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Week 9 2013: Pick results are in, grades are posted!

Results are in from week 9.  It was a so-so week after two really tough weeks full of upsets.  Our undisputed winner this week is Colin Cowherd, who came in at a monstrous 11-0.  Others receiving gold stars are Trevor Matich (4-0), Dari Nowkhah (8-2), Charles Arbuckle (8-2), and Lee Corso (8-2).  Todd McShay went 7-1 including two upset special picks which were correct.

Losers this week include special guest celebrity Ashton Eaton (4-5), Kirk Herbstreit (5-4), Mark May (2-3), and of course, Brian Griese (0-3).  Coach Corso got his headgear pick right, going with Oregon over UCLA.  Billy the Cat also chose Oregon, so they are still tied on the year.  Full results are below, so check it out to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Colin Cowherd: 11-0
RIGHT Miami Fl over Wake Forest
RIGHT TAMU over Vandy
RIGHT Bama over Tennessee
RIGHT FSU over NC St
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT USC over Utah
RIGHT ND over AF
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
RIGHT S.Carolina over Mizzou
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Stanford over Oregon St

Mike Bellotti: 4-1
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
RIGHT Fsu over NC St
RIGHT Bama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ohio st over penn st
WRONG Mizzou over S.Car

Brad Edwards: 3-1
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
RIGHT FSU over NC St
RIGHT Ohio st over Penn St
WRONG BC over UNC (upset special)

Trevor Matich: 4-0
RIGHT Oregon over ucla
RIGHT Bama over Tennessee
RIGHT Ohio st over Penn St
RIGHT FSU over NC St

Mark Schlabach: 0-1
WRONG Oregon St over Stanford (upset special)

Pat Forde: 23-7
RIGHT BYU over Boise St
RIGHT FSU over NC St
RIGHT Clemson over Maryland
RIGHT Miami Fl over Wake Forest
WRONG Rutgers over Houston
WRONG VaTech over Duke
RIGHT Okla St over Iowa St
RIGHT Baylor over Kansas
RIGHT KState over WVU
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
RIGHT OU over TTU
WRONG NW over Iowa
WRONG Nebraska over Minnesota
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT NIU over E.Mich
WRONG Wyoming over SJSU
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
RIGHT Stanford over Oregon St
RIGHT USC over Utah
RIGHT Bama over Tennssee
RIGHT Auburn over FAU
RIGHT LSU over Furman
RIGHT TAMU over Vandy
RIGHT Texas over TCU
RIGHT CSU over Hawaii
RIGHT Fresno St over SDSU
WRONG Pitt over Navy
RIGHT La Monroe over Ga St
RIGHT UCF over UConn
RIGHT Louisville over USF

Brian Griese: 0-3
WRONG TTU over OU
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
WRONG Oregon St over Stanford

Mark May: 2-3
RIGHT Stanford over Oregon st
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
WRONG TTU over OU
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
WRONG Boise St over BYU

Lou Holtz: 3-2
WRONG TTU over OU
WRONG Oregon St over Stanford
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
RIGHT S.Carolina over Mizzou
RIGHT BYU over Boise St

Scott Van Pelt: 1-0
RIGHT Bama over Tennessee

Ryen Russillo: 3-0
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Baylor over Kansas

Ivan Maisel: 1-0
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA

Dari Nowkhah: 8-2
WRONG Oregon St over Stanford
RIGHT BYU over Boise St
RIGHT Texas over TCU
RIGHT TAMU over Vandy
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Bama over Tennessee
RIGHT FSU over NC St
RIGHT Oklahoma over TTU
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA

Charles Arbuckle: 8-2
RIGHT BYU over Boise St
RIGHT Texas over TCU
RIGHT TAMU over Vandy
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT Bama over Tennessee
RIGHT FSU over NC St
WRONG Oregon St over Stanford
RIGHT Oklahoma over TTU
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA

Robert Smith: 4-3
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
RIGHT OU over TTU
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
WRONG Oregon St over Stanford
WRONG TCU over Texas (if Casey Pachall plays)
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT FSU over NC St

Lee Corso: 8-2
RIGHT Stanford over Oregon St
RIGHT USC over Utah
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
RIGHT FSU over NC St
WRONG Nebraska over Minnesota
RIGHT Clemson over Maryland
RIGHT Fresno St over SDSU
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Texas over TCU
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA (headgear pick)

