College Football week 12

November 24, 2007

First off…With LSU getting rocked by Arkansas yesterday, we know the BCS standings are going to change come Sunday. Here’s what I’m hoping will happen…I’d love to see West Virginia beat UConn today. West Virginia is currently ranked third in the BCS standings, and a win today should solidify them rising and playing in the mythical national championship game. Yes, I know West Virgina would still have to beat Pitt next week, but come on…Add to this a win by Missouri, and West Virginia will for sure be set up for a BCS national title.

Why? Because I’m tired of the continual talk of the Big East being a poser conference. West Virginia has problems, to be sure, but I’m guessing by January they’ll have those figured out. A national title from a Big East team isn’t a bad thing (after all, my Cardinals are in the Big East), and it at the very least should give one side a call for a playoff system in BCS football, and the other side ammunition as to the Big East not being a conference that doesn’t deserve it’s BCS standing (because everyone should know that honor belongs to the Big Ten).

Next, we need #4 BCS ranked Missouri to beat #2 BCS ranked Kansas. And then go on to lose in the Big 12 title game. Bwahahaha…so the BCS will be shown as the joke that it is.

The Ohio State University is lurking at #5 in the BCS standings…ick…I don’t want to watch another Big Ten team get rocked in the national championship game. But, if everything works out, it’d be The Ohio State University v. West Virginia in the title game…which is both good and bad…Big Ten exposed as the weak stuff it is, Big East captures the national title…hopefully, everything plays out as it should.

Also hoping Syracuse can beat Cincinnati. Not that I care either way, but a win by Syracuse will probably cement the indignation of going from first to worst for the Cardinals…which only adds more fuel to the fire of why Steve Kragthorpe needs to hit the road.

I’m making the assumption that Rutgers will throttle us next week, but gee, with Special K at the helm, he’ll figure out someway to make it happen. Only issue is I’ll be watching it live and in person, which isn’t going to be good…but I’ll have on my white “Fire Special K” sweatshirt at the game. That’s right, Special K…I’ll be there rooting for the team, all while making the statement that you need to go.

Volunteers v. Wildcats in about an hour. My prediction…Kentucky again feels the sting of getting beat by Tennessee. Drops the Wildcats’ record to 7-5. And yet, UK fans will still crow about how great this team was. Instead I’ll claim that LSU has been overrated all year…Louisville wasn’t overrated, but our coaching hire was…he took huge talent, and turned it into a joke. Which reminds me…FIRE STEVE KRAGTHORPE!

Tennessee makes it to SEC title game…beats LSU…and the BCS goes wilder still.

However, the SEC is far from being overrated. Kentucky can be proud of it’s record, regardless of how this game turns out, because the SEC is the best football conference bar none.


As I watch the Arkansas-LSU game…

November 23, 2007

…I’m just wondering how bad things are going to get under Special K for my beloved Louisville Cardinals.

A couple of notes per this game…Houston Nutt is rumored to be out at Arkansas…he’s definitely got more talent than Special K in terms of running a successful show. They also featured the full page ad run in support of Fulmer @ Tennessee. This guy has a national title…and Tennessee has really shown improvement as the season has progressed. Unlike the Cards, who seem to get worse each time out, despite a win here and there.

Commentators just stated while showing a picture of the coach that “Houston Nutt now in his tenth year. Is this his last regular season game?” They’re giving LSU all they can handle right now.

But it is looking like we’re stuck with Special K for at least another year. I find it ironic that he’s come to the conclusion that the outcry of Louisville fans is “…fine. I understand that. That’s the nature of being a coach and that’s the nature of being in a public position. I knew the expectation level coming in here. I didn’t shy away from it. I knew that it was high. And I can tell you again that my expectation level was extremely high in terms of where I want this program to be.”

You think giving a national interview claiming you were of a “national championship mindset” might have led to even higher expectations? Eh? Ah?

And why is it you can only speak in generalizations? Why can’t you tell us about all these “unforeseen problems and issues”? Why can’t you detail how you plan on righting the “ship” you’ve crashed into the reef and is now taking on water?

I’m convinced every Louisville fan ought to wear white to the game next week. And “fire Special K” shirts. I know what I’m wearing to the game on Thursday!