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Week 1 2015: Picks are graded; results are in!

Week 1 saw a lot of picks and a great mix of tough games to pick along with cupcakes.  The emphasis on gambling on college football from our expert prognosticators makes things more exciting than ever around these parts.

Big winners this week included David Pollack (5-0), Paul Finebaum (6-1), Greg McElroy (8-1), Dari Nowkhah (8-2), Pat Forde (24-5), and Phil Steele (24-3).  Our big winner on the week was Trevor Matich (7-0) since he picked a full slate of tough games this week.

The only loser we will feature this week is none other than legendary picker Mark May, who was the lone soul picking Virginia Tech to beat Ohio State.  His pick looked promising going into the half, but after the loss of a starting QB Virginia Tech just could not hang.

Lee Corso went 9-4 on the week including a correct pick on the headgear going with Alabama.  Celebrity guest Brad Paisley went 8-3 on the week with a solid showing.  Bear’s Bank went 1-2 on the week so Fallica is off to a bad start with his new feature on Gameday.  Jennifer went 11-3 on the week while Charley the Cat went 0-1 picking Wisconsin over Alabama.  Everyone else was 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: 9-4
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
WRONG Penn St over Temple
RIGHT Temple+7 vs Penn St
RIGHT Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
RIGHT OU-31.5 over Akron
WRONG Stanford over NW
WRONG Nebraska over BYU
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
WRONG Alabama/Wisconsin under
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 8-4
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
WRONG PSU over Temple
RIGHT Temple+7 vs PSU
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU
WRONG BGSU+21.5 vs Tennessee
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT OU-31.5 over Akron
WRONG Stanford over NW

Desmond Howard: 8-3
WRONG Michigan over Utah
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
RIGHT Louisville over Auburn
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
WRONG Stanford over NW
WRONG Penn St-7 vs Temple
RIGHT Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
RIGHT OU-31.5 over Akron
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin

Brad Paisley: 8-3
RIGHT Temple+7 vs Penn St
RIGHT WVU over Georgia Southern
RIGHT Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
RIGHT OU over Akron
WRONG Akron+31.5 vs OU
RIGHT NW over Stanford
WRONG Nebraska over BYU
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
WRONG Texas over Notre Dame
RIGHT Louisville over Auburn
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin

David Pollack: 5-0
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska

Chris Fallica: (Bear’s Bank 1-2) (4-5 week 1)
RIGHT Alabama-10.5 over Wisconsin (27-10)
RIGHT TAMU-3 over Ariz St (41-31) (Bear’s Bank pick)
RIGHT Ohio St over VT (30-17)
WRONG Louisville over Auburn (31-24)
WRONG Penn St over Temple (20-17)
RIGHT USC over Ark St (47-21)
WRONG Nebraska over BYU
WRONG Alabama/Wisconsin under 49 (Bear’s Bank pick)
WRONG Ark St+27.5 vs USC (Bear’s Bank pick)

Jennifer’s Picks: 11-3
RIGHT Baylor over SMU
RIGHT Boise St over Washington
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska (upset special)
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT WVU over Georgia Southern
WRONG Penn St over Temple
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU
RIGHT OU over Akron
WRONG Stanford over NW
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Clemson over Wofford

Paul Finebaum: 6-1
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT S.Carolina over UNC
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
WRONG Vanderbilt over WKU
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas

Marcus Spears: 4-1
RIGHT S.Carolina over UNC 31-21
WRONG Vandy over WKU 28-21
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Auburn over Wisconsin
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St

Greg Mcelroy: 8-1
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina 38-35
RIGHT WKU over Vandy 35-21
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Kentucky over UL-Lafayette
RIGHT Miss St over S.Miss
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Mizzou over SE Mizzou St
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU

Dari Nowkhah: 8-2
RIGHT TCU over Minnesota 41-20
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Boise St over Washington
RIGHT Ohio St over VT
WRONG Michigan over Utah
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Temple over Penn St

Trevor Matich: 7-0
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Ohio St over VT
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
RIGHT UCLA over UVA

