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Week 2 2015: Saturday morning college picks! #cfb

Saturday morning picks are going to be delayed today due to some business which needs to be handled this morning, but we have already gotten off to a good start on this Saturday morning and we will be back later with all of the usual Saturday morning picks!

Lee Corso:
Oregon over Mich St (headgear pick)
OU over Tennessee
LSU over Miss St
S.Carolina over Kentucky
Fresno St+31.5 vs Ole Miss
Ohio St-41 vs Hawaii
Alabama-35 vs MTSU
Michigan over Oregon St
BYU over Boise St

Draymond Green:
Ohio St-41 vs Hawaii
Alabama-35 vs MTSU
Oregon St over Michigan
LSU over Miss St
S.Carolina over Kentucky
OU over Tennessee
Boise St over BYU
Mich St over Oregon

Kirk Herbstreit:
BYU over Boise St
Texas over Rice
OU over Tennessee
LSU over Miss St
Kentucky over S.Carolina
Ohio St-41 vs Hawaii
Alabama-35 vs MTSU
Michigan over Oregon St

Desmond Howard:
BYU over Boise St
Texas over Rice
Notre Dame over UVA
LSU over Miss St
Ole Miss over Fresno St
S.Carolina over Kentucky
Ohio St-41 over Hawaii
MTSU+35 vs Alabama
Michigan over Oregon St
OU over Tennessee
Mich St over Oregon

David Pollack:
OU over Tennessee
LSU over Miss St
Mich St over Oregon
Michigan over Oregon St
BYU over Boise St
Texas over Rice
Notre Dame over UVA

Jennifer’s Picks:
Boise St over BYU
Texas over Rice
Ohio St over Hawaii
Alabama over MTSU
Michigan over Oregon St
LSU over Miss St
S.Carolina over Kentucky
Tennessee over OU (upset special)
Mich St over Oregon

Trevor Matich:
OU over Tennessee
LSU over Miss St
Mich St over Oregon
Michigan over Oregon St

Paul Finebaum:
LSU over Miss St
Tennessee over OU
TAMU over Ball St
Mich St over Oregon
Georgia over Vanderbilt
S.Carolina over Kentucky

Tim Tebow:
Georgia over Vanderbilt
S.Carolina over Kentucky
Tennessee over OU
LSU over Miss St

Marcus Spears:
Georgia over Vanderbilt (close)
S.Carolina over Kentucky
Tennessee over OU

LSU over Miss St

Greg McElroy:
Georgia over Vanderbilt
S.Carolina over Kentucky (close)
OU over Tennessee
Alabama over MTSU
LSU over Miss St
Mizzou over Ark St

Chris Fallica:
Mich St-3.5 vs Oregon
Mich St over Oregon 34-27
OU-1 over Tennessee
OU over Tennessee 38-24
Miss St+4 vs LSU
Miss St over LSU 20-17
UVA+11.5 vs Notre Dame (Bear’s Bank)
UVA over ND 27-24
Ole Miss-30 over Fresno St (Bear’s Bank)
Ole Miss over Fresno St 44-10

Dari Nowkhah:
Boise St over BYU
OU over Tennessee 41-28
Mich St over Oregon 34-31

Cole’s Wholesale Picks:
1 Ohio St over Hawaii
2 Alabama over MTSU
3 TCU over SFA
4 Baylor over Lamar
6 Auburn over Jacksonville St
7 Oregon over 5 Mich St
8 USC over Idaho
9 Notre Dame over UVA
10 Georgia over Vanderbilt
11 FSU over USF
12 Clemson over App St
13 UCLA over UNLV
15 GaTech over Tulane
16 TAMU over Ball St
17 Ole Miss over Fresno St
18 Arkansas over Toledo
20 Boise St over BYU
21 Mizzou over Ark St
22 Arizona over Nevada
23 Tennessee over 19 OU
24 Utah over Utah St
25 Miss St over 14 LSU

2014-15 College Football Championship picks! #cfbplayoff #cfbchampionship #ohiostate #oregonducks

It seems like yesterday we were just starting this 2014-15 season of college football, and yet here we are with one game left.  The first ever FBS college football playoff champion will be crowned in Arlington, Tx Monday night in the matchup between Oregon and Ohio State.  Along with a game of this magnitude comes more picks than you could possibly handle (or at least a lot).  Anyone and everyone ESPN can trot out there on one of their networks wants to get a pick in on this game, so we will be tracking them and updating this post with the most up to date picks available.

