As I noted earlier today, it has been a busy week in Bulldog Nation, so much so that I neglected to notify you that Josh D. Weiss has posted some terrific pictures from last Saturday night’s game. Be sure to check them out, if you haven’t already.
Because it’s conference championship weekend, one installment was sufficient to cover both the SEC and the national games of interest, so we are left with the national game of disinterest, which is the least intriguing contest being played in college football on a given Saturday.
This week, there really could be only one choice:
The Country Gentlemen ended their regular season with a loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks, a mediocre SEC team that came into the contest sporting a 6-5 record and came out of the contest bound for a berth in the Papajohns.com Bowl.
The Engineers ended their regular season with a loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, a mediocre SEC team that came into the contest sporting a 6-5 record and came out of the contest bound for a berth in the Independence Bowl.
This confirms that the Atlantic Coast Conference is a joke. The commissioner of the Mountain West Conference should be rolling his eyes and telling anyone who will listen, "You have got to be kidding me!" The real ACC championship game was played in Athens on September 12.
Don’t take my word for it, though. Take a look at what Ramblin’ Wreck fans had to say after the Golden Tornado’s loss last weekend at historic Grant Field:
Seriously, where would we be if we had never left the SEC? We would be as bad as Mississippi State, maybe even as bad as Vandy.
This loss sucks, but cut the [expletive deleted] guys, if we really had anything on Georgia (or any other SEC team for that matter) we'd have never left the SEC in the first place.
Unless you believe the SEC East should host a season-ending "championship" game to decide fourth place in the division and the winner of that contest should receive an automatic BCS bowl bid, there is no way to regard the ACC championship game as anything other than the least compelling game taking place in college football this week. I’m guessing the attendance in Tampa will reflect that reality.