The TV schedule isn’t too appealing, either. I’d like to watch Tennessee/California, but I’ll be witnessing Auburn’s domination of former Big 12 powerhouse Kansas State. Anyway, here’s the lineup (all times Eastern):
Tulsa at Louisiana-Monroe (Thursday, 7, ESPN2)
LSU at Mississippi State (Thursday, 8, ESPN)
Washington at Syracuse (Friday, 8, ESPN)
East Carolina at Virginia Tech (Saturday, noon, ESPN)
UAB at Michigan State (Saturday, noon, ESPN)
Washington State at Wisconsin (Saturday, 3:30, ABC)
Nevada at Nebraska (Saturday, 3:30, ABC)
Wake Forest at Boston College (Saturday, 3:30, ABC)
Georgia Tech at Notre Dame (Saturday, 3:30, NBC)
Missouri at Illinois (Saturday, 3:30, ESPN2)
Oklahoma State at Georgia (Saturday, 6:45, ESPN2)
Kansas State at Auburn (Saturday, 7:45, ESPN)
Tennessee at California (Saturday, 8, ABC)
Texas Tech at Southern Methodist (Monday, 4, ESPN)
Florida State at Clemson (Monday, 8, ESPN)
The entire season is irrelevant, though. The established sports media already declared USC to be the undisputed national champion of 2007, and their word cannot be challenged. “If USC is as good as most believe, chasing down the Trojans could be too much to ask.” – The Associated Press ( http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2980349 ). Nevermind that the Pac-10 is a joke conference (as Tennessee will hopefully prove next Saturday) with only one contender. Nevermind that preseason rankings are no guarantee of success.
If you don’t know this guy’s name, you must have never been to ESPN.com.
Well, I guess I have a few months to elaborate on my bitterness against Pete Carroll’s crew. I’ll be back next Thursday with my predictions through Sunday. Don’t lose heart; just one week left!