Bowl Announcements Official; Nick Saban Not Pleased

Jeremy@jeremymaussSenior Writer IDecember 8, 2008

The big surprise for me is that Boise was allowed to leave the Humanitarian Bowl, and now the Poinsettia Bowl is a must-see against TCU.

New Mexico
Colorado State vs. Fresno State
University Stadium
Dec. 20, 2:30 p.mESPN
Pioneer Las Vegas
BYU vs. Arizona
               Las Vegas
               Sam Boyd Stadium
Dec. 20, 8 p.m.ESPN
Poinsettia Bowl
Boise State vs. TCU
                 San Diego
                 Qualcomm Stadium
Dec. 23, 8 p.m.ESPN
 Armed Forces
Houston vs. Air Force
                 Fort Worth, Texas
                 Amon G. Carter
Dec 31,12pmESPN
Allstate Sugar
Utah vs. Alabama
                      Super Dome                   Jan. 2, 2009FOX


The comments of how Utah are all ready here and it started with Nick Saban “his team was the only one that plays in a real BCS conference that went 12-0.” He also said “Our players are certainly disappointed,” in reference to not making the BCS title game.  Coach come on the SEC was down this year and was not their typical dominant conference and the best win that Alabama has, Georgia, was about the same as Utah’s win over TCU.

Alabama’s biggest win was over Georgia who finished 9-3.  The Crimson Tide have a great defense, but Utah will hang and their defense is just as good as Alabama.  On offense Utah’s offense is better then ‘B ama yes they have Glen Coffee at running back and Julio Jones at wide out but thats it, their quarterback play is marginal. 

The Tide will play tough and might wear down Utah but my early prediction is that the Sugar Bowl will be like the TCU game, well I think TCU has a comparable offense to Alabama.

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