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Chavis: "Luck follows speed"

As LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis prepares for the Crimson Tide on Monday night, he fielded quite a few questions from the media about the speed and depth of the defense this season.

“It seems to me luck follows speed” Chavis told the media yesterday. As for the depth, Chavis said “When you know you’re going to play, you prepare a different way, that’s just human nature. When they get those opportunities, they want to show the coaches and the team what they are capable of doing.”

The speed and depth will be on full display Monday night at 8:30 on ESPN as the Tigers take on Alabama for the BCS National Championship.




The perk that comes with leaving Bama

Members of the media got a 15 minute peek into Alabama's practice yesterday, and they got a rare treat.

During that window, Alabama's first team defense was going against the first team offense. The best against the best.

When Jim McElwain was asked what it is like to go against a the Tide's defense (who have only allowed 12 touchdowns all season) he replied, "Miserable. I'll tell you, Kirby does a great job".

McElwain went on to say "All I can tell you is this: They're pretty good, and so is this defense we're playing. I'm looking forward to not going against them in spring ball."
 




Friday TV

Bowl games are back on tonight featuring the Cotton Bowl.

All times are eastern.

NFL:

No games.

College:

Cotton Bowl: Arkansas vs. Kansas State - 8 - FOX

High School:

No games.




Video: Fresno State coordinators

The video guys caught up with them in the clip below and each of them touched on their offensive and defensive schemes and philosophies.




Mountaineer offense makes history

After setting a bowl record with 70 points last night, Dana Holgorsen gave a shout out to Bob Stitt, Colorado School of Mines head coach, for a play that they ran to perfection.

Putting a reciever in motion, quarterback Geno Smith would snap the ball, and tap it forward to the receiver who was running at full speed. If the receiver doesn't catch it, the play is called dead for an incomplete pass. Very innovative.

Geno Smith went 31 of 42 for 401 yards and a bowl record 6 touchdown passes, with 4 of those touchdowns going to Tavon Austin (who set a bowl record for touchdown receptions). Smith also ran for another touchdown to account for seven on the night. The Mountaineers scored an impressive 5 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter alone.

"You don't score 70 points by being good on offense," Holgorsen said. "You score 70 points by being good on all three sides of the ball."




Video: Mike Slive talks BCS

SEC commissioner Mike Slive took some time to discuss the BCS and the possibility of a "plus one" system with Tony Barnhart recently.

Slive notes that he "does think that there will be changes" in the system, and that the entire structure needs to be looked to see what kind of changes need to be made.

The quick video below gives some good insight from a unique perspective.




Thursday TV

Under Armour All American game on tonight, and then we'll have at least one game a day Friday through Monday, when LSU and Alabama meet (as well as the FCS title game Saturday).

All times are eastern.

NFL:

No games

College:

No games.

High School:

Under Armour All American game - 7:30 ESPN




PAC-12 schedule released

The PAC-12 has released the 2012 schedule, solidifying the idea that a ton of points will be scored starting very early on. September starts with Toledo taking a trip to Arizona, and Washington State opening up with BYU. Jim Mora will get his career started at UCLA with a trip to Rice and Gus Malzahn will kick things off with a trip to Oregon.

Full schedule listed below.

Thur., Aug. 30

Northern Colorado at Utah

Sat., Sept. 1
Toledo at Arizona
Northern Arizona at Arizona State
Hawai’i at USC
UCLA at Rice
Nevada at California
San Jose State at Stanford
Arkansas State at Oregon
Nichols State at Oregon State
San Diego State at Washington
Washington State at BYU
Colorado vs. Colorado State (1)

Sat. Sept. 8
Oklahoma State at Arizona
Illinois at Arizona State
Southern Utah at California
USC vs. Syracuse (2)
Nebraska at UCLA
Duke at Stanford
Fresno State at Oregon
Wisconsin at Oregon State
Washington at LSU
Eastern Washington at Washington State
Sacramento State at Colorado
Utah at Utah State

Sat., Sept. 15
South Carolina State at Arizona
Arizona State at Missouri
USC at Stanford
Houston at UCLA
California at Ohio State
Tennessee Tech at Oregon
Portland State at Washington
Washington State at UNLV
Colorado at Fresno State
BYU at Utah

Sat., Sept. 22

Arizona at Oregon
Utah at Arizona State
California at USC
Oregon State at UCLA
Colorado at Washington State

Thur., Sept. 27
Stanford at Washington

Sat., Sept. 29
Oregon State at Arizona
Arizona State at California
UCLA at Colorado
Oregon at Washington State

Thurs., Oct. 4
USC at Utah

Sat., Oct. 6
Arizona at Stanford
UCLA at California
Washington at Oregon
Washington State at Oregon State

Thurs., Oct. 11
Arizona State at Colorado

Sat., Oct. 13
USC at Washington
Utah at UCLA
California at Washington State
Stanford at Notre Dame
Oregon State at BYU

Thurs., Oct. 18
Oregon at Arizona State

Sat., Oct. 20
Washington at Arizona
Colorado at USC
Stanford at California
Utah at Oregon State

Sat., Oct. 27
USC at Arizona
UCLA at Arizona State
California at Utah
Washington State at Stanford
Colorado at Oregon
Oregon State at Washington

Fri., Nov. 2
Washington at California

Sat., Nov. 3
Arizona at UCLA
Arizona State at Oregon State
Oregon at USC
Stanford at Colorado
Washington State at Utah

Sat., Nov. 10
Colorado at Arizona
Arizona State at USC
UCLA at Washington State
Oregon at California
Oregon State at Stanford
Utah at Washington

Sat., Nov. 17
Arizona at Utah
Washington State at Arizona State
USC at UCLA
California at Oregon State
Stanford at Oregon
Washington at Colorado

Fri., Nov. 23
Arizona State at Arizona
Washington at Washington State
Utah at Colorado

Sat., Nov. 24
Notre Dame at USC
Stanford at UCLA
Oregon at Oregon State

Fri., Nov. 30
Pac-12 Football Championship Game

Neutral Sites
(1) Invesco Field, Denver, Colo.
(2) MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Note: All Washington home games will be played at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.