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November 26, 11:30 AM ET
Chat with Mark Schlabach

Mark Schlabach
  (2:05 PM)

Hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving. Here we go....

Blake(Miami)

If Florida wins by a very slim margin, is there any chance that Texas stays ahead of them?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:06 PM)

I'd be surprised. Not saying it wouldn't be right, but most voters only go with conference champions. Whether you believe Texas got hosed or not, voters probably won't go with them.

Wes (UF)

UF vs. Alabama....who you got and why?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:07 PM)

I was saying Florida for several weeks, but after seeing Alabama in person on Saturday, I'm going with the Tide. That defense is very, very fast. Alabama is really good on both lines. Cody is healthy again. Coffee can control the clock with the running game. If Harvin doesn't play, I like the Tide. He makes a difference for the Gators.

Jeff, Stamford CT

Mark, who do you think the coach of the year is in the ACC? My top two are Jagodzinski and Johnson but Cutcliffe and Davis are bringing up their programs too.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:09 PM)

I'd have to go with Jags at this point, because BC lost a lot from last year's team -- Ryan, Silva, the running backs and then lost Toal. Beat Maryland and Wake Forest without Crane. Spaziani has done an unbelievable job with the defense. Johnson has been very good at Georgia Tech, too. Ended the seven-game losing streak to Georgia, and came within a win of going to Tampa. But I'd go with Jags at this point.

Tuck (Oklahoma)

Quite ironic that Texas isn't screaming head-to-head to see who gets the Fiesta Bowl slot between them and Texas Tech, dont you think? They only scream it when it benefits them.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:10 PM)

Texas Tech played two FCS opponents and got blown out at Oklahoma. I argued that took them out of the equation. Texas was just as deserving as Oklahoma...

Rob (TTU)

I seriously don't understand all the love for the Longhorns. You media types realize that in their biggest win, they only led the game for barely 15 minutes - that's not very decisive. Even worse, you all try to minimize their loss to Tech by saying "they lost on a last minute play" - the truth is, we absolutely owned Texas for 58+ minutes, they only led for a minute and a half against us! What's the deal, does Mack Brown send you guys Christmas Cards?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:11 PM)

I hate the Big 12 tiebreaker more than anything else. SEC rule makes more sense. It's a crappy way to determine which team might ultimately play for the national title. The only thing to fall back on, in my opinion, is head-to-head results. And it came on a neutral field. Oklahoma will probably steamroll Missouri and might beat the SEC champion in the BCS title game. But Texas would have been my choice, and I'm sticking to it.

Tim(Norman)

After watching TV last night, I went from extremely excited to depressed. The only comments we about Texas getting hosed and it made Oklahoma look like they were not worthy. If Texas is so good and tech is not that good, doesn't that make OUs loss better? Oklahoma, although lucky, got shafted a bit too.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:12 PM)

How could Oklahoma have been shafted? They're going to Kansas City with a chance to play for the national title. That's far from being hosed.

Jason, Fort Benning, Ga

So, Georgia's season is over in a disappointing end. Do you think that the injuries did them in or were they just over hyped to start with?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:13 PM)

Injuries had something to do with it, but I think lack of toughness and leadership on defense had more to do with it. And I'm not blaming Willie Martinez, either. Georgia missed dozens of tackles against Georgia Tech, and that's not poor game planning. That's about being tough enough to make plays. And is Georgia the only team in the country that can't kick the football inbounds on kickoffs? Special teams were atrocious all season.

Tuck (Oklahoma)

So OU should have beat Tech to keep them 'in the argument'. Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds??

Mark Schlabach
  (2:14 PM)

I don't understand your question...

Keith (Lewisburg, PA)

MArk, say USC beats UCLA (ooh tough one)who you got in the Rose Bowl PSU or USC? I expect all the pundits to bury PSU, but don't overlook a traditionally good bowl team or you might get burned.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:15 PM)

I'm sure Penn State will keep the game closer than Illinois did. Nittany Lions are a very solid team. USC still leaves a lot to be desired on offense, in my opinion. Hopefully, it will be closer and more competitive than the last few Rose Bowl games.

Tuck (Oklahoma)

Meant to put "by less".

Mark Schlabach
  (2:15 PM)

No, but when you've played two non-conference games against FCS opponents and beat Nevada....you don't have much of an argument against Texas or Oklahoma.

