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Notes from around college football nation: SEC is tough and Ohio State in the BCS

Notes from around college football nation: SEC is tough and Ohio State in the BCS

Jeff Hostetler
Reported by Jeff Hostetler on June 24, 2012
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The results are in, we are moving forward with a playoff. I feel playoffs will be a topic that will go on until the very first game is played this season.

Once they decide on the format, then they decide on where the games are played, and who gets to play in the games. That is a conversation in itself that can take months.

Then there is the matter of who decides which four teams are the best, and the inevitable politicking that will occur to make sure Notre Dame, Texas, and old guard SEC teams get elevated above more deserving teams based on that year’s results But before we move on let’s just hope that they do not put Lou Holtz on the selections committee. He will vote for Notre Dame in all four spots. Hey Lou, stop trying to wake up the echoes and make the “domers” relevant again.

 

1) The more I look at it, the more I feel bad for buckeye fans this season. They pretty much have a BCS bowl in their back pocket, but can’t go because of NCAA penalties. Just look at their schedule; Miami (Ohio), Cal, UAB, and UCF as out of conference games to start off, all at home. That is a 4-0 start right there. Then their only real challenges left are Michigan State, Michigan, and Wisconsin. At worst Ohio State will go 9-3 this year. Plus they cannot go to the BIG-10 title game,  A team just needs to come in second to Ohio State to get into the BIG-10 title game this year.  Pac-12 fans know the end result of this from last year, UCLA really represented the Pac-12 South well in the throttling they took vs. Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game while USC sat at home watching on TV.

2) I will probably get a lot of hate for this, but the argument is legit: Being a SEC fan is tough. From a Florida fans perspective, there are hardly any guaranteed games anymore in the SEC. Florida has to make a run through the likes of LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee just to name a few. I wish I was an Oregon fan or maybe a Virginia Tech fan. They have about two games each year they need to get up for, while the rest are just as challenging as playing Vanderbilt. Oregon has to worry about USC, Stanford, and occasionally Washington and that is about it. Being an Oregon fan site I am sure I will hear there is more to it. Really? Does Arizona State strike fear into your heart? How about Washington State? Mike Leach has his players swinging swords up there instead of playing football right now. As for  ACC fans, you’ve got FSU and Virginia Tech as top dogs, while Clemson and one or two other schools make a run once every three years. Oh the life of the SEC. If you want a good laugh about the SEC, just listen to this guy:

 

 

3) A little more playoff talk, it will be interesting to see how they handle hosting the National Championship game. It is great for cities to be able to bid for the national championship game, as long as the money goes back into all the schools and no one is pocketing the money like the BCS officials did. The national championship game should be played every year in one place, just like they do for the FCS playoffs. Let’s put the title game in Jerry Jones’ palace. It’s in the middle of the US and will be a better location for fans having to travel from all over the United States and definitely has enough seats.

4) Michigan vs. Alabama has been the main game grabbing everyone’s attention in the early weeks of the season (Oregon vs. USC in November of course has everyone’s attention Has anyone noticed that two days after that game Georgia Tech has to take on Virginia Tech? Most teams enjoy an easy start to get a little team chemistry going and work out the kinks but not this year. Not this year. Georgia Tech will head straight into the belly of the beast and give Virginia Tech their best shot. The college football scheduling Gods are being extra generous for great matchups in week one.

 

Before I could even finish this article the playoff situation has released new info about where the games will be played and how it will be decided. I am just going to stop here before the Presidents on the playoff committee decide to change anything else.

Til’ next week college football nation.

 


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Jeff Hostetler

Jeff HostetlerJeff Hostetler may not have won a Super Bowl with the Giants ( though his uncle of the same name did). He has been an obsessed college football fan living in Florida ever since the Gators beat FSU in the Sugar Bowl to earn the UF's first national championship. Ever since Jeff has immersed himself in everything possible related to college football. He enjoys watching, writing, playing, and otherwise obsessing over all things football. A graduate of the University of Florida, he brings a perspective to FishDuck free of our extreme green & yellow homerism glasses to look at the current landscape of collegiate athletics.View all posts by Jeff Hostetler →


 

 

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  • Josh White

    Jeff, good stuff, thanks for the read!

    The only problem with your comparison of the Oregon and Florida strength of schedules, is that Florida doesn’t play all of the SEC teams you mentioned. In the upcoming season, Florida is not scheduled to play Auburn, Alabama, or Arkansas.

    They are, however, playing Jacksonville State, Bowling Green, and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in addition to Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Georgia and South Carolina are two of the most overrated teams in the country each of the last few years. As an Oregon fan, I would love to see the Ducks line up against an sec schedule. I think Oregon would fare very well against floridas 2012 schedule, where the gators will find a way to lose 3-5 games, like they do just about every year.

    With all of the changes going on in the college football post season, let’s hope they also find a way to have more Pac12 vs sec bowl games.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KFISLBAFKVL2CQFDFQ7JGZET7E vfbdfb

    tennessesee has been a cream puff of late.. no??,, and fla is down too,, vandy, i love to root those underdogs, propeller heads in the knuckle head red-neck conference??!!..lol.. oregon has gone to jerry’s world vs lsu, so cant say ducks duck’em,, no?yes?,, no.
    But i am humored by jerry’s palace as middle,, isnt st louis more apropo?? or otherwise instead of jerry’s house lets put it in a truly neutral venue site ala college football culture, minneapolis!! since minnesota always sucks anyways, and since its as middle as dallas geographically,, but a lil further north than an sec homey might like!! lol;)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KFISLBAFKVL2CQFDFQ7JGZET7E vfbdfb

    oh yeah,, forgot about those nasty wildcats too!!,,,,cheese!