"No team that didn't win it's division outright should ever play for a national championship." --Nick Saban, 2009.
Got to absolutely love the ESS EEE SEEE I HAZ BETTER TEAMS meme.
If Ok St. jumps Alabama to get into the BCS NCG vs LSU, assuming Michigan is a BCS qualifier, what does that mean for us? The first thing it means is that Alabama is guaranteed a spot in the Sugar Bowl as there is an SEC tie-in. That also means the Fiesta Bowl has the first TWO choices. They have the first choice as a replacement pick for Ok St. and the next pick as their regular selection (Fiesta, Sugar, Orange).
Does the Fiesta select Michigan and Stanford? I guess another way of putting it is CAN the Fiesta select BOTH Michigan AND Stanford? Does the Rose Bowl have an exclusive in the BCS on a B1G-PAC12 matchup (aside from the NCG. If Alabama does not go to the NCG, there is a very good possibility that the FIESTA picks Michigan. Who would they be paired with. My guess is K-State for the same reason Alabama would go to the Sugar.
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For those who don't have access, the important information is about the BCS title game and Michigan's BCS hopes.
Okie State will pass Alabama in the BCS standings if the voters of the Harris Poll have a change of heart. I hope they do b/c I don't see how you deny Michigan a rematch in 2006 but then give 'Bama one in 2011.
As for our beloved Wolverines, Edwards thinks we're in, and our site/opponent depend on who ends up #2, b/c that affects the choices of both the Fiesta and Sugar Bowls, as well as whether K-State or Boise make it.
- If Alabama is #2, the Fiesta will take Okie State, and Michigan goes to the Sugar to take on Boise State
- If Okie State is #2, the Sugar will take 'Bama, and Michigan goes to the Fiesta to take on K-State
Now that the regular season is over for CFB, who do you think deserves to win the Heisman?
I've seen my share of games this year (at least 2 or 3 games for all top candidates), and the best football player I have seen this year is Robert Griffin III - bar none. I think this kid has more tools at his disposal than any college QB I have ever seen, better than Cam Newton for sure. I have never seen his combination arm strength, accuracy, size, and athleticism. The kid is a freak.
To me, Barkley is just Clausen 2.0 and Luck is Barkley + Toughness.
Richardson is very very good. But I can't tell how much is him and how much is the 5-star offensive line in front of him. He doesn't look particularly elusive. Is he really any better than Ball? i don't know...
What do you think? It was supposed to be a runaway for Luck, but I think it is going to be close.
i figured we might get a head start on Sparty schadenfreude and post some of the good stuff here. Maybe we'll even help Brian with TWIS!
Here's what I found, from RCMB:
96 minutes ago
It's all about the BCS
The 840 comments on the other open thread won't open anymore for me.