And before you jump in with a sample size caveat, think about it.
The Rose Bowl, one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games, and Fiesta Bowl made their announcements Thursday.
The Tournament of Roses said it requested special permission for a limited number of fans or select number of guests of both teams to be in attendance for the Rose Bowl, which will be played on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California, but was denied because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the state, county and city of Pasadena.
Let’s face it, this year’s bowl season will be unlike any other. Either no fans in attendance at all, or in very limited numbers. And no win requirement means… well, this.
Fans or no fans, ESPN is going to churn out its usual amount of broadcast product. I think there are something like twelve slots in the postseason available for SEC teams right now. Jeremy Pruitt lobbying for his 2-5 team to play in a bowl game isn’t as much of a joke as we’d like to think it is.
So, allow me to beat that dead horse again. Greg McGarity will be spending the next three weeks taking his retirement victory lap. Josh Brooks, you want that job? Show me how much. Throw out the rule book and lobby hard for Georgia to play Georgia Tech in a bowl game. Might I mention that the Jackets have the same number of wins right now as do the Vols? It’s not even that much of a stretch to make the argument.
I’d much rather get my annual dose of COFH than watch the Dawgs face the third or fourth best team from the Big Ten. I suspect much of the Dawgnation feels the same. Just do it, guys.
No doubt about it, that’s beautiful, fundamental, textbook defense played there. Coaches coached and talented players executed.
I’ve only got one question: why can’t they do the same thing defending the underneath pass?
“We’re either all in or all out, no matter what happens.” — Tennessee wide receiver Josh Palmer
If generating empty phrases were a sport, the Urnge would be SEC champs.
Seriously, if you’re a Georgia fan, isn’t Malzahn exactly who you want coaching Auburn? I mean, he’s a guy who’s trouble for Saban, but rarely beats the Dawgs. That’s a formula that works for me.
DavetheDawg is my hero. He should be yours, too.
I can’t imagine anything more 2020 than that. You listening, football gods?
I really don’t want to post anything more about Greg McGarity. I’ve written enough about him over the years, good, bad and indifferent, to last a lifetime. And the reality is that I expect little to nothing in the way of change in the wake of his departure.
The best thing I can say about his retirement is that he won’t be speaking with the press anymore.
Something else for JT Daniels to adjust to:
Too bad for Hill, who rebounded and played perhaps his best game of the season last week.
How’s this ($$) for a random data point?
South Carolina has not kicked off a game with a temperature below 43 degrees since the 2010 Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. It was 27 degrees that day at kickoff. The forecast for Saturday night in Lexington is 28 degrees with the possibility of snow.
The article adds that Mike Bobo, who is used to freezing his ass off at a football game, doesn’t allow ball carriers to wear sleeves because those sleeves can get slick and affect ball security.
Sounds like a fun time is about to be had by all.
Greg Sankey is shocked, shocked to learn that conference commissioners are manipulating schedules to gain favor with the selection committee.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey made a strong College Football Playoff case for his conference on Wednesday, in part by citing that his conference plans to play all if its scheduled regular-season games. This after the ACC this week canceled games for its two best teams in order to make it easier for them to advance to the league title game, and by extension, earn playoff bids.
The ACC’s move Tuesday raised eyebrows around the sport when the conference eliminated Dec. 12 games for its CFP contenders, No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Clemson. The ACC said it made the move to “preserve the integrity” of the league’s championship on Dec. 19.
Sankey had another view.
“I was surprised to see the announcement [Tuesday],” the SEC commissioner told CBS Sports. “It begs one question: If their two most highly ranked teams were, for instance, [ranked] five and six in the CFP Rankings, would this decision have been made?”
Says the man who supports his members scheduling November cupcake games in the good times.
Wait ’til he finds out what the Big Ten’s gonna do to preserve Ohio State’s path to the CFP.