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2017-18 CFB Playoff picks! #Alabama #Clemson #Oklahoma #Georgia

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen.  It is time for the annual tradition of the GAMEDAY COLE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PICK MEGAPOST!  I’ll be tracking everyone I can find with their official playoff predictions in this post, and updating as more come in.  I’ve dated each pick from when it came in, so if you see a more recent pick than I’ve got then go with the more recent pick.  Enjoy.

 

Andrea Adelson: espn.com ACC picks
Clemson over Alabama

Skip Bayless: Undisputed 1/1
Clemson over Alabama 21-17
OU over Georgia 30-24

Mack Brown: Championship drive 12/3
Clemson over Alabama
OU over Georgia
Clemson vs OU in championship

Gene Chizik: Bowl Mania Special 12/10
Alabama to win Championship
Alabama over Clemson (3)
OU over Georgia (2)

Lee Corso: Gameday 1/1
OU over Georgia (headgear pick)
Alabama over Clemson

Stanford Steve Coughlin: ESPN Chalk
Georgia-2 vs OU
Alabama-3 vs Clemson

Colin Cowherd: The Herd 12/25
OU over Georgia (“by a touchdown”)
Alabama over Clemson (“by a touchdown or more”)
OU to win championship over Alabama

Tim Cowlishaw: dallasnews.com 12/26
OU+2 vs Georgia
Clemson+3 vs Alabama

Chris Doering:
Alabama over Clemson
Georgia over OU

Brad Edwards: ESPN Radio preview 12/29
Georgia over OU
Clemson over Alabama

Chris Fallica: Behind the Bets 12/28
Georgia-2 vs OU
Clemson+3 vs Alabama (Clemson outright)
Georgia-2.5 vs OU (Bear’s Bank 1/1)
Clemson over Alabama (Sportscenter 1/1)
Georgia over Alabama (Sportscenter 1/1)

Bruce Feldman:
Oklahoma over Georgia
Clemson over Alabama
OU over Clemson in championship

Paul Finebaum: SEC Nation 1/1
Georgia over OU
Alabama over Clemson

Pat Forde: Forde Yard Dash 12/12
Georgia over OU
Clemson over Alabama
Clemson over Georgia

@GamedayJen:
Georgia over OU
Clemson over Alabama

Joey Galloway:
Georgia over OU (Orange Bowl halftime 12/30)
Clemson over Alabama (College Gameday 1/1)

Mike Golic: Twitter 1/1
Georgia over OU
Alabama over Clemson

Mike Greenberg: Facebook live 1/1
Clemson over Alabama
OU over Georgia

Kirk Herbstreit: Gameday 1/1
Clemson over Alabama

Desmond Howard: Gameday 1/1
Clemson over Alabama
Georgia over OU

Danny Kanell: Off the Bench 12/29
OU over Georgia
Clemson over Alabama

Joel Klatt: Breaking the Huddle 12/13
OU over Georgia
Alabama over Clemson
OU over Alabama in championship

Greg McElroy: SEC Nation 1/1
Georgia over OU
Alabama over Clemson

Booger McFarland: ESPN Radio preview 12/29
Georgia over OU
Clemson over Alabama (Sportscenter 1/1)
Clemson over Georgia

Todd McShay: Champ Drive 12/3
OU over Georgia
Alabama over Clemson
OU over Alabama

Les Miles: Les is More 12/31
Georgia over OU
Alabama over Clemson

Jesse Palmer:
Clemson over Alabama (College Gameday 1/1)
OU over Georgia (Orange Bowl halftime 12/30)
Clemson over OU in championship (CFB Playoff selection show 12/3)

Rufus Peabody: Bet the Process 12/14
Alabama-2.5 vs Clemson
UNOFFICIAL PICKS for his dinner bet with Jeff Ma (BTP 12/28)
OU+2.5 vs Georgia
Alabama-3 vs Clemson

David Pollack: Championship Drive 12/3
Georgia over OU (College Gameday 1/1)
Alabama over Clemson (College Gameday 1/1)
Georgia over Alabama in championship

Mark Schlabach: espn.com picks
Georgia over OU
Clemson over Alabama
Georgia over Clemson

