Sunday, November 25, 2007

Columnists' Corner

Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press: If Les Miles loses the Southeastern Conference title game, he becomes the prototypical Michigan coaching candidate, having lost his last two games since the job became available. Sounds like a seamless transition from the Lloyd Carr era.

John Kaltefleiter, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia is the best team in the country right now. Forget Ohio State, West Virginia, USC, Louisiana State or any of the teams from the Big 12.

Israel Gutierrez, Miami Herald: There was no need to prolong the agony, so it didn't. Miami completed the predictable ending to its tragedy, the only twist being the unexpected fight shown while falling to Boston College 28-14, and officially ending its season before the calendar even hits December.

Tom Keegan, Lawrence Journal-World: We’ll never know which team would have won the 116th rendition of the Border War had it been played in Memorial Stadium, home field of Kansas. This much we do know: The more deserving team advanced to the Big 12 title game and kept its national-title hopes alive.

Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Remember how Alabama's Nick Saban got into a postgame conversation about identity — about his team not having established one yet? It has one now.

Martin Fennelly, Tampa Tribune: It will cost $118.83 to ship a 25-pound package overnight from New York City to Gainesville. Can we dispense with formalities? It's Tim Tebow's Heisman Trophy.

Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: It's not a glass ceiling that has hindered Kentucky football. It's a Rocky Top.

Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News: With Dennis Franchione gone, the most uncomfortable coach in Texas now resides in Austin.

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