Episode Description

College Football Week 2 is a LOADED SLATE of action. In this college football podcast, Ty and Dan cover the biggest action of the week and place their bets on the most notable games, including Texas vs. Alabama, Texas A&M vs. Miami, and Nebraska vs. Colorado. Plus, is Utah set to destroy Baylor’s lines, can Tulane hang with Ole Miss, could a REVERSE Ferentz Fluff-Up be in the cards for Iowa vs. Iowa State, and why is the Oregon-Texas Tech point spread so weird? And, does a Scorned Wazzu have a shot against Wisconsin, can Arizona pull off an upset in Starkville, why the late kicks at Arizona State and Cal are so interesting, and much, much more!

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DANIEL!
YO!
IT IS A WEEKEND FILLED WITH HOME DOGS, BUT ALSO WITH A LOT OF FLUFF.
PLEASING TO THE EYE, BUT CERTAIN TO HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF BARK.
WHAT IS OUR NICKNAME FOR THIS SATURDAY?
YOU REALLY SET THAT UP NICELY FOR ME.
THIS IS A STOCKTON, MAYBE A STOCKTON-HORNACEK SITUATION.
I DON’T KNOW.
WE’LL SEE.
WELL, LOOK, IT’S I ORIGINALLY WENT SINK YOUR TEETH SATURDAY, RIGHT?
BECAUSE THERE’S ENOUGH MEAT HERE THAT I GET EXCITED AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, WELL, WHO
DOES THE BEST JOB OF SINKING THEIR TEETH, TY?
AND THAT WOULD BE OUR FURRY FRIENDS.
I HAVE THIS AS A SAMOYED SATURDAY AS A NICE LITTLE TRIBUTE
TO YOUR FLUFFY DOG, BEIRA.
HOW ABOUT THAT, TY?
– I LOVE IT.
THIS WAS ALL ME.
THIS WAS ALL YOU.
I LOVE IT.
I AM ALL ABOUT PAYING SWEET HOMAGE TO MY DEAR PUP,
MISS BEIRA.
YEAH, IT’S A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND OF GAMES, IS IT NOT?
WEEK ONE. – IT IS.
– WEEK ONE WAS EXCITING JUST TO KIND OF BREAK THE ICE,
CRACK THE NECK, GET US DOWN THIS PATHWAY,
THIS JOURNEY THAT WILL ENCOMPASS US
FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.
BUT WEEK TWO IS WHERE THE RUBBER REALLY MEETS THE ROAD.
WE ARE CHOCK FULL OF ALL SORTS OF AWESOME ACTION.
WE APPRECIATE FOLKS WHO ARE WATCHING THIS STREAM
LIVE ON YOUTUBE.
AGAIN, WE DO IT EVERY WEDNESDAY, 12 NOON EASTERN TIME.
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT THIS TIME,
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IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN AND FIND OUT MORE
ABOUT OUR BRAND OF UNIQUE CONTENT HERE ON THE SHOW.
DAN, SHOULD WE STAY ON THEME AND TALK BIG DOGS?
– I WOULD LOVE TO.
LET’S JUST JUMP IN, SHOULD WE?
– LET’S DO IT.
(DRAMATIC MUSIC)
– DAN, TIME, HELP.
I NEED PICS OF THE WEEK.
– DON’T FORGET VERBALLERS.COM IS WHERE YOU CAN GO PLAY,
RUN THE BOARD.
THAT IS THE NAME OF OUR WEEK TWO PICK ‘EM GAME.
WE WENT OUT, WE PURCHASED WITH OUR HARD-EARNED CASH
A $100 GIFT CARD TO HOMEFIELD,
WHERE YOU CAN GO OUT AND BUY COLLEGE-THEMED SHIRTS
OF ALL MAKES AND MODELS.
WE’RE GONNA GIVE THAT AWAY TO THE WINNER.
AGAIN, YOU CAN ONLY PLAY AT VERBALLERS.COM.
YOU ALSO GET ACCESS TO ALL OF OUR BONUS PERKS,
WHICH WE’LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT
AS WE GO THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE NEXT 60 MINUTES OR SO.
BUT YOU MENTIONED BIG DOGS.
(DOG GROWLING)
BIG DOGS.
MY TURN TO PICK THIS WEEK.
THE THREE BIG DOG GAMES
OF THE WEEK AND
LOOK, WE’D BE REMISS IF WE DIDN’T BRING UP THE COLORADO
STORY AGAIN, MAN.
YEAH, THAT’S TRUE.
12 NOON
EASTERN TIME ON FOX.
IT IS THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS.
IT IS THE COLORADO BUFFALOES.
COLORADO IS A HOME FAVORITE OF THREE POINTS.
THIS IS THE LATEST INSTALLMENT
OF A HISTORIC RIVALRY.
LOOK, NEBRASKA, COLORADO, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS MATCHUP AD NAUSEUM FOR YEARS ON END.
AND THE FACT THAT WE GET IT NOW AMID EVERYTHING GOING ON WITH NEBRASKA,
HAVING A NEW COACH WITH COLORADO IN THE MIDST OF THIS HUGE WAVE OF ENTHUSIASM.
I WAS GETTING TEXT MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE THAT I DON’T NORMALLY TALK TO.
FRIENDS OF MINE WHO KNOW THAT I DO THIS, WHO JUST TOOK IT UPON THEMSELVES ON SATURDAY
AFTERNOON TO MESSAGE ME AND SAY,
“HEY, MAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS
COLORADO DEAL?”
“WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE COLORADO STORY?”
I’VE GOTTEN A TON OF THAT.
I’VE GOTTEN A TON OF THAT MYSELF.
YEAH.
WHAT IS THE KEY TO THIS GAME
IF WE CAN EVALUATE IT OBJECTIVELY,
GIVEN ALL OF THE SUBJECTIVITY
THAT IS OUT THERE IN THE COLLEGE
FOOTBALL ETHER?
IN TERMS OF IT BEING COMPETITIVE,
IN TERMS OF GETTING AN ENTERTAINING
BACK AND FORTH,
IS THAT WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING TO ANSWER?
IN TERMS OF THAT OR IN TERMS OF HOW
YOU ARE GOING TO PICK THIS GAME?
AGAIN, COLORADO MINUS THREE AT HOME.
YEAH, THE FASCINATING THING WILL BE
SORT OF GROWTH OF COLORADO ALONG ITS LINES TO BECOME A MORE COMPLETE TEAM BECAUSE I THINK
ANY QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT COLORADO HAD THE SPEED OR THE TALENT, EVEN THOUGH GUYS
HAD COME FROM ALL OVER THE PLACE, OBVIOUSLY TRAVIS HUNTER, BUT JIMMY HORN JR. A FRESHMAN
IN DYLAN EDWARDS WHO FLIPPED FROM NOTRE DAME. SORRY ABOUT THAT. I DIDN’T HAVE TO ADD THAT
TO THE END OF THAT THOUGHT, BUT I DID. I DON’T KNOW. YOU KNOW, THAT’S JUST WHO I AM. I SUPPOSE
ANY OF THOSE QUESTIONS I FEEL LIKE WERE IMMEDIATELY ANSWERED LAST WEEK. SO I THINK RIGHT NOW IT’S
HOW QUICKLY CAN THE COLORADO OFFENSIVE LINE IMPROVE TO THE POINT WHERE THEY ARE? I DON’T
KNOW A STRENGTH, BUT NOT A LIABILITY NECESSARILY. HOW CAN COLORADO LEARN TO WIN IN MULTIPLE
WAYS AS THEY GO? BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, I DON’T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A TON OF FAITH
IN NEBRASKA’S OFFENSE THIS YEAR. THE WAY IT’S CONSTRUCTED. WE SAW THAT MAYBE IMPROVE A LITTLE
BIT WHEN I THINK IT WAS MARCUS WASHINGTON CAME BACK FROM SUSPENSION AGAINST MINNESOTA,
BEST RECEIVER. BUT FOR ME, THE QUESTION AND THE COMPETITIVE NATURE IN THIS GAME, I THINK
IS GOING TO RELY ON NEBRASKA’S ABILITY TO BE SOMETHING THAT THEY REALLY COULDN’T OR
DIDN’T SHOW ON OFFENSE LAST WEEK AGAINST MINNESOTA ON THE ROAD IN A CRAZY ATMOSPHERE. WHAT BIG
NOON SATURDAY IS GOING TO BE THERE. I WORRY THAT MAYBE WE’RE GOING TO GET NOT
AS ENTERTAINING OF A BACK AND FORTH IS WHAT WE SAW BETWEEN COLORADO AND TCU LAST WEEK
BECAUSE I DON’T THINK NEBRASKA IS GOING TO HOLD UP ITS END OF THE BARGAIN. BUT I THINK
THERE IS A CHANCE THAT NEBRASKA CAN SHOW MORE ON DEFENSE NOW THAT THEY HAVE ACTUAL TAPE
ON WHAT COLORADO AND SEAN LEWIS’S INTENTIONS ARE. YEAH, ON OFFENSE. AND THAT BRINGS ME
TO MY POINT. I THINK THE BIGGEST KEY TO THIS GAME IS THE FACT THAT MATT RHULE NOW HAS TAPE
ON COLORADO THAT ONE GAME. IT’S ONE GAME, ONE GAME, BUT IT’S STILL SOMETHING. AND I
THINK THAT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS FOOTBALL GAME BECAUSE WHEN HE POPS IT IN THE VCR. YEAH,
THAT’S WHAT HE’S USING. HE’S IMMEDIATELY GOING TO NOTICE THAT SHEDEUR SANDERS AND TRAVIS HUNTER AND
WHAT THEY DID AND WHAT DYLAN EDWARDS DID IN WEEK ONE IS SUPER IMPRESSIVE AND THEN HE’S ALSO GOING
TO HAVE TO NOTICE. I THINK HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO NOTICE BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT MATT RULE DOES
THAT COLORADO HAD TO OVERCOMPENSATE FOR A DEFENSE THAT MOSTLY WAS A SIEVE AGAINST TCU.
SURE. THOSE ARE THE HEADLINERS, BUT WHAT ACTUALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE NOW AS WE GET DEEPER INTO
THE SEASON AGAINST OTHER COMPETITION NOW WITH TAPE IS THE FACT THAT THE DEFENSE WAS BAD.
I BELIEVE IN COLORADO SKILL TALENT. I THINK THEY’RE ELITE. I DON’T BELIEVE IN THEM ALMOST
ANYWHERE ELSE. NOT YET ANYWAY, AND MATT RHULE’S GOING TO PICK UP ON THAT. HE MADE A CAREER
OF PICKING UP ON THAT, AT LEAST IN HIS COUPLE STINTS ON THE COLLEGE LEVEL. WELL, PHIL SNOW
DID SIR, PHIL SNOW, YOU KNOW, THE POINT STANDS. YEAH, WHOEVER BUT HE’S MADE A HABIT OF BUILDING
THE BORING STUFF FIRST AND WINNING BORING BEFORE HE WINS SHINY AND HE’S GOING TO SEE
THAT COLORADO’S LINES ARE SUSPECT. I THINK NEBRASKA CAN AND WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT
TO SOME EXTENT. YOU’RE GOING TO SEE HEAVIER SETS ON OFFENSE THAN WHAT TCU RAN LAST WEEK,
PROBABLY MORE EMPHASIS ON TAKING THEIR TIME AND KEEPING THAT COLORADO OFFENSE OFF THE
FIELD. TCU PLAYS VERY UPTEMPO AND THEY HAD THE BALL FOR SOMETHING LIKE 25 MINUTES LAST
WEEKEND. THAT’S GOING TO CHANGE WITH NEBRASKA. I AM BUYING THE HYPE FOR THIS GAME. I THINK IT
WILL BE A GOOD GAME. I THINK IT’LL BE GREAT FOR BOTH PROGRAMS TO BE IN THE LIMELIGHT AGAIN FOR
COLORADO AND NEBRASKA AGAIN GETTING A MATCHUP OF THIS HIGH. UM, HIGH CALIBER. I DON’T KNOW
HOW ELSE TO PUT IT, BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S AS HIGH SCORING A GAME. I’VE GOT IT SOMETHING LIKE
31-30 IN THAT RANGE. WOW, NEBRASKA SCORING 30 POINTS. OKAY. YEAH, I DON’T BELIEVE IN
COLORADO’S DEFENSE. NOT YET. I THINK COLORADO WINS. OKAY, SO YOU THINK COLORADO WINS BUT
DOESN’T COVER. I THINK IT’S A CLOSE GAME. I THINK IT’S A GOOD GAME AND WE WOULD ALL
BE BETTER COLLEGE FOOTBALL FANS FOR IT. IF IT GOES THAT ROUTE, THAT’D BE AWESOME, MAN.
I DO NOT BUY NEBRASKA SCORING THAT MANY POINTS AS QUESTIONABLE AS COLORADO’S DEFENSE AT TIMES
MIGHT BE. I THINK TCU HAS REALLY TALENTED SKILL DUDES AS WELL. AND NEBRASKA JUST DOESN’T.
SO I DON’T I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO GO THE EXACT SAME WAY.
I THINK I HAVE COLORADO WINNING THIS ONE.
MAYBE IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A BACK AND FORTH EARLY, BUT I JUST I DON’T KNOW.
I THINK THEY’RE A MORE TALENTED TEAM PLAYING AT HOME.
I DON’T THINK COLORADO IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE LAST WEEK.
AND HONESTLY, IF THAT GAME IS PLAYED AND THIS IS TAKING ZERO AWAY FROM THE
BUFFALOES BECAUSE WHAT THEY DID LAST WEEK AND WHAT THEY SHOWED LAST WEEK
WAS PRETTY INCREDIBLE.
BUT TO GET THOSE TWO SPECIFIC TURNOVERS IN THE END ZONE LIKE THEY DID ONE.
