College Football Week 3 Takeaways

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.

 

Heisman Prediction

Dan: Saquon Barkley

Jason: Kelly Bryant

Zach: Baker Mayfield

 

College Football Playoff Bracket

Dan: 1. Alabama

  1. Oklahoma
  2. Penn State
  3. Washington  

First Two Out: Clemson and USC

CHAMPION: Alabama

Jason:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Ohio State

First Two Out: Penn State and USC

CHAMPION: Clemson

Zach: 1. Alabama

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Penn State

First Two Out: USC and Oklahoma State

CHAMPION: Alabama

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