Connecticut (8-4) vs. (7) Oklahoma (11-2) (-17)
Nice little gift here for Oklahoma since their history in BCS games isn’t so pretty. But wait, they were favored against West Virginia too! Yeah, that WVU team had Steve Slaton and Pat White. There’s not one offensive skill player on UConn that would start for that West Virginia team. I don’t even have to make the argument against automatic bids into the BCS. This game will do it for me.
Even if UConn is competitive against Oklahoma, and maybe they even upset them, it still means nothing because people already don’t care. Oklahoma already has a bad track record in BCS games, and it’s not as big an upset as Boise over Oklahoma or as big a heavyweight fight as TCU-Wisconsin. There’s nothing interesting about this game whatsoever.
As an Indiana fan, I’m still not interested in this game even though IU hired OU’s offensive coordinator, Kevin Wilson as the new head coach. He’s not calling plays in the Fiesta Bowl, and I’m not sure he wants his name associated with Landry Jones’ mustache anymore anyway.
I give up. This should be Boise State instead of UConn, but somehow every BCS conference gets guaranteed money, so we have to let the Little Sisters of the Poor in. That’s right, Gordon Gee, I said it too.