Biggest Takeaway in the SEC
Dan: Nick Fitzgerald is one of the most underrated players in college football.
Jason: Ed Orgeron is a phenomenal recruiter. That’s where the sentence ends. He is not a good coach.
Zach: Butch Jones needs to be fired immediately as he will never lead Tennessee to an SEC East Championship.
Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10
Dan: Purdue vs Michigan will determine if either of these teams for real.
Jason: I was wrong preseason… It is a 2 team race for the Big Ten. Penn State and Ohio State.
Zach: Michigan’s quarterback struggles and failure to convert in the Red Zone will have them on the outside looking in.
Biggest Takeaway in the Pac 12
Dan: 13 carries, 184 yards, and 2 touchdowns normally is a good enough performance to get a win, but I guess Bryce Love just can’t do it all for The Cardinal.
Jason: Darnold is the best pro prospect we’ve seen since Jameis.
Zach: Josh Rosen is not nearly enough for UCLA to legitimately compete in the Pac 12.
Biggest Takeaway in the ACC (+Notre Dame)
Dan: If Notre Dame can figure out how to throw the ball and get EQ involved, then they will be dangerous.
Jason: Lamar Jackson is a good passer but a GREAT runner. That’s his strength and weakness
Zach: Clemson is far and away the best ACC team and the ACC’s only real threat to make the College Football Playoff.
Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12
Dan: Oklahoma State has the best passing attack in the nation. Mason Rudolph is on the rise not just in the Heisman race but with his draft stock also.
Jason: Tom Herman is still the right guy for this job.. it’s a process. Remember that Longhorn fans.
Zach: Texas is almost back…or was it a fluke? We will see throughout the next four weeks.
Player of the Week
Dan: Collin Johnson
Jason: Sam Darnold
Zach: Mason Rudolph
Surprise Player of the Week
Dan: Shaun Crawford
Jason: Sam Ehlinger
Zach: Nic Shimonek
Bold Prediction for the Season
Dan: Clemson misses out on the playoff by losing to NC State and Virginia Tech/Miami in the ACC Title.
Jason: Kevin Sumlin is fired mid season by the Aggies. Then joins his alma mater and is the DC For the Purdue Boilermakers
Zach: Michigan finishes 9-3 in the regular season.
Dan: Saquon Barkley
Jason: Kelly Bryant
Zach: Baker Mayfield
College Football Playoff Bracket
Dan: 1. Alabama
- Penn State
First Two Out: Clemson and USC
- Ohio State
First Two Out: Penn State and USC
Zach: 1. Alabama
- Penn State
First Two Out: USC and Oklahoma State