Nothing against Utah but at that time they were looked at as some crappy team from out west. Bama had zero emotion going into the game which is completely understandable.
Sure, if the Utah/Alabama game was the only one, maybe one could argue a fluke. But the cold hard facts say otherwise. In six such games, the nonAQ team has won in five of them!Spot on, smiles. You can't argue facts. It's the truth and for many the truth hurts.
The evidence strongly suggests that the best of the nonAQ schools, when given an opportunity to play a top AQ school on a level playing field, that the nonAQ schools are every inch as good as the AQ schools, perhaps, judging from the 5-1 winning record, better. I'll say it again, I hope that little Spinny is listening. Teams like Boise have shown themselves to be better than most AQ schools, not equal to, better.
No it's not understandable, twodawgs, not to me it isn't. To me it comes across as a built in excuse for getting their heads handed to them. Utah physically kicked the crap out of Bama, absolutely dominated them along both the offensive and defensive lines.
I know losing to Florida in the SEC CG was disappointing, but Bama had 5 weeks to prepare for a the game and most importantly of all it was the SUGAR BOWL! It was also Bama's first BCS game IN SCHOOL HISTORY! Are you kidding me?
And how do you take a team that was ranked #7 in both the Coaches and AP polls going into the game lightly? A team that finished #2 in the AP and #4 in the Coaches. Because they were a non AQ West coast team? If that's the case how incredibly ignorant and arrogant on Bama's part!
Boise4 it may not be understandable to you but it is to fans like bama (and LSU). These kids were undefeated and geared to win a
NC. They lost a heartbreaker and just never bounced back. They were as flat as flat can be, having seen them when they were "up" I can tell you they were completely slack. It may not seem like it to some people but the Sugar Bowl in a non-championship year is like playing a consolation game in the NCAA basketball tournament. You lost out on the trophy and you have to play in a turd game! Bye the way they dropped those games between the final
4 losers for that reason. Being the first BCS game for bama was nothing. The Auburn game was a bigger deal. Bowl games are all about expectations and motivation. If you are not in the NC game then the team and coach has to have a motivating reason. Bama was done for the year, Utah had pleanty to prove. Don't you think in general Boise plays with a chip on its shoulder in bowl games? The more you have to prove the more you are driven. Again, don't think for a minute being in the Sugar, outback, Cottor or whatever motivates a team after they lose a heartbreaker in the SEC championship. Goals are win the SEC division, win the SEC championship game, play in the NC game and hopefully win it. After that for teams like Bama and LSU anything else is pretty much a nothing game.
Bye the way, I don't think for a minute losing Andre Smith lost the game but what it did was show how little they gave a
s**t about the game. They lost smith, then another lineman got injured. They already had one hurt earlier so basically they were playing with subs. I believe that was Sabins 2nd year or 3rd year. He did not have the horses on the line he has now, 3 hurt now means 3 more move in. In short, it hurt them to lose Smith but Smiths lost was more indicitive on the general attitude of the team. Bama should have beat them but you can't fart around with solid football team like Utah or you will lose.
who is whining? I just said they were flat. Flat as 10 cent pancakes.
Oh please, enough of the whining. If the greatest coach in college football, Nick Saban, can't get a team of the finest players in America to get up for a game in a national BCS bowl, then what is he doing coaching? Could it be that they just plain old got beat by a better team? Oh Lord, can't have that can we?
well, you are right about one thing. he probably is the best in the game right now. Did he fail and getting his team ready? Without a doubt. Just because you a great coach doesn't mean you don't screw up. How Did Boise lose to
Nevada and who ever else they lost to recently? Clearly they were one of the top 5 teams the last two years. Peterson is a great coach but they lost, why? Expecting to win, not being motivated, undercoached and the other team is up all contributed to their loss. Clearly Boise shoud have been up with the BCS ahead but they didn't win either. Poop happens in college football - you are better and you still lose.
The same must be said for Boise's many high profile victories. Sure, the 2007 Oklahoma game could be argued as lucky, even though Boise dominated 3/4 of the game, only to see OU make a furious comeback and almost win. But all of the other big Boise wins have been in games in which they won solidly, leading for most of the game, with solid play on both sides of the ball.
I didn't think the OK game was a fluke anymore than this years game with UGA was a fluke. You could argue early that OK didn't think much of having to play Boise but once the game was close if they were that good they should have won.
The evidence strongly suggests that the best of the nonAQ schools, when given an opportunity to play a top AQ school on a level playing field, that the nonAQ schools are every inch as good as the AQ schools, perhaps, judging from the 5-1 winning record, better. I'll say it again, I hope that little Spinny is listening. Teams like Boise have shown
themselves to be better than most AQ schools, not equal to, better.
not nit picking this. I simply don't know which 5 of 6 played except utah-bama.
I cannot agree. If Georgia took WVU too lightly, shame on them. Any freakin idiot could see that WVU was a very good team. Ditto for Bama. I get so sick and tired of that whining slobber. Bama had not been to a BCS bowl in 10 years. I have seen them and their fans blame everything under the moon for that loss. The fact is that they got their butts handed to them big time. If they didn't take the Utes seriously, that is their problem and a result of poor coaching. Why must folks always make freakin excuses. We got beat by WVU because they were better than we were than night at least. And Utah was clearly the better team that night in New Orleans. Enough with the lame excuses.
Big, thats what I said. We ran into West Va and a kid named Pat White that we didn't think were that good. We were unprepared, we did not respect them and they beat us. I don't think its whinny to point out in spite of that we gave them a good game. As for Bama, I don't know if they could have beat Utah on a good day but they sure were not going that day. Don't mistake my saying that unmotivated bowl teams are in for long days with crying about losing. I think this is the first time I ever mentioned WV since the game. They beat us. They were good. On the onther hand we were good too. Thats about it. I also said Sabin (and Richt) failed in gettting the teams ready for the game. Two great coaches but even they don't alwasys get it done.
Spot on, smiles. You can't argue facts. It's the truth and for many the truth hurts.
And Boise IS THE REAL DEAL. If you don't believe it just watch them play and see for yourself. Give it the eye test. They are ONE of the best teams in the nation
Yeah right Boise4Life you and other Boise fans should know the truth Hurts sense you can't handle the truth. It might be nice to watch Boise if you could watch them play somebody. I myself would not want to watch them play a creampuff, but would llike to see them play a tough team. But you know you would have to really have to keep you eye open because that only happens once a year.
We got beat by WVU because they were better than we were than night at least.Georgia only lost 38-35. It was a pretty even game and it could have gone either way. It is good to see you man up about it, though. WVU did have a very good team that year but then so did Georgia. It was a great game.
We got beat by WVU because they were better than we were than night at least.Georgia only lost 38-35. It was a pretty even game and it could have gone either way. It is good to see you man up about it, though. WVU did have a very good team that year but then so did Georgia. It was a great game