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Week 4 2014: Picks are graded, results are in! #saturdayselections

It was another week of college football in which the schedule did not appear to be as amazing as the day ended up being.  We had a few big upsets and a ton of really close games, and with upsets comes shake-ups when it is time see how everyone did this week picking games.

Winners this week include Kirk Herbstreit (7-3), Phil Steele (8-3), a rare performance from Brian Griese (5-0), Robert Smith (4-1), and this week’s undisputed winner Greg McElroy who posted a 6-0 record this week including a win on the Mississippi State/LSU upset.  Our loser this week was Desmond Howard at 5-7 on the week, including his assumption that Mizzou would roll Indiana without any problem.

Our Gameday special guest picker, Gabrielle Reece, went 6-4 on the week including the upset of Mississippi State over LSU.  Lee Corso nailed another Headgear pick with FSU over Clemson, putting him at 5-0 on the year (week 1 had a special bonus headgear pick).  Tim Tebow continues his “chosen one” status with another undefeated week, putting him at 13-0 on the year, including this week’s Mississippi State upset.  Jennifer had a setback this week at 5-6, and Charley the Cat went 0-1 on headgear picks (3-1 on the year).  Matt Millen made a triumphant return to the game this week picking Auburn over KState.  We are welcoming ESPN ACC guru and Playoff blogger Heather Dinich to the party this week, with her 1-0 record on the FSU game.  We look forward to her work in the future.  We are also welcoming Brett McMurphy’s mustache to the club as well.

As for everyone else, check out the full slate of results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week.

Lee Corso: 7-4
RIGHT Bama over Florida
RIGHT BYU over UVA
RIGHT OU over WVU
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl
RIGHT Wisconsin over BGSU
RIGHT NDSU over Montana
WRONG Pitt over Iowa
WRONG Navy over Rutgers
WRONG Michigan over Utah
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT FSU over Clemson (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 7-3
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
RIGHT Auburn over KState
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami FL
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT Arkansas over NIU
RIGHT BYU over UVA
WRONG WVU over OU
RIGHT NDSU over Montana
WRONG Pitt over Iowa
RIGHT Bama over Florida

Desmond Howard: 5-7
WRONG LSU over Miss St
WRONG Mizzou over Indiana
RIGHT BYU over UVA
WRONG WVU over OU
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl
WRONG VaTech over GaTech
RIGHT NDSU over Montana
RIGHT Iowa over Pitt
RIGHT Bama over Florida
WRONG Navy over Rutgers
WRONG Michigan over Utah
WRONG Clemson over FSU

Gabrielle Reece: 6-4
RIGHT NDSU over Montana
WRONG Pitt over Iowa
RIGHT Bama over Florida
WRONG UVA over BYU
WRONG Navy over Rutgers
WRONG Michigan over Utah
RIGHT Miss St over LSU
RIGHT OU over WVU
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl
RIGHT FSU over Clemson

Jennifer’s Picks: 5-6
RIGHT Auburn over Kstate
RIGHT BYU over UVA
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl
RIGHT NDSU over Montana
WRONG Pitt over Iowa
RIGHT Bama over Florida (close)
WRONG Navy over Rutgers
WRONG Michigan over Utah
WRONG LSU over Miss St
WRONG WVU over OU (upst special)
WRONG Clemson over FSU (upset special)

David Pollack: 3-0
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
RIGHT Bama over OU
RIGHT Miss St over LSU

Dari Nowkhah: 3-1
WRONG Clemson over FSU
RIGHT OU over WVU
RIGHT Miss St over LSU
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl

Mel Kiper Jr.: 3-1
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
RIGHT OU over WVU
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl

Tim Tebow: 3-0
RIGHT S.Carolina over Vandy
RIGHT Miss St over LSU
RIGHT Bama over Florida

Marcus Spears: 2-1
RIGHT S.Carolina over Vandy
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT Bama over Florida

Paul Finebaum: 4-1
RIGHT TAMU over SMU
RIGHT S.Carolina over Vandy
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT Bama over Florida
RIGHT Fsu over Clemson

Greg McElroy: 6-0
RIGHT Bama over Florida
RIGHT TAMU over SMU
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
RIGHT OU over WVU
RIGHT Miss St over LSU
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl

Chris Fallica: 4-2
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
WRONG WVU over OU
RIGHT Bama over Florida
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl

