It’s Alabama versus Clemson next Monday… week. Thanks, ESPN.
- Given the lopsided nature of both games yesterday, did the selection committee get things wrong, or is 2015 simply a season for which the old BCS format was better suited?
- Yeah, Deshaun Watson is quite a player, but I came away from that game really impressed with the Clemson defense. Hard to believe that’s some of the same bunch Georgia ran roughshod over just a couple of years ago.
- Giving the devil his due, I was also impressed with the job Junior’s done as a position coach (even if I’m still not swooning over his playcalling). One of the best defenses in the country schemed to make Jake Coker beat it, and Jake Coker did. Can anyone imagine saying the same thing about, say, Greyson Lambert?
- And for those out there who argue that recruiting rankings are overrated, that they’d rather have a team full of motivated three-star kids than whatever, last night’s Cotton Bowl pretty much showed differently. Sure, you’d better be able to coach ’em, and motivation matters, but domination still begins with having more of the Jimmies and Joes than the other team does.
Oh, and let me finish with this bit of snark.