One of the funny things about real life is that it calls when you least expect it too.
Everything is fine, but I must abbreviate my picks for the week. Memory tells me that I didn't do so well last week. 3-2?
Anyway, on with the show.
LSU trumps Auburn in the opener of the SEC Debutante Ball. By late Saturday, thanks to CBS, we will not only get acquainted with SEC action, we will know the leaders of each division. It's the SEC coming out party. I don't think Brandon Cox can beat a team by himself, and you know that they will stuff the box to stop Kenny Irons. Plus, Brian insists that Auburn will run the table, and I don't need to hear that all winter. LSU by 4.
USC smothers Nebraska. Even without going into the hot spotlight the Trojans are under thanks to the Bush investigation, USC is rolling on all cylinders while Nebraska, greatly improved, is still a season away from scaring the big boys. Southern Cal by 10.
Florida goes up to Knoxville to face the Vols. Which Tennessee team shows up, the one that spanked Cal back to Berkleyh, or the one that escaped Air Force. Florida, in my opinion, is the most under ranked team in the country. Chris Leak and Erik Ainge both have good nights, but Florida becomes the Belle of the Ball, by six.
Miami at Louisville. Well, if Louisville is as good as they think they are, they can lay some claim to a BCS spot with a win here. Miami has struggled early, Louisville has to carry over last week's momentum forward. It is at Louisville, but Miami's defense will be faster than Temple's was and the Hurricanes squeak by by 5.
Oklahoma at Oregon. Ducks by 10. Color me extremely unimpressed by the Sooners near losses to Alabama-Birmingham and Washington. The Adrian Peterson Heisman bandwagon falls apart here, although 100 yards will still happen.
Texas Tech goes to Ft. Worth to play TCU in a strangely good match up. If Texas Tech can pass at will, they can win rather esily. I've been on the Texas Tech "All hat, no cattle" bandwagon since before ITB started, and I'm staying. TCU by 2.