Brett McMurphy: 3-1
RIGHT Wisconsin over BGSU
WRONG Pitt over Iowa
RIGHT Wyoming over FAU
RIGHT Colorado over Hawaii

Kevin Carter: 1-0
RIGHT Miss St over LSU

Charley the Cat: 0-1
WRONG Clemson over FSU

Colin Cowherd: 5-2
RIGHT Bama over Florida
WRONG UVA over BYU
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT OU over WVU
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami FL
RIGHT Oregon over Wash St

Phil Steele: 8-3
RIGHT Bama over Florida
RIGHT Marshall over Akron
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
RIGHT OU over WVU
WRONG Pitt over Iowa
RIGHT Oregon over Wash St
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl
RIGHT Arkansas over NIU
WRONG UNC over ECU (upset special)
RIGHT S.Miss over App St

Mark May: 2-2
WRONG Clemson over FSU
RIGHT Bama over Florida
RIGHT OU over WVU
WRONG LSU over Miss St

Brian Griese: 5-0
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
RIGHT Bama over Florida
RIGHT OU over WVU
RIGHT Miss St over WVU
RIGHT Auburn over Kstate

Robert Smith: 4-1
RIGHT Auburn over Kstate
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
RIGHT Bama over Florida
RIGHT BYU over UVA

Tom Luginbill: 2-3
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl
WRONG Michigan over Utah
RIGHT Maryland over Syracuse
WRONG Mizzou over Indiana
WRONG Pitt over Iowa

Tim Cowlishaw: 1-0
RIGHT FSU over Clemson

Danny Kanell: 4-2
RIGHT BYU over UVA
RIGHT Auburn over Kstate
RIGHT Bama over Florida
RIGHTNebraska over Miami
WRONG Pitt over Iowa
WRONG LSU over Miss St

Mack Brown: 1-1
WRONG LSU over Miss St
RIGHT S.Carolina over Vanderbilt

Ryen Russillo: 2-1
RIGHT Wyoming over FAU
WRONG Michigan over Utah
RIGHT Oregon over Wash St

Joey Galloway: 1-0
RIGHT Auburn over kstate

Jason Sehorn: 4-2
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
WRONG LSU over Miss St
WRONG UVA over BYU
RIGHT Arizona over Cal
RIGHT Auburn over KState
RIGHT Bama over Florida

Jon Berger: 2-0
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
RIGHT Bama over Florida

Matt Millen: 1-0
RIGHT Auburn over KState

Booger McFarland: 1-0
RIGHT TAMU over SMU

Ivan Maisel: 1-0
RIGHT Bama over Florida

Heather Dinich: 1-0
RIGHT FSU over Clemson

Pat Forde: 19-8
RIGHT USF over UConn
RIGHT Duke over Tulane
RIGHT FSU over Clemson
WRONG Pitt over Iowa
WRONG Syracuse over Maryland
WRONG VaTech over GaTech
RIGHT OU over WVU
RIGHT Colorado over Hawaii
WRONG C.Michigan over Kansas
WRONG Mizzou over Indiana
RIGHT Nebraska over Miami Fl
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
RIGHT Mich St over E.Michigan
RIGHT Minnesota over SJSU
RIGHT Wisconsin over BGSU
WRONG NM St over UNM
RIGHT Marshall over Akron
RIGHT Arizona over Cal
RIGHT Oregon over Wash St
RIGHT Georgia over Troy
RIGHT S.Carolina over Vanderbilt
RIGHT Bama over Florida
WRONG LSU over Miss St
WRONG Rice over ODU
RIGHT TAMU over SMU
RIGHT BYU over UVA
RIGHT ECU over UNC

Week 4 2014: College Gameday review #getup4gameday

Hey hey there, welcome back to our College Gameday review for week 4 of this season.  This week’s edition of College Gameday was coming at you live from Tallahassee, Florida for the big matchup between the Florida State Seminoles and the Clemson Tigers.  Surprisingly, the combined crowd at FSU/Clemson seemed to be smaller than the NDSU crowd in Fargo last week.  We opened the show with Lee, Kirk, Chris and David as usual, and one member of the team was adamant that he would not be caught wearing the same suit as Chris Fowler after the fashion debacle of two weeks ago.  You may have noticed Desmond Howard wearing something like this:

