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Friday, July 01, 2005

Blogpoll Discussion #2

Time to talk some football. If you need a breakdown of the questions, it's over at EDSBS.

Of course I'm representing Florida State, a.k.a., the school of God.

1. What's THE critical game of the season on the national scene? I think it will be USC hosting Fresno State on Nov. 13. It's a matchup the Trojans took after Pat Hill publicly goaded Pete Carroll over and over again. And to Carroll's credit he realizes the Pac-10 is still in rebuilding mode and wasn't afraid to add another tough non-conference game to his schedule. And why should he be? Did you see the team he's got? Nonetheless this game is sandwiched in between a trip to California and the season finale against UCLA. It seems like the best area for a roadblock because Fresno State loves playing the best and will have nothing to lose at this stage of the season.

2.What's the most critical matchup for your team? Well the Miami opener is huge, but traveling the Boston College on Sep. 17 will be the big game. It'll be the third FSU game in 12 days and the first road game for whoever the Seminoles young quarterback will be. The Golden Eagles are very difficult to beat in Chestnut Hill, always giving Miami a scare if not pulling the upset.

3. What's your wingnut upset prediction of year? I believe South Carolina, in its first season, will defeat Florida at home in mid-November. Steve Spurrier holds grudges like no tomorrow. And the fact that the Florida administration only asked him to return as a coach to get their boosters to shut up has to be insulting. Spurrier has taken several hits since leaving the Gators to coach the Washington Redskins. People criticized his coaching, the players he once coached and (most importantly) his offense. It's going to be payback time.

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