Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bill proposed to end BCS system

Story Highlights
A Congressman is planning on introducing anti-BCS, pro-playoff legislation
Rep. Joe Barton did not specify a playoff set-up, only that the BCS must go
Only a playoff game could be marketed as a "national championship" game
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Mullen To Be Mississippi State's New Head Coach

No word yet on whether he is staying for the BCS Championship Game. I think he is (slightly) overrated because he doesn't have the best in-game play calling (He stubbornly kept up with the first and second down run plays against Alabama, making the game closer than it needed to be because of our 3.4 yards per carry statistic). He makes some good adjustments between games, but a head coach can do that for a team. And who couldn't be a good coordinator with those players? The approach itself is identified with Meyer more than Mullen, who (Mullen) is considered more conservative on plays and play-calling, so it shouldn't be difficult for the players to transition to a new coordinator. But he is young and smart so things could change. He is certainly as worthy as many other coaches, but not more worthy than Charlie Strong, and Miss St. had already fired one of about 3 or 4 black head coaches in Division I, so Strong would have seemed to make more sense. The Mullen pick is sexier, and Miss St is probably sick of having bad offenses-even their coach before Croom was all about defense (Jackie Sherril). So in that way Mullen makes sense. He is also a good recruiter. And Miss St is a tough job, so whomever got it was going to have trouble keeping it very long.

Harvin should probably get the Heisman (I know, he won't). If he had played in the SEC Title game, and had a great game, I would say that with more self-assurance.

You might wonder whether Mullen leaving affects Tebow's decision to leave or stay, since the two seemed to work so closely together and actually be good friends.

"Random Walks Polling": I Don't Totally Understand It Yet, And Its Data Is From Last Year, But It's Intriguing.

This Could Have Been Titled, "Ideology and Southern Football."

A Rare Agreement With A WSJ Editorial

(But this isn't to say that I suddenly decided the computers are just fine without a playoff.)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Flood It

A game to play while we wait for The BCS Championship game
Flood It! game. The object of the game is to flood the whole board with one color in less than 25 steps. You start from the top left corner and progress by selecting one of the colored balls on the left. When you change your current area color, every adjacent square with the same color also changes, that way you can flood other areas on the board.

Tebow, Saban and Berry receive top SEC honors

Tebow claimed his second straight SEC offensive player of the year award

Alabama placed a high of six players on the all-SEC first team

Crimson Tide wide receiver Julio Jones was named the SEC 's top freshman

Monday, December 8, 2008

CBS announcer goes to hospital after Tebowner lasts for more than four hours

Got this from Tom Alexander in Chicago. A pretty funny read
ATLANTA, GA — At approximately 11 pm Saturday night, CBS sports announcer Gary Danielson realized it was time to head for the emergency room. Read full story

How the Coaches Voted