BOMBER VS. HARVIN
A B-1B bomber will fly over Glendale during the national anthem before the BCS title game between Florida and Ohio State, according to the AP.
The plane will then race Percy Harvin.
Currently the underdog in contest with Harvin.
Life changes in an instant.
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Despite losing their last three football games, Georgia Tech fans are on a tear of good luck. First, they got to see a competent team play West Virginia tough instead of witnessing one lead by Reggie Ball get blasted after Ball turned out to be academically ineligible for the Gator Bowl.
It should be illegal to have a game that sucks between the BCS bowls and the national championship game. So what do you do when you have two games that suck between the BCS bowls and the national championship game?
Excerpts from Nick Saban's first press conference as the head coach of Alabama:
I know there's tremendous expectations here for what you would like to accomplish with this football program. I can tell you that however you feel about it, I have even higher expectations for what we want to accomplish.
I want to win every game we play.
Had a wonderful owner in Wayne Huizenga, who I truly respect, adore and love as a man as much as anybody except my own father that I've ever met in the world. He came and gave me that opportunity, came back on Christmas Eve, talked me into going to the Miami Dolphins when I was going to stay at LSU. He is a wonderful person, very supportive.
We will have to hire a coaching staff.
I also think it's very important that you use the players that you have; you utilize the players that you have.
But I think the (Dolphins are) closer to being successful now. I think that the salary cap is in much better condition. I think they have all their draft choices. They're better off now.
Obviously the timetable for me was there was interest after Coach Shula was dismissed. I was in the season. I said I was not interested because my commitment and focus was to our team and our players to give them the best opportunity to win each week. Somebody else got hired. That was fine. Then for a long time nothing happened. The assumption was made there was some interest on my part. But I stayed focused to our team, what we needed to do each week to give our team the best chance to be successful. ... Not until after the Indianapolis game did Jimmy tell me there was an opportunity here that people were interested in me here specifically and the possibility of me being the coach here did exist.
Let me just say this. My next stop, you know where Lake Burton is, in north Georgia, right on the North Carolina border, Rabun County ...
... it's a lake, where they made Deliverance, if you ever saw the movie. That's where I go in the summertime. That's where I like it.
I think the players that you saw play last night for LSU were primarily players that were recruited when I was there, JaMarcus Russell, Early Doucet, Craig Davis, Dwayne Bowe, LaRon Landry. They were all players that were recruited when I was there.
So it's time to go busting some myths about the BCS. Granted, this assignment is a bit easier than I thought it would be a few days ago.
So, Nick Saban is coming to Alabama. Never mind the fact that he said, "I'm not going to be the Alabama coach." Never mind the fact that Wayne Huizenga has treated -- and continues to treat -- Saban with far more respect than he deserves. And never mind the fact that the Miami media is already carping that Saban left "A failure. A loser. A gasbag. ... (And) a weasel."
Oh. my. gosh.
Apologize in advance that this is rushed...
Some coaching notes and tidbits:
A current Alabama assistant told ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach on Sunday morning that former coach Mike Shula's staff expects Saban to be named the Crimson Tide's new coach sometime this week.
"He's going to clean house here, top to bottom," the coach said.