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Game 1: SportsNation's burning questions for Fresno State at No. 4 Boise State!
What 2 teams would you like to see in the National Championship?
I'd like to see Boise State, because I want to end this debate once and for all. They brought back 21 starters. They haven't lost in two years. They have a Heisman candidate at QB. They have good players on the defensive side. They won't be the same team next year. The only starter they lost was Kyle Wilson. I want to see this Boise State team, who beat TCU last year in a bowl game. I would like to settle this argument once and for all, against another undefeated team. Obviously, if Auburn and Oregon win out, they play for the title. If Auburn loses, the debate is does a one-loss SEC team trump an undefeated TCU or Boise State? The best matchup would be Boise State against Auburn or Boise State against Oregon. Full transcript
Game 2: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 8 Nebraska at No. 19 Texas A&M
Nebrask's offense seems so vanilla. Do you think Watson has something he's holding back or the offense is what it is? Bo wants the fans to cheer but there isn't much to cheer about except the defense.
A valid point about the crowd. Not much to cheer about: weak opponent, a coach they liked. I can't blame the Nebraska fans there. As for the offense, it knows it didn't need to hang a lot of points to win, and the Huskers didn't want to give opponents a chance to hit Taylor Martinez any more than necessary. A solid gameplan but not one that's going to give you a raucous crowd. Full transcript
Game 3: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 13 Arkansas at No. 21 Mississippi St.!
Jeff (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)
What's your Prediction on the Arkansas Mississippi State Game?
I think the Hogs will pull away in the second half. I just don't see Mississippi State being able to score enough points to win this game. Plus, Arkansas' defense is playing a lot better this season. Full transcript
Game 1: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 1 Oregon at California
Mel, what do you think of LaMichael James' NFL draft prospects if he were to decide to leave early this year? Is he a first-round talent in this year's draft? And If he were to come back to Oregon, what does he need to work on to improve his position?
He's a third-year sophomore. Second highest rated running back that is draft eligible behind Ingram. Great quickness and power for his size. His main thing right now is staying healthy so he can prove his durability. He has to show he can be more than a situational performer at the next level. He only has eight receptions this year out of the backfield, so that is something to watch. At the pro level he will need to be more of a factor in the passing game. He will also need to factor into the return game which he hasn't done in college. But he is a big-time talent. Full transcript
Game 2: SportsNation's burning questions for Georgia at No. 2 Auburn
Alex (Columbia, SC)
I saw that Auburn almost overtook Oregon in the BCS. Do you see them taking the Number 1 position back?
No, I don't. This was a result of TCU's big win jumping them over Oregon in several computers, thus causing the Ducks to weaken in the computer element. Oregon has a much stronger schedule than TCU the rest of the way and should regain that ground in the computers. The only way Oregon falls from No. 1 in the BCS is if it loses a lot of its first-place votes in the polls. Full transcript
Game 3: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 19 Mississippi State at No. 12 Alabama
Jamie (Provo, UT)
Do you believe Miss. State will beat Alabama this Saturday?
Yes. I think this will be a real gut check for Alabama. The Tide isn't going to win the national championship. They're playing a team with a lot of emotion after the death of Nick Bell. Full transcript
Game 4: SportsNation's burning questions for No. 23 South Carolina at No. 22 Florida
Mike (Pageland, SC)
The Gamecocks travel to Gainesville this weekend to try and win their first SEC East title. How do you like their chances after the beat down from Arkansas last weekend?
Number one, that game meant nothing. I agree that South Carolina should have played a little better. I am rooting for South Carolina and Steve Spurrier, but I think Florida will win. It would be ironic if Florida and Auburn met for the SEC title! Full transcript
This is one of the few moves we didn't hear rumored at some point during the conference realignment frenzy of the spring and early summer. But putting aside the brutal travel schedule, how would Boise State fare as a football-playing member of the SEC?
Why do we ask? Well, it's July and we're having a hard time getting worked up about the Tour de France. But also because you asked. Specifically, Aaron from Fort Benning, Ga. asked (sort of) when ESPN.com SEC blogger Chris Low stopped by to chat Monday.
Aaron (Ft. Benning, Ga)
If Boise State goes undefeated this year and plays in the NC Game, creates a bunch of noise by winning 2 games against BCS teams, Do they need to play an SEC team for the nation to agree with a title for Boise State, (if they won)?
SEC blogger Chris Low
My stance on Boise State hasn't changed. Chris Petersen has done a terrific job and proven that Boise State can stand toe-to-toe with just about anybody in the country in a one-game situation. But if Boise State were in the SEC, I think they would be an 8-4 or 9-3 type team most years. That doesn't diminish what they've accomplished, but is something to think about when we start throwing national championship scenarios out there. Full transcript