I hate to look past this huge weekend but here is my email reply to a friend who is an Oklahoma grad in response to his message about OU being # 1 in the first BCS rankings. The fucking BCS has LSU at #12 behind even Northern Illinois at #10. Georgia, who LSU beat in a nationally televised by CBS game is #4. OU is clearly playing on a different level than anybody else. Miami is not as good as they were last year but if they beat Virginia Tech the bullshit BCS will have them in the Sugar Bowl unless Tennessee, the only other team on their schedule who can beat them does it. I'm hoping that Miami beats V Tech and loses to Tennessee. LSU has a huge game against Auburn Saturday. Win that one and win out sets up a probable rematch between LSU-Georgia in the SEC title game. If LSU finishes 12-1 as the SEC Champ and they don't get fucked over by the BCS I'll meet you in New Orleans for the LSU-OU National Championship Sugar Bowl. Loser pays for the tickets. It would be a better matchup than you probably think. LSU is #1 nationally in both scoring and rushing defense and they have probably the best offensive line in the NCAA. Saturday against South Carolina the first and second string running backs were injured and didn't play and 2 freshman RBs had over 100 yards each. Jason White is a better QB than Matt Mauck but LSU has receivers from hell and Mauck is a 24 year old former catcher in the Cubs minor league system before he gave it up and returned to college. Mauck won't do anything to lose the game unless somehow the "Cubness" has rubbed off on him. Michael Clayton is the best football player as well as receiver in the SEC. His stats haven't been great the last few games but the double and triple coverage he draws has opened it up for Devery Henderson. Henderson won the ESPY for best play of the year for his game winning catch against Kentucky last year. Clayton is also great on special teams and whenever Saban decides to use him on defense he is the best defensive back in the SEC. The OU kick returner is awesome but LSU has Skyler Green who has only returned 6 punts this year with 2 of them for long touchdowns and another for a long gain. Henderson and Shyrone Carey are also great kick returners. I don't know about the OU field goal kicker but that is our biggest weakness. Ryan Gaudet missed 2 extra points last Saturday and has missed a few makeable field goal attempts.