Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Michigan State at Wisconsin
Alabama vs. Florida State (in Jacksonville)
Cal at Oregon
North Texas at UA
The crew will pick the games this week tonight on Razorpod. Look for it here tomorrow. My picks are easy: West Virgina, Wisconsin, Alabama, Cal, Arkansas and for a sleeper I like Georgia Tech (+3) over Clemson.
If anything, this makes the U of A, an already foolish-looking football program, appear even more foolish. What possible reason is there for Danny Nutt to be involved in the coaching operations of the football team, especially when Tim Horton was hired to replace him?
Of course, this is Arkansas where they have a have a "Director of High School recruiting," and a "Director of On-Campus recruiting." They probably even have a "Director of Travel Entertainment" or whatever it was that Michigan had during the Fab 5 days (his job was to set up nintendo's in each of the hotel rooms where the players stayed). Ye Gods.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
“I’m not worried about that,” Nutt said. “It’s brand-new news to me. I’ve never known that stat. I hate that I even heard it. But you know what, now that I have, we’re going to break it.”
At first glance, Tulsa's 55-47 victory over BYU appears incredible enough. The Golden Hurricane and the Cougars combined for 1,289 yards, yet played enough defense to force 10 punts.
A closer look, however, shows just how explosive the Tulsa offense is. Six touchdown drives averaged 1:27 in length (a seventh touchdown came on Roy Roberts' 49-yard interception return). In fact, Tulsa (2-0) held the ball for only 24:56. BYU, in its 35:04 of possession, snapped the ball on 94 plays from scrimmage.
Penn St. @ Michigan: PW - PSU, JF - PSU, TL - Mich, JG - Mich
Georgia @ Alabama: PW - Bama, JF - Bama, TL - UGa, JG - UGa
S. Carolina @ LSU: PW - LSU, JF - LSU, TL - LSU, JG - LSU
Kentucky @ Arkansas: PW - Ky, JF - UA, TL - Ky, JG - UA
Sleeper Game: PW - Indiana, JF - NMSU, TL - Iowa, JG - Minnesota
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
More on the jump.
Monday, September 17, 2007
No place for what Mitchell did, although I can understand why he was upset. His leg was caught underneath him, and all 325 pounds of Justin Britt was on top of him, with one hand on this throat and one on his facemask, grinding him into the turf several seconds after the play was whistled dead. Britt did his best soccer player imitation, acting like his head had been nearly severed and limping to the sidelines Brodie Croyle style only to sprint back onto the field on the very next play.
It's always the second guy that gets caught.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
• Alabama is looking at a 7-0 start. It gets Arkansas (Saturday) and Georgia in back-to-back home games, followed by Florida State in Jacksonville, Houston and Ole Miss. That's one true road game in the first six.
Look out if 'Bama comes in undefeated for the Tennessee game on Oct. 20.
• WWWWL Do? (Or What Would Weekend Watch List Do?) Forget quarterback Casey Dick at Arkansas. Line up Darren McFadden or Felix Jones in the Wildcat formation on every play. Leading receiver Marcus Monk is out with a knee injury. Why risk Dick's scatter-shooting at 'Bama? At least you know what you're getting with D-Mac and Jones.
You guys make sure to let me know how it goes.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
TV 1 - Mississippi State @ Auburn
TV 2 - Pittsburgh @ Michigan State
TV 3 - Iowa @ Iowa State
TV 1 - Tennessee @ Florida
TV 2 - Notre Dame @ Michigan
TV 3 - Ohio State @ Washington
TV 1 - Arkansas @ Alabama
TV 2 - USC @ Nebraska
TV 3 - Boston College @ Georgia Tech
Heading down to the beach for one last day. Taking Elisha with me and the new razorpod for entertainment. See everyone on Saturday.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
According to police, 32-year-old Texas fan Brian Christopher Thomas walked into Henry Hudson's Pub [in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] on June 17 wearing a Longhorns T-shirt and quickly became the focus of football "trash talk" from another regular, 53-year-old Oklahoma fan Allen Michael Beckett.
Thomas told police that when he decided to leave and went to the bar to pay his tab, Beckett grabbed him in the crotch, pulled him to the ground and wouldn't let go, even as bar patrons tried to break it up. When the two men were separated, Thomas looked down and realized the extent of his injuries.