Greg (Lincoln, NE)

Hey Mark, Do you feel like many people are penalizing Oklahoma for beating Texas Tech so badly by just throwing Tech out of the race as you have? Therefore making this a head to head between Texas and Oklahoma, which is just simply not the case. Obviously this is a flawed system and two very good teams got left out... how about a playoff.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:16 PM)

Playoff is the only solution. I'll be surprised if we see it in the next 10 years, though.

Josh (Ft Worth, TX)

Do you think the BCS formula is the primary reason we see so many high flying offenses? Is the BCS killing old fashion smash mouth football?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:16 PM)

Coaches want to put up points for style points and get in as many offensive plays as possible. Nick Saban can save smash-mouth football. That's his formula to winning an SEC championship. We'll see if it works.

jdub901 Memphis,TN

who and where do you see the noles playing in a bowl game???

Mark Schlabach
  (2:18 PM)

Still a lot to be determined in the ACC bowl pecking order. If BC beats Va. Tech -- I think the Hokies are too one-dimensional on offense against a very good BC defense -- then the Eagles go to the Orange Bowl. If the Gator takes Nebraska, they won't take Va. Tech because they played the Cornhuskers in the regular season. That might put FSU in the Gator Bowl. Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A and Va. Tech in the Champs Sports Bowl. Those four teams in those games in some particular order.

Justin (Detroit, Mi)

Right now the bowl projection has Ball State vs NC State in the Motor City Bowl do you think that Ball state can hang with NC State

Mark Schlabach
  (2:19 PM)

Sure. Would be a very good matchup of quarterbacks. Nate Davis is an NFL prospect. Russell Wilson is a very good freshman QB for NC State. I know the WAC and MAC are trying to work out a deal to get Ball State and Boise State in the same game. Might not happen, but would be great to see...

Smiley (Milagro, MS)

Mark, where is Ole Miss going bowling? Capital One or Cotton?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:19 PM)

I think the Capital One Bowl still takes Georgia and Ole Miss goes to the Cotton Bowl. Cap One prefers SEC East teams; Cotton likes West teams.

Patrick (Texas)

Some guy on Versus claimed OU had the whole package, offense, defense, and special teams, whereas Texas was a one man show with Colt McCoy. This was a paid studio analyst. How many voters are also this unqualified? (Texas' D is far better than OU's)

Mark Schlabach
  (2:20 PM)

Texas is the complete package. Probably better on defense than Oklahoma.

Jeremty (OKC)

Serious question Mark....Why aren't you smiling in your photo? Are you mad because of all the BCS controversy? How would you fix the college football system?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:20 PM)

Photo is a couple of years old. Playoff is my solution, but I'm not sure we'll see it anytime soon.

Mike(Columbus, OH)

im guessing that theres little chance that both the fiesta bowl and sugar bowl pass on Ohio State. How do you think Ohio State matches up with Texas? I think Texas is obviously a great team but it would probably be a closer game than people would expect from Ohio State.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:21 PM)

I think Ohio State will be a tough out in any bowl game. There's a lot of talent and experience on that team. Less pressure playing in a non-title game.

Tom (Austin, TX)

Hey Mark- Thanks for your repeated appeal to logic for the 'Horns case. Do you think after this mess the Big XII will rewrite their tiebreaker rules? As many have pointed out, most other conference tiebreakers would've awarded the 'Horns the go-ahead based on their head-to-head. Thoughts?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:23 PM)

Sorry, got knocked offline. I think the Big 12 will probably change its tiebreaker during the offseason. It usually takes a disaster to change anything in college football.

Brandon (Dallas, TX)

In your bowl projections you have Texas v. Alabama for the NC. Are you expecting Mizzou to upset OU?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:24 PM)

Those projections were done Sunday morning before the BCS standings were released. Obviously, I put a lot of faith in the voters to change their minds. Didn't happen. Oklahoma is a very deserving team, too, but I thought Texas should have gone based on head-to-head. Nothing against the Sooners. Might win it all.