Charley the Cat: 0-1
WRONG Wisconsin over Alabama

Charles Arbuckle: 1-0
RIGHT Oregon over EWU

Mike Bellotti: 3-0
RIGHT Oregon over EWU
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT Ohio St-14 vs VaTech

Kevin Blackistone:1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech

Kevin Carter: 1-0
RIGHT S.Carolina over UNC (CFB Daily 8/5)

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 3-2-1
WRONG Alabama over Wisconsin U49.5 (27-10)
RIGHT TAMU-3.5 over Ariz St (48-44)
RIGHT Ohio St over VT
RIGHT Stanford over NW+12.5 (27-17)
WRONG PSU vs Temple O40 (24-20)
PUSH Auburn over Louisville O55 (38-28)

Colin Cowherd: 3-0
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas 34-16
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
Ohio St over VaTech

Butch Davis:1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Heather Dinich: 1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Brad Edwards: 1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Pat Forde: 24-5
RIGHT Mich St over W.Michigan
RIGHT Baylor over SMU
WRONG Army over Fordham
RIGHT Boise St over Washington
RIGHT Clemson over Wofford
RIGHT FSU over Tx St
WRONG Penn St over Temple
RIGHT Iowa St over N Iowa
RIGHT Mizzou over SE Missouri
WRONG Nebraska over BYU
RIGHT OU over Akron
WRONG Stanford over NW
RIGHT NIU over UNLV
RIGHT Oregon over EWU
RIGHT USC over Ark St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT Georgia over UL-Monroe
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Arkansas over UTEP
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
CANCELLED LSU over McNeese St
RIGHT Ole Miss over UT-Martin
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Buffalo over Albany
RIGHT Marshall over Purdue
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina
RIGHT Utah over Michigan

Joey Galloway: 5-2
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT USC over Ark St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina
WRONG Michigan over Utah

Rod Gilmore: 1-0
Ohio St over VaTech (CFB Live 8/27)

Lou Holtz: 3-0
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech

Mark May: 0-1
VaTech over Ohio St

Danny Kanell: 4-2
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville

Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-0
RIGHT TCU over Minnesota
RIGHT Boise St over Washington

Tom Luginbill:1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Ryan McGee: 1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Ivan Maisel: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over VaTech

Booger McFarland: 4-0
RIGHT Miss St over S.Miss (by 1)
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville 42-20
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St 35-28
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin 31-7

Todd McShay: 4-0
RIGHT Ohio St over VT
RIGHT Ohio St-14 vs VaTech
RIGHT Temple over Penn St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA

Ryen Russillo: 2-4
RIGHT Ariz St over TAMU (outright)
WRONG Texas+9.5 vs Notre Dame
WRONG Wisconsin+12 vs Alabama
WRONG VaTech+14 vs Ohio St
WRONG Auburn-10 over Louisville
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville

Jason Sehorn: 6-2
RIGHT Notre Dame-9 over Texas
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville 28-17
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech 30-14
WRONG Stanford over NW
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT Mich St over W.Michigan

Robert Smith: 2-0
CANCELLED Toledo over Stony Brook
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin

Phil Steele: 24-3
RIGHT Utah over Michigan by 7
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
CANCELLED LSU over McNeese St
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU 34-31
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin 28-10
RIGHT Ohio St over VT 30-20
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville 30-24
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas 30-17
PPD Illinois over Kent St 34-13
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU 42-28
RIGHT USC over Ark St 49-13
WRONG Penn St over Temple 25-13 (BEST BET OF THE WEEK)
RIGHT Florida over NM St 41-10
RIGHT FSU over Tx St 49-14
RIGHT UCLA over UVA 38-14
RIGHT GaTech over Alcorn St
RIGHT TCU over Minnesota
RIGHT Arizona over UTSA
RIGHT Baylor over SMU
RIGHT Mich St over W.Michigan
RIGHT Boise St over Washington
RIGHT Georgia over UL-Monroe
WRONG Stanford over NW
RIGHT Ole Miss over UT-Martin
RIGHT Clemson over Wofford
RIGHT Arkansas over UTEP
RIGHT Mizzou over SE Missouri St
RIGHT OU over Akron
RIGHT Oregon over EWU
All top 25 to win (aside from Bama/Wisc)

