Sunday, September 7, 2008

Week 2: Impressions and Ramblings

Week 2 of the college football season has passed and here are my thoughts:
Georgia vs. Central Michigan

- The offense really put on a show, racking up over 5oo yards of offense with balance split almost right down the middle. Matt Stafford's progression as a decision maker continues to impress me and I think the offense will keep it up next week against a slow Carolina defense.

- Knowshon Moreno should be at the top of the early Heisman list, however when I looked over at ESPN, he's not even in the top 5. He's got over 225 yards rushing, almost 90 yards receiving, and 6 touchdowns on the season, while Chris Wells didn't even play thi week (but he is still in the top 5). Are they just not watching any film before voting????

If this isn't a Heisman caliber play, I don't know what is.

- The young backs and receivers continue to impress me. Caleb King and Richard Samuel both got their first career touchdowns, MoMass is on fire, and I can't wait to see what happens when Stafford and AJ Green get their timing down.

- The penalties and kick-offs continue to be a concern. We can't give up free yards against SEC schools and, for the love of god, quit the directional kick-offs and just kick it deep.

- Up Next: South Carolina in Columbia

Washington Controversy
- For once, I actually agree with Mark May. There is no way a penalty should have been called on Jake Locker after scoring the touchdown in the closing second of their game vs. BYU. Locker was not taunting anyone and the ball was not thrown in anyone's direction. For the ref to call that and back them up made an easy PAT difficult (and it was ultimately blocked). Games should be decided by the kids on the field, not by some old guy in a striped shirt.

I actually agree with Mark..has hell frozen over???

Florida/ Miami

- For the second straight week, Florida's vaunted offense has looked at times very pedestrian. Leading only 9-3 at the start of the 4th, I would not say Tebow and company were lighting up the field. I was never in doubt that Florida would win, but what really made me mad about this game was the lack of class Urban Meyer showed once again. Leading 23-3 with about three minutes to go, Florida took the ball back. Urban Meyer proceeded to send his starters back onto the field and started throwing passes at the end zone. When Miami stopped them on third down and Meyer sent out the field goal team and the Florida crowd booed. Really classy Urban and Florida. Most coaches would have just taken knees to run out the clock, but you try to rub it in. I wish you would have gotten one of your players hurt, then maybe you would stop being such a jackass.

Ohio State Escapes...

....and will be crushed by USC next week. If you can barely beat Ohio without Beanine Wells, what is going to happen when you go play USC with a less than 100% Wells. I look for USC to win big next week.

"We're in deep trouble."

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