the boise st game was one of the absolute best bowl games i have ever seen. it was right up there with the 2002 Nat'l Champ between OSU and UofM. WOW!
the Southern Cal/Michigan game was very disappointing. this game proves that UM didn't deserve a shot at the nat'l title. while some argue it was just a "bad" game, i don't buy it. pete carrol and the trojans exploited the same weaknesses in UM that OSU did earlier in the season. there was no fluke about it. UM couldn't tackle, couldn't cover in the secondary, and without Mike Hart running the ball effectively, they don't really have much in the way of an offensive attack. it just goes to show, UM was not as complete a team as they were given credit for being. i think a more accurate description of UM is that they over-achieved when they played OSU. don't get me wrong either, i actually like UM but they just didn't have it this year. also note, lloyd carr is in some serious trouble in Ann Arbor....
(which i don't agree that he should be but that's the way the cookie crumbles.)
southern cal, on the other hand, made a decent argument that they could have competed for the nat'l title. they played lights out ball against UM. carrol has just done an incredible job there and as long as he keeps the recruits coming in year after year, they are going to be a tough team in a very weak conference. please note, i despise southern cal! the real USC is in Columbia, SC! we are 75 years older than southern cal.
i still think UF & OSU still deserve to play for the title. UF had the toughest schedule in the country, nobody can argue that. they will give OSU everything they can handle and then some. UF's defense is faster than OSU has seen all year and that will show early and often. the only problem i think UF will have is scoring. leak can do some great things, but percy harvin and dallas baker will have to be key contributors in order for UF to pull it off. look for UF to bring the Nat'l Champ back to the SEC this year.