Leinart not affected by USC sanctions

กรกฎาคม 17, 2010

In the eyes of the NCAA and the record books, USC didn’t beat Oklahoma in the 2005 BCS national championship game and its 2005 season never happened, including the 2006 Rose Bowl.Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart, however, isn’t about to forfeit the memories and mementos from the Trojans’ 34-game winning streak, which included the infamous “Bush Push” at Notre Dame and a Heisman Trophy season capped by a BCS national championship.

Leinart, who was in town for a celebrity bowling benefit for his foundation, shook his head when asked about the NCAA sanctions levied against the USC football program last month. The school has been banned from the postseason for two years and has forfeited its victories from December 2004 through the 2005 season.

“It’s tough but no one can take away what we did on the football field there in those years,” said Leinart, who was 37-2 as USC’s starting quarterback from 2003 to 2005. “So whether they take the wins away or whatever it doesn’t affect us. Selfishly it doesn’t affect us as much as it affects the kidswho are there right now, which is the hard part. I feel for the coaches and the team there now, but Lane [Kiffin] is going to do a great job there. He’ll get through these next couple of years and USC is still great. They have a great coaching staff and they’re still going to get great recruits. Once they get past the next couple of years they’ll be back in title games again.”

Leinart said he isn’t losing sleep over lost records and stats, and said the numbers he put up in college were never that important to him. He said he and his teammates still have their championship rings to remind them of the title.
“People can say whatever they want but we still played every game the way we had to, we beat almost every team we played and, to me, no one will ever be able to take that away,” Leinart said. “I’ve talked to a lot of people I played with on those teams and we all say the same thing. Everyone who knows football knows we won those games and we won the title. It’s unfortunate what happened and you move on from it but I just feel for the guys who are there now but they’ll move on from it.”
Although the sanctions against the football program were caused by the actions of Reggie Bush and his associates, Leinart said he doesn’t blame Bush and talks to him regularly. The two former teammates spoke a couple time this week leading up to Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards.
“Me and Reggie are very close and we talk all the time,” Leinart said. “I actually saw him a few times this week. It’s a tough time for him and he took this pretty hard but I’m proud of him. He’s held his head up high and he’s continued to move on. It’s five years ago and you have to move forward.”
Bush attended Leinart’s bowling event, but did not speak with reporters.
Leinart, who is slated to be the Arizona Cardinals’ starting quarterback in the wake of Kurt Warner’s retirement, doesn’t believe the sanctions will tarnish his legacy at USC. He said the Trojans will perform better than most expect next season before once again competing for national championships.
“It won’t affect how they play on the field but it might be hard with recruiting,” Leinart said. “The thing about Lane and his coaching staff, they’re all great recruiters so I still think they’re still going to get great recruits but it might be a tough period the next couple of years but they’re still going to be competitive. Once the ban is off I think they’ll be back where they were before, playing in title games almost every year.”
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College Football – Who wins in the next 10 BCS championships?

กรกฎาคม 16, 2010
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The BCS, as it is not fair to have the impression that the power to dictate the format of college football for the foreseeable future.

In preparation for the next ten years, and the acquisition of BCS, in fact, alive and well in the debate for 10 years, the programs have the best chance of winning the BCS title field?

This question seems fairly simple on the surface, but once you lift the hood and look underneath the chassis, which is very complicated, and I dare say, provocative question.

What determines which programs might be more appropriate to win BCS titles in the next decade?

Moreover, once a team deserves a place in the league that can actually make the opportunities are there?

Coaching stability

A bit ‘on the basis of stability in a program on the durability of the coaching staff. Recruitment, offensive and defensive systems and long-term success may depend, to varying degrees, who heads the team.

What does a coach wants to stay with a program, and vice versa, as a program to keep a coach?

Well, football and winning championships, a simple answer to both. Other factors include services, pay, relations with government, academic performance, recruitment, etc.

The programs, the stability of the position of head coach can expect is to win more championships.

Recruitment

Everyone is faced with a healthy cash flow, the best services and best of class services, but without adequate staff, an organization can not be successful and dominant in their fields.

Effective recruiting is the backbone of lasting success for college football programs.

What attracts recruits to a particular institution? Again, a key program win, but beyond that, as playing time, coaching, some offensive and defensive systems, the television exposure, opportunities in the NFL, etc.?

Programs that are successful in recruiting players that will help you gain the holders have a better chance to championships.

Conference strength

The six BCS conferences have their strengths and weaknesses, which in turn provide a unique blend of business opportunities and disadvantages for their team member.

conferences on competition more stringent, as the SEC, more difficult to provide a conference championship, but also a strength rating higher than expected.

