OK, so Let’s see Saturday turned into Letdown Saturday as the games we couldn’t wait for turned out to be kind of anti-climatic. The High Five presses on. But with a glitch. Thanks to lousy wireless service in the press box in Jax, the last two items never showed up on this blog. Hopefully, they are there now.
1. We can eliminate Christian Ponder from the Heisman race. And the front-runner has to be Denard Robinson. The Michigan quarterback had his Heisman moment by scoring the winning touchdown against Notre Dame. Robinson, who was down to Michigan and UF before signing with the Wolverines, ran for 258 yards and accounted for 502 total yards.
2. Wait a minute, I thought FSU was back. The Seminoles fan base may now realize that it’s going to take more than getting a few big recruits to right things in Tally. And I’m willing to admit that maybe all that Oklahoma love in the pre-season was justified.
3. I talked to the ball coach Sunday and, yes, there was a lilt in his voice after that big win over Georgia. “I called my Gator friends and told them we kind of turned things around, all those years when Georgia would line up and run it down our throats,” he said. “We did it to them this time.” Freshman Marcus Lattimore ran 37 times for 182 yards in the game and Spurrier took a shot at new Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. “That little inside zone play, the NFL doesn’t run that play,” Spurrier said. “That’s a new scheme, I guess. I’m sure they knew we’d run it, but they certainly didn’t stop it much.”
4. Remember how, before the season, the ACC was talking about the first two weeks of the season and how it would be a chance to sit at the big people’s table? In the four big games, the ACC teams went 0-4. And Virginia Tech lost to Jimmy Madison. And Georgia Tech lost to a team that lost to North Dakota State. Back to the kiddies’ table ACC. When your signature moment is Virginia almost beating USC, you are hardly an elite league.
5. Player of the week goes here and it could easily be Denard Robinson for the second straight year. Instead, give me a little Jeff Demps. He was amazing Saturday and it looks like he will need to be all season.