Seattle Seahawks and Auburn Tigers: Game recognize game

Last night the Seahawks ran a play that looked really similar to something we’ve seen. The Auburn Tigers posted this to remind everyone where the read option pass play came from.

Following the game, Pete Carroll acknowledged the origin of the play.

“We’ll go anywhere to find a play,” the Seattle coach said afterward. “And that one-uh, Muschamp at Florida, no … Auburn. They ran it. Give Gus Malzahn credit. That’s a great play. I kept telling them [the offensive staff and players] this summer, ‘It’ll work, it’ll work.’ But it didn’t work all summer.”

Great play. Surprised that it’s taken this long for teams to full embrace plays that succeed in the college game.

Thank you BCS for giving us great football

Farewell, BCS. You weren’t a great system and at times, we questioned why you exist. But you gave us great games. The BCS Championship game we just witnessed was an amazing game. Texas-USC was amazing. The Rose Bowl this year was fun. Boise State’s upset was phenomenal.

But it’s time for you to go. I bid farewell, but I also thank you for the good and bad times. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun watching these games.

To the new playoff system, we expect great things. This is why we love college football.

Farewell and thank you.

What a game!

Looking back at my first ever trip to the Rose Bowl

I had been to the Rose Bowl before, but that was for a UCLA regular season game. But to go to the Rose Bowl game itself was something that I always wanted to do.

I didn’t do it last year mainly because I didn’t really think about it. Plus I was already so excited about the parade that I just let it be. However this year, I knew that I had to go to it. Especially since I grew up a Cal fan and have a soft spot for Michigan State sports, it was a game I had to attend.

Following the parade, I decided to drive to the Rose Bowl. I didn’t have a ticket and I didn’t even know if I could go in. I was told that I could just show up to the parking lot and mingle with people and maybe someone would sell me a ticket. I should have done that.

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The ending to the Iron Bowl was kind of embarrassing

Props should be given to Auburn for being heads up on the final play to win the game. But the same cannot be said for Alabama. In fact, it’s very embarrassing that they let it happened.

It just seemed like the entire special teams, save for maybe one or two players, were ready for a potential return on a missed kick. In fact, most times when it comes to a ball fielded that deep into the end zone, the returner doesn’t get past the 30-yard line.

But it was great blocking on Auburn’s part and the delayed reaction by Alabama really took away from this ending for me. It was a thrilling ending, but it came in part because one team just wasn’t ready. That’s a shame.

That SJSU-Fresno St. game was just so thrilling

That game yesterday was everything that I wanted and it delivered. It was everything SJSU needed to show the world that they are still a team that can win big games.

What we got was a thrilling, exhilarating game like I’ve never seen before. It was a game of two halves. It was the unstoppable offenses in the first half and the clutch defensive stops in the second half.

Needing to win that game (and break the three-game losing streak) to make it back to a bowl game was a big deal for the program. SJSU needed it so bad and taking out #16 ranked and undefeated Fresno State to do it in the process makes it so sweet.

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Hawaii will win the best uniform of the year in college football

Remember when I did my end of the year best and worst dressed? I already have declared the winner for the NCAA football category.

Please tell me this is not the best looking uniform that you’ve seen this year? Everything about it is amazing. It’s simple but with vibrant colors. The cleats are amazing and most importantly, it embodies the community and the campus so perfectly.

Winner! Go Rainbow Warriors!