Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by banksmiranda, Oct 10, 2004.
Texas Tech just beat Nebraska, 70-10.
I haven't seen them play, so I don't know if it's attributable to that Bill Callahan magic or to the general decline that they've suffered since the beginning of the Frank Solich era. Whatever it is, they're at best a mediocre team. Texas Tech is better than a lot of people give them credit for, but decent teams shouldn't be losing by 60 to them. Heck, most bad teams shouldn't lose by 60 to them.
Even with Nebraska's last run at the championship with Eric Crouch as their QB, they were already being outclassed. They got destroyed by Coloroda by 30 or 40 pts. Then, in their next game, they played Miami for the national championship and got humilated again.
This year has been just horrible for them. But, I don't know how fair it is to try to correlate how good of a coach Calahan is. All the players he has were recruited to play Nebraska footbal, and yet he's trying to implement a West Coast offense.
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
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