Well, that was fun.
College football here on the West Coast is off to a roaring start after Week 1 of the season. Let’s keep things rolling into Week 2 with a mailbag. Submit your questions in the comments section of this thread and I’ll circle back to answer the best ones in a column at the end of the week for paid subscribers.
The Pac is off to a 13-0 start! Overreaction is natural at the beginning of every college football season. But don’t we, the fans of this great 108 year old conference, deserve to overreact since this is the last season as we know it?
What game do you think Oregon gets a special jersey for?
How do you think the addition of Oregon will change Big 10 recruiting? Seems to me that aside from Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State, this can't be good for conference recruiting. Oregon and the LA schools have more sizzle than say Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Rutgers and so on. Many recruits over the years have said Oregon was their favorite but they chose Big 10 or Big 12 because they wanted to be able to play some games closer to home. Now that issue is off the table. Your thoughts?
Tyson, how in the hell does Oregon beat the brakes off of Portland St. the way they did, and not have even one sack? I found this alarming. I don’t think Oregon’s D line is as good as us diehards have been lead to believe…..
I see that Substack has hired a Fusky writer. Pfooey. "Christian Caple." Sounds pious. I don't know why he has to bring religion into this, but OK.
I keep asking and Caple refuses to give me a satisfactory answer to the question, "Why do croots choose a certain school?" Maybe he doesn't know.
Tyson, you're a god-fearing man. Will you help me out?
What is your prediction of the betting line for the Oregon vs Colorado game when it is released the week of the game later this month? Preseason looked like it would be something like 31 points. Now....? Colorado got a huge boost from their upset of TCU, but watching that game made me think that TCU was massively overrated and the Buffs, while boasting plenty of offensive talent, are still bad on defense. The history of double digit underdogs who pull off an upset and then are favored the next week is not great for the Buffs, but perhaps they will break the trend & cover vs the Cornhuskers this week.
If Colorado wins 8-10 games should it be looked at as a further erosion of the college football mythos of being loyal to schools and the idea of football players being amateurs when Coach Prime and staff gutted the roster, pushed 70+ kids to leave, and brought in an entire new team in an offseason? Or should it be celebrated because it is a massive turnaround of a horrible team using everything within the current structure to make it happen?
Also is there too much hype around them? Not enough hype? Or the right amount of hype?
So our out of conference matchups are more like Alabama's, but our in-conference matchups are... more like Alabama's. If we run the table, do we get CFP love?