Thoughts from week 2

Alabama and Ohio St.

In college football you need two weeks to figure out who’s good and who isn’t. The Crimson Tide and the Buckeyes are a notch above the rest of the nation. Both beat top 15 teams handily on Saturday, and if Ohio St. had a better coverage team their win over Miami would’ve been even more lopsided. In Tuscaloosa it’s not a stretch to say that the Tide have the two best running backs in the country with Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson. Side note on Richardson: This off-season he put up a whopping 465 pounds on the bench press. That’s as far as the coaches would let him go.

The weak ACC

What has happened to the ACC? The league started the season with 5 teams ranked in the top 25. Now, no. 17 Miami is the only team left of that group. This past weekend Florida St. was embarrassed at Oklahoma. Georgia Tech lost to a Kansas team who was upset by North Dakota St. in week 1. Miami was outmatched by a more skillful Ohio St. squad. And who can forget about the potential upset of the year, James Madison knocking off 13th ranked Virginia Tech (which makes Ole Miss fans feel a little better I guess). It appears as if the ACC which is typically the fourth best conference in America will now fall behind the upstart Pac-10 in the BCS conference rankings.

Darkhorse for Heisman

Denard Robinson is really, really good. The sophomore QB from Michigan may be the best athlete at the position since Michael Vick. He absolutely shredded Notre Dame’s defense on Saturday throwing for 244 yards and rushing for another 258. Think he couldn’t run like that against SEC defenses? There’s a reason why he burned Notre Dame on an 87-yard td run. The kid has been clocked as fast as 10.28 in the 100-meter dash (a florida high school record). And by the way he leads the nation in rushing, as a quarterback. Not to mention he has yet to throw an interception. He’s also a very humble kid which makes it even easier to pull for him.

Other rants…

Florida has played only one half of decent football.

After putting up over 300 total yards against Tulane, Jeremiah Masoli is now in charge of the Ole Miss offense.

With USC narrowly escaping Virginia at home, Oregon has to be considered the class of the Pac-10 after the 48-13 shellacking it put on Tennessee.

After rushing for 182 yards and two touchdowns vs. Georgia, Marcus Lattimore is the top freshman in the country thus far.

Although Alabama is top-notch, there isn’t another elite team in the SEC (until Florida proves otherwise).

Boise State’s strength of schedule took a big hit with Virginia Tech losing. At season’s end, the Broncos schedule may not feature a team left in the top 25.

4 Responses to Thoughts from week 2

  1. tbooth87 says:

    I wouldn’t go so far to say Ohio State is all they’re cracked out to be. A 12 point game with an off-beat Jacory Harris isn’t a no.2 worthy performance IMO. Good write up. Co-sign the rest.

  2. Tyler says:

    Ohio State is not by any means leaps and bounds better than Oregon. The Ducks did struggle through one half of football, but the Vols are not an under talented team. The Vols were fighting hard and starting to believe in themselves under their new coach, and Oregon took it away from them, and did it with ease.

    Also, Masoli gains command of the Rebels offense after beating who?? Tulane?

    And to give a plug to the aggies, look out for True Freshman Damontre Moore. The big DE has recorded 12 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, 3 FF, and 1 FR.

    • Masoli gains command because he’s clearly the best QB we have and will have to use his legs because of a depleted O-line. I like Oregon a lot. Get back to me when the true frosh. puts up big numbers against a decent squad!

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