Thursday, September 30, 2010
I have gone back to the PAC 10 for this weeks saturday scare. Stanford takes a visit to the not so friendly confines of Autzen Stadium. It is not that I do not like Oregon as I have picked them even though I am putting them on upset alert. They do need to be very careful, this will be a high scoring game, and they cannot let Stanford to start scoring and force turnovers. Andrew Luck leads the 6th most passing efficient offense in the country. As this quarterback's NFL stock rises, do not be surprised to see The Cardinal snag a big road win in Autzen.
USC hosts Washington this week. This is a trap game. I know the game is at USC, but Jake Locker is due for a big game, and what better place to have it than The Coliseum? USC looks like a team that does not want to win, and sure no post-season is most likely the reason why they look like this. Regardless, this is more Jake Locker's game then anyone else. It will be interesting to see if he can have success against a struggling USC team.-Josh Neighbors
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Connor Jones: Last week(19-1) this week(15-5) overall(48-12)
Ranny Kennon:Last week(17-3) this week(15-5) overall(46-14)
Taylor Bostic:Last week(15-5) this week(12-8) overall(42-18)
Josh Neighbors:Last week(16-4) this week(14-6) overall(41-19)
Nash Wiley:Last week(12-8) this week(13-7) overall(39-21)
Andrew Reed:Last week(13-7) this week(13-7) overall(36-24)
Vincent Steenburgh(didn't pick): Last week(16-4) this week(10-10) overall(36-24)
Monday, September 27, 2010
Running back: Mark Ingram. Alabama: Once again the Heisman Trophy winner dominated a defense. This time it was Arkansas. 24 carries, 157 yards, and 2 touchdowns in a big time game I thought the Tide would lose.
Wide Receiver: Titus Young. Boise State: This Bronco ran wild saturday night. The whole country got a view of this guys spectacular skills. 5 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown. Titus Young was killing it.
Wide Receiver: Michael Floyd. Notre Dame: 8 receptions for 110 yards on a tough scoring day for the Irish. No touchdowns, but still impressive against a good team.
Defense. Oregon Ducks: Surprise, surprise. The most offensively explosive team in the country had a great day on the other side of the ball. The defense forced 7 turnovers against Arizona State. They made some Michigan fans very happy, as they forced ex Michigan QB transfer Steven Threet to throw 4 interceptions. Ducky D is lucking sharp.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Once again Alabama demonstrated why they are the number 1 team in the country. They came back against a good Arkansas team, and forced Ryan Mallet to toss 3 picks. Here is where things will start to get interesting for the Tide as they get into the meat of there SEC schedule.
Auburn also prevailed when being down 2 scores. They came back against a very well coached South Carolina team. Cam Newton is starting to flourish and is really looking impressive.
LSU continues to struggle in the second half. A field goal in the 4th quarter were their only points of the second half in 20 14 win over West Virginia. Granted the defense is very speedy and athletic. They do their part, but the offense is doing theirs. Les Miles needs to figure out a way to get the offense going.
Friday, September 24, 2010
No.5 Oregon at Arizona State.
The new king of the Pac-10 has the go to Tempe this week. This is a big time trap game. Arizona State looked very solid last week against Wisconsin, especially on the defensive side of the ball. A kickoff that was 2 yards away from being a touchdown, for the Devils, was the difference. They are a very well-rounded, athletic team.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Virginia Tech vs BC Andrew/Connor/Josh/Taylor/.VT. Nash/Ranny.BC.
Alabama vs Arkansas Nash/Andrew/Connor/Ranny.Ala. Josh/Taylor.Ark.
Stanford vs ND Nash/Ranny/Connor/Andrew/Josh.Stanford. Taylor.ND.
North Carolina vs Rutgers Nash/Ranny/Connor/Andrew/Josh/Taylor.UNC. .Rutgers.
Kentucky vs Florida Ranny/Connor/Nash/Josh/Connor.Florida.
Fresno State vs Mississippi Nash/Andrew.FSU. Josh/Connor/Taylor/Ranny.Miss.
South Carolina vs Auburn Nash/Andrew/Taylor.USC. Connor/Josh/Ranny.Auburn.
