Auburn won the college football national championship last night. I was 0-2, thinking the over and Oregon would prevail. I was thinking that both of these teams can score, and would be hungry after the break. I was also thinking the defenses would be rusty.
The exact opposite happened. I watched the game last night after kids went to bed, fast forwarding in places, and from the beginning it looked like Oregon was playing well in spots, but also gripping. I couldn't understand their runs up the middle, which never seemed to work. Auburn was definitely the better team and deserved to win.
The game wasn't even that exciting, and it seemed that Auburn would just pound it out, dragging the game out. Even the few big plays that the Ducks had weren't that exciting. Not sure it was worth my staying up.
On the NFL side, I wonder what the Broncos do now. John Fox is supposed to come this week to be interviewed and possibly hired. I don't think it matters a lot who we hire, but more that we look to build a chemistry with the team, and look to build both the offense (a little) and defense (a lot). We need someone that drafts well, and then some good coordinators that can schema AND adjust mid-game.
A lot like the Cowboys, we have a lot of work to do in Denver.