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Week 1 2016: Saturday morning #CFB Picks! #getup4gameday

I can’t believe we made it.  Kickoff Saturday is here and that means we can really get down to the business of finding out who knows how to pick winners and who doesn’t.  There’s a ton of weekday picks posted already, but we will be updating all morning with the latest freshly baked Saturday morning picks right here as soon as they come in.  Check back often to see who your favorite (or most hated) picked in the biggest games this weekend.

Lee Corso:
LSU over Wisconsin (Headgear pick)
NDSU over Charleston So.
BC over GT
Arizona over BYU
Michigan over Hawaii
ND over Texas
FSU over Ole Miss
Georgia over UNC
Auburn over Clemson
OU over Houston
Alabama over USC
WVU over Mizzou

Kirk Herbstreit:
UNC over Georgia
NDSU over Charleston So.
OU over Houston
UCLA over TAMU
Clemson over Auburn (close)
Michigan over Hawaii
Arizona over BYU
W.Michigan over NW
Texas over ND
WVU over Mizzou
LSU over Wisconsin

Desmond Howard:
NDSU over Charleston So.
OU over Houston
UCLA over TAMU
Clemson over Auburn (BIG)
UNC over Georgia
BYU over Arizona
Alabama over USC
Michigan over Hawaii
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss
WVU over Mizzou
LSU over Wisconsin (BIG)

Aaron Rodgers:
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss
Georgia over UNC
Clemson over Auburn
OU over Houston
UCLA over TAMU
Alabama over USC
BYU over Arizona
WVU over Mizzou
Wisconsin over LSU

David Pollack:
NDSU over Charleston So.
LSU over Wisconsin
Houston over OU
Clemson over Auburn
Georgia over UNC
BYU over Arizona
Alabama over USC
LSU over Wisconsin

Jennifer’s Picks:
NDSU over Charleston So.
Clemson over Auburn
Georgia over UNC
Arizona over BYU
Alabama over USC
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss
Houston over OU (Upset special!)
UCLA over TAMU
WVU over Mizzou
LSU over Wisconsin

Paul Finebaum: Predicted no upsets in top 10
ND over Texas (CFB Live 8/19)
Alabama over USC
Clemson over Auburn
OU over Houston
LSU over Wisconsin
Ohio St over BGSU
Michigan over Hawaii
Stanford over KState
Tennessee over App St
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
FSU over Ole Miss
Georgia over UNC
TAMU over UCLA

Marcus Spears:
Florida over UMass
Georgia over UNC
LSU over Wisconsin
Miss St over S. Alabama
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
Tennessee over App St
Clemson over Auburn
FSU over Ole Miss
Alabama over USC
TAMU over UCLA

Tim Tebow:
S.Carolina over Vanderbilt
Tennessee over App St
Clemson over Auburn
LSU over Wisconsin
Ole Miss over FSU
Georgia over UNC
Alabama over USC
TAMU over UCLA

Chris “The Bear” Fallica: (Behind the Bets Podcast 8/31)
LSU over Wisconsin 33-17
LSU vs Wisconsin over 44.5
OU over Houston
OU-11.5 vs Houston
UCLA over TAMU
UCLA+3 vs TAMU (Bear’s Bank)
Tx St+21 vs Ohio (Bear’s Bank)
UNC+3 vs UGA (Bear’s Bank)
UNC over UGA
UNC ML vs UGA

Trevor Matich:
OU over Houston
TAMU over UCLA
UNC over Georgia
LSU over Wisconsin
Alabama over USC

Jason Sehorn:
OU over Houston
UCLA over TAMU
Georgia over UNC
Alabama over USC
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss
LSU over Wisconsin

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Alabama over USC
Arkansas over LT

Dari Nowkhah:
FSU over Ole Miss
Ohio St over BGSU
OU over Houston
TAMU over UCLA
LSU over Wisconsin
Georgia over UNC
Alabama over USC
Clemson over Auburn
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss

 

 

Week 1 2015: College Gameday review! #cfb #getup4gameday

I know this is coming out a little bit late, but welcome back to our weekly College Gameday review!  Week 1 was broadcasting to your living room in full color from Sundance Square in Ft. Worth, Texas, where the Gameday boys were preparing for tonight’s big game between Alabama and Wisconsin.  The intro song continues to be revamped each season, sliding into more and more mediocrity, but I’ll be damned if it still doesn’t get me jacked up every Saturday morning.

Right out of the gate you may have noticed that Rece Davis is now piloting the show in place of Chris Fowler, who has been called in for play-by-play duties full time on Saturday nights.  Many of you may not have noticed the difference, as many claim Davis and Fowler are actually one and the same.  Come to think of it, have you ever seen the two of them in the same place at the same time?