Marcus Spears: SEC Nation 1/1
Georgia over OU
Clemson over Alabama

Phil Steele: Strong as Steele 12/28
Alabama-3 vs Clemson
OU+2 vs Georgia (winner is a tossup)

Matt Stinchcomb:
Alabama over Clemson
Georgia over OU

Clint Stoerner: Twitter 12/26
Alabama over Clemson
Alabama in championship

Tim Tebow: SEC Nation 1/1
OU over Georgia
Alabama over Clemson

Jonathan Vilma: Bowl Mania Special 12/10
Georgia over OU
Clemson over Alabama
Clemson over Georgia

Andre Ware:
Georgia over OU (CFB Live 12/13)
Clemson over Alabama (Raycom Camellia Bowl 12/16)

Trey Wingo: twitter 1/1
Georgia over OU
Clemson over Alabama

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Week 5 2013: College Gameday review!

Well here we are again folks.  Another edition of College Gameday is in the books.  Today’s edition was broadcasting live from Athens, Ga for the matchup between #6 LSU and #9 Georgia.  Last week’s edition was going to be hard to top after visiting Fargo, ND but Athens has a reputation as one of the rowdiest of locations for Gameday.  It was made clear up front that Georgia does not have good luck with Gameday is in town: they are 3-12 all time with Gameday on-site.  Could they turn this thing around put up a win?  I guess we will find out.

For starters, the crowd was incredibly loud today.  They bring serious entusiasm in the SEC when Gameday is in town (possibly enthusiasm brought in bottles).  Early on, there were some technical difficulties.  I don’t know how to describe it other than it sounded like David Pollack’s mic was being broadcast from the moon, streaming via broadcast.com in 1998 on dialup.  Anyways, after we got that sorted out college football hall of famer Herschel Walker joined David Pollack on the stairs outside of a building for an interview.  Hopefully this is going to be a new regular feature entitled “OVERLY CASUAL FOOTBALL INTERVIEWS WITH DAVID POLLACK!!!!”  Pollack removed his suit jacket and they sat down to very casually discuss Georgia football.

David Pollack: Casual interviewer

David Pollack: Casual interviewer

We were then treated to another segment of “QB Guru George Whitfield Talking About QBs”.  You couldn’t hear him over the rowdy crowd for the first half of this segment.  In the second half he talked about Aaron Murray’s mechanics.  Pretty impressive stuff that we haven’t heard for four weeks prior to this.  At all.

There was a distinct lack of Samantha Ponder for the first hour or so of today’s show.  When she finally showed up, we weren’t sure exactly what she was wearing or why she was wearing it.  It appeared to be a nice pair of riding pants sans boots, which looked very strange.  Jennifer questioned the choice of these pants, the shoes, and said the jacket made her look boxy.  You can be the judge.

Sam Ponder: What am I wearing?

Sam Ponder: What am I wearing?

Speaking of Sam Ponder, she interviewed Georgia coach Mark Richt.  The biggest takeaway of this interview was that Richt’s wife is one of the water girls on the team.  Today’s piece from Gene W. was about Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze.  Apparently he was portrayed as a complete goober in the movie Blind Side, and he even auditioned for his own part but failed because he couldn’t get his one line right.  The funniest part of this was when he told us that if things aren’t working at halftime he likes making changes, including making his offensive coordinator change clothes completely at halftime to turn around the mojo.

Perhaps the high point of today’s show was Tom Rinaldi’s piece about Gameday signs.  Apparently the first Gameday sign was on location back in 1994, and nobody knows who the guy was or what his sign said because it was blurry.  Since then, things have exploded and as you know, signs are everywhere.  This was a really cool segment about the history of Gameday, and I wish they would do more history segments about Gameday.  The best part was afterwards when Rinaldi showed up wearing jorts, in reference to a recent sign about Jeff Driskel going for it on “4th and jort”.  Classic.

Tom Rinaldi: Wearer of jorts

Tom Rinaldi: Wearer of jorts

Speaking of Gameday signs, today was a pretty poor effort by the Georgia crowd.  I don’t know if they lack the writing skills or what, but today’s sign could barely be made out, and it reads “Mettenberger? More like Mettenbooger”.  Come on Georgia, you can do better.

