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2013-14 Bowl Season open!

The 2013 regular season is in the books, and bowl season is now open.  Here is how business will be conducted during bowl season around here.  I’ll probably post a weekly update on picks for you, and each update will only have the most recent picks.  In other words, if Lou Holtz picks FSU to win the national championship today, but a week from now chooses Auburn, then Auburn will be the official pick.  It is only the most recent one which I will be posting, and only the most recent one that counts.  I will also document where each pick came from, so if you have heard something different more recently then use your best judgement, mmkay?

Anyways, here’s the picks so far (Updated 1/3/14 for your pleasure):

Dari Nowkhah:
Oregon over Texas (35)
Ariz St over TTU (33)
LSU over Iowa (32)
Mich St over Stanford (31)
UCLA over VaTech (30)
KState over Michigan (29)
Louisville over Miami Fl (28)
Ole Miss over GaTech (27)
TAMU over Duke (26)
Cinci over UNC (24)
Baylor over UCF (23)
ND over Rutgers (22)
NIU over Utah St (21)
BYU over Washington (20)
Minnesota over Syracuse (19)
Marshall over Maryland (18)
S.Carolina over Wisconsin (17)
BGSU over Pitt (15)
Rice over Miss St (14)
Oregon St over Boise St (12)
BC over Arizona (10)
ECU over Ohio (9)
Navy over MTSU (8)
Georgia over Nebraska (6)
UL-Lafayette over Tulane (5)
SDSU over Buffalo (4)
UNT over UNLV (3)
Fresno St over USC (2)
CSU over Wash St (1)

Mark Schlabach (espn.com 12/19):
CSU over Wash St
Fresno St over USC
Buffalo over SDSU
Tulane over UL-Lafayette
ECU over Ohio
Boise St over Oregon St
BGSU over Pitt
NIU over Utah St
Marshall over Maryland
Minnesota over Syracuse
BYU over Washington
ND over Rutgers
Cinci over UNC
Louisville over Miami FL
KState over Michigan
Navy over MTSU
Ole Miss over GaTech
Oregon over Texas
Ariz St over TTU
BC over Arizona
UCLA over VaTech
Miss St over Rice
TAMU over Duke
Georgia over Nebraska
UNT over UNLV
S.Carolina over Wisconsin
Iowa over LSU
Mich St over Stanford
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
Mizzou over Okla St
Houston over Vandy
Ball St over Ark St
FSU over Auburn

Mike golic (Mike and Mike 12/18):
Fsu over Auburn

Chris Fowler:
S.Carolina over Wisconsin

Kirk herbstreit
Oregon over Texas
Byu over Washington
Louisville over Miami Fl (twitter 12/28)
ND over Rutgers
Cinci over UNC
Michigan over KState
Baylor over UCF
Clemson over Ohio st
Nebraska over Georgia
Bama over OU
Iowa over LSU
NDSU over Towson
Wisconsin over S.Carolina

Desmond Howard:
Clemson over Ohio st
Georgia over Nebraska
Stanford over mich st
Baylor over UCF

Lee Corso:
Ohio st over Clemson
Georgia over Nebraska
LSU over Iowa
NDSU over Towson
Wisconsin over S.Carolina
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF
Mich St over Stanford (headgear pick)

Magic Johnson:
NDSU over Towson
Wisconsin over S.Carolina
LSU over Iowa
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson
Mich St over Stanford

Jim mora:
Stanford over mich st

Colin Cowherd:
Auburn over fsu (Paul Finebaum show 12/18)
Ohio St over Clemson (The Herd 12/10)
Bama over OU (The Herd 12/10)
S.Carolina over Wisconsin (The Herd 12/10)
Wash st over CSU (twitter 12/21)
Fresno st over USC (twitter 12/21)

Phil Steele:
Ohio St over Clemson (The Herd 12/10)
Bama over OU (The Herd 12/10)
Wash St over CSU (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
USC over Fresno St (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
SDSU over Buffalo (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
Tulane over UL-Lafayette (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
ECU over Ohio (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
Oregon St over Boise St (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/19)
Utah St over NIU (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Miami Fl over Louisville (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Ariz St over TTU (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Georgia over Nebraska (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
LSU over Iowa (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Wisconsin over S.Carolina (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Stanford over Mich St (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Baylor over UCF (ESPNU CFB Podcast 12/26)
Miss St over Rice
ND over Rutgers
TAMU over Duke
Navy over MTSU
UNT over UNLV
Ole Miss over GaTech
UNC over Cincinatti
Minnesota over Syracuse
KState over Michigan
Washington over BYU
Pitt over BGSU
Marshall over Maryland
Arizona over BC
Oregon over Texas
UCLA over VaTech
Okla St over Mizzou
FSU over Auburn

