SIMPLE AS BCS
What surprise does the BCS have in store for us in less than a month?
You know it's going to be something. Admit it, you know.
Even Mack Brown subconsciously wonders.
"Everybody has told me if we do what we need to do, we'll play in the last game." That's what he said Monday - meaning if the Horns win out, it's on to Pasadena for Colt McCoy and the Boys. But "everybody has told me" is a qualifier that registers doubt in his mind ... at least in my mind.
I'm thinking the BCS needs some help between now and the Big 12 and SEC championship games on Dec. 5.
As in ... Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks need to upset Florida on Nov. 14th or state rival Auburn needs to beat Alabama in the regular season finale. I think either one of those scenarios has a 40-60 shot of happening.
My fear is that undefeated Florida and Alabama will play a tight game that will be won by Alabama by a point in overtime. Then, the BCS computers will get a hot flash and swoon or something like that and rank 'Bama 1 and the Gators 2.
The fallout would be tremendous, and not just from Burnt Orange Nation. There has been controversy before, but nothing like what would ensue if that matchup for Pasadena was blessed by the BCS computers.
Right now Florida is 32 percentage points ahead of Alabama, which is 29 ahead of Texas, which is 61 ahead of TCU. Would Florida fall enough with a one-point loss to the Tide, while the Longhorns are beating a team with 4 losses for the Big 12 crown?
I tell you one thing, though, if Texas and TCU finish the regular season undefeated and TCU somehow finishes ahead of Texas in the final rankings, I'll be the one printing the "BCS is BS!" placards.
Not to leave on a sour note, here's another quote from Mack's press conference yesterday:
"I've called the computers. They haven't called me back. I've invited them to our games. I don't think any of them have shown up."
He's doing a great job of keeping his team loose in this pivotal stretch.