What did we learn from college football this week? Who is going where.

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Alabama and Texas will play for the mythical BcS championship.

Alabama looked great and Texas got VERY lucky to win its game against Nebraska. Texas tends to play down to the competition too often to be favored against Bama. Texas has been living on luck in several games and their luck runs out against the Tide.

Rose Bowl Ohio State and Oregon.

The Buckeyes are going to have to focus on their running game and stopping the run. Even though they practice against a running QB, the team has always had trouble stopping an offense based around that. Oregon has one of the best running games in college football. All Big 10+1 teams have trouble going west and Oregon has just the kind of team that will give the Buckeyes fits.

Sugar Bowl Florida and Cincinnati

This should be one of the most interesting games of the bowl season. The question is can the Cincy D handle Tebow and the Florida O? I think that TCU would be a better match up for the Gators but they will get Boise. The other question is who will be coaching the Bearcats. Coach Kelly is said to be high on the ND wish list. He will interview this week for that job.

This is a critical game for the Big East to prove that it belongs among the big boys. Florida will be a good test. If you can’t play Big Boy football, it will be obvious.

Fiesta Bowl TCU and Boise State

The Fiesta is going to be a good game but it is too bad that these two teams couldn’t have faced a BcS team. A win against a team like Florida would have given the non BcS teams and leagues a lot of cred. I think that TCU has too much on both sides of the ball for BS.

Orange Bowl Iowa vs. Georgia Tech

Iowa got the invitation to Miami rather than Penn State because they won head to head. The Hawkeyes will have to find a way to jump out in front or risk having the Big 10 take another hit to the credibility of the league. Without their starting QB that will be tough. Based on the way things look now, GT wins this game.

We will look at the other bowls next week.

Other news:

WR Golden Tate and QB Jimmy Clausen declare for the NFL Draft. Evidently they don’t care to wait around to see who gets the ND job. That is a great move for Tate. Clausen has not advanced like everyone expected but still will be a prospect with a lot of potential.

That’s what I think. Tell me what you think.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams, has officiated both football and basketball, done color on radio for college football and basketball and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for and edits http://fryingpansports.com. He has also published several novels on and edits .

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6 Responses to “What did we learn from college football this week? Who is going where.”


  1. Harrington
    on Dec 8th, 2009
    @ 4:12 pm

    Interesting article, thanks for posting

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  2. Steve
    on Dec 10th, 2009
    @ 9:16 am

    Thank you for your comments.

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  3. Rattan Garden Furniture
    on Dec 10th, 2009
    @ 1:31 am

    I was just wondering what colleges have good football programs around NY. P.S. don’t answer some awesome college team like texas,usc,ohio state,michigan, florida etc. just a realistic team in NY area.

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  4. Steve
    on Dec 10th, 2009
    @ 9:16 am

    Syracuse is the program you are looking for.

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  5. Bill Smith
    on Dec 14th, 2009
    @ 9:20 pm

    The Buffalo U program is also outstanding. Coach Turner Gil took that team from nowhere to league championship games. He is going to Kansas to take over that program.

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  6. Teeth Whitener
    on Dec 10th, 2009
    @ 11:47 pm

    I don’t think Vandy will beat Florida, but I do think it will be closer than expected, at least in the first half. My upset special is Kentucky at home against Georgia. Georgia is a team that expected to be in the national championship game

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