Published on 02-11-2010 02:20 AM
Oh how the mighty have fallen…
For the first time, in a long time, as far back as I can even remember
there’s not a plethora of big name College Football programs that rank
in the Top 25, nor do most of them have a chance of sniffing it.
These teams are long-term dynasties with history books thicker than Joe
Paterno’s lenses. Call it what you want, but rather than “reloading,”
these teams have opted to “rebuild.”
Ohio State, Southern California, Florida and Oklahoma can reload given
their coaching situations. Is it any wonder that these four teams have
constantly been up inside the top of the rankings for most of this
They’ve already latched onto the boat that set to sail.
Other programs, they haven’t been so lucky to have done that.
So, in order to catch up, programs like Miami, Michigan, UCLA, and
Florida State to an extent have purchased a speed boat in order to do
A new age in College Football has dawned, and while some storied
programs avoided it, others have had to adjust. However, those
adjusting might be better off for the program in the long term, despite
its setbacks and early frustrations.
It’s not just a new wave of systems or talent; it could be an attitude or environment adjustment.
Take the UCLA Bruins for an example.
Rick Neuheisel isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel here. He’s just trying