|DV 5||How fast can Elway get QB Paxton Lynch ready?|
|4||Can Run game be top 5 this year? It will have to be.|
|3||Can DV D Overcome D losses of DT Williams, olb Watson & cb Watson?|
|2||Can the additions on O line of Leary & Watson solve the problem?|
|1||Can DV win games with Siemian at QB or will Lynch start for DV?|
|KC 5||Was OT Okung addition by subtraction?|
|4||Can RB Kareem Hunt replace Charles as the all-around back?|
|3||Can Smith find anyone to catch the ball since Maclin is gone?|
|2||Did KC do enough to replace FA DT Dontari Poe?|
|1||Did the move up to get Mahomes indicate KC are not happy with Smith?|
|OK 5||When will S Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph return to work?|
|4||Who will carry the ball for OK? Lynch is 96 and the others are small.|
|3||Did OK do enough at REC getting WR Patterson & TE Cook?|
|2||Can OLB Irvin give OK Pass rush opposite DE Mack?|
|1||When will QB Derek Carr be ready to start and will he be as effective as last year?|
My thanks to Prince, Brian Leonardi of the France AllPro Athlete Management, Inc. and Mr. Moohead of Mooheadradio.com for allowing me the opportunity to talk to the future star of the NFL.
Amukamara is my top rated CB and gets the nod over Patrick Peterson of LSU because of his better tackling and run defense. Both will be very good CBs in the NFL but I prefer Amukamara.
- Mock Draft of News, Notes and Rumors on Cleveland.com/DSN radio show (fryingpansports.com)
- Mock draft from DavieinLakewood 030111 (fryingpansports.com)
- WR Evan Spencer Commits to the Buckeyes for 2011 (escoutroom.com)
This week I went 5-1 in top game calls losing only the Texas/Baylor debacle. That puts the total to 22-10 for a 69% correct.
In the pros I went 3-2 which puts the against the spread at 14-8 which is 64% correct.
#1 Auburn 51 Mississippi 31 – The Auburn D struggled to control the Rebel O and that is going to be a problem. They will be safe with all but the Iron Bowl where Alabama looks like the winner at this point.
#2 Oregon 53 USC 32 – This was the biggest threat that the Ducks had faced all season. They have two more tough games against #15 Arizona and at Oregon State to close the regular season. They should win both and be in the BcS Championship game.
#18 Iowa 37 #5 Michigan State 6 – After a home loss against Wisconsin, the Iowa D was back in a big way and stuffed the Spartan O completely. Ohio State had better watch out when they visit the Hawkeyes.
#14 Nebraska 31 #6 Missouri 17 – The Tiger O could not match … Read more at FryingPanSports
Louisiana Tech 20 @ #3 Boise St 49 – Boise looked just OK against a very out manned LTk team. The play of LTk did not do Boise any good convincing the pollsters or the computers they deserve to be higher.
#1 Auburn @ Mississippi – The Tigers shouldn’t have any trouble with Ole Miss but they probably will struggle early. Auburn plays great against really good teams but tends to play down to the level of the lesser SEC opponents. Auburn wins.
#2 Oregon @ USC – The Ducks looked really good against an up and down UCLA team. But this is USC and it is the closest thing the Trojans will get to a bowl game this year. The key will be how does USC handle a fast and nasty Duck D? The Oregon D holds its own but the USC D is not nearly what it has been in previous years. Oregon passes the test and wins.
#5 Michigan State @ #18 Iowa – The Hawkeyes looked like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football after the 1 point loss home against Wisconsin. The loss took them to the back of the Big 10 1 … Read more at FryingPanSports
UCLA @ #2 Oregon (Thursday) – The question here is which UCLA team will show up. If its the one that went to Texas and thumped them 34-12, this could be a real game. If it is the one that folded like a cheap suit at home against Stanford and lost 35-0, then you can be in bed by 10 PM. UCLA is better but they have not seen a RB with the speed of James. Some strange things happen on ESPN on a night game. This could be a Gotcha game with the always tough visit to USC coming up next week. But I think the Ducks win but it could be close.
#7 Michigan State @ Northwestern – NW may be 5-1 but they are a fraud. MSU wins easily.
Purdue @ #10 Ohio State – Purdue is a fraud at 4-2 despite being 2-0 in the league. OSU remembers a loss last year against the Boilers and will take out their frustrations on the improved but still not effective Purdue D.
Iowa State @ #18 Texas – Texas has two weeks to get their team ready for the tough games against #22 Kansas State and #14 Oklahoma … Read more at FryingPanSports
Last week I was 2-2 in college picks which puts the total at 12-6.
In the pro picks I went 1-2 bringing the total to 9-5.
The BcS ratings – The Sooners are on top of the heap this week. But next week they go to #11 Missouri who is also undefeated. Beyond that they have one other top 25 team on the schedule in #14 Oklahoma St. Oregon is 2nd and faces a tricky game at home against UCLA (just ask Texas how tricky) then goes to USC. They end the season against #18 Arizona before going to play formerly ranked Oregon State.
#1 Ohio State @ #18 Wisconsin – The Bucks were not ready to play the game at the kickoff. It is the responsibility of the coaching staff to get them ready. Each of their losses in the Big 10 regular season over the last couple of years have come on the road when the Bucks looked disinterested in the game. By the second half they decided that it was time to play but by then it was too late.
The Badgers exposed something I had been griping at the OSU coaching staff about for years – … Read more at FryingPanSports