Hey Maryland, stop trying to be Oregon because it’s just NOT working.
Maryland keeps changing their uniforms every fricken week. I know crazy ass jerseys are the new hotness and it supposedly helps with recruiting, but Maryland has failed miserably. Every week they play in ugly uniforms, and every week they get their ass kicked. Check the latest failed attempted they wore while getting crushed by Georgia Tech.
Meanwhile, Oregon continues to just KILL it. I think their uniforms get better just about every week. This latest rendition looked they were designed by Gordon Bombay. All I could think about when LaMichael James got hurt was how it was eerily similar to the Adam Banks injury.
Joe Bauserman might be the worst Quarterback in NCAA history
I don’t even think that is an exaggeration. He is that terrible. Take a look at the numbers from his last three games in which he received significant playing time:
@Miami 2 of 14 for 13 yards. Lost 24-6
Michigan State 7 of 14 for 87 yards. Lost 10-7
@Nebraska 1 of 10 for 13 yards. Lost 34-27 and blew a huge lead after he had to replace the injured Braxton Miller.
These are historically bad numbers and poor Luke Fickell has no options. Ohio State is on their way to having one of the worst seasons in school history.
LSU and Alabama are really really really…good
Back to back weeks these teams showed that Florida isn’t ready for prime time. They have almost NFL caliber defenses. I can’t wait for the November 5th showdown. That is the play-in game for the National Championship. Right now, I think Alabama wins that game. It’s in Tuscaloosa. Trent Richardson is the best offensive player in the game and I think McCarron is slightly better than either Lee or Jordan Jefferson.
The BigEast is DEAD
TCU is going to accept an invitation to the Big12. The Big East is now effectively dead as a football conference. RIP Big East Football.
Georgia better win the SEC East
I don’t know who is in charge of scheduling in the SEC, but Georgia got off really easy this year. They don’t have to play LSU, Alabama, or Arkansas this year and they get Florida and Auburn at home. They are a young team, but if they can’t navigate that schedule to win the SEC East then it should be considered a major disappointment.
At what point should people start taking Illinois seriously?
Illinois is already bowl eligible at 6-0. They have a quality win over Arizona State, and also beat rival Northwestern. Their next three games are also very win-able. They take on a dog shit Ohio State team led by Joe Bauserman at home this week. Then they travel to Purdue and Penn State. Illinois has a legitimate shot of at being in the top 10 and undefeated when they take on Michigan at home. I am still not sold on Michigan. Don’t look now, but Illinois could go 11-1 and win whatever division of the Big 10 they are in.
If Notre Dame started 2-0, would they be a legit National Title Contender?
Oh what could have been for the Irish. If they had only had say…I dont know…8 turnovers instead of 10 in the first two weeks of the season the Irish would be sitting at 6-0 and probably ranked like 8th in the country. Instead they are unranked, and 4-2. Notre Dame still could claw their way to a BCS game, but one more loss and that dream dies. The Stanford game looms large at the end of the year.
Is Mack Brown on the hot seat?
What happened to Texas? They went from playing in the National Title game to being a total joke in two years. They didn’t even look like a Division I football team against arch rival Oklahoma this weekend. Things don’t get much easier when they take on Oklahoma State this weekend. If Texas follows last year’s 5-7 season with an 8-4 or 7-5 season this year, will crazy Texas football fans start calling for Mack Brown’s head?
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I am calling it now, the National Champ in 2011 will come from a school outside of the SEC. I watched some of the SEC Media Day coverage on ESPNU and I am so tired of everyone kissing the SEC’s ass. Yeah, yeah, yeah you guys won the last five national championships…whatever. That streak ends now. They are still the best conference, but there isn’t a dominant team among them. Auburn lost 99.6 percent of their offense when Newton bolted for the NFL. LSU can’t go undefeated with Jordan Jefferson at QB, and Les Miles easily could have had some of those crazy plays go against him and he would be out of a job. Alabama has QB issues too. Florida is in transition with Will Muschamp and Charlie Weis taking over in Gainseville. South Carolina is good, but Stephen Garcia is basically a functioning derelict at quarterback. Those teams will all beat each other up, paving the way for a new Conference to take home that Glass football(side note: I am a little clumsy and would be scared to death to touch that thing. Good thing I never won a national title…or got a scholarship). Mark my words, the National Championship will be won by one of the following schools”
Wisconsin Badgers: +2500
The Badgers have a tricky game early against Oregon State and then open up their Big10 slate with newcomer, Nebraska. The Badgers also face back-to-back tough road night games in October when they meet Michigan State and Ohio State respectively. Schedule makers didn’t do the defending Big10 Champs any favors, but Russell Wilson gives the Badgers talent at QB like they have never had. If he can acclimate himself to the system quickly, and Wisconsin makes it through October undefeated they will be in great shape to go to the BCS Title Game.
Oklahoma Sooners: +350
The Sooners are the favorite according to most odds makers at +350 to win the National Championship and with good reason. Oklahoma returns both Landry Jones and his favorite target, Ryan Broyles. The Sooners’ biggest challenge will come in week 2 against Florida State. If Oklahoma survives their trip to Tallahassee they won’t have too many more challenges the rest of the way. Oklahoma will battle Texas in Dallas, but the Longhorns are in the midst of rebuilding phase and the Sooners should take care of business. Oklahoma also gets Big12 challenger, Texas A&M at home. If the Sooners are undefeated after week 2, you can pretty much punch their BCS ticket.
Oregon Ducks: +1000
Full disclosure I wouldn’t make this bet in a million years. The Pac-12 is just goofy. I never know quite what is going on over there on the West Coast. The only sure-fire bet in the conference is that if everyone is saying Cal is good, it means they really suck. Oregon’s schedule is sneaky tough. Starting the year off against LSU. Then they end it with @Stanford, USC, and rival Oregon State. Then would have to win the Pac-12 title game. Having said all of that…the Ducks could very well make it back to the title game. Kicking off the year in SEC territory against LSU will be their most difficult challenge. A win against the Tigers and all of our retinas could be burned by those highlighter yellow unis the Ducks rock in the National Title game again.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish: +3000
Ok, hear me out on this one. Notre Dame has tremendous momentum from the end of last season as they head into year 2 of Brian Kelly’s system. Notre Dame has two of their most difficult games at home(Michigan State and USC) and should be favored in every other game with the exception of Stanford in the season finale. The Irish could very well be undefeated when they head to Palo Alto on November 26th. The Irish have depth and experience coming back on both sides of the ball and have a few blue chip recruits who will bolster the pass rush. Floyd will be catching bombs and Te’o will be crushing skulls and breaking wills. Wake up the echoes and watch out for the Irish.
Dark horse Pick…West Virginia+2500…you heard it here first.
PS: On second thought…Alabama is totally winning the National Championship.
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