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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / 5 Grueling Truths We Learned from Conference Championship Weekend

5 Grueling Truths We Learned from Conference Championship Weekend

The sport needs some reform
Publish Date: 12/09/2019
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
Source: LSU Athletics

1) The College Football Selection Committee got it right

The only doubt this past weekend was not if the four right teams were selected but was the right number one team selected? I think there can be no doubt that the seedings were correct as LSU has the best resume in the nation. Ohio State was dominant but the Big Ten was not strong enough to give them the competition necessary to beat out LSU. The Tigers owned wins over Texas, Alabama, and Georgia, which is much better than beating Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin. I think the same thing can be said for putting Ohio State over Clemson as the ACC was just not tough enough to test the Clemson Tigers this season.

2) The Heisman is Joe Burrow’s

I know Chase Young is a stud, but Joe Burrow is the best quarterback in the nation and he is on what has been to this point the best team in the nation. Burrow and Young should go 1-2 in the upcoming NFL draft, and both will be stars.

3) The PAC 12 is bad and Justin Herbert is overrated

I think everyone already knew this about the Pac 12, but a lot held out hope, including me that Utah might be better than expected, but they weren’t! As for Herbert, he has a huge arm and prototypical size of an NFL quarterback, but his mechanics are not strong and he looks almost robotic in his movements. Whoever drafts him will quickly regret it.

4) The AAC was better than the ACC this year

Sure nobody in the AAC is betting Clemson, but Cincinnati, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, Temple, Central Florida, and Navy could all compete and probably beat most of the teams in the ACC. Throw in the fact that Cincinnati and Memphis played a classic in the conference title game yesterday and you have a deeper better conference.

5) Please get rid of meaningless bowl games with .500 teams

6-6 should NOT be rewarded! All bowl games since the college football four-team playoff has started have been relegated to being meaningless, so why even play them? Most games are played in front of sparse crowds and low television ratings. I would rather have a 16 or 32-team playoff like they do at every other level of college football. Please don’t tell me it’s because we are worried about student-athletes and classes! You could have a 32-team playoff and started this weekend December 7th and played a title game on by the start of January, but the truth is we want to keep the shady crap that goes on with the people that head up each individual bowl game going so everybody can keep lining their pockets at the expense of the young men playing the games.

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