Our current group of picks from our experts are standing at 28 to 20 in favor of the UNDERDOG Ohio State, including a final parting shot from Brady Hoke who predicted “Ohio” to beat Oregon Monday night.  Check back over the next 48 hours leading up to the game for the latest updates to see who your favorite (or most hated) personality picked in the biggest game in college football history.

Steve Addazio:
Ohio St over Oregon (Championship Drive 1/11)

Charles Arbuckle:
Oregon over Ohio St (Twitter 1/7)

Charles Arbuckle's pick

Charles Arbuckle’s pick

Skip Bayless:
Oregon over Ohio St 30-28 (First Take 1/12)

Skip Bayless' pick

Skip Bayless’ pick

Mike Bellotti:
Oregon over Ohio St (CFB Daily 1/6)

Kevin Blackistone:
Ohio St over Oregon (ATH 1/12)

Todd Blackledge:
Ohio St over Oregon (Championship Drive 1/11)

Todd Blackledge

Todd Blackledge’s pick

Mack Brown:
Oregon over Ohio St (Championship Drive 1/11)

Mack Brown

Mack Brown’s pick

Kevin Carter:
Oregon over Ohio St (Film Room 1/12)

Charley the Cat:
Ohio St over Oregon (Twitter 1/12)

Charley's pick!

Charley’s pick!

Lee Corso:
Ohio St over Oregon (Headgear pick, Gameday 1/12)

Corso's headgear pick!

Corso’s headgear pick!

“Stanford” Steve Coughlin:
Ohio St over Oregon 38-32 (espn.com 1/9)

Colin Cowherd:
Ohio St over Oregon 38-34 (The Herd 1/12)

Tim Cowlishaw:
Ohio St over Oregon 38-30 (ESPN Radio 103.3 1/12)

Butch Davis:
Oregon over Ohio St (Championship Drive 1/11)

Heather Dinich:
Oregon over Ohio St (Championship Drive Podcast 1/9)

Brad Edwards:
Ohio St over Oregon (SVP & Russillo 1/12)

Brad Edwards' pick

Brad Edwards’ pick

Chris Fallica:
Ohio St over Oregon 34-24 (espn.com 1/9)

Paul Finebaum:
Oregon over Ohio St (The Herd 1/2, Olbermann 1/12)

Pat Forde:
Oregon over Ohio St (Twitter 1/1)

Pat Forde's Pick

Pat Forde’s Pick

Joey Galloway:
Ohio St over Oregon 35-28 (Sportscenter 1/10, CFB Daily 1/11)

Joey Galloway's pick

Joey Galloway’s pick

Rod Gilmore:
Ohio St over Oregon (Towny & Zakariah 1/9)

Mike Golic:
Oregon over Ohio St (Mike & Mike 1/12)

Mike Greenberg:
Ohio St over Oregon (Mike & Mike 1/12)

Brian Griese:
Oregon over Ohio St (SVP 1/9, Championship Drive 1/11)

Brian Griese

Brian Griese’s pick

Brady Hoke:
“Ohio” over Oregon (CFB Live 1/8)

Lou Holtz:
Ohio St over Oregon (SVP 1/9, Championship Drive 1/11)

Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz’s Pick

Desmond Howard:
Oregon over Ohio St (Gameday 1/12)

Jennifer’s Pick:
Oregon over Ohio St (Our couch, 1/12)

Danny Kanell:
Oregon over Ohio St 41-33 (Mike & Mike 1/2, SVP 1/7, SVP 1/9, Sportscenter 1/10)

Danny Kanell

Danny Kanell’s Pick

Brian Kelly:
Ohio St over Oregon (SVP 1/8)

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Ohio St over Oregon 38-37 (Dari & Mel 1/10)

Tom Luginbill:
Ohio St over Oregon (CFB Daily 1/6)

Ivan Maisel:
Oregon over Ohio St (Championship Drive Podcast 1/9)

Mark May:
Oregon over Ohio St

Booger McFarland:
Ohio St over Oregon 35-31 (Twitter 1/11)

Booger McFarland's pick

Booger McFarland’s pick

Trevor Matich:
Oregon over Ohio St (College Gameday radio 1/12)

Brett McMurphy:
Oregon over Ohio St 48-34 (espn.com 1/12)

Todd McShay:
Ohio St over Oregon (CFB Championship preview 1/10)

