College Football is finally upon us. This weekend will provide us a great opening round of action that will set the race towards the Mythical National Championship and hopefully provide us glimpses of future greats in Teal. First, let get some picks out of the way
The Noles are the most talented team in the ACC, but their season rests on getting consistent QB play out of either Christian Ponder or highly touted EJ Manuel. If either one of them can take control of the offense, then the Noles should regain their position as the ACC's top program.
Big 10-Ohio State
Terrell Pryor was a freshmen phenom that lived up to the hype, and with a year under his belt, will look to lead the Buckeyes to redemption after spending the last few year's as national whipping boys. The Buckeyes in essence play a two game schedule against USC and then @ Penn State.
Colt McCoy returns to lead Texas' most talented team since it's 2005 National Championship season. However, the game that concerns me most for them isn't their annual date with Oklahoma in Dallas. The Longhorns travel to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State on Halloween.
Big East-West Virginia
A conference with no clear #1, the Mountaineers ride Noel Devine and what remains of Rich Rodriguez's recruits to one another conference title.
USC fields easily their weakest team since Pete Carroll's first year as head coach. The Trojans will be having a true freshmen under center for the first time in school history, which will be troublesome. They'll lose early in Columbus, but bounce back against the PAC 10.
Alabama finally comes into it's own under Nick Saban. The Tide were major over achievers last year, but now with another year under their belts, will be a major force in the SEC. In a modern classic, the Tide up end the Gators 28-24 in the SEC Championship game.
BCS National Title: Ohio State vs Texas
Orange Bowl: Florida State vs Penn St
Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs West Virginia
Fiesta: Oklahoma vs Florida
Rose: USC vs Boise St (Remember, under the new BCS rules, the Rose has to take a mid major if it loses a team to the national championship game)
Oklahoma 41 BYU 23
Alabama 21 Virginia Tech 13
Oklahoma State 34 Georgia 23
Florida State 31 Miami 20
Use this as an open thread for any and all thoughts on the opening weekend in college football.