5, did you feel like you were in the middle of an AT&T commercial?
5, please tell me there is footage of you teaching.
Can we start the Saban to Boise rumors? Please?
And what a sports morning, without a single game being played. Cano, Granderson, Kubiaxed, Petersen to U Dub. And I know you will dissect at length today the US World Cup draw.
5, A&M is essentially Michigan. Record-setting QB. Very good receiver. Maybe some other good offensive parts. And 0 defense.
5, I don't get all the furor over Ohio State's schedule. Their out of conference games were no worse than Auburn's. In fact, they're pretty similar. Bad Pac 10 team. FCS cupcake. Lower level FBS paydays.
And they played Iowa and Wisconsin and gave Penn State an historic whuppin. They beat Northwestern when the Wildcats were ranked.
Auburn didn't have to play Missouri or South Carolina, scraped by an injury-ravaged Georgia team and got to face the likes of woeful Arkansas and Tennessee and middlin' Ole Miss and Missy State.
It's the same level of lunacy when people say Notre Dame didn't play anybody last year. As if they didn't beat the Pac 12 and Rose Bowl champ. Or the co-Big 12 champ. Or beat nine bowl teams and another that was bowl eligible.
5, you know me ... I hit the highway, makin money then fly away.
Oh, the streets of Alpharetta. Where the wrong side of the tracks ... is still better than your neighborhood.
Have friends who pull for both. But having an ex-boss who is an Auburn grad ... and another, um, friend who is, um, drop dead gorgeous and a two-time Auburn grad ... War Eagle.
Michigan State can play some D (which Michigan most assuredly did not last week) but I don't think the Spartys' offense can overcome THE Ohio State University's offense. For those who have not seen, Carlos Hyde is a load who can move and Braxton Miller ain't too bad. Shoot, his backup, Kenny Guyton, would be a star somewhere else.
Count me as very surprised Duke is a 10-win team. But give them credit for how they've won, too. They have won with some great special teams play (kickoff returns for TDs against Miami and UNC) and a two-QB system. Now, they didn't have to play FSU or Clemson from the other side in the regular season. Remember the name Jamison Crowder.
Fargo. Where national championship dreams go to die.
I have seen 5-star linebacker prospect Raekwon McMillan a couple of times and frankly, he's good but ... not great. I expect him to dominate and he makes plays but not as many as you would think. Now, the freshman defensive back at his school, whom Florida and Ohio State have already offered, yeah, he's legit.
You want a hidden gem from the Peach State recruiting crop? I give you Malique Jackson, Wayne County's quarterback headed to Florida State to play DB. Baller. Straight out baller.
5, I tuned into Press Row this afternoon, just a few minutes ago. But after listening to that last caller, I'm going to listen to my iPod instead.
They're already taking bets in Boston on when Ellsbury's first DL stint will be and how long it will last. Dude is a heckuva player when he's healthy, and 2013 is one of the rare years he's played most of the season.
But ... he is no stranger to the DL. Neither is McCann, whose post all-star break batting averages the last three years are pretty bad. The Yanks need starting pitching and a closer. Here's hoping they still haven't found either by this time next year.
I see Wake getting a top assistant from somewhere. Why not Chad Morris from Clemson? If Texas wins its bowl game, does that secure Mack another season and then does he opt to bow out next year, on his terms and not someone else's?
And I guess with Mariota staying, we're already hyping the 2014 Heisman race - and this year's Heisman hasn't even been handed out yet.
After careful consideration, re-debut is acceptable.
And nobody can fill 3 hours of air time like you can, 5. Does Paschall get a word in edgewise?
5, bowl game will be the indicator for what happens on The Flats. Beating Southern Cal, and beating them fairly convincingly, as convincing as 21-7 is, helped. But that was downright deflating Saturday evening. You're up 20-0, you've got to find a way to close that out. And it wasn't as if Tech start playing badly or doing dumb things, turnovers, penalties, etc. They just didn't make plays when they needed to, and Georgia did.
To me, the BCS game right now is FSU and the Ohio State University. Ohio State has gone out and won its schedule. Hey, not all of Auburn's opponents this year were Alabama. There was some tasty cream filling for their pastry.
Still, War (you know what) Eagle to all my Auburn friends. And the single most beautiful girl I know is a two-time Auburn grad. So there.