I poo-pooed this whole SI Cover jinx business... hogwash, I said...
After looking at who the covers were last year, I'm a bit more nervous.
All these had the subtitle "(team name) Have The Power to Shake Up The BCS"
Oregon - (with Masoli), yes, they won the pac10, but they lost to Boise State, Blount was suspended for the season and Masoli was eventually kicked off the team.
Penn State - finished 6-2 in conference but lost to Ohio State and Iowa at home who were the only good teams they played all year. No BCS.
Ole Miss - Big hype to start the year, but ended up 4-4 in conference, no major bowl game.