"Utah deserved a chance to play in a bigger game,'' Spurrier said. "They shouldn't be an outcast. They are undefeated but there's only one game for two teams, It makes it difficult. You would have to have some kind of playoff system to allow those teams to get into the national championship hunt. They should be allowed in it. Boise State should be in it. But that's not the way we do it.''Spurrier Stumps for a Playoff When you think of college football's great egalitarians, a guy who loves to run up scores on lesser opponents is not one that immediately comes to mind. Yet, I give you South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier. Former Utah head coach Urban Meyer? "I think it’s intriguing to listen to it. For now, I think we’ve got the best system in an imperfect system." Huh? What happened to Meyer the playoff crusader?
You may have read where Auburn used stretch limos to parade recruits around the state of Alabama. The idea was that the limos would not only appeal to the kids but get Auburn plenty of attention because of the decals on the limos. The real question here is whether other schools will follow suit or will the NCAA enact a new rule banning their use. We've seen the NCAA react to excessive meals and plane trips as well as text messaging. Can this be far behind? "I think it should," Urban Meyer told Dooley Noted when asked if the NCAA will get involved. "We're trying to sell graduation rates and academics and [they're] trying the sing and dance routine. "The Florida coaching staff will not be riding around in limos or ripping off our shirts."The Gainesville Sun's Pat Dooley. Well, I guess we know what Meyer is using out on the recruiting trail these days.
Some hearts are going to be broken across the southeast tomorrow.peachy rex, in the late game open thread Thursday Friday's thread (we'll just do one) will post at 12 p.m. ET
Clearly, it is time to teach Coach Kiffin a lesson . . . Coach Kiffin and all those Volunteers. They deserve to be the object of [Florida's] whole focus. They are the only Eastern Division rival that matters. The entirety of your attention must be trained on Tennessee and Tennessee alone. [...] No, circling the Georgia game on the calendar would just be a waste of Magic Marker. It’s Tennessee, I tell you. It’s always been Tennessee.The Mayor's advice to Meyer
"Nu’Keese was here on campus (on his recruiting visit) and his phone kept ringing. "One of our coaches said, ‘Nu’Keese, who’s that?’ He said, ‘Urban Meyer.’ "Just so you know, when a recruit is on another campus, you can’t call him. I love the fact that Urban had to cheat and still didn’t get him. ... "Nick Saban (Alabama’s coach) should have started his press conference (Wednesday) by saying, ‘Our great class that we signed ... I’d really like to thank Lance (Thompson) because Lance signed eight of those guys.’ "Lane Kiffin, defiantly showing his belief that accomplishment need not be a prerequisite for talking smack Move over, Les Miles. You've got competition.
To be honest, I don’t know that much about college basketball. I just play it.Georgia senior guard Corey Butler, asked if a younger coach might be better than Bobby Knight
If you are one of those Bulldogs deeply distressed about the course of basketball at the University of Georgia, I have promising news for you. How would you like to have Bob Knight coaching your team? ... "He doesn’t want it to look as if he’s pursuing the job. He’d like to be offered it, and if offered, he’d take it," said a mutual friend, who did not want to be named but was willing for this columnist to report Knight’s interest.Furman Bisher, giving reasons why it will and won't happen (Myles Brand is friends with Michael Adams) HT: An unnecessarily snarky DawgsOnline
On the heels of a milestone football season that saw undefeated Utah and two other conference teams rank among the Bowl Championship Series' top 16, Mountain West officials are pressing for automatic annual entry in the BCS' five-game postseason lineup. Presidents and chancellors of the league's nine schools addressed the issue during a meeting shortly after the Jan. 8 national championship game and, with Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson, will try to sit down with Atlantic Coast commissioner and current BCS coordinator John Swofford possibly in the coming weeks, Thompson says.Mountain West to make push for automatic BCS bid
I asked six high school coaches from the state of Louisiana this question. ... My first question: Better coach, Miles or Saban? The responses: "Saban." "Saban, no question." "Saban." "Saban, without a doubt." "Saban, easily." One coach begged off, saying that he didn’t watch a lot of college football due to concentrating on his own team.Miles vs. Saban: Bringing the gavel down (It's not all that bad for the Mad Hatter)
Needless to say, this is very bad news for us and very good news for Utah. You don't lose a player of this caliber and not feel it on the field, especially against a quality team like Utah.Roll Bama Roll: Alabama OL Andre Smith suspended from Sugar Bowl