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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
It’s too bad it looks like this won’t reach overtime. The way it’s been so back-and-forth, they might each score 100 points.
Meanwhile Kansas St is taking care of business and keeping a pretty good OSU offense to 10 points (7 were from a kick return). Barring an OSU-Iowa St debacle that team should be in the MNC game.
If they all run the table....scoreboard watching is going to be at all-time high. Previous opponents, especially common oponents records are going to be very important when it comes to the computers! Oregon will stay #2 behind Bama in both human polls and they play 3 ranked teams in the final 4 plus a re-match with a ranked USC in the Pac-12 championship game so not sure how they would not be ranked #2 in the computers as well.
Should be fun....also please Penn State....can you show up and beat Nebraska next week?
NDs best wins would be over Oklahoma (who K St also beat on the road) and USC (who Oregon just creamed on the road and would have beaten again in the Rose Bowl). Also, USC would be a 5 loss team. What do they have after that? OT win over Stanford with some questionable officiating at the end (Oregon would have also beaten them)? Michigan at home by one score when we practically handed it to them? BYU?? As tough as their schedule looked to start the year, if Oregon wins out ND won't have a win over a team in the top 15 most likely. Decent wins over Oklahoma, USC, and Stanford would be matched by the other two.
Personally, I think Kansas St. deserves the nod but would guess Oregon would get it due to playing 4 ranked teams in their last 5 games. Then Bama eats the lucky team.
Wow. I'm sure this has already been said, but how bad is USC's defense?!
and Oregon's, for that matter!
14-10 Bama with 3:35 to go in 3rd quarter!
Has a Boo-Boo? Not playing!
This LSU/Bama game is quickly turning around.
I always feel bad when Bama players make mistakes. I picture Saban sending them to the medical hardship scholarship office right after the game.
If Bama loses than I think the SEC is unseated as national champs with 3 undefeateds still left.
903 wins most in college football
The polls will find a way to put the SEC champ(presumably LSU in this scenario) in the MNC game. Book it. KSU and Oregon would get shutout. We'll see if it comes to that, but if it does, there is no stopping LSU getting in.
edit: if Georgia somehow wins, they will not get in.
- The Team, The Team, The Team.
Whatcha gonna do, little brother?
how are y'all pulling for LSU? You realize that may lead to an ND championship appearance?
I would think it would be K-State and Oregon, given how the teams are playing right now. ND might be SOL, which would be delightful.
This is home...
K State and Oregon still have pretty tough schedules. We need all these teams to hold on.
I have already pretty much accepted that if ND goes undefeated they are in. The only mildly plausible scenario where they wouldn't is if 'Bama and Oregon go undefeated, but still... they have the edge over the Ducks in the computer polls and I'm really convinced that the humans will boost them to at least number 3 in the human polls by the end of the year... meaning they'd pretty much be in...
"That's right. It's an off-tackle play. It's coming right over you. And there's not a thing you can do about it."
I'm a little confused by this. I didn't think LSU was that great this year, but maybe they are? Or maybe it really is that hard to play at night in Death Valley? Or is it just that Bama is having their first mediocre game of the season? A couple bad turnovers have really killed them. I can't see them winning this game at all.
LSU is 36-1 in nighttime home games under Les Miles.
"The difference between a man and a boy is, a boy wants to grow up to be a fireman, but a man wants to grow up to be a giant monster fireman."
- Jack Handey
LSU takes the lead!
Oh my god, this LSU-Bama game is absolutely amazing entertainment. This is like watching a college all-star game, except where the teams have chemistry and people actually care. A lot. Cuz Death Valley is absolutely electric. The crowd is nuts.
Alabama has had an easy schedule up to this point because they haven't played Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and when they did play Mississippi State it was at home.
Also, Mississippi St is not good at football, as A&M demonstrated today. MSU had a ridiculously easy schedule.
'Bama is starting to come apart. I'm interested to see where this goes.
It's all John Navarre's fault.
ND will lose to USC and it increases the chance Oregon goes to the NC game and the Rose Bowl opponent is easier and last of all it could unseat the SEC with no teams being undefeated.
Saban is being too conservative.
"But in the tire fire that was last year's secondary he showed a little spark." - Brian Cook
The redundant wasn't meant as a neg, just I think you could say that about Saban all the time.
Alabama if you lose this game please don't stumble again right at the end and wind up in the Capital One Bowl.
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
They've only got one more chance to stumble (Texas A&M). They're not losing to Western Carolina or Auburn.
We might get this LSU team in the Capital One bowl though...
Because Bama could still lose the SEC title game if LSU gets a 2nd conference loss. But the Tigers schedule isn't that tough either.
I do hope this game puts the "AJ McCarron for Heisman" story to rest right as it gets started.
They tell me that he knows this may not be their night!
So does a loss here knock Bama out of the MNC game? It would most likely send LSU to the SEC championship game and I can't see them sending Bama to the title game two years in a row when they don't win their own division. And is there anyway a 1 loss LSU team gets in over 3 undefeated teams? Wow, this would screw a lot up.
if you live in Manhattan, KS or Eugene, OR!
OR South Bend, IN
I think until everyone in the SEC has at least 2 losses, there will always be a case for an SEC team to make the title game. Personally, I'd love to see a KSU Oregon matchup, but the SEC can still play the strength of schedule card.
It's been a lot. Its been a roller coaster that for some reason seemed like it would never get good. But you know what? We kept fighting. It's like that old saying goes, "Those Who Stay Will Be Champions." -David Molk
Can they, though? Who has Bama really beaten this year? LSU and A&M would be their only good wins until the SEC title game. The way that the SEC schedule works now, some of these teams never play most of the other contenders. It hurts their SOS argument.
Did not take long.
Will be in full effect. This will include endless arguments that a one loss SEC team deserves to be in the championship game over an undefeated team. It will also include some voters putting the team ahead of undefeated teams.
Total meltdown by Bama. Good lord.
.eliminates SEC from BCS championship if 2 of Oregon, ND & K-State go undefeated
Even though I hate Bama I need them, Oregon, and k-state to win out so we don't have to watch the media love feat over ND in a national title game
There is god, there is family, and then there is MICHIGAN FOOTBALL
I would take a one loss LSU team in the title game over ND. I would endure the continuing SEC lovefest instead of having to put up with ND fans.
Thank god I'm not alone haha.
Not me. Fuck that noise. If ND has to go up against either KState or Oregon they'll be destroyed anyway.
"Ohio is like a giant turd that Michigan just can't pinch off"
Les Miles is crazy.
The grass is getting to him. Whether its field turf or high grade hydroponics is a whole different matter.
Dammit Les why in the hell not make Bama have to score a touchdown ?!?!?
I'm rooting for Alabama, but giving risk-adverse anouncers ammunition for their non-understanding of expected value is never fun.
"I just hope Tressel doesn't fire me"
I think Bama is done. This game could be the end of the SEC championship run. My biggest fear is that it puts ND in the title game. They have the easiest path to the end by far and you know the humans will want them in. I also could see Oregon stumbling in the Civil War. And in a one game playoff I don't trust any team over the huge horseshoe that ND is carrying.