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Friday, June 10, 2011
Should a Big 12 coach get the 2004 title?

By staff

The BCS officially vacated Southern Cal's 2004 national championship this week, and has no plans to award the championship to anyone.

That, however, hasn't slowed the debate.

Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart made his thoughts clear on the issue shortly after the decision was announced.

"In reality, I don't think anyone can take the championship away from us," he told "SportsCenter."

ESPN reached former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville (now at Texas Tech) shortly after, who disagreed, and argued the championship should be given to his team.

"Someone should be awarded [the] title. If not, the team that had to forfeit is not really punished," he said.

Bob Stoops first commented on the vacation (word re-appropriation!) on Wednesday at an event in Tulsa, saying he didn't want the championship.

"I don't have any thoughts [on USC's situation] and we're not claiming any championships," he said.

But what about the fans? What's the right thing to do with the title of 2004 BCS champion?