2017-18 #CFBPlayoff National Championship picks!

Good morning football fans and welcome back.  The time has come for the official GamedayCole.com National Championship megapost of picks and predictions for your review.  I will be updating all day all the way through kickoff with the Gameday crew, SEC Nation, Corso’s headgear, celebrity guests, talking heads, blowhards, trolls and anyone else we can find along the way.  Check back often for the latest picks, predictions and bets!








Lee Corso:
Alabama over Georgia (headgear pick)

Desmond Howard:
Alabama over Georgia

David Pollack:
Georgia over Alabama

Alabama over Georgia

Tim Tebow:
Alabama over Georgia

Marcus Spears:
Georgia over Alabama

Paul Finebaum:
Alabama over Georgia

Andrea Adelson: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Charles Arbuckle :Mac Attack 1/4/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Skip Bayless: Undisputed 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 20-10

Mack Brown: ESPNU radio on SiriusXM 1/7/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Gene Chizik:
Alabama to win championship

Stanford Steve Coughlin: Chad & Scooch podcast 1/4/2018
Alabama-4.5 vs Georgia
“Lay the 4.5, throw a ton on the moneyline”, said he got the moneyline at -200
Alabama-3.5 vs Georgia
Alabama-175 vs Georgia
Alabama-4 vs Georgia (BTB 1/5/2017)

Colin Cowherd: Twitter 1/6/2017
Alabama-3 vs Georgia (by a touchdown)

Tim Cowlishaw: dallasnews.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama 28-24

Heather Dinich: Twitter 1/2/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Chris Doering: espn.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Dusty Dvoracek: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Chris Fallica: Chad & Schooch podcast 1/4/2018
Georgia+4.5 vs Alabama (early lean only, no official pick)
Georgia+3.5 vs Alabama (Georgia outright)
Georgia+4 vs Alabama (Bear’s Bank)

Bruce Feldman: si.com
Alabama over Georgia 27-23

Jimbo Fisher:
Georgia over Alabama

Pat Forde: Yahoo.com 1/7/201
Alabama over Georgia 21-20

Joey Galloway: CFB Live 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Rod Gilmore: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Mike Golic: Golic & Wingo 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Brock Huard: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Danny Kanell: Off the bench 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia
Alabama-4 vs Georgia

Mel Kiper Jr.: Twitter 1/8/2018
Georgia+4 vs Alabama

Joel Klatt: Bad Radio 1/4/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Jen Lada: espn.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Tom Luginbill: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Ivan Maisel: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Gus Malzahn:
Alabama over Georgia

Trevor Matich: CFB Live 1/4
Alabama over Georgia 24-17

Greg McElroy: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Booger McFarland: CFB Live 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 21-17

Todd McShay: Championship Drive 1/7/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Brent Musburger: Podcast 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 30-17

Dari Nowkhah: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Jesse Palmer: Championship Drive 1/7/2018
Alabama over Georgia 28-17

Jordan Rodgers: WWLS 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Mark Schlabach: espn.com 1/8/2018
Georgia over Alabama

Howie Schwab: the Schwab Speak’s podcast
Alabama over Georgia

Stephen A. Smith: Sportscenter 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Andy Staples: si.com
Alabama over Georgia 17-13

Phil Steele:
Alabama-3.5 vs Georgia

Clint Stoerner: Twitter 1/4
Alabama over Georgia

Jonathan Vilma: espn.com 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia 20-10

Trey Wingo: Golic & Wingo 1/8/2018
Alabama over Georgia

Week 3 2016: College Gameday review! #CFB #LOUvsFSU #FSUvsLOU

Welcome back everyone.  The morning games are wrapping up including some nice upsets, which means it is now time for the weekly College Gameday review!  This week’s edition was broadcasting live from Louisville, Kentucky for the matchup between #2 Florida State and #10 Louisville.  This matchup between top ten teams is included in today’s fun fact that this is the first time ever that the top 3 ranked teams all play true road games against ranked opponents.  That means if the top 3 get upset, Michigan could slide all the way up to #1 for basically showing up this season. Their resume includes wins over Hawaii, UCF, and a likely win against Colorado today to beef up that schedule for a possible #1 ranking.

