Alabama had one piece of it’s national championship puzzle fall into place last night as Michigan State rolled Ohio State. But with Florida State canning Duke, the Tide’s puzzle will sit – for the rest of time – one piece short.
Auburn, meanwhile, following their gashing of Missouri in the SEC title game, punched their own ticket to the BCS title game.
Like I said, the national nightmare continues.
Here’s how the New York Times summarized it:
The Tigers were 0-8 in the Southeastern Conference, and 3-9 over all,
in 2012. The coach who took them to a national title in 2010, Gene
Chizik, was fired after the disheartening season. They entered this
season with no apparent solution at their most troubled position,
To be a little more specific, over the last two years was absolutely manhandled by the three best teams on their schedule beat them like this…
- Texas A&M (2012 – 63-21)
- LSU (2011 – 45-10)
- Georgia (2011 – 45-7) (2012 – 38-0)
- Alabama (2011 – 42-14) (2012 – 49-0)
In short, the 2011 and 2012 Tigers got their skulls crushed on a regular basis. But more important than just getting beaten, they absolutely quit and were not competitive in the games above.
And now, this team – this team comprised mainly of players that played on those two teams – is now 12-1, the 2013 SEC Champions and will be playing for the national championship.
It boggles the mind what this Auburn team has done. ‘Noles, you don’t have a chance.
Like I said the national nightmare continues.