- The Washington Times - Monday, December 8, 2008

HE SAID WHAT?

“There’s nothing you can worry about. When you get hired, you’re bound to get fired.” — Minnesota Timberwolves coach Randy Wittman

WEEKEND REWIND » IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Florida, Oklahoma roll into BCS title game — The Gators’ and Sooners‘ double-digit wins erased any controversy surrounding this year’s BCS championship game, which will feature a pair of all-time great offenses. Florida’s Tim Tebow likely will go down as one of the great quarterbacks in college football history; Oklahoma broke Hawaii’s 2006 record of 656 points in a season. But don’t expect Oklahoma to put up 60 against Florida — the last time a high-powered Sooners team met an SEC team in a BCS bowl, LSU’s defense dominated in a 21-14 win in the 2004 Sugar Bowl.

Navy routs Army … again — The unveiling of Army’s new uniforms was the highlight as the Midshipmen beat the Cadets 34-0 for their seventh straight win in the rivalry. Army’s uniforms featured “Duty. Honor. Country.” on the back of their jerseys. If the Black Knights don’t beat Navy soon, the words “Can’t. Defend. Option.” may need to take their place.

TWT FIVE » LESSONS LEARNED THIS COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

1. It’s nearly impossible to go undefeated in the SEC — Alabama learned the hard way in the conference title game why the SEC is the nation’s toughest league.

2. Big 12 defenses are no good — Oklahoma’s offense should be good … 60-point good, probably not.

3. The ACC Championship is still a joke — Despite having nine bowl-eligible teams, the conference didn’t come close to drawing national respect or attention for its title game.

4. Ball State is no Utah — Losing the MAC title game to Buffalo proved the Cardinals had no place in the BCS conversation.

5. Notre Dame should schedule better — A 2009 slate featuring the likes of Washington, Washington State, Connecticut and Stanford could help save Charlie Weis’ job.