After Oregon’s 62-51 win at Southern California on Saturday night, the Ducks leapfrogged Notre Dame for the third spot in the BCS Standing. The Irish needed a late rally and triple OT to beat a lesser Pitt team. Alabama (.9957) is #1 in both the polls and the BCS computer ratings this week. If the Tide win out, they’ll reach the BCS title game for the third time in four seasons. Kansas State (.9318) is third in the polls and in the computers, but second overall. Behind the Irish in the standings are four Southeastern Conference teams — Georgia, Florida, LSU, South Carolina.
Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced Joker Phillips’ firing Sunday in an open letter on the Wildcats’ web site. The letter stated Phillips would be let go, effective at the end of the season, but the coach’s status for the final two games was still to being determined.
“We, as coaches, are measured on results,” Phillips said in a statement. “We didn’t get the results we had worked and hoped for, therefore change is needed. In my current 10-year stay at Kentucky, we’ve had some memorable moments as an assistant, coordinator and head coach. We’ve had the opportunity to coach some fine young men and I am grateful to have had the privilege of watching them grow as players, as students and as people.”
The Wildcats lost their eighth straight game on Saturday, a 40-0 home loss to Vanderbilt. It was their worst loss to the Commodores in 96 years.
Florida gained 81 yards on two plays, both of those long second half touchdowns and James Franklin, showing the effects of his strained MCL got picked off four times and overthrew receivers several times, as the Missouri Tigers lost in Gainesville, 14-7. Fans have been complaining that the Tigers haven’t found a way to get the ball to Dorial Green-Beckham this season. My question is why aren’t the quarterbacks getting the ball to senior T.J. Moe. Two years ago, he averaged seven catches a game, finished with 92 catches. This year, Moe has just 30 receptions and 13 in his last six games. If you can only get your top receiver two catches a game, you’re not going to win a lot of football games.
For better and worse, Tennessee’s wild win over Troy made it’s mark on the Vols’ record book. Quarterback Tyler Bray set records for production, while the defense set records for futility in a season. Plenty of questions in their final three games with Mizzou next on the schedule.
Former Saints QB Hebert booted from LSU pressbox for being too loud during Bama game.