I hope that any of you out there who like college football watched the Rose Bowl yesterday. USC was simply awesome, beating a very good Michigan team, 28-14, in a game that wasn't nearly as close as the score might suggest. USC made Michigan look silly for most of the game, pounding the Wolverines on defense, and tearing them up with a slick passing game on offense. In fact, one of the things that struck me most was USC's dominance of the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, which lays to rest the notion that Pac 10 teams can't be tough in the trenches.

The BCS's dream of a Michigan upset didn't come true, and so we'll have a split national champ. It's a damn shame that we can't see USC play the winner of Sunday's Sugar Bowl, because that would be one hell of a game.

Also, it was really interesting to see all of the announcers on ABC, the network which is partnered with the BCS, proclaiming USC the national champs and the best team in the country. How do you think the BCS folks feel about that? I'd imagine that there were some pretty ticked-off phone calls after the game, asking ABC not to run down their own product.

AuthorMark McClusky