Todd McShay

Todd McShay’s pick

Matt Millen:
Ohio St over Oregon (CFB Daily 1/6)

Brent Musberger:
Ohio St over Oregon (103.3 ESPN Radio 1/12)

Dari Nowkhah:
Oregon over Ohio St 41-31 (Dari & Mel 1/10)

Woody Paige:
Ohio St over Oregon (ATH 1/12)

Jesse Palmer:
Oregon over Ohio St (SVP 1/9, CFB Daily 1/11)

Bill Plaschke:
Oregon over Ohio St (Around The Horn 1/9)

David Pollack:
Ohio St over Oregon (CFB Championship preview 1/10)

David Pollack's Pick

David Pollack’s Pick

Ryen Russillo:
Oregon over Ohio St (SVP 1/7)
Oregon-6 vs Ohio St (SVP 1/9)

Bob Ryan:
Ohio St over Oregon (ATH 1/12)

Mark Schlabach:
Ohio St over ORegon 34-31 (espn.com 1/12)

Robert Smith:
Ohio St over Oregon 48-38 (twitter 1/12)

Robert Smith's pick

Robert Smith’s pick

Stephen A. Smith:
Ohio St over Oregon (First Take 1/9)

Marcus Spears:
Ohio St over Oregon (Twitter 1/12)

Marcus Spears' pick

Marcus Spears’ pick

Scott Van Pelt:
Ohio St over Oregon (SVP 1/12)
Ohio St+6 vs Oregon (SVP 1/9)

Week 2 2014: College Gameday Review! #getup4gameday

I’m proud to announce that the weekly College Gameday review is returning again this year (only a week late).  Week 1 did not have a review due to the holiday weekend, but I’ll get around to writing one up for posterity soon.  Anyways, let’s get this thing going.

Today’s edition of Gameday came to us live from Eugene, Oregon for the big matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the Michigan State Spartans.  It started early out there in Oregon, where they are broadcasting at 6AM local time to a rowdy crowd of true fans and/or drunkards (please note the bars close down at 4AM, just enough time for a burrito run after the bar closes on your way to Gameday).  This marks the 6th year in a row of Gameday broadcasting from Eugene, and the 9th time overall.  Apparently classes don’t start at Oregon until September 29th.  I don’t get it.

I’d like to stop down at this point and discuss something from week 1.  I’m sure you noticed there is a newly revamped Gameday intro song and video featuring Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy singing “Comin’ to Your Citaaayyy”.  This new edition features poor audio levels on the vocals, mediocre new lyrics, some random woman fronting the band, and a hipster rapping after Cowboy Troy.  I don’t know who this random woman is or the rapping hipster (I gave up after Googling for no less than 15 seconds), but they are unnecessary.  Please write your congressman to let them know we need the previous Gameday intro back.  End rant.

After Chris Fowler opened up the show by introducing everyone, it was noted that Desmond and Chris were matching-suit-buddies.  They stopped down for a cute suit-buddies photo.

How Cute!

How Cute!

As for today’s game, the forecast calls for a 40-degree swing in temperature from morning to night, with gametime temperature in the mid-to-upper 90s.  Who does this favor?  Who knows.  Other early statistical note: As ESPN continues to pimp their new Football Power Index (FPI) system HARD, they project LSU has a 99.8% chance of beating Sam Houston State today.

SHSU over LSU?

SHSU over LSU?

Anyways…. Today’s crowd was a wild and rowdy crowd as always in Eugene, but signage was somewhat lacking in genius.  Highlights include “At least Oregon doesn’t have Detroit”, “At least the Pac12 can count”, “Uh oh, Michigan State needs another bailout”, Reddit user garguinchona sporting the upside-down “Go Cougs!” sign all morning, but we will give this week’s best sign to this fellow.

Savvy investing strategy

Savvy investing strategy

Onward we go to the SAM PONDER OUTFIT OF THE WEEK featuring REVIEW BY @GAMEDAYJEN.  Jennifer called is “Simple, elegant, slimming, and pretty.  Not weird like some things she wears”.

Sam Ponder: Week 2

Sam Ponder: Week 2

There was a great segment highlight the walk-on player at various colleges.  It was a really cool segment as they showed video of various walk-ons being surprised after earning a scholarship for their hard work.  Really touching stuff.  Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said that if you own a business, you should go hire some walk-on football players, because they are the ones who have the work ethic and dedication to earn their spot wherever they end up.

