First and foremost, congrats and bon voyage to Lloyd Carr. Beating Florida in Orlando? Well played, sir!
And was that a wild Gator Bowl or what? An auspicious start to the new year: Texas Tech 31, Virginia 28.
Turns out I was right about one thing: Hawaii had no business in a BCS bowl. Neither does Kansas, as we'll see tomorrow. This is what happens when you rate consistently whupping shitty teams over quality wins. The ability to come from 21 behind at Washington doesn't really tell us if your team is any good (in fact, I would argue it says precisely the opposite), nor does drubbing a sub-.500 Nebraska team that also got pwn3d by Mizzou, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma St. Mizzou should've been the team in the Orange Bowl and the 38-7 beatdown they delivered to Arkansas throws that fact into relief even more glaringly than the flagrant injustice of polls elevating Kansas over Mizzou specifically because Kansas failed to win their division and proceed into the inevitable meat grinder against Oklahoma. And are is any question whatsoever that the Jayhawks would've been humiliated in Norman even worse than the tigers were had they the unlikely misfortune of securing the Big 12 North?
I didn't think so.