October 12, 2002

Red River Battle: No spoilers until you get inside.

posted by Ufez Jones to football at 11:47 PM - 6 comments

Does OU now deserve No 1 over Miami? I think so, since they dominated the last three quarters of the game and Miami barely squeaked out their win. What are your predictions for Monday morning?

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:48 PM on October 12, 2002

And let me just add, UT will be celebrating Quentin Griffith's graduation, as he has schooled them year after year. UT had three years to stop him, and they never did. Too bad Simms always chokes in the big games. I always thought Applewhite was better.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:53 PM on October 12, 2002

I just hope Miami finally gets the chance to school OU that it should have had two years ago. As far as rankings tomorrow... to say OU dominated the last three quarters of the game is misleading; they were behind at the half and had some very nasty turnovers in the first half. And this is a team that only barely beat Alabama and Missouri, so it's hard to hold Miami's close call against them. So if I had a poll vote- it's close. I'd say it has to come down to who I think would win a game between the two teams. For that reason, I'd cast my vote with Miami- I think Miami's D would eat Hybl for lunch and spit him out. I think we'll have a chance to see, though, and have this settled on the field. Which is great. :)

posted by tieguy at 01:49 AM on October 13, 2002

Oh, and Ufez: did anyone except Mack Brown think that Simms was better than Applewhite? I think Mack Brown will go down as an incredible recruiter but only a mediocre game coach who never won the big game. It's what he did at UNC and it'll be the same, when all is said and done, at UT.

posted by tieguy at 01:51 AM on October 13, 2002

did anyone except Mack Brown think that Simms was better than Applewhite? No. Not at all. I hope that Mack Brown loses sleep over that to this day. Applewhite was a much better QB, and to not start him and play him was a tragic mistake. I see where you're coming from with the Miami vs. OU comparison. I hope OU can win out the season. They've still got games at A&M and Ok. State who always give them a tough time. Plus home games against Iowa State (next week), Colorado and Texas Tech. They've got plenty of time to prepare for Miami. If it does happen, I at least hope it's a more exciting game than the Orange Bowl yawn fest of two years ago.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:48 AM on October 13, 2002

I was at said Orange Bowl yawn-fest; it was pretty dull. Considering that OU's biggest weakness that year was at the corners, and that was one of Miami's biggest strengths that year (best reciever corps they'd had in a while) I still think Miami would have at least put up a much better fight than FSU and probably won. Had they not been screwed by the BCS, of course. This year, UM still has VT to hurdle. I just saw VT play in person against BC... I'm underwhelmed. Of course, FSU just showed the whole world the recipe to beat UM, and it is what VT does best- pound it up the middle. So.... we'll see. Certainly, I'm not cocky enough to think UM will walk all over VT, but VT's O-line is not as good as FSU's, so the possibility is there. Should be interesting and exciting, at any rate.

posted by tieguy at 11:12 AM on October 13, 2002

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