Dan Wetzel's Week 14 college football podcast

Dan Wetzel
Yahoo! SportsNovember 29, 2011

It's championship week. Even though the BCS has taken much of the drama out of this weekend's slate of games, if you're capable of enjoying the games in a vacuum, it remains one of the best of the season, with a bunch of great matchups.

Our guest, Mike Valenti, of the "Valenti and Foster Show" on 97.1 the Ticket in Detroit, does not live in a vacuum. He joined us in September to discuss the five-year anniversary of his Michigan State rant following a crushing defeat to Notre Dame.

Now he unleashes on the BCS with some pretty good fire, mainly motivated by the thought that Michigan could wind up in a BCS bowl over Michigan State, even though the Spartans had a better season and beat the Wolverines head-to-head.

Valenti takes up for all the non-traditional programs that the BCS marginalizes – this season, Michigan State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and so on – when it allows the bowls to select teams based on brand name and television draw.

It's strong stuff.

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Dan and Mike also debate who should be LSU's opponent in the title game, whether a rematch should be allowed and why the BCS sticks to this preposterous computer/poll formula rather than creating a small selection committee.

Other topics include Urban Meyer's move to Ohio State, whether the Big Ten has made it more difficult for its teams to play for a national title and whether UCLA ever can get its act together in football.

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Four games are picked this week: UCLA-Oregon (minus-31.5), New Mexico-Boise State (minus-49), Michigan State-Wisconsin (minus-9.5) and Georgia-LSU (minus-11).

Give it a listen and do your best to ignore the farce of a championship system to enjoy the final weekend of action.