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Week 11 2014: College picks are graded, results are in! #cfb #cfbplayoff

Week 11 brought us quite the doozy of games on Saturday.  The top ten was shaken up pretty big, and on the verge of being totally decimated.  It should be interesting to see what this so-called “Playoff Committee” comes up with on Tuesday.

With some big upsets on Saturday, results are all over the place this week.  Winners include Lee Corso (8-3), Mack Brown (4-1), Lou Holtz (4-1), Jon Berger (4-1), and since those are the only major winners this week we are awarding them all the win this week.

Losers this week include Skip Bayless (1-2), Scott Van Pelt (0-2), Ryen Russillo (2-3), and Brian Griese (2-3).  Since nobody had a horrible week, we will also be awarding all of them the loss this week as a group.

Lee Corso hit a bump in the road this week picking Michigan State as his headgear pick, which brings him to 10-2 on headgear picks for the season.  Special guest celebrity picker Alice Cooper had a solid week (as predicted by this expert) and went 8-3 on the week, so he will share in the fictional victory trophy this week.  Jennifer went 8-5 on the week, and Charley the Cat went 1-0, making up one game on Coach Corso for the year.  The only experts to pick Ohio State this week were Lou Holtz, Todd McShay, Chris Fallica, and Charley the Cat.  Phil Steele had a rough week this week at 8-7, which is the worst week I’ve seen him and his computer put up in recent memory.  Mack Brown, with a 4-1 record on the week, is above .500 on predictions for the first time in his brief career, so congratulations to Mack.  After one brief moment on top of the overall rankings, Greg McElroy has been replaced by newcover Tim Tebow on top of the mountain.

Everyone else is somewhere in between, so check out the full slate of results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 8-3
WRONG KState over TCU
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ariz St over ND
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT UCLA over Washington
RIGHT Penn St over Indiana
WRONG NW over Michigan
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
RIGHT Baylor over OU
RIGHT Texas over WVU
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 7-4
WRONG KState over TCU
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Marshall over S.Miss
WRONG ND over Ariz St
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT UCLA over Washington
WRONG Indiana over Penn St
RIGHT Michigan over NW
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
WRONG OU over Baylor
RIGHT Texas over WVU

Desmond Howard: 6-6
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ariz St over ND
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT UCLA over Washington
WRONG Indiana over Penn St
RIGHT Michigan over NW
WRONG Kentucky over Georgia
WRONG OU over Baylor
WRONG WVU over Texas
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St

Alice Cooper: 8-3
RIGHT Penn St over Indiana
RIGHT Michigan over NW
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
WRONG LSU over Alabama
RIGHT Ariz St over ND
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT UCLA over Washington
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Baylor over OU
WRONG WVU over Texas
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St

Jennifer’s Picks: 8-5
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
RIGHT Penn St over Indiana
RIGHT Michigan over NW
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ariz St over ND
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT UCLA over Washington
WRONG KState over TCU (upset special)
WRONG OU over Baylor
WRONG WVU over Texas
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Ole Miss over Presbyterian

David Pollack: 3-3
WRONG ND over Ariz St
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
WRONG KState over TCU
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT FSU over UVA

Dari Nowkhah: 3-2
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG KState over TCU
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT Baylor over OU

Mel Kiper Jr.: 3-1
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Oregon over Utah

Greg McElroy: 4-4
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
WRONG KState over TCU
WRONG OU over Baylor
RIGHT Ariz St over ND
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Tim Tebow: 3-1
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
RIGHT Florida over Vanderbilt
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Marcus Spears: 2-2
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
RIGHT Florida over Vanderbilt
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
WRONG LSU over Alabama

Paul Finebaum: 3-2
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
RIGHT Florida over Vanderbilt
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St

Brett Mcmurphy: 5-3
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT GaTech over NC St
WRONG OU over Baylor
RIGHT CSU over Hawaii
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
WRONG Oregon St over Wash St
RIGHT Duke over Syracuse
RIGHT TCU over KState

Mack Brown: 4-1
RIGHT Ariz St over ND
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St

Danny Kanell: 4-2
RIGHT FSU over UVA
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
WRONG ND over Ariz St
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Phil Steele: 8-7
RIGHT Marshall over S.Miss
WRONG ND over Ariz St
RIGHT TCU over KState
WRONG NW over Michigan
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
WRONG Iowa over Minnesota
WRONG Oregon St over Wash St
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
WRONG OU over Baylor
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
RIGHT Wisconsin over Purdue
RIGHT Texas over WVU (upset special)
RIGHT Louisville over BC (best bet of the week)

Kevin Carter: 5-4
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
WRONG Iowa over Minnesota
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Baylor over OU
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT UCLA over Washington
WRONG ND over Ariz St

