Posted 09/09/2007 at 09:14 AM
While the second week of the colege football season is still a little early to judge teams full potential, I saw some very interesting tidbits that will be helpful as the season continues.
Notre Dame freshman QB Jimmy Clausen was indeed thrown to the wolves at Penn State but he did show some signs of leadership. It's going to be a long season for the Irish faithful but the future is bright at the QB position.
I was curious to see how the Florida State offense would play at home this week and while I wasn't overly impressed, there was obvious improvement over week one at Clemson. I know the game was in Tallahassee against a weak opponent but it seems things might be heading in the right direction.
Miami has a long way to go before they'll be able to compete with the best team in the country. I was very dissapointed in their offense, again. Oklahoma is as good as advertised but this blowout loss is simply embarassing.
I can't remember the last time a Big East school went into an SEC stadium at night and walked away victorious which makes South Florida's win over Auburn Saturday night very impressive. I expected a good effort from the Bulls but they certainly outdid themselves. We have a Big East champion contender.
As bad as Auburn embarassed the SEC on Saturday is as good as LSU made it look. I was critical of the LSU offense last week and rightfully so but the Tigers did everything to shut me up this week. Impressive win over Virginia Tech. Enough to get my number one AP vote.
After getting off to a shaky start, Texas was able to use its talent to beat TCU. Boise St. went down at Washington. Hawaii had a rough go but pulled out a win at Louisiana Tech. I'm thinking that this will not be the year of "The Little Guy."
Congrats to Steve Spurrier who has now managed to knock off Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia in his short tenure at South Carolina. The guy can just plain coach.
Spurrier's old school, Florida, rolled over Troy in Gainesville on Saturday but I came away with a few tidbits from that game. First, Florida is fast on offense. Really fast. Second, they're lacking on the defensive side of the ball. They're going to have to outscore their way through the SEC.
At this point, I feel that its safe to say that Lloyd Carr will have quite a few coaching offers at the end of the season but one of them certainly won't be from Michigan. It's not as if they lost to Appalachian State for the second straight week, Oregon is good. In Michigan though, 0-2 in the Big House is simply unacceptable.