Boise State was not supposed to be here…in the BCS…with the big boys. But yet there they were…and they were competitive…and then they made one mistake with less than two minutes to go that should have finished them. This is a team that wasn’t given much of a shot to begin with, played a fairy-tale game…then in a matter of an instant were placed on the Gallows, but unlike you know who…THEY DID NOT DIE.
That’s not too surprising, really. I mean, Karl Dorrell basically gift-wrapped a victory for the Irish this past weekend that would leave any opposing coach wondering why the man did what he did. Being baffled and asking yourself questions like “did that man seriously tell his defenders to just, uh, not go anywhere near that dude on our team with the crazy last name” is wildly different, however, than what Weis is actually baffled by.
“One of the teams [Tennessee] that jumped us had the same game that we had. They’re down, they’re playing at home and they win by a field goal,” Weis said Tuesday. “Another team [Florida] that jumped us wasn’t even playing. They were home, eating cheeseburgers, and they end up jumping us. That befuddles me.”
A lot of coaches usually say how the polls don’t matter to them, because, uh, the polls normally do not matter in October. Usually winning the games and letting things sort themselves out is what coaches seem to worry about.
“Tell me how that works?” Weis said. “Maybe I’m just stupid. Tell me how that works?”
Well, since you asked, I’ll explain to you how that works.
And even ESPN knows it, as Gameday makes a rare SEC appearance. It makes sense though, as there is not another conference in college football even near the SEC in terms of talent and depth of that talent this season. Today is all about the SEC.
Three big time match-ups today…a CBS doubleheader and an ESPN game under the lights. In these three games, we come closer to finding out who gets to play the Ohio State Buckeyes for the National Title. Or, we get one year closer to a playoff system in college football.
OK, the Notre Dame loss was bad, one of the worst things I’ve seen on a football field, but to follow it up with a home loss to ILLINOIS? I wish I was kidding, but unfortunately when I predicted that the Spartans’ season was over after falling apart in the Notre Dame game it appears I was 100% correct. To put this loss in perspective I’m going to give you a stat from the Illinois-Rutgers game earlier in the year. In that game Illinois was shut out, but even worse, they never made it across the 50 yard line into Rutgers territory. Now I know that Rutgers is much better than Rutgers is usually, but I’ve never heard of a Big Ten team not making it into enemy territory the ENTIRE GAME. So that should tell you how not good Illinois really is. Click the read more if you want to find out how bad the Michigan State Spartans really are. Read More
I was a little caught up in the debacle at Spartan Stadium on Saturday that I’m just now catching up on all the sports happenings from Saturday. I was pleased to see that my South Carolina Gamecocks put a hurt on the proud Florida Atlantic Owls. I realize that it is a victory over not a particularly intimidating football team but a 45-6 victory is impressive nonetheless. Read More
Yes, folks, here I am, Roy Williams, coming to you at the Joboo blog. Now, some of ya’ll might be wondering why I need to come to this blog to put folks about the information. And it’s a good question. Reality is that if Roy Williams started his own blog, the amount of hits would be astronomical and without a doubt computer breaking. Even if the hit counter reads 100, you know I’ve got the potential to break down 100k plus.
First off, to all the sayers-nay, doing their thing, you seen Peter King breaking news on Chris Simms all night? Now you want to try and say the Lions going to come in last? Going to be the only 0 for 16 squad? Please, Ya’ll can kiss Roy’s ass on that. Prediction: I ain’t gonna lose my damn spleen.
Hell yes that is a guarantee.
Now, I’m not here just to guarantee victory against the St. Louis Rams this week, I’m here for a purpose. You know ESPN Classic. Of course you do. This is like a written version of ESPN Classic. Seein’ games through the eyes of Roy Williams. Tonight, I take a look back at the Rose Bowl to end last season’s college football season.
I take the time to reflect on USCs 52 – 33 win over the Texas Longhorns. An epic game, I hope I can do it justice.
If you love The Champ’s bold predictions column at this blog, and were dissapointed that The Champ included NASCAR and HS Football predictions this week, well, he just dropped this one on me: Michigan hangs 40 on Wisconsin. Yeah, OK, even if he doesn’t like the Wisconsin defense, I’m pretty sure John Stocco’s ability to hand off the football will have something to say about that prediction.
Some quick takes on the rest of the day’s action after the link.