Much has happened since that glorious night in Glendale, AZ two years ago today. Games were won, coaches left, games were lost, coaches have been fired, and coaches have returned. That's a lot for a two year span. In a way it feels like yesterday, but it also feels like it was a decade ago. Either way, we'll always have it.
If you have the time, here's the entire 2010 BCS National Championship Game. Or was it the 2011 game for the 2010 season? Nick Fairley is still confused about that.
Not a good week last week, but come on. Twenty games. That's ridiculous. Going 9-11 isn't THAT bad considering the games we all had to suffer through, is it? Oh well, this week is much easier. We've got two good games, and two games you wouldn't watch if your mama made you. It's almost over, guys. 2013, the season of the Gus is almost here.
Bowl Season: 22-13 (62.9%)
Regular Season: 110-32 (77.5%)
Overall: 132-45 (74.6%)
AT&T Cotton Bowl (7 p.m. FOX)
Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma - Johnny Manziel is big time now. Johnny Manziel is NBA courtside. Johnny Manziel is everywhere. Johnny Manziel has a football game to play... with his offensive coordinator gone. Johnny could begin his sophomore slump right now. I think A&M is the better team, but they have definitely had the most distractions in the last month, at least in terms of the star of the team.
I have a feeling he can fight through it and get the win, but I also feel like Oklahoma would like to put it to the guys who just the left their league. After giving it two more seconds of thought, the Aggies will win because they are just better.
Texas A&M 34, Oklahoma 20
Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13 - SUCCESS!
After tonight, Auburn will no longer be the defending BCS national champions (until next year), so let's take a look back at how that magical night on January 10, 2011 played out. I was there. It was glorious, although the 1:30 mark stings a little bit right about now.
Typically, the Chick-fil-A Bowl consists of the #5 team from the SEC and the #2 team from the ACC. After their loss to Clemson last night, Virginia Tech looked to be Auburn's opponent. But with Virginia Tech being chosen as an at-large team by the Sugar Bowl, the Chick-fil-A Bowl was forced to choose another team from the ACC. They chose the Cavaliers.
As far as Auburn is concerned, this at least looks like an easier match-up than playing Virginia Tech. It could also be a good chance to avenge the awfulness that was the season-opening loss (0-19) in 1998.
We now have over three weeks to talk about this match-up and how we hate the travesty that the BCS caused tonight, so for now this is it. Auburn, Virginia, Chick-fil-A Bowl, December 31, 2011, 6:30pm CT, ESPN. Let's do this.
No offense to Musburger and Herbstreit, but I like this much better.
Thanks to the always-awesome Auburn Football: Every Day, here's a look at what National Champions do to make sure they're ready to defend their crown when next Fall rolls around.
Spring Practice Begins:
Last weekend, the 'Bloglers took a trip to the Plains to be a part of the National Championship celebration at Jordan-Hare and the Iron Bowl of basketball, AKA "The Return of the Trophy". After all of the festivities, the adult 'Blogles had a little fun on the town and ran into a few of the players and coaches. Here is the video account, a vlog if you will, of that trip.
Part one is from Friday night and involves a lot of driving around Auburn and the stalking of T-Zac. Parts two and three are the happenings of Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy, and then tell me what you think about these things. Do you like them? Should I keep doing them?
Complete with updated speeches and highlights from the BCS National Championship game.
Season Compilation Video:
The videos, the music for the videos, and everything else about the videos were perfect this year. Great job @AUHD.