(OT) The Look on Saban's Face

Submitted by thereverend on November 10th, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Not entirely OT w/ Bama being a UM opponent...


It was so sweet to see his face drop after that penalty. He was telling the ref how unfair the whole thing was. Don't worry, Nick Satan... live to play another day!


I just hope that this does not pave the way for ND to make it to the NCG; please let it be KSU & Oregon! An SEC-less NCG would be payback for last year's SEC vs. SEC!



November 10th, 2012 at 7:27 PM ^

I doubt ND would jump KSU if they win tonight since a win against Boston College isn't as impressive as a win over TCU. The USC game will be their best chance to jump KSU, especially with Klein healthy and getting a good deal of Heisman buzz.


November 10th, 2012 at 7:44 PM ^

You know what sounds better...ND not getting into the national title game because anything can happen on any given day.

Sorry, but with all the close calls and lucky bounces ND has gotten this year, I wouldn't be surprised if they hang around against Oregon and get 5 or 6 turnovers to pull out a 3 point win.

I would rather not have ND sniff a national title game where anything could happen.  If OSU could beat ubeatable Miami in 02, ND could stun Oregon.


November 10th, 2012 at 7:25 PM ^

Scary to think that Georgia and Florida are the next closest SEC teams to the undefeateds... and we can be sure that ESPN and the national media will try to plug them and push them into the NCG.  The SEC is not-that-good, ESPN just continues to push them down our throat and insist that one SEC team beating another is justification of how talented the teams are. 


November 10th, 2012 at 8:18 PM ^

Not as good as ESPN proclaims, perhaps.  Good enough to win the last 6 title games when matched up against non SEC opponents however.  

Alabama definitely looked like the best team we played this year.  They were on a different planet than ND who we lost to by a touchdown after turning it over 6 times.

Sorry, but the talent is just deeper in the SEC right now, especially on the d-line and in the secondary.  Other teams and conferences may be able to match the SEC at skill positions, but not in the trenches.  Hopefully Hoke and Mattison will turn our top tier line recruits into such a force in the near future, but it seems that the bayou just breeds these 300lb beast that can run a 4.6 - 40.


November 10th, 2012 at 7:26 PM ^

Three quality unbeatens lock the SEC out of the NC game this year. Root for Oregon, K-State, and yes, ND. I would prefer Oregon-ND but K-State-Oregon is also acceptable.


November 10th, 2012 at 7:36 PM ^

Under no circumstances am I rooting for ND to win out. No, no, no, no, no...

The way I see it, the only team who could beat Oregon this season just lost. Oregon will most likely win it all. But I don't even want to see ND in the MNC at all.

If anyone can pull off a miracle in a one-off game, it is the domers this season. And that is my worse case scenario for this football season, considering Ohio isn't elligible. 


November 10th, 2012 at 7:49 PM ^

USC may rout ND but I am prepared to accept--nay, embrace--the alternative, as long as it means the SEC is out of the NCG for a change. I'd rather the Domers get embarrased on the biggest stage possible but I understand where you are coming from. I would personally prefer three unbeatens to two to eliminate all possibility of further political wrangling supporting certain one-loss teams over others.

Plus the B12 does not have a conference championship game this year which adds to the uncertainty and weakens KSU's resume.


November 10th, 2012 at 11:04 PM ^

for a NC season? A team that plays a 13th game before the bowl season has more tests in the field to showcase talent, and more opportunities to look weak and foolish. 12-0 would be an impressive feat in today's age of relative parity between power conferences, but 13-0 is a greater resume still, barring massive injuries to key players of course, in which case I as a voter would support a team with a more complete roster.

As for KSU, your final question is moot as 10-team conferences cannot hold championship games. But if I had to pick for 2012, I would pick the top two teams by tiebreaks in the conference (no divisions!).


November 10th, 2012 at 7:27 PM ^

I'm so happy!! I know the black and white Nebraska team won but to see Saban bitching at the refs and then his half ass handshake and refusal to make eye contact with sumlin shows how arrogant and whiny he is. A whiny little bitch, just like most of their fans.


November 10th, 2012 at 7:38 PM ^

Don't get me wrong I hate nick saban and the crimson tide but this propels notre dame into the mythical national championship game. I wish it wasn't so but notre dame will jump k state. They have a "tougher schedule" and a bigger name so the voters will put them there. I was the only one in the bar cheering for bama just because I don't want to help out the Irish at all....