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Posted on 01/03/2006 8:36:04 PM PST by BurbankKarlEdited on 01/04/2006 2:22:49 PM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]
On January 4, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. (PST) the Rose Bowl Game will host the BCS National Championship, between USC and Texas once again showcasing the best of collegiate football in "The Granddaddy of Them All."® The Rose Bowl will be broadcast exclusively on ABC and on ESPN radio.
Did you bitch this much about the officiating after the Notre Dame game...or are you just being a BIG OLE HYPOCRITE? Yes or NO?
lot's of teams would die for a back like that.
Leinart looks like Bob Guiney, the bachelor.
But, he wasn't GAY!
Whining about the refs after a loss is unbelievably low-budget.
Talking about fixes with a National Championship is delusional.
Downed Forward Lateral Shout Out!
How do you top a clutch win in the Championship game? He's a shoo-in for the Heisman if he stays, but why risk those $100 million knees.
I think Young said "We'll be Baaack..." again. He declared his intention to return to UT in the past. I would think he'd have to give going pro serious consideration, but maybe he'll pull another Leinart and return to college.
Thank you. I still owe ya a beer.
Texas and USC would both beat Alabama by at least 5 TDs.
well...Dallas could use a quarterback...
I'm still not sold that VY will be a Pro Bowl QB in the NFL. The game is so much faster, I just have trouble believing he'd be able to pull off many of those scrambles.
I just got a call from freeper AnnaZ who recently moved to Austin. The town is going insane. It sounded like so much fun. She has been there 4 months & is already a Texan.
Great Game! It was nice to see SC lose. :P
I would see putting Bush out as a Wide Reciver...get him out of the traffic and to a place where his speed and moves would do great!
Yuppers, But Dallas will have about the 15th pick
Or going for it on forth down on the 50 in the 4th qtr.
Young's knee being down was a bad call, but it still would have been 1st and goal if they had called him down.
Yep...and the extra point wouldn't have been rushed as well...
USC blew it by not reviewing the first Texas touchdown. Bad coaching decision by Carroll.
Eric Dickerson had his best years running behind one of the best offensive lines in NFL history, with four perennial Pro Bowlers in Kent Hill, Jackie Slater, Dennis Harrah, and Doug Smith. He was very much the exception to the typical low-running NFL backs.
Well the Eagles have a good pick this year thanks to their pathetic season and I know they would love to get a guy like White.
Plus the Option and Zone-Read doesn't work in the NFL
Somebody has gotta teach Bush to carry the ball in his outside arm.
Vince has probably practiced laterally the ball a thousand times in his career. How many times as running back Reggie Bush practiced it? Apparently not enough. His job is to run with the ball.
College coaches don't get review flags
(USC should have punted.)
The way Vince was playing, I wouldn't have taken the chance to put the ball in his hand either. Pete Carroll made the right choice (especially since they were running through Texas like butter). They just didn't execute or Texas made a great stop. That's all there is to it.
You can have Joey Harrington. The Lions need a QB more than the Boys do!
LOL - Texas has 3 all americans on their offensive line alone. You may not realize this, but Mack Brown along with Phip Fulmer is the best recruiter in the college game.
I give Fulmer the edge over just about anyone else becaue Tennessee doesn't have much in state talent like Texas, Florida and Georgia do, so he goes out nationally and is able to get recruit head to head against Texas and USC in their own states.
Texas is a very talented team.
Then that would be one call the booth guys blew. But to say the game was rigged? Come one.
Then that would be one call the booth guys blew. But to say the game was rigged? Come on.
Coaches have no "red flag" prerogative in college ball.
White reminds me a lot of former Giants running back Rodney Hampton. Not the quickest guy on the field, but a solid, consistent performer who was among the most reliable backs in the NFL for several years back in the 1990s even though he didn't play behind great offensive lines.
USC went into that game with a big chip on their shoulder and thought they showboat and still come away with the win.
They never ran into someone of VY's caliber before.
He was unbelievable, and I'm a Sooner fan.
I never said the game was rigged
It's just calls, I'm a fan of limited review (which the NFL has) and not what College has
I saw two major blown calls. Vince's lateral and the interception on USC's final first half drive that was ruled an incomplete pass.
I would be a Texan in 30 seconds!!
Good on you, AnnaZ!
How many calls did they get?
I would be enbarrassed, but then I don't have a dog in this fight.
Nothing here in Beaumont, except for the neighbors hooting and hollering.
You are so unbelievably wrong.
Did we watch the same game?
You might be right. But a team that is looking to change a guy's position like that probably won't even think of drafting him until the fourth round. Way too much uncertainty in that.
Woo Hoo! Awesome game! Congratulations to the Texas team and Vince Young! The eyes of America were upon Texas tonight. Way to go!
>>>If you remember C4L from Tnet, he's the creator.<<<
I am not familiar with TNet, either, Palmetto (I have been in PA for a long time). I assume from your discussion that TNet (Tigernet) is a discussion forum for Tiger Fans and/or Alumni?
He could have called a time out to give the officials time to think about it.
The ref's did USC wrong more than once thou, really wrong, enough to change the outcome, IMHO....
If they had made the proper call with Vince Young's lateral, Texas would have had a lst down on the 10 yard line. A touchdown is very likely in that situation.
In the notre dame situation, if the officials had made the correct call, the game would have been over right then and there and USC would have lost.
The refs also screwed up the Texas interception so it all equals out.
I only saw two obvious bad calls in the game, one for each side. The Young to Young lateral was one, since Vince was clearly down, but even if the play was overturned, Texas probably still would have scored, and USC might not have had time to come back and get points.
USC caught a big break on the next drive, when an obvious interception was called an incomplete pass and not reviewed. The Texas player clearly had the ball until he hit the ground, meaning it should have been Texas ball. With more than 2 minutes in the half, the momentum would have shifted greatly to Texas, we may well have scored again before halftime. At the least, USC would not have gotten the field goal.
He managed his timeouts very poorly. Good point.
Tonight, USC was out-coached. Not taking the FG the first time they went for it on fourth down, not punting at the end of the game, and taking the time out prior to the Texas two point conversion are just the obvious ones. USC defensive ends continually taking the outside track on the pass rush, which opend up holes for Vince was a bad move. Should have not penetrated so deep into the backfield, but shold have kept Vince in front of the pass rush to force him wide if he was going to leave the pocket.
I still never saw a holding call on USC (they held all freaking night)
I never saw a block in the back call (they did that all night)