What Just Happened? (9/8)
Ty and Dan ruminate on Texas’s porous run defense, USC’s disappointing offense, and Eminem’s awkward appearance in ABC’s Saturday night announcing booth. Plus, a full recap of all the relevant actions from college football’s second week, including Georgia’s huge home victory, Devin Gardner’s big night, hypothetical Miami opponents and a Tommy Rees fantasy game.
NOTE: Show recorded on Sunday afternoon before Texas coaching changes.
Today on The Solid Verbal, Dan and Ty recap an interesting weekend in college football that produced a few exciting games, tons of blowouts and toasty coaching seats in Austin and Los Angeles.
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South Carolina at Georgia: Georgia went up 17-3 early, playing fast and looking like a completely different team than the one that turned up in Clemson. Aaron Murray gets some love for getting the big-game-monkey off his back. Dan says the stories from this game for him were South Carolina failing to get points in the red zone late and Mike Davis’ coming out party. Ty wants to know where the South Carolina defense is that he read about all offseason?
Notre Dame at Michigan: When Tommy Rees throws the ball 50 times, you know something went wrong. But he didn’t lose them the game. The defense had no answer for Devin Gardner and Jeremy Gallon. Dan points out that, to no fault of their own, this incarnation of Notre Dame hasn’t seen too many good quarterbacks during the last two seasons.
Florida at Miami: After Stephen Morris’ two early touchdown passes, Miami let Florida kill itself with five turnovers. Florida’s defense did its part, but Jeff Driskel was just not very good, despite throwing for a career high in yards. Miami is looking solid, and Ty throws Dan hypothetical match-ups for the ‘Canes against other top teams.
Ohio State at San Diego State: The story with this game is Braxton Miller exiting early with an injury, but he will return for next week’s game against Cal. Kenny Guiton stepped in and had people calling into the Reverb line to anoint him as the best backup quarterback in the nation.
South Carolina State at Clemson
San Jose State at Stanford: Ty and Dan hypothesize as to whether Washington State could make things interesting at home against Stanford.
Sam Houston State at Texas A&M: The guys advocate for Verballers to make signs for The Solid Verbal when GameDay goes to College Station this weekend.
Cincinnati at Illinois
UAB at LSU: Ty reels off LSU’s brutal upcoming schedule. They both like what they’ve seen out of LSU and especially out of the offense. Ty and Dan are also leaning toward LSU as the current best team in the SEC.
Texas at BYU: Texas proves once again to be the cure of the common run game, allowing BYU to rack up 550 yards on the ground. The Texas defense made a struggling BYU team look like an offensive juggernaut. Dan also blasts the Texas offensive line that should be running the show, but instead gets no push.
Washington State at USC: Washington State wins the game without scoring an offensive touchdown and with only seven rushing yards. Dan notes that while the Cougars’ defense has improved, USC has the best receiving corps in the country and it’s crazy they don’t have a quarterback that can take advantage of that. Ty wonders if USC is the homeless man’s Florida. The guys look at the Trojans’ schedule in the coming week and they do admit the defense looks outstanding.
South Florida at Michigan State: Everyone saw this one coming.