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Remote Patrol: FOX team left a lot to be desired calling BCS National Championship

by Mel Bracht Modified: January 9, 2009 at 12:17 am •  Published: January 9, 2009
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His comments would have been more fitting on a feature story than a game broadcast.

"If your fortunate to spend five or even 20 minutes around Tim Tebow, your life is better for it," Brennaman said.

Switzer's take

Barry Switzer, who had won three national championships as OU coach, clearly had trouble being objective on the Fox studio show, referring the Sooners as "we" and "us."

After the game, Switzer appeared shellshocked and said he had empathy for OU coach Bob Stoops, who is 1-3 in BCS finals, noting he had lost "to the Miamis and the Nebraskas." "I've always told Bob when you get there, you've done something no one else has, you're in the championship game and you play teams good or better than you are. He played a team better than his tonight."

In his closing thoughts, he encouraged Bradford and Tebow to return to college for another year.

"If the two quarterbacks come back next year," he said, "we could have a rematch next year."

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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