QUICK COLLEGE FOOTBALL THOUGHTS–WEEK 10

Here are some random thoughts about Week 10 in college football…

  • The ugly beat goes on in Bloomington, Indiana.  The Hoosiers 45-17 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday marked the 37th straight game in which Indiana has lost to an AP Top 10 team.
  • The early reports out of Gainesville is that Central Florida head coach Scott Frost is the front-runner to become the next head coach at the University of Florida.
  • The mood inside the Florida State locker room has apparently reached a boiling point.  According to multiple reports, there is internal strife amongst the coaching staff with the majority of the heat being directed at defensive coordinator Charles Kelly.  Meanwhile, the Seminoles have offered Louisiana-Monroe $1 million to reschedule their game cancelled earlier this year due to Hurricane Irma so they can have a chance at six wins in 2017 and keep their streak alive of appearing in a bowl game every year since 1982.  Desperate times call for desperate measures.
  • Even though Oklahoma State scored 52 points in their loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, there is something either physically or mentally wrong with their quarterback Mason Rudolph.  An early season Heisman Trophy contender, Rudolph is not the same passer now that he was earlier in the season.
  • In the coming weeks, multiple FBS schools will begin their search for a new head football coach.  Many, if not all, of these schools administrators will contact Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy to gauge his interest in their position and most of them would happily have him as their new leader of their football program.  But before any athletic director falls head over heels in love with Gundy, they should ask themselves one critical question:  When was the last time Gundy won a big or meaningful game at Oklahoma State?
  • Slowly but surely, and without much fanfare, Will Muschamp is building South Carolina into a perennial SEC and national championship contender.
  • Last Sunday afternoon, it seemed improbable but after the dust had settled on Saturday, it now looks more likely than not that the college football playoffs will begin without a team from the Big 10 Conference.  If that scenario plays out, every school in the conference will suffer as each of them receive $400,000 when a member school makes the college football Final Four.
  • There’s no question that once the fourth quarter started, Ohio State shut it down against Iowa on Saturday.  Like it or not, that’s all on Urban Meyer and it looks and smells very similar to how his time at Florida ended.
  • Here’s a suggestion to any team who has to punt against Washington.  Don’t kick the ball anywhere near Husky kick returner Dante Pettis.  His nine punt return touchdowns is enough evidence for any opponent, from this point forward, to do anything but kick the ball in Pettis’ general direction.

ONE MAN’S HEISMAN BALLOT–NOVEMBER 5, 2017

1ST PLACE–Baker Mayfield, quarterback, Oklahoma

2ND PLACE–Saquon Barkley, running back, Penn State

3RD PLACE–Bryce Love, running back, Stanford

4TH PLACE–Micah Fitzpatrick, cornerback, Alabama

5TH PLACE–Josh Adams, running back, Notre Dame

ONE MAN’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BALLOT–NOVEMBER 5, 2017

FINAL FOUR

1.Georgia

2.Alabama

3.Miami, Florida

4.Notre Dame

FIRST FOUR OUT

5.Clemson

6.Oklahoma

7.TCU

8.Wisconsin

NEXT FOUR OUT

9.Auburn

10.Central Florida

11.Washington

12.Ohio State

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