Week 4 College Football Rants: The FSU Debacle Continues

Tim PollockSenior Writer ISeptember 21, 2008

Oh, to be a Florida State fan.  What’s worse: seven turnovers, three total points, 12 completed passes on 36 attempts, or a third loss in a row to Wake Forest?  All are terrible, but the real crime is that voters actually put FSU in the top 25 last week. 

Looking ahead, the ‘Noles get surging Colorado this coming week, then visit up-and-coming Miami the following week, and after that, travel to NC State, who no longer looks like a doormat. 

A 4-5 win season is not out of the question for FSU.   

Jimbo, jump ship while you can…

Brandon James owns Tennessee’s punt and kickoff teams.  Look it up.  For the record, Fulmer deferred the coin flip and started the game by kicking to the guy who has slayed his team every year.   

Pac-10:  You’re still looking great.  Keep up the good work.

Les Miles has big balls.  Big, brass balls.  Kudos to LSU for yet another gutsy win.   

So much for the “Big Seven” of the state of Florida:  FAU got rolled by Big 10 doormat Minnesota, 37-3.  I think it’s safe to say that Howard Schnellenberger can now shut up.

Going to Middle Tennessee next week and then Troy the following week, you have to wonder if the Owls can start 1-5. 

I’d love to hear from the FAU faithful who tried to call me out a few months back. 

Umm…Georgia Tech had 438 rushing yards on Mississippi State. 

After the Yellow Jackets roll through Duke and Gardner-Webb, their matchup against Clemson will have huge implications on the ACC title race, especially considering Clemson has to travel to Wake Forest the week before.   

Bill Stewart needs one of those five-second hugs from last year’s bowl game. 

Arkansas tailback Michael Smith is crazy quick, and despite a beatdown courtesy of Alabama, the shifty five-seven runner accounted for 158 total yards.  Do yourself a favor and watch this kid play. 

Meanwhile, Casey Dick’s quarterbacking looks far improved from last year, but Razorback coaches should seriously order the kid to do some tackling drills in practice.  His attempts to tackle Bama’s defensive backs were pathetic. 

On the heels of a less-than-impressive win over Wofford, Gamecock head ball coach Steve Spurrier has hinted he might start Stephen Garcia next week against UAB.  If he does, expect a rousing ovation from Williams-Brice Stadium. 

I wonder if Skip Holtz would take that field goal if he could do it over again. 

Vanderbilt is 4-0 and created six Ole miss turnovers yesterday.  Come tonight they will be a ranked team. 

Just sayin.

The love-fest over Terrelle Pryor was sickening.  The kid had 139 yards in the air, and Ohio State only scored 28 on Troy—yet if you watched highlights, you would have thought Pryor threw for 450.   Sure, Troy is a good team, but teams regularly put at least 40 on them every year.   

Purdue beats Central Michigan…again.  Third time in one year.  Boiler fans had to be fired up. 

OK, I’ll say it:  I think Phil Fulmer should be fired.


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