IT MEANS THAT THEY’RE REALLY GOOD AT CLAMPING DOWN IN A BIG SITUATIONAL
MOMENT, BUT TWO, I DON’T KNOW HOW OFTEN YOU CAN WIN NEEDING ABSOLUTELY NEEDING THOSE TWO
THINGS TO OCCUR. NOW, TRAVIS HUNTER SHOULD BE PLAYING EVERY SINGLE GAME AND PROBABLY
EVERY SINGLE SNAP FOR COLORADO UNTIL HE CAN’T THIS YEAR. AND SO TO WRITE THAT OFF AS A FREAK
OCCURRENCE, IT’S NOT THAT’S A NORMAL THING THAT HE CAN DO BECAUSE HE’S INCREDIBLE. I
WONDER WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE IN TERMS OF SNAP COUNT THIS WEEK. IF NEBRASKA, IF THEY’RE NOT
CONFIDENT IN NEBRASKA MOVING THE BALL THROUGH THE AIR, DO THEY GIVE HIM A SERIES OR TWO
OFF AT CORNER, RIGHT? IF THERE’S NOBODY THAT TRULY NEEDS TO BE COVERED, LIKE THERE WASN’T
A PASSING OFFENSE, LIKE WHAT TCU HAD TO OFFER. WHAT IS WHAT IS HIS REST SITUATION LOOK LIKE?
BECAUSE I CAN TELL YOU THIS TIE TRAVIS HUNTER, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL HIM, THE HEISMAN
FAVORITE AT THIS POINT, FRONT RUNNER DOING A PLAYER WHO’S DOING THE UNTHINKABLE. THE
UNTHINKABLE IS PLAYING 118 SNAPS A GAME. THAT’S UNTHINKABLE. AND SO THEY’RE GOING TO NEED
TO BE THOSE DESIGNATED DRIVES OFF ON ONE SIDE OF THE BALL OR THE OTHER BECAUSE IT’S A LONG,
LONG SEASON TO BE PLAYING THAT MUCH. I GET THE EXCITEMENT AND I GET THAT HE’S DIFFERENT,
BUT THAT’S JUST MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR INJURY, WHICH WOULD BE PRETTY CATASTROPHIC FOR WHAT
COLORADO DOES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL. THAT TO ME IS GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO TRACK
AS THIS GAME GOES ON. SO WE AGREE ON THE VICTOR. YOU’RE NOT TAKING NEBRASKA PLUS
THE POINTS. NO, 28-17 COLORADO. OKAY. WE DISAGREE! OFF TO A HOT START HERE.
YEP. LET’S GO TO OUR SECOND BIG DOG OF THE WEEKEND. YES. FROM OUR FRIEND BRETT MCMURPHY,
MIAMI IS OFFERING A BUY ONE GET ONE TICKET SPECIAL FOR THIS WEEKEND’S GAME FANS WHO PURCHASED
TICKETS FOR SATURDAY’S TEXAS A&M GAME, WHICH IS 125 BUCKS FOR THE UPPER DECK AND 205 FOR
THE LOWER END ZONE OR 310 FOR THE CLUB CORNER.
HEY, YEAH, WHY NOT?
YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE TICKET FOR THE GEORGIA TECH GAME
ON OCTOBER THE SECOND.
I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S GO BUY ONE GET ONE.
IS THAT WHAT THEY CALL IT?
THE KIDS ARE CALLING IT A LITTLE BOGO.
YEAH.
YEAH.
I DON’T KNOW IF THAT SAYS MORE ABOUT THE MIAMI FAN BASE NOT
BEING PRESENT FOR A REALLY BIG GAME LIKE THIS ONE A BIG DOG AS
IT WERE OR IF IT SAYS MORE ABOUT GEORGIA TECH THAT THEY’RE
GIVING THAT GAME AWAY FOR FREE, BUT NONETHELESS.
NONETHELESS, THIS IS WHERE WE ARE IN WEEK TWO.
WELL, IT ALSO SAYS A LOT ABOUT ENTHUSIASM AFTER LAST SEASON.
YES, LIKE IT’S KIND OF SMART MARKETING.
LIKE YOU CAN MAKE FUN OF MIAMI
FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO SELL OUT A BUNCH OF GAMES,
BUT LIKE, IF YOU’RE NOT OBVIOUSLY WINNING,
DO THINGS TO INCENTIVIZE A MORE ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE.
I DON’T BLAME THEM FOR THIS.
THAT’S GOOD.
– GAMES AT 3:30.
IT’S ON ABC.
IT’S TEXAS A&M COMING TO TOWN.
THEY’RE A FOUR AND A HALF POINT FAVORITE
SQUARING OFF AGAINST THE MIAMI HURRICANES.
DID THIS LINE SURPRISE YOU AT ALL?
– IT DID SURPRISE ME.
THE NOTE I WROTE DOWN WAS WHAT EXACTLY DID TEXAS A&M DO TO EARN THIS, RIGHT?
AND OBVIOUSLY IT’S NOT TEXAS A&M CALLING UP THE BELLAGIO AND SAYING THIS IS WHERE WE FEEL WE ARE.
IT’S AN INTERESTING LINE TO SAY WHAT IS TEXAS A&M DONE ON THE ROAD?
WHAT HAVE THEY PROVEN OFFENSIVELY?
WHAT HAVE THEY PROVEN IN TERMS OF BEING TOGETHER AS A TEAM ENOUGH TO THE POINT IF WE THINK MIAMI
IS AT LEAST QUALITY TO SAY FOUR, FOUR AND A HALF, FIVE POINTS ON THE ROAD AS A FAVORITE?
THAT’S THAT’S MY NOTE BECAUSE I STILL FAVOR TEAMS, ESPECIALLY EARLY ON THAT
ARE PLAYING AT HOME THAT ARE AS HEALTHY AS THEY WILL BE ALL SEASON LONG EARLY
ON IN SEPTEMBER. AND THERE’S STILL OPEN QUESTIONS TO BE AS AS IMPRESSIVE AS
A&M AND GRANTED MIAMI WERE LAST WEEK. THERE’S OPEN QUESTIONS ABOUT
A&M STOPPING THE RUN, WHICH WE SAW MIAMI AT LEAST IS THAT’S GOING TO BE
THE INTENTION THAT MIAMI PLAYING BIG OLD MARIO GORILLA BALL SAY WHAT YOU WILL
THAT’S STILL GOING TO BE A PRIORITY. THEY DID IT NICELY LAST WEEK WITH WHAT HENRY PARISH
AND GOD, WHO WAS THE OTHER WAS WALTON. I DON’T REMEMBER, BUT THEY DID IT IMPRESSIVELY LAST WEEK
AGAINST MIAMI OF OHIO. SUPER CURIOUS ABOUT MIAMI’S OFFENSIVE LINE HOLDING UP AGAINST TEXAS A&M’S
PASS RUSH, BUT WITH A HEALTHY TVD WITH COLBIE YOUNG EMERGING AS A NUMBER ONE RECEIVER, IT’S
SECRETLY A VERY GOOD RECEIVER GAME FOR, YOU KNOW, HAVING EVAN STEWART AND COLBIE YOUNG ON THE SAME
FIELD. I’M FASCINATED BY THIS MATCHUP. I AM HAPPILY GOING TO TAKE THE POINTS BECAUSE I
THINK MIAMI’S DEFENSE IS IN A DECENT ENOUGH DECENT ENOUGH PLACE. THEY TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS
IN WEEK ONE THAT I’M A BELIEVER. WE BOTH WERE BELIEVERS COMING INTO THE SEASON THAT MIAMI
WOULD BE NOTICEABLY IMPROVED. AND SO I JUST DON’T HAVE ANYTHING. I DON’T HAVE MEAT ON
THAT BONE TO FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT TEXAS A&M AS A ROAD FAVORITE. SO I’M GOING WITH
HOME DOG. WOW.
LOOK, I DID THE MIAMI PREVIEW. YEAH, AND I WAS ALL IN ON
MIAMI OVER SEVEN AND A HALF. I FORGET WHAT THE LINE IS
OFFICIALLY. I THINK THEY’RE LIKE AN EIGHT AND FOUR TEAM.
OKAY. I THINK THEY’RE THEY’RE MUCH IMPROVED. THAT WOULD BE
A THREE-WIN IMPROVEMENT TO YOUR POINT. THAT WOULD BE AN
IMPROVED MIAMI TEAM. I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOOD AND BALANCED
ON OFFENSE IN WEEK ONE.
ULTIMATELY, NOT MUCH TO TAKE AWAY FROM A BIG WIN OVER MIAMI, OHIO, THOUGH.
AND NO, NONE OF THAT’S GOING TO GIVE US ANY INSIDE ANGLE ON WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS GAME AGAINST
TEXAS A&M. I’M GOING TO HOLD ON TO WHAT I SAID IN THE PRESEASON. I LIKE TYLER VAN DYKE. I LIKE THE
WAY THAT YOUR BOY MARIO HAS BUILT UP THE TRENCHES. IN THEORY, THIS DEFENSE SHOULD BE SOLID, SHOULD BE
IMPROVED. I LIKE SHANNON DAWSON, THE NEW OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR.
YOU’RE RIGHT. IT SHOULD BE A VERY RECEIVER FRIENDLY SYSTEM,
WHETHER IT’S COLBIE YOUNG OR WHOEVER ELSE. IT’S JUST
I NEED TO SEE MORE. OF COURSE, I NEED TO SEE MORE BEFORE I’M
WILLING TO GO THERE, ESPECIALLY WITH A GAME LIKE THIS AGAINST
TEXAS A&M. LIKE WHO TRULY ARE THE GRAVITATIONAL PLAYERS, THE
PROVEN GRAVITATIONAL PLAYERS THAT WE CAN POINT TO IN A GAME
LIKE THIS AGAINST A TEAM THAT I THINK IS WAY MORE TALENT.
WHO ARE THOSE GUYS THAT WE CAN POINT TO AND SAY THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE GOING TO BEAT A&M?
I THINK THE SAFETIES FOR MIAMI. I THINK THEY’VE BUILT UP DEPTH ON THE DEFENSIVE LINE WITH DUDES WHO CAN BE GAME BREAKERS.
BUT ARE THE SAFETIES AND THE DEFENSIVE LINEMEN GOING TO SCORE POINTS?
THEY CAN PREVENT POINTS. THEY CAN CHANGE THE COMPLEXION OF GAMES. AND LOOK, IS THE GRAVITATIONAL MORE CONNOR WEIGMAN OR TBD?
I THINK IT’S CONNOR WEIGMAN, PERSONALLY.
YOU THINK CONNOR WEIGMAN’S BETTER THAN TBD?
I DON’T KNOW IF HE’S BETTER, BUT I THINK IN THIS GAME WITH THE TALENT AROUND HIM, IT’S
CONNOR WEIGMAN. OKAY. SO I THINK TBD IS THE BETTER QUARTERBACK AND HE’S PLAYING AT HOME.
LIKE IF I’M GOING TO OVERSIMPLIFY IT AND REDUCE IT DOWN TO THE CORE, LOOK, YOU HAVE TO FIGURE
OUT WHICH COACH WILL INFURIATE HIS OWN FAN BASE LESS. AND SO MARIO AT HOME, JIMBO ON
THE ROAD, A MORE EXPERIENCED QUARTERBACK, A NICE FRESH START FOR MIAMI.
LOOK, I’M OBVIOUSLY PAINTING A ROSY PICTURE OF THE CANES, BUT I AM STILL A BELIEVER IN
A HOME TEAM EARLY ON IN THE SEASON THAT TEXAS A&M HAS NOT FULLY BEEN FORMED TO GO ABOUT
THE COUNTRY BARNSTORMING AS FAVORITES AGAINST QUALITY TEAMS.
THAT’S FAIR. THAT’S TOTALLY FAIR. AND I THINK WHAT WE’RE BOTH SAYING IS WE DON’T KNOW WHAT
WE’RE BETTING ON HERE. TOTALLY. THERE’S NO WAY WE COULD. IT’S WEEK TWO. I DON’T I AM
SKEEVED OUT A LITTLE BIT BY THE FACT THAT I STILL DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT I’M GETTING
FOR THE MIAMI OFFENSE. AND I THINK IT’LL BE I THINK IT’LL BE BETTER. BUT I WOULD LIKE
TO SEE OR LIKE TO HAVE AT THIS POINT MORE OF A PROVEN CONCEPT
OUT WIDE.
KNOW THAT KNOW THAT TVD IS THROWING TWO RELIABLE TARGETS
THAT CAN TEST WHAT I THINK IS A REALLY RELIABLE AND SHOULD BE A
PRETTY GOOD SECONDARY.
YEAH, FOR TEXAS A&M.
SO FOR ME, BECAUSE THAT SCARES ME BECAUSE A&M IS IS CRAZY DEEP.
YEP.
ALONG THE DEFENSIVE LINE.
I’VE GOT SOMETHING LIKE 27-20 TEXAS A&M IN A GOOD GAME.
ANOTHER GOOD GAME.
OKAY, SO YOU IF YOU ARE BELIEVE YOU’RE YOU’RE PLANTING YOUR FLAG RIGHT NOW THAT YOU BELIEVE TEXAS A&M IS LIKE A 9-10 WIN TEAM.
I AM. OKAY.
FAIR ENOUGH. WE DISAGREE. WE DISAGREE. THAT’S TWO IN A ROW. LET’S GET TO OUR FINAL BIG DOG. YOU KNOW, WHAT’S COMING?
7 P.M. TEXAS
AT ALABAMA, ALABAMA A SEVEN
AND A HALF POINT HOME FAVORITE THE VIBE I GOT FROM
READING TEXAS PEOPLE FROM TALKING TO THE TEXAS PEOPLE IN OUR VERBALLER DISCORD
WAS THAT LAST WEEK WAS KIND OF LUMPY.
THE WIN OVER RICE, 37-10.
FIRST HALF WAS BLAH, SECOND HALF WAS BETTER.
THE LINE WASN’T GREAT.
QUINN EWERS DIDN’T LOOK SHARP.
THE DEFENSE WAS PRETTY GOOD.
– YEAH, IT WAS VERY GOOD.
– DEFENSE WAS VERY GOOD.
JT DANIELS, EVERY TIME I LOOKED UP
AND EVERY TIME I WATCHED HIGHLIGHTS,
JT DANIELS SEEMED TO BE RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE
THE WHOLE GAME AND RICE HAD, I DON’T KNOW,
27 YARDS RUSHING SOMETHING.
SOMETHING CRAZY LIKE THAT.
SO I LOOK, I DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU CAN TAKE FROM THAT BECAUSE IT IS NOT APPLES TO APPLES
TO SAY RICE RAN FOR 27 YARDS AND WE KNOW ALABAMA WANTS TO RUN FOR 27 YARDS.
SO THEREFORE I’M NOT GOING TO DRAW THAT CONCLUSION.
