Here we go. First talking point is Jason White being featured on ESPN’s Big Man Back to Campus TV.

Discuss.

I’m rooting for the Dawgs big-time because they have waited almost as long as Pitt for another national title.

193 thoughts on “CFB National Championship Game Thread

  1. Jason White. I cringe every time I hear the name. Robbery. At one point my screen name was not MissingWlat, it was LarryFitzGotHosed

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  2. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…… Time for the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Only saving grace is that I don’t have to hear Tony Romo do college games. I was ready to put a gun into my mouth listening to him babble this weekend.

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    1. If you believe Pitt fans he have won the Heisman and been a #1 draft pick. Of course he would have had Sunseri, Savage and Voytik throwing to him here. That is he left in three years which, again, everyone was projecting him to do.

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  3. I like Fromm. True freshman. Strong arm. Good decision maker. A true freshman can play D1 football. He’s only going to get better.

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  4. No matter how fast Foster (who?) is, Tino wouldn’t have completed any deep passes to him.
    Some things just weren’t mean to be.

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  5. I’ll be there when they hang his jersey from the rafters( no wise ass, not with him in it). Ya, even a whiff of pressure and he folded.

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  6. I blame Wanny for Tino. The kid was tough. But he was a safety playing QB. No 4th Q comebacks EVER. And I remember that WVU game when sack after sack his O-line didnt even bother to lend a hand to help him up. The little things like that tell me he wasnt a good locker room presence…I’ll leave it at that.

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  7. Remember when we had OCJC on our sideline ? Short side Toss sweeps to Ollie and going with the pass instead of over whelming the Tarheels and their weak run D with our potent running attack on a Thursday night game at Heinz when I think we were 5-1 … that’s the night Duzz chewed out his ass on national TV. Funny how things work out.

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    1. I couldn’t stand Chaney, Big B. He’s not calling a great game tonight, either. Getting lucky because his RBs have made a couple big plays on third and long.

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  8. Wonders, get a good coach, get good recruits, get good qb. MR is the most overrated coach in the conference. Good reason UGA dumped him.
    After watching Georgia this year I’m firmly convinced a freshman should never start at qb. Ya, just not ready. Can’t do it.

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  9. Fromm hasn’t played great. Should have been picked once or twice more. That late TD was huge. But I still think Bama will make a game of it.

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  10. HCPN sitting on the couch watching the game shaking his head saying”you can not play a true freshman”. “what are they thinking?”

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  11. HCPN sitting on a couch watching the game, shaking his head, saying, “maybe I shouldn’t have bitched-out Chubbs on national tv.”

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  12. I get that gasman and believe it or not I’m fine with it…. just don’t try and blow smoke up my ass and say your unbiased. << not you per-say..

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  13. Ike,
    I am biased:
    I bleed blue and gold and hate PSUcks with every ounce of my being.
    BUT AFTER 35 YEARS OF MEDIOCRITY, i no longer wear my rose-colored glasses.

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  14. Game not over yet.
    LOL Reed. Freshmen? Who needs them.
    I accidentally broke the swearing rule, and my post got removed. So I will repeat, Tony Romo is the worst announcer in the history of announcing. He never shuts up. He calls out 90 percent of the plays before they are run. He always has to be right. Do I really care if the defense is in cover 2 versus cover 4? No. Nor do 95 percent of viewers. No thanks.

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  15. Bama # 48 throws a punch against Georgia player then goes after a bama coach on sidelines while being reprimanded.

    Super surprised with Georgia tonight.

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  16. Both teams have blue chip players stacked up like cordwood and are playing a boatload of FR. what’s the takeaway ftomthat. Stud FR, overrated blue chips, both?

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  17. It’s a fun game to watch… It’s college football. Love it.. I really can’t believe Georgia keeps hanging with Bama. Familiarity must have something to do with it.

    How many 5* players playing tonight that haven’t gotten some sort of kickback…

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  18. How the F did we beat the NC’s last year?

    How anyone can criticize a coach that did that his second year with frickin’ Pitt is beyond my comprehension.

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  19. Observations….

    Saban: Fearless

    Chubbs: Gutless

    Freshmen, when properly coached, can be great.

    Georgia dominated first half, but didn’t score enough. I saw this coming.

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  20. Oh boy, Alabama just can’t finish it off in regulation. As they go to OT you have to feel that the MOJO has shifted Georgia’s way.

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  21. Robert Foster will be in an nfl camp. It’s odd. If you watch him, he goes off the line of scrimmage soft when he is not involved in play. When it is a pass , he goes full tilt. Maybe he gets the game winner?

    He would have made the fg if they stayed on the right hash mark…LOL! Nice call Paul Chryst. Dilly dilly

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  22. You can not take that sack Tino!!!!

    You better buy that nerd with the horn rimmed glasses a nice dinner for bailing your a$$ out there.

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  23. Mark: if you can hold, I could kick better than Alabama’s kicker. Once made a 51 yarder in an intramural game at Pitt Stadium

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  24. And with a fantastic winning play, one freshman throwing the winning OT TD pass to another, the Tide’s football dynasty appears to be in very good hands going forward.

