WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? THOUGHTS ON THE FIRST MONTH OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL

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Happy Thursday all! Been awhile since I’ve posted, But with such a great week of college football in the rear view mirror, It’s time to talk the rest of the year and the past month of the season.

GENO SMITH. BEAST MODE

I barely remember Andre Ware and that high flying offense at Houston,  I do remember Ty Detmer and Tommy Chang and the numbers they threw up at BYU and Hawaii respectively, But Geno Smith out in Morgantown is shall I say.. off THA chain (that mean’s good for all you post 90’s folks). The numbers… 1,996 yards, 20 TD’s.. O INTERCEPTIONS. His team passed a minor test against Baylor where he threw for 8 TD’s at home, and then went on the road and beat Texas in Austin, not an easy place to play. He is the front runner for the Heisman, and it’s not even close. It’s up to him to close the show the rest of the way.

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PUMP THE BRAKES ON ONE LOSS TEAMS, AND THE UNDEFEATED’S.
Nine teams in last week’s AP Top 25 loss football games last Saturday, one of those teams, LSU. Yes the offense hasn’t looked great, and yes the penalties have racked up this season. BUT, the only difference between last years one loss team and this year’s one loss team. TURNOVERS. What would fans be saying if Odell Beckham would have held onto that deep ball late in the second half? It would have been a score (or at least a Field Goal) and the game would have been tight till the end.

What about Georgia. Jump off the bandwagon all you want, But the Bulldogs, the Gamecocks and Florida all have elite qualities to them, with Tennessee, Yes Tennessee not too far behind (more on the Vols later) If you were to play the Georgia/South Carolina game 10 times, the outcome would be split, with maybe one or two blowouts like last Saturday’s score. As elite as Steve Spurrier has his program right now,  they do travel to Death Valley this Saturday to face some P-oed Bayou Bengals. We will know more about some undefeated teams (outside of #1 Alabama) and those one loss teams after the day on Saturday.

(Source:bleacherreport.com)

Some BIG ONES ON SATURDAY

(3) South Carolina (6-0) Vs (9) LSU (5-1)

Two of the Very best teams in America set to battle in Baton Rouge. Fans can say what they want about the Tigers, they are elite.  The Gamecocks have shown every bit of being top shelf as well. I think being at home, with so much emotion, and the most sound they may play all year will be the difference for LSU. I like the Tigers in this one, and I wouldn’t be shocked if they win by a pair of TD’s.

Tennessee (3-2) Vs (19) Mississippi St (5-0)

I like Dan Mullen, but I like Tyler Bray and that offense a little better. The match up between the Bulldogs secondary and the Vols receiving corps will be fun to watch. Should be an exciting game in Starkville Saturday night. and if you haven’t visited Starkville for a game, below is what you’ll hear..CONSTANTLY.

UPSET ALERT

BYU over Oregon ST- The Beavers without Sean Mannon at QB, spells doom for Mike Riley’s bunch. If they win, who’s laughing at that #10 AP ranking now?

(Source: al.com)

SHOUT OUT TO SOME BULLDOGS AND LIONS!

Gotta send some love to two local programs I cover here in Huntsville… Alabama A&M is 6-0 heading into their Homecoming game with Alcorn State, and The UNA Lions are 5-1 on the season as they host Valdosta State. Head coach Anthony Jones and UNA head man Bobby Wallace are working toward some special seasons in the North Alabama area.

YOU MAY BE WONDERING…

Why I haven’t said anything about those Auburn Tigers and that 1-4 start to the season. Trust me, I will, just want to see the program travel to face Ole Miss in Oxford before I chat about the program in next week’s blog.  Stay tuned

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LETS TAKE A TRIP

So I had the chance to head back to  my home state of Kentucky last weekend to watch a day at the races at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Along with my wife, and a bunch of close friends we ate, drank, and were very merry, (OK so I drank the most bourbon and gin, and ate the most food, but who’s counting)..

It was also the second straight year that we enjoyed a cocktail hour with Garden and Gun Magazine before the races:To check their publication out on everything Southern, copy and paste the link below..

http://gardenandgun.com/

Also met Barbara Bing Vice President and Publisher of Garden and Gun, who was gracious and a very cool lady to talk to about the magazine, and the great state of Kentucky and Alabama. Just a great weekend to meet some fantastic people in the Bluegrass State. Thanks again for everything Barbara!

REALITY TV

There are no words for what the Real Housewives Reunions of New Jersey have done to me. They are can’t look away TV. I love Reality shows, as crazy as they are, and the ladies on that cast have had my mouth open from start to finish. and after two parts, they have a third part of their season reunion left! The New York Housewives have been drama filled in their own right as well…

FALL TV LINEUPS

I like: Modern Family, Chicago Fire, Boardwalk Empire, 666 Park Avenue, Nashville, among others.. More to come as I clean out the DVR.
Everyone enjoy the weekend, Enjoy the games, and TV.. See ya next week!

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