Ashton Eaton: 4-5
WRONG Nebraska over Minnesota
RIGHT Clemson over Maryland
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
WRONG SDSU over Fresno St
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Texas over TCU
WRONG Utah over USC
WRONG Oregon St over Stanford
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA

Kirk Herbstreit: 5-4
RIGHT Texas over TCU
WRONG TTU over OU
RIGHT Bama over Tennessee
RIGHT Stanford over Oregon St
WRONG Utah over USC
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
WRONG Nebraska over Minnesota
RIGHT Clemson over Maryland
RIGHT Fresno St over SDSU

Desmond Howard: 6-2
RIGHT Texas over TCU
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Bama over Tennessee
WRONG Utah over USC
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
RIGHT FSU over NC St

Chris Fowler: 1-1
WRONG TCU over Texas
RIGHT S.Carolina over Mizzou

David Pollack: 2-1
RIGHT Texas over TCU
WRONG TTU over OU
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA

Chris Fallica: 1-1
WRONG TCU over Texas
RIGHT S.Carolina over Mizzou

Mel Kiper Jr.: 4-1
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Stanford over Oregon St
RIGHT Ohio St over Penn St

Todd McShay: 7-1
RIGHT Bama over Tennessee
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA
RIGHT FSU over NC St
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina over
RIGHT Stanford over Oregon St
RIGHT OU over TTU
RIGHT Houston over Rutgers (upset special)
RIGHT Texas over TCU (upset special #2)

Jennifer’s Picks: 6-4
WRONG TTU over OU
RIGHT Texas over TCU (upset special)
RIGHT Stanford over Oregon St
WRONG Utah over USC
WRONG Mizzou over S.Carolina
RIGHT FSU over NC St
WRONG Nebraska over Minnesota
RIGHT Clemson over Maryland
RIGHT Fresno St over SDSU
RIGHT Oregon over UCLA

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Week 9 2013: College Gameday review!

As great as it was to be on vacation for the last two Saturdays, and as terrible as it is to have to go back to “working for a living”, it is also pretty great to be back to another lazy Saturday complete with a full dose of College Gameday.  This week’s edition came to you live (and in the dark) from Eugene, Oregon for the big matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the UCLA Bruins.

I may have mentioned this before, but I can’t reiterate enough how cool I think it is when they do College Gameday on the west coast.  It is cold and dark, and the fans there are absolutely rabid.  As Chris Fowler told us at the beginning of today’s show, the bars closed at 2AM and the gates for Gameday opened at 3AM.  Does that have any influence on the huge crowd which had gathered for such an early show?  We will let you decide.

The biggest question of the day was whether or not Oregon could avoid the Gameday 2013 curse.  Every team which Gameday visited this year has lost, with the exception of NDSU (Clemson won in week 1, but lost in week 8, so count that however you want).  The other note of interest was finding out that Urban Meyer is the only coach to have 3 20 game win streaks in his career.

The crowd was big today, and had tons of signs, but the competition was not strong.  As far as I’m concerned, the winner was undisputed.

Sam Ponder: Week 9

Week 9: Sign of the week

We got a small bit of Sam Ponder this morning.  She has been conspicuously absent and/or scaled back recently.  Our crack team of investigators are working on finding out why Sam Ponder and Cowboy Troy have both been marginalized.  She looked better this week than previous weeks.  Jennifer liked the outfit.  She said the boots needed to be taller, and the jeans should be another color, but the sweater was a great color.

Sam Ponder: Week 9

Sam Ponder: Week 9

Sam Ponder’s main contribution to the show today was an interview with Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich.  Coach interviews are generic, and this was pretty generic.  The highlight was Helfrich talking about their athletic facilities, and how even though it is sleek and sexy and all that, the main thing is that it helps with efficiency since they can house all of their training and everything under one roof.

Tom Rinaldi did a nice piece on Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury.  If you didn’t know, he looks like Ryan Gosling.  He is young and sexy and fashionable and stuff.  His players love his energy.  In this writer’s opinion, he is the most interesting man in college football.  He gave a fashion critique of the Gameday crew.  He said Kirk Herbstreit has a conservative look and could be an insurance salesman.  Desmond is flashy and has style, but his color schemes are stuck in the early 90s.  David Pollack looks like a classic case of “former fat guy trying to fit into skinny clothes”.  Chris Fowler is right down the middle  as you would expect.

