Dan and Tom address the week 1 hype and discuss which teams impressed them most this past weekend. Then they break down the lines for week 2, including Oregon vs. Michigan State, Oklahoma vs. Tennessee, and more. Plus, the return of Dan P’s 4-team, 13-point teaser.
Dan and Tom begin this week’s podcast with a discussion on Michigan. After a disastrous loss to Minnesota and the endangerment of a young quarterback, both of the guys argue why Brady Hoke and the athletic director must go. They also discuss other problems at Michigan and what, if any, solutions exist for the university. Then, they break down the week 6 lines, which include a ton of big games. Texas A&M-Mississippi State, LSU-Auburn, Alabama-Ole Miss, Nebraska-Michigan State and many more are covered. The podcast ends with a handful of new segments.
Tom and Dan take a look back at some of the most exciting games from last weekend. Then they preview the biggest games of week 5, including Stanford vs. Washington, Florida State vs. North Carolina State, Notre Dame vs. Syracuse, USC vs. Oregon State, Baylor vs. Iowa State, Penn State vs. Northwestern and more. Plus, Tom discusses his upcoming Fantasy Felon League draft.
After a bye week, Tom and Dan are back with a week 4 preview. The guys start by discussing some of college football’s recent off-field issues. Dan explains how, despite the way things may seem, athletes’ behavior is actually improving. Then, they break into the week 4 lines, with picks for Auburn-Kansas State, Alabama-Florida, LSU-Mississippi State, Iowa-Pittsburgh, Miami-Nebraska, BYU-Virginia, and all of the other big games of the week. They end with a breakdown of Florida State vs. Clemson, and what role Jameis Winston’s suspension will play in the outcome.
Note: In preparation for my upcoming season preview column and podcast, I researched and took notes on every power conference team in CFB. I’m sharing my notes here, for anyone who is interested. Please keep in mind that these are just notes. (I’ve tried to clean them up, but there are plenty of abbreviations and some of the grammar may be suspect.)
Last season the Atlantic Coast Conference produced college football’s National Champion. After an offseason full of changes and player turnover, the success of the conference in 2014 may hinge on Florida State’s ability to play like a champion. Here are my preseason notes on the ACC. Continue reading →