Category Archives: BCS/Playoffs

About the nine-game conference schedule

Welp, he’s right about this.

But that’s just the polls.  What happens if/when the selection committee goes another way and hints or outright states the eight-game conference schedule was a factor in the decision?  Besides Mike Slive’s head exploding, I mean.

I’m not predicting here.  Just wondering.

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Opaque transparency

Nobody objected to the Coaches Poll being a part of the national title conversation more than me, but I’ll say one thing for it:  at least the coaches made their last individual ballots public.

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Ladies and gentlemen, our long national postseason nightmare isn’t over.

Yeah, this is fun to think about…

The Stephen King scenario is this: undefeated Mississippi (1) and undefeated Mississippi State (2) play an epic Egg Bowl on Nov. 29, with the winner advancing to meet 11-1 Georgia (3) in the SEC championship game Dec. 6. Georgia wins that in another classic, and the SEC is sitting there with three one-loss teams that all would at least theoretically be ranked in every top four heading into Selection Sunday.

… but if you’ve got playoff fever, there’s a way to cure that bad boy.  More brackets, of course.

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Thirteen is just a number, y’all.

With the news that Archie Manning is recusing himself from selection committee service for health reasons, the College Football Playoff folks announce they’ll muddle through the rest of the season with only a 12-member committee.

I can’t figure out if that’s a plus or a minus.

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Tuesday morning buffet

Hungry?

  • Arkansas threw the ball 40 times in the Alabama game.
  • Speaking of throwing, broke down Hutson Mason’s game against Mizzou.  (Hint:  he likee.)
  • Jimbo Fisher goes all in on Jameis Winston“. . . There is not a victim because there was no crime. . .”
  • And speaking of Winston, hoo boy.
  • Coach Richt, on his evolution at head coach:  “I’ve gotten to a point where I don’t do as much hands-on coaching as I used to. Mike Bobo and Pruitt are doing most of that now. I deal with more things during the game and in the week preceding the game.”
  • Jerry Palm notes that the selection committee will continue the tradition of not taking margin of victory into account.  Idiots.
  • The descent of Jeff Driskel is a thing:  “Right now, Jeff would probably start, but both will play.”  The “probably” is an especially nice touch.
  • Speaking of Boom, this is still a thing, too.
  • Georgia moves up a whopping twelve spots, to ninth, in the latest F/+ rankings.

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Wednesday morning buffet

Another day, another buffet.

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“All told, it is a significant commitment for all the members of the committee.”

At least we know they’ve got a good excuse to watch a lot of college football on TV.

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