706 words on the BCS Title Game and not one mention of the minor fact that Florida gave up 82 yards. That couldn't possibly have had anything to do with the result, could it? Because of Florida's defense and special teams, the Gators managed seven scores in the game and only one of the drives was longer than 46 yards. And in light of that evidence, HP still wants to extol Florida's offensive scheme? The same offensive scheme that produced 17 points against South Carolina, 21 points against Georgia, 23 points against LSU, 25 points against Vandy, 17 points against Auburn, 21 points against Alabama, 21 points against Tennessee, and 26 points against Kentucky? No mention of a defensive scheme that completely confused Ohio State's offensive line by crowding the line of scrimmage and then dropped multiple defenders off at the snap, thus ensuring single-blocking for the Gators' defensive ends? This isn't the work of an analyst; this is the work of a publicist.
(I do think HP is right that Ohio State wasn't used to handling an offense of Florida's style and that's a legitimate criticism of the Big Ten, but doesn't that imply that offenses are more sophisticated in the SEC, since SEC defenses are able to handle the Florida offense with relative ease? In other words, Ohio State did have a scheme problem, but the problem was primarily with their defensive approach, which was extremely passive and was contrary to what worked against the Gators this season in the SEC.)
And let's also note what isn't mentioned in HP's self-fellatio on the Gang of Six:
1. He inducted Notre Dame into the Gang before the season and the Irish, despite returning nine starters on offense, including multiple prospective NFL first round picks, was handled relatively easily by just about every decent defense they played (with the exception of Penn State): 14 points against Georgia Tech, 21 points against Michigan, 20 points against UCLA, 24 points against USC, and 14 points against LSU. Notre Dame had 30 yards in the second half against LSU, a team that HP proclaimed as overrated earlier this year.
2. If scheme is the key to Boise State's success, then how come they don't miss a beat when they lose their coaches, the designers of those schemes? More importantly, if the scheme is so revolutionary and unstoppable, then why does it not work for Dirk Koetter or Dan Hawkins when they leave the WAC?
3. Funny how HP mentions Cal's outburst against a Texas A&M defense that no one respects and neglects to mention their offensive output in their final three games of the regular season: 20 points against Arizona, nine points against USC, and 26 points against Stanford (arguably the worst BCS conference team this year).
One final note: SEC teams other than Florida, the ones that HP derides as having neanderthal offenses and defenses that are overrated because they play against bad offenses, averaged 27 points per game in their bowl games. If these offenses are so bad, then why aren't they being exposed when they step outside of SEC play?