FORT WORTH, Texas - David Pollack is a relative newcomer to ESPN as an analyst, but the man is not short on opinions. God love him. Pollack is in Fort Worth as part of ESPN's Game Day coverage that is in Sundance Square for the Cowboys Classic featuring No. 1 Florida State vs. Oklahoma State. (#FloridaSt. #OklahomaState)
I asked Pollack which among the teams in Texas has the best chance to reach college footbal's Final Four.
"Baylor (#Baylor) has a shot. In the Big 12, there are a lot of teams that offensively that have a lot of question marks and you don't with them," Pollack said. "Their strength is so strong it doesn't matter if your weakness is a little bit of defense. They are deeper in the defensive front seven and they are better. The back end will be interesting because they lost some guys. I think they will be fine.
"Offensively, they are going to be so hard to stop."
I asked if he thought Baylor can defeat Oklahoma (#Oklahoma), even though the game is in Norman.
"Absolutely," Pollack said. "I'm not necessarily the biggest Oklahoma supporter. I'm not buying Oklahoma. Their schedule is awesome. The only team they play on the road with an above .500 record is Texas Tech. (Quarterback) Trevor Knight does not show me enough. When has Oklahoma delivered? Oklahoma is going to have to show me they can be consistent. That's what we are used to with Landry Jones and them putting up crazy numbers."
The rub for Pollack is that among the Power Five conferences, despite Baylor's strength he does not think the Bears a lock for the Final Four. Pollack believes Florida State is a given, as are teams from the SEC and Pac 12. That leaves one team from the Big 12 and Big 10.
"I don't see a team that I am hitching my wagon to," Pollack said. "I don't have a Big 12 team in the Final Four."
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