Quick Aside: Is San Jose Legit?

Saw a blog posting today from someone criticizing Alabama for scheduling San Jose State in 2010.  The complaint was that the Spartans weren’t ‘legit’, the implication being that ‘Bama was set up for an easy win. 

Does the writer know that SJSU has a pretty good coach (Dick Tomey) who went 6-6 last season and is projected by Phil Steele to go to only its second bowl since 1990 in 2009?

It’s not like Alabama scheduled a complete gimme…like Washington State.

As Tim Stephens of the Orlando Sentinel wrote: 

“Alabama in recent years has lost to Northern Illinois, Louisiana Tech (twice), Southern Miss, Central Florida, Hawaii and Lousiana-Monroe. All that’s missing is a loss to a Mountain West foe to complete non-BCS pwnage of the Tide.”
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3 Responses to Quick Aside: Is San Jose Legit?

  1. Adam Nettina June 25, 2009 at 5:36 am #

    These are the same people who jump on ND for playing Navy every year despite Navy having gone to six straight bowl games…

  2. Anderson June 25, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Ah, San Jose State is in the WAC not the MTW. These rebels are lost outside of the SEC.

  3. USCLink June 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Doesn’t Utah qualify as a Mountain West team?

    Isn’t the non-BCS pwnage complete?