If I were a Michigan fan, I'd take the personal foul penalty on 3rd and long at 35-31 to the grave with me. That was the only point after the beginning of the second quarter where I thought Michigan had a chance to win. I thought ND burned the green jerseys. However, they did win with the white jerseys and green numbers on 1/1/92, so a version of the green had won since the Gerry Faust era. Despite the thoughts of scab Flutie on ABC, USC does find a way to win relatively comfortably, and we get a Top 5 match-up with potential BCS Title Game ramifications this coming weekend. And, while getting him out of the booth was a nice gesture, could ABC somehow find a way to have Paul Maguire just sit in the parking lot without a microphone during the game? If LSU doesn't come back in the 4th quarter against Ole Miss, Florida's national title hopes would have taken a severe body blow. Bye-bye Rutgers. Ironically, West Virginia is the team screwed most by Rutgers getting blown out, as they now can't win the Big East in a 3-way tie with a win over Rutgers. A win in that situation would put them in a head-to-head tie with Louisville, causing Louisville to get the BCS automatic bid. From talking about the national title game and at worse the Gator Bowl to possibly the Texas or International Bowl for the State University of New Jersey. 6-6 Alabama usually means 'Bama puts up the Help Wanted sign in front of the head coaching position. I know they played in Birmingham for most of the rivalry, but 0-6 vs. Auburn in Tuscaloosa is still an incredible stat for 'Bama. If Miami beats Boston College to become bowl eligible and Florida beats Florida State, which of the 6-6 Florida teams goes to Boise for their bowl game? Let us all root for Nevada to knock off Boise next week, thus allowing the Fiesta Bowl to be a good game. Oklahoma has to really be wondering what would have happened if the refs didn't screw them in Oregon. They would be a 1-loss team looking at a Sugar or Orange Bowl appearance as an at-large team.
Originally posted by redsoxnation6-6 Alabama usually means 'Bama puts up the Help Wanted sign in front of the head coaching position.
6 - 6 doesn't always mean a new coach in Bama especially after a 10 - 2 record the previous season. But 0 - 4 against Auburn usually does. I may be biased since he's from my high school but I thought John Parker Wilson was surprisingly good. Makes me wonder what their season would've been like if Darby played like he did last year.
The fact that Shula just signed a 6-year ($1.8 million per year) contract extension last year really ties Alabama's hands anyway. They have pretty much went "all-in" with Shula. An expensive buy-out and the implied admission that they screwed-up last year by giving him the extension pretty much means that Shula's job is safe for now and somebody else (and maybe more than just one) will have to take the fall. Look for some assistant coach firings, but Shula stays.
Edit 11/20: Well, what I posted was the conventional wisdom as of last week. The rumor mill is kicking up big time right now though, and it looks like Shula may be out after all.
(edited by ges7184 on 19.11.06 1050)
(edited by ges7184 on 20.11.06 1737) The Bored are already here. Idle hands are the devil's workshop. And no... we won't kill dolphins. But koalas are fair game.
To elaborate on the last two posts, yes the number college applications do go up at winning institutions. However, the caliber of student applying DOESN'T go up, and in fact can sometimes decline on average.