Mettenbooger

Mettenbooger

A few more highlights from today’s show include Paul Finebaum declaring that Lane Kiffin is the Miley Cyrus of college football:  no talent, but we can’t stop watching.  He said “maybe next year they will hire an adult to coach the team”, echoing my sentiment that Lane Kiffin has accomplished absolutely nothing in his career, yet continues to get promoted to better and better jobs.  Also, Paul Finebaum loves the SEC and wants you to get off his lawn.

We also had a historical moment today.  Chris Fowler’s hundred dollar question was FINALLY won.  I hope you remember where you were, so you can tell your children about the time that Kirk Herbstreit won the Chris Fowler hundred dollar bill.  Today’s question?  What college has the most NFL starting QBs today?  Of course the answer is NC State.  Russell Wilson, Mike Glennon, and Phillip Rivers.  Well done Herbie.

But let’s get down to the business at hand, which is the picks.  Today’s guest celebrities (yes multiple) were Willie Robertson (from Duck Dynasty) and Bubba Watson (from golf).  They were a fun group today, with lots of jawing back and forth.  Robertson seemed to know very little about football for someone so southern and with such a questionable beard.  Watson seemed pretty knowledgeable.  Billy the Cat went with Georgia over LSU, bringing his record to 2-3 for the year.

Billy picks Georgia!

Billy picks Georgia!

Would Corso go with Georgia for the second time this year?  Or would he go with the visiting team in LSU?  His headgear picks were 2-2 going into this week, and he put on the Tiger head, going with LSU.  He happened to put it on backwards, which was both hilarious, and foreshadowed the LSU loss.  Billy the Cat and Lee Corso are tied at 2-3 on headgear picks this year.  Boy, what a race!  Enjoy your evening folks.

corso-tigersa

Week 14 2012: Gameday review!

It is a bittersweet day here at Cole’s Gameday Blog.  This is the last Saturday of the regular season, which means the last edition of College Gameday for the year.  However, that also means bowl season is about to start, and we are sure to get at least one or two Gameday editions from big bowl games.  Also, we all know that bowl season is where legends are made in the rankings here at my blog.  Anyways, Gameday was broadcasting live from Atlanta, GA (AKA the Dirty Dirty) for the big SEC Championship game between Alabama and Georgia.  Our expert panel is currently sitting at 16 to 5 in favor of the Crimson Tide over the Bulldogs, so gamblers take note.

Chris Fowler opened the show up on a sunny morning in Atlanta, which is a big change from the last couple of weeks where they opened the show in darkness on the West coast. Fowler was driving the bus with Herbie, Desmond and Pollack along for the ride.  Samantha Steele quickly took over for Fowler, as he disappeared to go do whatever Chris Fowler does for 45 minutes before the main show on ESPN.  Samantha Steele was looking good this morning, and Jennifer noted that she redeemed herself with a great outfit this week after last week’s questionable decision on Ms. Steele’s part.

Samantha Steele: Week 14

Samantha Steele: Week 14

The first hour of the show was pretty dry on content.  They spent a lot of time breaking down football games (who would have thunk it?).  Desmond and David talked Heisman for a while, coming to an agreement that this award is not a lock for Johnny Manziel.  They both think this award is still up in the air between Manziel, Colin Klein and Manti T’eo.  David got into some really deep analysis and informed us that Colin Klein will need to BALL OUT to win the Heisman tonight.  We got a piece with Todd McShay back in the studio, where he was LOOKING AT THE TAPE!!!  This week’s subject was Georgia QB Aaron Murray.  It was basically a 90 second kick in the crotch for Murray, with all of the tape pointing out his weaknesses.  Desmond and David both made some picks to end the first hour.  David had leaned strongly towards Georgia earlier this week, but both guys picked Bama to win the SEC championship tonight.

As the main show opened up on ESPN, Samantha Steele was sent to the bus, and David Pollack was dispatched to go use the internet.  This really has been my favorite 20 seconds of Gameday each week this year, as we get to see awkward David Pollack dressing up or doing something weird all while tweeting.  This week he put the apron back on, and was pretending to be smoking some meat in the tailgate area.  I say pretending, because he was mostly just poking at it repeatedly with a utensil while tweeting on his phone.

