Daily Archives: July 9, 2007

Does HeismanPundit make any more sense than Les Miles?

HeismanPundit takes a courageous stand against Les Miles’ recent bout of diarrhea of the mouth here.

It’s really nothing more than another opportunity presented for HP to take a few whacks at the SEC so he can defend the honor of the poor ol’ unfairly maligned Pac-10. But amid all the condescension, here’s what I don’t get…

First, he says,

I’ve been a long-time challenger of the lazy status quo position that the SEC is year-in and year-out the best conference in college football. Some years–like last year–it is the best…

But then he writes that he doesn’t

… understand how a conference that plays the toughest schedules can’t be considered the best (ed: Who is the Pac-10 playing to make it so tough? Answer: Mostly other Pac-10 teams)…

while in the same breath making the assertion that…

Conversely, the Pac-10 plays a round-robin schedule, where no team is missed. What’s more, the conference tends to schedule tougher out-of-conference opponents and also plays more road games. This more than tips the schedule toughness ledger squarely in the Pac-10′s corner.

This is why every year we see football guru Phil Steele rate the Pac-10 schedules as the nation’s toughest. [Emphasis added.]

Soooo, the Pac-10 has the toughest schedules every year, the toughest schedules make for the best-est conference, but even HP admits that the SEC was the nation’s best last year. I’m having trouble doing the math here.

HP’s right about one thing, though. It is a damned shame his comments section ain’t working.

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UPDATE: Evidently HP has fixed his comments problem, which is why his “I wish comments were working” line has been edited from his post. Much hilarity to ensue now, I’m sure.

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An SEC potpourri

Various things of beauty from the Southeastern Conference, some rational, some not quite so…

First, it looks like Croom is on the hot seat at MSU, and Cutcliffe thinks his offensive linemen were too fat.

Next, Mark Bradley’s column predicting a Georgia win at Tech for a variety of reasons keeps drawing irate Techies like flies. You know it’s getting pathetic when they’re debating academics.

Fanhouse notes that SEC football official (and former UF lineman) Wally Hough is a current Gator Club president. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Speaking of Fanhouse, they’ve got a YouTube clip up that from an upcoming movie called A Fall in Dreamland that illustrates perfectly why ‘Bama has to pay $4 million a year to get a competent head coach.

It’s not so much the story itself that’s compelling as it is how comfortable this dude is with the telling of it. He’s at peace with it – hell, he was at peace with it when it was happening. You’ve also got to love how he’s bringing the next generation along.

And Les Miles has some twisted poker analogy going to explain why the Pac-10 sucks more than LSU’s non-conference scheduling. Or something like that. Meanwhile, Brian at mgoblog reminds us of the esteem that Miles is held in by some of his players.

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