I’ll start by apologizing for doing this on a Tuesday. In today’s fast past internet driven world if it’s not immediate reaction, it’s usually useless. I hope that our delayed reaction will satiate your hunger for all things college football? So what can we take from week 6? Ohio State would win the MAC, Georgia is still Georgia, and Jameis Winston is the greatest ever. JOIN US NOW!
I think it’s the Birdman of Alcatraz…The natural escape-ability of Ohio State is amazing. There have been what? Four or five situations within the last two years where you thought they were done, only to go Knight-Boat just when they need it. No slam on the Buckeyes, that was a tough game. Ohio State deserves the credit for finding a way to win when their best player and leader was absolutely vomiting all over the field.
The little engine that almost could . . . Northwestern is a good team. A really good team. They might get an opportunity for a rematch in December. That being said, OSU proved, once again, they are the cream of the mediocre Big Ten crop.
KETCHUP ON A HOT DOG!…It’s okay to say Ohio State isn’t one of the nation’s best teams. What have that done that is more impressive than Oklahoma, Clemson, Stanford, UCLA or Miami? Absolutely nothing. That doesn’t change the fact that they’re Ohio State and they went 12-0 last year. They’re automatically going to come in armed with that extra benefit. That being said, if you take the projections are they are right now, the computers are going to make it very tough for an undefeated Buckeyes to see the BCS Championship game without a lot of help.
I hate to be that guy . . . but let the games play out. We’re one week into October. It’s far more likely there is only one undefeated team than the chance that there is 3 or 4. I would, however, love to see 3 or 4 undefeated teams. ANARCHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Key Grip is important on any set, ask Roman Polanksi…Give props to Northwestern, they looked like they were out of this thing a couple times and found a way to fight their way back into the game. Pat Fitzgerald has not received enough credit for the job he has done at his alma mater, but I’m sure someone will notice this offseason. Whether he leaves the school? That’s another story.
He’s the best AROUND . . . If I were an athletic director with a vacant head coach position, my first call would be Pat Fitzgerald. I’d offer him a huge stack of money. Not sure he’ll ever leave his alma mater, but if USC calls with a boatload of cash? It could happen.
HOLY GEORGIA, DID GEORGIA ALMOST GEORGIA THEIR WAY OUT OF A SEMI-CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON. BACK IN MY DAY THEY CALLED IT DOING A GEORGIA…Georgia has a lot of pot holes to clear before they’re a serious BCS Championship contender again, losing to Tennessee was not one that we projected when looking down that path. It took a lot of vigor for the Dawgs to fight their way back into that game, give them credit for that, but that’s an awful Tennessee team. Their defense is just not good enough to rely on each week.
Tennessee . . . almost back?
Age/Sex/Location...Okay. Jameis Winston is a Heisman candidate. FSU is a legit BCS contender. Clemson and FSU will be the best game of the year. Hyperbole? Absolutely, but that was a bowl-worthy Maryland team that the Noles made completely lame.
Wait, what? . . . The FPI, which rates conference strength and depth, has the Pac 12 as the best conference in the country. I don’t know if that’s a huge shock, but they have the ACC as the 3rd best just behind the SEC. Might they actually be better? I agree with Trey. FSU/Clemson is going to be one of the best games this season. The winner of that game is going to have a very legitimate inside shot at the national championship game.
Steak…Scoring 72 points and putting up 850 yards of offense against a Division I school isn’t crazy, it’s taking Warfarin,cutting yourself, and dropping into a rusty shark cage crazy. Bravo Baylor.
Change of underwear . . . is what the President of Texas probably needed. I’m surprised he didn’t call and offer Art Briles the job Sunday morning.
Since you asked #1…There is a lot of opining on Jerry Kill right now. Allow me to fall in. Obviously, there are some major issues with him, and it’s something that Minnesota will have to address. It’s not the condition, it’s the fact that the person they’re paying a major salary has missed parts and/or all of several football games . It should ultimately be up to Kill, if he believes that his condition hasn’t affected his abilities to prepare this team for Saturdays and Minnesota is satisfied with what the team is doing on the field, then he should stick around. If not, it might be time to part ways.
Damned if you do . . . Minnesota cannot flat out fire Jerry Kill. They’d come across as an insincere university, and that would have a lasting impact when they look for their next coach. Jerry Kill, however, probably needs to look at his health issues and consider walking away. I’m not a doctor though, so whatever.
Since you asked #2…If Condi Rice is willing to commit herself to watching hours of football, ingesting data, and having thorough discussions with other people about how she feels about A & B, when why shouldn’t she be on a college football playoff panel?
You know . . . She is a Stanford grad. I smell a west coast bias.
Since you asked #3…We get it world, you all don’t agree with David Pollack. No rational mind would admit to agreeing with him. I venture onto Twitter every once and awhile usually to see what is going on in other college football minds. I hadn’t been watching Gameday when Pollack said what he said, but the 40 or so people who immediately took to Twitter and blasted him for saying what he said made it clear…some of you agreed with him and didn’t want to admit it.
Top 4 (Since we’re talking playoff committees)
Trey: (1) Oregon (2) Stanford (3) Alabama (4) Clemson (FSU would be my first team out)
Watsonian: (1) Oregon (2) Clemson (3)OSU (4) Alabama (Stanford is the first team out)