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MAC Roundtable: Week 12


This week's MAC Blogger Roundtable is hosted by not Temple Football sometimes, not Temple Football occasionally, but Temple Football FOREVER.

1) Do you like the MAC's current bowl setup, where the bowls get to pick, rather than a 1 goes to A, 2 to B, etc? How would you change that, if you could?

The most important thing with the bowl game is accommodating to the fans.  Temple should play as close as they can to the East Coast.  The Motor City Pizza Pizza Bowl probably doesn't want CMU to play in their game for the 4th straight year and vice versa.  I'm sure that Huskie fans would like to stay in the midwest when it comes to Bowl games so they can travel to them easier.

2) Recognizing that probably no one will be fired this year, who do you think will be the NEXT coach in the MAC to get a pink slip ?

JD Brookhart is as good as gone at Akron.  I just don't see him making it past this season with how his team has performed.  Discipline has also been an issue.  Doug Martin of Kent State is barely getting by this season and if he doesn't perform next year then he can say goodbye to his job.

3) What do you think can be done, if anything, to get the MAC more bowl tie-ins?

I think that the Humanitarian Bowl is looking to add the MAC as a 4th bowl in the next year or so.  All we can do is keep winning and improve the prestige of the conference to get better bowl games.  It seems obvious for fans of the MAC to embrace the bowl games and not push for a playoff.  They're always a treat for the fans of both teams and the communities that host the bowls.  It's a win-win for everybody.

4) Who do you like in the MAC's only pick-'em game of this week, NIU at Ohio, and why?

I've seen Ohio play a couple times this season and they really aren't anything special.  It should be a game for the ages, but there is just no reason why my Huskies won't be able to beat the Bobcats this weekend.  Especially now with a healthy Chandler Harnish.

5) MAC Power Poll

1. Temple
2. CMU
3. NIU
4. Ohio
5. Bowling Green
6. Buffalo
7. Kent State
8. WMU
9. Toledo
10. Miami
11. Akron
12. Ball State
13. EMU