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While he may have issued an apology for saying it, Lee Corso pretty much summarized the happenings of the weekend in his pre game sound off.


**** IT!


In what was supposed to be a pretty boring weekend we saw upset after upset of all the teams trying to lay claim to the #2 ranking and a trip to the national championship. Yes, it was a bad week for 1 loss teams that start with the letter O.  An OT loss, a missed field goal, and a last minute TD has seemingly taken the drama out of the rest year. So much for the big OU v OSU game to end the year.

Yes, its time we sit and brace our-self. I know, I know its sucks. The SEC will win yet another championship. Yep, get ready for the influx of southerners to fannation shouting out about their conference dominance in capital letters, and spelling so poor that DJ will have to put in overtime on fannation to correct it all.

Yes, we will have another rematch of the "game-of-the-year". Maybe someone will even score a TD in regulation this time!! I did not want to see a rematch merely because i think its unfair to LSU, but at this point it seems as though their is no other choice.


So while i  sit and wait for even crazier upsets that would somehow open the door for Houston, inside i know that i'm in for another SEC lovefest.

 

Some quick thoughts:

In a year with no runaway Heisman favorite I'd like to cast my hypothetical vote for Robert Griffin III. He's a one man show that gives a school that should have no reason to even field a team a chance against anybody.

His stat line is:

3573 yds  33 TDs 5 INT 10.63 YPA  72.9% completion

So that's more TDs, less picks, a higher completion % and about 600 more yards (on less attempts) then the highly touted Andrew Luck. He keeps plays alive and when nothing is available he can run it with the best of them.

 

While last night was just sheer depression for me as an OU fan, i did see one things that has me excited. It seems that OU has found yet another QB to plug into their streak of great signal callers once Jones leaves. With just 25 carries Blake Bell already has 7 rushing TDs on the year. He's being used a lot like Tebow was his first year. Coming in as an unstoppable redzone force. His Belldozer formation is not one that relies on trickery. The D even knows what is coming but with 2 fullbacks and the physical QB it has been unstoppable so far.  So confident are the Sooners in their young QB and the formation that they marched him out to go for a 2 pt conversion at the end of the Baylor game to go for the win rather then the tie. ( a false start and subsequent Baylor TD drive negated the relevance)

 

November 20, 2011  02:45 PM ET

I don't think you can count Oklahoma State out. Arkansas is likely gonna drop out next week, and a lot of voters favor a conference champion. If OSU beats Oklahoma, I think the human voters will jump them back over Bama, while Arkansas will lose to LSU, making it an easier call. If OSU slips against Oklahoma, there will probably be a rematch. I can't see Va Tech jumping Bama, and Boise St will have to hope TCU loses to be eligible, and I doubt Houston will get much love.

As an SEC fan, I'd rather not see a rematch, I'd rather a team from my conference prove themselves against the top team from another top conference, but there is a very good possibility of a rematch.

November 20, 2011  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't think you can count Oklahoma State out. Arkansas is likely gonna drop out next week, and a lot of voters favor a conference champion. If OSU beats Oklahoma, I think the human voters will jump them back over Bama, while Arkansas will lose to LSU, making it an easier call. If OSU slips against Oklahoma, there will probably be a rematch. I can't see Va Tech jumping Bama, and Boise St will have to hope TCU loses to be eligible, and I doubt Houston will get much love.As an SEC fan, I'd rather not see a rematch, I'd rather a team from my conference prove themselves against the top team from another top conference, but there is a very good possibility of a rematch.

I don't know. The Iowa State loss is huge thats going to hurt them big in the computers. I think people are going to vote Bama 2. When you see that their only loss is LSU vs another team that lost to an unranked Iowa State. Had OU not lost yesterday then maybe OSU could have jumped Bama with a win. I think the Sooners loss though hurts OSU.

November 20, 2011  03:03 PM ET
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I don't know. The Iowa State loss is huge thats going to hurt them big in the computers. I think people are going to vote Bama 2. When you see that their only loss is LSU vs another team that lost to an unranked Iowa State. Had OU not lost yesterday then maybe OSU could have jumped Bama with a win. I think the Sooners loss though hurts OSU.

It definitely hurts OSU that Oklahoma lost. A rematch is probably gonna happen, but I wouldn't count OSU out. Va Tech might get some consideration if they avenge their loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship game, but the computers are(probably rightfully) down on the ACC.

November 20, 2011  11:51 PM ET

Nice blog. And I completely agree that a rematch is completely unfair to LSU.