Pat Forde: 13-9
WRONG Wyoming over Utah St
RIGHT FSU over UVA
RIGHT GaTech over NC St
RIGHT Duke over Syracuse
WRONG OU over Baylor
RIGHT Penn St over Indiana
WRONG Mich St over Ohi St
WRONG Iowa over Minnesota
WRONG NW over Michigan
RIGHT Wisconsin over Purdue
RIGHT Arizona over Colorado
WRONG ND over Ariz St
RIGHT UCLA over Washington
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
WRONG LSU over Alabama
RIGHT Ole Miss over Presbyterian
RIGHT Miss St over Tennessee-Martin
WRONG WVU over Texas
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT Marshall over S.Miss

Charley the Cat: 1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St

Colin Cowherd: 5-5
WRONG OU over Baylor
RIGHT Auburn over TAMU
WRONG ND over Ariz St
WRONG WVU over Texas
RIGHT FSU over UVA
RIGHT UCLA over Washington
WRONG KState over TCU
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Oregon over Utah

Lou Holtz: 4-1
WRONG Notre Dame over Ariz St
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Mark May: 3-1
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT TCU over KState
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Ariz St over Notre Dame

Todd McShay: 3-0
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Mike Bellotti: 2-2
RIGHT FSU over UVA
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
WRONG OU over Baylor
WRONG Auburn over TAMU

Trevor Matich: 3-1
RIGHT TCU over KState
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ariz St over ND

Chris Fallica: 4-4
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Ohio St over Mich St
WRONG ND over Ariz St
WRONG Ball St over NIU
WRONG Syracuse over Duke
WRONG BC over Louisville
RIGHT Alabama over LSU

Jason Sehorn: 4-2
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT TCU over KState
WRONG ND over Ariz St
RIGHT FSU over UVA

Jon Berger: 4-1
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Ariz St over ND
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT TCU over KState
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St

Skip Bayless: 1-2
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
WRONG LSU over Alabama
RIGHT TCU over KState

Stephen A. Smith: 2-1
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT TCU over KState
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St

Booger McFarland: 5-3
RIGHT Georgia over Kentucky
WRONG Auburn over TAMU
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT TCU over KState
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
RIGHT Baylor over OU
WRONG ND over Ariz St

Scott Van Pelt: 0-2
WRONG ND over Ariz St
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St

Ryen Russillo: 2-3
WRONG OU over Baylor
RIGHT Michigan over NW
RIGHT Oregon over Utah
WRONG ND over Ariz St
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St

Charles Arbuckle: 2-0
RIGHT Marshall over S.Miss
RIGHT Michigan over NW

Robert Smith: 2-1
RIGHT TCU over Kstate
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
RIGHT Florida over Vanderbilt

Brian Griese: 2-3
RIGHT Alabama over LSU
WRONG Kstate over TCU
RIGHT Baylor over OU
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St
WRONG ND over Ariz St

Brad Edwards: 1-1
WRONG ND over Ariz St
RIGHT Oregon over Utah

Mike Golic: 0-1
WRONG Mich St over Ohio St

Matt Millen: 1-0
RIGHT FSU over UVA

Joey Galloway: 1-0
RIGHT FSU over UVA

Week 11 2014: College Gameday review #cfb #saturdayselections #getup4gameday

The picks are in; the morning games are coming to a close; the afternoon games are about to kick off; it is time for this week’s College Gameday review.  Before we get started, I wanted to share for the record that the new woman shredding on the guitar in the new Gameday intro this year is Lzzy Hale from the band Halestorm.  Lots of interest each week in who she is is or why she is our Gameday intro, and since I don’t think I ever addressed this issue I thought I would do that right now.

Lzzy Hale, comin' to your citaaay

Lzzy Hale, comin’ to your citaaay

Anyways.  This week’s edition came to us live from East Lansing, Michigan for the biggest Big 10 matchup of the year, Michigan State vs. Ohio State.  It was a chilly morning in East Lansing with the balmy weather somewhere around 37 degrees for the show.  It should be noted that Desmond Howard was apparently broadcasting from somewhere in the Arctic circle this morning, or he was at least dressed for it.

Desmond Howard: Prepared for winter

Desmond Howard: Prepared for winter

37 degrees out in the wind is pretty chilly, but I’d like to compare it to what Kirk Herbstreit was wearing this morning:

Herbie with purple lapel rose

Herbie with purple lapel rose

One man wears a normal business suit, and another man is bundled up to explore the North pole.  Was it never cold up there at Michigan when Desmond was busy winning Heismans?  Anyways, another item we need to discuss is Kirk’s lapel rose this morning.  This appears to be a recent trend in weeks where the Gameday crew (and SEC network crew) are sporting lapel roses.  I’m not sure what to make of this, but lots of people are apparently interested, so let’s keep an eye out for Kirk’s lapel rose each week.