Anyways, upon opening the show, a few kind words were said by Rece Davis about Chris Fowler.  Not enough can be said about Chris Fowler’s impact on College Gameday, but there is nobody better to fill those shoes than Rece Davis.  The kind words extended by Davis were agreed upon by all of the Gameday crew, but this took an awkward left turn as Kirk Herbstreit boldly proclaimed that there is NOBODY better in the business than Chris Fowler.  He then backtracked and let us know there there is ALSO nobody better than Rece Davis.

As the show got under way, it has become apparent that ESPN is fully embracing the gambling on college football games this year.  Two years ago you never heard anything about point spreads, totals, or covering except vague references to “the experts” predictions from “out in the desert”.  Last year they started at least acknowledging the spreads, but this year they are all but making and taking bets on the show.  Those of you watching the weeknight games this week may have seen the birth of the “Cover Alert” to go along with the Upset Alert.  Gameday has now introduced a new feature called “Bear’s Bank” in which Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica provides three of his best bets for you with his patended “Bear Bucks”.  This week he took the Alabama/Wisconsin under, Texas A&M minus the points, and Arkansas St to cover against USC.  This segment was also stopped down by Herbie who pointed out that Fallica was breaking Gameday dress code by wearing shorts.  The biggest takeaway here is that Fallica has HUGE calves.

Chris Fallica: Huge Calves

Chris Fallica: Huge Calves

As we get into the sign game this week, the competition wasn’t as strong as some weeks in the past, but we still had a few highlights.  We had the return of the always-beloved “I’m Asian” sign, the “Kendal Briles was adopted” sign, “Saban pays for Tinder”, and “Gus Malzahn’s name was on Ashley Madison”.  Here’s some of those signs.  However this week’s co-signs of the week are the following:

Courtesy reddit user DeKaF

Courtesy reddit user DeKaF

and…

Indeed...

Indeed…

Early in the show there was a short piece on the move made by Mike Riley from Oregon State to Nebraska.  He is very mild mannered in case you forgot that from similar segments of years past.  In fact, he is basically the antithesis of Bo Pelini in every way possible.  Even though Nebraska is off to a rough start losing to BYU today, let’s all root for Mike Riley for being such a nice guy.

Without a doubt the best segment of the day was a highlight video of extreme offseason workouts.  Kids are dressing up like superheros and comic book characters to get an extra bit jacked up for weight lifting and practices.  The kids are also big into viral videos one-upping each other with ridiculous feats of football skill.  There is really no way to properly describe this, so just watch THIS VIDEO and ejoy it.

Samantha Ponder had a hilarious segment teaching College Football 101 to some children including her own little bundle of joy Scout Ponder.  Without a doubt the highlight of this video is the kid from Alabama yelling “WE’RE NUMBER THREE!  WE’RE NUMBER THREE!”

This brings us to this week’s edition of the SAM PONDER OUTFIT OF THE WEEK!  This week she was sporting a white skirt and pink blouse, but this was hardly noticed due to the presence of QB guru George Whitfield and his purple suit and lavender rosette.  The best line of this week comes courtesy of Reddit user Extra21stChromosome who asked “Why is Sam Ponder talking to Grimace?”

Sam Ponder and QB Guru George Whitfield

Sam Ponder and QB Guru George Whitfield

Now back to regularly scheduled programming.  After watching the earlier extreme workout video, Rece Davis wasted no time challenging David Pollack to see if he can still do a 52 inch vertical leap.  The result was impressive (at least to someone like myself with a solid 28 inch vertical leap).

A touching tribute piece to Chris Fowler followed the David Pollack acrobatics show, and it was a great look back at the last 25 years he has been on Gameday.  There is nothing I love more than vintage Gameday videos.  After this video, the entire Gameday crew was joined by Fowler, which finally places Fowler and Rece Davis in the same place at the same time proving them to be different.

Gameday crew

Gameday crew

During this segment, Rece Davis vowed to continue the famed ‘Hundred Dollar Bill Question’ popularized by Fowler.  This week’s obscure piece of trivia was questioning what team in ALL of college football has the longest losing streak.  Those of you playing at home obviously know it is D2 school Cheyney University of Pennsylvania with a 32 game losing streak.  The hundred dollar bill remained unclaimed by the Gameday crew.

Gene W. had a great piece on Alabama kicker Adam Griffith, who is actually from Poland and has quite an amazing story.  I guess Gene W. never really does stories on your average middle-class player who got a scholarship to Colorado or Pitt and lived a normal life, so I don’t need to tell you this kicker has an amazing story.  From growing up in extremely hard conditions, bouncing around from parents to orphanages to the streets (and taking up smoking at the age of SIX!!!) he was adopted by an American couple and brought here to dominate the kicking game (except for his appearance in the Kick Six).  On top of that, he has a pretty funny Polish-SEC accent, so check it out.

