In this year’s BCS Championship game, the SEC’s representative from the Western Division (whoever that may be) should face…the Houston Cougars.
That’s right, Houston. That tiny little school in the Conference USA that no one has ever heard of.
The school whose last great player was David Klinger, 21 years ago.
In the spirit of honesty, I’ll just put it out there. The Houston Cougars will not get an invite to the BCS Championship game in January. The BCS has fallen hopelessly in love with the SEC and the Big 12, and no amount of winning (or losing, for that matter) will pull them out of their spell.
However, just because Houston has likely already been eliminated from championship discussions does not mean that is fair, or correct, or even reasonable.
And lest you think Houston is not worthy, consider this: The Cougars are in the midst of an undefeated season, have a record-setting quarterback and would pull off the upset of the year if they could win the BCS Championship game.
Houston has one Heisman-winning player in their history—Andre Ware. That number ties them with the Alabama Crimson Tide, one of the most storied college football programs in the country.
In addition to those reasons (as if you needed any more), allow me to further explain why Houston is deserving of a chance to play for a national championship.