Michigan flips CFP rankings, Bryce Young’s Heisman moment, training rumor circulate

Michigan flips CFP rankings, Bryce Young’s Heisman moment, training rumor circulate


Michigan upends the CFP’s image with its victory over Ohio State, and Bryce Young is the favorite to win the Heisman race, training rumors and expectations.

No one who tells you that the NFL is better than college football should have seen the events, dramas, and stories of events that took place over the weekend.

It started on Thanksgiving night with Lynn Kevin winning his first Egg Bowl victory at the Ole Miss by defeating Mississippi State. Friday night continued with North Carolina State scoring nine points in the final minutes, which included reclaiming a side kick to beat North Carolina and survive the ACC Championship game.

It came to a head on Saturday afternoon when Michigan beat Ohio State for the first time since 2011 and Jim Harbaugh scored his first victory over his rival Buckeyes on his sixth attempt.

This is what makes college football the greatest sport in the world.

The competitions, the players, the coaches, the history, the traditions, the communities and it all was on display over the past three days as the regular season salvaged its best this past weekend.

Jim Harbo, Michigan loses streak of defeats to Ohio State

Michigan desperately needed that win. Harbaugh wouldn’t be fired if they lost but any hope he could beat Ohio State would have been gone like your last Thanksgiving leftovers by Saturday noon. This wasn’t just Michigan’s win over Ohio State. This was a butt kick. It was a one-sided relationship. complete domination. It wasn’t as close as the final score 42-27 suggests.

The Michigan offensive line set the tone with 297 yards and six touchdowns, five from Hassan Haskins, on 41 carry for 7.2 yards per carry average. This is lining up against the other team and punching in the mouth over and over. Marshawn Lynch would be very proud of this philosophy. It was old school. It was something Bo Schembechler would be proud to see from his former star playing the 2-0 quarterback against the Buckeyes.

The trenches are where the game is won.

Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson may have made an argument to be in Heisman’s conversation after his performance with seven tackles and three sacks. He changed the game. It was unopenable. He will live in the nightmares of Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud, whom he knew so well.

Hutchison set the record for one season in Michigan and will have a Big Ten championship match against Iowa to add to his 13th this year. A win against the Hawkeyes, Harbaugh, and Wolverines in a playoff for the first time with a chance to win the program’s first national title since 1997.

The best part of the game happened after the game when Harbaugh fired a stealth shot at Ohio State coach Ryan Day, saying some were standing on third base and thinking they made a triple. A big hit at Day who took charge of the ready-made program from Urban Meyer.

This was coming a long way for Harbaugh who had to put up with Day saying they were going to hang 100 in Michigan, but Harbaugh had to wait for the win after last year’s game was called off due to COVID.

Hutchison returned to Michigan this year after a short injury stint in 2020 due to unfinished business with Ohio State. He had a quote below the mic in the post-match press conference that wouldn’t go unnoticed either.

“They were disrespectful to us, stomping on our shirts, saying they were going to hang 100 on us. Lots of talking (about it). We were going about that today,” Hutchinson said.

Michigan fans should celebrate this win all weekend, lessons should be canceled on Mondays, and drinks at campus bars should be half price the rest of the week.

Bryce Young Heisman

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young (9) takes a shot against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory credit: Gary Cosby Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama survives Auburn to keep playoff dreams alive

Just when it looked like Ohio State and Alabama were going to lose on the same day since November 10, 2007, Crimson Tide blasted in 12 games, 97 yards at 1:11 to tie the game by 24 seconds and overtime power against Auburn in the iron bowl.

Locked in every game, Alabama was goalless until the 8:44 mark in the third quarter when they scored a 30-yard field goal, but he showed why blood was replaced by ice water in his veins when the season was in the streak.

Young captured all the offense driving the game, twice rushing for 12 yards and completing four passes, including a touchdown to Ja’Corey Brooks from 28 yards.

The first Heisman rider to enter the game may not have done enough to win it, but this was a defining moment for the first year starters. If he can lead Alabama to victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship game, the trophy will be his, giving Alabama back-to-back winners after Defonta Smith’s win last year.

Heisman on the Leaderboard: Losing the Bryce Young Cup?

Young is the leader because he is the quarterback on a top three team, but he does have some company, including some defensive players who have a legitimate shot to join Charles Woodson as Heisman winners.

Hutchison earned Heisman’s biggest statement this year with his three-sack performance against Ohio State in what may be the most watched game of the year. Hutchison’s teammate, Haskins, might join him in New York if he has 150 yards, three touchdowns against Iowa to win the Big Ten awards.

Young’s teammate, Will Anderson leads the nation in sacks and deals with a loss and has been devastating to the game all year. Young Anderson’s presence may prevent him from getting an invite but he is not.

