Forget much of what you know about college football. The chase for one of the four playoff spots begins this weekend with a handful of high-profile games.
Ohio State, part of the Big 10, lost their quarterback due to an injury, but does that mean the Buckeyes will go downhill. There is nothing to worry about Buckeyes fans because the replacement quarterback will be J.T. Barnett who apparently moves the offense pretty good. This year the Buckeyes have one of the top defenses this year and are better than most of there opponents this year. The only real team that could be a real opponent is Michigan State, although Ohio State does have the players to beat Michigan State. Even with the loss of there first string quarterback, Ohio State should still be nothing less than a top 10, but more of a top 5 team.
Tackling a six foot linebacker is best done in style.
One team to look out for that has “all of its boxes checked” according to Felder is Florida State because they do not have any holes or positions that are not filled or packed. Another team, at last a top four or five team, Oklahoma, is another team with no holes this year, especially with there defense. Teams like Oregon and Auburn, who have some of holes in there offense.
Pat Kennedy joined Ed and Steve to talk about the changes coming in college athletics.
Felder gives his opinion on this ray Rice issue. Felder says that he “thought it would be more, especially with the evidence that they have and Goodell’s hard stance on discipline.” Although eventually Baltimore will forgive Rice, he is doing everything else right including staying out of the media, going to counseling and making public statements with his wife. When thinking about a man, especially a football player hitting a woman and getting suspended only two games, Goodell seems to go a little harder when it is player versus player. Rules are getting more disciplined on hitting in football and if you break them, players are getting suspended more than just a couple of games. Something to think about.
Bias is a unanimous no-brainer pick in that category, considered the greatest basketball player in Terps history he finished his college career as Maryland’s all-time leading scorer and a 2-time ACC Player of the Year.
The Maryland Terrapins make the move to the BIG 10 Conference this season & new rivalries will be forged.
Former Towson University gymnast Kacy Catanzaro is setting the bar, not only for women, but for all athletes competing in the American Ninja Warrior competition.
Maryland will have an interesting schedule this year obviously playing some big teams. A game that will be played at home is Ohio State and a few away games in clued Michigan and Penn State. Right now, on paper the Terps have some great players including a quarterback, great receivers, and great running backs.
What is the scoop with, of course, Johnny Manziel? Seems like everyone is pretty opinionated about the quarterback. Is there an upside for Manziel? Manziel made everyone look throughout his college career. One thing that really made people look was in the Chik-Fil-A Bowl. Felder noticed “NFL throws” from Manziel, especially in that bowl. Manziel is good but can he get better? Is he an NFL starter? Potientially, yeah Manziel could be a starter.
Terps football “The big thing is they’ve got to win the state of Maryland, and they’ve got to win the DC area in recruiting.” Said Felder, who focuses on college football, on what the Maryland Terrapins need to do to compete in the Big Ten conference.