Oregon State vs Boise State Connor/Josh.OSU. Nash/Andrew/Taylor/Ranny.BSU.
West Virginia vs LSU Josh/Taylor.WVU. Nash/Andrew/Connor/Ranny.LSU.
California vs Arizona Nash/Josh/Andrew/Connor/Taylor/Ranny.Arizona.
Oregon vs Arizona State Nash/Andrew/Ranny/Josh/Taylor .Oregon.
Atlanta vs New Orleans Josh.Atl. Nash/Ranny/Andrew/Connor. NO.
NY Jets vs Miami Nash/Ranny/Connor.Jets. Andrew/Josh.Miami.
Green Bay vs Chicago Nash/Andrew/Josh/Connor/Ranny.GB.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Week 3 had some very impressive individual performances. So a couple of these were some very tough decisions.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
What makes a college coach smile? It is seeing a quarterback who can run and throw the football. These players are better known as the dual threat quarterback. When you hear this term you think of guys like; Denard Robinson, Tyrell Prior, Jacory Harris, Tyrod Taylor, and Josh Nesbitt. All of these guys are spectacular athletes and good quarterbacks, but there is one thing that comes to mind that applies for most of the guys on this list. Inconsistency throwing the football. Denard Robinson is a pure runner he has gotten more accurate, as we saw Saturday with his 500 plus total yards. Tyrell Prior may be the most inconsistent on the list whenever Ohio State has a big game the question is posed, Which Tyrell Prior are we going to see? The one that hits his mark, or the one that throws 2 or 3 Int’s. He did play very well against Miami. Which brings me to Jacory Harris. He is the exact same as Prior. He did not have a good game against Ohio State, throwing 4 Int’s in a loss. Next there is Tyrod Taylor. The Hokies quarterback can be great with his arm. But when he is not, things do turn ugly. He tends to under throw a lot of his balls, and he lobs up to many jump balls. He did keep the Hokies in the game against Boise State, but under threw his deep balls most of the time. Then there is a guy like Josh Nesbitt. He is a bigger, stronger runner then most dual threat QB’s. It helps that he is in a system that can sometimes only run 5 or 6 passing plays a whole game. His arm is decent and he does usually hit his mark.
All that criticism aside, if you look back to 2005, 3 of the last 5 teams to win the national title have had dual threat quarterbacks. Florida won in 08, and 06 with Tim Tebow. In 06 Chirs Leak was the starter, and he and Tebow shared time in that game. And Texas won in 05 with that memorable Rose Bowl victory with Vince Young as quarterback. The NFL type QB’s do not always win the national title. These running quarterbacks can also take teams very far.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
All Week Team
This is the first addition of something I hope I can do every week. It is called the All Week Team. The best players at skill positions of the week get recognition. So here we go week 2 All Week Team.
Quarterback: Denard Robinson/ Michigan: Denard Robinson had over 500 all purpose yards in a big game against Notre Dame.
Runningback: Bryce Beall/ Houston: Case Keenum went down and Beall took over and rushed for 195 yards and 3 TD’s against UTEP.
Wide Receiver: Ryan Broyles/ Oklahoma: Broyles was excellent against this talented FSU defense. He had 12 receptions for 124 yards, and he had 1 TD catch.
Wide Receiver: Devier Posey/ Ohio State: Posey was an a big part of the offense this week. 4 receptions for 105 yards. He did not have any touchdowns. That being said he did help ohio State beat miami
Defense: Nebraska secondary: 2 interceptions against Idaho may not seem like much, but its what we should all come to expect from Nebraska in the coming weeks.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
There are a few great games this week. Our picks guys are already talking smack. We will see if anyone can pull away this week.