Matt Stinchcomb: 1-0
RIGHT Kentucky over UL-Lafayette

Clint Stoerner: 3-0
RIGHT Ole Miss over Tennessee-Martin (Twitter 8/28)
RIGHT Arkansas over UTEP (Twitter 8/26)
RIGHT Mizzou over SE Mizzou St

Scott Van Pelt: 2-3
RIGHT Minnesota+16.5 vs TCU
RIGHT Temple+7 vs. PSU
WRONG BGSU+21.5 vs Tennessee
WRONG Tulane+7 vs Duke
WRONG VaTech+14 vs Ohio St

Andre Ware: 1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech

Cole’s Platinum Top 25 Picks: 18-5
RIGHT #1 Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT #2 TCU over Minnesota
RIGHT #4 Baylor over SMU
RIGHT #5 Mich St over W.Michigan
RIGHT #6 Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT #7 Oregon over EWU
RIGHT #8 USC over Arkansas St
RIGHT #9 Georgia over UL-Monroe
RIGHT #10 FSU over Tx State
WRONG Texas over #11 Notre Dame
RIGHT #12 Clemson over Wofford
RIGHT #13 UCLA over UVA
CANCLD #14 LSU over McNeese St
RIGHT #16 GaTech over Alcorn St
WRONG #15 Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT #17 Ole Miss over UT-Martin
RIGHT #18 Arkansas over UTEP
RIGHT #19 OU over Akron
WRONG #20 Wisconsin over #3 Alabama
WRONG #21 Stanford over Northwestern
WRONG #22 Arizona over UTSA
RIGHT #23 Boise St over Washington
RIGHT #24 Mizzou over SE Mizzou St
RIGHT #25 Tennessee over BGSU

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Week 1 2015: College Gameday review! #cfb #getup4gameday

I know this is coming out a little bit late, but welcome back to our weekly College Gameday review!  Week 1 was broadcasting to your living room in full color from Sundance Square in Ft. Worth, Texas, where the Gameday boys were preparing for tonight’s big game between Alabama and Wisconsin.  The intro song continues to be revamped each season, sliding into more and more mediocrity, but I’ll be damned if it still doesn’t get me jacked up every Saturday morning.

Right out of the gate you may have noticed that Rece Davis is now piloting the show in place of Chris Fowler, who has been called in for play-by-play duties full time on Saturday nights.  Many of you may not have noticed the difference, as many claim Davis and Fowler are actually one and the same.  Come to think of it, have you ever seen the two of them in the same place at the same time?

Anyways, upon opening the show, a few kind words were said by Rece Davis about Chris Fowler.  Not enough can be said about Chris Fowler’s impact on College Gameday, but there is nobody better to fill those shoes than Rece Davis.  The kind words extended by Davis were agreed upon by all of the Gameday crew, but this took an awkward left turn as Kirk Herbstreit boldly proclaimed that there is NOBODY better in the business than Chris Fowler.  He then backtracked and let us know there there is ALSO nobody better than Rece Davis.

As the show got under way, it has become apparent that ESPN is fully embracing the gambling on college football games this year.  Two years ago you never heard anything about point spreads, totals, or covering except vague references to “the experts” predictions from “out in the desert”.  Last year they started at least acknowledging the spreads, but this year they are all but making and taking bets on the show.  Those of you watching the weeknight games this week may have seen the birth of the “Cover Alert” to go along with the Upset Alert.  Gameday has now introduced a new feature called “Bear’s Bank” in which Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica provides three of his best bets for you with his patended “Bear Bucks”.  This week he took the Alabama/Wisconsin under, Texas A&M minus the points, and Arkansas St to cover against USC.  This segment was also stopped down by Herbie who pointed out that Fallica was breaking Gameday dress code by wearing shorts.  The biggest takeaway here is that Fallica has HUGE calves.