Desmond Howard Suit of the Week

Desmond Howard Suit of the Week

Noted fashion critic and Gameday enthusiast Jennifer pointed out that he is not, in fact, summering in Nantucket this weekend.  There has been a disturbing trend of plaid suits and jackets this year, so let’s keep an eye on this and make sure this doesn’t go too far.  After opening the show, the first hour or so was dedicated to the latest Jameis Winston news.  Unless you were living under a rock for the last week, you surely know that Winston has been in a bit of hot water due to some recent actions on campus.  When discussing the suspension for tonight’s game, the crowd got a nice “bullshit” chant going.  At one point they kicked it over to Sam Ponder, who had been sidelined this week after coach Jimbo Fisher pulled out of her interview segment.  She went on a nice two minute rant about how people, and women especially, are getting fed up with this recent trend of shady situations in the football world.  It was a good rant, but only provided us with a glimpse of the Sam Ponder Outfit of the Week.  Jennifer liked it, although we couldn’t see much of it, saying it was a nice color and she likes the sleeves.

Sam Ponder Week 4

Sam Ponder Week 4

Signs this week were pretty lacking.  Lots of repeats from the past taking shots at Jameis Winston.  Highlights include “Samantha Ponder will you go to homecoming with me?”, “Clemson likes global warming”, “Dabo Swinney has a crush on Manti T’eo’s girlfriend”, “Sunshine Scooter for first half QB”, “Even Sarah McLachlan can’t save these cats”, but our winners are this combination next to each other featuring Paul Finebaum as the 60 Year Old Virgin, and Kim Jong Un wearing FSU facepaint.

Week 4 Signs

Week 4 Signs

This was our runner up this week:

More signage

More signage

As the crew started breaking down the rest of today’s games, they took a moment to cover the Arkansas/NIU game today.  Kirk picked Arkansas over NIU to nobody’s surprised, and I am sure that will get NIU all stirred up again.  In case you forgot:

NIU Shirt

NIU Shirt

There was a touching tribute to close the first hour to the father of Rece Davis, who passed away this week.  Shortly after, we had an inspiring piece by Gene W. about Tyson London, daughter of Virginia head coach Mike London.  She was born premature and suffered from a blood disorder which lead to cancer.  She required a bone marrow transplant at the age of 7, and after a lengthy search, the only match in the country was her dad Mike.  He donated the marrow which saved her life, and she is now 11 years cancer free.  This has led to many players signing up for the bone marrow registry, and they always need more.

Back to game previews.  The crew was previewing today’s game between BYU and Virginia, and after giving his take on the game, Desmond Howard stopped short of picking.  Lee Corso must have not been paying attention, because he came flying in with a HUGE “NOT SO FAST!!!!” to which the rest of the crew started cracking up at, since Desmond never picked the game.  Desmond then went on to pick BYU along with Corso.  Desmond sure thought it was funny!

Desmond Howard LOLs

Desmond Howard LOLs

There was a feature about Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker with lots of menacing rock music and special effects to highlight the fact that he is a good linebacker.  It was a tad bit overproduced for my refined tastes.  Other notes include this week’s hundred dollar question presented by Chris Fowler: Who was the QB the last time Miami and Nebraska met in the regular season?  Vince Ferragamo obviously.  The hundred dollar bill remained unclaimed, but we got a whimsical note that Lee Corso lost as coach of Indiana in 1976 to Vince Ferragamo’s Nebraska team 55-13.  We also learned that FSU (now) starting quarterback Sean Maguire’s family had already given their tickets away to this game because they did not expect to see any playing time.  Apparently something happened with Jameis Winston this week and Sean will be starting, so the family is coming in.  I’m guessing they might be able to scalp a few singles and get into this game.  Tom Rinaldi had a piece on perfection with FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo, who is 27/28 on field goal attempts, and 102/102 on extra points.  That is 99.2% accuracy for all of you math majors out there.

We talked a little more Jameis Winston for a while, and showed some highlights of his (most recent) apology press conference.  I don’t know why, but I am just as concerned about this gold chain he is wearing as I am the events which got him in trouble this week.

Jameis Winston's gold chain

Jameis Winston’s gold chain

We were then joined by QB Guru George Whitfield to talk about his interaction with quarterbacks and how he tries to coach them in their off-the-field lives as well.  He remembered warning John “Football” Manziel about his actions.  Johnny was more concerned about missing the college experience, to which George replied “Your current path is not going to get you to the ultimate destination”.  This applied equally to Winston.  Speaking of Whitfield, he was back with another crazy QB Guru suit this week!