1. LSU already beat Alabama in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

2. LSU would have to play an extra game (SEC Championship Game) before playing in the National Championship Game.

Alabama would be virtually rewarded for their regular season loss to LSU, by not having to play that extra game. Which is incredibly unfair.

November 20, 2011  11:52 PM ET

Too much "completely" - I do that a lot

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November 21, 2011  09:27 AM ET
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Excellent blog, CM. Griffin is a very exciting player, but he plays on an average team. Based on the Heisman's history, it usually goes to the best player on 1 of the best teams in the Nation. However, he will be a very good pro.....at QB, unlike Mister Robinson. Robinson will have to switch positions.

Average schools aren't ranked in the top 20.

November 21, 2011  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't think you can count Oklahoma State out. Arkansas is likely gonna drop out next week, and a lot of voters favor a conference champion. If OSU beats Oklahoma, I think the human voters will jump them back over Bama, while Arkansas will lose to LSU, making it an easier call. If OSU slips against Oklahoma, there will probably be a rematch. I can't see Va Tech jumping Bama, and Boise St will have to hope TCU loses to be eligible, and I doubt Houston will get much love.As an SEC fan, I'd rather not see a rematch, I'd rather a team from my conference prove themselves against the top team from another top conference, but there is a very good possibility of a rematch.

Nailed it.

If Oklahoma St beats OU and LSU beats Arky, then an LSU-Okla St. games would be the best title game.

I'm and SEC supporter and defender but don't think it is right to have a rematch when Bama lost on their home field.

I'm not sure what the voters will eventually do, but I am hoping they move Okla St above Bama given the scenario I outlined. I think the computers will give the nod to Okla St over Bama for beating more quality teams.

If we do have a rematch, I will enjoy it. Defensive football doesn't bother me one bit.

November 21, 2011  03:11 PM ET
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Nailed it. If Oklahoma St beats OU and LSU beats Arky, then an LSU-Okla St. games would be the best title game.I'm and SEC supporter and defender but don't think it is right to have a rematch when Bama lost on their home field. I'm not sure what the voters will eventually do, but I am hoping they move Okla St above Bama given the scenario I outlined. I think the computers will give the nod to Okla St over Bama for beating more quality teams. If we do have a rematch, I will enjoy it. Defensive football doesn't bother me one bit.

What if Arky beats LSU and OSU beat OK?

November 21, 2011  03:24 PM ET
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What if Arky beats LSU and OSU beat OK?

Then Bama-OSU will probably be the title game, if Bama beats UGA in the SEC title game. Arkansas would have to beat LSU pretty bad to jump Bama.

November 21, 2011  03:47 PM ET
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What if Arky beats LSU and OSU beat OK?

Good question. I've tried not to think about it. It may depend partly on what the game looks like and how it plays out.

UH is probably right about how it would play out, with Bama going, but being the contrary sort that I am I would probably argue for Arkansas being the representative. My reasoning would be that of the three teams in question(all finishing 1-1 against each other), that Arkansas played both of their games on the road, Bama played both of theirs at home and in addition Arkansas would have won the most recent head to head among the three.

It's also very possible the voters would put two SEC teams in. I hope that wouldn't happen. Trying to figure out which two would be trouble enough.

November 21, 2011  08:12 PM ET

The computers already have OSU at #2. Its the human voters that need to be swayed.

If LSU loses to Arkansas, i still think they keep the #1 ranking. They have the Oregon win, and won on the road at Bama. If anything i think Arkansas jumps into the #2 spot with an OSU loss, and Bama is left out. While they all would have the same record. Bama is the only one to not beat one of the other powers on the road which has an impact on the computers: and i think it should on the human voters as well.

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November 21, 2011  10:09 PM ET
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They are 7-3 and incredibly inconsistent. They got blown out by A&M and OSU. Heisman winners typically don't get it if they have embarrassing losses on their schedule. They will probably beat Tech, but if they lose to Texas, they finish 8-4, before the Bowl game. The Heisman usually goes to a 1 or 2 loss team.

Theirs no clear cut standout on the highly ranked teams.

Baylor is ranked 18th in BCS standings.They lost to #11 KSU by 1 and beat #9 Oklahoma. ESPN currently has Luck as their winner at the moment. Luck plays in a weaker conference, doesn't have a signature win, and has worse stats.

If a guy like RGIII ever had a chance for a Heisman its this year. While the record may not be spectacular: you must consider its Baylor He's already been named as one of 3 finalist for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, if he keeps playing at his pace i think he can take it.

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November 22, 2011  01:29 AM ET

Its too bad one loss seems to have taken Kellen Moore out of the Heisman debate. Also too bad he rarely played in the 4th qtr this year due to a high number of blowouts.

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