The Sunday Blog comes at you after another season changing college football Saturday … except at Florida.
- Again, no trick plays. No jet sweeps, just guys running in motion for no apparent reason. This is an offense that relies on broken plays and the running game and when the running game is abandoned it’s a tough road. Also, Florida is in such bad shape on the offensive line that players are getting tossed around like rag dolls in a dog’s mouth. Two more games. Two more.
- Give Mark Richt credit, even if you have to do so reluctantly. He has reinvented himself in Miami with his goatee and turnover chain. It has been a perfect storm for the Hurricanes with a schedule that set up nicely and a team that bought in. Hey, we need a villain in the playoffs, right?
- It’s funny how the hot seats change. Gus Malzahn’s is cooler than the other side of the pillow. There seems to be no doubt that Barry Odom will be back at Missouri after easy wins over a pair of dumpster fires (Florida and Tennessee). The over/under on new coaches is tricky because there is a chance Ole Miss could keep Matt Luke. Could it be as low as three?
- So my AP ballot top four went as follows — Alabama, Miami, Clemson and Oklahoma. I think about Alabama-Oklahoma in New Orleans and get all giddy. I gave a lot of consideration to both South Carolina and Kentucky but left both SEC teams out. And I still don’t know what to do about USF.