I don’t think that the SEC will win a national championship in college football this year, and I am perfectly okay with that if that’s the case.
With the shocking loss of Alabama to Auburn, questions again arise regarding the optimization of the BCS system. One of the primary issues up for debate: should a team with one loss be eligible for the title game?
Chad Frazier scored 25 points and UAB made three free throws over the final 6.6 seconds to preserve a 63-59 upset of No. 16 North Carolina on Sunday.
It is fitting that the Iron Bowl finally gets to play this kind of role in the SEC, and it is a shock it has not happened like this before. Since the addition of a conference championship game in the SEC in 1992, Alabama and Auburn have never been quite this good in the same season.
Last Saturday’s showdown on the Plains between Auburn and Georgia gave us a Hail Mary that will forever be replayed in the years ahead. While that game was finished up on South Carolina’s video board in Columbia, the Gamecocks had a tussle with the Florida Gators.
Jake Peavy joins The Drive to talk about the last few weeks after winning the World Series, how the chemistry of the Red Sox team this year played a huge part in them winning the World Series, and just what he’s going to do with the Duck Boat that he bought after the parade in Boston.
This is the week college football fans have had circled on the calendar for quite some time. This is the week that will begin to truly shape the BCS Championship picture. This is the week we have been waiting for.
If there is one quarterback in the country you might want leading your offense down field with the game on the line, it may be Alabama’s AJ McCarron.
Week 8 in the SEC was one full of joy and despair, depending on what colors you don on Saturday afternoons in the fall. You saw the Vanderbilt Commodores beat the #15 Georgia Bulldogs in Nashville, something Vanderbilt head James Franklin needed to back up his words this off-season when he said he felt this was the year Vandy could take down one of the SEC East’s “Big 3″.
The Pac 12 has a few quarterbacks being talked about when discussing the Heisman Trophy this season. While Oregon’s Marcus Mariota may be considered the Heisman favorite at this point in the season, Oregon State’s Sean Mannion has been doing more than enough to stay in the running, and may be the ultimate sleeper pick this season.