Today could very well be the single best day of the entire college football season. You've got Georgia-Georgia Tech (11 a.m. CST), Michigan-Ohio State (11 a.m. CST), Oregon-Oregon State (2 p.m. CST), Florida-Florida State (2:30 p.m. CST), Oklahoma State-Dirt Burglar Community College (2:30 p.m. CST), Auburn-Alabama (2:30 p.m. CST), Stanford-UCLA (5:30 p.m. CST), South Carolina-Clemson (6 p.m. CST), Mizzou-A&M (6 p.m. CST), and Notre Dame-Stanford (7 p.m. CST).
You'll notice The University of Texas is not playing today. That's because the NCAA decided the Horns will receive a bye to the national championship game. It's not because they laid an egg in Austin on Thursday night. I personally talked to the Bowl Championship Series executive committee last night about it. I will neither confirm nor deny that the aforementioned conversation consisted of me sobbing into my son's Fisher Price phone at 1:24 a.m. CST.
What's important is that you have this open thread to partake in throughout the day, and your Houston Texans are 10-1. If you need a suggestion on some players to watch, I highly recommend taking a look at Brett's latest excellent post. Enjoy your afternoon.
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