NCAA Football Thread X: Urban Meyer Gone? NOPE! Dec 5, 2009 23:58:11 GMT -5
Post by Robbymac on Dec 5, 2009 23:58:11 GMT -5
Roll your eyes if you like, but that's exactly why those games turned out how they did.
Top 4 offense, and Top 4 defense IN THE MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE. Lets remember that.
Look, I'm all for someone like Utah getting their shot last year when they were the only unbeaten. I also understand that they would have been completely annihilated by Florida
TCU probably will beat Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Good for them if they do. But if you don't think Florida's extreme disappointment about being there is a factor you're kidding yourself.
I agree with you guys on the system being terrible, and I'd love to see Cincinnati and TCU get their shot. But it is what it is, and it's giving us what it's designed to do. Matching up the two teams who had the most impressive regular seasons.
We need to quit acting like Nebraska is West Texas State or something.
Are you in these player's heads or something? I just want to know, since you're so insistent on making that stupid excuse. Oklahoma couldn't have been too damn apathetic, they hung 42 points in the game.
TCU is actually legit this year. More than Boise who I was riding most of the season. TCU didn't struggle in half their games against inferior competition. They actually took games against teams from good conferences. That win at Clemson was great for them. Not just winning at BYU, but THRASHING them at BYU's place was shocking. That same team that beat Oklahoma on a neutral field. They crushed nearly everyone, they played a few damn good teams, what the hell more do they need to do before people stop treating them like an afterthought? It's like St. Joes in basketball in 2004. They played in a mediocre conference, but last I checked they were legit one of the best teams in the country. You get the right combo of kids and it's possible.
That fact that you're already saying they'll only beat Florida because Florida won't care (it's Tebow's last game, you think he isn't going to care?) is pretty damn insulting to them and the season they've had.
Not in their head, but it's only human nature.
You're playing all year with one goal. Get to the National Title game. It's soooooo close, and then BAM its yanked out from under you.
Now you're playing...who? In the what?
Meanwhile the other team is playing in the biggest game in the history of their program trying to prove a point. Look back at the history of bowl games.
If you want to find the upsets in the bowls...find the team that stumbled late and cost themselves a higher bowl or a conference title or something against a team that might be in a game they shouldn't be in.
I like TCU. They're a legit top 10-15 team. They're not Texas. They're not Alabama. I have absolutely zero doubt in my mind they would not go 12-0 in the Big XII, Big Ten, SEC, Pac Ten, or ACC. I'm not even convinced they'd get through Cincy's schedule unbeaten.
Also, you can't ever compare basketball and football.