Chris (Dallas)

I guess I just dont understand ESPN's love for all things Texas... Oklahoma is just as good if not better TODAY... maybe not in October. We are just as worthy and the way ESPN makes it sound youd think we manipulated the system to sneak in. All OU did was win games down the stretch, our coach didn't politic or fly planes, and you guys spout your biased agendas... you are saying ESPN doesnt have a bias? I think it is obvious by all the talking heads there spouting off. I think we beat the hell out of Mizzou and the SEC game...

Mark Schlabach
  (2:25 PM)

Oklahoma is very good. Bradford should win the Heisman. Killing people right now. But Oklahoma lost to Texas on a neutral field. That's my argument, and it's more an indictment of the BCS system over anything Oklahoma did or didn't do. Oklahoma can score on anybody. Can they stop Florida, if the Gators beat the Crimson Tide? That defense isn't great by any stretch of the imagination.

Robert (Omaha)

Texas is the complete package? Have you seen their secondary play? It's flat-out bad.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:26 PM)

Have you seen Oklahoma's defense? Texas is as complete as Oklahoma.

Drew (Gainesville, FL)

Is it possible to block Terrance Cody for 1 second? Because if it is the Gator tailbacks are already in the secondary. P.S. if Cody and Tebow collide, oh my

Mark Schlabach
  (2:27 PM)

Cody vs. Tebow might register on the Richter scale. You aren't giving Alabama's defense enough credit. Tide defense is very fast -- McClain, Hightower, Arenas, etc.

Brad (Iowa)

Do you think Shonn Greene deserves to be invited to the heisman ceremony in New York? Do you think he will be invited?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:27 PM)

I think he should probably be invited (I had him No. 5 on my ballot this week). Not sure if he will, though. I can see the three Big 12 QBs, Tebow and maybe Crabtree.

Scott (Roanoke, Va)

Boise State is the total package. The defense is second only to USC and the offense is productive and uber-efficient. An Ohio St/Boise State matchup would make a compelling BCS game. Thoughts?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:28 PM)

I think Boise State is very good against the competition the Broncos played.

Myke (OKC, OK)

Mark who do you see winning the Heisman?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:28 PM)

I think it's a tight three-man race between Bradford, McCoy and Tebow. I want to see what Bradford and Tebow do this weekend before mailing in my ballot.

Avi (washington, dc)

What would the alternative tie break be for a three team tie? It can't be head to head, sow hat would your suggestion be?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:29 PM)

If it's a three-way tie, do what the SEC does. Take the top two in the BCS standings, and then take the winner of head-to-head between the two.

Virginia, charlotte

ok, i know LSU does not matter this year anymore BUT besides demoting or firing Defensive Coordinators what other changes would you suggest.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:29 PM)

Find a competent quarterback. Jefferson is probably the guy.

Ian Johnson

Shouldn't my team be a lock for a BCS bowl?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:29 PM)

Not based on strength of schedule, in my opinion.

Tom in KC

Schlabach - your Horns bias is a poor reflection on both ESPN and the Big 12. The Horns media team has better perks eh?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:30 PM)

I ripped Texas earlier this year and was the most hated man in Austin. Head-to-head was the only objective factor in the tie-breaker. I have no ties to Texas....None whatsoever. Don't let computers decide it. It was already settled on the field.

Dan, Oregon

"I think Boise State is very good against the competition the Broncos Played" Kinda like Oregon? I guess they don't face the teams like Youngstown, Troy and Ohio University like Ohio State does? Do some research Mark May?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:33 PM)

Penn State? USC? Michigan State?Youngstown State is probably better than Utah State or Idaho. I like Boise State. Great program. Great coach. Proved they can play with the big boys by beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. But didn't Oregon play two freshman quarterbacks who had never played in a game because of injuries?

Madison (Atlanta, Ga)

Is there a better coach in the country than Nick Saban?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:34 PM)

There certainly isn't a higher paid coach, and I'd say Saban has earned every penny this year. He's two years ahead of schedule, in my opinion, and there's no way Alabama should be undefeated.

