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Hot Mics, Cold Hearts: Week 12 in quotes


Potent quotables from a rip-roaring weekend of college football:

• "Complete power outage in Michigan Stadium. I assume Wolverine fans are applauding this long-overdue return to tradition." -- Matt Hinton

• "ESPN addresses on-air f--- ups within minutes but that anchor who hired a PR firm to get a coach fired? Still waiting on that one." -- Bryan Fischer

• "Well, I was happy for Iowa State until they started playing 'Sweet Caroline.'" -- Sarah Sprague

• "Oklahoma State just got its first real taste as the hunted. Bad taste." -- George Schroeder


• "Yeah, but can Alabama ever win a national title without Gene Chizik's recruits playing key roles?" -- Jason Kirk

• "This is why ESPN won't let me 'brand' the weekends. I would have called this slate Dog Baby Saturday. Instead we have this." -- Scott Van Pelt

• "The score is embarrassing. The kneel wasn't embarrassing." -- Kentrell Lockett, via Kyle Veazey

• "Finished up the Ole Miss home season without a drop of alcohol. Feel like the school should make me a letterman." -- Rick Muscles

• "Robert Griffin is the QB everyone thinks Russell Wilson is." -- @thekeyplay

• "You know what, to hell with just an invite. Give RGIII the Heisman. Not his fault Bears can't tackle." -- Ralph Russo

• "With his deteriorating health, I wouldn't think he would." -- Will Muschamp, via Jason Lieser

• I really didn't understand. I just called something. I was like, 'Tauren, just check it down.' I had no idea what we were running." -- Tyler Bray, via @govols247

• "I wonder how James Franklin responded in high school when he asked a girl to prom and she said no." -- Jayson Swain

• "Even if they lose tonight, I respect the Oregon Ducks for showing up to a primetime game dressed like the bad guys in a kids sports movie." -- @DangerGuerrero

• "Lane, why are you dressed like a fat cotton swab?" -- Janie Campbell

• "I'm pretty excited for Virginia vs. Rutgers in the Orange Bowl." -- @rakesofmallow

• "Only 13 more losses and the Big Ten is back in the national title picture." -- Doug Lesmerises

• "Shhh guys let's pretend Michigan can get into the title game and then be all 'Oh, man, what happened?" when they're in the Outback Bowl.'" -- @celebrityhottub

• "Don't kid yourselves: Miami pulled out of postseason play because they're terrified of meeting Wyoming in Shreveport." -- Steven Godfrey

• "In true spirit of the BCS, put all the one-loss team names in a garter belt and let John Junker pick the match up." -- Dan Wetzel

• "So we're all agreed: LSU vs. Houston." -- @runthedive

• "Who is the best? Oh I thought so!" -- Tyrann Mathieu

Stewart Mandel