Week Two Wildness

Okay, here’s my “no-huddle, fast-paced look” perspective on the day’s college football action.

  • CMU beats Oklahoma State on a play the refs admit should never have taken place. Wild play yes, but if you buy a stolen car, it’s still the original owner’s car. No reason not to change the outcome to the correct one. (Yes, we all know OSU shouldn’t have been in this situation, but that justifies the mistake…NOT AT ALL!)
  • Arkansas beating TCU in double-overtime was the day’s best game. If Horned Frog quarterback Kenny “Trill” Hill was the kind of guy that understood he cost the Frogs the game, despite playing well, he probably wouldn’t be the kind of guy that does the throat slash.
  • Clemson hasn’t shown much offense in consecutive weeks. Who else is up for changing their ACC title pick to Florida State?
  • So Nick Saban chews out Lane Kiffin during Alabama’s blowout win over Western Kentucky. The only surprise to Tide fans was he aimed his “group of five conference” eruption toward a coach instead of the media. It’s called getting ready to snap Ole Miss’ two-game winning streak.
  • Speaking of Ole Miss, if the coaching staff doesn’t figure out how to get that defense off the field – Wofford had a 10+ minute time advantage – they’ll not only lose next week, they’ll drop five games this year.
  • No surprise that Dan Mullen got Mississippi State headed in the right direction. He’s a great coach. Recruiter, not so much. As for South Carolina, I did see their win over Vandy correctly. A battle of teams fighting one of their potential two SEC wins this season.
  • Oklahoma breezes past LA-Monroe. Big deal.
  • Texas looks legit – again. Steve Beuchele throws a great deep fade.
  • No Iowa, beating your in-state, Big 12 bottom-feeding brother (Iowa St.) doesn’t count as a difficult non-conference opponent. Same goes for you Baylor.
  • Michigan and Ohio State look great again.
  • I’d think more of Texas A&M’s huge win over Prairie View if I hadn’t seen this same type of performance – early in the season – like every year.
  • Did one Virginia Tech fumble really turn Tennessee’s season around? (Looked that way.) I get that the game in Bristol was interesting from a TV perspective, but how many of those 156,990 tickets were sold to football fans that actually cared about actually seeing the game?
  • Benching Brandon Harris is a solid start to fixing your offense Les, but LSU still looks extremely challenged offensively.
  • Speaking of challenged offenses, look at you Auburn.
  • Northwestern is 0-2 after losing to Western Michigan and Illinois State. There’s always basketball. Oh wait…never made the NCAA tournament? Really?
  • Washington has been as impressive as the Huskie Nation said they would be. So far.
  • Congrats #H’townTakeOver. Another outstanding, impressive win for Tom Herman’s Houston team. Although my biggest takeaway watching on TV is the scrolling horizontal line I haven’t seen on a TV since the 70’s, and then the hours(?) of just natural sound with a stadium shot.
  • Georgia really?
  • Great win for Pitt. As for Penn State, it would appear that both James Franklin and Vanderbilt (and PSU) would have been better served if he’d have stayed in Nashville.
  • If Rice wins three games, it’s a moral victory at this point.
  • There are coaching hot seats, and then there’s Mark Stoops at Kentucky. Losing 45-7 to Florida, Stoops is truly a dead man walking.
  • 2-0 for Colorado. Okay Buffs, you’re on my radar.
  • And Louisville’s Friday night beatdown of Syracuse certainly adds intrigue for the Cards matchup with FSU next weekend. And if they get by the Noles, that November 17 trip to H’town…