As with any accusation, find out the full story before passing judgement.
Wade is already listed as a top 25 player on CBSSports. He is not coming back and he shouldn't if he will be a first round pick.
Young is not coming back and neither is Wade. They are incredible players and have earned the opportunity to get paid for their hard work and talent.
Skip Bayless posted congratulations to LSU for advancing to the title game against Clemson.
The results are not a shock. The media drives this committee and, from the start, the narrative of the SEC as the best conference has driven the selections. If we had been up against an SEC in 2014, we never would have made it.
My only problem with it is for years the BIG10 got knocked for being a weak conference and that is why our conference rarely made it into the Championship game. Now the analysts are saying it doesn't matter if your conference stinks.
The media is pushing hard for LSU. Check out ESPN, SI.com, cbssports.com. If the committee can battle the bias, we have a shot.
I completely agree but the Committee (and the media and most of the country) is conditioned to believe that the SEC is, by far, the best conference and so it doesn't matter when they play patsies from the FCS.
We might be matching up with LSU in Georgia on December 28th.
Nick Saban will forever be tarnished by his time coaching in Miami. Hopefully, Urban stays where he is at. I have been watching football for 45 year and I have learned more from a year of "Urban's Analysis" that I have from the previous 44 years combines. He is brilliant and very insightful. All he will get in Cowboyland is stress.
Honestly, I have a bad feeling about tomorrow. If the game were being played indoors or in good weather, I would feel much more confident.
The entire "SEC is better" fraud stems from years the same bias along with from Auburn's victory over Oregon and LSU beating Texas. Those two victories. Both of those victories have proven to be over-rated but the narrative was set.
The play-calling lacked any creativity. It felt like the J.T. Barrett era. The issue I had with it is that Fields' strength is not JT-style running, he had not played the JT role before and his thumb was hurting. In fact, Fields seemed off from the start. I believe next week will be a more difficult game so I hope that JF can heal and we can be more creative in our play-calling.
If we play like this next week, we lose. Michigan is much better than Penn State right now. Our passing game is getting flustered in way that will make it difficult for us to beat really good teams. Fortunately, our defense has been very solid.
Browning being out scares me. Tuf has done a better job this year but still gets eaten up by blocks and has a tough time defending quick players. Without Browning's athleticism, we could get gashed for some big plays, IMO.
My problem is not with LSU at #1 but with Alabama only dropping a spot or two after losing at home (the score was closer than the game) while Penn St goes on the road and almost takes the victory over an undefeated team and will probably drop 5 or 6 spots. That is how the SEC is in the conversation of having 2 teams in the playoffs every year.
Alabama will be 4th in the new rankings. This is why the SEC is always in the conversation for 2 playoff spots. Losses don't negatively affect top programs in the SEC the way they do programs in other leagues.
The fluke touchdown at the end (I have no idea why LSU had bump and run called up 12) will enable Alabama to get in despite not being worthy. How the heck did we not make it in 2015-2016? One loss on a last minute field goal during an awful rainstorm kept us from back-to-back championships but doesn't keep SEC teams out.
Cam Newton got to win a Heisman and a National Championship after a proven NCAA rule violation but I feel like Chase will not be playing again for our Buckeyes.
"Family friend" sound a lot like a agent, especially if it is someone he has known before his freshman year.
Most already know the ending to this story.
This reminds me a lot of the Bosa injury and the Coach Meyer rumors. You hope for the best at the very beginning and then come to terms with reality. Based on his tweet that a "family friend" loaned him the money, my sense is that Chase Young has played his last down for us. The timing of this story is the most interesting part.