"He could see both of his testicles hanging on the outside of his body," said Thomas' attorney, Carl Hughes. "He was wearing a pair of white shorts, which made it that much worse."
It took more than 60 stitches to close the wound, and police interviewed Thomas at a nearby hospital emergency room.
Not to dig up old business, but I think a few of us on the RAN made similar arguments when Gus Malzahn was hired (and subsequently fired, I mean demoted, I mean quit) at Arkansas. Observes Tillman, " The centerpiece of any good offense is the ability to match your approach with the talent you have. In effect, size and strength are at best compromised. Florida conducted a clinic in quickness over bulk in last year's BCS Championship Game. The lesson didn't fall on deaf ears."
Tillman concludes," Once upon a time, smash-mouth, three yards and a cloud of dust was the norm. A running game is still the foundation of great football, however today we're seeing another era. The spread is flattening the competitive playing field." I wonder if Houston Nutt is listening?
Georgia Tech 31 Boston College 17
Kentucky 42 Louisville 35
Florida 23 Tennessee 13
Nebraska 28 USC 24
Alabama 30 Arkansas 24
Sleeper Game: Notre Dame 20 Michigan 17
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Tough start for SHS. No Baker's Dozen next week. On with this week's picks:
Springdale over Alma
Columbia Rockbridge over Har-Ber
Fayetteville over Russellville
LR Catholic over Benton
PA over CAC
Ashdown over Hope
Morrilton over Booneville
Harrison over Mountain Home
Newport over Gosnell
Carlisle over Episcopal Collegiate
Clarksville over Huntsville
Texas High over Texarkana
Malvern over Glen Rose
Team of the Week: Warren
1. LR Central
6. FS Southside
8. West Memphis
Last Week: 8 Wins 5 Losses
See ya in two weeks,
Thursday, September 06, 2007
South Carolina @ Georgia: PW - UGa, JF - UGa, TL - SC, JG - UGa, BT - UGa
TCU @ Texas: PW - Texas, JF - Texas, TL - Texas, JG - Texas, BT - Texas
Alabama @ Vanderbilt: PW - Bama, JF - Bama, TL - Bama, JG - Vandy, BT - Bama
Virginia Tech @ LSU: PW - LSU, JF - LSU, TL - LSU, JG - LSU, BT - LSU
Sleeper Game: PW - BYU, JF - Arkansas St., TL - Nobody, JG - Ole Miss, BT - UNC
Week One Standings: JF (5-1), TL & JG (3-3), PW (2-4)
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Not to say ASU would have definitely scored, but they had Texas on the ropes. We almost had two huge upsets of top 5 teams at home this weekend. Steve Roberts is a good coach.
The boys of Razorpod convene tonight to talk about this week's games. The Hogs are off - - learning how to pass in anticipation of their trip to Tuscaloosa next week. Here's the line-up of games the guys will be discussing. Tom Logan's out of town (he's on the beaches of Hawaii with Jessica Alba, a huge fan of Razorpod).
Miami at OU
South Carolina at UGa
TCU at Texas
Alabama at Vanderbilt
Va. Tech at LSU
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
That KATV general manager Dale Nicholson hasn't returned our phone calls tells us what we already knew: KATV has let Nutt and the university dictate its sports programming and has dropped the show. There is no other reason why a television station would cancel so popular a show in the Sunday night ratings. While the show wasn't seen in Fayetteville all these years, there were enough comments by James and Bazzel in Little Rock that made their way to the university, enough to displease the powers-that-be. And, we're told, Nicholson for several years could always count on a call from the coach's father, the late Houston Nutt Sr., anytime his son's coaching was taken to task on "SportsWeek."
Clemson, who whipped a Top 20 team, didn't make it. Georgia Tech, who didn't, did. Huh? Tennessee also hangs around at 24 after taking a beating at Cal.
Hogs are 18th, up 2 spots from last week. Climb that mountain, Houston!
I swear to God, the next person sitting next to me that does the wave is going to get gut-punched. How dorky are we that we do the wave at home games? Didn't that go out of vogue in 1985? What are you folks? Seven?
“I remember telling Houston that [ Marcus ] Monk would catch 12 balls in the first game.”
Do they even believe that themselves?
Monday, September 03, 2007
"Did we execute totally, just perfect in the passing game? No," Nutt said.