In consecutive articles SI.com's Stewart Mandel manages to list the following schools are pretenders for the national title chase:
How can he list Georgia Tech as a contender for the national title, when he also lists their Coach among the worst coaches in college football for 2005 and again in 2006.
As for South Carolina as a dark horse national title contender...I realize that Spurrier is a great coach, but how many positions can he really play at age 60+? They just don't have the players to win the SEC East. Much less anything beyond that.
In listing Utah as a contender for the national title, is Mandel assuming that Utah will get to play Georgia Tech's defense each week?
Befuddling. If I had to choose a list to be on, the one with Texas and Oklahoma is much more appealing than the one with Georgia Tech.