Did you not see the kid hold the fake shotgun at the bench and fake like he shot of a round? It deserved a flag.
2014 BCS National Championship Open Thread
I didn't see that. It looked like he double hit his chest and then pointed to the sideline. That's all I saw.
But now a part of me wants them to lose just because that idiot talking trash. I hate when kids hurt their teams with selfishness.
That said...they still should have gone for it.
unsportsmanlike penalties are for high school. college football (and nfl moreso) are less about shaping character and more about entertainment. i love seeing trashtalk.
He got it for shooting his air shotgun at the Auburn bench.
Wow that looked like a weak call to me
They did do the unsportsmanlike replay. After the commercial.
Was it a case of Vincent Smith finger-guns?!? You gotta be careful with finger guns. A powerful force, for good or evil.
In their direction. It was a dumb move.
Not finger guns.
praises the BigTen officials for protecting the SEC team.
You have to keep your head in the game.
Alex Kozan! Being competent! Rejoice!
I'm starting to not like Malzahn because he wears a sweatervest
You're a Chandler?
He kind of looks like Tressel in the face, too.
What happened to FSUs NT?
They showed him gasping on the side.
Oh thanks. That is pretty bad in my opinion. Biggest game of your career and you have to sit out because you're that out of shape? What do I know though, at least he is out there playing.
This would be a nice time for a mistake to catch up to Auburn.
And trust me...In both the UCF and Oklahoma games they threw flags for throat slashing when guys did the superman move after scoring touchdowns.
I ripped the refs for being out of touch and being ridiculous in not seeing that the guys hands weren't CLOSE to their neck let alone making a throat slashing motion.
In this instance a guy took both hands and made a shotgun and shot off at the bench. That's a flag.
I took another look and tend to agree with you. These kids need to get out of their own way. They are putting themselves above the team.
TIghten up now. FG is fine but TD is killer. Still plenty of time. Bend don't break. I hate it but do it here right now.
Somebody needs to shoot the FSU band. That stupid Braves cheer is going to be in my head all night.
Yeah they just continue playing it. Why?
It's tradition. They play it after every down regardless of the play. Just like USC and that stupid conquest cheer. You'd think these bands would be bored in the stands when they play one song for 4 straight hours.
Look at him pounding the ball in eating clock --calling plays getting personnel in the game.
Can I get a gif of Hoke in a cheerleader outfit?
This is all you can ask for as a QB: a chacne to win the game.
Alright Winston, let's see what you got.
You want it? Take it.
Man, I'm glad we didn't get Timmy Jernigan. Guy is so out of shape. Lame-o.
That can be fixed. He is good when he is out there at least. I do agree with you in that he needs to get more fit
But a young kid going too hard and getting too excited for the NC game and getting tired. Reasonable.
GOOOOO. that was hype.
Wow! FSU great return
K sumlin. Brilliant coach
What a game.
Holy shit. Good return.
That is all. Just Wow!
Wow, just like that!
Well...that escalated quickly.
wanted fsu to still go for two. that return is precisely why you don't; given that much time left.
Agreed. FGCU only ties now.
*FG. Damn phone.
i would have gone for two but for that dumb 15 yd penalty.
Dunk City FTW!
is what is keeping you from going for two...you go for two.
I wish we could do that!!
Does that freshman know he's too young to execute that play?
He just asked the panel if you go for 2 when an extra point makes it a 3 pt lead? What a clown.
Would have been precious if the coaches all facepalmed.
Millen is just a fool!
And that's why you kick the extra point even without the penalty earlier.
Just won a bet on Musberger using the word "daylight" on the return. Easy money.
can't remember if there was another time when all the BCS games were this close.
Peter Warrick and Charlie Ward are having a sweet pool party somewhere and loving this!
After an entire season of Norfleet returns, that looked pretty impressive.
He doesn't have that type of speed.
Nice time for a return TD. Special Teams is clearly going to FSU shoot that's fast.
Is far ahead of the other conferences... You say it was an ACC team?
Now FSU has to put their tired ass D back on the field
Doing ok so far!!
He will do it.
Millennium: "26-20 -- you go for 2?"
Millen, not millennium stupid autocorrect
No way he said that. Lol
Was that SEC speed?
well, that was awesome
Now play some fucking defense!
Momentum and confidence now clearly with FSU.
doesn't look as much the genius at this moment.
What a play by Marshall.
They needed that sack.
Another Great Play!
Get the stop!
I'm calling OT or a last second Auburn win after. I'd rather see FSU, only because I bet them, but this is a great game.
I am calling last second Auburn Win!
Realize this is the NC so he's naturally extra excited.
AND it's Auburn...this is faster than he's ever played in his life and he's a DT.
