Travis: If Will Muschamp returns, he will be the Lane Kiffin of 2014
NOV 25, 2013 7:00p ET
A Florida prosecutor holds the college football season in the palm of his hand.
If he charges Jameis Winston with sexual assault, there goes the Heisman trophy and the Seminoles' place in the BCS title game.
If he doesn't charge Winston, then Florida State will play in the BCS title game and Winston may well win the Heisman trophy.
Welcome to college football, the most morally corrupt sport in our country.
1. Will Muschamp, assuming he returns, will be the Lane Kiffin of 2014
That is, he'll enter on such a hot seat that he could be fired midway through the season after any lapse.
That, my friends, is what we call a gauntlet.
Will Muschamp still be the coach at the end of these seven games? Here's one vote for no.
Trust me, it could happen.
I don't think Alabama is going to lose, but a 12-1 Auburn with one loss at LSU -- where the Tiger are 30-1 in their last 31 home games -- or a 12-1 Missouri with one overtime loss to South Carolina, both have stronger overall resumes, in my opinion, than 13-0 Ohio State.
Put it this way: Do you think Ohio State would go on the road and win at LSU? If you don't, and I don't, then how do you hold that against Auburn when you compare resumes with Ohio State?
Just keep it in mind as the next debate looms.
3. What would happen if Winston gets charged with sexual assault?
FSU would get leaped in the BCS standings. I really believe this would happen.
FSU without Winston is nine or 10 points worse, according to Las Vegas.
Do we really want Nick Saban to have a month to prepare for a third-string Florida State quarterback? That would be a total disaster.
Meanwhile, it's worth pointing out that FSU has exactly one win against teams presently ranked in the BCS top 25. The same number, by the way, as Ohio State.
How come no one talks about how weak FSU's schedule is?
4. Johnny Manziel has to be perfect against Missouri to win the Heisman
There's a void at the top of the Heisman list right now.
Winston could get charged with a felony, Manziel was not good on the road at LSU, only Alabama fans believe AJ McCarron deserves the Heisman.
This vote's going to be a mess.
5. Vanderbilt beat Tennessee in back-to-back years for the first time since 1925-26
The Commodores did it on a fake jump pass they set up by running a jump pass on fourth down late against Kentucky in Week 12.
Vandy is now 14-4 in its last 18 games. The only team in the SEC with a better record over the past 18 games? Alabama.
James Franklin has done an unbelievable job with the Commodores.
Hopefully you took my FS1 advice and played OSU on the money line.
If you did, that was a nice payout.
What in the world happened to OSU at West Virginia?
7. Tennessee fan calls in crying over Vanderbilt loss
Tennessee fan Kathleen called into 104.5 the Zone to lament Tennessee's loss to Vanderbilt.
Your day is made.
8. David Cutcliffe won his ninth game at Duke
My final three for national coach of the year honors is now made up of Auburn's Gus Malzahn, Mizzou's Gary Pinkel and Cutcliffe.
If the Blue Devils go on the road and beat North Carolina, they win the ACC Coastal outright.
But if they lose? Oh, boy.
We're likely end up with a four- or five-way 5-3 tie.
Virginia Tech would win a five-way 5-3 tie.
9. Butch Jones, Mark Stoops and Bret Bielema are a combined 1-20 in the SEC this year
The only win? Tennessee beating South Carolina.
Malzhan, meanwhile, is 6-1 in his first year in the SEC.
This weekend Tennessee plays Kentucky, meaning someone has to win.
10. My national top 10
(For analysis of these rankings, click here.)
2. Florida State
5. Ohio State
6. Oklahoma State
8. South Carolina
11. My SEC power rankings
4. South Carolina
6. Texas A&M
8. Ole Miss