A third-place finish in the BCS standings wasn't enough to send undefeated Cincinnati to the national championship game, but the Big East still will get a piece of the action in Pasadena, Calif.
Instead of sending a team to the BCS championship game, the league will send its top officials there to work the game.
My biggest concern is will they call holding? I've heard stats like Alabama hasn't been called for holding since October 17th or something (that's 6 straight games, 400 offensive snaps)... is the Alabama O-Line that statistically perfect and technically sound that they never hold? They've given up only 15 sacks on the year.
If some Alabama fans could shed some light on this, I'm sure it's been discussed before elsewhere. Does the SEC in general not call many holding penalties? Is the Bama line just that good and disciplined? Is there another explanation? Whats your take on the BE refs? Etc. etc.
edit : and on further research some people are saying that the holding call in the South Carolina game (Oct. 17th) was on a special teams play and that they haven't actually had a holding call since Kentucky (Oct. 3rd). something like 500+ offensive snaps.