Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Fallout: Will Muschamp, James Franklin, The Iron Bowl, and more.


Welcome to the Fallout - Week 14 Wednesday edition.


Yes, there was a game last night. Ohio defeated Miami (Oh.) in overtime 24-21. Which is enough reason to do a "Fallout" this soon in Week 14. Another reason is that since there aren't any games tonight, calling it "Play the Game Tonight" wouldn't make sense.



And now, the end is near...
Graham Watson ponders whether history could repeat itself with Will Muschamp leading Florida to an upset win over FSU in his final game as the Gators' head coach in the way the Ron Zook-led Gators beat the Seminoles in his last game in 2004. (Dr. Saturday)

Another day, another set of bowl projections.
Christopher Wilson projects a College Football Playoff featuring Alabama vs. Baylor in the Sugar Bowl, and Oregon vs. Florida State in the Rose Bowl. Ohio State and TCU are on the outside looking in as Cotton Bowl participants. (Dr. Saturday)

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Sam McKewon looks at Big Ten bowl projections while explaining new conference rules that try to prevent member schools from going to the same bowls or facing the same opponents over and over. (The Omaha World-Herald)

I seen nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!
Georgia players and coaches claim that they aren't paying attention to Friday's Arkansas at Missouri game. A Mizzou loss would give the Dawgs the SEC West division title. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. 
Travis Johnson looks at how first-year Penn State head coach James Franklin is dealing with an offense that had struggled this season. (The Centre Daily Times)



History


Through the Past, Darkly. 
Jeremy Gray looks back at the 1964 Alabama-Auburn game, which may have been the first to be dubbed "The Iron Bowl." The Joe Namath quarterbacked Crimson Tide beat the Tigers 21-14. (al.com)

Insanity

Stupid Buckeye Tricks.
Brian Manzullo looks at the Ohio St. tradition of covering up every "M" on campus the week of the Michigan State-Ohio St. game. (The Detroit Free Press)

Send Away the Tigers.
Good Bull Hunting's THE TAILGATE previews LSU at Texas A&M, the last of the Aggies' three games against the SEC West's three Tiger-nicknamed teams.

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