College Football Week 3:  Final Thoughts

Georgia- What a difference a week makes.  After the Vandy game, most fans were way down on Greyson Lambert, and many were predicting that Brice Ramsey would end up being the starter.  I admit that I was discouraged as well last week, but Saturday night’s game just proves that the coaches know better than us.  There is no need to go through the stats, but in general Lambert was almost perfect and the whole offense looked outstanding.  When an offense performs that well it has to be attributed to the offensive line. lamber vs SC They played fantastic and are a real strength for the Dawgs.  That being said, I am worried because there is not much depth there.  If one or two of the lineman get hurt we may see a big drop off in the next man up.  Let’s hope I am wrong.  Nick Chubb quietly got his yards and 2 touchdowns.  He is in the Heisman trophy race, but he may not be the best player on the team.  That title may have to go to Sony Michel.  He is so versatile, and he creates a lot of problems for any opposing defense.  Georgia is very lucky to have two players of this caliber on the same side of the ball.  The defense looks very athletic and they play a lot kids throughout the game.  Not sure how good they are yet but the future looks bright.  All and all, it was a great night to be a Bulldawg.  But now let’s get over it and move on.  That South Carolina team is NOT good.  Therefore, Georgia doesn’t need to get too excited.  There is a lot of football left.  We will find out a lot more about this team over the next 3 weeks.  I wish I could get more excited about Saturday’s beat down.  But I just don’t know if the Gamecocks are even going to make a bowl game this year.  Regardless, it sure was fun.

Alabama– Man I love watching these guys lose.  Ole Miss surprised many folks last weekend and pulled off the upset in Bryant Denny stadium.  I thought that Ole Miss had a chance, but I didn’t expect them to score so many points. ap_alabama_spring_football_72180864-e1432661495839 Ole Miss looked good, and they deserve a lot of credit for going to Bama and getting the win.  However, I think they are a little over rated now.  I watched most of that game and everything that could went Ole Miss’s way. In fact, they scored on one of the luckiest plays I ever seen in football. Reminiscent of Auburn’s past miracles against UGA and Bama 2 years ago.  Alabama had 5 turnovers and still had a chance to win the game late in the 4th.  Nothing went Bama’s way but they were still around in the end.  So everybody just calm down.  Bama isn’t this bad and Ole Miss isn’t this good.  Similar to UGA, we will know a lot more about Alabama in 2 weeks.  So stay tuned.  But I have to say, it sure is fun to watch Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban lose.  Hotty Toddy!

Auburn & LSU– This game was very similar to the Georgia game.  LSU looked very good, and Leonard Fournette is a real force. It was a great performance.  But how good is Auburn?hi-res-24e89b96987bf017c2d4c71417732a28_crop_north  I thought Auburn was overrated from the start of the season.  Granted, one loss to a good LSU team is not the end of the world, but I think more losses are coming Auburn’s way.  Regardless, in the SEC west, the path to the Georgia dome appears to go through Baton Rouge.

Who’s Actually Good? – I know it’s only week 3, but I have no idea who is actually good?  Ohio State is supposed to be a world beater but their schedule is so easy it’s hard to tell. I know TCU and Baylor are pretty good, but I am not ready to say they are great.  Besides, I still have a hard time accepting that these two teams are powers in college football.  Michigan State could be good.  They beat Oregon, but we won’t learn anything more about them until November when they play Ohio State.  I already said that I think Ole Miss is a little overhyped now.  Georgia, hasn’t played anyone.  I am not buying the Seminoles or Clemson yet. LSU looks good but if Fournette gets hurt they’re not.  Notre Dame? I don’t think so.

The Paul Finebaum Show– If you are not familiar with the “Paul Finebaum Show” you need to get familiar with it this week. This show is famous for the ridiculous fans that call in to voice their opinion.  maxresdefaultNot surprisingly, Auburn and Alabama lead the pack of crazy, rabid, and ridiculous callers.  With Bama and Auburn losing big games, this show is going to be comedy gold.  I suggest you tune in and laugh this week.