David in Indy

Do you stand by your comment that Utah would get beat by Arkansas? Sounds pretty uninformed to me.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:35 PM)

Arkansas just beat the defending national champions. Hogs are much better than they were five weeks ago. Bobby Petrino, whether you love him or hate him, is a pretty good coach. Hogs would give the Utes a run for their money.

chad (dallas, Tx)

You say head to head is the only objective factor but you are still using a subjective factor (OU's beatdown of tech) to dismiss another objective factor, Tech's head to head result against texas.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:36 PM)

No, because Texas Tech's strength of schedule takes a huge hit compared to the other two. You can't schedule two FCS opponents and then argue you're more deserving than Texas or Oklahoma. Texas and Oklahoma's schedules were very comparable. Oklahoma's non-conference schedule was tougher; Texas played Missouri when Oklahoma didn't.

Thomas(everywhere)

Gosh! There is sure a lot of passion and hatred in CFB, often aimed at you. Why do you show up for these chats?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:36 PM)

Paid to do it and stand by my comments. I love the debate!

Doug (Orlando, FL)

Get your head out of the sand bulldog!!! Bama hasn't played anyone!! The NCAA even thinks so with them at 68th in SOS. Florida is 3rd. I thought you would have seen the light after they pounded your puppies.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:37 PM)

Alabama pounded the puppies, too. In Athens, no less. Should be a very good game. Don't count out the Tide, I'm telling you. A lot to be said for Alabama's OL and DL. Running game is very good. And Saban will hang with Meyer in game planning, might be even better. Great matchup in Atlanta.

Kit (Olathe, KS)

Mark, How does the BCS tiebreaker work in the SEC if there are 3 teams tied within 5 spots of the BCS like there is with OU #2, Texas #3 and Texas Tech #7? would it still only be between OU and Texas head to head or would Texas Tech be involved somehow?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:37 PM)

Would be the top two ...

Greg P (Staten Island,NY)

Mark, any chance Ohio St. doesn't make BCS due to Cinn. already in...would it matter to bowl w/ 2 teams from same state & them traveling,booking hotels etc?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:38 PM)

No...not a factor. Remember when Miami, FSU and Florida were going to BCS bowl games? Seems like ages ago now....

JRod (Fort Worth, TX)

Do you think we will see a TCU/Boise Bowl game matchup in San Diego? If so, who wins?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:39 PM)

Not sure yet. They're trying to matchup Boise State and Ball State, but there are plenty of loops to jump through at this point.

Kevin (Lubbock, TX)

Do you believe that it is shameful that Texas Tech is going to have to play Ole Miss in the cotton bowl? I mean this is the best year we have ever had at 11-1, and we have the same record as UT and Oklahoma.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:39 PM)

Don't sleep on Ole Miss. Great defensive line. Snead has played very well at quarterback. Nutt does a great job in big games (beat Florida and LSU on the road).

utah

now that usc is going to the rose bowl do you think utah will get picked up by the fiestabowl?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:39 PM)

I think Utah goes to the Sugar Bowl and Texas and Ohio State go to the Fiesta Bowl.

Joe M (Atl., GA)

What is really going on at UGA? Something is wrong...something!

Mark Schlabach
  (2:40 PM)

I don't see an awful lot of talent on defense for starters....Again, there wasn't a lot of leadership on the field on that side of the ball. Georgia wasn't tough enough.

Casey (norfolk, VA)

Mark you dont seem to be giving the gators d enough credit? how about the fact the game is being played in a dome? I see a close low scoring game but the edge is for fl cuz of those 2, i think fl d is better than bamas O

Mark Schlabach
  (2:41 PM)

Florida's defense is very good. Spikes is very good. Secondary is better than I thought it would be. I'm just saying don't count out Alabama.

Matt (Cleveland)

Mark, how do you think the Big Ten will match up with the country in the bowl season? Do you think they will have a winning record?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:41 PM)

Ohio State and Penn State will have tough matchups. Michigan State could beat Georgia. Northwestern or Iowa could beat South Carolina. After that, I'd have to see the matchups.

HD6 in Starkville

Who do you think should be on Mississippi State's short list to replace Sly Croom?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:42 PM)

Ellis Johnson (defensive coordinator at South Carolina) and Derek Dooley are two of the early names I heard.

Nick (FL)

Why are people saying Alabama is more physical and tougher than Florida when Florida has the bigger offensive line and averages almost 40 yards more per game on the ground?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:42 PM)

Style of play more than anything else. But Gators can certainly run the ball, too.

