A few random thoughts about the college football I watched on Saturday and the impact that it will have on the rest of the season....
Pittsburgh now has four wins against four pretty mediocre teams. But the 4-1 start is so much better than where they were at this point a year ago.
Navy absolutely annihilated UCONN, so when the Midshipmen play in the Meineke Car Car Bowl, the Big East really can't argue too much about it.
Why do helmets keep flying off all over the place?
Missouri is still unbeaten. They got to 5-0 with a semi-impressive win over Colorado. Game had a sort of weird feeling to it. One minute you'd feel like Missouri was in total control, the next minute you'd think the Buffs were just about ready to make it interesting. I do like Chase Daniel at the quarterback slot.
Syracuse won again. Three straight for the Orange. This one was over Wyoming. For some reason, I think the Cowboys were the best of the three wins thus far. Still, I think Syracuse played as bad as it has since the season opener. Delone Carter, the freshman who was Mr. Ohio last year, ran for four scores. Pretty exciting back. Its a win, and I'll take it. Making the trip to the Dome for the Pitt game this weekend. Looking forward to it. I think it will be competitive.
Alabama and Florida played the most competitive big game of the day. It was surprising that it was as close as it was, but it shows the strength of the SEC. I'm really looking forward to Auburn/Florida in a few weeks. Chris Leak has been very good at the quarterback slot, but I'm telling you right now, the Gators will win a BCS championship in one of the years Tim Tebow is there. Might even be this one. But Leak makes this team go.
Boise State sure made some folks mad. And it wasn't just the Utah fans that witnessed the thumping on VS. All those teams who have visions of a BCS bid, have to hope the Broncs don't steal it from them. Boise is doing all they can do, beating the bigger name teams on their schedule, and doing it impressively.
Miami isn't Miami anymore. And it says here, they won't be again with Larry Coker as coach. Basically, that means they won't be again this year. He's done. There is no doubt. Last time, or at least the last time I remember Houston coming to the Orange Bowl, the Canes beat a David Klingler let run-and-shoot outfit something like 66-13.
I thought the Trojans might be a little suspect to a WASU team on Saturday night. But they did what good teams do, they won a conference game on the road. As I've said before winning on the road in conference is what seperates teams.
I didn't expect Ohio State to have a lot of trouble with Iowa. The Hawkeyes are a nice team. But not a real good one. I think the Buckeyes demonstrated that. I did think that Ohio State wouldn't escape the B10 season undefeated. Now, I'm not so sure, the remainder of the season looks pretty soft, especially if Michigan State doesn't regain something. Of course, I'm referring to everything ahead of that showdown with Michigan late.
Speaking of ordinary teams, Georgia has to qualify right now. They just are without a real good quarterback, and that seems to be making all the difference. I think they have talent everywhere else, but at this rate I expect them to lose several times in the SEC.
Walt Harris is stuck in reverse at Stanford. They do not look very good at all. UCLA didn't exactly punish the Cardinal, but maybe that is because the Bruins aren't what they were hoping they might be.