Monday, October 24, 2005Weekend Rewind
So quick thoughts...real Jeezy like.
Michigan St.-Northwestern: The drama department is kicking all kinds of ass. The Wildcats are like a bunch of gnats running up and down the field. Not really sure what happened to the Spartans other than the fact that they don't have any character and will probably lose three of their next four. Meanwhile I'm all for nominating Randy Walker as national coach of the year, remember these guys got completely hosed out of a victory against Penn State. I still love John L. Smith though.
Michigan-Iowa: The impending death of Lloyd Carr has been greatly overstated.
Virginia-UNC: I saw one play of this game. It was a game-ending punt. It was probably the highlight of the game.
Texas Tech-Texas: About what I expected. Texas Tech isn't very good away from home and frankly the Big XII is about one team deep this year. I honestly think Baylor might have the best chance of upsetting Texas. I also feel like if Virginia Tech or Georgia wins out the computers will eventually screw over the Longhorns. I'd be perfectly happy with that result, as karmatic reversals for Mack Brown whining his way into the BCS last year.
FSU-Duke: Snooze. It was nice to see Antone Smith get into the rotation. He's the second best running back on the team already. Bowden says he's been officially rolled into the regular game plan now. Yeah right.
Tennessee-Alabama: Oh yeah baby, this is red state pigskin at its finest. No scoring, horrible offensive execution...all defense and hitting, just the way the Bear and Neyland meant for it to be. I might drop Bama behind UCLA because their offense is just pathetic without Prothro. Jamie Christensen is money though and Tennessee needs to start thinking about a way for Fulmer to exit and a new coach to jump in. Phil has had a nice run, but it's coming to an end.
Colorado St.-Wyoming: Through sheer boredom I flipped to this game and damn if it wasn't entertaining. I couldn't tell you who was on either team and I don't care enough to look it up, but it dominated my picture-in-picture for the better part of two hours.
UCLA-Oregon State: Yeah Maurice Drew can now join Matt Leinart and LenDale Bush in the race for the second best player in Los Angeles. And that Olson kid is pretty good too. UCLA has a lot of talent, Olson, Drew, Marcedes...gotta love a kid named after a car. Whatever Karl Dorrell is cooking, I'm taking a bite out of it so lay off of him Bruin fans.
Oklahoma-Baylor: I watched a ton of football this day. I knew Oklahoma was bad, I didn't think they were BAYLOR bad though. Actually Baylor is probably the third or fourth best team in the conference, which shows you how bad the Big XII is. Bad is probably too strong a word, it's just full of mediocrity. Texas is really good and the second best team in the conferece (??) might finish second in the Big East. That's your Big XII status update.
Auburn-LSU: Nice to see FSU isn't the only school with kicking problems. 1-for-6 is downright awful. It's scholarship-revoked type awful. LSU is still trying to consistently overcome the "Les Mile" disease and every week they get a little closer. They really need to get Justin Vincent more involved in the game. Joseph Addai is a stud and a half, but it's perfect legal to utilize two running backs in a game.
FAU-Arkansas State: Wow, Jeremy I pray you didn't decide to sit through this one. If someone wanted to argue that Bama-Tennessee was good defense...ok, I'll listen. But the Owls and Indians flat out sucked. I tell you, the last five minutes of that game were so bad it was comical. I was hoping for like a five OT thriller, but only to see when the stands would start clearing out. The Sun Belt teams have a loooooooooooooong way to go.
Cal-Washington State: Probably the best game of the state. The Bears looked like they were going to roll until Wazzu finally snapped out of of its two-week funk. The Pac-10 is so much better than anyone gives it credit for. Probably the third best conference in the nation...or at least tied for third with the 10+1. Not on the level of the ACC or SEC however. Still Cal needs to put together a more consistent passing game to go along with their incredible rushing attack if they want to beat USC.
Whew, that was a long week.