2008 College Football Season

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LawrenceU

Puritan Board Doctor
Ok fellas, this will take some doing, but I am going to chart out the path that my Oklahoma Sooners will take from here to the national title game.

It does look fairly certain at this point that it will end up a team from the SEC (Alabama or Florida) against a team from the Big VII south division (OU).

Step I - So far things have worked out the way we need (all the right relatives have died in the right order). Texas lost to an unbeaten Texas Tech. Texas Tech has remained unbeaten which is important.

Step II – OU will beat Texas Tech (ranked 2nd) this week in Norman. We are 60-2 at home under Stoops. It will be a tough game but we’ve had two weeks to prepare.

Step III – OU may or may not jump Texas in the BCS poll. Which is still ok because the week after we will play and beat OSU (ranked 12th) in the bedlam game. If we were not ahead of Texas already that should put us over the top because Texas only has one game left against a very weak Texas A&M (Baylor 41 – A&M 21).

Step IV – Texas Tech will win their final game against Baylor which will create a three way tie for the south division. Our superior ranking (fueled by the tougher schedule in the last two games) will be the tie breaker and send us to the Big XII championship against Mizzou (ranked 13th).

Step V – We will win the Big XII championship and be headed for Miami where a severely overpowered SEC team will be blown out.

If it all happens that way…..you heard it here first! Boomer Sooner!
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
Step V – We will win the Big XII championship and be headed for Miami where a severely overpowered SEC team will be blown out.
Will this finally be the year that Oklahoma wins a BCS game?!? Just for kicks, they should match up Ohio State v. OU in a BCS game; somebody will have to win then. :lol:
 

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
Actually, in all seriousness, that is very likely the way the Big 12 will play out. Oklahoma is in a good position; they simply need to win out and they stand a good chance of going to the title game. Texas Tech is very good, but the game will not be in Lubock. The OSU game will be tough as well. One of those insane things about college rankings and the like: Oklahoma lost at a "good time." They lost early instead of later, which will be their advantage over Texas (and Texas Tech).
 

Pilgrim

Puritan Board Doctor
Step V – We will win the Big XII championship and be headed for Miami where a severely overpowered SEC team will be blown out.
Will this finally be the year that Oklahoma wins a BCS game?!? Just for kicks, they should match up Ohio State v. OU in a BCS game; somebody will have to win then. :lol:
:lol: The two victims in LSU's BCS Title wins! This year LSU will probably be doing good to be in a BCS bowl at all. (I think if they win out and clinch 2nd in the West they will be in the Capital One bowl.) On Saturday they had to score a school record 30 points in the 4th quarter to beat Troy, something that was made possible by Troy's spread offense which was unable/unwilling to run the ball to run out the clock.
 

Pilgrim

Puritan Board Doctor
Actually, in all seriousness, that is very likely the way the Big 12 will play out. Oklahoma is in a good position; they simply need to win out and they stand a good chance of going to the title game. Texas Tech is very good, but the game will not be in Lubock. The OSU game will be tough as well. One of those insane things about college rankings and the like: Oklahoma lost at a "good time." They lost early instead of later, which will be their advantage over Texas (and Texas Tech).
Losing early is generally better under the current system but OU still managed to back into the game in 2003 after losing late and not even playing in the Big XII championship game. (I want to say Nebraska did that once too.) Ohio State lost fairly late in the year last year as did LSU but they both made it in. A lot of it has to do with other teams blowing their chance in the last couple of weeks, like W.Va. did in losing to Pitt.
 

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
Losing early is generally better under the current system but OU still managed to back into the game in 2003 after losing late and not even playing in the Big XII championship game. (I want to say Nebraska did that once too.) Ohio State lost fairly late in the year last year as did LSU but they both made it in. A lot of it has to do with other teams blowing their chance in the last couple of weeks.
Good points, Chris.

BTW, you say that LSU will go to the Capital One Bowl. What about Georgia? One of those teams will go to the Cotton Bowl and the other to the Capital One Bowl (most likely). Which one is considered to be the "better bowl"? Obviously Georgia is the better team this year (ranking and head-to-head). Is there some protocol that determines which team will go to which bowl? It would seem that LSU fans would travel better to the Cotton Bowl and UGA fans to Orlando, In my humble opinion. But Georgia hasn't played in the Cotton Bowl in a LONG time (Has Georgia been since 1984? The year John Lastinger ran around right end on an option quarterback keeper and scored a late touchdown to beat Texas 10-9?).

[video=youtube;3sE9Ddr7VJU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sE9Ddr7VJU[/video]
 

PastorSBC

Puritan Board Freshman
I would not be surprised at all seeing a OU and Florida national title game.

But I would not expect a blowout by OU. I do not see anyone in the country blowing out Florida.
 

Pilgrim

Puritan Board Doctor
Losing early is generally better under the current system but OU still managed to back into the game in 2003 after losing late and not even playing in the Big XII championship game. (I want to say Nebraska did that once too.) Ohio State lost fairly late in the year last year as did LSU but they both made it in. A lot of it has to do with other teams blowing their chance in the last couple of weeks.
Good points, Chris.

BTW, you say that LSU will go to the Capital One Bowl. What about Georgia? One of those teams will go to the Cotton Bowl and the other to the Capital One Bowl (most likely). Which one is considered to be the "better bowl"? Obviously Georgia is the better team this year (ranking and head-to-head). Is there some protocol that determines which team will go to which bowl? It would seem that LSU fans would travel better to the Cotton Bowl and UGA fans to Orlando, In my humble opinion. But Georgia hasn't played in the Cotton Bowl in a LONG time (Has Georgia been since 1984? The year John Lastinger ran around right end on an option quarterback keeper and scored a late touchdown to beat Texas 10-9?).

