I tried to go look at your blog, but it just takes me to the main site, not your blog.
Weird. The blog page should be medium.com/@just_williamson. Try going there.
I sort of have a new home for the majority of my sports blogging posts. Right now, only three posts exist, and really only one of those is about college football.
You can find my blog at MEDIUM here. Medium is an excellent site for writing. I highly recommend everyone check it out. But, yeah, check out my new sports blog!
Pretty big. Conference realignment. Playoffs. The future of the NCAA. I have some ideas. Also, my sports blogging might have a new home very soon.
The Big East is transforming once again. They are going to add Tulane and East Carolina. They have lost Rutgers and Louisville. Haven’t they also lost Syracuse? I can’t even remember. Boise State and San Diego State are still preparing to join, yet both have had talks with the Mountain West to stay put (as I think they should).
The Big East is a total mess right now, and it’s causing ripple effects across the entire league of college football. I suppose, however, that so far the Big East’s instability has benefited the ACC and Big 12 so far.
Sooner or later, I’m sure UCONN will get out, followed closely by the mass of western schools they hoped to obtain. The Big East is set to become a random collection of other lower-mid-majors that feel like they are more important than the others.
The Big East will die along with the BCS.
As of now, 51 teams in Division 1-A are eligible for a bowl game.
My favorite quote from Kirk Herbstreit: “When did we start to celebrate mediocracy?” He said this in regards to UCLA going to a bowl game, despite being 6-7, and there was high potential that a 5-7 school would be eligible last season.
Bowl games are terrible. They are meaningless. I would rather see each conference have a single member play in a playoff game than watch 34 meaningless football games, but that’s just me.
If this wasn’t Ohio State’s marching band…. I would LOVE it. But it is, so I hate it and think it is dumb.
Since the creation of the BCS, Florida has never played a non-conference regular season game outside the state of Florida.
I have a ton going on this semester. But I’ll give you a little insight to what I think’s going on this season.
- First big issue: Florida.
They’re not the 4th best team in the nation. No way. Defensively, they’ve been pretty solid, having an average of 11 points allowed per game. Here’s my viewpoint on Florida though. If anything, they’ve proved that Tennessee isn’t a quality ranked opponent and that LSU was over-hyped and undeserving of their 3rd ranking.
- Here’s my top 5 right now:
- West Virginia
- Notre Dame
- Kansas State
Yes, I just put Oregon ahead of Alabama. Why? Because they’ve shown me something this season. Sure, Alabama beat up on Michigan and Arkansas, but so has everyone else. Michigan dropped another game and Arkansas is having a train wreck of season. When I saw Oregon play Washington, they really showed me something. The intensity of that program was unlike any other Chip Kelly team. This is the best team he’s coached. At this point in the season, Oregon is ahead of Alabama for that reason.
Okay, in a few weeks, Alabama will start playing some quality teams. When they beat them into the ground as I expect them to do, then yes, I will probably move them back to #1. But I’m looking at the evidence. Oregon has done more than Alabama so far.
- Geno Smith: 24 TDs, nearly 2,000 yards and 0 INTs. Amazing.
- Collin Klein: Not the prettiest style of play, but he means so much to that undefeated Wildcat team, I have to include him.
- There’s not really a 3rd candidate right now for me.
College Pick’em Week 5