Three Post-Thanksgiving Notes

There is absolutely nothing wrong with watching college football on a Friday morning. In fact, I could get used to it. Neither the West Virginia – Pittsburgh nor the Nebraska – Colorado games were classics, but they were both entertaining and a good way to spend a day. I had Colorado to cover so I was pleased, but I am disappointed for them that they didn’t become bowl eligible. The Nebraska wins that I don’t have to worry about watching the Gator Bowl – the Huskers against an ACC team is not a recipe for a good game.

I caught the tail end of the Oklahoma – Purdue game that the Sooners won in overtime. Those are two very solid teams. Oklahoma now has beaten two ranked teams (Davidson), and other than USC next they have the easiest schedule possible over the next month. They could very easily be 16-0 when conference play starts. That will keep their ranking very secure. Purdue has a tougher schedule. They play Duke next in the ACC – Big Ten Challenge. That will be a very god measure for both teams.

Tennessee beat up on Georgetown today. That’s an interesting result. I don’t really like either of the teams, so this win doesn’t really make me respect the Vols more. They are 5-0, though. The biggest concern fans of the team should have is that freshman stud Scotty Hopson, who has to be a big part of this team if they want to do anything, has not looked comfortable at all. He isn’t scoring and isn’t contributing nearly as much as he needs to. There are some challenges remaining before conference play – Marquette, Gonzaga and Kansas.

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