Originally Posted by spudeey
just got back from illinois mizzou and am not very excited for the season tickets anymore
Welcome to Zookville. He will lose games he should win and win games he should lose.
The openers left me confused. Questions:
1. Is Ok State that good or is UGA that bad?
I'm leaning toward the "UGA is worse than expected" theory. The defense just looked bad.
2. Is Bama good or is VaTech worse than usual?
I'm leaning toward "a little of both." The Bama QB did better than I expected, but VaTech coaches must be guilty of some crime for wasting Tyrod Taylor's talent like that. Lets see, your no. 1 RB is out, you have a super athletic QB, what do you do? If you answered "let's turn him into a drop back passer and hand off to a bunch of underclassmen" you could be on Frank Beamer's staff. Also, the Va Tech defense looked REALLY undisciplined - a lot of those long Mark Ingram runs were caused because the outside LB and CB refused to mind their gaps.
3. Is Tennessee actually g ood?
My answer: I don't think so. They played a team that got owned by Kentucky last year, then lost a lot of their "talent" to graduation. They fumbled like crazy. Who the hell knows though - these opening games against the Sisters of the Poor tell you nothing - see also, the Florida, Nebraska, and Michigan games.
4. Is Washington better than expected, or is LSU worse?
I'm going with "both." UW's best two players were hurt last year, and they both showed up big in this game. On the other hand, what is with Les Miles? He has more talent than anyone, year after year, but once again everyone on defense looks a step slow. What's the deal???
5. Is ND good this year?
I think so. More telling than the gaudy offensive outburst against a shitty defensive team, they held the potent Nevada offense scoreless. They have a shit schedule until USC (unless Michigan is actually good) - they might only lose one game this year.