BUT IT IS INTERESTING THAT TEXAS AGAIN LOOK GOOD ON DEFENSE.
THEY WERE GOOD ON DEFENSE A YEAR AGO, ESPECIALLY AGAINST THE RUN.
TO WHAT END DO WE KIND OF DRAW ANY CONCLUSIONS FROM THAT?
TO WHAT END ARE YOU LOOKING AT WHAT YOU SAW FROM TEXAS DEFENSE LAST YEAR PROJECTING FORWARD
NOW INTO THIS BIG GAME?
THIS IS A ONE POINT GAME A YEAR AGO, 20 TO 19 THAT ALABAMA ALMOST LOST WITH A MUCH BETTER
QUARTERBACK AND I THINK JALEN MILROE VERY GOOD. BUT IN TERMS OF WHERE BRYCE YOUNG WAS
AS A HEISMAN CALIBER QUARTERBACK AND THE SEASONING HE HAD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OBVIOUS NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIP CEILING AS A QUARTERBACK WHERE WE DON’T KNOW THAT WITH WHERE ALABAMA CURRENTLY
STANDS, THE GAMES IN TUSCALOOSA. THAT’S A DIFFERENCE. THE GAME SHOULD FEATURE A BETTER
TEXAS DEFENSE, ALTHOUGH THEY PLAYED PRETTY WELL LAST YEAR AND JUST UNTIL THOSE LAST COUPLE
DRIVES AND YOU HAVE THE OBVIOUS KNOWLEDGE THAT STEVE SARKISIAN HAS OF NICK SABAN AND
THE INTERNAL OPERATIONS AND GAME PLANNING THAT ALABAMA HAS. AND SO I THOUGHT THAT PLAYED
A ROLE IN HOW TEXAS WAS SUCCESSFUL LAST YEAR. IT WAS THE GAME THAT EVERYBODY STILL POINTS
TO IN TERMS OF QUINN EWERS LOOKING VERY STRONG UNTIL THE INJURY HE SUFFERED WITH HUDSON CARD
COMING IN AND RELIEF IN TERMS OF THIS YEAR’S MATCHUP. I THINK IT’S CLOSE. I THINK IT’S
CLOSE BECAUSE OF THE TEXAS DEFENSE BECAUSE OF THAT THE THE INTERNAL KNOWLEDGE THAT STEVE
SARKISIAN HAS BECAUSE JALEN MILROE IS INCREDIBLE. BUT I THINK THE TEXAS DEFENSE CAN DO ENOUGH
TO FORCE HIM TO BE A POCKET QUARTERBACK MORE OFTEN THAN NOT. AND MAYBE HE COMPLETELY SHREDS
THEM AND MAKES THEM PAY FOR, YOU KNOW, PICKING THEIR POISON LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU SAW THE
CONNECTION. I THINK WAS ISAIAH BOND LAST WEEK. YEAH, A COUPLE OF REALLY NICE PASSES. SO MAYBE
THAT’S DEVELOPING THERE. I LIKE ALABAMA TO WIN THIS GAME, BUT I LIKE IT A LITTLE BIT
CLOSER THAN WHAT THE LINE IS AT TIME OF RECORDING. SO I HAD IT AT 27-21. SO THAT’S TEXAS BARELY
COVERING ALABAMA AGAIN WINNING LATE. THE EMERGING YOUNG DEFENSIVE STARS AT ALABAMA HAVE HAS
MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS ONE AND CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH TEXAS A LITTLE BIT BEAT UP ON
OFFENSE. I WORRY A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE WINTER WONDER QUALITY. I THINK TEXAS HAS VERY GOOD
RECEIVERS, BUT STAR POWER AT RECEIVER IS A BEER WORTHY. SOMETIMES I’M YOU CAN COUNT ME
IN THE CATEGORY OF WHAT EXACTLY HAS QUINN EWERS DONE TO TO GARNER THE ATTENTION AND
SPOTLIGHT THAT OBVIOUSLY BEING THE STARTING QUARTERBACK FOR TEXAS GIVES YOU BUT I’M CALL
ME A YOU ARE A SKEPTIC UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE. YOU MAY RECALL THAT I’VE GOT TEXAS IN MY PLAYOFF.
YEAH, ONE OF MY ONE OF MY STILL MAKE THE PLAYOFF LOSING THIS GAME THOUGH COULD STILL MAKE THE
PLAYOFF LOSING THIS GAME.
YEAH.
BUT IT IS NOT LOST ON ME THAT IF EVER THERE
WERE A MOMENT, IF EVER THERE WERE A MOMENT
FOR SARK, HE KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT IN TUSCALOOSA
OF NICK SABAN, OF A NUMBER OF PLAYERS ON THE
TEAM BECAUSE HE HELPED RECRUIT THEM.
THE GAME LAST YEAR WAS WAY CLOSER THAN ANYBODY
EVER DREAMT POSSIBLE, 20-19.
AND I STAND BY THE FACT, AND I KNOW YOU’RE
GOING TO MAKE FUN OF ME FOR THIS, BUT I DON’T
– PLEASE.
– I STAND BY THE FACT THAT IF QUINN EWERS
DOES NOT GET HURT IN THAT GAME, TEXAS WINS.
– OKAY. – I STAND BY IT.
– HOW MANY POINTS HAD TEXAS SCORED WHEN HE GOT HURT?
– I DON’T REMEMBER.
DON’T ASK ME SPECIFICS, RIGHT?
THIS IS JUST A RAW REACTION, EMOTIONAL FROM TY HILDENBRANDT.
– YEAH, THAT’S OKAY.
– THAT IS HOW I FEEL DEEP INTO MY MARROW.
THIS YEAR, I THINK TEXAS IS GOOD ENOUGH
TO KEEP THE ALABAMA OFFENSE IN CHECK.
I THINK THEY’RE GOOD ENOUGH ON OFFENSE TO SCORE.
I THINK TEXAS GOES TO TUSCALOOSA AND WINS OUTRIGHT.
I’VE GOT A 28-24 TEXAS PULLS THE UPSET OF THE WEEKEND.
– WOW.
OKAY, SO WE AGREE ON THE LINE AND TAKING THE DOG HERE
THAT IT’S PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT TOO MUCH.
YOU HAVE IT OUTRIGHT?
– OUTRIGHT, YEAH. – OKAY.
SO WHAT WE’RE GONNA HAVE TO SEE
IS A SECOND HALF OFFENSE FROM TEXAS,
WHICH IS NOT SOMETHING WE’RE SUPER USED TO
AS COLLEGE FOOTBALL OBSERVERS.
AND TO DO IT IN TUSCALOOSA, OKAY.
OKAY.
– I THINK THIS COULD BE ONE OF THOSE REESUS GAMES.
(ANGELIC MUSIC)
WHERE YOU’RE WATCHING THE PLAY CALLING
ON THE ALABAMA SIDE AND WONDERING,
WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?
WHY ARE THEY RUNNING THIS?
I DON’T UNDERSTAND. – OKAY.
WELL, NOW THAT YOU CAN DOWNGRADE HIS SHINING MOMENT
LAST YEAR IN BEATING CLEMSON WITH NOTRE DAME.
– I HAVE PRIORS, OKAY?
I HAVE PRIORS.
– ARE WE GONNA TALK ABOUT THAT?
I MEAN, WE DID A VIDEO, WE PUT SOMETHING OUT THERE.
I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THE THE MORNING WINDOW BROUGHT TO YOU BY A QUICK CLEMSON-DUKE
RECAP BUT MAN. OKAY, ANY ANY CONCLUDING THOUGHTS ON TEXAS-ALABAMA? YOU HAVE THIS AS A 20 MENTAL
BLOCK OF A GAME FOR TOMMY REES IN THE ALABAMA OFFENSE. 20 I DO NOT 24. OKAY, SARK IN A BIG
GAME ON THE ROAD. OKAY. LET ME LET ME WRITE THIS DOWN REAL QUICK. SO WE SORT OF AGREE
SARK AGAINST THE GREATEST COACH OF ALL TIME ON THE ROAD. OKAY, AND WE SORT OF AGREE BUT
NOT AN OUTCOME.
NEXT.
SHOULD WE GET TO OUR EARLY GAMES?
LET’S, PLEASE.
[MUSIC]
INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, I THINK THIS IS ALSO THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.
[MUSIC]
YEAH.
THE LATER YOU GO THIS WEEKEND,
THE HARDER IT GETS TO FIND A REAL WINDOW
WHERE YOU CAN MISS THE ACTION AND NOT FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT.
RIGHT.
THAT’S MY OPINION. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU FEEL DIFFERENTLY.
I…
YEAH, I JUST I’VE GOT THE CRAZY CURIOSITY ABOUT COLORADO AND
THERE’S ENOUGH IN THE EARLY WINDOW. I’M LOOKING AT THE
AFTERNOON AND
THE GAMES YOU HAVE DOWN HERE TO TALK ABOUT. I THINK I’D RATHER
WATCH THE EARLY GAMES.
OKAY,
BUT SOMETIME IN THE AFTERNOON NOT AT NIGHT. WE AGREE ON THAT
THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IS NOT AT NIGHT.
YES, OF COURSE ON SOME WAY. IT’S SATURDAY.
YES, I AGREE.
WE CAN TALK ABOUT CLEMSON AND DUKE A LITTLE BIT LATER, BUT
I WANT TO, THERE’S NOT MUCH TO TALK ABOUT, BUT THERE’S NOT MUCH TO TALK ABOUT,
EXCEPT THERE IS, BUT WE’LL GET TO THAT. I PROMISE YOU. YEAH.
LET’S STAY ON TOPIC HERE AND TALK ABOUT 12 O’CLOCK ESPN,
UTAH MINUS SEVEN AND A HALF ON THE ROAD AT BAYLOR. YEAH.
THIS MAY BE THE BATTLE OF THE BACKUPS. UH,
CAM RISING DID NOT PLAY LAST WEEK FOR UTAH AGAINST FLORIDA,
THEY’RE REPORTEDLY MAKING PROGRESS IN HIS REHAB FROM AN ACL INJURY, BUT IF HE CAN’T
GO, IT’S GOING TO BE BRYSON BARNES AGAIN.
BRYSON BARNES SEEMED FINE LAST WEEK AGAINST FLORIDA.
YEAH, FULL PRACTICE PARTICIPANT IS WHAT I SAW FOR CAM RISING, BUT NOT NECESSARILY STARTING
THIS GAME.
STILL LISTED AS FIRST ON THE DEPTH CHART, I BELIEVE IT WAS LAST WEEK AS WELL.
THAT DOESN’T MATTER.
AND ON THE BAYLOR FRONT, THEY’RE GOING TO BE WITHOUT BLAKE SHAPEN.
HE’S GOT A SPRAINED MCL.
HE’S GOING TO BE DOWN TWO TO THREE WEEKS, WHICH MEANS SAWYER ROBERTSON, EXCUSE ME, THE
TRANSFER IS GOING TO GET THE GO AS WELL.
LOOK AS WITH ALL THINGS BAYLOR, I GET MY NEWS FROM THE POPE.
OKAY, I TEXT A LITTLE BIT WITH PETER POPE OF OURDAILYBEARS
THIS WEEK.
GREAT.
YEAH, WE’RE PSYCHED.
GOOD PODCAST.
CHECK IT OUT.
IF YOU’RE A BAYLOR FAN, HIS CONCERN IS NOT THE QUARTERBACK.
HIS CONCERN IS THE LINES.
AND IF YOU WATCH ANY OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BAYLOR GAME
LAST WEEKEND, THERE WAS A LOT OF SWISS CHEESE THERE, DAN, AGAINST
TEXAS STATE.
THEY LOST TO TEXAS STATE OF ALL TEAMS.
I BELIEVE IF YOU’RE UTAH, IF YOU’RE LOOKING AT THAT TAPE,
YOU’RE LICKING YOUR CHOPS.
BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT UTAH DOES.
UTAH EATS YOU UP ALONG BOTH LINES,
AND THAT’S HOW THEY WIN THEIR GAMES.
SO, MINUS SEVEN AND A HALF, I’M ON UTAH HERE,
EVEN ON THE ROAD.
I DISAGREE.
REALLY?
I DON’T LIKE BAYLOR ENOUGH TO CALL THEM A WINNER,
BUT…
WOW.
THERE’S A LETDOWN ELEMENT, YES, FOR UTAH.
IS THERE?
I MEAN, THAT GAME WAS OVER PRETTY EARLY ON,
THAT FLORIDA GAME.
FLORIDA MIGHT BE REAL BAD.
ON. OKAY. ALL RIGHT, FLORIDA MIGHT NOT BE SO HOT, ESPECIALLY WITH GRAMMAR. IT’S IN THERE
AT QUARTERBACK. I DIDN’T THINK THE UTAH OFFENSE WAS INCREDIBLE. THEY DIDN’T NEED TO BE AGAINST
FLORIDA, BUT AS THAT GAME WORE ON, IT’S SLOWED DOWN CONSIDERABLY, RIGHT? SURE. UTAH OFFENSIVE
BRYSON BARNES AND THEY HAVE THE PACKAGES FOR NATE JOHNSON. IT’S QUITE IMPRESSIVE. I THINK
THE DEFENSE IS EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE FOR UTAH AND SHOULD CAUSE A LOT OF HAVOC FOR BAYLOR.
I THINK WE ARE POTENTIALLY IN A MAGIC LITTLE ELIXIR MOMENT OF UTAH BEING SUPER HIGH, LITERALLY
AND FIGURATIVELY OFF OF THAT WIN HIGH BECAUSE OF ALTITUDE TIE. CALM YOURSELF. SURE. AND
BAYLOR HAVING ITS WORST DAY, PERHAPS IN A LOOK AHEAD SPOT AGAINST TEXAS STATE. NOW THAT’S
AN AWFUL WORST DAY TO LOSE TO THE BOBCATS. I’LL DO RESPECT TO GJ KINNE.
UTAH TYPICALLY DOESN’T WIN THESE GAMES.
ON THE ROAD AGAINST POWER FIVE OPPONENTS,
BAYLOR’S POSSIBLY AVERAGE TO BELOW AVERAGE.
I CONCEDE YOU THIS.
BUT IN TERMS OF THAT SPECIFIC LINE,
I THINK IT’S A LITTLE MUCH.
I REALLY DO THINK IT’S A LITTLE MUCH.
