By now you’ve obviously heard about Hawaii’s pathetic schedule in which their marquee games are...Boise State and Washington (8-26 since '04). The discussion surrounding their schedule has centered around two main points:
1. Is it strong enough for them to make a BCS appearance if they go undefeated?Personally, I think the answer to both questions should be “NO!” The Rainbow Warriors are playing 9 or 10 teams that BCS conference members get lambasted for scheduling, and no where is this more absurd than booking a home game with Charleston Southern.
2. Is it strong enough for Colt Brennan to gain serious Heisman consideration?
CSU has an all-time record in football of 56-116. The program’s only games against Div I-A teams include 6 contests with UAB shortly after the Blazers left Div I-AA and four games with South Florida.
How bad of a program is Charleston Southern?
The Citadel and Furman traditionally schedule
guys like this for homecoming.
In fairness to Chuck Southern (as Wes Durham called them today), they are coming off their best year in history going 9-2 and finishing in a four way tie for 2nd (and next to last) in the "prestigious" Big South. And by “best year” I mean “only good year.” It’s important to note that they only left the State of South Carolina twice last year. They must have been saving their money for the big trip to Aloha U.
CSU will travel 5,000+ miles for the match-up. Between the jet lag, the talent differential, and June Jones’ penchant for inflating stats and running up the score, the Warriors have a legit shot at breaking 100 points on the Buccaneers.
Wait...there is something more absurd than booking CSU.
Hawaii is also playing Div I-AA Northern Colorado. Last year, Charleston Southern would probably have beaten Northern Colorado (1-10) senseless. This will be “the other” UNC’s first game against a Div I-A team since they played Colorado State in the mid-80s.
If the Rainbows make a BCS game due to formula, pathetic schedule and idiot pollster votes, it will be a travashamockery. (insert pounding on the desk hand gesture)
And why should I/you care?
Well…I’m pretty sure the Sugar Bowl will get the last pick of the BCS at-large teams this year. It belittles the bowl, and the SEC to have to play such someone who did so remarkably little to get there.
Therefore, I say Go Huskies. May they open a chocolate milk jug full of whoop ass all over June Jones’ squad.
-- How good is Colt Brennan - SundayMorningQB