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  25. I was not at all impressed with the game that Chaney called.

    I saw some talk about Tino — how many stars was he rated by the recruiting services? I’m sure at least a three star. The recruiting services can’t predict how a player is going to perform with the game on the line. They care more about height and weight, 40 times, and offer lists.

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  26. In crunch time in the National Championship, Bama played freshman at QB, RB, OL, and 2 WRs. No more excuses about Pitt being a young team with redshirt sophomores. Tua is going to win 3 more for St. Nick. That kid had BALLS! Gotta respect excellence.

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  27. Excellent game. Thanks for some humor during all of it. 3 Bama wr’s were true frosh. QB true frosh.

    Kid threw a dart. Kid caught a dart.

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  28. I don’t think Chaney played not to lose. I think his OL was gassed and they could not handle the very deep Bama defensive line. That QB had a high likelihood of being sacked every time he dropped back for the last 10 minutes of the game. He ran the plays his players could still run.

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  29. Put this on the wrong thread, lol

    Alabama’s true freshman QB from Eva Beach, (swam there) Hawaii, turned the game around,

    We needed to play La Pickett earlier after his redshirt was burned, Gets us to a Bowl movement 🙂

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  30. Agreed WLAT, but candidly, he didn’t have much of a choice. Their starting qb’s skill set wasn’t working against the sturdy georgia defense. QB’s and athletes in general don’t always have their best stuff and sometimes don’t just match up against certain defenders.

    Our coach had a chance to do this in game 5,6,7,8, 9, 10,etc. If a QB or any player joins the team in January of 2017 as an early enrollee, by the time January of 18 comes around, they have 12 months in the system. At this point they are a sophomore or a RS Frosh.

    I liked the Tua QB. He made a big mistake and then hit the powerball. I just had something hit me and it didn’t come from mrs. huff. Foster reminds me of ……Randy Moss. When he is in the play, he busts his tail. When he is not in the play, his first couple steps are weak. He still ends up in nfl because of his 4.3 speed, not because of his catching prowess at alabammer.

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      1. Let me guess, you weren’t an English major.

        wind up
        phrasal verb of wind
        informal
        1.
        arrive or end up in a specified state, situation, or place.
        “Kevin winds up in New York”
        synonyms: end up, finish up, find oneself
        “I never thought that Jerry would wind up in real estate”

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  31. I despise Alabama, but Saban always wants to win and has balls to make calls that other coaches wouldn’t. Putting that backup QB in when other coaches would just keep doing the same crap and lose. You play to win the the game and should coach like it!

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  32. BTW, as of today, College FB teams can hire its 10th (full-time) coach …. so it wouldn’t be surprising if programs like Pitt lose a couple

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  33. And it wouldn’t be surprising if Matt Canada ends up as an Alabama Offensive Consultant/Analyst.

    Boy, wouldn’t that be interesting to see LSU’s reaction…

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  34. Saban really had nothing to lose playing that guy. He had a month to prepare him.

    Obviously you can play freshmen, when they are the best of the best and they are surrounded by the best of the best. His first run, when he broke tackles, and got the first down was the play of the game and there were many.

    Saban is a great coach because he recruits the best players.

    Just saying, but those guys all look like they are on steroids. When a guy punches an opponent, then wants to fight a coach, then nearly decapitates a player, it makes you wonder.

    The game also reminded me of tOSU’s championship with Cardale Jones. Great teams are very deep.

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    1. Ne had nothing to lose but other coaches would stay with the status quo because that’s what got them there…Winning mentally vs being risk averse.

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  35. Sunseri’s isn’t s stupid as Pitt fans want to think he is. His problem was executing not understanding.

    When I brought my wife to PGH for the first time back in 1981 people were asking her ridiculous questions like “Does Honolulu have electricity?”… Of course Honolulu was as big a city as PGH but it was so obvious many people had no idea of geography and how other people lived.

    It appears that Pickett might not have been able to play right out of camp, but obviously could once he went in for that one play against SYR in the 6th game. We lost three of those last 6 games; one by 6 points and one by 3 points.

    And of course that SYR game by 3 also.

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    1. BTW …. my comparison of Tino’s stats vs Kerry Collins stats was not a promotion for Tino for the college FB HOF … it was to point out that Collins has no business being inducted. Only a school like PSU would be able to get someone like him elected.

      It reminds me of Kiss in the R&R HOF.

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      1. How could KISS not be in the R&R HOF? C’mon, you may not like them but they were it for a decade. No magazine cover did not have KISS on the cover.

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    1. I seriously doubt that every QB who led teams to undefeated seasons are in the HOF. But even so … in the 1994 undefeated season, Collins threw for 2679 yards with 21 TD and 7 Int. In Tino’s Sr season, 3288,, 21 and 3.

      Collins also handed the ball off to Kijana Carter 198 times for 1538 yards … and I will guarantee PSU had a much better defense than what Pitt had in 2012

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  36. Based on the UCF omission, I definitely think the CFP should be expanded to 8 teams. If the reason is no because of the extra week from studies, I say bull. College football is about money.

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