Labor Day weekend is nice because you essentially get five (six if you include Georgia State/Abilene Christian this year) days of FBS football in some way, shape or form, which is almost overkill. Because the Tuesday and Wednesday after? TORTURE. Its not quite the 231 days that preceded last Wednesday after the Auburn/Florida State game, but its a struggle. We had a taste, now we want more. This is how heroin addictions get started.
Arizona at UT-San Antonio, 8pm, FS1. This game has intrigue to me for three reasons:
1) Arizona has a chance to be a decent football team and darkhorse in the Pac-12 South.
2) Thursday night road games are where claims such as 1 go to die.
3) Larry Coker- still a corpse that coaches football.
This game really doesn’t intrigue me at all.
Pitt at Boston College, 8pm, ESPN: Two teams who will win 5-7 games and play in pre-Christmas bowls. If you haven’t seen Pitt WR Tyler Boyd yet, then maybe it tickles your fancy.
Washington State at Nevada, 10:30, ESPN: Man, the standard is so much lower for Thu/Fri games. This one should at least feature a LOT of points (O/U is set at 65.5, I’m banging the over) and the world’s favorite coach.
Saturday: The Noon Swoon
Lord, this is a pitiful slate. There are three SEC games, with #2 Alabama hosting FAU and Tennessee hosting Arkansas State, somehow both on the SEC Network. #24 Missouri travels to Toledo (that is not a typo) and is the ESPN game for noon (also not a typo). What a world.
On ABC, you get a chance to see #4 Oklahoma, as they travel to Tulsa. And beyond that, in no particular order, #20 K-State in a conference game at Iowa State on FS1, Penn State/Akron on ESPN2, and #23 Clemson’s lack of a run defense against South Carolina State on your local ACC Network affiliate.
3:30- The Football Gods Give Us One
I’d be kinda pissed if I lived on the West Coast and this was a nooner for me, but #14 USC travels to Palo Alto to take on perpetually immovable object #13 Stanford on ABC. USC ran 102 plays in their week 1 win over Fresno State, and Stanford always ruins hurry-up extraordinaire Oregon’s season. CONSIDER ME COMPELLED.
Beyond that, its uglier than the noons. Kentucky will have a competitive game at Ohio on the Collegiate ESPN network, Florida debuts against EMU at 4 on the SEC, and #15 Ole Miss and Vandy come at you from LP Field at 4:30 on ESPN.
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#7 Michigan State at #3 Oregon. 6:30pm. FOX. Be there or be square.
Reeling #21 South Carolina hosts possible-best-team-in-North-Carolina East Carolina on ESPNU at 7 in a game where ECU QB Shane Carden is out to throw the ball more than Kenny Trill’s 60 attempts.
The #5 Barners get a tune-up against San Jose State at 7 on ESPN2. We get to see round 2 of senor Trill as Lamar visits #9 Texas A&M on the SEC Network at 7. Texas gets to try to hold BYU under 500 rushing yards at the same time on FS1. What I’m saying is this: you should have your rotational trigger finger ready to go by now, its week 2.
At 7:30, our favorite game that has no bearing on any titles at all takes place, as #16 Notre Dame hosts Michigan on NBC. So, that’s 6 games to keep an eye on. For #7, how about Virginia Tech at #8 Ohio State on ESPN at 8?
Let’s rank them in order of what you should have on your ‘favorites’ list to flip through:
1) FOX. Sparty/Ducks.
2) NBC, I guess, for you purists out there.
3) ESPNU, because S.C. could seriously be 0-2 with Georgia on deck.
4) ABC. Nobody likes seeing Urban Meyer win anything, even if it means Frank Beamer wins instead.
5-7) Up to you, man. I don’t own you.
Enjoy the games, folks!
Episode 3 of the DudeYouPodcast is now ready on iTunes. DOWNLOAD IT HERRRRRRE.
In the third episode of the DudeYouPodcast, DudeYouCrazy was joined by South Carolina Correspondent Johnathan Barnes.
Topics covered in their conversation:
- Jadeveon Clowney (Yawnnnnn)
- South Carolina QBs
- South Carolina RBs
- South Carolina’s Defense
- Gambling Lines
Additionally, DudeYouCrazy rants free-style on Aaron Hernandez.
- Connor Shaw: 2600 yards passing, 21 TDs
- Jadeveon Clowney: 13 sacks, 25 TFLs
Check out JB’s work on Amazon.com here.
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Brett Goeringer – often known as Florida Brett – has been around for a while. He was DudeYouCrazy’s best friend growing up, but somehow he ended up being a Florida fan. Nobody’s perfect.
Hi, my name is Brett and I enjoy long walks on the beach, blind boxing with my cat Weezy, and watching The Bachelor. But in all honesty none of these pleasurable activities can even compare to my love for THE Florida Gators. Now I know what you all are thinking; I bet this guy is one of those annoying Gator fans that thinks Florida should win a national championship in every collegiate sport. You are absolutely correct in that assumption; I live and breathe Florida Gator sports.
I am absolutely honored to be a contributor for DudeYouCrazy, because unlike most of the other contributors, I grew up with the Dude until he relinquished his Oak Ridger status and moved to “The Dirty.” Together, the Dude and I balled on a daily basis and spent countless hours on the Wildcat practice field with DadYouCrazy perfecting our 1 on 1 defensive and 20-yard field goals. I realize this is all unrelated to the Gators, but I just wanted to express how cool I feel for having known the Dude for such a long time. Now back to the Gators…
A Studly Bunch of Frosh
Without a doubt, Florida’s second ranked 2013 football recruiting class is tough to match. Question is can they replace the 14 Gators drafted and signed as undrafted free agents in the 2013? In my opinion it’s truly too early to tell as we are still nearly 100 days from the first coin flip, but with two 5-star commits, 20 4-star commits, and seven 3-star commits I have a strong feeling there will be no problem picking up the slack. The single most important commit Florida was able to snag was definitely the #1 running back in the nation, 5’11’’ 216 lb Kelvin Taylor. If Taylor performs to the hype he’s receiving, I’ll go as far to say QB Jeff Driskel will have a stellar year…but only if Taylor shows out. Driskel is beginning to look a lot like John Brantley and the only cure for that problem is more cowbell a running back that will take the pressure off him.
His Stare Will Burn a Hole through Ya
After entering “The Muschamp Stare” into your Google machine the results are entertaining. (Go ahead, take a minute and do it. You’ll thank me later.) Now honestly tell me your coach is better than ours. Liars. The critically acclaimed ‘Muschamp Stare’ received so much attention last year it was given its own Facebook page and Twitter handle. Our coach is better than yours.
Jeans + Shorts = Jorts
Seriously, who doesn’t own a pair of jorts? For years, Florida fans have been ridiculed by every other SEC team for their love of tightly fitting, hemmed or cutoff jorts. For this reason alone, I promise to include something about jorts in each contribution I make to DudeYouCrazy.
With all this being said, I am extremely jacked about this season of SEC football and more importantly the Florida Gators. I will have more analysis and less talk in later posts.
Holler and GB,