Skip to comments.USC stripped of 2004 BCS national championship
Posted on 06/06/2011 3:28:01 PM PDT by SmithL
The Bowl Championship Series has stripped Southern California of its 2004 title and will leave that season without a BCS champion.
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Wow, this is ridiculous. The NCAA is a monster.
You can bet that if it was an OU infraction, USC would have been awarded the championship. Pukes.
Based on current NCAA rules and their flexibility in interpreting them, every NCAA title from every school for the last 25 years should be stripped.
And, as a Pepperdine graduate, I have a built-in animosity against USC. And as the son of a UCLA graduate, even more so.
Laugh now, but wait until someone has an ax to grind against your alma mater.
This just means USC couldn’t meet the individual NCAA officials’ price.
LOL. AND, YES! For once it truly is.
I see what you did there. Good stuff. Wouldn’t you know it, the only College championship game I’ve ever seen and now it doesn’t count.
And who really cares seven years after the fact?
No BCS champion in 2004, and no Heisman Trophy winner in 2005 . . . are we going to learn someday that those NCAA football seasons never took place?
Even though the University of Texas is liberal (it’s in the People’s Republic of Austin) and Vince Young is a petulant thug, the Longhorn victory over the Trojans in 2005’s Rose Bowl was a sweet moment for those of us in the Lone Star State. I think even Aggies enjoyed seeing the arrogant squad and coach from USC getting beat.
It doesn’t matter. The bogus BCS stripped a mythical title from one of their cartel schools. USC will be back at in a few years, and some other BCS school will get spanked in the same way for the same thing. In the end they all still make the money, and the so called non-AQ schools will still be sucking hind tit.
You can’t play with ineligible players. It sort of makes the playing field uneven.
I keep hearing OSU fans talk about what a “good man” Jim Tressel is. Sorry, but any coach that stares across the sidelines at REAL “good men” like Joe Paterno and Pat Fitzgerald, KNOWING that he is cheating them isn’t a good man.
Actually, that makes him a shortcut taking pussy. Just like Petey was at SC.
My tagline says it best.
Yep. Anyone smiling at this is just feeding the crocodile; hoping it will eat him last.
Like Cam Newton? Lol, what a crock.
The NCAA did not strip USC of it’s 2004 title. The BCS did.
I do feel bad for the kids who were not involved in this mess, they got screwed. The real villans in this are the coaches, the AD, and Reggie Bush. Pete Caroll is now making a ton of money in the NFL along with Reggie Bush. This hasn’t hurt them. Bush had his Heisman Trophy stripped, big deal. He should have to pay USC back all costs they incurred putting his cheating ass through school. Pete Caroll should be banned from coaching at any college for life.
Now that’s enough to make me want to move to Oklahoma.
And for a lot of us outside Texas. For me, I loved seeing ESPN eat some crow after a month plus of USC worship in their "analysis" leading up to the game.
Tennessee is elated that Lane Kiffin is coaching at USC.That thought NEVER crossed my mind when I posted this story.
Whats a crock? My comment or Cam Newton in general.
Don’t you expect the hammer to eventually fall on Auburn? They literally rolled the dice at the end of the season and refused to hold him out of games even though the NCAA was advising them to.
They know whats coming. They just don’t care and obviously place that title over their integrity. As do their fans.
Lane Kiffin still has a hot wife.
They will hammer Auburn when the kids playing there are no longer the ones involved in this past season.
The notion, implicit in your comment, that there’s some objective standard of eligibility and that it’s applied fairly. The whole thing is a charade.
As much as I like sports, I can’t wait to strip 0bama of his power.
ohio state university next
Have you read the SI article. Pretty damning stuff. The AD will have to go, and likely the President of the U too.
Two tattoo parlors were essentially outlets for OSU players to get all kinds of stuff, and to broker memorabilia. One player traded 4 Fiesta Bowl tickets and something else for a truck, for example.
It was so widely known that anyone seeking a player’s autograph would simply go to one of the parlors looking for them on any given day. The employees at the parlor had to shoo fans off.
Turns out Tressel was involved in this sort of thing at Youngstown State too.
All the while passing himself off as an unordained priest of sorts. His nickname was, ‘The Senator’.
Boy, that one in the sunshine sure has big feet!
Hey OSU!!! You’re next!!!! Never trust a guy in a sweater vest!!!
That was my second favorite moment. My first was BSU over Oklahoma then the endzone proposal.
Auburn’s time is coming... Newton and his dad were dirtier than Tressel.
You are more than welcome to come on down!
But bring your own... we Okie’s don’t share well with others...
So the NCAA has invented time travel?
Best team of the Decade by far. They can never take away what they did. The games were played.
The NCAA is so corrupt. They serve as a hitman for the other conferences...
Auburn should have gotten the title, they would have been the first team to win two Championships in the same year.
Oddly enough Auburn and USC did play each other the year before in 2003 and USC crushed them. If Auburn had won the game they probably would have entered 2004 ranked higher than USC and would have probably been ranked higher at the end of 2004.
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