What advice would you give Jones in deciding whether to come back for his senior season or turn pro?
That's a personal decision. When I was in that situation, because I could have gone back for another year even though I was graduating with my class, we had won a national championship (Penn State beat Georgia 27-23 in 1982 final). My biggest thing at that point was if I thought I was going to be a first-round draft pick that it made sense to go. And I think the same would be true today.
Are you surprised these teams fell victim to three upsets en route to this game?
A little bit. I did the Texas Tech-Oklahoma game and that one was a real head- scratcher for me. ... The (Seth) Doege kid (Texas Tech quarterback) had a great game, but I was still surprised that they were able to do that. Obviously, that has not been a one-time occurrence. Their defense has had some problems. They have given big plays and a lot of yards to a couple teams within the league. As far as the Oklahoma State loss, those kind of games happen. It's really, really hard to go undefeated, especially when you're the high-ranked team coming into a place like that. That's a season-maker. They let Iowa State hang around and pretty soon they were in a real fight.