This whole “screw the BcS” thing could be catching on.We previously mentioned that Utah coach Kyle Whittingham plans to vote for the Vandalay Sugar Bowl champion Utes as the top team in the USA Today poll. Now, Texas coach Mack Brown plans to pencil in the Longhorns as the best team in the land, after they won the Vandalay Fiesta Bowl.”I wasn’t sure before,” Brown said after Texas beat Ohio State, “but Friday morning I’m going to vote Texas No. 1 because I think this is the best team in the country.”There’s a question as to whether the coaches who vote in the poll physically can cast a ballot for anyone other than the winner of Thursday night’s BcS National Championship game. Someone from the AFCA recently suggested that the process begins by voting for the No. 2 team.Still, if there’s way around it, count on Mack Brown to find it.Even if he’s voting for the wrong team. He should be breaking ranks not to vote for Texas, but for the CFT National Champions from Utah.
Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.
Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.
Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.
Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.
There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.
Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.
Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.
“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”
I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.
Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.
Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.