Well, looks like South Carolina is getting boatmurdred.
After all the promise this season had it finishes up with Hawaii not getting any sweet Boise BCS money and me rooting for Auburn to win the National Title and then getting it taken away next year after all the Cam Newton dirt finally comes out. And Hawaii going to a MWC that has basically the same teams as the conference it's in now. Could have been a lot worse I guess (Alabama repeat and Hawaii finishing bowl-ineligible), but bleh...
Any word on how much money it will take to get Cam Newton to transfer?
Seriously though, it's a good example of how much a single player can impact the fortunes of whatever team he ends up on. Imagine the difference if he was with Mississippi State or Florida.
I think they have to give him the Heisman now, whatever the risk of more dirt coming out.
It felt like it was the Huskers game but I'll take it. Gonna miss seeing these two play each other.
Washington won the CrApple Cup, meaning that at 6-6 they will finish 3rd in the Pac10. So, they will attend either the Holiday or Alamo bowl, where they will be undoubtedly crushed by a much better Big10 or Big12 team.
Looking at the bowl matchups, I have to say that most of the BCS bowls don't look that interesting. Other then the championship game, only the Rose looks like a good matchup.
Meanwhile, there are some nice "minor" bowl matchups. A&M vs LSU at the Cotton. Mich St. vs Alabama at the Capital One. Florida St. vs South Carolina at the Chick-fil-a.
Funny that Washington gets a rematch against Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. Lol. ;-)
Nebraska turned the ball over what? 4 times? And it felt like more than that, plus there were at least 2 or 3 more fumbles that they recovered themselves. And they were shut out the entire second half.
The only reason the game was close--or felt close--was that Nebraska started hot and OU couldn't convert TDs.
On another note: why don't teams put more effort into getting a good kicker? The field goal is such an important point yielder, and yet it seems most teams don't even bother recruiting, they just take a walk-on or something. Nebraska's kicker is just flat awesome, and is going to make a ton of money in the NFL. OU's kicker appears to have walked in without a clue what he's doing. It almost cost OU the game.
Congratulations to Oklahoma and Stanford for your BCS Bowl wins!
Had to browse over to see where Georgia Tech ended up. Looks like the bowl is a throwaway, but they play Air Force! I'm definitely watching that for all the triple option action I can stomach on December 27th. It'll be the last chance to enjoy it until August.
Woo!Rushing Yards Per Game Leaders
RK TEAM ATT YDS YDS/A LONG TD YDS/G
1 Georgia Tech 696 3924 5.6 73 30 327.0
2 Air Force 699 3815 5.5 59 40 317.9
The spread attacks of Oregon and Cam Newton will help tide me over, unless both teams get jitters and become inept on offense.
Texas is lucky! I bet Addazio won't resign and Urban Meyer won't fire him. So Florida gets at least one more season of ineptitude.
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I know dude.
Well, maybe not Connecticut. Come on!
I expect very up tempo of course, but I'm not sure it's a given the offenses will actually run wild.
I think Auburn's defense has been pretty suspect this year - they've allowed a lot of points but saved themselves with a potent offense that goes by the name of Cam Newton. They redeemed themselves against S.C. last weekend, at least.
Like I said before: we'd better have a shootout or I will be disappointed. Defense in football is usually nice to watch, but that's not what we're here too see with these two teams.
They're both second-half teams so we might have to sit through the first half until they get going.
Wannstedt forced out at Pitt today. A weird move if you ask me. Yeah, he never got Pitt in a BCS game, but as the article points out he arguably had Pitt at its best level since the early 1980s glory days. What I don't get is who Pitt thinks they can get that will be better.
I'm sad to see Wannstedt fail at Pitt. If he can't succeed there as a head coach, he needs to go back to a DC job. He was very good at that.
Meanwhile, The Great Purge of 2010 is in full swing in Texas.
OL coach: Retired.
DT coach: Retired. (This one actually makes me sad. Know how many stud DT's this guy has put in the NFL?)
Director of Operations: Has been on Administrative Leave most of the season due to the whole Gloria Allred situation. (Read: She has a case.)
Strength & Conditioning coach: Rumored to be either taking a lesser-paying job at Colorado or reassigned; either way, will no longer hold that position.
WR Coach: Either HC at Kent State or WR coach at Colorado; either way, has told recruits and players that he won't be back.
The current rumor is that Major Applewhite will be promoted into the OC position. This would be my preferred outcome. The only downside I can think to this is having to hear Musberger say "THE Major" over and over when he broadcasts our games. Another name in the running is Harsin from Boise State and Malzahn at Auburn.
Reports that Urban Meyer is walking away from Florida. After last year, nothing is official until there is a press conference.
I like the EDSBS angle: he wouldn't get rid of godawful Steve Addazio, so he's taking his ball and going home. I don't think he's really cut out to deal with crabby, demanding Gator fans.