Chris Fallica: Huge Calves

Chris Fallica: Huge Calves

As we get into the sign game this week, the competition wasn’t as strong as some weeks in the past, but we still had a few highlights.  We had the return of the always-beloved “I’m Asian” sign, the “Kendal Briles was adopted” sign, “Saban pays for Tinder”, and “Gus Malzahn’s name was on Ashley Madison”.  Here’s some of those signs.  However this week’s co-signs of the week are the following:

Courtesy reddit user DeKaF

Courtesy reddit user DeKaF

and…

Indeed...

Indeed…

Early in the show there was a short piece on the move made by Mike Riley from Oregon State to Nebraska.  He is very mild mannered in case you forgot that from similar segments of years past.  In fact, he is basically the antithesis of Bo Pelini in every way possible.  Even though Nebraska is off to a rough start losing to BYU today, let’s all root for Mike Riley for being such a nice guy.

Without a doubt the best segment of the day was a highlight video of extreme offseason workouts.  Kids are dressing up like superheros and comic book characters to get an extra bit jacked up for weight lifting and practices.  The kids are also big into viral videos one-upping each other with ridiculous feats of football skill.  There is really no way to properly describe this, so just watch THIS VIDEO and ejoy it.

Samantha Ponder had a hilarious segment teaching College Football 101 to some children including her own little bundle of joy Scout Ponder.  Without a doubt the highlight of this video is the kid from Alabama yelling “WE’RE NUMBER THREE!  WE’RE NUMBER THREE!”

This brings us to this week’s edition of the SAM PONDER OUTFIT OF THE WEEK!  This week she was sporting a white skirt and pink blouse, but this was hardly noticed due to the presence of QB guru George Whitfield and his purple suit and lavender rosette.  The best line of this week comes courtesy of Reddit user Extra21stChromosome who asked “Why is Sam Ponder talking to Grimace?”

Sam Ponder and QB Guru George Whitfield

Sam Ponder and QB Guru George Whitfield

Now back to regularly scheduled programming.  After watching the earlier extreme workout video, Rece Davis wasted no time challenging David Pollack to see if he can still do a 52 inch vertical leap.  The result was impressive (at least to someone like myself with a solid 28 inch vertical leap).

A touching tribute piece to Chris Fowler followed the David Pollack acrobatics show, and it was a great look back at the last 25 years he has been on Gameday.  There is nothing I love more than vintage Gameday videos.  After this video, the entire Gameday crew was joined by Fowler, which finally places Fowler and Rece Davis in the same place at the same time proving them to be different.

Gameday crew

Gameday crew

During this segment, Rece Davis vowed to continue the famed ‘Hundred Dollar Bill Question’ popularized by Fowler.  This week’s obscure piece of trivia was questioning what team in ALL of college football has the longest losing streak.  Those of you playing at home obviously know it is D2 school Cheyney University of Pennsylvania with a 32 game losing streak.  The hundred dollar bill remained unclaimed by the Gameday crew.

Gene W. had a great piece on Alabama kicker Adam Griffith, who is actually from Poland and has quite an amazing story.  I guess Gene W. never really does stories on your average middle-class player who got a scholarship to Colorado or Pitt and lived a normal life, so I don’t need to tell you this kicker has an amazing story.  From growing up in extremely hard conditions, bouncing around from parents to orphanages to the streets (and taking up smoking at the age of SIX!!!) he was adopted by an American couple and brought here to dominate the kicking game (except for his appearance in the Kick Six).  On top of that, he has a pretty funny Polish-SEC accent, so check it out.

As the show neared the grand finale of game picks, out of nowhere a Brad Paisley concert broke out.  He sang about college football and stuff. It was weird.  I guess since he was this week’s guest picker he demanded a musical appearance.  Babi Mac made a brief appearance earlier (which I still don’t understand), but the jury is still out on College Gameday musical pieces (at least to me).

