Ty and Dan rejoice as the 2013 season draws near and make their picks for the 10 biggest games of college football’s Week One. Plus, for the first time ever, a celebrity guest (Lexington Steele) calls into the program to select a handful of winners.
It’s College Football Eve! (8/28)
On today’s episode of The Solid Verbal, Ty and Dan have finally arrived at college football eve and are set to start breaking down games and making picks. They also take a call from Lex Steele, the award winning pornographic actor, and get his picks on a few of the weekend’s games.
South Carolina -12 v. North Carolina: Dan comes out taking the underdog, not because he doesn’t like South Carolina, but there’s a lot to like about the Tar Heels, and the Gamecocks traditionally are sluggish in their first game. Ty expresses skepticism about North Carolina, especially with their so-so offensive line versus the should-be-dominant defensive line of South Carolina. He wouldn’t bet on this game, but Ty is feeling a backdoor cover by the Gamecocks.
Ole Miss -3.5 v. Vanderbilt: Ty thinks Vanderbilt’s depth, especially on defense, is something that should be taken into serious consideration. Neither of the guys likes Ole Miss as the road favorite, on opening night, with the hype around Vanderbilt at an all time high. They both select Vanderbilt.
Penn State -8 vs. Syracuse: Ty and Dan both take Penn State in this one. There are too many questions marks for Syracuse on all sides of the ball. Dan likes a slight talent advantage in Penn State and believes the second year head coach should outduels the first year coach. Ty predicts Penn State will be able to throw on Syracuse, no matter who is playing quarterback. In fact, Ty’s so confident Penn State wins, he thinks the line should be even higher. He takes the Nittany Lions as his lock of the week.
Oklahoma State -13 vs. Mississippi State: Dan doesn’t think Mississippi State’s defense is good enough to hold Oklahoma State for four quarters, and, on the flip side, the Bulldog offense isn’t good enough to keep pace with the Cowboys in the event of a shootout. Ty likes Oklahoma State, but doesn’t like the defense enough to cover the spread.
Alabama -20 vs. Virginia Tech: Dan makes the case against Alabama minus everything, citing a potential gun slinging Logan Thomas and a very good defensive front seven. They both still go with Alabama minus everything.
Georgia -2 vs. Clemson: Ty thinks this game has shootout written all over it, questioning how Georgia’s inexperienced secondary can handle the passing attack from Tajh Boyd. Ty takes Clemson for his second lock.
LSU -4 vs. TCU: Dan really likes LSU’s defense, saying there are big name players on that unit, we just haven’t met them yet. Both think the defense combined with a heavy dose of the run game from the Tigers’ stable of running backs should be enough to edge out TCU.
Washington -3.5 v. Boise State: Dan goes with Boise to spoil opening night in Washington’s newly renovated stadium, though, it won’t be easy with an improved Washington squad and concern for Boise’s secondary. In the end, Chris Peterson gets the benefit of the doubt, having won so many tough week one games. Both take Boise.
Northwestern -6 vs. Cal: Ty proclaims this an unconventional trap game and runs through all the reasons why Northwestern should win. But he can’t get out of his mind how difficult it can be for Big Ten teams to go west. Ty takes Cal plus the points, but is unsure if they’ll notch a win. Dan likes the Northwestern defensive front and likes that the secondary has practiced against an offense similar to Cal’s. Dan takes Northwestern.
Florida State -10 vs. Pitt: There are questions as to what Paul Christ can get out of quarterback Tom Savage who’s been all over the world and back again. The Panthers must also deal with Florida State’s defensive line and that’s no joke. Both take FSU.
To close the show, Dan and Ty welcome Lex Steele to the pod. Lex explains his early fandom and brings up the time he filmed a gang bang on the field of the L.A. Coliseum. For the weekend Lex selected: Syracuse, Alabama, LSU Boise State and Georgia complete with an English soccer reference. He also likes both Ohio State and Oregon as his BCS title picks.
Dan asks Lex which is the best looking campus in terms of female population and he takes the Florida State. Dan also asks for an up-and-comer female talent in the adult industry. Lex’s final selection of the evening: Jayden James.
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