Sunday, September 30, 2007

Crazy Weekend for Football

When 5 of the Top 10 teams lose, it's a crazy weekend in college football. Florida, Oklahoma, Texas and Rutgers joined West Virginia in losing this weekend. Which is good news for the Mountaineers really. First, it took all the headlines that would have been used against WVU and turned it into a discussion about the parity in college football. Second, it eased the drop in the polls. West Virginia only fell to 13th. Before Saturday, I would have guessed 18th.

Other observations, USC doesn't look very good. They barely eeked by Washington, which is why they are now #2 in the nation. LSU played uninspired football against Tulane and found a rough first half. But the second half showed why LSU is now #1. I'm still not convinced that Ohio State is a team that can win a national title.

Notre Dame is 0-5 but listening to the announcers for their games, you would think they were on the cusp of a great season. The constant sucking up to the ND fans and Charlie Weis is absolutely asinine. Notre Dame is a bad, bad football team. They will be lucky to win 3 games this year (Air Force, Duke and Stanford or Navy). Jabba the Weis is not a genius. The offense is horrible and the defense is average. And special teams aren't anything to write home about. They aren't good. Why can't anyone admit that?

Speaking of not good, how much longer is the Wannstedt experiment going to last in Pittsburgh? He is horrible. Supposedly Pitt has the best recruiting classes in the Big East. What do they have to show for it? A 44-14 loss to Al Groh's Virginia. The same Virginia that lost to Wyoming 23-3. Pitt can keep Wannstedt forever as far as I'm concerned...but you think someone would wake up in Pittsburgh and get rid of this perrinial loser. He does have a nice mustache though.

Joining South Florida, only Cincinnati and UConn remain undefeated in the Big East. WTF? Cincy and UConn? Sure, they haven't played anyone but they're not supposed to be good. I think UConn is a fraud. But Cincinnati's defense may just keep them in the spotlight for a little while.

Lastly, the Kentucky Wildcats football team is in the Top 10 in the nation. If you wonder about parity in college football, look no further. Kentucky football. The SEC doormat. Now in the Top 10. Who would have guessed?

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