While we are on the topic of fashion, let’s review Gameday’s fashion version of the odd couple.  Samantha Ponder was sporting a nice winter outfit this morning which Jennifer was a big fan of.  She loved the jacket, loved the colors, and loved the details on the jacket.  Jennifer said she loves “how sassy Samantha Ponder dresses” in the winter.  She got two thumbs up from Jennifer this week.  Someone who did not get two thumbs up was “Quarterback Guru to the Stars” George Whitfield.  He appeared to be making progress with the matching colors this morning, but was still sporting a tiny coat with a teenie tiny lapel rose.  If he was wearing “those damn brown shoes” as Jennifer calls them, at least they matched this week.  Let’s keep making progress George!

Week 11: Sam Ponder & George Whitfield

Week 11: Sam Ponder & George Whitfield

We had two special feature stories this week, the first of which featured the only appearance of one Tom Rinaldi this week.  It was a rehashing of a 2012 feature on Clemson wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez.  Rodriguez served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and while in Afghanistan made a promise to a fellow soldier named Kevin Thompson that if he ever made it out of there alive he would play D1 college football somewhere.  After a battle in which 8 soldiers were killed, including Thompson, Rodriguez was awarded a purple heart and bronze star.  He returned home and put together a recruiting video with a friend and posted it to the internet.  It caught the eye of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, who saw an incredible work ethic and desire to play, which was punctuated by the fact that Rodriguez was not asking for a scholarship; only a chance to walk on.  Since then, Rodriguez has played in 37 games straight.  A great quote from Daniel to top it all off:  “What do you do after your dream comes true?  Go and live another dream”.  The segment can be found here:  http://goo.gl/sH9lis

The second feature of the day was presented by Gene W. and was a piece about Arizona State running back D.J. Foster.  Foster’s backstory (like most Gene W. and Rinaldi pieces) is a great story of overcoming adversity.  Foster lost his 19 year old sister at the age of 15, one week before his first ever varsity high school football game.  He made it a point to not give up on living his life, and on the very first play of his varsity career returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown.  When it came time to pick a college, he committed to stay close to home and attend Arizona State university, where he has kept the team on the national radar ever since.  The touching finale was the story of the five year anniversary of his sister’s death, when Foster and his father met on the Arizona State practice field to release a bundle of balloons with his sister’s picture attached.  They did this not to mourn her loss, but to celebrate her life.

Now that the touching stories are finished, let’s get to some wacky signs we saw this week in East Lansing.  Strong work this week included “IS THIS THE NICKELBACK CONCERT?”, a bunch of Urban Meyer/Oscar Meyer weiner references, “Urban Meyer doesn’t wet his toothbrush”, and “RUSH HOUR 3 WAS OK”.  This week’s inappropriate winners are the following:

Dantonio makes my nipples hard

Dantonio makes my nipples hard

Urban Meyer stole Tim Tebow's virginity

Urban Meyer stole Tim Tebow’s virginity

And of course…

URBAN MEYER POOPS AT PARTIES

URBAN MEYER POOPS AT PARTIES

Nice work fellas.

When it came time to get down to the business of picking games, Desmond Howard could do nothing right for this Michigan State crowd, as I’m sure you can imagine.  He did manage to get back on track with the “OFFICIAL DESMOND HOWARD MICHIGAN PICK OF THE WEEK”, picking Michigan to take down Northwestern.  The counter is reset this week, so our running count of Michigan picks is back at 1.

Our special guest celebrity this week was Alice Cooper, of rock and roll music fame.  He is from Michigan I guess.  He was very casual and non-chalant with his picks, and didn’t get too technical with his picks.  I feel like the overly technical celebrity pickers tend to underperform, while Katy Perry wins the week for some reason.  Mr. Cooper of course went with Michigan State over Ohio State, to the delight of the crowd, so his casual selections may be a good sign for Sparty.  Desmond and David Pollack both went with Michigan State as well, while Kirk had another no-pick since he is calling the game.  Coach Corso reminisced over his first ever official headgear pick, when he put on the Brutus the Buckeye headgear back in 1996.  This got the crowd fired up, but he quickly changed his tone, as he ripped off his overcoat to reveal green armor, and his assistants put on a gigantic Spartan headgear and set of fake hands for him.  Charley the Cat went with Ohio State, and may be due for a win, so this should be a good matchup between the two.

Courtesy of College Gameday twitter

Courtesy of College Gameday twitter

Charley picks Ohio State!

Charley picks Ohio State!

