I have no idea how one could downvote this.
LET'S BOOGIE, YA'LL.
TIME TO DANCE.
This headline was totally misleading.
I thought you guys had the inside scoop or something.
DON'T TOY WITH MY EMOTIONS!
As far as players acting poorly, eh... the Peppers shove is of course inexcusable. The Bock O thing was disrespectful. But so was the big banner incident of 1973. So was Marcus Hall's double bird. Many players have lost their cool throughout this rivalry, on both sides. It happens.
The post-game whine sesh, though? Yeah, I've got no time for that.
I know we all love Urban (and we damn well should for what he's done and continues to do with this program), but I think HE has to step up his game as well.
Yesterday was a gutsy win. I'll remember it for the rest of my life. But it was hardly Urban's best performance as a coach. They won't escape with victories if more of the same awaits.
The only thing I can say there is that while they will all have two losses, one will have 11 wins and a conference title. It's gotta count for something.
Man, I see what you're saying, but that one's a hard sell.
Let's say out of Washington and Clemson, only of them loses.
And the committee puts both Ohio State and Michigan in.
They're REALLY devaluing conference titles if they do that. I think that sets a pretty odd precedent.
But if they both lose? ... Yeah, I can see it.
One thing that also should be stated, is a team that lost two games in November really deserving? We've seen that hitting your stride at the right time is really crucial as far as the committee's thought process is concerned. Hard to say that's the case when you lose two of your last three.
Right? I would think the Big Ten Champion would have a better shot, even with Michigan having beaten both representatives.
That's what I said! Wanted to make sure I wasn't insane.
I don't care what their record is.
I've been waiting a year for that.
NOTHING can spoil how wonderful that is.
But I'd feel a lot better about it if Washington loses.
I can only see it if there's an upset in a conference title game, and the champion has two or three losses, while a 2nd-place team in another conference only has one.
But that's about it.
If Alabama continues to win, Texas A&M will not play for its conference championship.
If Ohio State and Washington both continue to win, they will.
As it stands, though the Aggies are #4, I don't like their chances to stay there if they can't leapfrog Alabama.
Also, Michigan is #3.
Ohio State wins, and I'm betting they take that spot.
So take a breath :)
Also, if you should be rooting for anyone to lose, it's Washington.
I'm a fencer.
So, I totally hear ya, Andy.
I don't know. Were they playing well enough in 2014 when they squeaked by Penn State, Indiana, Minnesota and even Michigan until the last few minutes?
I think people still haven't adjusted to the way the playoff works.
The "eye test" isn't quite what it used to be.
If we've learned anything from the first two years of the playoff, it's that winning your conference is basically the most important facet of getting an invite to the playoff. Not the way in which you win your conference.
Don't believe me? Last year, freaking IOWA was a goal line stand away from playing Alabama.
And it's October.
Not that my predictions are worth a damn, but I had this team going 10-2 this year.
With all that talent departed, and inexperience at many positions, I thought J.T would be the difference in making this otherwise green bunch a pretty darn good team.
And I still think that's basically the case.
I think we all got drunk off of that Oklahoma whooping. We thought that within three games, the team had done all the maturing it needed to do to roll through a grueling schedule with tough road games and conference contenders waiting along the way.
I think they have a ways to go, and I think that's perfectly fine. They've hit a rough stretch, but they'll get out of it, and emerge a better team.