I’M NOT READY TO WRITE BAYLOR OFF
AS A THREE AND NINE TEAM OR SOMETHING, DESPITE THE LOSS.
– I AM THROWING UP A RED FLAG HERE
AT YOUR LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE BECAUSE–
– IT’S, I LOVE WEEK TWO.
THIS IS ARGUABLY MY FAVORITE WEEK OF THE YEAR.
– THIS IS THE BEST WEEK IN A BET
BECAUSE EVERYONE OVERREACTS.
I DON’T LIKE THAT YOU ARE THIS CONFIDENT ABOUT UTAH
THAT YOU KNOW YOUR PAC-12 PRETTY WELL.
– OH, I THINK UTAH’S A VERY GOOD TEAM
AND COULD WIN THIS CONFERENCE.
THERE IS, BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT–
– JUST BE NERVOUS ABOUT MY PICK IS WHAT I’M SAYING.
– THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THE NUMBER
THAT FEELS A LITTLE SUCKERY.
– OKAY.
– THAT, I DON’T KNOW,
THAT I THINK BAYLOR CAN HAVE A BETTER DAY
THAN WHAT THEY SHOWED.
WITH LINE CONCERNS, WHATEVER,
I STILL LIKE SOME OF THEIR OFFENSIVE SKILL TALENT.
THERE WAS A LOT OF BAYLOR PEOPLE WHO WERE CLAMORING FOR SAWYER ROBERTSON OVER BLAKE
SHAPEN UNTIL HE WAS NAMED THE STARTER, I THINK IN THE SPRING, BUT THEY WERE DISAPPOINTED
WITH THAT NAMING.
SO I’M JUST TREADING CAREFULLY AND TAKING THE POINTS BECAUSE THIS FALLS INTO THAT SWEET
SPOT OF A LITTLE BIT HIGH LOW COMING INTO THE MIDDLE AND UTAH GOING ON THE ROAD FOR
IT.
IF WE’RE IN SALT LAKE, I’D FEEL A LOT BETTER, BUT I DON’T KNOW.
SOMETHING THROWS ME ABOUT THIS ONE.
WELL, THIS IS ONE OF THE GAMES TO PICK ON RUN THE BOARD WEEK TWO.
AND ALREADY WE’VE SEEN AN INTERESTING SPREAD OF PICKS AGAIN FOR BALLERS.COM IS WHERE YOU CAN GO TO PLAY THAT YOU CAN GET IN FOR WEEK TWO AND GET IN WHENEVER YOU WANT.
ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS SIGN UP FOR ANY PATRION TIER, VERBALLERS.COM. SIGN UP FOR FIVE BUCKS IF YOU WANT TO, SIGN UP FOR FIVE BUCKS AND PLAY FOR A HUNDRED DOLLAR GIFT CARD THIS WEEK.
WE’RE GONNA HAVE COOL PRIZES EVERY WEEK, LITERALLY EVERY WEEK THROUGHOUT THE SPAN OF THIS WHOLE SEASON LONG CONTEST.
AT THE END, THE WINNER, THE OVERALL WINNER GETS A SEAT ON OUR BOARD.
YEAH.
IF YOU GO OUT THERE AND REALLY GO PEDAL TO THE METAL AND GO,
YOU KNOW, SOMETHING CRAZY LIKE EIGHT AND FOUR, NINE AND THREE,
EVEN SEVEN AND FIVE PROBABLY GETS YOU A CHANCE STILL TO BE PART OF THAT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
SO VERBALLERS DOT COM IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE.
BUT I EXPECT THIS GAME IS GOING TO BE ONE THAT SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE.
I KNOW I’M RIGHT THERE WITH YOU.
I WENT BACK AND FORTH ON THIS BECAUSE I DO THINK UTAH IS CLEARLY THE BETTER TEAM.
IT JUST IT THREW ME BEING IN WEEK TWO AND YEAH, I AGREE PLAY RUN THE BOARD.
THE THE HOME FIELD THING WILL BE GREAT WEEK EIGHT BY THE WAY WEEK SEVEN OR EIGHT
TIE IS AGREED. I CAN’T BELIEVE HE AGREED TO DO THIS, BUT TIE GIVES A LIFE CHANGING SHIATSU MASSAGE
THE WINNER OF WEEK EIGHTS RUN THE BOARD. IF YOU CAN GET TO EASTERN PA,
OKAY, TIE GOES PREMIUM WITH THE OILS. THE SOUNDTRACK IS EXQUISITE, BUT THAT’S FOR WEEK
EIGHT. THAT’S DOWN THE LINE. WE’LL GET, WE’LL CIRCLE BACK.
CONTINUE TO 12 NOON. ABC. IT’S NOTRE DAME MINUS SEVEN AND A
HALF AT NC STATE. YEAH. INTERESTING LINE HERE. THIS IS
A WEIRD LINE. SPEAKING OF SUCKER LINES, THIS ONE FEELS FEELS
OFF TO ME. IT IS A STEP UP IN COMPETITION FOR NOTRE DAME.
YOU KNOW, WE’RE GETTING TO SOME TEAMS NOW THAT SAM HARTMAN HAS
SEEN BEFORE THE STAT THAT I FOUND THAT YOU FOUND. YEAH, WE
BOTH ARE FIXATED ON THIS STAT. SAM HARTMAN IS THROWN THREE
THREE INTERCEPTIONS IN EACH OF THE LAST TWO MATCHUPS AGAINST NC STATE. IF YOU TAKE IT
IN TOTALITY OVER HIS CAREER, HE’S THROWN MORE INTERCEPTIONS AGAINST THIS DEFENSE THAN HE
HAS AGAINST ANY OTHER DEFENSE HE’S PLAYED IN THE SPAN OF TIME THAT HE’S BEEN A STARTING
QUARTERBACK OR PLAYED QUARTERBACK AT ALL AT WAKE FOREST. HE DOES NOT LIKE THIS 335 THAT
HE’S GOING TO PLAY TONY GIBSON. HE DOES NOT LIKE IT. HE HAS NOT DONE WELL AGAINST THIS.
HOW MANY WOLF PICKS WILL HE THROW? YOU LIKE THAT? WOLF? THAT’S NOT BAD. I WAS RIGHT THERE.
THAT’S THAT’S NOT BAD.
I ALSO THINK YOU CAN MAKE THE CASE THOUGH,
IF I’M BEING HONEST THAT THIS IS A MUCH DIFFERENT OFFENSE.
NOW, HE WAS BEING ASKED TO THROW THE BALL 45 PLUS TIMES WHEN HE
WAS AT WAKE FOREST TO BASICALLY WIN THE GAME PROBABLY WITH A
BETTER RECEIVING CORE AT WAKE FOREST AND HE’S GOT RIGHT NOW
AT NOTRE DAME OR AT LEAST A MORE PROVEN RECEIVING CORE THEN
THAN HE HAS NOW.
YEAH, GUYS LIKE AT PERRY.
YEAH, THEY WERE REALLY STRONG DUDES OUT WIDE REALLY GOOD RECEIVING
COURT, BUT IT’S JUST DIFFERENT NOW.
HE’S NOT GONNA HAVE TO THROW THE BALL 45 TIMES. IF HE THROWS AT 30, THERE’S PROBABLY AN ISSUE
FOR NOTRE DAME. IT’S MUCH MORE BUILT AROUND THE RUN AND PHYSICALITY.
AND IT’S GOT A DEFENSE BEHIND IT, FRANKLY, THAT HELPS MORE THAN IT HURTS. HE JUST HE DIDN’T HAVE
ANY OF THAT AT WAKE FOREST. SO THAT IS, I THINK, THE DYNAMIC HERE. THE LINE IS WEIRD. WE KNOW THE
PRIORS, BUT IT’S A DIFFERENT SETUP ALTOGETHER AT NOTRE DAME THAN IT WAS WAKE FOREST. WHERE ARE YOU
AT HERE. RIGHT? HAVE BRENNAN ARMSTRONG AND SAM HARTMAN PLAYED AGAINST EACH OTHER 13 TIMES
FOR 15 DIFFERENT TEAMS. I FEELS THAT WAY. ROBERT AND I IS SOMEHOW INVOLVED IN THIS ONE.
HE’S BEEN ALL OVER THE ACC. YEAH, MAN. THIS IS THE MOST ALL COSTCO CONFERENCE MATCHUP
OF THE WAY TO NOTRE DAME GAMES IN RALEIGH. YOU ARE THE I THINK THAT THE POINT THAT’S
WELL TAKEN FROM YOU AND THAT I SORT OF SAT ON A LITTLE BIT TOO IS THAT SAM HARTMAN HAS
THE LUXURY OF A POWER RUSHING ATTACK THAT SHOULD MAKE HIS LIFE EASIER AGAINST NC STATE,
WHICH NC STATE IS PRETTY STRONG CORNERS. THERE’S I THINK CONSIDERABLE ACC ALL ACC LEVEL STAR
POWER ON THIS DEFENSE. THEY DIDN’T LOOK SUPER TOGETHER AND AWESOME ON OFFENSE LAST WEEK.
BRANDON ARMSTRONG AT ANY TIME COULD PUT UP LIKE A THREE HUNDRED AND ONE HUNDRED GAME
AND AT ANY TIME COULD PUT UP A ONE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN AND TWENTY EIGHT GAME. YEAH.
AND SO YOUR BELIEF HAS TO BE IN NOTRE DAME ON THE ROAD, THE CONFIDENCE IN PLAYING WHAT
YOU CONSIDER TO BE BULLY BALL WOULD NOT WHAT YOU CONSIDER BE IT. IT IS BULLY BALL THAT
NOTRE DAME HAS THAT ABILITY WITH THE POWER RUSHING ATTACK AND IMPROVE LINE. I THINK I’M
TAKING POINTS HERE IN THE SAME WAY THAT I TOOK THE POINTS WITH WITH BAYLOR WITH MIAMI
WHERE IT’S LIKE WHAT IS WHAT IS NOTRE DAME EARNED THIS YEAR RIGHT. THEY’VE TAKEN CARE
OF BUSINESS UNDERRATED AS I LIKE TO SAY PROBABLY TOO MUCH, BUT THERE IS THAT THE INTERCEPTION
THING THERE IS THE THE BAGGAGE THERE THAT I DON’T KNOW. I HAVE TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE
THIS ROLL OUT, YOU KNOW, NOTRE DAME WINNING BY, YOU KNOW, 34-20 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT
IN A MATCHUP LIKE THIS. I THINK NC STATE’S A QUALITY TEAM NO MORE TIM BECK. THAT’S SOMETHING
THAT’S SOMETHING. YEAH, SO I’M TAKING THE POINTS HERE. YEAH. YEAH, I THINK NOTRE DAME
A BETTER TEAM. I HAVE THEM AT WINNING THIS ONE SOMETHING LIKE I DON’T KNOW 28-24, 28-22.
I DON’T KNOW SOMETHING WEIRD LIKE THAT. BUT NOW I’M HAPPY TO TAKE THE POINTS WHERE WE
DON’T KNOW A TON ABOUT NOTRE DAME AGAINST A QUALITY TEAM. WE DON’T WE HAVE A LITTLE
BIT OF SCAR TISSUE FOR FOR SAM HARTMAN AND NC STATE AND THE GAME IS IN RALEIGH. SO YEAH,
THAT’S THAT’S MY REASONING THERE. I’M TAKING POINTS. I LIKE BRENNAN ARMSTRONG AND I LIKE
THE REUNION BETWEEN HIM AND ROBERT ANAE I THINK THAT’S FINE, BUT I DON’T REALLY LIKE
NC STATE. I THINK THEY’RE LIKE THE EIGHTH OR NINTH BEST TEAM IN THE ACC. AND I THINK NOTRE DAME’S
GOING TO BEAT THEM UP ON THE GROUND. OKAY. I’M ALSO NOT SURE WHO ELSE I’M SUPPOSED TO WORRY ABOUT
WITH THE NC STATE OFFENSE. I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF BRENDAN ARMSTRONG. YEAH. HE’S GOOD AT
THAT. HE WAS GOOD AT THAT AT VIRGINIA. THAT WAS KIND OF HIS MO. NOT LAST YEAR, BUT YOU KNOW, I
MEAN, I THINK THIS IS WHO HE IS AND WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO TRY TO DO WITH THE OFFENSE. I’M JUST NOT
SURE THAT THERE’S A COMPLIMENT. SO I WOULD NOT BET THIS GAME, TO YOUR POINT. I WOULDN’T TOUCH THIS
THIS GAME WITH A 10 FOOT POLE BECAUSE THE LINE FEELS
SUCKERY TO ME.
I COULD EASILY SEE THE STYLE OF PLAY IN THIS GAME MAKING THE
SCORE LOWER AND CLOSER THAN MEETS THE EYE.
I THINK IT’S NOTRE DAME SOMETHING LIKE 27-17.
I’M NOT SURE NC STATE CAN SCORE ON NOTRE DAME, BUT IT’S IT’S
GOING TO BE FLIRTING WITH THAT SEVEN AND A HALF, WHICH IS WHY
I WOULDN’T TOUCH IT.
NC STATE LAST YEAR LAST YEAR DIFFERENT TEAM DIFFERENT GUYS,
WHATEVER BUT SAME COORDINATOR SAME PHILOSOPHY FINISHED FOURTH
IN THE COUNTRY AGAINST THE RUN 14TH IN TERMS OF FORCING THREE AND OUT, WHICH I THINK IS
GOING TO BE CRUCIAL AGAINST A TEAM THAT HAS A FIRST PRIORITY STILL TO ME OF ESTABLISHING
THE RUN UNLESS YOU THINK OTHERWISE. NO, NO, I THAT’S 100%. THAT’S FASCINATING. PHILOSOPHICALLY,
THEY HAVE THEY SUCCEEDED EVEN WHEN THEIR TEAM HAS BEEN NOT WEEK TO WEEK. EXCELLENT. NEXT
FOR FOUR OTHER VERY QUICK GAMES AND GOOD MENTION HERE IN THE EARLY WINDOW AND THEN WE’LL GET
TO THE AFTERNOON 12 O’CLOCK ESPN TO PURDUE AT VIRGINIA TECH MINUS THREE. WE BOTH LIKE
TECH MINUS THREE. I MEAN, WE’RE LIKE, IT MIGHT BE A STRONG WORD. WE’RE BOTH WILLING. WE’RE
BOTH WILLING TO GO VIRGINIA TECH MINUS THREE, BECAUSE AT LEAST IN MY CASE, I’M NOT CRAZY
ABOUT TECH. YEAH. AFTER I’M NOT CRAZY ABOUT TECH, BUT AFTER WHAT I SAW ON THE PURDUE SIDE,
IT FEELS LIKE A FULL REBUILD MIGHT BE IN PROGRESS THERE. AND, UH, I NEVER WOULD BET REAL CURRENCY
ON THIS GAME EITHER, BUT I’LL TAKE TECH MINUS THREE. PURDUE’S DEFENSE MINUS FRESNO. WASN’T
VERY GOOD. SO I’M I’M IN ON TECH. I’M IN ON TROY PLUS 16 AND A
HALF AGAINST K STATE BECAUSE THAT’S A LOT OF POINTS AND TROY
IS REALLY TROY STILL GOT A PRETTY GOOD DEFENSE. OKAY, SO
I’M IN ON TROY. I’M IN ON VANDY PLUS 10 AGAINST WAKE FOREST.
