Thoughts on the Weekend, Week 7

For all of the drama and excitement that last week lacked, I think this past weekend definitely made up for it. We saw probably the best game of the year so far, a top 5 team go down at home in primetime, and a couple more little guy schools continue their undefeated run. The best part? In the aftermath there is still some colossal matchups coming down the pike.

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What is going on at Auburn?

Auburn fired its Offensive Coordinator, Tony Franklin, this week, just 6 games into the implementation of a brand new offense. Head Coach Tommy Tuberville maintained in his press conference that it was simply about results, and while I’m not going to argue that the results really weren’t there I can’t help but look at this situation and realize that it was the wrong move on several different levels. In fact, the whole situation just reeks from several different aspects.

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Wednesday Weekend Primer, Week 6, er 7

Week 6 7 comes upon us and the games are starting to get pretty interesting. As the season wears on and pretenders drop by the wayside it becomes inevitable that those at the top will eventually have to play each other. Sure, it’s nice for the Big 12 that they have 4 teams in the top 10 but eventually 3 of those teams have to play each other. The same goes for most of the SEC teams you see at the top of the polls. Week 6 gives us an excellent chance to see several highly touted teams clash in an ultimate contender/pretender separation.

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Week 6 Heisman Ballot

Perhaps I’ve been putting “Clearinghouse Chaos” on too many of my posts, so I’m going to distinguish my Heisman Ballots in the extremely creative way of attaching the current week to the title. As I noted in yesterday’s thoughts on the weekend there wasn’t a whole lot of exciting action and with such little action among the polls there was also very little action among the Heisman favorites.

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Clearinghouse Chaos Top 25

It is my personal belief that polls shouldn’t be released until the first week of October. Preseason polls are more a product of hype and the previous season than what voters really think of a team. Waiting until the first week of October gives pollsters a chance to, you know, actually watch the teams play a little before they cast a vote as to who the best team in the country is. That being said since it’s the first week of October now I think it’s about time for me to release the first edition of the Clearinghouse Chaos Top 25 poll.

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Thoughts on the Weekend, Week 6

I really need to figure out something to put up on Thursdays/Fridays until basketball season starts and/or something noteworthy happens in the nonrevenue sports worth writing about. I’ve got an idea rattling around in my head and maybe I’ll debut another weekly segment later this week. Regardless, week 6 was a relatively boring week in that there were no major upsets that rocked the national landscape, but there was still plenty to be gleaned from the action.

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Wednesday Weekend Primer, Week 6

Conference play is finally here and in full swing! With conference play comes the best matchups of the season and the beginning of one of the best months in sports. October is a month that is traditionally filled with some of the best college football games of the year as teams are finally moving from their soft non-con schedules to playing “real” teams in conference play. October is when name schools finally have to leave their friendly home confines to play a game. And October also is the MLB playoffs, a fairly entertaining affair in and of itself – although that has nothing to do with collegiate sports.

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