Apparently this year they are bringing on a local celebrity chef to do some grilling on-set at each stop, and this week’s Gameday chef of the week was Michael Swartz, who is the head chef at some place I don’t know and is no doubt very talented at making things.  There were some GREAT Desmond Howard over-laughs during this segment as they exchanged banter about food.

Week 2 Chef

Week 2 Chef

Week 2 also saw the return of BEATNIK POETRY WITH TOM RINALDI!!!  This week’s piece was entitled “Green”.  It included such deep, thought provoking statements such as “Nature.  Youth. Currency.  Envy.  Let the royals have their purple; the sky its blue.  This field has one color:  Green.  And we all know what green stands for… go”.  Just pure gold from Tom Rinaldi.

Tom Rinaldi performing live

Tom Rinaldi performing live

This week’s Chris Fowler hundred dollar trivia challenge was asking what the first college football game on ESPN was back in the day:  Oregon vs. ?????  The answer was Colorado.  I thought ESPN got their start broadcasting football from D2 playoffs back in the day, but maybe I’m wrong.

We also got a nice Gene W. piece on JT Barrett; QB from Ohio State.  Basically he has moved from backup to true leader in a matter of weeks.  Then we got a piece from Tom Rinaldi about Marcus Mariota, who is one of many in a long line of famous Hawaiian quarterbacks such as the great Timmy Chang.  As much as I thoroughly enjoy bagging on Tom Rinaldi, he really does some fine work.

Following Tom Rinaldi’s piece, we got another exclusive segment with QB guru Georgie Whitfield.  Amongst all of his quarterback clients is none other than Marcus Mariota.  Now I’m sure you’ll be shocked, but George is pleased with the improvement he has provided to his paying client.  Lots of good generic quarterback mechanics being discussed here.  I’m truly thrilled.

As we returned to our Gameday crew breaking down games, there was a random Jesse Palmer chant which broke out from the crowd.  I don’t get it but I was totally stoked because Jesse Palmer is awesome.  How can you not love this man?

Jesse Palmer, class act

Jesse Palmer, class act

During this segment, you might have noticed that Desmond was no longer matching Chris Fowler’s outfit.  He went and changed into a darker blue jacket for this segment, before mysteriously going back to his original in the next segment.  Quite whimsical if you ask me.  During this discussion, Desmond managed to predict a Michigan win over Notre Dame in order to fulfill his contractual obligation with Michigan that he remain their #1 cheerleader in the world.

Desmond Howard jacket #2

Desmond Howard jacket #2

This week’s inspiring “Tim Tebow Memorial Segment” was about Michigan fan Stephen Loszewski.  After one year of freshman highschool football, Stephen became weak and started losing weight, before being diagnosed with ALL (a type of leukemia).  Due to his treatment he could never play again, but he continues to coach youth football and root for Michigan.  During the segment at his home, he was delivered a letter from Brady Hoke inviting him for a campus visit as a real blue-chip recruit.  Then GIGANTIC HUMAN BEING Jake Long showed up to give him a stack of hand-written letters from the Michigan staff.  He was taken to the Michigan campus where he met with Coach Hoke before being led into team meetings and practice by Devin Gardner.  He got to fulfill his dream of running out of the tunnel with the team during a practice, leading a warm-up chant, and catching a pass in the endzone.  To top it all off, Desmond Howard showed up to meet him.  Really cool segment.

At this point, it was time to get down to the business at hand:  picking games.  David Pollack was the first up to make his prediction for the big game, and although he said “Mariota is gonna ball”, he went with Michigan State to pull the upset.  Our special guest celebrity for the day was the Oregon Duck “Puddles”.  This segment quickly fell into chaos, with Puddles using props for all of his picks.  There was a toy elephant (Bama), a toy rocket being launched (Toledo), a blender being run through half of the segment (?), and fruit loops being spilled all over the table.  This pick segment was tiring to say the least.  However, the grand finale was top notch.  After Desmond picked Oregon and Kirk picked Michigan State, Puddles put on a poorly-assembled fake Puddles headgear made out of a cardboard box to signify picking his own team.  He then presented a wrapped up present to Coach Corso, and to our surprise it contained his own Puddles headgear to keep!  Charley the Cat also chose Oregon after going 1-0 last week, so Charley and Corso will remain tied for another week.  Enjoy your Saturday, and have a happy football!

Week 2 Headgear courtesy of Gameday Twitter

Week 2 Headgear courtesy of Gameday Twitter

Charley picks Oregon!

Charley picks Oregon!