Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t just lose to Ohio State for the fourth straight time, he was embarrassed. The Wolverines completely lost their focus and suffered a devastating loss to be remembered, 63-39. The Buckeyes put up the most points against Michigan in regulation in their entire history. It says here if Harbaugh loses at home next year against OSU, he’s gone. A coach in that rivalry can only be judged on how often he beats the other. It’s not like Harbaugh has a national championship at Michigan. This is the first year the Wolverines were in the hunt for one. Harbaugh is 0-4 against OSU.
USC had every opportunity to defeat Notre Dame, but they were clearly out-coached by the Irish. Every huge third down play, the Irish threw to wide open receivers in busted coverage. Good-bye Clay Helton.
How about Texas A&M’s dramatic 74-72 win against LSU. The Tigers showed tremendous character in coming all the way back from ten down to take a 31-24 lead late in the fourth quarter. The Aggies got some generous officiating but converted a spectacular TD reception on the game’s final play to force OT. Then it was back and forth for seven overtimes. The loss eliminates the Tigers from any CFP consideration.
Tough loss for No. 8 Washington State to No. 16 Washington and the weather was a major factor. It snowed the entire first half and the second half was played in a snow-covered field. The Cougars never could get going on offense and they are out of the CFP consideration.
No. 14 Texas is going to the Big 12 title game! They’re back! Yeah, right. They defeated Kansas 24-17. How many Kansas players could start for Texas? Three? Four? Texas will be back when they physically dominate opponents like Kansas both on the field and on the scoreboard. They have the talent but have not put it together. Can you believe Longhorn fans get excited about a three-loss season? In the glory years, that might get a coach fired at Texas. Certainly, they would be considered disappointing seasons. Now it’s success. Boy, how far the mighty have fallen. They get Oklahoma next week in a rematch of their early season victory.
We know the Big 12 plays a different style of offense and the games are almost always high scoring but how bad is the Oklahoma defense?
Oh, and how bad is Ohio State’s? One win does not cure your obvious flaws, especially at home.
Is No. 2 Clemson that good or the ACC that bad? Remember Notre Dame played five of twelve games against ACC opponents.
What’s the hardest thing to do in college football? Win on the road. Oklahoma did just that at West Virginia and so did Notre Dame.
Can Texas Tech move on from the Cliff Kingsbury era and stop being satisfied with 6-8 wins every year? Sure, they played a little defense this year, but Kingsbury has no clue on that side of the ball. He should be an offensive coordinator.
Where is Lane Kiffin’s reputation now? Good thing he’s got a long-term contract at FAU because last year’s remarkable turnaround may have been an aberration. The guess here is Kiffin will wear out his welcome there as he has everywhere else.
I thought Washington should have done better than 9-3. Loaded on defense and an experienced quarterback, they were again inconsistent, but it looks like coach Chris Peterson has built a solid foundation.
Went 6-4 over the weekend. Plus 5 units bringing us to plus 18 this year. That included the lock of the year in Nebraska at Iowa. The Huskers covered but lost another at the buzzer.
So, who’s in and who’s out? We will preview that tomorrow.