Georgia’s phenomenal nose tackle Jordan Davis doesn’t have penalty area stats for Anderson or Hutchison, and his value to the nation’s best defense isn’t as easy to see as the top midfielder, but he was one of the most valuable and best four or five. players all year round.

It’s fierce, but there are defensive players who deserve Heezmann more attention than offensive players.

Consider Iowa quarterback Tyler Linderbaum, who could be the most dominant player in any position to claim a spot at the Heisman Gala in New York on December 11th. If Iowa wins the Big Ten, send him to New York.

CFP . Ratings

Daejon Edwards (30) celebrates as Georgia slumps with his teammates after scoring against Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

CFP Rankings After Michigan beat Ohio State, Alabama survived Auburn

  1. Georgia
  2. Michigan
  3. Alabama
  4. Cincinnati
  5. our lady
  6. Oklahoma

If Alabama loses to Georgia in the SEC Championship, Oklahoma State has a chance to leapfrog Notre Dame and finish fourth with a win in the Big 12 Championship. If Oklahoma State doesn’t win the Big 12, Notre Dame is ready to slip into fourth place while watching the championship weekend from her sofas as a freelancer. Notre Dame’s only loss to Cincinnati so it’s the best quality loss at this point in the game for the contenders.

If Alabama beat Georgia, the rankings would have a hard time not holding a semi-final rematch. It will be tough to get twice-losed Alabama as the top seed and it will be tough to drop Georgia from number one to fourth, so Alabama will have to beat Georgia twice to get a chance at the national level. championship.

Meanwhile, Michigan will meet Cincinnati as long as they both win. If either of them slip into their conference tournaments, Notre Dame is the biggest benefactor.

College football training carousel rumors

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley. Mandatory credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Circuit Training Predictions

You know it’s a crazy practice game when Wake Forest, Baylor and UTSA see their coaches signing stretches instead of enjoying shows at USC, LSU, Florida, Washington and Virginia Tech. With Dave Clawson, Dave Aranda and Jeff Traylor happy with their jobs, this leaves Luke Fickell as the biggest name with the most options. USC AD Mike Bohn would like to hire the coach he hired in Cincinnati, but it’s possible that the Bearcats making a playoff is making his timing tough. USC is waiting even longer to get an effective coach for the enlistment class this year even more and without a guarantee, Fickell takes over, and they lay all of their eggs in Fickell’s basket.

Who Will Get a USC Football Job?

Matt Campbell of Iowa hit his head on the glass ceiling in Iowa and should want to leave while his inventory is as high as he is. Campbell is a beloved coach at Ames, but could be a star at USC. If I were from USC, I would do everything with Campbell assuming Fickell resides in Cincinnati.

Who is Florida Hiring to Replace Dan Mullen?

that’s easy. Louisiana coach Billy Napier, the former assistant at Alabama under Nick Saban and at Clemson under Dabo Sweeney is the man. He’s won double-digit games in the past three years and knows what would have gotten him into a pressure cooker like Florida. He’s also been an assistant in Florida, so he has a sense of what it takes to recruit to the state, something Mullen didn’t want to or couldn’t do. Florida can make this official as early as Sunday or Monday morning.

Who is in charge of Ed Orgeron at LSU?

It wouldn’t be Jimbo Fisher who lost to Ed Orgeron in his last game on Saturday night. Team Fisher was sixth in the AP Top 25 pre-season but finished fifth at SEC West. Yikes. Is this what LSU wants?!

The Texas A&M coach said he’d be stupid to leave A&M with the hiring class he joined, so it seemed even more stupid to make that comment only to leave for LSU. Fisher was an assistant under Saban at LSU and LSU AD and Scott Woodward hired him at A&M so it’s understandable he wants to get him back. However, with Fisher saying he will stay at College Station, Woodward doesn’t want to settle for an instructor at one of the top five jobs in the country.

That’s why all the rumors of Lincoln Riley refused to die. until they died.

It seemed unbelievable when the rumors started because Riley could train in Oklahoma for 30 years if he wanted. He won a lot there, and the quarterbacks were winning the Heisman title and finishing first in the NFL Draft. Riley broke rumors to sleep once and for all after Oklahoma lost to Oklahoma State, saying he wouldn’t be the next LSU coach.

So much for all the message board posts saying it was a done deal.

There is no clear leader or candidate for LSU with not all top coaches wanting to come to Bayou. Did Kentucky coach Mark Stubbs get approval? Does this excite anyone at LSU? He’s already saying he’s planning to be in Kentucky.

No one seems to have any idea who will be LSU’s next football coach but it won’t be Riley. It won’t be Orgeron, Saban, or Les Miles.

Maybe Woodward goes back to Fisher’s agent and offers $130 million for 10 years and makes him say no?

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