sip on your orangeade or Thunderbird, or whatever the hell it is you drink these days, and leave the posting to grown men.

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    Finebaum Junkie,

    Stop ripping off my lines boy! I’ve said COUNTLESS TIMES that I am in your head, and now your copying me and claiming it is yours. Why didn’t you show up at Alabama Adventure a month ago as planned? Are you scared of black people? I brought my lawyer with me as a witness and to pat you down when your PUSSY ass threatened an ambush. “You won’t lay a finger on me!” LOL. You pussy. Only wimps retort with that nonsense because every real man knows that hand-to-hand combat required body contact, you dinkus. BTW, every night you kiss your girlfriend, just know it’s my dick you’re tasting. Over and out, you hick!

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    BTW, I want you to keep coming back, you trailer park dumbass. Since you don’t have the balls to accept my challenge in public, MR Internet tough guy, I’ll just keep kicking and exposing your ass on this blog. Sure, you’ll keep retorting with the standard garbage, but everyone on here knows you’re a sorry dumbass Auburn hick anyway. BOOYA, BITCH BOY FBJ

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    Every post here proves just how bad education is in the state of Alabama. The lack of intelligence demonstrated here by both Alabama and Auburn fans would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. Want proof? Watch the responses to this post, which are sure to be led by RC.

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    IQ>U is the same LSU boog who was on here before Alabama stomped their ass and even AFTER his team blew their wadd all over the Superdome turf. Nobody who lives in Louisiana has any right to talk about education in other states. He probably has a crawfish Christmas tree and an armadillo as a pet

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    Hey IQ:

    Your fucking University just put out a T-shirt that says, “I’d rather take a shower at Penn State THEN (yes, LSU MISSPELLED it THAN) support Alabama.” ….REAL FUCKING CLASSY and ILLITERATE!!

    You need to be butt—-Ed!

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    Louisiana State University, my university, did no such thing you ignorant moron. Get your facts straight gump. Of course when have facts ever been important to a fan base that claims 14 National Championships.

    And is there any real difference in taking a shower at Penn State or going to a Krystal Burger when an Alabama fan is also there?

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    Comparing apples & oranges again, you backwoods Cajun racist mud dog. Defenseless children DO NOT = passed out drunk LSU fans in Gomorahville USA. As I said in another column, you are a defense lawyer’s wet dream. That means you are a dumb ass

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    I’m just guessing, but I have the feeling that The Flash is back on here. IQ>U tell me it aint so. RTR

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      It is the Flash. I had actually forgotten his name. He will be dropping the ‘N’ word my way any day now

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