Tag: South Florida Bulls
Posted: September 23, 2014
A look back at Week 4 of the college football season.
I will admit that I did not see very much college football this weekend. My job took me to Denmark over the weekend and while you can generally find NFL football in Copenhagen, college football is impossible. I did manage to watch the Gators not be able to play offense or defense but that is about it.
1. The dedication award goes to me. I did the impossible and was able to watch the Gators. This was an epic quest that had me sitting behind the reception desk at my hotel, using an impossibly slow WiFi connection, slingbox, VPN, and iPad to watch the Gators ineptitude. That game should have been 72-0. Alabama alone kept Florida in this game. If Florida … Read More »
Posted: September 17, 2014
Random thoughts on the upcoming weekend of college football.
1. The weekend gets off to a fast start on Thursday with the Auburn Tigers traveling to Manhattan, Kansas to take on the Kansas State Wildcats. This is one of two games between top 25 teams and it is in prime time on Thursday night. Both teams come in 2-0. Auburn’s easy week 1 win over Arkansas looks even better after Arkansas shredded Texas Tech. I still am not sure what to make of this Wildcat team. I guess we find out Thursday. Bill Synder Stadium should be rocking for this one.
2. On Friday, UConn takes on South Florida in Tampa. Unfortunately for the Bulls, there are probably 10 high school games within 5 miles of Raymond James that will be better … Read More »
Posted: October 16, 2013
Oregon at Washington – As expected, the Huskies did not get blown out, but the Ducks win comfortably. Washington is a program headed in the right direction, but they just cannot compete with the elite of the Pac12….yet. Oregon just needs to avoid a massive mistake versus Washington State before they head into back to back games against UCLA and Stanford.
Boston College at Clemson – BC was leading this game going into the 4Q. Clemson now has a big showdown with the Seminoles. That will be must see TV.
Stanford at Utah – The Utes get their biggest home win beating a Top 5 team at home for the first time with a big goal line stand at the end of the game. The Utes played a great game and were rewarded … Read More »
Posted: October 10, 2013
Rutgers at Louisville – This is the first game of the back to back gauntlet that will define the Cardinals season. This week Rutgers, next week UCF. These are the toughest games on the Cards schedule. And they are 19 point favorites. Nice schedule if you can get it.
Oregon at Washington – The Huskies are coming off a close loss to Stanford. Oregon is Oregon. I am a believer in the Huskies and this game is at home so that helps. But they are not in the Ducks class yet. But they are heading up, so I do not expect the Ducks to be up by 50 at the half as is the norm. But the Huskies do not have the horses to win this game.
Missouri at … Read More »
Posted: October 1, 2013
Miami at South Florida – I only mention this game because South Florida may be the worst team in D1. This game was 49-7 at one point. I bet Coach Taggert misses WKU right about now.
Oklahoma State at West Virginia – Huge bounce back win for WVU and completely unexpected by me. This is a bad loss by OSU and significantly dents their chances at a Big12 title as the closing schedule is Texas, Baylor, and Oklahoma. The Cowboys needed to be undefeated in the Big12 entering that stretch. WVU may have found their QB in FSU transfer Clint Trickett, but it took 2 loses to get there.
South Carolina at Central Florida – How did this game come about in Orlando? Through halftime UCF was the far better team. But at the half, … Read More »
. Posted: September 3, 2013
North Carolina at South Carolina – I think everybody got what they expected in this game, at least on a team level. SC was never in jeopardy of losing, but did not quite dominate. The interesting note on this game was the reaction to the play of Jadeveon Clowney. I will reserve judgment until next week. He has earned a pass from me on this one. Let’s see how he plays against Georgia.
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt – This was every bit the game that I thought it would be. This back and forth game kept me awake and riveted. This game could springboard Ole Miss into a very successful season and the top recruiting classes they have brought in, could be as advertised. But it is only one … Read More »
Posted: September 3, 2013
Greetings, and glad the season has finally begun….and begun I mean all the Monday (or Tuesday) morning quarterbacking can begin. I’m probably as good at this, as I am making my weekly picks in our pool. So I am going to take a different spin on it this year. My take away blog will not result in an updated poll, or positional rank of teams….but will just be some random (and in some cases, deep) thoughts. Here goes:
First and foremost, my currently living situation does not have a large enough TV to watch football, nor does the acoustics of the room do the sport any justice. I have made a note that my new man cave (coming to a theatre near you on September 15th), will take care of both. It will also include a fully functioning … Read More »
Posted – July 1, 2013
So where do we go from here? The sporting world is officially at a standstill in my opinion now that hockey and basketball are done for the year, even more so noticeable after having very active playoffs years for our local teams. Thankfully for that, or I’d have been posting this is May!! And I am sorry to insult baseball fans, and more specifically, our baseball fan followers, but really…you have a 160+ game season that runs 7 months!?! It is just so hard to get into and up for a game every day, 3 hours of pitch, catch…pitch, catch…and when your team is the Mets……well, enough said. At least Matt Harvey pitches every 5 days, right?
So football season starts in about 60 days, and the question is, what do we do now? Our schedule is … Read More »
Date: June 26, 2013 | First up on the list of new venues, the boys take a trip almost as far west as they will travel over the lifetime of this Quest, to Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, home of the Ducks. This will be the first Pac-12 game they have been to. Both are looking forward to seeing if the reality of Autzen lives up to the hype as one of the best college football venues in the nation.
Posted: May 16, 2013
The College Football Quest machine has been hard at work the past few weeks making all the travel arrangements that go into our quest schedule. Once the games are selected, I get right to work trying to secure our travel arrangements. Sometimes this goes smoothly, other times, not so much. But other than Al booking a hotel for the wrong day, nothing has very seriously gone wrong….yet!
Tennessee @ Florida – September 21
There is no harder travel reservation to get than a hotel room in Gainesville. Since this is an annual trip we book a hotel in mid season for the following season. Hotel is booked. Flights to Jacksonville are also secured as is a rental car. Jacksonville is the preferred airport for the trip to Gainesville but cost often overrides and we typically end up … Read More »
This is the first doubleheader of the quest. I don’t expect that there will be too many doubleheaders because a significant part of the enjoyment of this quest is having the full experience at each school. But there will be times where it makes sense to combine two games on one trip.