2008 College Football In-Season Thread! Sept 8, 2008 21:20:18 GMT -5
Post by AustinHoya03 on Sept 8, 2008 21:20:18 GMT -5
Yeah, I'm hoping for a better game this weekend. I really underestimated the talent gap between Cincy and OU -- the Bearcats got owned up front all day long, and couldn't keep up with OU's receivers either. Bradford looked great, which is bad news for the Longhorns and their young secondary.
I kept clicking over just to see if Notre Dame would lose -- both teams played pretty bad football. A few ND players were at least giving a solid effort, but Claussen's running of the offense is still extremely clunky. I think the Irish will get better as the season progresses, but Saturday was a poor effort. And Casey -- GET A HAIRCUT.
Is Lyle Moevao CFB's Reggie Ball for 2008?
Texas transfer Jevan Snead looked particularly impressive for Ole Miss. I realize that with his talent level he had to transfer, but I would LOVE to have had him backing up the somewhat fragile Colt McCoy this season. I am no Houston Nutt fan, but so far Ole Miss is peforming much better this season on his watch. Meanwhile, Arkansas is barely scraping by against bottom-feeders. Expect a slaughter next weekend when the Hogs visit the Longhorns.
Other thoughts on the weekend: What happened to RDF's "anything can happen" Pac-10? Both in-conference games last Saturday were blowouts -- Cal beat Wazzu 66-3 and Arizona State beat Stanford 41-17.
Paul Johnson is a helluva helluva helluva helluva helluva engineer. Nice first big win for the Yellow Jackets' new head coach over BC in Chestnut Hill. Hey BC, look on the bright side -- at least people showed up for your game this weekend.
I am sorry to say so, but Greg Robinson must be fired mid-season. Syracuse was owned by the Akron Zips in the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
In similar news, UMD was bested by Middle Tennessee State University. The Terps have had one winning season in the past four years -- the halcyon days of Orange Bowl appearances (er, appearance) are gone, and the heat is rising on Freidgen's seat.
Minnesota is 2-0 and should get to 3-0 next weekend when they play Montana State. If Tim Brewster can get the Gophers to a bowl in 2008 it will be a hell of a turnaround -- Minnesota sucked last season and finished with a record of 1-11.
I did not watch most of Miami-UF, but during portions I did watch I kept thinking: "if Miami had an offense, this would be a good football game."
Texas Tech has struggled a bit in the early going against Eastern Washington and Nevada. It's time to officially stick the overrated label on the Raiders.
Loved the Texas-UTEP matchup in the Sun Bowl and hope it continues -- the stadium is a great venue and the entire city of El Paso (or El Paso-Ciudad Juarez Metropolitan Area) came out Saturday night. The Longhorns looked pretty good, in my opinion. I think Fozzy Whitaker becomes Texas' #1 back by the end of the season -- he is a lot like Jamal Charles (but let's hope he can hang onto the football). Also, Will Muschamp should be institutionalized, but not until the season is over. Defense is looking GREAT up front, though I still have concerns re: the secondary.
Vegas is currently spotting tOSU ten points in El Lay next weekend. Anyone in Sin City want to put money on the Trojans for me?