Jason Sehorn:
FSU over Ohio St (First Take CFB 12/6)

Paul Finebaum:
Auburn over fsu (The Experts 12/10)

Mike Bellotti:
Fsu over auburn (the experts 12/10)
Stanford over mich st (CFB daily 12/11)
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson

Kevin carter:
Fsu over auburn (the experts 12/10)
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St

Lou Holtz (ESPN Bowl Selection Show 12/8):
Ohio St over Clemson
Bama over OU
UCF over Baylor
Stanford over Mich St
Auburn over FSU
Oregon over Texas

Jesse Palmer (ESPN Bowl Selection Show 12/8):
Clemson over Ohio St (Orange Bowl Pre-game)
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF
Stanford over Mich St
FSU over Auburn
NIU over Utah St (Poinsettia bowl pregame)
Pitt over BGSU (CFB Live 12/26)
Okla St over Mizzou

David Pollack (ESPN Bowl Selection Show 12/8):
Clemson over Ohio St
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF
Stanford over Mich St (Rosebowl Pregame 1/1)
FSU over Auburn
NIU over Utah St (Twitter 12/27)
BYU over Washington (Twitter 12/27)
ND over Rutgers
Cinci over UNC
Louisville over Miami Fl
KState over Michigan
MTSU over Navy (Twitter 12/30)
Ole Miss over GaTech (Twitter 12/30)
Claims he only missed NIU so far 12/27

Mark May (ESPN Bowl Selection Show 12/8):
Ohio St over Clemson
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF
Stanford over Mich St
FSU over Auburn
Oregon over Texas

Danny Kanell:
Ecu over Ohio (twitter 12/23)
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
FSU over Auburn
Okla St over Mizzou

Tom Luginbill:
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
Auburn over FSU

Matt Stinchcomb:
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
Auburn over FSU

Andre Ware:
Mich St over Stanford
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
FSU over Auburn

Joey Galloway:
Mich St over Stanford
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Clemson over Ohio St
FSU over Auburn

Rod Gilmore:
Stanford over Mich St
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson
Auburn over FSU

Brian Griese:
Stanford over Mich St
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson
FSU over Auburn

Brock Huard:
Mich St over Stanford
Baylor over UCF
Bama over OU
Ohio St over Clemson
FSU over Auburn

Matt Millen:
CSU over wash st (CFB live 12/20)
Buffalo over sdsu
USC over Fresno st
Tulane over ul-Lafayette
Whitewater over mt union

Ryen Russillo:
Ohio St over Clemson
Mizzou over Okla St
Ball St over Ark St

Ivan Maisel:
FSU over Auburn

Pat Forde (Forde Yard Dash 12/20):
Tulane over UL-Lafayette
Fresno St over USC
Wash St over CSU
Buffalo over SDSU
ECU over Ohio
Oregon St over Boise St
NIU over Utah St
BGSU over Pitt
Marshall over Maryland
Minnesota over Syracuse
Washington over BYU
UNC over Cinci
KState over Michigan
Louisville over Miami Fl
ND over Rutgers
GaTech over Ole Miss
Texas over Oregon
Ariz St over TTU
Navy over MTSU
Arizona over BC
UCLA over VaTech
Miss St over Rice
TAMU over Duke
Stanford oveR Mich St
Georgia over Nebraska
S.Carolina over Wisconsin
LSU over Iowa
Baylor over UCF
UNT over UNLV
Bama over OU
Mizzou over Okla St
Clemson over Ohio St
Vandy over Houston
Ball St over Ark St
FSU over Auburn

