The Sunday Blog comes at you from the airport in Dallas very early in the morning. So excuse any typos:
- One thing about the crowd in Arlington, it was pretty cool to see all of those Gator fans there. It was a 50-50 crowd and I think as much because it felt like something special. I think a lot of people went just to see the stadium, which is one reason they didn’t leave early. As bad as the day turned out, Florida should want to go back to that game if asked again.
- It feels like some Heisman Trophy hopes went bye-bye on the first Saturday of the season. We may not hear about Josh Allen of Wyoming again until the NFL draft. And, not surprisingly, the first big Saturday was filled with upsets, including 45-point underdog Howard beating UNLV. The funny thing is that we will have strong impressions (for example, LSU’s defense and Maryland’s offense), but so much changes as a season goes along. For the Gators’ sake, you hope so.
- I’m sure Alabama fans are concerned about their offense as well, but sometimes you just do enough to win the game and FSU’s defense is pretty salty. The Tide will be a fascinating story all year.
- And will go to No. 1 when I vote in the new AP poll on Tuesday. I’m seriously thinking about dropping Florida completely out. Likely, I’ll find a spot for them. Do I rank Maryland? The good thing is I have some time to think about it because of the extra games on the holiday weekend.This much we know — with the amazing slate of games this coming Saturday, the polls are really going to look different next week.