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post #76 of 120
I can't see this game being that close. Florida played lots of close games against bad teams and their QB is just so so. OSU by at least 24 points.
post #77 of 120
I think Florida in there represents what a joke the BCS system is. Theyre going to get wrecked anyway.
post #78 of 120
I wish I could see Michigan play Florida to get another crack at Ohio State. There are too many teams playing in BCS games this year that are goign to get crushed. If you would have told me Louisville, Boise State and Wake Forest would all be in BCS games at the end of the season I would have laughed in your face. However, if you love college football the best time of the year is just around the corner.
post #79 of 120
Thread Starter 
Out of sight, out of mind.

It seems so strange that after the M-OSU game, Michigan was still ranked #2. Then the Southern Cal bandwagon caught everyone's attention. Then, unexpectedly, they lost. Florida, which had been behind Michigan all season suddenly leapt to #2--thanks to shameless politicking by Urban Meyer. The argument that Michigan's schedule was "soft" compared to Florida does not hold up. Because if that is so, then it applies to OSU as well. What if the M-OSU game were played this past weekend? Would that have changed things?

The only shining point in all of this is the dignified manner that Lloyd Carr has kept through all of this. He is a teacher by example. A gentleman.

Oh well, OSU will win by 60 points. The national championship will be a ratings bust.

I do believe that the M-Southern Cal game in the Rose Bowl will be a nail biter. We do not have a great history playing that team in that place! It will be a great match. Southern Cal will be playing to avenge their loss to UCLA.

I kind of feel sorry for Notre Dame going to the Sugar Bowl to meet LSU. It will be like going into a snakepit! And, I feel sorry for Brady Quinn, if he is drafted by Detroit Lions!
post #80 of 120
Hoping for Cleveland: the Brady Quinn story.

I really do think the Florida D, on their best day, has the athletic ability to play with OSU. UF's offense is a little too sporadic and has a tendency to disappear. I'm not expecting an upset, but UF is one of the few teams with a shot. It will require heavy pressure early and more than one defensive score.

If Michigan gets any kind of lead on USC, I don't think Mike Hart is going to let them lose. I think he's going to be a wrecking ball and punishing would be tacklers.

I'm looking for the Badgers to dominate Arkansas and am hoping for a 1-2-3 big ten finish. UW won't get the respect, but if they lay the lumber to the razorbacks, they'll have made the case that they're a better team than the Gators.
post #81 of 120
I'd like to blow up the BCS personally. I have to admit, I am a huge Michigan fan. Have been for 20+ years. That said, I think I can say with enough objectivity that Michigan got screwed. Michigan's Defense played their worst game of the year by quite a bit. I don't think David Harris made a play all day. Did anyone hear the name Alan Branch or Lamar Woodley during the game. That won't happen again. Of the 11 consistenly on the field on defense, 7 are high draft choices. They can go athlete for athlete with anyone. And, frankly, Michigan's offense can go punch for punch with Ohio States. Actually, they did even with Tressel outcoaching Carr, again.

I respect the SEC, I do. However, this was a down year for the best conference in college football. Georgia stinks this year. Tennessee was overrated. Auburn was way overrated. Arkansas was solid when McFadden was healthy but when he isn't 100%, they are only above average. The only very good team other than Florida, in the conference was LSU. This seems like a makeup call for Auburn being left out a few years ago.

What did the coaches see on Saturday that meritted Floriday overtaking Michigan? I saw the game. Nothing!

Vegas has Michigan as a 7 point favorite in a game between Michigan and Florida. If they played, Michigan would thump.

Those that voted with the "not wanting to see a rematch" as their primary issue should be stripped of their voting status. Same with the, "you shouldn't be in the game if you aren't even good enough to win your conference" bs. Such false logic. Is it not possible for a team to be both the second best team in it's conference and in the country? The singular objective of the BCS is and should be matching the best two teams in the championship game. This year, the answer is clear. Michigan and Ohio State.
post #82 of 120
Just out of curiosity, how could Vegas have UM by 7 over UF? 7 in what? How will this bet ever be settled?
post #83 of 120
c'mon guys- this is completely about ratings.

