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Comment 29 Nov 2016
Michigan getting in would be a huge bummer. It would totally diminish the importance of last weekend's victory. I want that win to mean more. I want it to have dashed their hopes. If they get in anyway, they will have lost two of their last three - including one to their most bitter rival - and still backed into the playoff, with all their goals still in play. No repercussions for losing. That would suck. It would cheapen what we all saw last weekend.
Comment 28 Nov 2016

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.

Comment 28 Nov 2016

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.

Comment 27 Nov 2016

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.

Comment 27 Nov 2016

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.

Comment 27 Nov 2016

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.

Comment 27 Nov 2016

Right? I would think the Big Ten Champion would have a better shot, even with Michigan having beaten both representatives.

Comment 01 Nov 2016

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.

Comment 29 Oct 2016

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.

Comment 29 Oct 2016

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.