Todd McShay (ESPN Bowl Mania special 12/12):
Baylor over UCF (35)
TAMU over Duke (34)
ND over Rutgers (33)
ECU over Ohio (32)
Oregon over Texas (31)
Bama over OU (30)
Navy over MTSU (29)
BGSU over Pitt (28)
Ariz St over TTU (27)
Minnesota over Syracuse (26)
LSU over Iowa (25)
Ball St over Ark St (24)
UNT over UNLV (23)
UCLA over VaTech (22)
FSU over Auburn (21)
Arizona over BC (20)
Georgia over Nebraska (19)
Stanford over Mich St (18)
Wisconsin over S.Carolina (17)
Oregon St over Boise St (16)
Marshall over Maryland (15)
SDSU over Buffalo (14)
Wash St over CSU (13)
BYU over Washington (12)
KState over Michigan (11)
Vanderbilt over Houston (10)
Ohio St over Clemson (9)
Tulane over UL-Lafayette (8)
Utah St over NIU (7)
Rice over Miss St (6)
Fresno St over USC (5)
Ole Miss over GaTech (4)
UNC over Cinci (3)
Louisville over Miami Fl (2)
Okla St over Mizzou (1)

Robert Smith (ESPN Bowl Mania special 12/12):
Ole Miss over GaTech (35)
LSU over Iowa (33)
Bama over OU
Baylor over UCF (32)
TAMU over Duke (31)
Georgia over Nebraska (31)
ND over Rutgers (30)
KState over Michigan (29)
Miami Fl over Louisville (28)
Oregon over Texas (27)
S.Carolina over Wisconsin (26)
ECU over Ohio (25)
Stanford over Mich St (24)
USC over Fresno St (23)
Ariz St over TTU (22)
Oregon over Texas (21)
Maryland over Marshall (20)
Arizona over BC (19)
Navy over MTSU (17)
Georgia over Nebraska (16)
Minnesota over Syracuse (15)
Miss St over Rice (14)
Wash St over CSU (12)
UCLA over VaTech (11)
UNT over UNLV (10)
FSU over Auburn
Washington over BYU (9)
Oregon St over Boise St (8)
Tulane over ul-Lafayette  (7)
BGSU over Pitt (6)
Utah St over NIU (5)
Sdsu over buffalo (3)
Ohio St over Clemson (1)
Mountain Union over Whitewater

Ed Cunningham (ESPN Bowl Mania special 12/12):
Baylor over UCF (35)
Buffalo over SDSU (34)
S.Carolina over Wisconsin (33)
Ariz St over TTU (32)
Oregon over Texas (31)
ND over Rutgers (29)
NIU over Utah St (28)
Navy over MTSU (27)
Ole Miss over GaTech (26)
Miami Fl over Louisville (24)
FSU over Auburn
TAMU over Duke (23)
Arizona over BC (22)
UCLA over VaTech (20)
Maryland oer Marshall (19)
BYU over Washington (18)
Miss St over Rice (17)
Cinci over UNC (16)
Michigan over KState (15)
UNT over UNLV (14)
Pitt over BGSU (12)
Bama over OU
Wash St over CSU (11)
Oregon St over Boise St (9)
ECU over Ohio (7)
Tulane over UL-Lafayette (6)
Minnesota over Syracuse (5)
Georgia over Nebraska (4)
Clemson over Ohio St
USC over Fresno St (3)
Iowa over LSU (2)
Stanford over Mich St (1)

Jennifer’s Picks:
S.Carolina over Wisconsin
Boise St over Oregon St
Marshall over Maryland
Bama over OU
Navy over MTSU
BGSU over Pitt
Mizzou over Okla St
Georgia over Nebraska
Arizona over BC
Kstate over Michigan
BYU over Washington
Wash St over CSU
SDSU over Buffalo
Louisville over Miami Fl
UNC over Cinci
Ole Miss over GaTech
Stanford over Mich St
Fresno St over USC
Miss St over Rice
NIU over Utah St
UL-Lafayette over Tulane
TAMU over Duke
Clemson over Ohio St
Houston over Vandy
LSU over Iowa
Minnesota over Syracuse
Ariz St over TTU
Baylor over UCF
ND over Rutgers
ECU over Ohio
Ark St over Ball St
UNT over UNLV
UCLA over VaTech
Texas over Oregon
Auburn over FSU (upset special)

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2012-13 Gameday Season Preview (Review)

Over the weekend we saw the 2013-14 College Gameday Season Preview where Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, and Chris Fowler give us bold predictions for the year.  I thought it would be great to review their show from LAST year to see just how things were hyped up and just how they ended up.  Enjoy.

