Lots of stuff going on off the field. Jimbo gone, the Miss State coach gone, Penn State fired it's OCoord and you can bet there will be more coming in the next few weeks. The Portal opens sometime in Dec, that's a whole 'nother animal. In the court room, Mich has a hearing this week and Jim Harbaugh says he'll be there and want's to speak, and out west the Pac-2 members prevailed in their suit against the schools leaving and gained control of the board of directors. By doing so they control the money, which is what is was all about. So what will the Pac-2 do, nobody knows. But back to the on the field stuff. Thurs, we have Boston College and Pitt squaring off, amazingly after getting completely blown out in South Bend, Pitt back home last weekend gave #4 unbeaten FSU quite a battle, while BC who started slow has found some traction and is 5-1 in their last 6 games Friday we have Deion making his first trip to the Paulouse to face Wazzu. Both teams are headed the wrong direction, Colorado has lost 4 in a row while Wazzu has lost 6 in a row. Somebody is going to break their losing streak. Saturday. This weekend many of the SEC teams will have scrimmages instead of Byes! Not all of them of course but most of them! 1. Georgia @ Tenn Dawgs just retook #1 from Ohio State and have played very well the last few games, getting healthy and hot at the right time. The Vols however were beat down by Missouri so I'm not thinking they are in a good spot to face the Dawgs. 2. Ohio State vs Minnesota P J Fleck didn't have enough row boats to beat a not very good Purdue squad last week, this weekend could be brutal in Columbus. I hope he brings life jackets. 3. Michigan @ Maryland We don't know if Harbaugh will be on the sidelines for this game yet, but it doesn't matter. Maryland doesn't have enough dudes. I just hope the Interim coach doesn't cuss and cry on Nat'l TV after beating down the Terps. 4. FSU vs N.Alabama Amazingly my great nephew who as a high school QB was 52-2 as a 4 year starter and winner of 4 state titles, has ended up at N.Alabama. He's a backup though. So no magic from arguably the greatest HS QB in Oklahoma history!! 5. Washington @ Oregon State The Huskies have really had a tough schedule and it hasn't gotten easier with this trip to Corvalis to play a solid Oregon State squad. To me their resume is better than FSU, but the CFP doesn't see it that way. 6. Oregon @ Arizona State Ducks are on a roll since the close loss to Washington and to me are primed and ready to move up if somebody falters ahead of them. ASU not a good team, Bo Nix should roll. 7. Texas @ Iowa State Longhorns haven't been esp good at finishing off teams when they get them down. Last week at home vs TCU they let them back in the game. This road game to ISU is another dangerous one, they need to win and get some style points. They will miss their starting RB, Brooks, out for the season. The other guys need to step up. 8. Alabama vs Chattanooga. Oh my the Tide 2nd teamers could beat these guys. 9.Missouri actual bye week. Tigers are the surprise team of the season. Coach was on the hot seat to start the year, will get an extension now. 10. Louisville @ Miami Maybe Louisville is the surprise team of the year, first year for Jeff Brohm and it's not like he inherited a program in good shape, but working the Portal and a good coaching job and we have a top 10 team who is likely to play FSU for the ACC Championship. But they have to get by a Miami team heading the wrong way having lost 2 in a row. Mario Cristobal might be thinking that he should have realized, like Dan Lanning, what he had in Oregon and stayed put. Other: Notre Dame vs Wake Forrest Wake amazingly has a stout run defense and only FSU has put up 30 on them. Not good news for the offensively challenged Irish. Esp the stout run defense. They can load up and dare us to pass. Lots of rumors abound about our OCoord and we have a couple of OL's not available. Wake though is not good on offense, which plays into the Irish strength on defense so maybe we'll get some turnovers and the offense will get short fields. Arizona vs Utah Both ranked, the Utes a solid team, the Wildcats still have a shot at the Pac 12 Championship game and like Louisville and Missouri are unexpectedly good this year. UNC @ Clemson Dabo didn't get a call from Tyler this week on his coaches show so I'm not sure what he'll do to fire up his team. UNC has no defense, but they do have Drake Maye but I don't think it will be enough. The ND win might be a turning point for Clemson. UCLA @ USC Bruins have lost 2 in a row including losing to a bad ASU team, talk is that Chip Kelly might not make it to 2024, Lincoln Riley fired his DCoord but it wasn't enough and the Trojans have lost 4 out of their last 5. Two bad teams just playing for pride, I do question if Caleb Williams cares. Florida @ Missouri. Gators have lost 3 in a row and now have to travel to a hot and motivated Missouri squad. Billy Napier probably not esp popular right now and they still have FSU to go.