It was another wild weekend of College Football. The past weekend is what makes the college game what it is today. We have seen teams rise from the dead at Ohio State. Kirby Smart looks like the best coach in the history of Georgia football, while Jim Harbaugh is living proof all good things take time. Georgia vs Ohio State and Michigan vs TCU will play for the national championship after being chosen for the College Football Playoff on Sunday. Coach Prime elevated his coaching status by taking over the Head coaching position of a Power 5 school. It is disappointing that a 1-11 Colorado team was his choice. No disrespect to CU, but Coach Prime deserved a better shot than that. But opportunity is an opportunity.
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Lasty, Georgia’s Stetson Bennett, USC’s Caleb Williams, TCU’s Max Duggan and Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud were announced Monday as the Heisman Trophy finalists. The four quarterbacks, who play for four of the top 10 teams this season, including three that will play in the College Football Playoff, will be in New York for the Heisman ceremony Saturday.
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Alabama and Coach Saban spent his championship weekend being an advocate. But Alabama will miss the CFB Playoffs for just the second time. They lost two games via walk-off scores against Top 10 ranked teams (at that time). They are both still ranked in the top 20 (Tenn, LSU). On the other hand, TCU was an inch or two from remaining undefeated. But with one loss, the Horn frogs made it to the dance. So far this season, TCU has been strongest moving the football, and Duggan has been the spark plug. Georgia is No. 2 in scoring margin this season and hasn’t lost since last year’s SEC championship game against Alabama, which it later avenged in the national championship.
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Ohio State made it over the Crimson Tide, and what a way for Ryan Day to redeem his season. A rematch and beating Michigan for a national title would be a dream. Going 0-2 against Michigan is a fire-able offense to most people in Columbus, Ohio. It has been two decades of dominance. As for Coach Harbaugh, he has been in Ryan Day’s shoes before. He has stayed the course and has Michigan playing the best football they have played in 25 years. They are a legitimate contender to win the CFP. It is hard to beat a team two times in one season. It is apparent Michigan fans can feel their glory days returning.
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“Why would he leave what he started at JSU for 1-11 Colorado?” In two years, USC and UCLA will no longer be members of the Pac-12 conference. It will leave it open for the taking. With Coach Prime’s presence and leadership, Colorado has an opportunity ahead of them. I do not think we have seen a head coach have an impact at an HBCU school as Coach Prime has at JSU, since the late Eddie Robinson. With his son Shedeur at QB1 and transfers from the portal, Coach Prime has an opportunity to make Colorado a contender sooner than later. Lincoln Riley turned USC around via the transfer portal in one season. Impossible is nothing.
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