I was bullish on Ohio State’s chances against Michigan until I saw how all over Big Noon Kickoff and College Gameday, they were non-stop with the “Michigan hasn’t won in Columbus since 2000, is this the year they finally get it done???” talk. I don’t believe in jinxes but I do believe in foreshadowing, and… Read More Where Does Ohio State Go From Here?
Whoa! This was supposed to be the calm before the storm. Georgia playing pathetic Kentucky, Ohio State playing perpetual Big Ten doormat Maryland, Michigan playing faltering Illinois, TCU playing disappointing Baylor, Tennessee playing a badly inconsistent South Carolina team coming off a 38-6 loss to Florida, So what are the playoff implications here? Well, let’s… Read More College Football Week 11 Reactions, Hot Takes and CFP Implications
Notable action from week 11 More: The new CFP rankings: My top ten: I would have Clemson at #11. I just think Utah is better than they are and would win on a neutral site. So my rankings are pretty close to the committee’s, only I have Tennessee ahead of TCU. I think Tennessee would… Read More CFB Week 11 Hot Takes, Observations and Flag Plants
The noon window: Georgia 27, Tennessee 13 I think we have to conclude here that right now, it looks like it’s Georgia and then everybody else. They are the clear-cut best team in college football after 9 weeks. They not only have the best win in college football (beating #1 Tennessee by 2 touchdowns) but… Read More CFB Week 9 Reactions, Hot Takes and Observations
I’m going to dig into the two biggest matchups of the weekend here and provide a final score prediction for each of them. We’ll start with Kentucky at Tennessee. (19) Kentucky at (3) Tennessee (UT -11.5, o/u 61.0) Reasons Kentucky could pull off the upset: Reasons Tennessee will avoid the upset: So that’s my case… Read More CFB Game Predictions: Tennessee vs. Kentucky, Ohio State vs. Penn State — Upsets Possible? PLUS: Power Ratings and Betting Picks
It wasn’t the greatest week of college football action. After last week, where we had the epic Tennessee-Bama game, and then Utah and USC closed us out with a thriller after midnight, this week was pretty quiet, all things considered. Syracuse almost pulled off an incredible upset over Clemson, but came up just short at… Read More College Football Week 8 Observations, Reactions and Hot Takes
Joel Klatt brought this up recently. Starts around the 17:49 mark: The basic gist of what he’s saying here is that divisions within college football conferences are dumb and outdated and are actually hurting the sport. The reason we have divisions is because there was a time when they were required in order to have… Read More College Football Needs to Get Rid of Divisions, Plus: When Will Nick Saban “Fall Off”?
I started this post early in the Bama – Tennessee game and I’m just going to keep a running account of my thoughts at every stage of this game. Bama Actually Got Lucky Is Saban Washed? Implications of Tennessee’s Win Tennessee Can Beat Georgia 12 Team Playoff NOW Michigan Bullies Penn State, Makes them Look… Read More CFB Week 7 Observations
Vegas’s take on the Michigan/Penn State game as of Wednesday: Penn State has not won a road game against a top-5 ranked team since 1994. The team they beat that year was… Michigan. (Penn State was ranked #3 that year and Michigan was #5, and Penn State won the game 31-24). I’ve kind of been… Read More Predictions for Bama vs. Tennessee AND Penn State vs. Michigan
I’m about to fire off some hot takes, here goes: The AP Poll itself is on FRAUD WATCH™: You think Texas is better than Kentucky? I do. I think they’re better than Cincinnati, too. Utah would play them close but I’d take Texas in that game. They’re better than Kansas and Syracuse in my opinion.… Read More College Football Week 6 Reactions: FRAUDS Everywhere?!