No one outside of the sate of Michigan wants to see the Wolverines play OSU again.
post #84 of 120
It wasn't an actual betting line. Likely just a ploy to stir discussion. But, I think the line is valid as a theoretical opening line. Obviously, we will never know.

By the way, I live in NY and I'd love to see a rematch. I won't be alone when OSU throttles Florida.
post #85 of 120
The irony of the situation is that the last time Florida won a national championship, it did so by defeating a team to which it lost during the regular season.

That said, Michigan has no beef. Unlike the unbeaten Auburn team from a few years ago, it had the opportunity to control its own destiny and failed.
post #86 of 120
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Originally Posted by Steve B.
c'mon guys- this is completely about ratings.

No one outside of the sate of Michigan wants to see the Wolverines play OSU again.
I want to disagree with this point. Besides Michigan the most people that attend the school are from New York, then New Jersey. A rematch would have been a widely watched game, and so hyped by ESPN that it would have been a ratings bonanza. However I agree with the out of sight out of mind theory that Michigan has not been on the field for two weeks. That being said I found myself as a Michigan fan and Alum, that I was rooting for teams I never thought possible. I mean, I cheered out loud for Notre Shame, and will cheer for Ohio State to show that Florida is a joke and that the right call should have been a rematch.
post #87 of 120
Michigan folks--I suggest for your sake that you refrain from complaints about being "robbed" until and unless you kick the crap out of USC in the Rose Bowl.

I'm sure you all remember what happened two years ago. Cal fans were apoplectic when Texas hopped over Cal in the BCS rankings after some coaches swapped Texas above Cal in the poll. This happened in the last week of the season, with Texas idle and Cal winning (albeit a lackluster win). Cal fans screamed about being robbed of their first shot at a Rose Bowl since 1958, and screamed about Mack Brown's public begging for coaches to move Texas up in the polls. Cal then went to the Holiday Bowl, and we got completely shelled by Texas Tech, leading people to say "see, you didn't belong in the Rose Bowl."
post #88 of 120
I think UW will win but I don't see a 1-2-3 B10 finish just because LSU will annihilate the Irish, and sew up 3rd place.

My Final top 10:

1. OSU
2. Michigan
3. LSU
4. UW
5. UF
6. UL
7. OU
8. Auburn
9. WVU
10. VT
post #89 of 120
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beckwith
I want to disagree with this point. Besides Michigan the most people that attend the school are from New York, then New Jersey. A rematch would have been a widely watched game, and so hyped by ESPN that it would have been a ratings bonanza. However I agree with the out of sight out of mind theory that Michigan has not been on the field for two weeks. That being said I found myself as a Michigan fan and Alum, that I was rooting for teams I never thought possible. I mean, I cheered out loud for Notre Shame, and will cheer for Ohio State to show that Florida is a joke and that the right call should have been a rematch.

I love your expression, "Notre Shame"! Even Bo in heaven was cheering for NS when they played Southern Cal.

I truly believe that the Rose Bowl will be the most exciting game of all of them. I'd rather play OSU than USC! There is something menacing facing USC in the Rose Bowl. Our history, there, has not been glorious.
post #90 of 120
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And, frankly, Michigan's offense can go punch for punch with Ohio States. Actually, they did even with Tressel outcoaching Carr, again.

The game was close only because the UM won the turnover battle 3-0. History has shown that teams on the downside of that stat lose almost 90% of the time.

For those "outside of Michigan", the truth is no one other than Michigan fans wanted to see a rematch, regardless of where they live.

Back to the game, my feeling is this. It is my understanding that UF has a questionable offensive line, in addition to the fact that Leak seems to turn into a different QB under pressure. That said, if OSU can bring pressure with only rushing four, like they have all year with the exception of UM, this game will not be close. When UF tries to come from behind, and they will have to, OSU will drop into that pass stifling cover 2.

On the offensive side, OSU hung 42 on Michigan, who defense in my opinion is far superior to UFs. Nuff said.
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