"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Congratulations to Blake Countess on being named a starting CB in Auburn depth chart!
Figured I'd split the three Bowl games into seperate threads to avoid large masses of posts all over the place and seeing how one can get lost in a thread approaching 300 posts.
This is you're official Outback Bowl Thread
Melvin Gordon still running for Heisman award.
Auburn football redshirt Freshman Jakell Mitchell (TE/H-Back) was killed in a shooting this morning at 12:25am. The shooting happened at the same apartment complex Desmonte Leonard killed former Auburn football players Ed Christian, Ladarious Phillips, and DeMario Pitts at a party in the summer of 2012.
Last one, heald in the Grand Daddy of them all!
Florida State is favored by 13 on a neutral field, by some ESPN bottom line metric. Will Jameis Winston with the Heisman and MNC and end the SEC's run of 6 straight?
Auburn is the self-proclaimed team of destiny. Will they have one more miracle tonight?
Line: FSU - 10.5
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SLIGHT MOD EDIT - Not really OT for our purposes. We'll make this the open thread. - LSA
I was thinking about the fact that if OSU beats Michigan this weekend, how could they get into the MNC game? I don't see FSU losing to Florida and they are set to play Duke in the ACC Championship, also can't see a loss. So Alabama needs to lose to Auburn or in the SEC Championship, both of which is possible.
BUT.... if Auburn beats Alabama and then goes on to beat a #4 or #5 Missouri in the SEC Championship, would they jump OSU in BCS standings?
According to a number of reports, including one linked below. Interesting to see the impact on Derrick Green. On the one hand, he's a great offensive coach. On the other hand, he's a spread guy.