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    FLORIDA STATE!
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post #1156 of 1322
They have limited competition for local recruits, they have been in good bowls for a number of years, they are televised nationally often.
post #1157 of 1322
VT continues to disappoint in BCS games. frown.gif


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However, I am glad the B1G got another win. Thanks, M. smile.gif
post #1158 of 1322
Well, it was tough to see the Dawgs lose, but at least I was able to do it from one of the best seats in the house. Plus, it didn't cost me a penny!

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(Sorry about the poor quality. Stupid BlackBerry camera.)
post #1159 of 1322
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

In college, most of the time your kicker is a walk-on who isn't used to handling the pressure of a GW kick. It's different in the NFL, where the kicker is a paid professional and is used to pressure kicks. In situations like these, I always thought it was dumb for coaches to just settle for 30-40yd FG kicks which aren't gimmie's in college unlike the NFL. I would be going all out for a TD or to get the kick under a 25yds.
In the UGA situation, they had no choice but Stanford could've ran another play to get it a little bit closer.

The crazy thing is that, until this season, UGA's kicker was the exception to this rule. In any season prior to this one, it would have been great to have him on a 42 yard game winner because he would have hit it easily 95% of the time. He was outstanding for years, but completely lost it this season. To put his struggles into perspective, he missed one more field goal this year than he had in the three prior seasons combined.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I don't think UGA called good playsin OT, it really felt like they were playing for the FG. And it bit them. Getting an INT in OT and then missing the field goal, what a terrible way to lose (well, to not win and then lose down the stretch).
Same for Stanford, they had a solid minute left and Luck was marching down the field. Why settle for the 35+yard field goal with the freshman kicker? Trust Luck not to throw an INT, run a couple more plays, either get the touchdown or make it a chip shot.

Like I said above, I remember when Walsh was absolutely automatic, but this season was just painful to watch. There were a number of times where I'd discuss games with friends/coworkers, and we'd all go "I just hope it doesn't come down to a field goal," and this was the perfect illustration of why.

It's really too bad to see him go out with this type of senior season.
post #1160 of 1322
Brandon Coutu was automatic too, we had years and years of just icy cold kickers. Then Walsh implodes this year. I really wonder what happened, maybe some little nagging injury that screwed up his form or confidence?

With that in mind, the playcalling in OT was pretty baffling. I missed this originally, but they kicked on THIRD DOWN after basically not even attempting to get any yardage.
post #1161 of 1322
^^ Coutu was outstanding. I know he went to the NFL, but I'm not sure how that worked out.

I honestly don't know what happened to Walsh. You'd think that, if it were an injury, they'd have let him sit. He wasn't the only PK on the roster, and it seems to me that he would have been better off taking some time to heal. I think it was confidence. I've never been a kicker, but I bet it's like a golf swing. It's so meticulous and mechanical that the slightest thing can go wrong, mentally or physically, and completely destroy the whole motion. It can be hard to spot the problem when it's physical and nearly impossible when it's mental. It's almost like there's something wrong, but no one can figure out what it is.

Basically, I think he got the yips.

Yeah, the little scoot over and kneel that they had Murray do on third down was pretty ridiculous. I guess they were trying to protect the ball, and it would have made a little more sense when Walsh was even remotely reliable, but in the context of that situation it was an utterly nonsensical call.
post #1162 of 1322
WVU just scored a 99 yard touch down by taking the ball from Clemson just as Clemson was about to score on the 1 yard line of WVU. Wow!
post #1163 of 1322
I tried to get interested in that matchup, but I'm taking the night off... glad to hear it's an exciting game.
post #1164 of 1322
God the Orange Bowl sucks along with the ACC.
post #1165 of 1322
Wow, that was awful.
post #1166 of 1322
Thread Starter 
ACC is now 2-12 all time in the BCS! fistbump.gif

Thank god for FSU winning that championship.
post #1167 of 1322
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

A Meeshigan win. But, not a pretty game.

Nah. That was most defintely a VT loss.
post #1168 of 1322
I never thought I'd say this, but I long for the defensive struggle the BCS Championship Game is likely to be. Good football requires a balance between offense and defense, and the field has been tilted too much in favor of the former at both the professional and collegiate levels.
post #1169 of 1322
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

I never thought I'd say this, but I long for the defensive struggle the BCS Championship Game is likely to be. Good football requires a balance between offense and defense, and the field has been tilted too much in favor of the former at both the professional and collegiate levels.

Offenses sell tickets - Defenses win ball games.

We know where the importance is...
post #1170 of 1322

Lolz.
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