Auburn vs Mississippi State: Vincent/Josh/Andrew/Taylor/Connor/Ranny/Nash. Auburn
UTEP vs Houston: Vincent/Ranny/Andrew/Connor/Taylor/Josh. Houston Nash. Utep
Georgia Tech vs Kansas Vincent/Ranny/Andrew/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Josh. GT
Georgia vs South Carolina Vincent/Andrew/Ranny/Taylor. UGA Nash/Connor/Josh. USC
Duke vs Wake Forest Vincent/Ranny/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Andrew/Josh. Wake Forest
South Florida vs Florida Vincent/Ranny/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Josh. Florida
Iowa State vs Iowa Vincent/Ranny/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Josh/Andrew. Iowa
Florida State vs Oklahoma Nash/Andrew/Taylor/Josh. FSU Vincent/Connor/Ranny. Okla
Colorado vs California Nash/Josh. Colorado Vincent/Andrew/Connor/Ranny/Nash. Cal
Michigan vs Notre Dame /Taylor/Nash/Josh/Connor. Michigan Vincent/Andrew/Ranny ND
Miami vs Ohio State Vincent/Andrew/Ranny/Nash/Taylor/Connor/ OSU Josh. Miami
BYU vs Air Force Vincent/Ranny/Andrew/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Josh. BYU
Penn State vs Alabama Vincent/Ranny/Andrew/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Josh. Alabama
Oregon vs Tennessee Vincent/Ranny/Andrew/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Josh. Oregon
West Virginia vs Marshall Vincent/Ranny/Andrew/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Josh. WVU
Mississippi vs Tulane Vincent/Ranny/Andrew/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Josh. Ole Miss
Virginia vs USC Vincent/Ranny/Nash/Taylor/Andrew/Connor/Josh. USC
Stanford vs UCLA Vincent/Josh/Connor. Stanford Andrew/Taylor/Nash/Ranny. UCLA
Colorado State vs Nevada Vincent/Ranny/Andrew/Nash/Taylor/Connor/Josh. Nevada
Syracuse vs Washington Vincent/Ranny/Taylor/Connor/Josh. Wash Andrew/Nash. Cuse
College Football started off with a bang. We had some great games. ECU launched hail marry to defeat Tulsa in an exciting high scoring affair. Jacksonville State defeated mighty Jeremiah Masouli in his Ole Miss debut. UNC staged a massive comeback and had 2 chances to win against LSU in the Chick-Fil-a Kickoff game in the Georgia Dome. And Boise State topped Virginia Tech by a very slight margin in the game of the week last night. Our Connor Jones will have more on the big night in Landover. So with a spectacular week one who wins this face time?
Congrats to all you hot seat coaches. Brian Kelley, Rich Rodriguez, and Lane Kiffin. These were three guys on the hot seat right away. They all responded with big wins this weekend. Kelley's Irish beat Purdue. Rich Rod's Wolverines trounced UCONN. Kiffin's Trojans prevailed on the road against Hawaii. These guys earned their first wins. Now lets see if they can build off this.-Josh Neighbors
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Southern Miss at South Carolina: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Taylor/Nash. South Carolina
USC at Hawaii: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Taylor/Nash. USC
Arizona at Toledo: Nash. Toledo Ranny/Connor/Taylor/Josh. Arizona
Miami (OH) at Florida: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Taylor/Nash. Florida
Western Michigan at Michigan St.: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Taylor/Nash. Michigan State
Illinois vs Missouri: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Nash. Missouri Taylor. Illinois
Purdue at Notre Dame: Josh/Ranny/Nash. Notre Dame
Kentucky at Louisville: Josh/Ranny/Nash. Louisville
Connecticut at Michigan: Connor/Taylor/Ranny/Josh UConn Taylor: Mich
Texas at Rice: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Taylor/Nash. Texas
UCLA at Kansas St: Ranny/Connor/Nash/Taylor: K State Josh: UCLA
Washington St. at Oklahoma St.: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Taylor/Nash. OK ST
Washington at BYU: Ranny/Connor/Josh: Wash Nash/Taylor: BYU
Oregon St. vs TCU: Ranny/Nash/Taylor/Connor: TCU Josh: OSU
LSU vs North Carolina: Connor/Nash/Ranny/Josh: LSU Taylor: UNC
Cincy at Fresno St.: Ranny, Connor, Josh, Nash: Cincy
Tulsa at ECU: Ranny/Connor/Nash: ECU Josh/Taylor: Tulsa
SMU at Texas Tech: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Taylor/Nash. TTU
Navy vs Maryland: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Taylor/Nash. Navy
Boise St. vs Virginia Tech: Ranny/Connor/Josh/Taylor/Nash. VT