Chadd Cripe (Idaho Statesman journalist, personal hero and OBNUG Champion runner-up(?) to Pat Forde) has been very kind in answering most of my queries (with exception to sharing any injury rumors floating around the football offices). I had some questions about scenarios in which BSU might snatch an at-large BCS bid, and however amusing it would be to have Georgia edge out an undefeated LSU in the SEC Championship game, Chadd wrote this:
"The crazy thing that could hurt BSU is if Georgia beats LSU in the SEC championship game. Then the SEC would get three berths, because I think LSU and Alabama would still be 1-2 and Georgia gets in as SEC champ (a never-considered exception to the three-team rule)."
Now, I'm not sure this "never-considered" exception truly exists, or it is something he shared with me as cruel joke. Either way, you know SEC officials are working frantically to add this to the BCS fine print no one but Jerry Palm actually reads. The SEC probably has some notary buddies and they can backdate the whole thing and make it appear the rules have always anticipated this sort of an SEC West showing. My assumption is that this exception (if true) only applies because UGA would come from another division of the conference, otherwise the SEC West would field 3 teams anyhow with a likely LSU / BAMA rematch and Arkansas remaining eligible and attractive.
Either way, I have been going about my week-to-week rooting duties with UGA high on my rah rah list. Now, not sure what to think. Getting Georgia past the Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech is great, but beyond that...do we have to root against them?