Today’s show opened up with a quick tribute to former Louisville head coach Lee Corso, who coached there from 1969 to 1972.  The highlight of this tribute was Corso’s glorious sideburns during his tenure at Louisville.  I assume shortly after this photo was taken that he went to meet up with Potsie and the gang down at Arnold’s.


Early on in the show Sam Ponder was brought in which brings us to the @GAMEDAYJEN OFFICIAL SAM PONDER OUTFIT REVIEW OF THE WEEK!  She was sporting a nice outfit of which Jen said “Ooooooo!  The skirt is nice!”


A curious addition to the Gameday was presented today in new reporter Jen Lada.  Possible Sam Ponder rival?  Or replacing Tom Rinaldi?


She presented the story of Cuyler Duncan.  Duncan is the former member of the Silver Spurs at the University of Texas, who take care of mascot Bevo.  He is a die hard Texas fan who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and given possibly days-to-weeks to live at the time.  As his story spread through the internet, various video messages and phone calls came in to him from notable names such as Vince Young, Colt McCoy, Mack Brown, Quan Cosby, Matthew Mcconaughey, and President Obama.  He began his fight against cancer and after enduring chemo began to recover enough that he attended his first Texas game since the diagnosis.  He is now returned to work and continuing life where he left off before the diagnosis.  Check out the full video below.

Former College Gameday host Chris Fowler made a cameo return today since he was calling the noon game with Kirk Herbstreit on-site.  They previewed the Louisville/FSU matchup today, and it was great to have him back.  Due to the rain moving in, they broadcasted from under a tent, no doubt to protect Herbstreit’s hairpiece.


#YHOJ was back again this week, and still no video online… Grrrrrr.

Rece Davis ran the gauntlet with George Whitfield again… Grrrrrr.

During this segment, the Gameday crew did a quick relocation to inside the stadium since Herbie was going to be calling the game immediately following the show.  Also because the entire crowd behind Gameday would probably be gone by kickoff.  I love it when Gameday goes inside the stadiums.  They used to do this somewhat regularly many years ago and it always had a really fun feel to it.

Let’s stop down for a minute and review some Gameday signs.  For starters, Detective Cole collected more evidence this week in the hunt for who REALLY killed Harambe.  In week 2, the prime suspect in Harambe’s death was Butch Jones.  In week 1 it was alleged that Les Miles and Colin Kaepernick killed Harambe.  This week’s lead is that Dalvin Cook killed Harambe.

Other signs included this high effort submission:

This one was all over social media starting yesterday:

Other submissions for your review:

Waffle Stomp FSU
FSU Hates Harambe
Harambe for Heisman

And of course:

I am glad to say that we saw the return of maybe the greatest recurring segment every season.  That would be when walk-ons get scholarships.  There’s a lot of sappy stories and feel-good segments peppered in throughout the whole season, but this is one that needs to happen every year because it truly delivers time and time again.

Today’s celebrity guest picker was Laila Ali; daughter of the late Muhammad Ali who was being honored at Louisville today.  She provided good energy compared to many celebrity pickers and seemed to be genuinely into this thing.  When it came time to pick the big game, Desmond went with the surprise upset pick in Louisville.  To nobody’s surprise Laila picked Louisville as well.  When it came time for Corso to make his headgear pick, the tension was high.  He had never picked Louisville, and has a fondness in his heart for picking FSU where got his start in coaching.  Since he spent time at both schools, who would win out?  He pulled the trigger on the upset pick today, going with Louisville over FSU.  @GamedayJen and @TheGamedayBaby both went with Louisville as well.  Seems like the whole world was against FSU today, and apparently it was the right move given today’s result.  Fun stuff and a great show today to get us all ready for a great slate of games today.