That’s from Steve Shaw, who says the conference is reviewing Quinton Dial’s questionable hit on Aaron Murray in the second quarter of the SECCG.
Will Mike Slive make the call to suspend Dial from the national title game as a result? Stay tuned.
The OBC would have been all spiky there at the end of the SECCG, doncha know. Well, kinda sorta, anyway.
Spurrier said he definitely would have spiked the ball at the end of the SEC title game. Georgia coach Mark Richt elected not to do it, and the clock ran out.
“We all know that’s what he should have done,” Spurrier said of spiking the ball. “Yeah, we all know that. They would have had two plays. But I don’t know. If they had hit a touchdown right there, it wouldn’t have mattered. But we all know you should do that (spike the ball).”
You almost get the feeling he wished playing on there would have worked.
I’d like to dedicate this post to the lady who sat next to me, a fine Georgia fan (she sure thought she was, anyway) who tapped me on the shoulder while I was talking to my friend before the game started wanting to know when I was going to stand up, fell asleep at halftime and left for good before finding out that the interception call on Georgia’s last, fateful drive was overturned. You make me proud to wear red and black, dear.
It was as emotionally exhausting a game as I’ve watched Georgia play. The hard, hard swings in momentum throughout, capped by the intensity of the last minute of the game made sure of that. I was proud of what those kids put into that title match. I’m not going to lie, though – while I can’t fault the effort, the close but no cigar ending didn’t give me much comfort.
When you’re the third place finisher in a conference that will cease to exist, being choosy about which bowl game you want to play in probably isn’t the brightest strategy in the world.
The next time someone tells you that college football doesn’t have a sense of humor, remind them that somebody thought it was a good idea to let Monte Kiffin finish out his college career trying to figure out how to defend the triple-option.
Bonus amusement: feel the excitement from the Sun Bowl organizers over hosting a 6-7 Georgia Tech squad making a return trip after losing last year.
“I don’t think that was ever part of the discussion,” said Sun Bowl executive director Bernie Olivas of working with the ACC to allow Tech to drop. “We knew what the contract said. We were going to abide by the contract.”
I wonder how many of the people whining about Northern Illinois grabbing a spot in the Orange Bowl think Cinderellas are the best thing about college playoffs.
All hail 4boysbrew, winner of the inaugural Jon Fabris Invitational CFB Pool!
Overall Standings Through Week 14 Rank Selection W-L Pts Tie
1 4boysbrew’s picks 89-51 89 2 DawgRocker hates the spread 84-56 84 2 Ross Oglesby 84-56 84 4 SCarolinaDawg’s picks 83-57 83 4 ImOpen!’s picks 83-57 83 4 uganewt’s picks 83-57 83
This week’s winner posted a 9-1 record.
Standings for Week 14 Rank Selection Adj
W-L Pts Tie
TX – KSU
24 – 42
1 blake20′s picks 9-1 9 14-32 2 tl’s picks 8-2 8 31-42 2 jadams4148′s picks 8-2 8 17-45 2 RocknRollExpress’s picks 8-2 8 31-45 2 reeldawg’s picks 8-2 8 24-38 2 pdhood’s picks 8-2 8 21-38 2 revdawg’s picks 8-2 8 20-35 2 Geezus’s picks 8-2 8 17-35 2 SCarolinaDawg’s picks 8-2 8 14-35 2 Sanford222view’s picks 8-2 8 17-34 2 wilcodawg’s picks 8-2 8 14-28 2 uganewt’s picks 8-2 8 45-31
I finished respectably, but that’s about it.
There will be a bowl pool. Based on your feedback, it’ll be a spread-based format for all 35 games. I’ll have things set up in the next few days and will keep you posted.
I hope everyone’s enjoyed this as much as I have.