College Football Selected Previews for Sept. 19

Aaron MullinsContributor ISeptember 18, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01:   Coach Al Groh of the Virginia Cavaliers watches play during the Gator Bowl against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on January 1, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Virginia travels to Southern Mississippi for their first road game of the season. The Hoos are 15.5 point underdogs...don't expect them to cover the spread. Unless of course they scratch the "spread offense" and start actually attacking the defense. But let's be realistic, that probably won't happen.

If Virginia plays anybody but Jameel Sewell at quarterback, then maybe the Hoos have a chance to keep this one close.

But Groh stated that he did not even consider using another quarterback against TCU. Isn't it great that our coach has so much confidence in our struggling quarterback?

Jared Green is not listed on the depth chart for Saturday's game, which brings up the question: Where has Green been all season for Virginia?

Coming into the 2009 season, Green was expected to be Virginia's top receiver. Against William and Mary, Green caught three balls for 28 yards. Green followed up that performance by not even playing against TCU.

I don't know what's going on with Green, but I guess there's no real reason for concern because Virginia doesn't throw the ball too often anyway.

Nebraska travels to Lane Stadium on Saturday to face the always overhyped Hokies. Tech ran all over Marshall last week, but don't expect the same against a much tougher Nebraska defense.

Until Tyrod Taylor shows me that he can pass the ball, I will not buy into any of the Hokie hype.

The reality is, Miami is going to win the ACC by a landslide. The 'Canes have a complete offense led by QB Jacory Harris.

Harris has been fantastic for the 'Canes in their first two games, and expect that to continue for Miami all the way to the ACC Championship.

Miami manhandled Georgia Tech last night to prove that they are back. Miami shut down Tech's triple-option offense, and prevented the Jackets from reaching 100 yards on the ground.

What does this mean for Virginia Tech? It means that Tyrod has one week to learn how to pass the ball, or the 'Canes are going to win big at Lane on Sept. 26.

Tennessee travels to Florida this weekend. This game is highly anticipated only because Lane Kiffin has been nothing but a douchebag since accepting the head coaching job at Tennessee. The Gators will win real big.