Kingsbury or Gosling?

Kingsbury or Gosling?

After this segment, Tom Rinaldi decided to show up Chris Fowler with his own hundred dollar question.  Kliff Kingsbury is the 3rd youngest coach in FBS.  Which two schools have a head coach younger than him?  If you guessed the obvious choices of Toledo and Western Michigan, you would be right.

We got another segment about the Sprint Football Championship.  Apparently there is an 8 team league which plays football with a weight limit of 172 lbs.  Army and Navy are the two powerhouses, and are playing today.  This is apparently a really big deal in the military academies.  It was cool to see these small guys playing high speed football along with their training.

Gene W. did a piece on Marcus Mariota.  The only thing I remember about it is that Mariota is pretty good at football.

The final special piece of the week was on Stanford’s backup center Conor McFadden.  He passed up a chance to go to an ivy league school to walk on at Stanford.  He realized he needed to do something to stand out and have a shot at playing, so after arriving at Stanford, he memorized the playbook in 3 days.  He apparently has somewhat of a photographic memory.  Since college football doesn’t allow teams to photograph formations and print them out for analysis in-game like the NFL, McFadden now watches from the sidelines and draws each formation on a white board for the players and coaches to break down.  Legend has it that several of Stanfords huge wins over the recent years have come in part to things Conor pointed out to the team.  This kid might have a future in coaching.

But its about time to get down to the business at hand.  This week’s picks included guest Ashton Eaton; world record holder in the decathlon and Olympic gold medalist.  He seemed like a nice guy with some decent picks, and the picks had absolutely no football reasoning behind them.  Every expert who gave a pick this week picked Oregon over UCLA, including Billy the Cat.  Lee Corso went with his favorite mascot and chose Oregon before exiting the stage and hopping on the back of a motorcycle to make his exit from Gameday.  Enjoy your evening of football.

Billy picks Oregon over UCLA!

Billy picks Oregon over UCLA!

Corso picks the Ducks (courtesy of College Gameday twitter)

Corso picks the Ducks (courtesy of College Gameday twitter)

 

Week 9 2013: Saturday morning picks! #saturdayselections

Good morning everyone.  I have picks, picks and more picks for you this morning.  We will be back with special guest picks, Corso’s headgear, and the full slate of Gameday picks from our boys, so check back often to see the latest.

Lee Corso:
Stanford over Oregon St
USC over Utah
Mizzou over S.Carolina
FSU over NC St
Nebraska over Minnesota
Clemson over Maryland
Fresno St over SDSU
OU over TTU
Texas over TCU
Oregon over UCLA (headgear pick)

Ashton Eaton:
Nebraska over Minnesota
Clemson over Maryland
Mizzou over S.Carolina
SDSU over Fresno St
OU over TTU
Texas over TCU
Utah over USC
Oregon St over Stanford
Oregon over UCLA

Kirk Herbstreit:
Texas over TCU
TTU over OU
Bama over Tennessee
Stanford over Oregon St
Utah over USC
Mizzou over S.Carolina
Nebraska over Minnesota
Clemson over Maryland
Fresno St over SDSU

Desmond Howard:
Texas over TCU
Ohio St over Penn St
OU over TTU
Bama over Tennessee
Utah over USC
Mizzou over S.Carolina
Oregon over UCLA
FSU over NC St

Chris Fowler:
TCU over Texas
S.Carolina over Mizzou

David Pollack:
Texas over TCU
TTU over OU
Oregon over UCLA

Chris Fallica:
TCU over Texas
S.Carolina over Mizzou

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Oregon over UCLA
Mizzou over S.Carolina
OU over TTU
Stanford over Oregon St
Ohio St over Penn St

Todd McShay:
Bama over Tennessee
Oregon over UCLA 48-21
FSU over NC St
Mizzou over S.Carolina over 27-24
Stanford over Oregon St 28-26
OU over TTU 34-21
Houston over Rutgers 34-30 (upset special)
Texas over TCU 28-23 (upset special #2)

Jennifer’s Picks:
TTU over OU
Texas over TCU (upset special)
Stanford over Oregon St
Utah over USC
Mizzou over S.Carolina
FSU over NC St
Nebraska over Minnesota
Clemson over Maryland
Fresno St over SDSU
Oregon over UCLA