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sE9Ddr7VJU]YouTube - What Time is in Texas?[/ame]
I think LSU would travel well to both the Cotton and Capital One bowls, considering Disney World in Orlando. They are probably about even at this point. The Cotton was relegated to second tier status with the advent of the BCS. I think it's because all BCS bowls have to have an avg. temperature at that time of the year above a certain point, and the Cotton doesn't qualify.
 

Richard King

Puritan Board Senior
That's it.
You Sooner backers are playing into our trap.
Disregard the Great Wall of Lubbock (Texas Tech Offensive Line)
Disregard the extremely humorous and incredibly effective center Stephen Hamby who also happens to bring his post game self to worship each Sunday at our lil ol Providence PCA
and don't think twice about the increasingly hungry defense.
Plan far beyond this Saturday's game.

Don't even bother to notify that weather bureau tornado lab on campus.
(We plan on stormin' Norman)
Pay no attention to that buzz saw you are about to walk into.
 

J. David Kear

Puritan Board Freshman
That's it.
You Sooner backers are playing into our trap.
Disregard the Great Wall of Lubbock (Texas Tech Offensive Line)
Disregard the extremely humorous and incredibly effective center Stephen Hamby who also happens to bring his post game self to worship each Sunday at our lil ol Providence PCA
and don't think twice about the increasingly hungry defense.
Plan far beyond this Saturday's game.

Don't even bother to notify that weather bureau tornado lab on campus.
(We plan on stormin' Norman)
Pay no attention to that buzz saw you are about to walk into.
If can't be the Sooners then I hope it is TTU. However, we will drop a lifeline to the tornado lab if we need to...:eek:
 

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
I'm tired of watch Texas and Oklahoma winning the Big 12. If TTU wins, that's new blood. On the contrary, if TTU loses, it virtually guarantees they will be the Missouri of last season and get shut out of the BCS.
 

Beoga

Puritan Board Freshman
It would be weird if PSU wins next week and then faces a team they beat by three touch downs in the Rose Bowl.
Yeah, but I don't think PSU would blow Oregon State out this time. I still think PSU is the better team and should win, however Oregon State is playing much much better right now and should not get embarrassed by whoever they play in the Rose Bowl.
 

PastorSBC

Puritan Board Freshman
I would actually really like to see Texas Tech win Saturday and end up in the championship game against Alabama or Florida.

But I just do not see it happening. I just have a hard time seeing OU losing at home to Tech. But I really hope I am wrong.
 

Richard King

Puritan Board Senior
I shall now begin the indoctrination process.

If you know these guys you will love 'em.
The offensive tackle speaking in this clip is a young man who played pro baseball for several years THEN survived cancer...then just to keep life exciting came to play football at TTU.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX6XrhMdtrs]YouTube - Texas Tech's Offensive Line[/ame]
 

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
Yep, that's pretty scary. 6'6" and 330 lbs. average.

Now my greatest fear is that if TTU does not win on Saturday, they will miss the BCS and wind up as an angry team playing in the Cotton Bowl. Where they will face my beloved Bulldogs. Who will not be able to get any pressure on the QB facing an 0-line like that, and who do not have a secondary that can stop a good passing attack. How bad did TT beat Clemson in a bowl game back around 2001 or 2002 (that was actually pretty funny)? Gulp.

Go Red Raiders! (The indoctrination works!)
 

Richard King

Puritan Board Senior

Marrow Man

Drunk with Powder
Baylor has become like Vanderbilt in the SEC and Northwestern in the Big 10 -- they are beatable, but you had best show up or you may find yourself on the losing in very quickly.
 

No Longer A Libertine

Puritan Board Senior
Go Tech, but they've got to get past those fiesty Baylor Bears first! Sic 'Em.

You may be kidding but in the event that Tech gets out of Norman Oklahoma alive I would counsel them to take Baylor very seriously. Art Briles is a sharp coach.

Now back to my indoctrination...
Does everyone know the amazing story about how Coach Leach got the extra point kicker???

Student who won contest may be Texas Tech's new kicker - Game on - USATODAY.com
I wasn't kidding.:smug: I'm a delusional Baylor Bear and we are high off of our pounding of the Aggies.

Because its the last game of the year and Baylor isn't going to a bowl i think they'll relish their opportunity to play spoiler and play lights out.

I'm torn about the game, on one hand I want my Bears to build confidence and prestige by knocking off Tech, on the other hand I want tech to win the National championship.
 

Pilgrim

Puritan Board Doctor
Go Tech, but they've got to get past those fiesty Baylor Bears first! Sic 'Em.

You may be kidding but in the event that Tech gets out of Norman Oklahoma alive I would counsel them to take Baylor very seriously. Art Briles is a sharp coach.

Now back to my indoctrination...
Does everyone know the amazing story about how Coach Leach got the extra point kicker???

Student who won contest may be Texas Tech's new kicker - Game on - USATODAY.com
Not looking good for Tech being down 35-7 in the first half. Leach's teams have pulled Houdini acts in the past but on the road at Norman it may be too much to ask. OU's offense has scored nearly every time they've had the ball and the defense has rattled the Tech QB.

As for my LSU Tigers, after the beating they took today, it's looking like they may do well to make it to the Independence Bowl.
 

No Longer A Libertine

Puritan Board Senior
I can now root full throttle for my Baylor bears again next weekend, no conflict of interests exists anymore as Oklahoma has strangled the goodwill i had for tech right out of the stadium.
 
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