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Friday, 11/17/06

Stop Bashing the BCS

I admit, I am in the minority when it comes to defending the BCS system. Most college football fans and most media experts decry the system and insist that a playoff is the ONLY way to determine a true national champion. But I disagree on so many levels. Here's why...

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Saturday, 11/11/06

Coaching Moves

Keep an eye on Bill Haywood at Notre Dame to interview at North Texas...LSU coordinator Bo Pellini in the mix strongly at Michigan State and Iowa State...Walt Harris on his way out at Stanford...

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Saturday, 11/11/06

A Crazy Saturday

What an amazing day in college football. Auburn goes down, Cal goes down, Texas may go down (as of this writing), not to mention Louisville biting the dust on Thursday. I don't want to hear that parity is good for college football. No it is not. What's better is a dominant team in every conference wearing a target on their back every week as teams look to prove a point. To some, it might be great that the SEC has parity--to me, it hurts the conference and takes a common enemy out of the equation. How in the world did Cal lose to Arizona? Mike Stoops has had a so-so stint in Tucson and this upset came out of nowhere. Arkansas crushes Tennessee at home and I am done being an Arkansas hater. I give them my props. They just might be SEC-champ worthy. Florida certainly doesn't look that good. This weekend just proves to me that I am right in believing in the BCS. People just need to relax. When all is said and done, there will be a clear two teams left standing. And one of them won't be Rutgers, who will lose on the road to West Virginia. My bet? Ohio State and Michigan rematch for the title.

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Friday, 11/03/06

So What Does It Mean?

I watched the Louisville-West Virginia game last night and I'm still not quite sure what I saw. I saw some impressive displays on offense, defenses who looked very JV, and a few special teams blunders. I probably saw the Big East champion, but a BCS national title contender? I have watched a lot of college football this season and hundreds of games, and I can honestly tell you that Louisville should not play for the national title if they win out. I could name four, maybe five teams, who are better all around programs this year, including some with one loss. I think it is great for L'ville and the Big East and it would be nice if they run the table, but there is no way they are desreving of a BCS title game berth. Certainly Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, Texas and gasp, even Auburn, should get the go ahead in front of Louisville. I'm not hating on the Cardinals, just telling you like it is. Two teams combining for over 1,000 yards of offense may be pretty for some, but to me, it tells me those teams' defenses are not ready for prime time, no matter what their previous stats say. I would not be surprised if none of the Big Three in the Big East end up unbeaten. Louisville could lose to Rutgers next week. And Rutgers could lose to West Virginia. Bottom line??? The best outcome for the Big East last night didn't happen. Which would have been WVU blowing out Louisville.

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