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Notre Dame & BCS

I thought the BCS championship teams were selected on the basis of several criteria. After looking back at ND strength of schedule I am not sure why they were selected to be number 1 or even playing for a national championship. They really were not very impressive or was Alabama just that good.
IMHO Texas A&M should be number 1. We need a playoff system.
by Snapper January 8, 2013 10:59 AM


Until your last sentence, you were doing fine. Oregon or Stanford should have played Alabama. I'm just sayin'...

--bats

p.s. -- Oregon rejected Johnny Football... :)
by ragingbats January 8, 2013 11:08 AM


A&M lost 2 games this year.
Stanford lost 2 games this year

I can't stand ND, but they deserved the right to be there based on their undefeated season at the time.
by The Tolerant Educator January 8, 2013 11:30 AM


most tuned out from last nights' game at 1/2.
that's not good for anyone.

by MikeM-NJ January 8, 2013 11:36 AM


undefeated every year and a very low strength of schedule will keep nd 1or 2.

too much media power.

do we not get playoffs for next year?

if oregon turned down johnny football,big
mistake;alabama would agree.

by dblbogey2 January 8, 2013 11:47 AM


Bogey,

Manziel was stellar, no doubt. However, Oregon signed Marcus Mariota who also started for them as a redshirt frosh. Don't be surprised if you see him in Heisman contention in the near future. The kid can play!

http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/511459/marcus-mariota


by The Tolerant Educator January 8, 2013 12:36 PM


too much media power.
by dblbogey2 January 8, 2013 11:47 AM

Exactly. Even when they sucked for the last how many years, they were still getting National TV games every week. It was like watching paint dry seeing Notre Dame play football.

Bama is a beast. They have disciplined athletes and unreal work ethic which all stems from Nick Saban and his coaching staff. Props to them

but..

I would bet there are a few NCAA violations that go along with Bama getting these 1st round NFL draft picks to come to their school year after year. Its just a matter of time before they get caught.

Dominant teams in college are good for a reason. They get around the system, somehow, someway.

TTE

Good luck to your Broncos this weekend. Im looking forward to watching another 4 playoff games


by Unfair and Imbalanced January 8, 2013 1:12 PM


TTE is right...Oregon had Kenjon Barner, DeAnthony Thomas, Chip Kelly, and those uniforms take away from what Mariota did this year, which was also impressive. If he hadn't been out at halftime of about 9 games, the numbers would have been even more remarkable.

Glad Chip is going to be back to see what they can do with him next year! I'm just sayin'...

--bats
by ragingbats January 8, 2013 3:14 PM


Agreed Bats! If Oregon hadn't beaten the snot out of all of their opponents (except for Stanford), Mariota could have been in NY with Manziel. Same goes for Barner.

I like seeing Oregon and Stanford doing so well - it's good for the Pac-12.

TTE

Univ. of Arizona Bear Down!
by The Tolerant Educator January 8, 2013 4:46 PM


right tte,both are great but i saw moves
by manziel that were baffling.guy is slippery,fast and like teflon.he also
is accurate w/ good velocity on passes.

i hope both avoid injuries and as for kelly,
worst move he could make is going pro.
spurrier was a prime example.some coaches,
ala spurrier,saban are better for college.
by dblbogey2 January 9, 2013 11:03 AM


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