Dienhart: NU's Fitzgerald Floats Title Idea

Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald is a smart man who calls himself the “youngest ‘old school’ coach” in the nation. But he had one of the most radical ideas today to deal with the perceived competitive imbalance between the Legends and Leaders Divisions.

With two Leaders teams (Ohio State and Penn State) not eligible for the postseason or Big Ten crown, Fitzgerald proposed having the Legends Division champ meet a team selected from among the other nine schools in the conference championship game.

Actually, it’s not a bad idea. What do you think? Tell me below.

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aroznowski on 7/26/2012 @ 5:43pm EDT Said:

While such a proposal would probably create a bunch of controversy like choosing the two teams to play in the BCS National Championship Game often does, at least it would take the silver platter on which a berth in the conference championship game is sitting away from Wisconsin. It would make the conference championship race much more wide open, which is what fans like to see. Parity is typically a very good thing.

Gator on 7/26/2012 @ 10:36pm EDT Said:

This is a fantastic idea Fitz! It would make perfect sense this year.

Bocktown on 11/8/2012 @ 5:33pm EDT Said:

I don’t think Fitz would be saying this if he was in the same position as Wisconsin. Just saying.