George Whitfield: Qb guru, not fashion guru

George Whitfield: Qb guru, not fashion guru

After three hours of Jameis Winston talk, it was time to get down to the REAL business at hand: picking games.  This week’s special guest picker was FSU volleyball legend Gabrielle Reece.  She came on and appeared to be reading notes prepared for her on most of her picks, and I think Lee Corso had a little crush on her.  He was overly polite to her, even on his incredibly subdued “not so fast” whispers.  After picking all of the games, we got down to the main event.  Desmond went with the upset of Clemson over FSU.  Reece took FSU to nobody’s surprise.  Lee Corso called Jimbo Fisher’s young son out to help make the pick, and they ripped off their suit jackets to reveal FSU gear.  They then donned shakos and began conducting the FSU band’s war chant as the show closed.  Charley the cat picked Clemson, so this will be a showdown week between Charley and Coach Corso, and we will see who really knows how to pick the big games: Lee Corso, or our cat.  Enjoy your day folks, and have a happy football.

Week 4 pick (courtesy Gameday twitter)

Week 4 pick (courtesy Gameday twitter)

Charley picks Clemson!

Charley picks Clemson!

Week 4 2014: Saturday morning picks! #SaturdaySelections

Good morning internet.  It is another Saturday morning, which means another morning of College Gameday picks!  We will be updating as the picks come in with the full slate of Corso, Herbstreit, and Desmond Howard, along with some Dari & Mel, picks from the Tim Tebow Network, a rookie guest picker on Gameday, and of course Coach Corso’s headgear pick (along with much, much more)!

Lee Corso:
Bama over Florida
BYU over UVA
OU over WVU
Nebraska over Miami Fl
Wisconsin over BGSU
NDSU over Montana
Pitt over Iowa
Navy over Rutgers
Michigan over Utah
LSU over Miss St
FSU over Clemson (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit:
Utah over Michigan
Auburn over KState
Nebraska over Miami FL
LSU over Miss St
Arkansas over NIU
BYU over UVA
WVU over OU
NDSU over Montana
Pitt over Iowa
Bama over Florida

Desmond Howard:
LSU over Miss St
Mizzou over Indiana
BYU over UVA
WVU over OU
Nebraska over Miami Fl
VaTech over GaTech
NDSU over Montana
Iowa over Pitt
Bama over Florida
Navy over Rutgers
Michigan over Utah
Clemson over FSU

Gabrielle Reece:
NDSU over Montana
Pitt over Iowa
Bama over Florida
UVA over BYU
Navy over Rutgers
Michigan over Utah
Miss St over LSU
OU over WVU
Nebraska over Miami Fl
FSU over Clemson

Jennifer’s Picks:
Auburn over Kstate
BYU over UVA
Nebraska over Miami Fl
NDSU over Montana
Pitt over Iowa
Bama over Florida (close)
Navy over Rutgers
Michigan over Utah
LSU over Miss St
WVU over OU (upst special)
Clemson over FSU (upset special)

David Pollack:
FSU over Clemson
Bama over OU
Miss St over LSU

Dari Nowkhah:
Clemson over FSU
OU over WVU
Miss St over LSU
Nebraska over Miami Fl

Mel Kiper Jr.:
FSU over Clemson
OU over WVU
LSU over Miss St
Nebraska over Miami Fl

Tim Tebow:
S.Carolina over Vandy
Miss St over LSU
Bama over Florida

Marcus Spears:
S.Carolina over Vandy
LSU over Miss St
Bama over Florida

Paul Finebaum:
TAMU over SMU
S.Carolina over Vandy
LSU over Miss St
Bama over Florida

Greg McElroy:
Bama over Florida
TAMU over SMU
FSU over Clemson
OU over WVU
Miss St over LSU
Nebraska over Miami Fl

Chris Fallica:
FSU over Clemson 34-31
WVU over OU 30-24
Bama over Florida 33-10
Utah over Michigan 27-21
LSU over Miss St
Nebraska over Miami Fl

Brett McMurphy:
Wisconsin over BGSU
Pitt over Iowa
Wyoming over FAU
Colorado over Hawaii

Kevin Carter:
Miss St over LSU

Charley the Cat:
Clemson over FSU