Found September 12, 2012 on
In The Bleachers:
Got another great guest this week on the Slate of Eight, Russ Mitchell from College Football News. Russ is one of my favorite guys to chat with and despite the technical difficulties, we had a great time talking football. Please excuse a bit of a quality issue; it was on my end and the whole record, quality and everything got janky as hell but we made it work.
As for the games? Get excited because we've got eight good ones, including one of my favorite rivalries.
BYU - Utah
Arizona State - Mizzou
Navy - Penn State
Wake Forest - Florida State
USC - Stanford
Notre Dame - Michigan State
Alabama - Arkansas
Florida - Tennessee
The Holy War is up and this is a tough one because the teams are not slated to play anymore beyond 2014, get the hate in while you can in one of the nation's most underrated rivalries. We look at Mizzou trying to get back on the winning track against a very hot Arizona State team. Navy and Penn State should be a chance for Penn State to get on the winning side of things. In the ACC it seems Wake Forest's terrorizing of FSU should end now as the Noles are on a mission.
Can Stanford keep pace with the Trojans? Um, probably not. Notre Dame and Michigan State is intriguing and despite watching last years game multiple times, I'm still not sure how Notre Dame got 31 points. Hogs and Tide has lost some luster so we talk about other stuff like how terrible Arkansas' offensive line is and how brave Tyler Wilson must be. Then of course we get mad Tyler Bray love because Tyler Bray is the Bray-iest, Bray who ever Bray-ed the game.
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You’ve seen Bray’s back tattoo here, now you can have your very own shirt with that same tattoo design on it and his number “8″.
Enjoy Tennessee fans!
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