THIS IS AN EARLY KICKOFF AT 11 A.M.
EASTERN TIME ON ACC NETWORK, AND I’M ALSO IN ON JAMES MADISON
– 6 AGAINST VIRGINIA. IT’S A ROAD GAME. IT’S AT VIRGINIA.
I THINK IT’S PROBABLY VERY MEANINGFUL FOR JMU TO PLAY AN
STATE OPPONENT. SURE. AND I ALSO THINK VIRGINIA MIGHT BE CATASTROPHICALLY BAD AGAIN, AT LEAST
ON OFFENSE. SO THOSE ARE MY FOUR OTHER PICKS. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU AGREE, DISAGREE, WANT TO SPAR
ABOUT ANY OF THOSE, BUT THAT’S WHERE I’M AT. OKAY. I DISAGREE ON A CHUNK OF THAT. OKAY. I LIKE WAKE
MINUS 10 BECAUSE I DON’T THINK VANDY IS ALL THAT GOOD. I DON’T THINK THEIR PAST DEFENSE IS ALL THAT
GOOD. AND WE KNOW WAKE IS GOING TO JUST THROW THE BALL REPEATEDLY. I THINK IT’S A BAD MATCHUP FOR
VANDY. I DON’T THINK THE VANDY OFFENSE WAS ESPECIALLY GOOD LAST WEEK. KEN SEALS CAME IN
AND WAS BETTER THAN AJ SWANN AGAINST WAS IT ALABAMA A&M. IS THAT WHO VANDY BEAT LAST
LIKE I I DON’T THINK VANDY WAS THAT IMPRESSIVE. NOW I STILL WANT THEM TO GO TO A BOWL GAME.
I WANT THEM TO GO TO A BOWL GAME BECAUSE I MADE THE SPICY PREDICTION, BUT I AM MORE DOWN
ON VANDY THAN I THOUGHT I WOULD BE. I THOUGHT THE DEFENSE WOULD BE IN A BETTER PLACE AND
IT’S JUST NOT AT THE MOMENT. I THINK IT’S A BAD MATCHUP. I’M HAPPY TO GIVE THOSE POINTS.
I THINK WAKE IS BETTER AS MUCH AS YOU DOUBT MITCH GRIFFIS. GIVE ME GIVE ME WAKE THERE.
I THINK KANSAS STATE’S WAY BETTER THAN TROY. I DO. I THINK TROY IS A VERY GOOD DEFENSE
WHEN THEY PLAY TEAMS IN THEIR CONFERENCE. KANSAS STATE ALWAYS HAS A GAME LIKE THIS.
THEY ALWAYS HAVE A RANDOM CLUNKER WITH ADRIAN MARTINEZ. LAST YEAR, THEY HAD THE RANDOM CLUNKER.
THIS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE WILL HOWARD AND AVERY JOHNSON LED UP. WELL, YOU WANT A
STATE OF VERY JOHNSON. YEAH, A VERY JOHNSON. OKAY, SO I’M GOING WITH K-STATE BIG HERE.
I THINK THEY RUN ALL OVER TROY AND I DON’T THINK TROY’S OFFENSE IS IN ANYWHERE NEAR A
REPLACED IT TO KEEP UP WITH K STATE ON OFFENSE. AND I HAVE VIRGINIA AGAINST JAMES MADISON.
AND I’M GOING TO TELL YOU WHY I DON’T KNOW. SOMEBODY HAS TO WIN THIS GAME AND VIRGINIA
IS PLAYING AT HOME. I SAY, WHY DON’T YOU TELL ME WHY? IT SCARED ME A LITTLE BIT THAT LAST
YEAR JMU WAS BEATING UP ON A BUNCH OF SUNBELT TEAMS, THEN PLAYED AGAINST A AVERAGE TO MAYBE
ABOVE AVERAGE LOUISVILLE TEAM AND JUST GOT SHELLED ON THE ROAD. LIKE IT IS A DIFFERENT
LEVEL.
SAY WHAT YOU ABOUT VIRGINIA. I DON’T THINK WHAT THEY ARE AGAINST TENNESSEE IN WEEK ONE IS
NECESSARILY REPRESENTATIVE, NOT HIGH ON THE WHO’S THINK IT COULD CERTAINLY BE A LONG SEASON.
DO I THINK THEIR UPPER TIER SUNBELT QUALITY? NOT YET. I’M NOT WILLING TO GO THERE YET.
SO I’M TAKING VIRGINIA. I THINK THEY STILL HAVE ENOUGH GUYS ON DEFENSE,
EVEN AFTER LOSING KEY DUDES TO THE PORTAL THAT I JUST I’M MAYBE THIS IS A HOPEFUL.
MAYBE THIS IS WISH CASTING THAT VIRGINIA IS AN ACTUAL ACC TEAM.
BUT YEAH THAT BIG OF A DOG AT HOME TO JMU. NO, I THINK IT’S KIND OF A FOOL’S ERRAND.
LET’S GET TO THE AFTERNOON BLOCK.
YOU SAID YOU WERE EXCITED ABOUT THIS BLOCK.
YOU SAID WHEN YOU SAID WHEN YOU SAID THE
THE WINDOW IS THE AFTERNOON OR YOU SAID THE EARLY WINDOW. YEAH WAS THE ONE YOU’D SKIP.
THAT’S THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.
WELL, WHICH OF THESE GAMES EXCITES YOU THE MOST?
WE’VE GOT FOUR LISTED HERE ON OUR SHEET.
WE’VE GOT OLE MISS TULANE, IOWA STATE.
I PUT TEXAS STATE, UTAH OR UTAH, UTSA.
EXCUSE ME.
ALSO A FOUR-LETTER TEAM STARTING WITH UT AND APP STATE
AT NORTH CAROLINA AS THE FOUR THAT WILL DO A QUICK MENTION
OF HERE, WHICH OF THOSE FOUR YOU MOST EXCITED TO WATCH
IF YOU’RE PICKING?
OH EASILY, CY HAWK.
NO QUESTION IN MY MIND.
3:30 ON FOX. IT IS IOWA – 4 ON THE ROAD AT IOWA STATE.
HERE IS MY QUESTION.
NEVER MIND WHO YOU THINK IS GOING TO WIN.
DOES THE WINNER OF THIS GAME GET TO 25 POINTS?
NO, DEFINITELY NOT. DOES THE WINNER GET TO 20 POINTS?
SURE.
SURE. WHO ARE YOU PICKING? IOWA STATE.
WHY?
I THINK WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TWO GOOD DEFENSES AND ONE OF THEM
IS PLAYING AT HOME IN A RIVALRY MATCHUP.
THE OTHER OFFENSE LIKE CADE MCNAMARA’S IOWA OFFENSE LAST WEEK SCREECHED TO A HALT QUICKLY
AGAINST UTAH STATE AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES DEEP IN UTAH STATE.
LIKE I JUST I DON’T LOVE IOWA HERE.
IF THEY’RE GOING TO WIN THIS GAME BY DOUBLE DIGITS OR SEVEN TO TEN POINTS, WHATEVER, IT’S
GOING TO COME OFF TURNOVERS AND THAT’S VERY MUCH AN IOWA THING.
BUT I DON’T KNOW.
I’M STILL GOING TO ROLL WITH PHILOSOPHICALLY SPEAKING A HOME DOG WITH A GOOD DEFENSE IN
A RIVALRY, TOUGH PLACE TO PLAY. I’M GOING WITH, YOU KNOW, THE CENTRAL TENETS OF MY BELIEF
SYSTEM HERE. AND I BELIEVE IOWA HAS A HIGHER CEILING, BUT SITUATIONALLY, I’M GOING IOWA
STATE HERE, EVEN THOUGH THEY VERY RARELY WIN THIS GAME. I’M GOING IOWA STATE. WOW. I’VE
BEEN THINKING ABOUT SOMETHING A LOT HERE. OKAY. UM, WE TESTED THE FERENTZ FLUFF UP THEORY.
WE TESTED IT OUT A LITTLE BIT LAST WEEK AND THE THEORY WAS BECAUSE THEY’VE GOT THIS RIDICULOUS KPI NOW FOR BRIAN FERENTZ.
I AGREE WITH IT BY THE WAY, BUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE JUST RIDICULOUS THAT THIS WOULD BE PUBLIC.
HE’S GOT AN AVERAGE 25 POINTS PER GAME TO AVOID GETTING FIRED.
WE TESTED THE FERENTZ FLUFF-UP THEORY LAST WEEK.
AND THAT IS THAT THEY’RE GONNA RUN IT UP AGAINST WEAKER COMPETITIONS SO THAT WHEN THEY PLAY BETTER TEAMS
THEY’RE NOT GONNA WORRY ABOUT IT. YOU JUST PLAY THE STYLE OF FOOTBALL THAT THEY WANT TO PLAY.
I THINK WIN 16-14 AND HE’LL BE FINE.
I’LL BE IN THE CLEAR.
IT’LL ALL AVERAGE OUT AND HE CAN LIVE TO COACH ANOTHER YEAR.
YEAH.
WHAT IF WHAT IF WE THOUGHT ABOUT A REVERSE FERENS FLUFF UP
THEORY A REVERSE THEORY.
OKAY, I’M WORKING WITH ME.
YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION A REVERSE FERENTZ FLUFF UP PERHAPS THE
OPPOSITE IS TRUE.
WHAT IF BEHIND CADE MCNAMARA, CADE SNACK-NAMARA, IF THEY THROW
FOUR YARDS PER ATTEMPT. I DON’T KNOW. OH, I REMEMBER THAT. GOOD. WHAT IF WHAT IF THEY
GO ON THE ROAD, THEY WIN THE CYHAWK TROPHY 38-17. IT’S JUST AN EXPLOSION OF IOWA POINTS.
A REVERSE FERENTZ FLUFF UP. WOW. WHAT IF MAN, THE PETER NORTHIFICATION OF IOWA FOOTBALL.
THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING. WHAT IF MAN? OKAY. I’M I’M AGREEING WITH THIS ZAG. LIKE I’M AGREEING
WITH THE SPIRIT OF THIS ZAG TIE. SOMETIMES YOU GOT TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. YOU GOT
TO BE DIFFERENT. WE WOULDN’T BE AMERICA’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL PODCAST SINCE 2008. YEAH,
THAT’S TRUE. IF NOT FOR ZAGS LIKE THIS EVERY NOW AND AGAIN. YEAH, THE PEOPLE OF HER BALLERS
DOT COM DO ENJOY A GOOD ZAG. OKAY, I RESPECT IT. I ABSOLUTELY RESPECT IT. I STICK TO MY
MY BELIEF SYSTEM, BUT I LIKE THE WAY YOUR BRAIN IS MOVING. IT’S GOOD BY ME. 3817 IOWA
WINS A CYHAWK.
OK,
WE DISAGREE.
NEXT GAME.
OLE MISS-TULANE ALSO 3:30 ESPN2
OLE MISS 7 POINT ROAD FAVORITE.
NOW THIS IS INTRIGUING TO ME.
YEAH, THIS IS INTRIGUING
AS WE START LOOKING AT HOME DOGS
AND WHERE MIGHT
WHERE MIGHT THE HOME
DOG OF THE WEEK BE?
TULANE WAS A POPULAR.
A POPULAR OPTION IN MY MIND.
I AM TAKING TULANE PLUS THE POINTS.
OLE MISS WON REALLY BIG LAST WEEK
AND AS A RESULT, 77% OF THE BETS.
93% OF THE PUBLIC MONEY IS ON OLE MISS.
OKAY.
TULANE THOUGH,
TULANE HAS SLOWLY GOTTEN BETTER.
ALMOST EVERY YEAR UNDER WILLIE FRITZ,
THEY’VE GOTTEN BETTER.
THEY PUT UP 37 LAST WEEK AGAINST A DECENT DEFENSE
IN SOUTH ALABAMA.
I THINK THEY WILL HOLD THEIR OWN.
I DON’T THINK THEY’RE BEATING OLE MISS,
BUT WE HAVE SEEN TULANE PERFORM
ADMIRABLY AGAINST COMPETITION
THAT IS PERCEIVED TO BE BETTER THAN THEM.
SEVEN POINTS AT HOME IS A VERY ATTAINABLE LINE.
THAT’S A VERY ATTAINABLE NUMBER.
AND THAT IS VEGAS BASICALLY SAYING LIKE,
“MAN, THESE TEAMS ARE PRETTY CLOSE.”
SO I’M IN ON TULANE HERE NOT TO WIN,
BUT TO COVER THE SPREAD.
YEAH, I THINK SO TOO.
THE GAMES IN NEW ORLEANS,
IT’S A DECENT NUMBER.
MY PROBLEM IS I THINK OLE MISS COULD JUST
HAND THE BALL OFF 53 TIMES
AND PROBABLY SLOWLY AND SURELY CROCKPOT TULANE.
LIKE IT SEEMS LIKE,
“OH, YOU SEE THE THE SCROLL AT HALFTIME
AND IT’S 14-10 OLE MISS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.”
