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National Championship Game

All things point to an Alabama win, right? They have the Heisman Trophy winner in RB Mark Ingram. They have uber-coach Nick Saban. They steamrolled the toughest conference in the country.

That’s exactly why Texas will win.

Here’s my theory:

  1. The Heisman Trophy winner rarely has success in the big game. See Sam Bradford, Matt Leinert, et al.
  2. The big game has always been ripe for upsets – Texas over USC, Florida over Ohio State, LSU over Ohio State.
  3. Texas has the best run-defense in the nation and 32 days to prepare for Ingram.
  4. Texas has no pressure. They aren’t expected to win by most of the pundits.
  5. They won their last title in Pasadena.
  6. I like being contrarian!

What do you think?


The Case For Tim Tebow and the Seahawks

“And with their pick in the second round, the Seattle Seahawks select…Tim Tebow from the University of Florida…”

Now, THAT’S what I’d love to hear next April. I know all the pundits say Tebow’s not a pro-style QB; he has a slow release; and there’s doubt he can be an effective starter in this league.  Now, this pundit will tell you why he’s perfect for the Hawks.

  1. He’s a winner.  We need more of those. Two national championships in four years with a whole lot of wins.
  2. He’s a leader. We need more of those, too.
  3. No pressure to be a savior. Matt Hasselbeck can still play and he would learn from the all-time best QB in Seahawks history and a former Super Bowl QB. See Aaron Rodgers, Matt Hasselbeck, and Tom Brady for examples of guys who sat for a couple of years before bursting on the scene.
  4. The Wildcat Option. No disrespect to Seneca Wallace, but I’d much rather have a “Tebow Package” than a “Seneca Package.” If Jim Mora wants to run that option which is in vogue, I can’t think of another guy I’d rather have run it, except for maybe Pat White in Miami.
  5. Not gambling with a 1st Round pick. Tebow’s not going in the first round.  We can’t afford to miss there.  2nd and 3rd round picks offer more flexibility.
  6. Potential. If he never materializes into a starting NFL QB, so be it. He’s a guy who makes any team better with intangibles and athleticism. But, if there’s even a chance he can transfer his abilities eventually to the pros, he could be the steal of the draft and a great leader.

Here’s your chance to agree or disagree. Based off last night’s performance, I think it might be difficult to disagree, but you have your shot anyway.  Please comment on this blog and let the debate begin.  BTW – I appreciate all the comments I get on Facebook, but if you wouldn’t mind commenting on the blog, then more people will be able to be engaged and debating.

Tim Tebow in Seattle.  It has the right ring to it!


Urban Meyer Steps Down at Florida

Urban Meyer is 45 years old.  We are the same age.  But at a tie where you are in your prime for most any occupation, Urban Meyer is stepping down as coach of Florida.  Why?

It seems that health concerns have played the major part of this decision.  As an additional benefit, his kids “get their dad back.”

I spent 6 years as a high school basketball coach.  The pressure is nowhere near what a Division 1 football coach at the level that Meyer is faced.  It sounds like he already has a condition that is exacerbated by the pressures of big-time college football.

It takes a strong person to walk away at a young age while you’re at the top.  Jim Brown, Sandy Koufax, and Urban Meyer.

Good fr you, Coach.  Enjoy your kids and your life.

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