Week 1 in College Football was like the 1980 movie Caddyshack, an instant classic filled with highlights, and excitement. Week 2 in College Football was like the 1988 movie, Caddyshack II, not nearly as good, but still some memorable parts. Here are 5 Things the Sports Whisperer learned in Week 2 of College Football
- Nick Saban never takes a snap or play off- The Crimson Tide were up 38-10 against Western Kentucky on Saturday when Saban “lost it” on the sidelines. He yelled and berated his offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. When Saban was asked after the game what the “argument” was about, he said, “There are no arguments, those are called ass-chewings.” You may not agree with Saban’s approach you may not agree with his candor but he just wins. This is why his program has 4 national championships in 7 years. He leaves nothing for chance, he never takes time off from coaching no matter what the score is. On Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys lost a game to the New York Giants in part because Terrance Williams didn’t get out of bounds at the end of the 4th quarter. This doesn’t happen to well-coached teams. This never happens to Alabama because even in a 38-10 blowout Saban is on top of every situation.
- Kliff Kingsbury of Texas Tech is the definition of insanity- The Texas Tech Red Raiders lost to Arizona State 68-55. Over the past 2 years, Kingsbury’s teams have given up 36 or more points 16 times. They gave up 82 points to TCU in 2014 and gave up 70 points to Oklahoma State in 2015. I can’t sugarcoat this anymore. It is time for Kingsbury to go. He hasn’t adjusted to opposing team’s offenses and he still thinks he can win consistently but outscoring teams.
- Is Kentucky the weakest link- The Wildcats have given up 89 points over the past two weeks against teams ( Southern Miss and Florida) that aren’t even ranked in the top 25. What is going to happen when they play Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Louisville? They could go winless. When does the Men’s basketball team start practices? That is the only thing KY fans have to look forward to.
- Is Louisville’s Lamar Jackson a Legitimate Heisman Candidate? Sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson passed for 411 yards and rushed for 199 yards in the Cardinals’ 62–28 victory over Syracuse on Friday night. In two games he has 697 passing yards, 318 rushing yards, and 13 total touchdowns. I don’t think he will be in Manhattan for the Heisman trophy award ceremony because the Cardinals still have tough games ahead. They play Florida State at home then have to travel to Clemson and Houston late in the year.
- Has Arkansas arrived? Hillary Clinton may become our next president. Miss Arkansas just won the Miss USA pageant and now Bret Bielema just won his biggest game by defeating #15 TCU on the road, 41-38. This program has been gaining momentum for the past 12 months and this could be the victory that catapults the Razorbacks into a consistent top 15 ranking. Arkansas is the place to be right now.
Does Clemson have a National Championship Hangover? Last year Ohio State looked sluggish all season and it caught up with them at the end of the year. It seemed as if the Buckeyes were playing for their individual draft status, not their team. I am not saying Clemson is at that level but they are in second gear right now.
Is the Big 12 in trouble? Central Michigan upset #22 Oklahoma State 30-27 on a last second hail mary catch, lateral and run for a TD. The play shouldn’t have been allowed, and the officiated crew has been suspended for one game. But with all that said, Why did the Cowboys struggle at home to a team they should have beaten by double digits? The Big 12 is down this year and this is a perfect opportunity for West Virginia to win 10 games.
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