CBS Sports Network’s college football studio programming continued on Tuesday, Oct. 29 with FAST FOOTBALL (5:00 PM, ET) and INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL (7:00 PM, ET). FAST FOOTBALL included interviews with BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey, while INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL featured discussion of Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini’s job status and the selection criteria for the College Football Playoff selection committee.
FAST FOOTBALL features host Brent Stover, along with Tony Barnhart, Bruce Feldman and Jeremy Fowler. Adam Zucker hosts INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL, and is joined by analysts Brian Jones, Ron Zook, Aaron Taylor and Randy Cross.
The following are excerpts from FAST FOOTBALL:
(BYU QUARTERBACK TAYSOM HILL ON HIS HEISMAN CHANCES):
I feel like I have the talent, I have the ability, and have the guys around me on our team to (win the Heisman). I don’t worry about those things. I don’t worry about my stats. The only stats that I think about are in the win-loss column. That’s what’s important to me. But our offensive unit, we’ve been putting up numbers. Those things speak for themselves. So, I let the analysts take care of what’s said off the field and I worry about the things I can do on the field. But it’s fun to be mentioned and be brought up like that. It’s a great honor and great privilege to me. I am a sophomore and I have a few more years to go, so we’ll see what happens.
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(ARIZONA RUNNING BACK KA’DEEM CAREY ON PAC-12 TITLE HOPES)
We all come out with a chip on our shoulder because we aren’t talked about… which is definitely okay for now because we know that we are a good team and we will strive to be an even better team and hopefully get a shot at the Pac-12 Championship. We have shots at UCLA coming pretty soon, and Oregon, that can actually put our program on the map. That’s exactly what we need. But we don’t strive on that. We just do all the little things in practice. We work hard, so when we get a chance to play big teams like that we can make a name for ourselves.
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The following are excerpts from INSIDE COLLEGE FOOTBALL:
(ON INJURIES AS PART OF CRITERIA FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SELECTION COMMITTEE):
Cross: Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long, who will chair the (college football playoff selection committee), has said that the playoff committee would consider the number of injuries, especially key injuries, that have affected a team’s performance during the season or likely would affect a team’s performance in the postseason. So in reviewing a team’s body of work, the committee could find itself projecting how a team would perform without an important player. How dangerous is that?... I can’t believe they’re going to do this. It opens up such a can of worms. Let’s say this year, AJ McCarron goes down in the SEC Championship game. You have a 13-0 football team from the University of Alabama. Suddenly you drop them down to number two or number three because they don’t have AJ?... Or Ohio State would go above somebody even though they’ve played nobody? Leave injuries out of the formula.
(ON JOB STATUS OF NEBRASKA HEAD COACH BO PELINI):
Zook: I think Bo Pelini will be the head coach of Nebraska next year. The last five years, Nebraska has been ranked and in five straight years they have been upset by an unranked team… I think they may have to do things on the defensive side of the football to get up to par with the offensive side of the football. But I think he’s going to be around.
Taylor: If you look at what he’s done since he got there, he’s top five in total wins since he took over that job. He’s doing a great job. They’re averaging 9.5 wins. But is it coaching or a talent gap? A lot of people think its coaching. And that’s why they want to make the change. Because there is talent in Lincoln.
(ON BOISE STATE’S THREE LOSSES THIS SEASON):
Taylor: Chris Petersen does a tremendous job. (This season has been) kind of a perfect storm of errors. Last year they had two senior quarterbacks. They have a couple young guys there now. They have a lot of talent – a lot of injuries though. They have a lot of young guys playing. Look at what he’s been able to do over the course of his career… Give him the benefit of the doubt. That program will be fine.
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