There is a little game day tension circulating in
The Utes are still favored to win, albeit narrowly, as Vegas has posted a 3 ½ point spread. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN and features a couple of great reasons to watch. First,
What will happen? I think Brian Johnson, who set a school record for efficiency in his last game by going 18-21 passing, will be solid and make enough big plays to keep the offense moving. Also, the Utes will actually test TCU’s defense. TCU’s defense is drawing praise for their performance the first two weeks, but I’m not sure we know how good they are. OU had no passing game and the Horned Frogs were able to stack the line of scrimmage to slow Adrian Peterson. SMU is better than in recent years, but also doesn’t possess a potent offense.
Mumbling about College Football and an Ex-Ute:
- What is going on in Norman Oklahoma? The Sooners lost to TCU and didn’t play very well in beating
in week 2. This week OU is a 6 ½ point underdog at UCLA. How hard is it to get a QB when you have the national reputation the Sooners have? Apparently Jason White’s 12 years as QB left OU without the focus on recruiting for that position. Tulsa
- Urban Meyer is also in jeopardy of losing his first game in the last two years as
plays at Tennessee on Saturday. For all the nay-sayers who have said Urban’s spread offense was gimmicky and wouldn’t work against big time talent, this is a big week. Florida
Notre Dame isn’t crying over losing Urban Meyer. The Fighting Irish are coming off back to back wins under Charlie Wiess and draw
this week for a chance at 3-0. Michigan State
- From the “I wish you were here, and I bet you do too” category is Steve Savoy.
was a big playmaker and all conference wide receiver for Savoy last season. Utah chose to go pro early, although the never was much of a press conference or explanation as to why he was making that decision. Savoy went undrafted and then made another bad choice by selecting Savoy as the team to attend camp with. Detroit featuring many young high draft selections at wideout was a dead end before he even go there. Detroit was cut and is not playing football on Sundays. Or Saturdays, or even Thursday nights on ESPN. Savoy