Teddie M (Norman, OK)

Tell me why OU can beat Florida or Alabama. Everyone around the country is telling me we are going to get absolutely throttled by either one.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:44 PM)

Oklahoma can play with and beat anyone. Bradford is playing out of his mind. Murray is a great back. Gresham might be the best TE in the country. OL is very good. Still some questions on defense, though. But Oklahoma is definitely one of the top 3-4 teams in the country.

Dave, Boise

Mark, you know that Ohio State lost both USC and Penn State games, right? So they have one good win against a Michigan State team with injuries?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:45 PM)

So you're asking which win is better: Oregon or Michigan State?

Beaumont, Texas

Mark, tell Teddie that Florida has the 10th best offense in the country along with the 7th ranked defense. Oklahoma kickoff team is ranked 108. What do you think James and Harvin will do to that?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:45 PM)

Good point on kickoffs. Gators are dangerous on special teams.

Matt (NY)

Mark, you didn't really answer Kevin from Lubbock's question. I think what he was asking is does the fact that Texas Tech is playing in the Cotton Bowl (instead of a BCS bowl) diminish one of their best seasons in school history?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:46 PM)

No, win the bowl game and finish 12-1. Shame all three teams are in the Big 12 South. Shame the Big 12 didn't let Oklahoma and Texas play again in Kansas City.

Matt (Battle Creek, MI)

What do you see in Notre Dame's future?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:47 PM)

More losses? I don't know. I actually grew up near South Bend. Thought they were getting better earlier in the season, then the sky fell. Clausen hasn't gotten any better and continues to make poor decisions. Still a lot of young players on the field, but I don't know what the answer is for Notre Dame. Tough call on Weis.

Josh (auburn)

Mark, why don't people understand that the team that plays in the national championship shouldn't be the hottest team, it should be the best team over the course of the year, Texas played 4 top ten teams in a row, only done one other time.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:48 PM)

Auburn in 2004?

J.B. (Dunmore, PA)

Maybe I misunderstand here but Oklahoma and Texas are in the same division. How could the Big XII set up a rematch?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:48 PM)

Just let them play. I was kidding, of course.

Ben (Charlotte)

Explain to us the relevance of you growing up near South Bend?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:48 PM)

He asked me a question about Notre Dame, which is in South Bend.

Younger (Los Angeles, CA)

Rate the Tennessee decision on hiring Lane Kiffin. Also rate the decision if they are able to sign Monte Kiffin?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:49 PM)

I think it's a risk. He's 33 years old. I'd hope his father was coming with him. He'll be a dynamic recruiter, which is what you need at Tennessee. He's going against a lot of established head coaches.

Ben (Charlotte)

Ok it's not relevant. I was just checking.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:49 PM)

OK...

Aliases (USA)

You must secretly hate me because you have answered NONE of my questions.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:50 PM)

I hate all aliases.

Regan (Oklahoma City, OK)

Doesn't Mack Brown's politicking and causing all of the human voters to bump them up show a serious flaw in the system. It's not about the best team anymore, it's all about agendas. Yours included.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:51 PM)

I have a huge agenda. Grew up in Texas. Went to school there. I'm even a season ticket holder. There, I'm out of the closet. ... No agendas, folks. Just my opinion. What would happen if Texas and Oklahoma played this year? Oh, we already know!

Johnnie (Philly)

Shifting gears, what do you think of Rutgers 2nd half rebound and how do you envision Schiano playing out there in the future?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:52 PM)

Great job by Greg Schiano in the second half. Not sure why they got off to such a slow start, but a good job of keeping that team together. A win over Louisville gives them a 7-5 record (and keeps Notre Dame out of the Sun Bowl).

Jeff (Tulsa, OK)

Mark, would you admit that ESPN loves the BCS, because controversy means hotter stories, thus higer ratings?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:52 PM)

Good for ratings and traffic, but bad for college football.

Chris (Tulsa, OK)

Can Notre Dame really got to a bowl game?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:52 PM)

They'd be the most preferred 6-6 team in the country. And 6-6 teams will be playing in bowl games again.

Native (Houston)

Still waiting on an answer: Does the second best team in Texas (UT) get to go to the BCS Champ game over Tech if OU loses? Your head-to-head argument is bogus if you say "yes."

Mark Schlabach
  (2:53 PM)

Yes. Look at schedule strength.