Speaking of picks, this week’s grand finale featured both Brad Paisley and one of the Kirk Herbstreit clones named Chase.  Brad Paisley brings a lifetime record of 6-3 picking games in his previous appearance, so we will see if he can top that.  This week’s picks started off picking a few cupcakes against the spread for entertainment purposes only before diving into the day’s bigger games.  As the time arrived for headgear, Corso said he had arranged a live elephant on set for today at the price of $6,000, but the elephant stood him up.  He picked up the Alabama headgear and did a double fake-out before finally placing it on his head.  Those of you paying close attention might have noticed he let this pick slip earlier in the show when he said he would take both “Alabama and the under”, but who cares?  Its Lee freaking Corso.

Corso picks the Tide!

Corso picks the Tide!

Week 1 2015: Saturday morning college picks! #cfb

Good morning and a happy college football Saturday to you.  Gameday is up and running live from Ft. Worth, Texas, and we are up and running live from the GamedayCole.com command center.  Picks are coming in fast and furious from our various morning shows, so check back often.  We will be updating live as the morning continues and on into the afternoon leading up to the big game between Alabama and Wisconsin tonight!

Lee Corso:
Utah over Michigan
Notre Dame over Texas
Alabama over Wisconsin (headgear pick)
Alabama/Wisconsin under
TAMU over Ariz St
UCLA over UVA
Penn St over Temple+7
Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
OU-31.5 over Akron
Stanford over NW
Nebraska over BYU
Auburn over Louisville

Kirk Herbstreit:
Utah over Michigan
PSU over Temple+7
Tennessee over BGSU+21.5
BYU over Nebraska
Auburn over Louisville
Notre Dame over Texas
Ariz St over TAMU
UCLA over UVA
OU-31.5 over Akron
Stanford over NW

Desmond Howard:
Michigan over Utah
BYU over Nebraska
Louisville over Auburn
TAMU over Ariz St
UCLA over UVA
Stanford over NW
Penn St-7 vs Temple
Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
OU over Akron+31.5
Notre Dame over Texas
Alabama over Wisconsin

Brad Paisley:
WVU over Georgia Southern
Temple+7 vs PSU
Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
OU over Akron-31.5
NW over Stanford
Nebraska over BYU
TAMU over Ariz St
Texas over Notre Dame
Louisville over Auburn
Alabama over Wisconsin

David Pollack:
TAMU over Ariz St
Auburn over Louisville
Alabama over Wisconsin
Notre Dame over Texas
BYU over Nebraska

Chris Fallica:
Alabama-10.5 over Wisconsin (27-10)
TAMU-3 over Ariz St (41-31) (Bear’s Bank pick)
Ohio St over VT (30-17)
Louisville over Auburn (31-24)
Penn St over Temple (20-17)
USC over Ark St (47-21)
Nebraska over BYU
Alabama/Wisconsin under 49 (Bear’s Bank pick)
Ark St+27.5 vs USC (Bear’s Bank pick)

Jennifer’s Picks:
Baylor over SMU
Boise St over Washington
BYU over Nebraska (upset special)
Auburn over Louisville
Notre Dame over Texas
Ariz St over TAMU
UCLA over UVA
WVU over Georgia Southern
Penn St over Temple
Tennessee over BGSU
OU over Akron
Stanford over NW
Alabama over Wisconsin

Paul Finebaum:
Alabama over Wisconsin
Ohio St over VaTech
S.Carolina over UNC
Auburn over Louisville
Vanderbilt over WKU
TAMU over Ariz St
Notre Dame over Texas

Marcus Spears:
S.Carolina over UNC 31-21
Vandy over WKU 28-21
Alabama over Wisconsin
Auburn over Wisconsin
TAMU over Ariz St

Greg Mcelroy:
UNC over S.Carolina 38-35
WKU over Vandy 35-21
Alabama over Wisconsin
Kentucky over UL-Lafayette
Miss St over S.Miss
Auburn over Louisville
TAMU over Ariz St

Dari Nowkhah:
TCU over Minnesota 41-20
UNC over S.Carolina
Auburn over Louisville
Boise St over Washington
Ohio St over VT
Michigan over Utah
BYU over Nebraska
Alabama over Wisconsin
Notre Dame over Texas

Trevor Matich:
TAMU over Ariz St
Auburn over Louisville
Alabama over Wisconsin
Notre Dame over Texas
Ohio St over VT
BYU over Nebraska
UCLA over UVA