Originally Posted by Argo
Yeah, it's a crying shame defense is looked down on these days.
It's why I like college football more than professional football these days.
In college football, you can still win through defense and physical play. In the NFL, you pretty much have one way to win - throw the shit out of it. That's not the case in college. You can win with goofy Auburn offenses led by Cam Newton running read options, you can have a defense-first team with a dominant running game like 'Bama or you can spread it out and fling it around.
Defense still matters in the college game yet the voters just completely ignore it. There's still
never been a purely defensive player win the Heisman, yet all you heard in the runup was about the fact that there's never been a Freshman win one.
Yeah, ND hype machine, indeed. The biggest play in college football this year was Te'o interception in Norman that broke the back of the Sooners, yet everyone wants to fawn over Manziel's TD against Alabama (after he sucked for the entire half)...a play that ultimately meant absolutely nothing.