 

Week 11 2014: Saturday morning picks! #cfb #saturdayselections #michst #ohiost

Saturday morning has begun, so we are getting things going around here with some Saturday morning College Gameday coverage.  Picks will be coming in hot and heavy for the next few hours, so check back often to see who picks your favorite team this week.

Lee Corso:
KState over TCU
Alabama over LSU
Ariz St over ND
Oregon over Utah
UCLA over Washington
Penn St over Indiana
NW over Michigan
Georgia over Kentucky
Baylor over OU
Texas over WVU
Mich St over Ohio St (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit:
KState over TCU
Alabama over LSU
Marshall over S.Miss
ND over Ariz St
Oregon over Utah
UCLA over Washington
Indiana over Penn St
Michigan over NW
Georgia over Kentucky
OU over Baylor
Texas over WVU

Desmond Howard:
Auburn over TAMU
TCU over KState
Alabama over LSU
Ariz St over ND
Oregon over Utah
UCLA over Washington
Indiana over Penn St
Michigan over NW
Kentucky over Georgia
OU over Baylor
WVU over Texas
Mich St over Ohio St

Alice Cooper:
Penn St over Indiana
Michigan over NW
Georgia over Kentucky
LSU over Alabama
Ariz St over ND
Oregon over Utah
UCLA over Washington
TCU over KState
Baylor over OU
WVU over Texas
Mich St over Ohio St

Jennifer’s Picks:
Auburn over TAMU
Penn St over Indiana
Michigan over NW
Georgia over Kentucky
Alabama over LSU
Ariz St over ND
Oregon over Utah
UCLA over Washington
KState over TCU (upset special)
OU over Baylor
WVU over Texas
Mich St over Ohio St
Ole Miss over Presbyterian

David Pollack:
ND over Ariz St 34-31
Oregon over Utah 31-27
KState over TCU 27-24
Alabama over LSU 20-13
Mich St over Ohio St 27-24
FSU over UVA

Dari Nowkhah:
Mich St over Ohio St
Alabama over LSU
KState over TCU
Oregon over Utah
Baylor over OU

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Mich St over Ohio St
Alabama over LSU
TCU over KState
Oregon over Utah

Greg McElroy:
Auburn over TAMU 45-21
Georgia over Kentucky
Oregon over Utah 28-27
KState over TCU
OU over Baylor 45-38
Ariz St over ND 28-24
Mich St over Ohio St 38-28
Alabama over LSU 27-21

Tim Tebow:
Georgia over Kentucky
Florida over Vanderbilt
Auburn over TAMU
Alabama over LSU

Marcus Spears:
Georgia over Kentucky
Florida over Vanderbilt
Auburn over TAMU
LSU over Alabama

Paul Finebaum:
Georgia over Kentucky
Florida over Vanderbilt
Auburn over TAMU
Alabama over LSU
Mich St over Ohio St

Brett Mcmurphy:
Oregon over Utah
GaTech over NC St
OU over Baylor
CSU over Hawaii
Mich St over Ohio St
Oregon St over Wash St
Duke over Syracuse
TCU over KState

Mack Brown:
Ariz St over ND
TCU over KState
Alabama over LSU
Oregon over Utah
Mich St over Ohio St

Danny Kanell:
FSU over UVA
Mich St over Ohio St
Oregon over Utah
ND over Ariz St
TCU over KState
Alabama over LSU

Phil Steele:
Marshall over S.Miss
ND over Ariz St 34-31
TCU over KState 34-24
NW over Michigan
Oregon over Utah 31-27
Auburn over TAMU 47-20
Iowa over Minnesota 27-20
Oregon St over Wash St 35-21
Alabama over LSU 23-13
Mich St over Ohio St 28-27
OU over Baylor 45-34
Georgia over Kentucky 38-23
Wisconsin over Purdue 37-16
Texas over WVU 26-23 (upset special)
Louisville over BC 31-20 (best bet of the week)

Kevin Carter:
Mich St over Ohio St
Iowa over Minnesota
Alabama over LSU
Auburn over TAMU
TCU over KState
Baylor over OU
Oregon over Utah
UCLA over Washington
ND over Ariz St

Pat Forde:
Wyoming over Utah St
FSU over UVA
GaTech over NC St
Duke over Syracuse
OU over Baylor
Penn St over Indiana
Mich St over Ohi St
Iowa over Minnesota
NW over Michigan
Wisconsin over Purdue
Arizona over Colorado
ND over Ariz St
UCLA over Washington
Georgia over Kentucky
AUburn over TAMU
LSU over Alabama
Ole Miss over Presbyterian
Miss St over Tennessee-Martin
WVU over Texas
TCU over KState
Oregon over Utah
MArshall over S.Miss

Charley the Cat:
Ohio St over Mich St