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08:10 AM ET 09.10 | Though he did qualify it slightly, Nick Saban took the occasion of his radio show to send a shot across the bow of Boise State, which won its opener to keep itself in the thick of the BCS conversation. "It's the full body of work. It's not just that you can beat one team, but if you have to beat six or seven other teams and have to play with consistency to do it, I think that goes a long way in saying a lot about what kind of football team that you have. And that's no disrespect that you have, because they may certainly be able to do the same thing if they were put in that circumstance."

Birmingham News

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September 10, 2010  08:16 AM ET

Boise State since 2000. This is against schools from AQ BCS conferences.

??? 2000
Arkansas (Loss)
Washington State (Loss)
2001
South Carolina (Loss)
Washington State (Loss)
2002
Arkansas (Loss)
2003
Oregon St (Loss)
2004
Oregon St (Won) 1 Week to Prepare
2005
Georgia (Loss)
Oregon St (Loss)
Boston College (Bowl) (Loss)
2006
Oregon St (Win) 1 Week to Prepare
Oklahoma (Bowl) (Win) 1 Month to Prepare
2007
Washington (Loss)
2008
Oregon (Win)3rd Game of Season
2009
Oregon (Win) 1st Game of Season
2010
Virginia Tech (Win) 1st Game of Season

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September 10, 2010  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Are there any pictures of Saban dressed normally? I didn't care for the one of him in the Bobby Bowden hat and Jim Tressel vest, but the Roy Williams blazer doesn't look right either.

The pictures of the Bobby Bowden hat - he wears that stuff because he has been told or informed that those clothes are "cooler". Sadly, they make him look funny, lol.

September 10, 2010  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The pictures of the Bobby Bowden hat - he wears that stuff because he has been told or informed that those clothes are "cooler". Sadly, they make him look funny, lol.

Cooler as in the sense of combating the heat.

September 10, 2010  08:43 AM ET

Pride cometh before the fall.

September 10, 2010  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Boise State since 2000. This is against schools from AQ BCS conferences. ??? 2000Arkansas (Loss)Washington State (Loss)2001South Carolina (Loss)Washington State (Loss)2002Arkansas (Loss)2003Oregon St (Loss)2004Oregon St (Won) 1 Week to Prepare2005Georgia (Loss)Oregon St (Loss)Boston College (Bowl) (Loss)2006Oregon St (Win) 1 Week to PrepareOklahoma (Bowl) (Win) 1 Month to Prepare2007Washington (Loss)2008Oregon (Win)3rd Game of Season2009Oregon (Win) 1st Game of Season2010Virginia Tech (Win) 1st Game of Season

I too have noticed that most of their big wins have come either at the beginnig of the season or in a bowl where they had ample preparation time. Not that the other team didn't as well it just seems like good scheduling luck for them. I think Peterson is a good enough coach that given a month to prepare, he'll give most teams a real good run. It would be interesting to see them play two highly ranked teams back to back.

September 10, 2010  08:44 AM ET

Nick Saban has always been such a "Showboat." The guy loves the limelight and the press plastering his pictures even in public toilet booths. And being on top of the college football heap just makes it all that much easier to talk trash, because his team backs it up. Wonder what his player think if his attire? Personally that picture reminds me of something out of the 60's. The only problem is Nick (in my book), is no Bear Bryant.

September 10, 2010  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE:

Everybody can't be in the SEC. Let's just proclaim the SEC Champion as the National Champion and let all the other teams play in the Toilet Bowls.

That was what the BCS was all about.

September 10, 2010  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I too have noticed that most of their big wins have come either at the beginnig of the season or in a bowl where they had ample preparation time. Not that the other team didn't as well it just seems like good scheduling luck for them. I think Peterson is a good enough coach that given a month to prepare, he'll give most teams a real good run. It would be interesting to see them play two highly ranked teams back to back.

Dan Hawkins as Head Coach
??? 2000
Arkansas (Loss)
Washington State (Loss)
2001
South Carolina (Loss)
Washington State (Loss)
2002
Arkansas (Loss)
2003
Oregon St (Loss)
2004
Oregon St (Won) 1 Week to Prepare
2005
Georgia (Loss)
Oregon St (Loss)
Boston College (Bowl) (Loss)

Chris Peterson as Head Coach
2006
Oregon St (Win) 1 Week to Prepare
Oklahoma (Bowl) (Win) 1 Month to Prepare
2007
Washington (Loss)
2008
Oregon (Win)3rd Game of Season
2009
Oregon (Win) 1st Game of Season
2010
Virginia Tech (Win) 1st Game of Season

September 10, 2010  08:49 AM ET

Not a Boise State fan, just lost an avatar bet against Tnerb.

September 10, 2010  09:02 AM ET

Actually, those look like pretty measured comments to me! Lou wouldn't want to leave any locker room fodder out there just in case...

September 10, 2010  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Actually, those look like pretty measured comments to me! Lou wouldn't want to leave any locker room fodder out there just in case...

Lou??? I meant Nick! Guess I showed my age, huh?

September 10, 2010  09:04 AM ET
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Everybody can't be in the SEC. Let's just proclaim the SEC Champion as the National Champion and let all the other teams play in the Toilet Bowls.

lol...

... it's such a subjective viewpoint.

All you can do is win the games presented. This "power" conference theory is so lame (in my view).

The reality is teams like Boise and TCU will not be appreciated even if they WIN a game or two because, the next point will be the OVERALL schedule.

As if teams from "power" conferences don't play Appalachian State, Utah State, and The Citadel.

September 10, 2010  09:08 AM ET

same Saban whose team lost to Utah?

September 10, 2010  09:09 AM ET

Saban does have a good point, but it would solve alot of questions if Bama, would just schedule Boise State in the future. Hell, Boise State will even come to Tuscaloosa, for a fee of couse. LOL.

September 10, 2010  09:09 AM ET

and don't start with the "We woulda beaten 2 out of 3" that d on't work cause ya didn't beat 'em the one time it counted...

September 10, 2010  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

... All you can do is win the games presented. This "power" conference theory is so lame (in my view)...

Agreed.

September 10, 2010  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Agreed.

Schools do have quite a bit of control over who they play in non-conf though. It looks like Kansas St. has created openings for a couple of high profile programs.

September 10, 2010  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

and don't start with the "We woulda beaten 2 out of 3" that d on't work cause ya didn't beat 'em the one time it counted...

I've never seen that argument used.

 
September 10, 2010  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I too have noticed that most of their big wins have come either at the beginnig of the season or in a bowl where they had ample preparation time. Not that the other team didn't as well it just seems like good scheduling luck for them. I think Peterson is a good enough coach that given a month to prepare, he'll give most teams a real good run. It would be interesting to see them play two highly ranked teams back to back.

Good comment, but like you said the other teams, that Boise beat, had the same amount of time to prepare.

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