So Much Has Happened Before Saturday
It is usually on Saturday where we have all the movement, but the BCS and the coaching world has shaken up a lot in the past two days. First on Thursday, USC woke up and looked really impressive in beating Arizona State. Even with that win they do not control their own destiny in the Pac-10. Oregon controls their own destiny, if they win their final two games they will get the Pac-10's BCS Bid. USC needs an Oregon loss, and Arizona State is still alive, but they need a loss by both Oregon and USC. With Dennis Dixon out, I expect Oregon to lose one of their last two, and USC to take home another Pac 10 Title.
In the first shocker LSU was upset in 3OTs by Arkansas. I have been saying it all along in the podcast that the Tiger defense, which was suppose to be the strength of this team, has gone downhilll and would cost them a game down the line. Well it did, for most of the game Houston Nutt did not even use a quarterback in the game. They used Darren McFadden at quarterback. Speaking of McFadden, I will say this once and once only...he should get the Heisman and if he doesn't, it is a real shame. The man is THE best player in the country, plain and simple.
With Arkansas winning their 5 of their last 6 games, that might have saved Houston Nutt's job. Mark May was reporting last week that Nutt would be fired after the season, but after this win against LSU, that might not be the case. Nutt said he would not resign, and why would he? He would forfeit a lot of money that way.
Texas had a chance to lay claim to the Big 12 South title, but fell flat on their face against Texas A&M. Colt McCoy was built up as a Heisman Candidate in the beginning of the year, but in my opinion he has been nothing but a disappointment. His yardage and completion percentage look good, but when you only throw 3 more TDs than INTs, it is not a good year for a QB. A&M won for the second year in a row and after the game their head coach Dennis Franchione resigned. Rumors are flying that Tommy Tubberville is going to be sought out by A&M.
Colorado beat Nebraska, and once again Nebraska gave up a ton of points. After the game it is rumored that Bill Callahan resigned, and that is not a surprise to anyone. Right now, I can see LSU's defensive coordinator Bo Pellini and Buffalo's head coach Turner Gill being the leading candidates. Pellini will also be a top candidate for the LSU job if Les Miles gets the Michigan job.
Finally, Hawaii took a huge step forward toward their BCS Bowl hopes by beating Boise State last night. It wasn't as much their offense, but the Warriors' defense impressed me. They held Boise State and Ian Johnson at bay. The only black mark against Hawaii right now is that their schedule is ranked 118 in the country, but I believe they will get a BCS invite if they beat Washington in their season finale. If they get shut out because of a two loss team, it will be tragic.