Suggestions, Reflections and This Week’s Picks

Hard to believe we are in the fourth week of the college football season already. We’ve already had one game of the year (Texas A&M/Alabama) live up to its billing. And we’re already looking for replacements for Mack Brown at Texas despite the fact that he hasn’t been fired yet.

And in the state of Florida it seems like FSU fans are already counting the days until the BCS Championship, Hurricane fans are declaring that ‘The U’ is back and Gator fans are unsure if they need to fire Will Muschamp, dump Jeff Driskel or both maybe both.

Bottom line is everything can be fixed with a few adjustments and a little fine tuning.

Florida’s Offense: The Gators need to come to terms with the fact that they are best suited as a read option team and that Jeff Driskel is a read option quarterback. The Gators want to be like Alabama on offense but so do a lot of other teams. That style of offense doesn’t fit their current personnel.

South Florida: The Bulls need not attempt a pass for the rest of the season. Only bad things happen when Bull quarterbacks drop back to pass. Try not passing for an entire game and see what happens.

FIU: The sad thing wasn’t that B-CC was favored in their game last week but that B-CC covered…easily. It might be time to say that the Golden Panthers brass may have made a mistake firing Mario Cristobal. No need to write off Ron Turner just three games into his tenure but FIU has yet to be competitive.

On to the picks

Last Week: 12-1
Season: 36-7

Around the State: Florida over Tennessee, 23-13; FSU over Bethune-Cookman, 55-14; Miami over Savannah State, 56-0; Louisville over FIU, 48-7; Middle Tennessee over FAU, 24-16; Ohio State over FAMU, 58-10.

Around the Region: LSU over Auburn, 31-14; North Carolina over Georgia Tech, 31-24; Georgia over North Texas, 38-13;  Alabama over Colorado State, 38-7.

Elsewhere: Michigan State with a small upset of Notre Dame, 20-17; Stanford over Arizona State, 24-20; Texas over Kansas State, 48-41; Rutgers over Arkansas, 21-13.