For the better part of 30 years, people jokingly referred to the Big Ten as the Big 2 Little 8. Now, it appears college football is the Big 2 Little 128. Alabama and Georgia have so clearly distinguished themselves as the head of the class; it’s only fitting they meet again for the title.
In the six weeks leading up to Georgia locking horns with Alabama, the Bulldogs had faced just one opponent that would finish above 0.500, and it showed.
We’re six days away from Georgia meeting Michigan for the first time in over 56 years and for just the third time ever. The stakes couldn’t be much higher in this the rubber match. Last week, we looked at the quarterbacks. Today, we examine the talent disparity on offense as a whole.
The ways you could dissect this year’s Orange Bowl compose a veritable plethora, and we will try to cover as many of them as possible between now and New Year’s Eve. In part one of an as-many-parts-as-it-takes series, we look at the quarterback situation for both sides. While the circumstances are different for Georgia and Michigan, similarities exist that are fairly intriguing.
If you caught the Selection Show Sunday, you learned all is well: no need for playoff expansion, it played itself out, and we got the right four. When Cincinnati was revealed as the no. 4, Kirk Herbstreit waxed sarcastic, questioning why people ever doubted the committee would include a Group of 5. Pay no attention to the fact it took eight years. And while the clouds parted from the playoff picture Saturday night, it was also clear the field is indeed too small.