Though I have not watched one complete P5 game this season I have heard said by the commentators the following. “He has the best stats in the P5 as a RB” or “he is second in tackles among the P5 LB’s.”
When UT played TT I saw no mention at half time or on the scroll at the bottom on the screen of the UH-Navy game.The week before the Notre Dame - Navy game was everywhere.
So, now we honor the G5 players.
The media and the advertisers have a goal to create the P5 Brands/conferences as superior and separate from the G5 Brands/conferences.After all these advertisers are not paying a huge premium to the P5 games, bowl games, OOC games, etc. for equality between P5/G5. The best game times, games on FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc, FREE TV and on ESPN and ESPN2 are P5. Yes there are few G5 vs P5 games but they are usually regional. G5 championship games are early or on less watched cable channels.
This will not change and get ready for all media networks to begin separation of P5 and G5 stats. Oh, and today the P5 award known as the Heisman will be awarded. You can be an outstanding RB or QB and if you play for a G5 you will not be invited. Ask the San Diego St. RB whose team defeated Stanford. Ask Case Keenum.
It was great that Oliver was recognized but even now some in the media are questioning the competition. Unfortunately for them the OU and Louisville games were on national free TV and they could not deny what he did.
But after next season, well, they must protect the P5 Brand that the media has packaged for the advertisers who pay billions for.
The BIG12 had no choice but to do what they did. A nasty lawsuit and the former BE FB conference was the immediate future if they added G5 teams against the wishes of the Media and the Advertisers.
Since then the Oklahoma President announced his retirement and the Iowa St. President (I have a University to run) has run to Auburn. Left an AAU university for an average academic SEC school. But Auburn is a SEC school that will belong in the future SEC/Super4 or whatever power conference the Media/Advertisers create when the GOR’s expire.
Oh, the Oklahoma President has now experienced the misery of P5 and the media bosses telling him to shut up and do what they tell him. Iowa St. will not be a fun place to be President when their FB is demoted to G5 level.
But now we have the G5 best FB players in Texas universities and soon they will be telling us who the best P5 FB players are in Texas universities.