Found November 01, 2011 on The Victory Formation:

Saturday should be called Sloppy Saturday…because it was so dammit sloppy when it came to football. Nebraska-Michigan State. Vanderbilt-Arkansas. Florida-Georgia. Ohio State-Wisconsin. They were all over the dammit place. So let’s take their sloppy Halloween hangovers and enjoy TWTW.

This coffee is bland, bland I tell you…Say that Luck guy is pretty good, while he didn’t have one of those Heisman stat games that, say Case Keenum had, the guy made throws when it mattered. He checked up to runs at ever some important times (ala Peyton Manning), and most off he left LA with the win. I don’t think Stanford gets out of ’11 unscathed, but it won’t be because Andrew Luck doesn’t possess a giant pair of stones that would spill out the sides of grandma’s Triple-D brassiere .

I agree with your season prognosis for the Cardinal.  I didn’t get to see any of this game (or the 3:30 games; hooray for primetime kickoffs!), but I have serious doubts about how good USC actually is, and while Stanford struggling in a game here or there is to be expected, this seemed to me like a game they should dominate.  Kudos to them on the win, but it seems to me a few things need to be shored up for them to go undefeated.

The stupidity surrounds us all, fart-face…you’re USC. You’ve got two timeouts left. You’re tied and inches away from field goal range. And your ******* player is chugging towards the sideline trying to stop the clock, instead of collapsing and calling a time out with a few precious seconds left in the game? How the **** are you NOT drilling that into your players heads. On top of that, you have the nerve to blame the refs? Sloppy.

The devil’s in the details, and it seems like these kinds of things always bite Lane Kiffin in the ass.  I think he’ll end up with a successful run at USC, but things like this is what will keep the crystal football out of his hands.

Once is luck, twice? That’s just a trend…Yeah Wisconsin lost on back to back chucks towards the end zone. It was just one of those oh eff plays against Michigan State, but against the Buckeyes? I can break down THREE things wrong on that play. One, they over pursued on the line, a quarterback who had completed 6 passes for 49 yards. Two, they broke contain on the receivers when the QB got out of the pocket, in a game with less than 30 seconds…he wasn’t trucking it 40 yards for the TD. Three, way to mosey over to the wide open receiver. SLOPPY. I don’t want to hear anything about Wisconsin and smart football again.

Wonder what Barry Alvarez has to say now?  Again, didn’t see this one, but from what I’ve read, heard, and seen on highlights, just a total DERP.  Given everything going on with the OSU program, Wisconsin should’ve been able to win this one.  Great teams rebound from heartbreaking losses, and, well, I guess Wisconsin ain’t great.  Good, but not great.

How Not To Follow Up A Big Win Part I…Michigan State rolled into Lincoln egg yolk in the brain type hungover, they somehow left a little more butthurt than when they waltzed in. Emotional wins are tough to follow up, and while Nebraska found a way to stop the Michigan State offense, their defense was the real question mark. The Big 10 Championship is still attainable, but it’s Nebraska’s spot in Indy to lose. They head into the Big House in a few weeks.

Ugly.  I watched some of this, until I couldn’t take any more and switched to Virginia Tech and Duke.  This Sparty team smells a lot like some George O’Leary coached teams I watched up close for several years.  An impressive win here and there, but always capable of a complete egg laying.

Only game I watched before the loss of power.  It wasn’t a good day.  I would have liked to have seen us at least compete. The staple of the Dantonio era, besides owning Michigan, has been the ability to **** the bed. Not dropping games they should win, but just playing horrible on the road against solid competition.  But if this team finishes out the season with 9 or 10 wins, MSU fans should be happy. Again, go look for the last time the program won 9 games 2 seasons in a row.  I’ll wait…

How Not To Follow Up A Big Win Part II…How does one win, on the road, against a program destined to be in the National Championship Game turn and get slammed by a school that will struggle to finish .500. Enter Tommy Tuberville. He was Dabo Swinney before Dabo Swinney was unearthed. A regular Head-scratch Magee.

I can’t beat Texas Tech up for this too bad.  Yes, it’s a bad loss, and it looks even worse given what happened last week, but it’s not like they’re remotely close to being an elite team.  What this makes me wonder is how in the blue hell Oklahoma lost to the Red Raiders at home.

But its not his fault…It isn’t fair to characterize Clemson’s loss Saturday as Clemson being Clemson, this wasn’t some mundane Sandler flick, Georgia Tech is a solid squad. All season the Tigers have set the weaknesses aside and been able to exploit their own strengths to the tune of an 8-1 and a win over Wake in two weeks gives them a shot at their first BCS Bowl, ever. Clemson legend.

This wasn’t Clemson being Clemson.  That would mean they ****** around and handed the game to the other team, and that they should’ve won handily.  The fact of the matter is that they got flat out dominated.  This was a 3 touchdown game at half, and if not for a ridiculously blatant offsides that went uncalled, would’ve been an even worse final score.  What you saw was a difference in coaching.  Paul Johnson outcoached Kevin Steele (again), and Al Groh had a great game plan against a young, inexperienced offense.  If you’re keeping score at home, that’s now two wins over top 5 teams in the last 3 years for Paul Johnson.  Not bad for a high school offense.

Attrition…I love JoePa, and he’s winning, but Penn State is doo-doo. Don’t sell me the win over the Zookers. Or Indiana. Or Iowa. Or Northwestern. Or Purdue. They’ve managed a sexy record against a lineup that has Boise State giggling.

Is this Penn State’s best win so far?  Great start for JoePa, but I don’t know if they have what it takes to get to the B1G title game.

Ding. Ding. Ding…Houston’s Case Keenum certainly turned heads with a 9 TD performance, Andre Ware’s, David Klingers, some Madden geek.  In all seriousness, he does have the Cougars rolling, and should Boise stumble along the way, he could have them in a BCS bowl that no one besides myself will watch.

9 is an absurd number of TD passes.  Suffice it to say that the Cougars are the biggest fans of every team left on Boise’s schedule.  If Pat Forde can have his Boise Bus, I’m cranking up the Houston Hummer.  All hail Hipster Boise!

She’s not a rebound, I really love her…Give it up for Oklahoma, instead of folding up shop after a pretty close first half they turned on their game on and prevented Kansas State from taking an emotional whack at their pride.

This was my lock of the week.  The Sooners were too good to drop a second game in a row to anybody, much less if that anybody is Kansas State, who was playing far above their talent level.

That doesn’t kill the legend that is Bill Snyder…with or without the disturbing Pinocchio office.

Where do they go after Snyder?  I’ve heard some interesting names, not the least of which is Mark Mangino.  That would be awesome, especially as Kansas flounders with that guy that should be head coach at Auburn.

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