AND THEN YOU LOOK UP AGAIN IN 38 MINUTES
AND IT’S 35 TO 13. YOU’RE LIKE, OH, OKAY, THAT GOT OUT OF HAND. I’M GOING WITH TULANE
HERE. I DON’T LOVE THE PICK, BUT I LIKE HAVING A GOOD HOME TEAM WITH A GOOD QUARTERBACK AND
MICHAEL PRATT AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE FROM THE OLE MISS DEFENSE. AGAIN, THIS IS THE SIMILAR
LINE OF THINKING ON THE GO ON THE ROAD AGAINST QUALITY TEAM WHERE I DON’T THINK WE HAVE A
GOOD SENSE OF WHERE OLE MISS IS. DEFENSE TRULY IS AT THE MOMENT. I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO
SCORE POINTS. BUT YEAH, I’M GOING TO SAY 30-27 OLE MISS.
30-27. I FEEL LIKE THAT’S ABOUT RIGHT. COULD SEE A CROCKPOTTING, BUT I’M GOING TO BRING IT CLOSER.
THE TWO OTHER GAMES THAT I MENTIONED AT THE TOP OF THIS BLOCK THAT I’LL ROUND OUT WITH.
I’VE GOT TEXAS STATE PLUS 12 AND A HALF AGAINST UTSA.
I DIDN’T THINK UTSA LOOKED ALL THAT GOOD LAST WEEK. I HAVE TEXAS STATE IN THE POINTS.
I THINK IT’S A SHOOTOUT. YEAH, I DIDN’T THINK UTSA LOOKED THAT GOOD AT ALL.
AND IT WAS DISHEARTENING BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN SO BIG ON BIG FRANK HARRIS.
BUT THEY DIDN’T LOOK GOOD.
AND TEXAS STATE WON AND THEY’RE KIND OF IN THE MIDST OF THEIR OWN COLORADO-ING
TYPE MOVEMENT WITH TRANSFERS AND WHATNOT.
G.J.
KINNE.
YEAH.
SO GIVE ME THE BOBCATS.
AND THEN 5:15 ACC NETWORK, APP STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA.
I PUT THIS ONE ON HERE BECAUSE THIS GAME WAS CRAZY AS HELL LAST YEAR.
YEAH.
THIS WAS A WEEK ONE GAME THAT NORTH CAROLINA WON 63-61.
IT WAS KIND OF THE COMING OUT PARTY FOR DRAKE MAYE WHERE WE’RE
LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS LIKE THEY MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING HERE.
THEY MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING HERE.
ARE YOU BUYING IN ON THE NORTH CAROLINA DEFENSE?
OH, NOT FULLY.
I CAN I CAN BUY IMPROVEMENT HERE AND THERE.
I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO HAVE THE SAME RHYTHM OF LAST YEAR’S
MATCHUP APP STATE LOSES THEIR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR.
OF COURSE TO WHAT MISSISSIPPI STATE.
I DON’T BUY NORTH CAROLINA’S DEFENSE, BUT I’M NOT SURE I’M
BUYING APP STATE’S OFFENSE.
I THINK NORTH CAROLINA MIGHT LOOK A BIT SLUGGISH IN THIS ONE. IT’S I DON’T HAVE A GOOD REASON
FOR APP STATE TO HANG AROUND. I DON’T THINK THEY’RE TERRIFIC THIS YEAR. SO MAN, I WENT
BACK AND FORTH WITH THIS ONE. I THINK I’M GOING TO GIVE THE POINTS. I THINK IT MIGHT
BE A SOMEWHAT CLOSE GAME, BUT I THINK ULTIMATELY AND IT LOOKED AT THE NEW CLOCK RULES SORT
OF CHANGE BIGGER SPREADS THAT YOU’RE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IN TERMS OF LIMITING POSSESSIONS DRIVES
WHATEVER, BUT I STILL THINK NORTH CAROLINA WIN THIS GAME BY THREE TOUCHDOWNS. SO I’M
GOING TO SAY 42-20 UNC. I HAVE 42-21 WRITTEN DOWN AND WE DIDN’T COMPARE. WE DIDN’T COMPARE
NOTES BEFORE. NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT. ALL RIGHT. SHALL WE GET TO THE THE NIGHT WINDOW? LET’S
ALL RIGHT. THERE ARE SOME GAMES IN THIS NIGHT WINDOW THAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT. GREAT NIGHT.
YEAH. GET READY. GET BACK IN TIME FROM, YOU KNOW, JUNIOR SOCCER MATCH OR THE BASEBALL
FIELDS OR PLAYING FLAG FOOTBALL, THE ORCHARD, WHATEVER, WHATEVER THE FAMILY MEN AND WOMEN
OUT THERE ARE DOING.
JUST GET BACK IN FRONT OF THE TV IN TIME FOR SEVEN O’CLOCK, BECAUSE THIS IS WHEN THIS THING
REALLY STARTS TO HEAT UP ON SAMOYED SATURDAY, RIGHT?
YEAH.
IS WHEN YOU’RE STARTING TO HEAR THE BARKS.
7PM ON FOX, YOUR OREGON DUCKS MINUS SIX AND A HALF ON THE ROAD AT TEXAS TECH.
YEAH.
THERE’S A STRANGE LINE, DAN.
EXPLAIN.
STRANGE LINE.
I SAW THIS.
THAT LITTLE POLICE LIGHT EMOJI THAT WE USE ALL THE TIME? THAT’S WHAT THIS IS.
THIS LINE. OREGON WON 81-7 LAST WEEK AGAINST PORTLAND STATE. AND TEXAS TECH LOST IN DOUBLE
OT ON THE ROAD IN LARAMIE AGAINST WYOMING. NATURALLY, THAT MEANS TEXAS TECH IS LESS THAN
A TOUCHDOWN HOME DOG AGAINST THE DUCKS. WHAT AM I MISSING HERE? WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?
YOU DID THE PREVIEW ON BOTH THESE TEAMS IN THE PRESEASON.
WHAT AM I MISSING HERE WITH THIS LINE?
THE CASE FOR BEING RELATIVELY CLOSE IS THAT WAS STARTING YOUR SEASON OFF AND LARAMIE AS
I POINTED OUT BEFORE LAST WEEK’S MATCHUP.
THAT’S A TALL TASK.
IT WAS STUPID.
IT WAS STUPID.
I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY DID IT.
ANYWAY, CONTINUE.
DEFINITELY SOMEBODY TRUE TEXAS TECH AT TIMES, MAINLY THE FIRST QUARTER LOOKED OPPORTUNISTIC
AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SHORT FIELDS SCORED A BUNCH OF POINTS.
TYLER SHOUGH LOOKED GOOD CONNECTING DOWNFIELD AND THEN IT WASN’T EVEN LIKE A BACK AND FORTH
GAME. IT WAS TEXAS TECH HOLDING ON TO GET TO OVERTIME AND LOSING IN DOUBLE OVERTIME.
SO I’M I STRUGGLE WITH THIS BECAUSE TEXAS TECH IS NOT AS BAD AS THEY WERE LAST WEEK
BECAUSE I LIKE TO GIVE TEAMS WEEK ONE PASSES THAT YOU’RE SORTING THINGS OUT IN WEEK ONE
AND SORTING THINGS OUT AND LARAMIE CAN BE TRICKY. AND SO YOU WANT A PENCIL IN SOME IMPROVEMENT
CORRECTING THE CORRECTABLE. THEY HAVE A QUALITY QUARTERBACK. THEY’RE PLAYING AT HOME IN A
DIFFICULT PLACE TO PLAY. OREGON REALLY HAS OBVIOUSLY BEEN TESTED ONLY TAKING ON PORTLAND
STATE TOOK CARE OF BUSINESS. I DON’T KNOW MAN, TEXAS TECH JUST LOST A VERY IMPORTANT
LINEBACKER FOR AT LEAST A MONTH OR SO FOUR TO SIX WEEKS AND I DON’T THINK THAT WAS A
POSITION GROUP. THEY COULD AFFORD TO LOSE A GUY. NO, SO NO, I’M VERY HESITANT TO DO
THIS, BUT MAN, I JUST THERE’S TOO MUCH TYLER SHUCKS SCAR TISSUE FOR ME NOT TO OREGON’S
MY LOCK OF THE WEEK. WOW. YOUR OWN TEAM. YEAH. WOW. THIS IS GOING TO MAKE YOU FEEL EVEN WORSE.
I’M ON THE DUCKS TO NOT AS A LOCK. NO, NOT AS A LOCK, NOT A DOUBLE BARREL, BUT THERE
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT LIKE OREGON JUST HAS TOO MANY WAYS. THEY’VE GOT A MUCH SUPERIOR
I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’VE GOT THE CLEARLY SUPERIOR QUARTERBACK TO ME. THE OFFENSIVE
LINE ANSWERED. I MEAN IT’S PORTLAND STATE, BUT I THINK THE OFFENSIVE LINE LOOKS VERY
GOOD. THEY’RE ROTATING IN A TON OF YOUTH ON DEFENSE. I’M I HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS ABOUT
THE SECONDARY BUT NOT IT’S SAFETY THAT THAT SORT OF ANSWER FOR ME LAST WEEK. JUST THE
INSTINCTS AND THE TACKLING ABILITY. I DON’T KNOW. I HAVE THIS ONE IS LIKE 3817 OREGON.
I THINK IT’S A VERY COMFORTABLE WIN IN LUBBOCK.
WELL, WE BOTH LIKE TEXAS TECH THIS YEAR. YEAH, WE BOTH LIKE TECH THIS YEAR THAT MOVING FORWARD
IN FUTURE YEARS. WE THINK IT’S A PROGRAM THAT’S ON THE RISE. YEAH, BUT OREGON GIVING LESS THAN
A TOUCHDOWN. I DON’T KNOW. I’M ON THE DUCKS EVEN IN A WEIRD ROAD SPOT AT NIGHT. I’M SURE
THE CROWD’S GOING TO BE RAUCOUS.
SURE.
BUT I JUST KEPT COMING BACK TO THE FACT
THAT BOTH OF US BELIEVE OREGON IS
GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN THE CONFERENCE,
PAC-12,
AND BE A PLAYOFF CONTENDER.
I THINK, I THINK THE PASS RUSH IS GOING TO BE
A LOT BETTER AGAINST TEXAS TECH
THAN IT WAS LAST SEASON.
AND THEN YOU CAN JUST SORT OF SIT IN COVERAGE.
I, IF WE BELIEVE BOTH THOSE THINGS
WOULD BE TRUE.
YEAH, WHICH WE SAW THEY WON BY 74 POINTS.
IF NOTHING CHANGES MY MIND ON THAT,
IF WE STILL BELIEVE THAT BOTH THOSE THINGS
ARE TRUE, THEN THEY WIN THIS GAME BY 10 TO 14 POINTS. AND THEY COVER THE SPREAD.
I THINK IT COULD BE UGLY, HONESTLY. SO WE AGREE. I’M TRYING TO FIND A REASON BECAUSE I HATE LOVING
MY OWN TEAM THIS MUCH AGAINST A QUALITY OPPONENT. BUT I DON’T KNOW. LAST WEEK REALLY SET ME BACK A
LITTLE BIT IN MY TEXAS TECH OPTIMISM. THE SPECIFIC WAY THAT THEY LOST. I DON’T KNOW. I’M NOT WITH IT.
SO I’M WORRIED. 7:30 ABC, WISCONSIN MINUS SIX AT WAZZU. THIS IS MY HOME DOG OF THE WEEK,
BY THE WAY.
I LIKE THAT.
THIS IS MY HOME DOG OF THE WEEK.
WHERE’S MY SOUND?
I GOTTA FIND IT.
[THUNDER]
THERE IT IS.
[HOWLING]
[DOG BARKING]
[HOME DOG OF THE WEEK!]
[CLAPPING]
YEAH, WE DIDN’T EVEN MENTION CAM WARD LAST WEEK,
BUT HE THREW FOR OVER 450,
HAD THREE TOUCHDOWNS.
PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A DUDE ALERT
FOR THAT PERFORMANCE.
LINCOLN VICTOR,
HIS STAR WIDE OUT,
11 CATCHES FOR 168.
REMEMBER, THIS IS A DIFFERENT OFFENSE THIS YEAR.
THIS IS BEN ARBUCKLE,
THE SAVANT WHO COMES UP, THE YOUNG SAVANT.
– SURE.
– HE’S LIKE 14 YEARS OLD.
HE COMES UP FROM WESTERN KENTUCKY.
IT’S A FASTER PACED OFFENSE.
IT’S MORE VERTICAL.
I THINK THIS IS A FUN GAME.
I THINK IT’S A FUN GAME TO WATCH.
IT’S ON LATE.
IT’S NOT GOING TO GET THE HYPE
BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER BIGGER GAMES
IN THIS WINDOW.
– YEAH.
– EITHER WAY, WAZZU CAN HANG WITH WISCONSIN.
WAZZU CAN HANG WITH WISCONSIN.
WISCONSIN MIGHT RUN IT 50 TIMES
AND CAM WARD MIGHT HAVE TO
TRY AND CLAW OUT OF A HOLE.
WITH LIMITED TIME AT HIS DISPOSAL.
BUT I AM JUST VERY, VERY WARY OF A SCORNED WAZOO.
A SCORNED WAZZU THAT GOT LEFT OUT OF ALL THE CONFERENCE HUBBUB.
IT GIVES JAKE DICKERT SOME BULLETIN BOARD MATERIAL.
THIS IS A MATCHUP, RIGHT?
THEY CAN KIND OF INDIRECTLY GET BACK AT THE BIG TEN.
FOR STEALING OREGON, FOR STEALING WASHINGTON.
THAT’LL SHOW THEM!
YEAH.
I GOT WISCONSIN WINNING, BUT CLOSE.
WINNING 28-24 RIGHT? I THINK THIS IS A REALLY GOOD MATCHUP THAT WAS YOU AT HOME SHOWS THAT
THEY ARE A SOLID OPPONENT THIS YEAR WITH A REVITALIZED OFFENSE AND A GOOD ENOUGH DEFENSE
TO KEEP THIS ONE TIGHT. WE SAW LAST YEAR BIG TEN TEAM HEADING TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
EARLY ON IN THE SEASON TRYING TO GET THAT SLEEP BANK RIGHT AND JUST NOT QUITE GETTING
IT WITH MICHIGAN STATE TRAVELING TO WASHINGTON. I’M GOING WITH WAZZU HERE TO WIN OUTRIGHT
I DON’T LOVE WAZOO AS A TEAM, BUT I’M NOT SURE WISCONSIN IS THERE YET. THEY LOST THIS
GAME LAST YEAR. AND OF COURSE, WISCONSIN FANS WILL POINT TO THE FACT THAT WE OUTGAIN THEM.
