So yeah. I must now admit that I booted into Windows on this laptop this week for the first time in 19 months. It was only because I thought I might have had a hardware problem. Nope... just something kooky happening in /tmp that I have not yet figured out. (Hooray for old live CDs.)
The NCAA Division I FBS conferences make absolutely no sense -- in terms of both geography and size. This College Football Playoff (run by the heads of the five families and Notre Dame) will expose these flaws. Once the media rights agreements end, and the books open up, I see a massive shift happening that will fix things.