Originally Posted by granodemosta
totally agree... UCLA is way overhyped this year.
Thanks for the info Pac'er's.
Of note, I did say "beyond this season". To me, it appears UCLA is puttin' some hooves in the stable. Ya think coaching is the only reason SC has been winning so many games?
Originally Posted by augustwest
This is not true of the other conferences, where generally one or two teams dominate.
Don't take this wrong because I'm a Big XII fan. My favorite conference is one more bad non-conference record and bowl flop season from being replaced in the big six by the WAC.
But...USC has either won the Pac or tied for the Conference championship the last four years. Let's compare the other conferences.
Outright champs (championship game)
SEC: Florida, Georgia, Auburn, LSU
ACC: Florida State (2), Wake Forest, Virginia Tech
Big 12: Oklahoma (2), Texas, Kansas State
No championship game:
Big Ten: Ohio State (2(1co), Michigan(2(1co), Penn State (co), Iowa (co)
Big East: Louiville, West Virginia, Pittsburg (co), Boston College (co), Syracuse (co)
Pac Ten: USC (4(1co), Cal (co)
Now, I don't wish to get you guys riled up. We're all passionate about our conferences, and my knowledge of the Pac pails compared to the BigTen and SEC, but without resorting to flaming, how can anyone objectively make a statement like the above?
Like I said, I follow the Big 12 and the Sooners. No matter how hyped or good OU is that year, everyone in the conference give the Sooners their best shot. I don't think that's limited to one conference. In fact, I think that's fair to say about any conference, not just your favorite. Otherwise, you're just a big homer.
It's my mistake. I should of phrased the question differently.
Thanks for the info guys.
Originally Posted by Samgotit
It's hard to tell yet if the secondary is that good or Henig was just that bad.
Probably a little of both. Not to stroke your fan ego any more, but you can't coach up size and speed. Man, that's an impressive looking defense.
I was watching that game and getting angry. "OU offered that kid. There's another one the Sooners offered. OU was in his top three...etc. etc. etc."
You're right though. The litmus test for Tigerland is next week. I can't wait. VT hasn't done very well in the early season slug fests lately, so I either see an LSU route, or Tech squeaking and possibly spring boarding to the BCS title game after next Saturday.