Crib Sheet: Who’s Next?


The line for the BCS title  is thinning as the number of undefeated teams are going down week by week.  Last week it was both Iowa and Oregon that lost their ticket.  Who will go down this week?  We don’t know. But that question singularly defines what college football is and how unique it is to other sports.  It truly is a complete playoff system.  Now some others may not grasp it, but when you look at it year by year, the best teams usually bubble up.  So tune in and see who goes down this weekend.  Until then here’s this week’s crib sheet:

  • Brandon Spikes was already suspended  for one half of the Florida vs Vanderbilt game, but now he went and suspended himself for the other half.  It’s a good thing it’s Vanderbilt because they probably didn’t need him.  Kudos to Spikes, even though it is a big PR move.
  • Meanwhile, Urban Meyer sent video to the SEC officials for a missed late hit on Tim Tebow during the Georgia game.  Okay, it’s football.  Florida is turning it into a big wussy game.  Southeaster Conference:  Home of the Using Video Evidence to Justify Being Whiners.
  • Dez Bryant’s appeal to the NCAA was rejected and now he’s going to the NFL Draft.  This kid got the shaft big time.  If the NCAA was to make an example out of someone, do it to someone who actually did something wrong.  From now on the NCAA will be called the NC-SS.
  • Texas fans are already booking flights and reserving hotels for Pasadena.  Longhorns, the season isn’t over yet.  Don’t jinx your team now.  If you do, I’ll buy a couple of tickets off you for half the price.
  • Jahvid Best suffered a more serious concussion last weekend in a touchdown dive for California.  This first one happened the week before and this lost him consciousness.  Sit him for the rest of the season, coach.  Let him recover.
  • The Pac 10 approved Oregon’s request to reinstate LeGarrette Blount.  I guess it took a major loss to okay him back to the field.  Hopefully, he’ll learned his lesson and help the Ducks punch their way to the Rose Bowl.
  • Welp, it took being ranked 4th in the BCS Standings for TCU to sell out a home game.  Granted, it’s against top 16 ranked Utah, but this is first time since 2006 that they had a sellout.  This is why mid-cons don’t get respect.  The fans need to show up for the games to help support their teams.  Then they can get the big tv time and respect.  At least they got some cool new uniforms.
  • Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz tells us that Ricky Stanzi is out until bowl season.  This is a big blow to Iowa as they had BCS title chances before he went down and now they are just struggling to make a BCS bowl.  At least there will be no Big 10 team in the title hunt this year.