WE HAD TURNOVERS. THAT MEANS YOU’RE BAD AT WINNING. YOU’RE BAD AT WINNING IT WITH YOU.
IF YOU OUT GAIN A TEAM, THIS THIS PREVIEW BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CLEMSON TIGERS. CLEMSON
PRETTY GOOD AT FOOTBALL SCOREBOARDS TBD. I THINK WAS IT WAS BETTER AT HOME IN A STRANGE
ENVIRONMENT IN AN UNLIKELY ENVIRONMENT FOR WISCONSIN FOOTBALL. I’M GOING WITH
WAZZU OUTRIGHT TEST WISCONSIN DOWNFIELD A GOOD AMOUNT AND GIVE WISCONSIN SOME
GROWING PAINS. HOW ABOUT THAT? WE AGREE ON WITH THE STRANGE NATURE OF PULLMAN
WASHINGTON IN THE PALOUSE 7 P.M. UCF. YEAH, NEW MEMBER OF THE POWER FIVE NOW
UCF MINUS THREE AND A HALF ON THE ROAD AT BOISE. BOISE COMES BACK HOME NOW
YES WEEK THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH ANOTHER OFFENSE IN UCF. THAT’S REALLY GOOD
SO NO REST FOR THE FOR THE WEARY ON THAT FRONT
I DON’T WANT TO READ TOO DEEP INTO WHAT UCF DID LAST WEEK OVER KENT STATE
BUT I DID SEEM PRETTY TOGETHER AND PRETTY ORGANIZED NOW KENT STATE MIGHT BE
LIKE YOU CAN MAKE A CASE FOR KENT STATE AS A WORST TEAM IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL. YEAH ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS YEAR
BUT GIVE ME UCF HERE AGAIN. I DON’T LIKE THE FACT THAT I’M TAKING ROAD FAVORITES A LOT ON THIS HERE SHOW
MM-HMM. I REALLY LIKE UCF IN THE PRESEASON
I REALLY LIKE WHAT I SAW FROM HIM A WEEK ONE AND I THINK BOYS WHO’D BE ABLE TO SCORE
IT’S NOT GONNA BE THE SAME DEAL AS IT WAS A WEEK AGO AGAINST WASHINGTON AND UCS OFFENSE IS CERTAINLY NOT THAT GOOD
RIGHT, BUT I LIKE UCF TO WIN AND COVER HERE
YEAH, I’M GONNA GO BOISE HERE
I I DON’T LOVE THE BOISE DEFENSE IN THIS VERY MOMENT
BUT I DON’T THINK UCF HAS THE SAME AMOUNT OF FIREPOWER ON OFFENSE IS WASHINGTON BECAUSE
BASICALLY FOUR TEAMS IN THE NATION MIGHT WHEN WASHINGTON IS OPERATING AT ITS BEST. SO I’M
GOING WITH BOISE HERE. I’M BUYING LOW A LITTLE BIT HERE AND AS A HOME DOG, I THINK TAILING
GREEN WILL IMPROVE. I JUST I THINK IT’S A NICE OVERREACTION SPOT FOR BOISE AS A HOME
DOG AT ALTITUDE WEIRD BLUE FIELD. LET’S JUST I DON’T KNOW. GIVE ME THE BRONCOS HERE. ARIZONA
AT MISSISSIPPI STATE MINUS NINE IN FAVOR OF MISSISSIPPI STATE.
I LOVE ARIZONA HERE.
OH, MAN, THAT’S WORRISOME TO ME. CONTINUE.
I LOVE I’VE BEEN WATCHING THIS LINE LIKE A HAWK, MAN.
AND FOR A MINUTE YESTERDAY, FOR A MINUTE YESTERDAY, JUMPED UP TO 10.
AND I COULDN’T I COULDN’T GET IT IN TIME BEFORE IT WENT BACK DOWN NINE AND A HALF.
BUT THIS IS A GREAT BAROMETER GAME FOR BOTH TEAMS.
LIKE MISSISSIPPI STATE’S IN TRANSITION WITH THE OFFENSE.
THE DEFENSE IS GOOD.
I THINK THE DEFENSE WILL BE GOOD.
THE SECONDARY IS A COMPLETE REBUILD,
WHICH IS ACTUALLY WHY I THINK I LIKE ARIZONA HERE.
OK, I THINK ARIZONA CAN THROW ON THEM.
AND ON THE ARIZONA SIDE, IF YOU’RE JEDD FISH,
YOU’RE GOING INTO SEC TERRITORY AT NIGHT IN A GAME
THAT PEOPLE CAN WATCH ON THEIR TVS.
THAT’S TRUE.
THAT’S THAT’S KIND OF A DUBBING AND CONFIRM
THEIR DEFENSE VERY MUCH WORK IN PROGRESS.
WE DON’T WE DON’T GOT TO TALK ABOUT THE DEFENSE,
BUT THE OFFENSE, I THINK, WILL BE VERY, VERY GOOD.
I THINK ARIZONA WINS IT OUTRIGHT.
I GOT HIM OUT RIGHT HERE.
I THINK THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO CATCH MISSISSIPPI STATE BECAUSE
MISSISSIPPI STATE HAD THE FEEL-GOOD WIN LAST WEEK,
RIGHT? GET ONE OUT OF THEIR SYSTEM.
AND NOW THEY’VE GOT LSU ON DECK. LSU COMES TO TOWN NEXT WEEK.
MAYBE A BIT OF A LOOK AHEAD SPOT.
SO I THINK GOOD GAME.
I THINK ZONA WINS 34-31.
YEAH, I’M TAKING MISSISSIPPI STATE TO WIN THIS GAME,
BUT I THINK IT’S TOO MANY POINTS.
I THINK THEY WIN BY A TOUCHDOWN.
IT’S A BIT SHOOTOUT-Y,
BUT ULTIMATELY I THINK THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FRONT WEARS
DOWN THE ARIZONA FRONT ON,
SO THE ARIZONA OFFENSIVE LINE
AND SWARMS JADEN DE LAURA
A LITTLE BIT TOO MUCH
IN TERMS OF WHAT HE’D LIKE.
SO I’M GOING WITH MISSISSIPPI
STATE TO WIN,
BUT I’M GOING TO TAKE THE POINTS.
I’M WITH YOU THAT THE NUMBER
FEELS PRETTY HIGH
GIVEN ALL THAT’S NEW IN STARKVILLE
AND THE LOOK AHEAD FACTOR WITH LSU.
SO, YEAH, I’M GOING MORE ON THIS GAME
A LITTLE BIT LATER.
OH, I LIKE THAT.
AND THIS IS A LITTLE BIT
THREE OTHER ONES REAL QUICKLY
THAT I’LL MENTION.
YOU CAN TELL ME IF YOU HAVE A LEAN
ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
I LIKE PITT MINUS SEVEN OVER CINCINNATI.
I LIKE OKLAHOMA MINUS 15 AND A HALF OVER SMU.
I LIKE SAN DIEGO STATE TO COVER EVER SO SLIGHTLY A 14 AND A HALF POINT SPREAD
AS A HOME DOG AGAINST UCLA.
I HAVE PIT TO WIN BY 10 TO 14 POINTS AND COVER.
I HAVE OKLAHOMA BIG AGAINST SMU.
I HAVE UCLA BARELY COVERING AGAINST SAN DIEGO STATE BECAUSE I HATE THE AZTEC
OFFENSE AND I HAVE JACKSONVILLE STATE COVERING TOO MANY POINTS AGAINST COASTAL
CAROLINA.
I THINK I’LL BE ABLE TO RUN ON THE
CHANTICLEER CHANTICLEERS.
YEAH, COASTAL’S OFFENSE DID NOT LOOK
VERY SPECIAL AGAINST UCLA AND NOW
THEY’RE COMING BACK HOME AGAINST
THE JACKSONVILLE STATE TEAM.
OKAY, THAT’S 2-0 IN THEIR
FIRST FBS GAMES.
THEIR FIRST TWO FBS GAMES, THE
PRIDE OF CONFERENCE USA ALSO 2-0
AGAINST THE SPREAD.
NOW, YOU ALWAYS WONDER WITH SOME
OF THESE TEAMS THAT JUMP UP HOW
LONG IT’S GOING TO TAKE FOR THE
ODDS MAKERS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT
THE LINE SHOULD BE.
YEP.
THIS COULD BE ANOTHER ONE THAT I
AGREE WITH YOU.
I THINK IT’S LIKE 30-24.
WELL, BY THE WAY, I THINK.
COASTAL WINS.
I WANT TO SAY WAS LOGAN SMOTHERS, THE GUY
WHO CAME IN LAST WEEK, NEBRASKA TRANSFER,
LOGAN SMOTHERS FOR JACKSONVILLE STATE.
ZION WEBB, STARTING QUARTERBACK FOR
JACKSONVILLE STATE WAS LIKE SICK.
THE MORNING OF LOGAN SMOTHERS
STEPPED IN WAS VERY GOOD.
YEAH.
WE ALSO HAVE A SECOND NIGHT WINDOW.
IF I COULD PLAY IT AGAIN HERE.
THIS IS LIKE THE PAC 12 AFTER DARK WINDOW.
OKLAHOMA STATE MINUS THREE AND A HALF
AT ARIZONA STATE.
WE’VE GOT AUBURN MINUS SIX AND A HALF ON THE ROAD AT CAL AND STANFORD PLUS TWENTY NINE AND A HALF ON THE ROAD AT
USC
MY LOCK OF THE WEEK IS OKLAHOMA STATE
WOW
YEAH
THE BATTLE OF TWO TEAMS THAT I’VE SAID NOTHING NICE ABOUT FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS RUNNING
A COUPLE THINGS THAT THAT COME TO MIND. SO ASU WON LAST WEEK. WHAT WAS IT? 24 21?
YEAH.
AND JADEN RASHADA GOT THE START, SHOWED FLASHES.
NICE FIRST HALF.
BUT IT WAS A SLOPPY GAME,
ESPECIALLY IN THE SECOND HALF, BOTH LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY
AGAINST SOUTHERN UTAH.
NOT AS CLOSE AS THE FINAL SCORE WOULD INDICATE, BUT ASU’S GOT
A LOT OF CLEANUP TO DO.
THEY HAD A TON OF PENALTIES.
THEY’RE JUST NOT A GOOD FOOTBALL TEAM YET.
AND THEY COULD GET THERE IN DUE TIME.
BUT YOU COMBINE THAT WITH THE FACT THAT
I THINK THEY ARE GOING UP AGAINST A BETTER TEAM
IN OKLAHOMA STATE, WHOM I’M ALSO NOT CRAZY ABOUT,
BUT I STILL GIVE THEM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT HERE.
AND THEY WON LAST WEEK, 27-13 AGAINST CENTRAL ARKANSAS,
WHICH DOESN’T LOOK GREAT ON PAPER,
BUT THE GAME WAS NEVER REALLY CLOSE
BECAUSE THEY WERE JUGGLING QUARTERBACKS.
AND I DON’T KNOW.
THEY BEAT AN ARKANSAS, THOUGH.
THEY BEAT AN ARKANSAS.
NOT THE ARKANSAS, BUT AN ARKANSAS.
AN ARKANSAS.
YEAH.
MINUS THREE AND A HALF IS THE LINE HERE.
I THINK THAT IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH HERE.
SO I’VE GOT OKLAHOMA STATE WINNING BY 7 TO 10 POINTS.
OH, I THINK I DISAGREE.
I DON’T EVEN LIKE ARIZONA STATE AT ALL,
BUT I DON’T LIKE EITHER OF THESE TEAMS AND ONE OF THEM IS PLAYING AT HOME.
SO I’M GOING WITH ASU.
I DON’T THINK THEY’RE GOOD.
I THINK OKLAHOMA STATE THOUGH ON THE ROAD IS A TEAM WHO’S STARTING AT QUARTERBACK.
BY THE WAY, DO WE KNOW FOR OKLAHOMA STATE?
I BELIEVE
I BELIEVE IT IS STILL GOING TO BE GARRETT RANGEL OR ALAN BOWMAN.
OKAY, COOL.
I BELIEVE THAT IS THE OFFICIAL LINE FROM MIKE.
LOVE BRENNAN PRESLEY.
THEY’VE GOT THEY’VE GOT A COUPLE GOOD PLAYERS, BUT NO, I’M GOING ASU HERE.
I THINK SOME SOME PAC-12 AFTER DARK MAGIC HERE IN THE DESERT.
ALL RIGHT, HOW ABOUT THAT?
FAIR ENOUGH.
DO YOU HAVE A LEAN ON AUBURN-CAL?
YEAH, WE’RE GOING WITH CAL.
I’M GOING WITH CAL.
I TOLD YOU THIS IN THE OFFSEASON.
I’M GOING WITH CAL.
I DON’T KNOW WHY, BUT WE HAVE SEEN EARLY SEASON JUSTIN WILCOX AND CAL AGAINST POWER FIVE OPPONENTS
AGAINST NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS SOMEHOW PULL IT OUT.
I DON’T TRUST AUBURN AT THE MOMENT, PAYTON THORNE ON THE ROAD. WE ALL KNOW THAT CAL IS
A HORNET’S NEST OF A STATE. NO, IT’S NOT AT ALL. BUT WITH THIS NEW OFFENSE WITH AUBURN,
I DIDN’T EVEN THINK PAYTON THORNE AT TIMES LOOK GREAT LAST WEEK AGAINST UMASS. SO I DON’T KNOW.
I’M I’M GOING WITH SOME CAL MAGIC HERE. I KNOW SAM JACKSON PRACTICED AFTER HE GOT HURT,
BUT BEN FINLEY IS A QUALITY OPTION. I THINK CAL MIGHT BE ABLE TO RUN A LITTLE BIT HERE.
– OKAY.
– I’M GOING WITH THE MAGIC HERE.
TRAVELING FAR DISTANCE, PLAYING AT A WEIRD PLACE.
I DON’T KNOW.
I’M GOING CAL HERE.
OUTRIGHT, OUTRIGHT, BY THE WAY.
– WOW, THAT’S BALLSY.
THIS IS AN ODD GAME.
THIS IS AN ODD GAME.
ANY WAY YOU SHAKE, IT’S AN ODD GAME.
I THINK THE LINE’S PROBABLY GONNA GO HIGHER.
