This week we've got a lot to talk about and given the Mike Stoops news breaking earlier this week plus a big Pac-12 showdown we've got on Kyle Kensing to tackle the Slate of Eight. Kyle comes to us from Saturday Blitz and the great Arizona website Desert Swarm so he brings some great west coast flavor to the show. We get into Stoops to kick off the week following the head coaches somewhat unexpected departure mid-season. And yes, Mike Leach does get brought up a little bit, wheeee!
While folks have been worried about the games from this week not being "that great" I've been able to find eight solid contests for you folks to tune in to this weekend. We've got some great storylines, some teams looking to rebound, a few unexpected conference placement deciding games and a game I think might be a preview of a league title game. Here's your slate:
South Carolina-Mississippi State
Virginia Tech-Wake Forest
The Pokes look to beat Mack Brown twice in as many seasons and retain their Top Ten ranking while Texas needs to rebound after getting smoked by Oklahoma. Auburn's got some quarterback issues while Florida trots out a freshman QB in Driskel and both teams enter licking wounds. Ohio State takes on an Illinois team that is on fire thanks to Paul Petrino. Texas A&M desperately needs a big win but stopping RGIII is no small task. Stephen Garcia is out at Sakerlina so we'll see how the team plays now that there can be no controversy.
The Hokies travel to sleepy Winston-Salem to take on a Wake Forest team that has been a refreshing surprise in the ACC, we'll see how Logan Thomas plays in his first true road test. Michigan gets a road test as well, can their defense stop the Spartans rushing attack? Then, in a game I've been looking forward to for awhile the Sun Devils head up to Eugene in what very likely may be a preview of the first ever Pac-12 Championship Game. Arizona State runs the ball well and are getting solid quarterback play from Brock Osweiler, Oregon might not run away with this the way everyone thinks.
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