College Football 2013…Recapping Week 4

Here we are in week 4 of the 2013 college football season and we have to sit through horrific matchups like Ohio State vs. FAMU, College Football Week 4.. Week 4 was not without its moments. Louisville vs. Florida International, Miami vs. Savannah State, and FSU vs. Bethune-Cookman.

It is an absolute joke that these schools are playing for a payday – that’s all it is. I can see one tune up game to start the year, let’s face it, college football does not a a pre-season like the NFL, but to have games like this in week 4 is another black eye for the NCAA. Next week, Ohio State plays Florida Sweetwater, or is it Florida Bluewater, no, it’s Florida Coldwater, or is it Florida Bridgewater??? OMG….I just looked at next week’s schedule and Ohio State plays a team that knows how to form a huddle…Wisconsin! It has taken the Luckeyes 5 weeks to play a game in which the center can snap the ball to the QB. Teams like Ohio State and Louisville that play pitiful schedules and go 12-0 do not deserve a shot at the BCS title game. You may be sick of the SEC, but, they play tough schedules both in conference and out of conference. Take South Carolina for example. They open with a border war with North Carolina and finish with their hated rival Clemson. In between they have their tough SEC schedule. That is the type of schedule that keeps your program relevent, keeps you in the national spotlight. If OSU opened with a made-for-TV game with FSU, then played Ohio, and finished with TCU before starting the Little 10 conference schedule, they would get some respect and credibility around the country. Call me foolish, call me a dreamer, but you have to say I am right!

Even with all of the bad games yesterday, there were some interesting developments in college football this week. The story of the week has to be Nick Saban going to Texas. I have been saying for 2 years now that Mack Brown was in trouble at Texas. Sure, they won the BCS title prior to the SEC run of 7 straight, but since then they have been stuck in mediocrity. Did you see the T-Shirts the Longhorn fans were wearing yesterday? SABAN in 2014. WOW!! Texas could pay Saban $12,000,000 a year. Nick has more money than he could ever spend and ‘Bama probably would match that and raise it another mil! He could go there and resurrect the program and probably win 1 or 2 titles before retiring. Or, he could stay at Alabama, win 4 more BCS championships, and set the bar so high that no one will ever surpass it! So is it about money or ego? We will soon see. The better choice for the Longhorn faithful would be to go after Chris Peterson of Boise State. Just a thought….

Newsflash….Jeremy Hill is the best back in the country. No, he won’t win the Heisman because of his off the field problems, but he is a stud. As soon as the season ends, ” The Hat” needs to send him to an deserted island in the Pacific…with a tutor of course ( wink wink nod nod ), and keep him out of trouble for the off season! The “Game of the Year” Part II is this weekend ( #6 LSU @ #7 Georgia ) and it will be a huge test for the Tiger “O” line to get Mr. Hill 150 yards.

Did you catch that ACC basketball game yesterday between Pitt and Duke? A real defensive battle with Pitt hitting a 3 pointer at the buzzer to win 58-55. Coach K was livid with his perimeter defense. Sorry! Wrong sport!

Florida’s inept offense took a big hit with QB Jeff Driskell going out for the year with a broken leg. The bigger story this week was whether or not Florida could score enough points to cover the 14 point spread. Florida won by….you guessed it – 14. HMMM…….makes you wonder??

So who is it going to be the QB this weekend as Ohio State opens competitive play with Wisconsin? Kenny Guiton or Braxton Miller? This is a real QB controversy and could divide the team. Guiton has been sharp ( against the Little Sisters of the Poor ) while Miller has been on the sideline. For what it is worth, I say you go with Guiton – he is the hot hand right now! Just ask LSU what happens when you give the keys back to the day one starter and he goes out with an injury. #2 comes in and the team rolls. #1 gets healthy and is inserted back into the lineup and the season turns sour!

And Meechigan survives another scare! Talk about dodging bullets. The Wolverines should have lost against lowly Akron last week and should have lost last night at UCONN. Not a good sign for the Maize and Blue!

WEEK 4 TOP 25

  1. College RankingsAlabama 3-0
  2. Oregon 3-0
  3. Clemson 3-0
  4. Stanford 3-0
  5. Ohio State 4-0
  6. LSU 4-0
  7. Georgia 2-1
  8. Texas A&M 3-1
  9. Louisville 4-0
  10. FSU 3-0
  11. UCLA 3-0
  12. South Carolina 2-1
  13. Oklahoma 3-0
  14. Oklahoma State 3-0
  15. Michigan 4-0
  16. Miami 3-0
  17. Mississippi 3-0
  18. Washington 3-0
  19. Baylor 3-0
  20. Northwestern 4-0
  21. Notre Dame 3-1
  22. Florida 2-1
  23. Wisconsin 3-1
  24. Texas Tech 4-0
  25. Georgia Tech 3-0 TIE Arizona State 2-1

WEEK 5 KEY GAMES:

Clowney Will Play Opener Steve Spurrier says South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney will play against the Tar Heels on Aug. 29.#17 Mississippi @ #1 Alabama

#23Wisconsin @ #5 Ohio State

#6 LSU @ #7 Georgia

#12 South Carolina @ UCF

#13 Oklahoma @ #21 Notre Dame

Va. Tech @ #25 Georgia Tech

After the poor games of week 4, week 5 sets the tone for a major shake up in the Top 10! We will get some awesome meaningful games that will go a long way in determining who goes to the BCS title game. If LSU wins, Georgia is out of the national scene and LSU sets themselves up for the Game of the Year Part III on November 9 when they travel to Alabama. If Wisconsin beats Ohio State, OSU is done for the year because of their poor schedule and the weakness of the Big 10. Oklahoma could move up the ladder win a “W” over the Irish. South Carolina is in a position now that they will continue to move up as people ahead of them knock each other off. What if Ole Miss shocks the world and upsets Alabama? LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!

“I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” (Bear Bryant)

“When in doubt, punt!” (John Heisman)

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Notable Football Quotes

“That boy don’t know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades, and that boy don’t know the meaning of a lot of words.” (Bobby Bowden)

“When Clemson players rub that rock and run down the hill, it’s the most exciting 25 seconds in college football.” (Brent Musberger)

“If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” (Bear Bryant)

“Always remember….. Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.“ (Shug Jordan of Auburn)

“My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.“ (Bowden Wyatt of Tennessee)

“I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” (Bear Bryant)

“If you want to walk the heavenly streets of gold, you gotta know the password, ‘Roll, tide, roll!’” (Bear Bryant)

“When you win, nothing hurts.” (Joe Namath of Alabama)

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved.“ (Urban Meyer)

“You can learn more character on the two-yard line than anywhere else in life.” (Paul Dietzel of LSU)

“When people used to see Wake Forest on the schedule, they used a pen to mark down a `W.’ We’re at the point now where we at least make them use a pencil.” (Jim Grobe)

“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” (Lou Holtz of Arkansas)

“It’s kind of hard to rally around a math class.” (Bear Bryant)

“Here’s a twenty, bury two.“ (Bear Bryant after being asked to contribute ten dollars to help bury a sportswriter)

“But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored yet.” (Steve Spurrier on a fire at Auburn’s football dorm which destroyed 20 books)

“Whoa! I better lay off the peyote!” (Marcus Thomas after being informed of his first suspension)

“I don’t hire anybody not brighter than I am. If they’re not brighter than I am, I don’t need them.“ (Bear Bryant)

“He’s a leading leader on this football team.” (Bill Curry)

“An Atheist in Alabama is one that doesn’t believe in Bear Bryant.“ (Wally Butts)

 

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