David Pollack: Lover of meat, lover of internet

David Pollack: Lover of meat, lover of internet

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly joined the show to talk about generic coach things.  He was booed loudly by both crowds on location, and was good-natured about the whole thing.  Speaking of Notre Dame, let me use this opportunity to shoehorn in a screenshot of Mark May dressed up as a leprechaun from last week’s College Football Final.  Mark May had offered to dress up like this if Notre Dame went undefeated this year, and the payoff was glorious.

Mark May: Dedicated Irish fan

Mark May: Dedicated Irish fan

Gene W. had a decent piece on Jarvis Jones, about how his brother was murdered several years ago, and how his life spiraled out of control afterwards.  He was taken under the wing of a family friend who legally adopted him, and she got him back on the right track.  It is this positive influence, and the inspiration of his brother which he credits for his success on the field.  We saw the return of Bald Man on Campus with Scott Van Pelt.  This week he was in College Station to meet up with Johnny Manziel and talk about how his life has changed since coming into the Heisman talk.  I would like to take this opportunity to editorialize once again if you don’t mind indulging me.  While I don’t have a problem with the nickname Johnny Football, I am firmly opposed to the use of the nickname “Johnny Heisman” for this young man, whether or not he should win the Heisman trophy.  This nickname bothers me quite a bit, because the award is named after John Heisman.  This nickname is the antithesis of clever when it is merely the same name as the legendary figure that the award is named after.

Other random notes from today include Desmond Howard repeatedly forcing in references to Tupac Shakur’s lyrics, and Lee Corso’s confusion as to who Tupac Shakur was.  Tom Rinaldi was not quite as in-your-face this week as recent weeks, but he did get a few segments in.  He had a sit-down interview with Nick Saban.  Either Tom Rinaldi didn’t have a beatnik poetry piece this week, or I missed it somewhere.  The main piece, which was really good, was Rinaldi’s piece about Coastal Carolina’s head coach Joe Moglia.  Coach Moglia was a defensive coordinator at Dartmouth back in 1983, but quit that job to support his four children by working on Wall Street.  He went on to become CEO of TD Ameritrade, and made over $100 million before leaving the company in 2008.  After this, he decided to return to his passion; coaching football.  He took an unpaid assistant position under Bo Pelini at Nebraska before coaching in the UFL.  Now he finds himself the head coach at Coastal Carolina, and they have made the FCS playoff second round for the first time in school history.  He credits this success to his experiences running things on Wall Street.  I enjoyed the feedback from his players about his generosity towards the team.  They would say something about needing new cleats, and he would show up with new Adidas cleats for the team.  They would ask for Nikes, and he would show up having bought Nikes for the entire team.  They needed new jerseys, so he bought new jerseys for the team.  This was a really cool story.  Just beware, because the Sam Houston State Bearkats are also in the FCS playoff second round.  Should Coastal Carolina meet up with Sam Houston State, it will be in the championship game.  BE ON YOUR GUARD COACH MOGLIA!  THE BEARKATS ARE COMING FOR YOU!  DO YOU HEAR ME?

Like I said, the content was a little bit light this week on the show.  I don’t know if its because there is a light schedule of games today, or if it is because of the abundance of breakfast tacos which manifested themselves in front of me while watching.  I will not speculate on such things.  But I guess its time for the last official pick segment of the year on an official College Gameday edition.  This week’s guest picker was handsome man and Atlanta Falcon’s QB Matt Ryan.  Apparently Lee Corso did not know where the nickname Matty Ice came from, as he has never partaken in a nice tallboy of Natty Ice.  This went along well with Corso’s ignorance of Tupac Shakur from earlier.  Coach Corso made some great picks this morning, including picking “Calvin Klein” to beat Texas tonight, so take note gamblers.  Matty Ice went against the hometown crowd in Atlanta by picking Bama to win the big game tonight.  Herbie agreed and picked Bama as well.  Would Corso call for the upset?  Absolutely not, as he reminded us that Uga the bulldog is too ugly, so he has to go with Alabama and donned the elephant headgear.  Should be an exciting matchup, so enjoy this last regular edition of College Gameday.

Week 14 Headgear pick

Week 14 Headgear pick