As the show neared the grand finale of game picks, out of nowhere a Brad Paisley concert broke out.  He sang about college football and stuff. It was weird.  I guess since he was this week’s guest picker he demanded a musical appearance.  Babi Mac made a brief appearance earlier (which I still don’t understand), but the jury is still out on College Gameday musical pieces (at least to me).

Speaking of picks, this week’s grand finale featured both Brad Paisley and one of the Kirk Herbstreit clones named Chase.  Brad Paisley brings a lifetime record of 6-3 picking games in his previous appearance, so we will see if he can top that.  This week’s picks started off picking a few cupcakes against the spread for entertainment purposes only before diving into the day’s bigger games.  As the time arrived for headgear, Corso said he had arranged a live elephant on set for today at the price of $6,000, but the elephant stood him up.  He picked up the Alabama headgear and did a double fake-out before finally placing it on his head.  Those of you paying close attention might have noticed he let this pick slip earlier in the show when he said he would take both “Alabama and the under”, but who cares?  Its Lee freaking Corso.

Corso picks the Tide!

Corso picks the Tide!

Week 1 2015: Saturday morning college picks! #cfb

Good morning and a happy college football Saturday to you.  Gameday is up and running live from Ft. Worth, Texas, and we are up and running live from the GamedayCole.com command center.  Picks are coming in fast and furious from our various morning shows, so check back often.  We will be updating live as the morning continues and on into the afternoon leading up to the big game between Alabama and Wisconsin tonight!

Lee Corso:
Utah over Michigan
Notre Dame over Texas
Alabama over Wisconsin (headgear pick)
Alabama/Wisconsin under
TAMU over Ariz St
UCLA over UVA
Penn St over Temple+7
Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
OU-31.5 over Akron
Stanford over NW
Nebraska over BYU
Auburn over Louisville

Kirk Herbstreit:
Utah over Michigan
PSU over Temple+7
Tennessee over BGSU+21.5
BYU over Nebraska
Auburn over Louisville
Notre Dame over Texas
Ariz St over TAMU
UCLA over UVA
OU-31.5 over Akron
Stanford over NW

Desmond Howard:
Michigan over Utah
BYU over Nebraska
Louisville over Auburn
TAMU over Ariz St
UCLA over UVA
Stanford over NW
Penn St-7 vs Temple
Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
OU over Akron+31.5
Notre Dame over Texas
Alabama over Wisconsin

Brad Paisley:
WVU over Georgia Southern
Temple+7 vs PSU
Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
OU over Akron-31.5
NW over Stanford
Nebraska over BYU
TAMU over Ariz St
Texas over Notre Dame
Louisville over Auburn
Alabama over Wisconsin

David Pollack:
TAMU over Ariz St
Auburn over Louisville
Alabama over Wisconsin
Notre Dame over Texas
BYU over Nebraska

Chris Fallica:
Alabama-10.5 over Wisconsin (27-10)
TAMU-3 over Ariz St (41-31) (Bear’s Bank pick)
Ohio St over VT (30-17)
Louisville over Auburn (31-24)
Penn St over Temple (20-17)
USC over Ark St (47-21)
Nebraska over BYU
Alabama/Wisconsin under 49 (Bear’s Bank pick)
Ark St+27.5 vs USC (Bear’s Bank pick)

Jennifer’s Picks:
Baylor over SMU
Boise St over Washington
BYU over Nebraska (upset special)
Auburn over Louisville
Notre Dame over Texas
Ariz St over TAMU
UCLA over UVA
WVU over Georgia Southern
Penn St over Temple
Tennessee over BGSU
OU over Akron
Stanford over NW
Alabama over Wisconsin

Paul Finebaum:
Alabama over Wisconsin
Ohio St over VaTech
S.Carolina over UNC
Auburn over Louisville
Vanderbilt over WKU
TAMU over Ariz St
Notre Dame over Texas

Marcus Spears:
S.Carolina over UNC 31-21
Vandy over WKU 28-21
Alabama over Wisconsin
Auburn over Wisconsin
TAMU over Ariz St

Greg Mcelroy:
UNC over S.Carolina 38-35
WKU over Vandy 35-21
Alabama over Wisconsin
Kentucky over UL-Lafayette
Miss St over S.Miss
Auburn over Louisville
TAMU over Ariz St

Dari Nowkhah:
TCU over Minnesota 41-20
UNC over S.Carolina
Auburn over Louisville
Boise St over Washington
Ohio St over VT
Michigan over Utah
BYU over Nebraska
Alabama over Wisconsin
Notre Dame over Texas

Trevor Matich:
TAMU over Ariz St
Auburn over Louisville
Alabama over Wisconsin
Notre Dame over Texas
Ohio St over VT
BYU over Nebraska
UCLA over UVA