I realize it's the NC game, but how can you knock him? You're hyped up and the other team is going a million miles an hour and your 300lbs.
Think about it.
kick a field goal to tie, but the refs will give them four points. LAST MIRACLE OF THE SEASON.
Here comes the "team of destiny"
That pass down the middle is still wide open every time. Come on FSU.
helluva play by 20. faked me out.
Wish he fumbled, though
Auburn scored too quickly. FSU can still get this.
That tackling was michigan-esque
FSU is one of the worst tackling teams i have seen this year. Its incredible
fsu defense - you didn't do your job.
Saw this kind of stuff all year. You gotta make the stop. I predict a Winston turnover to end the game now!
Team of destiny
Tre Mason just trucked that guy.
Jesus Christ...Auburn is going to win this. Why did I expect otherwise?
I really don't want to see a Jameis Winston led drive to win the NC. Please no.
Let's see if Jameis can do it. Sadly I think it's 8 straight for the South.
FSU defense is worn out
pretty prophetic; those malzahn pregame comments about getting to the 4Q.
better to let them score now than leave no time left on the clock.
I'm gonna throw up if the SEC wins another title.
You better get your puke bucket ready.
Well, Jameis, time to nut up or shut up. Want to prove you're the undisputed best player in America? You've got 1:19 to do it.
This is where Florida State not playing in a close game all year will bite them in the 'cheeks.
why? who knows. they are pretty damn lucky though.
You want it? Take it!
Let's see what the Heisman Trophy Winner is made of. I predict a turnover by Winston.
FSU has not had their heads in the game.
Pick 6 Auburn. Would not shock me.
Not sure how they can call that unsportsmanlike penalty on FSU then call nothing when Mason spiked the ball and gave a heisman pose.
YES YES YES YES
Well what do you know.
wasn't even watching
I see that horsecollars are legal as well.
Hoooorse collar wtf
That's a horse collar! Fucking B10.
HORSECOLLAR YOU DIPSHIT
Now let's see it Winston. Put a score in. Oh and a missed called by Big Ten refs? Go figure.
how do you miss that!!!
BIG refs fuck it up in favor of Auburn again
Big Horsecollar in front of the ref not called! Crazy!
This officiating crew should be fired. They're stealing their game checks tonight.
You miss that call? Big ten refs...suck as much as our football teams, I guess!
On the screen. Unlucky not to get more
Refs seriously wtf do your fucking job.
Something crazy gon happy
rooting for msu to win and saying it would help improve big ten reputation...how much does this shit job by the big ten refs hurt the conferences's reputation?
would be awesome
hope noles can knock em off
Obvious offensive holding, no flag. Blatant pass interference, no flag. Spiking the football after scoring, no flag. Horsecollar tackle, no flag. Is Auburn getting a pass here, our are the refs just absolute garbage?
in the first half
You have to catch that pass right there. Also they just burned a lot of time there.
Why not take a time out there?
Not being in close games!
Not mentally in this!
But Missing on Frost was a huge deal to me then....and more now. Man is he good
Should lose his scholly
Finally a call
This game is not USC-Texas but it's setting up for Jameis to pull a Vince Young 2.0
He was all over him!
I'll be damned. The refs got one right.
Finally they make the call. 1st down and a timeout left.
3 chances now for the 2 yd TD.
Two yards. Please just punch it into that end zone.
They had Benjamin one on one. Luckily they got that pass interference.
this game was amazing.
YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This isn't over yet....
Go home SEC
Now make the extra point and defend the kickoff.
Now don't allow a return miracle.
all that is needed to end it: auburn return for a TD.
That kid catches one.
Don't give up the return td
ESSSSSS EEEEEE SEEEEEEE
Musberger sounds dejected at that TD. lol
This game has only supported my initial belief: I hate both of these teams.
Screw the SEC!
HAHAHAHA!!!!!!! take that SEC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Auburn have another one in them?
I really want to hear the SEC chant now!
Not over. I think they should squib. Yeah this was a good game please just beat them. No mistakes take a timeout and talk it over.
I'd seriously consider kicking the ball out of bounds and taking my chances at the 40 or whatever.
With a 3pt lead -- are you insane?!
FSU- 21 points in the 4th Qtr!
fsu couldn't run there. you have to pass at least twice. then you can run on the final play if you want.
And it was very funny.
Doesn't think this game is over yet
For the love of all that is good and decent, no more Auburn miracles. If there's another one, God himself might as well come down from the sky and anoint the SEC as king of the universe and tell the rest of the country to just stop trying anymore.
But fuck it...return this bitch for 6.
We didn't have a lob pass to Funchess in our playbook, would have looked great against the bucks on the last play.
That tackle might have just preserved a MNC.
