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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:45 pm

A few other games I'm looking forward to watching...

SMU @ (12) Texas Tech -- leave your defenses at home, folks, this one may go over 90 total points. Very excited about what lies ahead for Southern Methodist with June Jones leading the way, and watching Michael Crabtree play wide out is a joy.

UCLA @ (18) BYU -- BYU has gotten an awful lot of hype going into this season, but UCLA has already taken out one of the SEC's finest, though looking ugly in the process. The Pac-10 is an extremely underrated conference, and it wouldn't shock me to see UCLA (8 point dogs) cover and possibly win outright.

Michigan @ Notre Dame -- Okay, so both teams are pretty bad, but they are two of the most storied programs in NCAA history, and any time you put these two teams on the same field it's worth watching.

Rice @ Vandy -- After watching Rice against SMU, I want to watch them whenever possible this season. A ton of fun to watch run the spread, and half their team has 70's porno moustaches; not to mention their TE is a man child. Have to try and find a feed of it, since it's not even offered on my ESPN Gameplan.

Chattanooga @ FSU -- Come on. Who doesn't love to watch the 'Noles play? :-B
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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby Metroid » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:23 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
Metroid wrote:Eeek....i just looked at my local listings to see if I'm gonna be able to watch the Ducks/Boilermakers game this Saturday which ABC is covering, they have "TBA" in the time slot as of now. So I look at this weekends schedule a little closer praying there wont be a California team playing at the same time and of course freaking UCLA is kicking off against BYU the same time. The only thing that gives me any kind of hope is that Oregon has the highest ranking out of the four teams....pshhh what am I thinking....looks like I'm going to be watching the stupid Bruins again this weekend. :,-(


I would move just so I didn't have to watch them :-b

I'm working on it man, I hope to be in Portland but Thanksgiving. ;-D
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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby knapplc » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:18 am

bigh0rt wrote:Michigan @ Notre Dame -- Okay, so both teams are pretty bad, but they are two of the most storied programs in NCAA history, and any time you put these two teams on the same field it's worth watching.

I'll probably catch a couple plays of this game, just to confirm what I already suspect about both teams. Neither looks good to me, and a battle of mediocrity usually doesn't interest me much. I'm expecting Michigan to win by 10+ points, in a sloppy game on both sides of the ball.
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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:50 am

bigh0rt wrote:Very excited to watch my ACC dark horse UNC play, and win outright (have slid from 5.5 to 6 point dogs in the last few hours; my only concern), as well as Kansas, who I think beats South Florida, and still seems to be being underrated.


That is because there is so much public money flowing to RUT. I am watching to see if it moves any higher, if it does I may jump on it.

I think USF is going to take Kansas. They play very well at home against top teams, especially at night. Ask WVU, LOU, and RUT what it is like to go into that stadium and play that team at night when you are highly ranked. USF has a history of waxing teams in this situation. I think it is going to be close, but I think USF pulls it out.
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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby knapplc » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:21 am

deerayfan072 wrote:I think USF is going to take Kansas. They play very well at home against top teams, especially at night. Ask WVU, LOU, and RUT what it is like to go into that stadium and play that team at night when you are highly ranked. USF has a history of waxing teams in this situation. I think it is going to be close, but I think USF pulls it out.

I think it'll be a close game, too. USF definitely has the athletes, but Mangino is a pretty darned good coach - a very underrated coach, even after last season.

This is a good barometer for Kansas. If they get past this, they have a shot at repeating last season's miracle. If not... it could be the start of the return of mediocrity.

I have to say - after 40+ years of dominance over Kansas, it's still shocking to see them ranked, and double-shocking to see them in the Top Ten. But for as downtrodden as that program has been for so long, I'm happy for them.

As long as it doesn't last forever, that is. :-b
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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby VaderFin » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:07 pm

Rutgers = Back to horrible.
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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby ShoelessJoe » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:40 pm

VaderFin wrote:Rutgers = Back to horrible.


I couldn't tell if it was UNC being good or Rutgers being terrible. Maybe it was a combination. Either way, that guy Tate for UNC is a stud. He's a Maclin, Harvin type.

Either way, for the next 2 years it looks like it's going to be UNC/Miami competing for the ACC titles, they both have some very talented players.
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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:57 am

ShoelessJoe wrote:
VaderFin wrote:Rutgers = Back to horrible.


I couldn't tell if it was UNC being good or Rutgers being terrible. Maybe it was a combination. Either way, that guy Tate for UNC is a stud. He's a Maclin, Harvin type.

Either way, for the next 2 years it looks like it's going to be UNC/Miami competing for the ACC titles, they both have some very talented players.


I think it is a combo, but UNC is good. They were my sleeper ACC team and I think Butch has them in the right direction. Afte they got Butch I knew they were going to start competing for the ACC very soon, the guy can flat out coach and recruit.
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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby VaderFin » Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:59 am

Rutgers was horrible in their first game too. UNC is improved and there is no doubt that Butch knows how to bring the players in. The problem with Butch is his game day management is horrible.
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Re: Week 3 Games Talk

Postby knapplc » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:17 am

VaderFin wrote:Rutgers = Back to horrible.

So ESPN's latest cinderella darling isn't so good? And what about wünderkind head coach, Greg Schiano? Isn't he like the second coming of Knute Rockne? All last year they were telling us that Rutgers was building something special, and that they weren't just some flash-in-the-pan team, and that they were going to rejuvinate college football in the greater New York City area.

Maybe not?

They looked horrible. I watched four series last night. Rutgers wasn't stopping UNC hardly at all, and when they got something going on offense, they would self-destruct more often than not.

I think some of these issues can be fixed for Rutgers, but with an 0-2 start, any chance they had at another dream season is totally shot.


One thing I caught in the game - this was UNC's first victory outside the state of North Carolina in their last 21 road games. That's bizarre!
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