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  • College Football Playoff – Just as Crooked as the BCS college football playoff2

    The college football playoff committee gave an early Christmas gift to every sports talk radio show in America today – a week’s worth of material and crazed phone calls to fill segment after segment. Up to this point, we had been led to believe the committee was actually acting like the intelligent, thoughtful group of 13 individuals they are. However, objectivity, reason, and sanity went out the window at noon eastern today when the final 4 teams were announced. Money, traditional names, power, greed and TV won out once again. Nothing shocking – we all know how college football works – it was just a little jolting because the committee had seemed to actually make sense up to this point.

    These were the rankings (I just have the top 16) released last Tuesday night (just 5 days ago):

    1. Alabama
    2. Oregon
    3. TCU
    4. Florida State
    5. Ohio State
    6. Baylor
    7. Arizona
    8. Michigan State
    9. Kansas State
    10. Mississippi State
    11. Georgia Tech
    12. Ole Miss
    13. Wisconsin
    14. Georgia
    15. UCLA
    16. Missouri

    Here’s the final top 10 rankings released today:

    1. Alabama
    2. Oregon
    3. Florida State
    4. Ohio State
    5. Baylor
    6. TCU
    7. Mississippi State
    8. Michigan State
    9. Ole Miss
    10. Arizona

    TCU is out of the top 4 and Ohio State is in.

    Here is what transpired over the weekend.

    • #1 Alabama easily handled #16 Missouri 42-13 in the SEC title game and secured their spot
    • #2 Oregon crushed #7 Arizona 51-13 in the Pac-12 championship game
    • #3TCU destroyed a ...
    • Week 7 Preview

      BYU takes on Oregon State this weekend. Oregon State has won only1 ball game to this point. However, the Beavers switched to redshirt freshman quarterback, Sean Mannion, a few games into the season. He has been improving week to week.

      BYUfootball: Oregon StateBeavers are getting better with each game

      Remember also that Oregon State’s version of LaMichel James, James Rogers, returned from injury in the 3rd week of the season. It could be that last week’s win over Arizona is a sign of things to come for Oregon State. This could really be a tough test for the Cougars. I know it sounds ridiculous but I’m not saying that for effect. Despite their record, we all know BYU is a very average team to this point. We’ll see how they fair when they line up against a roster full of Pac-12 talent.

      Here’s a link to Oregon State blog, Building the Dam, and their summation of the Cougars.

      BreakingDown The Cougars

      Finally – if you’re unsure of where the game will be televised here are two links to confuse you even more:

    • Week 6 Review- Aggies are the Best Team in the State of Utah

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      Yes, they are up first in my week 6 review. They are currently the best Division 1 football team in the state of Utah. Sure Wyoming is no good but Utah State beat up on them the same way Mike Tyson used to knock out cream puffs in the first round. Utah State did what they should have and poundedWyoming63-19. The Aggies are obviously doing something right. And it wasn’t all just Robert Turbin and the running game on Saturday. Freshman quarterback, Chuckie Keaton threw 5 touchdowns.

      You’ve got to feel good for the Aggies. Many teams would have folded psychologically after having their hearts torn out 3 different times. (Auburn, Colorado State and BYU) Instead, they came out and did the exact opposite. Now it’s on to their WAC schedule. As mentioned before, I fully expect them to improve upon last year’s 4-8 record, achieve at least a 6-6 record and become bowl eligible. Whatever former Utah defensive coordinator and current Aggie head coach Gary Anderson is selling, his team is sure buying.

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      Gordon Monson of the Salt Lake Tribune wrote an interesting piece last week about both BYU and Utah missing the good ole days ...

    • BYU vs. Utah State, Utah vs. Washington and Week 5 Review

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      So was that Tim Tebow or Riley Nelson running wild at the end of the ball game down in Provo on Friday night? I swear it was Tebow, but with long hair. If you love football (and you’re not from Logan) you couldn’t help but be entertained by what was a totally inexplicable turn of events at the end of the game between BYU and Utah State. That’s why we all watch. It’s true reality TV. It was fun to see Nelson play with reckless abandon and single handedly will his team to victory. Much like Tim Tebow used to do at Florida.

      You could almost tell what was going through Nelson’s head – “Man, this may be my only shot the rest of my college career. I’m not going pro. They’re gonna give the job back to Heaps eventually. And not to mention – I can’t stand those idiots in Logan for crucifying me the way they did when I transferred. I’m gonna throw caution to the wind, run somebody over, and enjoy myself!”

      That is exactly ...