Sunday, January 3, 2010


By Your Athletic Supporter, Jack Strap

As a very interesting COLLEGE FOOTBALL Season comes to a close this week, I'll remind you of as much as I can FROM A TO Z:
A = All-Americans, smartly including Academic All-Americans
B = Bobby Bowden who went out on a high note with a January 1 Bowl win which is fitting since he's the only coach to ever lead his team to 15 consecutive New Year's Day Bowl games & the only coach ever with 14 consecutive Bowl appearances without a loss
C = Crimson Tide which is what they call Alabama (reference Steely Dan) who will take on Texas for the National Championship
D = Dominating Defense played by 2009 AP COLLEGE FOOTBALL Player of the Year, Nebraska "black shirt" Ndamukong Suh
E = Eighty-Three year old Coach Joe "JoePa" Paterno won his record 24th Bowl game while notching his record 394th win vs. LSU on 1/1/10
F = Florida couldn't defend its National Championship, but did finish strong with a 51-24 win in the Sugar Bowl vs. coachless Cincinnati
G = Georgia Tech didn't look like a Ramblin' Wreck while winning the ACC Title & a trip this week to the Orange Bowl
H = Horned Frogs of TCU who crashed the BCS Party this year with an undefeated season
I = Ingram, Mark who became Alabama's 1st Heisman Trophy winner
J = Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award went to Colt McCoy
K = Kellen Moore from Boise St. led the nation with the highest QB rating
L = Longhorns of Texas can improve upon their current #2 ranking with a win in the National Championship Game
M = Michigan who suffered their 2nd straight losing season under Richie "Rich" Rodriquez
N = Navy beat Notre Dame, Missouri in the Texas Bowl, and Army this year
O = Oregon Ducks ended USC's streak of winning or sharing 7 straight Pac-10 titles before being beaten by Ohio St. in the Rose Bowl
P = Penn State (We Are!!!) who won 11 games for the 2nd straight season & should again be ranked in the Top 10
Q = Quit? Did Urban Meyer Quit due to his health problems or is he on a leave of absense?
R = Rimington Trophy for Outstanding Center went to Maurkice Pouncey from Florida (gotta give the big guys in the trenches some props too)
S = Stanford's Toby Gerhart won the Doak Walker RB Award
T = Tim Tebow is a very good college football player which is good because "there's no crying in baseball"
U = UConn overcame adversity on & off the field and showed they don't just play hoops there
V = Valero Alamo Bowl saw one team with 14 players suspended for a dorm brawl (Michigan St.) while the other (Texas Tech) fired their coach just before the game for allegedly mistreating a player with a concussion
W = Westemeyer, Blaine who won the Gagliardi Trophy as the NCAA Division III's Outstanding Player as an Offensive Tackle, but don't take my word for it--reference
X = X's & O's with nobody doing that better this year than Coach of the Year Brian Kelly
who led Cincinnati to an undefeated season (yes, Cincinnati) & next will take on an even bigger challenge at Notre Dame
Y = Yes, this is almost over so don't doze off
Z = Z-Z-Z-Z-Z, wake up as COLLEGE FOOTBALL FROM A TO Z is complete or will be after Thursday's BCS Championship Game

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