Yeah it is not over not by a long shot. Special teams and defense have got to come out strong and let them have nothing. This is it please unseat that bloody conference.
All right nine seconds. Have to hail mary it right?
I hate Florida State, but I'm so relieved someone finally derailed the SEC hype train. Both Alabama teams lost. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! AHA *deep breath* HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA! Suck it.
Dude, did you not see the Auburn-Georgia game? This is not over"
If any team could win in a miracle here it's Auburn
Auburn lives by these last minute plays
this game would be over, but...
Well deserved win, the best team in the country won..not so lucky in the end Auburn
Pitch it to breaston!!!
I kill them as much as the next fan but this Roundtable viewing is awesome
This last play could be an absolute shitshow.
Jesus Brent...shut the hell up
Someone give this man 1,000,000 Mgopoints for a day.
One more play. No mistakes. Just play.
Where is red lightning
The top 3 SEC teams were 1-2 in the bowls and should have been 0-3. OkSt was going in for the score and the win against Missouri at the end of the game before they fumbled it away!
Great Start to 2014! I share the previous sentiments!
Mizzou is still a Big Twelve team in spirit for a couple more years. Let's just call the cotton bowl a delayed conference game.
That's what happens when you wear a sweater vest chimp!
S-E-C S-E-C S-E-C!!!
Our long national nightmare is over.
ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC
Quit fellating Auburn, Musberger
SEC SEC SEC......wait, WHAT?
That was close!!!!
No post-game "S-E-C" chants.
The wicked witch is dead the SEC has not won yesssssssssss.
Couldn't resist sucking off the sec there, could he
So the SEC apologism is that FSU was "heavily favored" but that Auburn and Guz Malzahn deserve "a lot of credit"
Nice work network of the SEC.
i dislike both schools, but hate the sec more.
Down with the SEC! All is right again in the world!
Great setup on that last play, if only the Auburn OL didn't just let a guy go right past them for no reason, who knows...
Great Game and Fuck the SEC!
how many of you thought Auburn's last second razzle dazzle pitch play was going to score?
Wouldn't have surprised me in the least.
Let's be honest. I thought Tre would run the entire FSU team over with their luck.
Meh. Fuck it, let's go bowling.
Wonder how Bama fans feel? Wonder if they feel sad for Auburn?
Man what a great game. I cant imagine how nervous AU/FSU fans mustve been.
I remember being pretty nervous back in April!
I'm surprised they haven't started yammering about Bobby Bowden yet.
The 90's are back.
You can't spell Citrus without UT.
THE WITCH IS DEAD! THE WITCH IS DEAD! It's finally over. It's like the end of Star Wars, the Evil Empire has taken a major blow.
Is the crowd yelling SEC in the background?
I can barely remember the last time the SEC lost i was like 4ft tall. Fuck yeah!!!!!!!!
Anyone else hear those idiots chanting S-E-C during Jimbo's interview?
Before presenting FSU the championship trophy,we have special guest Musberger to lead us back on a retrospective look on the grandeur of the SEC, in spite of their recent failings.
So how does coughing up a 21-3 lead fit into the SEC narrative? I'll be excited to see.
I like Winston, he is very humble..reminds me of DG
I'm going to dig it next year when DG does this post game QB interview and talks about overcoming 'all the haters'.
He never says anything of meaning...but he says it with so much conviction.
Srsly, Jimbo Fisher 'modeled the Florida State team after the SEC'
Piss off Musburger.
And they still have to fellate the SEC even after that. Jesus H Christ fuck ESPN
Musberger is a fuckin idiot, still talking about SEC
Why in the FUCK was Musberger talking about a great season in the SEC and blah blah blah, instead of how amazing FSU's season was!?!? It bottles the mind!! Bottles it right up so you can't think clearly!! (-Chaz Michael Michaels)
So Brent gives credit to the SEC cu Jimbo once coached at LSU.... Omfg this is so okd
I just want to say that since enrolling at Michigan as a freshman in 2006 this is the first time a non-SEC team has won the national championship. Congrats to Jameis, Jimbo, Jernigan, and all the rest of the Seminoles on their victory.
That said, thank you everyone this is so awesome. Hopefully this means the hegemony for the SEC is over. Long live a multipolar CFB for the rest of our days.
What a great frickin' game, guys. Just about all the right guys won this bowl season. Big Ten did well, but OSU loses. SEC goes down. It's all right.
Quick cool story bro: I rely on DirecTV for ESPN, and because of the snow and a crappy disc, ESPN isn't coming in. So, I had to watch the game on my laptop via ESPN3 and listened to the coaches on ESPNEWS. Actually, listening to the coaches was super interesting. I hope they do that again.
BONUS: I didn't have to listen to Mussberger at all. You're jealous. You know it.
