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Kirk Herbstreit's Nascent Populism

Whats up with this sudden streak of populism from the face of college football on ESPN, Kirk Herbstreit?

I don't mind folks sticking up for the BYU's and Boise State's of the world, but essentially saying before the season's even close to played out an undefeated BYU should be in the BCS Championship game is unsettling.

One part of what I think is a solid corrective of the present system is that teams that benefit from a tremendous amount of luck or continue to skate by can be punished by voters.  I'm not saying that will be how BYU goes through the season but the larger point is we should observe their entire body of work.

Regardless, taking down Oklahoma and if they win Saturday, Florida State in the same season gives *strong* backing to one's case and that should be taken as such, but not the entirety.  There was a reason Utah was not in the top four at the end of last year, and USC was not seriously discussed as a BCS Championship possible.  They combined for just one loss but were pedestrian enough in a handful of other outings to leave some doubt.

We need to wait and see on BYU instead of declaring in advance that if they're undefeated, they need to be on at least one voter's ballot as BCS Championship Game worthies.

I understand the impulse to be progressive and right old wrongs, but its dangerous and not sensible so far in advance.  Let BYU get in on their own merits, not because we feel bad that other non-BCS programs have arguably been left out when they shouldn't have.

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Reader Comments (5)

Yo Herbie, you need to think more and talk less. The lack of preparation on your part is pathetic.

Why don't you expand your vision and thinking in college football, there are gobs of good teams, not just 3.
October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBSU Alumni
Kirk,

On ESPN's preseason college football special you said this about Alabama, "the defense will be nasty, the offensive line will be better then people think, and Greg McElroy will be a major story by the end of the year". Great call!
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