Southern Cal makes strong case for No. 1 at Rose Bowl

Southern California made a strong case of its own to be No. 1. JoePa certainly recognized what a talented team the Trojans were -- and that was before they beat up Penn State in the Rose Bowl. Full Story

Since: Oct 08

Fullerton, CA

#1 Jan 2, 2009
It ought to be USC playing Florida in the National Championship Game. I'm not a USC fan whatsoever, and it's taken me time to warm up to Pete Carroll. However, they are performers who deliver their promise to themselves, each other, and their fan base. Being born in Columbus, Ohio, I am forever a Buckeye fan, and I truly hope the Buckeyes beat SC in Columbus next season. But USC is fabulous, and they deserve to be the National Champ (regardless of their mistep with Oregon State) or take on the winner of Florida and Oaklahoma to make it fair. That said though, I think Pete's ready to return to the NFL and his playoff concept will be better realized there. There are far too many schools who don't get the recognition they deserve, and arranging a playoff, even with a so-called Top Ten, would be catastrophic--worse then it is now--because even more schools would cry foul and feel snubbed. Not only that but the Bowl Games would be reduced to a playoff game, and that may take away from the luster of the College Bowl Game as we know it. The bottom line, it's about school, and that's been forgotten in many facets of it all. Too many guys don't want a degree, and those with the talent and determination ought to have a fair shot at the NFL. The bowl games give more guys from lesser known schools that opportunity. Bottom line though: Pete's outgrown the College ranks, and is ready to return to Sunday afternoon ball. There's no question that there's enough teams in the pros that need a real coach.

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