Last week's loss to Oklahoma was humilating for both teams. I can't believe Oklahoma was trying to run up the score at that point, and that Nebraska needed a field goal in the final few minutes to prevent a shutout.
I agree, and so does Bob Stoops. Â I work his press conference every Tuesday, and he noted today that he hates having to decide between being a sportsman and running up the score to impress the BCS people and the computers. Â It really is tough, and like he says everybody has agendas. Â He has a program to run and millions that expect him to contend for the national title every year, and he has to try and temper that with the fact that he has to impress the computers and humans that vote in the polls. Â An ugly downside of that can be the need to win by big margins. Â Don't fault him and Oklahoma for trying to win and make the best for themselves with the position that anybody competing for a highly contested national title is put in. Â It's not necessarily always an enviable position to be in when all things are considered and the current format is taken into account. Â Â Kevin P.S. You can read part of what he wrote here, but it's not very closely related to what I just mentioned. Â It might give you a sense of what he and other top coaches go through. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004....ex.html