Also, the BCS appearance is obtained, are the teams most demanding conference, probably better prepared and therefore more successful in the real games.

On the other hand, offer weaker conferences like the Big East, teams an easier road to BCS bid, but offer less resistance to the qualifying track planning and acts may be less successful in actual BCS games.

Conference members certainly influenced the way of reaching the BCS teams appearances and how to perform once they arrive.

Conference realignment

In recent months, have paid witness to a fundamental change in the orientation of the teams from major conferences.

The Big 12 Big Ten lost in Nebraska and Colorado, the Pac-10. Utah has the Mountain West Pac-10 and Boise State was screwed the WAC, Mountain West on the left.

Although seemingly imminent destruction of the entire Big 12 has been thwarted, temporarily at least, seem to be the same around the corner.

On the other hand, the BCS has recently seen and is likely to reconsider the inclusion of the Mountain West (MWC) as a BCS conference, then, who received at least automatic BCS bid.

It seems, however, based on the strength of poor timing, even though the MWC has BCS inclusion is unlikely that programs have enough points for MWC BCS No 1 or 2 ranking points for entry into the BCS championship game would be.

These teams could go undefeated and in theory or left the national championship.

A quick glance at the calendar for 2010 Boise State is a good example of how this can be.

Compare the timing of the Broncos, is said to be from Arkansas and Texas Tech and the difference is obvious.

If the Razorbacks and Red Raiders are undefeated, as Boise State, there is a strong, solid argument, Arkansas Tech and play in the title game. Based on the strength of the program alone, are the Broncos in the cold, regardless of the status of your BCS conference.

The same type of scenario could happen if a team like USC, Ohio State, Florida and had a loss and a team like TCU was undefeated. TCU could be the title game, won by one of the other a loss, who won a selection difficult to schedule a major conference.

Whatever the result of fear that can happen in today’s BCS.

The response of strong programs in the MWC, at least in life until the condition of the body can be migrated to a super-conference.

The impact of restructuring the previous conference should also be considered. Case in point, the ACC expanded to a conference of “Super” certainly has refused once dominance of Florida State in the ACC title.

In addition, Miami has weakened in turn of the Big East to ACC Big East (and schedule strength) and ACC gained much more difficult.

Despite the anticipation of winning the next decade, it must be regarded as the realignment of the conference (ie, take, how much does the Big Ten included, with a league game at Nebraska) and the possibility of new changes in order to determine win BCS titles.

BCS performances

Considering all these factors, with 12 years of BCS history to reflect on some of the programs more effective than others at the highest score
BCS standings won the conference championship and then earn BCS bids.

Looking ahead, give the BCS title, must prove BCS appearances and performances of the past. Those who managed the first in the current system certainly can align the stars in the sky, and succeed again.

BCS Title Game History

There is undoubtedly a great achievement just to get in the BCS title game.

The reading of the calculation for the BCS ranking system is no different than trying to digest a piece of heavy paper attached printer without a glass of water to relieve the symptoms.

Algorithms and computer rankings, the names of mathematicians, the prevailing human motherboard Standings Standings, rule changes, strength of schedule calculations and file documents opponents opponents opponents, the losses, the average is based, the benefits are higher lower and / or losses, margin of victory, decimals, etc.

And we think, everything happened on the pitch …

Yes, there is already an achievement, but the real substance of the question of who will win the BCS championship next 10, just one word to win. ”

The problem is not only being in the final of the championship is to win the championship game.

Many play in the game, few will win.

won at the same time, it seems prudent to look back teams and conferences of previous results in the BCS championship before a barometer, perhaps for the next 10 championships.

For example, to the Conference, Big 12 BCS title in seven games and won only two (28.6 percent), while the SEC was the BCS title in six games and won all six of them (100 percent) .

The ACC, Big East, Big Ten and have three title games and have only one BCS title (33.3 percent) won.

Last but not least, was the Pac-10 has been to two BCS championships and won one (50 percent), but a Pac-10 victory of “free” and now as a gain or loss and the recent controversy USC was certain alleged violations of the rules.

So, we say that teams and conferences, which shows that they have to win the championship again be an advantage to win oz.

A forecast for the next 10 BCS Champions

In the following presentation, all the factors listed above and more, combined to see a magic crystal ball (if the form of calcium is possible) of varieties in the next decade and expected to be the 10th BCS Championship. win

But like all the figures and forecasts are, but they are conjectures, no matter how safe or good, and time, as should be the real championship will be decided on a football field.

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