College Football is just a weird sport as evidenced by the way they determine a national champion. I had some thoughts that I wonder if anyone had the real answer to because there doesn't seem to be one and if they had any of their own.(Some of these may or may not be really true they just sure seem that way.)
1. Why doesn't Wisconsin get the best RB in the country every 3rd year? Watching the BT Champ game and seeing Monte Ball run wild I wondered if they had any big name backs go there. If you look at their recruiting you don't see a 4 star rb for the past 6 years. How is this not the easiest recruiting pitch in the country? You'll play behind a great line, we'll give you the ball 25 times a game, if you stay upright for 12 games you will be a Heisman contender, we have recent Heisman winners and we're an annual top 10-20 team.
2. Why doesn't Spurrier know how to coach offense anymore? Imagine in 2 years RR is in Arizona running a power I and leaning on his top 10 defense to squeeze out 16-10 wins. He's been at SC for a while now and they have turned into a horrid offense and he can't get a qb to save his life. Florida just used to kill teams on offense and while he got top talent name a qb or wr that had a great NFL career under Spurrier? He used to move the ball at Duke for pete's sake. Doesn't compute.
3. Why do Michigan DB recruits slow down once they hit campus? When was the last time you saw a Mich db that played fast with that cat like quickness? They all seem fast when we are recruiting them as juniors but by the time they hit campus they are not. Some when they hit campus still time fast but don't play like it on the field. While we have had some very good ones since Woodson, you wouldn't consider any of them to have elite speed or quickness. Countess may be the chosen one to break the cycle.
4. How did John Tenuta's defenses get worse with better athletes? These things always confuse me. 5 years ago when Herbie announced Miles and Tenuta were coming to Mich we were thrilled. Tenuta was one of the hottest defensive coaches in the country turning Georgia Tech's engineers into one of the best defenses in the country. He goes to Notre Dame where he has better talent across the board and his d is subpar. Now I don't even know where he is at. WTF??
What are some of yours?