Originally Posted by O.city
I was actually thinkin about this the other day DJ. There is so many variety ways to win in the NCAA.
Bama pretty much wins by playing Marty ball, same with LSU. Oregon track meets you.
That 'Bama/Georgia game was among the most entertaining football games of any variety I've seen in a decade. 'Bama tried to go throw for throw w/ Georgia and it clearly wasn't going to work so they switched gears in the 2nd half and just went to a ground/pound setup.
Meanwhile Murray and co., just kept attacking downfield and were one unlucky deflection/reception away from being in the title game.
College football is the only pure football left anymore. If you have Trent Richardson, you ride him to a national championship. If your best player is an inside linebacker, you tell your Frosh QB to protect the ball and you play clock-control to an undefeated season. If you have Barkley and the best WR corps in the nation, you fire that !@#$ing pigskin. And the rules are set up in a manner that will let any
of those styles win.
It isn't the NFL and the college voters shouldn't treat it as such. They should recognize that, in the NCAA, a middle linebacker like Te'o can absolutely be as critical and integral to a teams success as its quarterback can.