It's finally here, folks.
Now I won't have to watch this guy to get my football fix. (Keep in mind I'm kind of bothered that he's doing this at a pee-wee game, but that's a talk for another time).
But as I was saying, the pigskin is back in play so unless you still have some college eligibility left, let's break down the must-see CFB games and TV shows for this weekend.
Friday Night: Baylor vs. (14) TCU, on ESPN, 8 p.m. EST or Seven Days in Utopia
Andy Dalton is gone for TCU, but QB Robert Griffin III and his top target Kendall Wright are back for the Bears.
Yeah, I'm a homer but I got the boys from Waco avenging last year's 45-10 butt-whooping and bringing the all-time series record to even (right now it's 50-49-7, TCU).
If you feel like getting out tonight, you can go watch Robert Duvall in a golf movie. I do this because I care, people.
Saturday Night: (3) Oregon @ (4) LSU ABC, 8 p.m. EST or (25) USC vs. Minnesota
This is a battle of top 5 teams, one of the best of the SEC vs the best of the Pac-12. It's also a contest between two schools that had controversial off-seasons.
According to ESPN:
Oregon starter Darron Thomas, who threw 30 touchdowns last season to rank second in the Pac-10, was also involved in an offseason incident but will play Saturday. Thomas claims he was asleep in the car when cornerback Cliff Harris was pulled over for driving 118 mph this summer.
Thomas also denies he was smoking marijuana. A police dashboard camera video revealed that the officer who pulled Harris over thought he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car.
So yes, Thomas will play, but his LSU counterpart isn't so lucky.
(The Tigers) will be without projected starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson along with reserve linebacker Josh Johns. Both have been suspended indefinitely after being arrested on felony second-degree battery charges stemming from an Aug. 19 melee outside Shady's Bar in Baton Rouge.
Even with all that sketchy behavior, this should still be a great game. I got the Ducks winning a close one.
I also have the Trojans beating the Gophers (3:30 ABC/ESPN3.com) to temporarily get Lane Kiffin off the hot-seat that I am putting him on.
The rest of the weekend in a second...
Stay tuned for what the Rest of the Gang is doing.