With Urban Meyer's announcement yesterday that he is stepping down after Florida's bowl game, I'll confess that I was a bit concerned about Will Muschamp being offered the job. I expect Florida wants a defensive minded coach with experience in the SEC. Texas' defensive coordinator certainly fits that description.
And if the Gators came a'calling, I don't see how Muschamp wouldn't answer. I'm one of the biggest Longhorn homers in Austin, but even I can't convince myself that head coach of Texas sometime in the future is better than head coach of Florida now.
However, the more I think about the situation, the less worried I become.
For the second year, Texas Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy has been named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Other finalists include:
- Tim Tebow, QB, Florida Gators
- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama Crimson Tide
- Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford Cardinal
- Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska Cornhuskers
Even after McCoy's less than Heisman-worthy performance Saturday night, I like his odds of winning. Many of the votes were probably cast prior to the Big 12 Championship against Nebraska, when his stellar game against Texas A&M was still front of mind.
I'll certainly have more thoughts (and predictions) on the games later, but here's what comes to mind right off.
Ohio State vs. Oregon
January 1st, Pasadena, California
No surprise here. If the Rose Bowl has the option of taking the Pac 10 and Big 10 conference winners, they almost always will do so.
The Oklahoma Sooners proved that they didn't belong in the national championship picture last night, as the Florida Gators allows only two touchdowns, winning 24-14.
Some thoughts, in no particular order...
1st – Florida Gators
They looked great tonight and their defense was amazing, holding a potent OU offense to fourteen points. Yes, their loss was worse than ours, but they’ve certainly gotten it done since then.
2nd – Texas Longhorns
No, they didn’t exactly dominate the Fiesta Bowl, but Ohio State played their best game of the season against us. Besides, it’s my list and I’m still pissed about our not being in the National Championship Game. You’re lucky I …
I've had a number of people over the last few weeks try to convince me that it is in Texas' best interests to root for the Oklahoma Sooners in Thursday's national championship game against the Florida Sooners. These arguments generally boil down to two points:
- Texas would receive more money from a win by a Big 12 Conference team
- A close win by Oklahoma might lead to Texas taking the top spot in the final AP poll (e.g. the mythical split championship)
Let's just put aside the ethical concerns of rooting for the Cheaters from the North for a moment...
My Christmas wish of a playoff in Division 1A football did not come true this year, and the new year approaches, so it's time to start thinking about the BCS games starting next week. [...]