What an awful couple of BCS games. I stopped watching the Sugar Bowl at halftime, sometimes flipping back from TCM's showing of the 1960 classic "The Time Machine" to see if Hawaii had bothered to come back. It was a horrible game. Horrible. Georgia fans obviously don't think so. Kyle over at the Georgia blog Dawg Sports states:
Last night, the 'Dawgs served notice that they are a force to be reckoned with in college football. Georgia no longer may be considered merely a regional power.
They beat the hell out of Hawaii in a game where the island team didn't belong on the same field. It was like watching a Div IA power play a Div IAA power team - there was a clear difference in the level of talent. I don't know what it is for me that I've never considered Georgia to be an elite team. I don't have anything against them, but they just seem like they're never complete.
Maybe that'll change next season, but last night's destruction of Hawaii is no indication that Georgia is some kind of powerhouse. That's not their fault. Blame the BCS for these crappy games.
USC destroyed Illinois in a game where it was clear that Illinois was a young team still in the rebuilding process. No proclamations from USC blog Conquest Chronicles about where they are, though.
So there you have it. We will have more tomorrow and more during the week. Another great Rose Bowl win for SC and another dominating performance for the defense as they came to play and set the tone early.
No offense to Kyle, but what we see here is the difference between a program that's already there, and a program that wants desperately to be recognized as a power, to be loved and adored, but mostly respected.
To Georgia fans - if you're that good, you'll get there, but don't use the Sugar Bowl as some sort of bellwether game. It just looks silly.