College Football Week 1 - Quick Hits

College Football Week 1 - Quick Hits

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College Football Week 1 - Quick Hits

The season kicks off in full this weekend.  After Michigan State opens up with an interesting matchup against Utah State, there is a slate of fantastic games over the weekend. What are some of the quickies to keep in mind throughout the weekend?

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NORTHWESTERN at PURDUE

Thursday, 8p et

ESPN

Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

Quickie:

At Big Ten Media Days, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald was asked this question as he stood in front of the throng:

“Coach – what will your priority be in the season opener against Purdue?”

Fitzgerald’s answer was succinct and revealing.

“We want to win the football game.”

Northwestern will not be able to achieve their goal, even though Fitzgerald has revealed the main priority and goal to the world.

Purdue picks things up where it left things the last time the Boilermakers were on the field – they beat Arizona 38-35 in the Foster Farms Bowl.

LOUISVILLE vs ALABAMA

Saturday, 8p et

ABC

Camping World Stadium, Orlando

Quickie:

If Alabama face plants in this opener against the Cardinals, I vow to purchase a brand new, fully-loaded Harley Davidson hog for Bobby Petrino.

WASHINGTON vs AUBURN

Saturday, 3:30p et

ABC

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Quickie:

Despite a 22-5 run over the last two seasons, a College Football Playoff appearance in 2016, and a preseason ranking of 6th in both the Coaches and AP polls, Washington doesn’t seem to garner the respect it might deserve.

A win here for the Dawgs would go a long way towards alerting people that they play football up there in Seattle.

Auburn plays football too.

Respect will continue to be a fickle mistress for Washington fans.

THE U vs LSU

Sunday, 7:30p et

ABC

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Quickie:

Whether the Turnover Chain continues its magic ride or not, The U can relax – LSU’s head coach is Coach O.

UMAA at Notre Dame

Saturday, 7:30p et

NBC

Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN

Quickie:

I still have about fifteen or so more national, regional, and local pieces of written editorial containing blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah about how this is a big season for UMAA’s J. Ira and Nikki Harris Family Head Coach and how UMAA has a quarterback who transferred to UMAA from the University of Mississippi.

How about this little thing that nobody seems to really want to refer to?

UMAA has not defeated a ranked opponent on the road since……….2006.

2006.

That’s not, like, four or five years ago.

Did the internet even exist in 2006?

What will all of the UMAAers do when the sky starts to fall before they’ve even had a chance to nibble on a Labor Day hot dog?

 

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