Desmond Howard: 2-7
Biggest question mark in preseason top five: LSU
Louisville to win Big East (RIGHT)
FSU to win ACC (RIGHT)
OU to win Big 12 (WRONG)
Michigan to win Big 10 (shocking development) (also WRONG)
USC to win Pac 12 (WRONG)
LSU to win SEC (WRONG)
FSU over OU for National Championship (WRONG and WRONG)
Denard Robinson to win the Heisman (also incredibly shocking) (also incredibly WRONG)

Kirk Herbstreit: 2-7
Biggest question mark in preseason top five: USC
Pitt to win Big East (WRONG)
FSU to win ACC (RIGHT)
OU to win Big 12 (WRONG)
Michigan St to win Big 10 (WRONG)
USC to win Pac 12 (WRONG)
Bama to win SEC (RIGHT)
FSU over USC for National Championship (WRONG and WRONG)
Matt Barkley to win the Heisman (WRONG)

Lee Corso: 2-9
Biggest question mark in preseason top five: Bama
Bama to lose 2 games (WRONG)
Texas to make a BCS Bowl (WRONG)
Ohio St to win a national championship in 3 years (he said write it down!)
Louisville to win Big East (RIGHT)
FSU to win ACC (RIGHT)
OU to win Big 12 (WRONG)
Mich St to win Big 10 (WRONG)
USC to win Pac 12 (WRONG)
Georgia to win SEC (WRONG)
USC over OU for National Championship (WRONG and WRONG)
Landry Jones to win the Heisman (same for the third year in a row) (Still WRONG)

Jennifer’s Picks:
Pitt to win Big East (WRONG)
Clemson to win ACC (Dabo Swinney don’t give a crap about that) (WRONG)
WVU to win Big 12 (WRONG)
Mich St to win Big 10 (WRONG)
USC to win Pac 12 (WRONG)
LSU to win SEC (WRONG)
WVU to be a sleeper for national championship
USC over LSU for national championship (WRONG and WRONG)
Landry Jones for Heisman (WRONG)

For starters, the guys gave their biggest question in the preseason AP top 5. Herbie nailed it saying USC was his biggest question. Coming in at #1 in the preseason poll, they were incredibly overhyped, and finished a solid 7-6 as well as ending up unranked. Lee Corso had a slight mis-step here saying Bama was his biggest question mark. If I’m not mistaken, they did quite well. Desmond went with LSU, who had a solid season, but maybe not as great as everyone down there had hoped.

Random predictions were all over the place. Coach Corso picked Bama to lose two games, and they lost one. He thought Arkansas would lose to both Bama and LSU, and I guess he nailed that one. Washington State went 3-9, so he was right that they would miss a bowl game. Texas didn’t quite make it to that BCS bowl game that he hoped.

Herbie and Desmond both called for Arkansas to split games against Bama and LSU. Ooops.

As for the real season predictions, I’m just going to point out some of the more shocking predictions.  I’d like to remind everyone, that not only did nobody predict Bama would win the championship, and not only did nobody pick an SEC team to win the championship, but none of our boys even picked an SEC team to play for the national championship.  I bet they’d like a do-over on that one.  There was lots of love for FSU, OU and USC, and unfortunately they forgot that this wasn’t the year 2000.  They weren’t even in the ballpark with USC, but Des and Lee had Louisville winning the Big East which was nicely done.

If you would kindly indulge me for one moment, I would like to take this opportunity to kick Desmond Howard in the crotch briefly.  As the #1 Michigan homer on earth, he started off his trolling early last year by predicting Michigan to win the Big 10 and Denard Robinson to win the Heisman.  Take note of that, and let us move on.

Herbie called for Matt Barkley to win the Heisman, and with USC’s downfall he wasn’t even in the running.  Lee Corso picked Landry Jones for the third straight year to win the Heisman, and he once again did not win (apparently some kid from Texas A&M had a pretty good year).  So to wrap things up, basically nobody was even close when it came to the national championship, the Heisman trophy, or any conference that matters.  Jennifer also struggled as well, so she is ashamed, but let’s not focus on that.  She called for WVU to be a sleeper for the national championship, and for the first half of the season she was spot on.  So what I’ll be doing as a result is giving out participation awards to everyone involved, so Lee, Herbie, and Desmond (if you’re reading this, which I assume you are), keep an eye out in the mail for those certificates and ribbons.  Maybe this year will be a little bit better!