College football kicked off on Thursday, with South Carolina getting a hard-fought win at Vanderbilt. UCLA had a great start under new coach Jim Mora Jr. by beating Rice. Mike Leach’s first game as Washington State coach did not go as well with BYU winning, 30-6.
This should be a great season with the usual big names likely to contend for the national title. USC, Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, the big boys should battle it out. Oregon is a potential sleeper out west.
I love the fact that Michigan and Alabama are meeting Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium, the house that Jerry Jones built. A great opener for two top 10 teams, and a lot is at stake. In college football, a loss can prove costly in terms of national championship hopes. Give credit to those schools for playing such a tough game in the first week.
The Heisman race should generate a lot of buzz to. Will USC quarterback Matt Barkley, who turned down the lure of boatloads of cash and NFL fame to return this season, be the dominant performer. For a player like Denard Robinson of Michigan, the opener on national TV versus the Tide could be big in the Heisman race if he has a great performance.
College football is back, baby! That means college hoops is not that far away!