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Georgia Puts Hawaii in Their Place

It was such a lovely story. The little engine that could. Hawaii was on a mission to repeat what Boise State had done the year before. Only problem, Boise State had already made everyone aware of the little guy; Georgia was having none of that. All those people who said Hawaii deserved a shot at the national title for going undefeated, what do you have to say now? From 12-0 to getting destroyed by a real team. It wasn’t even funny. They looked like a JV squad out there against Georgia. They got their quarterback killed.

Let’s just call Hawaii what they were — a nice story and good team that took advantage of a weak schedule. Sure, they managed to beat everyone they played (until now), which is more than what we can say for the Michigans and USCs that lost to inferior opponents, but that doesn’t mean they’ve earned the right to compete with the big boys. One out of ten times they can pull an upset on a big-time team like Georgia, but the other 10, they’ll get throttled as they did. Anyone watch the game? You see the disparity in talent? Colt Brennan couldn’t even get to three in his snap count before he had a pack of Dawgs on his back. He got crushed. They couldn’t protect him for crap. And boy, did you see the Hawaii defense (if you can call it that) attempt to stop the Georgia running game? What a joke. No wonder this team gave up 44 to the likes of Louisiana Tech.

So what’s the point? Just keep this game in mind next time we have a small school run the table. They’re great stories, but they really don’t belong with the big boys just as Georgia proved.

Teams Fear Hawaii, Fear the Rainbows

Let me say upfront that I’m a June Jones for several reasons. For one, he’s a really nice guy. Secondly, without June Jones, there would be no Timmy Chang. And lastly, because he gets off some great lines, such as this:

“Teams don’t want to make the trip anymore,” says Hawaii coach June Jones. “They come here, we kick their ass, they go home.”

The NCAA allows Hawaii to play 13 games and allows mainland teams an exempt game for playing at Hawaii. The Michigan State game was the 13th game, and now Hawaii has only one BCS opponent, which isn’t enough to legitimize its schedule.

Well that’s an utter shame. June Jones man, now he is great. Straight up saying we kick everyone’s ass and then send ‘em home. Fantastic. Tell us how it really is why dontcha? Think about it though, would you want to go to Hawaii? They’re a good team that sneaks up on you. They’ll assault you with 400 yards passing and like 5 aerial touchdowns on the Island. They rock at home. I wouldn’t want to go there. Would you? Of course not. Unless you’re on vacation. And therein lies the unfortunate problem. June Jones though, Hall of Famer.

(via Fark)