Like every other college football fan in the country, Phil and Tom discuss the BCS National Championship match up of two SEC teams. Oklahoma State and Stanford might have an argument to play LSU, but it's hard to argue against Alabama as the No. 2 team in the nation.
Of course we take a quick look back at all of the action from last week, including the exciting Big Ten Championship game. It's also a good time to chat about some of the bowls that we are looking forward to most (and we tell you which game is a dog).
With the Heisman Trophy announcement this weekend, Phil and Tom are really wondering if there's really that much suspense since it looks like Baylor's Robert Griffin III might be a runaway selection.
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West Virginia may have backed into the Big East's BCS Bowl berth, but Clemson wasn't supposed to be the opponent.
Instead, the 15th-ranked Tigers (10-3) defeated Virginia Tech for the second time this season. But this time it was in the ACC Championship and Dabo Swinney's team earned the spot in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 4.
The No. 23 Mountaineers (9-3) caught every break they needed to reach the Orange Bowl, including a last-second field by Tyler Bitancurt to knock off South Florida on Thursday night.
Now the Big East's reputation rides on WVU's shoulders again, which seems sort of ironic considering the Mountaineers are doing everything they can to get out of the conference by July 1.
Since it seems inevitable that we are going to get a rematch of LSU-Alabama in the BCS National Championship, we try to conjure up some ways to get excited about seeing these two SEC powers go head-to-head.
Is it the BCS' fault that we will have this game, or should we just blame the other BCS conferences for not producing a legitimate contender for the title?
Despite Ohio State losing to Michigan in the season finale, Phil and the Buckeyes are in a pretty good mood following the hiring of Urban Meyer.
We can't forget all of the conference championship games this weekend and some of the de facto title games being played.
There's also the hiring of Mike Leach at Washington State that wasn't a huge surprise, but also feels odd considering it's Wazzu taking the leap of faith with Leach.
With the big, but not-so-shocking, announcement Monday that Urban Meyer will come out of retirement and coach The Ohio State University, it was only natural to get Phil on the show and talk about the Buckeyes.
So this is our "Urban Meyer Special." The regular show will return Thursday morning. no comments
If that is truly the final Backyard Brawl, then West Virginia gave its fans a performance to remember.
Tino Sunseri, well, gave Pittsburgh fans a shot to the gut.
After leading 17-7 at halftime, West Virginia's defense played like the 2010 version and held the Panthers to just a field goal and sacked Sunseri 10 times.
Sunseri has had his issues in the past, but Friday's performance was just more proof why the Panthers need to find a better option. He held onto the ball too long and was a big reason why West Virginia was able to pull out a 21-20 victory.
Even with the clock running down in the final minute of the game, Sunseri kept taking sacks and was flagged for illegal grounding.