Quick(ie)-hit thoughts from yesterday's CFB opening Saturday:
(Think these will become popular? Wait: Just heard that Miss Teen South Carolina, known for her map skills, is going to App
y. In one week, they've gone from national laughingstock to national Cinderella. Has there ever been a bigger one-week turnaround? Add it to App y's "ever" list!)
I want to see
Virginia Tech: The healing continues. If only the offense could deliver in a way to give me more confidence heading into
Notre Dame sucks: 'Nuff said. (And it will only get worse next week, when they face a
USC didn't win that impressively. Certainly not impressively enough to merit their being No. 1 simply because they were No. 1 a week ago, based on nothing but preseason guessing.
McFadden Time was already here: Carrying over from last year, D-Mac ran for 151 yards and threw a 42-yard TD pass for good measure. Unlike USC, McFadden DID retain his preseason No. 1 status – as Heisman favorite.
Speaking of "than thought": I didn't have
BC's Matt Ryan should be a Top 5 Heisman contender, at least after Week 1. 400-plus yards and 4 TDs in a big game will do that for a guy.
(Oh, so if Matt Ryan was impressive, what about Colt Brennan, who threw for 400-plus yards and 6 TDs... in the first half.)
1. Darren McFadden
2a. Pat White
2b. Steve Slaton
3. Colt Brennan
4. Brian Brohm
5. Ray Rice
Rising: Matt Ryan, Tim Tebow
Falling: Booty, McCoy
Out: Henne, Hart
(Yes, Hart had a good game. But simply put: No voter will be able to separate the player from the stunning upset loss.)
Looking ahead to next week: A crazy batch of games, including a season-definer for both VA Tech and LSU, a TCU upset-special over
Non-CFB: What is a COACH doing with PEDs? Seriously.
Clay Buchholz pitches a no-hitter... in his second MLB start. A
Sharapova out at US Open. One less reason to watch.
Jags release Byron Leftwich: My favorite player on the team and one of my top "I'm in the bag for him (even though he's not great)" NFL players. Maybe he'll find a place in... KC?