Josh (Huntsville)

Why do all the talking heads give Bama no chance against Florida? Is smash mouth football forgotten? Seems like the only way to get respect these days is to hang "half a hundred" on someone.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:53 PM)

And throw into the end zone with a 50-point lead and 30 seconds to play...Smash mouth lives, but the Gators are very, very good.

Dave (FL)

Would you agree that the problem this year is in fact not the BCS at all it is in the BIG 12 tie breaking rules, if they were as the rest were, we wouldn't be having half of these conversations.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:54 PM)

Yes, agreed. Ivan Maisel did a fine job of driving that point home last night.

tom texas

If texas goes to the fiesta bowl could they play the loser of the sec game. That would br great focollege football

Mark Schlabach
  (2:54 PM)

No, would probably get Ohio State, I'm guessing.

pat (charlotte)

After the bad start for the ACC this year has the hate died down? It turned out to be a competitive conference coming down to the last week. They may lose their bowl game but it was pretty interesting to watch at the end.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:55 PM)

Pretty good year for the ACC. Not any great teams, but several pretty good teams. 10 bowl-eligible teams. 3-1 vs. SEC teams on Saturday. Not bad.

Rich (Verona, NJ)

Yeah, but Schiano's also the one that got them off to that 1-5 start. Considering he said this was the most talented team he's had, a 7-5 record would still be disappointing.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:55 PM)

Agreed. But at least the Scarlet Knights didn't quit. Again, I'm not sure what happened at the start, but I like the way they finished.

Kenny (Morgantown, WV)

Is there any hope for Bill Stewart at West Virginia. Losing four games against a pathetic schedule, with Pat White, can't bode well.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:55 PM)

Give him time. First year is always the toughest.

Matt - Birmingham, AL

"There certainly isn't a higher paid coach" If I'm not mistaken, Bob Stoops, Pete Carroll, Les Miles, and probably Charlie Weis all make more than Nick Saban.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:57 PM)

Weis might. Miles gets $3.751 million per season -- $1,000 more than Saban. Betting Saban makes more in 2009.

Nick (FL)

Mark - I'm still not convinced that Bama has a chance. Florida has a better offense, better special teams, just as good of defense (if not more opportunistic), just as good of coach, and they are playing indoors. What do you see that I don't?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:58 PM)

OL and DL. LBs. DBs.

Matt (Atlanta, GA)

Is it possible for any Georgie fan to give credit to Tech? You included, Schlabach. Tech won. Tech had a better season. Georgie hasn't beaten a currently ranked team ALL SEASON. Tech has beaten 3. You don't get 400 yards rushing without doing something right.

Mark Schlabach
  (2:59 PM)

Tech was awesome. Dwyer will have a better NFL career than Moreno. The kid is a great running back. Georgia Tech lined up and ran them over. No question about it. Georgia wasn't tough enough to stop them. Great year for Paul Johnson. I wondered all along why he didn't get a better job three years ago. The guy can flat-out coach.

Greg (Columbus)

Why no love for USC in the title debate?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:59 PM)

Lost to Oregon State. Played in a bad conference this year.

Rob (FL)

Tebow's said he is coming back next year, not to get too far ahead but he would have a shot at graduating with 2 Heismans and 2 or 3 National Titles, would that make him the greatest college QB ever?

Mark Schlabach
  (2:59 PM)

Yes. And after going to Florida prisons with the kid this summer, he'd definitely be deserving. Great role model and representative of college football.

steve (champaign, IL)

College Football: where every game counts (unless you are Utah, Boise, or Ball St.)

Mark Schlabach
  (3:00 PM)

Or Texas.

Grayson (Tampa)

I saw your choices for ACC coach of the year. What about the job Dabo Sweeney did? What are his chances for next year?

Mark Schlabach
  (3:01 PM)

Losing Davis and Harper and Kelly. OL has to be better. Hire a couple of good coordinators and they'll be pretty good. Better if Spiller comes back (which he should).

Dr. Darryl Gross, Syracuse

Who should be my next HC and who will be?

Mark Schlabach
  (3:01 PM)

Chip Kelly, OC at Oregon. Knows the Northeast well.

Mark Schlabach
  (3:02 PM)

Gotta go, folks. Hope your teams do well in the conference title games, if you have a pony in the race. Happy holidays. Talk to you soon.