ProTip: when weather causes Directv HD channels to not work, switch to the SD duplicate instead. I have found that 90% of the time the SD channel still works.
YES A GREAT BOWL SEASON FOR MICHIGAN FANS!!!!!
That little tidbit about us getting rolled by a mid-level Big 12 team, right?
Pretty sure that's his joke.
I know, the Big Ten, save Michigan, played a bit better than expected. But 2-5 is hardly a success by any stretch of the imagination.
Auburn, Alabama, and OSU losing is nice, although I would have exchanged a Michigan bowl victory for disappointment in all the other 34 bowl games. (I'm sure you would have, too.)
I am not sure I can tolerate any more post game "insight and analysis"
What is John Lithgow doing on the podium?
"Oh my goodness _______________________."
Rudy Guliani doppelgänger.
Does that guy look like Rudy Giulianai, or what?
Envisioning DG, Pipkins, Ryan and Funchess on stage with DG getting MVP. I love college football, bring on 2014.
Why the roses?
The game is in the rose bowl
and often. Lose the split-screen and give us a full view during plays, and assign Millen to the GoDaddy bowl the night before so he can't make it back in time for the title game.
Bring the sod to the graveyard.
Great game. Is it September yet?
I can't wait to see LSUFreek's GIF of this game!
I hope it involves a plane getting shot down or a ship sinking.
That dude took a clean sweep of like ALL the trophies.
"We deserve to be in this predictament" LOL
Clearly he didn't go there to play school.
lol, it's hilarious.
Is there any college player that doesnt have a full sleeve tatto
Texas fans must feel so salty about Mack Brown ignoring Winston's calls.
Brent Musberger's stomach must be full from swallowing so many throat omelets.
I feel like he knows so much more than Hoke about simple nuances of the game.
For example, he saw that Winston was flustered and getting confused by the presnap Auburn movement and suggested that FSU go to a controlled no huddle so Auburn can't jump around and Winston could read the defense.
I said this about DG ALL YEAR LONG. Why not go with some control no huddle, get the ball out of Devin's hands and get a rhythm. It also stops all of the presnap confusion.
This is SUCH a simple thing. But why does Hoke have to be so hardheaded and "my way" about everything?
It's just silly common sense stuff that drives me NUTS. Little adjustments that win games.
Hoke is going to HAVE to get out of his "stuck in the 90s" mindset that he has over everything on the team and modernize everything about our program.
I'm not saying go Auburn no huddle all game, I'm not saying be a spread option team. I'm saying, we have to adjust and learn and adapt to what teams are doing. We don't be so THIS IS MICHIGAN (and this is what we do and we're not changing for anyone or anything). That doesn't work.
Team have to be flexible and teams have to adapt IN GAME.
You don't wait until the end of the year to all of a sudden combat your shitty OLine and throw screen passes to take the pressure off of them.
Hoke is a dinosaur right now and we needs to modernize his thinking while holding onto his values. The "what would Bo do?" doesn't apply to everything...
Was Hoke giving commentary on some other channel that I'm not aware of? I just don't know how you can make these conclusions since Hoke has never had this opportunity to comment on a football game as far as I know.
Yea tough to compare him to Hoke but very interesting to see how Saban approaches film.
I certainly won't deny that Saban knows his stuff and hope networks do stuff similar to this more often. The assumptions about the football IQ of our coaching staff are getting a bit much though.
The fact that Michigan's offense failed to make adjustments to ANYTHING all season (at least prior to Ohio) and continued to do the same things that didn't work game after game after game is what was frustrating. You can claim to a certain extent that that was a lack of personnel, but at some point a great head coach can adjust for their personnel to make SOMETHING happen. Michigan's offense, by the latter half of the season, was just pathetic.
This was a very baffling season. The coaches didn't do alot of things that seemed very obvious to most fans in regards to adjustments, play calls, schemes, etc.
I wonder if Hoke and Co. know alot more about the team and what they need to do to create success then they lead on? Everything seems to be a secret with them.
The good news, I guess, is that we will probably find out next season. It's either these guys know what they are doing and have a solid plan underneath or............they don't.
Did he turn down the request and ESPN had Saban as their #2?
Because Devin is not good at reading defenses and making quick throws?
earlier in this thread by suggesting that Hoke would not be able to hold his own in that coach-talk megacast and admittedly crossed the line into attacking his propensity to not form a complete sentence ... but I'm not backing off it in the offseason and I appreciate posts that share my concerns. He's being paid millions, but there is hard evidence to suggest that his "strategic acumen" or "range" if you will is still limited to recruiter/D-line guru/cheerleader. After what we heard from the team before the BDub Bowl, I'm scratching off 'motivator' for now.