The week’s news was dominated not by bowl games, but by none other than Coach K. Of course, it depends on your particular inclination as to which Coach K you’re most concerned with — Coach Mike Krzyzewski or Coach Lane Kiffin.
To almost no one’s surprise (with the possible exception of Ohio State fans), Alabama and Clemson will have a return engagement in what is ostensibly a game for the bragging rights as the best college football team in the entire world. How Alabama and Clemson arrived at this occasion for the second straight year is, at least, interesting.
Georgia’s matchup with TCU in the forthcoming Liberty Bowl brings about reflections of the original promoter of the holiday game and, of course, Frank Sinkwich, who set a record for total offense versus the Horned Frogs in Miami that ranks with the beset individual performances ever in any bowl game.
I’m not sure you can call it a trend just yet, but an interesting scenario is developing in college football. Taken to the extremes, the scenario could ruin bowl games as we know them and certainly have an inpact on who will be invited where in the future.
Let me start off by sending my most sincere congratulations to Rome High for winning the 5A Georgia state football championship. Let me also hurriedly say that I am in no way qualified to write about the mighty Wolves. The entire staff of the Rome News-Tribune is absolutely committed to high school football and does an amazing job.
Lady Chargers head coach Brandan Harrell is trying find the right combination with an injury-plagued team. His combination proved well enough Saturday for a 59-54 win over the Lady Titans of Albany Tech for a GCAA conference win.
There is a very well done article at SportsIllustrated.com, which carries a headline questioning the real value of conference title games. That’s because the College Football Playoff selection committee chose to ignore their own guidelines and put Ohio State into the Final Four and left Big Ten champion Penn State at home.
Here’s what happened last week and, believe me, it was ridiculously hard to ascertain what was an upset and what wasn’t — what it meant and what it didn’t, how it affects the total picture and how the picture stayed the same.