BCS-a-geddon! What surely looked like a quiet Saturday in college football, started that way, only to spin out of control come the witchin’ hour. I thought about it (and did some research). It was Thanksgiving weekend of 2001 when we last had movement like this…
Dem ‘pokes…it took Brandon Weeden’s worst game of the year, and several defensive gaffs to top that, but Oklahoma State found a way to toss away the greatest season of their lives like a Virginia Slim in Vegas. Trap game. They could have avoided all BCS arguments. Saved us the headaches of NFL guys selling us their playoff plans. ******* A. In the end, they were just not strong enough defensively to get through a 12 game schedule. But getting through Iowa State and getting Oklahoma in Stillwater would have given them a fighting chance. They still can play for a spot in the Fiesta Bowl and a 12-1, well that would be their best ever.
Tough spot for these kids. It was a trap game already, and then they had to deal with the awful tragedy on Friday as well. Unfortunately for T. Boone U, I think their ceiling is Mike Leach’s Texas Tech. Hell, they even run the same offense.
The anatomy of a duck, quacktastic…Of all the games on the slate Saturday, the least surprising upset had to come out of Eugene, as USC kumbayaed their way to a win. USC has been playing very well as of late, and their defense has that nice combination of speed and size to give the Ducks fits. And maybe, just maybe, Lane Kiffin is smart enough to win a big game or two. Or he might not be. HEDGEY McHEDGERSON!!!
I’m on the Kiffin bandwagon. I was of the opinion that he would’ve succeeded at Tennessee, and I think he’s even more well positioned now. He should recruit like crazy out there, and has one of the hardest working recruiters in the country on his staff in Coach O. If they get even decent athletes to play in that Tampa 2 scheme, they’ll be back at the top of that conference before you can say Jack Robinson.
Hang in their kitty…You have to respect the way Oregon hung in there and put themselves in a position to win the game. Too many coaches jump ship on their game plan when they go down like that, something Chip Kelly refused to do. I am not sure if that was actually Chip Kelly’s doing, or if the Oregon offense is just that one dimensional, but it worked. After slowly chipping (no pun intended) away the lead, Oregon was gifted the ball on one of the Kiffinest plays ever, and subsequently drove the field. Had it not been for an ill footed soccer reject, they could still be in the National Championship picture. And had Indiana won 8 or so more games they would have been too…
I think this was a bit of hubris on Kelly’s part. He was gifted a chance to win this game, then DERP’d the clock management so bad it cost him the win. Once Kiffin called timeout on defense, it all went to hell. Did a coach that had his team in the BCS Championship Game last year get outcoached by Lane By God Kiffin? I think so. Roll that around in your head for a bit.
David Korresh lived in Waco…Yeah, so crazy **** is bound to happen ’round there. Oklahoma was realistically the only team that could have swayed the voters to push them over Alabama to avoid a rematch. In fact, I’m pretty damn sure the voters would have done everything in their powers to try and make a rematch impossible with Oklahoma sitting at #3.
You knew Oklahoma was losing this as soon as they lined up to go for 2. The entire OL looked nervous, and I counted at least one flinch before the obvious one that drew the false start penalty. Should’ve gone for 2 after the penalty anyway.
Escaping the reality of missed opportunities…Bob Stoops decided he’d try and get the ball back with 50-something seconds left in the game. Had they been playing a Baylor team that hadn’t been moving the ball like a Hummer through a field of corpses, it would have been smart. Instead he dared the best player in the country* to try and run out that clock.
Classic Bob Stoops lemon booty moment. Baylor was content to play for OT, and then ol’ Bob had a genuine gosh golly brainfart. If a team that’s not as good as you is willing to trade opportunities from the 25 to decide the game, let ‘em. Big Game Bob indeed.
What I really meant to say…Robert Griffin III is insanely the awesomest player and should be in New York come December.
Should be in New York? Should be taking home the hardware. In reality, it’s been that way all along, but people that quit paying attention once a team loses forgot about him. We saw this same stuff the first week of the season, and nothing’s really changed for Griffin on an individual level since then. He was the frontrunner then, and is the frontrunner now.
I took a Clemson earlier this morning, left the paper by the toilet…Losing to NC State would have been “bringing a classy ***** to Thanksgiving” acceptable if the Wolfpack needed some gutsy late plays to inch one out at home. Just getting prison jacked?DABO!!!!!!!
Mmmmmm, drink it in. Watching Dabo lose his **** and pout like someone took his binky was ******* priceless. Enjoy Chad Morris while you can, Daborooney, because once he’s gone, you’re toast, my friend. I for one will miss you.
So laying it all out…The BCS currently sits LSU, Alabama, Arkansas (overrated, horrid season for the ‘backs, just as I predicted)
Laying it all out, we still have two weekends of games before anything’s set in stone.
Should everyone win out, it will be LSU-Alabama, with a whole lot of rematch ********. Should LSU lose, all hell would break loose.
LSU losing means nothing unless Alabama loses. As for the rematch ********, can you sit there and tell me with a straight face that, should everyone hold serve, LSU and Alabama aren’t the two best teams in the nation? No, you can’t. The ONLY counterargument is screaming “REMATCH?!? WHAT ABOUT THE SANCTITY OF THE REGULAR SEASON?!?”. Please note that the only people championing that sanctity of the regular season nonsense are either playoff honks or people who need to justify why their team hasn’t won a national title in 25 years, and “we’re just not good enough” isn’t an acceptable explanation for them.
And should Arkansas and Alabama lose? Stanford and Virginia Tech benefit.
Hokies are lurking in the wings, but don’t count out UVA just yet. They’re not great, but they’re good enough to win this game. Don’t forget that this VPISU team scored 3 (3!) points against a Clemson team that gave up a bajillion points to NC State.
Should LSU lose and create a three way tie in the SEC West? Here is some agreed upon equation, godspeed.
As I understand it, should a three way tie occur, it’ll go down to the 8th tiebreaker. In that scenario, the lowest ranked team would be eliminated. Sorry Arkansas, but that’s gonna be you. From there, it goes to head to head, and LSU beat Alabama, so LSU goes to Atlanta. Like I said, LSU losing means nothing unless Alabama loses to Auburn.
You think this is over? No by a mile. It WILL look completely different next week. Pinky Swear.
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