who are these Big Boys you're talking about?
Well, they sure ain't any of your fellow members in the Big 10 this year!
Here's what I RECOGNIZE: Bama's gone against two top-10 ranked teams so far and spanked them both. And as for beating Oregon St. So did Stanford. I'll give it to PSU though - some convincing wins against the creampuffs on your schedule, just as Bama has had against most of ours.
Here's what I RECOGNIZE: Bama and PSU each have two ranked teams remaining on our regular schedules. PSU's upcoming ranked opponents are currently #14 tOSU and #18 Wisc., Bama's upcoming ranked opponents are currently #3 LSU and #13 Auburn. Will PSU be playing the defending National Champs as part of your regular season? The mediocre Bama teams of the last two seasons played with the NC winners (UF in '06, LSU in '07) a helluva lot better the Big 10's Big Boy (aka the SEC's bitch) tOSU, did in their last two January embarrassments.
Maybe PSU will get into a BCS bowl, and since I'm not ready to say "Bama's Back" quite yet (seriously lacking depth everywhere but RB, and we're playing waaay too many Fr & So's), I'll be pleasantly surprised if the Tide can do the same. I'd love to meet the Nitwit Lions in the post-season, and if we do, you can expect it'll go something like this: STUFFED
However with the schedule we've got AND that pesky Conference Championship Game - part of a gauntlet Big 10 teams don't have to worry about - it'll be tough to do for a team that's got so many young players and isn't very seasoned yet.