Monday, November 27, 2006

College Football Week 13 Thoughts

For Crying Out Loud, Give Us What We Want!
Here’s what we are going to get, a one game BCS Championship featuring Ohio State against USC, Michigan or Florida. Here’s what we want, at least a three game BCS Championship featuring Ohio State, USC, Michigan and Florida. We could have two initial games with the winners facing off in the Super Bowl of college football.

Why is March Madness so big? The NCAA basketball champion earns their trophy on the court in a tournament of the best teams in the country.

Why can’t this work for NCAA Division I football? The University Presidents won’t allow it because they are afraid of losing money but some how these geniuses don’t see the potential revenue stemming from a play-off nor the increased fan base and interest in college football.

Since We Can’t Have What We Want…
Over 75% of you said in last week’s poll that Michigan didn’t deserve another shot at Ohio State. So who does? Cast your vote in this week’s poll.

Moving On and Up
Going into the final weekend of the college football season, and with most teams already finished, the coaching carousel has begun.

Moving On
Larry Coker is finally done at Miami which is no shock to anyone. The writing has been on the wall since their opening loss to Florida State.

Mike Shula is out at Alabama. Was he ever really in?

Six years ago Dirk Koetter took the Oklahoma State job then turned it down hours later to take the head coaching position at Arizona State. Three and a half months ago Koetter named Sam Keller his starting quarterback for the season then changed his mind hours later when he named Rudy Carpenter. Going 2-19 against ranked teams and 21-28 against the Pac-10 made it an easy decision for ASU to fire him.

North Carolina State fired head coach Chuck Amato. Amato had a 49 and 37 record at N.C. State. Are they really going to get someone better?

Moving Up
Cincinnati Head Coach Mike Dantonio got the biggest win of his head coaching career when his Bearcats knocked off previously unbeaten #7 Rutgers 30-11 on November 18th. Now Dantonio is moving to greener pastures as the Head Coach of Michigan State.

Texas defensive guru Gene Chizik has been hired to take over the coaching job at Iowa State. Is that really a moving up?

Broncos are BCS Bound
Boise State has clinched a BCS bowl birth with their undefeated season. The Broncos will most likely end up in the Fiesta Bowl against the Big 12 Champion.

WAC commissioner Karl Benson said that Boise State was, “the most dominant team in WAC history."

Championship Week
The ACC, Big 12 and SEC championship games will be played on Saturday. We are going to do our absolute best to bring in some guest bloggers to give us some additional insight to the match-ups.

Conference Championship Schedule
Wake Forest vs Georgia Tech – Noon (CST)
Arkansas vs Florida – 5:00pm (CST)
Big 12
Nebraska vs Oklahoma – 7:00pm (CST)
Your Opinion: Share your thoughts on Week 13 of the NCAA football season or start your own topic in the forum.