The NCAA should ban the Southeastern Conference (SEC) from the championship game for a long while. The SEC teams are too good. The conference wins the championship too often. Give some other conference a chance.
Despite the close final score, Auburn dominated Oregon. Oregon played tentative and out of sync. Again, the Ducks had trouble on the big stage.
I thought Oregon’s hot yellow shoes and socks were well, hot. The only problem was they looked too much like the officials’ penalty flags.
I wonder if Auburn’s Gene Chizik thought about his heading coaching days at Iowa State last night after the Tiger’s victory. After going 5-19 in two years at Iowa State, Chizik continues on his magical ride.
I loved Oregon coach Chip Kelly’s responses to sideline reporter Erin Andrews’ questions before the game. He basically said to Andrews without saying it: “These questions are really stupid ones and here are my bland answers.”
Kelly and Chizik are tough football guys. I guess that’s one reason their football teams played for the title.
If I was Auburn, I wouldn’t build a permanent case for the championship trophy. The Tigers may have to give it back some year. The Cam Newton situation is still fluid.
And some final general thoughts. The college season is officially over with the exception of a couple all-star games. Now recruiting is the center stage. Then spring football.
By the way, spring football is about as exciting as watching paint dry.