Last night, the late SportsCenter invited the coaches of several schools competing for a slot in the BCS National Championship Game to come on the show via calling in and state the case for their team. Here, briefly, is what the three coaches said:
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Mark Richt: It's a bad system. We're a strong team. Our losses were the results of youth.
Pete Carroll: It's a bad system. We're a strong team. Our losses were the results of injuries.
Les Miles: I'm not going to come on here and criticize any other team, but Georgia sucks for the following reasons. Also, we didn't really lose because I don't comprehend the concept of this "overtime" thingamajig.
Les Miles wears a tall hat because it has to fit around his ass.
Also: there's little doubt in my mind that Les Miles' approach will work. Pollsters don't reward class. They reward people who stand up and say "I want this", even if they are assholes while doing it.