Links at Lunch: BCS, William Gholston Cheap Shots


As one might expect, the author of a book entitled Death To The BCS had some things to say about the poll, as seen above in Dan Wetzel’s appearance on Tim Brando’s radio show. Obviously, Wetzel’s not alone. blogger Adam Jacobi brings up his own issues with the polling.

More links after the jump.

EDIT, 1:15 p.m. PDT: Miami head coach Al Golden suspended the player below, linebacker Micanor Regis, earlier this afternoon per’s Heather Dinich.

  • The Big East has factored into the BCS since its inception, but teeters precariously on becoming a non-automatic qualifier — or worse, extinct as far as football’s concerned. And the conference’s fate rests with those outside of the league’s football circles, writes Pete Thamel on The New York Times Quad.
  • Expansion to 12 teams is a goal of BE Commissioner John Marinatto, and Yankee Stadium is a suggested championship game venue per CBS Eye on College Football.
  • Russell Wilson’s been the talk of Wisconsin’s impressive start, but running back Montee Ball is second in the nation in rushing touchdowns scored and is getting some Heisman consideration himself as’s Jack Moore reports. Ball can turn up that volume with an impressive performance against one of the nation’s best defenses.
  • Michigan State imposed its will defensively on Michigan, but the question lingers: did MSU do so in cheap fashion? Talented defensive end William Gholston committed two of the more heinous acts witnessed on a football field this season in the same game, first with his attempted Stephen Segal’ing of Denard Robinson, then with an outright punch thrown at Taylor Lewan.

    Dave Dye of FOX Sports Detroit posed the question, is MSU dirty or aggressive? Detroit Free Press columnist Michael Rosenberg upped the ante, calling for Gholston’s suspension.

    Gholston’s cheap shots drew a lot of attention, but they weren’t the sole notable instances Saturday’s. Below is a Miami defender giving Dwight Jones a pop in a most unfortunate location.

  • From dirty to makes-you-feel-dirty, presented without comment this publicity ploy from the Lingerie Football League nudges the bar higher.