THAT KICKOFF RIGHT NOW, IT’S 6.5.
72% OF THE BETS, 89% OF THE MONEY ON AUBURN.
I AGREE THAT CAL’S OFFENSE COULD BE INTERESTING.
ESPECIALLY WITH SAM JACKSON.
IF HE PLAYS, IF HE PLAYS, HE’S BACK, HE’S BACK AT PRACTICE, BUT DAY
TO DAY I’M YOU KNOW WHAT I’M VERY EASILY SEDUCED. I THAT’S SOMETHING ABOUT ME JUST BIG PICTURE
AS A HUMAN AND IN TERMS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RIGHT. I SEE CAL SUDDENLY SHOW AN OFFENSE
LIKE I THINK SHE WINKED AT ME. WAS THAT WHAT HAPPENS? YEAH, ARE WE GOING TO GET MARRIED?
SO YOU GIVE ME ONE WEEK OF QUALITY FOOTBALL UNEXPECTEDLY ON THE ROAD AT NORTH TEXAS. I’M
TAKING THAT. I THINK SHE WANTS THREE KIDS. WHAT? OH, IT TURNS OUT SHE WAS WINKING AT
SOMEBODY ELSE. I’M STILL GOING WITH CAL. ALL RIGHT. 10:30 ON FOX, STANFORD-USC, USC, FAVORED
BY 29 AND A HALF. THAT FEELS LIKE A LOT TO ME. I THINK IT’S A LOT OF POINTS WITH THE
CLOCK RULES. I THINK STANFORD IS GOING TO BE EFFICIENT ENOUGH WITH THE BALL TO HOLD
TO POSSESS ENOUGH TO MERELY LOSE BY 21 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AND FINALLY, IF WE TRAVEL
BACK IN TIME. BUT IT BETTER DO BETTER DO TO FRIDAY. IT’S ILLINOIS MINUS THREE AGAINST
KANSAS, FRIDAY NIGHT ACTION HERE AT 7:30. YOU GOTTA, YOU GOTTA LEAN IN THIS GAME? YEAH, KANSAS.
YEAH, I THINK I’M GOING KANSAS. I THINK I JUST EARLY ON IN SEASONS. I JUST ENJOY HOME
TEAMS IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE A DECENT ENOUGH MATCHUP AND ILLINOIS IS BRINGING SOME SLOPPINESS
WITH THE PENALTIES ON THE ROAD TO LAWRENCE, KANSAS. YOU DON’T GO TO LAWRENCE, KANSAS,
AND THAT ON THE TEAM CHARTER. NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT. GIVE ME THE JAYHAWKS. I THINK I AGREE.
I THINK I AGREE WITH THAT. DID WE WANT TO MENTION THE CLEMSON-DUKE THING
REAL QUICK, PLEASE? I THINK IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE. AND I GAVE MY 45 SECOND EVALUATION ON WHAT
INSTAGRAM AND YOUTUBE SHORTS RIGHT AFTER THE FACT. CLEMSON’S BAD AT WINNING, AND YOU
CAN OUTGAIN A TEAM, YOU CAN GET TO THE RED ZONE, BUT THEN YOU HAVE FIELD GOALS BLOCKED
AND YOU FUMBLE IT AND YOU’RE NOT SHOWING A TON IN TERMS OF AN ABILITY TO CLOSE OUT DRIVES.
I DON’T THINK YOU’RE ALL THAT GOOD AND DOESN’T GO FOR CLEMSON EXCLUSIVELY, BUT THE WAY THAT
DUKE DEFENSE PLAYED OPPORTUNISTIC BEND, BUT DON’T BREAK IN THAT GAME GAVE, YOU KNOW, UH,
THE CLUB LEVEL, CADE KLUBNIK… THE KLUB LEVEL IS CLOSED FOR HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS.
CURRENTLY. THE LEVEL OF RECEIVERS AT CLEMSON IS SCARY. UNFAMILIAR TO ME. I JUST I DON’T
KNOW. I’M STILL IN ON CLEMSON AS A GOOD TEAM. THEY CAN BEAT FLORIDA STATE. I GUESS
MAYBE SORT OF IF THEY FIGURE THINGS OUT PRETTY QUICKLY. THAT CLEMSON TEAM’S NOT BEATING FLORIDA
THAT CLEMSON DOESN’T BUT IT WAS VERY FOREIGN TO SEE AND I’D LIKE TO PUT A LOT MORE RESPECT
ON ESPECIALLY THE DUKE DEFENSE AND MIKE ELKO’S NAME BECAUSE THEY PLAYED REALLY, REALLY WELL.
I DON’T KNOW HOW ELSE TO PUT IT.
WELL, DUKE’S A BETTER FOOTBALL TEAM THAN CLEMSON.
CLEMSON’S OFFENSE LOOKED EXACTLY THE SAME AS A YEAR AGO.
YEAH, IT DIDN’T LOOK ANY DIFFERENT.
IT DID EVERYTHING A LOT MORE SIDE TO SIDE.
THEY WEREN’T REALLY GOING DOWN THE FIELD.
THEY WERE HAVING TROUBLE WITH RECEIVERS FINDING SPACE.
IT JUST WASN’T GOOD.
THEY WEREN’T AND ON DEFENSE.
THEY DIDN’T EVEN LOOK BACK LIKE THEY DIDN’T LOOK GOOD ON
TACKLING THAT WELL.
NO, THEY GAVE UP BIG PLAYS.
SCRAMBLING.
YEAH, THEY GAVE UP BIG PLAYS.
IT JUST IT FELT LIKE SOME SORT OF SHIFT.
NOW IT WAS WEEK ONE.
YOU DON’T WANT TO READ TOO DEEPLY INTO IT. BUT I DON’T KNOW. THAT WAS THAT WAS A FLASHING RED LIGHT
TO ME THAT MAYBE SOMETHING IS UP AT AT CLEMSON. I WENT SO FAR AS TO SAY THAT CLEMSONING IS BACK.
I BROUGHT IT OUT OF RETIREMENT. THAT’S YOU. I DO NOT BRING THAT OUT. THIS MIGHT BE ONE OF THE FEW
THINGS WE DISAGREE ON, BUT I BROUGHT IT BACK. I FEEL LIKE IT WAS WARRANTED HERE. THE ONLY THE
ONLY ISSUE I TAKE FROM A DEFINITION STANDPOINT IS CLEMSON HAD DONE NOTHING THIS SEASON TO GIVE PEOPLE
HOPE THAT THEY WERE A REALLY GOOD TEAM OR A TOP 10 TEAM, A
TOP FIVE TEAM, WHATEVER. AND SO I DON’T THINK THEY HAD INCREASED
EXPECTATIONS BASED ON THEIR OWN PLAY, OTHER THAN YOU KNOW,
WINNING THE ACC LAST YEAR AND GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION.
BUT YEAH, THAT’S ALL THAT IN THE PREVIOUS 10 YEARS. AND I’M
SAYING THEY HAD TO DO WITH IT, DAN, NOTHING AT ALL. THEY DIDN’T
DO ANYTHING ON THE FIELD TO CONFIRM OPTIMISM THIS YEAR.
ARE YOU YOU’RE A DOUBLE APOLOGIST NOW?
NO, I AM ABSOLUTELY NOT A DOUBLE APOLOGIST. AND I GIGGLED A
A LITTLE BIT DURING THAT GAME, BUT I HAVE RETIRED THAT TERM.
I THINK IT’S A DONE THING FOR ME.
– DUDE, HE NEEDS TO GROW THE GOATEE.
– YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.
– DABO NEEDS THE EVIL GOATEE TO TURN THIS THING AROUND.
THAT’S WHAT IT’S GONNA TAKE.
– YEAH, I AGREE.
– I THINK THAT’S ALL WE GOT FOR WEEK TWO, IS IT NOT?
– IT IS, UNLESS YOU COUNT THE ABILITY TO DROP
THAT BIG, STANKY, QUIVERING DRUMMING FIVE TIMES.
OH BABY, OH BABY, OH BABY, OH BABY, OH BABY, OH BABY,
OKAY, HIGH NOON.
– YEAH.
– BIG NOON PATRIOT LEAGUE, HOLY CROSS AT BOSTON COLLEGE.
I’M GONNA GO HOLY CROSS HERE, WHY NOT?
WHY THE HELL NOT?
– THE NAIL IN JEFF HAFLEY’S COFFIN?
– OH YEAH, YEAH, THIS WOULD BE THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN.
– CONSECUTIVE NON-POWER FIVE LOSSES?
– SACRED HEART AT GEORGETOWN GOING TO THE HORNETS’ NEST
THAT IS MULTI-SPORT FIELD.
WE GO GEORGETOWN AT HOME, YEAH.
– OF COURSE, FAR BE IT FOR US TO SELECT AGAINST THEM.
LEHIGH AT MERRIMACK, THE TEAM, NOT THE SHIP.
– YEAH. – GOING LEHIGH.
– PAYNE’S GONNA SAY THIS, DON’T GO LEHIGH.
– WHERE IS MERRIMACK COLLEGE LOCATED?
ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS.
YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME IN ANDOVER?
– NEVER.
– NEVER, NOT ME EITHER.
I’M GOING LEHIGH HERE FOR SOLID WIFE KATE.
HOW ABOUT THAT?
– LAFAYETTE AT DUKE.
DUKE IS PERHAPS IN A BIT OF A LETDOWN SPOT
WITH THE YETTIS COMING TO TOWN.
– MAN, I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE DUKE IN THIS SPOT
BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO BE VERY TIRED
FROM TRAMPLING LAFAYETTE.
GONNA NEED SOME EXTRA OXYGEN.
STILL GOING WITH LAFAYETTE HERE TO PULL THE UPSET
‘CAUSE THAT’S WHO I AM.
– YEAH, WE GOTTA GO YETIS.
– FORDHAM AT BUFFALO.
– GIVE ME BUFFALO, I’LL TAKE BUFFALO.
– YEAH, I’M GONNA GO BUFFALO HERE AS WELL.
– VMI AT BUCKNELL.
– LOOK, IF IT WERE LIKE A NATIONAL MILITARY, SURE.
THE VIRGINIA MILITARY?
– JUST VIRGINIA. – ABSOLUTELY NOT.
– FINALLY, WE GOT COLGATE, THE GATORS,
ON THE ROAD AT VILLANOVA. DAN. YEAH, I’M GOING OVER HERE AS MUCH AS I RESPECT COLGATE AND
WHAT HAMILTON, NEW YORK, IF MEMORY SERVES VILLANOVA JUST AS THE IT’S LOCATED IN A SUPERIOR
PIZZA AREA. SO THAT’S HOW I’M DECIDING THIS ONE. I’M STILL TRYING. I WANT TO DO A PHILLY
PIZZA TOUR WITH YOU. THAT’S A DREAM OF MINE. COME ON OVER. WE’LL BRING LISTEN. YOU AND
I WILL GO TO PHILLY WITH WHOEVER WINS WEEK EIGHT AND GETS THE SIGNATURE TY
HILDENBRANDT SHIATSU MASSAGE DEAL.
I’LL DO THE PIZZA TOUR.
I’M NOT DOING SHIATSU MASSAGE.
OH MAN, THAT’S FAIR.
OKAY.
WHAT ELSE DO WE HAVE?
TY?
DO WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT WE CAN GIVE CONFIDENCE IN?
TY VERSUS THE WORLD.
PRESENTED BY DRAFTKINGS SPORTSBOOK.
FINALLY WON A BET LAST WEEKEND, DAN. JUST ONE.
JUST ONE. BUT…
NAH, I’LL TAKE IT.
WE’RE ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.
WE’RE STARTING OFF WITH IOWA.
MINUS FOUR AT IOWA STATE.
YOU KNOW WHERE I STAND ON THIS.
I DO.
THE REVERSE FLUFF UP COMING INTO EFFECT.
38-17.
BIG WIN.
BIG WIN COMING FOR THE IOWA HAWKEYES.
I’M ALSO ON VIRGINIA TECH MINUS THREE.
WILLING TO GO VIRGINIA TECH MINUS THREE AT HOME AGAINST THE PURDUE BOILERMAKERS,
WHO AGAIN, I THINK ARE IN A FULL REBUILD. I AM ALL-IN ON ARIZONA.
PLUS THE NUMBER ON THE ROAD AT MISSISSIPPI STATE. AND MY LOCK OF THE WEEK, OF COURSE,
WAS OKLAHOMA STATE MINUS THREE AND A HALF ON THE ROAD AT ARIZONA STATE.
THOSE ARE MY STRAIGHT UP SORT OF AGAINST THE SPREAD PICKS.
SURE. DO YOU KNOW WHERE THE IOWA PLAYER MONEY IS GOING IN THAT CYHAWK GAME?
I DON’T KNOW.
THAT’S A JOKE.
EVERYBODY.
THAT’S A JOKE.
LOOK INTO THAT OVER UNDER.
YEAH, MY DOUBLE DESERT PARLAY THOUGH.
THE SPECIAL TIE VERSUS THE WORLD PARLAY BET THIS DOUBLE DESERT.
WE’VE GOT A COMBO OF ARIZONA PLUS 9, ARIZONA OVER 20 AND A HALF
TEAM POINTS, WHICH IF THEY GO OVER 9, THEY’RE GOING TO HIT OVER
20 AND A HALF TEAM POINTS.
I’VE ALSO GOT THAT COMBINED WITH UTAH MINUS SEVEN ON THE ROAD AT BAYLOR.
SAD KOLACHEVILLE.
OKAY.
AND UTAH SCORING MORE THAN 23 AND A HALF POINTS.
OKAY.
OKAY.
DOUBLE DESERT PARLAY.
DOUBLE DESERT PARLAY.
OKAY.
YOU LIKE SPENDING TIME IN THE DESERT.
LOVE THE DESERT.
THAT IS A THING YOU LOVE.
LOVE A GOOD DESERT LANDSCAPE.
YOU TRY TO GET OUT THERE GOLFING IN THE WINTERTIME.
YEAH.
OKAY.
FAIR ENOUGH.
I LIKE THE ARIZONA PICKS ON THAT SIDE OF THAT.
THAT’S MY SINGLE DESERT PREFERENCE MORE THAN THE UTAH ONE, BUT I LIKE IT.
I HOPE THEY HIT.
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SO A SHIATSU IS A FORM OF MASSAGE THAT UTILIZES HANDS,
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